November 28, 2015

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...]

HIMSS Statement on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Carla Smith, the Executive Vice President of HIMSS North America issued the following statement on October 6, 2015, regarding the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule. IT is a critical tool enabling positive transformation, value-based care models, and the delivery of better care, improved outcomes, and lower costs. In response to the new final regulations released today, HIMSS appreciates the continued efforts of CMS and ONC to simplify and provide flexibility for meeting the Meaningful Use program … [Read more...]

Medfusion Launches First Consumer Mobile App to Simplify Healthcare Records

Medfusion has announced the introduction of Medfusion Plus, for consumers using mobile devices. In the past, patients desiring access to their medical records had to request and pay for a paper copy. With the advent of portals, patients gained electronic access to certain portions of their medical records as created at the individual provider level, but this information was limited and not available all in one place. According to the company, Medfusion Plus will now aggregate and their … [Read more...]

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...]