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NoMoreClipboard to Demonstrate Blue Button+ as Part of ONC Effort at HIMSS13 Interoperabilty Showcase

Fort Wayne, Ind. – February 28, 2013 – NoMoreClipboard will demonstrate the ability for consumers to receive electronic health data from provider health IT systems as part of The Path to Blue Button+ demonstration at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. This use case is part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) presence in the Showcase.

“We are elated that the ONC is working with healthcare providers and health IT vendors to demonstrate how simple and secure it can be to satisfy new View/Download/Transmit requirements using Blue Button+,” said NoMoreClipboard president Jeff Donnell. “While many providers are concerned with Meaningful Use Stage Two patient engagement requirements, Blue Button+ coupled with Direct Protocols dramatically simplifies data sharing between consumers and clinicians.”

At the Path to Blue Button+ kiosk, NoMoreClipboard will serve as a consumer endpoint for providers who are transmitting data to a personal health record. “Providers will simply enter a NoMoreClipboard cc:Me address into their EHR systems and send data in a standard electronic format to this Direct compliant mailbox,” added Donnell. “When the data arrives, we will show how patients can not only view the incoming consolidated CDA document, they can compare and reconcile incoming data with existing PHR data and selectively import discrete data elements to update their personal health record.”

“Several patient engagement solution providers are working with us to show real world Blue Button+ solutions at HIMSS this year,” said Pierce Graham-Jones, West Health Innovator in Residence with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Not only will these collaborators demonstrate Blue Button+ at the Interoperability Showcase, they are ready to deploy these solutions in the marketplace today to accelerate electronic patient engagement for providers and consumers who are eager to begin sharing data.”

About NoMoreClipboard

NoMoreClipboard is a leader in electronic patient engagement, connecting consumers and clinicians to improve communication and foster collaboration. NoMoreClipboard gives consumers portable, interoperable personal health records to access, manage and share health information. Provider solutions include branded patient portals designed to integrate with clinical workflow, enhance efficiency and contribute to improved patient outcomes. Visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com for more information.



 

March 1, 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.

New York eHealth Collaborative Partners with Health 2.0 to Launch Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge

Challenge calls designers and developers to submit prototypes for a New York State online patient portal for health records – to be judged via public voting.

Deadline for submission is April 11th­

January 15, 2013 (New York, NY) – The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), in partnership with the leading health technology catalyst, Health 2.0, invites designers and developers to participate in the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge with $25,000 in prizes. Starting today, designers and developers can submit prototypes for a statewide patient portal for New Yorkers —a website for patients to access their medical records online. The top portal interface designs will be chosen and voted upon by New Yorkers after the April 11th deadline.

Developers will have 11 weeks to work on and then submit a design for the Patient Portal Challenge. To guarantee patient privacy during the design challenge, developers and designers will be given a test patient data set to build their applications. They will not have access to actual health records. Once all of the submissions are received on April 11th, the New York public will be invited to vote on their favorite designs from April 11-21. The designs with the strongest responses will be invited to present their project at two different demo days—one in New York City in April and another at a location upstate in early May.  A winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

After the Challenge, NYeC will work with a vendor to build the portal and run it on behalf of the state of New York via its health information exchange network.

“This is a chance for developers and designers to advance healthcare for all 20 million New Yorkers. A portal of this size and scope has never before existed,” says David Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC. “Through our Design Challenge, we hope to inspire applicants to develop truly creative and user-friendly applications. We look forward to seeing all submissions, and eventually building this portal so patients throughout the state have full access to their health records.”

The patient portal mock-ups are required to include features that will allow patients to log on with a username and password to see their health records online safely and securely. Once logged in, patients will see a full layout of their health records, and also have access to a list of medical professionals, such as their family doctor, who have accessed their health records. The Patient Portal for New Yorkers will also provide an extensive overview of patient privacy rights, and address any privacy concerns a patient might have about Electronic Medical Records and Health IT in general.

“Health 2.0 is excited to be partnering with NYeC on this innovative challenge to design the first statewide patient portal for New York,” said Jean-Luc Neptune, Senior Vice President of Health 2.0. “The winners will not only make a tremendous contribution to the development of a patient portal that reaches nearly 20 million people, but also gain significant exposure and recognition for their achievement through participation in the challenge.”

