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CareCloud Reports Record Growth in 2012; Drives Adoption of Cloud-Based Solutions by Physicians Nationwide

Company Accelerates Market Momentum with Launch of New Clinical and Patient Applications, Enterprise Customer Wins, and Leadership Expansion

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CareCloud, a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and medical billing software and services, today announced that the company concluded 2012 with its 12th quarter of consecutive revenue growth. Highlights included: the expansion of CareCloud’s customer base of medical groups into 45 states; the achievement of more than $1.5 billion in annualized accounts receivables under management; the inclusion of more than 4.5 million patients on its platform; and the addition of key executives, many from its leading competitors. Across the board, accelerating market demand was driven by practices migrating from outdated client-server technologies to the company’s modern cloud-based clinical and financial applications and services.

“In just three years, CareCloud has made substantial progress in its mission to replace the outdated core of healthcare technology that burdens US medical groups. We experienced our most rapid growth to date during 2012 and concluded the year with more than 2,000 providers in 45 states representing more than 50 specialties, all while securing a 96% client retention rate,” said Albert Santalo, Chairman and CEO of CareCloud. “We also completed a full suite of what is now the industry’s most modern and flexible clinical, financial, and administrative applications. Along the way, CareCloud on-boarded smaller practices at a record pace while also securing significant enterprise accounts.”

Product and Platform Expansion Support Growth

This past year saw CareCloud make substantial innovations to its core software applications and services. The company launched CareCloud Charts, its cloud-based EHR; introduced its new Mobile Patient Portal offering, enabling patients to access their health records through iPhones and iPads; and invested in operational improvements to help practices implement faster, collect more, and run their operations more efficiently. The launch of Charts completed CareCloud’s powerful suite of fully integrated clinical, financial, and administrative applications, accessible by practices 24/7 from any browser, platform, and location. Furthermore, its flexible platform allowed these applications to be made available to practices either as a full suite or on a standalone basis – reflecting a growing market demand.

Company Bolsters Senior Leadership

CareCloud significantly expanded its senior leadership team across sales, marketing, product development, operations, and technology in 2012. The year began with the addition of Paul Henry and Brad Blakey as Vice Presidents of Small Practice and Group Sales, respectively. Mr. Henry, formerly the Vice President of Sales for ADP/AdvancedMD, now oversees CareCloud’s growing small practice sales team. Mr. Blakey leads CareCloud’s group practice sales efforts, leveraging more than two decades of sales operational experience from leadership positions at Nextgen Healthcare Solutions and athenahealth. With the addition of these executives and a growing national sales team, CareCloud was able to experience tremendous momentum across all its product lines, achieving more than a 300% increase in year over year new sales bookings.

2012 also saw major strides in CareCloud’s ability to market its cloud-based solutions, generate qualified leads, and drive overall awareness. Joe Sawyer joined as Vice President of Marketing, bringing significant enterprise software and healthcare-specific marketing experience. Mr. Sawyer had previously worked as Vice President of Marketing for American Well, a Boston-based leader in telemedicine technology, as well as at SAP, Accenture, and Forrester Research. CareCloud also experienced an increase in its public relations and overall awareness capabilities during the year with the addition of John Hallock as its Vice President of Corporate Communications. Mr. Hallock was formerly head of corporate communications for athenahealth.

To fuel product, operational, and technology excellence, CareCloud secured a leader in clinical software applications while expanding its account management and support functions. Edwin Miller joined the company as Vice President of Product Management. Mr. Miller, who most recently held leadership positions at Practice Fusion and athenahealth, is now responsible for the design and rollout of CareCloud’s entire product set. In November, Ralph Catalano joined the company as the new Vice President of Operations. He came to CareCloud after spending nearly 10 years at athenahealth where he held various operational leadership positions, including leading all operations. The year concluded with the hiring of John Walsh as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to CareCloud, Mr. Walsh was Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations for Constant Contact®, Inc., a leading online marketing company offering email, social media, survey and event marketing tools. He brings unique experience with web-scaling in business-to-business environments that will play a central role in evolving CareCloud’s product architecture moving forward.

Santalo continued, “Heading into 2012, it was critical for CareCloud to recruit and assemble some of the most talented and experienced executives both inside and outside of our industry. I feel we now have an unparalleled senior leadership team. It’s these leaders and their respective teams that will allow us to continue experiencing tremendous growth in all phases of operations, disrupt legacy healthcare IT vendors, and evangelize the ‘cloud’ in healthcare.”

