RelayHealth announces it will provide users an open, vendor- and payer-neutral platform for patient identity management, patient consent management, and other technology services to enable a longitudinal patient record. The platform will allow providers to embed a cross-entity MPI into their native systems and enable patient identification across multiple systems.
The ONC reports that the percentage of physicians e-prescribing on the Surescripts network through an EHR has jumped from seven percent in 2008 to 48 percent as of June of 2012. Also as of June: more than half the physicians in 23 states were e-prescribing through Surescripts. Massachusetts was the state with the highest e-prescribing rate (77 percent) and Alaska the lowest (32 percent.)
NextGen Healthcare partners Aviacode to offer Aviacode’s ProCoder services integrated with NextGen’s billing system.
Merge Healthcare will connect its imaging network with the Surescripts Network, allowing ordering physicians to access and view images from the Merge Honeycomb solution. Hospitals and imaging centers will also be able to electronically deliver imaging reports to other providers.
EHR provider SOAPware partners with data backup vendor Computer Consulting Service to offer a subscriber-based remote data backup service.
Almost 10 percent of US residents, or as many as 31 million individuals, now receive their healthcare through an ACO. This includes about 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries under CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Optim Healthcare (GA) contracts with MediRevv for A/R management services for self-pay patients.
Capario’s President and CEO Jim Riley shares insights on practice management challenges that may impact reimbursement, IT buying decisions, and patient care in 2013, including true integration, patient engagement, mobile technology, employee impact, and hospital-physician collaboration.
eClinicalWorks customer St. Joseph Health System (TX) selects GroupOne Health Source to provide medical billing services to its 80 providers.