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Tech-Time Selects ClearDATA HIPAA-Compliant Offsite Backup & Recovery Service for 25 Hospitals

Phoenix, AZ, November 7, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that Tech-Time, Inc., a Billings, Montana- based IT service provider for rural healthcare providers, has selected ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant Offsite Backup and Recovery service for its client base of 25 hospitals and additional healthcare providers Tech-Time specializes in meeting the processing needs of rural health care providers, small and rural hospitals, nursing homes, and clinic facilities.

“As healthcare organizations face ever increasing storage needs, tighter IT budgets, and stricter regulatory requirements, cloud-based offsite backup and recovery offers the most cost effective, secure, and reliable solution available with today’s technology,” said Jim Moore, VP Sales and Marketing at Tech-Time, Inc. “Tech-Time selected ClearDATA for this service based on the company’s exclusive healthcare focus, HIPAA security expertise, and excellent reputation with customers large and small in the industry.”

“ClearDATA is excited to partner with Tech-Time and provide HIPAA-compliant offsite backup and recovery services to their numerous healthcare clients,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “Tech-Time’s in-depth experience and skills in both technology and healthcare enable it to deliver a highly advanced and extremely valuable service to the healthcare community and organizations in Montana.”

About Tech-Time, Inc.

Tech-Time specializes in meeting the information processing needs of rural healthcare providers while meeting the standards of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Our products and services are oriented toward satisfaction of the unique clinical, fiscal and management requirements of non-urban providers. We are a service oriented company focused on proactively addressing the ever-changing demands of the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.techtimeinc.com.

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@)cleardata.net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

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Coding Compliance Policy A Must Have

AHIMA Examines as Part of Thought Leadership Series

CHICAGO – October 31, 2012– Does your organization’s coding compliance policy address upcoming challenges in clinical documentation?

AHIMA explains why a coding compliance policy, updated at least once a year, is essential to an organization’s overall compliance program in a just released white paper, Defining the Core Designated Clinical Documentation Set for Coding Compliance, authored by past president Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS. The policy should provide instructions for the entire process – from the point of service to the billing statement or claim form.

“A well-thought out coding compliance policy anticipates the questions and issues that your organization will address. It is an essential resource to any organization’s overall compliance program,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA.

Significant points and recommendations from the white paper, part of AHIMA’s Thought Leadership Series, include:

  • A coding compliance policy must identify medical records and clinical documentation that require a mandatory review by your coding staff or the outsourced providers of coding for your organization.
  • All coders should review this clinical documentation to identify all diagnoses and procedures requiring coding to increase the accuracy and specificity of coding.
  • When coding is outsourced, the HIM professional should direct the outsourcing partner to follow your organization’s best practice or coding compliance policy.
  • If your organization uses or explores computer assisted coding (CAC), the HIM team should direct the CAC vendor as to which documents or clinical documentation are to be used in the CAC for accurate and compliant discharge clinical coding.

About AHIMA

Representing more than 64,000 specially educated Health Information Management professionals in the United States and around the world, the American Health Information Management Association is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. www.ahima.org

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Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Selects Merge’s iConnect(R) for Regional HIE

Also Upgrades to Merge PACS to Standardize Enterprise-Wide Imaging Around Merge Solutions

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced Wenatchee Valley Medical Center (WVMC) has selected Merge PACSTM to upgrade their existing PACS and Merge’s iConnect® Enterprise Archive to provide real-time access to images and information for care providers across their region.

“WVMC is a large rural healthcare delivery system with a regional focus and a commitment to serve patient needs. To effectively deliver on that mission, we’re establishing a regional health information exchange (HIE) that will allow sister organizations like Central Washington Hospital (CWH) and other regional hospitals to have anywhere, any time access to patient images and data,” said Jay Johnson, Associate Administrator, WVMC. “Merge’s iConnect Enterprise Archive will serve as the backbone for this initiative and its advanced replicated content management capabilities will ensure a fully redundant disaster recovery solution for imaging across our enterprise and region.”

