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First EHR App for Google Glass Developed
IOS Health Systems (IOS) is the first electronic health record (EHR) company to deploy a native EHR application for Google Glass. IOS has been consistently recognized as a leader in healthcare technology as Medios EHR and Medios PM have emerged as one of the most robust and user-friendly solutions in the ambulatory care market. The Medios platform is web-based and accessible on any device (iPad, Android, Smart Phone, Mac, PC, etc.) and any browser, making it remarkably simple for physicians to adopt and ...
Posted on: March 08, 2014
Computer Calls Parents When Asthma Scripts Run Low
A newly developed computer program mines electronic health records to find pediatric asthma patients who are about to run out of their inhaled corticosteroid inhalers, then calls their parents to help them order new ones.It's not a robocall. Parents don't push buttons to signal their response. Instead, they speak to the computer, and it understands what they say, just like the automated speech-recognition telephone systems used by credit card companies, airlines and other industries. The software was ...
Posted on: March 07, 2014
CHIME and HL7 Announce Partnership
As part of a partnership to advance healthcare interoperability, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) will work together to promote a standardized approach to interoperable data exchange."CHIME is pleased and eager to collaborate with HL7 to combine our efforts in achieving greater interoperability and health information exchange," said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell FCHIME, CHCIO. "This partnership emphasizes our ...
Posted on: March 06, 2014
Digital Medical-Records Industry Fights FDA
The fast-growing industry that makes digital medical records, the computer systems that can help doctors, hospitals and insurers quickly keep track of patients, is gearing up for a Washington lobbying fight against federal safety regulations.The outcome is expected to profoundly affect what has become an important tool in the health industry, one that has been aggressively encouraged and heavily subsidized by the federal government under the assumption that it will increase efficiency, reduce costs and ...
Posted on: March 05, 2014
Management Software Offers Real-Time Clinical Analytics
Certify Data Systems Inc., a pioneer of inspired technology for life, will introduce the latest version of HealthLogix, a next-generation, fully integrated population health management platform, at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Certify is a subsidiary of Humana Inc. The HealthLogix platform redefines value-driven care by seamlessly connecting disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems and transforming an ...
Posted on: March 04, 2014
CMS Launches Website To Help Industry With HIT Initiatives
Recently a CMS official said the agency has launched a new website - called eHealth University - to help healthcare providers comply with various federal health IT requirements, NextGov reported. During a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Convention and Exhibition, Robert Tagalicod, director of CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services, said that the web portal aims to help providers as they implement major Affordable Care Act provisions.Some of the topics the ...
Posted on: March 03, 2014
HIMSS Honors Aria Health with Stage 6 Recognition
In January of this year, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced that Aria Health has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. This distinction acknowledges our organization's accomplishments to implement technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care.Aria Health is committed to leading the way in finding innovative ways to deliver exceptional healthcare to patients in the ...
Posted on: March 02, 2014
Groups Urge HHS to Modify Meaningful Use Timelines
Dozens of physician, hospital, health information technology (IT) and other stakeholder organizations that are invested in their members' successful completion of CMS' Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs took a united stand recently in asking HHS to modify program requirements and timelines."We fear the success of the program is in jeopardy if steps are not taken now to address our shared concerns," said the organizations in a Feb. 21 letter sent to HHS Secretary ...
Posted on: March 01, 2014
Black Book Rankings Announce 2014 EHR Leaders
Black Book Rankings, well known globally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys in the services and software industries, conducted a sweeping four month user poll to determine the highest ranked electronic health and medical record vendors. As part of a major research focus on current e-Health initiatives, Black Book announced those vendors with the highest scores in client experience in the areas of Certification-Required EHR Functionalities, Administrative & Documentation ...
Posted on: February 28, 2014
Cegedim Strategic Data Expands EMR-based Data and Analytics
Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD), a global provider of healthcare research data and services, is pleased to announce the expansion of Longitudinal Patient Data (LPD) to the U.S. market. With more than 20 years of experience in EMR-based (Electronic Medical Records) analytics in Europe and Australia, this addition solidifies CSD's position as a leading provider of real world evidence for Business Intelligence, Epidemiology, and Health Economics/Outcomes research.CSD's U.S. patient database is sourced from the ...
Posted on: February 27, 2014
Physician ICD-10 Readiness Less Than 10%
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has released research on the overall readiness of healthcare to meet the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline, finding it "continues to be slow." The MGMA research mirrors that of a recent QualiTest survey which showed providers were far from ready for the October deadline.MGMA wrote, "The greatest concern is the lack of communication and critical coordination between physician practices and their essential trading partners (such as claims clearinghouses, electronic health ...
Posted on: February 26, 2014
Mass. Groups Launch ICD-10 Collaborative Testing Program
With the transition to ICD-10 fast approaching, healthcare providers need to focus on making sure they're ready for the switch.Collaborating and coordinating with payers as part of those preparatory efforts can help everyone involved spot potential issues, according to Dave Delano, project director at Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, which provides consulting services concerning electronic health record and health information exchange projects."They get to collaboratively discuss: 'OK, Why are we ...
Posted on: February 25, 2014
Career Step, Fresno State, Partner for Medical Coding and Billing Education
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has partnered with California State University, Fresno to offer its online Professional Medical Coding and Billing to Fresno State's students. This partnership allows Fresno State students to take the Career Step program through the Fresno State, Continuing and Global Education department."Part of Fresno State's mission is to prioritize student success and advance our established distinction in professional programs and ...
Posted on: February 24, 2014
Companies Team to Create HIT Cybersecurity "Dream Team"
Catapult Consultants LLC, a leading healthcare solutions firm, recently announced that it has reached a marketing agreement with Blue Ridge Networks, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions. Catapult will be demonstrating Blue Ridge's proven solutions for health IT customers at the HIMSS Conference (Booth #5579) in Orlando (Feb. 24, 2014 - Feb. 27, 2014).Catapult Consultants will expand its healthcare capabilities to include Blue Ridge's mobile and zero-day malware solutions, which protect sensitive ...
Posted on: February 23, 2014
CMS Extend 2013 Meaningful Use Deadline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have extended another deadline for the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Program, according to an article in Medical Economics."This extension will allow more time for providers to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2013 program year, as well as avoid the 2015 payment adjustment," CMS stated in a press release. As a result of pressure from clinician groups and EHR developers who requested more ...
Posted on: February 22, 2014