If Physicians Prefer the VA’s EHR, Why Is Adoption Outside the VA So Low?

If Physicians Prefer the VA's EHR, Why Is Adoption Outside the VA So Low?

If physicians overwhelming prefer the VA's EHR, then why is adoption outside the VA so low? Dr. Edmund billings shares his insights. Let’s start simply with the results. The questions will come later. In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized Provider Record System (CPRS), the core electronic record in the broader VistA platform, more than any other solution.
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Consulting Firm Delivers 25% Savings to Hospitals via Consultant Development Program

Clinical Mobie Health Devices EHR Adoption Rates

Last year's HIMSS Workforce Survey indicated that 31% of HCOs had to place IT initiatives on hold due to staffing shortages, while 43% cited the lack of a qualified talent pool as a challenge to appropriately meeting their staffing needs. Today, Stoltenberg Consulting announced thirteen consultants having graduated from its Consultant Development Program to date. The program, designed to provide hospitals with first-time, certified consultants, continues to deliver cost-effective results to the
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Contract vs. Full-Time Health IT Professional: Who Is The Most Satisfied?

Contract vs. Full-Time Health IT Professional: Who Is The Most Satisfied?

HIT Workforce Engagement survey reveals contract health IT consultants are more satisfied in their jobs than full-time health IT professionals.   Healthcare IT Leaders, a consulting and staff augmentation firm that connects hospitals and health systems with top healthcare IT talent, today released the results of its first HIT Workforce Engagement survey examining job satisfaction and career motivations for healthcare IT professionals. Based on responses from 446 HIT workers, the report
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Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Medscape EHR Report 2014 reveals the top 5 most widely used EHRs by physicians  Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks and NextGen have been named the most widely used EHRs by physicians, according to Medscape's EHR Report. Epic continues to dominate the EHR market for hospitals and health systems with 37% of users, nearly three times as many as Cerner with 13% of hospital users. eClinicalworks was rated first in usage (10%) and NextGen and PractieFusion tied for second place with 8% each for
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6 Big Benefits of Applying Automation to Healthcare

Applying Automation to Healthcare_Is the Phrase Patient Engagement Overused

James Dias, Founder & CEO at Wellbe shares six big benefits that can be realized by applying automation to healthcare for overall cost reduction and efficiency. Three out of four hospital and health systems CEOs cite overall cost reduction and efficiency as one of their top two financial priorities, HealthLeaders recently reported. With the healthcare industry continually looking to cut costs and waste and improve efficiency and throughput, automation of manual tasks can be an important
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Survey: 22% of Physicians Are Opting Out of Meaningful Use

Opting Out of Meaningful Use

22% of physicians are opting out of meaningful use, according to the 2014 Medscape EHR Report. The survey found that 16% said they will never attest to meaningful use requirements, and another 6% of participants said they are abandoning meaningful use after meeting the requirements in previous years, up 2% from 2012. Overall, 78% of participating physicians said they were attesting to meaningful use Stage 1(30%) or Stage 2 (48%) in 2014. The key findings are based on 18,575 physicians across
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Study: Physicians Are Looking to Pharma to Help Them with Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement_Pharma Marketing to Physicians

With ACOs and Meaningful Use Stage 2 pushing patient engagement to the forefront, physicians are increasingly looking to pharma companies to help them with patient engagement by providing patient services, according to Decision Resources Group's new Manhattan Research study, ePharma Physician® 2014.  The study shows strong physician interest in patient engagement support and resources from pharma, along with an expectation that the industry will take a leadership role in developing tools to help
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Practice Fusion Signs 122 Partnership Deals with Health Systems, Hospitals, Clinical Labs and Imaging Centers in 2014

Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion, the country’s largest physician-patient community, reported today that it has signed 122 enterprise clients since the start of 2014, including health systems, hospitals and independent clinical labs and imaging centers. With these new clients on board, over 440 healthcare enterprises have chosen Practice Fusion’s clinical network solution for affiliated providers.  These enterprises pay fees for data transmission, care coordination and population health management.    Key
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Behavioral Health EHR Vālant Medical Solutions Nabs $11M Private Equity Investment

Vālant Medical Solutions

Vālant Medical Solutions, Inc., provider of cloud-based, electronic health records (EHR) and e-billing software for behavioral health practices, today announced that it has received an additional $11 Million in private equity investment which will enable Vālant to fund future growth in the behavioral health market segment and to broaden its EHR and e-Billing suite capabilities for Public Behavioral Health practices.
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M*Modal Will Receive Approval to Emerge From Chapter 11

M*Modal Will Receive Approval to Emerge From Chapter 11

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, announced that it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 within three weeks following today's confirmation of the Company's Plan of Reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Plan provides for restructuring of the Company's debt, and has the support of substantial majorities of its lenders and bondholders. 
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