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#21 manapele

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:23 AM

TherapyCharts™ Announces the Release of its Electronic Health Record System at the APA 117th Annual Convention
APA 117th Annual Convention
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TherapyCharts™ is the first affordable electronic health record (EHR) system tailored to the specific needs of individual and small clinic psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. TherapyCharts was designed, from the ground up, with the needs of these specific individuals in mind: security, ease of use, convenience, and affordability.

Dr. Lisa Farmer, founder and CEO of TherapyCharts stated, “We are excited about releasing TherapyCharts at the APA annual convention. Based on discussions with numerous professionals in the mental health community and my personal experience, there is a great need for an EHR solution that fits the independent practitioners in our field. Through their input, we have designed what is sure to become the industry standard in electronic health records.”

TherapyCharts™ provides a pleasant and affordable way to manage patient records, and getting started with TherapyCharts™ is a breeze. TherapyCharts™ is all online, it requires no new software or hardware to install or maintain, allows for more collaborative work and offers the user flexibility on when and where they access patient records. This translates to a more efficient use of time and improved patient care.

About TherapyCharts™: TherapyCharts™ is the first affordable electronic health record system tailored specifically to the needs of psychologists with a focus on best practice models and insurance requirements. With no new software to install or update and no extra hardware or storage equipment to buy and maintain, it is the most convenient solution available today. Since it is fully HIPAA compliant privacy and security gives you access to your patient charts from any location.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:40 AM

Austin, Texas-based e-MDs, an industry leader in the development and implementation of electronic health record and practice management solutions, today announced a partnership with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, a medical community with more than 200 providers.


After a thorough selection process, including assistance from outside consultants, SVMH chose e-MDs Solution Series 6.3.0 as its PM/EHR system. Solution Series will streamline clinical operations and allow physicians to spend more time with patients and less time on billing and scheduling concerns.


SVMHS developed rigorous criteria for the EHR selection process as they had prior experiences with EHR products that did not meet their medical community’s needs. They were looking for a comprehensive program that would be flexible enough to adapt to their multifaceted organization.


The Salinas Healthcare System was attracted to e-MDs’ rankings on objective EHR evaluations performed by medical societies such as the American Academy of Family Practice and the American College of Physicians. After a successful pilot program at one of its urgent care clinics, SVMHS selected Solutions Series for its 12 urgent care clinics from San Jose to Greenfield.


“Salinas Valley is committed to staying on the leading edge of technology in an effort to offer patients the best care possible. Implementing an EHR that will allow our physicians to become meaningful users of health information technology is part of that commitment,” said Sam Downing, SVMH's president and chief executive officer. “We needed a fully-featured EHR that was easy to use, could be implemented quickly, and fully integrated with a robust practice management system. After an extensive vetting process, our physicians and selection committee chose the e-MDs products.”


SVMHS plans to supplement EHR adoption through the Stark Safe Harbor Anti-Trust Exception. This action will allow SVMHS to donate a portion of the costs of software, training and support expenses to Salinas Valley physicians, making it easier for them to meet the meaningful use requirements specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. e-MDs will also lend their expertise in implementation to make the process as seamless as possible.


“We are looking forward to working with Salinas Valley Memorial on several health information technology projects. They are a very forward-thinking medical community,” said Dr. Michael Stearns, president and CEO of e-MDs. “Solution Series is a robust, integrated solution that will facilitate successful EHR adoption in a network this large and diverse.”


For more information on Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System please visit www.svmh.com.




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Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

Naples, Fla. (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -- The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) today announced that ASG Software Solutions' product ASG-MedAppz iSuite, version 4 is a CCHIT Certified® 08 Ambulatory EHR and meets the Certification Commission's electronic health record (EHR) criteria for office-based use. Ambulatory EHRs are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. The Commission - a private, nonprofit organization - is the Recognized Certification Body in the United States for certifying health information technology products.

"Two key new areas of interoperability are required to achieve 08 certification," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT. "First, ambulatory EHRs must be capable of advanced electronic prescribing functions so physicians can qualify for bonuses under Medicare's new incentive program. Second, EHRs must be able to send and receive an electronic patient summary. These and other new criteria will ensure that certified health IT products help improve quality, safety, and efficiency while protecting the privacy of health information."


Two key new areas of interoperability are required to achieve 08 certification

As a Web-based EMR solution, ASG-MedAppz provides full, secure, and controlled interoperability-with maximum flexibility and minimal up-front investment

When augmented by the ASG-Cypress® in-hospital content management technology, the combined solution provides secure clinical, financial, and administrative information exchange with a very light footprint.

In the third year of the program's operation, the criteria and testing have been significantly updated again to provide physicians with more assurance that certified products will meet their needs for functionality, interoperability, and security. The Commission added 19 criteria to the 200 required in 2007. Those changes were focused on the ability to exchange patient information with other systems. A CCHIT Certified 08 Ambulatory EHR ensures:
Additional electronic prescribing features--access to the patient's medication history, formulary, and eligibility;
Better and safer medication dosing, adjusted for patient weight and other factors;
Better ability to prevent adverse reactions due to drug interactions or allergies;
Use of standard formats to exchange basic patient information for continuity of care;
Enhanced ability to view X-rays and other diagnostic images;
Better management of patient consents and authorizations; and
Increased use of standard formats when receiving and storing laboratory results.


As a CCHIT Certified product, ASG-MedAppz iSuite has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of these new criteria.

"As a Web-based EMR solution, ASG-MedAppz provides full, secure, and controlled interoperability-with maximum flexibility and minimal up-front investment," said ASG President and CEO, Arthur L. Allen. "When augmented by the ASG-Cypress® in-hospital content management technology, the combined solution provides secure clinical, financial, and administrative information exchange with a very light footprint."

The CCHIT Certified "seal of approval" for EHR products provides a consensus-based, government-recognized benchmark for ambulatory EHR products. By looking to products with the CCHIT Certified seal, physicians and other providers can reduce their risk in selecting an EHR product, allowing them to focus their evaluation on the special needs of their practices.

