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Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

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...


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Most EHR Vendors Have Enabled CommonWell, Carequality Connection

by Kate Monica

The majority of EHR vendors with sizeable marketshare currently enable providers to connect with CommonWell or Carequality, indicating the healthcare industry may be poised for a breakthrough in interoperability. This finding comes from a...

Hospitals in Two States Go Live With Epic EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

New Hampshire-based Memorial Hospital and Beatrice Community Hospital in Nebraska recently went live with Epic EHR implementations to improve health data sharing with local healthcare organizations and enable better-informed clinical...

How Information Blocking Regulations Can Promote EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Further transparency in EHR testing and development is imperative to improving EHR usability and reducing patient harm associated with EHR use, according to AMA and Medstar. The organizations offered recommendations for three information...

Cedar County Memorial Hospital Launches MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Missouri recently went live with MEDITECH Expanse EHR across its facility. The 25-bed hospital is located between Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield. The hospital completed the EHR...

Epic EHR Replacement Contributed to Financial Trouble at SLU

by Kate Monica

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...

Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

by Kate Monica

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...

Simplifying Clinical Documentation to Cut Administrative Burden

by Kate Monica

Hawaii Pacific Health is working to prevent physician burnout and reduce administrative burden on providers by cutting out the aspects of clinical documentation and EHR use that clinicians find least useful. In a recent New England...

Veritas Capital, Elliott Will Acquire athenahealth for $5.7B

by Kate Monica

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...

Pacific Dental Services to Implement Epic EHR System

by Kate Monica

California-based Pacific Dental Services (PDS) recently announced its decision to implement Epic EHR as part of an effort to improve care coordination for all PDS-supported dentists and specialists. PDS is a dental support organization...

Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide

by Kate Monica

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...

Allscripts Making Progress Toward Closing Sale of Netsmart Stake

by Kate Monica

After generating significant interest from a group of financial sponsors, Allscripts has made the decision to hire financial advisors to execute a more formal sale of its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company...

Pediatric EHR Vendor Initiative to Support Independent Practices

by Kate Monica

A pediatric EHR vendor recently launched a new initiative intended to financially assist independent pediatric practices that care for a high-volume of patients in underserved communities. The Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)...

athenahealth Discussing Deal With Veritas Capital, Elliott

by Kate Monica

Private equity firm Veritas Capital has teamed up with hedge fund Elliott Management to submit a bid for athenahealth, according to Bloomberg. Veritas Capital and Elliott Management are currently engaged in advanced talks with the health...

Top Interoperability Questions to Consider During EHR Selection

by Kate Monica

Improving interoperability is the central focus of several CMS federal incentive program policies, ONC initiatives, and new partnerships between EHR vendors and health data exchange services providers. Healthcare’s inability to...

eClinicalWorks Launches New EHR-Integrated Opioid Risk Tool

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks recently launched a new EHR-integrated Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) designed to assess a patient’s risk for opioid misuse and enable providers to address potential cases of substance use disorder in accordance with treatment...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

by Kate Monica

A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

Most Providers Look to EHR Vendors to Address Opioid Management

by Kate Monica

The vast majority of healthcare organizations expect their EHR vendors to assist in addressing the opioid crisis, according to a new KLAS report. KLAS interviewed 117 clinical and managerial executives from healthcare organizations of...

athenahealth Acquisition Final Bid Includes 5 Potential Buyers

by Kate Monica

Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources...

61% of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency

by Kate Monica

EHR systems continue to fall short of provider expectations and detract from the joys of practicing medicine, according to a recent national survey by The Doctors Company.  More than 3,400 physicians from 49 states and the District...

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