Electronic Health Records


Cerner Ranks Highest for EHR Capabilities in Chilmark Report

August 16, 2017 - A recent report from Chilmark Research named Cerner Corporation’s EHR system as the best offering for health data analytics-based EHR capabilities over Allscripts, Athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and Epic Systems. The report evaluated the top health IT companies for their analytics and reporting software as part of an assessment of the most recent healthcare analytics market trends. However,...

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Interoperability, Usability, Outcomes to Drive Health IT Changes

by Kate Monica

A recent post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, MS, addressed the trajectory of health IT in the age of value-based care and stated health IT interoperability and usability and patient outcomes will push the industry...

Main Characteristics of Successful EHR Vendors, Technologies

by Kate Monica

EHR vendors are experiencing an upsurge in client acquisitions as EHR adoption and implementation continue throughout the healthcare industry, most notably in the form of EHR replacement. While hundreds of technology vendors and solutions remain...

Siemens Partnership Connects Test Results to EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

Siemens Healthineers today announced a partnership with Relaymed aimed at delivering test results to physician EHR systems through point-of-care instruments. The new alliance with Relaymed will give users access to secure, cloud-based services...

athenahealth Guarantee Takes Aim at Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kate Monica

athenahealth announced plans midweek to expand its Guarantee Program to include a Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements for eligible hospitals. This most recent guarantee follows similar federal incentive support programs such as one for the...

Epic, Cerner Beat Out MEDITECH in Small Hospital EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report on the small hospital EHR adoption landscape shows that organizations under 200 beds are scooping up electronic health records from Epic, Cerner, and athenahealth at a rapid rate.   According to the report, hospitals with...

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 more...

Top Inpatient EHR Companies by Hospitals

by Kate Monica

The EHR selection and implementation decisions of health systems and hospitals have a downstream effect on the EHR ecosystem in their surrounding areas. While the EHR Incentive Programs contributed to a significant increase in the number of EHR...

Health IT Vendors Urge HELP Committee to Pass MEDTECH Act

by Sara Heath

Several notable health IT industry vendors have expressed support for the re-introduction of the Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumer’s Health (MEDTECH) Act into the Senate Health Committee. The MEDTECH Act, introduced...

Epic Systems Sweeps Again in 2015 Best in KLAS EHR Rankings

by Sara Heath

KLAS has officially released its 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Rankings, with EHR vendor giant Epic Systems leading the pack. For the sixth straight year in a row, Epic Systems has brought home the Overall Software Suite award. The vendor also received...

Health Data Sharing Leads to New Flu Trend Prediction System

by Sara Heath

Researchers have developed an improved influenza-like illness (ILI) reporting system, thanks to the use of EHR technology and health data sharing. By aggregating information from EHRs and crowd-sourced data sources, researchers have developed...

EHRA takes issue with timing in ONC certification NPRM

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) has delivered its comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Voluntary 2015 Edition EHR and the proposed timing of the rule has the EHR vendors concerned. In a letter to the head...

How the cloud drove athenahealth from EHR association

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The HIMSS EHR Association is losing one of its most prominent members following the decision by athenahealth to part ways with the trade association. According to comments from Dan Haley, VP of Government Affairs at the cloud-based EHR and practice...

EHR usability takes precedence during product design: Q&A

by Jennifer Bresnick

With EHR adoption skyrocketing and the health IT market shifting unpredictably as physicians search for systems tailored to meet their needs, vendors need to do more than just convince a practice that an EHR is a good thing to have.  They need...

athenahealth makes ICD-10 guarantee, asks vendors to step up

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR and practice management solution vendor athenahealth caused quite a stir last week after announcing their first-of-its-kind ICD-10 guarantee, an ambitious pledge that the company will ensure ICD-10 compliance for all its clients by the implementation...

EHR vendor market: Recapping recent earnings calls, reports

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The past few weeks have been busy for EHR vendors. Several recognizable brands in the EHR marketplace have reported earnings that run the gamut. Here’s how a handful of vendors are doing financially. On May 7, McKesson (NYSE: MKC) released...

CommonWell comments on its role in HIE, interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The inchoate state of the CommonWell Health Alliance hasn’t prevented its founding members from coming together to issue comments in response to a request for information (RFI) published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

athenahealth Launches IT Marketplace for Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Notable EHR vendor athenahealth recently announced the launch of an innovative way to bring vetted health IT solutions to providers and physician practices: an online marketplace that allows providers to shop for products that are proven to integrate...

HITPC considers impact of CommonWell Alliance on HIE

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

During the monthly meeting Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC), several members of the Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) speculated as to the possibility of state, regional, and local health information exchanges (HIEs) becoming...

EHR replacement: Challenges for providers making the switch

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The pressures are mounting for healthcare organizations and providers to adopt EHR systems to meet federal, state, or organizational mandates to improve the quality and cost of care through the adoption of these health IT solutions. First, the...



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