About ASG | www.asg.com
ASG provides software solutions to more than 85 percent of the world's largest companies. Through its comprehensive Business Service Management (BSM) solution, Business Service Portfolio™, ASG is an established BSM provider with a strong heritage in information management; applications management; infrastructure, performance, and operations management; and service and support technologies. ASG enables clients to reduce costs, improve business-service delivery and reduce risks. Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately-held company based in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices worldwide.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is a private, nonprofit organization that has been named by the federal government as the Recognized Certification Body for health information technology. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the health care industry. More information on CCHIT and CCHIT Certified® products is available at www.cchit.org and at www.ehrdecisions.com.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered marks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:55 AM

Although the federal economic stimulus package will spur an increase in spending on clinical applications in the months ahead, many hospitals and clinics are now taking their time studying their options, two researchers say.

“The steady drumbeat of inevitability is changing the debate from not ‘if’ we’ll get an electronic health record but ‘when’,” says Eric Brown, research director at Forrester Research Inc., Cambridge, Mass. “There’s a tipping point at which we’ll see big growth, but we’re not there yet.”

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Because of the conservative nature of health care organizations, the growth in demand will be “a slow, steady progression” rather than a spike, Brown contends. “Health care rarely meets pundits’ expectations for growth.”

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hospitals and physician group practices can qualify for billions of dollars in extra payments from Medicare and Medicaid if they make meaningful use of qualifying electronic health records systems. But to achieve maximum payments, they must hit certain deadlines. For example, physician groups must have a qualifying EHR system in place by 2012.

“What we’re seeing now is a lot of intense research going on” at hospitals and clinics, says Chris O’Neal, director of corporate reporting at KLAS Enterprises, an Orem, Utah-based research firm that rates provider satisfaction with software. “The spike in demand is coming.”

A KLAS survey in May of 155 health care CIOs and other executives regarding the stimulus incentives found that 43% had no plans for immediate changes but were watching the market, while 30% said the stimulus likely would speed up their I.T. investments.

Providers are doing careful research on EHR vendors, O’Neal believes, because “they cannot afford a misstep” which might cause them to miss a critical deadline for qualifying for a stimulus payment.

Among hospitals, O’Neal expects strong demand for computerized physician order entry systems, which most organizations lack, as well as clinical documentation for nurses. The stimulus program likely will require both of these components for hospitals to qualify for EHR incentive payments, he notes.

Brown says many hospitals will face a difficult challenge when persuading physicians to actually use CPOE. “Will they pay physicians a percentage of the money they get from the stimulus if they use CPOE?” Brown asks. “I’m not sure.”

O’Neal says many smaller clinics will consider using remotely-hosted EHRs accessible over the Internet. Brown says this model could prove attractive to risk-averse small practices with limited budgets that want to get a piece of the stimulus action.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:16 AM

DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists with an electronic health record also kept the patients healthy two years after they left the program by keeping them in touch with their care givers electronically, according to a randomized study by Kaiser Permanente published in The American Journal of Managed Care this month.


This is the first randomized study to evaluate a follow-up system for patients discharged from a cardiovascular risk reduction service, researchers said. The study was funded by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


The Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service at Kaiser Permanente Colorado combines Kaiser Permanente's industry-leading electronic health record, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, with proactive patient outreach, education, lifestyle adjustments, and effective medication management. The two-year randomized trial of 421 patients found that patients discharged from the program kept their lipid and blood pressure levels at controlled, healthy levels by receiving electronic reminder letters.


"Because lack of adherence to medications and failure to maintain treatment goals are so high among heart disease patients, we wanted to find out what would happen to the patients after they were discharged from the program but remained in contact with the health care system through our electronic health record," said the study's lead author, Kari L. Olson, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Cardiac Risk Reduction program. "The takeaway message here is that we can help support patients in maintaining treatment goals and medication adherence, which is often a challenge with most chronic conditions. Using technology and integrated systems already in place, we can help keep patients healthy for longer and deliver continuity of care in a cost efficient manner."


In the study, 421 patients in the Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service with well-controlled blood pressure and cholesterol levels were randomized so that 214 continued in the program to receive intensive direct counseling from the care team. The other 207 patients were discharged from the program back to their primary care physician. The mean age of the trial participants was 72 years old, and 74 percent were male.


The patients who were discharged from the program had electronic reminders in their chart to ensure their lipid panels were ordered annually, with the results sent directly to their primary care physician. The discharged patients also received reminder letters generated by KP HealthConnect® indicating they were due for a lab test. Importantly, the study found that patients discharged from the program maintained control of their risk factors with the help of electronic reminder letters. The EHR intervention was as effective at keeping cholesterol and blood pressure in check, compared to the more intensive counseling approach offered to those patients who stayed enrolled in the program.


The Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service cares for 13,000 cardiac patients with integrated nursing and pharmacy teams that work collaboratively with patients and their doctors using technology tools and activities such as lifestyle modification, medication management, patient education, laboratory results monitoring, and management of adverse events.


The program also achieved these previous reported results:

-- Patients have an 88 percent reduced risk of dying of a cardiac-related
cause when enrolled within 90 days of a heart attack, compared to those
not in the program;
-- The number of patients meeting their cholesterol goal went from 26
percent to 73 percent, and;
-- The number of patients screened for cholesterol went from 55 percent to
97 percent.


The coordinated, evidence-based care, enabled by KP HealthConnect® and an electronic care registry, increased the survival rate dramatically among patients enrolled in the service. It is estimated that more than 135 deaths and 260 costly emergency interventions were prevented annually as a result of improved care. Now, the latest study results suggest that once the program has helped get risk factors under control, patients can then be discharged and followed virtually with the same success.


Other authors on this study include: Thomas Delate, PhD; Jon Rasmussen, PharmD; Tammy L. Humphries, PharmD; and John A. Merenich, MD; for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service Study Group.


About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.




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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW & LOS GATOS, Calif. & SALT LAKE CITY-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Medicity, Inc. announced today that El Camino Hospital has gone live – in only 60 days – with the first phase of a health information exchange (HIE) initiative that establishes a secure foundation for the free-flow of health information among healthcare providers in the Silicon Valley.

