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World-Class Academic Medical Center Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support for Electronic, Evidence-based Order Set Solution

Minneapolis, MN — (March 29, 2012) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Duke University Health System has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support as its electronic order sets solution.

ProVation Order Sets provides peer-reviewed evidence-based order set content. Proprietary authoring and management tools allow for online review and management of order sets, building consensus among physicians, driving standardization of practice and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) adoption.

“We expect this technology to streamline the review and maintenance processes for our large library of order sets,” said Kay Lytle, Director of Clinical IT Strategy, Duke University Health System. “Systems that have the potential to reduce errors and improve quality measures will be important as healthcare institutions move into the era of healthcare reform.”

“Wolters Kluwer Health is committed to improving patient safety and standardizing care,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with Duke University Health System to further that effort.”

About ProVation Medical

ProVation® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD, ProVation MultiCaregiver and ProVation EHR software reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, puts evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

April 4, 2012 I Written By

UPMC Works with Oracle and Cerner to Provide Clinicians with Continuous Access to Patient Health Records

Recognizing the need for doctors, nurses, and clinicians to have access to the most up-to-date patient healthcare information to drive the quality of care, UPMC, a national leader in the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), announced today a newly-implemented system that uses Oracle GoldenGate and Cerner’s 724Access® software to ensure clinicians have around-the-clock access to electronic patient data whenever they need it, even during system downtime.

In this joint effort, UPMC integrated Oracle’s GoldenGate solution with its databases, enabling 24×7 access to its EMR applications.  In the case of a planned, or unplanned system outage, Oracle and Cerner have reduced potential downtime for UPMC’s eRecord system from hours – which is typical in the industry – to minutes, with a real-time stand-by database.  With this achievement, UPMC – a global health network of over 50,000 employees – has become one of the largest Oracle/Cerner clients of this scope to develop such a capability.

Oracle GoldenGate and Cerner’s 724Access Deliver Business Continuity for Cerner’s Clinical Applications

Redwood Shores, CA – June 28, 2011

News Facts
•       To enhance the quality and safety of patient care, UPMC, a national leader in the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), has implemented a system that uses Oracle GoldenGate and Cerner’s 724Access® software to ensure that its clinicians have continuous, secure access to the most up-to-date patient and order data.
•       UPMC, Oracle and Cerner have integrated Oracle GoldenGate with Cerner’s 724Access software to help reduce potential downtime for UPMC’s eRecord system from hours, which is typical in the industry, to minutes. With its dramatic reduction in downtime and potential reliance on paper backup systems, UPMC is one of the largest Cerner clients of this size and scope to develop such a capability.
•       UPMC is a $9 billion global health enterprise with 50,000 employees and a diverse health care network that includes more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services.
•       As part of its adoption of EMRs, UPMC has deployed 14 Cerner Millennium® applications across its hospitals, including Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and PowerChart®, which provide a comprehensive electronic medical record of each patient.
•       To enable business continuity, UPMC chose Oracle GoldenGate and Cerner’s 724Access solution to provide a high availability EMR solution with 24×7, read-only access to its Cerner® applications.
•       UPMC implemented Oracle GoldenGate to replicate all patient data from its Cerner applications running on Oracle Database in real-time to a standby Oracle Database for immediate switchover. The source Oracle Database contains 17 Terabytes of data and supports 4,500 concurrent users (clinicians) and more than 850,000 interactions each day.
•       Oracle GoldenGate synchronizes the production and standby databases with only sub-second latency and enables physicians and staff to continue to view patient data and orders during any planned or unplanned outage.
•       Cerner’s 724Access solution with Oracle GoldenGate enables UPMC to activate the standby database in just 12 minutes with data current from that point on. Previously, it took nearly two hours to activate the instance.
Supporting Quotes
•       “It’s critical that our doctors, nurses and clinicians have access to the most up-to-date patient healthcare information at their fingertips to help ensure that our patients have the best healthcare experience,” said William Costantini, Associate Director, Integrated Operations Center, UPMC. “By developing a system that incorporates Oracle GoldenGate, we have enabled our clinicians to have virtually 24×7 access to electronic patient data whenever they need it, even when the system is down. This capability is rare in our industry and critical to our goal of providing patient-centered care with the help of smart technology.”
•       “Electronic medical records have the power to transform healthcare delivery,” said Marc Perlman, global vice president, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Oracle. “They must, however, be available when and where they are needed. Downtime is not acceptable, especially when it affects patient care. With Oracle GoldenGate, UPMC can ensure high availability of patients’ medical records, even during unplanned outages.”
•       “This joint effort with Oracle and UPMC demonstrates the importance of collaboration to successfully support health care demands and ultimately make health care safer,” said Mike Nill, Cerner COO.