“We are pleased to be a part of the initiative to develop a health information exchange for images in our region,” added John Hamilton, Interim CEO, CWH. “We previously selected Merge’s iConnect® Share and iConnect Enterprise Archive as well. The seamless combination of these solutions will allow our two organizations and others in our area to easily share and access patient images.”

“While we’re working to develop our regional exchange, we also made the decision to upgrade our PACS to Merge PACS,” added Karla Gustafsson, Associate Director of Radiology. “We’re excited about the clinical, operational and administrative efficiencies that we believe this will deliver to our busy radiologists.”

“We are pleased to see WVMC, a long-time Merge client, extend our solutions across their enterprise,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “Diagnostic images are a critical component of a patient’s electronic medical record. By being able to deliver those images faster and by providing better access to that content, our iConnect solutions will assist physicians to more quickly diagnose patients across the entire North Central Washington region.”

iConnect Enterprise Archive and iConnect Share are part of the iConnect® Enterprise Clinical platform, Merge’s comprehensive offering for viewing, sharing and archiving any type of image, anywhere, any time. It also includes iConnect Access*, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server. iConnect Enterprise Archive acts as the backbone of an enterprise imaging strategy. With current trends in patient safety and healthcare reform as well as competition for referring physicians, the need for image sharing across the enterprise is more critical than ever.

A recent InMedica study reported iConnect Enterprise Archive as the world’s #1 vendor-neutral archive. As the industry’s first true standalone vendor-neutral archive, it has been successfully integrated with over seventy-five PACS vendors and specialty workstations at over 350 sites across the United States. In over half of the implementations, Merge’s customers have integrated third-party PACS systems with iConnect Enterprise Archive.

Merge PACS, a real-time picture archiving communication system, enhances clinical, operational and administrative functions with an approach that emphasizes workflow efficiency and customer satisfaction. Its modular design allows for easy integration with a broad range of third-party systems.

*iConnect Access is not FDA‐cleared for diagnostic use on mobile devices.

About Merge

Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. Merge’s enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com.

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Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 mHealth Summit

Arlington, VA (October 16, 2012) – The mHealth Summit today announced that Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, will deliver the opening keynote address at this year’s event.

The 4th annual mHealth Summit will take place December 3-5, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area.  Mr. Bertolini will address attendees at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, December 3rd. In his keynote, he will share his personal passion  for creating  a connected, convenient health care system that empowers patients to take control of their health. In addition, Mr. Bertolini will demonstrate how Aetna is using innovative technology to bring this connected, convenient system to life.

“We are pleased this year’s summit will kick-off with a keynote from Mark Bertolini of Aetna, a leading global diversified health care benefits company. It signals a broadening of the mHealth Summit to include greater representation of thought-leaders from across the payer and health delivery community,” commented Richard Scarfo, Director of the mHealth Summit and Vice President of Vendor Events at HIMSS Media.  “In this fast-paced and evolving mobile health ecosystem, we continue to look for ways to make the summit the most impactful global event for serious discussion, collaborations and knowledge-sharing among all the key sectors.“

Mr. Bertolini is widely recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader. He is actively engaged in the national dialogue on health care reform, advocating to increase access, lower costs and improve the quality of health care.  He is a strong advocate for market-based solutions, the use of health information technology, and the sustainability of the employer-based system. Born and raised in Detroit, Mr. Bertolini worked various jobs throughout high school and college, including assembly work at a Ford Motor Company plant and various caregiver roles in health care delivery.  He is a spinal cord injury survivor and is partially disabled as the result of a severe skiing accident in 2004.  In 2007, Mr. Bertolini donated a kidney to his son. These experiences are foundational to his dedication to improving the patient experience and addressing the longstanding challenges facing the U.S. health care system.

The 2012 mHealth Summit has become the global convener of the mHealth ecosystem and brings together 4,500 leaders from over 50 countries to encourage dialogue and advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes.  This year’s expanded program offers an analysis of the critical issues surrounding mobile health in the areas of Health, Innovation, Technology, Research, Policy, Business and Finance.

