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    • MGMA President and CEO leaves for Marshfield Clinic

      Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACME, President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), has resigned her position to take up the reins at the newly minted Marshfield Clinic Health System.  As leader of MGMA since 2011, Turney has b...

    • AMA, MGMA see failure in proposed meaningful use changes

      Prior to the closing of the comment period for a proposed rule modifying the EHR Incentive Programs in 2014, both the American Medical Association (AMA) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) submitted feedback identifying areas of concern tha...

    • Population health, analytics, mHealth vendors raise $1.8B in Q2

      Health IT vendors have been raking in the dough at record levels, Mercom Capital says in a new report, charting the booming industry’s first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.  Populatio...

    • Can CME delivered through EHRs improve patient outcomes?

      Continuing medical education (CME) seems like more of a burden than anything else to 81% of providers who would like to see more of a direct link between the educational modules and improving patient outcomes, says a new poll by Amazing Charts.  While...

    • EHNAC to begin accreditation for accountable care organizations

      Accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be able to apply for formal recognition from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) through the newly announced ACO Accreditation Program (ACOAP), which assesses an organization’s...

    • Revenue cycle, health IT tools are vital as patients pay more

      As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes hold in a big way and accountable care models ask patients to take more financial responsibility for their health and well being, the adoption of revenue cycle management (RCM) tools has become the next critical c...

    • CVS announces Epic EHR partnership with four providers

      CVS Caremark is expanding the role of its increasingly popular MinuteClinic retail health providers with a unique EHR integration partnership with four primary care providers.  The participating providers in Connecticut, Texas, South Carolina, and Lou...

    • EHR adoption hits 96% in MA; half of patients engage online

      Massachusetts has always been a hotbed of revolution, so it’s no surprise that its healthcare providers are leading the charge into a new digital age.  EHR adoption among primary care practices has reached an astonishing 96% in the Commonwealth, a n...

    • Maine’s HIE adds analytics, increases use by 150% in 2013

      HealthInfoNet, Maine’s state health information exchange (HIE), has a lot to boast about in its 2013 annual report.  After contracting to connect all the state’s hospitals to the network and adding robust new clinical analytics and care management...

    • 23% of providers use Epic, but VA EHR is tops for satisfaction

      Nearly a quarter of physician providers with an EHR are currently using Epic Systems, according to data from the 2014 Medscape EHR Report, but the wildly popular interface doesn’t get anywhere near the highest marks for user satisfaction.  That hono...

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