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Nuance Receives High KLAS Rankings for Quality and CDI

Nuance Communications, Inc. recently announced that it has been rated #1 for regulatory reporting in the industry report, "Quality Management 2014: The Race Gets Closer," issued by KLAS Enterprises. The report surveyed more than 200 healthcare providers on their satisfaction with vendors' quality management offerings, including regulatory reporting, benchmarking, safety/risk management, and effectiveness in improving patient care. This is Nuance's second recent KLAS accolade as their J. A. Thomas & ...

Posted on: December 19, 2014
3M Announces Assignment of HCPCS Codes

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division recently announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System (Cat #2794). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls -- a comfort layer and compression layer.HCPCS codes are used by suppliers and providers for reimbursement of medical products. ...

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Opargo Joins Greenway Health for Health IT Solutions

Opargo recently announced that it has joined the Greenway Health online Marketplace of value-added partners for users of Greenway's integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions.Being named a Marketplace-approved partner signifies cooperative efforts between Opargo and Greenway to provide comprehensive, mission-critical health IT solutions that support the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.Opargo delivers incremental value to healthcare providers through schedule ...

Posted on: December 15, 2014
Patients take control of their medical exam records

Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).Fragmentation of health information among physicians, healthcare institutions or practices, and inefficient exchange of test results can decrease quality of care and contribute to high medical costs. Improving communications and giving patients more control over their care are critical goals of health IT initiatives."Easy and timely ...

Posted on: December 13, 2014
Increased Interest in Accessing Philippine Medical Coding Resources

MicroSourcing International, Inc., an industry leader in providing Managed Operations for Business/Knowledge Process Outsourcing (BPO/KPO) services in the Philippines, is seeing increased interest from U.S. Healthcare companies about building medical coding operations to help fill their need for medical coding resources. The upcoming implementation of ICD-10 medical coding regulations is a major disruption to the U.S. healthcare industry and is expected to create an even larger shortage of qualified ...

Posted on: December 12, 2014
iPatientCare Becomes Certified Vendor for ICD-10 Readiness

iPatientCare, Inc., a company that provides mHealth and cloud based ambulatory EHR, integrated practice management and patient portal solutions announced its inclusion as a LabCorp Certified Vendor in recognition of its software's readiness for ICD-10 implementation.LabCorp provides medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. The certification represents LabCorp's assurance that it can receive ICD-10 diagnosis codes ...

Posted on: December 11, 2014
UAMS Medical Center Deploys SmartLinx Chart Xpress

In May 2014, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center (Little Rock) launched Capsule's SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS) to automate data collection from medical devices in an effort to streamline patient charting across all patient care areas. UAMS went live simultaneously with an enterprise-wide, "Big Bang" Epic electronic medical record (EMR) implementation. The Epic system now receives medical device data from SmartLinx. After five months of using the ...

Posted on: December 10, 2014
Survey Finds Patients Not Worried About Sharing Health Data

While more than two-thirds of patients are willing to share data, some show concern over privacy issues.In a recent NPR-Truven Health Analytics Poll, conducted in August and released this month, results demonstrated that, in general, worries about personal health records are not that great, according to an NPR blog post. The survey asked respondents to share their views about electronic medical records and any related privacy concerns.Among the findings, nearly three-quarters said they use physicians that ...

Posted on: December 09, 2014
Health Departments Improve Population Health

The health departments of the nation's largest cities play a central role in developing innovative population health strategies for improving public health across the United States, according to a special January issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health."Indeed, cities are at the forefront in extending public health and social policy to realize changes in our environment abetting population ...

Posted on: December 08, 2014
TruCode Adds Prognosis Innovation Healthcare to EHR Partners

TruCode and Prognosis Innovation Healthcare recently announced a reseller and full application integration partnership. Trucode Encoder Essentials, the company's web services solution for clinical coding, will be embedded within the Prognosis Innovation Healthcare's ChartAccess EHR and Financial Revenue Cycle Management systems. The full encoder-EHR integration streamlines coding workflows and improves billing accuracy and efficiency for Prognosis Innovation's hospital, physician practice and clinic ...

Posted on: December 06, 2014
Advocate Community Providers Selects eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks, recently announced that Advocate Community Providers (ACP) f/k/a AW Medical Office in the City of New York has selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) for population health management and the eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) interoperability platform. These technologies will assist ACP in addressing the objectives of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program for its 437,000 patients, along with achieving measurable, incremental ...

Posted on: December 05, 2014
ACR and MGH to Use Nuance PowerShare Network

Nuance Communications, Inc. recently announced that the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will leverage the Nuance PowerShare Network, a cloud-based medical imaging exchange, to bring clinical guidelines to the radiologist's workflow and automate the process of collecting and reporting quality measures to meet industry regulations and guidelines. These organizations are among the first to join Nuance's new PowerShare Innovation Program, which opens up the entire ...

Posted on: December 04, 2014
Population Health Advisory Board for Validation Institute

Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company, recently announced the formation of an Advisory Board to help guide the CI Validation Institute. 11 experts associated with the Jefferson School of Population Health, Health Intelligence Network, Humana, University of California Santa Barbara, Edington Associates, Edj Analytics, Population Health Alliance, Health 2.0, and Deloitte Consulting, make up the new Advisory Board. The Validation Institute was launched in June and aims to improve standards for measuring and ...

Posted on: December 03, 2014
Certifi to Provide Consolidated Billing & Payment Management

Certifi recently announced that it will enhance the new CO-OP health plan's billing, payment management and accounting functions through its Software as a Service (SAAS) branded, William. Certifi designed William specifically to manage all significant Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) back-office financial premium billing and payments, as well as, broker commissions and federal subsidy reconciliation and reporting needs.Core functions of William include billing, accounting, payment, and reconciliation for ...

Posted on: December 02, 2014
New Medical Coder Career Program

Libman Education announced the release of its new Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP) -- Facility-based Inpatient Coding. The six course curriculum is designed to meet the growing challenges of hospitals dependent on their medical coders to ensure that valid codes are applied to medical diagnoses and procedures to facilitate reimbursement, analyze patient outcomes, and support research.Because of the complexity of these jobs, skilled and experienced coders able to perform facility-based coding are in high ...

Posted on: December 01, 2014
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