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Scrypt, Inc. acquires DocbookMD

Scrypt, Inc. (OTC Pink: SYPT) developers of secure and compliant productivity tools for regulated industries, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based DocbookMD®, a HIPAA secure patient care team collaboration platform.

DocbookMD, in use by more the 30,000 medical professionals across the US, is a HIPAA secure messaging application for both mobile and tablet, and can be accessed via any web browser. The platform was designed for healthcare to enable physicians to collaborate with other organization members on vital information including detailed images, labs, X-rays and EKGs, and to communicate effectively with their entire care team. One of the advantages of DocbookMD is that the information shared is stored on a secure server, so once the application is closed, the data is cleared from the device; if the device is lost or falls into the wrong hands, the patient information cannot be accessed without proper credentials, ensuring complete privacy and security.

“DocbookMD was built by and for physicians initially to streamline and improve their communications by giving them access to a directory of their entire organization for easy collaboration,” said Dr. Tim Gueramy, co-founder of DocbookMD. “Today, we’re deeply involved in critical communications among the entire care team continuum – both in and outside of the hospital setting. By joining Scrypt, DocbookMD will continue to expand integrations within the entire healthcare arena.”

“With the addition of DocbookMD to our healthcare portfolio we are able to offer more ways for healthcare providers to collaborate on PHI, without compromising on security,” said Aleks Szymanski, CEO of Scrypt, Inc.

DocbookMD is currently being shown at HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas, February 29-March 4. Visit the Scrypt stand #12219 to learn more.

About DocbookMD

DocbookMD, built by physicians for physicians, is a rapidly growing secure messaging application for smartphone and tablet devices, and now is also available on the web. DocbookMD has over 30,000 users across 42 states. By putting doctors in control of the technology, regardless of practice setting or existing medical technology solutions, DocbookMD enables the kind of immediate, secure communication that can change the face of healthcare. Learn more at docbookmd.com.

About Scrypt, Inc.

Scrypt, Inc. is a leader in helping healthcare and lending customers streamline paper-intensive processes and protect sensitive and business-critical information. Scrypt, Inc. works tirelessly every day to deliver customer value through cloud and on-premises document solutions that include Sfax, Stak, XDOC and FaxAgent. Scrypt, Inc. remains dedicated to eliminating manual process and paper so that their customers can work better, with confidence. For more information please visit Scrypt.com.

March 2, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 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 and LinkedIn.

CIOX Health Created to Revolutionize Health Information Management

Four companies join to create single access point for patient information, enabling skillful management, coordination, and exchange across the healthcare ecosystem

March 1, 2016 (Alpharetta, Ga.)—CIOX Health launched today during the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition with the vision of advancing the way health information is managed. The company, created by the 2015 merger of four industry-leading companies – HealthPort, IOD, Care Communications, and ECS – has the industry’s broadest provider network and capabilities in release of information, record retrieval, and health information management. CIOX Health serves more than 18,000 hospital and provider sites, 100 health plans, and 1 million unique requesters of patient information.

CIOX Health represents the culmination of 40 years of industry experience as the leading clinical data exchange organization focused in release of information and retrieval of information.  The organization facilitates the exchange of patient clinical information with the demand for that information through people, technology and best in class processes.

“CIOX Health is the single largest nexus for meaningful health information in the country,” said Vishal Agrawal, chief growth officer and president of health plan solutions at CIOX Health. “As a technology-enabled services company, we are uniquely positioned to bring consent-driven access to all those who need it—regardless of location, EHR, or health system affiliation.”

