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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 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.

North American Connectathon 2013 Provides Testing Ground for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements

CHICAGO – (February 27, 2013) In an effort to advance interoperability in the U.S., IHE USA and the Health Story Project offered  Health Level Seven’s (HL7) Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture® (C-CDA) standard as part of the testing process at the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2013. When implemented into electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs), HL7’s C-CDA contributes a critical component of a patient’s medical record, including the physician’s progress notes, discharge summaries, and other clinical documents. U.S. physicians create over a billion clinical notes each year. These notes contain most of a patient’s clinical records, and most EHRs are not capable of integrating this type of data into their systems.

“Eighteen vendors registered to test 27 systems for C-CDA – including, a diverse group of EHR, document imaging and HIE vendors. After years of working with EHR and HIE vendors and encouraging acceptance of C-CDA document types, Health Story members are thrilled about the potential uptake of C-CDA and its role in contributing to comprehensive electronic patient stories,” said Joy Kuhl, Executive Director of the Health Story Project.

IHE USA and Health Story Project are excited to announce that 18 companies earned a passing test score for C-CDA testing at the NA Connectathon 2013, gaining a competitive advantage in meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for adoption of C-CDA.

Successful Consolidated CDA Test Participants:

Allscripts

athenahealth

CareEvolution, Inc.

Certify Data Systems

Corepoint Health

Epic

GE Healthcare

Greenway Medical Technologies

Iatric Systems, Inc.

ICT Health

InterSystems

Notable Solutions, Inc.

Nuance Communications

Mirth Corporation

Nextgen Healthcare

Oracle America

VitalHealth Software

Vitera Healthcare Solutions

Please visit IHE USA to learn more about Consolidated CDA, the NA Connectathon, and Consolidated CDA test participants.

About IHE USA

IHE USA (www.iheusa.org) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 that operates as a deployment committee of IHE International®. The mission of IHE USA is to drive adoption of standards-based interoperability to improve patient care through innovation, standards profiling, testing, education and collaboration. IHE USA improves the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery by supporting the deployment of standards-based electronic health record systems, facilitating the exchange of health information among care providers, both within the enterprise and across care settings, and enabling local, regional and nationwide health information networks in the United States, all in a manner consistent with participation in IHE International, Inc.

About Health Story

The Health Story Project was founded five 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 accelerated development of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Implementation Guides for common types of clinical documents, bringing them through the HL7 ballot process and promoting their adoption within the industry. Over the previous five years, the initiative produced the first set of national data standards for clinical documents – use of which supports requirements for Meaningful Use of EHRs. The Health Story vision is for complete patient stories to be available in electronic medical records.  You can see Health Story in action at HIMSS13 in the Interoperability Showcase.

February 27, 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.

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 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.

VitalHealth Software Celebrates National Health IT Week September 10-14, 2012

Milwaukee, Wis. – September 4, 2012 – Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management, and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week , September 10-14, 2012.

With the NHIT Week theme: One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care, VitalHealth Software will participate in various events during the week to support the NHIT mission of elevating national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT.

“Our participation in National Health IT Week highlights our organization’s commitment to ensure health information technology is integrated, interactive, interoperable, and intelligent to provide the best patient outcomes,” said Blair Butterfield, President, North America for VitalHealth Software. “By working together we can leverage the technology to promote the betterment of our healthcare system.”

Butterfield will share the message of health IT with government and industry leaders while attending the HIMSS Policy Summit during his visit to Washington, DC for National Health IT Week. For additional information about National Health IT Week, visit www.healthitweek.org/.

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.

About National Health Information Technology Week

Now in its seventh year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

September 24, 2012 I Written By

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

Healthy Transformation to use VitalHealth EHR to Support Advanced Employee Health and Wellness Coaching Offerings

VitalHealth Software announced that Healthy Transformation, a provider of health coaching and lifestyle management services, has selected the VitalHealth EHR solution, designed with Mayo Clinic, in an effort to reduce employer healthcare costs by improving employee quality of life through preventative healthcare and wellness training and education.

VitalHealth EHR, Designed with Mayo Clinic, to Enable Seamless and Efficient Preventative Health and Wellness Programs

Milwaukee, WI and Tyler, TX – November 15, 2011 — VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that Healthy Transformation, a provider of health coaching and lifestyle management services, has selected the VitalHealth EHR solution in an effort to reduce employer healthcare costs by improving employee quality of life through preventative healthcare and wellness training and education.

Healthy Transformation offers a cutting edge, holistic approach to healthcare, providing one-on-one health and wellness coaching in a corporate setting. Healthy Transformation’s corporate health and wellness program focuses on the prevention and maintenance of chronic conditions through education and coaching, improving the personal health and well-being of client’s employees and therefore decreasing healthcare costs at the corporate level.

