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Healthcare organizations across the globe face difficult decisions in selecting partners and solutions that will produce the best outcomes. Our team of researchers is committed to helping you answer the most pressing industry questions using insights that come directly from your peers.

 
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The KLAS research team publishes 55+ insight-driven reports per year, covering the most pressing questions facing healthcare technology today. The executive summaries of our reports are available to healthcare providers and payers at no cost, in exchange for a willingness to share their experiences with KLAS. Each report contains the following core features:

Easy to digest

Our goal is to make engaging with our data fast and easy for you. All of our key report findings are in short, two-page executive summaries with what you need to know at a glance. For those who need in-depth background information, we offer our extensive write-ups with detailed insights, demographics, report methodology, and custom commentary through our Partner-level memberships.

Key findings and analysis from in-depth peer interviews

Through the lens of provider experiences, the KLAS team evaluates the current success of healthcare technologies and services and projects future trends. Along with this analysis, KLAS reports include frameworks that help to make sense of complexities in care delivery and benchmark the vendors' positions to help.

Advice and insights from actual healthcare professionals

Each report is filled with recommendations and best practices from actual customers that KLAS interviews. We carefully validate that each and every product review was given by an actual person directly involved with the solution being measured, so you can trust the insights.

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2023 Best in KLAS Awards - Software and Professional Services

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The Best in KLAS report recognizes software and services companies who excel in helping healthcare professionals improve patient care. All rankings are a direct result of the feedback of thousands of providers over the last year. A Best in KLAS award signifies to the healthcare IT industry the commitment and partnership that the top vendors should provide. Read the report to see the top-rated medical software and services for 2023.

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2023 Best in KLAS Awards - Global Software

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The Best in KLAS award is given to vendors to recognize their outstanding efforts to help healthcare professionals deliver better patient care. Global awards are given in the following software market segments: (1) acute care EMR, (2) clinical portals, (3) digital pathology, (4) PACS, and (5) virtual conferencing platforms.

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Healthwise Patient Education: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2023

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An individual’s health is heavily affected by their own health literacy. Engagement with quality health education resources can help people stay healthier, help them recognize when they need care, and minimize unnecessary readmissions. This report looks at feedback from healthcare organization customers using Healthwise’s patient education solution, which provides organizations with educational content and the means to engage patients in that content.

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HealthEdge Source: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2023

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Keeping up with Medicare pricing, making edits, and processing claims can be burdensome for healthcare payers. HealthEdge’s Source product (acquired from Burgess in 2020) is intended to ease these burdens by automating important steps in the claims process, providing biweekly updates around Medicare pricing guidelines, and offering first-pass pricing and editing. This report examines HealthEdge customers’ satisfaction and the outcomes they have achieved with the solution.

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Fresenius Kabi Ivenix Infusion System LVP: First Look 2023

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The infusion delivery solution market is mainly dominated by a few large, well-established vendors. Fresenius Kabi’s Ivenix LVP is the newest smart pump to enter the market and is meant to leverage modern technologies to fundamentally improve the infusion delivery experience. This report examines customer experiences from healthcare organizations currently using Fresenius Kabi’s Ivenix Infusion System LVP.

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SAP in Healthcare 2023

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This project will look at the adoption and performance of SAP's healthcare platform.

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Infection Control 2023: How Vendors Are Helping Drive Meaningful Outcomes Post-Pandemic

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The infection control market is seeing increased adoption as the pandemic has emphasized the need for infection control solutions. Healthcare organizations have broadened their product’s functionality to adapt to pandemic-related needs, and many are considering best-of-breed offerings and—when available—their EMR vendor’s offering. As organizations evaluate their needs, they are looking to vendors to help drive meaningful outcomes and offer support should another healthcare emergency arise. This report examines the outcomes infection control vendors are helping users achieve, customer satisfaction, and optimism around how well vendors could support organizations in future healthcare emergencies.

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Investor Newsletter January 2023

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Claims Management 2023: Functionality Top of Mind for Organizations Making Purchase Decisions (A Decision Insights Report)

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The financial well-being of healthcare organizations is critical, especially given the macroeconomic pressures they face today. Many are looking at claims management and clearinghouse technology to maximize cash collections and reduce administrative burdens. To better understand what factors are influencing purchase decisions and which vendors are seen as capable of driving success, this report examines 24 recent purchase decisions validated by KLAS between February 2020 and November 2022. For additional context, satisfaction data from current customers is also included. It should be noted that the decisions in this report are not a comprehensive representation of all claims management purchase decisions made in the last several years.

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Automated Prior Authorization 2023: What Impact Do Automated Prior Authorization Solutions Provide?

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Prior authorization is mandated by payers to ensure that certain clinical procedures and medications being ordered are necessary. To alleviate the heavy administrative burden this requirement causes, healthcare organizations have adopted automated prior authorization solutions. For this report, KLAS interviewed 30 respondents from 26 unique organizations to understand their experiences using these solutions and what outcomes they have seen.

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Bluesight CostCheck (formerly Kit Check Bluesight Insights): Second Look 2023

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The Bluesight CostCheck solution (formerly Kit Check Bluesight Insights) assists hospitals and health systems with making intelligent buying decisions by providing real-time market insights. <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/bluesight-insights-emerging-technology-spotlight-2021/1926" target="_blank"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">KLAS reported on the product in May 2021</u></a>, when it was Bluesight Insights and there were six unique customers live. The vendor has expanded the product to 44 fully live facilities at 15 unique organization and implemented several upgrades, including improved reporting and prioritized recommendations. This report provides a second look at how the CostCheck customer experience is progressing through the solution’s growth and changes.

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DHIS 2022 White Paper

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In September 2022, KLAS hosted the sixth annual Digital Health Investment Symposium (DHIS). Executives from healthcare provider organizations, HIT companies, investors, and innovators came together to collaborate on important developments in healthcare technology. Drawing on insights from a pre-summit survey as well as insights shared at the summit in small-group discussions, this paper highlights core challenges identified by summit participants and short-term and long-term solutions.

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Mergers and Acquisitions 2023: Vendors Learning to Mitigate Negative Impact

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Since KLAS’ <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/strategic-manda-2019-a-recipe-for-success-with-mergers-and-acquisitions/1604">last report</a> on M&A activity, there have been several notable vendor mergers and acquisitions affecting the healthcare IT landscape, and many healthcare organizations have needed to navigate the resulting disruptions. This report provides an update on how customer satisfaction has been affected by recent M&A activity and what makes vendors more or less resilient during this type of change. This report includes 26 solutions from 20 different vendors, all of which have been affected by a merger or acquisition in the last few years.

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GuardRFID TotGuard Infant Security System (Software & Hardware): First Look 2023

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Newborn infants are susceptible to abduction attempts and mother/infant mismatches, presenting healthcare organizations with unique safety and security challenges. GuardRFID offers the TotGuard Infant Security System (software and hardware) to provide a safe environment for families through RTLS. The system utilizes real-time tracking and automated alerts to enable provider organizations to monitor and ensure the safety of infant patients. This report examines customer experiences and satisfaction with the TotGuard system.

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Canada EMR Consulting Services 2023: Which Firms Drive Success throughout the EMR Life Cycle?

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The Canadian EMR market has seen steady purchasing activity in recent years, with healthcare organizations (ranging from small standalone hospitals to province-wide entities) making go-forward decisions, particularly in Ontario. This activity will likely continue, as eastern provinces like Quebec and Nova Scotia are in the process of selecting a go-forward solution. To maximize their chances of achieving success with an EMR, many organizations partner with third-party consulting firms, which can assist with various aspects of the EMR life cycle. This report—KLAS’ first to focus on EMR services in Canada—draws from perspectives of 21 Canadian organizations who have engaged firms for EMR services to identify what services these firms have provided to survey respondents and how well client needs have been met across engagement types. The data comes from engagements that occurred between November 2020 and November 2022.

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Transitions of Care 2022: What Are Organizations Using or Considering to Facilitate Effective Care Transitions?

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Inefficient care transitions lead to wasted time and energy, increased risk of human error, and potentially poor experiences for both patients and providers. Despite the industry’s attempts to ensure the right information is sent to the right people at the right time, healthcare organizations must often revert to manual processes for data entry, verification, and communication. Some organizations use or want to use technology to streamline their transitions of care (TOC). This report—KLAS’ first to look at TOC—draws from the perspectives of 95 healthcare leaders across multiple care settings to understand their adoption of care transition technology, the challenges they encounter in their care settings, and the vendors they are considering.

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IV Workflow Management 2022: Functionality Drives Recent Purchases (A Decision Insights Report)

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Health systems rely on IV workflow management solutions to streamline and improve pharmacy operations. Functionality has emerged as the most important criteria for prospective clients; however, no vendor both meets all customer needs and performs at a high level, and each customer base notes gaps in functionality. To (1) understand which solutions are being selected and why and (2) help provider organizations select solutions that meet their unique needs, this report examines 35 recently finalized or pending purchase decisions validated by KLAS between February 2020 and June 2022. Customer satisfaction data provides additional context on which vendors best meet customer expectations.

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The Power of Strong Implementations: How HIT Vendors and Customers Can Lay a Foundation for Success

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Health systems are increasingly working to get the most out of their IT investments. Focusing on a strong implementation can have a huge impact. Analysis of KLAS data gathered from 2018–2022 suggests that the quality of an implementation may be more important than the technology selected. This white paper offers early insights on how the quality of an implementation impacts outcomes and user satisfaction. The data primarily focuses on solutions that require complex, large-scale implementations (e.g., acute care EMRs, ERP solutions, patient accounting systems, and PACS solutions). This study is part of KLAS’ new Landmark Insights initiative—aimed at helping health systems currently implementing an HIT solution determine whether their project is on track for success. <br><br><a href="https://klasresearch.com/erp" target="_blank"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">Click here</u></a> to learn how KLAS can bring transparency to your HIT implementation.

