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Report Roundup: KLAS Reports Published in May

In May, KLAS published several reports presenting key insights to help providers, payers, and vendors solve healthcare challenges, including the struggles of inpatient virtual care, SDOH needs, and interoperability systems for payers. The latest EHR market share report updates the trends in US acute care, and a new Arch Collaborative case study highlights one organization's restructuring success.

May’s reports also included six Emerging Insights reports and reviewed the 22 winners of the KLAS 2024 Points of Light award.

Healthcare IT Insights Reports (Segment Insights)

1. Virtual Care Platforms 2024: Broad Use Cases across the Enterprise

Since the COVID-19 surge in virtual care, organizations are still looking for innovation within inpatient virtual care. Many are looking to virtual care platforms to not only fulfill their inpatient needs but also help with consolidation. This report highlights those platforms, their use cases, and vendor performance in terms of innovation and delivering on promises.

2. Social Determinants of Health 2024: A Look at Vendor-Reported Capabilities

Provider organizations need solutions that can collect SDOH data to help them address socioeconomic barriers to patients receiving care. This report uses KLAS’ Framework for a Successful SDOH Program to compare SDOH vendors’ offerings based on vendor-reported information.

3. US Acute Care EHR Market Share 2024: Large Organizations Drive Market Energy

Acute care EHR purchasing was high throughout 2023, and 79% of go-forward decisions in 2023 were made by health systems. EHR purchasing was influenced by acquisition activity and the need to streamline IT departments and improve usability. This report examines these and other trends in the EHR market in 2023.

4. CMS Payer Interoperability 2024: How Are Payers Optimizing the Use of Their Solutions beyond Compliance?

Payer organizations need interoperability solutions to meet CMS requirements, transform data into the FHIR format, and provide APIs for member portals and data exchanges. However, patient usage for these offerings is low. This report evaluates the performance of CMS interoperability vendors and examines payer-prioritized use cases to help payers navigate this market.

5. Implementation Services for Oracle ERP 2024: Part of a Series on ERP Implementations

The implementations of cloud-based ERP solutions can present challenges and affect daily business. This report collects the client experiences of three firms who provide implementation services for Oracle’s ERP suite and examines what these firms are doing to drive success.

6. Integrated Care 2024: How Well Do Behavioral Health Organizations Feel Vendors Support Integrated Care?

Many organizations are looking to integrate behavioral and primary care, but the functionality and reporting for those disciplines differ. This report presents behavioral health organizations’ plans for integrated care, influential technologies, and vendors’ EHR offerings and performance.

Arch Collaborative Reports

Case Studies

The Arch Collaborative aims to help providers improve their EHR experiences. The associated case studies share the accounts of real people’s successes within the Arch Collaborative and explain KLAS’ data-backed best practices.

Clinical Optimization and Workflow Enhancement 2024

UCI Health brought in Chartis, a professional services firm, to help restructure their clinical informatics program and enhance their clinical optimization. This case study examines how Chartis introduced Gemba rounds, helped with orthopedic workflows, and facilitated the onboarding of a new CMIO.

K2 Collaborative Reports

KLAS’ K2 Collaborative seeks to improve healthcare by measuring and reporting on successful collaborations between payers, providers, and HIT vendors. These reports present success stories, or “points of light.”

Points of Light 2024: Celebrating Payer & Provider Partnerships That Enhance Healthcare Outcomes

KLAS awarded 22 partnerships with the 2024 Points of Light award, which celebrates successes in reducing costs and inefficiencies and improving the patient, provider, and payer experience. This report and its subsequent case studies capture the challenges the winners faced, the outcomes they achieved, and key lessons learned along the way.

Emerging Insights Reports: Spotlights, First Looks, and Case Studies

KLAS’ Emerging Insights reports provide an early look at some of healthcare’s newest technologies and companies. This month, KLAS produced six Emerging Insights reports.

Emerging Company Spotlights

1. The Garage Bridge 2024: Population Health Management for Value-Based Care: A value-based care platform that aims to manage data and help providers deliver effectively on value-based care contracts.

2. Edgility Platform 2024: Improving Patient Throughput with AI-Enabled Tools: A solution that addresses capacity management challenges through AI-enabled tools and workflows with a unique AI approach.

First Looks

3. Lean TaaS iQueue for Inpatient Flow 2024: Optimizing Capacity, Patient Flow, and Staffing: A capacity optimization solution designed to combine AI, workflow automation, and transformation services to help providers balance financial concerns with patient care.

4. Roche navify Analytics 2024: Providing Actionable Insights to Improve Laboratory and Point-of-Care Management: An application suite created to provide insights for multiple testing disciplines, consolidate data, provide structured and customizable reporting, and address complex questions.

5. Mirth Connect by NextGen Healthcare (Global) 2024: Reliably Integrating Data & Reducing Costs: An open-source integration engine designed to help providers manage multiple data sources.

6. DrFirst SmartRenewal 2024: Streamlining the Prescription Renewal Process: A tool to help patients and health systems avoid delays and mistakes in the prescription renewal process.

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