2012 Best in KLAS

2012 Best in KLAS Awards 2012 Best in KLAS Awards

Industry research firm KLAS has released its annual "Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services Report," a ranking of the best performing health I.T. vendors in nearly 100 market segments.

The results are based on nearly 20,000 provider interviews conducted by the firm this year. Following are winners in select software categories.

Acute Care EMR Acute Care EMR

Epic topped the list in the Acute Care EMR category with its EpicCare Inpatient EMR, and also earned the No. 1 Overall Software Vendor award, with 1st place in eight different software categories.

Ambulatory EMR (1-10 Physicians) Ambulatory EMR (1-10 Physicians)

The athenahealth athenaClinicals product topped the category; the company received the second most Best in KLAS wins. Amazing Charts was tops in this category in 2011.

Epic Also Earns Raves for Ambulatory EMRs Epic Also Earns Raves for Ambulatory EMRs

The vendor scored highest in two ambulatory EMR products, in the 11-75 Physicians category and again in the Over 75 Physicians category.

Last year, the athenahealth athenaClinicals took 1st in the 11-75 Physicians category.

Practice Management Systems Practice Management Systems

athenahealth scored again in the practice management system categories, with its athenaCollector product gaining top honors in the 1-10 Physicians and 11-75 Physicians categories. The Greenway Medical PrimeSuite system had earned top honors in both categories last year.

The Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence systems were tops in the Over 75 Physicians category.

Business Intelligence/Reporting Business Intelligence/Reporting

The Diver Solution from Dimensional Insight topped this category; the vendor also scored 1st in last year's Best in KLAS report.

Community HIS Community HIS

McKesson's Paragon system, as in 2011, was 1st among community hospital information systems.

Document Management and Imaging Document Management and Imaging

Perceptive Software ImageNow took top honors this year, ahead of last year's winner, ChartMaxx from MedPlus/Quest Diagnostics.

Financial ERP Financial ERP

The Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise product again took top honors in financial enterprise resource planning software.

Speech Recognition Speech Recognition

The Dolbey Fusion Expert/Speech EMR scored the highest in the speech recognition category, topping the 2011 winner, eScription from Nuance Communications.

Other Software Categories Other Software Categories

Homecare: Homecare Homebase

Laboratory: Siemens NOVIUS Lab

Oncology: Elekta MOSAIQ

PACS: DR Systems Unity v|Series PACS

No. 1 Overall Service Vendor No. 1 Overall Service Vendor

Impact Advisors was named the No. 1 Overall Services Vendor in the 2012 report. The company also garnered top honors in the Planning and Assessment, and Clinical Implementation Principal categories.

Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS) Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS)

Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. took top honors, same as in 2011.

Other Best in KLAS Services Other Best in KLAS Services

Claims and Clearinghouse Services: Navicure (ZirMed had taken top honors in 2011)

Extended Business Office: Cymetrix (PrincewaterhouseCoopers was tops in 2011)

I.T. Outsourcing (Extensive): Cerner Corp. (CareTech Solutions was No. 1 in 2011)

Transcription Services: Precyse (TransTech led this category in 2011)

Revenue Cycle Transformation: Huron Consulting (PrincewaterhouseCoopers was Best in KLAS in 2011)

To Get the Report To Get the Report

The full report, "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" is available at www.KLASresearch.com/BestinKLAS. Health care providers can purchase the report at a substantial discount.

Additional rankings and ratings in each category are included in the full report. Five new categories were added this year, including Clinical Decision Support and Point of Use Inventory Management.

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