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New eiPortal for Healthcare Integration from PilotFish Brings “Self- Service” B2B Connectivity to Healthcare Stakeholders

What Online Banking Did for the Financial Industry, the eiPortal does for Healthcare by Providing Self-Service Implementation of B2B Data Exchange Along with 24/7 Access

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (PRWEB) February 27, 2013— Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, a provider of middleware healthcare integration solutions, announces the eiPortal for Healthcare Integration. The eiPortal is a cloud-based solution that provides all of the resources required to establish standardized initial and ongoing healthcare information exchange. The eiPortal combines a web repository, with all the resources required to configure an interface to a host organization’s system, together with a fully automated testing facility that allows validation and simulation of information exchanges before going live with the interface.

The eiPortal represents a healthcare interoperability breakthrough for onboarding data exchange customers of HIEs, Labs, Payers, Device and Equipment Manufacturers, Solution Providers and State Agencies—any organization that offers a standard set of interfaces, file formats or Web services for consumption by many customers.

“The eiPortal lifts the tremendous burden placed on IT resources tasked with supporting customer implementations,” said Monika Vainius, Vice President of Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration. “By implementing an eiPortal and automating what has been a highly manual process, 80% of the effort required for onboarding customers can be eliminated.”

By implementing an eiPortal:

  • Individually providing customers with implementation requirements is replaced by forwarding them a URL. An online repository makes everything required to configure an interface to the host organization’s system available for download.
  • Desk-checking each sample data payload by staff is replaced with automated validation. Simulated responses to inbound messages are provided without requiring human intervention or full test environments.
  • Fielding customer questions is replaced with actionable error messages that tell customers not just that a problem occurred, but also how to fix it.
  • Hours spent tracking down why a customer’s message failed a test are replaced with a customer self-service log of messages.

The eiPortal can be leveraged to mediate the transmission of electronic medical records between providers, accept orders for medical tests, conduct Meaningful Use certification in real-time, enable standardized integration into or out of software offerings, and quickly integrate large numbers of customers by offering standard APIs and providing automated testing and validation.

The eiPortal is built on a flexible architecture that can be customized with private branding, implementation-specific documentation, and message validation rules. Unique security and transmission protocols, reporting requirements and endpoint system simulations are also available.

The eiPortal automates manual processes and empowers customers to self-implement. By investing in the eiPortal, highly coordinated work between an organization and its customers can be limited to truly implementation-unique discussions, for the benefit of all.

Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration is exhibiting at HiMSS13, Booth #7941, March 4-6, 2013 – see live demos of the eiPortal and eiConsole for Healthcare (an IDE featuring a graphical Assembly Line for configuring interfaces).

About PilotFish

Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish Technology provides middleware software that enables the integration of disparate systems. The eiPortal for Healthcare Integration is distributed through Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHII), a subsidiary of PilotFish Technology. APHII distributes products directly to healthcare end-users and through select channel partners.

Address inquiries to: Monika Vainius, Vice President, 860-632-9900 x303.

www.pilotfishtechnology.com/industries/health

 

 

 

February 28, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

80 Percent of US Physicians Believe Virtual Assistants Will Drastically Change Healthcare by 2018, Nuance Survey Finds

Nuance Enhances the IQ of Intelligent Systems, Offering a Glimpse of Tomorrow’s Healthcare
 
BURLINGTON, Mass., – February 27, 2013Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), the first to bring the power of the virtual assistant directly to consumers through mobile phones and customer service attendants, recently surveyed US doctors about the effect virtual assistants will have on healthcare. Overwhelmingly, 80 percent believe that within five years, virtual assistants will drastically change how they interact and use electronic health records (EHRs) and other healthcare apps, making them more efficient and freeing up time to spend on patients.
 
Doctors stated that mobile virtual assistants could impact healthcare most by helping them access information in EHRs, and navigate through the process using conversational commands. One out of three doctors spends 30 percent or more of their day on administrative duties — activities that could be redirected or removed using voice-enabled virtual assistants.
 
How will virtual assistants put the care back in healthcare?
  • 65 percent say the top role for a virtual assistant: more accurate, timely information to support care or alert them to missing information in records.
  • 73 percent expect virtual assistants could improve healthcare and patient engagement by helping to coordinate care between multiple caregivers.
  • 80 percent believe virtual assistants will benefit patients most by engaging them in the process, prompting them to adhere to health advice and modifying behaviors.
“Mobile virtual assistants have the potential to reinvent the way we deliver patient care,” says Dr. Alireza Shafaie, Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “As a consumer, I already experience the value of mobile assistants, and would love to bring that natural, intelligence-based dialogue to my work as a primary care physician. For every one patient I see I have to communicate my recommendations in three different places. A mobile advisor that could do that on my behalf in one shot would give me back more time in what truly matters – time with my patients.”
 