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Asia/Oceania EMR 2022: First In-Depth Look at Regional Market Share & Vendor Performance

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As healthcare organizations have come out of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMR purchase decisions in Asia have ramped up. In Oceania, most public hospitals have an EMR in place, but purchase energy remains high since many public and private provider organizations are planning large-scale purchases of go-forward EMRs. This report—KLAS’ first focused exclusively on Asia and Oceania—highlights (1) market share and vendor energy in recent EMR purchase decisions and (2) vendor performance in each region based on client feedback and experience. The chart below offers a high-level view of vendors’ overall performance.

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Enterprise Imaging 2022: Which Vendors Are Delivering in a Challenging Environment?

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Many healthcare organizations are working to expand and mature their enterprise imaging (EI) strategies to bring together more facilities and service lines. At the same time, both vendors and healthcare organizations are experiencing staffing and budget constraints, leading to a host of financial and operational difficulties. In this environment, some vendors are surmounting challenges and providing the partnership and innovation customers need, while others are struggling to deliver consistently. This report provides an update on vendor performance, based on perspectives from 178 organizations live with EI.

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Sectra Digital Pathology: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2022

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In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnosis is relatively new and still gaining traction. Robust and reliable digital pathology solutions are needed to accommodate the growth of this field. Sectra’s digital pathology solution already has a strong presence in Europe and is starting to gain one in the US as digital pathology for primary diagnosis becomes more common. This report examines the experience of Sectra’s first US customers.

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Midsize/Large Practice Management 2022: Which Vendors Stand Out in an Established Market?

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Most practice management (PM) solutions have lengthy tenure in the market, yet not all vendors successfully meet practices’ needs—which include strong technology and a vendor who acts as a partner in customer success. Historically, KLAS has split PM data by midsize (11–75 physicians) and large practices (76+ physicians); however, independent practices (clinics not owned by a hospital/health system) and owned practices (clinics owned by a hospital/health system) also have different needs and gravitate toward different vendors. Due to this trend, this report examines which PM vendors best deliver to customers’ expectations for midsize and large practices as well as for independent and owned practices.

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Investor Newsletter December 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Harris Affinity Decision Support Costing: First Look 2022

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Healthcare organizations need accessible and accurate cost information to combat shrinking margins and assist in the transition to value-based care. By organizing clinical, supply chain, and reimbursement information into actionable costing data, Harris Affinity’s ADS Costing helps provider organizations understand utilization costs to make informed decisions and manage spending. This report examines the experiences of US and Canadian customers of ADS Costing.

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Moxe Digital ROI: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2022

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Moxe aims to connect provider and payer organizations, simplify and expand data collection methods, and deliver data that drives smarter, simpler healthcare operations and improved outcomes. The Digital ROI solution automates release of information (ROI) so that provider organizations can focus on patients and payers can get clinical data when and how they need it. This report examines customers’ experiences and satisfaction with the Moxe product.

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Rhinogram: First Look 2022

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Administrative staff at healthcare organizations need to effectively facilitate and coordinate care for patients and guide them through their healthcare journey. Effective administrative communication can improve the overall patient experience and simultaneously free up clinicians so they can focus on providing quality care. This report offers a first look at Rhinogram, a solution intended to deliver administrative communication to patients through text messaging, live video consults, social media messaging, website messaging, and contactless payment options.

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Public Cloud Providers 2022: Delivering Cloud Technology to HIT Vendors

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Public cloud providers are increasingly important to how HIT vendors deliver software to provider and payer organizations. To help HIT vendors make informed decisions about which public cloud provider can best meet their needs, this report examines (1) how industry adoption of public cloud solutions is progressing and (2) how well public cloud providers perform in key areas, including their strengths and improvement opportunities.

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Financial Planning & Analysis 2022: Which Vendor Is Helping Organizations Make the Most of Their Technology?

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Healthcare organizations are taking a new approach to planning and budgeting—moving away from static yearly budgets set by a financial team toward an agile, rolling approach that leverages data from multiple sources and involves non-finance personnel. This report provides an introduction on the two main financial planning and analysis vendors that organizations are using to support this change—Strata Decision Technology and Syntellis Performance Solutions. The following pages share customer insights on the solutions’ functionality and integration and how well the vendors help customers adopt tools to meet their budgeting needs.

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CDS Point-of-Care Reference 2022: How Are Solutions Being Adopted by Clinical Users?

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CDS reference tools enable clinical users to follow standard treatment recommendations and more quickly and confidently make clinical decisions. However, tools that lack strong content, searchability, and EMR integration are not efficient for point-of-care workflows and can frustrate users, especially those already experiencing burnout. Some CDS vendors are addressing user frustration and report their solutions have evolved to be more user friendly. To understand the customer experience and how each solution is being adopted, this report draws on feedback from a subset of clinical users (defined in this report as physicians, nurses, and pharmacists) as well as feedback from vendors’ general customer bases.

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Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Services: 2022 Vendor Guide

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Self-insured employers looking to reduce costs and improve employees’ health often turn to services firms to set up and manage on-site or near-site clinics. This vendor guide is intended to provide a simple starting point for employers investigating employer-sponsored healthcare services. The guide focuses on firms that (1) provide primary care and other related services, including telehealth, behavioral health, and wellness centers, (2) operate across multiple US regions, and (3) are not owned or operated by healthcare organizations. All such firms known to KLAS as of November 2022 are included in this guide.

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IQVIA Healthplug: First Look 2022

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With an increasing focus on patient outcomes, healthcare organizations are striving to make it easier for doctors to provide quality care. IQVIA Healthplug is a point-of-care clinician tool that puts needed information in clinicians’ hands, allowing them to use mobile devices to access patient records, make prescriptions, track notes, send messages, manage referrals, access schedules, and more. This report seeks to validate adoption of Healthplug’s key features and provide an overview of the customer experience.

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TransformativeMed Cores: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare worker efficiency is more important now than ever before. However, EMRs are not fully optimized, and unnecessary clicks and navigation eat up providers’ time. TransformativeMed Cores is intended to integrate deeply with health systems’ EMR solutions in an effort to streamline multiple provider workflows. This report seeks to validate customer adoption of Cores’ key features and examines customer experiences with the solution.

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Value-Based Care Reimbursement 2022: Organizations Anticipate Increased Revenue from VBC

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Value-based care (VBC) has been established as a priority among healthcare organizations and payers as participants have gained more experience in managing their quality metrics and contracts, ultimately realizing returns on their investments. For this report, KLAS talked to 54 healthcare executives—including CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMIOs, COOs, VPs and directors of population health, and VPs of analytics—to gauge how they are moving beyond pay-for-performance into risk-bearing contracts over the next three years and their perceptions on which vendors can help them achieve their upcoming goals with VBC.

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Investor Newsletter November 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Home-Based Post–Acute Care 2022: Top Challenges in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

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The homecare market has surged as healthcare organizations have sought to maintain quality patient care throughout the pandemic and fulfill requirements for value-based reimbursement. Organizations are looking to expand their homecare offerings; however, the pandemic has exacerbated staffing shortages and decreased bandwidth, making operations—let alone growth—difficult. To help organizations understand how peers are approaching the current environment, KLAS interviewed 88 leaders from home-based care organizations regarding the top challenges they face and the technology vendors they use or have considered investing in to address these challenges.

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Facility-Based Post–Acute Care 2022: Top Challenges in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought a wave of challenges to facility-based post–acute care organizations (i.e., SNFs, LTCHs, and IRFs). Staffing has become a particular pain point, with organizations citing burnout, increased competition with staffing firms, and intensive patient care for severe COVID-19 cases as contributing factors. To help organizations understand how peers are approaching the current environment, KLAS interviewed 82 leaders from facility-based post–acute care organizations regarding the top challenges they face and the technology vendors they use or have considered investing in to address these challenges.

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How Vendors Can Improve Upgrades for Customers 2022

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KLAS research shows that HIT vendors see more sales and increased retention rates when they continually develop new features to help drive greater success and adoption among customers. In a recent study, KLAS interviewed 55 HIT vendors about how they roll out upgrades to customers. Drawing from those insights and vendor performance data, this white paper outlines four areas that are critical to ensuring smooth upgrades for both vendors and customers: clear communication, training, proactive assistance with upgrades and adoption, and all customers being on the latest version of the product.

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PACS 2022: Changing Market Leads to Volatility among Large- to Small-Volume Organizations

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The US PACS market is poised for change. Several vendors have made or undergone acquisitions, and some vendors have large customer bases still on legacy solutions. Over 30% of the 368 organizations interviewed for this report are at risk of replacing their current vendor, and organizations are looking for vendor partners to advance their enterprise imaging strategies. Further, industry-wide staff shortages have led to support and innovation challenges among PACS vendors. This report examines how these vendors have addressed this shifting market’s challenges and met the needs of customers with large volumes (300,000+ studies per year) and small/midsize volumes (<300,000 studies per year).

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STANLEY Healthcare Hugs Infant Protection (Software & Hardware): First Look 2022

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Newborn infants pose unique security and safety challenges for healthcare organizations, including potential abduction attempts and mother/infant mismatches. STANLEY Healthcare, recently acquired by Securitas, offers Hugs Infant Protection (software and hardware) to safeguard families and providers through real-time tracking and automated security alerts. The Hugs product line includes a legacy generation (launched in 1998) and the current generation (launched in 2014). This report examines customer experiences with the current generation of Hugs Infant Protection.

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Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM (2–10 Physicians) 2022: Functionality & Value Top of Mind for Small Practices

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Small practices provide a significant amount of the outpatient care in the US, and their needs differ from those of their larger counterparts. When it comes to EMR/PM technology, these practices expect up-to-date functionality, steady product performance, solid implementation and training, and an integrated suite of solutions from a single vendor—all at a price point that makes sense for a small practice’s budget. This is a tall order, but some vendors have stepped up to the challenge in multiple areas of delivery. This report provides the latest view on how the major vendors in this market perform and which ones stand out in the areas that small practices (2–10 physicians) care about most.

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Impact Advisors Digital Transformation: First Look 2022

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Provider and payer organizations are increasingly concerned about their strategies for digital capabilities that affect operations and patient care. By engaging with consulting firms to define needs and develop digital road maps, organizations are utilizing firms’ assistance to plan, manage, and improve these digital capabilities and, ultimately, consumer experiences. This report evaluates the experiences of healthcare organizations that have engaged Impact Advisors for digital transformation work.

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JTG Consulting Group HIT Staffing: First Look 2022

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The number of patients with chronic diseases is increasing, which adds strain on laboratory information systems (LIS) and the staff who manage them. To meet this demand and the acceleration of value-based care, laboratories can’t be an afterthought anymore; they need improved integration and more up-to-date systems supported by expert laboratory personnel. JTG Consulting Group provides staffing services for a wide range of HIT solutions but focuses heavily on the laboratory space. This report evaluates the experiences of their healthcare clients.

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Home Health 2022: Exploring Technology Satisfaction in a Dynamic Market

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The home health market has seen renewed energy since 2020 as COVID-19 and efforts to improve outcomes and decrease costs have shifted more care to the home. As a result, the number of home health agencies has grown. Amid this growth, home health agencies continue to face complex billing and a limited labor market. They want to make the right EMR investments and fully leverage those investments in ways that improve operational efficiency and interoperability, minimize the need for other IT purchases, and keep clinicians happy (thereby mitigating turnover). This report looks at which home health vendors best drive clinician satisfaction. A similar report for hospice is planned for 2023.

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HSi Wi-Fi & Cellular Infrastructure Services: Emerging Solutions Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations’ ability to create an environment where patients and staff can reliably use Wi-Fi and a cellular infrastructure is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity, especially as utilization of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 increases. Unfortunately, many organizations today rely on aged, unreliable Wi-Fi infrastructure and cellular coverage that may be limited or nonexistent. The firm Health Systems Informatics—or HSi—aims to help organizations grappling with this challenge. This report evaluates the experience of clients who have used Wi-Fi and cellular infrastructure services through the firm’s HSi Technology Solutions (HTS) division.

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Continuum Health IT HIT Staffing: First Look 2022

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The scope of HIT staffing projects—including the length, complexity, and skill sets of participants—can vary widely from engagement to engagement. What remains consistent is the need for high-quality, well-matched consultants who drive value and achieve desired outcomes. In this market, provider organizations struggle to find these consultants, so firms like Continuum Health IT can provide staff to help implement, support, and optimize different solutions, specifically EMR systems. This report evaluates the experiences of healthcare organizations that have used Continuum Health IT’s HIT staffing services.

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Surescripts Medication History for Health Systems: First Look 2022

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Acquiring an accurate medication history from a patient requires a lot of time from providers. Surescripts Medication History aims to lighten that load by collating records from outside pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers as well as closing gaps in records so providers can more easily reconcile medication information. This report evaluates customer satisfaction with Medication History and validates customer adoption. All customers interviewed use Epic as their EMR.

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Accenture Digital Transformation 2022: Utilizing Cross-Industry Expertise in Digital Healthcare Initiatives

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Provider and payer organizations are increasingly concerned about their strategies for digital capabilities that affect operations and patient care. By engaging with consulting firms to define needs and develop digital road maps, organizations are utilizing firms’ assistance to plan, manage, and improve these digital capabilities and, ultimately, consumer experiences. This report evaluates the experiences of healthcare organizations that have engaged Accenture for digital transformation work.

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Investor Newsletter October 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Credentialing 2022: What Solutions Have Fulfilled Their Efficiency Promise?

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Credentialing management has historically required dozens of spreadsheets, manual data entry, and painstaking monitoring of multiple payer, state, and national databases—causing significant inefficiencies and expenses. Vendors providing credentialing software and/or services promise major efficiency gains for healthcare organizations, but not all offerings are equally effective. This report examines three strong predictors of efficiency—the use of automations, strong credentialing workflows, and vendor partnership/guidance—to determine how well vendors are living up to their promises.

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LeanTaaS iQueue for Infusion Centers: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Operational limitations—such as variable staff and patient availability—can make it difficult for healthcare organizations to effectively manage infusion scheduling. This often leads to volatile workloads in which resources may be both under- and overutilized in the course of a single day. LeanTaaS iQueue for Infusion Centers leverages machine learning and predictive analytics to optimize scheduling templates, level load daily schedules, and flag future problem days for preventive action. This report examines customers’ experiences and satisfaction with iQueue for Infusion Centers.

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Claro Healthcare Comprehensive CDI: First Look 2022

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Healthcare organizations’ ability to record accurate and complete clinical information is critical to improving patient outcomes, data quality, and claims reimbursement. With their comprehensive CDI services, Claro Healthcare aims to help organizations enhance and expand CDI programs across inpatient, outpatient, and professional fee settings, thus allowing organizations to achieve better quality of care and accurate reimbursements. This report examines the experience and satisfaction of Claro Healthcare’s clients.

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SeamlessMD: First Look 2022

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Patient-driven care management solutions have the potential to improve the overall quality of patient care and to drive outcomes by enabling clinicians to monitor and stay connected with patients across their healthcare journey—including before, during, and after hospitalization. This report seeks to validate the experiences of customers (both US and non-US) with SeamlessMD’s digital patient engagement platform.

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SpendMend Trulla: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Pharmacy is the largest category of non-labor spend in healthcare and is one of the most complex areas of spend across any industry. Annually, there is considerable healthcare expenditure that is exacerbated by gaps in the pharmacy supply chain. Pharmacy buyers have limited tools to assist with ordering, costing health systems millions every year. Additionally, procuring medication at affordable prices is a concern for providers, pharmacies, and patients. This report offers an at-a-glance profile of Trulla, a pharmacy procurement software application aimed at helping pharmacy buyers select the most economic NDCs and suppliers, ultimately improving the drug-purchasing process.

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US Digital Pathology 2022: Early Adopters Lead the Charge in an Emerging Market

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Digital pathology for primary diagnosis is nascent in the US, but it is primed for rapid growth, similar to what is currently being seen in Europe (see <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/global-digital-pathology-2019-what-you-need-to-know-to-get-started/1349"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">KLAS’ report on global digital pathology</u></a>). In anticipation, many technology vendors are vying for a foothold in the US, leading to a highly varied landscape. In partnership with the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), KLAS surveyed 55 provider organizations (including hospitals, health systems, academic health centers, and reference labs) to assess the state of digital pathology among pioneers in the US and determine which vendors are gaining traction. 33 of the interviewed organizations are live with digital pathology; the rest are currently implementing or making plans for the future.

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Finvi Artiva HCx: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations continue to search for opportunities to improve margins by optimizing revenue cycle operational efficiencies. Finvi, formerly known as Ontario Systems, offers the Artiva HCx platform as a solution for efficiently managing insurance and selfpay receivables. The product includes key workflows and reporting analytics designed to streamline and automate processes. This report will examine customers’ experience and satisfaction with Artiva HCx.

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Investor Newsletter September 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Understanding Burnout: A Collaboration between KLAS and the Healthcare Logistics Think Tank

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Over 50% of clinicians experience at least one symptom of burnout, a problem that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper explores some of the key drivers of burnout as well as strategies for reducing it.

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International Summit 2022 White Paper: Focusing on EHR Optimization & Lessons Learned Post-Pandemic

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In June 2022, KLAS hosted our International Summit in Porches, Portugal. In attendance were 94 individuals from provider and HIT vendor organizations across the globe. Discussions occurred over the course of two days: the first day focused on EHR optimization and highlighted findings from organizations that have measured with the KLAS Arch Collaborative, and the second day focused on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how those lessons can influence future innovation and partnerships among healthcare organizations, vendors, and investors. This white paper examines investment priorities among healthcare organizations worldwide, summarizes the discussions from the summit, and shares attendees’ collective insights.

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Chi-Matic Revenue Cycle Services: First Look 2022

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The financial climate in healthcare has pressed many revenue cycle teams to do more with less, but many struggle with staffing and the deep technical expertise needed for revenue cycle optimization. An organization’s financial health requires a holistic approach that includes expertise in revenue cycle and healthcare software and processes. This is where firms like Chi-Matic (a primarily Epic-focused firm) step in. This report evaluates the experiences of provider organizations that have used Chi-Matic’s revenue cycle services.

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2022 KLAS Emerging Solutions Top 20

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The partnerships that healthcare organizations make with technology vendors and services firms drive outcomes for years to come, and amidst a flood of new technologies, amazing potential partners can be missed. For the first time, KLAS has asked 16 prominent members of the healthcare community with broad HIT expertise to read 42 KLAS reports on emerging technology and rate their perception of the solutions based on their potential to impact the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare: to improve outcomes, reduce the cost of care, improve the patient experience, and improve the clinician experience. This report (1) ranks these emerging solutions by their ability to disrupt the healthcare market and (2) provides insights from participating healthcare leaders into what innovation themes organizations should be aware of as they seek to provide the best patient care.

