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Barcoding, Inc. Partners With B2M to Offer Mobile Optimization, Data Analytics
Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announced a strategic partnership with B2M Solutions, a software company whose products deliver valuable insights and actionable analytics for enterprise mobility customers with mission-critical applications. Through this agreement, Barcoding is providing enterprise clients with advanced analytical tools to drive user adoption, improve mobile process performance and maximize ROI by helping them identify how to optimize their ...
Posted on: March 28, 2015
H.I.M. ON CALL Expands Client Services With Additional Location and Staff
H.I.M. ON CALL, Inc., an Allentown, Pa.-based technology and outsourced services company for health information management (HIM), coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and revenue cycle, announced its expansion with a second location in Piscataway, N.J. The additional office further strengthens the company's presence in the New York metropolitan and entire tristate area. Along with the new office location, H.I.M. ON CALL increased their existing client service offerings in late 2014 with six ...
Posted on: March 26, 2015
Community Health Network Selects Kyruus Products to Improve Patient Access
Kyruus, a provider of patient access and referral management solutions, announced that Community Health Network has selected its ProviderMatch suite of products to help optimize the experience of patients cared for at the Indiana-based health system, which has more than 200 sites in the Indianapolis metro area. Community Health Network will utilize Kyruus to streamline its provider data and enable real-time, data-driven matching of patients to the right providers within its network. "A core aspect of ...
Posted on: March 22, 2015
CHIME to Issue $1 Million National Patient ID Challenge
CHIME to Issue $1 Million National Patient ID Challenge The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the healthcare industry's leading professional organization for chief information officers and senior IT executives, is calling on innovators throughout the U.S. and around the world to participate in the CHIME National Patient ID Challenge. In an effort to find a universal solution for accurately matching patients with their healthcare information, CHIME will launch a $1 ...
Posted on: March 21, 2015
Home Health Achieves Fraud Fighting Milestone With Kinnser Software
Kinnser Software, Inc., the national software leader in clinical and business solutions for home care and hospice, today reported a milestone in the home health industry's efforts to fight visit fraud--three million verified patient visits using Kinnser VisitVerify, the company's electronic visit verification (EVV) solution. This milestone demonstrates the proactive commitment of home health providers to definitively document the care they provide to homebound patients and their preference for the ...
Posted on: March 17, 2015
Comcast Helps Nizhoni Health Systems' Enhance Visiting Nurses Business
Fiber-based Ethernet Network Helps Visiting Nurses Organization Quickly and Securely Transfer Information across Multiple Sites to Improve Patient Care in Massachusetts Comcast Business announced Nizhoni Health Systems, a large home healthcare agency in Massachusetts, has selected Comcast Business Ethernet and phone services to streamline operations by connecting its 11 locations across the state on one network. As the organization transitions from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs), the ...
Posted on: March 15, 2015
CHIME, AMDIS Sign Management Agreement, Appoint New Executive VP
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) the healthcare industry's leading professional organization for CIOs and senior IT executives, announced it has a new agreement to provide management services to the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), the nation's largest professional association for physicians dedicated to and responsible for health information technology. Under the terms of the management services agreement, CHIME will provide ...
Posted on: March 14, 2015
ICD-10 Training Coming to Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire
The Foundation for Healthy Communities announced it is collaborating with nationally recognized ICD-10 experts and Libman Education course authors Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, and Gail I. Smith MA, RHIA, CCS-P, to provide customized ICD-10-PCS training to New Hampshire's critical access hospitals beginning in May. The program, funded by the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) under its Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant, provides free training to the hospitals for ...
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Dual Coding Proposal Tantamount to an ICD-10 Delay, Coalition Says
Concerns have been raised about the potential financial impact on small physician offices that do not make adequate preparations for the October 2015 transition to ICD-10, either because their internal billing system is not ready or they have not obtained ICD-10 training. To address this concern, a dual coding system approach has been proposed in which small physician offices would be allowed to submit claims coded in either ICD-10 or ICD-9 during a transition period.The Coalition for ICD-10 has issued a ...
Posted on: March 10, 2015
NYC REACH to Offer SA Ignite Meaningful Use Solution to 500 More Providers
SA Ignite, Inc., a provider of a cloud-based software solution that automates, accelerates, and simplifies the Meaningful Use (MU) program processes for eligible healthcare providers, today announced it has expanded its relationship with The NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) to offer its solution, MU ASSISTANT®, to 500 additional providers.NYC REACH is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) and the ...
Posted on: March 08, 2015
FDA Launches Mobile App for Tracking Drug Shortages
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the agency's first mobile application (app) specifically designed to speed public access to valuable health information about drug shortages via wireless devices.The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead healthcare professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or ...
Posted on: March 07, 2015
MassTech Announces eHealth Incentive Program for LTPAC Facilities
The application period is now open for a new Request for Proposals from MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, to increase the effective use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) sector. As part of eQIP, MeHI's eQuality Incentive Program, awarded funds will assist eligible LTPAC providers in Massachusetts with adopting health information technology. Through the installation of these technologies, the Commonwealth aims to improve the efficiency, ...
Posted on: March 05, 2015
TeleTracking Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Coalition
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. TeleTracking provides operational management software solutions and services to help hospitals staff efficiently, manage change, optimize capacity, fight hospital acquired infection, and make cultural transformations, all with the goal of enhancing safety. "Our intelligent operational software ...
Posted on: March 02, 2015
Adventist HealthCare Selects CareTech Solutions as IT Partner
CareTech Solutions has signed an eight-year agreement to provide IT outsourcing services, along with General Dynamics Information Technology, to Adventist HealthCare, Gaithersburg, Md. Adventist is an integrated, healthcare delivery network that includes five nationally accredited, acute-care and specialty hospitals, mental health services and home health agencies, serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area and northwestern New Jersey. CareTech is an information technology (IT) and Web products and ...
Posted on: February 27, 2015
Symphony Performance Health Partners with Iron Bridge Integration
Symphony Performance Health (SPH), a leader in action analytics for healthcare providers and networks, announced today that they have selected Iron Bridge Integration, Inc. (IBI) and its Nuvola Hub to provide efficient healthcare data exchange for SPH's Orchestrate™ population health software.The incorporation of the Nuvola Hub into SPH operations will streamline the interface with provider data, increasing the efficiency of SPH client implementation. Faster access to data will allow for near ...
Posted on: February 25, 2015