“The launch of this project creates an important asset for our physicians by offering real-time exchange of critical health information between their practice and our hospitals,” states Greg Walton, CIO of El Camino Hospital, a not-for-profit organization with hospital campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. “Our multi-phase rollout with Medicity will help break down silos of information that impede the flow of healthcare information and complements physicians’ efforts to achieve meaningful use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”

Phase 1 of the project includes the rapidly deployable, highly secure and scalable Medicity Novo Grid technology to deliver real-time clinical, financial and demographic information electronically to Independent Physicians of El Camino (IPECH) practices, as well as to the RotaCare Free Clinic and other area providers. Data including ADT, insurance, laboratory results, radiology reports, pathology reports and transcribed documents will be sent directly to the physicians’ electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management systems. For those providers without EHRs, the same information is accessible via any Web-enabled device, whether that is a personal computer or mobile platform, such as a smartphone.

“El Camino Hospital will enable the quick and easy exchange of patient data with EHR-based offices while still offering a solution for physicians in paper-based practices that have yet to adopt EHRs,” explains Kipp Lassetter, M.D., Medicity’s CEO. “As those physicians adopt EHRs over the next several years, Medicity ‘future-proofs’ their environment, enabling them to easily exchange health information and collaborate with other providers on the patient’s care team.”

Future phases of the El Camino Hospital initiative focus on broader health information exchange among area providers, including workflow-improvement capabilities like electronic referrals, consults, order initiation, e-prescribing, and analytics. The initiative also seeks to establish a patient-centric community health record and community connectivity via the statewide HIE, CalRHIO.

About Medicity, Inc.

Medicity is the market leader enabling clinicians to access, exchange and share patient-centric clinical information locked in disparate computer systems across multiple care locations. Medicity’s adaptable, scalable and secure Care Collaboration Platform connects physicians to physicians, physicians to hospitals, and hospitals and physicians with communities nationwide. For more information, please visit www.medicity.com.

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital, ranked among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical excellence by HealthGrades, is an acute care, 542-bed, not-for-profit and locally-governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. Key medical specialty focuses include cancer care, heart & vascular, neuroscience, genomic medicine, orthopedic & spine and women’s health.

El Camino Hospital has delivered the highest level of medical services to the communities of Silicon Valley for more than four decades. The hospital is also recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology to promote patient safety, including computerized order entry, electronic medical records and wireless communications.

To learn more about El Camino Hospital and its services in Mountain View and Los Gatos, visit www.elcaminohospital.org.




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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:14 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dossia, a leading provider of personally-controlled health records, today announced that Vanguard Health Systems is the newest member of the Dossia Consortium, a non-profit organization comprised of nine other top U.S. employers dedicated to empowering their employees to make smarter, more informed healthcare decisions by providing them with access to their health data through personally-controlled health records (PCHRs). The Dossia Consortium Founders now include Applied Materials, AT&T, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, Abraxis BioScience, sanofi-aventis, Wal-Mart and Vanguard Health Systems.

In September 2008, Dossia and Wal-Mart carried out the inaugural deployment of the Dossia PCHR to thousands of Wal-Mart Associates. Through the Dossia system, Associates were able to gain access to, and control over their lifelong, personal, private and portable health information. Dossia is currently working closely with its Consortium members to deploy the Dossia solution to the other Founders. Upon deployment, Dossia Founders will be able to connect their employees to their health information, enabling them to become agents for change in their own lives.

“I am very excited for Vanguard to be a part of Dossia’s mission to bring vital healthcare tools to our employees, and look forward to further developments from this partnership in the future,” said Charlie Martin, Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Health Systems. “Current market conditions are creating a great need for untethered PHRs, and Dossia’s PCHR is perfectly positioned to fill that need. Transportability of healthcare data is key to empowering employees with control over their own healthcare.”

“As employer healthcare spending is spiraling out of control, major employers are starting to realize that the key to decreasing healthcare costs is through employee empowerment, giving employees responsibility over their own health and healthcare,” said Colin Evans, President and CEO of Dossia. “We are also very pleased to welcome Vanguard Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation and Chief Transformation Officer Brad Perkins M.D. to the Dossia Board of Directors.”

Dossia’s primary goal is to create a Web-based infrastructure for the storing and managing of each employee’s health information via private and portable electronic health records. By working collectively instead of as individual companies, Dossia’s Consortium Founders have created a unified coalition of corporations, providers, payers and personal health applications developers oriented around a common goal: to improve the quality of employee’s healthcare while reducing the costs of healthcare as a whole.

About Dossia

Dossia is a non-profit organization consisting of several large U.S. employers who have united under a common vision: to empower their employees to make smarter more informed decisions about their healthcare. Through Dossia, they will leverage their combined influence to break down barriers to health information, which will help drive consumer-initiated change. The Dossia Founders group includes AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, Abraxis BioScience, Vangaurd Health Systems, sanofi-aventis, and Wal-Mart. For more information, visit www.dossia.org.

About Vanguard

Vanguard owns and operates 15 acute care hospitals and complementary facilities and services in Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas; and Massachusetts. Vanguard also owns three managed care health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, a Medicaid managed health plan in Arizona; Abrazo Advantage Health Plan, a managed Medicare and dual-eligible health plan in Arizona; and MacNeal Health Providers, a preferred provider network in Chicago. Vanguard’s strategy is to develop locally branded, comprehensive healthcare delivery networks in urban markets. Vanguard will pursue acquisitions where there are opportunities to partner with leading delivery systems in new urban markets. Upon acquiring a facility or network of facilities, Vanguard implements strategic and operational improvement initiatives, including improving quality of care, expanding services, strengthening relationships with physicians and managed care organizations, recruiting new physicians, and upgrading information systems and other capital equipment. These strategies improve quality and network coverage in a cost effective and accessible manner for the communities we serve.




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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:56 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. announced that a technology partner of its subsidiary, Secure eHealth, LLC, recently received a patent as well as a notice of patent allowance for architecture, methodology and apparatus of portable information agents. The patents issued to Envoii Holding are for the architecture, methodology and apparatus for a "portable information agent" which when deployed allows a user to interact with web applications by moving these enhanced intelligent agents between the desktop and the web browser. In addition to the enhanced security aspect of this now patented technology, the simplicity of the rich user interface can incorporate advanced interactive graphics and communications back to a server. Portions of this technology are licensed to and integrated into Secure eHealth's STN (System Tray Notifier) technology.