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About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, please visit http://www.oracle.com.

June 30, 2011 I Written By

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.

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.

ImplementHIT Launches OptimizeHIT at HIMSS to Boost Physician EHR Training and Meaningful Use for Small Practices

Brings cost-effective, customizable physician elearning to smaller practices

Orlando, FL—February 21, 2011—ImplementHIT will roll out OptimizeHIT, (www.OptimizeHIT.com) physician electronic health record (EHR) elearning solutions, at HIMSS 2011 in Orlando, FL, February 20-24 in booth 3385. This new patent-pending solution will deliver bold new functionality scaled to small physician practices with 20 doctors or fewer, empowering them to achieve meaningful use of qualified EHRs. ImplementHIT is the developer of sophisticated, physician-friendly, dynamic education products and services to help hospitals and physician practices drive organization-wide adoption of EHRs.

This solution designed specifically for smaller practices builds on ImplementHIT’s unsurpassed qualifications in physician online learning. ImplementHIT has helped hospitals including St.Vincent Health, North-Shore Long Island Health System (the largest EHR implementation in New York), Columbia University, and many more, drive clinical adoption of their EHRs through customized strategies including training.

The training technology of OptimizeHIT drives adoption of even advanced EHR functionality, while preventing lost productivity during implementation and beyond. It’s based on ImplementHIT’s successful training platform used with hospitals and larger organizations, but priced especially for smaller physician practices. With high level guidance from ImplementHIT’s EHR training experts, practices can leverage in-house resources to fully customize training content to their actual practice scenarios. This more meaningful training approach is necessary for effective physician participation and engagement. Based on low levels of industry-wide adoption, this has been a challenge for EHR vendors.

OptimizeHIT is powered by ImplementHIT’s patent‐pending Advanced Training Portal, which connects providers, support personnel and management in real time, and delivers objective data to evaluate the success of the implementation. Because small physician practices experience significant demands with their EHRs, their physician proficiency levels often plateau at the basic or intermediate level. To achieve meaningful use and receive federal HITECH funding, providers using certified EHRs will have to become proficient with the advanced features of the EHR that even large organizations with entire training departments struggle to achieve. OptimizeHIT was designed to help smaller practices with the fundamentals, as well as to drive clinical adoption of EHRs into advanced functionality.

Because OptimizeHIT is web-based, physicians and clinical staff access the elearning at a time and location most convenient for them. “Doctors can participate from home, at their leisure. For the providers, that’s one of the absolute best benefits,” said Jim Garrity, chief information officer, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute (TOI). “They are seeing value in the education. Coupled with the cost effectiveness of the online learning, this is putting TOI on track to save hundreds of hours of training time for providers alone,” he said. TOI uses ImplementHIT’s fully customized training solution, which is also available to larger physician practices and hospitals.

“The technology used in OptimizeHIT is based on years of research on educating physicians to train more effectively online. Through our vast experience with larger organizations, our software not only drives EMR adoption, it protects physician productivity. Smaller practices have a smaller cushion for lost productivity during implementation, making OptimizeHIT a vital tool,” said Dr. Andres Jimenez, CEO, ImplementHIT.

“The biggest impediment to meaningful use is meaningful education. We see evidence of that in the very small percentage of hospitals and practices using the advanced features of their EMR, like computerized physician order entry (CPOE) with problem based order sets, electronic charge submission and prescription transmission. These features are critical because they enhance workflows, and lead to the significant healthcare quality benefits promised by EMR vendors,” said Jimenez. Dr. Jimenez is a former clinical director of content and online training for Allscripts. ImplementHIT is led by physicians and experts in clinical and medical informatics and with Ph.D.-level proficiency in online learning.

