Epic Scores Another Big Win
Scripps Health selects Epic to replace its existing GE Healthcare’s Centricity Enterprise (inpatient) and Allscripts Enterprise (outpatient). The San Diego-based Scripps includes five acute-care campuses, 26 outpatient clinics, and 2,600 affiliated physicians.
No doubt that this is one that Cerner had hoped to win.
Marlin Equity Partners Acquires e-MDs
Marlin Equity Partners acquires ambulatory EMR provider e-MDs. Marlin will merge e-MDs with its existing portfolio company MDeverywhere, a provider of RCM and credentialing services for physicians. e-MD founder and CEO David Winn will retire.
e-MDs has been around since 1996, making them one of the oldest privately-held ambulatory EMR vendors. Their sweet spot has been smaller practices, which are obviously disappearing as practices merge or physicians join health systems. It’s actually a bit surprising that e-MDs has been able to make it this long without selling out.
Show Me the Money
- The Children’s Hospital Association selects Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding Enterprise Data Warehouse to enhance comparative analytics for its 200 member hospitals.
- RegionalCare Hospital Partners deploys RelayHealth’s Connected Care solution, giving patients and providers a longitudinal record that includes multi-vendor clinical information from multiple care settings.
- Tennessee’s Maury Regional Medical Center contracts with MedAptus to implement Professional Charge Capture (Pro) for its 40-provider Family Health Group.
- Drexel University College of Medicine renews its agreement with Allscripts for the use of Allscripts Touchworks EHR and implements Allscripts FollowMyHealth as its patient engagement platform.
- Ohio’s Magruder Hospital signs up for CommonWell Health Alliance interoperability services.
- Intermountain Healthcare implements iCentra at two hospitals and 24 clinics in Utah. iCentra is an EHR/PM/RCM system that integrates Intermountain’s care process models with Cerner technology.
Wheeling and Dealing
- Population health management provider ZeOmega acquires HealthUnity, a provider of HIE, MPI, referral management, and patient consent solutions.
- IBM invests an undisclosed sum in EMR developer Modernizing Medicine, which has now secured a total of $49 million in funding.
- Healthcare analytics provider PatientRoute Systems raises $7 million from Pierpoint Capital and Black Granite Capital.
- Shareable Ink names Hal Andrews CEO, replacing the recently resigned Laurie McGraw. Andrews previously served as VP/GM of hospital solutions for Availity.
- AccentCare hires former Seton Healthcare Family VP Gregory S. Sheff, MD as EVP/CMO to lead the development of the company’s home health clinical platform.
- HHS CTO Bryan Sivak will step down from his post at the end of April.
- Galen Healthcare Solutions names company co-founder Jason Carmichael CEO. He replaces Joel Splan who will remain on the company’s board of directors.
- CommonWell Health Alliance appoints former athenahealth director Jitin Asnaani the organization’s executive director.
- Voalte launches Voalte Clinical Workflow Solutions, a new service that helps healthcare organizations plan and implement workflow changes using mobile communication technologies.
- A Nuance survey finds that 97% of patients are comfortable with technology during office visits, with 58% saying it positively impacts their overall experience.
- The Liaison Technologies-powered Georgia Health Connect HIE fully integrates with the Georgia HIN.
- eClinicalWorks integrates wearable devices with its subsidiary healow platform, allowing data to be shared in a consumer’s PHR.
as long as its ‘heads-down’ in monitor or tap, tap, tap, not voice reconition, EHRs or all stripe pile on and not add to physician/clinical workflows (as well as the litany of well documented lack of intra-operability and UI/UX issues.
having said that, don’t see us reversing direction anytime soon ‘no EMR’ ad copy nothwithstanding.
97% of patients are comfortable with technology during office visits?
This seems like a very high number, given “the doctor is ignoring me” and “what happens to my data” questions.
I propose we define comfortable.
Comfortable: to have no choice in a matter; to have important personal decisions made by others.
Big win for Epic, Big loss for patients, doctors, and nurses!
Good thoughts on the Scripps change to Epic. I used to work for the outgoing vendor on the Inpatient side; GE Healthcare. Scripps is a good bunch of folks, and they’ll do well with Epic. I’m now also in an Epic shop in WA.