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International Health IT Project Will Utilize Allscripts EHR

March 13, 2019 - A joint international health IT project between Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine and Alfardan Group in Qatar will enable providers and patients in the Middle East to utilize Allscripts EHR for well-informed care delivery. Northwestern Medicine has teamed up with Alfardan Group — a family-owned conglomerate based in Qatar — to provide ambulatory care services for patients...


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HIT Consolidation, Integration Fueling Changes at eMDs, MEDITECH

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Before HIMSS19 has even begun, EHR companies are making moves to improve the reach and abilities of their platforms. First, Austin’s eMDs expanded its ambulatory footprint with its acquisition of Aprima Medical Software, which...

Specialty EHR Products Tied to Highest Physician Satisfaction

by Elizabeth Snell

Specialty EHR product categories were given the highest physician practice satisfaction scores, according to a recent Black Book survey. Researchers interviewed 18,950 physician practices in client experience and satisfaction and gathered...

GE Healthcare to Sell Ambulatory EHR, Financial Systems for $1.05B

by Kate Monica

Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital today announced it will acquire GE Healthcare’s Value-Based Care Division — which includes the Centricity EMR and Centricity Business — for $1.05 billion in cash. Through...

Practice Fusion No Longer Offering Free EHR System Software

by Kate Monica

Practice Fusion is abandoning the business model that contributed to its popularity and will no longer offer free EHR software to physicians, according to a recent report by CNBC. The decision to charge physicians to use its EHR system...

Former GE Exec Jeff Immelt Appointed New athenahealth Chairman

by Kate Monica

athenahealth has appointed former GE CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt as its new chairman of the board as part of the health IT company’s strategy to strengthen its governance profile, the health IT company announced midweek. “We...

Cerner, athenahealth Report Success in Changing EHR Market

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation and athenahealth reported significant growth in the fourth financial quarter of 2017 after expanding their respective client bases in both the ambulatory and community hospital EHR markets. For its part, Cerner...

eClinicalWorks EHR Receives 82% Physician Satisfaction Rating

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks received top marks in physician satisfaction with an approval rating of 82 percent among users, according to a recent report from Reaction Data. Fifty-three percent would advocate for choosing eClinicalWorks while 29 percent...

Small, Rural, Specialty Ambulatory Practices Lacking in EHR Use

by Kate Monica

Small, rural, and specialty ambulatory care practices are less likely to engage in advanced EHR use, according to new research published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The study by Rumball-Smith et al. measured...

Allscripts to Acquire Practice Fusion in $100M Cash Deal

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced it will acquire Practice Fusion EHR in a $100 million cash deal in an effort to further expand its reach into ambulatory care settings. Practice Fusion and its EHR technology will complement Allscripts...

Cerner, MEDITECH Offer Most EHR Solutions Across Care Continuum

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report focused on which health IT companies best help users adapt to each care setting found Cerner and MEDITECH to be leading the way in developing solutions across the care continuum. However, most large health systems still...

Allscripts Expects Paragon EHR Success After Encouraging Quarter

by Kate Monica

Allscripts executives expect Paragon EHR to excel as an integrated EHR and revenue cycle management solution for community hospitals following its successful acquisition of McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business,...

Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A recent survey of healthcare executives shows that inpatient and outpatient EHR technology are top of mind for provider buying priorities for health IT purchases, trailing only telemedicine. A third of 248 respondents to a Research Data...

Ambulatory EHR Market to Become $5.2B Industry by 2021

by Kate Monica

New market research projects the ambulatory EHR market to reach $5.2 billion by 2012, a 5.8-percent growth rate. The report details the major sources of growth in the market as well as limitations most likely to keep the industry from...

Top 10 Ambulatory EHR Vendors by Physician Practice EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

While the market for inpatient EHR/EMR systems is mostly dominated by a select group of well-known EHR companies such as Epic Systems and Cerner, the wide range of specialties and practice sizes comprising ambulatory care has allowed for...

Engaging Physicians to Aid Standardized Ambulatory EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Since its formation back in 1999, Banner Health has made a name for itself by increasing the clinical standardization of its EHR technology to support clinical improvements. As a result of its push toward value-based care and population,...

McKesson to Sell Several Ambulatory EHR Products to e-MDs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Several ambulatory EHR technologies developed by McKesson will soon become the property of fellow EHR vendor e-MDs, the latter announced midweek. The ambulatory EHR, practice management, and revenue cycle management company reached an...

Ambulatory EHR Products to Focus on User-Centered Solutions

by Sara Heath

The ambulatory EHR market is expect to grow by 30 percent throughout the next five years, with innovative and provider-oriented systems leading the charge. According to Frost & Sullivan’s US Ambulatory Electronic Health Record...

Epic Systems Tabbed to Expand Hold of Ambulatory EHR Market

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Epic Systems is in the driver's seat compared to other ambulatory EHR vendors and poised to take control of an even larger portion of the outpatient EHR market, according to a recent survey of more than 170 ambulatory care...

e-MDs Merger with MDEverywhere Impacts Ambulatory Care

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has its share of similarities to other trades, as mergers and acquisitions are common within the sector. E-MDs, a vendor of ambulatory care EHR and practice management software, announced on March 31 that it was...

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