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October 29, 2015
Contact: Joshua Schneck

Epic and GE Healthcare perform well in labor and delivery report

KLAS looks at which vendors have the best integration, functionality and connectivity to existing EMRs

In a newly published report, “Labor and Delivery 2015: A Deep Look at Integration and Functionality,” providers report that GE Healthcare offers the best connectivity solution of any other best-of-breed vendor. The report also confirms the existing opinion that true integration exists between Epic’s L&D documentation system and inpatient EMR, eliminating most double documentation and reducing the risk of error.

KLAS researchers found that Cerner is the only vendor whose platform offers the complete range of solutions needed in an L&D department, including EMR, documentation and surveillance. However, there are some connectivity challenges for providers who try to use Cerner with other best-of-breed systems.

“Providers planning to purchase a new L&D documentation system are looking for meaningful connectivity without having to sacrifice robust functionality,” said Lance Reynolds, KLAS research director. “We found that most providers are using a combination of enterprise vendors and best-of-breed vendors to meet their needs.”

vendor performance chart in labor and delivery report

Go here to access “Labor and Delivery 2015: A Deep Look at Integration and Functionality.”

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