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SRS Is Among First EHRs to Achieve Certification for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use – See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

SRS EHR v9 Awarded 2014 Edition Modular Certification

MONTVALE, NJ – June 17, 2013 SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that it has completed the first phase of certification for the 2014 Edition of the SRS EHR. Physicians will use the SRS EHR v9 to demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for the government’s EHR incentives for Stage 2—as well as Stage 1—effective 2014.

“As we did so successfully for Stage 1, SRS is addressing the increased demands of Stage 2 by enhancing our EHR software to provide our physicians with the tools needed to satisfy the requirements in a productivity-focused manner,” says Evan Steele, CEO of SRS. “The fact that we are among the first vendors to achieve certification is a testament to the talents of our highly skilled and hard-working development team and to our commitment to the maintenance of high-level, in-house expertise regarding meaningful use.”

“This accomplishment puts us well on our way in what will be a short journey toward complete certification,” says SRS Chief Software Architect Joseph Geretz. “Our 2014 certified EHR will empower our physicians with data management and interoperability features that will prepare them for continued success as providers of high-quality patient care.”

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments (SRSsoft, v9, Certification ID No. 06132013-1984-8, June 13, 2013).

About SRS
SRS is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians—with a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, the robust SRS EHR, PM, PACS, Patient Portal, and Transcription increase speed and efficiency, boost revenue, free physicians’ time, and enhance patient care and satisfaction. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS); Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes; and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)— positioning the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or e-mail DGI@drummondgroup.com.

– See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

June 18, 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.

CareCloud Appoints Tom Cady as Vice President of Professional Services; Supporting Record Growth With Enhanced Implementation and Training Capabilities

Brings Close to 30 Years of Executive Management Experience in Consulting, Professional Services, and Sales in the Healthcare Technology Industry to Further CareCloud’s Market Momentum

BOSTON–(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 has hired Tom Cady as its new Vice President of Professional Services. Mr. Cady will be responsible for managing CareCloud’s client implementation and training teams – an essential pillar in powering the Company’s more than 100% year-over-year revenue growth while continuing to enhance customer experience and success. Mr. Cady brings close to 30 years of executive management experience in consulting and professional services, sales and client service in the healthcare industry. He joins CareCloud as a member of its senior leadership team and will report to Albert Santalo, CareCloud’s Chairman and CEO, and will be based in the Company’s Boston office.

“Tom is quite simply the very best professional services executive in the healthcare IT industry and I could not be more thrilled to have him join CareCloud as we continue to scale our national cloud-based platform and streamline the way medical groups leverage our applications and services,” said Mr. Santalo. “The onboarding of clients onto our platform and subsequent training efforts is often the first and most important interaction any client experiences, setting the tone for the long-term relationship. Making sure we have the industry’s very best professional service capabilities and leadership is critical for us continuing to achieve such high client retention, satisfaction, and consistent revenue growth.”

“I have had the privilege to work with some amazing organizations and individuals throughout my time in the healthcare technology industry, while also being part of truly disruptive business models along the way,” said Mr. Cady. “Given the challenges facing the industry, it’s clear that cloud-based technologies are the logical option for helping medical practices optimize their financial and clinical operations. CareCloud, with its modern design, architecture, and workflow automation stands to disrupt how physicians and their staff use technology and I am excited to join such a vibrant and innovative culture.”

Mr. Cady joined CareCloud from athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN), a provider of web-based software and services to medical groups, holding numerous executive positions over his eleven years at the company. During the last half of his tenure at athenahealth, Mr. Cady led the growth and scaling of the professional services department. Under his leadership, the organization grew in both staff and annual revenue implemented by over 500%. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Cady also served as the athenahealth’s Regional Vice President of Sales. He was a key member of the sales leadership team that drove the Company’s revenue growth from $8 million to $117 million.

