EHR

by Matt Guldin | January 26, 2015

athenahealth Acquires RazorInsights: Can athenahealth Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

Success? On Wednesday, January 14, athenahealth announced it will acquire the cloud-based EHR & RCM company, RazorInsights. RazorInsights’ target market is rural, critical access, and community hospitals (25-50 beds), which aligns well with athenahealth’s strategy to move upstream into the inpatient market. As a part of the acquisition, athenahealth gains

by Naveen Rao | October 26, 2014

EHR Innovation for the Post-MU Market

Paths Point Forwards A shift is occurring in the health IT landscape. Marketplace and Industry alike are beginning to look past the federally mandated incentive programs for health IT adoption. For EHR vendors, who have seen windfall profits as a result of Meaningful Use, this signals a critical shift away

by Matt Guldin | September 26, 2014

eCQMs: Beginning of a Long and Rocky Road

A New Necessity Payment-based upon quality measurement is at the center of a wide range of efforts to improve health care performance by various payers including the federal government. Historically, quality measurement either had to rely upon either administrative data (e.g., claims) and/or a combination of manual chart abstraction. Electronic clinical

by Brian Murphy | September 17, 2014

The Current State of the Interoperability Crisis

A Long Way To Go The lack of interoperability between healthcare applications has long been decried in white papers and by blue ribbon panels. Efforts to define the problem and spur action keep piling up. Just in the past year, several organizations loudly bemoaned the state of the art. For

by John Moore | August 22, 2014

Cerner Acquires Siemens: What can we Expect?

Chilmark Bight On August 5, Cerner announced its intent to acquire Siemens Health Services (HS) for $1.3B in cash, slightly more than Siemens HS’s FY14 revenue of $1.2B. The deal brings to Cerner a large, relatively stable base of 600-700 hospital customers in the US for upsell opportunities. The acquisition

by Brian Murphy | August 01, 2014

Information Blocking Laws — Ready, Shoot, Aim

Interference The most straightforward definition of interoperability we have heard so far is from David Kendrick, CEO of MyHealth Access Network in Oklahoma, “Every patient deserves to have their complete, longitudinal medical record available wherever and whenever decisions are made about their health.” By this measure, interoperability is still unusual

by Brian Murphy | July 26, 2014

Care Coordination: The HIE Has Waited a Long Time

Care Plan Update As predicted last year, comprehensive care coordination solutions are rapidly becoming an important way for disparate clinicians across multiple organizations to collaborate at a patient and panel level. What can and should a general-purpose care coordination solution for providers look like? The broad outlines of such a

by John Moore | June 26, 2014

The Waning Influence of ONC

Market Challenges Many are beginning to question ONC’s role in the further promotion of EHR adoption and use. Healthcare organizations of all sizes are struggling with a rapidly shifting landscape that is increasingly pushing such initiatives as compliance to ONC’s meaningful use program further back on their list of priorities.
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