Today’s EHR and HIT news includes updates from ADP Advanced MD on their new iPhone App and news from Greenway on becoming the first Ambulatory Health IT provider to join Healtheway and support eHealth Exchange. [Read more…]
Today’s EHR and HIT News includes news from Greenway on how their Interoperability with Epic is helping patients in Pennsylvania and news from HIT consultancy Meta on how they’re helping their customers achieve Stage 2 of meaningful use. There is also customer acquisition news from Patient Pay. [Read more…]
IDC Health Insights has announced the availability of a new IDC MarketScape report designed to guide firms evaluating electronic medical record/electronic health record vendors. The new report, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Ambulatory EMR/EHR for Midsize and Large Practices 2011 Vendor Assessment provides an assessment of ten EMR/EHR products that target midsize and large practices and qualify for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 incentives. In the report, IDC Health Insights provides an opinion on which vendors are well-positioned today through current capabilities and which are best positioned to gain market share over the next one to four years.
IDC Health Insights expects the market to move from less than 25% adoption in 2009 to over 80% adoption by 2016. This anticipated growth is fueled in part by regulatory stipulations and government incentives under the ARRA; additional trends include the quality of care improvements that result from using EHRs in ambulatory practices, their growing capabilities and use of cloud computing, the use of mobile devices in ambulatory practices, and the consolidation of provider vendors as market saturation increases.
This IDC MarketScape examines ten products from eight leading vendors with a significant presence in the EMR/EHR technology market for midsize and large ambulatory practices, and provides a quantitative analysis of their current capabilities and future strategies. Vendors included in the report are: Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, eClinicalWorks, Epic Systems, GE Healthcare, McKesson Corporation, NextGen Healthcare, and Sage Healthcare Division. [Read more…]
MedQuist Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDQ), a leading provider of technology-enabled clinical documentation services, is integrating with Epic Systems Corporation within its Hyperspace environment to offer a solution that integrates “partial dictations” with the template-based clinical documentation process, enabling physicians to complete the Electronic Health Record (EHR) without changing their documentation workflow.
Partial dictation combines structured and narrative input, resulting in more comprehensive and complete documentation of a patient encounter. Structured input supplemented with narrative dictation:
- Meets physician workflow demands, increasing physician adoption and satisfaction;
- Can reduce the overall cost of documentation by more than 50 percent; and
- In certain instances, can completely eliminate dictation. [Read more…]