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HIT Selection Criteria

An interesting study from KLAS regarding criteria that small US hospitals apply when selection an HIT system.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/small-hospitals-shop-big-hospital-it

Some noteworthy points from this study:

  • “in light of new meaningful use requirements, many community hospital executives are now considering more complex – and often more costly – IT solutions, which many providers perceive as supporting greater clinician adoption.”
  • “Meaningful use requirements are forcing buyers to focus on this issue rather than cost and infrastructure, which were the much more significant criteria in the past”
  • “Meditech still dominates provider mindshare for health information systems, with McKesson also gaining significant traction recently. Meditech continues to leverage its reputation as a low-cost, integrated solution, with 70 percent of providers including the vendor in their selection process”
  • “Cerner, Eclipsys, Epic and Siemens Soarian are at the table more frequently due to a perceived higher potential for clinician adoption.”
  • “The consideration of these traditional large hospital solutions in community hospitals has also been spurred by the shrinking opportunity for new sales among large organizations.”

Mike