Scripps Health Selects Epic for Integrated EHR & RCM System

Scripps Health Selects Epic for Integrated EHR & RCM System

Scripps Health has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR and revenue cycle management (RCM) system, and is in its final phase of the selection process. The new system will replace Scripps’ current ambulatory and inpatient EHR and revenue cycle management systems. System design is slated to begin in mid-2015, with implementation planned to kick off in mid-2017, subject to final approval of Scripps’ agreement with Epic by the Scripps Health board of
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Senator Proposes $50M Prize for Integrated DoD/VA EHR

Phil Roe

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced a bill proposing a $50 million dollar prize to create an integrated EHR system between the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). Roe's bill would establish a competition for non-governmental, American-based entities to develop an integrated EHR system for use by the DoD and VA to help streamline the coordination of care and benefits claims for those that have served. The bill would create a temporary panel, chosen by the
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CommonWell Health Alliance Appoints Jitin Asnaani Executive Director

Jitin Asnaani

CommonWell Health Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health care data, has appointed Jitin Asnaani its first-ever executive director. As the new executive director, Asnaani will build on the current CommonWell momentum in nationwide data exchange as the organization extends the availability of its services nationwide.  Asnaani comes to CommonWell Health Alliance with experience in both the public and private sector—equipping
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AMC Health, Qualcomm Partner to Enhance Virtual Care Coordination


Qualcomm Life, Inc. and AMC Health, a provider of 'real-time' patient management solutions are partnering to accelerate the transformation of chronic care and population health management by significantly enhancing connectivity and care coordination for at-risk patients, specifically those with heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or COPD, in a cost-effective manner. Under the new partnership, the companies will integrate Qualcomm Life's 2net Connectivity Platform with AMC Health's
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Survey: Only 15% of Providers Use Predictive Analytics

Understanding How Big Data Flows in Healthcare

  Driven by the shift to value-based health care, advanced predictive analytics are gaining a larger footprint as providers search for analytic capabilities that will help them prevent patient illness, avoid penalties, and reduce the cost of care. This new landscape requires a different analytic approach that can identify at-risk patients before they get sick so that interventions can be applied and penalties avoided. Despite the growing need, only 15 percent of providers are
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Practice Fusion Partners with Wolters Kluwer Health to Integrate Medi-Span Drug Database

Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion, a cloud-based EHR for physicians and patients, announced that it is partnering with Wolters Kluwer Health to integrate the Medi-Span core drug database impacting more than 4 million e-prescriptions per month sent by Practice Fusion’s 112,00 active medical professionals.. The medical professionals that use the Practice Fusion EHR will now have access to the latest medication information and recommended dosages when they e-prescribe medications to patients.   Integration
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Continuum Health Alliance Selects Caradigm for Population Health


Caradigm, a provider of enterprise population health, today announced that Continuum Health Alliance, a physician enablement company providing practice management, population health and community care services to provider groups, has selected Caradigm as part of its population health strategy. Continuum provides a next-generation health platform, enabling independent physician organizations, hospital-based physician groups, commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) and MSSP ACOs to
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3 Reasons To Outsource Your Revenue Cycle Management

Hospital CFO_New Financing Program Minimizes Impact of ICD-10 Revenue Delay for Private Practices

The last few years have been challenging for medical groups across the country. Mounting regulatory burdens, escalating costs, and declining reimbursements have put a substantial strain on physicians and their staff. Rising administrative burdens only add to the pressure, consuming precious time that healthcare professionals would rather spend with patients. So should your practice outsource its revenue cycle management? According to new white paper from CareCloud, here are three reasons a
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ZeOmega Acquires HealthUnity To Close Gaps in Interoperability


On Monday, population health management provider ZeOmega announced the acquisition of HealthUnity, a provider of interoperability solutions that enable providers, payers and public health organizations to streamline the secure exchange of patient data across disparate systems. HealthUnity offerings also include private and public HIE, master person index, referral management and patient consent to integrated delivery networks (IDNs), health systems, group practices and state collaboratives.
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Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule: 5 Takeaways for Physicians

10 Mandatory Issues for Physicians to Watch in 2015

On March 20, 2015 the stars aligned to produce four simultaneous events that will never again coincide during the life of human civilization. The first three, the vernal equinox, a total solar eclipse and a new supermoon, were brought to us by the stars themselves, and the fourth one was thrown out there by the government. The regulations for Meaningful Use Stage 3 were finally published. Meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) was presented to us back in 2009 as part of a stimulus
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