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MediQuant Inc. to Exhibit at 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans

Pioneer in healthcare data archiving solutions to show attendees how they can maintain real time access to data and actively bill accounts while decommissioning retiring systems by archiving legacy data in an  

ACTIVE archive

Brecksville, OH  – MediQuant Inc., the pioneer in interoperable “Active Archiving” data solutions for healthcare revenue cycle professionals, will showcase its DataArk archive software at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition from March 3-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

MediQuant representatives can be found at exhibit #5649 and will discuss dealing with legacy data management issues and controlling the hidden cost and time associated with system conversions.

As hospitals and other organizations implement new health information systems, they typically retain their old systems to maintain access to vital financial, clinical, HR and other data. These archaic legacy systems are expensive to maintain, and support fees for hardware and software, as well as internal resource costs can range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million dollars per year for each legacy system. Support for legacy systems may be inadequate or unavailable as well. By using MediQuant’s DataArk to manage their old data, hospitals eliminate the need for their legacy systems, resulting in significant IT cost savings.

MediQuant has already provided healthcare-IT data management solutions for leading U.S. health systems, including: Catholic Health Partners, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Kettering Health Network, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and West Virginia University Hospitals among others.

To learn more about how DataArk can work for you, visit MediQuant at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, exhibit #5649 or visit www.Mediquant.com.

About the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

The 2013 HIMSS Conference will feature education sessions, including a pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13. Exhibit floor highlights include the new Meaningful Use Experience, designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. Three Knowledge Centers, on the floor, with more than 60 education and vendor solutions, aim to bring attendees a one-stop experience based around the hot topics of mobile health, clinical and business analytics/intelligence, and ICD-10.

President Bill Clinton will lead a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. Visit the HIMSS13 web site at www.himssconference.org for more information on the conference.

About MediQuant

In business since 1999 and a current platinum member of HIMSS, MediQuant develops advanced software solutions that reduce time, cut costs and increase revenue for a wide range of hospitals and healthcare organizations. Extensive healthcare software development, past revenue cycle management, clinical services and data management expertise enables MediQuant to craft unique solutions to common problems encountered by chief financial and information officers, patient accounting and human resource directors as well as physician practice managers and clinicians.

 

February 8, 2013 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.

HIMSS13: New Offerings and Programming for Health IT Professionals

Enhancing the In-Person and Virtual Experience, HIMSS Unveils Several New Conference Features Focusing on Industry Trends Including Meaningful Use and Mobile Health

CHICAGO – January 24, 2013 – HIMSS, the cause-based organization devoted to improving healthcare delivery through health IT, today announced new programming and educational offerings that will be part of the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference &Exhibition (HIMSS13) in New Orleans from March 3-7. This year’s latest offerings will be infused throughout the education sessions, exhibit hall programming and live-streaming sessions to provide attendees with the latest health IT content and enhanced networking opportunities.

“We are at the pivotal moment in healthcare we’ve all been waiting for,” said Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, HIMSS. “Technology mandates and quality healthcare have finally come together in a way that we’ve never seen before, and in response, we’ve created specific content around the coming trends in 2013, with a particular focus on meaningful use, mobile health and consumer engagement.”

For example, the Meaningful Use Experience is a special interactive area on the exhibit floor for providers to view demonstrations of certified EHR solutions – including complete EHR and EHR modules for acute and ambulatory settings. Providers will have the unique opportunity to view these solutions side-by-side, listen to vendor presentations and evaluate products based on their specific needs in a credible setting.

Additional new programming for HIMSS13 includes:

  • ·         Expanded Workshop Program As part of educational offerings, HIMSS has added hands-on sessions around the mHIMSS Roadmap, Clinical Workflow Analysis, Health IT Adoption and Mobile App Development
  • ·         HIMSS13 Online – Registered attendees can access six on-demand sessions and 12 e-sessions; interviews with top speakers, broadcast live
  • ·         The Patient Experience through HIT Forum – Features three new sessions dedicated to the value of enhancing the patient experience
  • ·         Top 25 Education Sessions Roundtable Forum
  • ·         Clinical & Business Intelligence Symposium
  • ·         Extended Learning Webinars and Events
  • ·         Global Health Forum
  • ·         Public Policy Events and Educational Sessions

HIMSS13 keynote speakers will include President Bill Clinton, Warner L. Thomas, Eric J. Topol, M.D., Karl Rove and James Carville.

With over 300-plus general education sessions and networking events, attendees will also have many, outstanding opportunities to earn continuing education credit at HIMSS13. This year, the Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) has been added to the certification list. HIMSS13 will also be expanding ways to access these materials as well via its new virtual offering: HIMSS13 Online.

“Quality education comprises a majority of the conference agenda, and to make that programming more accessible, we are offering HIMSS13 Online,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS. “Due to budget and staffing realities, we understand that many health IT professionals cannot join us in New Orleans. For them, HIMSS13 Online offers conference access – anywhere, anytime – allowing registered attendees to participate virtually in on-demand learning, interact with exhibitors in the virtual setting, and attend selected live simulcast sessions.”

For more information regarding the conference and for a full description of all the latest updates, please the conference website at www.himssconference.org.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

February 7, 2013 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.

Bill Clinton to Keynote HIMSS 2013

While Americans anticipate the November elections, HIMSS has announced that the political discussion will continue at HIMSS13 with keynote speaker President Bill Clinton. Clinton, founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will take the podium on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. HIMSS13 returns to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from March 3-7, 2013.

“We strive to have relevant educational content at the annual conference, and in this election year, we’re so pleased that President Clinton will offer his unique perspective on many topics of interest to our members and attendees,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO. “The timing is right to have President Clinton join us, because the election will be over, and its effects will just be taking hold in Washington and across the nation. With a continued bipartisan focus on the best use of health IT to improve healthcare delivery, attendees at the conference will want to hear what President Clinton has to say.”

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in US history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which is helping 4 million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs.

The conference opens on Monday, March 4, following the pre-conference sessions on Sunday, March 3. Following is the HIMSS13 slate of keynote presenters, confirmed at publication time.

Tuesday, March 5       8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                                                                                                                         

Eric J. Topol, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health; Cardiologist;Geneticist: As a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology, Topol is creating new, more effective ways to treat patients and lower the costs of healthcare.

Wednesday, March 6       1:00-2:15 p.m.                                                                                                                         

President Bill Clinton, Founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation, and 42nd President of the United States of America: The work of President Clinton’s Foundation includes the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow.

Thursday, March 7      12:30 – 2:00 p.m.                                                                                                                

During this closing keynote, James Carville and Karl Rove will debate politics, economics, healthcare reform and other key initiatives affecting the country.                

James Carville, Political Consultant:James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His most prominent victory was in 1992 when he helped Bill Clinton win the Presidency.

Karl Rove, Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush: Karl Rove served as senior advisor (2000–2007) and deputy chief of staff (2004–2007) to President George W. Bush. At the White House, he oversaw the offices of strategic initiatives, political affairs, public liaison and intergovernmental affairs, and was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Education and exhibits continue as hallmarks of HIMSS13 with more than 300 education sessions on hot topics, such as meaningful use standards, certification and criteria, privacy and security practices and more. The more than 1,100 exhibiting companies – from Fortune 500 to start-ups – will showcase their latest healthcare innovations and new product launches.

Registration will open for HIMSS13 in mid-September.

Attendees can book their hotel reservation now; exhibitor housing will be available for booking in mid-September.

Visit www.himssconference.org for more information on HIMSS13.

About HIMSS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 51 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 44,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 170 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org

September 6, 2012 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.