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ZeOmega Partners with Forecast Health
Plano, TX - ZeOmega Inc. has partnered with Durham NC-based Forecast Health(SM) Inc. to provide state-of-the-art risk analysis through Jiva Sentinel Predictive Analytics from ZeOmega. Referencing a rich warehouse of social determinants of health data, the predictive analytics solution now offers levels of accuracy nearly twice those of other commonly used patient-risk assessment tools. And those same social determinants of health data can be used to help identify and manage the causes of a patient's risk. ...
Posted on: July 22, 2016
New Medscape Education Capability Streamlines Physician CME Process
New York, NY - Physicians can now earn credits for American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification points (ABIM MOC) through a new Medscape Education capability that enables Medscape members to secure MOC points directly for designated educational activities in addition to the CME credits those activities provide. "Our members told us that streamlining the two-step process of earning CME and MOC credits would make a positive contribution to their professional lives," said Jamie DeMaria, ...
Posted on: July 20, 2016
GW Cancer Center Receives $1mil to Promote Health Equity Through Training Program
Washington, DC - The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center has received a one million dollar grant from the Pfizer Foundation to advance equitable, patient-centered cancer care by providing resources for patients and healthcare providers to have improved conversations, including a focus on patient health literacy and cultural sensitivity. "We know that healthcare professionals are pressed for time, always being asked to do one more thing with less time. We also know that patients are often ...
Posted on: July 18, 2016
Dimensional Insight Named 2016 Industry Excellence Award Winner from Dresner Advisory Services
Burlington, MA - Dimensional Insight, a developer of business intelligence (BI) solutions for complex and highly regulated industries, has announced its recognition from Dresner Advisory Services as a 2016 Industry Excellence Award winner in the category of "Overall Leader." This acknowledgement comes on the heels of the company's recognition as an industry leader in the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study. Dresner Advisory Services' annual business intelligence report is based on ...
Posted on: July 15, 2016
Carefluence's OpenAPI Platform First to be Certified Using FHIR Standard for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Interoperability Requirements
Grand Blanc, MI - Carefluence has the first open application programming interface (API) software platform certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, providing any currently deployed EHR software with a standards-based open API solution. According to the new CMS regulations for open API implementation, the ONC will be required to measure each healthcare system's success in achieving "widespread interoperability." Every healthcare provider with a certified ...
Posted on: July 13, 2016
YMCA and athenahealth Partner on Community Integrated Health
Chicago, IL and Watertown, MA - YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and athenahealth, Inc. have announced the organizations will work together to support and strengthen the role of the community-based organization in the delivery of preventive services, including the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program (YMCA's DPP). Together, Y-USA and athenahealth will support local Ys and their healthcare partners as they manage and refer patients with prediabetes to the YMCA's DPP. The YMCA's DPP is a 12-month behavioral and ...
Posted on: July 11, 2016
CenTrak Receives Top 2016 KLAS Rating for Real-Time Location Systems
Newtown, PA - CenTrak has announced that it received the highest Overall Performance Score of all RTLS vendors and is named the top-rated RTLS hardware vendor by KLAS in its recent performance report, "Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) 2016." This is KLAS' first RTLS-specific report in five years. Vetting a total of six RTLS hardware-only vendors, KLAS determined CenTrak to be the most scalable RTLS provider, based on the number of use cases deployed per customer. CenTrak was one of the few RTLS vendors ...
Posted on: July 10, 2016
Libman Education's ICD-10-Based CCS Exam Prep Students Report Exam Success
Bedford, MA - Mary Beth York, instructor for Libman Education's CCS Exam Prep program, has announced the preliminary results reported by students in her January-April CCS Exam Prep program. The January-April session was the first CCS Exam Prep offered by Libman Education since implementation of ICD-10 in 2015. According to York, "I am happy to report that seven of my January students have taken the CCS Exam and seven have passed! While these first seven may have been particularly highly motivated and ...
Posted on: July 09, 2016
Study: Electronic Tablets Speed Stroke Care During Patient Transport
A clinical trial testing mobile videoconferencing as a means for physicians to diagnose stroke patients while they're being transported to the hospital has found that a tablet-based system produced diagnoses highly correlating with a bedside assessment - a finding that could have important implications for the early treatment of stroke and for preventing the disability it causes. The Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke via Mobile Telemedicine, or iTREAT, study used a low-cost, ...
Posted on: July 08, 2016
Detroit Medical Center Achieves 10-Year Milestone on Nation's "Most Wired" List
Detroit, MI - For the tenth consecutive year, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has been recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospital systems, according to the 18th annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, released last week by the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Forum. The 2016 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, ...
Posted on: July 07, 2016
CDC Approves Diagnosis Codes for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Pasadena, CA - The FH Foundation has announced that two distinct ICD-10 Codes for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) were approved by the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Although FH is one of the most common life-threatening genetic conditions affecting all races and ethnicities, until now there have been no specific diagnosis code to ...
Posted on: July 06, 2016
Minnesota's HIO To Deploy Orion Health Precision Medicine Platform
Orion Health has signed an agreement with Minnesota state-certified health information organization (HIO) Koble-MN to deploy its Amadeus precision medicine platform. Koble-MN allows healthcare information to be shared among a range of sector participants such as hospitals, medical practices, government agencies and insurers. The recently established HIO has an eye towards expansion and aims to be the leading HIO provider in the state of Minnesota which has a population of over 5.4 million. "Orion Health ...
Posted on: July 05, 2016
Libman Education Announces RHIT - RHIA to Coder Program
Bedford, MA - Libman Education has announced a program to allow those with RHIT and RHIA credentials to use their experience to fast-track their coding career. The RHIT - RHIA to Coder Program is a special version of Libman Education's popular Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), which provides foundational training to enable one to pursue a coding credential and seek a facility-based inpatient or outpatient coding position. "Coding is a valid career path for RHITs and RHIAs, whether they are new ...
Posted on: July 03, 2016
Expert Offers Insight on ICD-10 Coding for Cardiovascular, Other Procedures
Bedford, MA - To help coders master two very difficult areas of ICD-10-PCS coding, Libman Education has released courses on Orthopedic Procedure Coding and Cardiovascular Procedure Coding authored by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA. The courses, titled ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding and ICD-10-PCS: Cardiovascular Procedure Coding, include Kuehn's unique approach to mastering coding of the top orthopedic and cardiovascular procedures performed in ...
Posted on: July 02, 2016
MilliporeSigma Expands Emprove Program to Include Filtration and Single-Use Products
Billerica, MA - MilliporeSigma has expanded its Emprove risk assessment program to include a selection of products for filtration and single-use processing. The program provides documentation and regulatory information on materials used in the manufacture of drug products. This information enhances transparency, facilitates manufacturers' risk assessment workflows and supplier qualification. "As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, rapid and easy access to risk assessment information is even more ...
Posted on: July 01, 2016