A leading-edge solution designed to fit with practices’ workflows, OptimizeHIT is fully compatible with iPads®.

Also at HIMSS, ImplementHIT will showcase their Advanced Training Portal for hospitals and large physician practices. This Portal allows these organizations’ in-house experts to customize training to their EHRs, but on a different scale than OptimizeHIT. Both solutions are compatible with all EHRs, including Epic, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks® and others. Licensing is based on practice size.

In a featured eSession at HIMSS, Dr. Jimenez will present with Margaret Cornwell, Allscripts Implementation Manager at St.Vincent Health on “Hybrid EHR Training: Maximize Adoption & Physician Productivity.” [link to http://www.www.himssconference.org/education/sessiondetail.aspx?eventID=4281].

About ImplementHIT

ImplementHIT (www.ImplementHIT.com) helps hospitals and physician practices drive organization-wide adoption of certified electronic medical records (EMR) systems. Led by a team of physicians skilled in all phases of EMR implementation and with Ph.D-level proficiency in online training, ImplementHIT’s training and content development drive physician adoption. Training ranges from comprehensive solutions provided by ImplementHIT, to customizable products for hospitals and practices. Other services are implementation planning, clinical content development and optimization, and EMR implementation leadership. ImplementHIT reduces implementation and training costs for hospitals and enables meaningful use to achieve federal stimulus money.

February 23, 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.

CEDARS-SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM SELECTS ENCORE HEALTH RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT NEXT PHASE OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD

HOUSTON, TX – February xx, 2011 — Encore Health Resources (Encore) a leader in advanced information technology services for the global healthcare industry, announced today that it has been selected by Cedars- Sinai Health System to partner in the organization-wide implementation of the health system’s multi-million dollar electronic medical record (EMR) project.  The partnership marks a significant competitive win for Encore, one of the fastest-growing health-information technology (HIT) services companies in the United States and recently named an “up and coming player” by KLAS Research.  Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Encore will partner with Cedars-Sinai to plan and implement the next scheduled phase of      CS-Link™, which will focus on expanding computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and physician documentation at the hospital.  CS-Link™ is a multi-year, organization-wide initiative that will merge the health system’s existing financial and clinical applications into a single, integrated application suite.

“As part of our long-standing commitment to provide the highest quality patient care, Cedars-Sinai has chosen Encore for the proven skills and capabilities they bring to the table,” said Darren Dworkin, CIO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Encore partnership with CSHS is focused on enabling the health system to achieve complete success in its CPOE implementation, putting the necessary tools in place to maintain such success for years to come.  A specific objective of the project is that Encore help Cedars-Sinai to attract and retain an internal team trained in skills and know-how that will reduce the use of consultants over time.  Encore and Cedars refer to this part of the partnership as “sustainability” – a term describing the delivery of high service levels to Cedars’ stakeholders that are independent of third-party support after project completion.

“At Cedars-Sinai, we’ll ensure that process redesign is incorporated with application capabilities that support user adoption,” said Dana Sellers, President and CEO, Encore Health Resources. “In bringing solutions to Cedars-Sinai, we’re committed to helping them achieve their immediate goals while preparing for a continued future of excellence.  To that end, our success will not only be measured along the way, but ultimately proven by Cedars-Sinai continued success with CPOE in the years to come.”

About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the western United States. For 17 consecutive years, it has been named Los Angeles’ most preferred hospital for all health needs in an independent survey of area residents. Cedars-Sinai is internationally renowned for its diagnostic and treatment capabilities and its broad spectrum of programs and services, as well as breakthroughs in biomedical research and superlative medical education. It ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals in the nation for its research activities and was recently fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Additional information about Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is available at www.cedars-sinai.org.

About Encore Health Resources:

Encore Health Resources, founded by healthcare veterans Ivo Nelson and Dana Sellers, provides information technology consulting survices to the provider segment of the healthcare market.  For more information about Encore, please visit www.encorehealthresources.com.

February 22, 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.