According to Robert Tapales, VHGI Executive Vice President, "We are really excited about the news that Secure eHealth's technology partner Envoii has received two of its patents for data portability methodology." Tapales continues, "Having used these applications myself I can see clearly how the technology has wide applications in healthcare." The expectation is that this will simplify users' interaction with web applications, like Electronic Health Records and Practice Management Tools. This technology will be included in the integration plans for several of the new applications to be released later this year in the VirtualHealth family of companies, including Medical Office Software's new Electronic Health Records solution. It is also part of Secure eHealth's STN (System Tray Notifier) interface announced in late 2008.


Secure eHealth, is a provider of leading edge security and messaging solutions for healthcare. It currently markets several components for secure messaging and data delivery to Medical Office Software, another VHGI subsidiary, and to Private Access, Inc., a developer of web-based applications that solve the significant privacy hurdles in the medical community involving patient empowered access to sensitive personal information.


About VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc.

VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. is committed to being the leader in the development and distribution of next generation solutions that connect healthcare providers to the rest of their community securely and efficiently. VirtualHealth's foundation is based on years of experience in providing highly sophisticated technology solutions to its existing medical customers and has branched out to include the pharmaceutical industry, as well as State and Federal Regulatory Agencies. VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, with offices in Texas, Georgia and Florida. For more information, visit www.virtualhealthtechnologies.com


This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. While these statements reflect the Company's best current judgment, they are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ significantly from projected results due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to assumptions, beliefs and opinions relating to the business and growth strategy of VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Verified Prescription Safeguards, Inc., VPS Holding, LLC, Secure eHealth, L.L.C., Medical Office Software, Inc. and implementation thereof, based upon the Company's interpretation and analysis of financial and market conditions, the decisions of businesses with whom the Company is either engaged in business with or negotiating, healthcare industry trends and management's ability to successfully finance, develop, market, sell and implement its e-commerce and internet solutions, clinical and financial e-transaction services and software applications to physicians, pharmacies, governmental agencies, laboratories, insurance companies, HMOs, and payers. These factors and other risk factors are more fully discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


Contact: Shareholder Relations VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. 325 West Main Street, Suite 240 Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 455-9255 Email: Shareholder.Relations@virtualhealthtechnologies.com Website: www.virtualhealthtechnologies.com



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. ® (HMS) announced today that it was selected by Delta Memorial Hospital to supply a full suite of financial and clinical solutions for the hospital and its rural health clinic. The new HMS system will provide much needed integration for the critical access hospital in Dumas, Ark., and will also include advanced clinical technology to help them achieve an electronic health record (EHR) for their patients.

“We are looking forward to implementing a hospital-wide information system that will enable us to provide more efficient patient services while ensuring all revenue streams for the hospital are captured,” says Cris Bolin, administrator for Delta Memorial Hospital.

Delta Memorial had been working with a financials-only hospital system from APS, as well as disparate pharmacy and laboratory systems, and found that they were in need of an enterprise-wide solution that would grow with them.

“We were looking to acquire a new system that would integrate our hospital, rural health clinic and home health agency, improve the quality of patient care and meet the federally mandated government regulations which will require us to provide electronic health records,” says Paula Smith, information technology director for Delta Memorial Hospital.

“HMS’ commitment to patient care quality and customer service and their ability to provide us with the vast amount of clinical and financial tools that will ensure greater efficiency is what led our hospital board in their unanimous decision to choose HMS,” Smith concluded.

“We are honored to have been selected by Delta Memorial to provide the technology and service solutions that will enable the organization to achieve their goals of providing quality care to the patients and families they serve while more efficiently managing their operations,” says Steve Starkey, senior vice president and chief operating officer for HMS.

About HMS

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. ® (HMS) is a Nashville-based healthcare company that develops, sells and supports integrated clinical and financial hospital information systems and services. Founded in 1984, HMS counts among its customers nearly 650 community hospitals; behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities; and multi-entity healthcare organizations nationwide. With the HMS system, caregivers are able to increase their efficiency in delivering quality care with an emphasis on improving patient safety. For more information, please visit www.hmstn.com or call 800.383.3317.



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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:53 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA and ROCHESTER, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/20/09 -- A new independent software vendor (ISV) agreement between Kodak and MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (MMR), a subsidiary of MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF), will enhance how doctors provide electronic patient information online. KODAK Scanners and KODAK Capture Pro Software will work seamlessly with the MMRPro System and Personal Health Records (PHR) products. Together, these technologies help healthcare professionals lower the cost and increase the efficiency of digitally capturing and managing information from paper-based medical files.

Improved digital records management represents a top priority of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed into law by President Barack Obama in February. MMR assists healthcare professionals in search of effective electronic document management solutions. The MyMedicalRecords consumer-controlled multilingual Personal Health Record, available at www.mymedicalrecords.com, streamlines the process of sharing health information between doctors and their patients. To date, more than 500,000 users have access to MMR's PHR product network.

Kodak's document capture software and scanners couple performance and ease of use to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of processing high quality images from paper-based documents. These precision-driven document capture capabilities will allow healthcare professionals to upload and access patient information in real-time using MMR's Web-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, including mymedicalrecordsmd.com, mmrpatientview.com and mymedicalrecords.com. This feature also enables doctors and patients to manage and access records securely from any Internet connection anytime from anywhere in the world.

"Utilizing Kodak product furthers our commitment to develop professional services that will improve the quality of patient care," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "Developed specifically for today's changing healthcare demands, the features in our Professional and Patient directed PHR products are built on proprietary patent pending technologies and are designed to enable both physicians and their patients to more easily access and share medical records with significant emphasis on meaningful use."

MMR's portfolio of products is designed to help medical professionals and healthcare consumers securely control the use of patient health information. Customizable settings allow doctors and their staff to manage access permissions and handle changes via e-mail or telephone. MMR will also utilize Kodak's document capture technology, including KODAK Capture Pro Software, to help streamline data capture from multiple providers. In addition, medical records can also be easily uploaded, faxed or dictated in MMR's MyMedicalRecords Pro and MyMedicalRecords PHR products. Professionals and patients can easily view or print selected uploaded health information in the event of an emergency through MMR's proprietary Emergency View.

"Kodak works with ISVs serving many industries. Healthcare focused ISVs such as MMR advance how doctors can integrate paper-based medical health information within digital systems and more easily provide information to healthcare consumers via solutions such as MyMedicalRecords PHR," said Don McMahan, Regional Business Manager and Vice President Sales, US&C, Document Imaging, Business Solutions and Services, Eastman Kodak Company. "MMR's rapidly growing membership will significantly help to spread the adoption of these critical technology solutions for healthcare."

