October 21, 2014 By News
In a talk titled “Analytics and Radiologists: Opportunities and Challenges” presented at the Montage User Group Meeting on October 10, at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, Patrick Browning, MA, MD detailed how the use of open and data-driven analytics increased radiologists productivity by 31%. This surge in performance was attained with increased group satisfaction and without additional work hours.
Dr. Browning, Chief Emeritus of the Division of Medical Imaging at Sutter Health in Sacramento, CA stated that administrators have historically been the primary users of data analytics and that radiologists have typically expressed a wariness regarding performance metrics. To overcome these concerns Dr. Browning recognized that the data must not only be accurate, but also actionable and accessible.
“It is necessary to turn data into information,” stated Dr. Browning. “MONTAGE Search and Analytics [Read More...]
October 17, 2014 By News
DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced today that its new electronic prior authorization (ePA) service, Patient Advisor ePA+SM, will begin rolling-out to providers on October 28th. Using the service, prescribers and their staff will be able to initiate, submit and complete prior authorizations electronically, and will be able to respond to prior authorizations that are initiated from pharmacies after a claim rejection, from within their eRx/EMR workflow. The release of Patient Advisor ePA+ marks the first live prior authorization solution that is fully integrated within the e-prescribing process. The service will encompass multiple prior authorization sources, beginning withCoverMyMeds, the industry leader in automating prior authorization processes for prescription drugs.
Prior authorization (PA) is the formulary management process requiring insurance carrier pre-approval for certain prescribed medications. Traditional PA – including paper forms, faxes and phone calls – is exceptionally time-consuming for medical practices, amounting to more than 20 hours per week per physician of staff time to support PA requirements.
The Patient Advisor ePA+ service will deploy to 150 of DrFirst’s more than 300 EMR, EHR and HIS system partners, as well as to all users of DrFirst’s Rcopia® and RcopiaMUSM stand-alone e-prescribing platforms. In December, DrFirst [Read More...]
The HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honors ambulatory facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR.
October 16, 2014
HIMSS Analytics awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, including: Mercy Health – West Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana and Mercy Defiance Hospital, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, withStage 7 Ambulatory Awards. Stage 7 Award: HIMSS Analytics … [Read More...]
October 15, 2014
Connexall is the early leader in both performance and market share as alarm management vendors expand their focus beyond nurse call to incorporate additional data sources (i.e. patient monitors, ventilators, etc.) This and other findings are shared in the latest KLAS report on alarm management. "Although the alarm management segment has been around for a long time, the incorporation of … [Read More...]
October 14, 2014
Anesthesia information management system (AIMS) market leader, Shareable Ink, is pleased to announce a preferred partnership agreement with Allscripts, for its Allscripts Sunrise business unit. Shareable Ink provides a full AIMS documentation solution supporting pre-op, intra-op, and post-op, and capturing key quality measures that are critical to outcomes reporting. Shareable Ink will also extend … [Read More...]
October 7, 2014
A new study by WebChartMD indicates that as little as 7% of data in a typical patient note is required to be structured in order to meet Meaningful Use. The percentage rose to 9% when lab data was present. The study analyzed one hundred de-identified orthopedic and cardiovascular patient notes obtained from MTSamples.com. While a larger body of documents needs to be analyzed to confirm … [Read More...]
October 7, 2014
Less than half of providers say their EMR vendor cooperates well with other vendors, and only one-fifth are optimistic about multi-vendor industry initiatives such as CommonWell. These findings and more are included in the latest KLAS report on interoperability.Additionally, a full 82 percent of interviewed providers reported feeling at least moderately successful achieving interoperability, but a … [Read More...]
October 3, 2014
Avreo's interWORKS version 7 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers and eligible hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). interWORKS version 7 was certified on September 25, … [Read More...]
September 25, 2014
Infographic by MEA|NEA According to a new research published by healthcare electronic attachment vendor MEA|NEA, keeping data safe continues to be an overwhelming problem. The following graphic outlines digital data security and how it affects consumers, as well as business entities, especially healthcare. The data here makes clear that security continues to be a major problem and supports … [Read More...]
Shareable Ink and Bentley University Collaborate on Advanced Usability Features for Simplified Clinical Documentation.
September 24, 2014
Shareable Ink and Bentley University have announced a partnership that will take place throughout Bentley’s fall 2014 semester focusing on one of the largest barriers to the adoption of clinical software affecting patient care – ease of use. “Shareable Ink is proud to work with top talent from Bentley University to advance our intuitive and impactful user interface designs in clinical … [Read More...]
September 24, 2014
Although most accountable care organizations (ACOs) have the health information technology (HIT) to improve clinical quality, poor interoperability across systems and providers remains a barrier, according to an ACO survey conducted by Premier, Inc. and the eHealth Initiative. Access to data from external organizations was challenging for 100 percent of respondents. The survey, fielded in … [Read More...]
September 23, 2014
A new report from KLAS compares the performance, usability, and mindshare of more than a dozen Cerner and Siemens HIT software and services offerings. This, as providers around the world consider how Cerner's acquisition of Siemens might affect them. "The question on everyone's mind is what this acquisition will mean to providers, not just Siemens customers, but Cerner customers as well," … [Read More...]