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Report: Small EHR vendors successfully used for meaningful use

In part, successfully achieving meaningful use to receive federal incentive payments requires choosing the right EHR vendor. Which software providers have been most successful at helping organizations meet meaningful use requirements? 

That’s the question asked in a recent report published by research firm KLAS (available for purchase here). The research was based on interviews with 104 hospitals that have successfully attested meaningful use.

One of the report’s surprising conclusions: In addition to the more well-known, larger vendors, hospitals also had a lot of success when choosing smaller vendors. For example, hospitals using EHRs from Cerner, CPSI, Epic and MEDITECH achieved meaningful use faster than those using Allscripts, Healthland, HM, McKesson and Siemens.

Though vendors of all sizes had large numbers of customers meeting meaningful use requirements, smaller vendors tended to have greater percentages of their clients successfully attest.

Despite those successes, hospital also faced some significant challenges with all vendors, with the most common issues involving problem lists and reporting.

Visit KLAS’s website for more information on the report, Meaningful Use Attestation 2012: Early Birds Take Flight.

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