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

About MMR Information Systems, Inc.

MMR Information Systems, Inc., (OTCBB: MMRF) through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, unions and professional organizations. MyMedicalRecords enables individuals and their families to access their medical records and other important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills, anytime from anywhere using the Internet.

The MyMedicalRecords PHR service, accessed through www.mymedicalrecords.com, allows documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the MyMedicalRecords PHR system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform.

The proprietary MyEsafeDepositBox service, available at www.myesafedepositbox.com, provides secure online storage for vital financial, legal and insurance documents in addition to medical records, and serves as a powerful emergency preparedness tool for industry, individuals and municipalities.

Information about MyMedicalRecords Pro, designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records, is available at www.mymedicalrecordsmd.com.

To learn more about MMR Information Systems, Inc., visit www.mmrinformationsystems.com.

About Kodak

As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery -- join today at www.kodakgallery.com.

More information about KODAK Document Imaging Scanners and Services is available at www.kodak.com/go/docimaging.

(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)

Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical matters are forward-looking statements. MMR Information Systems, Inc. disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s reasonable expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. The information discussed in this release is subject to various risks and uncertainties related to changes in MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s business prospects, results of operations or financial condition, and such other risks and uncertainties as detailed from time to time in MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:05 AM

CHICAGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association) responded with enthusiasm to the announcement on August 20 of the availability of grants totaling nearly $1.2 billion to help hospitals and health care providers successfully install and use electronic health records (EHRs) as part of the continued implementation of the healthcare IT provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).


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Echoing Vice President Joe Biden, Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies and Association Chairman said, "We agree wholeheartedly that EHRs make healthcare safer and more efficient, as well as help keep patients healthier at lower costs." Barnes went on to say, "Our collaborative work as an association for the past five years has been to accelerate the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physician practices of all sizes and specialties. It's exciting to see such a strong commitment at the highest levels of government to support this essential effort to improve our healthcare system."


One set of grants will make available $598 million to establish approximately 70 Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers to assist hospitals and clinicians in evaluating, acquiring, implementing and achieving meaningful use of certified EHRs. Another grant program will provide $564 million to states and qualified state-designated entities to develop structures to share healthcare information in an emerging network of health information exchanges (HIEs) in support of the nationwide health information network (NHIN).


"The EHR Association is a strong and early supporter of the HIT portions of the ARRA and concurs with Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, that these new programs will help create a national, private and secure electronic health information system," said Mark Segal, Ph.D., of GE Healthcare and EHR Association Vice Chairman. The EHR Association is aligned with Dr. Blumenthal's premise that health information exchange with strong federal coordination and state innovation will enable information to follow patients within and across communities to help doctors and patients make the best decisions about medical care.


Segal continued, "Physicians and hospitals need help implementing EHRs and our member companies intend to partner with the new regional extension centers to ensure that such assistance, which is part of our normal approach to effective EHR implementation, is available where and when it is needed."


Justin Barnes added, "As an early advocate for standards-based health information exchange based on interoperability among EHRs and other supporting technologies, we urge state-funded HIE projects to rely on national HIE standards already in use in many of these projects. These standards are proving their value in the effective, secure exchange of patient information in communities across the U.S." Barnes expressed the Association's support of the HHS funding announcement's focus on such standards to support the NHIN as an overall coordinating structure. "Consistent use of these standards among HIEs and across states is essential for data to flow effectively and securely as envisioned by policy makers, industry stakeholders and consumers when the NHIN was initially conceived," Barnes concluded.


About the HIMSS EHR Association

The HIMSS EHR Association is a trade association of electronic health record (EHR) companies that join together to lead the health IT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the U.S. The Association provides a leadership forum for the EHR software provider community to speak with a unified voice relative to standards development, the EHR certification process, interoperability, performance and quality measures, and other EHR issues as they become subject to increasing government, insurance and provider-driven initiatives and requests. Membership is open to HIMSS Corporate Members companies that design, develop and market their own EHRs. The Association is a partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and operates as an independent organizational unit within HIMSS. For more information, visit http://www.himssEHRA.org.



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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:34 AM

MINNEAPOLIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that St. Cloud Surgical Center has selected its ProVation® EHR software for perioperative documentation and patient charting.

ProVation EHR is an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). It offers robust electronic documentation and document imaging for all elements of the patient encounter, from past records to procedure documentation to follow-up care. With ProVation EHR, ASCs have affordable access to a single, patient-centric documentation system that eliminates printing and chart storage costs and streamlines workflow.

St. Cloud Surgical Center is an AAAHC accredited ASC serving patients from across the state of Minnesota, particularly the counties northwest of the Twin Cities Metro area. The center performs procedures in specialties including Gastroenterology, General surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, and Urology.

“St. Cloud Surgical Center is a respected local healthcare leader,” said Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions and ProVation Medical. “We are honored to add them to the list of more than 600 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that have selected ProVation software for procedure documentation and coding.”

About ProVation Medical

ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; electronic information providers, such as Ovid, UpToDate, Medi-Span® and ProVation Medical; and pharmaceutical information providers Adis International and Source®.

ProVation Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD, ProVation MultiCaregiver and ProVation EHR software reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment through electronic procedure documentation. ProVation® Order Sets put evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with annual revenues (2008) of €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.



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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:01 AM

August 27, 2009

KNOXVILLE -- A new educational software program called iCare is helping students in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, become even more competitive job candidates in the nursing profession.



In most hospitals and other medical facilities around the country today, a patient’s medical records are entered into a computer as an electronic health record (EHR). When students graduate, they often are expected to know how to use EHRs but have limited clinical learning experiences with the programs. While nursing students see EHRs during their clinical training, they don’t have the opportunity to work with them since only licensed medical practitioners are allowed to enter patient information into an EHR.



iCare makes up for this lack of experience. The program -- developed by Tami Wyatt and Matt Bell of the College of Nursing and Xueping Li and Yo Indranoi of the College of Engineering -- integrates EHRs into a simulated learning tool for students.



