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The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in the Evolution of Healthcare

March 16th will mark one year since we generated our first formal wireframe comp for what has now become a very robust enterprise application for physicians and their clinical staff. This journey through building an initial prototype, development of a solid service oriented architecture, building the project, analyst and development teams, generating a solid user experience, engaging our customers and more importantly engaging everyone in a new agile methodology has been nothing short of an amazing journey to which I’m very proud of what we have all accomplished. As we approach formal implementation of a project kicked off just one year ago I would like to recognize some great vendors who helped us along our journey… Xby2, Seamgen, and Cynergy Systems and especially my development staff at WellMed who kicked us off in this new agile development effort.

Service Oriented Architecture has enabled us to quickly embrace change in the mobile space. The iPads have not been out an entire year yet we are able to quickly consume the core secure EMR services built into our flagship Care Delivery Platform and push data into the hands of providers using a very connected, very mobile device with a fundamentally different user interface. By takin the time to develop and invest in a service oriented architecture we’ve prototyped this iPad app in a fraction of the time it has taken to develop our RIA (Rich Internet Application) EMR.

Some big ideas come from asking pretty simple questions… As it turns out the inspiration and vision for the development of an innovative Care Delivery Platform at WellMed was born out of necessity.  A necessity to accurately and efficiently deliver timely information about patients health status to caregivers at the point of care and document […]

Image Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality As many as 75 percent of U.S. doctors will be writing electronic prescriptions within five years, thanks to new federal spending to encourage e-prescribing. read more

The non-for-profit organization eHealth Initiative has released a 40-page how-to-guide intended to educate physicians and other prescribers about the cost-saings and safety benefits of e-prescribing in the coming months before CMS begins paying a two percent bonus for writing electronic prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries on January 1st. The guide walks practices through IT selection and implementation and the current state of e-prescribing initiatives and promotions.


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