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MEDITECH to Soon Offer CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

July 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MEDITECH, a Westwood, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has announced that it is set to offer CommonWell interoperability services early next year.

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Report: Epic Far Outperforms Other Practice Management Vendors in Overall Satisfaction

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research finds that practice management (PM) solutions vendors are struggling to provide consistent experience across practice size.

On Long Island, Allied Physicians Group’s Ambition to Become a Data-Driven Organization

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An operational leader at Allied Physicians Group, with 150 pediatricians and 35 office locations, says that in today’s healthcare market, having a broad-based analytics platform is essential.

CMS Proposed Rule: MU Stage 3 Reporting Requirements Won’t Change

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a payment rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that reporting requirements for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program would not change, with the last stage of the federal program on track to commence on Jan. 1...

Mayo Clinic Kicks Off $1.5B Epic EHR Rollout

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mayo Clinic has started the process of moving to a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo sites in Wisconsin—a $1.5 billion dollar effort in total, according to reports.

Former Allscripts CTO Joins InteliSys

July 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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Stanley Crane, who has served as chief technology officer and chief innovation officer at Allscripts, has been named CTO at InteliSys Health of San Diego.

Survey: Following eClinicalWorks Settlement, Some Providers Losing Confidence in EHR Vendors

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the wake of the recent eClinicalWorks $155 settlement, most healthcare professionals said they are extremely unlikely to consider partnering with the vendor in the future, and some, more broadly, are losing confidence in other EHR vendors.

Report: UnitedHealth Closing in on Deal to Buy Advisory Board’s Healthcare Division

July 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UnitedHealth Group and Vista Equity Partners are nearing a deal to acquire Advisory Board, the Washington, D.C.-based healthcare consulting and technology firm, according to a July 6 report in Bloomberg.

Greenway Health EHR Gets 2015 ONC Health IT Certification

July 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greenway Health, the Carrollton, Ga.-based health IT vendor, has announced that its SuccessEHS electronic health record (EHR) product has achieved 2015 ONC Health IT certification.

EHR Value Realization – Rx for Success

June 30, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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CIOs from some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions were asked to give some examples of how EHRs are providing value to their healthcare organizations as well as to describe some of the primary challenges and barriers for realizing value.

Philips to Buy Medical Device Maker Spectranetics for 1.9 Billion Euros

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based health technology company Royal Philips announced it is acquiring Spectranetics Corporation, a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based medical device maker, for 1.9 billion Euros.

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