"Long story short, when our nursing students graduate, they often are expected to know how to use EHR systems regardless of program variance and actual experience," Wyatt said. "With iCare, which allows students to learn aspects of EHR systems before graduating instead of on the job, we are better able to prepare our students for the demands and evolving health care climate of the 21st century."



iCare uses designs similar to popular EHRs found in health care facilities. Students can record and retrieve data such as physical assessments, vital signs and medication administration. They also can retrieve pertinent information such as orders and diagnostic results for patient care scenarios built into the program.



iCare was tested by UT Knoxville faculty and students last year and is being integrated into the curriculum this fall through simulated learning experiences. The college has a special, interactive patient mannequin that simulates signs and symptoms of illness.



"By testing the product with a variety of users, iCare will grow and expand to a broader audience beyond the UT Knoxville College of Nursing," Wyatt said, adding that refinement and further testing of iCare will yield a program that offers unique features such as student reports, testing modes and data mining capabilities.



"By adding iCare to the curriculum, not only are students getting vital data retrieval, charting and data entry experience, they are getting a new educational tool to reinforce their nursing assessment and critical thinking skills. This program will help make them more competitive professionals," Wyatt said.



The quest for iCare started more than two years ago when Wyatt and Bell began researching existing applications and software used to educate nursing students on EHR systems. "I knew we were having difficulties giving students experiences using health information technology, so we searched for systems to use in our simulation lab. Unfortunately, some of these systems can cost up to $70,000 a year," Wyatt said.



Facing a hefty price tag, Wyatt decided to pursue an alternative plan: building an EHR system instead of purchasing one. Through a relationship developed in previous years with the College of Engineering, specifically Xueping Li, Wyatt found just the help and expertise needed to take on such a project, and soon the iCare team was formed. While Wyatt and Bell’s expertise focused on usability testing and content -- the look, feel and flow -- of the iCare application, Li and Indranoi developed the interface and designed the back-end database.



Currently, iCare is in its first version and can be used to document and record the nursing care of simulated adult patients. The refinement and testing of iCare is ongoing, and future versions will include other populations such as children, infants and patients with mental illness.



With assistance from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, beta testing will occur with other universities across the U.S. Additionally, the iCare team is in the process of forming a company to bring iCare to the national market with the aid of the UT Center for Entrepreneurial Growth in partnership with Tech2020.



In the near future, the researchers and developers anticipate expanding iCare to other health professional education programs such as pharmacy and physical therapy programs. For more information about iCare, visithttp://icare.utk.edu.






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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been recognized by KLAS, an independent healthcare research organization, as the leader in its use of healthcare information technology among pediatric hospitals in the United States.


KLAS interviewed leaders at virtually every hospital in the United States that reported physicians and nurses actively using commercially available software to order and chart under an organized program sponsored by the hospital, said KLAS Founder Kent Gale during a presentation this week at Children's Hospital.


"During the course of that research we were pleased to discover the remarkable milestone Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC had achieved in its use of electronic health records, moving to mostly paperless operation," he said. "That achievement makes Children's Hospital one of the nation's leaders in healthcare technology adoption. This is only the third time in 12 years that KLAS has recognized a specific healthcare organization for the depth of adoption of electronic health records."


The new Children's Hospital, which opened in May, is one of the most advanced digital hospitals in the country and among the first with a fully integrated electronic health record. Children's Hospital began its implementation of an electronic health record in 2001 when it became one of the first hospitals in the nation to adopt a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system.


"This recognition is a real tribute to the hard work and ingenuity of the physicians and employees of Children's Hospital, the UPMC information technology teams, and our partners at Cerner Corporation. The automation of clinical information across the continuum of care is a highly complex and challenging undertaking that can only be accomplished through outstanding teamwork," said Christopher Gessner, president, Children's Hospital. "Our investment in a comprehensive electronic health record and full automation leads directly to improvements in patient safety and quality. With the capabilities we now have at our digital campus, we will continue to create even more benefits to our patients through the blending of cutting edge technology and compassionate, family-centered care."


KLAS' determination of Children's Hospital's leadership position was based upon a number of factors including the percentage of possible physicians doing CPOE, the percentage of possible orders submitted via CPOE (inpatient and ambulatory), the percentage of physicians entering notes and documenting using an electronic health record (inpatient and ambulatory), a fully shared record between inpatient and ambulatory, the percentage of hospital beds where barcode technology is used for medication administration and the percentage of nurses charting and documenting electronically (inpatient and ambulatory).


During the presentation, Gale said the future of health care information technology is to use the systems to mine data to improve safety and quality, as Children's Hospital is now starting to do. "You are one of the pioneers," he said.


KLAS' Top Five U.S. Children's Hospitals in the Use of Electronic Health Records:


1. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
2. American Family Children's Hospital (Wisconsin)
3. The Children's Hospital (Denver)
4. Doernecher Children's Hospital (Oregon)
5. Children's Hospital Boston

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.


About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. From Ambulatory Care to Transplantation and Cardiac Care, talented and committed pediatric experts care for infants, children and adolescents who make more than 500,000 visits to Children's and its many neighborhood locations each year.


Children's also has been named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric health care facilities, including ranking 10th among children's hospitals (FY 2008) in funding provided by the National Institutes of Health, and is named one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


For more information about Children's Hospital's electronic health record, called eRecord, please visit www.chp.edu.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HealthPartners is one of the first organizations in the country to integrate electronic X-rays, MRIs and CT scans and radiology reports into patients’ electronic health records (EHR). The images and the radiology reports can be accessed quickly by doctors at Regions Hospital and at all 25 HealthPartners Clinics. In the past year, Regions Hospital reduced radiology report turn-around times from two days to approximately four hours. This time savings is especially significant given the fact that HealthPartners Clinics and Regions performs about 34,000 radiology exams every month.

“The benefits of being paperless include increased efficiency because images can be available quickly at multiple locations and they cannot be lost,” said Kim LaReau, vice president and chief information officer at Regions Hospital.

Other benefits from this technology include:

•Savings of $130,000 per year on expenses to transcribe radiologists reports
•Eliminating the cost of $300,000 per year to store film.
In its current issue, Health Imaging & IT magazine recognized this technological advance and named Regions Hospital a Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facility in the country.

This technology will be available in 2010 at HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic in the St. Cloud area and in western Wisconsin when Hudson Hospital & Clinics and Westfields Hospital, both part of the HealthPartners family of care, are scheduled to implement electronic health records.

