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Former Mayo Executive Joins VitalHealth Software as Chief Medical Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – April 10, 2013 – VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, today announced that Dr. Lester Wold has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Wold will help advise the company’s long-term market strategies for care collaboration, disease management, specialty EHR applications, and patient engagement. “We are thrilled to have Les join our leadership team and help us refine and apply our industry-leading ehealth solutions in this rapidly changing healthcare delivery and reimbursement environment. Les brings outstanding leadership and clinical experience to VitalHealth, and we look forward eagerly to benefitting from his guidance and contributions,” said Blair Butterfield, President of VitalHealth Software for North America.

Prior to his retirement from Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wold served in various leadership roles over the course of his career, including as Chair of Mayo’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Collaborative Services Board, and Mayo Medical Ventures Board. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic Foundation. Dr. Wold will continue to be based in Rochester, Minnesota, where VitalHealth recently established a physical presence in the prestigious BioBusiness Center.

About VitalHealth Software:
VitalHealth Software delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  The 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, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.

April 30, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

VitalHealth Software Appoints Healthcare IT Veteran to Leadership Team

VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, today announced that Blair Butterfield has joined the company as President of its North American division. Butterfield joins VitalHealth at a time of rapidly increasing demand for the company’s platform and application solutions.

Next-Generation eHealth solutions provider announces Blair Butterfield as President to lead US growth and expansion

Milwaukee, WI —May 15, 2012—VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, today announced that Blair Butterfield has joined the company as President of its North American division. With over 20 years of management experience in new market and business development, strategic marketing, product strategy and government initiatives related to healthcare information technology, Mr. Butterfield will expand the company infrastructure and lead all operations in the US and Canada.  Butterfield joins VitalHealth at a time of rapidly increasing demand for the company’s platform and application solutions.

“As a result of ongoing healthcare reforms and government initiatives related to healthcare IT, VitalHealth is experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for our high-quality health management solutions in the U.S.,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens Van Der Tang. “As we continue to advance our business and solidify our position in the marketplace, we need proven healthcare IT executives to lead the organization. Blair was selected to run our North American business because of his extensive global industry experience and because he understands how to manage growth and implement effective business strategies. We firmly believe that he will be a fundamental asset in our efforts to meet the increased demand for our eHealth solutions.”

Prior to joining VitalHealth, Butterfield held various senior management positions at GE Healthcare IT. In his most recent role, Butterfield was vice president of eHealth International Development, where he led multiple teams on high-profile multi-million dollar initiatives in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, China and the Asia Pacific. While at GE he also served two terms on the Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the eHealth Initiative, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that plays a key role in national health IT advocacy and policy development. Other positions held at GE include: general manager of eHealth Global Marketing, vice president of Connectivity Solutions and general manager of Government Initiatives. He also established and managed an advisory board of ehealth leaders to guide business and product strategy at GE.

Prior to working at GE, Butterfield held senior positions at IDX Systems Corporation, including responsibility for developing government initiatives as well as commercial roles in the Imaging Solutions division. Earlier in his career, he served on the leadership team at Vital Images, Inc and as President of a boutique health IT consulting firm. Butterfield is a frequent invited speaker at global and national health IT events where he shares his expertise in ehealth, health information exchange (HIE), interoperable EHRs, personal health records, 3-D imaging, and image-guided surgery.

About VitalHealth Software

VitalHealth Software delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  The 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, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.

May 16, 2012 I Written By

VitalHealth Software Announces Beta Program for Ambulatory EHR Designed with Mayo Clinic

VitalHealth Releases Latest Version of Electronic Health Record for Small Practices Designed with Mayo Clinic; Invites Practices to Join Trial Program

Milwaukee, WI – February 21, 2011 (HIMSS Booth #1721) VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced the beta testing availability of VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices.  This version offers a range of new features and functionality upgrades designed to meet Meaningful Use requirements. The company also announced that it is broadening its beta program for the product, inviting small practices across the nation to use the latest version of the EHR and provide feedback for on-going enhancements to the product.

VitalHealth EHR for Practices is designed to be extremely easy to use in the highly-varied work styles of small practices. It will meet and exceed meaningful use requirements, with technology that delivers the clinical and operational benefits of a world-class EHR. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, this next-generation EHR is also one of the first designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops. The system is HIPAA compliant and will be certified for Meaningful Use in the next few months.

“We are extremely excited to be broadening the beta program so that we may have an opportunity to demonstrate, and get feedback on, the real difference we have achieved in building an EHR designed specifically to meet small practice needs,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “We are looking forward to working closely with smaller medical practices to help realize our vision of an EHR truly designed for the small practice that compliments, rather than disrupts, the clinical workflow. We believe this is a great opportunity to bring the benefits of EHR technology to the small practices in the U.S. which has been historically underserved by this kind of technology.”

VitalHealth’s beta program is open to small medical practices, specifically those with fewer than 10 practitioners, and is suitable for both primary care and specialty practices. As part of this trial program, participating physicians will enjoy free use of VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 and a discounted offer at the end of the beta program. Throughout the trial period, the physicians’ only requirement is to provide VitalHealth with ongoing feedback on the EHR technology.

This latest version offers multiple enhancements, including a number of new user interface, reporting and billing features, including:

  • Point-of-care decision support based on Mayo Clinic primary care practice expertise
  • Disease and population management
  • Integrated patient checkout and billing features
  • Fully functional electronic lab ordering and resulting
  • Dictation workflow support
  • Enabling Connected Medical Home and Accountable Care Organization
  • Delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model via secure wireless connection (either through Wi-Fi or 3G)

VitalHealth recently entered into a marketing collaboration with Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) in which MML will offer the VitalHealth EHR as part of its outreach solution. According to Laurens van der Tang, the collaboration with MML illustrates the value that this EHR technology platform delivers to the medical community, “With this marketing collaboration we are joining efforts with an organization that brings over 40 years of in-depth laboratory knowledge gained through its extensive experience and long standing relationships with community hospitals engaged in outreach services throughout the U.S,” said van der Tang. “It is beneficial to VitalHealth and its customers to have primary care expertise embedded in our EHR solution. Between the recent MML sales channel relationship, the opening of our beta program, and the anticipated meaningful use certification, this is a very exciting time for VitalHealth, setting us up for a very successful formal launch this summer.”

About VitalHealth Software

VitalHealth Software was founded as a 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.

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit MayoClinic.com or MayoClinic.org/news.

About Mayo Medical Laboratories

Mayo Clinic offers proven diagnostic tests to more than 5,000 health care institutions around the world through Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mayo Clinic’s reference laboratory.  Revenue from Mayo Medical Laboratories’ testing is used to support medical education and research at Mayo Clinic.

 

 

March 10, 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 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.