Prior to athenahealth, Mr. Cady spent more than seventeen years at IDX Corporation, a provider of software solutions for integrated healthcare delivery systems, group practices, and managed care organizations, that was purchased by GE Healthcare in 2006. During his tenure at IDX, Tom led the implementation organization of the company’s largest division and also built and expanded the company’s consulting practice into a $20 million business unit.

Mr. Cady holds a BS in Management from Bentley University.

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 thousands of 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.

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.

NoMoreClipboard and ICA to Collaborate on Health Information Exchange and Patient Engagement Opportunities

Fort Wayne, Ind. – June 11, 2013 – NoMoreClipboard and ICA, a provider of interoperability technology that enables care coordination and health information exchange (HIE), today announced a strategic agreement that will capitalize on integrating ICA HIE offerings with NoMoreClipboard personal health record (PHR) and patient portal solutions.  By combining ICA technology with patient-facing applications from NoMoreClipboard, HIEs, hospitals, health systems, providers, communities and ACOs can improve electronic communication with patients and meet the patient engagement requirements in meaningful use stage two.
“ICA and NoMoreClipboard are already working together on several projects with HIE and health system clients, and we have quickly come to appreciate our respective commitment to standards-based interoperability,” said Gary Zegiestowsky, CEO of ICA. “We are working on everything from Direct to XDS information exchange, with a focus on making HIE and provider data available to patients in a secure, electronic format. We are formalizing our collaboration to help our respective clients qualify for meaningful use and engage patients looking for easier ways to access, organize and manage health information.”
“As electronic patient engagement gains traction, there is a real opportunity for HIEs and forward thinking providers to offer patients portable solutions that enable them to access and share data across the care continuum,” said NoMoreClipboard president Jeff Donnell. “ICA is adept at managing patient information, and we are working together to put that information in the hands of patients who can then take a more active role in managing health and wellness.”
ICA and NoMoreClipboard are currently working on projects for several mutual clients including the Kansas Health Information Network, the statewide HIE in Kansas, and Meridian Health, a leading New Jersey health system.
About ICA
Originating from clinical informatics solutions developed within Vanderbilt Medical Center, ICA’s state-of-the-art CareAlign® interoperability and informatics platform addresses and solves data and communication challenges for many healthcare entities, including hospitals, IPAs, IDNs, HIEs, payers and others.  CareAlign delivers a flexible architecture to connect, collect, consume and intelligently distribute data through Direct, IHE, HL7, and custom methods for use in EHRs, third party applications, and ICA’s applications.  CareAlign unites a wide range of information and supports analytic needs associated with population health management, transitions of care communication, re-admissions reduction, meaningful use requirements and PCMH/ACO operations. Visit www.icainformatics.com, and follow us on Twitter, ICA HITme Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
AboutNoMoreClipboard
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 and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
June 14, 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.

IHE USA Publishes “Interoperability for Dummies” A Guide to Health IT

CHICAGO (June 12, 2013) – Across the world, various communities in Health Information Technology (IT) are developing methods for exchanging health information among healthcare providers, patients, and other authorized parties to revolutionize the delivery of care.  However, doing something as simple as sharing secure, private healthcare information is hard. Everything involved in sharing the information must be securely constructed in a way that all the other systems involved understand it. To advance this goal, IHE USA has published “Interoperability for Dummies; IHE Edition,” a complimentary eBook in the Wiley For Dummies format, which explains what Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is, its value, and how people can use IHE to advance interoperability.

The eBook, written by Anita Samarth, in collaboration with IHE USA, provides an introduction to the integration and interoperability of health data, the origins of IHE, and an overview of IHE’s standards-based profiles which are used by communities for exchanging health information

Interoperability for Dummies – IHE Edition, will help readers to not only understand the value and critical nature of standards-based interoperable health IT systems and IHE’s role, but how to personally become part of the solution by implementing change in their organization.” says Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, president, IHE USA.

