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Chartwise Makes Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc., the award-winning industry leader in Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement (CACDI) software, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. With three-year sales growth of 617%, ChartWise placed No. 627 on the prestigious list of independent small businesses. ChartWise was also ranked first on Inc.'s list of top Rhode Island companies. "It's wholly due to the incredible talent and commitment of the ChartWise team that we ...
Posted on: August 30, 2016
Aetna to Narrow Individual Public Exchange Participation
Hartford, CT - Aetna chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini made the following statement with regard to the company's 2017 participation in the Affordable Care Act individual public exchanges: "Following a thorough business review and in light of a second-quarter pretax loss of $200 million and total pretax losses of more than $430 million since January 2014 in our individual products, we have decided to reduce our individual public exchange presence in 2017, which will limit our financial exposure moving ...
Posted on: August 19, 2016
Jessica Federer, Nick van Terheyden Elected to the MedicAlert Board
Salida, CA - The Board of Directors at MedicAlert Foundation has welcomed two new members to its Board - Jessica Federer, head of digital development at Bayer, along with Nick van Terheyden, chief medical officer at Dell Services, effective July 22, 2016. Each has been elected to serve a three-year term. According to Barton Tretheway, CAE, chair of the MedicAlert Foundation Board, "It is our pleasure to welcome both Jessica and Nick into their new roles. Their collective experience aligns with our ...
Posted on: August 17, 2016
2016 AHDI Integrity Award Winners Announced
MILWAUKEE - In support of AHDI's professional programs, standards and best practices, the Association conducts an annual awards program to acknowledge the significant contributions of its members and other individuals and organizations that have made an impact on the healthcare documentation sector over the previous year. The Association is proud to promote and honor those who have supported the professional practice standards and goals that AHDI has developed for advancing the profession and positioning ...
Posted on: August 15, 2016
iMedX Awarded Supplier Contract By HealthTrust for Medical Coding
Atlanta, GA - iMedX, a leading health information and medical documentation solutions company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a supplier contract by HealthTrust to provide outsourced coding services to its members, including more than 1,400 acute care facilities. The contract builds on HealthTrust's existing medical transcription outsourcing agreement with iMedX and provides member access to a wide range of medical coding solutions, from overflow coding assistance to full outsourcing of the ...
Posted on: August 12, 2016
iVantage Health Analytics Adds Weldon as SVP of Sales
Portland, ME - iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage), a provider of performance management analytic tools for hospitals and health systems, hasannounced the expansion of its executive management team by welcoming Lisa Weldon as senior vice president of sales. Weldon is an accomplished sales veteran with deep industry experience and a track record of driving new business. In her role, she will lead iVantage's continued growth and increased adoption of its solution portfolio by health systems, integrated ...
Posted on: August 10, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Telestroke Program Closes Gaps in Treatment, Increases Access
Pasadena, CA - The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73% following the implementation of a Kaiser Permanente telestroke program, according to a recent study published in The Permanente Journal. Stroke is a major cause of death and a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Acute ischemic stroke, the most common type, is caused by a clot obstructing the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, which can result in the ...
Posted on: August 08, 2016
NIH-Led Researchers Develop Software That Could Facilitate Drug Development
A team of researchers led by a National Institutes of Health investigator, Teresa Przytycka, PhD, has developed a new software tool called AptaTRACE that could be an important advance for drug developers and other scientists who want to identify molecules that bind with high precision to targets of interest. "This research is an excellent example of how the benefits of 'big data' critically depend upon the existence of algorithms that are capable of transforming such data into information," said ...
Posted on: August 03, 2016
FAIR Health Releases Educational Resources to Elevate Hispanic Health Insurance Literacy
New York, NY - FAIR Health, a nonprofit organization that advances system-wide healthcare cost transparency through consumer resources, data products and health services research support, has announced the latest addition to its array of educational tools designed to make healthcare and health coverage more understandable to Hispanic consumers. "Immigration and Health Insurance Coverage: What Are Your Options?," an original article available through FAIR Health's consumer website now has been translated ...
Posted on: August 01, 2016
CareCloud Patient Experience Index Measures Health IT Imapct on Outcomes
CareCloud has released the results of its first annual Patient Experience Index (PXI), created to give medical groups actionable insights into the evolving patient experience. In an interactive online survey, 1,443 patients shared their perspectives of their outpatient healthcare experiences during the previous 12 months. One of the most surprising results showed Baby Boomers are more likely than Millennials to use digital healthcare tools.In addition, electronic health records (EHRs) and other ...
Posted on: July 29, 2016
Apprio Names Vice President of Military and Veteran Healthcare
Washington, DC - Apprio, a provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, has announced the appointment of Eric Huweart as its new vice president of military and veteran healthcare, overseeing the company's support to the Military Health System and Defense Health Agency. Huweart will lead Apprio's teams supporting military and veteran programs - teams performing a broad variety of technical and program management duties to help these ...
Posted on: July 27, 2016
Xybion Health Launches Emidence
Bensalem, PA - Xybion Corporation has announced the general availability of its new platform for Workers' Compensation, under the name Emidence. Emidence takes a completely new approach to technology in the workers' comp space. It is built from the ground up as a 100% evidence-based platform that represents all key stakeholders in the workers' compensation universe. This includes providers, payers, litigators, employers and injured workers. Offered as a modular or complete solution, the platform provides ...
Posted on: July 25, 2016
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