December 11, 2018 - Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between Allscripts and Netsmart that began when Allscripts contributed its homecare business to the behavioral health EHR vendor in exchange for the largest...
December 6, 2018 - While EHR systems and health data exchange solutions have been common tools within hospitals and physician practices for nearly a decade, many behavioral healthcare providers are just beginning to integrate EHR use into care delivery. Policymakers are also starting to turn their attention to legislation that could potentially support the use of EHR technology in behavioral health. At...
December 3, 2018 - After years of frustration among stakeholders over the lack of complete, timely health data exchange across the healthcare sector, CMS is taking a firm stance on interoperability with its Promoting Interoperability programs. CMS announced its decision to rebrand the EHR Incentive Programs (i.e., meaningful use) as Promoting Interoperability in Spring 2018. The new name is emblematic of...
November 28, 2018 - Amazon confirmed it is developing a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that enables developers to analyze patient EHRs to identify information including patient diagnoses, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and signs in a Tuesday blog post. The tool allows users to process unstructured medical text and is designed to improve clinical decision support for healthcare providers. The...
Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations looking to earn incentive payments through the CMS...
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