ELLKAY’s Case Study on LKEMR-Archive with Dr. Weissgold


By choosing LKEMR-Archive, Dr. Weissgold is able to maintain all the data that was saved in the source system, with the ability to “search for a patient’s record in seconds, and then easily find the patient’s prior chart notes, retinal drawings,and retinal photographs, since they are categorized in corresponding modules.” LKEMR-Archive allows multiple users to simultaneously view the archives from different locations, accommodating RCV’s workflow. With LKEMR-Archive, he was able to retire the old system entirely. Read more: http://www.ellkay.com/lkemrarchive.html?id=151&doc=Retina%20Care%20Center%20of%20Vermont%20selects%20LKEMR-Archive.pdf

Accenture Survey


The Accenture survey compares findings from last year’s survey to reveal prevailing perceptions among doctors today, and show trends across areas of healthcare IT. Based on this year’s findings that show increasing levels of adoption of EMR and HIE, the digital doctor is in—and is here to stay. Check out how the US stacks up against other countries surveyed: http://ow.ly/i/2r9h7

ELLKAY EMR Conversions Division Expands


EMR Conversions Division of ELLKAY, LLC Welcomes 2 New Members:

EMR Conversions are in demand in the Health IT market today. ELLKAY is the national leader in EMR to EMR Extraction and Conversion services. This new division solves a growing problem that physicians are faced with. ‘Early Adopters’ may have purchased an EMR system that is not working the way they had  imagined it would and the only thing that may be holding them back from switching to a more fitting system is the obvious problem of what to do with all the existing data stored in the current EMR system.

We have solved this issue by introducing a new division that is dedicated to handling EMR / EHR Extraction and Conversion services.

ELLKAY welcomes 2 new members to the staff this week:

Sunita Pradhan, Director of Strategic Alliances and Kelly Tabares, Jr. Sales Associate

“I am proud to be part of ELLKAY.  Everyone here has been very gracious in welcoming me and making me feel at home. There is a lot of excitement in the office, in the faces of those who work here; there is a vibrant energy from the minute you walk in, and it is contagious. Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome.

I am looking forward to growing the EMR Conversion Division of ELLKAY, under the leadership of Michael Fischweicher, VP Business Development.  It is clear that ELLKAY’s ability to enable EMR Vendors to stay focused on their core business by outsourcing the data extraction and conversion to us offers up a solid win-win scenario for vendors and practices alike.

Here’s to a wonderful time ahead.”

Sunita Pradhan

“I’m glad to join a company with such a bright future and warm staff. I’ve enjoyed my first few weeks here and feel very welcome by everyone including our leadership. I look forward to working with my team and being part of this growing EMR Conversions division as well as learning more about our other services in Practice Management and EMR Data Connectivity. I am having fun learning about this IT side of the medical industry and getting to know my fellow staff members.”

Kelly Tabares

Ellkay has over 10 years experience in medical data extractions and conversions. We work with over 450 vendors and 900 versions. ELLKAY makes it possible for EMR Vendors, Lab Systems and Practices to keep their resources focused on their core businesses while letting us manage the data connectivity needs quicker, better and for less than they may be able to do it themselves.  Contact ELLKAY today.

The First EMRs Certified For ‘Meaningful Use’ Have Been Listed


First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use

Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.

Article republished from it's original appearance on InformationWeek.com here.
A wave of three dozen e-health records products are the first to be certified capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria. The certifications should help doctor practices and hospitals be more confident about the EHR products they’re using or planning to purchase.

Certification of EHR products is required for healthcare providers to qualify for the $20 billion-plus incentive funding that’s been allotted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s HITECH Act programs for the “meaningful use” of health IT.

The largest group of products certified so far — 33 — were announced by the Certification Commission for Health IT; another three product certifications were granted by Drummond Group.

CCHIT and Drummond Group are two of three organizations that the federal government’s Office of National Coordinator for Health IT has authorized, at least so far, as a certification and testing bodies under the HITECH Act. The third certification body named by ONC as an “Authorized Testing and Certification Body” or ATCB, is InfoGard Laboratories.

In order to qualify for the HITECH incentive payments, clinicians and hospitals need to “meaningfully use” health IT products that have been certified by an ATCB.

Till recently, CCHIT — which has been around for several years — was also the first (and only) organization recognized in the health IT circle as a certification body for e-health record products.

However, under HITECH Act, ONC is designating several ATCBs to test and certify products are compliant to the government’s meaningful use requirements.

An InfoGard spokeswoman said the company expects to announce its first Meaningful Use Stage 1 certified products in coming weeks.

The products that received certification by Drummond include one “complete” EHR and two modules.

Unlike complete EHR packages, modules can focus on certain functionality, meeting one or more meaningful use criteria, but not all. Modules can allow healthcare providers additional flexibility in choosing applications that meet their organization’s particular needs beyond meaningful use.

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