Epic tops 2012 Best in KLAS Awards

Athenahealth another strong performer
By Mike Miliard
11:19 AM

KLAS has released its "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report, ranking the highest-performing IT vendors in nearly 100 segments.

Once again, Verona, Wis.-based Epic has dominated the field, earning the top overall software vendor, overall software suite vendor and overall physician practice vendor awards – and sweeping eight "Best in KLAS" categories in total.

Based on interviews with some 20,000 providers, other top performers include Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, which roped in the second-most Best in KLAS wins after Epic.

“Providers recognize the critical nature that vendors play in improving healthcare delivery,” said Adam Gale, KLAS president. “Thus, a growing number of providers are weighing in on vendor performance. It speaks volumes that providers want to be heard and be counted. And vendors are listening.”

The following is a list of the 2012 Best in KLAS vendors for software:

Acute Care EMR: Epic EpicCare Inpatient EMR
Ambulatory EMR (1–10 Physicians): athenahealth athenaClinicals
Ambulatory EMR (11–75 Physicians): Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR
Ambulatory EMR (Over 75 Physicians): Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR
Business Intelligence/Reporting: Dimensional Insight The Diver Solution
Cardiology: Digisonics DigiView
Community HIS: McKesson Paragon
Document Management and Imaging: Perceptive Software ImageNow
Emergency Department: Wellsoft EDIS
Enterprise Scheduling: Unibased USA RMS
Financial/ERP: Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise
Homecare: Homecare Homebase
Laboratory: Siemens NOVIUS Lab
Oncology: Elekta MOSAIQ
PACS: DR Systems Unity v|Series PACS
Patient Accounting and Patient Management: Epic Resolute Hospital Billing
Pharmacy: Epic Willow
Practice Management (1–10 Physicians): athenahealth athenaCollector
Practice Management (11–75 Physicians): athenahealth athenaCollector
Practice Management (Over 75 Physicians): Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence
Radiology: Epic Radiant
Speech Recognition: Dolbey Fusion Expert/SpeechEMR
Surgery Management: Epic OpTime
The 2012 Best in KLAS vendors for services:

Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS): Cerner
Claims and Clearinghouse Services: Navicure
Clinical Implementation Principal: Impact Advisors
Clinical Implementation Supportive: Navin, Haffty & Associates
Extended Business Office: Cymetrix
IT Outsourcing (Extensive): Cerner
IT Outsourcing (Partial): Tie between CareTech Solutions Inc. and Xerox
Planning and Assessment: Impact Advisors
Revenue Cycle Transformation: Huron Consulting
Technical Services: Orchestrate Healthcare
Teleradiology Services: StatRad
Transcription Services: Precyse
More award winners for software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure can be foun on the KLAS website.