Tell us about you

Work Email required

Organization required

First Name required

Last Name required

Job Title required

Phone required (###) ###-####, or int ######...

City required

State/Province required

Tell us about your organization

error messages will go here...

Looks like we’re already familiar with you!

Please press next to continue with the survey.

Looks like we’re already familiar with you!

According to your account type you are not eligible to take surveys at this time. If this is a mistake, please contact KLAS.

If you are trying to access KLAS research data and reports, an email has been sent to   with a link to login.

If the email doesn't appear in your inbox, ask your IT department to add KLASresearch.com to your company spam filter's "whitelist", and check your email's spam folder.

Membership Commitment

In exchange for giving their feedback, healthcare providers can create an account to get access to industry reports, user commentary, and real-time ratings.

By submitting your account request, you are engaged in patient care as either an employee (or contractor) of your provider organization and that you confirm that you have reviewed and agree to abide by the Terms of Use for this website as updated periodically.

To learn more about how we process and protect your personal data, you may view our Privacy policy.

By submitting your account request, you confirm that you have reviewed and agree to abide by the Terms of Use for this website as updated periodically. To learn more about how we process and protect your personal data, you may view our Privacy policy.

By submitting your account request, you confirm that you have reviewed and agree to abide by the Terms of Use for this website as updated periodically.

To learn more about how we process and protect your personal data, you may view our Privacy policy.

 

To learn more about how we process and protect your personal data, you may view our Privacy policy.

 

To learn more about how we process and protect your personal data, you may view our Privacy policy.

Thank You! Your information was submitted successfully!

Next Steps - An email has been sent to . Please follow its instructions to verify your email, and login.

If the email doesn't appear in your inbox, try asking your IT department to add KLASresearch.com to your company spam filter's "whitelist", and checking your email's spam folder.

Thank You! Your information was submitted successfully!

Next Steps - A KLAS representative will contact you to discuss working with KLAS, typically within 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any further questions please contact info@klasresearch.com or 1-800-920-4109.

Surprise! Looks like we already have an account for you.

An email has been sent to blah@blah.com with a link to login.

If the email doesn't appear in your inbox, try asking your IT department to add KLASresearch.com to your company spam filter's "whitelist", and checking your email's spam folder.

Hats off to the “K” in KLAS - Cover

Hats off to the “K” in KLAS

I remember 15 years ago when my father told me he was quitting his job at Sunquest and jumping headfirst into a new, crazy endeavor. Many were skeptical, including me. But Kent was committed. He was passionate about creating more accountability and transparency in the industry, and was willing to step into the unknown to do so.

When he created this start-up called KLAS, he didn’t know if it would work. In fact, many—including prominent members of the HIT community—said it wouldn’t work. But he forged ahead anyway, doing all along what he felt to be the right thing to do.

Thanks to those 65 CIOs (you know who you are) that took a chance and participated in KLAS’ first official research—which, coincidentally, kicked off at HIMSS in 1997 —the first KLAS study was published.

So what?  This week Kent was recognized with many other leaders like Neil Patterson, John Glaser, Judy Faulkner, Steve Lieber and good friend and CIO Dennis L’Heureux as part of the “HIMSS 50”. Fifty individuals that have left their HIT mark in the last 50 years. Not bad for a guy that was hoping for a little honesty and a little accountability, working out of his basement.

Certainly the endeavor was not without challenges. In fact, on Kent’s office wall, hangs a framed letter he received 15 years ago from another member of the “HIMSS 50”, saying why KLAS would never work. That letter became great motivation on the days when it seemed its author might be right. It now serves as a reminder that amazing things can happen—despite what others say—when you’re doing what you passionately believe to be right.

Anyway lest you think Kent’s head may be getting a bit too big from the HIMSS 50 recognition, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. His noggin will likely be resting tonight on a flattened pillow in a small apartment in Lisbon, Portugal, where he’s helping people find work, and find their way in this small country across the sea. And while he may be faraway, and completely removed from the HIT world, he’s the same old Kent…just working on his latest “right thing to do”.

Hats off to you dad.

Klas blogs

Latest tweets