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NextGen Share Receives Full DirectTrust Accreditation

Horsham, Pa.-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, along with its sister company, Mirth, LLC, a global leader in health information technology, announced today that their Health Information Services Providers (HISP) solution, NextGen(R) Share, has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission ...

Posted on: August 26, 2014
Nuance PowerShare Network Shares 3 Billion Medical Images Via Cloud

Nuance Communications, Inc. NUAN, +1.36% today announced it has achieved an industry-first milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the Nuance PowerShareTM Network. This reflects steady growth of approximately 30 percent each year as the technology gains more widespread adoption in hospitals and facilities securely sharing patient medical images using the cloud.The Nuance PowerShare Network is the largest medical imaging network that securely connects physicians, patients, government ...

Posted on: August 25, 2014
Collain Healthcare Announces Interactive Virtual Care Team

Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS Company, has announced that Interactive Virtual Care Team™ (IVC Team™), an incredibly flexible, rapidly deployable, and massively scalable next-generation population health management suite of applications, is now available. The launch marks the first time in healthcare history that a patient-centric mobile personal health record (mPHR) combining comprehensive telehealth, remote patient monitoring (RPM), medication management, clinical decision support system ...

Posted on: August 23, 2014
Health IT Adoption Among ACOs Still in Progress, Study Says

The coveted interoperability between accountable care organizations may have a long way to go, according to a recent survey by eHealth Initiative and North Carolina-based Premier Inc. ACOs have not been able to make significant strides regarding IT infrastructure since 2013, with interoperability and cost remaining as major hurdles, according to the survey. Preliminary data from the survey of 62 respondents suggests that ACOs have not been able to successfully adopt IT needs, with costs and ...

Posted on: August 22, 2014
Surescripts Appoints Tom Skelton CEO

Arlington, VA-Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has appointed Tom Skelton as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 25. Skelton is a seasoned CEO with expertise in both the healthcare technology and healthcare services sectors. Skelton held previous leadership roles with Foundation Radiology Group, MED3000, and Misys Healthcare Systems. "Surescripts is at a critical point in its growth, so Tom will play a key role as we continue to perfect e-prescribing and expand our ...

Posted on: August 21, 2014
Walters State Announces Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certificate

Walters State's medical transcription program has a new name, the Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certificate. The new title reflects many changes in the industry and the program. Future graduates will be prepared to edit documents transcribed by voice recognition software instead of just typing notes dictated by doctors and other health care professionals. "More healthcare providers and facilities are turning to electronic health records. That often includes a switch to voice recognition software," ...

Posted on: August 20, 2014
Practice Insight and AIMSVAR Helping ICD-10 Transition

Houston- Leading EDI software developer and claims processing provider Practice Insight® and the majority of members in the Association of Independent Medical Software Value Added Resellers (AIMSVAR) have aligned to help support providers with legacy practice management systems seeking to make the transition to ICD-10. The AIMSVAR organization has created a committee of resellers who are working with Practice Insight to deliver ICD-9 to ICD-10 solutions. "With so many of our resellers being a part of ...

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Delaware Health Care Commission Pursuing $40 Million Test Grant

The Delaware Health Care Commission soon will make its case for a $40 million federal grant it says would fuel its plans to transform the quality and cost of health care in the state. The grant request is pinned to the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's $700 million offer to states that pursue three simultaneous goals - promoting better health, improving the quality of health care and reducing costs. Already in Delaware, a coalition of interested parties - including patients, doctors, ...

Posted on: August 18, 2014
GCTR, David Snow Form Health IT Company 'Cedar Gate'

Chicago-a leading private equity firm, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with David Snow to form Cedar Gate Technologies, LLC ("Cedar Gate"). The new company, headquartered in Darien, Connecticut, will focus on acquiring companies and products in the healthcare information technology (HCIT) industry as part of a strategy to build a market leading healthcare data and analytics company. GTCR, the firm that pioneered the Leaders Strategy™ - finding and partnering with management ...

Posted on: August 16, 2014
MyHealthStory System Attempting to Change HI in Florida

A community nonprofit group is trying to gain traction for an electronic patient information and records sharing system for small medical offices and providers. The service, MyHealthStory, was a point of focus during Thursday morning's summit at Santa Fe College for health care staff and administrators. The system evolved out of a string of community meetings years ago and a partnership that includes WellFlorida Council, Santa Fe College and the Heart of Florida Health Center in Marion County. Together, ...

Posted on: August 15, 2014
HealtheLink Moving Closer to State, Federal Health Networks

The increasing adoption of shared electronic medical records is having a "transformational" effect on health care, and it's only going to grow. Local networks are looking forward to the next step, when pools of health data will be linked together across the state, said Dr. David Scamurra, a pathologist who serves as board chairman of HealtheLink, the regional health information organization (RHIO) for Western New York. "HealtheLink is not a static pool of data that we're just piling together. It's a ...

Posted on: August 14, 2014
Healtheway and IOD Announce PRISM 6.2

Green Bay, WI - Healtheway, the non-profit, public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange, and IOD Incorporated, a leading provider of integrated health information management (HIM) solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics, today announced that IOD PRISM 6.2 is now recognized as an eHealth Exchange validated system. As the first HIM HIT vendor to receive validation, IOD's customers will experience a significantly reduced level of effort and cost associated with onboarding ...

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Evening Medical Billing and Coding Program at LHU Clearfield

The Lock Haven University Clearfield campus, Clearfield, Pa., will offer an evening medical billing and coding program.This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.The program will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 2 through Dec. 9. It ...

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Acupera Boosts Population Health Technology With Lightspeed

Acupera, a provider of population health and workflow technology for health systems, secured $4 million in financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners joined by The Whittemore Collection, Ltd, which supported the Series A funding. Acupera will use this latest funding round to scale its product development team and add to its customer implementation group."We track the adoption of population health technologies by large health systems, and Acupera is one of the few companies that has implemented a ...

Posted on: August 12, 2014
Susquehanna Health Safeguards Patients With Privacy Program

Williamsport, PA-As one of the nation's 20 Most Wired medical facilities, Susquehanna Health(SH) takes pride in technological strides while continuously working to protect the integrity of patient privacy. On August 4, SH implemented the FairWarning® Patient Privacy Monitoring Program as a method for detecting unauthorized use or inappropriate access of patient information. The migration of many healthcare organizations from paper to electronic medical records offers convenience and continuity of ...

Posted on: August 11, 2014
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