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Jan 31, 2017
Contact: Joshua Schneck
KLAS
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Epic, Optimum Healthcare IT and Premier Receive 2017 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

Payer Segments Included for First Time


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 31, 2017 – Epic, Optimum Healthcare IT and Premier received overall Best in KLAS awards in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report, published today, which names the top-performing healthcare IT and services companies based on customer feedback. Epic earned the top Overall Software Suite ranking for the seventh consecutive year, was named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor and received Best in KLAS awards in eight segments.

Optimum Healthcare IT earned the designation of top Overall IT Services Firm and won one Best in KLAS award. Premier won Overall Best in KLAS for Healthcare Management Consulting Firm, a new category this year. Premier also won four Best in KLAS awards. Cerner, CareTech Solutions, MedSys Group, and Merge, an IBM Company, each won two Best in KLAS awards.

Most Improved. Verity 340B from Verity Solutions is the most improved software product, gaining 17 percentage points (on a 100-point scale) since last year. Peak Outsourced Coding – from Peak Health Solutions, is the most improved services product, gaining 21 percentage points. NextGen Healthcare EPM (Over 75 Physicians) was the most improved physician practice product, increasing 12 percentage points over last year.

New Payer Solutions awards. In the new Payer Solutions segments, Casenet

TruCare was Best in KLAS for Care Management Solutions and Verscend Quality Reporting was Best in KLAS for Payer Quality Analytics and Reporting. This is the first year KLAS is offering awards for payer solutions.

“The Best in KLAS report celebrates and recognizes vendors who have made significant strides to improve healthcare while addressing changes like payment reform and the shift to population health,” said Adam Gale, President of KLAS. “The KLAS team applauds your efforts and acknowledges your commitment to innovation and achievement. As the years go by, we are continually humbled by the number of providers who share their experiences with us; they make all our reports, especially our Best in KLAS report, possible.”

The title of Best in KLAS is hard-earned recognition by providers and payers of outstanding efforts by vendors to help healthcare professionals deliver better patient care. It is reserved for vendor solutions that lead the software and services market segments with the broadest operational and clinical impact on healthcare organizations and their patients. 

A full list of Best in KLAS winners and Category Leaders is available to healthcare professionals (registration required) at https://klasresearch.com/about-best-in-klas/

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