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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 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.

Parkview Medical Center Extends the PatientTouch® Mobile Care Orchestration™ System to Support Patient Safety and Care Coordination

– New capabilities build on already-deployed smart point-of-care mobile solution, now integrated with MEDITECH 6.0 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) –
 

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in smart point-of-care mobile solutions, today announced that Parkview Medical Center (Pueblo, Colo.) has extended its PatientTouch implementation through new capabilities that unite multiple departments to enhance patient safety and facilitate care team coordination. With these enhancements, the Parkview implementation becomes the first PatientTouch deployment to realize the promise of Mobile Care Orchestration, facilitating collaboration and communication on top of the institution’s upgraded MEDITECH 6.0 EMR.

Parkview, a non-profit general acute care and behavioral health specialty hospital, sought to maximize the value of its existing MEDITECH EMR and improve patient safety and clinical productivity. The hospital deployed the PatientTouch System to make EMR data mobile and actionable, and to improve patient safety through medication and lab specimen barcode verification, mother-infant identity and human milk matching, and blood transfusion verification. Now, in conjunction with its migration to MEDITECH 6.0, Parkview has taken its PatientTouch implementation further through new capabilities including blood-gas labeling and documentation, blood and specimen collection, and HIPAA-compliant text messaging to improve care team awareness and coordination across clinical departments.The PatientTouch System is a state-of-the-art mobile hardware and software platform that liberates EMR data and connects care teams to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. The PatientTouch device is medical-grade, combining Apple iOS hardware with enhancements that have been designed, developed, and supported by PatientSafe Solutions.

“The extent to which our team can effectively coordinate and transition care has a direct impact on the quality of care we can provide,” said Linda Flores, chief nursing officer at Parkview. “Equipping our nurses, respiratory therapists, and phlebotomists with a single tool to digitally deliver, document and manage care and patient samples, and to collaborate remotely, can help to reduce length of hospital stay, decrease risk of hospital-acquired infections, and ultimately improve outcomes for our patients.”

The PatientTouch Blood Product Administration module, which documents and verifies blood transfusions and phlebotomy specimens and then transfers data via the hospital’s secure wireless connection, recently received 510(k) clearance by the FDA. Joined by HIPAA-compliant text messaging and respiratory care management tools, these new features mark the first time that medication management, lab and specimen data collection, scheduled follow-up and alerts, and clinical communications have been integrated and orchestrated on a single smart point-of-care mobile platform.

“Smart point-of-care mobile technology is now essential for our care team,” said Steve Shirley, chief information officer at Parkview Medical Center. “The PatientTouch System mobilizes our MEDITECH EMR, enabling our clinical staff to provide the safest and highest quality of care for our patients.”

The latest version of the PatientTouch System also establishes a technological framework for voice-over-IP communications between caregivers, which will launch this summer on the new PatientTouch hardware running on a modified Apple iPhone® 5. Existing PatientTouch handhelds are based on the Apple iPod® Touch.

“Parkview Medical Center and PatientSafe Solutions have a long history of working together on patient safety, and this expanded implementation underscores our commitment to work closely with providers as their organizations grow and change,” said Joseph Condurso, president and chief executive officer of PatientSafe Solutions. “We were thrilled to collaborate with Parkview as they migrated to the MEDITECH 6.0 EMR. Our Mobile Care Orchestration System provides a mobile front-end to their EMR for nursing and other multidisciplinary care team members and we look forward to continuing to help the organization maximize its health IT investment and improve safety, care quality, and efficiency.”

For more information about the PatientTouch platform visit the company’s booth (#808) at the 2013 Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) International Conference, which is being held May 28-31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. To schedule a demo, visitwww.patientsafesolutions.com/muse-demo.

About PatientSafe Solutions

PatientSafe Solutions, based in San Diego, California, is leading the way in smart point-of-care mobile solutions and innovating technologies for the future of accountable care. Its flagship product, the PatientTouch® platform, delivers measureable safety and quality improvement by making care team workflows easier and more productive. PatientSafe Solutions was named one of Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies in 2011 and 2012, ranked #2 in Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Venture-Backed Healthcare Companies in 2012, and chosen by Forbes as one of the top Three Health Technology Companies To Watch in 2012. For more information, please visit the company’s website atwww.patientsafesolutions.com.

