A few weeks back, we recognized Austin tech’s largest tech companies in terms of employee size — a whopping 100 of them, to be exact. It’s been an exciting year of funding, hiring and office expanding for companies of all stripes. Here’s a look at the companies that made the largest leaps between 2016 and 2017 on our reports. Between these 10 alone, they collectively increased in headcount by nearly 2,000 employees locally.

eMDs was ranked #8. 

eMDs is pleased to announce that we have been ranked #1 for Thoracic & Vascular Surgery EHR by the 2016 Black Book user survey for customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

eMDs congratulations our client Vanguard Medical Group on it's continued expansion and success. 

Vanguard Medical Group opened a new office in Jersey City on May 2, completing a total of six locations in Central and North Jersey. The new location is co-led by Sally Mravcak and Robert Eidus — who is also president of the group and medical director of the Cranford location.

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What an exciting two months CommonWell has had since we left HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. In addition to seeing on going progress by our current members, we have had 11 new members join our ever growing Alliance. The diversity of these newest members in both focus and size is representative of our continued expansion to the broad continuum of care and new use cases.

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McKesson’s decision to sell its small physician practice electronic health records and practice management product lines to ambulatory vendor eMDs is expected to bring benefits to both companies. The purchase builds the customer base of eMDs and enables McKesson to focus efforts on market segments where it offers multiple products, industry experts say.

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CONWAY — One year ago, White Mountain Community Health Center began the process of upgrading to electronic medical records. Electronic medical record systems are a standard best practice in medical offices today. These systems are extremely expensive and require extensive training, as well as a large learning curve for staff and providers, but the benefit to patient care is significant.

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America’s healthcare industry was on pins and needles as the ICD-10 compliance date came. Were providers and insurers ready? The early answer—at least for now as providers wait for remittance advice—is that there were plenty of glitches but most were quickly resolved. The ICD-10 transition was as smooth as anyone could have hoped. That was the biggest surprise; here are 10 more.

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Electronic prescribing (E-Prescribing system/e-Rx) is the form of electronically generated medical prescription used widely for the sharing of data and information between prescriber, pharmacy and dispenser.
E-Prescribing system facilities the practitioner to generate a new prescription electronically whenever treatment error occurs during healthcare operations. The benefits of e-prescribing systems are extensive, offering a range of applications. It provides comprehensive form of medical data, ensures all security checks and patents identification. It offers completest privacy to the disease information and patient’s identification with present and historical data.

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) report regarding vendors who engage in information blocking has the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association questioning the definition of "information blocking." 
ONC's report concluded some providers and vendors created technical, legal, and business barriers between their EHR systems and other systems to disrupt information flow.

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Group urges caution when deciding what is and is not malicious information blocking.

When the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued its report to Congress in April calling out EHR vendors for blocking the exchange of health information, it went more or less uncontested. Not anymore. 

The EHR Association, in fact, sent a letter to national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, "urging caution" when determining exactly what qualifies as information blocking.

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