Electronic Medical Records
Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:03 PM
Less than 10 percent* of U.S. physicians — many of whom are affiliated with a local hospital — have a fully-functional electronic records system that provides real-time access to patient histories and streamlines practice management with electronic patient registration, scheduling and billing. The potential of EMR to reduce healthcare costs for consumers, employers and the government has made its adoption a foundational plank in the federal government’s plan to reform healthcare and stimulate the U.S. economy. Healthcare providers who adopt EMR and achieve “meaningful use” by 2011 are eligible for bonus payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Working together, Dell and sponsoring hospitals can now eliminate the long-standing barriers to widespread EMR adoption by small and medium medical practices: the cost and complexity of deploying the systems and incompatibility with other provider systems.
•Dell’s Affiliated Physician EMR Solution is the most comprehensive solution of its kind in the industry. It is designed for hospitals who want to sponsor EMR for their affiliated physicians that is compatible with their own information systems and for physicians looking for economies of scale and enterprise-quality EMR support for their small practices. It will enable hospitals and practices that share patients to share patient information electronically to coordinate care and streamline administration.
•Dell has created a modular, enterprise-class EMR solution that sponsor hospitals will configure to meet the specific needs of their affiliated physician community. It includes application hosting and Health Information Exchange management and revenue opportunities for sponsor hospitals and everything necessary to promote the solution to hospitals.
•For physician practices, Dell’s solution provides a one-stop shop for EMR technology and services, eliminating traditional barriers and simplifying the deployment and management of EMR.
•It Can Reduce Upfront Expenses and Help to Maximize Cash Flow, with financing that minimizes up-front and out-of-pocket expenses until ARRA reimbursement and affordable monthly lease payments that maximize cash flow during reimbursement periods.
•It Can Eliminate Complexity with a single solution that simplifies EMR adoption and is tailored to the needs of each practice. The solution includes hosted EMR and practice management software; office technology; and a complete services portfolio, including practice and site assessments to determine practice readiness and workflow requirements, solution installation, physician and staff training and 24/7 software and hardware support via Dell’s ProSupport EMR Helpdesk. The hospital or Dell’s EMR partner will host the EMR application in a secure datacenter to simplify the technical configuration required at the practice and ensure 24/7 enterprise-level support and information security.
•It Connects the Healthcare Community, via a secure Health Information Exchange (HIE) hosted by the hospital or by a Dell partner so that affiliated physicians and hospitals can exchange electronic patient information to coordinate care and streamline administration. Information exchange is a requirement for American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) Funding.
•Hospitals like Tufts Medical Center and Memorial Hermann — early adopters of the solution — also see the potential for higher practice retention in a competitive market.
•Hospitals and Affiliated Physicians can learn more about Dell’s Affiliated Physicians EMR solution at www.dell.com/EMRNow.
“Our healthcare community is committed to the goal of providing our patients the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Transitioning to electronic patient information and exchanging that information across our healthcare community is the first, and has been the most challenging step in making our vision a reality. We are now building a community of practices to coordinate and deliver better care,” said Bill Shickolovich, Chief Information Officer, Tufts Medical Center.
“Memorial Hermann is consistently recognized among the ‘most wired’ healthcare systems in the U.S. We have seen the benefits of using electronic patient information to operating efficiently and improving the quality of care within our hospitals. Now it’s time to extend those benefits to our broader community to provide end-to-end patient care,” said David Bradshaw, Chief Information Officer, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
“The U.S. healthcare system is suffering from a digital divide that we can no longer afford: patient information that is locked away in paper records; electronic medical records solutions that are beyond the reach of most physician practices and hospitals and physicians who share patients, but not patient information. With our hospital partners, we are knocking down EMR’s barriers to accelerate its adoption and in doing so, we’ll create the communities of practices and information-sharing infrastructure necessary to achieve reform priorities today and personalized medicine in the future,” said Dr. Jamie Coffin, vice president, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.
“EMR has existed for nearly 20 years, but cost, complexity and other barriers have kept it beyond the reach of physician practices and many hospitals—the frontline of our healthcare system. The federal government has provided financial incentives and now it’s time for the industry to address other barriers. Dell has introduced one of the first, comprehensive solutions for hospitals and their affiliated ambulatory providers,” said Judy Hanover, IDC Health Industry Insights Analyst.
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*“Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care—a National Survey of Physicians,” New England Journal of Medicine, July 2008
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:19 AM
We learned that not all electronic medical records are created equal
We were able to customize the system and construct electronic charts that looked very similar to the paper charts that clinical and administrative staff members were used to
It is very user friendly and easy to learn. When you are opening up a new practice, everyone on the staff is busy. Taking a lot of time out to learn a complicated new computer system simply is not something that you want to have to do. It simply adds stress to an already stressful situation.
With these systems in place, we are able to put all of our energies into launching the practice the right way. Our operations are running effectively. But most importantly, our clinical staff is able to provide the ultimate care and service to our patients because they have the information needed to make informed decisions right at their fingertips
Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) September 14, 2009 -- When Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine opened its doors early last year, the practice's founding physician and staff realized that they needed to quickly get on a different road to reap the benefits associated with computerization. To do so, the practice quickly swapped out a faltering electronic medical records system for Prime Clinical Systems' Patient Chart Manager.
"We learned that not all electronic medical records are created equal," says Sheila Cook, office manager at the Vallejo, Calif.-based practice. "We were three days into the implementation of the first system and we realized that it simply couldn't do many of the things that the vendor said it could do. It could not do simple things such as scan in images and send a fax order. It is stressful enough opening up a new practice. We really didn't want to have to deal with a medical records system that was not working as we had planned."
As a result, Cook started researching various electronic medical records (EMRs) in search of one that would offer what the new practice needed. After narrowing the candidates down to just a few systems, she chose Patient Chart Manager. The electronic medical records system, which has been approved by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), offers a full array of functions including appointment scheduling, charge posting, care-planning, electronic prescription management and digital document and image management. The software also works well with voice recognition and dictation applications.
With Patient Chart Manager, paper documents are scanned directly into the electronic record. The software automatically generates a barcode for each document, making it possible for these documents to be placed into specific electronic patient records without any manual staff intervention. Data from other information systems is accepted via a variety of interfaces including HL7 connections. As such, users can get all needed information from one location, instead of retrieving data from multiple locations.
What ultimately distinguished the system from others was its ease of use. The fact that it offers electronic records that closely mirror the paper records that users were already accustomed to made Patient Chart Manager especially appealing.
"We were able to customize the system and construct electronic charts that looked very similar to the paper charts that clinical and administrative staff members were used to," Cook says. "It is very user friendly and easy to learn. When you are opening up a new practice, everyone on the staff is busy. Taking a lot of time out to learn a complicated new computer system simply is not something that you want to have to do. It simply adds stress to an already stressful situation."
Simultaneously installing Prime's practice management system, Intellect, made it even easier to get the practice off the ground. Because the systems are integrated on a single database, information flows seamlessly, enabling staff members to manage the medical practice from both a clinical and operational perspective, according to Cook.
