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FDB MedsTracker® Medication Reconciliation Solution Certifies on Newest Surescripts® e-Prescribing Standard

Latest standard for routing e-prescriptions supports Meaningful Use Stage 2 Incentive Program

South San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2014 – First Databank (FDB), a leading provider of integrated drug knowledge, today announced the company’s proprietary solution for effective medication reconciliation, FDB MedsTracker, has received certification from Surescripts for prescription routing in adherence with the NCPDP SCRIPT 10.6 standard required for Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification. FDB MedsTracker was previously certified on the Surescripts 4.2 routing standard and has been used for electronic prescribing in hospitals since 2010.

Certification testing was performed on FDB MedsTracker, version 6, which is the most advanced version designed to support the required elements specified in Meaningful Use, Stage 2 certification. Surescripts’ Prescription Routing service allows prescribers to securely send a prescription electronically to the patient’s preferred retail or mail-order pharmacy. In turn, pharmacies can use this service to send prescription renewal authorization requests directly to the prescriber.

FDB MedsTracker has demonstrated immediate and measurable improvements in the medication reconciliation process. Notable advances reported by customers include increased accuracy of home medication lists; efficiency of discharge medication orders and electronic prescribing; reductions in missed medications, duplicate therapies, and incorrect dosing; and workflow efficiencies with measurable time savings for clinicians.

Interested parties may learn more about FDB MedsTracker  at the upcoming HIMSS14 Conference, February 23 – 27, Orlando, Florida, by attending a special medication reconciliation presentation during the Interoperability Showcase, February 26 at 12:30 pm, by visiting the FDB booth #1965, or by contacting FDB directly at 800-633-3453.

About First Databank (FDB)
First Databank (FDB) provides drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver a wide range of valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. As the company that virtually launched the medication decision support category, we offer more than three decades of experience in transforming drug knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services please visitwww.fdbhealth.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Hearst Health
FDB is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes Zynx HealthMCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines) and Homecare Homebase. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 76% of discharged patients, 133 million insured individuals, 20 million home health visits, 1.88 billion retail pharmacy prescriptions and 3.26 billion prescription claims. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab.

© 2014 First Databank, Inc. Part of the Hearst Health network. All trademarks mentioned herein are the properties of their respective owners.

February 20, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

CCHIT UNVEILS NEW HIE INTEROPERABILITY TESTING AT HIMSS13

Will Introduce Programs and Demonstrate Tools to Test Connectivity 

CHICAGO – March 4, 2013 – Today, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is announcing the opening of the pilot phase of a new health information exchange compliance testing program at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans; it also will reveal the program seals designed to help healthcare providers identify health information exchange (HIE) certified technology, and demonstrate its automated testing tool for vendors.

At completion, the HIE compliance testing and certification program components include the following:

1)    HIE Certified Community™, for electronic health records (EHRs) and other health IT systems, that will enable state-wide patient data inquiry allowing clinicians to query an HIE for information on specific patients

2)    HIE Certified Direct™ that provides a simple way for providers to send secure health information directly to trusted recipients, including patients, over the Internet

3)    HIE Certified Network™ for HIE-to-HIE connectivity and for connection to the eHealth Exchange

Certification will be specific to each technology and its version, and include testing of commercially available products, healthcare provider participants and health information exchanges.

“For the first time providers and purchasers of EHRs and HIE will have a simple way of assuring their system has all the capabilities required for plug and play interoperability,” said Dave Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative. “In New York, vendors will be required to pass the compliance testing program in order to connect to the SHIN-NY (the Statewide Health Information of New York).”

The planned pilot testing – for HIE Certified Network – is  the first offering of a collaboration of states, public agencies, federally funded HIEs and HIT companies covering more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. Healtheway, the public-private partnership of the eHealth Exchange, and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, a consortium of states and vendors, established the program to test and certify EHRs and other health IT to enable reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries. CCHIT was selected as the compliance testing body by the partnership. The pilot will begin soon after the HIMSS meeting, and the launch of the certification program is planned for late in the spring.

“We’re creating a robust, highly automated testing program using an open source version of the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) tool that relies on a set of specifications created by the partnership. Our aim is to enable true plug and play connectivity to simplify HIT development and reduce the cost of interface development,” said Alisa Ray, Executive Director and CEO, CCHIT.  “This will help health IT developers get their technology to market quickly and prepare provider and HIE participants share information more efficiently.”

EHR developers and others can view a demonstration of CCHIT’s testing software at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase (Kiosk 17-7, La Nouvelle Ballroom–Level 2).

“The certification program also will support a recently announced collaboration between Healtheway and the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), combining Healtheway’s robust network services expertise with the advanced patient-centered care technology and commitment to health IT innovation of CCC,” said Mariann Yeager, Healtheway’s Executive Director.  “The collaboration will support IT interoperability among more than 40 health provider organizations across the nation, including founders Geisinger Health System (PA), Group Health Cooperative (WA), Intermountain Healthcare (UT), Kaiser Permanente (CA), and Mayo Clinic (MN).”