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Nuance Powers Voice-Enabled Clinical Documentation in Mobile Electronic Health Records

Today, Nuance and Epic have announced that Nuance’s cloud-based voice recognition will now be available via Epic Haiku for the iPhone and Canto for the iPad.  The integration of Nuance’s cloud-based voice recognition in these mobile apps will allow clinicians to work more efficiently on-the-go, while raising the quality of patient care provided through the complete capture of the patient record.

BURLINGTON, Mass., – October 16, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Epic electronic health record (EHR) customers can now experience voice-enabled clinical information capture through Epic Haiku for the iPhone™ and Canto for the iPad™. The integration of Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based voice recognition in the Haiku and Canto applications will allow users to improve the quality of patient care and increase productivity as a result of streamlined mobile clinical documentation.

According to a recent study by Vitera Healthcare Solutions, nine-out-of-ten physicians are interested in mobile EHR solutions. Recent advancements in mobile EHRs, including voice-enabling clinical documentation and navigation, address this growing interest and provide clinicians with the same experience and functionality they’ve come to expect from their desktop EHR. With Epic’s mobile applications, clinicians will use their voice to work more efficiently on-the-go, while raising the quality of patient care provided through the complete capture of the patient record.

“Epic’s mobile applications provide valuable EHR access both inside and outside the hospital or clinic environment,” said Dr. Jeffrey Westcott, medical director, Cardiac Catherization Lab, Swedish Medical Center. “For me, it’s important to have the on-the-go accessibility provided by tablets and smartphones. Using voice recognition to document a note in Haiku or Canto allows me to seamlessly dictate the patient narrative into the electronic healthcare record using a workflow that suits my style and ensures my focus can remain on patients.”

Nuance’s cloud-based, medical voice recognition builds off of its proven success with the more than 450,000 clinicians worldwide who use Nuance’s Best-in-KLAS clinical documentation solutions on the desktop every day. By leveraging the existing desktop-focused interface, Nuance enables Haiku and Canto customers to connect to Nuance Healthcare’s voice recognition in the cloud. This connectivity will provide maintenance-free access and automatic updates of personal speech profiles, medical vocabularies and user-defined shortcuts. Customers can also enter progress notes, histories and physical exams via voice.

“Clinicians’ work lives are not conducive to a desk and chair; they need the flexibility of a mobile environment to support their workflow – between exam rooms, clinics and hospitals – and all at a moment’s notice,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Still, issues surrounding the adoption of mobile technologies remain, including limitations surrounding laborious touchscreen keyboards. With voice-enabled mobile EHR applications, clinicians can enjoy the benefits of the Nuance-powered functionality anytime, anywhere.”

To learn more about Nuance’s cloud-based, medical voice recognition solution, please visit: www.poweredbynuancehealthcare.com

Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, help organizations achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and support the shift to accountable care. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more, http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/index.htm.

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NeHC University Celebrates Achievement of Major Milestones

Rapid growth and diversity of audience shows tremendous value of popular health IT education program

WASHINGTON, DC (October 11, 2012)National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) today celebrate major milestones for its professional education program and thanked its Board of Directors, NeHC University Advisory Council, members, speakers, and especially NeHC University attendees for their role in making the program an overwhelming success.

Originally launched in 2010 and then widely expanded in 2011, NeHC University’s total attendance from inception through September 2012 has exceeded 22,000. The NeHC University audience remains very diverse, with participation from federal and state government, health information exchange organizations, health systems, health plans, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians, educational institutions, technology companies, consulting firms, health related associations, and others.  Indicative of the high quality of NeHC University programs, 85% of attendees have consistently rated NeHC classes “excellent or above average.”

“We are proud of our track record in framing important and timely health IT topics and bringing outstanding speakers to discuss those topics with NeHC University attendees,” said NeHC CEO Kate Berry. “From our perspective, the dramatic growth in our audience, the strong level of interaction during the question and answer sessions, and the consistently positive evaluations are clear signs that stakeholders find great value in our programs.”

