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CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. The original submission deadline was February […]

GE CPS CEMR Comm: SOU Reminder

Reminder: Customer State of the Union Address on December 9 December 7, 2016 Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: We would like to remind you of our invitation to attend the next Customer State of the Union webinar on Friday, December 9, 2016. The State of the Union provides important updates, and as you saw […]

GE Presentations from CHUG Posted to Service Portal

Access Selected GE Healthcare Presentations from CHUG Fall 2016 PDFs of selected GE Healthcare presentations from this fall’s CHUG event are posted to the service portal. Access them here: https://engage.gehealthcare.com/docs/DOC-249021

Calling all Speakers: Centricity LIVE 2017 is Accepting Submissions

Be a thought leader at Centricity LIVE 2017! Are you an expert in a Centricity solution? Has your organization driven measurable results in the past year? Is your Centricity solution at the center of your success? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re the rock star we’re looking for!

Tugging On Superman’s Cape

Croce must have enjoyed it when big, tough guys got their comeuppance because both Leroy and Jim, legendary for their toughness at the beginning of their respective songs, got unexpectedly clocked in the end. Well, it happened twice last week, one locally and one nationally.

GE CPS CEMR Comm: Important Regulatory Updates

Important Regulatory Updates for 2016 and 2017    November 9, 2016 Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: We have important regulatory updates to share with you regarding the 2016 and 2017 quality reporting periods: CMS allows 90-day reporting period for 2016 Regulatory Update 2016 (Service Pack 13) is now Generally Available Webinars on […]

General Availability of Centricity™ Practice Solution 12.2 and Centricity EMR 9.10

Dear Centricity Practice Solution & Centricity EMR Customers, We are excited to announce the general availability of Centricity Practice Solution (CPS) 12.2 and Centricity EMR (CEMR) 9.10.  CPS 12.2 and CEMR 9.10 were released on Friday, October 21st, and enable several improvements to clinical efficiency, the installation process, and overall quality. Read this communication from Chad […]

Share Your Improved Outcomes at Centricity LIVE!

GE Healthcare is excited to announce the fourth annual STAR Awards at Centricity LIVE competition. The STAR Awards recognizes GE Healthcare customers for their success in using Centricity solutions to help improve outcomes in their organization. Wondering what metrics our judges will be looking for? Significant improvement in clinical, financial or operational measures Evidence to […]

Reminder: GE’s Virtual Office Visit Survey

We’d like to get your feedback regarding use of or interest in Video Office Visit technologies that allow for remote, real-time, face-to-face video encounters with your patients. Please take a few minutes and share with us your thoughts regarding virtual office visits. The intent of this survey is to help us better understand your current […]

Building An Ecosystem of Partners – One Partner at a Time

In May 2016, GE Healthcare Digital President and CEO, Charles Koontz introduced the Centricity™ Partner Program at our annual Centricity LIVE user group meeting. Through the Centricity Partner Program, independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs), service providers and technology partners can actively test that their software and services work seamlessly with Centricity software. As a result, […]

GE Healthcare Receives 2016 Computerworld Data + Editor’s Choice Award

GE Healthcare’s Centricity™ EDI Services was awarded the 2016 Computerworld Data + Editor’s Choice Award. The annual awards program “honors organizations achieving business benefits through big data such as fighting credit-card fraud, determining the best ways to treat hospitalized patients, or promoting positive social, economic or educational change.

STEADI Fall Risk Assessment Form

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a team of national experts, and PatientLink worked together to design and build a free fall risk clinical decision support (CDS) encounter form. This tool will help you incorporate fall risk assessment and fall prevention into your clinical practice – and enhance your […]

Virtual Office Visit Survey

We’d like to get your feedback regarding use of or interest in Video Office Visit technologies that allow for remote, real-time, face-to-face video encounters with your patients. Please take a few minutes and share with us your thoughts regarding virtual office visits. The intent of this survey is to help us better understand your current […]

Upcoming Release with Important Regulatory Updates

Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: We would like to inform you of important developments that may benefit your practice for the 2016 and 2017 reporting years. These include an upcoming release (Regulatory Update 2016 delivered via Service Pack 13) for Centricity Practice Solution 12.0.x and Centricity EMR 9.8.x customers, an upcoming script […]

Physician Burnout and Professional Dissatisfaction Linked to Electronic Health Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry

Comments by lead author Tait Shanafelt, MD (Mayo Clinic) and Cheryl Zapata (Texas Back Institute) Written by Kristin Della Volpe | Featured on Spine Universe Use of electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) may lead to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of professional burnout, according to large nationwide study published in the […]

