Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Improving Patient Care Through Health IT

HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation, was named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology. Mercy received the award from HIMSS based on four case studies that detailed how the use of health information technology and standardized clinical processes have improved patient care and the bottom line. The case studies included:- Decreasing by nearly three hours the time it
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Aprima Medical Acquires EHR Reseller Healthcare Data Solutions

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Aprima Medical Software, a provider of EHR, practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices has acquired former reseller Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) of Coral Cables, FL. As part of the agreement, Aprima will assume full support for HDS’s customers, which include approximately 300 providers in 125 medical practices across 15 states. Financial terms were not disclosed.HDS works with physician groups across the country to identify IT solutions that
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With MACRA Rule, What’s Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

With MACRA, What's Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

Editor's Note: Michael Nusimow is the CEO and Co-founder of drchrono, an EHR, practice management, medical billing and healthcare API platform that focuses on iPad, iPhone and web.  Michael has been working in information technology for over 15 years and implemented components of the Bloomberg Terminal, used by customers worldwide. Despite all of the changes happening in healthcare legislation over the past few years, 2017 is not looking any easier. It is easy to get confused with the
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Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Rob Grant Evariant Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Editor's Note: Rob Grant is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Evariant, a healthcare CRM platform provider where he is responsible for advancing the company's market strategy, fostering new key business relationships and growing its customer base. He is a veteran of the healthcare and technology industries, with more than 20 years of executive experience in leading innovation, business strategy, new business development, sales, marketing, finance and operations.In today’s healthcare
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Ransomware Leads the Way in 2017’s Predicted Rise in Health Data Theft

HIMSS Unveils New Cybersecurity Hub: 5 Things to Know

Editor’s Note: Santosh Varughese is the President of Cognetyx, a provider of ‘Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance’ to protect information assets against cyber security threats, data breaches and privacy violations. Welcome to 2017, the writing is on the wall and it didn’t take long to get there. Earlier this month Atlanta’s Emory Healthcare was hacked by the Harak1r1 the 0.2 Bitcoin Ransomware.  A database from the facility’s Brain Health Center containing data from more than 200,000 patients
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DirectTrust: 5 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

DirectTrust: 5 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

DirectTrust, a health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable messaging of personal health information (PHI) has released their list of of five health IT trends to watch in 2017. The five health IT trends outlined by DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA are his thoughts about what he expects could develop over the next year that would shape the ecosystem of health IT as an industry.“One has to begin any
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Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Raises $30M to Expand Data Analytics Platform

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Raises $30M to Expand Data Analytics Platform

Burlington-based Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has raised $30 million in  capital growth from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, GE Ventures, and existing investors Peloton Equity, Zaffre Investments, and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. The EHR data aggregation/analytics company will utilize the funding to to accelerate its robust product development plans in the core Arcadia Analytics platform and expand population heath management market activities.Founded in 2002, the
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Health Network of Missouri to Deploy Cerner’s Population Health Platform Enterprise-wide

Health Network of Missouri to Extend Cerner's Population Health Platform Enterprise-wide

The University of Missouri Health Care announced it will extend Cerner's HealtheIntentSM population health management platform across the Health Network of Missouri (HNM) to coordinate and manage care for residents of rural Missouri communities. HNM is a collaborative of six independent health care organizations that use different EHR systems. The HNM network, which includes an academic medical center, state employer and a group of hospitals, serves patients throughout central, northeast and
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Black Book: 94% of Physicians Find Digital Health Data Overwhelming, Redundant

Increasing Patient Face Time by Decreasing Physician Screen Time

94 percent of physicians find all that digital health data overwhelming, redundant and unlikely to make a clinical difference, according to Black Book’s recent consumer survey. Conducted from September through December 2016, the survey asked 12,090 adult consumers to evaluate the technology they were exposed to, know of or interacted with as an active patient in the last twelve months.The report revealed that 94 percent of consumers with health or activity trackers said their physician informed
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2 Cerner Qatar Hospitals Earns HIMSS Stage 6 Accreditation

2 Cerner Qatar Hospitals Earns HIMSS Stage 6 Accreditation

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics has recently announced that two Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) facilities, the Heart Hospital and the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), have achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) Stage 6 distinction, an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.HMC’s Heart Hospital and NCCCR are the first two hospitals in Qatar to achieve
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