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Apple Tells Developers It May Not Sell Personal Health Data to Advertisers

Apple has tightened its privacy rules relating to health apps ahead of next month's product launch, which is expected to see the unveiling of an updated iPhone and could include new wearable technology.The technology firm has told developers that their apps, which would use Apple's "HealthKit" platform on the forthcoming products, must not sell any personal data they gather to advertisers. The move could stave off concerns users might have around privacy as Apple seeks to move into the health data ...

Posted on: September 01, 2014
CATIE Partners with iMD Health

CATIE has begun a partnership with iMD Health Global to provide health information directly to patients in healthcare settings. With its unique network of 1244 digital monitors in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across the country, iMD is able to efficiently disseminate health-related information to individuals accessing healthcare services. As Canada's source for HIV and hepatitis C information, CATIE will provide iMD with relevant information for its monitors, reaching patients across Canada who may ...

Posted on: August 30, 2014
Quality Systems' NextGen Earns Cancer Registry Certification

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC - a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems Inc. recently announced that its NextGen Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) version 5.8.1 is compliant with two ONC 2014 Edition criteria for certification measures - Cancer Case Information and Transmission to Cancer Registries, both in the Ambulatory setting. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 measures, which are required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for ...

Posted on: August 29, 2014
Mid-America Regional Council Expands Health Information Exchange Initiative

Cranbury, NJ-The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and BluePrint Healthcare IT announced the expansion of MARC's Health Information Exchange Initiative by adding a second group of six safety net organizations in Kansas and Missouri. Working with three hospitals and three Health Information Organizations, the initial group of ten safety net organizations achieved the first goal of digital care coordination, replacing the exchange of paper forms and faxes with secure electronic DIRECT Messaging. The ...

Posted on: August 28, 2014
Claiborne Medical Center Activates Patient Portal

Tazewell, TN - Claiborne Medical Center has announced that they now have a health information portal available for their patients. A patient portal is a website that enables patients to access their personal health information easily, securely, and conveniently. Once patients have registered for the portal, they will be able to access their health records any time of day and from any location with an Internet connection. "Claiborne Medical Center is very pleased to be one of the first area hospitals to ...

Posted on: August 27, 2014
NextGen Share Receives Full DirectTrust Accreditation

Horsham, Pa.-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, along with its sister company, Mirth, LLC, a global leader in health information technology, announced today that their Health Information Services Providers (HISP) solution, NextGen(R) Share, has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission ...

Posted on: August 26, 2014
Nuance PowerShare Network Shares 3 Billion Medical Images Via Cloud

Nuance Communications, Inc. NUAN, +1.36% today announced it has achieved an industry-first milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the Nuance PowerShareTM Network. This reflects steady growth of approximately 30 percent each year as the technology gains more widespread adoption in hospitals and facilities securely sharing patient medical images using the cloud.The Nuance PowerShare Network is the largest medical imaging network that securely connects physicians, patients, government ...

Posted on: August 25, 2014
Collain Healthcare Announces Interactive Virtual Care Team

Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS Company, has announced that Interactive Virtual Care Team™ (IVC Team™), an incredibly flexible, rapidly deployable, and massively scalable next-generation population health management suite of applications, is now available. The launch marks the first time in healthcare history that a patient-centric mobile personal health record (mPHR) combining comprehensive telehealth, remote patient monitoring (RPM), medication management, clinical decision support system ...

Posted on: August 23, 2014
Health IT Adoption Among ACOs Still in Progress, Study Says

The coveted interoperability between accountable care organizations may have a long way to go, according to a recent survey by eHealth Initiative and North Carolina-based Premier Inc. ACOs have not been able to make significant strides regarding IT infrastructure since 2013, with interoperability and cost remaining as major hurdles, according to the survey. Preliminary data from the survey of 62 respondents suggests that ACOs have not been able to successfully adopt IT needs, with costs and ...

Posted on: August 22, 2014
Surescripts Appoints Tom Skelton CEO

Arlington, VA-Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has appointed Tom Skelton as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 25. Skelton is a seasoned CEO with expertise in both the healthcare technology and healthcare services sectors. Skelton held previous leadership roles with Foundation Radiology Group, MED3000, and Misys Healthcare Systems. "Surescripts is at a critical point in its growth, so Tom will play a key role as we continue to perfect e-prescribing and expand our ...

Posted on: August 21, 2014
Walters State Announces Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certificate

Walters State's medical transcription program has a new name, the Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certificate. The new title reflects many changes in the industry and the program. Future graduates will be prepared to edit documents transcribed by voice recognition software instead of just typing notes dictated by doctors and other health care professionals. "More healthcare providers and facilities are turning to electronic health records. That often includes a switch to voice recognition software," ...

Posted on: August 20, 2014
Practice Insight and AIMSVAR Helping ICD-10 Transition

Houston- Leading EDI software developer and claims processing provider Practice Insight® and the majority of members in the Association of Independent Medical Software Value Added Resellers (AIMSVAR) have aligned to help support providers with legacy practice management systems seeking to make the transition to ICD-10. The AIMSVAR organization has created a committee of resellers who are working with Practice Insight to deliver ICD-9 to ICD-10 solutions. "With so many of our resellers being a part of ...

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Delaware Health Care Commission Pursuing $40 Million Test Grant

The Delaware Health Care Commission soon will make its case for a $40 million federal grant it says would fuel its plans to transform the quality and cost of health care in the state. The grant request is pinned to the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's $700 million offer to states that pursue three simultaneous goals - promoting better health, improving the quality of health care and reducing costs. Already in Delaware, a coalition of interested parties - including patients, doctors, ...

Posted on: August 18, 2014
GCTR, David Snow Form Health IT Company 'Cedar Gate'

Chicago-a leading private equity firm, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with David Snow to form Cedar Gate Technologies, LLC ("Cedar Gate"). The new company, headquartered in Darien, Connecticut, will focus on acquiring companies and products in the healthcare information technology (HCIT) industry as part of a strategy to build a market leading healthcare data and analytics company. GTCR, the firm that pioneered the Leaders Strategy™ - finding and partnering with management ...

Posted on: August 16, 2014
MyHealthStory System Attempting to Change HI in Florida

A community nonprofit group is trying to gain traction for an electronic patient information and records sharing system for small medical offices and providers. The service, MyHealthStory, was a point of focus during Thursday morning's summit at Santa Fe College for health care staff and administrators. The system evolved out of a string of community meetings years ago and a partnership that includes WellFlorida Council, Santa Fe College and the Heart of Florida Health Center in Marion County. Together, ...

Posted on: August 15, 2014
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