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Epic Systems Ranked Most Innovative EHR Vendor by C-Suite Execs


A recent survey of members in healthcare C-suite ranks Epic, Cerner, Apple, GE, Google, athenahealth, and Theranos as the most innovative health IT companies. As part of the Peer60 study, researchers asked respondents to identify not...

Will AHRQ Become a Casualty of Congressional Budgetary Cuts?


Scores of healthcare organizations are opposing two proposed appropriation bills that at best would limit funding to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or at worst would terminate the division within the Department of...

Are EHR Vendor Contracts Hindering Patient Safety Research?


Adhering to patient safety standards is of vital importance when using an EHR, which is why proper review and research among different systems are critical for innovation. However, are supposed gag clauses in EHR vendor contracts...

Epic Systems Tabbed to Expand Hold of Ambulatory EHR Market


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...

Senators Propose Health IT Ratings, Certification Tweaks


A recently introduced Senate bill proposes to put in place a health IT rating program to the field performance of voluntarily certified health IT systems. Sponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), the...

EHR Replacement Trend Increases Threefold in 5 Years


Over the past handful of years, the transition from paper to electronic records has given way to EHR replacement with more and more EHR adopters looking to replace their current EHR technology with another EHR system, according to EHR...

Finding a Solution to the EHR Replacement Conundrum


When it comes to EHR adoption, there is good news and bad news. The good? These systems are becoming almost ubiquitous at this point, with 95 percent of all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals and 54 percent of all...

CMS Answers Meaningful Use EHR Hardship Exception FAQs


As the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs amp up their requirements, many healthcare organizations are considering EHR replacement. However, switching EHR vendors may hamper some organizations’ ability to participate in...

EDIS Vendors to Lose Ground to Enterprise EHR Vendors


Not only are healthcare organizations looking for EHR replacement technology for primary care providers and affiliated physician networks, but they also are planning to switch vendors for their emergency department information systems...

ONC Launches Health IT Complaint Tool for EHR Users


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has launched a new tool for reporting complaints about certified EHR technology (CEHRT) and health IT. Acting Deputy National Coordinator Jon White, MD,...

Epic EHR Implementation Leads to Cerner EHR Replacement


Clinicians at two Tucson hospitals will be tasked with learning a new EHR technology after their healthcare organizations were acquired by Banner Health. The decision to implement an EHR replacement technology follows more than $100...

DoD EHR Modernization Project to Impact EHR Marketplace


A consequence of the Department of Defense EHR modernization project could turn out to be a renewed look into the return on investment for EHR adoption and the costs associated with purchasing an EHR system, according to IDC Health...

Greenway Top EHR Vendor for Primary Care EHR Satisfaction


A recent Black Book survey of primary care practices and physician EHR users finds Greenway Health to have the highest aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction across 18 different metrics, overtaking Practice Fusion that had...

Is the Partners Epic EHR Selection Bad for Health IT Competition?


Close to three years after equating Epic EHR customers to hostages, a former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess is now raising questions about legal implications of Partners HealthCare choosing Epic Systems as its EHR vendor for its sprawling...

Practice Fusion Continues Growth of EHR Cloud-Based Platform


With the inking of its latest agreements, free EHR cloud-based solution developer Practice Fusion has exceeded 600 integrated partnerships through its network. Theranos and RadNet are the latest additions to the EHR company’s...

18% of Large Providers Planning EHR Replacement by 2016


Pundits may have designated 2013 as the original “Year of EHR Replacement,” but the accolade may have been a little premature as providers continue to make the difficult decision to rip out and replace existing EHR...

Will AAFP Agreement Help Facilitate EHR Vendor Selection?


Only time will tell whether the offering of a discount by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) of a particular EHR technology will translate into increased EHR adoption among these providers.* Late last week, AAFP struck an...

Allscripts Ties Precision Medicine to Stage 3 Meaningful Use


The pushback against Stage 3 Meaningful Use over the past few weeks has raised doubts about when the last phase of the EHR Incentive Programs. Delaying its implementation, however, could be detrimental to the future of precision medicine...

EHR Vendors Lag Behind in EHR Interoperability, Usability


The current development approach of most EHR vendors in is unsustainable and warrants a serious reconsideration of the value of application programming interfaces (APIs), according to new research from Chilmark Research. "Routinely...

How EHR Replacement Can Support EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use


Ambulatory EHR replacement has played an important part in helping EvergreenHealth promote EHR adoption among its clinicians as well as put the health system in position to achieve two prestigious recognitions —  Stage 6 on the...



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