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CMS Payer Interoperability 2022: An Early Look at Purchase Decisions and Vendor Performance in a New Market

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CMS recently issued a new regulation stipulating that CMS-regulated payers must be able to securely store and share patient data under the HL7 FHIR standard. To achieve this, organizations use CMS payer interoperability products, which usually provide capabilities such as patient access APIs, provider directory APIs, and payer-to-payer data exchange. Health plans and state agencies are evaluating how well technology vendors’ existing or newly developed solutions can help them stay compliant with the new CMS requirements. This report is KLAS’ first to validate the purchase decisions and customer experience of some of the vendors in this area.

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Payer Claims & Administration Platforms: 2022 Vendor Guide

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Value-based care models have created widespread recognition among health plans that flexible technology is a must, while the need to be more member-centric and digitally focused is driving a desire for better integration between claims platforms and other payer HIT applications. This vendor guide is intended as a simple starting point for health plans and TPAs investigating payer claims and administration platforms. The guide is limited only to vendors with commercial software solutions (services firms are not covered) and includes all vendors known to KLAS as of July 2022.

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Aidéo Technologies Autonomous Coding: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Autonomous coding solutions aim to help healthcare organizations mitigate staffing concerns in a competitive market, increase efficiency, and reduce overhead. Aidéo Technologies’ solution uses machine learning and natural language processing to autonomously code encounters, while streamlined workflows in a coding portal enable manual coders to process encounters that could not be autonomously coded. This report examines customers’ experiences and satisfaction with the Aidéo Technologies solution.

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Post–Acute Care EMR Product Suites 2022: Vendors’ Progress toward an Enterprise Offering

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Most providers in post–acute care settings want technology built for their specific area, but they face challenges with interoperability, analytics, value-based reimbursements, and care coordination. Increasingly, organizations are looking for vendors that can meet all their post–acute care needs. Several vendors are answering the call, despite the highly varied, unique challenges associated with each care setting. This report examines what solutions are offered, how they are being adopted, and how well they meet setting-specific functionality needs (particularly for home health and LTC/SNF). The report mainly focuses on vendors specific to post–acute care but also provides a brief look at the post–acute care solutions of enterprise acute care EMR vendors.

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Security & Privacy Consulting Services 2022: Who Exceeds Expectations in This High-Performing Market?

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Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, and healthcare organizations are especially at risk. Security vulnerabilities can lead to financial penalties imposed by OCR, damaged organization reputations, and the increased risk of patient safety and data being compromised. To reduce vulnerabilities, organizations often bring in outside consulting firms that specialize in enhancing security and data privacy measures in healthcare. This report examines several such firms (and one cross-industry firm) to determine who effectively assists in reducing risk, engages closely with clients, and exceeds expectations.

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Microsoft Cloud Technologies in Healthcare 2022: Part of a Public Cloud Providers Series on Adoption and Early Performance

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While still early, healthcare is gaining momentum in the move to the cloud. Today, most providers and payers are at least using SaaS technologies, and many are actively exploring other areas of their IT environment that make sense to move to the cloud. This report—the second in a series examining healthcare customers’ experiences with public cloud providers—focuses on healthcare-specific deployments of <strong>Microsoft Cloud Technologies</strong>, especially Microsoft Azure, which is receiving strong market interest. KLAS previously published research on <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/aws-in-healthcare-2021-part-of-a-public-cloud-providers-series/1902">AWS</a> and plans to publish future research on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). For this study, KLAS spoke to eight healthcare organizations (during late 2021 and early 2022) identified by Microsoft as leading cloud customers. This study is meant to help organizations considering Microsoft Cloud technologies understand their current use, the overall customer experience, and the impact of the solutions. <br><br> <span style="font-size: .85em;">Note: In October 2021, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare became generally available; this solution was not specifically targeted in this research.</span>

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Cardiology 2022: Which Vendors Are Holding Ground in This Volatile Market?

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Healthcare organizations have steadily invested in cardiology solutions despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and structured reporting continues to be top of mind in their search for a vendor to unify cardiology modalities and imaging overall. Over 25% of the 183 interviewed organizations are actively planning to replace their current vendor or would do so if given the option, leading to a dynamic, volatile market where no one vendor consistently leads in customer satisfaction. This report (1) examines the breadth of customer-reported structured reporting adoption and customer satisfaction to help organizations determine which vendors can best meet their needs and (2) provides an update on customer satisfaction with hemodynamics solutions. <br><br> Note: For this report, a respondent organization had to be live with structured reporting in at least one module for their perspective to be included.

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The MDClone ADAMS Platform: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Clinicians and other providers face the challenge of accessing accurate digitized data to improve research on most effective clinical practices of patient care while protecting patient privacy. An effective care plan requires a collaborative effort of clinicians providing care, researchers who understand the data, and a leadership team who is able to identify areas of improvement. The MDClone ADAMS Platform democratizes data for all users while protecting patient privacy by using synthetic data. This report seeks to validate MDClone’s customer experience.

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Imprivata Digital Identity Platform 2022: Benefits & Challenges of Deep Adoption

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Amid a changing workforce and mounting security pressures, healthcare organizations recognize the growing need for a holistic approach to managing digital identities. The development and adoption of HIT solutions capable of enabling a holistic strategy are in an early state, with most organizations leveraging multiple vendors to manage things such as identity, access, and compliance. <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/identity-and-access-management-2020-healthcare-looks-well-beyond-sso-a-decision-insights-report/1449"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">Previous KLAS research</u></a> found that Imprivata—whose single sign-on solution has a large healthcare footprint—is currently the only vendor to offer a broad digital identity platform. Building on that research, this report explores the potential benefits and challenges of deeply adopting Imprivata’s offerings. Insights come from in-depth interviews with 6 organizations identified by Imprivata as “deep adopters” as well as from 15 organizations within the vendor’s broader customer base (referred to in this report as “general adopters”). Other vendors will be evaluated as their solutions expand to offer broad capabilities.

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Investor Newsletter August 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Optum/Change Healthcare Merger: Customer Insights 2022

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<p style="margin-top: 10px; background-color:#77945b; padding:15px; color:#ffffff;">In January 2021, Optum announced their intentions to acquire Change Healthcare. The merger remains unfinalized, however, as the US Department of Justice blocked the deal in February 2022 due to anticompetition concerns—such a merger would give UnitedHealth Group, Optum’s parent company and the nation’s largest insurer, access to rivals’ sensitive data. The legal proceeding is ongoing and scheduled to go to trial August 1, 2022. This report shares Optum and Change Healthcare customers’ reactions to the merger and their perceptions of its impact. Between March 2021 and April 2022, KLAS interviewed 48 individuals from 46 unique organizations; of these respondents, 9% are Optum customers, 56% are Change Healthcare customers, and 35% are customers of both vendors.</p>

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Intelligent Locations INTRAX (Hardware & Software): Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations aim to utilize RTLS solutions to optimize operations, reduce overhead, and improve patient safety through the accurate tracking and monitoring of assets and people. Intelligent Locations offers RTLS software and hardware that combines tracking technology and AI within its system. The product can be used for various use cases, including asset tracking, patient tracking, staff safety, environmental monitoring, and contact tracing. This report examines customers’ experience and satisfaction with the INTRAX solution and hardware.

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Forcura: First Look 2022

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For post–acute care providers, there is a premium need for the streamlining of the patient referral process, digital management of required patient documents, eSignatures on orders from physicians, secure messaging between the home office and nurses in the field, and analytics tools that drive efficiency gains. Home health agencies and other post–acute care customers will find all of these things in Forcura’s suite of offerings. This report seeks to validate customer adoption and satisfaction across a number of categories.

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CMS Payer Interoperability: 2022 Vendor Guide

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To enable patients to securely transfer their data from payer to payer as their coverage changes, new mandates dictate that CMS-regulated payers must be able to securely exchange patient data. Several technology vendors are available to help health plans and state agencies comply with these interoperability requirements, providing capabilities such as patient access APIs, provider directory APIs, and payer-to-payer data exchange. This vendor guide is intended to help health plans and TPAs understand the vendor technology options; it includes those vendors known to KLAS as of July 2022.

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Enterprise Imaging Summit 2022 White Paper: Avoiding Long-Term Challenges through Sensitive Image Management & Effective Remote Work

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Since 2017, KLAS has hosted four separate summits on enterprise imaging (EI), each time bringing together healthcare executive thought leaders to discuss EI issues and define guidelines. The insights gleaned from these summits represent the combined wisdom of some of the industry’s top EI experts. This white paper summarizes the discussions from the most recent summit held in May 2022. The following sections are included: <ul> <li>A definition of enterprise imaging</li> <li>Keys to success outside of technology, including strategies for (1) safely managing sensitive images within an enterprise imaging infrastructure and (2) navigating enterprise imaging in a post-pandemic world</li> </ul>

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Enterprise Imaging Guidebook 2022: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing an Enterprise Imaging Strategy

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<p>Since 2017, KLAS has hosted four separate summits on enterprise imaging (EI), each time bringing together healthcare executive thought leaders to discuss EI issues and define guidelines. The insights gleaned from these summits represent the combined wisdom of some of the industry’s top EI experts.</p> <p>This white paper summarizes the discussions from the most recent summit—held in May 2022—and also pulls in findings from previous summits to form a succinct EI guide intended to help provider organizations on their enterprise imaging journey. The following sections are included: </p> <ul> <li>A definition of enterprise imaging and an outline of the functionalities required for a strong enterprise imaging strategy</li> <li>Advice for the RFP process</li> <li>Best practices for workflow, governance, and vendor delivery</li> <li>Keys to success outside of technology, including strategies for (1) safely managing sensitive images within an enterprise imaging infrastructure and (2) navigating enterprise imaging in a post-pandemic world</li> </ul>

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Middle East Telehealth 2022: A First Look at Virtual Visit Technology

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At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, provider organizations around the world adopted telehealth technology or greatly expanded its use seemingly overnight in order to keep patients and healthcare staff safe while still in communication. Since then, virtual visits have become a mainstay in the Middle East, as in other regions. <br><br> All interviewed customers in the Middle East report high satisfaction with their virtual visit technology (either virtual care or video conferencing platforms), though specifics of the customer experience do vary across vendors. This telehealth report—KLAS’ first to focus on a specific region outside the US—examines how non-EMR-affiliated virtual visit solutions differ across key metrics (including product usability, implementation and training, and vendor partnership) and also summarizes common EMR vendors and their approaches to virtual visits.

