eClinical works has secured an electronic healthcare record (EHR) licensing agreement with Advocare, a provider network that specializes in pediatricians and family practice doctors.
Source: eClinicalWorks at SoftwareReviews, Accessed October 29, 2019
Advocare’s decision to opt for an EHR vendor that will provide self-service capabilities for patients is in-line with market trends. Historically, individual units within clinics developed their own tools to manage their unique healthcare domains. The disparate environment led to demand for a cohesive EHR platform. However, healthcare institutions rarely had the resources to build their own integrated EHR platforms.
Larger healthcare networks like Advocare stepped in and developed EHR platforms, leveraged by all of the member institutions. These in-house developed platforms provided by healthcare networks over the past two decades are now showing their age due to lack of IoT connectivity and patient self-service capabilities.
As demonstrated with the Advocare’s transition to eClinicalWorks, the healthcare networks are turning to COTS EHR solutions to take over responsibility for developing applications that enable information to be shared across different healthcare units while also keeping up with the demands of patients and equipment.
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have formalized an overarching plan to support improved clinical and nonclinical operations across IHS, Tribal, and Urban healthcare facilities through RPMS EHR and HIT modernization.
Cerner and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working together to expand access to clinical data battling the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing de-identified patient data with health researchers.
COVID-19 has disrupted critical healthcare projects and implementation plans. Despite the considerable challenges faced by many healthcare organizations MEDITECH has been working with them to shift to virtual EHR implementations.
Grand Lake Health System (GHLS) in St. Mary’s, Ohio, had telehealth on its 2020 application roadmap. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, GLHS chose Allscripts’ telemedicine solution called FollowMyHealth.
Between mid-February and April, athenahealth reported a 3,400% increase in demand for telehealth services. In response to this unprecedented need for patients and providers to connect virtually, athenahealth introduced an improved and integrated telehealth solution.
The unprecedented pandemic and social distancing have pushed Cerner to try out new means of implementing its Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions. Cerner kicked off its first attempt this month at a hospital in rural Tennessee.
Epic Systems, a provider of health information technology, launched a COVID-19 triage app in partnership with nonprofit health IT services provider OCHIN. The app will assist healthcare professionals who do not have immediate access to an EHR platform.
Telehealth solutions are rapidly gaining traction across the healthcare industry. To remain on the cutting edge and keep up with the increase in demand for services as a result of COVID-19, insurance providers should consider adopting telehealth tools.
A new partnership has formed between Cerner and Uber, as reported in Forbes. Together the electronic health records (EHR) vendor and ridesharing giant are planning to make it easier for healthcare institutions to schedule rides for patents and practitioners.