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.

Will Blockchain Really Solve the Interoperability Problem? - Cover

Will Blockchain Really Solve the Interoperability Problem?

Earlier this year, KLAS released the Interoperability 2016 report. After conducting more than 500 interviews at 400+ unique organizations, we discovered that only 6% of respondents were able to achieve meaningful data exchange that also impacted patient care.

Security concerns continue as one of the biggest roadblocks between healthcare vendor solutions and true interoperability. If achieving interoperability meant nothing more than making patient data accessible everywhere without regard to privacy or security, the industry would have already achieved success.

Simply making patient data available doesn’t go far enough; we need to make sure that data transfers happen securely.

Considering that personal healthcare data sells for 10 times more than credit card information among identity thieves, and that data breaches can permanently damage the image of a healthcare facility - security is paramount.

ENTER BLOCKCHAIN:

Blockchain technology originated as a method of secure transmission of digital currencies, like bitcoin. Blockchain works by spreading out the ledger (for financial transactions) across an entire network of computers.

This network constantly checks the ledger against the rest of the network to verify authenticity; making it difficult for fraud and hacking to occur.

The blockchain system also combines multiple transactions into “blocks.” Each of these is linked (like a chain) to the previous block, making the insertion of bad data almost impossible.

(Detailed video on how blockchain works)

The idea of adapting blockchain technology to fit healthcare has generated intense interest.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently announced the winners of a contest that “solicited white papers on the topic of Blockchain technology and the potential use in health IT to address privacy, security, and scalability challenges of managing electronic health records and resources.”

Winners included HIT vendors and healthcare providers, all looking forward in terms of how this new technology can make the world of healthcare better.

BLOCKCHAIN ISN't A SILVER BULLET.

Rather, blockchain technology represents a possible solution for one of the many concerns in the complex HIT landscape.

However with new technologies constantly being developed or adapted for use in the healthcare space, the prospects for a secure and interoperable future seem very bright.