IMPORTANT – MS Windows Update (kb3161608 and kb3161606) Workaround

GE support wants to remind its customers of a situation with recent Microsoft KB updates. Please find appropriate information here: CPS: https://engage.gehealthcare.com/docs/DOC-226200 CEMR: https://engage.gehealthcare.com/docs/DOC-226199 Customers can determine their course of action based on this table: Centricity Software Impact Assessment Product Version Impacted & Recommended Action Centricity Practice Solutions (CPS) 2004 or 2006 Not effected 9.5 Yes, review […]

GE CPS CEMR Comm: Introducing EPCS

Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: Prescribing controlled substances electronically has the potential to help increase provider and administrative efficiency while reducing the risk of fraudulent prescriptions.[1]  To help your practice realize these benefits, we are pleased to announce the upcoming availability of an integrated, Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substance (EPCS) solution.  Those […]

New Summer Webinar Series

Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: Our teams have designed a robust on-demand and live webinar program this summer to help you stay current on regulatory requirements, improve your workflows, and enhance your technical performance. Please click on the links in this communication from Chad Dodd to register for upcoming webinars and to […]

Project Northstar Webinar

Dear CentricityTM Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: GE Healthcare would like to remind you to attend the upcoming webinar on Project Northstar Deep Dive. Please find the details to our Project Northstar webinar series, along with the registration links, below. Please see this link for the original Project Northstar announcement. Webinar #3: Project Northstar Technology […]

Introducing Project Northstar: The Next-Generation in Ambulatory Care Delivery

Dear Centricity™ Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers: Please join us for our introduction of Project Northstar, GE Healthcare’s next generation IT vision for ambulatory care delivery. Designed to help practices successfully transition to and thrive in the world of value-based care, Project Northstar will combine population health, care delivery and financial management into a […]

CHUG Fall 2016 – A New Beginning

A New Beginning We all know the world is changing at an accelerated pace. The journey toward value-based care is complex, dynamic and relentless. We know that status quo isn’t good enough. That’s why we are embarking on a new journey. Introducing Project Northstar Project Northstar is GE Healthcare’s next generation IT solution for ambulatory […]

GE Healthcare Announces Project Northstar

Article Featured on histalk2 GE Healthcare announced this morning at its Centricity Live 2016 user conference in Phoenix, AZ its next-generation IT solution for ambulatory care delivery. I spoke with GE Healthcare IT VP/GM Jon Zimmerman of the company’s value-based care solutions team ahead of the announcement. Describe Project Northstar that is being announced. Project […]

Major ambulatory software announcement coming at Centricity LIVE!

The journey toward value-based care is rapid, complex, dynamic and relentless. At Centricity LIVE, GE Healthcare will announce a new strategy for helping ambulatory providers navigate the twists and turns of value-based care to efficiently enhance care quality and manage mixed payment models. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear how GE intends […]

Insurance Carrier Setup Neglect: A Costly Oversight – Part 2 of 2

Article Featured on Hayes Management In last week’s blog Angela Hunsberger outlined the importance of cleaning up the insurance carrier list to ensure efficiency to maximize payor reimbursement.  More than consolidating an old list, she explained the nuances of paper vs. electronic claim submission and suggested partnering with the billing team to tackle the list. Continued in […]

Insurance Carrier Setup Neglect: A Costly Oversight – Part 1 of 2

Article by Angela Hunsberger | Featured on Hayes Management Insurance submission and processing has evolved over the past decade transitioning from printing paper claim forms to an electronic workflow. Adaptations include the NPI implementation, using a new standard paper claim form, sending more electronic claims as payors offer connections (or even refuse paper claims), moving […]

Unprecedented Line-up Planned for Centricity LIVE

From Keynotes to Roadmaps… we have you covered. Centricity LIVE features a terrific lineup, including inspirational keynote speakers, respected healthcare experts, and great networking receptions. Check out what’s in store for you: Wednesday, May 18 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Keynote Charles Koontz CEO, GE Healthcare IT 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Financial Management […]

Chris Daughtry is looking to rock your world at Centricity LIVE, Learn more

Are you ready to rock-n-roll at Centricity LIVE? Do you have a favorite Chris Daughtry song? Of course you do… so come prepared to rock-n-roll to his greatest hits as he performs LIVE ON STAGE during his keynote address. Chris Daughtry Rock singer, songwriter and motivational patient activist Chris Daughtry is a rock guitarist, singer, […]

GE Delighter Enhancement Ranking Survey

It’s Delighter Days again! GE Healthcare Ambulatory Practice Solutions Engineering Team reserves two days to work on a selected set of small enhancements that will delight customers and improve customers’ experience with the Centricity products. The best part is you get to choose the enhancement or feature the team develops! Please take a few minutes […]

Centricity LIVE Agenda Builder Now Online, REGISTER TODAY!

Tailor your Centricity LIVE experience to your needs! With almost 300 education sessions, product roadmap presentations, and panel discussions, the Centricity LIVE Agenda Builder can help you maximize your Centricity LIVE experience. Building your agenda is easy: When you check in at the conference center, your agenda will be conveniently printed on the back of […]