Physicians Making the Switch to the “Cloud”

In 2012, 93 percent of CareCloud’s new customers signed up because they were looking to replace outdated practice management and billing systems, feeling it was critical to maintaining their financial success. During the past year, the government implemented a series of regulations that significantly impact the way doctors and their staffs administer care and gain reimbursement. As a result, these practices discovered that their previous systems – many developed in the 1980s and 1990s – would not easily accommodate the changes.

“As a medical clinic supporting a continuing care retirement community, our patients’ healthcare needs range from routine wellness visits to traditional primary care, as well as coordination with external specialists. This requires us to have the best possible care coordination in place. Having the latest technology to assist us is critical,” said Bill Cohen, Director of the Horizon House Medical Clinic, Seattle, Washington.

“Our clinic needs to stay as current as possible with the changing reimbursement requirements relating to Medicare and other commercial insurance. We found that our client server electronic health record and practice management system was cost prohibitive and the outsourced management of the system was insufficiently responsive to our needs,” added Cohen. “Our switch to a cloud-based system has already allowed us to cut costs while positioning our clinic to stay current with changes in the healthcare system that impact both us and our patients.”

In late 2012, CareCloud made available a guide designed to assist care providers and their staff through the process of assessing practice management needs, finding a new practice management and billing software system, and successfully replacing old systems. The intention was to educate and assist physician practices as they look to learn more about cloud-based technologies.

This white paper and practice management guide, “Time to Switch: Your Complete Guide to Practice Management System Replacement” is available online and marks the beginning of a series of forthcoming market research and analysis focused on improving practice profitability.

About CareCloud

CareCloud is a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR) and medical billing software and services for medical groups. The company’s products are connecting providers to one another – and to their patients – through a fully integrated digital healthcare ecosystem that can be accessed on any browser or device.

CareCloud is helping over 2,000 thousand providers increase collections, streamline operations and improve patient care in more than 45 states. The company received over $20 million in Series A funding from Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners in 2011. To learn more about CareCloud, please visit www.carecloud.com.

February 22, 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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Merge Healthcare Expands Capabilities in Revenue Cycle Management

Latest release of Merge Financials™ selected by Greensboro Radiology includes anesthesia billing and provisions for ANSI 5010

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, announced the release of Merge Financials™ 6.1, the latest revenue cycle management solution for Merge’s billing community that processes over 100 million transactions annually. Merge now boasts over 60 customers on Merge Financials, including Greensboro Radiology PA, a large radiology practice with over 50 radiologists serving central North Carolina.

“We chose Merge because of their stability and we felt the Financials system features were what we were looking for in a practice management system,” says Debbie Hodges, Director of Billing Operations for Greensboro Radiology, PA. “We love having a partner that will listen to our needs and who will work with us. We are actively using the software to manage our billing, and feel confident we are prepared for the upcoming billing changes. Having a partner like Merge has taken away a big worry from our practice.”

Merge Financials now includes capabilities to prepare physician practices for upcoming reimbursement changes. In particular, the solution facilitates the transition of electronic data exchange to the new ANSI 5010 required format, accommodates new PQRI (Physician Quality Reporting Initiative) procedures and reporting, and begins the planning process for the upcoming ICD-10 requirements. Additionally, the new Merge Financials 6.1 allows for full conversion of patient accounts and accounts receivable data from legacy billing solutions.

Merge Financials now also includes capabilities for anesthesia billing. The new anesthesia module allows for top-notch charge handling and claim filing for both the anesthesiologist and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Using the robust automated features already established in Merge Financials, the system will now also enable important data entry items, such as: physical status units, medical direction, and ASA code crosswalks. This provides more capabilities to Merge’s growing user community of anesthesiologists who use the Merge AIMS™ solution for the electronic capture of anesthesia records throughout the perioperative process.

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“We’ve continued to focus our revenue cycle management capabilities on solutions our customers can not only use today but also throughout the upcoming market changes,” said Jeff Surges, Merge CEO. “Our customers depend on Merge for stable and forward-thinking solutions. Our latest release demonstrates our investments in both upcoming regulatory changes and extensions of the product to additional Merge customers, such as anesthesia practices and billing services.”

Merge Healthcare develops software solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to create a more comprehensive electronic record of the patient experience. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to fully integrated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters discussed in this news release may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words “will,” “believes,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any of the forward-looking statements.

