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  • CommonWell-Carequality Connection Now Generally Available

    November 16, 2018 - CommonWell Health Alliance recently announced its connection to the Carequality Framework is now generally available to all CommonWell members as part of an effort to improve interoperability nationwide. CommonWell and Carequality-enabled healthcare providers will be able to connect and engage in bidirectional health data exchange for improved care coordination and better-informed...

  • 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...


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CommonWell-Carequality Connection Now Generally Available

CommonWell Health Alliance recently announced its connection to the Carequality Framework is now generally available to all CommonWell members as part of an effort to improve interoperability nationwide. CommonWell and Carequality-enabled...

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges

Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and...

Epic EHR Replacement Contributed to Financial Trouble at SLU

Missouri-based St. Louis University (SLU) has implemented a hiring freeze across its college and medical practice to overcome financial difficulties spurred partly by a 2017 Epic EHR replacement, according to kbia. The university has been...

MEDITECH Launches EHR-Integrated Prescription Pricing Tool

Users of MEDITECH Expanse now have access to an EHR-integrated pricing tool to better manage the cost of their care. MEDITECH announced DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck solution will be integrated into MEDITECH Expanse as a real-time...

VA Achieves Several Milestones in Cerner EHR Implementation

Over the past six months, VA has awarded Cerner three task orders, conducted a Current State Review of VA initial operating capability (IOC) care sites, and established 18 EHR councils to support the development of national standardized...

Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

Allscripts will expand its relationship with Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and implement health IT solutions at East Kent Hospitals and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Connecticut-based HSC made the decision to expand and extend its...

Evidence Supports Continuity of Care Quality Measures in QPP

Adding quality measures related to continuity of care to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) may help lower healthcare costs and reduce hospitalizations, according to a new Annals of Family Medicine study.   Andrew Bazemore, MD, and...

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