96% of practices achieving meaningful use 1 attestation and/or highly satisfied with EHR vendor performance agree that fully-integrated practice management/revenue cycle management systems equipped with EHR software is the key to ensuring practice survival and even independence from hospital or large group acquisition.
"As evidenced by the growing number of meaningful use failures and immature EHR systems dropping off the competitive market, far too many EHR’s falsely claimed to integrate seamlessly into practice and revenue cycle management systems," adds Brown. "Fewer systems had evidence of seamless integration across revenue cycle management, clinical communications and analytics solutions."
Users honored an elite group of seamless practice management, EHR, and medical billing software and services vendors for medical groups that are making the grade. Products are connecting providers to their patients and one another through a fully-integrated, digital healthcare ecosystem that can be accessed on any browser or device. "These innovative systems are transforming thousands of physicians increase collections, streamline operations, acclimate to reimbursement reforms, provide productive workflows, and improve patient care, "notes Brown.
The top ranked seamless Ambulatory EHR/Practice Management/Revenue Cycle Management vendor in the 2013 Black Book user survey was Irvine, California based Kareo, Inc.which integrates also with several EHRs and over 20,000 users nationally.
Other top seamless EHR/RCM/PM performers include: Care360/Quest Diagnostics, Care Cloud, athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Vitera, McKesson, Optum, SimplifyMD, Greenway Medical, Practice Fusion, GE Healthcare, Epic, e-MDs, NextGen, Allscripts, ChartLogic,
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