March 10, 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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

GE Healthcare And Cisco To Offer Hospitals A New Mobility Technology Platform For Improved Patient Flow And Asset Management

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Healthcare Performance Solutions, a global business providing end-to-end knowledge solutions to the healthcare industry through advisory, technology and healthcare expertise, and Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT networking, announced they have joined forces to help hospitals improve the quality of patient care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs by enabling them to better manage the flow of patients, staff, and equipment.

Through this collaboration between GE and Cisco, hospitals will have the ability to deploy GE’s AgileTracTM platform, integrated with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and Cisco Context-Aware Software, to track patients, staff and equipment with diverse network technologies, helping to improve the quality of patient care, increase efficiency and control costs. The combined GE and Cisco solution brings together location information about Wi-Fi clients, tags and wired devices, with proprietary real-time location system technologies (RTLS), regardless of the network provider.

Previously, hospitals were forced to operate two separate tracking systems for Wi-Fi and proprietary RTLS technologies. Now, organizations can achieve a more complete, consolidated view of assets throughout their existing structure.

“Healthcare organizations cannot afford overspending on lost or underutilized assets,” said Rob Reilly, general manager, GE Healthcare Performance Solutions – Americas. “The GE-Cisco collaboration will look to help healthcare organizations reduce unnecessary waste while being more efficient with time, money and equipment. Using the hospitals’ existing infrastructure, this collaboration will look to minimize costs to meet the demands for real-time location while providing the tools necessary to effectively manage mobile assets more efficiently.”

Over 90% of large US hospitals2 deploy Wi-Fi networks while also using RTLS to track and visualize patient and asset flow. Having the capability to stream Wi-Fi and RTLS data into one platform through the existing infrastructure helps hospital managers know at a glance the location of critical medical technologies; therefore providing clinicians with the tools needed for timely patient care. This reduces the need for over-provisioning equipment and medical specialists, while providing improved patient flow.

“This collaboration between GE and Cisco creates the bridge between Wi-Fi and RTLS technologies allowing hospitals to manage multiple location technologies on one platform, and leverage their existing investment in Wi-Fi technology,” said Ray Smets, vice president and general manager, Wireless Networking business unit, Cisco. “Cisco focuses on delivering value to customers by investing in new services and partnering in ways that take advantage of intelligence in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network to solve business problems. In this way, we help enable hospitals to improve clinical processes, help protect patient data, and empower caregivers – deriving more value from their network investment.”

Both Bon Secours Richmond and the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) see the benefit of tracking assets and patients with the GE-Cisco solution.

“With increasing financial pressures, the need for operational excellence is a necessity. Bon Secours is already benefiting from real-time data on the location and movement of mobile equipment and patients through the GE AgileTracTM RFID network to make smart decisions to improve care delivery and hospital operations,” said Jeff Pearson, vice president, Information Services, Bon Secours Richmond. “Bon Secours is excited about the ability to simply integrate an additional 9,000 Wi-Fi based assets into the same easy-to-use interface that leverages our existing technology infrastructure investments.”

With asset utilization across the healthcare industry at 40% on average, there is a significant need to help hospitals become more efficient. By streaming Wi-Fi and RTLS into GE’s AgileTrac platform, healthcare organizations can manage the flow of the right asset, with the right patient, at the right time with confidence. As a healthymagination validated product, AgileTracTM has been proven to optimize use of mobile equipment in hospitals, resulting in equipment-related cost reduction of greater than 15% and net cost facility savings. 3

“Improving and enhancing asset efficiency and hospital facility productivity is imperative in today’s world,” said Michael Joseph, chief executive officer, HCA East Florida division. “Not being able to find the right equipment at the right time makes it difficult for clinical staff to provide the highest quality of care to each patient. Having a single, centralized solution where all Wi-Fi and RTLS assets are tracked will ensure an increase in quality of patient care and access to equipment when and where you need it.”

About the GE and Cisco Technology

The Cisco Unified Wireless Network provides highly secure wireless coverage for healthcare organizations allowing caregivers to gain reliable access to critical patient information from anywhere in the hospital or medical offices, while meeting strict regulatory requirements. Part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, the 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine, centralizes intelligence within the network, serving as the platform for the Cisco Context-Aware Software and other mobility services. The Mobility Services Engine is built on an open API for enterprise and mobile applications development. This API makes use of the Cisco Developer Network – of which GE is a member – for certifying the interoperability of solutions.

