2021 “Best in KLAS” — S&P Consultants earns top honors for IT Implementation Leadership

2021 “Best in KLAS” — S&P Consultants  earns top honors for IT Implementation Leadership

A crowning achievement after years of peer recognition

BRAINTREE, MA—With the release of the Best in KLAS 2021 report, S&P Consultants has been selected as the #1 provider of implementation services for smaller project engagements.

To assemble the report, KLAS talks to verified client organizations to gather insight on their implementation experiences with a variety of vendors and how well those vendors achieve the desired objectives.

“We have been gratified over the past several years to be highly-ranked by our clients and peers within the KLAS reports—including recognition as ‘the market leader in Cerner implementation’,” said Andy Splitz, Cofounder and CEO of S&P Consultants, referring to a November 2020 KLAS report. “To now be singled-out for 2021—by our provider clients themselves—as #1 across the entire category of Implementation Leadership is, of course, an even greater honor.  It is really a credit to the efforts of our dedicated consultants who found creative ways to go ‘above and beyond’ this past year, on behalf of our clients.”

Adam Gale, President of KLAS, explained the importance of giving decision-makers across the healthcare industry access to “accurate, honest, and impartial reporting” in helping them optimize their vendor-selection processes, using objective peer-to-peer evaluations.

“Each year, thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe take the time to share their voice with KLAS,” said Gale.  “The Best in KLAS report sets the standard of excellence for software and services firms.  Vendors like S&P Consultants who win the title of ‘Best in KLAS’ should celebrate and remember that providers now accept only the best from their products and services.  The ‘Best in KLAS’ award serves as a signal to provider and payer organizations that they should expect excellence from the winning vendors.”

Splitz said his teams have taken special pride in this year’s win, as hospitals, labs and providers struggled to keep vital IT initiatives and support on-track in the face of overwhelming challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To be selected—especially after the turbulent and demanding year we’ve all had—is especially satisfying.  I couldn’t be prouder of our teams that managed to rise to 2020’s challenges, provide outstanding support to our client, and to now be recognized by the healthcare community—for their excellence and hard work.”

KLAS’s Gale echoed the importance of hearing directly from providers who participate in the KLAS process. “They know that sharing their perspective helps vendors to improve and helps their peers make better decisions.  These conversations are a constant reminder to me of how necessary accurate, honest, and impartial reporting is in the healthcare industry,” agreed Gale.

About S&P Consultants

S&P Consultants makes Cerner/HIT work in the real world of hospitals, labs, and physician networks. A cross-discipline team of IT veterans, clinicians and revenue cycle specialists—guided by a clear set of core values—fills a critical gap between vendors and in-house organizations. S&P Consultants enjoys a 25-year reputation for “doing the right thing” in healthcare IT, facilitating realistic interactions among all parties in HIS implementations. Their InTegrity℠ approach provides a solid “genetic roadmap” and adaptive framework to organizations looking to assure the success of complex projects.

About KLAS

KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit KLASresearch.com.

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