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Data Exchange Rises in Importance for Urgent Care Providers

Linda Wilson | Health Data Management | August 25, 2016

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, urgent care companies and health systems are forging formal business partnerships and then facilitating those relationships through the exchange of electronic patient data. The partnerships have advantages for both parties. Health systems want to add urgent care to their patient care continuum, while urgent care companies want to be included in local provider networks...

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Divurgent And Medsphere Join Forces To Tackle Meaningful Use And ICD-10 Challenges

Press Release | Divurgent, Medsphere | February 25, 2014

Divurgent, an innovative provider of healthcare IT consulting services, today announced a strategic partnership with Medsphere Systems Corporation. Through this agreement, Divurgent will support Medsphere clients in transforming care while addressing various industry compliance initiatives including Meaningful Use, ICD-10, and value-based purchasing models. Read More »

Docs, Hospitals Frustrated With Meaningful Use

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | March 19, 2014

There seems to be no shortage of complaints along the road to meaningful use, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted last month by Stoltenberg Consulting at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., showed an array of frustrations for providers.

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EHR Usability, Functionality Top Concerns for Half of Hospitals

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Interoperability | August 3, 2016

Community hospitals continue to struggle to get their electronic health records to work and communicate the way they need them to, according to a new report from peer60, with EHR usability, limited functionality, and poor interoperability driving nearly 20 percent of survey respondents into a search for a replacement EHR...

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Electronic Health Records - Expensive, Disruptive And Here To Stay

Nicole Fisher | Forbes.com | March 18, 2014

Physicians have more to do these days and it has nothing to do with treating patients. Although staff shortages and increasing need for care are time consuming for providers and add responsibilities, the real culprit of lost work time, especially for Emergency Room physicians, is electronic health records (EHR). 

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Global Health IT Outsourcing Market To Reach $50.4 Billion By 2018

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | August 8, 2013

The U.S. and Canada lead in the global healthcare IT outsourcing market, with North America accounting for the largest share at 72 percent, according to a new report from RnRMarketResearch.com...

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Halamka on What's Next for Electronic Health Records

With the Department of Justice announcement of the $155 million dollar eClinicalWorks settlement (including personal liability for the CEO, CMO and COO), many stakeholders are wondering what’s next for EHRs. Clearly the industry is in a state of transition. eCW will be distracted by its 5 year corporate integrity agreement. AthenaHealth will have to focus on the activist investors at Elliott Management   who now own 10% of the company and have a track record of changing management/preparing companies for sale. As mergers and acquisitions result in more enterprise solutions, Epic (and to some extent Cerner) will displace other vendors in large healthcare systems. However, the ongoing operational cost of these enterprise solutions will cause many to re-examine alternatives such as Meditech...

Halamka's Health IT Observations from Japan and New Zealand

This week I’ve taken vacation time to help my colleagues in Japan and New Zealand with national IT planning. As I often say, the healthcare IT challenges are the same all over the world, but the cultural context is different. In Japan, I spent 2 days in Tokyo and 1 day in Kyoto, lecturing, meeting, and listening to stakeholders. There is a great desire to share data for care coordination and clinical trials/clinical research. Telemedicine/telehealth is increasingly important in an aging Japanese society that has increasing healthcare needs but a limited number of caregivers and few opportunities to increase healthcare budgets. Here are a few of the current issues we discussed...

Halamka: Next ONC Chief Faces Small Budgets, Big Challenges

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | October 9, 2013

The next National Coordinator for Health IT has some big shoes to fill, says Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, and will face an era of shrinking IT budgets, converging deadlines, and hard choices. [...] Read More »

Halamka: What Keeps Me Up At Night - Fall 2013

John Halamka | Life As A Healthcare CIO | September 3, 2013

All of these challenges can be conquered. For nearly 20 years, I've led an IT organization that has continuously delivered miracles with 1.9% of the operating budget.  I am ready for the challenges ahead but wonder if mergers/acquisitions, regulatory uncertainty, MU2 certification challenges, resource constraints, and real time demands will create a set of constraints that are impossible to optimize.
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Harris Team Will Recode VA Health Care System to Meet HIPAA Deadline

David Hubler | Washington Technology | October 28, 2011

Harris Corp. has won a five-year, $5.3 million contract from the Veterans Affairs Department to provide disease classification coding remediation. The award calls for Harris to assist the VA’s Health Administration Center Cache System comply with the new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems medical coding standards, according to an Oct. Read More »

Has Meaningful Use Lost Its Utility For Physicians?

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | March 20, 2014

Now seems to be the time for physicians to evaluate their participation in the Meaningful Use program. After all, we're on the brink of leaving the carrot-only incentive phase and entering the penalty phase for those providers who don't meet federal requirements.

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HHS Hands Down New ICD-10 Deadline

Mike Milliard | Government Health IT | August 1, 2014

Everyone paying attention to ICD-10 timing knew this was coming, it was only a matter of when. And late Thursday the Department of Health and Human Services posted a final rule declaring Oct. 1, 2015 the compliance deadline...

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Hospital IT Spending Jumps High

Paul Cerrato | Healthcare IT News | August 22, 2013

Hospital executives have never been frivolous when it comes to investing in technology, but as reimbursements shrink, the need to carefully analyze each purchasing decision has never been more urgent. Read More »

How Do Cloud-Based EHRs Address Common Implementation Woes?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | August 29, 2013

After spending thousands of dollars on an EHR system, computers, IT infrastructure, installation, and staff training, most providers hope that they never have to go through the EHR implementation process again. [...] Read More »