June 7, 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.

KLAS Offers First-Ever EPR/PAS Performance Report to Healthcare Providers across the UK and Ireland

Groundbreaking study provides in-depth report on voice of healthcare providers.

New Orleans and Orem, Utah - March 5, 2013 – KLAS Enterprises, a U.S.-based research company, interviewed almost one-fourth of all trusts in the UK and Ireland to provide a comprehensive EPR/PAS performance report for healthcare providers in those countries.

“This is the first report of its kind in the UK and Ireland,” said report author Chris Brown, director of international research at KLAS. “With 50 percent of interviewed trusts looking to acquire an EPR and PAS in the next 24 months, healthcare providers need information like this to make an educated buying decision.”

KLAS focused most of the report on the suppliers with the largest market share-Cerner, CSC, and MEDITECH-but also received feedback on newer product offerings such as CSC Lorenzo and McKesson Medway Sigma. Suppliers were measured on overall performance, functionality, ease of use, support, and other key metrics.

Some of the questions answered by the study include:

·         Does CSC Lorenzo live up to industry expectations?

·         Will MEDITECH move into more trusts with version 6?

·         Do Cerner clients have a better experience outside of NPfIT?

·         Which suppliers offer a PAS with their EPR?

·         Are Allscripts, Epic, or other new entrants poised to capture market share?

                                                            

For more detailed information on each supplier’s performance and the KLAS report UK and Ireland EPR/PAS Performance: A Peer Review of Current Experience, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and suppliers. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey of one of their current suppliers.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

March 5, 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.

Meditech certifies NetApp for its EHR systems

New MEDITECH Certification for NetApp FAS Storage Means Greater Access to Data, More Integration and Reduced Costs for Customers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – March 4, 2013 – Today NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that MEDITECH, the leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), has certified NetApp FAS storage for its EHR systems.  This news is particularly valuable for the many customers who use NetApp solutions enterprise-wide and who will now have the ability to consolidate architectures and previously-siloed storage to gain efficiencies and simplicity.

“Healthcare providers today are looking for increased agility in terms of how they store, process, and manage the explosion of electronic patient data. They need the ability to access this data anytime and anywhere, and it must be well protected,” said Dave Nesvisky, senior director of NetApp Healthcare.  “With the new MEDITECH certification on NetApp, we can now offer our customers new solutions to enhance mission-critical EHRs.”

As healthcare organizations become increasingly dependent on their EHRs to aid in the delivery of quality care, the availability of these systems is critical. To safeguard against system outages, customers require seamless protection for backup and disaster recovery. NetApp has chosen to partner with BridgeHead Software, MEDITECH’s premiere data management partner, to enable integrated data protection that provides application-consistent recovery points for MEDITECH data.

“For more than a decade, BridgeHead Software has been providing solutions to protect MEDITECH data,” said Nesvisky. “We are pleased to partner with them to offer an integrated solution that provides the best aspects of BridgeHead’s data management abilities with NetApp’s storage efficiencies.”

And with healthcare budgets as tight as ever, storage efficiency equals cost-savings.

“Cost is also a significant factor with the always-changing treatment environment healthcare organizations face.  With the unified system architecture this new MEDITECH certification offers, our customers will see a bigger return on investment and greater staff productivity as they streamline IT management,” said Nesvisky. “The ability to optimize cost performance depending on the workload also is a significant benefit.”

Supporting Quotes:

  • Kirk Larson, Chief Information Officer, Children’s Hospital of Central California

“Children’s Hospital of Central California has chosen NetApp as a strategic partner because of their ability to help us achieve our business objectives. Up to now, we have been able to run our entire enterprise, with the exception of MEDITECH, on NetApp.  The fact that we will now be able to bring our MEDITECH system onto NetApp, and eliminate the last storage silo in our business means we can ultimately better serve our patients.”

  • Steve Clark, Chief Information Officer, Albemarle Hospital of North Carolina

“At Albemarle Hospital, we chose NetApp because we needed a scalable, easy-to-support solution that could deliver high availability for our MEDITECH system and enable us to meet stringent recovery times. Even before this new certification, we have been very pleased with the results and are glad to see MEDITECH validate our decision by extending their official certification to NetApp storage.

