An electronic health records vendor accused of paying kickbacks and selling its software even though it wasn't certified will pay $155 million to settle legal claims.
Netsmart has bought HealthMEDX and its electronic medical records platform, the company announced Thursday.
American HealthTech has announced the commercial launch of its new senior living solution powered by ALIS. The product provides detailed electronic care records for seniors as they move among assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation centers and more, the company said.
SigmaCare has entered into a strategic partnership with Health Outcomes Worldwide, a Canadian e-health software solution company.
Bizmatics Inc. has announced an upgrade of their Clinical Information Suite nicknamed PrognoCIS Denali.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies announced updates to its electronic health record portfolio, and six new case studies for 2015.
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The Goodman Group has selected MatrixCare for its senior living and residential communities, the company announced.
On the heels of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pledge to ease electronic health record implementation reporting rules several weeks ago, newly introduced legislation would facilitate greater interoperability among various EHR systems and promote the transparency of Medicare and Medicaid health data to fuel efficiency and cut costs.
Eldermark, a software solutions company, and Avanti Senior LIving are about to launch an electronic records system to be shared through a healthcare information exchange.
There are many parts of attending annual big conferences that I love, from seeing old industry friends to attending good sessions. But I also, not so secretly, love the exhibit halls — for several reasons.
The CIO Consortium & Nurse Executive Council's white paper, "Electronic Health Record Solutions LTPAC Providers Need Today," still has relevance to long-term care providers working through new technology, panelists said at the Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Summit.
PointClickCare has announced new integration for continuity of care and lab results into its electronic health record platform.
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PointClickCare has announced that two new INTERACT™ (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) tools for its core EHR platform, called the NH Hospital Transfers Rate Tracker ™ and eINTERACT™ QI Review of Hospital Transfers.
Long-term care facilities are implementing electronic health records (EHR) at a rapid pace. For example, at our company, we have completed more EHR implementations in the last two and half years than we did in the previous five years combined — and for good reason. EHR systems help facilities capture crucial clinical, financial and operational data to help them work more efficiently and deliver better care to residents.
Long-term care providers might soon be able to look for the government's seal of approval when shopping for electronic health records systems, if newly proposed certification criteria take effect.
MDI Achieve/MatrixCare has joined Carequality, an industry collaborative, as a founding member. The group is dedicated to "accelerating progress in health data exchange among multi-platform networks, healthcare providers, and electronic health record and health information exchange vendors."
RosieConnect LLC announced its integration with PointClickCare last week, allowing providers to deliver resident vital signs and weights directly into the PCC EHR platform.
The successful deployment of an EHR is too hard and too important to be "part" of someone's job. An organization must make the commitment to having full-time staff leading the implementation supported by consultants in the short term.
Deciding on, preparing for and implementing electronic health records requires a great deal of time, patience and collaboration. But a carefully executed implementation will reap dividends years down the road. Experts offer providers their best personal advice for smooth, effective EHR acquisition, installation and use.
Interoperability for technology solutions is crucial for long-term care providers.
MatrixCare version 6.6.2, an EHR product from MDI Achieve, is now compliant with ONC 2014 criteria and was certified as an EHR module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, the company announced this week.
Golden LivingCenter-Indianapolis uses AlixaRx system to reduce antipsychotics, earning the SNF a top McKnight's tech awardOctober 03, 2013
From reducing off-label use of antipsychotics to better antibiotic stewardship, medication management is at the forefront of today's long-term care challenges. And Golden LivingCenter-Indianapolis is in the vanguard of facilities tackling this challenge in innovative ways. For this, the skilled nursing facility received top honors in the McKnight's Excellence in Technology awards.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) released its updated online EHR selection tool to help providers choose a system.
Long-term care providers shouldn't be afraid to ask questions and drive the conversation with vendors when purchasing an electronic health record system, according to an industry expert.
Selecting an electronic health record should soon be easier for long-term care providers. LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies recently announced the upcoming release of a whitepaper and selection matrix covering selecting an EHR.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) announced the upcoming release of a whitepaper and selection matrix on selecting an electronic health record (EHR). The updated whitepaper became a topic of discussion at the 2013 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit this week in Baltimore.
EHR problems are "worse than we know," a new report from the ECRI Institute contends. Transitioning from paper to electronic health records is creating problems, and "we're only now beginning to understand the extent," says ECRI's Karen Zimmer. "Mistakes are bound to go unnoticed for months or even years." The ECRI report documented 171 health IT problems that caused or could have caused patient harm.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will undertake targeted audits focused on upcoding in electronic health records, according to Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.