CIOX Health offers products and services that assist in the management and exchange of health information, increasing efficiency, speed, quality, and security and positively impacting the bottom line. The company delivers expertise in information exchange, workflow, coding, and audit management technology and services. CIOX Health’s benefits to providers, health plans, and requesters include:

  • Most connected workforce in the market. CIOX Health’s team of more than 7,500 HIM and record release experts are connected through technology and can easily process any size request for information.
  • Efficient, reliable connectivity. CIOX Health operates at the highest level of efficiency to transmit information securely between hospitals, health plans, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, patients, as well as legal and commercial entities.
  • Security and compliance-focused. CIOX Health upholds rigorous privacy and security standards, exceeding industry requirements for maximum compliance. The company takes a proactive approach to HIPAA requirements and secure operations. Every record is a person—and CIOX Health’s mission to keep every record secure.
  • Reducing business risk. When an organization chooses CIOX Health, it has access to one standardized process and set of reporting capabilities across all locations to more easily report and ensure regulatory compliance.

“We’ve unveiled a new name and brand because we’re the combination of four best in class companies, and we are driving a transformation in the way health information is managed,” said Matthew Bennett, chief executive officer of CIOX Health.

Learn more about CIOX Health and its unique solutions by visiting www.cioxhealth.com or booth #6021 at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition.

About CIOX Health

CIOX Health, headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., is creating a better way to manage health information. Whether you are a provider, health plan, or a requester of information, CIOX Health is your trusted partner. We have the industry’s broadest provider network serving more than 18,000 hospital and provider sites, 100 health plans, and 1 million unique requesters who need access to protected health information. We have capabilities in release of information, record retrieval, and health information management, and we facilitate and manage the movement of health information. Learn more about CIOX Health and our unique solutions by visiting www.cioxhealth.com.

March 1, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 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 and LinkedIn.

Wolters Kluwer to Showcase its Decision Support Solution for Improving Sepsis Outcomes at HIMSS16

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will showcase its cloud-based decision support platform for the improved diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in Booth #5537 at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition. POC Advisor™, which reduced sepsis mortality by 53 percent at Huntsville Hospital, integrates and functions seamlessly with the clinical workflow, leveraging electronic alerts and patient-specific, evidence-based treatment advice to drive down sepsis rates.

In December 2015, Halifax Health, East Central Florida’s largest healthcare provider, decided to partner with Wolters Kluwer to adopt POC Advisor into its clinical workflow. Halifax, home to Florida’s largest emergency department (ED) with more than 116,000 emergency visits annually, will be the first to adopt POC Advisor for use in the ED.

“Administering early treatment is imperative to surviving sepsis; however, a number of other conditions present with similar symptoms, which makes diagnosis at the onset challenging.” said Zabrina Evens, M.D., Sepsis BPCI Medical Director for Halifax Health. “For example, in an emergency environment, especially one with a patient population as large as ours, it’s extremely difficult for clinicians to scrutinize the data necessary for early identification for every patient. Partnering with Wolters Kluwer provides our staff with the best opportunity to improve sepsis care and save patients’ lives.”

Sepsis is the deadliest condition treated in hospital critical care units, claiming approximately 258,000 lives in U.S. hospitals every year. At an estimated $20 billion annually, it is also the country’s most expensive condition to treat. The risk of death increases every hour sepsis goes untreated, making early identification crucial to improving outcomes.

POC Advisor uses automated, real-time surveillance that aggregates, normalizes and analyzes patient data from disparate clinical systems to deliver early sepsis alerts and treatment advice to clinicians via mobile devices and clinical portals. With hundreds of rules built into the platform to account for variables specific to individual patients, including comorbidities and medication abnormalities, POC Advisor ensures that alerts are both highly sensitive and specific.

“Diagnosing and treating sepsis is a formidable challenge for providers, especially at a time when clinicians’ responsibilities continue to become increasingly complex and demanding. POC Advisor leverages patient data within the EHR, using real-time analytics and delivering highly accurate alerts and medical advice directly to the point of care without disrupting the clinical workflow,” said David A. Del Toro, President & CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer. “POC Advisor exemplifies our commitment to improving the quality of care by providing latest tools and medical evidence to save lives.”

For a demonstration of POC Advisor, visit the Wolters Kluwer (Booth #5537) at the HIMSS16, taking place February 29-March 4 in Las Vegas.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. For more information about our products and organization, visit http://www.wolterskluwer.com/, follow @WKHealth or@Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, or follow WoltersKluwerComms on YouTube.

