EHR systems News
August 10, 2017
McKesson Corp. departs the mainstream EHR business with the sale of its remaining EHR technology aspects to Allscripts, essentially leaving only four major hospital EHR vendors.
August 04, 2017
As a wake-up call to other health IT vendors, the OIG's senior counsel airs a video in which he calls eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act violation a 'new area of healthcare fraud.'
March 01, 2017
New, more minimalist versions of the Epic EHR system will feature lower prices, though also less functionality. And these will be aimed at smaller hospitals, according to Epic.
January 24, 2017
As two of the largest EHRs in the healthcare space, Epic and Cerner have often appeared to be at odds with each other. But that seems to be changing via an ONC initiative.
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MGH CIO talks about the hospital's recent move to Epic's EHR. The hospital has encountered EHR challenges including moving off homegrown systems and a staggered implementation. Continue Reading
Now that the ICD-10 transition is out of the way, revenue cycle management professionals are tracking their performance against the new code set. This handbook offers guidance to ensure that the transition to ICD-10 remains smooth and provides tips on general best practices to deal with revenue cycle management (RCM) IT challenges.
First, SearchHealthIT news and feature writer Shaun Sutner explores RCM's relationship to health IT, and offers insights from experts to help strengthen your strategy. (Hint: It all begins at patient registration.) Next, contributor Evan Albright offers six tips organizations can follow to decrease revenue risk when implementing an EHR system. In the final story, news writer Kristen Lee takes a look at how the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition has affected RCM. Continue Reading
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