One area of interest with physicians is intelligent, voice-driven, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) that uses more sophisticated reasoning for ordering medications, labs and radiology exams beyond mere speech. Healthcare developers can embed virtual assistants — ones that conduct meaningful conversations, interpret physician requests, ask for clarification and seamlessly manage changes in course of action much like their human equivalents — directly into any clinical app to enhance a variety of new and existing workflows, including CPOE.
 
Nuance is deeply invested in a new generation of sophisticated and powerful applications underpinned by voice and clinical language understanding (CLU) that reinvents the way doctors and patients experience healthcare, providing direct access to the healthcare information that matters most.
 
“The technology exists today in Nuance to create a more intuitive way for doctors and patients to coordinate care and improve efficiency through dialogue-driven intelligent systems that hear, understand and respond,” reports Joe Petro, senior vice president healthcare engineering and R&D, Nuance. 
 
More than 500 global developers are already utilizing Nuance technology to humanize healthcare and fulfill the promise of virtual assistants in medicine. For a first glimpse of Nuance’s new healthcare virtual assistant project, codenamed “Florence,” visit booth #4025 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibits in New Orleans March 3 – 7, 2013.  
 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

Mitochon’s Electronic Medical Office (EMO) Partners with PDR Network to Provide Seamless Access to Updated Drug and Safety Information Benefiting EHR Users & Patients

– Implementing Key Drug Safety Features, Mitochon Recognized with the ‘PDR Certified’ Award –

Laguna Hills, CA/Montvale, NJ: February 27, 2013 – Mitochon Systems, a leading healthcare IT company serving providers throughout the country with a free web based Electronic Medical Office, announced today a new partnership with PDR Network, the leading distributor of FDA-approved patient drug safety and support services for EHR and e-Rx platforms, to integrate PDR’s suite of interactive drug information and safety services within their Electronic Medical Office (EMO) platform. Mitochon users now have access to PDR Network’s updated drug information, safety alerts, medication adherence and product support programs, which will enhance their experience and further enable them to provide optimal patient care.

Dr. Andre Vovan, Chairman of Mitochon Systems, stated, “Mitochon is continually looking for ways to add additional value to our free service to Physicians, particularly in the area of patient safety and improving outcomes” He continued “Working with PDR has been very efficient due to our similar focus on patient safety, improved out comes for patients and philosophy of integrating great resources within superior Physician workflow.”

Mitochon’s FREE end-to-end ELECTRONIC MEDICAL OFFICE (EMO) is a single source, Meaningful Use Certified solution enabling practices to provide better patient care and increase profits for physicians. EMO includes a patient portal, scheduling, clinical records, ePrescribing, lab integration, physician referrals, integrated Practice Management and Claims, ALL FREE. Founded by Dr. Andre Vovan, a nationally recognized physician, and funded by 44 physicians, the EMO service is designed by physicians for physicians. The FREE system is available in all U.S. states.

“We are very happy to have Mitochon join our growing EHR partner network as our fourth fully-integrated EHR partner, expanding our network to 26 industry-leading partners and more than 220 EHR systems, reaching nearly 100,000 EHR prescribers,” said Andrew Gelman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, PDR Network. “We understand the growing importance of EHRs in medical practice today and are proud to provide tools that enhance EHRs, increasing their functionality and safety in alignment with FDA goals for these systems.”

Mitochon end users have access to PDR interactive services today, earning the PDR Certified award in recognition for the system’s new level of drug safety features and functionality. Developed based on the FDA’s vision for EHR systems improving patient safety and reducing prescriber liability by delivering and collecting critical information at the point of care, the PDR Certified program recognizes those systems that meet this safety standard by integrating each of four key functions:

1.     Full FDA Labeling,

2.     Drug Alerts and Warnings (Safety Alerts, Boxed Warnings, Recalls and REMS Communications),

3.     Adverse Drug Event Reporting, and

4.     FDA-Compliant Patient Education or Support Services.

As part of this award, Mitochon Systems will display the “PDR Certified” logo indicating to existing and prospective customers that it complies with these important patient and drug safety standards. For more information on the PDR Certified program – developed by the independent iHealth Alliance in collaboration with PDR Network – please visit, www.PDRCertified.org.

