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Baptist Health Jacksonville Standardizes on Qvera Interface Engine
Baptist Health Jacksonville is standardizing on the Qvera Interface Engine Enterprise Edition (QIE) to facilitate interoperability (data exchange) between more than 10 different EMR and practice management platforms across a network that includes 25 physician groups and five hospitals.Baptist Health utilizes QIE to easily exchange data between its Ambulatory, Hospital and Acute Care Healthcare IT Systems (HIT) that include Allscripts TouchWorks, GE Centricity Practice Solutions, GE Centricity Group ...
Posted on: May 03, 2015
Prophecy Healthcare Exceeds 5 Million Completed Exams
Prophecy Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of pre-hire clinical and health care testing, recently announced that the company has exceeded the five million mark for completion of its proprietary clinical competency exams. Having reached the milestone in March, the flagship product line was the foundation of growth for Prophecy, helping reach over 500 hospitals, health care staffing organizations, health systems and over 800,000 clinicians."Since the beginning, Prophecy has been assisting the health ...
Posted on: May 02, 2015
ICD-10 Survey: Small Practices Not Trained, Not Ready for Transition
NueMD's third "Attitudes Towards ICD-10" survey generated 1,000 responses from healthcare professionals across all 50 states. The goal of the survey is to learn how the industry feels about ICD-10 ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline and to gain insight into particular areas of concern.The survey asked respondents how they feel about the new coding standards and the timeline for implementation. The top response for both questions is "There should be no transition to ICD-10." To help explain that sentiment: 11% ...
Posted on: April 30, 2015
Explorys Acquisition Bolsters IBM Healthcare Analytics Business
IBM announced it has acquired Explorys, a healthcare intelligence cloud company that has built one of the largest clinical data sets in the world, representing more than 50 million lives. The acquisition strengthens IBM's leadership position in healthcare analytics and cloud computing, and will help bolster its ability to extract and share deep insights to improve wellness and benefit patients.Since its spin-off from the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, Explorys has secured a robust healthcare database derived ...
Posted on: April 26, 2015
Cerner and Qualcomm Collaborate to Advance Remote Home Health Monitoring
Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced an agreement to extend Cerner's industry leading medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital to the home. Cerner will leverage Qualcomm Life's FDA listed 2net(TM) Platform and Hub to seamlessly capture data from medical devices and sensors within a patient's home, and transmit it to Cerner health care clients through Cerner's CareAware(R) device connectivity platform. Through this initiative, care ...
Posted on: April 25, 2015
ZeOmega Completes Review of Content for Patient-Centered Care
ZeOmega Inc., a market leader in population health and care coordination solutions, hasreleased its annual clinical content update which enables its clients to access the latest best practices in evidence-based medicine and care management. The interactive clinical protocols are built on industry standards such as NCQA HEDIS and are fully integrated with Jiva, ZeOmega's end-to-end population health platform. Jiva enables event-driven care coordination workflows that empower care teams to collaborate ...
Posted on: April 23, 2015
Healthcare Relationship Cloud Company hc1.com Unveils New Solutions
Healthcare Relationship Cloud® company, hc1.com announced it has added new ways for healthcare service, operations, sales and marketing teams to achieve stronger internal and external collaboration and communication. The hc1® Collaboration Center transforms the way healthcare teams interact by eliminating information and communication silos and giving users a 360-degree view of all client, provider and patient details. Users can get updates on clinical information, learn of new business ...
Posted on: April 19, 2015
Explorys Platform Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report
Explorys, a leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, announced it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape report, "U.S. Healthcare Provider Clinical and Financial Analytics Standalone Platform Vendor Assessment, doc #HI255139, April 2015." The company is one of 12 vendors that were evaluated in the report. The IDC MarketScape report provides an evaluation of the leading clinical and financial analytics platforms for the healthcare industry. Explorys is included as a leader in this ...
Posted on: April 18, 2015
HHS Announces Proposed Rules for Nationwide Interoperability
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the release of the Stage 3 notice of proposed rulemaking for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to improve the way electronic health information is shared and ultimately improve the way care is delivered and experienced. ...
Posted on: April 16, 2015
Qvera to Release Free Interface Engine for Exchange of Health Information
Introducing a significant advancement for addressing the high cost of interoperability in the electronic exchange of healthcare information, IT software maker Qvera announced that its interface engine 'QIE Standard' will soon be available at no charge. QIE Standard gives small, medium and large healthcare enterprises unprecedented access to an easy to use, fully featured interoperability solution without the high costs for acquisition, licensing, maintenance and management."We agree the cost of ...
Posted on: April 16, 2015
Harris Poll Finds Patients Want Deeper Digital Connection With Doctors
eClinicalWorks®, a provider of ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, has released survey findings examining public attitudes towards advances in patient engagement tools. eClinicalWorks also conducted a separate study looking at physician opinions on this topic. Advancing patient engagement can improve patient health outcomes and lay a foundation for many care coordination efforts, including meaningful use, Patient-centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). According to the ...
Posted on: April 12, 2015
IOD Partners on New Communication Technology With HealthPoint
IOD Incorporated, an innovator of HIM solutions that deliver on-demand, actionable information to operational and financial executives throughout the enterprise, has launched its communications technology, PRISM Connect Provider, with HealthPoint. The partnership will utilize the solution, an interoperable, HIPAA-compliant tool for securely and efficiently exchanging protected healthcare information, to increase administrative efficiencies and heighten care coordination for HealthPoint's patient ...
Posted on: April 11, 2015
Liaison Technologies Unveils New Cloud-Based Data Management Platform
Liaison Technologies, an Atlanta-based provider of cloud-based integration and data management offerings, announced the availability of the Liaison Alloy Health Platform™, a next-generation platform for integrating and managing data across the increasingly interdependent domains of healthcare, health research, and life sciences. Alloy Health is an extension of the Liaison Alloy Platform™, the industry's first dPaaS (data Platform as a Service) solution, providing an infrastructure to support ...
Posted on: April 09, 2015
AAPC Names Libman Education an Approved Education Provider
AAPC, a leading provider of education and professional certification to medical coders, announced that the Concord, MA-based Libman Education has been recognized as an Approved Education Provider. The designation identifies Libman Education as an approved provider of training and education for AAPC's Certified Outpatient Coder (COC™) and Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™) credentials. AAPC, which currently has a membership base of more than 140,000 worldwide has expanded beyond its original ...
Posted on: April 06, 2015
e-MDs and MDeverywhere Merger Creates Market Leader
e-MDs, a provider of ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) solutions, announced that it has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"), a global investment firm with more than $3 billion in capital under management. Following the acquisition, e-MDs has been merged with MDeverywhere, an existing Marlin portfolio company and leading provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services and credentialing for physicians. The acquisition and merger bring together two ...
Posted on: April 04, 2015