More than 25 percent of both large and small ambulatory practices report that they are considering replacing their EMR, according to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EMR perception. The study further finds that another 12 percent would like to replace their system but cannot do so for financial or organizational reasons. Which products are most likely to be replaced and which vendors providers are considering are also among the findings.
“There are different reasons for this shift,” said report author Jared Dowland. “Larger practices are seeking to consolidate from multiple EMRs and tighten their relationships with nearby hospitals, while smaller practices are seeking to resolve functionality, support, and cost concerns.”
As part of this study, KLAS interviewed more than 400 large and small practices [Read more…]
Capterra, an online service that connects buyers and sellers of business software, has released an infographic on the Top 20 Most Popular EHR Software Solutions. EHR software solutions eClinicalWorks, McKesson and Practice Fusion topped the rankings.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) software gives medical professionals access to patient medical records from a centrally-accessible system. Records typically include medical history, laboratory results, medication, allergies and even billing information.
“It’s been estimated that 40% of medical professionals have already implemented an EHR, but with the HITECH Act going into effect in 2014, we expect that number will continue to increase,” said Capterra President and CEO, Michael Ortner. “EHR software not only helps streamline the patient experience, but healthcare providers receive compensation [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT news includes updates from eClinicalWorks as well as news from Sprint on the launch of a secure messaging solutions to Enable HIPAA Compliance. Finally, there is customer acquisition news from simplifyMD. [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT News includes updates from eClinicalWorks on an expanded relationship with Horizon Healthcare, partnership news from, healthcare IT support and systems company, ITelagen, as well as customer acquisition news from SRS. [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT News includes updates from Advocate Physician Partners, who is announcing they now have 500 physicians live on their SynAPPS, cloud based eClinical Works EHR system. Today also brings customer acquisition news from Wolters Kluwer Health and simplifyMD. [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT News includes customer acquisition updates from eClinicalWorks as well as news from ICS Software that their SammyEHR can now be used on any Android or iOS tablet/phone through Remote Desktop Services. There is also news from M*Modal has won the top Health IT Innovation Award for Informatics and Analytics from the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance. [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT News focuses on customer acquistion news with updates from Royal Solutions Group, eClinicalWorks and Perceptive Software. There is also an announcement of a group of cloud based services that can help achieve meaningful use from Evolve Exchange. [Read more…]
eClinicalWorks has announced that New York City’s Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) has shown quality of care improvements since implementing eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records solution. Beginning in 2007, PCIP has placed eClinicalWorks EHRs in the practices of 3,200 physicians delivering care to the City’s underserved populations, representing nearly half of its population.
PCIP disclosed at its recent “NYC Celebrates Improved Health Through Technology” event that it has since helped additional tens of thousands of people control high blood pressure, improve diabetes management and quit smoking. EHRs also permit doctors to view data on their entire population of patients, helping them modify routine office practices to help all of their patients and then evaluate the effectiveness of those changes.
eClinicalWorks is launching s a new patient engagement initiative aimed to improve communication channels between patients and healthcare providers. With 8 million consumers using the company’s electronic patient portal, eClinicalWorks is investing an additional $25 million over the next 12 months to further enhance and expand patient engagement tools under the business unit Health & Online Wellness (healow™). The first product of this initiative, a free mobile app for patients, will be available for iOS and Android later this month. In contrast to most mobile health applications available today, healow directly connects patients to their own and family electronic health records, allowing immediate access to personal medical records and facilitating two-way communications between providers and patients.
According to a January 2013 survey1 of healthcare providers conducted by eClinicalWorks, 93 percent of physicians find value in having a mobile health app connected to EHRs. The same survey found that 93 percent of physician respondents believe that mobile health apps can improve a patient’s health outcome, and 89 percent are likely to recommend a mobile health app to a patient.
“InterMed provides multi-disciplinary medical services and is committed to maintaining an open dialogue with our patients,” said Dr. Scott Patch at InterMed. “Enhancing communication, we have been using eClinicalWorks Patient Portal [Read more…]