Mitochon Systems was founded in 2006 by Andre Vovan, MD, MBA, FCCM, who is the director of a critical care department at a large California hospital. He created a system based on the free model because the cost of traditional EHR systems makes them unaffordable for many independent physicians. For information: (877) 817-0902 or www.mitochonsystems.com/about.

PDR Network’s comprehensive offering of interactive drug information services are designed to be easily integrated with any EHR or ePrescribing system and enhancing the EHR, provider and patient experience. For more information about PDR’s EHR partnership program, please visit www.PDRNetwork.com/PDR-in-EHR.

About PDR Network
PDR Network is the leading distributor of FDA-approved drug labeling, safety and product support information, delivering trusted content through the Physicians’ Desk Reference® suite of digital and print services. Leveraging this propriety network, PDR disseminates critical healthcare information across channels to an active network of nearly 800,000 prescribers and via the growing “PDR Certified” network – 26 industry-leading partners delivering content via more than 220 EHR platforms reaching approaching 100,000 EHR providers as well as more than a half of a million additional end users.

A respected member of the healthcare community, PDR Network challenges itself as a company to deliver innovative products and services that meet the industry’s ever-changing needs. From a history of delivering the prescribing information most-trusted by physicians to its current position at the strategic intersection between the bio/pharmaceutical and EHR industries, PDR prides itself on developing practical solutions to benefit its partners. For more information, please visit www.PDRNetwork.com.

 

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I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

BridgeHead XDS-I.b Technology Passes Testing at 2013 IHE Connectathon

The Largest Health IT Testing Event in the U.S. Showcased BridgeHead Software’s DICOMStore™ Interoperability

Woburn, MA – February 27, 2013 – BridgeHead Software announced today it has successfully completed the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2013, held in Chicago, Illinois. The Connectathon is an annual event that demonstrates the benefits of interoperability, where health information systems (HIS) work together to share information across organizational boundaries. The testing showcased the abilities of BridgeHead’s Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) DICOMStore™ to successfully integrate with other leading healthcare information systems, and the solution now qualifies as a full XDS-I.b Imaging Document Source.

The 14th annual IHE NA Connectathon drew hundreds of the industry’s top engineers with 8 IHE domains tested on over 160 systems. New features included testing of HL7’s Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture® (C-CDA) and a new qualification in standards and certification criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in the U.S.

“Healthcare IT integration companies such as BridgeHead Software help make the Connectathon a success,” said Joyce Sensmeier, president of IHE USA. “This year, 500 systems engineers from 101 companies engaged in testing at the event. Collectively, we are driving the industry forward and improving quality care with interoperable systems.”

BridgeHead’s DICOMStore™ Imaging Document Source was tested for its capacity to readily share and exchange image files with other vendors’ repositories. By testing both its understanding of IHE frameworks and implementation methods, BridgeHead proved DICOMStore™ could seamlessly interface with different XDS repositories, ensuring enterprise-wide interoperability across a hospital’s IT environment.

BridgeHead’s DICOMStore™ is part of its Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution. HDM is designed to enable healthcare facilities worldwide to store, protect and share both clinical and administrative information across the entire hospital, along with the capabilities necessary to tame the continuing growth and complexity of data. It is also the only software that combines protection together with DICOM and non-DICOM archiving, ensuring image availability for healthcare professionals.

“At BridgeHead, we recognize that interoperability is critical for any hospital system looking to ensure the accessibility of patient information is preserved. It is also essential for giving our customers the utmost confidence in the BridgeHead solution’s ability to evolve in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape,” said Jamie Clifton, director of product management at BridgeHead. “By participating in the NA Connectathon 2013, we have once again exhibited how readily the BridgeHead HDM Solution can interface with a variety of health information systems.”

In 2012, BridgeHead’s XDS.b Repository and ancillary systems were tested at the IHE European Connectathon alongside 24 other healthcare IT systems to demonstrate enterprise-wide healthcare collaboration potential and achieved similar success.

INFORMATION FOR MEDIA ATTENDING HIMSS13

BridgeHead Software is exhibiting at the HIMSS13 Conference in booth 1769, taking place from March 3rd through March 7th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Visit our HIMSS13 Knowledge Center site to get the latest information on how to bridge the gap between what clinicians want and what health IT professionals need for hospital data availability.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

Emagination Stations bring pediatric rooms to life

Enovate-Emagination Stations-Ladybug

 

CANTON, Mich. – Enovate’s portfolio of mobile and wall-mounted work stations
come alive for children as turtles, ladybugs and other animals in a new line of
products for the pediatric environment called Emagination Stations.