Specific benefits from this automation quickly rolled in as staff members learned how to use the systems in just one week. For instance, all pre-registration work can be completed electronically before patients come to the office. As a result, patients do not have to come in an hour before they are scheduled to see the doctor just to fill out paperwork, making it possible for the practice to see 15 to 20 new patients a day.
"With these systems in place, we are able to put all of our energies into launching the practice the right way. Our operations are running effectively. But most importantly, our clinical staff is able to provide the ultimate care and service to our patients because they have the information needed to make informed decisions right at their fingertips," Cook says.
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Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is a specialized medical practice providing comprehensive care for musculoskeletal injuries and disease. The Vallejo, Calif.-based practice offers all of the latest treatment options for orthopedic care.
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Prime Clinical Systems, Inc. is a medical software company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1983, the company's proven products, services and innovative advances have made it one of the fastest growing providers of health care software systems in the nation.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:28 AM
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 14, 2009 -- Inc. 5000 has named MDS Medical Software the number one fastest growing Arizona-based company in the health category and the number 2000 company nationwide. The 2009 Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. MDS, an electronic medical records software and technology integrator for outpatient physician practices nationwide, attributes its success to a company philosophy of hands-on sales, service and support.
"We are honored for MDS Medical Software to be named on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. We believe that this recognition is a testament to the superior value we deliver to physicians by delivering a top ranked product with consultative service that enables physician practices to achieve a much faster return on investment than is typical for our industry," says William Schroeder, CEO of MDS Medical Software.
We are honored for MDS Medical Software to be named on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. We believe that this recognition is a testament to the superior value we deliver to physicians by delivering a top ranked product with consultative service that enables physician practices to achieve a much faster return on investment than is typical for our industry
Nationwide, physician practices in more than 30 specialties rely on MDS to advance the use of medical technologies that facilitate efficiency improvements, increased profitability and delivery of safer patient care. The companys proprietary electronic medical record implementation model reduces downtime and lost productivity, accelerating return on investment.
Just as the best physicians treat the whole patient and not just symptoms, MDS considers the whole practice -- from administrative processes, billing and collections, clinical workflow and marketing challenges -- to achieve outstanding results and rapid return on investment for its customers. By focusing on increasing efficiency, MDS helps physicians deliver safer, faster and more profitable patient care in an age of declining reimbursements.
MDS Medical's core product is the award-winning CCHIT Certified Greenway PrimeSuite system, an integrated electronic medical records patient scheduling, and medical billing software system from Greenway Medical Technologies.
For more information about MDS Medical Software, visit www.mdsmedicalsoftware.com.
Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:15 AM
Based in Glenwood, Minnesota, Glacial Ridge Health System is a not-for-profit, critical access hospital comprised of three area medical centers. In 2006 Glacial Ridge began the move to EMR as part of an effort to provide clinicians with immediate access to patient data, while improving security, increasing productivity, and ultimately offering an even higher level of patient care. It was this transition that brought to light the need for a healthcare single sign-on solution for Healthland that would give providers convenient access while ensuring the integrity of all patient data.
"The move to EMR made it immediately apparent that we needed an SSO component to manage the several strong passwords required to access patient information," said Heidi Engle, CIO, EMR Project Manager at Glacial Ridge Health System. "OneSign is a good fit for us as we have limited IT resources. Additionally, maintenance is minimal. We just set it up and it runs. Now we have fast SSO access to all patient records, which lets us deliver the highest quality of service while improving productivity for the organization as a whole."
Glacial Ridge purchased OneSign in September of 2008 after which they quickly profiled all Healthland applications including clinical information management, financial management, physician practice documentation (PPD) and scheduling. The facility went live with OneSign in November and today, with Glacial Ridge 85% of the way through its EMR adoption, providers have SSO access to patient records throughout the hospital including clinical areas, ER and their offices.
"Healthcare providers today are looking to improve efficiency and patient care while increasing the security of their organizations," said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. "By allowing clinicians convenient and secure access to EMR, we help organizations such as Glacial Ridge give their team fast and secure access to patient information, from anywhere. The end result is that providers are able to spend their time focusing on critical patient issues, not IT issues."
Imprivata's OneSign simplifies end-user authentication to applications and makes it easier for care providers to access patient data. OneSign easily integrates with several healthcare applications and includes support for shared workstations, roaming desktops, fast user switching, a broad range of integrated strong authentication options (proximity cards, finger biometrics, ID tokens) and password policy implementation and management.
In addition to Glacial Ridge Health Systems, many other Healthland customers are successfully using OneSign for secure and convenient employee access to patient data. These organizations include Glencoe Regional Health Services, Box Butte General Hospital, Perkins County Health Services and Harney District Hospital to name a few.
Imprivata secures employee access to desktops, networks, applications and transactions. Its appliance-based, employee access management platform, OneSign, enables organizations to protect enterprise information assets while improving user productivity. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT Help Desk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.
Imprivata is a recognized leader in Authentication and Access Management, receiving numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 800 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:16 AM
Capzule enables physicians to access patient information instantly, while away from the clinic. It also has the capability to send messages, add notes, prescribe medications and write orders. Iqbal Boxwala, M.D. of Hematology and Oncology Consultants, P.C., a group practice of seven physicians located in Royal Oak, Mich. explains that, "Capzule has greatly improved our physicians quality of life because they can now access charts at anytime from anywhere."
Accent allows physicians to dictate patient notes and letters on iPhone and send them to OvernightScribe.com for transcription. "We are upgrading the tools that physicians rely on most to access and update patient data," Vinu Nair, Webahn CEO says, "Browsing charts on desktops and dictating onto telephone systems or digital recorders make less sense, when you have a mobile device like iPhone which can do much more and much better." Accent lets users edit audio files and tag dictations with key information. It also features search capability and the ability to access dictations from desktop PCs over WiFi.
Webahn, Inc. (www.webahn.com) is a privately-held company incorporated in Michigan. The company has been providing clinical documentation solutions since 2000, first with OvernightScribe.com which is used by clinics throughout the nation, as well as Michigan State University HealthTeam and Henry Ford Health Systems. Capzule.com was later launched with the goal to provide affordable electronic medical records to solo and small practices and now serving clinics nationwide.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:51 PM
High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems Markets (Remote and Wireless Systems, Data Processing, EMR Data Transfer)
New technologies are transforming patient monitoring and Kalorama Information has reported on these developments last year. This report, High-Tech Patient Monitoring market updates revenues and segment breakdowns to reflect changes in the market, particularly the remote monitoring and the enhanced role of applications to transfer patient data to EMR systems.
Advances in remote patient monitoring include new peripherals, real-time audio and video for "face-to-face" interaction between clinicians and patients, wireless communication, systems that "sort" the vast amount of data collected in order to put it into the context of a patient's condition, portable and ambulatory monitors, web-based access to the patient record, systems that transfer data to an electronic medical record (EMR), and full-service outsourcing that includes a clinician to evaluate data and send a report to the attending physician.
Novel technologies in patient monitoring are emerging to meet the increasing demands of an aging population, decreasing healthcare resources, and an emphasis on reducing hospital days. Nearly all focus on some form of ambulatory monitoring using wired or wireless technologies.
