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Mirth Corporation Ranked #2 In Overall HIE Client Satisfaction by 2012 Black Book Market Research

Press Release | Mirth Corporation, Black Book Rankings | June 8, 2012

Continuing to demonstrate its ability to meet and surpass the needs of clients in the rapidly expanding healthcare information exchange (HIE) market, Mirth Corporation today announced it has been recognized as one of the top vendors in HIE Client Satisfaction in Black Book’s annual HIE Survey. Read More »

21% Of Struggling Hospitals Made This Change To Avoid Bankruptcy

Ayla Ellison | Becker's Hospital CFO | November 21, 2014

The demand for large end-to-end outsourcing vendors for revenue cycle management is growing, as many hospital leaders have realized revenue cycle management needs to be one of their organization's core competencies, according to a recent Black Book poll...

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61% Of CFOs At Struggling Hospitals Expect To Be Fired In The Next 2 Years

Ayla Ellison | Becker's Hospital CFO | November 5, 2014

Sixty-one percent of CFOs that self-identified their hospitals as struggling foresee being fired by 2016 because their revenue cycle management, staff and solutions were stuck in fee-for-service mode too long, according to recent Black Book survey results. Read More »

84% Of Struggling Hospitals Put Population Health On Hold

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | November 4, 2014

Population health management is on the back burner for the majority of hospitals attempting to retool their revenue cycle infrastructure...

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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 MU 'created artificial market' for immature EHRs

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | February 19, 2013

With more electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a new report by Black Book Rankings suggests that 2013 may indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch." Read More »

C-suite Views RCM As Matter Of Survival

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | September 23, 2013

New Black Book report shows healthcare execs see RCM as a way to stay solvent Read More »

CFOs Stress Need for Next Generation RCM Tools but Hefty MU Investments Deplete Many Hospital’s Cash Reserves, Black Book Survey Reports

Press Release | Black Book | November 3, 2014

Seventy-nine percent of hospital CFOs running outdated financial systems say they nervously face the coming year without evolved Revenue Cycle tools. Continued meaningful use expenses for EHR, HIE, analytics, portals and mobile apps are hitting hospitals hard as changes in payment models based on patient compliance, pricing transparency, and population health demand even more capital...

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Customer Says eClinicalWorks Holding Patient Data 'Hostage'

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | July 10, 2017

As eClinicalWorks faces a possible class action lawsuit and the potential for clients to switch to rival EHR vendors, some customers are coming forward with complaints about their treatment. The company countered that it is still signing up new healthcare organizations and at least one user has noticed the vendor changing its ways. At May’s end, the U.S. Department of Justice – in a settlement that included a $155 million fine – mandated that the EHR vendor either upgrade existing customers' software for free or transfer their data to a rival’s electronic health record platform...

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EHR Industry Insiders Predict the Demise of Hundreds of Competitors in Black Book Replacement Market Survey

Press Release | Black Book | July 16, 2013

EHR industry insiders predict the crowded environment of nearly a thousand rivals will shrink down to less than half by 2017, or by Meaningful Use 3, whichever comes first. Black Book Market Research expanded its recent study of the EHR replacement market conditions to include HIT consultants, contractors, implementers, management, support staff and analysts. Read More »

EHR Users Unhappy, Many Switching

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | February 19, 2013

With more electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a new report by Black Book Rankings suggests that 2013 may indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch." Read More »

Financially Overwhelmed Hospitals Ditching Fragmented RCM Solutions Says Latest Black Book Poll

Press Release | Black Book | November 19, 2014

Responding to the demand for consolidated revenue cycle management outsourcing options, a sundry of small niche vendors, from eligibility experts to patient bill estimators, are seeking shelter under larger RCM organizations as reimbursement reforms and value-based models currently being carved out will make it more difficult for many marginalized RCM solutions to survive without joint ventures or acquisition. Black Book Market Research’s annual Satisfaction Survey of all RCM stakeholders discovered that nearly half (45%) of the nation’s struggling hospitals plan on diving deep into full RCM outsourcing...

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Healthcare IT Spending to Grow by Triple Digits: Black Book HIE Survey

Press Release | Black Book | May 31, 2012

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) hold boundless potential for improving the efficacy and safety of healthcare delivery by moving critical patient data to the point of care, through healthcare communities. The crucial role of HIEs to accomplish a health care organization’s move to patient-centric accountable care is undeniable, however, 97% of US physicians and 80% of hospitals are meaningfully unconnected. A small group of HIE vendors rise to the top of a sweeping early adopter satisfaction survey.

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HIMSS13: A Fork in the Road - How Patients & Payment Are Forcing 'Open' Health IT

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | iHealthBeat | March 11, 2013

This year feels like a fork in the road at HIMSS13, with disruptive forces of patients, digital health, mobility and open standards driving innovation and renewed energy at the annual conference...Without transparency (in health IT and health finance) and data liquidity, bending the cost curve will continue to elude the U.S. health system. At the recently concluded annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in New Orleans, 34,696 got to experience a yin and yang vibe that embodies the disruption that the health care IT industry is undergoing. That is, the full-on face-off between developers of health IT that have been long-closed to data liquidity and those vendors innovating on open standards and cloud-based platforms. Read More »

Is an EHR backlash brewing?

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 19, 2013

#EHRbacklash was born as EHRs, vendors, and the meaningful use incentive program are under perhaps as much fire as they’ve faced yet. On Tuesday, in fact, Black Book Rankings managing partner Doug Brown essentially struck at all three by saying that “meaningful use incentives created an artificial market for dozens of immature EHR products,” a scenario that may trigger “the year of the great EHR switch,” in 2013. Read More »