GE’s AgileTracTM is an automated workflow solution that allows healthcare staff to better track people, processes and mobile medical assets throughout the healthcare system, ultimately reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction. AgileTrac allows staff to make smart decisions at every point of care — leading to better quality of care and better business outcomes. Up-to-the-minute data helps inform staff decisions to help streamline care delivery, manage resources and improve the patient experience.

GE Healthcare Performance Solutions and Cisco will showcase this new technology at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) February 20-24th in Orlando, Florida at GE Healthcare Booth #2401 and Cisco Booth #2051. Today’s announcement is the first in the collaboration between GE Healthcare and Cisco Wireless focused on empowering hospitals to increase efficiencies.

About GE Healthcare:

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

 

March 7, 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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Imprivata Announces New Products and Strategic Partnerships at HIMSS11

Company’s No Click AccessTM Innovations in Virtualization, Mobility and Clinician Workflow Enable Electronic Medical Records Adoption and Faster Path to Meaningful Use

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at HIMSS11, Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, announced a host of new products and industry partnerships. Designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) applications and help healthcare providers achieve Meaningful Use, Imprivata is delivering products and partnerships across three key strategic areas: virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow.

“These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

“Our customers demand fast and secure access to EMR applications – it’s what drives our commitment to No Click Access and number one KLAS-rated products,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

Virtualization Partnerships

Single sign-on and strong authentication on zero clients for VMware ViewTM. An increasing number of healthcare IT organizations are looking to deploy VMware View and zero clients to secure their data and reduce their desktop management headaches. Imprivata and Teradici announced today that they are working together as part of a strategic partnership to provide integration and interoperability of PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) zero client devices with Imprivata OneSign® authentication and single sign-on software. The joint solution will enable healthcare providers to deploy VMware View™ virtual desktops with secure and rich-media hardware zero clients that provide clinicians with one-touch desktop roaming and strong authentication.

Imprivata OneSign Integration with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing Platform. Imprivata announced last week that Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access™ will be integrated with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing platform for Dell healthcare customers using VMware View. This furthers Imprivata’s commitment to helping clinicians get fast access to patient data in virtual desktop environments.

Mobility Innovation

As clinicians increasingly demand the use of mobile devices such as iPads and smartphones, secure access for these devices has emerged as a key challenge for healthcare IT executives. In response, Imprivata has introduced OneSign AnywhereTM, designed specifically to enable single sign-on and authentication to EMR and other healthcare applications from any location and any device. Through OneSign Anywhere, Imprivata is providing clinicians anywhere, anytime access to critical patient information, thereby enabling timely patient care decisions.

Clinician Workflow Innovation

Imprivata announced today integration of Imprivata OneSign, the company’s #1 KLAS-rated single sign-on and authentication software, with Epic’s authentication API. This API-level integration with EpicCareTM speeds clinician access, streamlines workflow and simplifies compliance with Meaningful Use requirements for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).

“Over 700 hospitals and 1.2 million clinicians worldwide rely on Imprivata each day for No Click Access to their EMR applications,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “As CIOs continue to innovate their hospital’s infrastructure using virtualization and mobility technologies, and drive productivity gains by improving clinician workflows, Imprivata will continue to deliver industry-leading solutions for virtual desktops, mobile devices such as the iPad and EMR applications from companies such as Epic Systems.”

Imprivata will be exhibiting these products at HIMSS11 today through February 24 at booth #3872. The Company will also feature live customer presentations from Catholic Health Partners, Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trusts and Memorial Healthcare that highlight how Imprivata has helped their organization with EMR adoption and their respective successes using virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow technologies. More information and a schedule for these presentations is available here.

About Imprivata:

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations. Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Imprivata Announces New Products and Strategic Partnerships at HIMSS11

Company’s No Click AccessTM Innovations in Virtualization, Mobility and Clinician Workflow Enable Electronic Medical Records Adoption and Faster Path to Meaningful Use

HIMSS 2011
Booth #3872

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at HIMSS11, Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, announced a host of new products and industry partnerships. Designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) applications and help healthcare providers achieve Meaningful Use, Imprivata is delivering products and partnerships across three key strategic areas: virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow.

“Our customers demand fast and secure access to EMR applications – it’s what drives our commitment to No Click Access and number one KLAS-rated products,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “These new products and partnerships build on our mission to help physicians spend more time with patients and deliver quality care, by reducing the time it takes for them to get the right information at the right time, regardless of location.”

