By Diana Manos 10:55 am September 04, 2013
The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am September 03, 2013
The EHR landscape, peppered with software programs that for reasons technological as well as proprietary or financially-driven do not interoperate, integrate or even interface with each other, will get better in time, of course, as most markets invariably do -- but when?
By Diana Manos 10:39 am August 29, 2013
Healthcare IT spending at large North American healthcare organizations is expected to increase to more than $34.5 billion next year, spurred by current regulatory trends. The trend is expected to open up new markets for many vendors.
By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am August 06, 2013
The global healthcare IT outsourcing market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent, to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in 2013, according to a new RnR Market Research report.
By Mike Miliard 09:02 am July 26, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that Mobile, Ala.-based CPSI and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information Systems are the two latest vendors to sign on to the interoperability organization.
Most Wired Hospitals
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am June 25, 2013
Tenet Healthcare's $4.3 billion acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems is likely to bring more business athenahealth's way, Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Wieland concluded in a note he issued June 24, even as he offered up other possible scenarios, such as a MED3000 business win, or a boon for Cerner.
By Diana Manos 11:05 am June 21, 2013
Even as they acknowledged that "proper oversight of health IT is critical to ensuring patient safety," more than 100 health IT stakeholders sent a letter to the Obama Administration this week urging that such regulation "be implemented in a balanced way that also fosters innovation and encourages adoption of these technologies."
Jeremy Delinsky, athenahealth CTO
By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am June 06, 2013
A new KLAS report, its first on ambulatory electronic medical record usability, finds that success in achieving high usability ranges from 85 percent to 55 percent. Of the EMR vendors reviewed, athenahealth ranked No. 1.
By Erin McCann 09:57 am May 22, 2013
Healthcare providers and industry IT professionals have expressed concern over their ECG technology's lack of bidirectional communication and poor interoperability with electronic medical record systems, according to a KLAS report released Tuesday.

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