The Best in KLAS Health IT Products for 2014
Vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises has released its annual "Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services Report," a ranking of the best performing health I.T. vendors during 2014 in more than 100 market segments.

There are several changes in hospital rankings compared with recent years. In Overall Awards, Epic won as overall physician practice vendor and overall software suite, and Impact Advisors won as overall IT services firm. Best in KLAS results are based on tens of thousands of provider interviews conducted by the firm during the past year. Following are winners in select software and services categories. (Photo: Fotolia)
Best in KLAS Hospital Part I
Acute Care EMR: Epic EpicCare Inpatient EMR. Community HIS: Meditech C/S (6.0). Document Management & Imaging: Hyland Software OnBase Enterprise Content Management. Emergency Department: Wellsoft EDIS. Enterprise Scheduling: Streamline Health Looking Glass Enterprise Scheduling and Resource Management (formerly Unibased Systems Architecture). Financial/ERP: McKesson ERP Solutions. Business Intelligence/Analytics: Dimensional Insight, The Diver Solution. Health Information Exchange: Epic Care Everywhere. Surgery Management: Epic OpTime.
Best in KLAS Hospital Part II
Cardiology: Merge Healthcare Cardio. Homecare: Thornberry NDoc. Laboratory: Epic Beaker. PACS: Sectra PACS. Radiology: DR Systems Unity RIS. Patient Portals: Epic MyChart. Front End Speech Recognition: Dolbey Fusion SpeechEMR. Patient Accounting & Patient Management: Epic Resolute Hospital Billing.
Best in KLAS Physician Practice
Ambulatory EMR (over 75 physicians): Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR. Ambulatory EMR (11-75 physicians): Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR. Ambulatory EMR (1-10 physicians): Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory. Claims and Clearinghouse: ZirMed. Practice Management (over 75 physicians): Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence Ambulatory. Practice Management (11-75 physicians): athenahealth athenaCollector. Practice Management (1-10 physicians): athenahealth athenahealthCollector.
Best in KLAS Core Services
Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS): Cerner. Principal Clinical Implementation: Impact Advisors. Supportive Clinical Implementation: Stoltenberg Consulting. Extended Business Office: PricewaterhouseCoopers. IT Outsourcing (Extensive): CareTech Solutions. IT Outsourcing (Partial): Stoltenberg Consulting. Planning & Assessment: Navin, Haffty & Associates. Revenue Cycle Transformation: PricewaterhouseCoopers. (Photo: Fotolia)
Niche Software “Category Leaders”
Computer-Assisted Coding: Optum Computer-Assisted Coding. EMPI: NextGate MatchMetrix EMPI. Interface Engine: Corepoint Health Integration Engine. Patient Flow: TeleTracking Capacity Management Suite. Patient Privacy Monitoring: Iatric Systems Security Audit Manager. Single-Sign-On: HealthCast eXactACCESS/QwickACCESS. Community Hospital/Ambulatory Lab: Orchard Harvest LIS. Population Health Management: Phytel Population Health Management Suite.
Niche Services “Category Leaders”
Eligibility Enrollment: Emdeon (Chamberlin Edmonds). Financial ERP Implementation: PricewaterhouseCoopers. Go-Live Support: Encore. ICD-10 Consulting: Accenture Health. Release of Information: MRO Corp. Revenue Cycle Outsourcing: Parallon Business Solutions. Staff Augmentation: Navin, Haffty & Associates. (Photo: Fotolia)
More Information
The Best in KLAS report, costing $500 for providers and $2,500 for others, along with the Global Best in KLAS costing $2,500 are available here. (Photo: Fotolia)