How CMS’ Proposed Meaningful Use Changes Would Reduce Stage 2 & 3 Burdens on Providers

Meaningful Use Stage 3: 8 Key Questions for Physicians

Editor's Note: Thomas Grove is a Principal of Consulting and Compliance Services at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems. As a healthcare management executive with 20+ years of experience, Thomas has extensive expertise in strategic assessments and planning, revenue cycle management, and process improvement.Early in July, CMS released a new set of proposed rules to modify Meaningful Use. If all goes well through the comment period and final updates, by fall we will see many
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Sansoro Health Lands $1.5M for EMR Integration Solution

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Sansoro Health, an EMR integration company has raised $1.2M in seed funding led by San Francisco-based investor Healthy Ventures, with additional funds coming from TreeHouse Health and angel investors. The company will use the investment to enhance its open API software, expand its team, and further develop its marketing and sales capabilities.Among U.S. hospital system chief information officers, 62% identify interoperability as their most important priority. Founded in 2014, Sansoro’s Emissary
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Modernizing Medicine Unveils modmed 5.0 EMR for Specialties

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Specialty-specific EMR provider, Modernizing Medicine has unveiled the latest edition of its EMR software, modmed 5.0, a comprehensive specialty-specific suite to help transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of specialty practices. The new generally available product offerings and enhancements for modmed 5.0 include:- Practice Management – designed to help improve practice workflows and boost patient payments, this modern, all-in-one system streamlines scheduling, document
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Azalea Health Lands $10.5M to Expand Its Rural Market EHR

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Azalea Health, an Atlanta-based provider of EHRs, practice management, and revenue cycle management solution has raised $10.5 million in funding. The Series B round was led by Kayne Partners with participation from existing investor Intersouth Partners.  Founded in 2008, Azalea fully integrates telehealth capabilities within its technology-enabled solutions platform, which includes integrated EHR, practice management, electronic prescribing, interoperability services, personal health records,
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drchrono Launches EHR, PM Platform for AHIMA Faculty, Students

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 EHR provider drchrono has partnered with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to launched the ambulatory care platform for faculty and students. The partnership will equip students going through AHIMA’s Virtual Lab (VLab) curriculum with an EHR and practice management platform. This first-of-its-kind initial rollout between drchrono and AHIMA will be offered to approximately 10,000 students and 450 universities across the United States and around the world. Students will
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Senate REBOOT Members Introduces Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

Senate Health Committee Introduce Bill to Help FDA, NIH Attract Top Talent

On Thursday, Senate REBOOT members introduced the EHR Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173), legislation that would provide regulatory flexibility and hardship relief to providers and hospitals operating under the meaningful use program.  EHR Regulatory Relief Act Legislation OverviewRegulatory flexibility is necessary to help hospitals and medical providers focus on transitioning into the new, patient-focused payment policies created by Congress by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of
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MediPortal Joins NATE to Broaden Patient Ownership of Medical Records

VA Joins NATE Blue Button for Consumers (NBB4C) Trust Bundle

MediPortal, a patient centric, untethered PHR exchange system that provides a secure aggregated view of health and fitness data, enabling patients, providers and payors to securely communicate, view and share information that will lead to healthier outcomes has joined the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE). The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) is a not-for-profit membership association focused on enabling trusted exchange among organizations and individuals with
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Medsphere Systems and ChartLogic Merge to Create Integrated Health IT Platform

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 Medsphere Systems Corporation and ChartLogic, Inc., today announced that they have executed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. Financial details of merger were not disclosed. The merger will help expand Medsphere’s existing enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s proven ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing solutions. As part of the merger, ChartLogic will retain its name and operate as a division of Medsphere. Founded in 1994,
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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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