MADISON, Wis. — Nordic has further solidified its position as the industry leader in Epic consulting as it was again ranked No. 1 in Epic Implementation Support and Staffing in the latest KLAS report, Epic Consulting 2014. The premier provider of impartial ratings of healthcare technology, KLAS is independently owned and operated and works to help healthcare providers make informed technology decisions by offering honest, accurate and impartial vendor performance information.
This is the second KLAS report focusing specifically on companies that provide consulting services for organizations using the Epic EHR. The first report, published in June 2012, also ranked Nordic No. 1 in Epic Implementation Support and Staffing. The 2012 report included 13 fully-rated firms, a number that has jumped to 21 in 2014.
“As the Epic consulting market matures, we feel that being recognized again as the industry leader is a testament to the hard work of our team and the high quality of our consultants,” Nordic President Drew Madden said. “I’m proud to say that as we have experienced tremendous growth, we have also remained laser focused on creating and maintaining deep partnerships with our clients and our consultants.”
The report states that “providers attribute their success (in partnering with Nordic) to quality consultants and consistent delivery during projects.”
Watch a 3-minute video of Nordic Chief Consulting Officer Vivek Swaminathan discussing the new KLAS report.
Nordic, which was recently named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” has partnered with more than 100 clients and has worked with nearly one-third of all Epic customers. The release of the updated No. 1 KLAS ranking for Nordic comes a month after being named the 46th fastest-growing private company in the nation with its inclusion on the Inc. 500 list.
“We’re really excited about this,” Nordic Chief Consulting Officer Vivek Swaminathan said. “I’m so proud of our team, of everyone here at Nordic. The beauty of these KLAS reports is that they really evaluate everything you do as an organization, and we ranked very well across the board. You’ll see multiple times in the report where it talks about our breadth of services in addition to our depth and quality. It’s a great accomplishment for Nordic.”
Nordic, based in Madison, Wis., provides Epic consulting services to healthcare organizations across the country. Today, Nordic works with over 105 clients in 40 states and has 475 employees, including 400 consultants. Nordic’s consultants have an average of 10 years healthcare IT experience and five Epic certifications. Nordic is the largest Epic-only consulting practice in the world, focusing exclusively on Epic software implementations, optimization, remote support, and affiliate extension projects.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.