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Syracuse Community Health Center (NY) selects NextGen’s EHR, PM, and EDR for its 16 locations.

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative will provide program management services for the Last Mile Program, a Massachusetts eHealth Institute initiative that will connect 50,000 providers to the state’s HIE over the next two years.

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Athenahealth names St. Boniface Haiti Foundation the winner of its 2013 Vision Award for working to improve the lives of Haiti’s underserved by providing high-quality and affordable healthcare and education. Athenahealth will give the organization its athenaClinicals EHR solution.

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A peer-reviewed article published by the CDC finds that the interface technology of Intelligent Medical Objects is superior to population classification techniques as a disease surveillance tool. The findings are based on a study that showed IMO terminology service was 32 to 42 percent more accurate in identifying coronary heart disease compared to algorithms using reimbursement coding and classification techniques in identifying coronary heart disease.

The Kansas Foundation for Medical care and the AAFP’s TransforMED align to help six Kansas providers adopt the PCMH model of primary care.

Online storage vendor Box takes an equity position in EHR vendor drchrono.

ARS Pediatrics (MO) selects the Benchmark Systems PM solution.

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The Primary Care Coalition, which supports healthcare initiatives for the uninsured in Montgomery County, MD, partners with Adventist Healthcare to establish health information exchange between eight safety-net clinics.

The 118-provider South Metro Primary Care (CO) IPA will connect various EHR platforms to the CORHIO HIE beginning with practices running the Amazing Chart and Allscripts EHRs.

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Tri-State Orthopaedics (IN) selects SRS EHR for its 24 providers.

Acumen Nephrology introduces Acumen PM, a PM product based on the eRenalMD PM system, to compliment its nephrology-focused nEHR solution.

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Physicians are making more money this year than in 2012, but are spending more time than ever on paperwork, according to a recent study on physician compensation. Other key findings include:

  • The average compensation for orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, and radiologists was more than $300,0000, but those specialists also worked longer hours than many of their peers.
  • Career satisfaction rates remain steady, with more than half of doctors saying they would choose the same career again.
  • Almost 25 percent of physicians are either in an ACO or plan to be in one within a year, up from 10 percent a year ago.

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