The patient portal also compliments the information available through the Blue Button, a knowledge tool being coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that helps users download their personal health information.  NYeC has proudly taken HHS’ “Blue Button Pledge” and supports the use of the Blue Button to empower “individuals to be partners in their health through health IT” in an effort to build on the Blue Button’s success in improving care coordination for veterans by giving them easy access to their health data.

“We are excited about the steps that NYeC is taking to launch the patient portal and support their commitment to helping make patients’ information available to them,” said Lygeia Ricciardi, Director of the Consumer eHealth Office at HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. “Providing patients and consumers with access to their own healthcare records is what the Blue Button pledge is all about.”

For more information on the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge, and to submit a prototype by April 11th, please visit http://www.health2con.com/devchallenge/new-york-state-patient-portal-challenge/

About The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC): NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of a network to connect healthcare providers statewide. For more information about NYeC, visit www.nyehealth.org and @NYeHealth on Twitter.

About Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The Innovation Community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is a series of prize competitions promoting health technology innovation. Health 2.0 also has its own media channels, Health 2.0 News and Health 2.0 TV; its own market intelligence service, Health 2.0 Advisors; and also sponsors the Health 2.0 Accelerator industry consortium. Health 2.0 was founded by Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt in 2007 and is now a community of hundreds of organizations and thousands of innovators.

February 1, 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.

NoMoreClipboard Launches Enhanced Blue Button® Capability

Fort Wayne, Ind. – May 3, 2012 – In support of healthcare industry efforts to make consumer access to digital health data a top priority, NoMoreClipboard today announced that its users can download their personal health record information in five different file formats including ASCII, .pdf, CCD, CCR and PHR Extract.

“We decided to launch a ‘Blue Button on steroids’ to give our users choice,” said Jeff Donnell, president of NoMoreClipboard. “While the Blue Button effort embraced by organizations like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare enables veterans and Medicare beneficiaries to download health information, it does so in file formats which fall short of the interoperability standards required for certified electronic health record vendors. We added CCD, CCR and PHR extract formats to our Blue Button module, so patients can download a file that could be shared with an HIE, an electronic health record system, or another healthcare IT application that embraces standards-based interoperability protocols.”

“Like others who have adopted the Blue Button initiative, our users can download a human readable ASCII text file or a .pdf, which is inherently valuable” added Donnell. “Since we have been exchanging structured electronic data with other healthcare IT vendors for years at interoperability events and in the marketplace, we are enabling our users make their data available in formats that can be parsed – making discrete electronic data available for consumption. This reinforces our commitment to giving consumers a portable, interoperable personal health record designed to liberate, rather than imprison, health information.”

For more information on the Blue Buttoninitiative, please visit http://bluebuttondata.org. Blue Button, the Blue Button logo, and the slogan “Download My Data” are registered Service Marks of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), an agency of the United States Government and are used by permission of VA.

About NoMoreClipboard

NoMoreClipboard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), is a web-based, personal health record management system designed to consolidate medical information in one convenient and secure location for easy retrieval and updates. NMC enables consumers to share personal or family member medical information with medical professionals electronically; reducing the need for repetitive medical paperwork.  For more information, visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com

May 12, 2012 I Written By

NoMoreClipboard.com Launches New Healthcare Movement: cc:Me

cc:Me will help simplify the exchange of health information by populating a PHR with existing clinical data in an industry-standard format (a common challenge with PHRs) and will be interoperable with any certified electronic health record system.

