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Coalition Launches to Fight Ebola with Mobile Health Information

Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive (PI) in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), recently announced it is establishing a collaborative coalition of companies to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based applications to millions of Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and consumers worldwide.The Health eVillages Collaborative Coalition is being established ...

Posted on: November 01, 2014
M*Modal Announces New CEO

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, recently announced that healthcare IT industry veteran Scott MacKenzie has joined the company as chief executive officer and a member of M*Modal's Board of Directors."Scott brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and information technology, with a successful track record in driving operational execution and helping companies leverage their core assets to create growth and value," said Jeffrey Goldberg, chair of ...

Posted on: October 31, 2014
PPCP Selects eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, recently announced that South Carolina's Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP) has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 250 medical providers across 34 locations. PPCP will also utilize the eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) for population health management. This partnership will bring Cloud-based technologies to enhance workflow and improve care coordination. "Palmetto ...

Posted on: October 30, 2014
Nuance, eClinicalWorks Partner With New Apps

Nuance Communications, Inc. recently announced it has partnered with eClinicalWorks to embed Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology into eClinicalTouch for the iPad and eClinicalMobile for iOS and Android, enabling clinicians working in outpatient settings to enter patient notes into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using tablets and smartphones through a fully connected and consistent experience."This is a major win for clinicians practicing in the ambulatory setting using our Dragon ...

Posted on: October 29, 2014
Precyse's CDI Services Receive High Scores in KLAS Report

Precyse, an industry leader in Health Information Management (HIM) performance solutions, is pleased to announce Precyse's Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) services received high scores in a recent KLAS report, titled "CDI Services 2014: Providing Light to Documentation Darkness." Overall Precyse ranked the highest among firms that offer both Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) and CDI solutions, and scored well above the market average for CDI Training and CDI Software/Tools categories.Many providers ...

Posted on: October 28, 2014
M*Modal Selected for Transcription and Speech Understanding Solutions

M*Modal recently announced it will provide Marin General Hospital with a bundled, highly integrated suite of clinical documentation software and services, including transcription and front- and back-end speech recognition. M*Modal will deliver the solutions through a flexible, cloud-based platform that will enable Marin physicians to create and access high-quality patient records anywhere and anytime, helping to reduce documentation delays, improve productivity and streamline workflows.Located in ...

Posted on: October 27, 2014
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
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