We’ve seen several solutions thrown at the interoperability problem, including HL7, Interface Engines, and CommonWell, but are we any closer to achieving the holy grail of data sharing?
If we really want to get to the heart of the great interoperability debate, we have to start by looking at the financial perspectives of the different parties involved, say Vince Ciotti and Elise Ames.
HealthsystemCIO.com has asked us to update a post we wrote back in 2011 on “Breaking Down an Epic versus Cerner Selection.” Seems it’s still getting hundreds of hits per month, so we’re updating it with this version, starting with a review of how both vendors have fared since then. Epic – Continued strong sales in […]
Hey Vince & Elise, I read with great interest your excellent article on which acute EMR vendors have the most robust and integrated ambulatory EMR products. I was hoping you could take me on a deeper dive as far as a Epic vs Cerner head-to-head matchup goes. Let’s say I’m a best-of-breed IDN looking to […]
Dear HISPros: I’m very confused about ONC’s certification requirements – if my EMR is certified, but the data goes through an interfacing technology or data warehouse before reaching a third party or CMS, am I still qualified to receive Meaningful Use dollars? This is a very interesting question and I am sure we will hear more on this as there are so many possible permutations of vendors and systems in a “best of breed” hospital IT shop.
Can current EMR systems produce the kinds of reports that will be required to demonstrate Meaningful Use? If not, where does that leave providers? HIS Pros Says: The temporary EHR certification rule released by ONC requires certified systems to be capable of reporting the numerator, denominator and percentage for each measure detailed by CMS in the final meaningful use rule. (See §170.302(n) in the certification rule). This requirement was not in the proposed rule and was added as a response to numerous comments urging ONC to include requirements that reduce the burden on provider organizations to evaluate and demonstrate compliance with the percentage measures, as well as increase the accuracy and reliability of provider reporting.