EHR Developer eCareSoft Awarded CMMI Level 5 Maturity

eCareSoft, Inc. joins an elite group of software companies working at CMMI Level 5. Over 5,000 businesses from over 70 countries use CMMI models. Of the 1000’s of corporations and private companies who apply for Level 5 maturity, only 6.2% are actually approved (CMMI Institute). What is CMMI? Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a ...

EHR Pricing: A License to Bill

EHR Pricing: A License to Bill
The EHR gives hospitals a license to bill. Health and Human Services threatened five hospital associations with measures to stop alleged cloning and upcoding which resulted in over-billing. Hospital representatives claim the increase in reimbursement is not fraud but better documentation thanks to their EHR. It’s not EHR pricing that is to blame for increased ...

Patient Engagement in Healthcare from Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

To close out our patient engagement series of interviews, EHR Stories had the pleasure to hear from Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. In her blog healthpopuli.com she describes herself as a health economist and management consultant that serves clients where health intersects technology. I knew it was true when I heard Jane speak during HIMSS13. Her knowledge and ...

Patient Engagement Tool SNAP with CEO David Perez

In the previous post of our patient engagement interview series, Jorge Luis of eCareSoft, Inc. shared the perspective of the EHR/EMR vendor. Our next interview comes from patient engagement entrepreneur David Perez. David Perez comes to healthcare IT from the digital market industry and most recently mobile app development. After a miserable experience at the ...

eCareSoft’s Jorge Luis Talks Patient Engagement

Patient engagement is the most important topic in healthcare. Over the next week let’s examine patient engagement from three perspectives: EHR/EMR vendor, patient engagement solutions vendor, and health economist/patient engagement advocate. Our EHR/EMR vendor is represented by Jorge Luis Camargo, Chief Strategy Officer at eCareSoft, Inc. They developed their complete EHR over the last 4 ...

Meet Austin Tech Startup eCareSoft, Inc.

Without question, Austin is a hotspot for technology startups. Every week the city’s innovators are coding away, preparing the next hit application. However, few are developing for healthcare, and even fewer are willing to take on the challenges of EHR/EMR. With all the buzz surrounding Healthcare IT today, why hasn’t Austin’s development community focused on ...

eCareSoft HIMSS13 & SXSW Rap Up 1

The last two weeks were busy for eCareSoft. The world of HIT, including us, invaded New Orleans for HIMSS13. Then it was back home to Austin, TX for SXSW, one of the premier technology, music and film conferences in the U.S. Midday Saturday the 2nd of March myself and two of eCareSoft’s team members hit ...

Crescent Hospital System Lancaster: The Future Is Now 3

eCareSoft began implementation of eCS Cirrus, their electronic health record software, at Crescent Hospital System Lancaster’s 50,000 ft2 facilities. The hospital underwent a complete remodel, and is close to opening its doors to the community. Built in 1983 the hospital’s wise leadership realized the building wasn’t the only thing that needed renovation. A hospital that ...

EHR Prices: Where is the price tag on this EHR? 1

EHR Prices: Where is the price tag on this EHR?
Traditionally EHR pricing has been held behind closed doors. Simple or straightforward is not in the industry’s vocabulary. It’s 2013, the year of big year for software as a service; you know the keep it simple and more people will buy strategy. Which makes me wonder, why can’t I find any price tags? Let’s just ...

EHR Jobs: Sales Director Wanted

It is uncommon for me to use this blog for anything other than talking about the electronic health records industry, but I thought it was appropriate on this occasion to announce that we are hiring for a Sales Director position for our U.S. offices. The position is so vital to our growth in the U.S. ...