  • Mike Belkner, Associate Vice President, System Technology, MEDITECH

“We are pleased to now offer our customers a new storage choice with this certification of NetApp FAS. Over the past year, we were hearing from our customers that they want to have an additional choice for storage. NetApp was the name we heard the most.”

Additional Resources:

  • Learn more about customer success stories:

o    Albemarle Hospital of North Carolina: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/albemarle-health-ss.pdf

o    Children’s Hospital of Central California: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/chcc.pdf

o    Adena Health: https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=82394&contentID=103159

Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=111681

About NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

About MEDITECH

Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH) provides a comprehensive and integrated EHR designed to help healthcare organizations increase patient safety, streamline processes, and improve communication across departments and care teams. Hospitals and other care facilities using MEDITECH benefit from products designed to meet the needs of clinicians and staff throughout the continuum, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, laboratory technicians, business office personnel, executives, human resource managers, and financial staff. Learn more about MEDITECH, the EHR for new healthcare at www.meditech.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 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.

As ICD-10 Takes Main Stage, Consulting Strategies Play Leading Role

Questions about technology readiness abound while preparation for ICD-10 complexity continues to grow

Orem, Utah – February 12, 2013 – While preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. In the KLAS report, ICD-10 Perception 2012: Can Technology Relieve Readiness Issues?, the second report of a two-part series, KLAS discusses how leading providers around the country are utilizing third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other key ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training, and technology.

The report reveals that providers rated EMR vendors Cerner, Epic, and Siemens highest in their ICD-10 preparedness, whereas Allscripts and MEDITECH rate lowest. Among the technologies providers are utilizing for the ICD-10 transition is computer-assisted coding, which the majority of the market is looking to 3M for. This report, which will be further discussed in an upcoming live webinar hosted by KLAS, explores 3M, The Advisory Board, Allscripts, Cerner, CPSI, Deloitte, Epic, HMS, McKesson, MEDITECH, Nuance, OptumInsight, Precyse, PwC, QuadraMed, and Siemens.

Part one of this series, the KLAS report entitled ICD-10 Consulting: Roadmap to a Successful Transition, was released December 3, 2012.This report discusses how providers expect to use consulting firms in their future preparation and ICD-10 transition plans. KLAS found that the vast majority (84 percent) of providers had engaged a consulting firm for ICD-10 roadmap/gap analysis. The Advisory Board tops the ranking in this category with high praise for quality roadmaps and best-practice sharing, though findings are showing that Deloitte has the largest and most complex engagements of any firm. Training was the second most frequent type of engagement, with the Precyse University offering standing out. The report also included 3M, The Advisory Board, Aspen Advisor, Cerner, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, maxIT, Precyse, PwC, and Siemens.
To learn more about these two ICD-10 reports and for more information about the February webinar, please visit www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports. Additional ICD-10 resources in 2013 include a computer-assisted coding study and a clinical documentation improvement study, which are available to provider members.

About KLASKLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

February 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 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.

Physician Satisfaction with Best-of-Breed EDIS 59% Higher than Enterprise Systems

KLAS reports voice of the physician in new emergency department information systems report

Orem, Utah – Feb. 7, 2013 - Emergency department physicians interviewed by KLAS cite better clinical decision support, overall usability, and accuracy of documentation as the primary reasons satisfaction with best of breed is higher than with enterprise emergency department information systems (EDIS). The results can be found in a recently published report, EDIS 2013: Revealing the Physicians’ Voice.

“For years KLAS has heard physicians express passionate concerns over the impact that inefficient and inadequate emergency department systems can have on their ability to deliver patient care,” says report author Erik Bermudez.

The study compares the performance differences between EDIS offerings in facilitating ED efficiency, documentation quality, patient safety, and interoperability. Vendors included in the report are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, MEDHOST, MEDITECH, Picis, T-System, and Wellsoft.

Although best-of-breed systems score higher overall, physicians report that enterprise systems have advantages in interoperability, the continuation of care, and communicating with other departments within the hospital.

For more detailed information on each vendor’s performance and the KLAS report EDIS 2013: Revealing the Physicians’ Voice, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available online to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

February 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 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.

