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VitalHealth Software to Participate in Health Story Demonstration at HIMSS 2013 Interoperability Showcase

VitalHealth Software to Showcase Cloud-based EHR Designed with Mayo Clinic in Collaborative Demo

Minneapolis, MN — February 19, 2013 —VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management founded by the Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation, today announced that the company will participate in a Health Story demonstration at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 3 -7, in New Orleans. VitalHealth will demo the latest version of its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution as a participant in The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ (La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2). The VitalHealth EHR will serve as the interoperability and data sharing demonstration’s primary care EHR system. Designed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), the VitalHealth EHR is purpose-built to be easy to use, compatible with handheld devices such as tablets, and adaptable to the varied work styles of small practices. Delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, VitalHealth EHR supports the latest interoperability standards. The EHR is certified for Meaningful Use and meets or exceeds HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

Approximately 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced in the United States each year, however this tremendous source of information is underutilized in current computer-based record systems. The Health Story Project will bring together several health IT vendors at HIMSS 2013 to demonstrate HL7 Consolidated CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) based interoperability, allowing attendees to follow the path of a patient across several points of care.

“Interoperability is crucial for achieving better outcomes and more affordable care, because it helps remove hazardous ambiguity, incompleteness and waste from the medical record. We have long been supporters of IHE and the Health Story Project, so we’re pleased to have been selected to participate this year,” said Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software. “Our recent success at the North American Connectathon, where we passed all planned tests for exchanging C-CDA documents, was a key milestone to ensuring the demonstration at HIMSS will show the power of interoperability to enhance quality healthcare delivery.”

VitalHealth Software was founded to develop a game changing, cloud-based eHealth application platform, with an emphasis on solutions for managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, CHF, depression, cancer and Alzheimer’s. The company also has market-leading solutions for ACO, managing online interventions and outcome monitoring for behavioral health. VitalHealth’s primary goal is having a positive impact on the health of 10 million people in five years while at the same time becoming a market leader.

In the Health Story demonstration, which features six leading vendors, the VitalHealth EHR will first receive an unstructured CDA document containing scanned imaging data. After review and diagnosis, the primary care physician will then refer the patient to an oncologist, by generating a referral note and electronically transmitting a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) to the oncologist. The process will streamline and improve the accuracy and responsiveness of existing paper-based processes, demonstrating how interoperable health IT systems can lead to faster, cheaper, and better care delivery.

To learn about tailoring the VitalHealth EHR platform to meet the needs of medical specialties, please contact Arjen Westerink at

To schedule a meeting with VitalHealth Software at HIMSS, please contact Jessica Cohen at

About Health Story

The Health Story Project was founded four years ago by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Clinical Documentation Industry Association, Lantana Consulting Group, and M*Modal. It is now a collaborative of over two dozen healthcare vendors, providers and associations. Health Story accelerates development of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Implementation Guides for common types of clinical documents, brings them through the HL7 ballot process and promotes their adoption within the industry. Over the previous four years, the initiative produced the first set of national data standards for clinical documents-use of which supports requirements for Meaningful Use of EHR systems. Health Story Promoter members include Fujitsu, Inofile, Lantana Consulting Group, M*Modal, Nuance, Optum and Verizon. The Health Story vision is for complete patient stories to be available in electronic medical records.

About VitalHealth Software 

VitalHealth Software was founded as collaboration between the Noaber Foundation (NL) and Mayo Clinic (US), and delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  Our model-driven software platform is used by a growing network of partners.  VitalHealth Software has offices in the U.S., Netherlands and India. For more information about VitalHealth Software, please visit  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit, or contact us via email at

February 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: and, 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.

Senticare, Inc. Receives FDA Approval For New Pillstation Telehealth System

Senticare, Inc. Receives Fda Approval For New Pillstation Telehealth System Developed To Combat Congestive Heart Failure (Chf) & Other Chronic Disease Related Hospital Readmissions

Company’s New PillStation Medication Adherence System to Be Launched At Annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando From February 20 – 24

Southborough, MA, February 15, 2011 – SentiCare, Inc. today announced FDA approval for their PillStation, a revolutionary new Medication Adherence Telehealth System designed to reduce re-hospitalization and doctor visits. Developed with a focus to significantly lower complications and improve health by assuring medication compliance with significant cost savings for the healthcare industry, PillStation is designed to combat CHF and other chronic disease related hospital readmissions. Using patent pending technology, PillStation transmits images of patient’s medications from within their PillStation and works with patients on complicated medication regimens to be sure that patients can self-administer the correct medications at the correct time. The companies new system will be showcased this month at the 11th annual HIMSS conference and exhibition (Booth #4005) in Orlando, Florida from February 20 – 24.

The only telehealth system developed which aggregates a list of patient’s prescription drugs, and provides direct visualization of medication, PillStation’s unique technology platform provides clear images of the medications being loaded and takes up-to-date images of the prescriptions after each use. The images, along with other critical data, are sent to the SentiCare Advisor Center for medications management and monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, PillStation provides secure web access for real-time information regarding adherence and integrates with EMR/PHR services.

Studies show that approximately 29 – 47% of elderly patients with CHF are readmitted within three to six months of discharge and that approximately 125,000 Americans die each year due to Medication Non-Adherence, while almost 60% of the prescription Medication Non-Adherence problems could be prevented. Using proprietary hardware, software and call center protocols, SentiCare’s state-of-the-art technology is uniquely developed to address healthcare issues related to Medication Non-Adherence.  These issues, which result in rising cost and risk, especially with patients managing CHF and other chronic conditions, include:

• Forgetting to take medication

• Discontinuing or taking medication prematurely

• Not filling or refilling a prescription

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• Taking incorrect medication

• Taking incorrect dosage

• Taking the right medication at the wrong time

• Double dosing to make up for a skipped dose

• Combining medication with inappropriate food or beverage

PillStation trials have achieved adherence levels on multiple medications of approximately 98%, compared to an expected baseline in equivalent patients of 40%.  Economic modeling shows that cardiovascular conditions such as CHF are especially likely to benefit from PillStation in terms of both quality and dramatically lowered cost. SentiCare’s new telehealth system offers substantial cost savings, which could result in saving millions of dollars per year, for hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and physician groups.

“With recent healthcare reform and the advent of new models for healthcare delivery, including the establishment of ACOs, Medication Adherence and remote patient monitoring are emerging as some of the most important areas of healthcare innovation,” stated company co-founder, Yogendra Jain.  “IT models like PillStation, support new health care delivery systems like ACOs, where the exchange of data is critical,” he added.

Check out our website for an online product demo video or for more information or a real time demo on SentiCare’s new PillStation, stop by Booth #4005 at the HIMMS conference in Orlando from February 20 – 24, or call 603-929-6664 to schedule an interview.  HIMMS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

About SentiCare

Founded in 2008 and located in Southborough MA, SentiCare has developed a unique, solution to the serious and costly problem of Medication Non-Adherence.  Using proprietary hardware, software and call center protocols, SentiCare works with patients on complicated medication regimens to be sure that patients take the correct medications at the correct time.  Proper adherence leads to improved health outcomes, reduced hospitalization, reduced re-admission within 30-90 days after discharge, and significant cost savings for Healthcare and Senior Housing Providers.  SentiCare’s approach is unique and targets eight identified attributes that are the root cause of non-adherence. The PillStation product and service are in full production.

February 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: and, 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.