This Kalorama Information report High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems covers three product areas:
-- Wireless and Remote Patient Monitors,
-- Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment,
-- EMR Data Transfer Equipment and Applications
Patient data processing applications and equipment use algorithms to evaluate monitoring measurements for a patient's specific condition(s). Usually, these can be customized by the physician, with reports sent to the physician; these can be integrated parts of a PM system or add-ons. EMR data transfer equipment and applications for this report are either components of, or add-ons to, patient monitoring systems. This does not include EMR applications, simply the applications in this segment transfer data to third-party EMRs.
There are four primary markets for these new technologies, which are as follows:
-- Home healthcare;
-- Nursing homes; and
-- Other, including first responders, institutional, physician offices, and
All market numbers in this report pertain to the U.S. market at the retail level. In most cases, retail level is the same as wholesale level because end users are purchasing directly from the vendor. The base year is 2008, with forecasts provided for each year through 2013.
The market was evaluated via a combination of disease prevalence trends, population trends, device innovations, federal and industry standards and regulations. As with all Kalorama Information reports, interviews were the key source of market information presented. Both primary and secondary sources were consulted in developing market estimates.
CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Scope and Methodology
Issues and Trends
Size and Growth of the Market
CHAPTER TWO: INTRODUCTION
Aging of the Population
Applications to Sort Data by Disease State
EMR (EHR) Data Transfer Applications and Equipment
Proven Cost Effectiveness
Barriers to Use of High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems
CHAPTER THREE: PRODUCTS
American Medical Development (AMD) Telemedicine Products
Cybernet Medical Corporation
Philips Medical Systems
St. Jude Medical
Second Opinion Software
CHAPTER FOUR: ISSUES AND TRENDS
Issues and Trends Driving the Market
Aging of the Population
New Wireless Technologies
Decreasing Healthcare Resources
Emphasis on Reducing Hospital Days
Issues and Trends in Patient Monitoring Technologies
Audio and Video
Algorithms to "Sort" Data or Trigger Alarms
Off-site Access to Data
Data Management and the Electronic Medical Record
Disease Management Kits
CHAPTER FIVE: TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
Total Market Size and Forecast
Wireless and Remote Patient Monitors
Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment
Equipment and Applications to Transfer Data to EMRs
CHAPTER SIX: CORPORATE PROFILES
Abbott Laboratories, Inc
Honeywell HomMed LLC
Philips Medical Systems
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Other Companies (Global Media Group LLC, iMetrikus, Inc, InTouch Health, LifeWatch Technologies, Inc., MedApps, Inc, St. Jude Medical, Inc., Viterion TeleHealthcare LLC, Welch Allyn Inc.)
APPENDIX A: REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
APPENDIX B: LIST OF COMPANIES
LIST OF EXHIBITS
CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Table 1-1: The U.S. Market for High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems 2007-2012
Figure 1-1: The U.S. Market for High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems 2007-2012
CHAPTER THREE PRODUCTS
Table 3-1: Select Patient Monitoring Systems
Table 3-1: Select Patient Monitoring Systems January 2008
CHAPTER FOUR: ISSUES AND TRENDS
Table 4-1: Projected Population of the United States, by Age: 2000 to 2050
Figure 4-1: Population Aged 65 and Over, and 85 and Over 2000 to 2050
Figure 4-2: Percent of Population Aged 65 and Over, and 85 and Over 2000 to 2050
Table 4-2: Resident Population Projections: 2007 to 2050,
Table 4-3: National Health Expenditure Amounts, by Type of Expenditure: Calendar Years 2001-2015 ($billions)
Figure 4-3 Per Capita Healthcare Expenditures, 2001-2015
Table 4-4: Per Capita Healthcare Expenditures, 2001-2015
Table 4-5: Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, by Number of Physicians in Practice, 2006
Figure 4-4: Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, by Number of Physicians in Practice, 2006
Table 4-6: Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, 2001-2006
Figure 4-5: Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, 2001-2006
Table 4-7: Percent of Medical Practices Using EMRs, by Selected Years: 2003-2006
Figure 4-6: Percent of Medical Practices Using EMRs, by Selected Years: 2003-2006
Table 4-8: Percentage of Office-based Physicians Reporting Selected Features of Their System, According to Whether Medical Records Are Reported to Be Fully or Partially Electronic: United States, 2006
Table 4-9: Use of Electronic Medical Records by Location Characteristics of Office-based Physicians: United States, 2006
Figure 4-7: By Sector Contribution to the US GDP (2007)
Figure 4-8: The US Healthcare Spending (2005-2016)
CHAPTER FIVE: TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
Table 5-1: U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007 and 2012
Figure 5-1: U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007 and 2012
Table 5-2: U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes Among Americans Aged 65 and Over 2007 and 2012
Figure 5-2: U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes Among Americans Aged 65 and Over 2007 and 2012
Table 5-3: U.S. Direct and Indirect Morbidity Costs of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007
Figure 5-3: U.S. Direct and Indirect Morbidity Costs of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007
Figure 5-4: Percent Distribution of U.S. Direct Costs of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007
Table 5-4: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring 2007-2013
Figure 5-5: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring 2007-2013
Table 5-5: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Technology Type (Wireless, Data Processing, EMR Data Transfer) 2007-2013
Figure 5-6: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Technology Type 2007-2013
Figure 5-7: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Technology Type 2007
Figure 5-8: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Technology Type 2013
Table 5-6: The U.S. Market for Wireless and Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies 2007-2013
Figure 5-9: The U.S. Market for Wireless and Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies 2007-2013
Table 5-7: The U.S. Market for Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment 2007-2013
Figure 5-10: The U.S. Market for Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment 2007-2013
Table 5-8: The U.S. Market for EMR Data Transfer Equipment and Applications 2007-2013
Figure 5-11: The U.S. Market for EMR Data Transfer Applications and Equipment 2007-2013
Table 5-9: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by End User (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Nursing Homes, Other) 2007-2013
Figure 5-12: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by End User Type (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Nursing Homes, Other) 2007-2013
Figure 5-13: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by End User Type (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Nursing Homes, Other) 2007
Figure 5-13: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by End User Type (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Nursing Homes, Other) 2013
Table 5-10: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Hospitals 2007-2013
Figure 5-13: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Hospitals 2007-2013
Table 5-11: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Home Healthcare 2007-2013
Figure 5-14: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Home Healthcare 2007-2013
Table 5-12: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Nursing Homes 2007-2013
Figure 5-15: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Nursing Homes 2007-2013
Table 5-13: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Other End Uses 2007-2013
Figure 5-16: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Other End Uses 2007-2013
Table 5-14: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Disease State 2007-2013 (Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, Diabetes, Other)
Figure 5-17: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Disease State (Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, Diabetes, Other) 2007-2013
Figure 5-18: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Disease State (Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, Diabetes, Other) 2007
Figure 5-19: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Disease State (Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, Diabetes, Other) 2013
Table 5-15: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Asthma 2007-2013 ($millions)
Figure 5-20: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Asthma 2007-2013 ($ millions)
Table 5-16: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of COPD 2007-2013
Figure 5-21: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of COPD 2007-2013
Table 5-17: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHF 2007-2013
Figure 5-22: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHF 2007-2013
Table 5-18: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHD 2007-2013
Figure 5-23: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHD 2007-2013
Table 5-19: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Diabetes 2007-2013
Figure 5-24: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Diabetes 2007-2013
Table 5-20: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Other Conditions 2007-2013
Figure 5-25: The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Other Conditions 2007-2013
CHAPTER SIX: CORPORATE PROFILES
Table 6-1: Other Companies and Products
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:56 PM
Decades ahead of the current health care debate, HPN falls into the 15% of those in the United States who use electronic medical records, compared to other western countries where there is 95% usage. Dr. Anthony Dulgeroff, assistant medical director at High Desert Medical Group, part of the HPN family, believes "wider adoption of electronic medical records keeping gives physicians quicker access to a broad field of data about a patient." Adding further, " it keeps patients out of the hospital therefore cutting down costs to the medical system and the patient."
