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2-29-2012 2-00-26 PM

Alexander Orthopaedic Associates (FL) selects White Plume Technologies’ AccelaSMART resolution engine to bridge the gap between its Exscribe EHR and ADP’s AdvancedMD’s PM system.

2-29-2012 2-07-26 PM

Speaking of ADP AdvancedMD, the company announces integration of its PM product with digiChart’s EHR.

The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) estimates that 27,000 EPs will attest for MU in 2012.

2-29-2012 2-09-06 PM

The South Carolina Medical Association makes DocBookMD’s smart phone communication app available to its 5,000 members at no charge.

Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis sign a multi-year billing services contract with Zotec Partners.

2-29-2012 9-41-49 AM

Practice marketing firm MedMarketer releases PracticeApps, a custom mobile app that interfaces with MedMarketer’s e-mail marketing product. MedMarketer charges a one-time $499 setup fee to design a practice’s custom app, plus $99 a month to host the app and provide e-mail marketing to up to 500 subscribers.

2-29-2012 9-52-30 AM

The AMA releases a how-to manual for evaluating emerging payment models.

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Black Book Rankings announces its vendor rankings based on customer experience. The top-rated systems include:

  • Care360 Quest Diagnostics (single physician practices)
  • ADP AdvancedMD (2-5 physician group practices)
  • Aprima (6-25 physician group practices)
  • Greenway Medical (26-99 physician group practices)
  • MED3OOO (100-249 physician group practices)
  • NextGen (250+ physician group practices)

Primary Health Medical Group (ID) and eClinicalWorks join the Idaho Health Data Exchange, which is powered by the Optum HIE platform.

2-29-2012 12-46-00 PM

In a Boston Globe interview, athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush says that this is the year his company will reach the tipping point in becoming a backbone for national health information. Bush also gives this analogy to clarify athenahealth’s current position in the market:

Everywhere we’re a little, snippy kind of overconfident Chihuahua jumping up and trying to nip at the tails of the Dobermans.

2-29-2012 3-37-23 PM

Shareable Ink announces partnerships with Greenway, NextEMR, and VoiceHIT for its handwriting recognition technology.

Coastal Cardiovascular Consultants (NJ) selects SRS for its six providers, which the company says they chose instead of the alternative, a hospital-subsidized EMR.

2-29-2012 3-31-52 PM

The 100-physician Oregon Medical Group announces that 15 positions have been cut as a result of workflow changes stemming from the practice’s moved to EMR. Over the last year, the organization also added seven positions in IT.

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