February 8, 2016

HIMSS Analytics Honors WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics has awarded a Stage 7 Award to  WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital. The award represents the facility'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® Logic™ . There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and … [Read more...]

IBM Watson Health Companies Awarded Five Best in KLAS Designations

IBM Watson Health today announced that the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report recognized two of its newly acquired companies for population health and imaging solutions. IBM Company Phytel's population health solution suite was named Best in KLAS for the population health category, and IBM Company Merge Healthcare was awarded three Best in KLAS Designations and its Hemodynamic solution was named KLAS Category Leader for the fifth consecutive year. Phytel, an IBM Company … [Read more...]

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...]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes eClinicalWorks’ Cloud-based EHR for Highest Market Share

Based on its recent analysis of the cloud ambulatory electronic health record solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes eClinicalWorks with the 2015 US Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership for capturing the highest market share (10 percent) among all cloud-based EHR vendors. "eClinicalWorks' v10 EHR platform is a highly agile and customizable EHR suite that drives compliance, streamlines clinical workflow and aids integrated practice management," said Frost & Sullivan … [Read more...]

Improved Electronic Health Records Enable Physician Practice Preparedness for Population Health and Value-based Care

The U.S. ambulatory electronic health record market has expanded significantly over the past five years due to incentives provided by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services . The rapid advancement of technology and healthcare reform triggered by the Affordable Care Act, particularly the move to value-based reimbursement, has led to the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes. They require a high degree of clinical integration across care … [Read more...]

HIMSS Survey Finds 83 Percent of an EHR Implementation Yielded Increased Efficiencies in Clinical Staff Quality Performance

The 2016 HIMSS Health Information Technology Value survey has found that 88% of organizations with advanced EHR environments were able to identify at least one positive outcome from their use of an EHR, with 83 percent reporting benefits in Clinical Staff Quality Performance. Limited to hospitals with highly sophisticated EHR environments (e.g. hospital having achieved Stage 6 or 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMRAMSM model and HIMSS Davies winners) the survey identified and profiled patterns in … [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...]

drchrono and ZocDoc Partner to Sync Medical Records and Online Appointment Booking

drchrono has announced a partnership with digital health marketplace ZocDoc which will give medical professionals using the two digital health platforms a more seamless experience by syncing their calendars and EHRs directly with ZocDoc’s patient-facing platform. Both drchrono and ZocDoc have been credited with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to improving healthcare – ZocDoc, from the patient’s perspective; and drchrono, from the provider’s. The new partnership is a model of … [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...]