Besides the turtle and ladybug, it may be a panda, jellyfish, owl or hippo that
captures imaginations, brightens spirits and helps young patients heal.

“Numerous studies have shown that a hospital’s environment plays a role in patient
well-being,” said Kurt Ruppenthal, Enovate product director. “This is particularly
true for children, who may have a faster recovery and a shorter, more enjoyable
hospital stay when there’s a warm, friendly atmosphere.”

Emagination Stations brighten the room with vibrant colors and playful images.

An Enovate wall cabinet becomes a tropical pool with a friendly hippo poking his
head out of the water, a jellyfish smiling back from under the sea, or a ladybug
landing on the grass next to a tree.

A computer cart transforms into a happy turtle swimming toward the sunlight, a
brown and yellow owl keeping watch at night, or a cuddly panda grinning in front of
a tower of bamboo shoots.

Yet, the workstations are exactly the same Enovate products that thrive in every
healthcare environment, offering the best ergonomics, technology, workflow
efficiency and dependability.

About Enovate
Headquartered in Canton, Michigan, Enovate is a leading international provider of
mobile and wall-mounted computer workstations for healthcare, office and home.
Enovate’s scalable, easy-to-use, ergonomic designs feature the best technology to
create a flexible work environment that enhances productivity and performance.
Enovate has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies
in the U.S. for the past four years, and is celebrating 10 years of innovation in
2013. For more information, please contact Enovate at 877-258-8030 or visit
www.enovateusa.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

Fovia and Radiant Sage Streamline Clinical Trials for Pharmaceutical Industry

Cloud-based HDVR® Access Facilitates Drug Research, Discovery 

Palo Alto, California and Belmont, Massachusetts, February 28, 2013 – Fovia Medical, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, and Radiant Sage LLC, a leading provider of on-demand clinical image management solutions, today announced a collaboration to deliver High Definition Volume Rendering® to the pharmaceutical market.

The Radiant/Fovia collaboration will provide real-time access to the world’s highest quality 3D medical imaging, thereby enabling clinical sponsors to make critical decisions earlier in the development cycle and facilitating more rapid and cost-effective drug development.  Radiant Sage will be able to deliver Fovia’s full suite of sophisticated volumetric visualization functionality, including automatic segmentation and volume measurement, to global leaders in drug discovery and research—including pharmaceutical, biotech, device and research enterprises.

Fovia’s flexible and scalable software development kit (SDK) is currently deployed in a variety of fields, providing cloud-based, enterprise-wide and local imaging to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  In clinical image management, HDVR enables rapid diagnosis with real-time visualization and quantitative assessment accurate to the sub-voxel level.  The CPU-based solution supports 24/7 image availability on off-the-shelf computers without requiring expensive graphics cards, thus allowing convenient and inexpensive access, sharing, data manipulation and management.

“Our customers need the ability to retain control of their studies during the entire trial process, make necessary image-aided decisions, and have visibility of their data in real time.  With Fovia as a partner, we can deliver an uncompromised, flexible solution that meets these needs,” said Ven Thangaraj, Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Sage, LLC.  “We simply could not provide the fast and high-quality access demanded by the global pharmaceutical leaders without the advanced features and thin-client technology of Fovia’s HDVR software.”

Ken Fineman, Chief Executive Officer of Fovia, stated, “Fovia is thrilled to have a partner provide such an innovative offering to leaders in the pharmaceutical field.  Radiant’s game-changing products are clearly a step ahead and provide a uniquely comprehensive and timely delivery of clinical trial image management tools.”

About Fovia, Inc.

Fovia has developed High Definition Volume Rendering®, a CPU-based, advanced visualization technology platform that delivers unparalleled quality, performance, scalability and flexibility.  Fovia’s innovative HDVR® solution successfully overcomes the inherent limitations of other currently available imaging technologies, thereby enabling local, enterprise-wide and web-based volumetric rendering with affordable, off-the-shelf computers.

Fovia’s flagship product, HDVR® Connect, is a software-only, advanced visualization solution that includes all of the key attributes required by today’s vendors and their customers: performance, quality, scalability, anytime/anywhere image access, cost-effectiveness and flexibility.  With HDVR Connect, OEM vendors can deliver unrivaled image quality and uncompromised performance, both locally and remotely, in 2D, 3D and 4D advanced volume visualization applications.