Virtualization Partnerships

Single sign-on and strong authentication on zero clients for VMware ViewTM. An increasing number of healthcare IT organizations are looking to deploy VMware View and zero clients to secure their data and reduce their desktop management headaches. Imprivata and Teradici announced today that they are working together as part of a strategic partnership to provide integration and interoperability of PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) zero client devices with Imprivata OneSign® authentication and single sign-on software. The joint solution will enable healthcare providers to deploy VMware View™ virtual desktops with secure and rich-media hardware zero clients that provide clinicians with one-touch desktop roaming and strong authentication.

Imprivata OneSign Integration with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing Platform. Imprivata announced last week that Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access™ will be integrated with Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing platform for Dell healthcare customers using VMware View. This furthers Imprivata’s commitment to helping clinicians get fast access to patient data in virtual desktop environments.

Mobility Innovation

As clinicians increasingly demand the use of mobile devices such as iPads and smartphones, secure access for these devices has emerged as a key challenge for healthcare IT executives. In response, Imprivata has introduced OneSign AnywhereTM, designed specifically to enable single sign-on and authentication to EMR and other healthcare applications from any location and any device. Through OneSign Anywhere, Imprivata is providing clinicians anywhere, anytime access to critical patient information, thereby enabling timely patient care decisions.

Clinician Workflow Innovation

Imprivata announced today integration of Imprivata OneSign, the company’s #1 KLAS-rated single sign-on and authentication software, with Epic’s authentication API. This API-level integration with EpicCareTM speeds clinician access, streamlines workflow and simplifies compliance with Meaningful Use requirements for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).

“Over 700 hospitals and 1.2 million clinicians worldwide rely on Imprivata each day for No Click Access to their EMR applications,” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “As CIOs continue to innovate their hospital’s infrastructure using virtualization and mobility technologies, and drive productivity gains by improving clinician workflows, Imprivata will continue to deliver industry-leading solutions for virtual desktops, mobile devices such as the iPad and EMR applications from companies such as Epic Systems.”

Imprivata will be exhibiting these products at HIMSS11 today through February 24 at booth #3872. The Company will also feature live customer presentations from Catholic Health Partners, Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trusts and Memorial Healthcare that highlight how Imprivata has helped their organization with EMR adoption and their respective successes using virtualization, mobility and clinician workflow technologies. More information and a schedule for these presentations is available here.

About Imprivata:

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations. Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

NaviNet Introduces NaviNet Mobile Connect to Deliver Patient Information to Physicians via Handheld Devices

Mobile Messaging Platform Enhances NaviNet’s Clinical Capabilities, Improves Care Management and Coordination, and Supports NaviNet Prescribe and NaviNet Care Alerts

ORLANDO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, today announced the availability of NaviNet Mobile Connect, a care communications platform that enables the delivery of intelligent, actionable patient-related information to physicians via handheld devices, helping to close care gaps, enhance care management and coordination, and improve treatment plan adherence. The mobile platform supports two-way real-time information exchange at the point-of-care and pre- and post-office visit, between physicians, patients, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and retail and mail order pharmacies. NaviNet Mobile Connect enables the delivery of patient information into the exam room and to clinicians, extending the reach of NaviNet solutions beyond the front- and back-office.

“We’ve significantly upped our game in the clinical realm because we believe NaviNet’s unified and patient-centric approach to health information management and our vast national footprint uniquely qualify us to help the industry broadly establish better collaboration, care coordination and care management.”

NaviNet Mobile Connect supports value-added solutions that bring information when and where it is needed most to impact clinical decision-making and patient engagement. Today, NaviNet introduces two new solutions that are supported by NaviNet Mobile Connect and are generally available now: NaviNet Prescribe, a full-service e-prescribing and clinical decision support solution, available to providers via mobile and desktop access, and NaviNet Care Alerts, which enables health plans and PBMs to deliver enhanced messages to providers and patients on mobile devices. NaviNet’s mobile solutions leverage the e-prescribing workflow, are highly intuitive and easy-to-use, and proactively present information for easy viewing.

“NaviNet Mobile Connect delivers actionable information at the impactful moment, informing a different kind of dialog between the doctor and patient. By bringing external data into the exam room, NaviNet enables a conversation that could not or may not have happened, because the doctor would not have that information,” said S. Michael Ross, M.D., MHA, NaviNet’s chief medical officer. “Mobile technology is a healthcare game changer that revolutionizes how information is transmitted between stakeholders, whether that is getting information to a doctor in an exam room, or from doctor to patient. By virtue of having an additional information channel at the point of care, providers are empowered to have more informed and educated exchanges with their patients.”

