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KLAS Reports Eye M&A, CPOE and Ambulatory EMRs

April 2, 2009
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Three new studies from Orem, Utah-based KLAS detail the success of mergers and acquisitions, examine how CPOE may be a key indicator of the meaningful use of EMRs, and look at how the ambulatory EMR market is poised for significant growth.

The report on mergers and acquisitions states that the fate of an acquired company’s senior management proves a key factor in determining customer satisfaction following an acquisition. It also identifies the warnings signs providers should watch for to determine whether to migrate to a new solution if one of their IT system or service vendors is acquired.

In the CPOE study, KLAS estimates that CPOE adoption has grown by 28 percent since its 2008 report. Cerner, Eclipsys and Epic lead the charge with CPOE adoption among their customer bases. Cerner has more hospitals doing CPOE than any other vendor, while Eclipsys has the most physicians doing CPOE nationwide with its SCM product, it says.

In the ambulatory EMR report, KLAS reports the following:

  • Allscripts was the company most often considered by providers in EMR buying decisions, being named 38 percent of the time, followed by NextGen (27 percent), eClinicalWorks (25 percent) and GE (23 percent).
  • 54 percent of providers were changing or evaluating their buying strategies based on the changes to the Stark Law, compared to only minimal activity last year.
  • 42 percent of providers would purchase an ASP or remote-hosted EMR, while a further 22 percent might consider such an arrangement.

For more information on any of the three reports or to purchase them, healthcare providers and vendors can visit www.KLASresearch.com.

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