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iMedConsent™ Application Achieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

ATLANTA–()–Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register (NYSE:SR), reported today that its iMedConsent application has achieved 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The iMedConsent application was certified on January 31, 2013 under ICSA Labs’ ONC-ACB Electronic Health Record program and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

       “Securing ONC-ACB Certification demonstrates a commitment to supporting hospitals’ meaningful use initiatives,” said Tim Kelly, vice president of marketing for Dialog Medical. “Certification in five inpatient domain criteria is essential to the attestation needs of our current and prospective clients.”

“Standard Register Healthcare is committed to advancing the patient engagement strategies of hospitals and providers,” said John King, president of Standard Register Healthcare. “Receipt of ONC-ACB Certification of the iMedConsent application punctuates our commitment to supporting patient-centered communications in hospitals seeking funding for their EHR investment under the ARRA.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. Its electronic health record certification and testing program provides verification that the certified EHR technology supports meaningful use, as well as helps health care organizations protect sensitive and private patient information.

iMedConsent application version 3.833 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.302(g) Smoking Status
  • 170.302(m) Patient Specific Education Resources
  • 170.306(b) Record Demographics
  • 170.306(e) Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions
  • 170.306(h) Advance Directives
  • 170.302(o) Access Control
  • 170.302(p) Emergency Access
  • 170.302(q) Automatic Log-off
  • 170.302(r) Audit Log
  • 170.302(s) Integrity
  • 170.302(t) Authentication
  • 170.302(u) General Encryption
  • 170.302(v) Encryption When Exchanging Electronic Health Information

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria included Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

The iMedConsent application will be showcased by Standard Register Healthcare and Dialog Medical at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition in booth 1117.

About Dialog Medical

Dialog Medical, a Standard Register Healthcare company, is the leading provider of patient engagement solutions including tools for supporting the informed consent process as well as the provision of pre- and post-procedure instructions and patient education materials. The company’s iMedConsent™ application is currently used by more than 15,000 physicians and in more than 200 hospitals nationwide. More information on Dialog Medical and its products is available at www.dialogmedical.com. For additional information on the 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification of the iMedConsent application version 3.833, visit www.dialogmedical.com/meaningful_use/

About Standard Register

Standard Register (NYSE:SR), celebrating 100 years of innovation, is trusted by the world’s leading companies to advance their reputations by aligning their communications with corporate standards and priorities. Providing market-specific insights and a compelling portfolio of solutions to address the changing business landscape in commercial, healthcare, financial services and industrial markets, Standard Register is the recognized leader in the management and execution of mission-critical communications. More information is available at www.standardregister.com.

Standard Register Healthcare is a business unit of Standard Register, serving more than 3,100 clients from across the healthcare delivery network, including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care, managed care and the suppliers that support them. A recognized leader in managing critical information and communications, Standard Register Healthcare, together with Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register, provides industry-leading technology, solutions and services to accelerate performance, attract and educate patients, enhance safety and support patient-centered care. More information is available at www.standardregister.com/healthcare.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This EHR Module is 2011 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. iMedConsent™ Application, Version 3.833 was certified on January 31, 2013. CHPL Product Number: 130003R00

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February 15, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

NorthWise Services Partners With Merge to Offer Comprehensive Clinical Trial Services

eClinical OS(TM) Provides Single Platform for Clinical Study Data Capture, Processing and Reporting

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that NorthWise Services (NWS) has partnered with Merge and selected eClinical OS™ to collect, manage and report on clinical trials data across all studies.

NWS is a specialist CRO offering services in data management, statistics and medical writing. Its services are complementary to the offerings of Merge, which has allowed for a strong and active working partnership to develop.

“NWS has always supported products at the forefront of eClinical technology, but in the past this tended to be separated into different software tools for EDC, ePRO, IVR, etc.,” explained Dr. Philip North, Managing Director of NorthWise Services. “It is therefore very appealing now to be able to access a wide range of eClinical functions on a single web-based platform, with just one user login and password.”

Recognizing the potential benefits of eClinical OS in collecting, managing and reporting clinical trials data across all phases, NWS has arranged to have its own eClinical OS certified study builder, who can now build studies for clients using eClinical OS.

