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Cerner, Epic dominate EMR vendor market share

Electronic medical record systems (EMRs) from Cerner

and Epic capture more than three-fourths of new large- hospital EMR contracts, according to a new KLAS report that examines the most widely purchased EMRs by acute care hospitals with more than 200 beds. Systems from Allscripts, McKesson, MEDITECH and Siemens are also included in the research. T e report, “Clinical Market Share 2013: More than

Meaningful Use,” focuses on which vendors are capturing the most market share in the large-hospital space and which ones are struggling. Reasons behind the wins and losses are also profi led, as are usability and provider satisfaction. “T e HITECH Act that started this mass migration is clearly not over,” says report author Colin Buckley. “T ere are over 400 large hospitals that still do not utilize a cur- rently marketed EMR and thus still face a decision. T e question is, which way they will go, and which factors will guide that decision?” Read more about the report at


AirStrip recently an- nounced a strategic part- nership with Samsung for the development and opti- mization of AirStrip ONE on Samsung tablets with Android and Windows 8.1

operating systems, as well as conv convertible and all tible and all-

in-one desktop and laptop PCs with touch screens. AirStrip ONE, unique in its ability to present clinicians with medical device and patient monitoring data along with historical and EMR data, was unveiled earlier this year. Dignity Health, a San Francisco-based health system with more than 300 care sites in 17 states, was its fi rst implementation. Samsung will also support the develop- ment of a host of innovative AirStrip ONE features to be optimized on Samsung devices.

AirStrip is one of the fi rst enterprise clinical mobility solution providers to join the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP) as a Gold Partner. SEAP is an ecosystem that supports partners in developing and providing the best customer experience for enterprises. Learn more at

SURVEY Med students shed light on the future of care

What do the medical students of today think about patient-centered care, where patients and families are in- volved in treatment and decision-making? T ey’re (mostly) all for it, according to the eighth annual “Future Physicians of America” survey conducted by Epocrates, an athenahealth company. Seventy-two percent of medical students said they are likely to practice patient-centered care, cultivating solid and eff ective physician-patient relationships that aim to drive superior patient outcomes. More than 1,000 medical students, representing all 50 U.S. states, shared their opinions about topics impacting the medical profession in the survey. Other key fi ndings include: • ACA: Both good and bad. Medical students indicated that the Aff ordable Care Act (ACA) will have both a posi- tive and negative impact on the practice of medicine. Many anticipate that the ACA will result in practicing more pre- ventative care (46 percent) and will off er expanded patient coverage (45 percent). However, students worry that they will have less time with patients (52 percent) and will lose clinical autonomy (34 percent).

• What’s an ACO? Despite being major emerging trends in healthcare, medical students are still perplexed when it comes to accountable care organizations (ACOs) and mean- ingful use. In 2011, 76 percent of students felt uninformed about ACOs, and two years later, they still feel they do not know enough about the topic (72 percent). Only 28 percent of students feel informed or somewhat informed about ACOs and meaningful use. • Medical schools fail to prepare students for practice management. Only 17 percent of students plan to go into solo or partnership practice. One factor may be the lack of preparedness. T irty-seven percent of medical students expressed dissatisfaction with the training they are receiv- ing in practice management and ownership – business skills critical to the successful running of any healthcare enterprise – and 41 percent indicated they lack instruction in billing and coding. Read more about the survey results at Source: Epocrates


Airstrip, Samsung partner for mHealth

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