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DataMotion Developers Toolkit Facilitates Quick Integration with Direct Messaging, Enabling Providers to Qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Incentives

Toolkit Offers Lucrative Market Opportunities to EHR, HIE and IDN Vendors by Helping
Healthcare Providers Overcome Complexities and Qualify for Potential Subsidies

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – February 27, 2013 – DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), a health information service provider (HISP) offering secure data delivery services, today introduced the DataMotion Direct Toolkit. The Toolkit enables Health Information Systems (HIS) vendors who develop electronic health record (EHR), health information exchange (HIE) and integrated delivery network (IDN) solutions to qualify their systems’ interoperability capabilities as required for Meaningful Use Stage 2 incentive payments.

Often times, secure messaging and PKI encryption are not core competencies of HIS vendors. Rather than build a solution in-house, vendors can now quickly add required Direct functionality by leveraging the DataMotion Direct Toolkit. This shortens time to market for HIS vendors and helps them quickly seize lucrative new market opportunities.

“As we were looking for an expert in the development of Direct messaging functionality, DataMotion came out as the clear choice,” said Mark Pilarski, vice president, product generation for T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical, financial and operational solutions for emergency medicine. “After researching prospective HISPs it was clear that DataMotion had the most robust offering. Since engaging their team, we’ve been impressed with the strength and simplicity of the application programming interface (API) and their knowledgeable and responsive tech support. Best of all, we’ve found them to be flexible and easy to do business with. We look forward to offering an integrated Direct solution to our user base.”

Through the Toolkit, HIS vendors’ customers can take advantage of DataMotion Direct, a cloud-based secure data transfer service that enables healthcare organizations of all sizes to meet compliance demands and real-world communications needs. The Toolkit’s ease-of-use allows rapid integration -  usually in less than a month. The turnkey solution is regularly updated to meet new industry requirements. Designed to interoperate with disparate systems, provider organizations can also avoid vendor lock-in to ensure the greatest return on technology investments and the ability to take advantage of new developments in the future.

The DataMotion Direct Toolkit includes:

  • ·         A robust suite of APIs to facilitate integration of Direct messaging into any EHR/EMR, HIE or IDN application
  • ·         An easy-to-follow implementation guide
  • ·         Pre-integration consulting
  • ·         Integration engineering support
  • ·         Tier-1 technical support during third-party certification testing
  • ·         One year membership in the DataMotion Direct Developers Consortium

“Our Toolkit offers vendors a tremendous opportunity to quickly meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements,” said Bob Janacek, co-founder and chief technology officer for DataMotion. “Whether you want DataMotion to provide the entire messaging interface inside of your solution, or simply need your existing messaging interface to communicate through Direct protocols, the DataMotion Direct Toolkit provides a rapid and easy way to accomplish this.”

The DataMotion Direct Toolkit is available immediately. For more information, vendors should visit http://www.datamotion.com/DirectProject/HealthcareDirectvendor.aspx, email sales@datamotion.com or call (800) 672-7233.

About DataMotion

DataMotion enables organizations to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. The company’s core DataMotion Platform solves a broad range of business issues by providing a secure data delivery hub. DataMotion’s easy-to-use solutions for secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact leverage the DataMotion Platform for unified data delivery. Millions of users worldwide rely on DataMotion to transparently improve business processes and reduce costs, while mitigating security and compliance risk. DataMotion is privately held and based in Morristown, N.J.

February 27, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently 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 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently 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.

T-System Previews New Technology and Innovative Solutions for ACOs, ICD-10 and Meaningful Use at HIMSS12 – #HIMSS12

HIMSS conference attendees can try T-System’s easy-to-use solutions themselves at the hands-on demos at Booth #4012. Additionally, as part of its commitment to promote improved information exchange for more effective patient care, T-System will participate in the Interoperability Showcase™ at Booth #11000.

New interoperable solutions and capabilities demonstrate how T-System is redefining emergency care through technology

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 15, 2012 – Despite increases in uninsured ED patient volumes and healthcare reform challenges, T-System, Inc.‘s hospital clients are improving clinical outcomes, patient throughput, and revenue by the millions while simultaneously meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria and preparing for ICD-10. T-System will demonstrate the interoperable technology driving these remarkable emergency medicine success stories and also unveil new high-tech capabilities at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Conference on Feb. 20-24 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

“It’s critical for hospital leaders to select vendors that can solve pressing short-term problems, but those vendors should also maintain a broader, long-term perspective and an investment in the future of healthcare delivery,” said T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal. “T-System’s focus at HIMSS is on how the ED can be leveraged to improve the entire care management process so the whole health system can feel the benefit.”

