Vendor Notebook: athenahealth launches real-time physician performance dashboard

athenahealth has launched a new online dashboard to provide clear visibility into the performance of physicians on the athenahealth network against meaningful use criteria.The regularly-updated dashboard offers insight into how the thousands of providers currently participating in athenahealth’s reimbursement program are progressing toward meeting Medicare meaningful use measures. Through its cloud-based EHR, with providers sharing a single instance of software, athenahealth has a real-time view into how its providers are performing, enabling the company to identify client pain points and focus its array of client services on addressing these challenges for all clients on the network.

Nuance Communications and MedMaster Mobile announced that the MedMaster Mobility iPad App is now powered by Nuance Healthcare medical speech recognition, enabling its more than 15,000 clinician users to document and navigate on-the-go via voice. MedMaster Mobility, an EHR-agnostic mobile interface, allows clinicians to access eight core workflow applications on-the-go: My Schedule, My Patients, My Workups, Prescriptions, Billing, SOAP, My Contacts and My Resources. By leveraging Nuance Healthcare medical speech recognition from the cloud, clinicians can interact with and control the app through speech-driven clinical documentation and voice navigation commands.

eClinicalWorks announced that Oklahoma’s Comanche County Memorial Hospital has chosen the eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its employed physicians across 28 locations that are multi-specialty. Designed to improve quality of care with access to real-time information and clinical decision support, the technology will also be offered to non-affiliated community practices.

Viztek announced the launch of its high-performance FIT-DR (Fixed Integrated with Tethered Digital Radiography) solution, a dual-detector X-ray system that combines superior image quality, ultra-fast throughput and an affordable price point comparable to a single-detector wireless DR unit. With its pair of high-quality cesium detectors, the Viztek FIT-DR is versatile enough to accommodate a full repertoire of X-ray exams without the time-consuming repositioning required by single-detector wireless systems.

McKesson announced that 30 physician practices are using the latest release of its Horizon Practice Plus practice management system to meet new electronic data interchange requirements mandated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI 5010). Released in March of this year, the enhanced system features advanced functionality and flexibility to help practices increase efficiency, streamline the revenue cycle and prepare for ANSI 5010 and other upcoming regulations.

InterSystems announced that currentcare, Rhode Island’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) and a service of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), has initiated project rollout. Patient data from East Side Clinical Laboratory is now flowing into currentcare, which uses InterSystems HealthShare strategic informatics platform technology for HIE.