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KLAS Webinar

Free Webinar on EDIS 2013: Revealing the Physician’s Voice
ACEP and KLAS are proud to collaborate on ways to share research findings with ACEP members to keep you informed about EDIS industry developments and to provide you with resources to help you make the best decisions possible for your facility. Hospitals are moving toward integrated enterprise platforms, and many are including the EDIS in that decision. But what impact does that replacement have on the ED physician? This report—KLAS’ first to review ED systems strictly through the eyes of the physician—compares the differences between enterprise and best-of-breed (BoB) offerings in facilitating ED efficiency, documentation quality, patient safety, and interoperability.

Emergency department physicians interviewed by KLAS cite better clinical decision support, overall usability, and accuracy of documentation as the primary reasons satisfaction with best of breed is higher than with enterprise emergency department information systems (EDIS). The results can be found in a recently published report, EDIS 2013: Revealing the Physicians’ Voice. “For years KLAS has heard physicians express passionate concerns over the impact that inefficient and inadequate emergency department systems can have on their ability to deliver patient care,” says report author Erik Bermudez.
The study compares the performance differences between EDIS offerings in facilitating ED efficiency, documentation quality, patient safety, and interoperability. Vendors included in the report are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, MEDHOST, MEDITECH, Picis, T-System, and Wellsoft, and others.

Although best-of-breed systems score higher overall, physicians report that enterprise systems have advantages in interoperability, the continuation of care, and communicating with other departments within the hospital.
To reserve a seat for the KLAS 2013 EDIS Webinar on Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. (CST), all that is required is that you are an ACEP member and can help us improve healthcare by providing us with a brief evaluation of a product or a service you currently use at your facility.

For more detailed information on each vendor’s performance and the KLAS report EDIS 2013: Revealing the Physicians’ Voice, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/eval. The report is available online to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
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