About HealthPartners

Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners (www.healthpartners.com) family of health care companies serves 1.25 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide. It is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization in the nation, providing care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community. For the fourth year in a row, HealthPartners is rated one of the best commercial health plans in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, NCQA’s “America’s Best Health Plans 2008”.




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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:03 AM

TECNEX Systems LLC today announced the release of MD-2 Version 3.0.1, an industry leading EHR/PM system. MD-2 is a powerful yet modern, integrated Electronic Health Records and Practice Management system in use by many physician clinics.

MD-2’s latest release comes with greater functionality and enhanced user experience. While MD-2 users have continually expressed satisfaction about simplicity in design and powerful functionality of the system, this release includes enhanced claims and billing (with e-eligibility and e-claim submission) and document management including enhancements in most parts of the software.

Software Design and Quality

TECNEX’s comprehensive software quality cycle guarantees only tested quality products reach our clients. Besides functional design, TECNEX is known by virtue of its management background and experience to focus on strong technical design and software engineering processes. A fact, that ensures delivery of high quality healthcare products with fastest and reliable customer service.
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TECNEX Systems is a privately held, leading provider of electronic health records solutinos. Through our innovative Technology, Physician Practices gain an enterprise level solution that comes at a fraction of the cost of similar high-end systems. Our management and product development teams have over 25 years of combined experience in healthcare and technology. TECNEX Systems LLC is headquartered in Katy, TX. For more information please visit www.tecnex.net or email press@tecnex.net.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:42 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug 31, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!mmrf (MMRF 0.10, -0.02, -13.79%) (the "Company"), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), provides consumer-controlled Personal Health Records ("PHRs") (www.mymedicalrecords.com) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions (www.myesafedepositbox.com), announced that it has launched its MyMedicalRecords Pro ("MMRPro") product which is designed to help doctors take the first steps towards an EMR system by digitizing medical records and making them available to patients through a patient portal that incorporates the MyMedicalRecords.com Personal Health Record.

MMRPro was originally designed as a scanning and digitization program designed to help doctors get paper records into an electronic format while simultaneously creating a view only PHR for the patient. The patient would then have the opportunity to upgrade to a full-featured paid version of the MyMedicalRecords PHR with revenue being shared with the doctor or healthcare professional. The MMRPro product launch will include Beta sites at up to 50 physician offices.

MMRPro was showcased at the HIMSS Convention in April. Since then the product has been upgraded to work in conjunction with Kodak Capture Pro software and the newly released Kodak Scan Station 520, which combines a scanner, PC and fax center all in one unit. As a result of this integration, MMR has become an Independent Software Vendor Partner of Kodak with the ability to deliver a turnkey professional solution to the doctor in one box.

"What we have done with Kodak is to integrate MMRPro's proprietary patented technologies to work with Kodak Capture Pro Software and the Kodak Scan Station 520. This creates a turnkey solution that digitizes paper medical records and automatically deposits them in patient folders that are indexed to each practice's patient chart system," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "MMR will distribute and install the MMRPro system in conjunction with Kodak distributors and resellers."

MMRPro was developed by MMR with Nihilent, MMR's technology partner. The system will also include an optional ePrescription module available before its commercial release. When released commercially, the Company believes that it will have created an easy-to-use low cost system for doctors that will meet Meaningful Use criteria.

Lorsch pointed out that the doctors involved in the Beta sites would receive the product free of charge for 90 days. Commercial release of the product will begin in early January 2010.

"We originally saw MMRPro as a gateway to EMRs," Lorsch said. "Now, with the integration with the Kodak Scan Station 520 and the addition of the ePrescribe software, we truly are offering a solution to doctors who want to cost effectively transition into a full-blown EMR service and potentially be eligible to receive some of the $19 billion in Health Care Stimulus Funds that have been set aside by the Obama Administration."

About MMR Information Systems, Inc.

MMR Information Systems, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, unions and professional organizations. MyMedicalRecords enables individuals and their families to access their medical records and other important documents -- such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills -- anytime from anywhere using the Internet.

The MyMedicalRecords PHR service, accessed through www.mymedicalrecords.com, allows documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the MyMedicalRecords PHR system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform.

The proprietary MyEsafeDepositBox service, available at www.myesafedepositbox.com, provides secure online storage for vital financial, legal and insurance documents in addition to medical records, and serves as a powerful emergency preparedness tool for industry, individuals and municipalities.

Information about the MyMedicalRecords Pro service, designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records, is available at www.mymedicalrecordsmd.com.

To learn more about MMR Information Systems, Inc., visit www.mmrinformationsystems.com.

Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical matters are forward-looking statements. MMR Information Systems, Inc. disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s reasonable expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. The information discussed in this release is subject to various risks and uncertainties related to changes in MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s relationship with Kodak, its business prospects, results of operations or financial condition, and such other risks and uncertainties as detailed from time to time in MMR Information Systems, Inc.'s public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AmazingCharts.com, Inc., a leading developer of electronic health record systems, today announced that Amazing Charts Version 5 is a pre-market, conditionally CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR.

Amazing Charts met 100% of the CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria and advanced e-prescribing requirements for 2008. The 2008 certification is the most current CCHIT certification level attainable by ambulatory EHR vendors. Pre-market, conditionally certified EHRs are new products that are fully certified once their operational use at a physician office site has been verified.

“Two key new areas of interoperability are required to achieve 2008 certification,” said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT. “First, ambulatory EHRs must be capable of advanced electronic prescribing functions so physicians can qualify for bonuses under Medicare’s new incentive program. Second, EHRs must be able to send and receive an electronic patient summary. These and other new criteria will ensure that certified health IT products help improve quality, safety, and efficiency while protecting the privacy of health information.”

“Physicians finally have access to a reasonably priced CCHIT Certified® EHR that delivers all the functionality of products costing many times more,” says Dr. Jonathan Bertman, M.D., President and CEO of AmazingCharts.com. “Practices that purchase Amazing Charts will literally pocket tens of thousands of dollars more in Medicare incentives than physicians who opt for the over-priced and overly-complex EHR solutions being aggressively marketed today.”

Dr. Bertman continued: “Additionally, Amazing Charts now qualifies for the new exemptions for donations of interoperable EHR technology—the so-called Stark law—allowing community hospitals to provide affiliated physicians with a cost-effective, user-friendly EHR solution.”

