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New Resources to Reduce Cyber Security Risk

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) today announced the availability of new resources to help address the growing security concerns about network-connected medical devices. The CIS/MDISS Security Benchmark Mapping Guidance provides security recommendations that can be used by medical device manufacturers during the product development process, as well as assist healthcare providers in evaluating the security controls for medical ...

Posted on: October 25, 2014
MRO Names Steve Hynes Chief Executive Officer

MRO Corp., a leader in disclosure management and health information exchange, today announced the appointment of Steve Hynes to the position of CEO, where he will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the company. The company thanks founder and exiting CEO, Dan Heist, for his many contributions throughout the last 12 years."With the recent onboarding of a new investor partner and additional momentum behind evolving and expanding the company, there is no better person to lead MRO than ...

Posted on: October 24, 2014
EMR System Unlikely to Blame for Ebola-Related Care Mistakes

The implication that the electronic medical record (EMR) system at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was somehow to blame for the care delay of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is flawed, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research firm has covered the EMR (electronic medical records) industry annually since 2007, and said EMR has advantages in health threats and that paper systems would not be preferable. The firm surveyed the EMR industry earlier this year in its report, ...

Posted on: October 23, 2014
HealthCare Partners California - 100 ACOs to Know

HealthCare Partners is pleased to announce it has been included in the list of "100 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Know" published by Becker's Hospital Review. The list includes 100 of the 625 Medicare and commercial ACOs in the U.S. that offer value-based care delivery focused on improving patient care and outcomes while bending the cost curve.Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication geared toward high-level hospital leaders, offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis ...

Posted on: October 22, 2014
HIV Pharmacists Eliminate Inpatient Medication Errors

Intervention by an HIV pharmacist can quickly fix medication errors for HIV-infected patients who are hospitalized, a new study shows.The electronic medical record system flagged some medication errors, but inpatient prescribers often get alerts "for a lot of different things," so sometimes they get ignored, said Sara Bares, MD, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The dedicated pharmacist intervention was the only thing that brought the errors "down to zero."Bares, who was not a study ...

Posted on: October 21, 2014
Nextech's New EMR and Practice Management System

Nextech Systems, a provider of specialty-focused healthcare technology solutions for physician practices, recently announced the launch of its integrated ophthalmology cloud-based solutions, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2014 Annual Meeting. Exhibiting alongside each other, Nextech and MDIntelleSys (MDI) unveiled a new, SaaS PM/EHR utilizing their combined, integrated portfolio designed to enhance the efficiency and profitability of ophthalmology practices."The combination of IntelleChart ...

Posted on: October 20, 2014
Shareable Ink, Allscripts Partner for Clinical Documentation Solutions

Anesthesia information management system (AIMS) market leader, Shareable Ink, is pleased to announce a preferred partnership agreement with Allscripts, for its Allscripts Sunrise business unit. Shareable Ink provides a full AIMS documentation solution supporting pre-op, intra-op, and post-op, and capturing key quality measures that are critical to outcomes reporting. Shareable Ink will also extend the Allscripts Sunrise platform with additional point-of-care clinical documentation solutions using ...

Posted on: October 18, 2014
Physician App to Enhance eHealth Delivery, Coordinated Care

Stat Doctors, a national eHealth solution, is set to launch a physician-facing application to simplify and improve delivery of the company's eHealth services. The Physician App, which is scheduled for release next month to Stat Doctors' network of board-certified ER physicians, features a next-generation electronic medical records system, enables seamless communication between Stat Doctors' physicians and patients' primary care providers, enhances coordinated care and incorporates proprietary video ...

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Mobile Heartbeat, AirStrip Form Partnership

Mobile Heartbeat, a provider of smartphone clinical communications, recently announced a technology partnership with AirStrip, a provider of mHealth solutions that drive clinical transformation through mobility and interoperability. The companies will integrate AirStrip's proprietary methodology for accessing critical patient data into the Mobile Heartbeat clinical communications platform to provide expanded mobile capabilities to patient care teams.The Mobile Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse) ...

Posted on: October 16, 2014
FDA Strengthens Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information.The final guidance, titled "Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices," recommends that manufacturers consider cybersecurity risks as part of the design and development of a medical device, and submit documentation to the FDA about the risks ...

Posted on: October 15, 2014
Arkansas Health Centers Select Eclinicalworks

eClinicalWorks, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc., (CHCA), a state-wide network of community health centers, has selected the eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) solution for its 122 member providers across 10 practices and 58 locations. CCMR will be used to coordinate care across the continuum, including several electronic health records (EHR) systems, evaluating population health and quality improvement ...

Posted on: October 14, 2014
Axial Exchange Supports Apple HealthKit

Axial Exchange, Inc., a pioneer in using mobile applications to deepen the patient's role in improving outcomes, recently announced that it has completed its integration with Apple HealthKit. Axial Exchange app users will now be able to view all of their health and wellness data from the Axial app and other health applications in one, comprehensive mobile dashboard. Apple HealthKit allows health and fitness apps to share their data with each other and with Apple's new Health app."Giving users the ability ...

Posted on: October 13, 2014
Illinois' Health Center Selects eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, recently announced that Illinois' Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation (CRHPC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) across its 13 locations. Using this Cloud-based solution will assist CRHPC in better coordinating patient care between all locations."As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, we are focused on delivering comprehensive, quality care to our ...

Posted on: October 11, 2014
Nuance Expands its Consulting Services

Nuance Communications, Inc. recently announced it has expanded its healthcare consulting services that help organizations improve clinical documentation and coding accuracy, optimize quality outcomes and reduce risk of claims denials and penalties. The newest offering, Clintegrity 360 | Compliance Services, provides the management tools and training required to effectively monitor complex coding requirements, and leverage technology to avoid issues that may affect the reliability of hospital ...

Posted on: October 10, 2014
TruCode Empowering ICD-10 Readiness

With hundreds of healthcare systems and practices across the U.S. already relying on its intelligent medical coding solutions to boost productivity, TruCode today announced at the 2014 AHIMA Conference that hospitals and physicians are also increasingly counting on its innovative TruCode Encoder to support their ICD-10 readiness. TruCode also points to a groundbreaking ICD-10 impact study done by YES HIM Consulting, Inc. in which seasoned coders and auditors address many longstanding ICD-10 concerns with ...

Posted on: October 09, 2014
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