A new report from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises finds 85% of surveyed providers believe their ambulatory electronic medical record software will help them meet meaningful use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Orem, Utah-based firm's report is based on interviews with more than 1,400 providers about 26 EMR vendors. Clients of Epic, NextGen and athenahealth have the highest confidence that their EMRs will support meaningful use. Respondents using EMRs from SRSsoft and Amazing Charts expressed the least confidence.
Still, some respondents aren't so sure that their vendors can fully support several important meaningful use requirements, such as reporting, patient access to records and data exchange with other providers.
Based on customer feedback, the report, "Ambulatory EMR: On Track for Meaningful Use?" assesses the strengths and weaknesses of various vendors. The report is available at klasresearch.com/reports. The price is $980 for providers and $12,850 for others.
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