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5-2-2012 4-35-18 PM

Olmsted Medical Center (MN) extends its partnership with MED3OOO through 2017.

Practice Fusion launches an API that allows any laboratory to connect directly to its EMR and send lab results using standard HL7 data files.

From Wednesday’s HIT Policy Committee meeting:

  • The Medicare and Medicaid MU programs have paid EPs an estimated $1,671,000 through the end of April.
  • RECs have now enrolled more than 40% (132,000) of all primary care providers in the country; 50,000 of those are in practices with fewer than 10 physicians.
  • Drug formulary, immunization registries, and patient list are the most popular menu objectives for EPs.
  • Of the 62,807 EPs that have attested, 258 were unsuccessful initially. All but 99 of those have successfully resubmitted.

Navicure announces it has added 344 new practice locations to its client base during the first quarter of 2012, a 112% increase over Q1 2011 bookings. The company also reports its first quarter revenues were up 24% from a year ago.

5-2-2012 3-48-19 PM

Federal officials charge 108 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers with almost half a billion dollars in fraudulent Medicare billing during a “nationwide takedown” on Wednesday. HHS suspended or took other administrative actions against an additional 52 providers for “credible allegations of fraud.” Officials have so far arrested at least 87 individuals.

5-2-2012 4-46-35 PM

athenahealth earns a spot on Boston Business Journal’s 2012 list of Best Places to Work.

5-2-2012 4-07-40 PM

Sermo partners with TheVisualMD, a producer of visual health content, to offer video and other media tools.

5-2-2012 4-48-23 PM

West Tennessee Bone selects SRS EHR for its 11 providers.

Anthem Blue Cross (CA) rolls out the Availity information network at no charge to physicians, giving them access to patients’ eligibility and benefits and the ability to submit and monitor claims online.  Physicians will also have access to CareProfile, Availity’s claims-based EMR, which provides 24 months of a patient’s most recent medical history.

A JAMA-published study suggests that text messaging, electronic reminder devices, and pagers might improve medication adherence in the short term, but the long term effectiveness remains unclear.

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