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Report: Cerner Clients Test SMART on FHIR Apps Within EHR

Report Cerner clients test SMART on FHIR apps within EHRmHealthWatch learned Tuesday morning that Cerner, a global name in healthcare technology, has unveiled a production version of HL7’s FHIR standard that is being tested in the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR).

“This next-generation standards framework enables health care organizations to utilize Cerner’s open platform, which is designed to enable third-party innovators to advance care delivery and improve interoperability capabilities with other FHIR-compliant EHR systems,” said Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president of medical informatics at Cerner. “This integrated approach will provide clinicians access to ‘pluggable apps’ directly within their workflows that are designed to expand and transform the way care is delivered.”
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PointClickCare Augments EHR Platform

PointClickCare Augments EHR PlatformThis week, mHealthWatch was briefed by the team at PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, on their latest innovation.

The company has just confirmed the availability of Integrated Radiology Results, giving providers “the ability to electronically receive radiology test results directly in their electronic health record (EHR).”

This new capability completes PointClickCare’s integrated results portfolio, marking a significant milestone for the company in its efforts to advance interoperability in the senior care market.

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Physicians Rank and Reveal Top EHR for Small Group Practices

Physicians Rank and Reveal Top EHR for Small Group PracticesThis week, mHealthWatch learned that Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, was honored with the news that its Care360 cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) has ranked number one among physician practices and groups with two to five practicing physicians.

The ranking is based on a poll of 5,700 small and solo medical practices surveyed by Black Book in 2015.

Physicians across all specialties in these small-sized practices ranked Care360 EHR number one in overall satisfaction. The ranking includes assessments in client experience and satisfaction with web-based EHRs based on 18 key performance indicators, such as implementations, updates, usability, customization and pricing.
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Completion Of The HPV Vaccine Increases Due To New EHR Prompts

Completion Of The HPV Vaccine Increases Due To New EHR PromptsWhile some vaccines require one shot, or a couple of shots over a few weeks, the HPV vaccine requires three shots over a six-month period. Currently, the controversial HPV vaccine has the lowest completion rates of any vaccine, but EHR prompts are helping to close this gap.

A new study published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine shows that patients ages 9 to 18 were three times more likely to start the series of HPV vaccines and an impressive 10 times more likely to complete the vaccines if their health care provider scheduled patient reminders into their EHR system.

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Study: Physician Mobile Requirements Not Being Met

Study Physician Mobile Requirements Not Being MetSpyglass Consulting Group has released an eye-opening new report, their most recent healthcare study entitled Point of Care Communications for Physicians 2014.

Despite the undeniable adoption growth of mobile technology across the healthcare landscape, more than just a little room for further expansion remains. In fact, an entirely world of potential remains largely untapped.

The report shows that upwards of 70 percent of physicians interviewed believe that hospital IT organizations of affiliated hospitals are “making inadequate investments to address physician mobile computing and communication requirements at point of care due to limited planned investments, poor mobile EHR tools, and inadequate mobile user support.”
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New Report Says EMR Effectiveness Saves Lives

New Report Says EMR Effectiveness Saves LivesHIMSS Analytics has published the promising findings of a new study that reveals the life-saving consequences of EMR effectiveness.

HIMSS Analytics, along with clinical data and analytics support from Healthgrades, embarked on the study as a means to “scientifically measure the clinical benefits of EMR adoption.”

The initial findings, researchers say, are encouraging and “compel continued effort to scientifically analyze and communicate the clinical benefits of the EMR.”
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What’s Up, Doc? It’s Fevered Growth in Health IT

What's Up, Doc It's Fevered Growth in Health ITHealth IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”

According to EHRIntelligence “population health management, clinical analytics, mHealth, and practice management companies were among the most popular with investors, who see ample opportunity for health IT products to supplement EHRs, improve patient outcomes, and address operational gaps in struggling healthcare organizations.”

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