Study: EMRs Cited As Top Trigger for Physician Burnout

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74% of US primary care physicians (PCPs) and ER doctors do not feel their healthcare facility or practice is taking effective steps to address and prevent physician burnout, according to a new microsurvey by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to life sciences and healthcare firms.  The data represents a mid-year checkpoint on physician perceptions as Affordable Care Act (ACA) measures change the nature of doctoring, and as at least 30 major teaching hospitals undertake
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Sacred Oak Medical Center To Implement Medsphere’s Open Platform EHR

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Sacred Oak Medical Center, a new Houston-based inpatient behavioral health hospital has selected the Medsphere’s OpenVista® EHR system for implementation. The brand new  behavioral health hospital will open later this summer with 20 beds and expand over time to an 80-bed capacity.Sacred Oak is managed by RedShift Healthcare Management and Consulting, a Houston firm providing services focused on hospital management, mergers and acquisitions and rural healthcare networks.Medsphere's OpenVista is
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Nuance Unveils Mobile Clinical Documentation App for Physicians

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“In 2015, 65% of physicians were using desktops for clinical documentation with speech recognition saving them 2.5 hours of documentation for every hour they dictated. To improve on and allow even more flexibility for physicians, Nuance Communications has unveiled  Nuance Velocity, a new mobile clinical documentation solution that allows physicians in ambulatory care settings to choose which type of documentation method they want to use (speech recognition, dictation or templates) and even shift
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ePatientFinder Lands $8.2M for Clinical Trail Exchange Platform

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ePatientFinder, an Austin-based digital health startup that uses algorithms to match physicians with potentially life-changing clinical trials for their patients, based on their existing EHR data has raised $8.2 million Series B funding. The latest round led by a technology investor syndicate has increased the company's total funding to $11M. ePatientFinder plans to use the capital from this latest funding round to fuel the growth of its Clinical Trail Exchange and provider referral
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DirectTrust Urges ONC to Expand Interoperability Measures Under MACRA

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Calling the measurement of interoperability a difficult area of study, DirectTrust has filed comments applauding the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology’s (ONC) initiative to develop metrics for electronic health information exchange and interoperability.  At the same time, DirectTrust is urging ONC to begin the development of metrics in a “simple” manner, recognizing that further research will be needed as the interoperable exchange of health information among
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Cisco Selects EHR Integration API Redox to Join Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

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Redox, a health IT startup founded by former Epic engineers helping developers integrate with EHRs and health systems manage their connections to the cloud has been selected to join the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) program in Silicon Valley. The company's mission is to solve the EHR interoperability problem with their RESTful API designed to help apps share data with almost any EHR vendor at any health system.The corporate venturing program allows emerging tech companies to tap
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Report: Specialty-Driven EHRs on the Rise: 8 Trends to Know

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8 in 10 independent physician specialty practices have re-affirmed their confidence in specialty-driven EHRs & robust multispecialty EHRs with well-constructed specialty modules, according to a new report from Black Book Market Research. The report surveyed 11,300 specialist surgical and medical practices in Q1/Q2 2016 finds that specialists are increasing replacing their current EHRs with flexible cloud-based & specialty-driven EHRs tailored to improve financial, workflow, clinical
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Pontiac General Hospital To Implement Medsphere’s Open Platform EHR

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Pontiac General Hospital, a 306 licensed-bed hospital has selected the Medsphere's OpenVista® EHR system for implementation to improve management practices and clinical workflows as they also grow clinical staff and expand available services. More than just an acute care facility, Pontiac General serves the surrounding community as a healthcare hub by offering services ranging from urgent care to family medicine to obstetrics. The hospital also has a mental health unit and offers 24-hour crisis
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Amazing Charts Unveils End-to-End Revenue Cycle Management to Small Practices

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The era of value-based care is setting in and providers need still need to ensure they receive every dollar earned while giving quality patient care. Small practices need to be diligent about financial processes as coding errors, etc. can result in revenue leakage. To meet this need, Amazing Charts, a provider of EHR and PM systems, announced a new revenue cycle management (RCM) service specific to independent physician practices powered by PGM Billing, a leader of medical billing services.Ideal
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drchrono Integrates Heart & Lung Sounds into EHR for Clinical Documentation

drchrono Integrates Heart & Lung Sounds into EHR

 Three companies have teamed up to integrate a patient's heart and lung sounds into the EHR for clinical documentation for the first time ever, representing a milestone in longitudinal patient care. The new partnership from Direct Urgent Care,Eko, and drchrono uses a quick three step process, clinicians can now seamlessly integrate heart and lung sounds into a patient's EHR. How It Works1. Direct Urgent Care, a Berkeley-based urgent care provider with 30,000 patients, enables providers to record
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