December 22, 2014 By News
e-MDs and Kansas Health Information Network Inc. (KHIN), a health information exchange organization (HIO), today announced that e-MDs’ electronic health records technology is the first to exchange provider data directly with the newly-created Kansas infectious disease registry.
This new capability assists the 31 Kansas healthcare organizations using e-MDs’ EHR with meeting their Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) requirements. It also brings significant benefits to patients. “Sharing and having timely access to information about infectious diseases is critical to containing it,” said Patrick Hall, EVP Business Development for e-MDs. “While automating the reporting process helps physicians meet MU2 requirements, the connection to KHIN is bigger than that. It’s about improving the care and clinical outcomes for patients in Kansas by diagnosing infectious diseases sooner. We are proud to be the first EHR solution to connect to the registry.”
The state of Kansas is known for operating one of the country’s longest-running and most successful health information exchanges (HIEs). KHIN has filled the basic and critical need for care providers to electronically exchange and obtain health information such as what medications or procedures their patients have received in other facilities. This allows physician teams to provide safer care to their patients in a more efficient and effective manner.
“Connecting to a new public health registry is a significant accomplishment, both technically and from a population health perspective. Having the diagnosis available in real time provides the ability to identify and monitor disease outbreaks much more quickly,” said Laura McCrary Ed.D, Executive Director for Kansas [Read More…]
December 3, 2014 By Guest Post
The following is a guest post by Dean Wiech
Doctors and nurses in the United States are often over worked and extremely busy running between patients and rooms. They frequently need to access systems and applications on numerous computers and workstations, and need to do so quickly in order to view important patient data. Something as simple as logging in could become a headache when it needs to be done multiple times on each computer and becomes more complicated if the credentials are forgotten or the practitioner is locked out.
In addition to being inconvenient, this also leads to systems and applications being un-secure since users may write down their passwords or share accounts with other users.
Not only does this reduce efficiency and security, it also cost hospitals and healthcare organizations a great deal of money. To deal with password issues, they need to have help desk staff available at all times. It also means lost money in productivity time spent waiting to access patient data. One recent study found that time spent dealing with these issues was said to “add up to a productivity loss of $900,000 per year for the typical hospital — or more than $5.1 billion annually across the health care industry.”
Healthcare organizations need to reduce the headache associated with password issues and increase efficiency for clinicians. Simple solutions, such as single [Read More…]
December 2, 2014
CureMD has selected DrFirst to provide controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) capability to users of CureMD EHR, its cloud-based electronic health record system. CureMD is adding DrFirst’s EPCS GoldSM 2.0 controlled substance e-prescribing functionality as part of its effort to help providers nationwide curtail the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. Additionally, CureMD … [Read More...]
November 28, 2014
Allscripts clients Alexandra Health System and Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) have achieved Stage 6, the second-highest level attainable on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) in Yishun,Singapore. KTPH is a 590-bed general and acute-care hospital managed by the northern healthcare cluster, Alexandra Health … [Read More...]
November 25, 2014
HIMSS Analytics awarded MetroHealth Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of … [Read More...]
November 18, 2014
Despite Intelligent Hospital Systems receiving higher ratings in every metric, Aesynt surpassed them in terms of providers' likelihood to buy, largely due to a lower cost and smaller footprint. This and other findings are discussed in the latest KLAS report on IV robots and workflow management systems. "Despite the risk for compounding errors, the early adoption of IV robots and use of workflow … [Read More...]
November 16, 2014
ReportsnReports.com adds electronic medical record (EMR) market research reports for Europe, North America and Asia regions to its store. The electronic medical record market in North America is considered as the largest market, which is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7.96% from 2012 to 2018. The European electronic medical market is considered to be the second largest market in this segment and … [Read More...]
November 14, 2014
Vendors continue to learn valuable lessons from one global region to another as their customers have varying degrees of success with their EMR products. This and other findings are included in the latest KLAS report on global EMR performance. "Providers in certain geographical areas want more support or vendor involvement than in other places across the globe," said report author Chris Brown. … [Read More...]
November 3, 2014
Amazing Charts has announced the general availability of Amazing Charts Practice Management (PM), a revenue cycle management system with fully automated benefits and eligibility checking, all-payor clearinghouse connection and comprehensive financial reporting. Amazing Charts Practice Management is fully and seamlessly integrated into Amazing Charts EHR to help clinicians improve clinical … [Read More...]
October 30, 2014
Allscripts has introduced Sunrise Mobile Care, a new mobile application for the Allscripts Sunrise EHR that delivers valuable medication, order and result information to the mobile devices of nurses and other clinicians. Allscripts Sunrise Mobile Care extends the power and usability of the Sunrise platform. The easy-to-use application allows nurses and other clinicians to review and input … [Read More...]
October 27, 2014
Practice Fusion, the nation's largest cloud-based electronic health records platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion's community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. Practice Fusion received more than 20,000 requests from users for a mobile-optimized EHR experience for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets. The new EHR performs faster, is more responsive, has more … [Read More...]
October 23, 2014
MacPractice announced MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20 and DDS 5. In addition to MacPractice EMR and EDR, Yosemite compatible MacPractice 5 offers a new MacPractice EHR Ability that interoperates with MacPractice's iOS 8 compatible iEHR, Clipboard and Patient Check In apps for iPad, and features ICD-10 code mapping with ICD-9 and SNOMED, an updated Patient PHI Portal, secure messaging, Kiosk 2 and online … [Read More...]