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eDoctor, Inc. Announces e-Prescribing Integration Service for OpenEMR Vendors

Press Release | eDoctor, Inc. | December 31, 2011

eDoctor, Inc., a premier provider of innovative Healthcare IT solutions, now offers Surescripts-certified Newcrop e-Prescribing for OpenEMR vendors seeking to integrate safe, easy e-Prescribing within the OpenEMR to qualify for Medicare Meaningful Use incentives.  Read More »

eDoctor, Inc. Announces New Integrated OpenEMR Solution

Press Release | eDoctor, Inc. | December 28, 2011

eDoctor, Inc., a premier provider of Health IT services, is proud to announce the debut of their new Meaningful Use-certified Ambulatory OpenEMR solution for healthcare providers seeking to streamline office workflow, receive significant Medicare incentives, and increase patient satisfaction.  Read More »

eHealthInitiative Calls for Flexible Health Information Exchange Regulations

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | July 5, 2012

Regulations proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for governing health information exchange could "stifle innovation" and "hinder growth," warned the Washington, D.C.-based eHealth Initiative in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services last week. Read More »

EHR debacle leads to paper-based care for Coast Guard servicemembers

Darius Tahir | Politico | April 25, 2016

The botched implementation of an electronic health records system sent Coast Guard doctors scurrying to copy digital records onto paper last fall and has disrupted health care for 50,000 active troops and civilian members and their families. Five years after signing a $14 million contract with industry leader Epic Systems, the Coast Guard ended its relationship with the Wisconsin vendor, while recovering just more than $2.2 million from the company. But it couldn’t revert back to its old system, leaving its doctors reliant on paper.

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EHR Implementation Still Costs Too Much

Nicole Lewis | InformationWeek | July 9, 2012

Hospitals have always had problems securing the initial down payment for electronic health record (EHR) implementation; a recently released poll from KPMG suggests that financing such projects remains an ongoing concern that promises to last throughout the implementation phase and beyond. Read More »

EHR Makers Among America's Fastest Growing Companies

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | August 25, 2014

Health IT vendors and EHR makers in particular are once again faring quite well on the list of fastest growing companies.  Inc. Thursday published its hallmark annual ranking of America's 5,000 fastest growing companies, and found 377 — or 8 percent — to be healthcare related...

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EHR Prompt Nearly Kills Prison Inmate

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | August 16, 2012

An inmate at a California correctional facility nearly received a lethal dose of heart medication last week at the prompting of a newly implemented electronic health record system. The system--from EHR vendor Epic--reportedly has caused multiple additional headaches for nurses since going live July 1, sparking a record number of complaints and a call for the system to "go away until it's fixed," the Contra Costa Times reported. Read More »

EHR Training Often Rushed, Overwhelming

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | May 30, 2012

Some of the problems that hospitals and practices are running into with electronic health record adoption stem from the ways that staff are trained on the systems, Andres Jimenez, CEO of EHR training provider ImplementHIT, told Becker's Hospital Review in a recent interview. Read More »

EHR Usability Gaps -- ONC and AHRQ Identify Serious Shortcomings of Certified EHRs

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provided providers with a significant financial incentive to increase the adoption and use of EHRs. EHR vendors were required to conduct and report on a summative usability evaluation of their system as part of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use program (The ONC 2014 Edition Certification). However, a recent report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), identified several “issues” with the certified EHR vendors in the processes, practices and use of standards and best practices with regard to usability and human factors.

EHRs Become More Popular With Small Medical Practices

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | March 14, 2012

Cloud services, help from feds, and backing from parent institutions all credited for recent surge in adoption of electronic health records by small physicians' offices. Read More »

EHRs Key To Medication Reconciliation

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | July 29, 2014

Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related to data quality, technology and workflow remain...

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Electronic Medical Records for Cruise Ship Passengers

When I was on my last cruise, I started wondering if cruise ships have ever considered using some form of electronic medical record (EMR) system. It could come in very handy, especially the next time there is a disaster at sea – e.g. sinking ship, fire on board, breakdown at sea, an outbreak of disease, or... Not that that would ever happen. Cruise ships have been in the news a lot lately – and most of the news has not been good. That's too bad because I love cruising. I've been on multiple Carnival cruise line trips to the Caribbean and to the Mediterranean and have enjoyed them all. My latest cruise was a 2-week voyage on a Princess line cruise ship from Miami, through the Panama Canal, to Los Angeles. It was great. Read More »

Electronic Records Mitigate Against Malpractice

John Pulley | NextGov | June 29, 2012

Electronic health records appear to significantly reduce the risk of malpractice claims, according to a study published this month in JAMA’S Archives of Internal Medicine. Read More »

EMR Direct Now Integrated with OpenEMR

is on a mission to modernize medical work flow and improve patient care by simplifying healthcare interoperability. The company is committed to developing technologies that protect patient privacy, improve the quality and coordination of care, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Recently, EMR Direct donated its code to OpenEMR which integrated their solution into OpenEMR version 4.1.2  They have also  announced their participation in the Tennessee Health eShare program, facilitating access to Direct messaging for healthcare providers across that state. Read More »

EMR Technical Solutions Announces Hosting Initiative For Health Insurance Exchange

Press Release | EMR Technical Solutions | August 14, 2012

Our comprehensive solutions integrate the multiple aspects of health insurance delivery—including a consumer portal, eligibility determinations, financial services, plan enrollment, call center and customer support, enhanced privacy, and program administration. EMR Technical Solutions can help your state deliver a comprehensive, interoperable HIX system that connects new and existing government and private sector systems within a consistent architecture. Read More »