HIMSS conference attendees can try T-System’s easy-to-use solutions themselves at the hands-on demos at Booth #4012. Additionally, as part of its commitment to promote improved information exchange for more effective patient care, T-System will participate in the Interoperability Showcase™ at Booth #11000. Among the must-see solutions and events from T-System:

T-System Virtual ED (Booth #4012) and Interoperability Showcase™ (Booth #11000 in Hall G):

  • T-System will present a new solution focused on improving patient care continuity and supporting the ACO model of healthcare delivery. In this exhibit, attendees will see how an integrated web-based referral management tool will help reduce readmissions, strengthen hospital-physician alignment and connect the care team to a patient’s information. Attendees will also learn how the solution gives facilities an edge in recruiting, retaining and winning the loyalty of referring physicians.
  • Further supporting care continuity, T-System will be among the first-ever vendors to demonstrate how an ED might contribute information that would enable a smoother patient hand-off process. At the Interoperability Showcase™, The T SystemEV® will interoperate with an outpatient and inpatient EHR and health information exchange, starting with properly identifying the patient, retrieving a referral document, and creating a summary of the ED visit to be consumed by physicians outside of the ED. The demonstration of this new standard will help further the mission of IHE in promoting interoperability across healthcare.
  • More closely connecting patients to the healthcare experience, T-System will preview iTriage connectivity through mobile health solutions. The iTriage smartphone and Web application display hospital information such as services and ED wait times. Patients can also check in before arriving in the ED, giving hospitals the opportunity to triage patients based on their symptoms and greet them upon arrival. As a result, the hospital and patients increase engagement with each other, thereby improving the overall patient experience.
  • T-System employees will be accessing applications using a “tap-in to sign on” badge system through eXactACCESS by HealthCast, Inc. eXactACCESS is a comprehensive single sign-on solution that provides a fast and secure way for clinicians to access the ED electronic health record (EHR), especially when changing workstations. At the same time, it reinforces HIPAA-compliant behaviors.

Meaningful Use Senior Education Session (11 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Feb. 21, Marcello 4506):

T SystemEV’s capabilities to support the phased rollout of the HITECH Act compliance efforts will be highlighted in the education session, “Emergency Medicine EHR Helps Drive Enterprise Meaningful Use Readiness.” So far, 42 hospitals have attested to Stage 1 using T SystemEV. Roger Neal, vice president and chief information officer, Duncan Regional Hospital, and Barbara DiMercurio, R.N., MBA, director, Emergency Services, University of Louisville Hospital, co-present their distinct strategies leveraging The T SystemEV ® certified ED information system to attest for enterprise-wide Meaningful Use and to facilitate data integration.

HIStalk HIMSS Conference Booth Crawl: T-System will be giving away an iPad2 as part of its sponsorship in the first HIStalk HIMSS booth crawl. The booth crawl entails contestants visiting booths or web sites to obtain answers to secret questions akin to a scavenger hunt.

“We will continue our focus to help emergency departments collaborate, share and work even more seamlessly and connected as evidenced of our busy year unveiling new technology solutions,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, T-System vice president and chief medical informatics officer. “We’re proud to be the industry’s preferred ED technology provider, empowering our clients to be successful in qualifying for Meaningful Use incentives, meeting regulatory requirements, and advancing clinical, operational and financial performance.”

About T-System

T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation’s emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System’s gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit www.tsystem.com. Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

February 16, 2012 I Written By

Anoto Announces Increased Presence of Digital Pen Technology at HIMSS12 Las Vegas

EHR adoption is continuing to gain momentum since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.  However, healthcare professionals continue to struggle with digitizing the vast amounts of patient data they need to capture each day. Some have turned to tablet computing or laptops; however, these solutions can be too complicated or too cumbersome because of the challenges associated with complex equipment, training and support. In addition, having to overhaul how physicians do their work day-to-day is a major barrier to EHR adoption.

Digital pen and paper is ideally suited to the new era of electronic health records, and partners in the Anoto network will be on site to share news, discuss customers using their solutions and the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for easy information transfer, compliance and streamlined processes.