February 25, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 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 and LinkedIn.

LogicStream Health Unveils New Clinical Process Measurement Enhancement at HIMSS16

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Feb. 23, 2016 – LogicStream Health, Inc., transforming care through clinical process measurement, announced today they will be releasing the latest functionality to the LogicStream Intelligence Platform in booth #4977 at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place Feb. 29 to March 4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world will be in attendance in Las Vegas to learn about and see the latest in healthcare IT. The theme for this year’s convention is “Transforming Health Through IT,” and LogicStream Health will be demonstrating how they have accomplished transformation with their rapidly expanding client base.

“While you’ll hear a lot of discussion about quality improvement, LogicStream Health has a unique focus: clinical process measurement,” said Dan Rubin, MD, MHI, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of LogicStream Health. “Clinical process measurement is the next step beyond measuring populations and end point outcomes. It uncovers how a system achieved or didn’t achieve an outcome providing the information necessary for continuous improvement. This is the next big focus for health IT as pressure mounts for health systems to perform.”

The new executive overview area within the LogicStream Intelligence Platform allows IT and clinical leaders to monitor the activity taking place in the care of patients. This view highlights in real time how the health system is performing on strategic clinical initiatives so adjustments and improvements can be made far in advance of when the outcome is reported.

“These overviews can key in on anything from a broad quality initiative across the health system to a specific hospital-acquired condition like CAUTI or VTE at a single hospital,” Rubin said. “So often, the only measurement is outcomes, at which point it’s really too late to make an impact. We measure the entire clinical process so adjustments can be made immediately to improve outcomes in near real time when they can have the greatest impact on patient lives, publicly reported measures and pay-for-performance.”

Unlike products that simply facilitate the reporting of health or quality outcomes, the LogicStream Intelligence Platform supports the strategic management and analysis of standard clinical protocols and their supporting EHR build. The Intelligence Platform delivers specific solutions targeted at issues such as hospital acquired conditions, revenue cycle management, and regulatory compliance.

About LogicStream Health

LogicStream Health is transforming care through clinical process measurement. The company works with health systems of all sizes to improve healthcare outcomes, patient/provider satisfaction and financial performance through innovative software and solutions. The LogicStream Intelligence Platform delivers results to health systems by reducing unnecessary care variation and providing the ability to monitor the care delivery process in a robust manner. With a strong and experienced team focused on innovation, LogicStream provides a scalable and sustainable method to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit Logic-Stream.net.

February 23, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 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 and LinkedIn.

Peyton Manning Slated as Closing Speaker at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, will be the closing keynote speaker at HIMSS16. He takes to the podium at 1 p.m. PDT, on Friday, March 4, 2016. The HIMSS Conference & Exhibition ranked as the largest medical conference in North America during the first half of 2015 (Trade Show Executive, September 2015).

Peyton Manning has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as the active leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

In each of his three seasons with Denver, Manning has led the Broncos to an AFC West Division title and a first-round playoff bye. During that time, he ranks first in the NFL in regular-season wins, passing touchdowns and completion percentage.

Named 2013 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Manning’s season ended with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, making him only the third quarterback in NFL history to lead multiple teams to a Super Bowl.

For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015.

Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.
HIMSS16
In Las Vegas, HIMSS16 includes more than:

  • 43,000 attendees,
  • 300 education programs,
  • 1,300 exhibiting companies, and
  • daily networking opportunities and programs.

Attendees can develop their own personalized agenda using all of these resources, as they continue to transform health through IT. Education sessions and exhibitions on the show floor provide valuable information on topics

“After a week of education, exhibition and networking at HIMSS16, our attendees will look forward to the closing keynote session with Peyton Manning. Known for his achievements in football and humanitarian efforts, Manning brings a valuable perspective that we want to hear,” said Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America.

October 6, 2015 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 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 and LinkedIn.