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ScribeAmerica Speke: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Staffing shortages and physician burnout from overwork are growing concerns for hospitals and health systems. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing demands on clinicians, innovative solutions that help clinicians shift away from the computer and back to the bedside are more important than ever. This report seeks to validate the experiences of healthcare organizations using Speke, an ambient AI scribe created by ScribeAmerica.

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Surfacide Helios UV-C System: First Look 2022

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The development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a significant problem for all healthcare facilities. The Surfacide Helios UV-C System, which is used for low-level disinfection, is used in unoccupied environments to provide line-of-sight disinfection to nonporous surfaces through UV-C.<sup>†</sup> This report examines customers’ experiences using Surfacide’s Helios UV-C System. <br> <br> <style="font-size: 0.85em; color: #858d96;">† The system is an adjunct to currently existing and recommended cleaning practices and is not intended as a replacement for or modification to such practices.

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VoiceFriend: First Look 2022

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Clinical communications solutions, initially aimed at tackling HIPAA compliance concerns, have grown to cover many workflows and use cases around communication in healthcare organizations. VoiceFriend is one of these solutions, and it is specifically tailored for organizations providing care to seniors—such as skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care facilities. In these settings, communication between residents’ loved ones and caregivers is an essential part of their stewardship and care. This report details the experience of organizations using the VoiceFriend platform.

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Payer/Provider Summit 2022 White Paper: Bringing New Energy and Direction to Payer/Provider Collaboration

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An estimated $250 billion is wasted annually in avoidable healthcare administrative costs. Though many payer and provider organizations have resigned themselves to a lengthy process of managing authorizations, denials, and claim adjudication, both dream of a world where value-based care (VBC) puts payers and providers on the same page, with patients as their central focus. The goal of KLAS’ K2 Collaborative (aka the Payer/Provider Initiative) is to facilitate trust, collaboration, and alignment among payers, providers, and vendors in an effort to reduce friction and financial waste. To help realize this goal, KLAS hosted our second payer/provider summit in May 2022, which was attended by 104 leaders from across the healthcare industry.

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Investor Newsletter July 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Remote Patient Monitoring 2022: Growing Energy and Early Outcomes

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Remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions have the potential to give healthcare organizations the data they need to offer interventions, improve outcomes, and reduce the cost of care (e.g., by limiting ED visits and hospitalizations). Energy is high, especially among large organizations, and RPM investment is growing. Today, the technology market is highly fragmented, and the future depends on the ongoing reimbursement landscape. This report details healthcare organizations’ plans for RPM, the vendors they are using or considering, and what organizations need from their vendors to maximize the technology’s clinical impact. <br> <br> <style="font-size: 0.85em; color: #858d96;">For the purposes of this report, remote patient monitoring technology is defined as solutions that acquire, transmit, or store patient health information outside of conventional clinical care settings, most often in the patient’s home.

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Telehealth Performance 2022: What Is the State of Telehealth Post-Pandemic?

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At the onset of the pandemic, telehealth solutions became critical for healthcare organizations to maintain appointments, offer safe care, and increase patients’ access to care. Now, with many patients still wanting to use telehealth (see recently published <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/patient-perspectives-on-patient-engagement-technology-2022-identifying-opportunities-to-align-patient-organization-and-vendor-priorities/1829"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">report on the patient perspective</u></a>), provider organizations are at a crossroads as they evaluate telehealth’s value and long-term use, especially if the US government’s emergency telehealth use policy isn’t renewed past summer 2022. This report examines how well vendors facilitate a quality customer experience and what outcomes customers have achieved, particularly as they have overseen patients’ involvement with the technology (i.e., accommodating patients’ differing devices, connection bandwidths, and levels of digital literacy). Vendors are divided into two groups based on the type of technology they offer: virtual care platforms and video conferencing solutions.

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Global (Non-US) EMR Market Share 2022: The Impact of the Pandemic’s Second Year

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2021 was an active year for EMR purchasing despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 150 provider organizations outside the US signed an EMR contract in 2021, covering 31 different vendors and impacting over 430 hospitals. While total decisions were lower in 2021 than in any other of the last five years, the number of beds impacted was above average thanks to a number of larger organizations making EMR purchase decisions. Europe remains the most active region, though Africa and Asia both saw increased purchase energy from 2020. The pandemic continues to hinder EMR decisions most in Oceania and Latin America (especially Spanish-speaking countries).

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Europe PACS 2022: Technology & Partnership Crucial in Evolving Market

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The PACS market in Europe is evolving. To unify care delivery, many countries are pushing for HIT consolidation across regional groups of hospitals. At the same time, healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to expand their imaging strategies outside of radiology to bring together more departments and facilities at an enterprise level. This report leverages the perspectives of 199 individuals representing 168 unique organizations across 25 European countries to determine which PACS vendors are delivering the technology and partnerships needed to drive imaging progress in Europe.

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Midsize/Large Ambulatory EMR 2022: Healthcare Organizations’ Hierarchy of Needs

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Technology needs are constantly evolving in healthcare, yet vendor development efforts may not always align with provider organizations’ top priorities. To better understand what these priorities are in midsize and large ambulatory practices (11+ physicians), KLAS interviewed <strong>over 500 respondents</strong> from such organizations regarding the areas most in need of improvement from their EMR vendor.

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Multiview: First Look 2022

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Many healthcare organizations, especially smaller community institutions, struggle to find effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions at an affordable cost. Multiview Financial Software seeks to provide easy-to-use, comprehensive financial applications for healthcare organizations of all sizes. This report examines customers’ use of and satisfaction with Multiview ERP and its primary functionalities, which include core accounting, business insights, business automation, and inventory management capabilities.

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Patient Communications Landscape 2022: Leveraging Communication Tools to Drive Outcomes

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As patients’ expectations have evolved and provider organizations’ technology has matured, the need for quick, easy, ongoing patient/provider communication has become even more prevalent. It is often no longer sufficient to merely push communications to patients (e.g., appointment reminders). This study examines and defines the current landscape of patient communications solutions—including how they are used; how easy they are to set up, customize, and use on an ongoing basis; and what outcomes they are helping organizations to achieve.

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SocialClimb: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Improving access to quality provider organizations is imperative for all patients. Many patients use online reviews to select provider organizations, so in order to attract clients, physicians need to improve their online reputation and deliver targeted advertisements to the right patients. SocialClimb’s HIPAA-compliant marketing software assists provider organizations with their online presence and physician accessibility and enables them to measure the ROI from their marketing efforts. This report examines customers’ experience with the SocialClimb solution.

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Surescripts Interoperability Solutions (Vendor Customers): First Look 2022

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Surescripts has been well known in the industry for their ePrescribing work for many years. What is not as well known is that they have capabilities to help with other interoperability challenges their customers face, including locating records, getting patient event notifications, and using Direct messaging. This report highlights what capabilities customers have been able to use as well as what their experiences have been. The customers highlighted in this report are vendors with solutions that leverage Surescripts’ interoperability capabilities.

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PwC SMART: First Look 2022

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Medical billing errors are alarmingly frequent and cause large financial tolls for all in healthcare. It can be resource intensive for provider organizations to address these errors on their own, but as healthcare costs rise, it is imperative to prevent and correct coding errors. PwC seeks to address the issue through SMART, a prebilling solution that helps automate coding quality and regulatory compliance. This report evaluates the experience of provider organizations using SMART.

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Neudesic, an IBM Company, Technical Services: First Look 2022

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Provider organizations require a broad range of technical skills to help them manage mergers and acquisitions and the acceleration of healthcare’s digital transformation. To help already strained IT departments, many provider organizations turn to services firms for project-based implementation services and infrastructure and application management. This report evaluates the experience of healthcare organizations that have used technical services offered by Neudesic, an IBM company.

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Data Archiving 2022: In a Competitive Market, Who Is Being Selected and Why? (A Decision Insights Report)

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Data archiving solutions—which allow organizations to archive and access historical data from retired legacy software—continue to be in high demand. For the first time, KLAS has validated organizations that are replacing their existing archive solutions as they seek to consolidate archives, cut costs, and identify systems that can meet their needs for various types or volumes of data. To better understand what factors are influencing purchase decisions in this market with no clear leader, this report examines 23 recent or upcoming data archiving purchase decisions validated by KLAS between January 2020 and December 2021. For additional context, satisfaction data from current customers is also included. It should be noted that the decisions in this report are not representative of all data archiving purchase decisions made in the last several years.

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Drug Diversion Monitoring 2022: What Outcomes Are Provider Organizations Achieving?

