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ADP AdvancedMD Unveils New Patient Relationship Management Solution

ADP AdvancedMD is introducing a new Patient Relationship Management (PRM) solution to help private medical practices streamline the patient intake process and the amount of time it takes to administer patient forms. PRM enables patients to easily complete forms electronically, and once finished, forms automatically and securely populate in patient charts, ensuring the medical staff has the most up-to-date information available on the patient.The suite includes the AdvancedMD mobile patient and ...

Posted on: July 04, 2015
H.I.M. ON CALL Launches ICD-10 Coder Testing and Assessment Tool

H.I.M. ON CALL, Inc., a technology and outsourced services company for health information management (HIM), coding, data quality and revenue cycle, announced the availability of Central Learning®, a web-based coder testing and assessment software tool for ICD-10. Central Learning is part of the company's AVIANCE Health™ suite of software for hospitals and healthcare providers. The announcement was made by Manny Peña, RHIA, president and CEO of H.I.M. ON CALL. According to the company, Central ...

Posted on: July 02, 2015
MedEvolve Partners with ClearDATA on Subscription-as-a-Service Offering

ClearDATA announced the company has been selected to provide HealthDATA Cloud and SaaS HIT Cloud Management platform and services to MedEvolve, a provider of practice management and revenue cycle management software and services.MedEvolve will offer secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to its clients on ClearDATA's HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA Cloud platform. This will enable MedEvolve customers to eliminate the need to purchase expensive hardware and reduce reliance on hired or contracted IT staff for ...

Posted on: June 28, 2015
Hospitals Underestimating Penalties for Readmissions, Survey Shows

Preventing hospital readmissions within the first 30 days of discharging a patient to avoid CMS penalties is a focus of every U.S. hospital. Despite this, many hospitals are overconfident and under-prepared when it comes to hospital readmissions, according to the results of a newly released survey by Q-Centrix.The Q-Centrix Hospital Readmissions Survey polled 320 C-suite, senior-level and quality professionals from hospitals around the country to learn their perceptions of the current state of ...

Posted on: June 27, 2015
Ashion AIM Taps hc1 Relationship Cloud to Advance Personalized Medicine

Ashion Advanced Individual Medicine (AIM) (http://www.ashionaim.com) has selected the hc1 Healthcare Relationship Cloud (www.hc1.com) "to facilitate the delivery of truly personalized patient care through the use of the latest advanced medical solutions and treatment options" in the rapidly evolving genomic medicine industry. AIM provides resources to healthcare providers that make it possible for patients to receive individualized care by integrating molecular data unique to each person with clinical ...

Posted on: June 25, 2015
CHIME Delivers Comments on Telehealth Expansion to Senate Committee

In comments submitted to the Senate Finance Committee Work Group on Chronic Care, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) called on the committee to foster policies that bolster care coordination and telehealth services in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions. Health information technology must be foundational to the delivery of patient care, especially those with chronic conditions, CHIME said. "A high degree of data fluidity is imperative to reducing ...

Posted on: June 21, 2015
MedEvolve Partners with ClearDATA on Subscription-as-a-Service Offering

ClearDATA this week announced it has been selected to provide HealthDATA™ Cloud and SaaS HIT Cloud Management platform and services to MedEvolve, a provider of practice management and revenue cycle management software and services. MedEvolve will offer secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to its clients on ClearDATA's HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA™ cloud platform. This will enable MedEvolve customers to eliminate the need to purchase expensive hardware and reduce reliance on hired or ...

Posted on: June 20, 2015
OnlyBoth Engine Benchmarks Performance, Areas of Improvement, for All U.S. Hospitals

OnlyBoth this week launched the industry's first automated hospital benchmarking engine, enabling unbiased comparisons among all 4,813 hospitals across the United States. The new website (http://hospitals.onlyboth.com) leverages federal data to highlight the power of benchmarking engines, and delivers new insights into how a healthcare institution compares to all other hospitals across nearly a hundred attributes, such as treatment outcomes, patient satisfaction, and emergency-room wait times. . The ...

Posted on: June 18, 2015
Press Ganey Introduces Seal of Integrity to Validate Online Physician Data

Press Ganey has introduced its transparency Seal of Integrity, which will be used to assure providers, physicians and patients that patient-experience data are scientifically rigorous and objectively presented using a standardized rating system. The Seal of Integrity will help consumers confidently assess provider performance, helping to ensure community trust and a reliable understanding of the quality of care being delivered by an organization's physicians.   "As more and more patients turn to ...

Posted on: June 16, 2015
Partnership to Enable Imaging on North Dakota Health Information Exchange

eHealth Technologies, a provider of image exchange solutions, and Orion Health, a global population health management and healthcare integration company, announced they have partnered to enable North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) to provide healthcare providers across the entire state of North Dakota with access to medical images as a part of the state-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE). eHealth Technologies and Orion Health have signed a strategic partnership agreement that incorporates ...

Posted on: June 14, 2015
Barcoding, Inc. Makes List of Top 500 Technology Integrators in North America

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announced its inclusion  in The Channel Company's 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500 (SP 500). The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Barcoding placed No. 389 in the ranking. "This year marks Barcoding's seventh time on CRN's Solution Provider 500 list, ...

Posted on: June 13, 2015
Telemedicine Provider Carena Secures Backing for Hospital-Based Solutions

Carena, Inc., a Seattle-based telemedicine provider, announced Cambia Health Solutions and McKesson Ventures are joining Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Martin Ventures in funding development of Carena's Virtual Clinic solutions for hospital systems. The partnership and funds totaling $13.3 million will accelerate the execution of Carena's strategy of providing telemedicine services to hospital systems. Telemedicine continues to grow as a means to help health systems deliver care outside the ...

Posted on: June 11, 2015
Ohio's Memorial Health System Enrolls 84 Coders in Libman's ICD-10-CM Course

Memorial Health System in southeastern Ohio is enrolling a large number of coders in Libman Education's ICD-10 readiness course ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals, authored by nationally recognized ICD-10 expert, Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P. The course is follow-up training to Libman Education's Anatomy and Physiology for Coders course, in which Marietta Memorial Hospital enrolled several coders in 2013. Currently 84 students are active - with extra spaces being held for future hires. "We found the ...

Posted on: June 07, 2015
Press Ganey Announces OAS CAHPS Early Adopter Program

Press Ganey this week announced the launch of its Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Early Adopter Program, further expanding the company's portfolio of industry-leading CAHPS solutions. This new program provides outpatient and ambulatory surgery centers the opportunity to gain experience with OAS CAHPS measurement, identify improvement opportunities and implement patient experience initiatives in preparation for the anticipated ...

Posted on: June 06, 2015
CMS Announces Results of Second Round of End-to-End Testing for ICD-10

From April 27 through May 1, Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) healthcare providers, clearinghouses and billing agencies participated in a second successful ICD-10 end-to-end testing week with all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. CMS was able to accommodate most volunteers, representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types.This second end-to-end testing week demonstrated that ...

Posted on: June 04, 2015
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