Readers of the eBook will learn how IHE improves patient care by providing a common standards-based framework for seamlessly exchanging health information among care providers at a local, regional, or national level. More than 160 health IT vendors and health information exchanges have implemented systems worldwide based on IHE.

The eBook discusses:

  • How IHE can help organizations meet interoperability goals;
  • The current state of document exchange, different scenarios for exchanging information, and how IHE is improving the process; and
  • Opportunities IHE offers for stakeholders and clinicians to work together to advance health information exchange.
  • An introduction to the IHE USA Certification Program.

The eBook is available for complimentary download on the IHE USA website, beginning June 26.

About the Author                                                                                                                                                                            

Anita Samarth is co-founder and president of Clinovations. She has extensive experience with EHRs, HIE, and interoperability. She was also a co-author of “Electronic Health Records for Dummies.”

About IHE USA
IHE USA (www.iheusa.org) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 that operates as a deployment committee of IHE International®. The mission of IHE USA is to drive adoption of standards-based interoperability to improve patient care through innovation, standards profiling, testing, education and collaboration. IHE USA improves the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery by supporting the deployment of standards-based electronic health record systems, facilitating the exchange of health information among care providers, both within the enterprise and across care settings, and enabling local, regional and national health information networks in the United States, all in a manner consistent with participation in the activities of IHE International, Inc

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.

Mitochon and CureMD Partner to Deliver Targeted Clinical Content to thousands of Physicians

Mitochon Systems Inc., Laguna Hills, CA, June 12, 2013 – CureMD Healthcare, a leading national provider of award winning EMR, Practice Management and Billing Services and Mitochon Systems Inc., announced today a partnership to utilize Mitochons patented delivery platform for clinical content for physicians and patients, drug sample programs, co-pay vouchers, DME orders and pharma promotional messaging to the entire CureMD subscriber network.

Bill Hashmat, CIO and CO founder at CureMD Healthcare stated, “CureMD constantly strives for innovative approaches that benefit its subscribers though advances in patient safety, improving outcomes and quality while reducing costs” he continued. “The ability to connect with multiple content sources through a single connection is a significant factor in establishing this preferred partnership.” He further stated, “Mitochons deep understanding of the technical and workflow challenges that EHR vendors face in regards to content delivery, along with pharma demand for their patented Granular and Contextually targeted content made this an exciting partnership to enter.”

Mitochon content Service is a HIPAA compliant, patented delivery model for a variety of clinical and promotional content to the EHR community. It also provides support for Meaningful Use stage 2 compliance. The benefit of a simple internet based connection, eliminating the high cost of establishing custom API’s and the ongoing maintenance associated with them, is an attractive proposition to the EHR vendor’s. The significant incremental revenue stream from multiple content sources is also very attractive proposition to help subsidize EMR adoption.

“We are delighted to enter this partnership and further develop our patented content solutions within CureMD’s physician networks” said Chris Riley CEO at Mitochon. “In CureMD we have a forward thinking, agile partner who understands the dynamics in the market place in regards to declining ability to extract high prices from physicians for EHR systems and the need to develop significant revenue from other services. The patent was approved in April 2012 and we are on the move to deploy it with leading EMR venders across the nation.”

About CureMD
CureMD is an award winning provider of EMR, practice management and billing services to help optimize outcomes, quality and returns. CureMD is consistently ranked as the number 1 SaaS EMR by independent research organizations for the highest customer satisfaction rate in the industry.

About Mitochon
Founded in 2006 and awarded a patent for the delivery of targeted, contextual clinical and promotional content to EHR systems in 2012. Mitochon offers EHR vendors incremental revenue from the delivery of targeted content to their physician and patient communities, enabling better outcomes and assisting in reducing medical costs

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.

