Archive for October, 2010

IT staff shortages is affecting EHR adoption

October 11th, 2010


According to a survey conducted by CHIME in early September IT staffing shortages is putting projects at risk and negatively impact healthcare organizations’ EHR implementation. The survey included responses from 182 member CIOs of CHIME.

According to the survey, more than 70% of CIOs said their organizations had inadequate IT staff to implement clinical application software, while 51% said that such staffing issues may affect their ability to implement electronic health record systems and qualify for "meaningful use" incentive payments through Medicare and Medicaid.
The survey also found that 76% of respondents have concerns about retaining existing health IT staff.
The most glaring need for healthcare organizations is for trained personnel who can implement clinical records software. More than 70 percent of respondents reported that their organizations lack staff to implement clinical applications.
To meet immediate needs, CIOs reported that they were planning to use various strategies, and the use of third-party consultants was the most frequently mentioned strategy, listed by more than a third of respondents.

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EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use

October 2nd, 2010


CCHIT just published a list of EHR products that are certified and meet the ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 requirements of Meaningful Use.

The certifications include 19 Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider (e.g. doctor practices and other clinicians in ambulatory settings) or hospital technology, and 14 EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria.


The complete EHR products (as of October 1, 2010) are:


  • ABEL Medical Software Inc. ABELMed EHR – EMR / PM 11 (Eligible Provider)
  • Allscripts Allscripts Professional EHR 9.2 (Eligible Provider)
  • Aprima Medical Software Inc. Aprima 2011 (Eligible Provider)
  • Athenahealth Inc. AthenaClinicals 10.10 (Eligible Provider)
  • CureMD Corp. CureMD EHR 10 (Eligible Provider)
  • The Doctations 2.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Inpatient – Core EMR Spring 2008 (Hospital)
  • Epic Systems Corporation EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR Spring 2008 (Eligible Provider)
  • GE Healthcare Centricity Advance 10.1 (Eligible Provider)
  • GloStream, Inc. GloEMR 6.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Intuitive Medical Software UroChartEHR 4.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • MCS – Medical Communication Systems, Inc. iPatientCare 10.8 (Eligible Provider)
  • Medical Informatics Engineering WebChart EHR 5.1 (Eligible Provider)
  • Meditab Software Inc. IMS v. 14.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • NeoDeck Software’s NeoMed EHR 3.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • NextGen Healthcare NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.6 (Eligible Provider)
  • Nortec Software Inc. Nortec EHR 7.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Pulse Systems 2011 Pulse Complete EHR 2011 (Eligible Provider)
  • SuccessEHS SuccessEHS 6.0 (Eligible Provider)


And here are the modules/products which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria.:

  • Allscripts Allscripts ED 6.3 Service Release 4 (Hospital)
  • Allscripts Allscripts PeakPractice 5.5 (Eligible Provider)
  • EClinicalWorks LLC eClinicalWorks 8.0.48 (Eligible Provider)
  • Health Care Systems, Inc. HCS eMR 4.0 (Hospital)
  • NexTech Systems Inc. NexTech Practice 2011 9.7 (Eligible Provider)
  • nextEMR, LLC nextEMR, LLC (Eligible Provider)
  • PeriGen PeriBirth 4.3.50 (Hospital)
  • Prognosis Health Information Systems ChartAccess 4 (Hospital)
  • Sammy Systems SammyEHR 1.1.248 (Eligible Provider)
  • T-System Technologies, Ltd. T SystemEV 2.7 (Hospital)
  • Universal EMR Solutions Physician’s Solution 5.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Vision Infonet Inc. MDCare EMR 4.2 (Eligible Provider)
  • WellCentive WellCentive Registry Version 2.0 (Eligible Provider)
  • Wellsoft Corp. Wellsoft EDIS v11 (Hospital)








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