Additional HIMSS13 Demonstrations

CCHIT experts also will be on hand during the HIMSS meeting at The Meaningful Use Experience, Booth 149 in the Exhibit Hall. The Meaningful Use Experience is a special demonstration area that puts visitors in the middle of certified EHR solutions including complete EHR and EHR modules. Visitors to this interactive event will be able to connect with vendors, hear presentations and see demonstrations side-by-side.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB).  CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for  electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available athttp://cchit.org and http://source.cchit.org.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

About EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup

The EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup is a New York eHealth Collaborative-led coalition of 19 States (representing over 50% of the U.S. population), 20 electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and 23 health information exchange (HIE vendors). The workgroup was launched in February 2011 to leverage existing standards and develop consistent implementation guides for interoperability between HIE software platforms, and the applications that interface with them. For more information about the Workgroup, visit www.interopwg.org.

About Healtheway
Healtheway is a non-profit organization chartered to operationally support the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners, who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules. Currently, 38 participants include four federal agencies, six states, eight beacon communities and more than a dozen Health Information Organizations (HIOs) and health systems, which represent hundreds of hospitals, thousands of providers and millions of patients. Healtheway leads in cross-industry collaboration to develop implementation strategies that enable secure, interoperable nationwide exchange of health information. For more information about Healtheway and the eHealth Exchange: www.healthewayinc.org.

About AEGIS

AEGIS.net, Inc. is a CMMI® for Development (v1.3) Maturity Level 3, CMMI® for Services (v1.3) + Service System Development (SSD) Maturity Level 3 rated, ISO 9001:2008 certified small business  and premier provider of information technology consulting services to federal civilian, defense and

commercial sector clients. AEGIS’s services, delivered by practitioners averaging more than 15 years of experience, include Project Management, Software Functional and Performance Testing, Application Design/Development, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Organizational Performance/Process Improvement. Our domains of expertise include health IT and interoperability, regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and logistics. AEGIS offers the patent-pending Developers Integration Lab (DIL) testing solution for health information exchange gateway, interoperability, and compatibility testing.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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

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

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

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

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

About NoMoreClipboard

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



 

March 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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 awesterink@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

To schedule a meeting with VitalHealth Software at HIMSS, please contact Jessica Cohen at jcohen@ariamarketing.com.

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 www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit www.vitalhealthehr.com, or contact us via email at info@vitalhealthsoftware.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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and MITRE to Participate in popHealth Demonstration at HIMSS 2012 Interoperability Showcase – #HIMSS12

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit pioneer and leader in healthcare delivery through health information technology, announced today that it has partnered with MITRE’s Center for Transforming Health to demonstrate comparative measure results for meaningful use quality metrics reporting at the HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from February 20-24.  MAeHC will showcase its recently ONC-ATB certified commercially- available Quality Data Center (QDC) in comparison with the ONC-sponsored popHealth tool by MITRE to evaluate quality measures at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in Hall G, Exhibit Booth #11000, ONC/FHA area.

MAeHC and MITRE to Demonstrate Comparison of the MAeHC Quality Data Center Meaningful Use Measure Reporting with PopHealth

Waltham, Mass., February 21, 2012 – The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit pioneer and leader in healthcare delivery through health information technology, announced today that it has partnered with MITRE’s Center for Transforming Health, a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest, to demonstrate comparative measure results for meaningful use quality metrics reporting at the HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from February 20-24.  MAeHC will showcase its recently ONC-ATB certified commercially- available Quality Data Center (QDC) in comparison with the ONC-sponsored popHealth tool by MITRE to evaluate quality  measures at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in Hall G, Exhibit Booth #11000, ONC/FHA area.

To support the growing need for quality metrics in healthcare, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase has dedicated this year’s exhibition to “Breaking Barriers to Interoperable Healthcare” to provide an educational forum for attendees by featuring health IT solutions from vendors and government-funded initiatives. This year’s solutions include the MAeHC QDC, a standards-based web application which securely extracts, aggregates, and analyzes patient level health information from EHR and HIE systems, and popHealth, an open-source clinical quality measure reporting reference implementation that works with a provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system, to evaluate quality measures for a population of patients, and share benchmarked results as well as observations and lessons learned for providers and vendors engaged in clinical data analytics.

“The future is already here, and it’s in data analytics,” said Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. “The MAeHC QDC is a commercially-available, federally-certified data analytics solution which takes in and analyzes millions of patient records annually.  As a non-profit organization, we were delighted to accept the invitation to work with MITRE and benchmark our production QDC with the popHealth tool and to share the results at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.  As we will show at HIMSS, the tools are available today for healthcare providers to affordably bridge the gap between the limited capabilities of their independent clinical systems and the information mastery required for value based health care delivery such as accountable care and patient-centered medical home, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we can call these solutions plug-n-play.”