46% of U.S. Physician Groups plan to join a Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Burlington, VT – HIMSS Analytics continues the series of strategic industry reports previously published by CapSite with the release of the 5th Annual U.S. Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) & Practice Management (PM) Study.  The study represents unique Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 800 physician groups on market adoption, market share, market opportunity and vendor mind share across the U.S. physician market.  Additionally, it incorporates information from the HIMSS Analytics® Database for a comprehensive snapshot of the Ambulatory EHR and PM marketplace.

“The year-over-year analysis that we provide allows for an in-depth understanding of industry trends,” said Brendan FitzGerald, HIMSS Analytics Research Director. “While both the tethered and non-tethered Ambulatory EHR markets show signs of maturing, there is continued opportunity with 35% of respondents planning to purchase, replace, or upgrade an Ambulatory EHR solution.”

The study includes Voice of Customer (VOC) insight on physician group:

  • Status on receiving incentive funding for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use (MU)
  • Plans for purchasing or upgrading Ambulatory EHR & PM solutions
  • Primary drivers behind decisions to replace current Ambulatory EHR & PM solutions
  • Plans for joining a Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Vendor Market and Mind Share coverage includes:

Acumen, ADP AdvancedMD, Allscripts, Amazing Charts, Aprima, athenahealth, BioMedix, Cerner, CPSI, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs, Epic, GE Healthcare, Greenway, Healthland, HMS, McKesson, Meditech, MedNet, MedPlus, MED3000, NextGen, OptumInsight, Practice Fusion, Siemens, Vitera

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The company acquired CapSite in October 2012 and offers a portfolio of healthcare information technology market intelligence products and services, including detailed analytics tools, market research, and customized consulting. Visit www.himssanalytics.org or www.capsite.com for more information.

June 12, 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.

DigiCert and DataMotion Partnership Advances Healthcare Through Secure Health Information Exchange

DataMotion Leads in Deploying Certification from DigiCert’s Common Dual-mode Direct Med CA, Enabling Direct Secure Messaging Among Government and Private Sector Healthcare Providers

 

LINDON, Utah and MORRISTOWN, N.J. – June 12, 2013 – DigiCert, the leading high-assurance digital certificate provider, and DataMotion, an innovative health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in secure data delivery services, today announced a groundbreaking partnership to expand common dual-mode certification for commercial and federal use for the healthcare industry. The partnership promises to improve patient care by making it much simpler for federal and non-federal organizations to engage in the secure electronic exchange of healthcare information.

 

The DigiCert/DataMotion partnership is a major step forward in fulfilling the vision of DirectTrust, an independent non-profit trade association tasked with overcoming secure data transfer challenges related to the Direct Project. Overseen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Direct Project is a federal healthcare initiative fostering a standard method to securely exchange electronic healthcare information. It is aimed at ensuring compliance with federal privacy requirements and improving patient outcomes.

 

The partnership makes DataMotion the first HISP to use DigiCert’s dual-mode Direct Med Certificate Authority (Direct Med CA) in the DirectTrust Transitional Trust Anchor Bundle. The Bundle is a collection of trust anchor certificates from HISPs that meet common policies and practices for transmitting healthcare data across geographies and technologies. It eliminates the need for HISPs to manually exchange trust anchors, avoiding complex legal hurdles and one-off contracts. Direct secure messaging leverages the Internet and is far more efficient and secure than fax-based communication. As a result, participating HISPs can quickly help healthcare organizations, providers and patients to communicate in a way that is Direct-compliant and with an expanding community of trusted partners.

 

“The DigiCert Direct Med CA leverages policy processing capabilities to make the Direct protocol much more efficient to implement. This breakthrough eases certification difficulties that have threatened to stall adoption of the Direct Project,” said DigiCert’s Vice President of Government/Education Relations and Senior PKI Architect, Scott Rea, also a member of the Board of Directors for DirectTrust. “We need a national security and trust framework with a foundation of standards-based accreditation, supported by technology to easily on-board healthcare providers. Because our Direct Med CA facilitates commercial and federal use for multiple trust assurance levels, more providers will now be able to quickly and safely exchange information more efficiently. By partnering with DataMotion – a leading HISP with a secure data delivery pedigree – we’re able to get this to market quickly and help build the DirectTrust community.”

