EHR

By Bernie Monegain March 14, 2017
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces. Epic competitors. including Allscripts and Cerner, are also pushing what their top executives describe as a more open approach to data...
By Diana Manos February 13, 2017
The Kansas Health Information Network in Topeka knows that patient empowerment is key to improving population health —and it knows that patients need help to be a part of the process. That’s why KHIN has found a way to enable patients to receive all of their health information in one location, rather than through the more traditional electronic health record-tethered patient portal, which forces...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2017
Catholic Health Services of Long Island, a 1,928-bed, six-hospital health system, has tapped Uniphy Health for a physician communication and collaboration app that will be rolled out across the whole system.  "The most important aspect Catholic Health Services was interested in [was] its ability to support in-network referrals, minimize referral leakage and maximize referral retention in network...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2017
Ontario-based PointClickCare, which makes a cloud-based EHR platform and other software solutions to advance senior care -- and recently launched a provider-facing app -- has raised $85 million in new funding. Dragoneer Investment Group led the round with participation from existing investor JMI Equity. “The macro demographics of the aging population, combined with a market-wide shift in payment...
By Heather Mack January 24, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, which makes APIs to create interoperability between healthcare organizations and developers, has raised $9 million in Series B funding in a round led by RRE Ventures. Existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners also contributed to the round. In 2015, the company raised $3.5 million, and this latest financing brings their total...
By Jack McCarthy November 3, 2016
Electronic health record vendor drchrono released a new version of its software for larger medical practices and provider groups. The company also said it has built the RCM Pro service to optimize workflow of coders, billers and billing managers. The updated EHR platform is targeted for larger medical practices that need to retire legacy EMR systems and upgrade to cloud-based technology, real-...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
By Heather Mack September 26, 2016
MobiHealthNews took a look at Apple's top picks of medical apps in the AppStore. Their offerings span seven categories and 88 apps and run the gamut of surgical simulation training, medication dosing, EMRs, fitness tracking and more. They are organized to be used by physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals, medical students and patients. Prices for apps are noted as listed, although...
By Heather Mack August 29, 2016
AthenaHealth, a provider of cloud-based EHR, practice management software and population health services, has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs), which allows patients to access their care plan through a series of actionable daily tasks on a mobile or web-based application. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Patient IO...
August 17, 2016
On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a final order with EHR vendor Practice Fusion that will consent to a 20-year privacy practice order, stemming from its highly-publicized privacy scandal. The settlement was first announced in June, and after a 30-day comment period, the final order was unanimously approved, 3-0. Practice Fusion was charged with soliciting reviews from...