Have you outsourced your meaningful use implementation?

September 5, 2012

Primary care physicians, for a number of reasons, are reaching out to consultants to help them implement meaningful use stage 1 requirements, according to a new study from KLAS.

Primary care physicians, for a number of reasons, are reaching out to consultants to help them implement meaningful use stage 1 requirements, according to a new study from KLAS.

The study, titled “Rapid growth of meaningful use consulting: Why providers are reaching out,” identifies more than 50 firms that have conducted a meaningful use project, and it ranks 23 of them based on provider input about each firm’s performance and how well they met the practitioner’s expectations.

Most of the firms are performing well, and more than half of the ranked firms were given scores of at least 89% out of 100%, according to KLAS, a research firm that specializes in gathering data on healthcare equipment and infrastructure.

In addition to seeking help with meaningful use implementation, KLAS says providers also are planning to depend on many of these consultants for future assistance with navigating policy changes and new regulations.

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