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April 27, 2015

Amazing Charts Aids Physician Transition to ICD-10 Coding With User-Friendly Technology and Free Education

Amazing Charts has introduced a product solution and free educational resources to address the Oct.1, 2015 transition to ICD-10. Amazing Charts EHR Version 8.2 will allow physicians to use clinically relevant terms to accurately and efficiently find ICD-10 codes. "We want to help our users move to ICD-10 well in advance of the October deadline to ensure no interruption in payments for services."  -- John Squire ICD-10 coding in Amazing Charts begins when a physician types a symptom or … [Read more...]

e-MDs Merges with MDeverywhere

e-MDs, a provider of ambulatory EMR and practice management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"), a global investment firm. Following the acquisition, e-MDs has been merged with MDeverywhere, an existing Marlin portfolio company and provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services and credentialing for physicians. The acquisition and merger bring together two ambulatory focused companies that now provide a complete and integrated suite of … [Read more...]

Few Vendors Stand Out in Turbulent Small-Practice EMR Market

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 … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Releases Free e-Prescribing of Controlled Medications to Help Ensure I-STOP Compliance for 77,000 Eligible New York State Providers

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 … [Read more...]

SOAPware, Inc. Introduces State-of-the-Art Patient Engagement Platform

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 view patient data, connect with healthcare professionals, coordinate with internal and external team … [Read more...]

AAFP Survey of EHR Switchers Ranks Amazing Charts #2 for “Happiness”

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 Amazing Charts as having gained net new switching customers during the survey period. In response to … [Read more...]

New Production Scanners from Kodak Alaris Claim 210 Pages Per Minute

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 scanning more than 200 pages per minute. To address these demands, Kodak Alaris announces the KODAK … [Read more...]

North American Laboratory Information Systems Market is Expected to Reach $704.6 Million by 2019

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 information generated by medical laboratory processes. These systems are interfaced with instruments and … [Read more...]

The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Ambulatory Award honors ambulatory facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR

HIMSS Analytics awarded Springhill Medical Center (SMC), in Mobile Ala., with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Springhill Medical Center’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM) for both its hospital and physician practices. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in … [Read more...]

ICD-10 Valentine’s Edition: Codes you’re gonna love

Valentine’s Day is coming and although most of us don’t equate the day with EHR and Billing, ADP Advanced MD has found the connection. With the new ICD-10 codes on the way with all their specificity, private practices will now be prepared to code all the sweet happenings and heartbreaking mishaps of Valentine’s Day. Some of the more intriguing codes to have on hand for this day of love are: W45 Foreign Body or Object Entering Through Skin When cupid strikes with his mighty arrow, … [Read more...]