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March 29, 2015

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...]

MTBC Introduces iCheckIn, An Innovative Mobile Patient Check-In App

MTBC has announced the launch of iCheckIn, an enhanced patient check-in app for iOS and Android-based tablet devices. "MTBC's enhanced iCheckIn tablet application is designed to help medical offices streamline the check-in process, while reducing their workload and improving patient satisfaction," said MTBC President Stephen Snyder.  He further explained, "We look forward to introducing additional innovative solutions during the first half of 2015, which will further enhance our fully … [Read more...]

St. Clair Hospital Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

St. Clair Hospital of Mt. Lebanon, Pa. has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment. St. Clair Hospital, an independent, 328-bed acute care facility that provides advanced, high quality healthcare to more than 500,000 residents of … [Read more...]

North American Laboratory Information Systems Market is Expected to Reach $704.6 Million by 2019

The North American laboratory information systems market report defines and segments the concerned market with an analysis and forecast of the revenue. This market is expected to reach $704.6 million by 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019. A Laboratory Information System (LIS) is a class of software, which takes care of receiving, processing, and storing information generated by medical laboratory processes. These systems are interfaced with instruments and … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Releases Online Check-In, eliminating the need for patients to fill out paper forms in the doctor’s office

Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, released Online Patient Check-In - a new service that lets patients complete traditional check-in forms from their phone, tablet, or computer before getting to the doctor's office. By digitizing this part of the patient's office visit experience, Practice Fusion is freeing patients from what is considered to be the most redundant and cumbersome part of the visit with their doctor by automatically delivering … [Read more...]