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1-21-2014 6-12-08 PM

A new KLAS report says Epic, athenahealth, and Greenway lead the 11-75 physician practice segment. Allscripts, McKesson, and Vitera have the highest percentage of unhappy customers who will stick to the EMR they bought even though they wouldn’t buy it again. Other notable findings:

  • Epic was noted for its consistent delivery in larger, hospital-based practices
  • athenahealth was seen as a disruptive option with nimble deployment and more frequent updates
  • Greenway was recognized for great service to smaller, independent practices
  • SRS tied with Epic and athenahealth for the highest percentage of customers (90) that plan to stick with their EMR and would buy again.

1-22-2014 12-36-19 PM

CMS posts the 2014 PQRS measure codes.

Researchers find EMRs helped to improve the identification and follow-up of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infections. The study, which was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, found that utilizing certain EMR features, such as problem lists, electronic messaging, and test monitoring contributed to an increase in identification rates from 53 to 71 percent and follow-up rates from eight to 50 percent.

1-22-2014 3-21-52 PM

Medical Professional Services (CT) selects athenahealth’s Population Health Management platform for its 450-provider IPA.

Etransmedia acquires RCM-provider Medigistics and reports plans to announce additional acquisitions soon.

1-22-2014 2-33-58 PM

Kareo intends to grow its marketing and sales efforts following the closure of  $29.5 million in growth capital, led by Greenspring Associates.

MGMA adds healthcare payment solution provider Navicure to its executive partnership program.

Healthstat, a provider of on-site workplace health centers, will implement eClinicalWorks EHR across more than 350 sites. Healthstat will also integrate Pro-Change Behavior System’s evidence-based health behavior change algorithms into the eCW EHR platform.

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