Personal health URL simplifies access to electronic health records; empowers consumers to take a more active role in their health
 
Fort Wayne, Ind. – September 12, 2011 – In support of a national consumer education effort on the value of health information technology announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services, personal health record (PHR) company NoMoreClipboard.com launched and demonstrated cc:Me, a simple and secure medical record mail service that helps physicians and patients share health information in a standard electronic format.  cc:Me is designed to make it easy for doctors and hospitals  to send electronic documents to a patient cc:Me address – a URL or secure email that enables the patient to receive medical data using Direct Project protocols.
“One of the barriers to widespread consumer adoption of portable personal health records has been the difficulty of populating a PHR with existing clinical data,” said NoMoreClipboard.com president, Jeff Donnell.  “cc:Me simplifies the exchange of health information in an industry-standard format that is interoperable with any certified electronic health record system used by physicians and hospitals, with no need for integration.”
cc:Me for Consumers:
Most consumers struggle to manage family medical information, generally resorting to paper files or self-created spreadsheets. NoMoreClipboard.com makes it easy for consumers to compile, organize and share health information online.
The addition of cc:Me helps consumers get access to existing medical data. cc:Me enables consumers with a NoMoreClipboard.com personal health record account to create a unique health address that can be shared with doctors and hospitals. Medical professionals can securely send electronic health records from their systems to the patient cc:Me address after an office visit or hospital stay, and information from those records will populate NoMoreClipboard.com.
Marty Cardelli, a 73-year-old retiree from Chicago, IL, explains the benefits he has seen from having electronic access to his medical records.  “While vacationing in Hawaii with my family, I was admitted into the emergency room due to chest pains.  Having electronic access to my full history of chronic heart problems, emergency room doctors were able to obtain a clear picture of my condition and make their healthcare decisions more quickly and efficiently and I was able to continue my trip to Maui the next morning.  In addition, I was able to share my treatments in Hawaii with my cardiologist and general practitioner back at home so information was clearly communicated to all parties involved in my health care.”
NoMoreClipboard.com’s cc:Me module is available to consumers at no cost, giving them a free tool to get a handle on their health information. Visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com to create a personal health record account and activate a cc:Me address.

cc:Me for Clinicians:
cc:Me was designed to make it easy for physicians and hospitals to share health records with their patients. To qualify for stimulus incentives, physician practices must demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR, including requirements to share electronic health information with patients.  Cc:Me is a quick and easy way to satisfy patient engagement meaningful use requirements by uploading a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) directly to a patient cc:Me address – with no tethering or tight integration required, and no need to download data to a CD or flash drive. For practices who already offer a patient portal, cc:Me enables them to share health information with patients who use (or want to use) a portable PHR.
cc:Me is designed to work with any certified EHR, with no need for complex or expensive integration. If a practice still uses paper records, they can fax paper documents directly to the patient’s NoMoreClipboard.com inbox.
“This addition to the NoMoreClipboard.com PHR is truly revolutionary,” said Michael Mirro, MD, cardiologist and chairman of the IT committee of the American College of Cardiology. “With cc:Me, our practice can generate a CCD from our EHR and post it directly to the patient’s cc:Me web address – enhancing the patient/provider partnership and satisfying meaningful use requirements.  We see this as a solution that will foster healthcare IT adoption and improve patient care.”
Learn more about cc:Me and other NoMoreClipboard.com solutions for physician practices, clinics, hospitals and health systems.
cc:Me for Healthcare IT Vendors:
Sending patient records from an EHR or other healthcare IT application to a portable, patient-controlled personal health record has been a challenge. With cc:Me, the HIT vendor community can help their clients share electronic health record information with patients and meet meaningful use requirements without the need for costly interfaces.
One of the vendor requirements for ONC-ATCB certification is the generation of a continuity of care (CCD) document. The CCD file can be posted to a patient cc:Me web address, where it can populate a patient PHR.
Learn about cc:Me and other NoMoreClipboard.com solutions for healthcare IT vendors at www.ccme.com.

