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St. Joseph Health Invests $10 Million in Datu Health
Orange County, CA - Datu Health, developer of a digital platformfor engaging and activating consumers in their health, has secured a $10million Series B equity investment from St. Joseph Health (SJH). This comesalongside a recently announced collaboration between SJH and Datu that willblend Datu's software development efforts with other SJH strategic investmentsin Orange County, CA. The investment will enable Datu to expand development of itsproprietary Persuasion Engine™ technology. Powered by ...
Posted on: October 11, 2015
Orion Health Awarded Defense Healthcare Management Subcontract
Boston, MA. - Healthcare IT company OrionHealth has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense(DoD) to provide an electronic health record (EHR) off-the-shelf solution,integrating activities and deployment across the Military Health System. The contract, known as the Defense Healthcare Management SystemModernization (DHMSM), is an initiative designed to modernize the military'shealthcare system in a meaningful way, enabling patients and clinicians tocapture and share health data ...
Posted on: October 10, 2015
NaviNet Multi-Payer Portal Offers Providers Access to Hundreds of Plans
NaviNet, Inc. announced the launch of All-Payer Access, a fast, efficient, and user-friendly solution that enables providers to access all health plans within their service locations. With All-Payer Access, providers can quickly retrieve patient eligibility and benefit information from more than 450 commercial and government health insurance plans using a single log-in, according to the company. By accessing all plans from within NaviNet's intuitive multi-payer portal, providers spend less time jumping ...
Posted on: October 04, 2015
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Taps PeraHealth Software for Pediatric Care
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will begin using software from PeraHealth to improve clinician awareness of children who may be at risk for clinical deterioration while in the hospital. CHOP will use PeraHealth's full suite of real-time clinical surveillance software-including the pediatric Rothman Index (pRI)-at CHOP's Main Campus inpatient location where the software will be integrated into their existing electronic health record (EHR). PeraHealth and CHOP will also collaborate on ...
Posted on: October 01, 2015
HIMSS Readies Inaugural Population Health Management Summit
Population health brings new momentum to using health information technology to improve health and healthcare through a new emphasis on treating and managing the health of a targeted population of patients with a focus on wellness and chronic care management, which will drive value to both the patient and the healthcare industry. This proactive approach to managing the health of specific patient groups comes to the forefront at the HIMSS Population Health Summit, which occurs simultaneously with the ...
Posted on: September 27, 2015
Physician Group Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Solution for 30 Locations
eClinicalWorks, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, announced Memorial Medical Group, a multi-specialty, employed physician group at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill., has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 78 providers across 30 locations. This initiative will aid Memorial Medical Group in improving continuity of care across the organization, allowing critical information to be accessible at the point of care. Memorial Medical Group, LLC, is ...
Posted on: September 26, 2015
CHIME Statement on Call to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) applauds Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for calling on the Obama administration to take a more reasoned approach to the next phases of the Meaningful Use program.During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) hearing today, Chairman Alexander called on the administration to delay until 2017 final rulemaking for Stage 3. We appreciate his recognition that hospitals and health systems are still working to meet ...
Posted on: September 24, 2015
Uninsured Blacks, Hispanics Down Significantly Under ACA, Study Shows
Since racial and ethnic minorities make up a disproportionate share of US residents without health insurance, expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was expected to reduce disparities in the US health care system. A new study being released by Health Affairs compared uninsurance rates for white, black, and Hispanic adults in 2013 and 2014, focusing on the periods just before and after the first ACA enrollment period. The study found that by the fourth quarter of 2014 the uninsurance rate ...
Posted on: September 20, 2015
Barcoding Inc., Better Day Health Partner on CDI, Patient Experience Solutions
Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, and Better Day Health, an innovator in point-of-care patient charting and clinical documentation, have partnered to develop a solution for improving the overall patient experience in clinical settings. Utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID), voice recognition, and Web-based mobile and cloud technologies, Better Day Health's application automates electronic health records (EHR) documentation, streamlines patient ...
Posted on: September 19, 2015
AxisPoint Health Announces New CEO
AxisPoint Health, a leading provider of care management services to payers and other risk-bearing entities, announced Dr. Ron Geraty, a seasoned executive in technology-enabled healthcare services, is joining the company as chief executive officer. AxisPoint Health was launched as a standalone company in June of this year following its divestiture from McKesson Corporation.Geraty brings deep expertise in the population health and care management space to AxisPoint Health, having founded, led, and ...
Posted on: September 17, 2015
Majority of Healthcare Organizations Already Victims of Cyber Attacks
Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey.Furthermore, in polling 223 chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief security officers and chief compliance officers at healthcare providers and health plans, KPMG found the ...
Posted on: September 13, 2015
Association for Health Documentation Integrity Names Award Winners
The Association for Health Documentation Integrity (AHDI) has named the winners of its 2015 Intergiity Award for significant contributions of its members and other individuals and organizations that made an impact on the healthcare documentation sector during the previous year. (AHDI) is a not-for-profit association representing the individuals and organizations in healthcare documentation. AHDI's purpose is to protect the integrity of patients' health information through continuous workforce development ...
Posted on: September 12, 2015
MEA|NEA Acquisition Aimed at Creating Single, Highly-Integrated Platform
MEA|NEA, a leader in secure health information exchange for medical and dental providers, announced it has acquired The White Stone Group, Inc., a best-in class provider of healthcare communication management solutions. This move positions the company to create a single, highly-integrated platform for the secure exchange of protected health information and communication management between patients, providers and payers.The White Stone Group's products, led by its Trace™ communication suite, ...
Posted on: September 10, 2015
Kainos Unveils Mobile Healthcare Platform to Enhance Patient Care
Kainos Group plc, a U.K.-based provider of IT services, announces that Kainos Evolveâ has launched its mobile healthcare platform, designed to give healthcare providers remote and secure access to patient information.The new platform builds on the capabilities of Evolve's market-leading EMR offering and enables new apps developed by Kainos, its partners and customers to store, access, process and share patient information securely. It supports easy integration with other clinical systems using healthcare ...
Posted on: September 06, 2015
Liaison Technologies, ClearDATA to Offer Platform in Secure Cloud
Liaison Technologies, a leader in cloud-based integration and data management, and ClearDATA, the healthcare-exclusive cloud computing provider, announced they have joined forces to launch the industry's most secure HIPAA-compliant solution for data integration and management. Within ClearDATA's secure cloud environment, healthcare and life sciences organizations can leverage Liaison's ALLOY Health™ platform to integrate and manage limitless streams of data from countless sources and systems. ...
Posted on: September 05, 2015