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January 27, 2016  3:30 PM

Health data exchange is alive, maybe even getting well, slowly  

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS

Health IT market research reports from KLAS Enterprises LLC are super influential. Using hard evidence gathered by KLAS researchers, they show clearly where segments of the...

October 27, 2015  12:01 PM

Providers doubt other providers’ willingness to share clinical information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS, ONC

As the healthcare industry labors to achieve better interoperability, some providers are pointing fingers at their peers. Nearly every healthcare provider says it's willing to share clinical information with other providers, but noticeably fewer providers believe the reverse holds true. Nearly...

December 31, 2014  1:47 PM

Cerner-Siemens merger big 2015 story to watch

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, KLAS

Cerner Corp.'s $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens AG's EHR unit was one of the big health IT stories of 2014. Now, how the merged entity will fare in the...

December 29, 2014  11:18 AM

CHIME boosts political and business profiles

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CHIME, KLAS, Meaningful use

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is flexing its political muscle and boosting its business profile. CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, in a statement timed to accompany a

November 3, 2014  11:07 AM

KLAS, CHIME in on research, benchmarking partnership

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and KLAS Enterprises announced a partnership that will focus on research, benchmarking, advocacy support and collaboration on granting awards. The announcement was made in San Antonio, at the CHIME14 Fall Forum and will become...

March 20, 2013  3:00 PM

KLAS: Providers need vendors to improve EHR usability, EHR safety

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cerner, EHR implementation, EHR safety, EHR usability, Epic, KLAS, mckesson, Uncategorized

“As suggested by the new 2014 certification standards, vendors should take more responsibility for both the usability and safety of their products. These responsibilities shouldn’t be the sole purview of healthcare organizations and providers like they have been until now.” So said one...

January 11, 2013  11:25 AM

KLAS: Outsourcing coding, transcription helps ICD-10 implementation – to a point

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
CAC, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, KLAS, transcription

In a report released earlier this week, research firm KLAS examines the connect – or disconnect – between provider health information management (HIM) departments and third-party billing and coding vendor performance. Ultimately, it concludes HIM departments are gearing up to invest in...

January 11, 2012  1:57 PM

KLAS survey: 71% of providers have cloud implementation, or plan to

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cloud Computing, cloud implementation, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, HIT cloud, KLAS

"Health care cloud implementation" has become a trending topic, thanks to some of our peers in the health IT media and KLAS, which recently released a survey on cloud use among providers. More on that later. As American Medical...

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November 29, 2010  1:10 PM

Small hospitals bypassing traditional clinical information systems

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
KLAS, meaningful use incentives

Small hospitals are eschewing traditional clinical information systems and favoring the larger players in the electronic health record (EHR) market, a recent research report from KLAS Enterprises LLC...

October 7, 2010  2:57 PM

Health information exchange progress hard to measure

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

PHOENIX -- What's the real story about the promise of health information exchange (HIE) build-outs? Still not as clear as one would think. At the Fall CIO Forum for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives,...

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