The Critical Role of ‘Delightful’ Design in Mobile Healthcare

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by ABBE DON, VP OF USER EXPERIENCE, EPOCRATES

The Health Leadership Forum sat down with Abbe Don, Vice President of User Experience at Epocrates to discuss trends in mobile healthcare technology and the role that design will play in spreading adoption and use of these technologies. Don leads the team responsible for creating a contemporary and innovative mobile customer experience for caregivers. Prior to joining Epocrates in June 2013, she spent 25 years focused on user experience design for companies such as Apple, The Walt Disney Company, Hewlett Packard, and IDEO.

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Healthcare analytics enters new frontier of value-based care

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KLAS reports on how the healthcare analytics market is changing in the new paradigm of value-based care

Amid the shift toward value-based care, providers’ analytics needs are drastically changing, resulting in vendors rushing to the market with a wave of new products, including more targeted solutions. This according to the most recent KLAS report,Healthcare Analytics Perception 2014: Analytics for Value-Based Care—A New Paradigm.”

The healthcare analytics market is bursting with vendors, giving providers more options than ever before. In fact, in this perception study, providers mentioned a staggering 87 different vendors being considered for BI/analytics in value-based care. To that point, no single vendor was mentioned more than 7% of the time. In this report, KLAS makes sense of the growing vendor crowd and provides insights into the most-considered vendors.

“Business intelligence and analytics have gone from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ in today’s challenging healthcare environment,” said Joe Van De Graaff, report author. “To fulfill short-term analytics needs, many providers report shifting more consideration to vendors with healthcare-specific solutions. However, a clear market leader has yet to emerge.”

KLAS spoke to more than 100 healthcare providers to capture which vendors they are considering and in which specific arenas. Visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.


Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

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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

Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

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As we had reported back in November this turned into a legal battle that was finally settled between the 2 companies.  Allscripts offered free upgrades for clients to the new system which is considered an “upgrade” where as Aprima came up with their conversion system to make the transition easier for current users.  As you can read one office only had the MyWay system installed for a couple months when they received the notice.  Continue reading: Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

EHR Incentive Deadline, December 31, 2012 Countdown for First Year Eligibles Is 4 Days

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Feb. 28, 2013 is the deadline for attesting.  There are only 4 days left for the first year eligibles to begin their 90 day reporting period.  Most are probably already deep in here with the incentives; however there are always those who may wait until the last minute thus we thought a friendly reminder could be beneficial to get you to the websites.  Continue reading: EHR Incentive Deadline, December 31, 2012 Countdown for First Year Eligibles Is 4 Days

The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

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This may or may not sound astounding but it is true and the only portion we can’t really predict is the amount of time it will take for more practices and hospitals to join the ranks.  There are really just too many reasons not to and with the stimulus money given for exhibiting meaningful use you can get the government to help you out with the cost, or in some areas it might be paid for totally and there may be some change left. Continue reading: The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

American Academy of Family Practice Physicians Rank Praxis the #1 EMR–Survey

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The Praxis EMR was voted the top medical records system in all categories with a survey from the AAFP.  Praxis is the “no template” medical records system that “learns” how you write in a software program.  Like any medical records system it has a small learning curve but once physicians have the “learning” portion of the software in place, the reduction in time and effort really begins to pay off.  The association looked at 31 different software systems.  Continue reading: American Academy of Family Practice Physicians Rank Praxis the #1 EMR–Survey

Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med

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Modern Healthcare reports that has been acquired by Pri-Med who is in the business of providing medical education and has several regional conferences every year.  The founder, Jon Bertman will stay on as the CEO.  Amazing Charts has always had the physician focus and worked to keep the price of their software affordable.  They were one of the first medical records companies in the business.  Continue reading: Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med

National Football League (NFL) Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Medical Records For Digital Records for Players

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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