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EDCO Health Information Solutions' Solarity Version 3.5
EDCO Health Information Solutions is pleased to announce major enhancements to its patented medical record scanning and indexing software, Solarity. Version 3.5 of the software includes several new applications and configuration options designed to improve the functionality for users when utilized at the point of care or centrally in the health information management (HIM) department.As part of the 3.5 release, the Solarity Scan application has been redesigned to further streamline the user ...
Posted on: September 17, 2014
drchrono Demos iPad EHR and Glass Integration With Box
Recently, Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie unveiled Box for Industries, at BoxWorks, the company's annual user conference. Box for Industries is a suite of enterprise content collaboration solutions aimed at transforming how businesses across verticals work with information. As part of Box's effort to build tailored offerings in healthcare, drchrono demonstrated how its iPad and Glass app integrates with the Box platform.drchrono has been a Box platform integration partner for more than three years, ...
Posted on: September 16, 2014
CMS Final Rule on MU Flexibility Criticized
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have finalized a proposal, released last May, to allow healthcare providers to use 2011 certified electronic health records (EHRs) in meaningful use attestation this year if they have not yet been able to implement systems upgraded to the 2014 criteria.In addition, the final rule allows some physicians who are scheduled to attest to meaningful use stage 2 to attest to stage 1 requirements this year ...
Posted on: September 15, 2014
Clearwater Compliance Risk Management BootCamps
As part of its robust lineup of information privacy and security risk management solutions, Clearwater Compliance has announced it will host new Information Risk Management BootCamp events in Los Angeles and Tampa as part of the company's remaining 2014 educational schedule. For 2015, live, in-person events are scheduled for Dallas, New Orleans, Denver and Washington.The Clearwater Information Risk Management BootCamp is geared toward information privacy, security, compliance and risk management ...
Posted on: September 13, 2014
Infographic: EHR Trends in Nashville
According to hitconsultant.net, TechnologyAdvice decided to survey the city of Nashville, one of the fastest growing healthcare markets in the country and uncover how EHR adoption was doing in a city renowned for healthcare innovation and investment. Nashville is home to 15 publicly traded healthcare companies and more than 300 private and public healthcare organizations, making the city one of the nation's leaders in healthcare innovation, investment, and job growth. The Nashville Healthcare Council ...
Posted on: September 12, 2014
Sandlot Solutions Raises $23.3 Million
Sandlot Solutions Inc., an electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, big data analytics and population health management platform provider, recently announced it now has $23.3 million in fresh capital to use to serve existing clients, complete near-term contracts and harvest a robust pipeline of potential new business. With the completion of a preferred stock investment of $17 million from Lemhi Ventures, and recent capital infusion from two existing investors, North Texas Specialty Physicians and ...
Posted on: September 11, 2014
Seamless Data Exchange for Mobile Healthcare Application
CareConnectors, developers of the PatientGraph Platform, recently announced a new set of software tools and services that provide mobile health application developers with a unified healthcare data sharing and exchange interface to enable faster time to market.The Apple iOS8 launch is expected to expand healthcare-related mobile device functionality, including support for wearable devices and healthcare applications. Developers building medical, health and fitness apps for the Apple iOS8 platform need to ...
Posted on: September 10, 2014
Medical Billing Schools Ranked, Reviewed
The medical billing and coding industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment within the medical billing and coding field will grow by a whopping 22% by 2022. With such an expected boon, many are looking for the best ways to break into the industry.As with most other professions, the easiest way to get a foot in the door is with a strong education. Now, you can review a comprehensive list of the best medical billing schools in the U.S. at ...
Posted on: September 09, 2014
Shannon Lane to Speak on EDCO's Behalf at AHIMA's Product World
EDCO Health Information Solutions is pleased to announce it will host a session titled "An Unexpected Necessity - Indexing Software" at the 86th American Health Information Management Association's Convention and Exhibit this year on Sunday, September 28, in San Diego.Shannon Lane, director of Provider Practice Optimization for a multi-state healthcare system in the Northwest, and Andrew Fehlman, EDCO's vice president of Regional Sales, will demonstrate EDCO's patented software, Solarity, and discuss the ...
Posted on: September 08, 2014
Grace Century's EHR Submits for MU2 Certification
The Quantum Group Inc recently announced that through its subsidiary, Quantum Innovations, Inc. (QI), it has submitted its healthcare technology platform, PWeR 2.0 for MU2 Certification with a private IT security laboratory approved by the U.S. Government Agency regulating the industry.The platform has Meaningful Use 1 certification status and is supported in part by seven approved and 15 pending patents. The accrediting organization has been authorized to perform complete EHR and/or EHR module testing ...
Posted on: September 06, 2014
New Video Exploring Medical Coding and Billing
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has released a new video designed to help students and career seekers explore the opportunities available in the medical coding and billing field. The video details what medical coders and billers do, what the current demand is for these professionals and the education requirements for entering this field."Medical coding and billing is an option that's often overlooked when people are considering a career in healthcare," ...
Posted on: September 05, 2014
iMedX Adds Nearly $50 Million in Revenue
iMedX, a health information solutions company and a leader in medical documentation solutions, recently announced that it has added nearly $50 million in acquisition revenue over the past 12 months thanks to eight deals, including five in 2014. iMedX, the third-largest company in the industry in terms of revenue, combines technology with exceptional customer service to deliver unparalleled solutions for medical documentation, high-value medical coding services and data analytics solutions.The medical ...
Posted on: September 04, 2014
New Tool: Universal ID Can Replace Login/Password
Healthcare security breaches have become increasingly common. In fact, a recent report shows that 90% of healthcare organizations exposed their patients' data or were the victim of a breach in 2012 and 2013. Another report from Verizon found that 2 of 3 security breaches resulted from lost or stolen user names and passwords.Now Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES) has introduced a new method of logging onto websites that doesn't require a login name or a password. Called the Universal ID (UID), it relies on ...
Posted on: September 03, 2014
Immigration Officials Rolling out EHR
Massachusetts-based eClinicalWorks has signed a deal to implement its cloud-based EHR platform for some 200,000 patients at 23 detention facilities across the country overseen by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The EHRS will be used by some 1,000 medical professionals with the ICE Health Service Corps. at facilities that aren't quite hospitals but often involve longer-term primary care.The contract, which runs through 2019, is worth about $4.8 million, according to the Federal Business ...
Posted on: September 02, 2014
Apple Tells Developers It May Not Sell Personal Health Data to Advertisers
Apple has tightened its privacy rules relating to health apps ahead of next month's product launch, which is expected to see the unveiling of an updated iPhone and could include new wearable technology.The technology firm has told developers that their apps, which would use Apple's "HealthKit" platform on the forthcoming products, must not sell any personal data they gather to advertisers. The move could stave off concerns users might have around privacy as Apple seeks to move into the health data ...
Posted on: September 01, 2014