Amazing Charts is one of the fastest growing EHR software companies in the United States. Designed by a physician specifically for physician offices or clinics with five or fewer healthcare providers, the Amazing Charts EHR enables rapid documentation of patient encounters, with fewer chart errors and faster coding. In most cases, no training is required for first-time users. Compared with competing solutions, Amazing Charts offers very affordable pricing, a three-month “try before you buy” offer, and integrated value-added services such as billing and offsite data backup.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501©3 nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health records. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. More information on CCHIT and CCHIT Certified® products is available at http://cchit.org and http://ehrdecisions.com.

About AmazingCharts.com

AmazingCharts.com provides electronic health records and services for small and medium sized healthcare practices. Used by more than 3000 practices in the U.S., Amazing Charts software continues to attract new customers based on its excellent support ratings, affordable price, and free trial period. Founded in 2001, Amazing Charts was recently named one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. AmazingCharts.com is headquartered at 1130 Ten Rod Rd, Suite F-207, North Kingstown, RI 02852, 1-866-382-5932.

© 2009 AmazingCharts.com, Inc. CCHIT® and CCHIT Certified® are registered marks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology. Amazing Charts is a trademark of AmazingCharts.com, Inc. All products or service names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.



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#39 hula girl

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:02 AM

Medflow, Inc., the market leader in the development, sales and marketing of electronic health records software solely dedicated to eye care physicians, is proud to announce an alliance with Eyemaginations, 3D-Eye Home. Medflow EMR 7.3 and 3D-Eye Home integration is scheduled to launch in November 2009. This will enable Medflow physicians to email links for videos relative to the patient from the Medflow EMR. The patient can then view informative and educational presentations in the comfort of their own home.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 6, 2009 -- Medflow, Inc., the market leader in the development, sales and marketing of electronic health records software solely dedicated to eye care physicians, is proud to announce an alliance with Eyemaginations, 3D-Eye Home. Medflow EMR 7.3 and 3D-Eye Home integration is scheduled to launch in November 2009. This will enable Medflow physicians to email links for videos relative to the patient from the Medflow EMR. The patient can then view informative and educational presentations in the comfort of their own home.

"The 3D-Eye Home library contains over 50 topics ranging from dry eye, allergies, glaucoma, AMD, LASIK and cataracts to the importance of selecting the right premium lens treatment option to improve your vision," said Jennifer Lentz, Eyemaginations Director of Marketing. "Conditions are described and treatment options are given so the patients become better informed and are then able to make the best decisions regarding their proper care."

Medflow physicians that have the Medflow EMR software can use this 3D-Eye Home solution as an extension of their practice that arrives directly to the patient through an email link. This allows the patient the convenience of learning at home. Medflow customers will also have the opportunity to introduce themselves to new patients, help patients to familiarize themselves with new procedures, and much more. "Having patients arrive more informed and prepared for their visit gives patients the freedom to make quality decisions about their healthcare," said Jim Riggi, Medflow, Inc. President and CEO.

About Medflow, Inc.
Medflow, Inc.is a market leader in the development, sales and marketing of electronic health records software solely dedicated to eye care physicians. Medflow, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was founded in 1999 and is privately held. Medflow, Inc. can be reached at 704.927.9800 or by visiting Medflow.com.

About Eyemaginations
Eyemaginations, Inc. is a health care media company focused on solutions that support professionals, patients and corporations in communicating and understanding complex topics. The company's in-depth experience with animation, design and software has enabled Eyemaginations to create integrated systems that provide clear and concise education solutions. Eyemaginations has a portfolio of products that are focused on eye care, allergies, asthma, ENT and facial aesthetics. The company has offices in the United States and Europe. Eyemaginations can be reached at 877.321.5481 or Eyemaginations.com.

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Jim Messier
VP of Sales & Marketing
704.927.9810



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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:08 PM

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 -- SourceMedical, the leading source of outpatient information solutions, today announced the Vision Electronic Health Record (EHR) Compliance Guarantee Program, which assures that Vision EHR will be compliant with the forthcoming government issued ASC certification requirements for federal stimulus reimbursement or customers will receive their money back. SourceMedical is also introducing new financing for Vision EHR customers that greatly reduces upfront software and implementation costs.
"SourceMedical is committed to investing the time and resources needed to ensure our clients have access to the best in healthcare technology today, and into the future," said Larry McTavish, SourceMedical's Chairman and CEO. "Today's announcement demonstrates this commitment as we eliminate a concern that has prohibited more widespread EHR adoption. Our certification guarantee and new financing options ensure customers they can feel confident about moving forward today with Vision EHR."

To further ease the financial burden for ASCs interested in deploying an EHR system, SourceMedical is introducing new financing options to speed adoption. SourceMedical is making $10 Million in funding available to customers who order Vision EHR by December 31, 2010.

"We believe that EHR utilization by our clients will support the overall national initiatives to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and errors, and provide access to information necessary for improving the overall efficiency of the nation's healthcare delivery," said Scott Palmer, president and COO of SourceMedical's Surgery Division. "We have seen two barriers that have presented challenges for our ASC customers in moving forward with an EHR; lack of financing and uncertainty about the government's requirements and whether the EHR they select will comply and be eligible for stimulus funds. Our new program eliminates those concerns."

Vision EHR is a tightly integrated electronic health record designed specifically for a surgical environment. It replaces the Vision Case Manager area of the application with a fully customizable and embedded EHR that supports the core processes of managing an ASC. SourceMedical guarantees its Vision EHR solution will meet the forthcoming standards and requirements outlined by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) for use of an approved EHR in an ASC environment or customers will receive their money back.

Details on the terms and conditions on the Vision EHR Compliance Guarantee and Financing Program, please visit http://sourcemed.net...lus/vision-ehr/.

About SourceMedical
SourceMedical is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions and services for ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals and rehabilitation clinics nationwide. With a 30-year track record and 4,300 customers, SourceMedical is the trusted source for innovative applications, in-depth industry expertise and unsurpassed customer service. The company's unique, end-to-end systems improve operational efficiency and cash flow while enabling healthcare facilities to capture, exchange and analyze data to deliver a higher quality of patient care.

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Director of Marketing, Surgery Division
SourceMedical
www.sourcemed.net
203-284-7596





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