December 12, 2013


Best-of-Breed Vendors Poised to Capture Market Share in ACO Land Grab
-- KLAS talks to providers about the timing of their ACO transitions. --

    OREM, UT, December 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Providers report that they will be looking to best-of-breed vendors more often than their incumbent EMRs to fill certain key aspects of their future ACO needs. The latest KLAS report, entitled Accountable Care Timing 2013: Migration from Volume to Value Speeds Up, finds that more than 65% of interviewed providers anticipate looking to niche vendors to fill their top-three investment areas of population health, health information exchange and business intelligence.

"This is a major shift from what we are seeing in most healthcare IT areas," said report author Mark Allphin. "What we are seeing in many areas is a migration toward integration. The fact that providers tell us that they will be looking to niche vendors over their EMRs tells us that the ACO market very likely is still up for grabs."

As part of the report, KLAS spoke with 73 organizations, mostly medium- to large-sized IDNs and hospitals, to find out where they are and how fast they are traveling in their migration from volume to value as it relates to accountable care. KLAS interviewed them about how they are looking at this transition and which priorities are the most important to them.

For further details, visit KLAS online at http://www.KLASresearch.com/reports and view Accountable Care Timing 2013: Migration from Volume to Value Speeds Up. 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 vendors.

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 professionals 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 vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

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Laurence Silver
KLAS Research
Orem, Utah
United States
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Website: http://www.klasresearch.com

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