For additional information and to learn more about commercial, academic or research licensing, visit www.fovia.com.

About Radiant Sage:

Radiant Sage LLC provides on-demand clinical trial image management solutions for organizations involved in drug discovery and research.  Specifically designed for clinical trials, the company’s solutions, Core-Lab-in-a-Box™ and RadVista Viewer, enable rapid trial start and increase overall efficiency of the collection, distribution, and processing of images with little or no capital investments.  The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model enables sponsors to retain control of their clinical trials by leveraging cost-effective, efficient and accurate image management solutions.  These secure, Web-based, real-time solutions also offer increased image/data integrity and meet necessary compliance requirements.  Radiant Sage is headquartered near Boston, Mass., and can be found on the Internet at: www.radiantsage.com.

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

UpToDate Adds Dermatology as a Specialty

Electronic Clinical Decision Support Resource Serving Healthcare Practitioners and Patients Now Covers 21 Medical Specialties

Waltham, Mass. – (February 28, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has added Dermatology to UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, marking the 21st medical specialty included in an UpToDate subscription.

The addition of Dermatology is the result of over three years of collaboration led by Dr. Jeffrey Callen, Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate in Dermatology. Callen led a team of leading dermatologists to expand and build dermatology content in all major areas — including medical, pediatric and dermatologic surgery.
UpToDate’s dermatology content is ideal for researching less common disorders and treatments, pediatric issues, and drug reactions. Physicians in other specialties, including rheumatologists and those specializing in allergy and immunology, will also find UpToDate’s dermatology content indispensable.
In a recent beta test of the content, dermatology professionals found that UpToDate answered nearly 90 percent of their questions.* As with all UpToDate content, the Dermatology specialty includes peer-reviewed, evidence-based recommendations that reflect the latest medical advances and practices from over 450 medical journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology and the New England Journal of Medicine.
“Working with a team of respected leaders in dermatology over the last three years, we have dramatically expanded and enhanced the actionable dermatology content in UpToDate. The new specialty truly encompasses views from across all disciplines,” said Callen.
Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions commented on the added specialty, “UpToDate is focused on developing the breadth and depth of our medical content to ensure clinicians feel equipped to provide the very best care.” Basow adds, “For dermatologists and other healthcare practitioners alike, the addition of a Dermatology specialty affirms our commitment to providing the most comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations available for treating patients.”
* Dermatology Beta Test 2012, N=63 participants
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About UpToDate
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s more than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate, and more than 30 research studies confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.
UpToDate 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 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

MediQuant Inc. to Showcase Its Debut Record in New Orleans

Pioneer in healthcare data archiving solutions to debut jazz single “Legacy System Blues” at 2013 HIMSS conference 

Brecksville, OH  – MediQuant Inc., the pioneer in interoperable “Active Archiving” data solutions for legacy healthcare data, will be showcasing DataArk, the leading solution for data migration issues, at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, March 3-7.

Tony Paparella, president and founder of MediQuant, has been a musician for most of his life. He saw this year’s HIMSS conference in New Orleans as an opportunity to pay tribute to his musical roots. He and his band, the DeCommissioners, decided to write and record a song based on the data migration issues many hospitals and other healthcare organizations face called “Legacy System Blues,” which was recorded and pressed on a vinyl 45.

“Legacy System Blues” is a reminder to healthcare providers they must be prepared to handle the hidden costs and time associated with converting from legacy systems.

MediQuant is managing legacy data beyond the traditional definition of clinical archives and financial archives to help healthcare providers get on the right track to retire their legacy applications and decommission mainframe and other systems. Clients can avoid running old applications to allow for legacy data access by using DataArk, the unique Active Archiving solution. DataArk has helped save clients up to 80% in legacy system costs by retaining easy end-user access to detail-level data while decommissioning retiring applications.

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

To learn more about the newly released single, “Legacy System Blues” and how DataArk is saving hospitals and other organizations time and money, visit MediQuant at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, exhibit #5649 or visit http://www.Mediquant.com. To listen to the single digitally, visit http://www.mediquant.com/legacyblues.html.

About the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition 

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

Visit the HIMSS13 web site at http://www.himssconference.org for more information on the conference.

