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December 20, 2014

Logging in, signing into works stations should be easier

The following is a guest post by Dean Wiech Doctors and nurses in the United States are often over worked and extremely busy running between patients and rooms. They frequently need to access systems and applications on numerous computers and workstations, and need to do so quickly in order to view important patient data. Something as simple as logging in could become a headache when it needs to be done multiple times on each computer and becomes more complicated if the credentials are … [Read more...]

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 with Allscripts EHR

Allscripts clients Alexandra Health System and Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) have achieved Stage 6, the second-highest level attainable on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) in Yishun,Singapore. KTPH is a 590-bed general and acute-care hospital managed by the northern healthcare cluster, Alexandra Health System (AHS). Opened inJune 2010, KTPH offers a comprehensive range of medical services and specialist … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Honors MetroHealth Medical Center With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics awarded MetroHealth Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), which is used to track 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 in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight … [Read more...]

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...]