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  • Collaborating With EHR Vendors for Continuous EHR Optimization

    November 12, 2018 - Healthcare organizations looking to dramatically improve their clinical and administrative processes through health IT use can choose one of two options: EHR optimization or EHR replacement. Some healthcare organizations opt to invest in EHR replacements due to problems with inefficient clinical workflows, limited EHR functionality, or a lack of interoperability, according to a 2018...

  • Veritas Capital, Elliott Will Acquire athenahealth for $5.7B

    November 12, 2018 - Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management have agreed to acquire athenahealth for about $5.7 billion in cash, the health IT company confirmed on November 12. Elliott Management has expressed support for the acquisition, and its private equity subsidiary — Evergreen Coast Capital — will retain a minority investment stake in the company. Veritas...

  • Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide

    November 7, 2018 - Epic EHR is currently dominating the worldwide EHR market in overall user experience, with nearly 90 percent of all surveyed international users reporting high rates of provider satisfaction. This finding comes in the new Global EMR Performance 2018 report from KLAS. Researchers surveyed more than 300 CIOs, CMIOs, physicians, IT managers and directors, and other C-suite executives...

  • 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Pushes 2015 Edition CEHRT

    November 1, 2018 - Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will be required to use 2015 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT) beginning in the 2019 performance period, according to the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule. CMS released the QPP final rule along with the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on November 1. The federal agency has...


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Collaborating With EHR Vendors for Continuous EHR Optimization

Healthcare organizations looking to dramatically improve their clinical and administrative processes through health IT use can choose one of two options: EHR optimization or EHR replacement. Some healthcare organizations opt to invest in...

Veritas Capital, Elliott Will Acquire athenahealth for $5.7B

Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management have agreed to acquire athenahealth for about $5.7 billion in cash, the health IT company confirmed on November 12. Elliott Management has expressed support for the...

Pacific Dental Services to Implement Epic EHR System

California-based Pacific Dental Services (PDS) recently announced its decision to implement Epic EHR as part of an effort to improve care coordination for all PDS-supported dentists and specialists. PDS is a dental support organization...

93% of MIPS Eligible Clinicians Earned Federal Incentives in 2017

Ninety-three percent of eligible clinicians that participated in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) earned positive payment adjustments for their performance in 2017. CMS released...

Chicago Plumbers Union to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

A Chicago Plumbers Union recently made the decision to move forward with a Cerner EHR implementation at a new health center currently under development in southwest Chicago. Members of Plumbers Local Union 130 United Association (UA) and...

EHR Usability Challenges Threaten Patient Safety in Pediatric Care

Problems with EHR usability can pose a threat to patient safety in pediatric care, particularly during medication prescribing. This finding comes in a new Health Affairs study by a team of researchers from MedStar Health. Raj Ratwani et...

New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers

FDA recently launched a new app designed to allow researchers to easily collect real-world evidence in the form of EHR patient data, claims and billing information, and patient-generated health data through patients’ mobile...

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