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Drug diversion monitoring continues to be a top area of interest for pharmacy departments across the US as they seek to understand which products can effectively identify non-compliant behavior and otherwise unknown diverters. This report—KLAS’ first to analyze the performance of several vendors in this area—looks at which vendors are consistently delivering guidance, analytics, and insights that help organizations identify and prevent drug diversion. In addition, this report examines the outcomes provider organizations are achieving and how well vendors follow through on commitments.

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Cerner Soarian Financials Pulse Check 2022:Understanding Soarian Financials’ Performance as a Possible Indicator of RevElate’s Success

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In October 2021, Cerner introduced RevElate as their go-forward patient accounting platform instead of Cerner Patient Accounting (CPA). According to Cerner, RevElate will be built on elements of both CPA and Soarian Financials. The number of Soarian Financials customers has decreased over the years, and because the solution was never Cerner’s go-forward platform, KLAS has not actively collected research on it for several years. However, since the RevElate announcement, organizations have wondered whether the Soarian Financials customer experience is a possible indicator of the RevElate customer experience. This report—the second in a series of Cerner-focused reports—examines the state of Soarian Financials today, based on data collected from customers over the past 24 months with an emphasis on interviews conducted since the RevElate announcement. In future research, KLAS intends to collect perceptions from additional Cerner customers and validate the impacts customer organizations have seen from Cerner’s recent changes.

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CareRev: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations are consistently looking for solutions that address the continuous struggle with staffing shortages. CareRev provides an alternative to traditional travel contracts in the form of a web-based marketplace platform, which enables users to efficiently fill open shifts by hiring local, prequalified healthcare professionals. This report validates the outcomes seen by CareRev ’s customers and examines their satisfaction with the product.

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Complex Claims Services 2022: Who Delivers Consistent Results?

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To process complex claims (specifically, claims for motor vehicle accidents, VA, workers’ compensation, and out-of-state Medicaid), provider organizations must make significant time and resource investments. By hiring specialized firms with the knowledge and experience to handle complex claims, organizations can increase revenue, decrease the cost to collect, and reduce A/R days while saving resources. Contingency-based pricing—which is typical for the market—also makes engaging with these firms fairly low risk. This report examines the performance of each complex claims services firm across different claim types and details their delivery of outcomes and strength of client relationships.

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Investor Newsletter June 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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EMR-Centric Virtual Care Platforms 2022: Provider Insights on a Rapidly Evolving Market (Report 2 of 2)

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Virtual care has been a roller coaster for healthcare organizations in the last few years—from minimal uptake in the face of reimbursement barriers, to the COVID-19 rush in demand and availability, to hastily implemented and developed IT solutions, to a recent return to more-standard care delivery, and now the re-examination of go-forward strategies. This report shares how EMR-centric virtual care platforms perform today and what provider organizations have planned for the future.

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MD Revolution RevUp: First Look 2022

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Healthcare organizations are increasingly needing to provide wraparound care and attention to a large number of patients outside of office visits, often in remote settings. They want to be able to track patient conditions, offer interventions, and improve outcomes while minimizing the workload of clinical staff and maintaining financial viability. This report is a first look at MD Revolution’s care management platform, RevUp, which assesses, manages, and monitors patients—thereby assisting care managers and proactively encouraging remote patient engagement.

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Biofourmis: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Remote patient monitoring solutions offer providers the ability to track patients’ conditions throughout their day-to-day life rather than only during in-office encounters. Their goal is to improve clinical outcomes (by enabling early intervention and preventing further complications) and reduce the cost of care (by lessening ED visits and hospital admissions). This report offers a first look at Biofourmis, whose remote patient management platform aims to improve clinician workflows, patient engagement, and care, as well as lower the cost of care.

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AWS in Healthcare 2022: A Deeper Look at Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Capabilities

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Excited by the potential time and money savings, many healthcare organizations want a deeper understanding of what artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology from public cloud providers could do for them. This research, a follow-up to KLAS’<a href=https://klasresearch.com/report/aws-in-healthcare-2021-part-of-a-public-cloud-providers-series/1902>2021 report</a> on Amazon Web Services (AWS), examines the experiences of 13 payer and provider organizations using AWS AI/ML offerings. This study is meant to help organizations considering AWS understand what technologies are being used, the overall customer experience, and the impact of these offerings. This report also shares AWS clients’ insights into their selection process and their perceptions of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Cloud (both of which will be the focus of future reports). To learn how KLAS defines AI and ML, see <a href=https://klasresearch.com/report/healthcare-ai-chime-edition-2019-actualizing-the-potential-of-artificial-intelligence/1657>Healthcare AI CHIME Edition 2019: Actualizing the Potential of Artificial Intelligence</a>.

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LeanTaaS iQueue for Operating Rooms: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Maximizing operating room (OR) utilization can be very difficult for healthcare organizations to achieve, leading to the misuse of valuable time and loss of potential revenue. The LeanTaaS iQueue for Operating Rooms solution provides real-time data, as well as block and open time management tools, to help perioperative leaders improve margins by optimizing staff, equipment, and capital utilization. This report aims to explore customers’ experiences and satisfaction with iQueue for Operating Rooms.

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Codoxo Forensic AI Platform: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Each year, billions of dollars are put toward healthcare, yet much of it is lost to fraudulent claims and bad payments. To help payer organizations control costs, Codoxo’s Forensic AI Platform provides actionable insights that identify existing or emerging fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) issues. This report looks to validate the Codoxo customer experience.

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Patient Perspectives on Patient Engagement Technology 2022: Identifying Opportunities to Align Patient, Organization, and Vendor Priorities

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The pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare organizations to better accommodate patients’ needs and decrease barriers to effective care. However, patients are frequently absent from discussions around healthcare information technology (HIT). In KLAS’ <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/patient-perspectives-on-patient-engagement-technology-2020/1670"><u style="font-color:#4c8bc9">previous report on the patient perspective</u></a>, we discovered a lack of alignment between patients’ engagement technology priorities and those of provider organizations and vendors. Since then, KLAS has sought to gain a deeper understanding of what is needed from vendors and providers to drive greater alignment with patients. This report seeks to highlight the patient voice and is one of many KLAS initiatives aimed at more deeply understanding and measuring the patient perspective on HIT.

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Virtual Scribing Services 2022: An Initial Look at Outcomes Driven by Remote Scribes

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Since the onset of COVID-19, the adoption of virtual scribing services has accelerated among provider organizations, driven largely by the need to ease documentation burdens, alleviate physician burnout, and limit the number of staff members present during a patient examination. To help organizations understand how virtual scribes can address these challenges, this report—KLAS’ first to focus on virtual scribing services—examines the client experience of two frequently used firms and shares client recommendations.

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HealthTalk A.I.: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare AI data science solutions are transforming healthcare with the goal of providing better care quality to patients and improving administrative and operational efficiency for clinicians and staff. This report examines HealthTalk A.I.’s AI-assisted patient engagement tool, which aims to improve patients’ access to care and improve communication between healthcare organizations and patients by identifying care gaps, coordinating care, and automating scheduling.

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Investor Newsletter May 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 14: Holistic View of Patient Data Enables Better Identification of and Care Management for High-Cost Patients Under Capitation

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The stakeholders in this case study collaborated to bring together clinical and claims data in one holistic view of the patient. This data is used to identify high-cost or high-risk members covered by capitated contracts so that these individuals can be referred to Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s comprehensive care clinic. The care management provided by the clinic is designed to optimize health outcomes and reduce costs.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 13: Collaboration Creates More Automated Prior Authorization for Orthopedic Practices

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To combat a prior authorization process that was burdensome to patients, providers, and payers, the stakeholders in this case study worked together to provide a more automated process and incorporate suggested care plans into the provider workflow. The stakeholders kept the patient as the center of their focus, and the collaboration has not only led to faster access to care for patients but also reduced the administrative burden for the payer and provider organizations.

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rater8: First Look 2022

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In competitive healthcare markets, provider organizations continue to seek ways to differentiate themselves. With growing capabilities to help patients find clinicians and access care, provider organizations are turning to tools that help manage their online reputations. This report will look at rater8 and its unique capabilities to help providers stand out online and organize customer feedback. KLAS will validate customer outcomes and share organizations’ insights on their current experiences and how expectations are being met.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 12: ePA and RTPB Technology Used to Reduce Unnecessary Prior Authorizations, Increase Price Transparency

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Lack of patient-level insurance coverage data at the point of care can add to the administrative burden for provider organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and payers and lead to high prescription costs for patients. The technology in this case study helps reduce these issues by confirming whether prior authorization is needed and embedding patient-specific formulary information into the prescriber’s workflow. The results have been a win for all stakeholders involved.

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Go-Live Support 2022: Matching the Right Firm to Your Implementation Needs

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Firms that provide go-live support for HIT implementations continue to consistently deliver high client satisfaction. Across the board, these firms are highly skilled and knowledgeable, making it rare for healthcare organizations to report a poor experience. Instead of asking which firm provides high-quality go-live support, organizations must decide which firm is the best fit for their organization.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 11: Bidirectional Data Exchange Leads to Increased Ability to Close Care Gaps

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As the industry shifts to value-based reimbursement, everything revolves around quality of care. And providing a high quality of care requires increased collaboration and data exchange between payer and provider organizations. In this case study, SC House Calls’ EMR vendor used FHIR APIs to create and automate a closed-loop exchange of clinical data between the organization and Humana. Outcomes of this collaboration include reduced administrative burden, improved clinical outcomes, and improved provider satisfaction.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 10: Prior Authorization for Imaging Automated Via CDS Technology

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UVA Health realized that the government-mandated clinical decision support they used when placing imaging orders for Medicare patients could potentially be leveraged to expedite the prior authorization process while also improving providers’ imaging order patterns. As a result, the organization partnered with Change Healthcare and one of their commercial payers to leverage the clinical decision support mechanism for non-Medicare patients and expedite the prior authorization process, leading to significant benefits for patients, ordering providers, and the payer organization.

