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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

To schedule a meeting with VitalHealth Software at HIMSS, please contact Jessica Cohen at

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  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit, or contact us via email at

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WebChartMD Partners with M*Modal to Enhance Transcription Workflow Platform with Speech Understanding™ Technology

M*Modal and WebChartMD today announced the completion of M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology integration into the WebChartMD platform. The announcement is made in conjunction with the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

M*Modal’s Speech Understanding Brings Powerful Productivity Capabilities to WebChartMD Customers

Pittsburgh, PA and Johnson City, TN— April 13, 2011 — (CDIA Booths 100 and 101)  M*Modal, the industry leader in advanced Speech Understanding™ technology, and WebChartMD, an advanced web-based application used by thousands of healthcare professionals nationwide for the creation and management of clinical documentation, today announced the completion of M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology integration into the WebChartMD platform.  M*Modal’s speech understanding technology, now part of WebChartMD’s robust transcription workflow platform, is already being adopted by the almost 100 medical transcription service organizations currently using the WebChartMD platform.  The announcement is made in conjunction with the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

As an advanced application service provider that works with hospitals, clinics and transcription companies, WebChartMD utilizes M*Modal’s Speech Understanding platform to provide an integrated back-end speech solution for its clients who need to drive efficiencies by turning transcriptionists into highly productive editors.  This move reflects WebChartMD’s strategy of incorporating advanced technologies into its end-to-end workflow system, and the selection of M*Modal brings a proven platform relied on extensively by most of the leading MTSO’s in the industry.

“We are always looking for technologies that will enable our clients to cut costs, grow their businesses, and help provide better healthcare to their patients,” said Mark Christensen, Manager, Business Development, WebChartMD. “M*Modal’s  Speech Understanding solution has a clear record of success in helping its customers deliver on these goals, making it our optimal choice.”

“The technology bar is being raised continually for clinical documentation platforms as MTSOs and other users demand more productivity and intelligence from their narrative documentation,” said Michael Finke, CEO, M*Modal. “We are thrilled that this partnership brings together two technology leaders committed to staying ahead of those growing customer requirements.”

M*Modal works with a wide variety of clinical documentation, RIS/PACS, EHR, and other software and service partners who leverage the company’s unique Speech Understanding platform.

About WebChartMD
WebChartMD is one of the newest and most technologically advanced application service providers in the healthcare industry. WebChartMD was written with entirely new code from cutting edge software advances like Microsoft .Net 3.5, Ajax user interface code and Asterisk open source telephony software. Commercially launched in January 2007, WebChartMD has grown an average of 15% per month, and today has over 5,000 daily users on the system. WebChartMD is based in Johnson City, Tennessee, and currently has 12 full-time employees.

About M*Modal
M*Modal, the market leader in advanced Speech Understanding™ technology, combines industry leading technology and clinical documentation services to produce highly accurate, structured, encoded and shareable medical documents to facilitate the use and adoptability of electronic health records. More than 800 healthcare organizations nationwide utilize M*Modal’s solutions to increase patient safety and promote continuity of patient care. For more information, please visit

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