March 19, 2015 By Steve Campbell
Cerner and PCC have been rated as the top performers for small physician practices, with Cerner being top rated for broad-use EMRs and PCC for specialty-specific EMRs. This at a time when just more than one-quarter of providers at small practices feel stuck with or plan to leave their current EMR vendor. These findings and more were published in the latest KLAS report, “New Leaders in the Small-Practice Market: Ambulatory EMR Performance 2015 (1-10 Physicians).”
The primary frustrations cited by providers are poor usability, missing functionality, and unreliable vendor support.
As part of this study, KLAS learned that nine out of 20 small-practice EMR vendors have one-third of their customers wanting or planning to leave. The primary frustrations cited by providers are poor usability, missing functionality, and unreliable vendor support. PCC, Cerner, GE Healthcare, Greenway PrimeSUITE and athenahealth are the only vendors with less than 20% of their customers wanting or planning to leave.
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Practice Fusion Releases Free e-Prescribing of Controlled Medications to Help Ensure I-STOP Compliance for 77,000 Eligible New York State Providers
March 18, 2015 By Steve Campbell
Practice Fusion has announced that it is now certified for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). With this certification, Practice Fusion can help ensure that its New York State physicians are able to comply with the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) requirement for EPCS. Easily accessible from a mobile tablet or device, providers can quickly and securely transmit controlled substance prescriptions, further digitizing their office workflow. With Practice Fusion’s free platform, providers remove the burden of manually writing time-consuming, error-prone, and often stolen paper prescription pads. An industry leader, Practice Fusion is the only cloud-based platform to provide a free, certified EPCS program to the over 77,000 eligible providers in New York State.
Currently, effective March 27(th), 2016, New York State providers are required to transmit all prescriptions – controlled and non-controlled substances – electronically to pharmacies to help combat overprescribing and doctor-shopping, and to help curtail abuse and illegal diversion of prescriptions without compromising access to controlled substances for legitimate health care purposes.
With competitor startup costs up to $42,232 to implement an electronic prescribing platform, Practice [Read More…]
March 13, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians ranks Praxis EMR the number one EHR by physicians in the new survey "Physicians Who have Switched EHRs." The AAFP's award-winning Family Practice Management (FPM) magazine publishes a nationally recognized EHR Satisfaction Survey based on practicing physicians nationwide. As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked first place in user satisfaction, but … [Read More...]
March 12, 2015
SOAPware has announced the introduction of myHEALTHware™, a product they're calling "the complete solution to patient care coordination." myHEALTHware combines the best of social networking with 20 years of medical software know-how resulting in a robust, feature-rich platform that delivers maximum privacy, security and ease-of-use. myHEALTHware provides the tools and resources needed to … [Read More...]
March 11, 2015
The following is a guest post by By Dean Wiech No matter the industry, each time a purchase is made, business leaders always want to know what they are getting in return for their financial investment. Questions frequently asked include: “How is this going to help me?” and “What is my return on investment?” Another phrase, often uttered by “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary from … [Read More...]
At Community Memorial Health System, 98% of Orders and Notes Are Completed Electronically Using PatientKeeper
March 4, 2015
PatientKeeper has announced that 98 percent of all orders and physician notes are being entered electronically at its customer, Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) in Ventura County, California, as a result of widespread adoption of PatientKeeper CPOE™ and PatientKeeper NoteWriter™. The success of PatientKeeper has given the hospital a competitive advantage in attracting physicians to … [Read More...]
February 23, 2015
Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which EMR to purchase when looking to make a buying decision. In the KLAS acute care EMR purchasing plans report released today, researchers found that even though providers have fewer choices due to market contraction, they are less likely to have made up their minds about which system to buy … [Read More...]
February 23, 2015
A new survey of physicians that switched Electronic Health Record systems ranks Amazing Charts #2 for customer satisfaction. Published by the American Academy of Family Physicians this month, the EHR Switch Survey: Responses from 305 Family Physicians is one of the first major studies examining the relationship between changing EHR systems and greater practice satisfaction. AAFP lists … [Read More...]
February 23, 2015
MTBC has announced the launch of iCheckIn, an enhanced patient check-in app for iOS and Android-based tablet devices. "MTBC's enhanced iCheckIn tablet application is designed to help medical offices streamline the check-in process, while reducing their workload and improving patient satisfaction," said MTBC President Stephen Snyder. He further explained, "We look forward to introducing … [Read More...]
February 17, 2015
St. Clair Hospital of Mt. Lebanon, Pa. has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment. St. Clair Hospital, an independent, 328-bed acute … [Read More...]
February 17, 2015
Service bureaus, business process outsourcers (BPOs), and large multinational organizations must quickly and accurately process massive amounts of paper. At the same time they must meet stringent service-level agreements and reduce costs. To keep their businesses running and paper processing, they need a scanner fleet that avoids jams and misfeeds and minimizes operator intervention—all while … [Read More...]
February 17, 2015
The North American laboratory information systems market report defines and segments the concerned market with an analysis and forecast of the revenue. This market is expected to reach $704.6 million by 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019. A Laboratory Information System (LIS) is a class of software, which takes care of receiving, processing, and storing … [Read More...]