Dr. Dulgeroff continued, "Whether it is heart failure, diabetic conditions or emphysema, or all of those together, in the modern age, we want to have all the specialists using the same systems so patients don't end up in the hospital." Storing medical records online vs. hand written charts in filing cabinets is faster, gives a wide variety of physicians instant access to the patients' history and is highly cost effective."
"HPN has recognized the critical importance of electronic medical records to assist the patient in immediate, thorough and comprehensive medical care for the past 30 years," said Dr. Richard Merkin. "The savings are passed on to the patient and enable us to manage their care in an accountable way."
"To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that, within five years, all of America's medical records are computerized," President Obama said earlier this year. "This will cut waste, eliminate red tape and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests."
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:06 PM
“We are very proud to make this go-live announcement, and to be partnering with Blessing Hospital in this important step forward in improving patient outcomes, and increasing the quality and efficiency of healthcare,” says Beth Pickard, President and Chief Executive Officer of AtStaff, Inc. “The integration of our multi-disciplinary, outcomes-based acuity system and clinical information systems enables today’s healthcare organizations to fully leverage their rich patient data in making evidence-based staffing decisions and delivering more personalized, patient-centered care.”
Jill Mason, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Blessing Hospital, a not-for-profit, independent hospital serving West Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri, and Southeast Iowa, reports that the integration better positions Blessing to deliver higher quality care and improve clinical outcomes.
“As our caregivers complete patients’ clinical documentation in our Eclipsys EMR, ClairVia Patient Acuity operates simultaneously to calculate workload for staffing levels and skill mix needed to move these patients to each next level of wellness and progressing toward discharge,” Mason says.
ClairVia Patient Acuity receives patient assessments, through HL7 connectivity, from organization’s clinical systems. The patient assessments are mapped to patient outcomes and seamlessly converted to an acuity score and an associated staffing workload for each patient. Patient acuity levels are updated continuously as patient assessments are entered into the EMR.
“A significant benefit of ClairVia Patient Acuity, one that supports both quality patient care and staff satisfaction here at Blessing, is that no additional workload or steps are required of our staff to calculate acuity,” reports Mason. “Rather than being a separate system that takes staff time and attention away from patient care, ClairVia Patient Acuity leverages the patient assessments that are part of nurses’ everyday clinical documentation, professional nursing practice, and outcomes-driven care.”
Another important advantage, she says, is that ClairVia Patient Acuity “precisely measures the variability of patient needs in a valid and reliable manner.”
Traditional acuity systems are often plagued by “acuity creep,” which occurs when subjective methods and ratings are used to determine workload levels, and these levels are often skewed. For years, healthcare decision-makers have sought a more accurate acuity methodology to deliver more precise, efficient and clinically appropriate staffing levels.
“With ClairVia Patient Acuity, there is no room for subjectivity because acuity levels reflect actual patient documentation and are part of the electronic medical record,” Masons points out. “Both our clinical and financial leaders have the confidence of knowing that staffing workload is accurate and cost effective.
“In addition, a significant, secondary benefit of the integration of ClairVia acuity and our EMR is improved accuracy and completeness of our overall patient care documentation. This translates into more accurate acuity measurements and positions our organization to better meet state and Joint Commission standards regarding clinical documentation.”
The Children’s Hospital, one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation, selects ClairVia Patient Acuity and plans integration with its EMR
ClairVia Patient Acuity’s outcomes-based approach and its ability to integrate with clinical documentation were key determinants in the recent decision by The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Colo. to implement the solution.
“There were several critical factors for selecting ClairVia as the best choice for our organization,” reports Darla J. Van Essen, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Administrative Director of Nursing at The Children’s Hospital, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation. “We wanted an integrated staffing, scheduling and acuity system, and we wanted a system that would be driven by our electronic clinical documentation. And beyond that, ClairVia Patient Acuity was differentiated from other products based on the ability to look at the impact of nursing interventions on patient care outcomes. We expect that the system will further our evidence-based clinical practice.”
On a day-to-day basis, Van Essen says, driving patient acuity directly from their Epic EMR at The Children’s Hospital will “limit subjective interpretation of patient acuity and will improve overall clinical documentation.”
“Our clinical documentation team and the ClairVia acuity team are working together to improve and enhance the EMR,” she states. “This will result in improved and more efficient clinical documentation. Our caregivers will save time by eliminating redundant and unnecessary documentation, and we expect to improve the delivery of patient care by focusing on clinical outcomes.”
Van Essen emphasizes that an ongoing benefit of the EMR/patient acuity integration is the great potential for research and data analysis, particularly examining how specific, outcomes-based caregiver interventions impact clinical and financial results.
“In looking to advance the practice of pediatric nursing, we hope that we can utilize the information from ClairVia acuity to conduct research related to specific nursing interventions,” she says. “We will correlate this work with our hospital initiatives related to patient progression and clinical care guidelines. We will be able to anticipate expected length of stay, as well as explore the efficacy and efficiency of the care delivered.”
About Blessing Hospital
Since 1875, Blessing Hospital has provided area residents in and around Quincy, Ill., with the highest quality medical care possible. Quincy is the principal economic, cultural and medical hub for an agricultural region composed of nearly 400,000 people living in West Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri, and Southeast Iowa.
Blessing Hospital continues to respond to the changing health care needs of the region, upgrading technology and facilities to provide economical, high quality medical care. A not-for-profit, not-tax-supported, independent hospital, Blessing is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, licensed by the State of Illinois, approved by all third-party payors and designated a Sole Community Provider by the federal Medicare system.
For more information, visit www.blessinghospital.org.
About The Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and wellbeing of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, The Children’s Hospital is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, The Children’s Hospital network of care includes its main campus, sixteen Children’s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
For more information, visit www.thechildrenshospital.org.
About AtStaff, Inc.
Patient management and staff management software systems from AtStaff serve more than 1,200 healthcare organizations, medical facilities, nursing departments and group practices.
AtStaff’s ClairVia® solutions for the Total Performance Management improve quality of care, patient safety, patient throughput and staff satisfaction by ensuring that healthcare organizations deliver value exactly when it is needed to achieve positive patient outcomes and financial results.
For more information, visit www.clairvia.com and www.atstaff.com.
Beth Pickard, 919-382-8282
Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:08 PM
Of the three vendors, Orion Health was the only one who could complete all of the scenarios during the meeting
Reduced costs from licensing are easily identified and can help IT departments to reroute those funds to new projects. Less easily quantified are the efficiency improvements and the reduction in resources needed to manage interoperability. All of these reasons add up and create quite an impact on a facility's ability to extend their existing systems.