Join the Movement
“cc:Me is ultimately about movement – securely moving information to improve outcomes and reduce costs, and moving healthcare IT vendors and those who produce and consume medical data to embrace simple, standards-based interoperability,” added Donnell.  “NoMoreClipboard.com is encouraging consumers and the healthcare IT community to support cc:Me, the Direct Project, Blue Button and other initiatives that promote the unfettered flow of health information.”
cc:Me is now available to individuals and organizations using the NoMoreClipboard.com PHR.  Patients will be provided with directions on how to ask their healthcare providers to “cc:Me” following office visits and procedures.
About NoMoreClipboard.com
NoMoreClipboard.com is an online, patient-controlled personal health record management system designed to consolidate medical information in one convenient and secure location for easy retrieval and updates. NoMoreClipboard enables consumers to share personal or family member medical information with medical professionals electronically or on provider-specific medical forms; reducing the need to complete repetitive medical paperwork.
NoMoreClipboard.com was established to develop innovative web-based solutions for consumers seeking to establish an online personal health record (PHR). The NoMoreClipboard.com leadership team leverages its extensive clinical health care and technology experience to create and continually enhance a PHR system that is consumer-friendly, interactive, secure and interoperable with physician practice approaches to capturing patient information.
September 19, 2011 I Written By

Northrop Grumman Launches Mobile Electronic Health Record Application for Veterans

Application Was Created in Support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Blue Button” Web Portal for Direct Access to Personal Health Data

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has introduced a mobile application available to U.S. military veterans that enables secure access to health information and records from a mobile device.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-developed “Blue Button” capability allows VA patients to download their personal health information through their VA MyHealtheVet account to share with medical providers. Northrop Grumman created a complementary application, “VA-214″, which gives veterans the ability to access their personal electronic health records stored in MyHealtheVet on their mobile device.

The VA-214 application is currently available on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform. The app allows veterans to view their personal information and medications at the touch of a button.

“Following the innovation lead of the VA’s chief technology officer Peter Levin, the development of this application for secure, reliable and portable personal health records supports the administration’s goal of promoting greater use of health information technology,” said Amy King, vice president of health IT programs for Northrop Grumman. “We are excited to support the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend access of personal health information through the Blue Button feature and through additional mobile devices.”

This new application gives veterans ready access to personal health information for better understanding of their medical history and to partner more effectively with health providers. The application is accessible to all MyHealtheVet accounts, about one million veterans in total.

The VA-214 application is available for download at www.northropgrumman.com/apps.

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security. The company’s services span the public health, healthcare delivery and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management. Northrop Grumman has developed a range of military health solutions applicable and adaptable for today’s emerging national priorities. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com/health.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

February 21, 2011 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.

Northrop Grumman Showcases Health Technology and Solutions at HIMSS Annual Conference

Mobile App Allowing Veterans Secure Access to Health Records Will be Demonstrated

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight technology and solutions applicable to the military, public health entities, and the state and local market next week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition.

HIMSS will be held Feb. 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Northrop Grumman will feature demonstrations in booth 5762.

“Northrop Grumman is a global leader in health information technology. Our solutions help empower organizations to better achieve their missions through more informed and effective management of their programs,” said Amy King, vice president for Health IT Programs for Northrop Grumman.

On the show floor, Northrop Grumman will introduce a mobile application available to U.S. military veterans that enables secure access to health information and records from a mobile device. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-developed “Blue Button” capability allows VA patients to download their personal health information through their VA MyHealtheVet account to share with medical providers. Northrop Grumman created a complementary application, “VA-214,” which gives veterans the ability to access their personal electronic health records stored in MyHealtheVet on their mobile device. Currently available on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform, the app allows veterans to view their personal information and medications at the touch of a button.

Northrop Grumman will also feature:

  • Its support to the nation’s expanding health information technology (IT) needs through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) National Level Repository (NLR). Launched in January, the NLR data repository and system tracks and stores information on providers’ meaningful use of electronic health records, allowing CMS to determine appropriate Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act incentive payments for Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • Population Health Analytics systems that allow organizations to assess health trends and patterns of individual and community‐level disease management by layering the data they need for meaningful decision support.
  • The Comprehensive Health Information Medicaid Eligibility System (CHIMES), a Web-based enterprise architecture solution that supports health IT requirements for streamlining complex eligibility processing. CHIMES helps states meet critical reform timelines and can serve as the architectural basis for state and federal health IT solutions to meet evolving administrative needs.

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security. The company’s services span the public health, healthcare delivery and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management. Northrop Grumman has developed a range of military health solutions applicable and adaptable for today’s emerging national priorities. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com/health.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.  Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

February 20, 2011 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.