Orchard Software has been a leader in KLAS rankings since 2004 and remains the top LIS in the laboratory community hospital and ambulatory markets. In the 2020 Best in KLAS report, with an overall score of 90.4, Orchard was again ranked the #1 LIS vendor in the Laboratory Community Hospital/ Ambulatory category.
KLAS Category Leader 2020 seal for Laboratory small ambulatory

Longtime Leader in LIS Industry
Orchard has consistently led the LIS industry with high survey results in the sales and contracting, implementation and training, functionality and upgrades, service and support, and general categories.

Billie Whitehurst, Orchard’s CEO, says, “We are proud to have held the KLAS #1 LIS vendor title for so many years, and we want to thank our clients for their continued trust, which allows us to stay at the top of the KLAS.”

High Scores in Loyalty & Operations
For the 2020 KLAS award, Orchard scored an “A” in the areas of loyalty (e.g., Would you purchase this product again?) and operations (e.g., quality of training, ease of use). In addition, Orchard scored an “A-” in culture (e.g., proactive service) and products (e.g., quality, functionality, new technology). Orchard also scored well in the areas of relationship and value, earning a “B.”

KLAS Awards Are an Honor
“Providers and payers demand better performance, usability, and interoperability from their vendor partners every year,” says Adam Gale, President of KLAS. “Best in KLAS winners set the standard of excellence in their market segment. Earning a Best in KLAS award should both excite and humble the recipients. It serves as a signal to providers that they should expect only the best from the winning vendors.”

Orchard’s Award History
Below is a summary of Orchard’s Best in KLAS awards:

*Though Orchard scored the highest in the community hospital and ambulatory laboratory category in 2019, due to changes in the healthcare industry, there were not enough LIS solutions in this category for a comparative analysis and category leader designation. On the Overall Score chart, Orchard® Harvest™ is ranked above both the software and market average.

More about KLAS
KLAS, founded in 1996, is a research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare information technology (HIT) vendors. Overall, KLAS actively tracks approximately 900 products from numerous vendors and has been compiling data on healthcare IT products and service since 1996. You can learn more about KLAS by visiting its website.

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