Santa Monica, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 22, 2009 -- Phoenix Children's Hospital of Arizona has selected Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine to improve the performance and increase the reliability of data exchanged between clinical systems and the hospital's electronic medical record (EMR) solution. The hospital saved more than USD $140,000 in licensing fees on the first interface it created, which linked data from medical devices monitoring patient's vital signs and made that information available to clinicians within the hospital. The second interface to be created with Rhapsody will establish a bi-directional information exchange between the pharmacy application and EMR, which is expected to save the hospital an additional USD $180,000.
Rae Ann Harris, Manager of the Project Management Office and Systems Integration for Phoenix Children's Hospital, says that incremental cost savings will add up quickly as Rhapsody is rolled out across the hospital's systems and interfaces over the next year.
The decision to review its integration engine came as Phoenix Children's Hospital realized that its current integration engine did not provide the flexibility or reliability to meet the goals of a comprehensive integrated clinical record.
Mike Biegen, Clinical Systems Analyst at Phoenix Children's Hospital, said the selection process consisted of a request for proposal from three vendors. During the demonstration phase of the RFP, each vendor was given scenarios and sample transactions then asked to build a solution in the engine. None of the vendors knew the details of the scenarios in advance.
"Of the three vendors, Orion Health was the only one who could complete all of the scenarios during the meeting," said Mr. Biegen. The selection group also noted Rhapsody's impressive feature set and effortless ability to develop, test and migrate interfaces into production, which factored into the final decision.
Orion Health President of North America and EMEA, Paul Viskovich, says that hospitals are caught between pressures to meet a growing need for interoperable data and to reduce operating budgets.
"Reduced costs from licensing are easily identified and can help IT departments to reroute those funds to new projects. Less easily quantified are the efficiency improvements and the reduction in resources needed to manage interoperability. All of these reasons add up and create quite an impact on a facility's ability to extend their existing systems."
Orion Health solutions use standards-based technology to integrate data within a facility and external partners without incurring costly rip and replace approaches. Currently the company helps facilities and healthcare communities that connect 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users.
About Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine
Orion Health Rhapsody is a powerful integration engine that delivers advanced inter-system messaging capabilities to health sector organizations of all kinds. Rhapsody is designed for rapid, effortless installation and use, and enables quick accurate and efficient exchange of electronic data. For more information please see www.orionhealth.com/products.
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only licensed children's hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state's sickest kids. Though Phoenix Children's is one of the ten largest freestanding children's hospitals in the country, rapid population growth in Arizona means the Hospital must grow as well. Phoenix Children's recently announced a $588 million expansion plan to bring its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. The plan includes a significant upgrade of the Hospital's current campus, an aggressive physician recruitment effort, new technology and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the Hospital's Web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.
About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine, Concerto® Physician Portal, and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.
Worldwide, Orion Health implements health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine's HealthInfoNet, Vermont Health Information Exchange, Canada Health Infoway, Alberta Health Services and Spain's IB Salut. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Phillips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several of the U.K.'s NHS Trust Hospitals. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com
Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:00 PM
“Community Health Network has a clearly defined mission to deliver community-driven healthcare,” said Dr. Brandon Savage, chief medical officer of GE Healthcare Information Technology. “They do it by pulling in schools, hospitals and community health clinics to deliver a holistic healthcare model. In fact, they do it so well they’ve become a nationwide model for complete community care. GE is proud to work with their clinicians, providing Centricity solutions and helping them deliver high performance healthcare to the patients they serve.”
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center will offer primary healthcare services including preventative and annual exams, well-child care, acute care and chronic disease management. Community Health Network will provide a nurse practitioner, a family physician and a psychologist to serve patients. The center will serve the local community, including students and their families, regardless of insurance or income, with an emphasis on integrating medical, dental and behavioral health.
Centricity EMR will play a large role in this holistic approach, enabling the Jane Pauley Community Health Center to do something few facilities have done before; create a complete patient record merging both physical and behavioral data. In the fragmented healthcare system that exists in the U.S. today, most behavioral health and dental offices aren’t able to document patient care information in the same system used by community health centers, primary care and hospital-based physicians, isolating this information and making it difficult to obtain a patient’s complete medical history.
“Technology is at the very core of our innovative model of care that breaks down silos to allow the clinician to see more of the patient’s overall health picture,” said Ed Koschka, chief information officer at Community Health Network. “As we open this new facility, we are thrilled to extend the benefits of Centricity EMR – which we have already realized in our clinic settings – to this new paradigm of comprehensive community health. Without the standards-based foundation of Centricity, this exchange of patient data would be far more difficult."
Community Health Network is one of the largest health systems in Indiana with five hospitals and 90 sites of care. The network is nationally recognized for its quality of care and use of healthcare technology. More than 2,200 CHN clinicians are using GE Centricity’s portfolio, accessing patient data across community health centers, hospitals and multi-specialty practices. The network has utilized Centricity EMR in its clinics since 2002. Earlier this week, GE announced Community’s flagship hospital went live with GE Centricity™ Enterprise 6.1 and Monitored Care, an integrated clinical, financial and administrative solution that helps streamline workflow and improve productivity across the continuum of care. The implementation of the two solutions will help Community Hospital South capture clinical and medical device data in a patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, enabling healthcare providers to provide comprehensive and efficient care.
ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE:
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
GE Healthcare IT
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:35 AM
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San Antonio, Texas, September 19, 2009 – As the healthcare industry changes its gear to Electronic Medical Records (EMR), a lot of practices are asking about how patient portals work. HealthTec’s EMR allows easy access to patient’s data, services, and contents that typically provides communication services between the patients and the healthcare providers. HealthTec allows the patients to gain access to their medical information through a web connection with the use of a secured username and password.
The patients can log into the portal systems of the EMR to check for their appointment schedules, to schedule an appointment for clinic visits, to check for their laboratory findings, to check for their statement of accounts, or to request for a refill of prescription. Healthcare providers are also given the privilege to be in touch with their own patients and send messages such as reminders for check-up, laboratory results and statements as well as send important information regarding the patient’s medical records to other physicians who are attending the patient.
“HealthTec’s EMR is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant to make certain that all of the patient’s medical information are secured and are disclosed only for medical and legal purposes within the network of direct providers of care,” Said Vance Nelson, President of HealthTec software, Inc. Confidentiality of the doctors’ and nurses’ notes remains intact and is not shared with the patient. The physician has the right to choose which information regarding the patient’s medical records is to be shared with the patient.
The EMR also enables continuity of care given by the physicians coming from different fields of specialty at different locations. Because the patient’s files are easily accessed, doctors can view what medication was prescribed or what diagnostic test was ordered by the other attending physician. In that way, the likelihood of doubling the medication dosage and laboratory and diagnostic requests are avoided.
It’s not only the physician and patients who will enjoy the benefits of the EMR but the administrative and business office staffs too. They don’t have to wait for the patients to fill in necessary information on the data sheet since patients can do this at the luxury of their own home and that all pertinent information are made ready prior to their scheduled visit or hospitalization.
