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.
Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, today announced that Sandlot Connect has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. Sandlot Connect is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“Receiving ONC-ACB certification by the Drummond Group demonstrates Sandlot’s ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality products and solutions to our clients,” says Derek Plansky, Senior Vice President, Product Management of Sandlot Solutions. “Attaining Meaningful Use 2 certification for reporting of public health measures removes a logistical burden of compliance with public health submission requirements from our clients. Core to Sandlot’s goal of enabling data-driven healthcare is having the broadest set of interoperability use cases to further support our clients as they seek to leverage clinical data in their community.”
Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs, and software [Read more…]
EMRAM is an eight-step process that allows healthcare provider organizations to analyze their level of EMR adoption, chart accomplishments, and benchmark progress against other healthcare organizations across the country. Each of the stages is measured by cumulative capabilities and all capabilities within each stage must be reached before progressing.
“We’re happy to be able to confirm eClinicalWorks as an EMRAM Certified Educator,” said Blain Newton, COO, HIMSS Analytics. “EMRAM allows organizations to align IT initiatives and overall business strategy, which is essential to shaping future direction and moving the industry forward.”
Vendors achieving HIMSS Analytics Certified Educator status must pass an annual certification exam and commit to an annual educator program. This ensures they stay current with trends within the model and are equipped with the necessary knowledge to help their clients advance through the various stages.
“A major goal is having our customers utilizing the EMR the most beneficial way possible for both providers and patients,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “This certification will benefit organizations looking to analyze their adoption of EMR technology. We welcome being part of the program.”
Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, announced an agreement with OPTIMIZERx Corporation to integrate its patient savings and support system into the Practice Fusion EHR. This integration will enable prescribers using the Practice Fusion EHR to help their patients better afford and adhere to their prescribed medications.
With OPTIMIZERx’s SampleMD technology being integrated into the Practice Fusion platform, providers that e-prescribe medications will be able to provide coupons for patients’ co-pays and free sample vouchers alongside prescriptions for their patients electronically through the Practice Fusion EHR. This helps to eliminate the need for providers to store drug samples and physical coupons in their offices, and helps better ensure that patients can get access to medications that are prescribed to them.
“We are very excited to partner with Practice Fusion to significantly expand the utilization of the savings and support programs that we manage on behalf of over 20 leading pharmaceutical companies,” said David Harrell, CEO, OPTIMIZERx. “Together, we can make an impact on the number one challenge in healthcare: improving patient affordability and adherence to medications.”
According to a 2013 Commonwealth Fund Survey, one in five U.S. adults did not fill their prescriptions or skipped doses because their medications were too expensive. With more than 4 million prescriptions managed through the Practice Fusion EHR every month, this program has the potential to impact medication adherence for millions of patients. [Read more…]
MedAptus has announced that it has partnered with athenahealth through athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program. Together the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of more than 59,000 health care providers with the capabilities of MedAptus that enable timelier, more accurate revenue capture and simplified patient management for clinicians rounding in acute care settings.
“MedAptus has been delivering powerful, intuitive solutions for caregivers for nearly 15 years. Our Pro suite is proven to help providers get paid more, get paid faster and all at less cost. Beyond our toolkit’s aim to drive improved revenue capture, operational charge management and advanced business analytics, the Pro software permits clinicians to more easily manage admitted patients and communicate across settings,” said Eugene Schneider, MedAptus President and CEO.
athenahealth is a cloud-based services company with a vision to build an information backbone to help make health care work as it should. Through the MDP program, athenahealth is accelerating high-value innovation via the cloud, providing new services to help providers thrive in the face of industry change and pressure. MDP partners with innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals–those who are passionate about disrupting established approaches in health care that simply aren’t working, aren’t good enough, or aren’t advancing the industry. MDP invites qualified companies like MedAptus to gain access to the more than 59,000 providers that are already plugged into athenahealth’s cloud-based network. [Read more…]
Amazing Charts, a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems for physician practices, today issued its healthcare predictions for 2015.
1. Membership Medicine Comes on Strong: The patient membership approach to medicine will grow in all forms, including value-based Direct Primary Care (DPC), high-end Concierge Medicine, and primary care services contracted directly by employers. Market-driven medicine, fueled by changes occurring in healthcare today, such as inexpensive health plans with very high deductibles, will continue to encourage consumers to explore more cost-effective alternatives for primary care.
2. Patients Help Define the Experience: The patient, in partnership [Read more…]
MacPractice previewed MacPractice 5.1 at a December trade show. Many new and enhanced features will be delivered with MacPractice MD 5.1 in Q1 2015, with an emphasis on industry first, fully integrated, comprehensive, communications services for doctors and their patients that is secure and HIPAA compliant.
The leading Mac OS native medical software, both current MacPractice MD 5 as well as forthcoming v.5.1, are compatible with Yosemite and Mavericks and interoperate with MacPractice’s iOS 8 compatible Patient Check In, Clipboard, and iEHR Apps for iPad as well MacPractice Interface for iPad and MacPractice Interface for iPhone.
“We’ve studied the marketplace carefully and listened to our clients, and we believe [Read more…]
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.
Amazing Charts has announced the general availability of Amazing Charts Practice Management (PM), a revenue cycle management system with fully automated benefits and eligibility checking, all-payor clearinghouse connection and comprehensive financial reporting.
Amazing Charts Practice Management is fully and seamlessly integrated into Amazing Charts EHR to help clinicians improve clinical documentation and manage financial workflows. The user-friendly billing module enables a practice to manage the entire patient visit — from eligibility and scheduling to clinical documentation, billing and reporting — with a single easy-to-use system.
“We built Amazing Charts Practice Management to the same high standards [Read more…]