 

DigiCert has been at the forefront of Direct-related innovation and was first to issue Direct-compliant Federal Bridge Certification Authority certificates for Federal agencies to interoperate with non-federal organizations. Combined with digital certificates for commercial entities, the Direct Med CA can now serve all of healthcare with basic and medium assurance levels. By incorporating this capability into its HISP services, DataMotion is now able to offer a turnkey solution that will enable electronic health record (EHR) vendors and their customers to easily meet real-world healthcare communications needs.

                                                            

“This takes a huge burden off of healthcare providers by greatly simplifying their use of Direct messaging,” said DataMotion Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bob Janacek. “Through this partnership EHR vendors now have a comprehensive solution for Direct communications, resulting in an easier path for providers to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation, and better healthcare outcomes for patients.”

                                                                                          

About DataMotion

DataMotion enables organizations to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. The company’s core DataMotion Platform solves a broad range of business issues by providing a secure data delivery hub. Easy-to-use solutions are provided for secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact that leverage the DataMotion Platform for unified data delivery. Millions of users worldwide rely on DataMotion to transparently improve business processes and reduce costs, while mitigating security and compliance risk. DataMotion is privately held and based in Morristown, N.J. For the latest news and updates on DataMotion, visit www.datamotion.com, like DataMotion on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @datamotion.

About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 70,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, healthcare, education and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer support and market growth leadership. For the latest news and updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.

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.

ImagingElements Now Integrated with Nuance’s PowerScribe 360 for Meaningful Use

  Raleigh, NC May 30, 2013 – ImagingElements announces today it has integrated its cloud-based Meaningful Use subscription service with PowerScribe 360 | Reporting from Nuance Communications.

ImagingElements has integrated its Meaningful Use service with PowerScribe 360 | Reporting using the Web Services API. The integration with the PowerScribe 360 platform allows Radiology Practices who use PowerScribe 360 to access the ImagingElements Meaningful Use service without the cost or complexity of traditional integration methods.  Radiologists now have a viable, practical mechanism to achieve Meaningful Use.

ImagingElements provides ElementMU, a cloud-based Meaningful Use service that integrates with existing imaging IT solutions and is available as a monthly subscription to radiology practices of all sizes. The Company has worked closely with Meaningful Use experts in the field and developed a fully certified Ambulatory EHR that is specific to the needs of Radiology, and tuned to the way the Meaningful Use program applies to Radiologists. ImagingElements includes technology that leverages denominator reduction opportunities in Radiology that can dramatically reduce the workflow impact associated with Meaningful Use data collection.

“This integration allows ImagingElements to seamlessly enable Radiologists who use the PowerScribe 360 | Reporting solution to participate in the Meaningful Use incentive program”, said Bob Cooke, Co-Founder and CEO of ImagingElements. “Nuance’s PowerScribe 360 platform is the most widely recognized and utilized reporting solution in the market, and the integration of our products enables users to more easily participate in the Meaningful Use Program.”

About ImagingElements
ImagingElements is a Medical Imaging company that delivers software technologies that allow Radiologists to achieve Meaningful Use incentives and foster collaboration between Patient, Provider, and Radiologist. For more information visit http://www.imagingelements.com

June 11, 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.

Southpoint Surgery Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation, Electronic Health Records

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (May 29, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Southpoint Surgery Center has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding and its ProVation® MultiCaregiver as its electronic health record (EHR) and patient charting solution.
 
