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E-prescribing: Embrace interoperability

Q. Are we the barrier to interoperability?

A. At the recent annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, a major industry pledge was announced by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information.

Stratice Healthcare partners with NewCrop


CARMEL, Ind. – Stratice Healthcare and NewCrop have partnered to provide an integrated HME ordering solution for electronic health record systems.

Who is athenahealth?


Athenahealth, Brightree’s newest partner, is a 16-year-old public company that counts more than 50,000 physician practices as customers.

Brightree integrates with physician system


ATLANTA – A groundbreaking strategic agreement with athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination services, will give Brightree’s provider customers a leg up, company officials say.

In brief: MACs miss standards, health spending stays low


BALTIMORE – Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS’s performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Reporter's notebook: Sylvia Toscano has a dream

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sylvia Toscano, the owner of Professional Medical Administrators, has a dream that many of the industry’s audit problems could be solved by a template—not just for power mobility devices, but for all home medical equipment—incorporated into the electronic health record (EHR) that physicians are u