Erie County Medical Center Selects iCONNECT(R) for Enterprise-Wide Image Interoperabilty

Solutions Provide Anywhere, Any Time Access to Images and Enterprise-Wide Image Archive

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that Erie Country Medical Center (ECMC) has selected Merge Healthcare’s iConnect® Enterprise Archive and iConnect® Access to provide real-time access to images and information.

“Our enterprise-wide imaging strategy builds on our longtime relationship with Merge and will extend our image sharing and interoperability capabilities across our entire health system,” said Leslie Feidt, CIO, ECMC. “We believe this approach will deliver real return as we eliminate departmental silos, improve workflow for our physicians and, ultimately, enhance patient care with anywhere, any time access to images.”

“Now that Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules include image-enabling the EHR as a menu set measure, customers like ECMC are looking to quickly and easily image-enable their EHR and entire enterprise,” added Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare. “Now ECMC physicians, regardless of specialty and affiliation, will have access to images for enhanced patient care directly via their MEDITECH electronic health record.”

Merge’s iConnect® Enterprise Clinical Platform is the industry’s only comprehensive solution for collecting, archiving, viewing, sharing and exchanging any type of image, anywhere, any time. It includes iConnect Access*, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server, iConnect Share, a gateway for image sharing across the enterprise and iConnect Enterprise Archive, a vendor-neutral archive to create an enterprise imaging strategy. It works with existing applications, leveraging widely-used web and healthcare technology standards, to provide a vendor neutral interoperable environment.

Merge’s iConnect Enterprise Archive is the number one vendor neutral archive in the world and has been successfully integrated with over seventy-five PACS vendors and specialty workstations at over 350 sites across the United States. In over half of iConnect Enterprise Archive implementations, Merge’s customers have integrated third-party PACS systems.

*iConnect Access is not FDA-cleared for diagnostic use on mobile devices.

About Merge Healthcare

Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare.  Merge’s enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com.

November 20, 2012 I Written By

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Integration with MEDITECH

ProVation® Order Sets solution will deliver clinical decision support to MEDITECH users

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 16, 2012 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has signed an agreement with MEDITECH to offer integration between MEDITECH version 5.64 (Client/Server and MAGIC) and ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support. This integration enables hospitals to author order sets via the ProVation software, then make finished order sets available to physicians in MEDITECH’s Physician Care Manager application through an automated process.

ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. ProVation Order Sets is built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform. A key benefit is continuous updating of clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 600,000 users worldwide.

MEDITECH provides integrated EHR solutions to meet the information needs of healthcare organizations around the world. A global leader in the electronic healthcare records industry, MEDITECH understands the complexities of healthcare organizations and develops the informatics tools needed to deliver patient care safely and efficiently. From large integrated delivery networks to community hospitals, MEDITECH EHR solutions support the entire continuum of healthcare, including physician practices, clinics, hospitals, home health agencies, long-term care and behavioral health facilities.

“The greatest benefits of the integration with our MEDITECH and ProVation Order Set systems are the direct linking to evidence from UpToDate and the timely updates to links and evidence,” said Pam Wetzel, M.D., CMIO, SwedishAmerican Hospital. “The overall effect is increased usability of both systems, and the assurance that our orders can be maintained based on a trusted and relevant source of evidence.”

MEDITECH and Wolters Kluwer Health completed integration work through a collaborative effort that utilized MEDITECH’s interface specifications.  Integration capability has been client tested, with users successfully exporting order sets from ProVation into MEDITECH Client/Server and MAGIC version 5.64.

“MEDITECH is a recognized leader in CPOE, and an integral part of the health IT plans of our many joint hospital clients,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions.  “We are very pleased to have completed this integration with MEDITECH’s Physician Care Manager.”

About ProVation Medical

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

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

About MEDITECH

MEDITECH has been the leader in the EHR industry since 1969. MEDITECH’s applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across the healthcare continuum, including acute care, long-term care, home health care, and physician practices. Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH’s information systems. For additional information on MEDITECH products and services, visit www.meditech.com.

May 17, 2012 I Written By

Meaningful Use Early Birds, Enterprise Vendors Not the Only Ones Seeing Success

Today KLAS is pleased to announce the publication of a new report the examines meaningful use attestation. Some highlights from the study are below.

