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November 22, 2014

The most important factors for providers when adopting an IV robot and workflow management solution

Despite Intelligent Hospital Systems receiving higher ratings in every metric, Aesynt surpassed them in terms of providers' likelihood to buy, largely due to a lower cost and smaller footprint. This and other findings are discussed in the latest KLAS report on IV robots and workflow management systems. "Despite the risk for compounding errors, the early adoption of IV robots and use of workflow solutions like Baxter Healthcare DoseEdge System, have not kept pace with the threat because of cost … [Read more...]

Allscripts launches new mobile acute care solution designed for nursing professionals

Allscripts has introduced Sunrise Mobile Care, a new mobile application for the Allscripts Sunrise EHR that delivers valuable medication, order and result information to the mobile devices of nurses and other clinicians. Allscripts Sunrise Mobile Care extends the power and usability of the Sunrise platform. The easy-to-use application allows nurses and other clinicians to review and input patient information at the point of care, improving workflow efficiencies, driving quality outcomes and … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Launches Brand New Electronic Health Records Platform, Optimized for Tablets

Practice Fusion, the nation's largest cloud-based electronic health records platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion's community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. Practice Fusion received more than 20,000 requests from users for a mobile-optimized EHR experience for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets. The new EHR performs faster, is more responsive, has more intuitive workflows and is built on industry-leading technologies -- all designed with the medical … [Read more...]

MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20, DDS 5 Announced with MacPractice EHR/iEHR

MacPractice announced MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20 and DDS 5. In addition to MacPractice EMR and EDR, Yosemite compatible MacPractice 5 offers a new MacPractice EHR Ability that interoperates with MacPractice's iOS 8 compatible iEHR, Clipboard and Patient Check In apps for iPad, and features ICD-10 code mapping with ICD-9 and SNOMED, an updated Patient PHI Portal, secure messaging, Kiosk 2 and online registration. "MacPractice 5 represents a leap forward for all doctors who prefer the … [Read more...]

Information from Data Drives Radiologist Productivity

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 … [Read more...]

DrFirst Launches Electronic Prior Authorization for Providers Nationwide with CoverMyMeds

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 … [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...]

Vendor’s Ability to Partner with Providers Key to Alarm Management Success

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 additional alarm sources is creating a shift in the market," said report author Paul Hess. "Some vendors are … [Read more...]

Shareable Ink to Provide Simplified Clinical Documentation Solutions for Allscripts Sunrise Clients

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 the Allscripts Sunrise platform with additional point-of-care clinical documentation solutions … [Read more...]

EHRs Can Place Excessive Data Entry Burden on Physicians

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 study findings, the key take-away appears to be that as much as 91% to 93% of data typically captured … [Read more...]