NextGen and Dell ink a deal with Puerto Rico Hospital Supply to jointly market and deliver NextGen EHR, PM, and other solutions to practices and physician networks across Florida and the Caribbean, and possibly into Central and South America.
Waterbury Orthopaedic Associates (CT) selects SRS EHR for its four providers.
The 290 physician Florida Hospital Medical Group partners with CVS’s MinuteClinic to provide medical direction at a dozen MinuteClinic locations in Orlando and surrounding areas. The practice and MinuteClinic will also integrate their EMRs.
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (IN/MI), a federally-recognized tribe with about 4,500 citizens, selects iSALUS Healthcare’s OfficeEMR.
Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine at Cypress (KS) goes live on its patient portal system for a cost of $50 per month. I couldn’t figure out who developed and supports the portal so perhaps it is homegrown.
The AMA’s American Medical News publishes an opinion piece calling Meaningful Use Stage 2 a “recipe for failure,” with the requirements so burdensome it will discourage adoption. The AMA says the proposed rule is “just too demanding,” that significant revisions need to be made, and the government failed to seek sufficient physician feedback:
“Part of the problem is that the government has not surveyed physicians who have elected not to participate in stage 1 to see where the real barriers to participation are and adjust the next stage accordingly. If widespread adoption of EHRs truly is the goal of the incentive program, any undue restrictions on doctor participation must be identified and eliminated before physicians should be expected to step up their EHR game.”