As more and more consumers are demanding automation of almost all aspect of their lives especially those that involve data storage, medical billing and medical records, healthcare providers and medical practitioners are switching o from the conventional paper-based medical records as they aim to provide quality patient care and render premium customer services to their clients.
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About HealthTec Software, Inc
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:47 PM
The systems will share resident information about admissions, discharges, and transfers as well as minimum data set (MDS), including MDS 3.0 as it develops. Community Eldercare Services is using both systems. "The ability to leverage our investments together going forward will enable us to take the resident care experience to the next level," said Reita Hall, vice president clinical services, Community Eldercare Services. "As the systems share more and more clinical care information, duplicate tasks are eliminated and our staff becomes more efficient. Our vision for unified EMR moves beyond ideas and into executable deliverables."
According to Bill Caldwell, chief executive officer of American HealthTech, EMRs are top-of-mind for executives in long-term care as the national debate over healthcare reform accelerates the need for quality, efficiency, and cost containment. "Through the alliance with AccuNurse, our clients can now interface our integrated clinical and financial solutions with a true hands-free point-of-care technology. Everybody wins. Caregiver documentation is embedded directly into their workflow, the resident experience is far more personalized, and with the added power of our LTC software, the provider organization is fully compensated for the care they actually deliver." Troy Baumann, chief operating officer, Community Eldercare Services adds: "I'm getting a lot of mileage out of voice-assisted care now, which positions me not only to survive the bite of $30+ per Medicare resident per day healthcare reform may take out of our reimbursements--but also to fund emerging needs for EMR."
According to James Quasey, president of Vocollect Healthcare Systems, the alliance is all about leverage. "Margin pressure in long-term care is enormous, making it difficult for clients to envision how they will survive the financial impact of healthcare reform and deliver on the promise of EMR in a cost-efficient manner. Through the alliance, clients can now extend their investment in American HealthTech, take advantage of immediate quality and financial gains they'll see with AccuNurse voice-assisted care, achieve goals for interoperability, and rest assured that emerging EMR needs will be met."
With voice-assisted care, clients see no delay between care delivery and charting. "I go home at night knowing my medical records are accurate, my staff is delivering more proactive care, and our communities are quieter--more home like. There's no question that we're delivering higher quality care with AccuNurse. And now that AccuNurse will interact with American HealthTech, the efficiency gains are a win for our staff, residents, and the families we serve," said Susan LupPlace, director of clinical services, Preferred Care Partners Management Group. "Because it's all about freeing up more time for direct resident care."
About American HealthTech
For over 30 years, American HealthTech, an employee-owned company, has provided long-term care clients with fully integrated clinical and financial software solutions. From admissions to assessments, care planning to quality assurance, over a quarter of the nation's nursing homes rely on American HealthTech daily to deliver higher quality care and optimize business performance.
About Vocollect Healthcare Systems
AccuNurse voice-assisted care from Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc. makes it easy for healthcare professionals to retrieve care needs on-demand, chart activities as they are completed, and Silent Page each other for help. Organizations using AccuNurse benefit from lower operating costs, maximized reimbursements, and improved quality of care. Vocollect Healthcare Systems is a subsidiary of Vocollect, Inc., the global leader in voice technology and delivering performance improvements in productivity, accuracy, cost reduction and worker satisfaction for mobile employees on six continents.
SOURCE Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:09 AM
E-prescribing allows physicians to transmit orders for prescription medications directly to pharmacies electronically – improving accuracy, efficiency and convenience for patients. In 2008, over 68 million prescriptions were routed electronically, according to Surescripts, the largest nationwide e-prescribing network.
With Ingenix CareTracker EMR, physicians can:
•Transmit prescriptions directly to their patients’ preferred pharmacy accurately and quickly
•Maintain and review a patient’s allergy and prescription use history at the point of care
•Check for drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy interactions to avoid potential adverse effects
•Reconcile current orders with past prescriptions to avoid medication errors such as omissions, duplications and dosing errors
•Access patient prescription benefit information to pre-determine eligibility for specific medications and estimate the cost to the patient
“E-prescribing with CareTracker EMR has eliminated nearly all paperwork related to prescription orders, and has saved our office an immeasurable amount of time,” said Douglas Foreman, D.O., a family practice physician in Warwick, Rhode Island who has used CareTracker EMR since 2007. “Accessing patient charts instantly when writing an online prescription assures me that I am making the best possible decisions for my patients.”
“Doctors who use CareTracker EMR can view historical prescription records from an array of new sources, as well as data that enables them to determine, at the point of care, what the patient’s out-of-pocket costs will be,” said Russ Keene, vice president at Ingenix. “Patients and doctors win with this kind of decision support as it promotes safety and cost transparency.”
To obtain Surescripts certification, CareTracker EMR met rigorous standards for patient safety, efficiency of the e-prescribing processes, and ease of use. Moreover, Surescripts certification enables CareTracker EMR to connect instantly with every major pharmacy in the U.S. and the nation’s leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) programs.
Ingenix CareTracker EMR is a leading web-based electronic health record solution that fully integrates with all the operational functions of a physician practice. Ingenix CareTracker offers three modules to support physician practice operations: Ingenix CareTracker PM optimizes administrative workflows for physician practices; Ingenix CareTracker EMR helps clinicians enter, retrieve and correlate patient information at the point of care; and Ingenix CareTracker Services improves revenue cycle management with comprehensive billing and accounts receivable support. For more information, visit www.ingenix.com/caretracker.
Ingenix, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, transforms organizations and improves health care through information and technology. Organizations rely on its innovative products, services and consulting to improve the delivery and operations of their business. More information about Ingenix can be obtained at www.ingenix.com.
Surescripts is the result of a 2008 merger between the country’s two leading health information networks: RxHub and Surescripts. Surescripts gives healthcare providers secure, electronic access to prescription and health information that can save their patients’ lives, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of healthcare for all. Available during emergencies or routine care, the Surescripts network connects prescribers in all 50 states through their choice of e-prescribing software to the nation’s leading payers, chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies. Through its work in standards, certification, education and collaboration at the national, regional and state levels, Surescripts and its network have become the backbone that facilitates e-prescribing. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com.
Kyle Christensen, 952-833-7446
Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:57 AM
Avocare connects healthcare within a community through the Regional Health Information Networks ("RHIN"), a hardware and software system that brings medical information together through a secure Physicians Portal website. The mission of the Physicians Portal is to offer a more efficient, private and secure replacement to paper, fax and phone communications between health care providers. Avocare offers its products and services to various RHIOs within the State of Florida including, but not limited to, Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization, North East Florida Regional Health Organization, Inc., Tampa Bay Regional Health Information Organization, Sun Coast Regional Health Information Organization and the Health Network of the Palm Beaches.
Scott R. Silverman, PositiveID's Chairman and CEO, said, "We believe that working closely with Avocare will further our goal of providing a personal health record that is interoperable with all electronic medical records systems. Avocare currently works with numerous medical facilities and RHIOs, which we believe will enable us to utilize their expertise and receive greater access to patients throughout the State of Florida."
