From DrLyle “ACE 2012. It’s their largest ACE ever with over 4,000 attendees and Mayor Rahm did a special keynote. Glen’s opening address focused on how Allscripts is philosophically and technologically becoming an open system.” Allscripts also unveiled plans for a telehealth solution that integrates the American Well Online Care platform with Allscripts EHR. The announcement was a little unclear as to whether the solution is for the inpatient EHR or ambulatory (or both,) but the integrated product won’t be generally available until early 2013. If you are at ACE, I’d love an email with any updates or cool pictures.
From PairOfAces “Heard that ACE Hardware is having a convention in Chicago at the same place as Allscripts this week. I’m sure that will present some interesting challenges to Allscripts and the attendees at their conference.” Funny. Both ACE conventions are at Chicago’s ginormous McCormick Convention Center, though in different buildings. The hardware guys, by the way, are being treated to a Rascal Flatts concert, which sounds more much more fun than Allscripts’ trip to Navy Pier.
A Vitera Healthcare Solutions study finds that 91% of doctors want a mobile EHR solution, yet only six percent connect to an EHR through a mobile device. The survey also found that 55% of healthcare professionals used mobile devices to email, phone, text, or send other communications, but only 20% used for medical research on the go.
Fayetteville Medical Associates (TN) selects PatientPoint’s care coordination platform for population management for its PCMH practice.
Harris Corporation will expand Florida’s HIE secure messaging service to 11,000 physician offices that use Care360 solutions from Quest Diagnostics.
We’ll be running a new HIStalk Practice Advisory Board series soon. If you have any burning questions you’d like our expert ambulatory healthcare professionals to answer, please send them my way.