Based on extensive research and developed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, VitalHealth’s EHR technology platform was designed to be extremely easy to use with an intuitive, customizable interface that supports physicians and nurses in their highly-varied workflow needs, offering point-of-care decision support, smart alerts, population and disease management, and electronic lab ordering and resulting. The VitalHealth EHR is also one of the first platforms designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.

“We are focused on helping corporations increase productivity and lower healthcare costs by providing employees with one-on-one health and wellness coaching, and arming our health coaches with the VitalHealth EHR will enable them to provide the highest quality coaching with maximum flexibility and mobility, ” said Ronda DeDear, RN and CEO, Healthy Transformation. “The EHR’s ability to track chronic conditions along with its customizable and intuitive nature, allow our health coaches to easily catalogue and share patient information between different practitioners and more importantly, to effectively supply patients with the highest quality of preventive care possible. Plus, when our coaches are moving from site to site, and working from the home or the road, they can always have the EHR in hand.”

With VitalHealth EHR’s flexible interface, Healthy Transformation health coaches, consisting of RNs, nutritionists, social workers and education specialists, will be able to seamlessly access and share the different facets of patient information they require while also maintaining a holistic view of the patient’s medical record. Furthermore, VitalHealth EHR’s longitudinal patient tracking and display capabilities provide a complete view of patients’ health over time, allowing the health coaches to treat chronic conditions more effectively. Furthering Healthy Transformation’s goal of disease prevention, the EHR provides disease management automation tools which identify and alert the health coaches and their clients of potential threats, based on available data.

“Healthy Transformation is very much like the small practices we designed the VitalHealth EHR to support: they need a flexible solution that can support a wide range of work styles while still delivering the highest levels of EHR and disease management functionality,”  said Laurens van der Tang, CEO, VitalHealth. “Now more than ever it is critical for corporations to take care of their employees, and that requires quality patient care with a personal touch. VitalHealth is thrilled that our EHR technology platform can assist in Healthy Transformation’s mission to provide a one-on-one, holistic approach to patient care in a corporate setting.”

As part of this new agreement, Healthy Transformation will participate in VitalHealth’s EHR pilot program. Throughout the trial period, the health coaches using the platform will provide VitalHealth with ongoing feedback on the EHR technology.

The VitalHealth EHR recently received ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Meaningful Use Certification as a Complete EHR.
Healthy Transformation went live with VitalHealth EHR early this fall.

For more information about the VitalHealth EHR beta program, please call Melvin Hutchens at (859) 553-3140, or send an email to hutchens@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

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. www.MayoMedicalLaboratories.com

November 21, 2011 I Written By

VitalHealth Software to Demonstrate Meaningful Use Certified EHR for Practices at MGMA 2011

VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that it will demonstrate its recently ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR, VitalHealth EHR 1.8, at next week’s MGMA 2011. VitalHealth will also share its updated product roadmap for the EHR’s general availability, provide an update on its beta testing program, and discuss future EHR innovation and adoption as the industry moves beyond Stage One Meaningful Use.

Next-Generation EHR Provider to Outline Product Roadmap and Provide Updates from Beta User Program Including Lessons Learned as the Industry Moves Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use

Milwaukee, WI, October 18, 2011 (MGMA Booth #518)—VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that it will demonstrate its recently  ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), VitalHealth EHR 1.8, at the 2011 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) conference. VitalHealth will also share its updated product roadmap for the EHR’s general availability and provide an update on its beta testing program. VitalHealth executives at MGMA will focus on EHR innovation, adoption and implications for the modification of their solution as the industry moves beyond Stage One Meaningful Use (MU).

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently reported that over 100,000 physicians and hospitals have now applied for Stage One Meaningful Use incentives, however, many physicians still cite disrupted workflows and loss of productivity as chronic criticisms of most EHR solutions. As an EHR that was designed by and for physicians, and one that looks beyond basic Stage One Meaningful Use requirements to longer term needs, VitalHealth EHR 1.8 stands out as one of the few truly sustainable EHR solutions available today.

“We are thrilled to demonstrate our newly certified EHR for small practices and to confer lessons learned as a result of the feedback we received from the participants of our ongoing beta testing program,” said Arjen Westerink, Director of Business Development, VitalHealth. “The physician input we received during our initial primary research program and as a result of our beta program has allowed us to produce an EHR that meets the unique workflow needs of small practices. Ongoing contributions from physicians will ensure that we are able to continue designing solutions that will not only improve their efficiency, but ultimately the quality of care they can provide.”

Designed for small physician practices with fewer than 10 practitioners, VitalHealth EHR 1.8 not only meets, but exceeds, Stage One Meaningful Use requirements, providing all required Core measurements and optional Menu Set objectives for eligible providers. This next-generation EHR was designed to be extremely easy to use in the highly-varied work styles of small practices with significant levels of customization and flexibility. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR is one of the first EHRs designed for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.

