News Feature | April 21, 2014

Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014

By Megan Williams, contributing writer

New Guidelines From CMS On Security Risk Analysis

In this week’s news: healthcare vendors are frustrated with the implications of another ICD-10 delay, and EHR vendors falling are behind ACO solutions providers.

EHR Vendors Losing Out To Third-Party ACO Solutions Providers

The latest report from technology research firm, KLAS, has indicated that EHRs are not meeting ACO (accountable care organizations) needs, who are instead turning to third-party solutions. This finding was based on the response from 46 ACOs about opinions around their software usage. Read more at Health Data Management.

Clinical Decision Support System Market Report Available

IT Business Net announced the release of the report, ”The Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) Market by Product — Integrated (EHR, CPOE), Model (Knowledge-based), Applications (Drug Allergy Alerts, Drug Interactions), Delivery Mode (Web-based, Cloud-based), (Hardware, Software).” It includes 78 market data tables and 28 figures, and is 242 pages in length. The report also outlines key players and delivery modes, and includes a geographical analysis of the CDSS market.

Blackberry Enters Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT News has indicated that telecommunication giant, Blackberry, has recently acquired a stake in cloud-based, medical IT provider, NantHealth. The companies have indicated that they intend to “collaborate on the development of HIPAA and other government privacy certified, integrated clinical systems.” The amount of the investment and terms of the deal are unclear.

The End Of Windows XP And Your Healthcare Clients

Microsoft disabled software and security updates for Windows XP on April 8, leaving the state of security for over 25 percent of the world’s computers in question. The Motley Fool discusses what this means, and the coming possibilities of more data breaches, the implications of aging tech, the involvement of cloud services and software solutions that are emerging in response to the change.

ICD-10 Delay A Burden For Prepared Vendors

After yet another delay of U.S. ICD-10 implementation, many vendors are expressing frustrations that a lack of preparedness is being rewarded, and lamenting the absence of penalties for offenders. Executives are also complaining of the loss of resources and time in getting ready for the first, 2014 deadline, Healthcare IT News reports.

Healthcare IT Talking Points

As the demands of 2014 Meaningful Use standards take their effect, dozens of vendors are unable to keep up. Healthcare IT News discusses Meaningful Use and EHR vendors in the second part of their series on EHR companies.

In this podcast, Federal News Radio talks EHR, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration discuss working out a unified EHR system and more.

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