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Interoperability Summit 2022

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Interoperability has been a focus in healthcare for years, yet progress toward any goal is difficult without consistent, impartial measurement. On February 7–8, 2022, KLAS held our second Interoperability Summit as part of ongoing efforts to comprehensively measure and validate EMR and other application vendors’ interoperability performance. While a <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/interoperability-summit-2020-white-paper-a-first-step-in-creating-a-more-comprehensive-interoperability-measurement/1826"><u style="font-color:#4c8bc9">previous summit</u></a> had focused on creating a framework for interoperability vendor measurement (see below), the chief goal of the 2022 summit—attended by 93 leaders from across the healthcare industry—was threefold:

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 9: Bundled Payments for Maternity Care Improve Quality, Drive Down Cost

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With the costs for maternity care rising, Metro Nashville Public Schools partnered directly with Vanderbilt Health to create a bundled payment program for their maternity population. Technology from Cedar Gate Technologies enables the smooth, efficient administration of the program, resulting in high satisfaction for all stakeholders, including the patients themselves.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 8: Improved Data Integration Generates Quality and Financial Benefits for Payvider Organization

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In order to provide better care and build trust between their payer and provider divisions, Community Health Plan of Washington (a provider-owned health plan) worked with Arcadia.io to build a 360-degree patient view based on both claims and clinical data. They then used the data to create a pay-for-performance program that rewards providers for value-based behaviors. The program has led to both quality and financial improvements.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 7: Quadruple Aim Is the Goal for Provider and Payer Organizations’ Separate Use of AI-Enabled Prior Authorization Solution

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The technology in this case study is used by Essentia Health and GuideWell to automate the prior authorization process and thus reduce manual processes and delays in care. This case study is unique in that the highlighted healthcare and payer organizations pursued their prior authorization automation independently of each other. Their perspectives demonstrate how the technology is able to reduce friction for both the provider and payer markets without direct collaboration or contracting.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 6: Innovative Care Management Program Used to Cut Costs and Transform Lives of Super-Utilizers

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To better serve individuals experiencing homelessness—who are often super-utilizers of The Queen’s Health Systems’ inpatient and emergency department (ED) services—the stakeholders in this case study worked together to enable the healthcare organization to first identify these individuals and then provide community health workers to help connect them with available community resources. The resulting program has been extremely successful for all parties involved—first and foremost for the patients and the clinicians who serve them.

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Optimize Health Remote Patient Monitoring: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations seek to accelerate a continuous patient care experience while reducing administrative and financial costs, improving patient outcomes, and reducing hospitalizations. Remote patient monitoring vendors, like Optimize Health, aim to use advanced technology and expert support that engage patients in their care outside of regular office visits to improve clinical workflows and clinical outcomes with minimal up-front risk. This report examines the Optimize Health customer experience.

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SyncTimes: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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In clinical settings, resource optimization and communication efficiency are paramount in delivering quality care. SyncTimes is a clinical workflow and communication tool that streamlines operations, inter-team communication, and resource management. Features include a real-time location system, communication tools, and analytics based on documentation of patient activities and personnel management by room. This report seeks to validate provider organizations’ adoption of SyncTimes and their overall satisfaction.

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Points of Light 2022: Recognizing Successful Payer/Provider Collaborations

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<p>Despite their common goal of enabling efficient, effective healthcare, payer and provider organizations often find themselves at odds, struggling to navigate the intersections where disparate processes and systems converge. The goal of KLAS’ new <a href="https://klasresearch.com/k2collaborative"><u style="font-color: #4c8bc9">Payer/Provider Initiative </u></a> is to help reduce this friction by facilitating trust, collaboration, and alignment between payers, providers, and HIT vendors.</p> <p>As part of the initiative, the annual Points of Light awards celebrate success stories—or “points of light”—from payers, providers, and vendors who have partnered together to reduce costs and inefficiencies and improve the patient experience. 14 such collaborations were awarded a 2022 Points of Light award, and their strategies and outcomes are shared in this report to illustrate the art of the possible. The report’s Executive Overview provides a high-level summary of the types of challenges tackled and the outcomes achieved, while the full report provides an in-depth case study of each collaboration. See page 6 for the full list of winners.</p>

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 5: Automation of Prior Authorization Process Reduces Manual Workload for Critical Resources

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Seeking to reduce the manual effort required to obtain prior authorization, the collaborators in this case study worked together to create a SMART on FHIR link between Conway Medical Center’s EMR and the software used by Palmetto GBA. The link simplifies the process for both the payer and healthcare organizations and frees up resources to work on critical pandemic-related tasks. The stakeholders are now working to expand the automation to additional procedures and healthcare organizations.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 4: Avoidable Denials Reduced via Early Detection of Claims Errors

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Administrative costs in healthcare are now in the trillions. Hoping to reduce these costs, the three stakeholders in this case study worked together to incorporate UnitedHealthcare’s payment rules into the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ billing solution. This allows the health system to catch errors before claims are submitted, reducing rework and saving administrative costs. The collaborators emphasize the importance of continued collaboration to make sure the suggested edits continue to be refined and expanded.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 3: Streamlined Chart Retrieval Reduces Waste and Provider Abrasion

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In response to a growing volume of clinical-data requests, the collaborators in this case study worked together to streamline and automate the chart-retrieval process. Using a 100% digital chart-retrieval solution from Moxe, Payer Organization 3 is able to access complete, accurate clinical data from Novant Health and Healthcare Organization 3. By bringing all stakeholders to the table and creating relationships of trust, the collaborators have been able to improve satisfaction among members/patients, reduce frustration and manual work for the healthcare organizations, and improve ROI for the payer.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 2: Payer/Provider Collaboration Reduces Credentialing Turnaround and Improves Denials Process

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Spectrum Health partnered with Priority Health to tackle two areas of inefficiency that were causing employee frustration and reducing productivity: the credentialing turnaround time and the denials process. A workgroup that included representatives from both stakeholder organizations was formed to identify areas of friction in these processes and to implement solutions. The results include improved member/patient satisfaction, increased staff productivity, and reduced denials. The collaborators note that success came as they were willing to fully commit to the project and work amicably on a shared objective.

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Points of Light 2022 Case Study 1: Consolidated Patient Billing Leading to Higher Satisfaction, Increased Collections, and Reduced Waste

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Seeking to provide a simplified billing experience for patients and reduce administrative costs, Payer Organization 1 and Healthcare Organization 1 teamed up with Cedar to create a unified patient bill that combines the health system’s billing with the payer’s explanation of benefits. The payer and healthcare organizations also integrated their customer service. By working collaboratively and leveraging Cedar’s patient financial experience technology, the organizations were able to achieve improved member/patient satisfaction, higher collection rates, and reduced costs. The participants emphasized the importance of building trust and letting go of past narratives that didn’t serve the common goal.

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The Chartis Group Digital Transformation 2022: Providing Best in KLAS Digital Transformation

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Provider and payer organizations are increasingly concerned about their strategies for digital capabilities that affect operations and patient care. Through engaging with consulting firms to define needs and develop digital road maps, organizations are utilizing firms’ assistance to plan, manage, and improve these digital capabilities and, ultimately, consumer experiences. This report evaluates the experiences of healthcare organizations that have engaged The Chartis Group for digital transformation work, which is a relatively new area that the firm is being measured for.

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Healthlink Advisors IT Planning & Assessment: First Look 2022

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Rapid advances in healthcare technology, increased demand from COVID-19, and staffing shortages have stretched the ability of organizations’ internal HIT teams to find, evaluate, select, and manage new technological systems and services across the evolving healthcare landscape. As an advisory services firm, Healthlink Advisors seeks to address that issue. This report evaluates the experience of healthcare organizations that have used Healthlink Advisors’ IT planning and assessment offerings.

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Healthcare Safety, Risk & Compliance Management 2022: Adoption, Capabilities & Performance

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Healthcare organizations are increasingly interested in taking a broad, enterprise approach to safety, risk, and compliance management. Additionally, multiple vendor mergers and acquisitions in the last few years have many organizations considering their future. This report (KLAS’ first on safety, risk, and compliance management specifically) examines the state of the market, including an early look at the energy around an enterprise strategy. How broadly are organizations adopting their solutions today? What vendors are furthest along on the path toward a unified platform? Which are delivering consistently today, both at a solution level and in terms of support and vendor/client partnership?

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US Hospital Market Share 2022: Strong Purchasing Energy across Large, Small, and Standalone Hospitals

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EMR purchasing continued to be high in 2021, despite hospitals and health systems grappling with inflation, lingering complications from COVID-19, overburdened clinicians, and a historic nurse shortage. This report examines trends in EMR purchases that occurred in the US from January–December 2021. <br><br> <sub><strong>A Note about Acquisitions</strong><br>In 2021, Oracle entered the acute care EMR space through their acquisition of Cerner, becoming the second biggest EMR provider in the US. Additionally, at the beginning of 2022, Harris acquired Allscripts’ EMR technology, effectively increasing their number of inpatient beds by a factor of 17.</sub>

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Notable: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Having financially viable healthcare organizations is imperative and requires a reduction in administrative costs. One opportunity to improve financial viability is to digitize and automate workflows across the care continuum, including all operational and clinical workflows. This report offers a first look at Notable—a solution provider focused on delivering intelligent automation for healthcare.

