September 29, 2015 By Steve Campbell
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Reading Health System, in West Reading, Pa., with a Stage 7Award. The award represents NIH’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM).
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.
During the second quarter of 2015, only 3.7 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Award.
“Reading Health System is proud to have achieved HIMSS Stage 7. Our commitment to care delivery in a fully electronic records environment supports our mission of “advancing health and transforming lives” through continuous performance improvement and clinical decision support, and recognizes our dedicated focus on improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing information technology in the role of patient care,” said Gregory Sorensen, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Reading Health System.
Reading Health System is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare system serving communities in Berks and surrounding counties. More than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations offer comprehensive, quality care ranging from prevention, screenings, and education to the latest clinical services and treatments.
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September 29, 2015 By Steve Campbell
The following is a statement from AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, on the new code set:
“Following years of training, testing and collaboration, October 1 will be a momentous day for the healthcare industry and the patients we serve when the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set makes its long-awaited debut. As an active leader, supporter and advocate for ICD-10, AHIMA is pleased that the greater detail inherent in the code set will reverse the trend of deteriorating health data and tell a more complete and accurate patient story.
Not only will the data more effectively measure quality, safety and efficacy of care, it will reduce fraud – making sure that healthcare dollars are used most efficiently. ICD-10 will enhance the value of information for population and public health and research. Ultimately, this will lead to improved patient care and better health outcomes at reduced cost.
As always, AHIMA – with 87 years of experience and leadership in health information management – is here to be a resource so all stakeholders can fully benefit from a modern and robust coding system that can meet 21st century health challenges.”
September 16, 2015
Medfusion has announced the introduction of Medfusion Plus, for consumers using mobile devices. In the past, patients desiring access to their medical records had to request and pay for a paper copy. With the advent of portals, patients gained electronic access to certain portions of their medical records as created at the individual provider level, but this information was limited and not … [Read More...]
September 15, 2015
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September 10, 2015
“We were curious to see if the positive view of the telemedicine market that came through in our 2014 Telemedicine Study was still tracking today,” said Brendan FitzGerald, HIMSS Analytics Research Director. “The quick answer is yes; however, despite positive indicators there are still components that make this a complex market. The term ‘telemedicine’ is broadly used in the market to describe a … [Read More...]
KLAS Announces Top-Performing Vendors in 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services Report
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Mana Health’s ManaPortal Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory and Inpatient EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
July 24, 2015
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July 21, 2015
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InfuSystem Integrates With Epic EMR System at University of California – San Diego Moores Cancer Center
July 21, 2015
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May 5, 2015
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April 30, 2015
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April 3, 2015
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