ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Billian Publishing Inc. announced today the launch of its latest affiliate HITR.com -- a healthcare IT benchmarking and social networking community for healthcare providers and vendors. HITR, which stands for Health Information Technology Research, offers meaningful research targeted towards stakeholders of healthcare IT. This complimentary, Web-based tool offers its members easy-to-understand customer satisfaction scores for nearly 40 IT systems and 300 vendors. Through its unique survey and social networking platform, HITR.com can identify timely research topics, conduct custom research through the HITR audience, and make the results of that research actionable to HITR's members.
Benefits to Healthcare Providers
Providers can use HITR.com's survey tool to evaluate potential vendors, benchmark employee satisfaction with IT systems within their own healthcare facilities, and compare themselves with their peers at other institutions across healthcare IT, financial and quality performance data. After taking surveys, provider members can access rewards in the form of financial and quality performance comparison data on peer facilities -- a benchmarking tool that can help to further establish best practices at hospitals.
Benefits to Healthcare Vendors
Healthcare IT vendors can use the anonymous feedback submitted to HITR.com to rank their products against competitors, and better tailor offerings to providers' needs. Vendors can also engage with providers via several of the site's social networking features -- including blogs, groups, discussions and job boards -- to gather additional input to aid in product development and management.
Members Understand the Value of HITR.com
"There is a lot of activity in healthcare IT right now, and having insight into others' experiences and impressions is invaluable," says Michael Roberts, Director of Network Services at Highlands Regional Medical Center, and member of HITR.com. "Before large IT purchases are made, there are countless conversations with vendors and referrals. A site like HITR can significantly simplify that process by offering one place to tap into unbiased feedback from colleagues on a broad spectrum of IT systems and vendors."
"Candid feedback from the people using the system in our facility let's me know where trouble might lie," adds Roberts. "Patterns of low ratings might indicate additional training needs. It can also draw attention to functionality that might be lacking in a given system, and help better steer us in future purchases."
Healthcare providers and vendors can join the HITR community by registering at HITR.com.
About Billian Publishing Inc.
Atlanta-based Billian Publishing Inc. is parent company of Billian's HealthDATA, Porter Research, and HITR.com. Billian's HealthDATA is the leading provider of comprehensive market intelligence on the healthcare industry, covering facilities across the continuum of care - from Hospitals to Long-Term Care. Billian's dedication to providing high-quality data via products like the Portal, coupled with partner company Porter Research's custom healthcare market research services, provides customers with healthcare business intelligence about multiple markets in scaleable formats.
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