International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that John Muir Health has purchased an archive to store radiology and cardiology studies in the cloud. All images in the enterprise will be archived in three geographically separate areas with fail-over capabilities. Integration with the Epic EMR will allow physicians to access comprehensive patient records through the Sectra Universal Viewer.
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From the floor of HFMA’s Western Region Symposium, Recondo Technology, the market leader in cloud-based single-platform revenue cycle management solutions, announced today the launch of its new automated solution, AuthInitiate, which eliminates the need for providers to employ large teams to obtain prior authorizations from insurers.
Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc. today announced another highly successful MEDITECH 6.15 migration. Memorial Health System (MHS) in Marietta, Ohio, selected Santa Rosa as their lead migration partner from MEDITECH Acute 6.0 to MEDITECH 6.15. Santa Rosa has emerged as the leading MEDITECH implementation partner for MEDITECH’s 6.15 Ambulatory platform, with the largest and most complex implementation to date completed and 5 additional implementations underway
International medical imaging IT company Sectra announces that the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, has entered into a multi-year agreement to utilize Sectra PACS for all their breast imaging workflow. This solution was purchased to provide the breast radiologists a comprehensive means to support the full patient pathway from screening to diagnostic exams, with the end goal of improving cancer detection and care.
NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identity management, today announced the company’s 2016 year in review. Reaching a significant milestone in patient identity management, the company surpassed 200 million unique patient identifiers managed by the NextGate MatchMetrix® software. NextGate broadened its customer base locally in the United States and globally in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Product updates and the launch of a new product, iDAS, gave existing and new customers middleware solutions that easily integrate within their EHR or record database to reduce duplicate patient and provider records, map records to create a digital web of interactions and leverage social media technology for smarter data management.
Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. today announced that EMA™, modmed Ophthalmology’s™ EHR system developed by practicing ophthalmologists, now includes several product enhancements, as well as an interface with FlexSys to enable an optical inventory solution.
Apollo today announced that it has entered into an agreement with DiACardio Ltd to integrate their revolutionary cardiology decision support tools into Apollo’s Enterprise Imaging solution, Apollo EPMM® (Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager).
Armor cloud security solutions deliver 286 percent ROI according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Armor. “The Total Economic Impact of the Armor Complete and Armor Anywhere Solutions” analyzed benefits, costs and risks of investment based on use cases from current Armor customers.
SCIO Health Analytics today announced that the first chapter of its eBook, "Behavior Analytics: Using Actions to Create Insights That Improve Outcomes," is now available for download.
To help streamline clinical workflows, Iatric Systems, Inc., today launched FlexButton™, expanding its robust suite of solutions aimed at increasing access to patient data. FlexButton works with an array of EHR systems, alerting clinicians to key patient information in various healthcare IT systems and bringing it into the EHR workflow so clinicians avoid the burden of managing multiple sign-ons and passwords.
Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, today announced that Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) selected the Vocera Communication Platform for secure text messaging, voice communication and alerts. Island Health chose the Vocera smartphone solution after collaborative research conducted by the Pharmacy Department and the Information Technology Department showed the mobile application reduced interruptions to patient care and significantly improved clinical communication, workflow and physician response time.
Carestream Health earns high ratings* for its vendor-neutral archive (see video link) and universal viewer in the recently released KLAS Enterprise Imaging 2016 Report. Carestream tied with one other vendor for offering “the strongest and most consistent out-of-the-box image management functionality,” according to the report. Carestream’s FDA-cleared Vue Motion also was highly rated* in the universal viewer category and it “integrates well with the Carestream VNA and various service lines,” according to the report.
In the face of many uncertainties being generated by a volatile global political climate, SCIO Health Analytics took a bold step today in releasing its predictions regarding key healthcare trends the company believes will most affect payers, providers, life sciences organizations and consumers in 2017.
The respected healthcare technology research firm KLAS has rated Health Catalyst the highest among early "preliminary data" population health companies profiled in its new report, "Population Health Management 2016: The Training Wheels Are Off," released Jan. 3.
Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Odessa, Texas has selected QuadraMed, a division of Harris Healthcare, to resolve all existing Patient Identity Integrity issues prior to going live with their new Cerner system in the spring of 2017. MCHS will use QuadraMed’s Professional MPI Clean-up Services to ensure accuracy and timeliness as patient information is transitioned between the systems.
Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, announced that it was awarded a $14 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and deployments will begin in January 2017 in U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world. This agreement with the DoD marks the largest contract in Vocera’s history. Under the terms of the contract, Vocera will equip care team members with its unique wireless, hands-free communication solution in 23 facilities across MEDCOM.
Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, today announced that Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP, has been named Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with innovative healthcare IT companies, including Extension Healthcare, where he was the CMIO. In 2013, while the CMIO of Palomar Health in San Diego, Dr. Kanter worked with Extension Healthcare to create a reverse look-up smartphone app that allows physicians to search for patients and immediately identify and contact their assigned nurse.
Anderson Regional Medical Center (Meridian, MS) was one of several organizations to share their financial success story during MEDITECH’s recent Revenue Cycle Summit. The event highlighted strategies our customers can take to maintain profitability while navigating industry regulations and new reimbursement models.
Orion Health announced today that John Halamka, MD, MS, has joined the company as an independent director.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Halamka’s caliber join the Orion Health Board of Directors (BOD). He is one of the pre-eminent thinkers in healthcare information technology, having been a key advisor for 10 years to two U.S. presidents, in addition to advising China, Japan, Canada, England and Sweden,” said Andrew Ferrier, Chair, Orion Health. “Dr. Halamka is uniquely positioned to provide insights to Orion Health both from our largest market as well as other current and potential markets.”
Cybernet Manufacturing, a market leader in high-performance, all-in-one medical grade PC technology, is proud to announce a distribution agreement with Ci Distribution, one of the largest and most acknowledged UK distributers. Cybernet has extensive experience in designing, manufacturing and marketing ergonomic All-in-One medical PCs and tablets for the healthcare organizations and long-term care facilities. Ci Distribution has a uniquely profound market reach in the UK and worldwide.