Practice Fusion

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23% Of Providers Use Epic, But VA EHR Is Tops For Satisfaction

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 17, 2014

Nearly a quarter of physician providers with an EHR are currently using Epic Systems, according to data from the 2014 Medscape EHR Report, but the wildly popular interface doesn’t get anywhere near the highest marks for user satisfaction.  That honor goes to the VA-CPRS, the EHR used by the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, with Epic left languishing in seventh place behind several of its most significant competitors...

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A Fork in the Road at HIMSS13: 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. Read More »

Big Pharma Won’t Let Your Doctor Forget Your Next Shot

Rachel Feltman | Quartz | May 3, 2014

The pharmaceutical company Merck wants to make sure you get your recommended vaccinations on time, and not just for your own good. The company’s partnership with Practice Fusion, the largest online platform for electronic medical record management in the US, will provide physicians with reminders when their patients are due for a vaccination by the Centers for Disease Control’s standards...

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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 Data Provide the Trust we Need in Health Care?

One of the problems dragging down the US health care system is that nobody trusts one another. Most of us, as individuals, place faith in our personal health care providers, which may or may not be warranted. But on a larger scale we’re all suspicious of each other... Read More »

Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records

Julie Creswell | New York Times | September 30, 2014

...While most providers have installed some kind of electronic record system, two recent studies have found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals can transmit a patient care document, while only 14 percent of physicians can exchange patient data with outside hospitals or other providers...

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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 Users Ditching Systems, Trading Up

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | July 23, 2013

Dissatisfaction with current EHR systems have many providers turning to new vendors Read More »

Healthcare API Market Worth US$ 234 Million by 2024

Press Release | Market Research Engine | December 30, 2016

Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as “Healthcare API Market By Services (Remote Patient Monitoring, Electronic Health Record Access, Payment, Medical Device (Wearable), Appointments,); By Deployment Model (On-premise, Cloud-based); By End-Users (Healthcare Providers, Patients, Healthcare Payers, Vendors) - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 - 2024” The healthcare API market is expected to exceed more than US$ 234 million by 2024; Growing at a CAGR of more than 4% in the given forecast period....

Is Advertising The Answer For Cutting EHR Costs?

Katie Wike | Healthcare Technology Online | August 13, 2013

With rising costs surrounding EHR software and fees, providers are turning to services that display advertisements as a way to save money. Read More »

Open Source Electronic Health Records For Education And Training

In spite of being very involved in the field of Health Informatics I only recently became aware of VistA for Education (VFE), which has all of the aforementioned attributes of an  excellent solution for EHR education purposes. VFE was developed as a result of a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to supplement the ONC Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. Electronic health records (EHRs) are more than just the electronic equivalent of paper-based health records. Electronic health data is easier to search, share and archive, compared to paper records. Additionally, EHRs can be embedded with clinical decision support to alert and remind physicians of patient safety and preventive medicine measures.

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Practice Fusion Invited Millions Of Patients To Write Reviews They May Not Realize Are Public. Some Are Explicit.

Kashmir Hill | Forbes Magazine | October 21, 2013

Medical records start-up Practice Fusion has attracted a whopping $134 million in venture capital thanks to its appealing business model: it offers 100,000 (and counting) medical types free, web-based patient  management services.  The doctors get for free something that’s usually quite expensive, while cashing in on $150 million (so far) in government incentives to adopt electronic health record technology.

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Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results

David F Carr | Information Week | April 11, 2014

Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.

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