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...
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...
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...
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...
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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