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Quality Systems, Inc. Acquires Mirth Corporation

Quality Systems, Inc., parent company of NextGen, announces its acquisition of Mirth Corporation, which offers interoperability solutions that include the open source Mirth Connect integration engine. The acquisition was pursued to provide NextGen customers with improved data exchange capabilities.

Aprima and NoteSwift Announce Partnership and Distribution Agreement

Ambulatory systems vendor Aprima announces a partnership with NoteSwift that will bring voice recognition and natural language processing to the Aprima customer base. NoteSwift claims to reduce pointing and clicking by 75 percent and ensures that electronic documentation features will work while moving toward a narrative-based documentation model.

ONC’s goals for MU stage 3 in 6 charts

ONC’s primary goals for Stage 3 Meaningful Use are outlined. The theme for Stage 3 seems to be focused on squeezing improved outcomes out of the EHR and HIE infrastructures that Stage 1 and 2 established.

Medical Practices Move Health IT To Cloud

A market analysis surveying 8,000 CIOs, CFOs, and administrative support staff at US hospitals and practices finds that 87 percent plan to replace components of their core practice management solution within 12 months. Practices are turning to cloud-based options at a significantly higher rate to avoid upfront investments in licensing and hardware.

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