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7 out of 10 providers around the world say clinical usability is the number one factor when choosing an EMR

Nearly 75 percent of interviewed providers around the world reported that clinical usability outweighed every other criteria when choosing an EMR. This, as well as which other factors are driving provider decisions and which vendors hold the most mindshare, is included in the latest KLAS report on global EMR market share.   “The surprise in […]

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of September 2014

Gluten free and Paleo diets seem to be the rage these days. I prefer Michael Pollan’s advice - eat food, not so much, mostly vegetables. It’s impossible for us to say if the real Paleo diet was raw wooly mammoth or the roots/berriesShow More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 18th September 2014. It Just Rolls On!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Some more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this 16th week since it was released. Show More Summary

What Lies Ahead for Meaningful Use?

After much speculation and mounting criticism of Meaningful Use (MU), two recent developments provided some clarity on the future direction of the program and indications of how rocky a road it will be for providers in stage 2. Read more ›

South Cove Community Health Center Uses Electronic Health Records to Increase Patient Follow Ups

Leads to Increased Cancer Screening and Better Diabetes Management The nation’s 62 Regional Extension Centers (RECs) have helped hundreds of thousands of health care providers, doctors, health clinics, and small rural hospitals across the nation learn the best practices for implementing and using electronic health records, or EHRs. Show More Summary

ADP AdvancedMD EHR Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

ADP® AdvancedMD has announced it has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. ADP AdvancedMD EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary

Experience is not a good predictor of performance for Epic consulting firms

The number of engagements completed by a firm is not an accurate predictor of provider satisfaction when it comes to Epic consulting. Despite the standout performance of a few experienced firms like Nordic and Sagacious Consultants, there is little correlation between overall satisfaction and experience, according to the latest KLAS report on Epic consulting firms. […]

Flagler Hospital chooses Allscripts dbMotion to advance population health management

Flagler Hospital, located in St. Augustine, Fla., has selected the Allscripts dbMotion solution to connect a myriad of electronic health records across the community. In creating a single, longitudinal patient record through Allscripts dbMotion, Flagler Hospital seeks to reduce costs and improve quality of care. A private, non-profit acute care facility with 335 beds and […]

HIMSS Analytics Honors Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare System With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized the two hospitals the Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare System, in Naples, Fla., (my home town) with its Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model  (EMRAM), which tracks EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption […]

Advancing Adoption, Interoperability and Transformation – Regional Extension Centers Surpass 100,000 Providers to Stage 1 Meaningful Use

In February 2014 we highlighted our regional extension centers’ (REC) success in supporting adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), and today, during National Health IT Week 2014, we are proud to announce the RECs have surpassed their goal and  now support over 100,000 providers to demonstrate Stage 1 Meaningful Use. Show More Summary

The Path Forward for Query/Retrieve

In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus "transitions of care". We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time...Show More Summary

This Is A Very Interesting Article With Some Details On Where The PCEHR Is Developed And Supported.

This appeared a little while ago and a few paragraphs in the middle were very interesting:Union hits out at proposed offshoring of ATO test & devBy Paris Cowan on Sep 12, 2014 12:34 PM Tax Office insists no financial data will be stored...Show More Summary

Virginia Department of Health and ConnectVirginia Build a Pathway to Meet Public Health Measures

In late 2013, three key health IT issues came to light in the Commonwealth of Virginia resulting in a synergistic partnership between public and private health care entities that now uses ConnectVirginia, Virginia’s Statewide HealthShow More Summary

More health IT comedy means the public is taking notice

I often share jokes and humorous videos here, sometimes because a product is worthy of ridicule, but also to illustrate how some health IT is going mainstream. I’m going to do it again today because two things happened in the last week...Show More Summary

There Is Something Pretty Odd Going On With Standards Australia And The Sale Of SAI-Global.

First a little background. SAI-Global is an ASX Listed company that has a long term license to sell Standards Documentation that us created by a huge range of organisations from that include the Australian Dental Association, the Australian...Show More Summary

Announcing the New Blue Button Toolkit

A Single Source for Technical Standards & Guidelines to Support Patient Access to Their Health Data Blue Button is for every person, provider, and community interested in improving care and health through information access and use.  As part of the Blue Button Initiative, we are launching the Blue Button Toolkit. Show More Summary

Consumer Access and Use of Online Health Records: It Takes Two to Tango

As the saying goes, it takes two to tango.  An increasing number of health care providers offer new electronic tools to patients, but are patients interested in engaging online with their health records? At the same time, the Blue Button...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th September, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - How True This Is. I Am Amazed.

I spotted this a day or so ago and just could not believe it!Advancing Health IT with Congressional AsksPosted on September 3, 2014 by Richard M. Hodge, MBA, MPA by Alex Cohn, Institute for e-Health Policy Intern with the HIMSS Government...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 235 – Results – 14th September, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.How Would You Rate The Federal Government's First Year In Power As Far As E-Health Is Concerned? Excellent 3% (3) Not Too Bad 2% (2) Neutral 15% (13) Not Too Good 22% (19) Awful 53% (46) I Have No Idea 5% (4) Total votes: 87 This is a pretty clear outcome. Show More Summary

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