–  Both large and small hospital vendors found success in the first year of meaningful use attestation.
–  Depending on the vendor, some providers also saw a higher ROI for their meaningful use expenses than others, with the community hospitals covering their meaningful use costs more easily than larger IDNs.
–  In certain areas all vendors performed poorly-even those like Epic, who might be expected to be ahead of the curve.
–  Hospitals using Allscripts, Healthland, HMS, McKesson, and Siemens were slower to take off than others using Cerner, CPSI, Epic, and MEDITECH.

Small hospitals reach Stage 1 in large numbers and achieve greater incentive payment ROI; problem lists and quality measures level the playing field with large hospitals.

Orem, Utah – February 21, 2012 – CMS data shows that both large and small hospital vendors found success in the first year of meaningful use attestation. Hospitals using Allscripts, Healthland, HMS, McKesson, and Siemens were slower to take off than others using Cerner, CPSI, Epic, and MEDITECH. KLAS interviewed 104 providers who successfully attested for meaningful use to analyze their vendor successes and struggles in the study Meaningful Use Attestation 2012: Early Birds Take Flight.

Although large vendors like Cerner and Epic met already high expectations, some vendors on the CMS chart were more surprising. CPSI was a standout in the community space with 139 hospitals, second only to Epic in having the largest percent of their client base successfully attest. Though not without their challenges, community vendors Healthland and HMS also delivered significant numbers of successful clients.

Some large vendors-like Allscripts, McKesson, and Siemens-had successful attesters, but it was a small number compared to the size of their client base, for reasons detailed in the report.

KLAS reports that MEDITECH is both a success and a struggle for providers. While they have the highest number of successful attesters at 203, the bulk of their attesters came from one large IDN.

The report also examines some areas where all providers experienced challenges and all vendors performed poorly-even those like Epic, who might be expected to be ahead of the curve. Problem lists and reporting topped the list of provider frustrations. Depending on the vendor, some providers also saw a higher ROI for their meaningful use expenses than others, with the community hospitals covering their MU costs more easily than larger IDNs. Additionally, providers shared advice based on their experience with MU attestation.

To learn more about providers’ experiences attesting for meaningful use with their vendors, the report Meaningful Use Attestation 2012: Early Birds Take Flight is available to healthcare providers online for a significant discount off the standard retail price. To purchase, healthcare providers and vendors can visit www.KLASresearch.com/reports.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4500 hospitals and more than 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, medical equipment, and infrastructure vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email mailto:marketing@klasresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

March 14, 2012 I Written By

Dell Dives into mHealth with Mobile Clinical Computing Solution

Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) for Meditech is based on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that is designed for fast, flexible deployment of virtual desktops in hospitals and their extended communities. The design includes VMware vSphere(TM) and VMware View(TM) as well as servers, optimized storage, networking, and security in a reference architecture that can be tailored to meet customer needs.

From hardware to hospitals, tech juggernaut Dell is diving into the mobile health space with a new venture few had anticipated.

Dell is launching a Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) solution for hospitals and health care organizations that use the Meditech Health Care Information System.

The solution, says Dell, will enable “a simplification and automation of IT operations.”

By delivering this technology solution for Meditech users – and its network of better than 2,300 hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physicians’ offices, and countless medical facilities – the MCC program represents Dell’s latest attempt, as Information Week reports, to explore new ways to offer technology to the healthcare sector.

Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) for Meditech is based on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that is designed for fast, flexible deployment of virtual desktops in hospitals and their extended communities. The design includes VMware vSphere(TM) and VMware View(TM) as well as servers, optimized storage, networking, and security in a reference architecture that can be tailored to meet customer needs.

“One of the top pain points for virtually every healthcare CIO involves managing clinical and administrative desktops,” says Peter Stone, vice president and general manager of the Meditech Solutions Group within Dell Services.

“PC client issues strain otherwise carefully-deployed healthcare enterprise applications and can hinder adoption of advanced clinical software,” Stone says. “Deploying secure virtual desktops can resolve many of these challenges by utilizing VMware View(TM) to create a desktop and application design that simplifies and automates IT operations, while also reducing the risk of security breaches that plague local storage.”

April 18, 2011 I Written By