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July 23, 2014

Amazing Charts Scores 82 on EHR System Usability Scale

The Amazing Charts 7.0 EHR achieved an overall score of 82 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire, which was verified by Drummond Group. The score not only places Amazing Charts in the top ten percent of all scores, it also outpaces major competitors such as Allscripts (65), Greenway PRIME suite (81.5), and Practice Fusion (69). Test reports for Amazing Charts and other EHRs can be found at … [Read more...]

Kareo and ChartLogic Deliver a New Cloud-Based Solution for Practices In Complex Areas of Medicine

Kareo Inc. has announced the launch of a new partnership with ChartLogic, in which the companies provide an integrated solution of software and services designed to help independent practices successfully manage the clinical and business aspects of their practice. The need for an integrated solution was brought to light in a recent 2014 Black Book Survey in which, 90% of practice managers believe that a seamless EHR/PM/RCM system will ensure long-term practice independence and greatly improve … [Read more...]

Amazing Charts EHR Certified as 2014 Complete EHR by the Drummond Group

Amazing Charts has announced that Version 7.0 of their Amazing Charts product, has been certified as a 2014 Complete EHR by the Drummond Group's EHR Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program. Amazing Charts Version 7.0 is compliant in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The system now supports both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required for … [Read more...]

Infographic: What Physicians Need to Know about Internet Defamation

We hear the term ‘defamation’ thrown around by the media quite a bit. According to Wikipedia, defamation is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Did you know you could defame a product? I didn’t. Which leads to the question:  How much do we really know about Internet defamation law? Those of us who publish information on the Internet need to know more than just the basics. This … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Launches Nation’s Largest Real-Time Healthcare Database

Practice Fusion has launched Insight, the nation’s largest real-time healthcare database. Physicians, researchers and analysts can use Insight to access unique analysis sourced from a de-identified subset of more than 81 million patient records. Insight users can explore health and pharmaceutical market trends, including diagnoses across patient populations, all in real-time.  Pretty useful stuff. Insight, which is being offered at no charge, is designed to provide a full perspective … [Read more...]

CMS rule to help providers make use of Certified EHR Technology

Yesterday, HHS published a new proposed rule that would provide eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use. The proposed rule, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, would let providers use the 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition CEHRT for … [Read more...]

ICD-10 Delays – Inconvenient, Helpful, or Both?

The following is a guest post by Mike Crider As we all know by now, the deadline for converting to ICD-10 has been delayed until October 2015. Although the deadline is more than a year away, the transition requires a great deal of work and with this new code set, the largest financial system change will take place since the Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 1983. This change has to take place for several reasons including that with a maximum of 13,000 codes, ICD-9 is not specific enough … [Read more...]

KLAS Report: Epic to non-Epic clinical data sharing is real but not without challenges

Providers using non-Epic clinical systems say that while it isn't easy, they are able to share data with Epic. The methods being used to accomplish this and other key findings are shared in a recent KLAS report entitled "Epic HIE 2014: Everywhere, Elsewhere, or Nowhere Else?" "Epic is seen by many competitors and providers as not playing well with others," said report author Mark Allphin. "Yet the providers we interviewed told us a more complex story. Data is being shared, but the effort … [Read more...]

Kareo Ranked as Number One Integrated EHR, Practice Management, and Revenue Cycle Management Software Vendor in 2014 Black Book Study

Kareo  has  announced that Brown-Wilson's Black Book Rankings Survey has again ranked Kareo as the top integrated electronic health records, practice management, and revenue cycle management software vendor. Kareo was the only company to receive a top 4 ranking in every one of the 18 evaluation criteria measured, achieving the top spot in 12 of 18. The Black Book survey also uncovered rapidly changing technology adoption plans and priorities of independent medical practices. The Black Book … [Read more...]

Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care 14.2 now available

Allscripts has announced Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care 14.2, is now generally available. Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care is an enterprise-wide solution developed on the Allscripts Sunrise (TM) EHR platform. According to the company it provides a continuous, patient-level record specialized to meet the distinct IT needs of surgery and perioperative care, including pre-operative, orders, and documentation. "Combining acute, surgical, emergency and ambulatory systems into a single patient … [Read more...]