About MediQuant

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

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

NextGate EMPI and Provider Registry Pass Interoperability Testing at 2013 IHE Connectathon and Conference

NextGate Products Meet IHE Interoperability Standards for 4th Year in a Row; Underlying Platform for New Provider Self-Service Portal

PASADENA, Calif. — February 28, 2013 — NextGate, a leading provider of enterprise identity management solutions, announced that its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and NextGate Provider Registry passed all 64 profile tests at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon and Conference 2013, the healthcare IT industry’s largest interoperability testing event. This accomplishment demonstrates the readiness of NextGate’s EMPI and Provider Registry for immediate deployment in IHE-based and other environments, providing accelerated implementation, standard interoperability, and easy access to current patient and provider information from different platforms and stakeholders.

Provider Management Technology

NextGate’s Provider Registry was one of only a few products to test against the IHE Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD) Trial Implementation, a profile designed to simplify the management of individual and organizational healthcare provider information.  As components in the NextGate Registries for Healthcare software suite, the NextGate Provider Registry, NextGate Provider Directory, and NextGate Provider Self-Service Portal aggregate provider information from different public and private sources, and gives healthcare organizations multiple options for consistent, up to date, and easily accessible provider management solutions.

“As healthcare organizations work towards integration and consolidation, the need for interoperability is more critical than ever before,” stated NextGate’s President and CEO, Andy Aroditis. “Our results in the IHE Connectathon show that NextGate’s solutions support any system or architecture that specifies PIX/PDQ, HL7, XCPD, and HPD requirements, and therefore allows customers to leverage all of our advanced data matching and standardization features, rather than just being limited to simple patient indexes or various provider directories.”

The Connectathon, held by IHE International Inc., is a multi-stakeholder effort to promote the effective use of healthcare information technology (HIT) by providing a common framework for multi-vendor systems. Using an accredited, standards-based certification program, IHE USA certifies that systems are interoperable against established criteria.

NextGate will be showcasing its Provider Registry, Provider Self-Service Portal, EMPI, Patient Portal, and other infrastructure products for connected care at the upcoming Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 4-6, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. To view a demo of NextGate’s Provider Self-Service Portal (and enter to win an iPad® mini), please visit http://bit.ly/Ya1vsP, or visit booth #1356 at HIMSS13.

About IHE USA
IHE USA (www.iheusa.org) is a not for profit organization founded in 2010 that operates as a national deployment committee of IHE International®. IHE USA serves as a voice representing U.S. health IT interests and key partners in national health IT efforts for fostering the national adoption of a consistent set of information standards to enable interoperability of health IT systems.

About NextGate
NextGate provides Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Provider Registry, and other identity management and registry solutions that integrate, index and coordinate data from disparate systems to provide unified views, expedite decision processing, and streamline interoperability to drive performance.  For more information visit: www.nextgate.com.

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John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

e5000 Tele-Medicine cart offers powerful tools for remote consults

CANTON, Mich. – Enovate unlocks the full power of tele-medicine with the e5000
cart equipped with high-definition video and audio in a compact, durable package
that is easy to use and effortlessly mobile.

The e5000 is designed to meet FDA Class 1 MDDS requirements, and has a pan/tilt/
zoom camera, 22-inch high-definition LCD monitor with built-in speakers, codec,
SLA battery power and microphone. It can be equipped with a locking drawer, work
surface, storage basket and various other attachments for medical equipment.

“The e5000 makes mobile video conferencing possible anywhere it’s needed,” said
Kevin L’Heureux, Enovate’s tele-presence product manager. ”Its scalability, mobility
and adjustability make it perfect for patient rooms, emergency and operating
rooms, labs, radiology centers, nurse stations or doctor’s offices.”

The e5000’s 1080p high-definition resolution and 60 frames-per-second provides
one of the sharpest, smoothest pictures on the market. Data compression helps
users reduce their bandwidth needs and cost. It also offers an advance plug-n-
play scaler that allows additional analogue peripherals to connect effortlessly to the
codec.

Electronic height adjustment and independently adjustable work surfaces allow
clinicians to work in comfort whether they are sitting or standing so they can focus
attention on the patient.

Small, lightweight and easy to maneuver in tight areas, Enovate’s concave base
design and smooth-rolling casters glide easily around corners and across hard floors
or carpeting.

About Enovate
Headquartered in Canton, Michigan, Enovate is a leading international provider
of mobile and wall-mounted computer workstations for healthcare, office and
home. Enovate’s scalable, easy-to-use, ergonomic designs feature the best
technology to create a flexible work environment that enhances productivity and
performance. Enovate has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-
growing companies in the U.S. for the past four years, is celebrating 10 years of
innovation in 2013. For more information, please contact Enovate at 877-258-8030
or visit www.enovateusa.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.