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February 6, 2016

Practice Velocity EMR Ranked #1 For Urgent Care In the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report

Practice Velocity’s electronic medical record—VelociDoc—has again been rated #1 2015/2016 Category Leader for Urgent Care in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. KLAS, the independent company that monitors vendor performance in the healthcare industry, collected feedback from healthcare providers nationwide to conduct the impartial review. Practice Velocity’s EMR and practice management software was rated highest. “We’re honored and humbled to once again be listed #1 … [Read more...]

AMA Launches Silicon Valley Integrated Innovation Company, Health2047

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that it is investing $15M to become a founding partner of a healthcare innovation company, Health2047, Inc., that will conduct rapid exploration of innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing the nation’s 1.1 million physicians and the patients they serve. “Improving the health of the nation is at the core of the AMA's work and Health2047 will build partnerships to create new solutions for physicians and their patients that … [Read more...]

Leading Patient Advocates Welcome HHS’ New Guidance on HIPAA

The GetMyHealthData Campaign is commending the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for offering new guidance on patients’ rights to access their health records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. The GetMyHealthData Campaign, which launched in July 2015, is a collaborative effort of leading consumer organizations, health care experts, former policymakers and technology organizations working to enhance consumer access to digital … [Read more...]

AMA Proposes Reforms to Meaningful Use Program to Benefit Patients, Physicians

The American Medical Association (AMA) today released a set of recommendations to improve the troubled Meaningful Use program so it accommodates the real-world needs of physicians and patients while focusing on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records. The recommendations were included in comments the AMA submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program. The AMA recommendations recognize that the landscape has … [Read more...]

More than 80% of hospitals report opportunities to integrate workflows to meet accountable care goals

The healthcare industry is undergoing an information revolution as regulations encourage a transition from document-based information to electronic health records and protected health information (PHI). As hospitals and healthcare organizations adapt their processes to embrace the revolution, a new IDC InfoBrief, commissioned by Ricoh Americas Corporation, highlights enhancements to data management that can help organizations achieve information mobility - the ability to capture, transform … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Honors Community Healthcare System Hospitals With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics awarded three Community Healthcare System Hospitals with Stage 7 Awards. The award represents Community Healthcare System’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM). 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 stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Honors Hattiesburg Clinics With Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

HIMSS Analytics awarded 6 Hattiesburg clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Stage 7 represents the highest level of EHR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment. As of the third quarter of 2015, only 7.79 percent … [Read more...]

drchrono Releases First Medical Billing App in the App Store; First Time Medical Billers can be Mobile

drchrono, the EHR on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and web for physicians and their patients, recently announced that it had released its medical billing app for the iPad, allowing medical billers to view claims and review billing statuses right from their mobile device for the very first time. Medical billing has not moved forward in years; medical billers have been locked to their desks in order to figure out the status of medical claims.  For the first time, executives, physicians and medical … [Read more...]

Raintree Systems Advances PT and OT Delivery-of-Care With a Telemedicine EMR Solution

Raintree Systems and SnapMD have announced the development of an integrated telehealth software solution to give healthcare providers a new and efficient way to interact and provide care to their patients. Raintree Systems is the first EMR software to incorporate a telehealth solution directly into an EMR & PM software in order to facilitate deeper and timelier patient/provider interaction. This new solution will revolutionize how physical therapist deliver care and interact with their … [Read more...]

CareCloud’s Practice Profitability Index of 5,000 Physicians Shows Improving Financial Outlooks Amid Ongoing Industry Challenges

CareCloud has announced the results of its annual Practice Profitability Index (PPI), one of the largest national efforts to study the operational health and profitability outlooks of U.S. medical practices. Leading the findings in the 2015 study is a mild upswing in projections for profitability among the more than 5,000 physicians surveyed. While physicians expecting a downward profitability trend in the coming year still outnumber those with positive perspectives--31% versus 24%--the … [Read more...]