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Medicom Health Interactive Announces New CEO
Minneapolis, MN-Medicom Health Interactive, a trusted leader in online personal health solutions, announced the appointment of Will Sigsbee as CEO effective July 7, 2014. Mr. Sigsbee brings more than 20 years of leadership in the healthcare industry to his new role having previously served as President of ApeniMED, Inc., a Minneapolis-based health technology company recently acquired by IOD. At ApeniMED, Mr. Sigsbee led the development of interoperable Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology for ...
Posted on: July 22, 2014
Geneva Healthcare Cuts ER Wait Times by 92 Minutes
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.- The Geneva Healthcare Suite, an innovative technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an average of 92 minutes at the UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. The UCSD Emergency Departments are using the suite to access data from incoming patients' implanted cardiac devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators. "Using the Geneva's technology platform we have ...
Posted on: July 21, 2014
Lawmakers Continue Harping on HIT Regulation
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to challenge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's statutory authority to regulate HIT. At a July 17 joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and Subcommittee on Health, committee vice-chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed her disappointment with ONC in failing to address the concerns of committee members sent in a June 3 letter to National Coordinator for Health IT Karen ...
Posted on: July 19, 2014
AUXILO Acquires Delphiis
Mission Viejo, CA -AUXILIO, Inc. (AUXO:OTCQB), the nation's leading Managed Print Services (MPS) company for the healthcare industry, announced today that it is acquiring California-based Delphiis, a pioneer in the information security, risk management and compliance industry. Delphiis helps organizations manage their information security through Professional Services, Managed Services and licensing of their patented SaaS platform risk assessment and management solution. AUXILIO is purchasing Delphiis ...
Posted on: July 18, 2014
DataMotion Selected by Mich HI Network to Provide Direct SMS
EAST LANSING, Mich. and FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Following a rigorous competitive evaluation, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has designated DataMotion™, an innovative Health Information Service Provider (HISP), as an Approved Direct Vendor (ADV) for MiHIN and the Direct Marketplace for Michigan (DMM).DataMotion's Direct Secure Messaging service will help qualified data sharing organizations and healthcare providers easily and inexpensively exchange health information securely ...
Posted on: July 17, 2014
Anne Arundel Medical Center Slected to Implement Martti
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Anne Arundel Medical Center was recently selected from Language Access Network's (LAN) rapidly growing client base to implement its enhanced Martti(TM) (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) interpretation system for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. Martti is LAN's state-of the-art mobile device connecting the highest quality, medically trained interpreters with doctors and patients around-the-clock via live video at the touch of its screen. ...
Posted on: July 16, 2014
LiveData Congratulates Miami VA for Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-LiveData has congratulated the Miami VA Healthcare System for receiving Health Data Management's top Award for Patient Safety Project of the Year. The award recognizes the impact that OR-Dashboard with Active Time Out, LiveData's operational intelligence and patient safety solution, has had during its first year in use at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami. The U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) initiatives to ensure correct surgery and improve operating room efficiency ...
Posted on: July 15, 2014
Infirmary Health Growing with Nuance Communications
Nuance Communications, Inc. has announced that Infirmary Health has achieved rapid success deploying Nuance's clinical speech recognition technology embedded within Epic's apps, which simplifies how physicians enter clinical information on mobile devices. Infirmary Health provides care for more than 100,000 patients annually across multiple hospitals and clinics in Alabama and has found Nuance's voice-enabled clinical documentation speeds physician workflows on smartphones and tablets, expands ...
Posted on: July 14, 2014
IDS and SkyScription Reach Distribution Agreement
IDS, a provider of cloud-based healthcare information technology and services, and SkyScription, a provider of healthcare documentation solutions and services, recently announced a strategic distribution agreement.Under the agreement, SkyScription will distribute IDS AbbaDox? a powerful SaaS platform designed for the creation, distribution, safe exchange, authentication and management of healthcare information ? through their sales and support network of certified, value-added reseller partners to ...
Posted on: July 12, 2014
Royal Philips, Salesforce.com Team Up On HIT
Royal Philips and salesforce.com announced a strategic alliance to deliver cloud-based healthcare information technology. Philips said that Patient relationship management will be at the center of the envisioned platform, allowing caregivers to collaborate closely in support of their patients, according to RTTNews. The platform will enable medical device and datainteroperability -- the collection of data and subsequent analysis to enhance clinical decision making by professionals and enabling patients to ...
Posted on: July 11, 2014
Surescripts Selects AppDynamics to Manage Network
AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for the software-defined business, recently announced that Surescripts has selected AppDynamics to ensure millions of critical health transactions are efficiently processed on a daily basis. Surescripts will utilize AppDynamics to help maintain 24/7 operability, proactively manage application performance and continue to deliver a positive user experience.In 2013, Surescripts routed more than 6 billion health information transactions, including electronic ...
Posted on: July 10, 2014
Practice Fusion, Emdeon Team Up to Simplify Medical Claim Filings
Practice Fusion, a large physician-patient community, and Emdeon Inc., a provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, are teaming up to offer automated health plan eligibility checks in the Practice Fusion EHR. When scheduling a patient visit through the Practice Fusion EHR, medical professionals will be able to check that patient's health plan information electronically via the Emdeon network, which will eliminate the need to call individual ...
Posted on: July 09, 2014
BioSig-ID Introduces "Biosignature" Biometrics
Biometric Signature ID recently announced that it has released an authentication solution for use with Epic's electronic medical record (EMR) software.Users of Epic's electronic medical record software will now have access to Biometric Signature ID's unique suite of "biosignature" authentication products including its Web-based application.The integration of "biosignature" identity authentication into Epic's electronic medical record software will enable healthcare organizations to secure multi-factor ...
Posted on: July 08, 2014
AHIMA Study: Determining the Future of HIM
In an effort to ensure the health information management workforce stays on track and continues to move into the jobs of the near future, AHIMA has launched a research study that aims to determine the education and credentials that will be needed by health informatics and information management professionals (HIIM) 10 to 20 years from now. The association is actively soliciting HIIM participants from all settings to take part in the study and subsequent survey.The study is being conducted in response to ...
Posted on: July 07, 2014
New State Law Limits Charge for Medical Record Copies
A new state law in South Carolina capping the amount hospitals and doctors can charge patients for digital and paper copies of their medical records was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley last week. S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell said he felt compelled to pre-file the bill in December after he learned that Medical University Hospital charged West Ashley resident Gloria Aslanidis $3,800 for a CD copy of her father's medical records.The hospital calculated her fee using the per-page rates established by a 1992 ...
Posted on: July 05, 2014