HIMSS Analytics recognized 11 of Rockford Health System sites with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Rockford Health’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
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…]
Anoto has announced that Anoto Live(TM) forms is now available for healthcare. This new digital writing solution enables healthcare professionals to expedite paper-based workflows by transforming handwriting into live information using the digital pen platform, making it immediately available in EMR systems.
Anoto Live forms is an easy-to-use modern alternative for healthcare organizations seeking to digitally capture information from handwritten forms into EMR systems. The technology is centered around a digital pen that utilizes a small camera situated under the ball-point tip and a nearly invisible dot-pattern printed on paper forms. The solution providesreal-time data capture back to EMR systems and document handling that simplifies workflow, reduces time [Read more…]
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its Stage 7 Award. At they same time they’ve also awarded Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards to 14 of its associated ambulatory clinics.
During the beginning of the third quarter of 2013, only 2.2 percent, of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, received the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award, and as of the second fiscal quarter of 2013, only 1.23 percent of the more than 20,000 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
“We’re proud to be among a very small number of U.S. hospitals that have been recognized for developing and managing a top-notch electronic medical records system,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “I’m grateful to the entire team who contributes to this effort every day, and excited about what this means to patient safety, quality care, research, and ultimately, the health of the children and families we serve.”
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS [Read more…]
Despite vendor claims of the importance of technology differentiation, providers report that the technology platforms girding up EMRs are not accurate predictors of capability or clinical success. Providers indicate that vendors, not technology, are their primary concern. As part of the report EMR Technology Perception 2013: Separating Fact from Fiction, KLAS interviewed healthcare organizations across the United States to determine the impact that underlying EMR technology has on what providers are able to accomplish and to determine what risk the technology poses for the future.
KLAS interviewed providers using EMRs from Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, MEDITECH and Siemens. The report explored various aspects of EMR technology, including how much the technology influenced the purchasing decision, the impact the technology is having on providers’ ability to extend EMR [Read more…]
Atlas MD today launches Atlas.md EMR, a web-based app designed so that direct primary care physicians can operate their own insurance-free practices.
Doctors can get started in minutes by signing up for a free 30-day trial. The EMR requires no additional hardware to operate.
With cross-platform design, doctors can access Atlas.md conveniently from any web-enabled device, e.g. Mac/PC computers and laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Data is secure across all networks, so mobile devices like iPads or smartphones allow primary care doctors to take the software with them throughout their clinic, or even on house calls.
Drs. Josh Umbehr and Doug Nunamaker of Atlas MD have been using earlier versions [Read more…]
According to a new KLAS report, entitled Commnity Hospital CIS Market Share 2013: Moving Forward without Leaders, The market is rapidly turning into a replacement market as more organizations move to electronic medical records.
The report calls out two key points driving purchase decisions in this new market. Price and ease of integration. According to the report functionality, ease of use and customer service considered as strongly in this market.
“Providers are weighing their options and making some sacrifices,” said Paul Pitcher, report author and research director at KLAS. “The fact that providers are focusing more on integration and pricing is creating [Read more…]
MacPractice, a Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac reseller partner, has announced immediate availability of Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac to users of MacPractice MD, DC, DDS and 20/20. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is designed specifically for small- to mid-sized practices to help accelerate adoption of MacPractice’s electronic medical record system, MacPractice EMR. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is powered by the same award-winning Dragon Medical speech recognition technology used by more than 200,000 clinicians today, including the largest, most advanced healthcare providers.
As part of the transition to EMRs, many doctors are experiencing significant workflow interruptions that add hours onto their workday and impact the number of patients they are able to treat each day. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac lets these clinicians more efficiently tackle their workload and keep the focus on patient care by enabling them to document and navigate within MacPractice EMR simply by using their voice.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac also allows doctors to navigate other Mac-based applications beyond the EMR, such as email [Read more…]
Providers are leaving their current EMR vendors at an unprecedented rate as solutions fail to meet rising expectations in small physician practices. This latest finding comes from a newly released KLAS report entitled 2013 Ambulatory EMR Performance: The Quest for Value amid Rising Expectations (1-10 Physicians).
“These practices are increasingly finding themselves in a quandary,” said Erik Bermudez, report author. “They have smaller budgets and smaller support staffs, yet they have the same functionality needs as the large organizations. This report helps providers look through the marketing hype to see what the real differences are between the products in this segment.”
The study showcases the performance of each of 27 vendors and finds which ones are meeting providers’ rising needs and why. The report examines performance across dozens of metrics to come up with stack performance ratings. [Read more…]