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March 6, 2015

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...]

Deloitte Announces New Approach to EHR Implementation and Support

Today Deloitte announces Evergreen, a new approach to electronic health records implementation and maintenance designed to help reduce hospital system IT costs as health care moves to a value-based model more reliant on clinical and enterprise data. Evergreen may help health systems save up to 30 percent on EHR operating costs by using a global staffing model and a standardized design that works to improve clinical optimization. Evergreen also leverages Deloitte's acclaimed cyber risk … [Read more...]

EHR and HIT News for February 5th

The EHR and HIT news article for today includes new release information from Navigating Cancer as well as news from HealthFusion and Pertexa. Navigating Cancer Now Offers Single Sign-on Functionality for its Patient Engagement Portal Navigating Cancer announced today that version 5.1 of its Patient Engagement Portal now has single sign-on (SSO) functionality. The SSO feature allows patients who receive treatment and care across multiple cancer clinics that use Navigating Cancer's platform, … [Read more...]

SOLS and WebPT partner to bring custom 3D foot orthotics to rehab therapy professionals nationwide

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record solution for rehab therapists, and SOLS, a pioneer in 3D printing and custom mass-manufacturing, today announced an exciting partnership that will bring 3D printed foot orthotics to WebPT's member base of more than 43,000 rehab therapy professionals. Thanks to an exclusive offer through WebPT's e-commerce platform -- the WebPT Marketplace -- WebPT members can access SOLS' innovative technology at a discounted offer, enabling them to create … [Read more...]

KLAS Congratulates the 2014 Best in KLAS Winners

The 2014 Best in KLAS report, published today, ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them-healthcare providers. New segments in this report include Population Health, Urgent Care, Alarm Management and CDI Services. This report also highlights shifts in product performance, upcoming products and services to watch, and the continual efforts vendors are making to produce quality options.  Today KLAS also published the inaugural edition of the Global … [Read more...]

ClearDATA to Provide Disaster Recovery and HIPAA-compliant Cloud Solution for Henry Schein’s Dentrix Enterprise Practice Management Software

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare cloud computing platform and services today announced a new agreement with Henry Schein, Inc. to offer Dentrix Enterprise as a Software as a Service (SaaS) practice management system. Under the agreement, Henry Schein’s Practice Solutions division, a leader in dental practice management solutions with a global installed base of 65,000 customers, will offer its dental enterprise software, Dentrix Enterprise, as a SaaS practice … [Read more...]