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Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush: If I Were a Hospital CIO…

Arundhati Parmar | MedCity News | September 19, 2016

Jonathan Bush, the forever loquacious, occasionally foul-mouthed and mostly unscripted CEO of cloud EHR company athenahealth, got the audience cracking up at the annual Stanford Medicine X conference in Palo Alto, California when he took the stage, declaring: “Shit, I have nothing visceral or profound for you.” He was referring to the unenviable position of having to follow the moving presentations of patients and artists that preceded his keynote on Saturday...

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Black Book Research Warns Gov. Regs and Lousy EHRs are Driving Independent Medical Practices into Extinction

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | June 13, 2016

Two-thirds of independent practices now deliberately selling out to hospital systems and larger groups or closing down by 2019 as the resource-intensive requirements of MIPS, administrative burdens, and under-optimized technology may make the transition to value-based care too discouraging...Despite small practice education, training and technical assistance programs promised from CMS to help onboard physicians with the MACRA programs, 89% of the remaining solo practices expect to minimize Medicare volumes as to not be required to submit reports for the quality and clinical practice improvement activities or report in the cost performance category.

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Black Book Says Unstable EHR Market Getting Agitated

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | July 23, 2013

2013 has been billed as the year of EHR dissatisfaction, with up to 23 percent of physician practices reporting they were trading in their current EHR system for a new brand altogether, and, according to a new Black Book Rankings report, there were only a handful of vendors that came out on top. Read More »

Black Book: 81% Of Practices Committed To EHR Replacement

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 23, 2013

Unhappy physicians often daydream about being able to throw their cumbersome EHRs out the window, and plenty of providers are making that dream a reality, according to a new Black Book poll. [...] Read More »

Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability?

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | March 28, 2017

In an article published in JMIR Medical Informatics, researchers from the University of California-Davis decided to explore the small but intriguing world of open source EHRs, which may fit very neatly into the growing interest in application programming interfaces, FHIR, and other open data standards that encourage customized mix-and-match health IT development without the historical pitfalls of proprietary systems. Using data from 2014, the researchers identified 54 open source projects that met the HHS definition of an electronic health record.  At the time, four of those packages had achieved Certified EHR Technology status from the ONC.

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Can Todd Park Revolutionize the Health Care Industry?

Simon Owens | The Atlantic | June 2, 2011

His title is chief technology officer, but at HHS, Park is the entrepreneur-in-residence, inspiring others to make government data accessible

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CareCloud Raises $20 Million In Crowded Market For Electronic Health Records

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | June 18, 2013

CareCloud, a Miami, Fl.-based electronic health record vendor which delivers applications over the internet, announced it raised $20 million in series B funding. [...] Read More »

Cerner, McKesson Lead Alliance To Let Doctors Share Data

Alex Nussbaum | Bloomberg | March 4, 2013

Cerner Corp. (CERN) and four rival providers of electronic medical records said they will ease barriers preventing doctors and hospitals from sharing data, a potential breakthrough in the effort to get U.S. physicians to better coordinate patient care. Read More »

Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, Athenahealth, Greenway And RelayHealth Announce Ground Breaking Alliance To Enable Integrated Health Care

Press Release | CommonWell Health Alliance, Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, RelayHealth, Greenway Medical Technologies | March 4, 2013

Top health care information technology (HIT) companies Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway Medical Technologies® and RelayHealth announced today the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance™, planned to be an independent not-for-profit organization that will support universal, trusted access to health care data through seamless interoperability. Read More »

Cloud-based EHR Interoperability Takes Front Stage

Because our industry is still in diapers, we focus on the lack of basic interoperability and ruminate on why EHR vendors struggle (aka, refuse) to share even basic patient data. But we must take heart, health IT friends, stiffen our upper lips and look to trends and examples that create optimism (i.e., help get us out of bed in the morning): 21st century interoperation is happening in health IT. In a recent interview with Healthcare Dive, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush laid out a vision for how the cloud is the disruptive technology to bring healthcare into the Internet age. He describes “level three interoperation,” where two cloud-based systems connect once and support multiple interoperations that accomplish more than just data sharing.

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CommonWell Gives Patients Access to Records

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | August 24, 2016

CommonWell Health Alliance has launched a new program that is expected to give patients the capability of more easily accessing their health records. The initiative will begin with six electronic health record vendors: Aprima Medical Software, athenahealth, Cerner, Evident, Modernizing Medicine and RelayHealth. Two standalone patient portal vendors, Integrated Data Services and MediPortal, will offer an app enabling patients to access their records by year-end, says Jitin Asnaani...

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CommonWell Health Alliance Expands Interoperability Services, Signs Up New EHR Vendors

Carol (Staff Writer) | HITECH Answers | November 25, 2014

CommonWell Health Alliance is a non-profit health IT trade association launched a year ago last March at HIMSS13. The primary goal of the vendor-driven Alliance is to advance interoperability through an open membership program to all organizations...

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CommonWell Wants To 'Open This Up'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 14, 2014

In the year and 10 days since it was launched in New Orleans, the vendors of the CommonWell Health Alliance have been setting up the infrastructure for their vision of cross-competitive data liquidity. Now it's time to see what that interoperability can accomplish for the patient.

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CommonWell: Healthcare Interoperability Or Bust

Mark Braunstein | Information Week | January 8, 2015

Peter Bernhardt of CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of clinical and health IT organizations, talks about its goal of better data exchange and application integration...

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Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »