Intro from Orchestrate Healthcare – Do you share the same frustration as the 94% of healthcare providers that shared in the recent KLAS Research publication, “Interoperability 2016: From a Clinician View – Frustrating Reality or Hopeful Future”, that information accessed from exchange partners on a different EMR is delivered in an less than effective way that negatively impacts patient care?
This significant report, summarized by KLAS in their recent news release, DO CLINICIANS HAVE THE INTEROPERABILITY THEY NEED?, highlights the critical need for a high level of interoperability across different EMRs as being imperative to improving patient care. Whereas Bob Cash, VP of provider relations at KLAS states, “No vendor community stood out as exceptional in consistently and effectively sharing with partners using a different EMR,” there is a powerful, proven solution to gain interoperability – use a vendor agnostic healthcare interoperability specialist, such as Orchestrate Healthcare.
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We invite you to read the KLAS news release in full or see the summary below, and give us a call today at (877) 303-3377 to learn how we can help your organization join the 6% of healthcare providers who report that information accessed from exchange partners on a different EMR is delivered in an effective way that facilitates improvement to patient care.
the following is excerpted from Do Clinicians Have the Interoperability They Need, KLAS Research, COPYRIGHT © 2016 KLAS ENTERPRISES LLC – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
DO CLINICIANS HAVE THE INTEROPERABILITY THEY NEED?
Only 6% of healthcare providers report that information accessed from exchange partners on a different EMR is delivered in an effective way that facilitates improvement to patient care. Using the interoperability measurement tool defined and agreed upon by both healthcare providers and HIT vendors in October 2015, KLAS published their 2016 interoperability findings today. The low rate of impactful exchange starts with availability; respondents reported reasonable access only 28% of the time. When the aspect of easy-to-locate available records is included, the affirmative response rate drops to only 13%, and when you add on the requirement of receiving and locating that data in the clinician’s workflow, 8% of providers remain. Considering the challenges associated with access, location of records and ease of use within the workflow, the 6% rate of providers meeting all the previous criteria and positively impacting patient care is easier to understand.
“There is widespread agreement that a high level of interoperability across different EMRs is imperative to improving patient care. This report illustrates the considerable amount of work that still needs to be done in order to achieve impactful record exchange. We learned that challenges related to effective sharing, especially with a different EMR vendor than your own, are experienced across all facility types and across all vendors,” said Bob Cash, VP of provider relations at KLAS. “No vendor community stood out as exceptional in consistently and effectively sharing with partners using a different EMR. The good news? Vendors and providers seem committed to working through challenges identified in the study, and this year’s findings will serve as a baseline for tracking progress in coming years.”