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August 29, 2015

KLAS Announces Top-Performing Vendors in 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services Report

Thousands of healthcare providers at physician offices, clinics, hospitals and IDNs in Northern America weighed in to provide feedback about healthcare technology software vendors in 93 market segments. The KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services report, released today, provides a summary of the insights and feedback by shining a light on current vendor performanceThe software products that have demonstrated the greatest score improvements since the 2014 Best in KLAS: … [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...]

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...]

e-MDs Merges with MDeverywhere

e-MDs, a provider of ambulatory EMR and practice management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"), a global investment firm. Following the acquisition, e-MDs has been merged with MDeverywhere, an existing Marlin portfolio company and provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services and credentialing for physicians. The acquisition and merger bring together two ambulatory focused companies that now provide a complete and integrated suite of … [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...]

At Community Memorial Health System, 98% of Orders and Notes Are Completed Electronically Using PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper has announced that 98 percent of all orders and physician notes are being entered electronically at its customer, Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) in Ventura County, California, as a result of widespread adoption of PatientKeeper CPOE™ and PatientKeeper NoteWriter™. The success of PatientKeeper has given the hospital a competitive advantage in attracting physicians to practice there. “Our physicians are delighted with the ease of use of the PatientKeeper … [Read more...]

KLAS Report: Acute Care EMR Purchasing Plans 2015: New Energy in a More Competitive Market

Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which EMR to purchase when looking to make a buying decision. In the KLAS acute care EMR purchasing plans report released today, researchers found that even though providers have fewer choices due to market contraction, they are less likely to have made up their minds about which system to buy when evaluating future purchases. Energy in the market is being driven largely by legacy customers … [Read more...]