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Most Newsworthy EHR Vendor Developments of 2015

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Three words best describe how EHR vendors over the past year: interoperability, usability, and replacement. Plenty has changed in twelve months. Previously, the focus was on meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements just a year ago and the...

Senate Passes Bill For VA EHR Interoperability, Funding

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The Senate has passed a bill with provisions regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR plans and health IT interoperability. The bill (HR 2029), comes in the wake of much discussion and debate about EHR interoperability between the...

EHR Replacement Trend Expands to Emergency Departments

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A lack of usability, interoperability, and mobility will lead to enterprise EHR technology giving way to best-of-breed health IT in the emergency department, according to Black Book. A survey of hospitals between August and October found the...

Popular EHR Products Score Low on EHR Usability Framework

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An evaluation framework jointly developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare claims to identify a lack of EHR user-centered design and testing best practices among...

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

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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 only the...

Will AHRQ Become a Casualty of Congressional Budgetary Cuts?

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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 Health...

Are EHR Vendor Contracts Hindering Patient Safety Research?

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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 inhibiting this...

Epic Systems Tabbed to Expand Hold of Ambulatory EHR Market

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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 facilities. Conducted...

Senators Propose Health IT Ratings, Certification Tweaks

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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 Transparent...

EHR Replacement Trend Increases Threefold in 5 Years

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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 Software...

Finding a Solution to the EHR Replacement Conundrum

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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 office-based physicians...

CMS Answers Meaningful Use EHR Hardship Exception FAQs

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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 meaningful...

EDIS Vendors to Lose Ground to Enterprise EHR Vendors

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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 (EDIS),...

ONC Launches Health IT Complaint Tool for EHR Users

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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, provided details...

Epic EHR Implementation Leads to Cerner EHR Replacement

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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 million in...

DoD EHR Modernization Project to Impact EHR Marketplace

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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 Insights....

Greenway Top EHR Vendor for Primary Care EHR Satisfaction

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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 held...

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

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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 health...

Practice Fusion Continues Growth of EHR Cloud-Based Platform

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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 network, the...

18% of Large Providers Planning EHR Replacement by 2016

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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 infrastructure...

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