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October 1, 2014

Shareable Ink and Bentley University Collaborate on Advanced Usability Features for Simplified Clinical Documentation.

Shareable Ink and Bentley University have announced a partnership that will take place throughout Bentley’s fall 2014 semester focusing on one of the largest barriers to the adoption of clinical software affecting patient care – ease of use. “Shareable Ink is proud to work with top talent from Bentley University to advance our intuitive and impactful user interface designs in clinical software,” said Laurie McGraw, President and CEO for Shareable Ink. “Usability with our simplified … [Read more...]

7 out of 10 providers around the world say clinical usability is the number one factor when choosing an EMR

Nearly 75 percent of interviewed providers around the world reported that clinical usability outweighed every other criteria when choosing an EMR. This, as well as which other factors are driving provider decisions and which vendors hold the most mindshare, is included in the latest KLAS report on global EMR market share.   "The surprise in the feedback is the uphill battle that perceived lower cost vendors are facing as providers weight their selections heavily toward usability and … [Read more...]

Experience is not a good predictor of performance for Epic consulting firms

The number of engagements completed by a firm is not an accurate predictor of provider satisfaction when it comes to Epic consulting. Despite the standout performance of a few experienced firms like Nordic and Sagacious Consultants, there is little correlation between overall satisfaction and experience, according to the latest KLAS report on Epic consulting firms.   "It is great for providers that this market is so competitive," said report author Erik Westerlind. "There are a lot of really … [Read more...]

Flagler Hospital chooses Allscripts dbMotion to advance population health management

Flagler Hospital, located in St. Augustine, Fla., has selected the Allscripts dbMotion solution to connect a myriad of electronic health records across the community. In creating a single, longitudinal patient record through Allscripts dbMotion, Flagler Hospital seeks to reduce costs and improve quality of care. A private, non-profit acute care facility with 335 beds and ambulatory services, Flagler Hospital has earned national recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety, and … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Honors Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare System With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized the two hospitals the Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare System, in Naples, Fla., (my home town) with its Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model  (EMRAM), which tracks EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals … [Read more...]

PwC to Propose Open Source EHR System to the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

PwC US has announced its intent to pursue the Department of Defense (D0D) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record contract. The DHMSM program would replace and modernize the Military Health System which currently supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents. PwC US has announced its intent to pursue the Department of Defense (D0D) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health … [Read more...]

Only one out of four ambulatory providers feels that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care

Only 25 percent of interviewed ambulatory providers report that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care. These results, and which vendors are coming the closest to satisfying providers' high expectations of helping them deliver better patient care, are included in the latest KLAS report on the impact of ambulatory EMRs. "The vast majority of providers were vocal about their feelings surrounding meaningful use not yet realizing its objective of positively impacting patient … [Read more...]

MedAptus Expands Physician Revenue Cycle Suite with Cloud-Based Provider Enrollment Powered by Newport Credentialing Solutions

MedAptus today announced the launch of MedAptus Provider Enrollment, the company's latest software component aimed squarely at effectively addressing the challenge of timely and complete physician credentialing. Partnering with MedAptus on this offering is Newport Credentialing Solutions, the nation's premier provider of cloud-based credentialing workflow software and IT enabled services. While the credentialing process is a necessary step for physicians to receive payment from insurance … [Read more...]

Greenway Partners With Lightbeam to Bring Population Health and Data Solutions to Their Customers

Lightbeam Health Solutions, LLC today announced it has joined the Greenway Health online Marketplace of value-added partners for users of Greenway's integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solutions. Being named a Marketplace-approved partner signifies cooperative efforts between Lightbeam Health and Greenway to provide comprehensive, mission-critical health IT solutions that support the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. The Lightbeam platform is an … [Read more...]

Walgreens and Greenway Health Complete System Wide EHR Deployment

Greenway Health has completed what they're calling one of the largest centralized pharmacy cloud-based electronic health record systems ever deployed, Walgreens Cloud EHR. Walgreens has deployed the system chain-wide, giving pharmacy staff at over 8,200 locations a single, complete view of patients’ prescription, immunization and health testing records. The EHR platform enables Walgreens pharmacists to share patient information with other providers, helping to ensure continuity and care … [Read more...]