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The SSI Group Announces Acquisition of ICA

Combination of administrative, financial, and clinical information exchange services enhances ability to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry

MOBILE, ALMarch 1, 2018The SSI Group, an industry leader in revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, has announced the acquisition of Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a leader in the aggregation and exchange of patient clinical data under the brand name of CareAlign.

The combined expertise and information services will help a diverse set of healthcare organizations improve their ability to address the growing need to combine administrative, financial, and clinical data driven by changes in healthcare delivery and payment models. SSI will continue to support the needs of HIEs and other healthcare organizations that need to aggregate and exchange patient clinical data through the CareAlign suite of products. Additionally, SSI will create new solutions derived from the integration of their administrative and clinical data services.

“The integration of the CareAlign solutions into the SSI services platform will provide SSI the ability to expand the breadth of health information exchange services offered to our clients,” said Jimmy Lyons, CEO and President of SSI. “SSI has 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of EDI clearinghouse services to support the information exchange requirements of our revenue cycle clients. The expertise gathered from the operations of this network, which connects thousands of providers and payers daily, can be leveraged to address the growing demand for clinical data exchange.”

Jeff Miller, Chief Product Officer at SSI adds, ”Integrating clinical information with the administrative and financial data used by SSI revenue cycle solutions will be critical in responding to the changes in payment models represented by value-based reimbursement programs like MACRA.” As these models evolve, healthcare business leaders will demand solutions that can provide a more holistic view of the operational aspects impacting revenue performance.

Ben Rooks, Managing Principal of ST Advisors observed, “SSI’s been a client since 2017 and we have discussed how to grow its breadth of services. Health networks sponsored by HIEs, provider communities, and health plans can meaningfully improve patient care while lowering the costs to deliver it. This expansion into clinical data will provide SSI clients with a complete view of their patients, marrying the clinical and financial.”

ICA was headquartered in Nashville, TN, and SSI has decided to keep the office and establish a local presence. “With the concentration of healthcare in the Nashville area, it was always in our plans to open a regional office there. We look forward to growing the office and establishing a presence in Nashville,” added Mr. Lyons.

SSI will be attending the HIMSS18 annual conference, March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth #1929. For more information about SSI, visit www.thessigroup.com.

About SSI:

SSI delivers solutions that increase the accuracy and velocity of data exchange among healthcare providers and payers, with the highest levels of security. A privately held company since its founding 30 years ago, SSI is singularly focused on the healthcare industry. SSI’s commitment to our clients’ success is evident with nearly 50% of our clients relying on SSI solutions for 10 years or more. Our revenue cycle, EDI gateway, and clinical data interoperability solutions are among the best in the industry and help our clients effectively and efficiently manage their clinical and claims data. Learn how we can help you at www.thessigroup.com.

March 1, 2018 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.

Nashville Medical Trade Center Announces New Exhibitors

Collection of Key Partners Pushes Project Near Goal; Financing Preparation Begins

DALLAS – May 4, 2012 – Market Center Management Company, the management company of leading trade centers and trade events around the world, announced today a collection of new leases as well as other significant steps toward launching the Nashville Medical Trade Center in downtown Nashville.

Over the last several months, Market Center Management Company has secured commitments from many companies across healthcare including information technology, surgical technology, furniture and services. A partial list of new commitments includes:

·         Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) will showcase interoperability technology that enables health information exchange and will be located in the HIT neighborhood.

·         The SSI Group (SSI) will be located in the HIT neighborhood and will promote claims management technology.

·         Humanscale will join the furniture neighborhood and offer ergonomic work tools that support healthcare-specific technology.

·         ergoCentric will present their specialized line of medical grade seating, healtHcentric, in the furniture neighborhood.

·         V Alexander will demonstrate their unique capabilities in supply chain management including transportation, customs, compliance, documentation, and security on the services floor.

·         Remind America, a leading HIPAA-compliant physician reminder service, will join the services floor and will showcase the company’s customized services that meet the needs of any practice.

Separate announcements were also made for each company including additional information.

“We began this project in the midst of uncertainty about the economy and questions about the viability of a global marketplace for healthcare. But companies have had the time to recognize the cost benefits and business opportunities of a center of innovation attracting visitors from around the world,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Market Center Management Company. “As the economy continues to warm up we will add a significant number of new companies and organizations as well as announce companies with existing leases.”

With these agreements the project enters a new phase as it nears important leasing milestones. Therefore, Market Center Management Company has engaged Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain (LBMC), a Nashville-based accounting and financial services company, to advance final plans for the financing package and structure while the company continues to finalize agreements and develops additional services and plans for healthcare trade events.

“LBMC is pleased to be working on this exciting opportunity to bring global healthcare innovation to downtown Nashville,” said Jeff Drummonds, Partner, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain Family of Companies. “LBMC will be providing a wide range of consulting services including assistance with advancing final financing and investment structure. We look forward to this new phase of the project.”

“As we move forward on several fronts, this new stage of the project will place an even greater emphasis on innovation and the leading edge of patient care that will draw the industry to Nashville,” said Cindy Morris, chief operating officer of Market Center Management Company. “At the same time, we continue work with the first major exhibitor in the trade center, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), to advance our shared vision of a year-round marketplace of ideas, education and innovation. HIMSS has served as a catalyst for attracting a number of important companies to the project,” said Morris.

“HIMSS will serve as the hub of Information Technology on the top floor of the trade center where we will host technical demonstrations, conferences, workshops, and customer demos,” said Sandra L. Vance, director of global interoperability showcases for HIMSS. “In addition, HIMSS expects to host more than 100 companies inside an interactive exhibit exploring clinical information systems and infrastructure that provides optimum interoperability.”

The Nashville Medical Trade Center is a comprehensive healthcare marketplace that unifies for the first time permanent showrooms, temporary exhibition space, and education and training facilities. The result is a global marketplace for healthcare products, solutions, and services.

About Market Center Management Company

Market Center Management Company (MCMC) is an international wholesale trade center and tradeshow management company based in Dallas, Texas. MCMC and its owner, Crow Holdings, own or manage trade centers and tradeshows on three continents – Asia (ShanghaiMart), Europe (Brussels International Trade Mart), and North America (Dallas Market Center), totaling more than 11 million square feet, more than any other single international company. Within the MCMC trade centers and tradeshows, customers from around the globe source products directly from manufacturers including home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories, and apparel. The dozens of trade events each year hosted by MCMC are attended by hundreds of thousands of customers from all 50 states and more than 78 countries. MCMC’s website is available at www.marketcentermanagement.com.

May 12, 2012 I Written By