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July 5, 2015

Is the Doctor In? Network Design Considerations in Evolving Healthcare Systems

The following is a guest post from Dr. Cahit Jay Akin Today's healthcare systems are a far cry from the systems your mother new. Today, healthcare is largely (an increasingly) data-driven, and a patient's full medical history is fully contained within an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR). And those records need to be managed and transmitted in an effective and secure fashion between healthcare providers and other entities. For the purposes of this … [Read more...]

athenahealth and Liaison Technologies Partner to Accelerate Deployment Times

Liaison Technologies, an industry-recognized leader in cloud-based integration and data management offerings, today announced the partnership with athenahealth for HL7 lab and imaging test results interoperability. athenahealth, a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, combines award-winning software, network knowledge, and back-office services to take on providers' most onerous work and keep them ahead of change. Liaison and … [Read more...]

DICOM Grid Debuts “Medical Selfie” to Share Images using an iPhone

DICOM Grid has announced the release of "medical selfie", a new feature available through its mobile optimized medical image management platform. Using the feature, patients and care providers can upload medical pictures taken on an iOs device and securely share them with physicians. "The ability to quickly send a picture is especially critical in trauma situations or frankly just to monitor ongoing care, " Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid said. "For example, patients or referring … [Read more...]

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...]

ClearDATA Introduces New Healthcare Managed Cloud on Amazon Web Services

ClearDATA, the healthcare-exclusive industry leader in cloud computing, platform and information security services, announced today the launch of its Healthcare Managed Cloud that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new offering enables healthcare organizations to leverage the affordability and convenience of AWS’ highly secure framework to safeguard patient health information. The ClearDATA Healthcare Managed Cloud can now provide one of the most flexible and comprehensive cloud data … [Read more...]

Healthland Acquires Rycan, Broadening Revenue Cycle Management Offering

In a move that delivers technology advances to both community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, healthcare technology provider Healthland has acquired Rycan, a healthcare revenue cycle solutions firm based in Minnesota. Rycan will continue its focus and expansion within large health systems and their stand-alone client base, in addition to strengthening revenue cycle offerings across the continuum of care for rural hospital customers of Healthland and skilled nursing facility … [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...]

AAFP Ranks Praxis #1 for Happiness when Switching EHRs

The American Academy of Family Physicians ranks Praxis EMR the number one EHR by physicians in the new survey "Physicians Who have Switched EHRs."  The AAFP's award-winning Family Practice Management (FPM) magazine publishes a nationally recognized EHR Satisfaction Survey based on practicing physicians nationwide.  As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked first place in user satisfaction, but this time physicians were asked to rate their new system after having switched EHRs.  Praxis EMR … [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...]