“We were pleased with how easy it was for our study builder to become qualified and certified in the use of eClinical OS,” continued Dr. North. “Merge provided NWS access to eClinical OS in a sandbox environment during the self-training process. Because of this, the qualification was quickly and entirely achieved, using only the extensive online training materials available within eClinical OS. The built-in training materials were intuitive and thorough. Our staff did not require any additional help from Merge – though that would have been available if needed.”

Cost transparency using eClinical OS’s self-service quoting tool was also a benefit to NWS.

“The cost calculator tool has been very valuable,” added Dr. North. “Not only is Merge eClinical OS competitive in the eClinical marketplace, but this tool allows us to remain competitive when bidding on a new study with our sponsor clients.”

“With eClinical OS, NWS has deep visibility into the cost of its studies,” said Justin Dearborn, President of Merge Healthcare. “We designed a cost calculator into the system which allows our clients to generate their own quotes and create budget scenarios in real-time. This provides them with the decision support tools to balance options and costs.”

Merge eClinical OS provides end-to-end study support through a single, easy-to-use interface allowing clients to manage and run studies more efficiently than ever before. It delivers built-in study templates, libraries and reports to help users create studies quickly and manage them effectively without technical assistance. Merge eClinical OS works for the largest and smallest studies, has the flexibility to support trials in any phase, and captures any type of data, from any source, from any modality.

About Merge Healthcare

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.

The Merge Healthcare logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10757

About NorthWise Services

NorthWise Services (NWS) was founded in January 2001, and has main offices at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne, UK. NWS offers a range of services, including data management, statistics, and medical writing, to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industries, and other services and products through strategic working alliances. For more information, visit northwiseservices.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

World’s Only iPhone Powered Cycling Computer, the New Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Bike Computer

Available today, the RFLKT wirelessly receives or “reflects” your cycling App data, heart-rate, speed, cadence, music data and more, all while your iPhone stays safely in your jersey pocket or storage box

Atlanta, Ga. – (February 13, 2013) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in iPhone™ powered fitness, running and cycling, announces the RFLKT iPhone bike computer, the world’s first and only iPhone powered cycling computer. Using Bluetooth Smart, Wahoo’s newest innovation allows cyclists to transmit their cycling App data from the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, wirelessly to the handlebar-mounted RFLKT. Shipping today, Wahoo Fitness’ RFLKT is available for $129.99 at www.WahooFitness.com.

RFLKT Bike Computer in Action: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

RFLKT Page Link: WahooFitness.com

The RFLKT wirelessly receives all App data and ride info from the iPhone 4S and/or iPhone 5 via Bluetooth Smart. Equipped with control buttons, cyclists can operate their favorite iPhone cycling App, toggle between screens, start/stop intervals and even control iPhone functionality such as music playback all from the RFLKT, while the iPhone remains safely in a jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment. RFLKT’s sleek profile and lowly 2 ounce weight, make it virtually unnoticeable when mounted, while the coin cell operated battery has a life of over one year and requires no charging.

“RFLKT is the perfect solution for App loving, data junkie cyclists that shy away from mounting their pricey iPhone on their handlebars risking drop, crash and weather damages,” says Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “Whether to monitor their ride with a cycling App or just for safety, cyclists and triathletes routinely carry their iPhones during their rides. Instead of the iPhone sitting idle in your back pocket, the RFLKT captures all that data from the iPhone and displays it on your handlebars in real-time. This puts your App info, GPS, music, speed/cadence, heart rate, power and all other cycling data, conveniently within view and reach like a traditional bike computer.”

RFLKT iPhone Bike Computer features include:

• Wirelessly receives data, images and cycling App features from the iPhone 4S and new iPhone 5 via Bluetooth Low Energy
• From the RFLKT cyclists can navigate screens, start/stop timer, control music playback and additional App features, while the iPhone remains securely in your jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment
• Coin cell operated, requires no recharging with a battery life of 1 year
• Weighs 2 ounces and measures 2.4” L x 1.6” W x 0.5” H, making it lightweight and compact like the top bike computers on the market

Available at: http://www.wahoofitness.com/Products/Wahoo-Fitness-Wahoo-RFLKT-iPhone-Powered-Bike-Computer.asp

Wahoo Fitness has fully integrated the iPhone into all aspects of cycling fitness. With Wahoo’s speed & cadence sensor for iPhone, heart rate monitor for iPhone, the recently unveiled KICKR Power Trainer and now the RFLKT iPhone Bike Computer, Wahoo users can track and power their cycling with their iPhone on the road, the trail and the trainer. Wahoo Fitness’ iPhone cycling system allows users to monitor all the vitals including power, speed, cadence, heart rate, pace, distance, location, course and more.

