KLAS publishes inaugural interoperability study
Healthcare providers strongly encourage better coordination among vendors, timely location of patient records and greatly improved parsing capabilities as three of the most needed improvements for interoperability of electronic medical records. These findings and others are found in a special study, “Interoperability 2015: Are We Lifting Together?” published today by KLAS.
This study highlights how provider organizations rate their EMR vendors in terms of how proactive and effective they are in sharing patient data outside their organization. Study participants tag athenahealth as the easiest to connect to, followed by Cerner and Epic. Epic’s Care Everywhere customers are interconnected, enjoying the immediate benefits of exchanging patient data nationally. Other vendors with similar interconnectivity capabilities and offerings have not yet seen the widespread adoption and appreciation that Epic has In addition to listing the vendors easiest to connect with, participants note those that are the most difficult.