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Price Transparency 2022: Hospital Perceptions of CMS Regulation

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As of January 1, 2021, all US hospitals must comply with CMS’ price transparency regulation, which stipulates that hospitals must provide clear, accessible pricing estimates online for at least 300 different shoppable services. Many healthcare organizations have expressed that a variety of challenges make this mandate difficult to meet. In this perception report, KLAS interviewed 66 revenue cycle leaders to understand how hospitals are responding to the regulation and their future plans around price transparency. Going forward, KLAS intends to continue to measure and provide insights into the consumerization of healthcare.

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Investor Newsletter April 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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CorroHealth Autonomous Coding: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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More and more healthcare organizations are evaluating the viability of autonomous coding to increase efficiency and reduce overhead expenses. CorroHealth’s autonomous coding product offers provider organizations a solution that streamlines coding workflows to reduce labor-intensive tasks and improve productivity. This report looks to validate the outcomes that CorroHealth’s customers have experienced and examine customers’ satisfaction with the product.

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Damo Consulting Digital Transformation Consulting: First Look 2022

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Healthcare provider and payer organizations are increasingly concerned with the consumer experience and are working to improve digital engagement. As part of this effort, some organizations enlist consulting firms to help plan, manage, and improve consumer experiences through digital means. Through digital transformation services, consultants help define needs and develop digital road maps. This report evaluates the experience of organizations that have engaged with Damo Consulting on a digital transformation project.

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Phox Health: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Healthcare organizations can face challenges while maintaining pharmacy financial margins, reducing medication abandonment, and delivering medications safely and securely to patients. Providing optimal care quality to virtual care patients requires timely access to prescription-delivery products and other healthcare products. This report offers a first look at Phox Health, a healthcare solution provider who partners with medical couriers to deliver medications across health system departments and to patients.

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Revenue Integrity/Underpayment Services 2022: Finding the Firm That’s Right for Your Organization

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Overall, healthcare organizations are highly satisfied with the firms they engage to tackle difficult revenue-collection issues, such as underpayments, denials, and complex government reimbursement requirements. However, different firms focus on different revenue integrity areas, making side-by-side comparisons difficult. To help organizations identify which firms best fit their needs, this report (1) looks at how well firms educate clients on ways to proactively avoid missed revenue, (2) highlights firms’ client-validated areas of expertise, and (3) examines each firm’s specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. <br> <br> <p style="color: #858d96;">Note: The data in this report comes from two different surveys. Not all respondents answered both surveys, so sample sizes vary throughout the report. See About This Report for more information. </p>

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Middle East & Africa PACS 2022: Which Vendors Meet Customer Expectations?

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The PACS market in the Middle East and Africa is evolving, with some vendors gaining prominence and others losing traction. Healthcare organizations are looking to enhance their imaging strategies with new, advanced technology (e.g., AI and the cloud) and want vendors who innovate and deliver this technology. Using customer feedback from 60 organizations across 14 countries, this report is KLAS’ first to focus on the PACS market in the Middle East and Africa, exploring vendor market share and performance and examining which vendors are keeping pace with customer expectations.

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European EMR 2022: Which Vendors Meet Customer Needs in a Rapidly Shifting Landscape?

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In the past few years, there has been significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity among EMR vendors who market in Europe as well as significant purchasing activity by healthcare organizations, creating one of the world’s most dynamic EMR markets. From 2016–2020, KLAS validated over 300 EMR decisions impacting over 1,200 inpatient facilities (comprehensive data for 2021 purchases not yet available). Using this data and customer feedback from 100 organizations, this report examines the customer satisfaction, market share, and recent market energy of European EMR vendors and evaluates which are best meeting customer needs in this competitive market.

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Interoperability Facilitator Ecosystem 2022: Vendor-Reported Capabilities

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<p>Almost all HIT solutions today need to be able to share data in some capacity. To a large extent, efforts by provider and vendor organizations to enable interoperability have focused on EMR-to-EMR data sharing or sharing between other solutions whose primary function is not interoperability (e.g., BI systems, population health management platforms). Such sharing has also been the focus of KLAS’ historical interoperability research. However, there are a large number of standalone solutions—both old and new—whose primary function is to facilitate interoperability for specific use cases. These interoperability facilitators are garnering increased market interest as organizations face an expanding array of data-sharing needs. </p> <p>To help provider organizations better understand their options for tackling interoperability, this report uses <strong>vendor-provided information</strong> (not yet validated by KLAS) to examine the various solutions’ primary use cases, customer types, and deployed functionality. Future research will utilize customer feedback to validate vendor capabilities and measure customer satisfaction. For complete details on vendors’ self-reported capabilities, see the full report.</p>

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1upHealth FHIR Platform: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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In 2021, new CMS rules came into effect that require CMS-regulated health plans to have a patient access API and a provider directory API. Aimed at increasing the interoperability of personal health data, these rules have prompted payers to look at new ways of sharing external information. This report evaluates 1upHealth‘s FHIR Platform, an interoperability solution designed to help payer customers meet governmental regulations and improve consent and authorization management.

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Investor Newsletter March 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Smart Pumps 2022: Where Are Organizations Investing for the Future? (A Decision Insights Report)

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The smart pumps market sees a high number of purchase decisions as old pumps wear out and new functionality becomes available, including bidirectional EMR interoperability, updated pump functionality, and better verification and documentation. To determine where healthcare organizations are investing for the future, this report examines 40 recent or upcoming smart pump purchase decisions validated by KLAS between January 2020 and December 2021. For additional context, satisfaction data from current customers is also included.

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Clarify Health Atlas Platform: Emerging Technology Spotlight 2022

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Today, many healthcare organizations have a limited ability to aggregate, analyze, and generate actionable insights from big data. Properly harnessed, big data can enable provider and payer organizations to better analyze population health to unlock the potential of value-based care (VBC) and improve medical and financial decisions. Clarify Health strives for this through Atlas, their analytics platform that delivers insights via use case specific software applications. This report seeks to validate customers’ experience with Clarify Health’s analytics software.

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Healthcare AI 2022: Proven Outcomes with Data Science Solutions

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The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare has been both championed and challenged. In 2019, <a href="/report/healthcare-ai-2019-actualizing-the-potential-of-artificial-intelligence/1291"><u style="color:#4c8bc9">KLAS published our first research</u></a> on healthcare AI data science solutions, exploring healthcare organizations’ clinical, financial, and operational use cases and the early outcomes they were achieving. An update to that research, this report examines how outcomes and customer satisfaction have evolved in the years since. Though progress has been somewhat hamstrung by the financial and operational constraints of COVID-19, many of the organizations interviewed for this research have found results by focusing on the right problems.

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Medication Inventory Management 2022: Insights from Advanced Users Reveal What Is Possible Today

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Medication inventory represents tremendous hospital spend. Managing it well is crucial for patient safety and cost management, yet many healthcare organizations report they struggle to get the right tools and workflows in place, leading to high-touch, manual processes. To understand what is possible with medication inventory management today, KLAS spoke to organizations that have broadly adopted capabilities from BD, Epic, Omnicell, and Swisslog Healthcare. Based on the feedback from these advanced users, this report examines the breadth of capabilities in use today, how well the solutions integrate with various hardware components, and how well the vendors support their customers to drive key outcomes. Performance data from vendors’ general customer bases is also included for additional context.

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Investor Newsletter February 2022

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Monthly overview of recent KLAS insights, upcoming reports, and industry happenings.

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Healthcare IoT Security 2022: Moving beyond Device Visibility

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As the number of devices connected to networks within healthcare organizations continues to grow, so does the potential for network security to be compromised. These security risks—which can come from medical devices or the myriad other devices connected to healthcare networks—can impact not only information security but patient safety as well. Many healthcare internet of things (IoT) security solutions give organizations visibility into connected devices, but the most effective solutions also help actively reduce the risk associated with those devices. To inform healthcare organizations of their IoT security options, this report highlights the performance and purchase decision energy of software vendors in this space. The performance of IoT security services firms is also shared.

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Cerner Flash Insights 2022: Customers' Initial Perspectives on Big Company Changes

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Cerner clients and the healthcare industry at large believe Cerner is at a crossroads. In the past few months, Cerner has brought on a new CEO, pivoted in a new direction with their revenue cycle offering (RevElate), and announced their acquisition by Oracle. In addition to these recent changes, over the past two years, an increasing number of long-time Cerner executives have left. Amidst these changes, several clients have been forming contingency plans and say they cannot wait one or two years for more solid information. Many have reached out to KLAS seeking to better understand their peers’ impressions of these significant changes. This report—the first of several Cerner-specific reports KLAS intends to publish this year—is a summary of Cerner’s current performance data, collected over the past five years. It is supplemented with initial customer perceptions from 26 unique organizations, all collected after Cerner announced the move to RevElate in October 2021. In future research, KLAS intends to collect perceptions from additional customers and validate the impacts customer organizations have seen from the recent changes.

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DHIS 2021 White Paper: Using Technology to Resolve Patient Pain Points

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In September 2021, KLAS hosted its fifth annual Digital Health Investment Symposium (DHIS). In attendance were healthcare thought leaders from private equity and venture-capital firms, digital health companies, and healthcare provider organizations. Small group discussions focused on patient pain points within the care journey, the barriers to solving these pain points, and how technology can be utilized to further activate patients in their own care. The intent of this paper is to share insights from those discussions and to highlight ways stakeholders throughout the industry can support meaningful change to improve the patient experience.

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