At launch, the RFLKT will be compatible with the Wahoo Fitness App with more scheduled to roll out in the future. To request additional information on the RFLKT, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 374-4404 x119 or by email at bradhobbs@maxborgesagency.com. For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.WahooFitness.com and for a complete list of compatible Apps, please visit www.WahooFitness.com/Apps.

About Wahoo Fitness:
Located in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness connects iOS devices and smartphones to your favorite fitness activities – running, biking, and gym going. Wahoo Fitness’ award winning products also include its Wahoo Run/Gym Pack, which adds heart rate training to your iPhone, and its Wahoo Bike Case, which simultaneously protects your phone and connects it to the sensors on your bike. For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.wahoofitness.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

ZyDoc Expands NIH SBIR NLP Grant for EHR Usability Research Study to Other Facilities

Islandia, NY February 8, 2013 – ZyDoc, an Islandia, NY-based medical informatics company, has been awarded Phase I SBIR grant funding by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health for a study involving ZyDoc’s NLP-powered MediSapien™ knowledge management platform.  James M. Maisel, M.D., Chairman of ZyDoc is the Principal Investigator (P.I.) for the project, entitled “Applying NLP to Free Text as an EHR Data Capture Method to Improve EHR Usability.” The study compares the documentation quality, efficiency, and user satisfaction resulting from a method of EHR data capture involving MediSapien NLP (natural language processing) with results from standard methods. ZyDoc was among only 16% of NLM grant applicants to be awarded funding in 2011. The $150,000 project is funded entirely from the grant and is a potential precursor to Phase II funding.

ZyDoc has received IRB approval from a prominent New York-area teaching hospital for the research study, and additional test sites are now being sought. Researchers at Columbia University will be participating in the study, which also measures the accuracy of ICD-10 coding generated by MediSapien NLP. Facilities interested in participating in the study, including public or private hospitals and physician groups, are invited to contact James Maisel at grant@medisapien.com.

MediSapien was launched at the HIMSS Annual Conference in February 2012 expanding the ZyDoc family of documentation and knowledge management solutions featuring NLP-powered generation of structured codes from unstructured text.  Those codes are formulated in industry standard HL7 CDA Level III R2 messages suitable for insertion in any ONC-certified EHR. MediSapien solutions are primarily marketed through its channel partner network, which includes EHRs, Billing and RCM providers, Analytics companies, and MTSOs. For EHR Channel Partners, MediSapien offers a value-added service to provide objective third-party usability evaluations. For clinician end-users, MediSapien can be utilized in conjunction with existing or planned EHR installations, and can facilitate compliance with Meaningful Use mandates.

“This is an exciting time for ZyDoc and MediSapien” explains Maisel. “While we prove out our solutions in the marketplace in 2013, the grant allows ZyDoc to scientifically measure the usability, efficiency and accuracy of MediSapien.  In the study, doctors will complete typical medical encounters with dictation vs. EHR data entry with keyboard and mouse.  The text will be inserted into the EHR along with the structured coded data extracted by MediSapien. The resultant EHR documentation will be analyzed by document experts and graded for accuracy and other parameters. The SBIR-funded study is a potential precursor to Phase II-funding.”

A research collaborator on the study, David Kaufman, PhD, formerly a research scientist at Columbia University and now at the University of Arizona, offers this perspective, “Although EHRs are promising tools for improving healthcare, it is widely known that the user experience is frequently suboptimal resulting in dissatisfaction and low rates of adoption. This is partly due to the fact that clinicians spend many hours interacting with unwieldy systems documenting patient records. MediSapien is a promising instrument that may serve to reduce the cognitive burden on clinicians and enable EHRs to be instruments of clinical communication and tools that can greatly enhance patient care.”

