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
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
Healthcare IT News reports that RelayHealth will be purchasing the Florida based company and once again we are talking here about accessing patient information. Continue reading: McKesson’s RelayHealth to buy Ahi Software, Signs Agreement to Integrate With IntelliChart
National Football League (NFL) Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Medical Records For Digital Records for PlayersNovember 19, 2012 | No Comments
Head trauma in the NFL has been a topic of conversation of late with players and in addition to safety with playing the game, and now it can be tracked with the use of electronic medical records. Over the last few years the news has been full of stories from players from years past with concussions and other ailments that were attributed to the years they spent as a player with the NFL. Continue reading: National Football League (NFL) Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Medical Records For Digital Records for Players
Greenway Medical Technologies Interoperability Expands to Exchange Information With Cerner and Epic Beyond CCRNovember 2, 2012 | No Comments
Information Week reports on Greenway Medical this week and their expansion efforts as an ambulatory EMR to connect with both Epic and Cerner Medical Records which are used in hospitals. Greenway is also on the move with their recent agreement with Walgreens with being the in house ambulatory medical records program used in their Take Care Clinics across the US with 200 installations and a total of 8000 when completely rolled out. Continue reading: Greenway Medical Technologies Interoperability Expands to Exchange Information With Cerner and Epic Beyond CCR
The cost for the service is 2.9 percent of monthly collected revenue and that is obtained through using portals and other offerings in the EHR package. Below is a screenshot from the website and you can see that when enrolled in the Revenue Cycle Management program with 2.9% of the practice collections being the cost, the EMR comes free. Continue reading: eClinicalWorks Launches Outsourced Revenue Cycle Management Service Integrated with EMR
Ingenix is back in the news with recent CCHIT certification under ONC-ATCB meaningful use guidelines. As more companies are certified and the EMR/ EHR market begins to settle; larger players like Ingenix stand with an advantage. Over the next several months, we will be blogging about specific characteristics that make the most- recent versions of each record system competitive. With this in mind, we thought we would take a more in-depth look at what Ingenix’s EMR software, CareTracker, offers its subscribers. Continue reading: In the News: An Overview of Ingenix CareTracker EMR
We all know about the conflict that is being played up about individuals and practices having to “adopt” or “learn new technology” for implementation of an EHR. Perhaps as an industry we are looking at the issue from the wrong direction. While Doctors and practices research the various options for EMRs, PHRs, digital data transmission and maintenance solutions; it is easy to get overwhelmed by the myriad of negative opinion. The focus should be on what different technologies should be added to the current workflow; not on how technologies will change the current workflow. In this light, transitions into cost saving technologies stand a better chance to be fluid and functional. Continue reading: EHR/ EMR workflow and peripherals; different solutions for different practices
Do you know what April 16th is? It is the day after Uncle Sam collects his money, but more importantly, it is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The formal designation of National Healthcare Decisions Day is the result of a major effort from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and other national, state and community organizations to communicate the importance of advance healthcare planning.
NHPCO is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their advance care wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and complete written advance directives. Advance directives allow you to document your end-of-life wishes in the event that you are terminally ill or critically injured and unable to talk or communicate.
The NHPCO has developed state-specific advance directive forms and information on advance care planning through the Caring Connections program. Additionally, Caring Connections and Google Health™ partnered last year to increase the availability and accessibility of advance care planning information and resources online through the Google Health PHR.
The Personal Health Record (PHR) boom is reinforcing the idea of consumer-directed healthcare. Many assume that PHRs will be used for individuals to track their own healthcare, but PHRs also have the power to assist caregivers in managing the sometimes complex healthcare of a special needs child or an aging parent, for example. This particular benefit of PHRs may be especially important; as the aging population in the United States grows, there will likely be more caregivers involved in managing a loved one’s healthcare.