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Healthcare Groups Call for Improvements to Prior Authorization Process

January 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A collaborative of healthcare organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the Medical Group Management Association, released a joint statement this week calling for improved prior authorization procedures,...

Reports: DoD-Cerner EHR Rollout Postponed for 8 Weeks

January 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Department of Defense (DoD) and Cerner are suspending their MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) modernization project for eight weeks, according to multiple media reports.

DaVita Physician Solutions to Replace Nephrology-Specific EHR with Epic

January 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services, has announced that DaVita Physician Solutions will partner with Epic to replace Falcon Physician, its nephrology-specific electronic health record.

Ochsner Health System Integrates Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool into EHR

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ochsner Health System is utilizing a tool that has enabled the integration of Louisiana's state PDMP information directly into its Epic electronic health records.

Survey: 16 Percent of Ambulatory Physicians Looking to Replace EHR Vendor

January 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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It is widely known that many physicians are dissatisfied with their electronic health record (EHR) system and a new survey examines EHR satisfaction according to physicians. The survey found that 11 percent of physicians working in acute facilities and 16 percent...

Allscripts to Acquire Practice Fusion for $100 Million

January 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a move that expands its client reach in the ambulatory space, Chicago-based Allscripts has announced it will acquire electronic health record (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion for $100 million.

In Lawsuit, Physician Practices Claim eClinicalWorks Software Failed to Meet MU Standards

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Electronic health records (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks now faces a second class action lawsuit in a little over a month as continued fallout from allegations that the company’s software does not meet Meaningful Use requirements.

Study: Ophthalmologists Report Declining Productivity, Revenues Following EHR Adoption

January 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately 72 percent of U.S. ophthalmologists have adopted EHRs, but they are reporting that their net revenues and productivity have declined since implementing these systems, and that practice costs are higher with EHR use.

Indian Health Service Seeking Input on Modernizing its Health IT Systems

December 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a request for information (RFI) as part of the agency’s health information technology modernization effort.

Loma Linda University Medical Center Gets HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

December 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center and other patient care facilities linked to the health system have achieved Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Cerner Files Protest over $62M EHR Contract Awarded to Epic

December 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cerner Corp. has filed a protest against rival EHR vendor Epic Systems following an “unfair bidding process and a possible conflict of interest” for a recent IT implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

December 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

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