About ZyDoc and MediSapien

Based in Islandia, New York, ZyDoc is a national leading-edge medical knowledge management company founded in 1993 to develop medical informatics solutions. Under the leadership of James M. Maisel, M.D., Chairman, the company has developed award-winning documentation and knowledge management solutions.  The e-transcription infrastructure and speech recognition solutions are now complemented by the disruptive enabling MediSapien NLP technology. The ZyDoc suite of tools can be assembled into seamless flexible solutions for documentation and knowledge management needs. Each award-winning, easy to use module offers the best-in-class performance and is designed to be seamless integrated in a scalable, interoperable, HIPAA secure customizable solution.   Cloud based ZyDoc solutions are always accessible and robust and offer enhanced capabilities for medical knowledge workers.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R43LM011165. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

SCC Soft Computer® Set to Exhibit at Children’s Oncology Group Cytogenetics Workshop

(Clearwater, FL) February 12, 2013—SCC Soft Computer (SCC) is set to exhibit at the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Cytogenetics Workshop taking place February 22nd – 23rd at the St. Louis Airport Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.  The ‘Striving for Excellence’ workshop will focus on the key role cytogenetics plays in the outcome of patients with pediatric leukemia.

SCC will showcase a comprehensive Genetics Information Systems Suite™ that offers a full range of genetics information management tools designed to automate workflow in the diagnostic genetics laboratory.  This integrated laboratory and genetics software enables healthcare providers to personalize patient disease treatments based on individual’s unique history and genetic composition, resulting in faster turnaround times in patient treatment.

SCC’s Genetics Information Systems Suite™ consists of 6 technology modules (SoftCytogenetics, SoftMolecular, SoftFlowCytometry, SoftBiochemistry, SoftPathDx, and SoftHLA) which are fully integrated and share the same database and common functionality.  Each module also has specific functionality to support the unique challenges and needs for testing and reporting in these laboratories.

One of the first to produce production-environment-ready genetics information systems, SCC is committed to providing clients with information management systems that enable them to compete in the highly competitive clinical diagnostics marketplace.

2013 Cytogenetics Workshop hours are Friday, February 22 from 1:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. and Saturday, February 23 from 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

About COG

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 8,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.

Today, more than 90% of 13,500 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States are cared for at Children’s Oncology Group member institutions. COG’s unparalleled collaborative efforts provide the information and support needed to answer important clinical questions in the fight against cancer.

About SCC Soft Computer

SCC is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, outreach, pharmacy, and radiology information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled laboratory and genetic information management system solutions.  Since 1979, SCC Soft Computer has designed, developed, and delivered powerful integrated clinical information management solutions to hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.

Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 1,600 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments.  SCC’s flagship product, SoftLab®, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics.  SCC’s SoftLab 4.0.3, 4.0.4, and 4.0.6 are 2011/2012 compliant and certified as EHR Modules by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB (Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Testing and Certification Body), in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  For full certification details, please visit:

SCC has been ranked the Number 1 Laboratory Blood Bank application in the Best in KLAS Awards:  Software & Services report in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.  SoftBank, SCC’s blood bank and transfusion service management system, has been recognized as the category leader in blood bank information management system solutions for three consecutive years.  SCC is also ranked the Number 1 Laboratory application for Small (1-200 beds) Hospitals in the 2011 Best in KLAS Awards:  Software & Services report.  SoftLab, SCC’s flagship laboratory information system, has been recognized as the category leader in laboratory information management system solutions.  (www.KLASreasearch.com)  SCC is one of the few LIS vendors who can say their systems work as well in a 150-bed community hospital as they do in a high-volume healthcare system.  Their robust, integrated information systems dramatically increase productivity in the laboratory enabling hospitals of all sizes to do more in less time with fewer FTEs.

SCC has also been recognized over the years for its commitment to workforce training and professional development.  SCC placed 3rd in the 2009 ASTD BEST Awards, and received two 2010 ASTD/ISPI OPAL Awards for Excellence in Team Success and Customer Satisfaction and the 2009 ASTD/ISPI OPAL Award for Excellence in Leadership Development.  The company has been included in the Training Top 125 nine times in ten years—including four consecutive years in the Training Top 10 and two years in the Training Top 5, the only healthcare IT firm to achieve this feat.  SCC was inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame on February 13, 2012, along with computer software giant, Microsoft Corporation (visit www.trainingmag.com for more information).

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.