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July 22, 2014

NueMD Unveils Major Update to Its Medical Billing and EHR Software

NueMD has announced the release of NueMD 4.0, a major update to its flagship product for small practices and billing companies. The update, which boasts a completely revamped look and feel, focuses on simplifying complicated business processes to help providers streamline workflows and increase reimbursements. "We're focused on improving the efficiency of reimbursement, and it's from that perspective that we look at electronic health records," said Massoud Alibakhsh, CEO of NueMD. "We believe … [Read more...]

Enlocked Introduces Next Generation Encrypted Email Service

Enlocked™, Inc. has announced its next generation secure email encryption solution that brings military-grade email security to small businesses and independent professionals, without any of the complexities of traditional encryption technologies. Users have become increasingly aware of the threat to their privacy, a result of mounting disclosures of data breaches and government monitoring. Despite that, email encryption has remained a cumbersome method to prevent the interception of secure … [Read more...]

EHR Implementation Remains Top Concern Among Physicians, Practices

As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern. For the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo. Seventeen percent of the 1,442 respondents to this year's survey said getting an EHR onboard and … [Read more...]

Technology Advancements in Plastic Surgery

On this site we typically focus on the technology that helps streamline patient record keeping and health information and discovery. Today, though, we thought it would be a good idea to take a break and focus on the technology that is revolutionizing medicine itself. It seems like every day there is a new breakthrough happening in medical and health technology. Here are just a few of them: 3-D Printing It isn’t just the stuff of fiction; an article published in May in … [Read more...]

LabWeb Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

Psyche Systems Corporation's, LabWeb Version 8 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible laboratories and hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. LabWeb Version 8 was certified on May 20, 2014 by ICSA Labs. "We are pleased to be able to support our customers' 2011 and 2014 Meaningful Use … [Read more...]

Amazing Charts Scores 82 on EHR System Usability Scale

The Amazing Charts 7.0 EHR achieved an overall score of 82 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire, which was verified by Drummond Group. The score not only places Amazing Charts in the top ten percent of all scores, it also outpaces major competitors such as Allscripts (65), Greenway PRIME suite (81.5), and Practice Fusion (69). Test reports for Amazing Charts and other EHRs can be found at … [Read more...]

Allscripts Sunrise Platform Continues Expansion

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise hospital clients continue to expand their Allscripts Sunrise EHR footprint, building on the power of the Allscripts platform and demonstrating how enhanced, integrated Allscripts Sunrise solutions are helping clients steward the value-based care transformation. Allscripts clients are expanding or upgrading with Allscripts Sunrise solutions such as Allscripts Sunrise Ambulatory Care, Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care and Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care. There … [Read more...]

Benefits and Concerns Related to U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Investment Are Explored in New Issue Brief from Health Fidelity

A new issue brief titled, "Will Health IT Investment Deliver its Promised Benefits?" is now available from Health Fidelity, a healthcare big data analytics company. The brief examines how the U.S. healthcare information technology investment is fairing in areas such as technology adoption and improvements in the healthcare system. Industry experts and policymakers have long agreed that meeting national healthcare goals would require use of massive amounts of healthcare data to improve care, … [Read more...]

Benefits of front-end speech software outweigh physician resistance

Despite almost 50% of organizations citing clinician adoption as the number-one challenge to front-end speech (FES) deployment, 9 out of 10 of the interviewed hospitals still plan to expand its use. This and other key findings are revealed in the latest KLAS report, entitled "Front-End Speech 2014: Functionality Doesn't Trump Physician Resistance." Facilities interviewed saw a higher impact in nearly every category measured in the study, including reduced transcription costs, reduced … [Read more...]

Kareo and Falcon EHR Cooperate to Deliver Cloud-Based Solution to Nephrology Practices

Kareo Inc., has announced the launch of a new cooperative relationship with Falcon EHR, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Together, the companies provide an integrated solution of software and services designed to help nephrologists successfully manage the clinical and business aspects of their practice. Physicians use Kareo Practice Management software to complete tasks such as creating patient records, scheduling appointments and updating patient information. These data are then … [Read more...]