This year’s MGMA conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from October 23 to 26. To see a demonstration of the new VitalHealth EHR 1.8, please visit VitalHealth Software at Booth #518.

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.  For additional information, please contact Milo Nadir of VitalHealth Software Inc. at +1(650) 906-9009 or email to info@vitalhealthsoftware.com. You can also visit us at booth 518 at the MGMA Conference.

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.
www.MayoMedicalLaboratories.com

About MGMA
MGMA is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources and political advocacy for medical practice management. The Association started as a small network of clinic managers, called the National Association of Clinic Managers, which met for the first time in Madison, Wis., in 1926. The name was changed to the Medical Group Management Association in 1963 to reflect the diverse management roles found in group practice.

October 24, 2011 I Written By

VitalHealth Software’s Electronic Health Record Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that its VitalHealth EHR version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, is now ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified to support Meaningful Use as a Complete EHR. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR was specifically built for small physician practices.

The VitalHealth Electronic Health Record for Small Practices Designed with Mayo Clinic Is Now Certified to Support Meaningful Use as a Complete EHR Solution; Enables Providers to Qualify for Financial Incentives

Milwaukee, WI – August  23, 2011  — VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that its VitalHealth EHR version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on August 8, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (H&HS).  The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

VitalHealth EHR for Practices was specifically built for small physician practices with fewer than 10 practitioners. This next-generation EHR was designed to be extremely easy to use in the highly-varied work styles of small practices with significant levels of customization and flexibility. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR is one of the first EHRs designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.

“In developing the VitalHealth EHR solution, our primary mission was to create an EHR that would improve clinical workflow and efficiency and ultimately, impact the quality of care that physicians in the small practice setting can provide.” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “We believe we have met this goal by not only successfully building the first EHR system that was created by physicians, for physicians in a small practice setting, but we developed a solution that will allow our provider customers to achieve meaningful use and qualify for the much needed incentive funds available under ARRA.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

VitalHealth EHR, version 1.8’s certification number is CC-1112-669320-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The clinical quality measures to which VitalHealth EHR 1.8 has been certified include:
•       NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0061 Diabetes: BP Management
•       NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status
•       NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening

The additional software VitalHealth EHR 1.8 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
•       Newcrop 10.1 (ePrescribing)
•       ATLAS LabWorks 10.4 (electronic lab ordering and resulting)

VitalHealth EHR will be generally available for purchase in Q4 of this year.

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. Also, please visit the VitalHealth EHR blog at www.vitalblog.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 CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology.  The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).  More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing.   ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

September 2, 2011 I Written By

VitalHealth Software Announces Meaningful Use Readiness

Today VitalHealth announced that it has submitted its EHR for Practices version 1.8, designed with Mayo Clinic, for Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. The company is also broadening its beta testing program for the product and inviting small practices across the nation to participate.

VitalHealth Submits its Electronic Health Record for Small Practices Designed with Mayo Clinic for Meaningful Use Certification; Invites Small Practices to Participate in Expanded Beta Program

Milwaukee, WI – June  23, 2011  — VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that it has submitted its VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, for Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. The company is also broadening its beta testing program for the product and inviting small practices across the nation to participate.

Once deemed 2011/2012 compliant, VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 will be certified as a “Complete EHR” by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), as part of the ONC-ATCB certification program, and in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (H&HS). The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

VitalHealth EHR for Practices is specifically built for small physician practices, focusing on those with fewer than 10 practitioners. The EHR is designed to not only meet but exceed the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements, providing all required Core measures and all optional Menu set objectives for eligible providers. The EHR technology platform is based on years of extensive research and solution development, while the EHR itself is designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic. In order to assure that the system will be easy to use within the highly-varied work styles of small practices, the interface has significant levels of customization and flexibility, allowing each individual physician to work the way they are accustomed to. This next-generation EHR is one of the first designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.

“By submitting the VitalHealth EHR for Meaningful Use certification, we are further showing our commitment to providing physicians with the clinical and operational benefits of an affordable, easy-to-use, world-class EHR,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “As a company, our goal is twofold: first, to deliver an EHR that physicians truly want to pick up and use, because it allows them to deliver better care, more efficiently; and second, to help physicians qualify for government incentives. This Meaningful Use submission is an important milestone in achieving both of those goals.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet at least one or more of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 is slated for Complete EHR certification in July of 2011.

VitalHealth Software also recently announced that it is expanding its beta program for its EHR, inviting small practices across the nation to use VitalHealth EHR for Practices and provide feedback for on-going enhancements to the product.
For more information about the VitalHealth EHR beta program, please call Melvin Hutchens at (859) 553-3140, or send an email to mhutchens@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

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 CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology.  The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).  More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

June 29, 2011 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 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.