About Innovations Avocare, LLC
Innovations Avocare, LLC is a technology company that has developed the components necessary for the creation and implementation of a RHIN and Health Information Exchange ("HIE"). The RHIN and HIE facilitate an integrated health care system, coordinating care between hospitals, providers, the health department, community health centers, free clinics, independent providers, and other community services.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation provides unique health and security identification tools to protect consumers and businesses. PositiveID operates in two main divisions: HealthID and ID Security. For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
Statements about PositiveID’s future expectations, including the likelihood that the alliance with Avocare will further the Company's goal of providing a personal health record that is interoperable with all electronic medical records systems, the likelihood that the alliance with Avocare will enable the Company to utilize Avocare’s expertise and receive greater access to patients throughout the State of Florida, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID’s actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include the Company’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize the Health Link, the market acceptance of the Health Link, the validity, scope and enforceability of the Company’s patents and those related to the Health Link, the protection afforded by the Company’s patents and those related to the Health Link, government regulations relating to the Health Link, the Company’s ability to fund the continued development of the Health Link, the timing and success of submission, acceptance and approval of required regulatory filings; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company’s business is set forth in the Company’s various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company’s 10-K filed on February 12, 2009, under the caption “Risk Factors.” The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:48 AM
The program will provide that Ontario physicians who sign up with Healthscreen for EMR will receive a complete version of Healthscreen's OntarioMD certified software; an HP technology bundle that includes a server, thin client PCs, monitors, and printers; and training, implementation and technical support services from Healthscreen and technology provider CCSI for five years. In addition, by adding Healthscreen's suite of Physician Services, physicians will be able to implement their EMR system at no net out-of-pocket cost to them.
eHealth Ontario and OntarioMD recently announced the availability of $27,100 per physician of new funding over three years to support EMR adoption. The Healthscreen offering allows physicians to retain this government funding for other practice enhancement purposes.
"We're always looking for ways to help physicians deliver the highest quality health services, while at the same time improving their business efficiencies," said Justin Belobaba, President and CEO of Healthscreen. "This offer is absolutely unique in the history of our industry. Healthscreen is the only EMR company that is able to present its products, partnerships and services in such a way that allows physicians to acquire a complete turn-key EMR solution at zero cost. Even better for our physicians, they will be able to keep the new subsidy of $27,100 to further enhance their practice."
"At HP, we're committed to assisting healthcare professionals in improving the quality of patient care and reducing costs," said Leyland Brown, National SMB Segment Director, HP Canada. "Working with Healthscreen will give our customers access to an innovative EMR solution that can help them accelerate the integration and modernization of their healthcare systems."
About Healthsreen Solutions
Healthscreen's and its partners' services and software are used by over 8,000 full-time physicians who are responsible for the health care of more than 7 million Canadians. The Company provides a comprehensive suite of practice enhancing products and services to increase physician productivity and revenue while reducing costs and improving patient care. This includes billing and scheduling software, electronic medical records software, CallerMD which assists physicians in managing a range of uninsured medical services, PrevCareMD which helps physicians earn supplemental income by achieving government-set preventive care targets, and HealthAlert which allows physicians to help their patients in managing complex healthcare issues. The Company is publicly traded in Toronto under the symbol "MDU". More information about Healthscreen can be found at www.healthscreen.com.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:27 AM
Digicon has served government agencies for over 20 years. Now as a Standard Register solutions provider, it can offer Federal and military treatment facilities a proven approach for transitioning from paper-based processes to more efficient, cost-effective electronic documentation, required for electronic medical records (EMR).
Currently used by the nation’s leading civilian hospitals, SMARTworks Clinical Enterprise can support the government's goal of improving patient outcomes by facilitating more accurate, efficient capture of patient information, and providing easier access to information by authorized staff. These capabilities are key to achieving the Administration's goals and the broader goals of the healthcare industry.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to represent Standard Register’s solutions which are in perfect alignment with our mission and commitment to patient safety and reduced costs in the healthcare market,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Digicon Corporation.
“Federal and military hospitals face considerable challenges as they attempt to transform their paper-intensive processes and migrate to EMR,” said Brad Cates, president of Standard Register’s Healthcare Business Unit. “With Digicon’s customer-centric approach and our proven technology services and solutions, we can help hospitals establish the essential foundation for EMR success and achieve their desired clinical and business outcomes.”
About Digicon Corporation
Digicon is an established, forward-thinking Information Technology (IT) service provider with over 20 years of experience. Our core business capabilities span the entire business infrastructure environment for both government agencies and private businesses. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Digicon currently employs over 300 professionals supporting a customer user-base exceeding 400,000 nationwide. With established clients in the Federal Government, state and local municipalities, educational institutions, and commercial businesses, Digicon continues to grow by providing the right IT solutions that fit our clients’ business models. More information is available at www.digicon.com.
About Standard Register
Standard Register is a premier document services and workflow automation provider, trusted by healthcare, business and government to manage the critical documents they need to thrive in today's competitive climate. Employing nearly a century of industry expertise, Lean Six Sigma methodologies and leading technologies, the company helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks, grow revenue and meet the challenges of a changing business landscape.
Standard Register’s Healthcare Business Unit, which serves more than 3,100 hospitals and 100 of the nation’s top integrated delivery networks (IDNs), offers document and label solutions for patient identification and documentation, technology for workflow automation, secure prescriptions, patient communications and training materials as well as professional services and print supply chain services to help clients manage documents throughout their enterprises. More information is available at www.standardregister.com/healthcare .
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:39 AM
Moses Cone Health System is the largest healthcare provider in Greensboro, NC and is comprised of five hospitals with over 7,500 healthcare professionals. Moses Cone Health System is considered a leader in providing quality patient care in the Southeastern region of the United States. Tim Rice, President and CEO, Moses Cone Health System, was recently appointed to The Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners by the American Hospital Association. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services has once again designated all five Moses Cone Health System hospitals as Magnet hospitals. Only two percent of hospitals across the country have Magnet designation.
"Implementing this document workflow technology from Streamline Health is an important step in our strategic IT plan for the health system," notes John Jenkins, Chief Information Officer at Moses Cone Health System. "Being able to electronically connect patient documents with the patient records of our Centricity® Enterprise systems from GE Healthcare will provide our clinicians with more immediate access to complete patient information. This will allow us to further improve the quality of care we provide to our community, and drive improved efficiency across our organization with the use of advanced workflow technology."
"We are grateful for the opportunity to work with a leader like Moses Cone Health System," said J. Brian Patsy, President and CEO of Streamline Health. "John and his team share our passion with respect to our mutual desire to leverage technology to streamline healthcare processes to drive operational efficiency. Our mutual goal is to improve patient care by providing all stakeholders with instant electronic access to all forms of healthcare information."
About Moses Cone Health System
Moses Cone Health System consists of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Community Hospital, The Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Behavioral Health, LeBauer HealthCare, Penn Nursing Center and various outpatient clinics and programs.
Moses Cone Health System provided $110 million in uncompensated care in FY 2008 to the people of Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth, Randolph and Alamance Counties.
About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.
Streamline Health is a leading supplier of document workflow and document management tools, applications and services that assist strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated tools and technologies for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR) and business process integration.
Streamline Health's solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.streamlinehealth.net.
