KLAS reveals who made the grade in 2006
KLAS Enterprises has released its highly regarded 2006 “Best in KLAS” award winners, showing the latest shifts and trends in industry leadership in a large variety of systems and modalities. The awards are the result of thousands of interviews with providers who rate their technology vendors on 40 indicators. The percentage of negative and positive provider commentary is factored into the overall rating score, the organization said.

This year the organization included ratings for computed radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance and ultrasound. The overall winner this time around is DR Systems Dominator with the highest score in general, weighing in at 91.3 out of 100. Other category leaders included the following:

General Market Solutions Leaders
Acute Care CDR, Orders and Charting: Epic EpicCare Inpatient
Acute Care Registration/Scheduling/Patient Accounting: QuadraMed Affinity
Cardiology PACS: Philipa Calypto (Witt)
Cardiology Reporting and Documentation: McKesson Horizon Cardiology Reporting
Decision Support – Business: EPSi Decision Support
Document Management and Imaging: MedPlus ChartMaxx
Emergency Department Systems: Wellsoft ICMS
Enterprise Scheduling: USA RMS
Financial/ERP: McKesson PW Financial/Material Mgmt.
Laboratory: Misys Lab
PACS: DR Systems Dominator
Pharmacy: GE Centricity Pharmacy
Radiology: Siemens Novius Radiology
Surgery Management: USA ORMS
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Community Hospital Solutions Leaders
Community HIS: McKesson Paragon
Community Clinical Ancillary Solutions: McKesson Horizon Medical Imaging

Physician Practice Solutions Leaders
Ambulatory Billing and Scheduling (over 100 physicians): Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence
Ambulatory Billing and Scheduling (26-100 physicians): GE Centricity Group Management (Groupcast)
Ambulatory Billing and Scheduling (6-15 physicians): athenahealth
Ambulatory Billing and Scheduling (1-5 physicians): eClinicalWorks PM
Ambulatory EMR (over 25 physicians): Epic EpicCare Ambulatory
Ambulatory EMR (6- 25 physicians): Greenway Medical PrimeSuite Chart
Ambulatory EMR (1-5 physicians): eClinicalWorks EMR

Other Physician Practice Solution Category Leaders include:
Document Management and Imaging: Sage Imaging
PACS: Dynamic Imaging IntegradWeb
Radiology: AMICAS Vision Series RIS

Professional Services Leaders
Clinical Implementation Principal: IBM Healthlink
Clinical Implementation Supportive: Coastal Healthcare Consulting
Financial Implementation Principal: Fujitsu Consulting (Rapidigan)
IT Outsourcing (Extensive): Eclipsys
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Planning and Assessment: Hayes Management
Revenue Cycle Consulting – Transformation: Stockhamp & Associates
Technical Consulting: Accenx Technologies

Medical Equipment Leaders
Computed Radiology (CR): Kodak DirectView CT 975
Computed Tomography (CT): Toshiba Aquilion 64-slice CT
Magnetic Resonance (MR): Toshiba Vantage 1.5T

Other Medical Equipment Category Leaders include:
Ultrasound: Siemens ACUSON Sequoia

For additional category leader information or to obtain the full report, visit: www.healthcomputing.com