Since April 2011, NeHC University has conducted over 80 webinars on subjects such as health IT orientation, health IT trends, health information exchange, consumer and patient engagement strategies, ONC programs and policies, meaningful use, trends in HIT innovation, payer health IT engagement, and IT in behavioral health, in addition to individual briefings from top industry leaders.  NeHC University speakers have included Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC); Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Jodi Daniel, Director of Policy and Planning at ONC; Dr. Patrick Conway, CMO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Chuck Parker, Executive Director at Continua Health Alliance; Dr. Danny Sands, President, Society for Participatory Medicine; David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC); Claudia Williams, Director of the State HIE Program at ONC; Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology; and Laura Adams, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI).

NeHC is also pleased to announce that additional NeHC education programs will take place during the Technology Crossroads Conference on November 27-28 in Washington, DC. The first of its kind, this conference will spotlight the many ways in which multiple industries are working together to accelerate healthcare transformation. Programs at the conference will include “Telehealth: Best Practices, Implications, and How to Scale,” “Using Technology to Improve the Patient-Provider Relationship,” “Keeping the Network Secure,” and “Trends and Projections at the Intersection of AV and HIT.” Additionally, the results of NeHC HIE Learning Network workgroup efforts to address HIE sustainability, prioritization of HIE services, variations in interoperability standards, and HIE functions to support new payment and delivery models will be presented during a special session at the conference. Interested participants can learn more and register for the conference at http://www.nationalehealth.org/technology-crossroads-conference.

NeHC is excited to recognize the public and private sector organizations whose employees take full advantage of NeHC University programs.  Government organizations with the highest attendance in NeHC University programs include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Top attending private sector organizations include Booz Allen Hamilton, Cerner Corporation, McKesson, MITRE, and Siemens Corporation.

“VA is delighted to be acknowledged as one of the top attendees of NeHC University programs,” said Tim Cromwell, Director of Standards and Interoperability for the Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  “Our employees are very interested in keeping up with the dynamic progress of health IT and NeHC University ably meets this need. It is because of the valuable information they present that we encourage all VA team members to take full advantage of all of the outstanding health IT education programs that NeHC offers. We see access to these programs as a key member benefit and we will continue to attend NeHC’s programs well into the future.”

“NeHC University has consistently been a great source of timely, detailed information that is of great value to Booz Allen Hamilton,” said Kristine Martin Anderson, Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. “With health IT being a complex and constantly-changing industry, we highly value an organization that brings in expert thought leaders to spotlight best practices and give updates on key issues and topics that affect the industry. We are proud to support NeHC and are looking forward to participating in upcoming programs.”

NeHC recently announced its schedule for upcoming NeHC University programs, which can be viewed on the NeHC University webpage at http://www.nationalehealth.org/program/nehc-university. Recorded webinars and transcripts for past NeHC University programs can be accessed on the NeHC website. University classes and materials are offered free to NeHC members and for a modest fee to non-members.  NeHC encourages its many repeat attendees to take advantage of the significant discount offered through NeHC membership.

About National eHealth Collaborative

National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that accelerates secure and meaningful use of health IT through education and stakeholder engagement to advance health and transform healthcare. Through its NeHC University online education program, its Consumer Consortium on eHealth patient engagement initiative, and its ongoing study of critical success factors for health information exchange through the HIE Learning Network, NeHC works to educate, connect and encourage healthcare stakeholders in efforts to promote the successful deployment of health IT and health information exchange nationwide.

NeHC is a cooperative agreement partner with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

About NeHC University

National eHealth Collaborative’s NeHC University is a web-based education program designed to provide stakeholders with timely and relevant information on health information technology and health information exchange in the United States. By offering introductory programs focused on providing an orientation to health IT, as well as deep dives into specific health IT topics, NeHC University provides unique opportunities for interested stakeholders to learn about multiple health IT initiatives, programs, and trends all in one place.

About Technology Crossroads Conference

National eHealth Collaborative in partnership with InfoComm International, is proud to announce the inaugural Technology Crossroads Conference, which will take place in Washington, DC on November 27 and 28, 2012. During the conference, keynote speakers, panel discussions, case studies and technology demonstrations will examine the many uses of AV products and services in various healthcare settings, including telemedicine and telehealth, surgical video, mobile and personal connected health tools, remote patient monitoring, medical instruction and network security.  View the conference agenda at http://www.nationalehealth.org/technology-crossroads-agenda

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Transition of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange to eHealth Exchange

ONC is pleased to announce the successful transition of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange to eHealth Exchange, a public-private partnership that represents ONC’s commitment to support health information exchange innovation in the private sector. The eHealth Exchange is composed of federal agencies and private partners that have implemented nationwide health information network standards and services and executed the Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement (DURSA), a legal agreement, in order to securely exchange electronic health information.