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:14 AM
According to Steven East, CEO of Caring People, Inc., "Caring People strives to raise the standard of private duty homecare through innovation, education and most of all service. It is our role to educate and offer our clients products and services that can enhance their quality of life while providing their family members with the peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for. Through our partnership with MedeFile we will be able to offer additional services such as: medication and appointment reminders and consolidation of medical records in one accessible location. Caring People will be in a position to provide a more comprehensive level of service for our clients that was previously not available. We are excited about our partnership with MedeFile and are looking forward to bringing this new technology to our clients."
Caring People, Inc. is a licensed Private Duty Homecare Agency. Their team of experienced professionals is committed to providing the highest quality of home healthcare services to improve the lives of the elderly and the disabled. For more information about Caring People, visit http://www.caringpeopleinc.com.
MedeFile will begin with service to Caring People's clients that are most in need, with plans to provide it to all of their clients, including those in all seven branches located in FL, NY, NJ, and MI.
"We have always believed that individuals in need of home care would greatly benefit from our services. With the help of Caring People, these individuals, families, and their caregivers will have secure, carefully organized, and easily accessible medical information at their fingertips 24/7. We are very pleased to welcome Caring People and their clients to the growing universe of MedeFile subscribers," stated Milton Hauser, Chairman and CEO of MedeFile International.
About MedeFile International, Inc.
Headquartered in South Florida, MedeFile has developed a proprietary system for gathering and digitizing medical records so that individuals can have a comprehensive record of all of their medical visits. MedeFile's primary product is the MedeFile system, a highly secure system for gathering and maintaining medical records. The MedeFile system is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive medical record that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Representing an advanced, yet easy-to-use, approach to portable, electronic medical records management, MedeFile combines state-of-the-art technology and the Internet to make medical data instantly accessible to each MedeFile subscriber and his or her authorized healthcare providers from anywhere in the world. In addition to accessing one's medical records through MedeFile's secure Internet portal found at www.MedeFile.com, members can carry their entire medical history and emergency information wherever they go on a unique device called a MedeDrive -- a proprietary USB drive designed to be carried on a keychain. The MedeDrive plugs into any USB port of a Windows-based PC; and because MedeDrive automatically loads its own viewer, users do not require any special programs or software to view data. MedeMobile provides on-the-go subscribers with the ability to enjoy even greater flexibility and access to their personal health information wherever and whenever they need it. MedeMinder is an electronic 'reminder service' that utilizes email (and concierge phone service if desired) to assist its subscribers in remembering scheduled doctor appointments, expiration dates on prescriptions and/or time-sensitive treatment protocols. For more information about MedeFile and its annual subscription-based programs, please visit www.medefile.com.
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World Market Media will consistently release breaking news and content updates on MedeFile International at: www.WorldMarketMedia.com/MDFI.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:04 PM
These steps include the completion and filing of our unaudited third quarter 2009 financial disclosure information with Pink OTC Markets Inc., and subsequent completion and publication of a full financial audit as part of the appropriate form filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. While the Company intends to publish the full financial audit in the first quarter of 2010, there can be no assurances such filing will be made timely.
Additionally, the Company is working with a market maker on Rule 15c2-11 documentation for the purpose of submission to FINRA in order to receive OTCBB quotation clearance.
"We are pleased to announce that we are preparing to post our most currently available financials to the Pink OTC Markets site and that we are currently in process of preparing additional information for future postings," commented Bruce Weitzberg, CEO of Patient Access Solutions, Inc. "Over the short term, we expect to receive the audit report from the independent public accounting firm for our year ended October 31, 2009. We will use this information in order to prepare documentation to be filed with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission with the intent of returning Patient Access Solutions, Inc. to being a fully reporting organization. These steps will allow us to migrate the primary trading market of our common stock from the Pink Sheets to the OTCBB market."
Mr. Weitzberg added, "It is a very exciting time for our company, as the healthcare industry prepares for a major migration to electronic medical record technologies. We believe that initial reaction from our current customer base has been very positive and as a result, we have increased our sales and marketing staff in order to meet the order flow we are expecting. Additionally, we have worked diligently on the back office infrastructure systems to support the expected growing data requirements of our customers as they begin implementing our hosted EMR solution. We believe we have a unique set of products to address the needs of this market and believe strong growth in 2010 is highly likely, although, of course, not guaranteed, especially relating to our recently announced hosted EMR solution for smaller healthcare practices."
Patient Access Solutions, Inc. (PAS) is a Healthcare Solutions Company which has created a formidable array of technology, resources and allies to enable it to become an agent of radical change in what has traditionally been a slowly evolving healthcare information technology environment. The Company's products are designed to allow health care providers an easy migration to the EMR environment. Among these products are D-PAS, which is a state-of-the-art digital pen and paper technology based on Anoto technology, used to capture hand written information into digital forms and EMR systems and PAS Data Center, which is a terminal solution that allows health care providers to quickly and easily determine benefit eligibility. More information on Patient Access Solutions, Inc. and its products can be viewed at www.pashealth.com.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:59 PM
Walgreens agreement to join Microsoft HealthVault, a personal health application platform that allows users to store and share their health information, was announced this past summer.
Millions of registered Walgreens.com users are already accessing their prescription history for convenient refills, tax purposes or personal use. Patients who enroll in this new feature will also have daily updates to their prescription data accessible via a personal HealthVault record.
“We’re pleased to be part of the Microsoft HealthVault network,” said Don Huonker, Walgreens senior vice president of health care innovation. “This partnership supports our efforts to promote stronger collaboration among patients and their pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers. Any tool that can help enhance a patient’s interactions with multiple providers stands an excellent chance for improving medical outcomes while lowering health care costs.”
“HealthVault was designed to allow people to engage in and take more control over their health, in partnership with their physicians,” said David Cerino, general manager for the Consumer Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp. “This collaboration with Walgreens is especially valuable to people managing multiple medications for themselves or a family member. By combining prescription details with an individual’s broader health history, we are enabling users and their healthcare providers to develop deeper insights that can be used to develop effective ongoing health management plans.”
In order to link prescription data to an individual HealthVault record, Walgreens pharmacy customers must have an authenticated pharmacy account on Walgreens.com. Registered users can then easily enroll with HealthVault directly from the Walgreens Web site.
For information on more convenient, easy-to-use online pharmacy services from Walgreens, visit www.Walgreens.com/pharmacy.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2009 sales of $63 billion. The company operates 7,149 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Walgreens provides the most convenient access to consumer goods and services and cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services in America through its retail drugstores, Walgreens Health Services division and Walgreens Health and Wellness division. Walgreens Health Services assists pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc., Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC and SeniorMed LLC (a pharmacy provider to long-term care facilities). Walgreens Health and Wellness division includes Take Care Health Systems, the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
About Microsoft HealthVault
Microsoft HealthVault is a personal health application platform designed to put consumers in control of their health information. HealthVault provides a privacy- and security-enhanced foundation on which a broad ecosystem of providers can build innovative health and wellness solutions such as personal health records, disease management, fitness, weight loss and other Web applications. HealthVault can be used to collect and store health information that would otherwise reside in disparate systems and transfer the information between a variety of providers’ health services and systems. It enables the reuse and free flow of interoperable and transportable personal health information. For more information, visit www.HealthVault.com.
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