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Only One out of Four Ambulatory Providers Feels That Meaningful Use is Having a Positive Impact On Patient Care

KLAS report looks at shifting ambulatory EMR market.

A common sentiment we heard from providers is that so far, the meaningful use program has mostly missed the mark

    OREM, UT, September 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Only 25 percent of interviewed ambulatory providers report that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care. These results, and which vendors are coming the closest to satisfying providers' high expectations of helping them deliver better patient care, are included in the latest KLAS report on the impact of ambulatory EMRs.

"The vast majority of providers were vocal about their feelings surrounding meaningful use not yet realizing its objective of positively impacting patient care," said report author Erik Bermudez. "A common sentiment we heard from providers is that so far, the meaningful use program has mostly missed the mark."

As part of this study, KLAS interviewed more than 158 ambulatory healthcare organizations to answer the questions of which EMRs are having the most positive impact on patient care and why they are having such a strong impact. Some of the EMR vendors discussed in the report include Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Healthcare, Greenway, McKesson, MEDITECH and NextGen.

For more detailed information on each vendor's performance and on the KLAS report "Ambulatory EMR Impact on Patient Care 2014: Bases Loaded, but No Home Runs," 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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