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Post-Acute Care Riddled With Challenges and High Expectations

Report highlights segment and vendor performance.
    OREM, UT, May 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Razor-thin reimbursements, conflicting priorities and strained resources are the challenges health systems face as they struggle to manage post-acute care effectively. This and other findings are revealed in the latest KLAS report, Post-Acute Care Perception 2013: High Hopes and Big Plans.

The segment is seeing increased interest due to ACOs and the view that post-acute care is a critical component of improving health outcomes and reducing the total cost of care.

"For most health systems today, post-acute care seems like a mirage when it comes to the care continuum," says report author Erik Bermudez. "They can see it in front of them as an important component of their go-forward strategy, but when the time comes to make post-acute care a reality within their continuum of care, it's simply not ready. For most, there's a lot of foundation yet to be laid."

As part of this study, KLAS interviewed hospitals and post-acute care facilities across the country in an effort to fully understand their plans, challenges and technology decisions. Some of the products reviewed include offerings from Allscripts, CareAnyware, Cerner, Delta, Epic, HealthMEDX, HealthWyse, Homecare Homebase, McKesson, MDI Achieve, MEDITECH, NTT Data, PointClickCare, Procura and Thornberry.

For more detailed information on each vendor's performance and on the KLAS report Post-Acute Care Perception 2013: High Hopes and Big Plans, 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 of 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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