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Meaningful-use regulations released

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jul 13, 2010 12:14:00 PM

The CMS and HHS' Office of the National Coordinator issued their much-anticipated final meaningful-use information technology regulations that hospitals and physicians must follow to tap into some $27.3 billion in financial incentives authorized by the stimulus act.

Providers appeared most interested in learning whether the CMS would modify a proposed rule mandating an all-or-nothing, “pass-fail” approach dictating that, in order to receive a subsidy, doctors must meet, in its entirety, a list of 25 requirements and hospitals must meet a similar list of 23, and the CMS appeared to have been receptive.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, EHR

GroupOne Health Source, Inc. Hosts Electronic Health Record Webinar

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jul 9, 2010 12:11:00 PM

June 9, 2010 ---- GroupOne Health Source, Inc. will be conducting a free online demonstration of the award winning eClinicalWorks® (eCW) electronic health record system on Thursday, July 22, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT. The primary focus of the demonstration will be the Best Practices processes for utilizing the practice management and revenue cycle features within eClinicalWorks.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, EHR Training

Maryland's Adventist HealthCare Selects eClinicalWorks

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 17, 2010 12:09:00 PM

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Rockville, Maryland’s Adventist HealthCare has chosen eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) system as an option for its employed and affiliated physicians in Maryland and New Jersey. Adventist also selected eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX), providing an electronic health records system that allows for access across the the practices and the acute care system.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Hospital Networks

IntelliDose and eClinicalWorks Partner Oncology Practice Management

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 12, 2010 12:05:00 PM

WALTHAM, Mass. & WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntrinsiQ and eClinicalWorks® today announce a partnership to integrate IntelliDose®, IntrinsiQ’s chemotherapy management solution, with the eClinicalWorks unified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management (PM) solution to give oncology practices a complete, best-of-breed health information system.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

Peninsula Regional Medical Center Selects eClinicalWorks EMR Solution

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 4, 2010 12:03:00 PM

Award-winning Medical Center Implementing eClinicalWorks EMR System and Electronic Health eXchange for Employed and Affiliated Providers

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR

eClinicalWorks' Customers Achieve Success

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Apr 23, 2010 12:00:00 PM

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 21, 2010—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that numerous customers across the country have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving Physician Practice Connections®-Patient-Centered Medical HomeTM (PCMH) status, which is designed to coordinate care in a primary care setting. This coordination helps strengthen the physician-patient relationship, leading to better care delivered, more involved patients and reduced avoidable costs over time.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

House Passes Bill To Create EHR Loan Program for Physicians

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Nov 24, 2009 11:54:00 AM

House Passes Bill To Create EHR Loan Program for Physicians

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the Small Business Health IT Financing Act and sent the measure to the Senate. The bill would create a Small Business Administration loan program to help physicians purchase electronic health record systems. Last week, Sen. John Kerry introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Rutherford Daily News Journal.

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Topics: GroupOne, EHR

Third time's the charm: Committee accepts Meaningful Use criteria

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Aug 17, 2009 11:44:00 AM

By Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks offers HITECH Warranty in License Agreement.

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 19, 2009 11:43:00 AM

eClinicalWorks has made a bold and unique commitment to support its customers’ ability to meet “meaningful use” standards of the HITECH Act by putting the commitment in writing. As part of the eClinicalWorks License Agreement, eClinicalWorks warrants that its software will support “Meaningful Use” criteria as defined by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRP). The warranty helps address one of the biggest barriers to early EMR adoption faced by healthcare providers, uncertainty around future standards.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

EHR Procrastinators could face series of tighter standards

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 17, 2009 11:38:00 AM

There may soon be one more incentive for hospitals and physician offices to buy and install electronic health-record systems on or before 2011. The added push could come from the prospect of increasingly higher thresholds of initial federal eligibility requirements for EHR subsidies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to discussions at Tuesday's meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee.
A work group of that committee delivered its first draft of recommended definitions of " meaningful use" of EHRs, a standard that providers must meet to qualify for subsidy payments estimated at $34 billion to be handed out by Medicare and Medicaid. The work group recommended instituting a series of increasingly complex meaningful-use requirements between 2011, the first "payment year" of the subsidy program, and 2015, the final year payments will be made before financial penalties for not adopting begin.
During those discussions, Anthony Trenkle, director of the CMS' office of e-Health Standards and Services, said the requirements will not be "tiered" based on when the provider adopts an EHR after 2011. Instead, whatever meaningful use standards are applicable for the year the provider applies for an EHR subsidy are the standards that provider must meet, regardless of whether it is the provider's first year of EHR implementation.
A 10-day public comment period is now open on the work group's initial recommendations. Trenkle said the CMS hopes to have a final definition of "meaningful use" to put out for a 60-day comment period later this year, with final rulemaking not expected until early next year.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, GroupOne, EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

GroupOne's EHR Stimulus Financing Special

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 12, 2009 11:36:00 AM

To qualify for the $44,000 in Stimulus payments under the Medicare plan, medical providers must demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR system starting in 2011. Implementing and demonstrating meaningful use of the EHR could take some time and thus should be started soon by most providers. This may present a financial timing problem for some providers as the need to fund the implementation of the EHR occurs prior to the receipt of the payment s under the HITECH plan.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

Medical Practices Using External Billing Survey (Conducted by MGMA)

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 13, 2009 11:33:00 AM

Use of external billing company by medical practices increased the collection rates for almost 73% of survey respondents according to survey conducted by MGMA (Medical Group Management Associations).

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

Local eClinicalWorks Server vs. ASP Hosted Solution

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 7, 2009 11:17:00 AM

If you are an ASP client and you are considering the purchase of a local eClinicalWorks server for your practice, you owe it to yourself and your patients to read this.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, EHR Training

GroupOne Health Source ranked top consulting firm by MGMA

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Apr 21, 2009 11:15:00 AM

MGMA CONNEXION ANNOUNCES TOP BUSINESSES
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Announces top businesses in their March 2009 special issue, MGMA Digest: WHAT COUNTS in Group Practice.
For the fourth year in succession, GroupOne Health Source ranked as one of the top consulting firms in the fourth annual MGMA Digest. The companies were chosen by MGMA because of the product or service provided is "best in class" as determined by MGMA members.

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Topics: GroupOne

The Rise of eClinicalWorks

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Mar 25, 2009 11:13:00 AM

Separating Fact from Fiction -An Independent Report from KLAS

Click here for Independent Report from KLAS

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Topics: eClinicalWorks