By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am June 15, 2013
With so much attention being paid to lowering radiation doses nowadays, Intermountain Healthcare has put itself at the forefront of industry efforts to manage exposure. Recently the Salt Lake City health system, known for its leadership on many fronts, kicked it up a notch.
Jeremy Delinsky, athenahealth CTO
By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am June 06, 2013
A new KLAS report, its first on ambulatory electronic medical record usability, finds that success in achieving high usability ranges from 85 percent to 55 percent. Of the EMR vendors reviewed, athenahealth ranked No. 1.
By Erin McCann 09:57 am May 22, 2013
Healthcare providers and industry IT professionals have expressed concern over their ECG technology's lack of bidirectional communication and poor interoperability with electronic medical record systems, according to a KLAS report released Tuesday.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am May 03, 2013
The latest report from KLAS shows that meager reimbursements and strained resources are posing big challenges for health systems as they try to manage post-acute care.
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am March 12, 2013
With an average satisfaction score of 4.5 out of 5 on security, cloud users feel safe. Non-cloud users remain at bay -- particularly with many questions still looming around the future of cloud computing in healthcare. The conclusions are from a recent report from research firm KLAS.
By Bernie Monegain 10:24 am February 18, 2013
Agfa's stated core belief is centered around helping imaging providers succeed, yet a new report from research firm KLAS shows a majority of customers interviewed indicated Agfa was missing the mark.
By Bernie Monegain 09:32 am February 12, 2013
As preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. A new KLAS report shows how leading providers around the country are utilizing third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training and technology.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am February 08, 2013
Even as hospitals trend toward integrated platforms, a new report from KLAS shows physicians strongly preferring best of breed emergency department information systems (EDIS) to enterprise installations, citing better clinical decision support, usability and accuracy of documentation.
By Bernie Monegain 10:23 am January 30, 2013
As meaningful use and ACOs pick up steam, oncology providers contend with regulatory pressures with or without help from their vendors, according to a new report from research firm KLAS.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Health providers are reassessing their health information management (HIM) strategies as the big switchover to ICD-10 couples with new challenges related to health reform, staffing and EHRs. At the same time, however, that's leading to some creative thinking about the roles of HIM professionals and offering opportunities for growth.

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