E-prescribing

By Mike Miliard 10:20 am August 20, 2012
Sentara Healthcare, which operates more than 100 sites in Virginia, has partnered with Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE to offer patients virtual medical consultations with its network of physicians. As part of the deal, Sentara will take an equity stake in the privately-held telehealth firm.
By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am July 31, 2012
Minnesota achieved the highest rate of e-prescribing use in the nation during 2011 to capture the No. 1 ranking in Surescripts' 7th annual Safe-Rx Awards.
By Erin McCann 10:14 am July 18, 2012
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday published its 2012 list of the Most Connected Hospitals. The list includes 156 U.S. hospitals nationwide, ranked according to their advancement in electronic medical record (EMR) adoption.
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 25, 2012
The technology takeover has begun, and physicians nationwide are acclimating one step at a time, a new physician survey reveals. Laptop, smartphone and iPad usage is increasingly common among U.S. physicians, but the report finds old-fashioned methods of communication continuing to stand their ground.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am June 12, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released two toolsets, one for small physician practices and one for independent pharmacies, meant to help support e-prescribing implementation.
By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am May 22, 2012
Healthcor Manangement, LP, one of the largest shareholders of health IT company Allscripts, has filed a lawsuit against the company in an effort to remove CEO Glen Tullman, according to a Reuters report.
By Bernie Monegain 09:04 am May 17, 2012
In a move analysts said would be critical to its recovery, EHR company Allscripts on Wedenesday, named two independent members to its board of directors. The board had been left decimated last month after its chairman Phil Pead was fired and three board members resigned in protest after a turbulent quarterly meeting.
By Erin McCann 06:00 am May 17, 2012
By the end of 2011, 58 percent of office-based physicians were using e-prescribing, with solo practitioners contributing the most significant growth, according to Surescripts, which released today "The National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare Year 2011."
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am May 11, 2012
Happtique, a mobile health app store aimed at healthcare professionals, will launch a trial of mRx, which it touts as the first program to enable physicians to prescribe mHealth apps to patients.
By Mike Miliard 10:01 am May 11, 2012
iMedX, which develops Web-based transcription platforms and e-prescribing technologies, has completed its acquisition of Accumed Script, a Columbus, Ohio-based medical transcription service.

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