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Epic to Non-Epic Clinical Data Sharing is Real But Not Without Challenges

KLAS report examines the reality behind Epic's ability to share data among clinical systems.

Epic is seen by many competitors and providers as not playing well with others. Yet the providers we interviewed told us a more complex story.

    OREM, UT, May 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Providers using non-Epic clinical systems say that while it isn't easy, they are able to share data with Epic. The methods being used to accomplish this and other key findings are shared in a recent KLAS report entitled Epic HIE 2014: Everywhere, Elsewhere, or Nowhere Else?

"Epic is seen by many competitors and providers as not playing well with others," said report author Mark Allphin. "Yet the providers we interviewed told us a more complex story. Data is being shared, but the effort required to get there can be very different depending on whether you are on the Epic side of the exchange or with some other vendor."

As part of this study, KLAS interviewed 28 providers about their experiences with sharing data between Epic and non-Epic systems. Some of the areas looked at include the ease of interoperability, the stresses associated with sharing clinical data and the methods currently being used to share the data.

For more detailed information on each vendor's performance and on the KLAS report Epic HIE 2014: Everywhere, Elsewhere, or Nowhere Else? visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current suppliers.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.


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