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Are Hospital EHR Vendors Primarily Software or Services Companies? By Kyle Samani Hospital EHR vendors are not primarily software companies with professional services divisions

The Florida House of Representatives passed its own limited health care bill that relies on state money to expand coverage to the state’s neediest residents. Also in the news, reports from Ohio, Montana, Texas, Nebraska and Arizona on the status of state decision-making regarding the expansion.

The first question many doctors ask when new patients call for appointments is how they intend to pay. If the answer is Medicaid, the doctor can expect to lose money. The Texas Legislature has been balancing the state’s budget by intentionally paying doctors 40 to 75 percent less for Medicaid patients than what private insurers pay for the same treatment (4/27).

Fraud concerns in New York and Texas are sparking changes to health care programs: New York officials have suspended enrollment in an adult day care program, and lawmakers in Texas plan action on Medicaid fraud.

North Carolina Gov. Pay McCrory is proposing to privatize Medicaid to save money in the $13 billion program while stakeholders in Texas, Florida and California also consider changes to their Medicaid plans.

A consortium of privacy supporting organizations and individuals, the Texas-based Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, Microsoft Corp. and consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers have developed what they’re calling a “trust framework” for health…

Today’s EHR and HIT news includes a customer acquisition update from InterSystems Corporation and MedInformatix as well as news from HIMSS on it’s latest Stage 7 award winner, Florida Hospital Carrollwood. Texas Health Services Authority Selects InterSystems to Provide Secure Infrastructure for Statewide HIE and Patient Consent Management InterSystems Corporation has announced that the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), a public-private partnership formed to improve the Texas healthcare system, has selected InterSystems to develop and implement a secure technology infrastructure for health information exchange (HIE), based on the InterSystems HealthShare® strategic informatics platform

Today’s EHR and HIT News includes customer acquisition news from Elsevier and Emergency Department Information System provider CMR .  The day also brings personel news with the announcement of a new Director of Education and Clinical Transformation from ProsSribe . Medical University Of South Carolina Selects Elsevier’s Interdisciplinary Care Planning And Clinical Documentation Solution Elsevier has announced that the Medical University of South Carolina Health System (MUSC) has selected Elsevier’s CPM CarePoints interdisciplinary care planning and clinical documentation solution for its electronic health record

Today’s EHR and HIT news includes customer news from iMedicor , Unibased Systems Architecture as well as an announcement from Target Health and LifeOnKey that they are recipients of a $900,000, 2-year award from BIRD Foundation. IMedicor Health Information Exchange And Interoperable Technology Implemented At Greenville Technical College iMedicor today said it has installed its interoperable health information exchange (HIE) and social network platforms, complete with the company’s recently acquired iPenMD electronic health records system, at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. These technologies will be utilized by the school’s healthcare students as part of their educational curriculum preparing them for entry into professional healthcare careers

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