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"The Year Of The Big EHR Switch" Confirms Physicians Favor iPad And Mobile Applications

Press Release | Black Book Rankings | May 30, 2013

As thousands of physician practices are opting to dump ineffective EHR systems, and others still scramble to select a first vendor, early adopters identify the firms that have delivered success, productivity, outcomes, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements among mobile EHR applications. Read More »

3 Reasons Most EHR Vendors Will Be Out Of Business By 2017

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | July 17, 2013

The crowded field of electronic health record vendors likely will be slashed to less than half by 2017, or by the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 3--whichever comes first--according to a new Black Book Market Research report. Read More »

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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9 Healthcare Tech Trends in "The New Year of Uncertainty", Black Book Survey Results

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | December 20, 2016

Black Book’s year end C-suite polls reveal the brakes being pumped on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies and the willingness to purchase some IT products and services in the first half of the New Year. Policy changes in the wake of a full or partial repeal of Obamacare may create new demands on healthcare enterprises that will likely divert capital and resources toward getting ready for value based care. This uncertainty, as recognized by 9 of 10 hospital leaders surveyed, will at a best decelerate decision-making on planned or ongoing initiatives, and at worst drain IT investment dollars for a protracted period of time, according to Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book...

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Black Book Releases Research on "The Interoperability Tangle"...HIE Replacements, Middleware and FHIR

Press Release | Black Book Research | April 7, 2016

2,012 provider HIE users and 2,300 payer HIE users, as well as 4,100 prospective HIE users of all user types were polled to understand the importance of interoperability in their strategic planning initiatives, as well as their ongoing and new challenges in areas such as connectivity and data exchange. Between Q3 2015 and Q1 2016, the survey recorded growing HIE user frustration over the lack of standardization and readiness of unprepared providers and payers...“Every stakeholder in the healthcare delivery process cannot establish the infrastructure needed to support interoperability, as evidenced by 83% of physician practices responding and 40% of hospitals, that currently admit they are still in the planning and catch up stages of sending and sharing secure, relevant data, “ said Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book.

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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 »

Black Book: Payers Leading Snub Of Public HIEs

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | January 28, 2014

As federal funds supporting health information exchanges dry up, 83 percent of the nation's public HIEs are stalling, according to a new report from Black Book. 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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Cloud-Based EHRs With Integrated Billing Solutions May Save Thousands Of Independent Physicians From Acquisition, Reveals Black Book RCM Study

Press Release | Black Book Rankings | September 3, 2013

Nearly ten percent of physician practices are acquiescing to takeover offers from hospitals and larger medical groups, while more autonomous doctors confront the fallout from owning outmoded billing systems and unworkable electronic health records. However, Black Book surveys detect a defiant tipping point from the majority of independent physicians recently shifting to replacement EHRs... Read More »

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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Docs Flock To Cloud To Save Bottom Line

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | September 4, 2013

Cloud-based EHRs with integrated billing solutions favored to save independent practices from take-over Read More »

E-Prescribing Growth To Pop As Penalties Approach

Michelle McNickle | InformationWeek | January 14, 2013

E-prescription adoption will grow in 2013, but challenges persist in connectivity, funding and state regulations, says Black Book study.
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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 »