“NaviNet’s platform for mobile healthcare information delivery combined with our deep expertise in healthcare workflow integration enables providers, health plans and PBMs to use e-prescribing processes to ensure that physicians and patients receive information when and where they need it,” said Brad Waugh, NaviNet’s president and chief executive officer. “We’ve significantly upped our game in the clinical realm because we believe NaviNet’s unified and patient-centric approach to health information management and our vast national footprint uniquely qualify us to help the industry broadly establish better collaboration, care coordination and care management.”

NaviNet Mobile Connect will integrate with NaviNet’s core platform for UPIM as well as its solution suite: NaviNet Insurer Connect, the industry-leading multi-payer portal, NaviNet EMR, NaviNet PM, NaviNet Medicare Eligibility and NaviNet Extended Eligibility. NaviNet Mobile Connect enhances NaviNet’s offerings for unified patient information management (UPIM), which offer single-source access to patient-centric information through sophisticated application and workflow integration supported by a secure, SaaS-based infrastructure.

NaviNet Mobile Connect for Health Plans

NaviNet Mobile Connect integrates mobile messaging with health plan solutions, workflows and data, permitting plans to deliver value-added and contextual patient information directly into providers’ hands. This facilitates collaborative communications, patient and physician engagement, enhanced care coordination and management, improved care and more cost-effective care delivery. NaviNet’s mobile platform supports NaviNet Care Alerts and NaviNet Prescribe, which health plans can offer at no cost to providers. Benefits of NaviNet Mobile Connect include:

  • Empowered providers: Providers have the tools and information to make more informed decisions, improve safety, streamline practice efficiency and maximize reimbursement.
  • Engaged members: The trusted physician-patient relationship can be leveraged to drive member engagement and optimize “teachable moments” at the point of care.
  • Improved and more cost-effective care: Improved formulary compliance and use of lower cost drugs; reduced therapeutic duplication; reduced preventable adverse drug events and their associated hospital, emergency room and physician office costs; lowered administrative expenses associated with manually authorizing medications and communicating with physician staffs.

NaviNet Mobile Connect for Providers

Providers can sign up for NaviNet Prescribe to enhance clinical decision support and save time by reducing administrative work related to prescriptions and managed care protocols. The solution offers mobile and desktop access and can be integrated with practice management systems to access patient medication history across prescribers, view patient-specific formulary information, submit real-time authorizations, close gaps in care with alerts from health plans, and send reminders to patients. Services include comprehensive training and support. With NaviNet Prescribe, providers can improve:

  • Patient care: Better outcomes with access to timely, relevant clinical data; eliminated gaps in care by identifying unaddressed tests, procedures or therapies; improved medication adherence by tracking refills and efficiently delivering reminders during and after visits; and minimized duplicate therapy by knowing which medications were prescribed by other providers.
  • Patient satisfaction: Lowered patient out-of-pocket expenses by presenting options for therapeutically equivalent, lower cost drugs covered by patient benefit plans; and improved patient convenience by streamlining processes at the pharmacy and eliminating hassles of formulary confusion, including frustration caused by step therapy and prior authorization rules.
  • Practice operations: Streamlined prior authorization, eliminating manual administration and reducing operational costs; increased productivity from reduced mail, faxes and phone calls from health plans for gaps in care; and fewer pharmacy phone calls and faxes for drug incompatibility, formulary issues and renewals.
  • Reimbursement: Capabilities that enable reporting necessary to qualify for federal incentives and offer a pathway towards demonstrating Meaningful Use.

For more information about NaviNet Mobile Connect, including NaviNet Prescribe and NaviNet Care Alerts, please visit:

For more information about NaviNet EMR and NaviNet PM, now generally available, please visit:

www.NaviNet.net/clinical-solutions/emr-electronic-medical-record and www.NaviNet.net/clinical-solutions/pm-practice-management

About NaviNet

NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely links leading health plans, industry partners and the government to hundreds of thousands of physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. More than 70 percent of the nation’s physicians are enrolled in the NaviNet Network, which touches 121 million covered lives. NaviNet’s solutions and services for unified patient information management (UPIM) address the full lifecycle of healthcare data management by providing single-source access to patient-centric administrative, financial and clinical information to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of care. The NaviNet solution suite includes NaviNet Insurer Connect, NaviNet Mobile Connect, NaviNet EMR, NaviNet PM, NaviNet Medicare Eligibility and NaviNet Extended Eligibility. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Connect with us on our blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

 

March 2, 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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.