February 28, 2015

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...]

EHR and HIT News for February 5th

The EHR and HIT news article for today includes new release information from Navigating Cancer as well as news from HealthFusion and Pertexa. Navigating Cancer Now Offers Single Sign-on Functionality for its Patient Engagement Portal Navigating Cancer announced today that version 5.1 of its Patient Engagement Portal now has single sign-on (SSO) functionality. The SSO feature allows patients who receive treatment and care across multiple cancer clinics that use Navigating Cancer's platform, … [Read more...]

Why does the performance of global EMRs vary by region?

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. "That seems to be one of the key drivers of why provider satisfaction varies." KLAS spoke to … [Read more...]

The HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honors ambulatory facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR.

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 developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of … [Read more...]

KLAS Report: Inter-vendor cooperation a major delay to interoperability

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 mere 6 percent of those providers reported having achieved an advanced state. "There has been a … [Read more...]

Accountable care organizations struggling with HIT interoperability, according to survey

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 July-August of 2014, collected responses from 62 ACOs, including members of Premier’s PACT™ … [Read more...]