Located in Jacksonville, Fla., Southpoint Surgery Center has been designed to accommodate a wide array of procedures from cataract removal to orthopedic surgeries. The state-of-the-art outpatient center features four operating rooms, one treatment room, eight pre-operative preparation areas, 11 recovery areas, a dedicated laser room, two exam rooms for the doctors on-site, as well as surgical support services and a dedicated sterile processing area.
“Southpoint Surgery Center is dedicated to providing a timely, accessible, cost-effective alternative to surgical care,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that they have selected ProVation MD and ProVation MultiCaregiver to provide streamlined documentation and coding in the GI lab, as well as EHR and patient charting across the facility.”
 
About ProVation Medical
ProVation® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD and ProVation MultiCaregiver reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, and ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions, put evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.
ProVation Medicalis 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 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).
June 10, 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.

Pete Palmer joins MedAllies as chief security officer

FISHKILL, N.Y., May 29, 2013–Pete Palmer, CISSP, has joined MedAllies as chief security officer. He will be responsible for the oversight and ongoing management of MedAllies’ information security program, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

He comes to MedAllies from Surescripts, which operates the nation’s largest electronic prescribing network, where he served as director of information security since 2009. Previously, he held senior security positions at Wells Fargo and Boston Scientific.

“This is a tremendously exciting time to join MedAllies. The company is at an innovative stage, which is very appealing to me,” Palmer said.

During his first 100 days, Palmer will get a lay of the land. Ultimately, his role as leader of the company’s security program will involve ensuring the security of the MedAllies National Direct Network, which is targeted at integrating certified EHRs used by providers in practices, hospitals and other care settings across the nation.

Currently, EHRs significantly improve clinical workflow efficiencies and quality within an organization. MedAllies sees EHR interoperability through Direct as moving those workflow improvements beyond an organization’s walls to allow providers to work in unison as if they are part of one contiguous organization.

“The improvements in care will be limitless, and I want to make sure that the patient’s health care information is secure at all times. Interoperability means nothing if the information is not secure and the patients can’t trust these evolving networks,” Palmer said. “I couldn’t take this responsibility more seriously. Our country’s health hinges on it.”

He sees no conflict between ensuring health IT is secure and private, and making it consistent with physician workflows and easy for providers to use. “People talk about the tension between security and convenience, but I see it as a partnership that serves patients and providers. Security and privacy are integral to any workflow,” he said. As providers communicate with each other, patients need to be confident their privacy and the security of their records are maintained.

Palmer plays an active role in many industry organizations. He serves as chair of the Kantara Initiative Leadership Council, an industry and community organization that enables trust in identity services, and has held leadership roles in Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society(HIMSS)work groups and task forces. He has written numerous articles and white papers; in 1996, he was lead author of The Web Server Handbook, one of the first Web server programming books.

Palmer is the latest addition to the senior leadership team at MedAllies. He joins the company at a crucial time as it continues its expansion as a national provider of interoperability solutions.
“As we continue to expand, we are mindful of the importance of building user trust and in doing so, selecting the right person to lead this effort internally is essential. Inadequate security and the ensuing lack of trust could derail interoperability efforts and ultimately stall health care transformation,” said MedAllies CEO A. John Blair, III, MD. “Pete brings considerable practical experience, industry knowledge and the technical expertise we need. I am delighted to welcome him to our senior leadership team, and I look forward to working with him as we move forward with our vision of interoperability for all.”

About MedAllies

MedAllies, founded in 2001, has extensive experience with EHR implementations and workflow redesign to improve clinical care. It provides unmatched expertise in health information exchange and Direct services. MedAllies operates the THINC eXchange, an HIE designed to increase the completeness of information at the point of care, improve care coordination and standardize quality and public health reporting in New York’s Hudson Valley. It has provided Direct services since the Direct Project’s inception and has several pilot sites in New York state. MedAllies Direct Solutions builds on existing technology to achieve interoperability, with physicians using their current EHR systems, allowing information to flow across disparate EHR systems in a manner consistent with provider workflows. MedAllies Direct is a tool to advance primary care models that emphasize care coordination and improved care transitions and support patient-centered care.

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