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Vendor Selection 2017

Vendor Selection 2017
Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing a Consulting Firm

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Market changes—namely, Cerner’s acquisition of Siemens’ healthcare IT, the sunsetting of McKesson Horizon, the release of MEDITECH 6.0, and the continued record-breaking pace of healthcare mergers and acquisitions—have caused many providers to reevaluate their EMR options. At the same time, increasing numbers of health systems are looking to technology to enhance population health efforts, resulting in more IT decisions regarding population health, business intelligence, and telehealth. Providers have many excellent options to choose from when looking for a consulting firm to help with these high-stakes vendor selections, but considering the following four factors can help them find a firm that will be an advocate for clients’ best interests.

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Key Topics

  1. Which firms have the experience and breadth you need? Chartis Group, ECG, and Impact Advisors Stand Out for Helping Select Systems beyond EMRs
  2. Which firms deliver the best value? PwC Seen as Highest Value; Deloitte Viewed as Lagging
  3. Which firms show the most objectivity? 100% Name ECG Completely Objective; Impact Advisors Has the Most Room for Improvement
  4. Which firms excel at expertise and methodology? Encore Leads in Expertise; ECG Has Strong Methodology
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