News about Healthcare IT Solutions & Services Industry

EHR algorithm can ID, classify diabetes.

Posted by Aparna Prasad on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

Algorithms applied to electronic health record data can identify more cases of undetected diabetes in patients than claims codes, and discriminates between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published recently in Diabetes Care.

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Cost of EMRs is not the Barrier to EMR Adoption

Posted by EHR Analyst on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 @ 08:16 AM

A CIO believes that cost of EMRs is not the barrier to EMR adoption. He also says that Physicians in a community are paid on a pay-as-you go basis. So anything that is perceived as a barrier to their daily productivity directly effects their income.

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Tags: EMR Software, EMR cost

EMR and Practice Management Software - Best in KLAS Vendors for 2009

Posted by EHR Analyst on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 09:19 PM

KLAS Enterprises LLC has issued its 2009 Best in KLAS Awards based on customer satisfaction with health information technology vendors and consultants.
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CCHIT Certifies EHRs Under 2011 Criteria

Posted by EHR Analyst on Tue, Dec 01, 2009 @ 11:52 PM

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has announced the first electronic health records products certified under its 2011 criteria.

The Chicago-based organization has two programs for 2011 that include criteria to support proposed federal standards for qualifying for Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The government has not officially proposed standards. But based on some requirements in the law and recommendations from federal advisory committees, CCHIT has launched initial 2011 certification programs that it will modify if necessary.

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Tags: EHR Software, EMR Software, Medicare Incentives, Certified EHR Software

Don't wait until next year to implement EMR

Posted by EHR Analyst on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 @ 12:03 PM

Physician practices and hospitals that have yet to select or implement an EMR system should get a move on.

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Tags: EHR Software, EMR Software, EHR Selection, EMR System, Meaningful use

Allscripts One Year After the Misys Merger - KLAS Report

Posted by EHR Analyst on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 01:44 PM

Allscripts enjoys top provider mind share but declining customer satisfaction amid the industry's rising interest in electronic medical records.

OREM, UT, November 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One year after its landmark merger with Misys, electronic medical record (EMR) vendor Allscripts is at a crossroads, facing declining customer satisfaction in several key areas while still maintaining its position as the most-considered vendor in outpatient EMR purchases. A new report from KLAS takes a closer look at the company's struggles and opportunities as the race for meaningful use gets underway.

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Electronic Medical Records May Not End Lapses

Posted by EHR Analyst on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 @ 11:06 PM

Critical results from medical imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays, even when sent by electronic e-mail alerts to doctors, may “fall through the cracks” without prompt attention and follow-up, a review of U.S. veterans’ medical records found.

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Grants to Spur Use of Electronic Medical Record Software

Posted by EHR Analyst on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 10:54 PM

Vice President Joe Biden announced almost $1.2 billion in grants to help health-care providers convert to electronic medical records, during a stop in Chicago.

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Tags: EHR Software, Stimulus Incentives, EMR Software