According to a new report from the research firm KLAS, less than half of providers believe their EHR vendor cooperates well with other vendors. “EMR Interoperability 2014: Where Are We on the Yellow Brick Road?” found that only 20% of respondents believed that multi-vendor industry initiatives such as CommonWell will be successful.
The report surveyed 220 provider organizations for their thoughts on the successes and challenges of the interoperability movement, as well as feedback on individual vendors. Companies discussed in the report include Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Healthcare, Greenway, McKesson, MEDITECH, NextGen, and Siemens.
In addition, 82% of respondents reported that they had been moderately successful implementing interoperability, while only 6% reported having advanced to a high degree.
“There has been a lot of public discussion about the lack of interoperability among EMR vendors,” said report author Colin Buckley. “The truth is that most providers feel at least moderately successful with interoperability today, but most say that success is due to their own efforts. They wonder how well prepared their vendor will be for the future.”
To download the report, visit KLAS.