Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation

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In today’s small practices, there is a large move to incorporate Electronic Health Records (EHRs) into the day to day operations and workflows.  This is mainly established through recent government incentive plans from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the subsequent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act.  This transition to information technology for tracking patient data, care outcomes, and revenue cycle activities is a natural evolution; brought about through years of study, innovation, product development and investment.   What has resulted from these cases of “early adoption” is a struggle to transfer from the previous paper workflow, to the electronically maintained record networks. Continue reading: Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation

Mergers & Acquisitions Across EHR and HIT firms

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With the herd of electronic medical record companies growing rapidly, we can expect to see things thin out over the next two years.  Once stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use rules are finalized, be poised to start viewing a rapid genesis of companies joining forces and being acquired.  Smaller firms will have to join forces or seek increased venture capital in order to compete with the market share grasped by monoliths such as GE Healthcare, McKesson, NextGen (QSI), INGENIX (United Health Group) and now Allscripts. Continue reading: Mergers & Acquisitions Across EHR and HIT firms