The Exchange Coordinating Committee, which oversees eHealth Exchange, designated Healtheway, a nonprofit organization, to assume operational support of eHealth Exchange effective October 1st, 2012. Healtheway will support eHealth Exchange with conformance and interoperability testing, onboarding of new participants in eHealth Exchange, and maintenance of the DURSA, operating policies and procedures, the service registry and digital certificates.

ONC will continue to establish the national standards that promote interoperable health information exchange. This transition to a public/private partnership reflects ONC’s strategy to be an “incubator” for innovation and its focus on supporting a sustainable ecosystem of organizations that have found secure and scalable ways to exchange health information – all of which ultimately enhance patient care.

ONC will continue to work closely with organizations like Direct Trust and Healtheway to ensure the development of secure, effective and cost-efficient health information exchange standards, services and policies, and provide guidance for their implementation.

For more information about the eHealth Exchange, please visit http://healthewayinc.org.

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Fovia Adds HDVR® Mobile to Medical and Dental OEM Offering

Customizable App Provides Increased Image Accessibility

Palo Alto, California, November 13, 2012 — Fovia, Inc., the developer of High Definition Volume Rendering® and a world leader in imaging technology, today announced the release of HDVR® Mobile, providing anytime, anywhere access to medical and dental 3D applications.  Following the success of Fovia’s HDVR® Connect, Fovia’s HDVR Mobile allows original equipment manufacturers to easily integrate and distribute advanced visualization applications on mobile devices.

HDVR Mobile’s intuitive interface is ideal for remote viewing by healthcare professionals, while its robust SDK feature set makes it easy for OEMs to customize interfaces for their target markets. Fovia’s scalable, CPU-based, thin-client technology provides critical information “on-the-fly” via the cloud, local networks, or as an integrated component of existing architectures.  With HDVR Mobile’s complete mobile imaging solution, Fovia’s OEM partners can significantly enhance their products by incorporating the advanced visualization “gold standard” into their proprietary workflows.

HDVR Mobile provides unprecedented quality and detail on high-resolution tablets and smartphones.  When combined with increased network performance, HDVR Mobile eliminates many of the constraints currently faced by doctors and dentists.  Fovia, a dedicated leader in imaging technology, remains at the forefront of advanced visualization applications by working with OEMs to develop mobile applications that improve bedside workflows, enhance patient education, supplement operating room decisions, and enable detailed surgical simulations.

Thomas Schiff, D.M.D., Professor Emeritus, and former Chair of the Radiology Department and Director of Clinical Research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, stated, “The core value proposition of Fovia’s HDVR Mobile is that it enables more rapid and accurate decision-making by healthcare professionals.”  Dr. Schiff, a leading authority on dental volumetric imaging, and an internationally recognized contributor in the fields of dentistry and radiology, continued, “Universal access to High Definition Volume Rendering will significantly enhance medical and dental care by providing advanced visualization when and where it is most urgently needed.”

About Fovia, Inc.

Fovia, Inc. was founded in 2003 to address the challenge of data explosion – the exponentially increasing amount of data being acquired by modern imaging modalities.  The firm has developed a CPU-based, High Definition Volume Rendering software solution that leverages and scales with multi-core, multi-processor and multi-threaded generational processor development.  Fovia’s HDVR Connect and HDVR Mobile solutions are more scalable, cost effective, flexible, and easily deployable on an enterprise-wide basis than GPU or other hardware-based approaches.  They can be easily and natively integrated into various original equipment manufacturers’ offerings, thereby enabling OEMs to deliver unrivaled image quality and uncompromised performance, both locally and remotely, in 2D, 3D and 4D advanced volume visualization applications.  More information can be found at www.fovia.com.

