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athenahealth integrates Nuance’s Dragon Medical to Reduce Documentation Time

What You Should Know: – athenahealth and Nuance® Communications announced the integration of Nuance’s cloud-based speech and virtual assistant technology, Dragon® Medical, into the athenaOne® EHR and Mobile App. – 94 percent of clinicians believe speech recognition and virtual assistant technology will improve the ability to document care. Meeting the needs of clinicians everywhere, athenaOne Dictation users can now take advantage of fully …

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Firefly Health Raises $40M to Expand Virtual Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Firefly Health, a virtual-first healthcare company with a mission of delivering half-priced healthcare that’s twice as good, has announced that it has recently closed $40M in Series B financing, led by Andreesen Horowitz (a16z). a16z General Partner Julie Yoo will also join the Firefly Health board. – Led by former …

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EHR vendor athenahealth to pay $18M+ to settle illegal kickback allegations

The vendor has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by offering illegal kickbacks to boost EHR sales. The company denies any wrongdoing and said it agreed to settle to “put the matter behind us.”

From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care

Dr. Nandor Pinter, Director of Neuroimaging Research, DENT Institute Dr. Murray Gillies, General Manager of Digital Cognitive Dx Venture, Philips The field of neurology is at an inflection point. With a growing aging population, neurologists are facing an increasing number of patients needing care, and the pent-up demand for services due to COVID-19 only exacerbates …

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KLAS: Epic, NextGen, Cerner Best at Making Outside Patient Data Usable

What You Should Know: – New KLAS report finds acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors Cerner, Epic and NextGen are best at making outside patient data usable for clinicians (data from outside the clinician’s health system). – KLAS report examines adoption and usability among advanced users of the main acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors. …

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Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance

What You Should Know: – New Chilmark Research report on revenue integrity in healthcare reveals a transitional market making strides to address the new burdens of modern care economics. – The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency underscores the imperative need for automation and reduced administrative costs even clearer. Revenue cycle has and continues to be one of …

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Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report

What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement new functionality, healthcare enterprises of all kinds are looking to …

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Allscripts & eClinicalWorks EMRs Not A Good Fit for Ambulatory Pediatric Practices, KLAS Report Finds

What You Should Know: – According to a recent KLAS report, Allscripts and eClinicalWorks EMRs are not a good fit for pediatric practices, while Greenway Intergy is improving. – PCC, athenahealth, and Office Practicum EMRs named best suited for pediatric offices. Despite their unique needs, many ambulatory pediatric offices are expected to “make do” with …

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HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project

What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the health of patients in order to provide more individualized care …

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