Dragon Medical has been around for a number of years and there are a couple competitors out there but Dragon maintains the lead by a longshot when it comes to entering data in an EHR or EMR. There are two different types of speech used with Dragon and we are going to focus on the front end as this is where most of our readers fall. Continue reading: Nuance Dragon Medical Rated Most Valuable By Physicians With EHRs
Application Programming Interfaces are up for discussion today, is this the future of interoperability with medical records? Anyone in the HIT/EHR business today can pretty much attest to the complexities that have evolved and is there anything or anyone to fault? Not really it is just the way it happened. Continue reading: Is HIT Interoperability in the Nature of Healthcare?
eClinicalWorks Invests $25 Million To Promote and Provide Better Patient Engagement Via Electronic Medical RecordsFebruary 6, 2013 | No Comments
eClinicalWorks has been a long established vendor in the medical records business and a company who is ahead of the game with integration in many areas. With this latest announcement they are addressing patient engagement and making it easier for the patient to access information in their medical records and communicate with their provider. We all know that the upcoming provisions of Meaningful Use will require some amount of patient engagement. Continue reading: eClinicalWorks Invests $25 Million To Promote and Provide Better Patient Engagement Via Electronic Medical Records
Today we have an opinion piece from Dr. Edmund Billings from Medsphere relaying a message that we have all probably thought about at one time or another if you are in the Health IT business. How did all of this transpire in the medical record business? Continue reading: “It’s the System Stupid”, And the Laws of Unintended Consequences Reviewed
Have you ever wanted a simplistic look at the framework of HITECH? This is it which is from the website of the Health IT Dashboard where you can find all kind of statistical and other information as it relates to the adoption of medical records through the anticipated goals. Continue reading: HITECH Framework At a Glance On How The Structure Is Organized
The ONC has admitted there are some issues with the software used by the organizations that certify medical record companies and software companies for Meaningful Use. Continue reading: ONC Has a Problem With the EHR Attesting Testing Tool–Web Based Version in the Making
Today we hear from Dr. Edmund Billings, Chief Medical Officer from Medshpere systems. In short he is addressing some different points of view regarding the recently released Rand Report. Medical records have changed many times since the beginning states and what have we evolved to? It has been stated many times on the web that the progression of medical records has been leaning more toward the insurer or payer side of the coin and the doctor asks some questions in this area and has a couple ideas open for discussion. Continue reading: The RAND Report: Are Healthcare and Health IT in a Dysfunctional Relationship?
The American Medical Association feels that an outside evaluation could give a better look as an outsider versus the internal processes to see if there are areas that require additional attention, modification and so forth. Continue reading: AMA Asks CMS and ONC to Hire Outside Company to Review Stimulus Incentives
Today we are featuring an opinion piece written by Edmund Billings, MD, CFO of Medsphere. The company has been in business since 2002. The company markets an EMR that was converted from VistA to OpenVista. They took the original system from the Veteran’s Administration and created a commercial version of the software suitable for use outside the VA. Here’s a short description of what they do followed by his article about the the high costs of Healthcare IT systems today. Continue reading: A Tale of Two Studies: What are the actual costs of an EHR?
Medscape today carried a quite an depth look at what’s ahead for Meaningful Use part 2 and lays out some of the areas to where confusion and and stumbling blocks stand to occur. The article begins with speaking with a doctor who is currently using eClinical Works EMR and how he is already using a patient portal. Continue reading: Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives
AthenaHealth Buys Epocrates for $293 Million; Reference Tools To Be Incorporated With Athena Cloud EHRJanuary 7, 2013 | No Comments
Epocrates has been around for a long time in healthcare and is most noted for their mobile formulary applications which is what launched their business years ago. The company was one of the first with this type of application and also provided a look up web service for finding information on almost any drug which is free for doctors and consumers. Continue reading: AthenaHealth Buys Epocrates for $293 Million; Reference Tools To Be Incorporated With Athena Cloud EHR