This year’s show represents continued momentum with nine different partners highlighting the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for EHR adoption at numerous locations across the show floor

WESTBOROUGH, MA and Las Vegas, NV — February 8, 2012 — Anoto Group, the worldwide leader in Digital Pen technology, today announced that the HIMSS12 conference will mark a milestone for the company this year with the most partners on site to date highlighting their healthcare solutions at various locations across the show floor.

EHR adoption is continuing to gain momentum since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.  However, healthcare professionals continue to struggle with digitizing the vast amounts of patient data they need to capture each day. Some have turned to tablet computing or laptops; however, these solutions can be too complicated or too cumbersome because of the challenges associated with complex equipment, training and support. In addition, having to overhaul how physicians do their work day-to-day is a major barrier to EHR adoption.

Digital pen and paper is ideally suited to the new era of electronic health records, and partners in the Anoto network will be on site to share news, discuss customers using their solutions and the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for easy information transfer, compliance and streamlined processes. Digital pen solutions will be shown at the following locations at HIMSS12:

Booth 8910

ExpeData® partner Integrated Document Solutions, Inc. (IDS) will be showing the Anoto® digital pen technology integrated with their workflow portal AbbaDox.  IDS will demonstrate how patient intake and triage forms can be completed easily using the pen. IDS is a healthcare technology firm providing solutions for clinical documentation and complex workflows in the cloud. IDS offers comprehensive reporting solutions, including powerful front and back-end speech recognition applications, to achieve meaningful use AbbaDox EHR and for radiologists, AbbaDox Rad. IDS also provides modular solutions to improve workflows for inpatient facilities including documenting verbal orders and charge capture using a tablet or smartphone. With IDS integration expertise, facilities can gain functionality without having to replace existing information systems.

Booth # 1629
As more employees participate in health screenings, program managers have been faced with finding ways to improve the screening experience and to engage their employees as they discover their specific health status. At HIMSS, Capturx software from Adapx (Anoto partner) will be demonstrated by collecting attendee interests about the event in the Microsoft booth and to show how customers use this data capture software and Anoto digital pens to streamline the process and increase the number of employee screenings.  Adapx can coordinate briefings between press and Microsoft, in regards to Microsoft’s experience as a customer using Capturx for Health & Wellness Screenings.

Booth # 2023

NextGen Healthcare provides innovative clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. At HIMSS, they will demonstrate NextPen™, which is based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology and is used to capture structured NextGen® Ambulatory EHR data directly from pen and paper. A tiny camera in this pen’s tip captures everything, as it is written or drawn. Simply place the pen in a USB docking station, approve the data, and NextPen automatically fills the structured data fields in a patient’s record. A perfect image of the form is also captured and can automatically be attached to the record, making it ideal for signatures and drawings.

  • Perficient

Booth #1274

As a leading provider of services in the healthcare industry, Perficient has delivered both strategic consulting and advanced technology solutions to many of the top provider, payor, life science and government healthcare organizations.  Capturx will be demonstrated by collecting attendee interests about the event and product demonstrations will be available at the Perficient booth to highlight how customers like KBR use Capturx data capture software from Adapx (Anoto partner) and Anoto digital pens to streamline health screening data capture and reporting for corporate wellness programs.

Booth #2463 (Verizon Booth)

Rover Technology Fusions (RTF) is a form-driven workflow solutions provider offering a robust portfolio of products and services. RTF will be debuting new integration features and support for the new Health Information Exchanges.

Booth # 13537

Booth # 7100

Information Week recently named Shareable Ink one of 12 EHR vendors that “stand out” – out of 1,300 Meaningful Use-certified systems.  Visit Shareable Ink at HIMSS for an interactive demo of our most popular applications including Physician Progress Notes with Charge Capture and Patient History & Signature Capture solutions.  Our solutions will also be showcased in the Allscripts (#3016) and T-System (#4012) booths.  For everyone who mentions ‘DOCTOR’ at our booth, we’ll be making a donation to one of our favorite charities, Doctors Without Borders.

About Anoto Group

Anoto Group is the company behind and world leader in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable conversion of handwritten text into digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 80 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. The Anoto share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic small cap list under the ticker ANOT. For more information visit www.anoto.com.

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 50 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 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 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.

February 8, 2012 I Written By