By Mike Miliard 11:26 am November 09, 2011
A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records have issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between providers, health information exchanges and other data-sharing partners.
By Mike Miliard 09:14 am November 04, 2011
HealthGrades, of Denver, which provides information aimed at helping consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals, and Madison, Wis.-based CPM, which provides customer relationship management technology for hospitals, announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
By Healthcare IT News 12:18 pm September 09, 2011
athenahealth has launched a new online dashboard to provide clear visibility into the performance of physicians on the athenahealth network against meaningful use criteria.
By Healthcare IT News 09:49 am June 10, 2011
MedeAnalytics announced the launch of its Value-Based Purchasing Resource Center. As a service to the healthcare industry, the enter provides objective educational information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing program.
By Healthcare IT News 10:54 am May 16, 2011
The City of Philadelphia has tapped eClinicalWorks to help improve the continuity of care for the city's Department of Public Health. The Westborough, Mass.-based company will outfit 230 providers across 20 primary care and correctional clinics with a preventative-care oriented EHR to improve the quality of care through reporting capabilities and...
By Healthcare IT News 09:58 am April 15, 2011
The U.S. e-prescription market is set to reach $204.6 million, according to a new report by market research firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA).
By Mike Miliard 09:00 am April 15, 2011
M*Modal and WebChartMD announced the integration of M*Modal's speech understanding technology into the WebChartMD platform. The technology, now part of WebChartMD's transcription workflow platform, is already being adopted by the almost 100 medical transcription service organizations currently using the WebChartMD platform.
By Healthcare IT News 01:50 pm April 12, 2011
Although nearly 80 percent of ambulatory providers that have purchased an EMR are confident they will qualify for meaningful use (MU) in 2011, a closer look at what functionalities they have actually implemented reveals that most still have significant holes to fill, according to a KLAS report.
EMR usability
By Bernie Monegain 04:50 pm March 31, 2011
Many vendors give short shrift to the usability of their electronic medical records, says Jiajie Zhang, who is devoting the next three-plus years to addressing this usability factor - something he believes has been a barrier to physician adoption.
By Mike Miliard 09:26 am March 25, 2011
Harris Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced a joint venture to develop next-generation medical image management solutions. The collaboration brings together Harris' health information and security technologies with Johns Hopkins' clinical expertise to fuel innovations in medical image management.

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