MAeHC delivers hands-on tactical support and sustainable strategies to help providers improve healthcare delivery within their own organizations and across communities. The QDC uniquely helps MAeHC connect communities by providing a comprehensive, on-demand data warehousing solution that seamlessly extracts and aggregates data from multiple clinical systems and provides timely feedback that helps clinical teams improve overall quality.

In 2009, ONC sponsored the development of the open-source popHealth tool by MITRE, a not-for-profit organization chartered to work solely in the public interest, to empower providers to easily perform their own clinical quality measures analysis as well as promote easier submission of meaningful use clinical quality measures to public health organizations. Both solutions support the electronic specifications for all 44 of the Meaningful Use Stage 1 clinical quality measures for eligible professionals. At the Interoperability Showcase, the QDC and popHealth solutions will pull from a common source set of HITSP C32 standard documents, to demonstrate the interoperability of these systems for producing Clinical Quality Measure results that streamline the submission of clinical quality measure reports for Meaningful Use and other purposes.

“Through our partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, we are able to support enabling innovative solutions to address complex national problems,” said Joy Keeler Tobin, Chief of Health Informatics for MITRE’s Center for Transforming Health. “MITRE is excited about popHealth’s impact on the healthcare community and introducing a tool that easily reports and applies what is learned to the delivery of healthcare,” said Tobin. “We hope the joint popHealth and MAeHC QDC demonstrations will illustrate the true power of interoperability.”

For additional information regarding the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, the hours and list of participants, visit: http://www.himssconference.org/exhibition/interop.aspx.

For more information about popHealth, visit ONC’s home page: www.projectpophealth.org.

About Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative is a national leader in the facilitation and management of electronic health record deployment, health information exchange and quality measure reporting. MAeHC is an independent non-profit corporation with a charitable mission to improve the delivery of health care by promoting the use of health IT.  Formed in 2004 as a collaboration of non-profit health care stakeholders to demonstrate the most effective ways to deploy EHRs and HIE to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and affordability of care in Massachusetts, MAeHC now works across the United States with a wide range of physician practices, hospitals, state governments, contracting networks, management services organizations, HIE organizations, technology vendors, and consulting firms.  To learn more about the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, please visit www.maehc.org.

About The MITRE Corporation

The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the government. It operates federally funded research and development centers for the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, with principal locations in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va. To learn more, visit: www.mitre.org.

February 21, 2012 I Written By

SUNQUEST to Demonstrate Innovative Diagnostic Information Solutions at HIMSS 2011

Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, will demonstrate its innovative new software solutions at booth # 6171 at the HIMSS 2011 conference, February 20-24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.  Sunquest will be showcasing its new Sunquest CoPathPlus™ anatomic pathology specimen management and tracking solution, the new web connectivity Sunquest Physician Portal™ outreach  order and results solution, as well as Diagnostic Intelligence, the only business intelligence solution dedicated to laboratory operations.

In addition, Sunquest will be participating in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, a venue for healthcare providers to learn the benefits of transmitting electronic health information seamlessly from application to application across multiple healthcare solutions. Sunquest will be demonstrating the communication of lab results to the CDC for cancer registration, and the management and communication of orders and results for anatomic pathology studies. “Sunquest’s participation demonstrates the importance of effectively communicating accurate reliable laboratory results to care providers who need the information to make informed health care decisions,” said Richard Atkin, president and chief executive officer of Sunquest Information Systems.

Sunquest CoPathPlus™ is a new and innovative anatomic pathology specimen management and tracking solution designed specifically to automate the complexities associated with managing anatomic pathology specimens.  Featuring advanced integration with digital imaging, Sunquest CoPathPlus is designed to function as a virtual “pathologist’s cockpit” for improved productivity and performance. The solution enables more efficient and accurate specimen analysis, enhanced speed to diagnosis, and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes.

The Sunquest Physician Portal™ delivers meaningful connectivity to community-based physicians who refer patients to a laboratory’s outreach and outpatient radiology services. It is part of Sunquest’s overall Outreach Advantage suite of solutions, giving laboratories the tools they need to enable them to compete effectively with national providers for outreach revenue.

With Physician Portal, doctors can electronically enter orders and view results for diagnostic laboratory and radiology tests. The system is fully integrated with Microsoft HealthVault, so results can be sent electronically directly to the patient’s HealthVault record.

According to Mr. Atkin, “Sunquest Physician Portal provides a web based, highly intuitive and easy way for physicians to submit laboratory test orders and view results electronically. This meets several of the meaningful use criteria spelled out in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), helping them more easily the criteria necessary to be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.”

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About Sunquest Information Systems

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

For more information, please visit www.sunquestinfo.com, or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and Austin, currently invests over $2 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support toward companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing.

For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.

About Huntsman Gay Global Capital
Huntsman Gay Global Capital is a private equity firm that brings unrivaled experience to the middle market—offering all the advantages of both a strategic and a financial buyer in one firm. Co-founded by Jon M. Huntsman, one of the world’s leading industrialists, and Robert C. Gay, a former managing director of Bain Capital, the firm focuses on middle market leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments.

For more information, please visit www.hgequity.com.

February 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.