Health IT Business News – Monday, April 22, 2013

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National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) announced that it has educated over 25,000 stakeholders through its web-based education program, NeHC University. Since its inception in 2009, NeHC University has offered over 115 webinars on a wide array of topics directly impacting the health IT community.

athenahealth, provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, announced that Cerner has certified athenaNet, athenahealth’s suite of cloud-based services, for interoperability with the Cerner network.

EHR Integration Services (EHR IS), has announced it has partnered with Phreesia, the patient check-in company, to integrate its point-of-service patient intake solution into medical practices. Under the terms of the agreement, Phreesia will utilize EHR IS to integrate its tablet-based, self-service solution with existing practice management and electronic health record (EHR) systems to maximize workflow efficiency at client facilities.

Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant, a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system,  announced that it has been unanimously voted in as a member of the exclusive HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association, a trade association of EHR companies addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings.

Nightingale Preventive Care and HealthFusion have entered into an agreement where Nightingale medical providers will use HealthFusion’s products while treating patients in Kmart, in locations that Nightingale has leased space to provide primary preventive care.

Driven by hospital IT upgrades and the lure of government incentives, the market for electronic medical records exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says vendors should see robust sales this year and next as vendors try to avoid U.S. government penalties for paper record use. The finding was made in its sixth annual EMR 2013: The Market for Electronic Medical Records.