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MU Medical Utilizes ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform to Provide Nationwide Billing Services

Phoenix, AZ, November 13, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that MU Medical Management, an Arizona-based, practice management and medical billing services provider, is hosting its Vitera Intergy EHR/Practice Management software on ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA Cloud Platform.  MU Medical utilizes the billing function within Intergy to provide billing services to doctors and facilities across the United States. Hosting with ClearDATA eliminated MU’s need for new servers and increased its productivity by not having to manage its systems, applications, security, and compliance.

By moving its Vitera Intergy EHR to the HealthDATA Cloud, MU can effectively provide a high performance, reliable, billing services to clients regardless of their location. The Cloud infrastructure  also allows MU Medical to cost effectively grow its business by adding virtual servers and storage as needed, instead of having to purchase additional computers.

“Hosting our EHR with ClearDATA allows us to expand our services to healthcare organizations nationwide with minimal expense,” said Chris Meola, Director of Operations for MU Medical Management. “We’ve been hosting with ClearDATA for nearly eighteen months and enjoy great peace of mind from the reliability, security, HIPAA compliance, and backup protection their HealthDATA cloud platform provides us. Their support staff is excellent.”

About MU Medical Management

Mu Medical Management was established in 2004 and services doctors and medical facilities across the United States. Its clients range in practices from highly-specialized to generalists. Our Mu Medical team is highly experienced in the nuances of Practice Management, Medical Billing and Coding and electronic health records (EHR). Each member of our team is a certified billing and coding professional and we are proud members of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the Arizona Medical Group Management Association (AzMGMA). For more information, visit: http://www.mumedical.com/ or call: (480)-314-7528 x111.

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@)cleardata.net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

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31% of U.S. Hospitals Plan to Invest in Patient Flow Solutions

CapSite announces the release of the 2012 U.S. Patient Flow Study. Our findings indicate an active market with close to a third of participants planning to invest in patient flow solutions.  Highlights include:

  • 31% of U.S. Hospitals Plan to Invest in Patient Flow Solutions
  • Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 420 hospitals
  • Vendor market share
  • Most important product attributes
  • Vendor mind share

November 13, 2012 Burlington, VT – CapSite™ announces the release of the 2012 U.S. Patient Flow Study.  The study represents unique Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 420 hospitals on market adoption, market share, market opportunity and vendor mind share across the U.S. hospital market.

The 2012 Patient Flow study is the most recent in a series of CapSite strategic industry reports focused on assessing the impact of the HITECH Act of 2009.

“Efficiency improvements are by far the most significant driver for provider organization investments in patient flow solutions.  More specifically, healthcare providers are focused on improving bed turnaround times and reducing patient wait times.” says CapSite Research Director, Brendan FitzGerald.

The study includes additional Voice of Customer (VOC) insight on healthcare provider:

  • Historical patient flow solutions purchasing activity
    – New vs upgrade vs replacement
  • Drivers behind decisions to replace current patient flow solutions
  • Patient flow investment decision breakdown
    – Best of breed vs part of recent HIS / EHR investment
  • Ranking of most important patient flow solution product attributes, functionality and modules

Vendor Market and Mind Share coverage includes:
Aionex, Allscripts, Bedwatch, CareLogistics, Cerner, CPSI, Epic, GE, Healthland, McKesson, Meditech, MEDHOST, NextGen, Patient Focus Systems, PICIS/OptumInsight, Premise, Protouch, QuadraMed, Responder 5, Siemens, T-System, TeleTracking, Versus

About CapSite™

The CapSite database provides unique transparency on Healthcare Technology pricing and packaging.

CapSite is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm.  Our mission is to help our healthcare vendor and provider clients make more informed strategic decisions.  The CapSite™ database is the trusted, easy-to-use online resource, providing critical knowledge and evidence-based information on healthcare technology purchases.  The CapSite database represents more than 160 healthcare technology categories and 1,600 vendors.

CapSite is a division of HIMSS.

When it comes to healthcare technology research, it helps to see all the details. Those details are now available with CapSite.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report Table of Contents, visit our Published Strategic Indsutry Reports page.

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