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April 21, 2014

Nuance Communications acquires Accelarad; Launches Nuance PowerShare Network

Nuance Communications has announced today the immediate availability of Nuance PowerShare™ Network, the industry’s largest cloud-based network for securely connecting physicians, patients, and others to share medical images and reports as simply as people exchange information using social networks. “This nationwide network, one that is fully integrated into the EHR workflow and already connected to […]

Anoto Live Forms is now HIPAA Compliant

Anoto has announced the achievement of  compliancy for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Anoto is now qualified to offer Anoto Live forms as a hosted or locally installed solution to the US healthcare market. What does HIPAA compliance mean?  It simply means that they have implemented the processes and procedures to regulate […]

Can the Outsourced Coding Market Accommodate Providers’ Growing Demands?

Sixty-six percent of providers surveyed reported plans to keep or expand their current outsourced coding contract, yet many firms are struggling with scalability and quality in the current market. This according to the latest KLAS report Outsourced Coding 2014: Do You Have Enough Resources for the ICD-10 Transition? Providers are turning to outsourced coding firms […]

Citrus Valley Health Partners among first to attest on transition of care using Allscripts population health management solutions

Allscripts was informed that one of its key clients, Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP), has met the 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement for electronic transitions of care. CVHP informed Allscripts that it had transmitted the requisite minimum 10 percent of discharge documentation between disparate electronic health record acute and ambulatory systems. “We see it […]

HIMSS Analytics Honors 21 University of Iowa Health Care Clinics With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized 21 University of Iowa Health Care clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents University of Iowa Health Care’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory […]

ADP AdvancedMD Announces General Availability of AdvancedInsight to Deliver Business Intelligence to Private Practices and Optimize their Financial Health

ADP® AdvancedMD has announced the general availability of AdvancedInsight™, a reporting suite to help physicians and their employees gain enhanced visibility into the financial health of their practices. At a time when the percentage of doctors operating in independent practices has dropped from 57% in 2000 to 39% today, AdvancedInsight can help practices make sound […]

Path of next hospital EMR buying wave beginning to form

Almost half of large hospitals interviewed indicated that they will be making a new EMR purchase by 2016, but only 22 percent of those buying decisions may still be up for grabs. This and other key findings were released in the latest KLAS report, entitled Acute Care EMR 2014: The Next Buying Wave. Of the […]

Practice Fusion Reaches Beyond the Doctor’s Office to Launch Seamless Device Data Integration

Practice Fusion has announced a new integration between its free, web-based EHR solution and two cutting-edge medical device companies, AliveCor Inc. and Diasend. This first-of-its-kind partnerships allow health care providers who use the AliveCor® Heart Monitor to receive real-time ECG recordings and users of the diasend® System to receive glucose/insulin reports directly within Practice Fusion’s […]

ICSA Labs Enters Into Agreement with CCHIT for EHR Testing, Certification

With the news of third-party health IT testing body The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) announcing its new strategic direction, CCHIT is recommending its customers work with ICSA Labs to assist them in maintaining or updating ONC 2014 Edition certifications, or applying for new testing services. According to Alisa Ray, CCHIT executive director, […]

72% of Physicians Say EHR System Helps Them Make More Informed Healthcare Decisions in Real Time

Amazing Charts.com, has released the results of its first Amazing Charts User Survey, revealing new insights into what 652 physicians value most out of EHR technology and what practices perceive to be their greatest challenges and opportunities over the next five years. The first Amazing Charts User Survey was completed by Amazing Charts users on […]