Almost half of large hospitals interviewed indicated that they will be making a new EMR purchase by 2016, but only 22 percent of those buying decisions may still be up for grabs. This and other key findings were released in the latest KLAS report, entitled Acute Care EMR 2014: The Next Buying Wave.
Of the providers considering a change, 34 percent have already selected a vendor and another 44 percent are strongly leaning toward a specific vendor.
“Where the last round of EMR purchases was fueled by meaningful use requirements and enticing reimbursements, this next round is being fueled by concerns about outdated technology and health system consolidation,” said report author Colin Buckley. “This shift in focus will play a major factor in which EMRs are being considered.”
As part of this study, KLAS interviewed 277 providers from large hospitals (200+ beds) across the U.S. Providers gave feedback on which vendors they are considering, why they are considering them and what their timelines look like for making these purchases. The EMRs compared in the report include products from Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, MEDITECH and Siemens.
For more detailed information on each vendor’s performance and on the KLAS report Acute Care EMR 2014: The Next Buying Wave, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current suppliers.