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Xerox Acquires Cloud-Based Population Health Data Platform Provider

Xerox  announced its acquisition of Healthy Communities Institute (HCI), a Berkeley, Calif.-based company with a leading cloud platform that puts socioeconomic and community health information at the fingertips of hospitals, public health agencies and community coalitions. "The Affordable Care Act and demand for improved quality of care are factors driving opportunities for Xerox, and population-based insights are critical as the healthcare system shifts to a value-based model," said Justin ...

Posted on: May 21, 2015
Patient-Reported Data Can Help Improve Care, Reduce Costs, Studies Show

To improve the quality and reduce the costs of treatment provided to patients with complex diseases, a new series of studies being unveiled this week suggests we should start by talking to patients themselves.A series of new clinical studies published by Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions demonstrate the essential role that patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research can play in advancing patient-centered care. The studies also illustrate the feasibility of leveraging user-friendly technology solutions to ...

Posted on: May 17, 2015
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation Selects MEDHOST EHR Solution

After implementing MEDHOST's comprehensive, integrated clinical and financial solutions for its enterprise needs, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation reports streamlined clinical workflows, enhanced clinician communication, and further strengthened patient care and safety initiatives.Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, an 80-bed, medical rehabilitation hospital in Pomona, New Jersey, replaced its in-house developed electronic health record (EHR) with the enterprise EHR from MEDHOST. The hospital ...

Posted on: May 16, 2015
Registration Opens for Digital Health Summer Summit 2015

Digital Health Summer Summit, co-hosted by UCSF's Center for Digital Health Innovation, takes a deep dive into the elements of a successful digital health venture. The two-day conference showcases the latest digital health innovations from the industry's most brilliant thinkers and doers, who will explore the most pressing-and sometimes controversial-questions that face the industry. The Summer Summit provides a unique forum for industry veterans to share their hard-learned lessons and insider tips on ...

Posted on: May 14, 2015
Cancer Institute Selects Spok Mobile for Secure Smartphone Texting

Spok, Inc. has announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, N.Y. has added Spok's secure smartphone texting to its critical communication suite. Spok Mobile allows RPCI clinicians to send and receive sensitive patient health information in a HIPAA-compliant manner."One of our requirements was that our new communication solution had to be multi-functional to justify the cost of the investment," said Colleen Sarick, director of Enterprise Communications at RPCI. "Secure texting has been ...

Posted on: May 10, 2015
Barcoding, Inc. Adds Supply Chain Analytics Practice Area

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announces Supply Chain Analytics by Barcoding™, a practice dedicated to the holistic examination and improvement of technology, process, and people in a supply chain. Integrating business volume, labor productivity, and technology utilization data, this new division will help clients extend management functions by delivering actionable data that drives critical decision-making.Supply Chain Analytics by Barcoding ...

Posted on: May 09, 2015
Mount Sinai Launches System for Faster Patient Referrals

The Mount Sinai Health System and software company par8o are creating a seamless referral process for the Health System's care providers.Effective referrals matter because patients with chronic heart failure or diabetes, for instance, may have more than one physician caring for them, and most primary physicians coordinate with many other care providers. With medical practices across the Mount Sinai Health System referring hundreds of thousands of patients each year, the need for an intelligent referral ...

Posted on: May 07, 2015
Baptist Health Jacksonville Standardizes on Qvera Interface Engine

Baptist Health Jacksonville is standardizing on the Qvera Interface Engine Enterprise Edition (QIE) to facilitate interoperability (data exchange) between more than 10 different EMR and practice management platforms across a network that includes 25 physician groups and five hospitals.Baptist Health utilizes QIE to easily exchange data between its Ambulatory, Hospital and Acute Care Healthcare IT Systems (HIT) that include Allscripts TouchWorks, GE Centricity Practice Solutions, GE Centricity Group ...

Posted on: May 03, 2015
Prophecy Healthcare Exceeds 5 Million Completed Exams

Prophecy Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of pre-hire clinical and health care testing, recently announced that the company has exceeded the five million mark for completion of its proprietary clinical competency exams. Having reached the milestone in March, the flagship product line was the foundation of growth for Prophecy, helping reach over 500 hospitals, health care staffing organizations, health systems and over 800,000 clinicians."Since the beginning, Prophecy has been assisting the health ...

Posted on: May 02, 2015
ICD-10 Survey: Small Practices Not Trained, Not Ready for Transition

NueMD's third "Attitudes Towards ICD-10" survey generated 1,000 responses from healthcare professionals across all 50 states. The goal of the survey is to learn how the industry feels about ICD-10 ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline and to gain insight into particular areas of concern.The survey asked respondents how they feel about the new coding standards and the timeline for implementation. The top response for both questions is "There should be no transition to ICD-10." To help explain that sentiment: 11% ...

Posted on: April 30, 2015
Explorys Acquisition Bolsters IBM Healthcare Analytics Business

IBM announced it has acquired Explorys, a healthcare intelligence cloud company that has built one of the largest clinical data sets in the world, representing more than 50 million lives. The acquisition strengthens IBM's leadership position in healthcare analytics and cloud computing, and will help bolster its ability to extract and share deep insights to improve wellness and benefit patients.Since its spin-off from the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, Explorys has secured a robust healthcare database derived ...

Posted on: April 26, 2015
Cerner and Qualcomm Collaborate to Advance Remote Home Health Monitoring

Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced an agreement to extend Cerner's industry leading medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital to the home. Cerner will leverage Qualcomm Life's FDA listed 2net(TM) Platform and Hub to seamlessly capture data from medical devices and sensors within a patient's home, and transmit it to Cerner health care clients through Cerner's CareAware(R) device connectivity platform. Through this initiative, care ...

Posted on: April 25, 2015
ZeOmega Completes Review of Content for Patient-Centered Care

 ZeOmega Inc., a market leader in population health and care coordination solutions, hasreleased its annual clinical content update which enables its clients to access the latest best practices in evidence-based medicine and care management. The interactive clinical protocols are built on industry standards such as NCQA HEDIS and are fully integrated with Jiva, ZeOmega's end-to-end population health platform. Jiva enables event-driven care coordination workflows that empower care teams to collaborate ...

Posted on: April 23, 2015
Healthcare Relationship Cloud Company hc1.com Unveils New Solutions

Healthcare Relationship Cloud® company, hc1.com announced it has added new ways for healthcare service, operations, sales and marketing teams to achieve stronger internal and external collaboration and communication.  The hc1® Collaboration Center transforms the way healthcare teams interact by eliminating information and communication silos and giving users a 360-degree view of all client, provider and patient details. Users can get updates on clinical information, learn of new business ...

Posted on: April 19, 2015
Explorys Platform Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report

Explorys, a leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, announced it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape report, "U.S. Healthcare Provider Clinical and Financial Analytics Standalone Platform Vendor Assessment, doc #HI255139, April 2015." The company is one of 12 vendors that were evaluated in the report.  The IDC MarketScape report provides an evaluation of the leading clinical and financial analytics platforms for the healthcare industry. Explorys is included as a leader in this ...

Posted on: April 18, 2015
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