• Oct. 4: EHR vendor selection news and health IT updates

    Author | Date October 4, 2012
    SuccessEHS named 2013 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor for PQRS: SuccessEHS today announced that the company has successfully completed the vetting process for 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting and has been named a 2013 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor. The designation, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recognizes vendors whose solutions provide the required clinical data elements for the 51 PQRS EHR measures, including all 44 of the Stage 1 Meaningful Use clinical quality measures. Some 2013 EHR Direct vendors, including SuccessEHS, are also qualified for electronic prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program reporting directly from the EHR.
    CareFusion and Cerner connect to help improve medication safety, clinical workflow: CareFusion and Cerner today announced the implementation of interconnected systems that share data for enhanced medication management at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a leading U.S. teaching and research hospital and designated Magnet institution. The new offering from CareFusion and Cerner, currently in limited commercial release, enables data sharing and centralizes clinical information between the Pyxis MedStation 4000 system automated medication dispensing technology and the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR) system, via Cerner’s CareAware iBus integrated device connectivity architecture.
    Spacelabs Healthcare to exhibit clinical connectivity solutions: At next week’s CHC 2012 in Kansas City, Spacelabs Healthcare will demonstrate exciting new solutions resulting from an innovative partnership with Cerner that is focused on achieving the goal of a single patient record. Optimizing the flow of patient information is integral to creating a single Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which provides a patient’s complete medical history in digital format. In partnership with Cerner, Spacelabs addresses this need with innovative and efficient clinical solutions for associating a patient to a monitor and sending monitor data including vital signs, waveforms, and alerts directly to the Cerner iBus and subsequent CareAware applications.
    CliniComp looks forward to assisting hospitals in achieving Stage 2 Meaningful Use: Continuing its tradition of offering flexibility to its hospital clients, CliniComp, Intl., a leading healthcare integration technology provider for high acuity environments, announced today that it is committed to advancing its Essentris EMR solution to Stage 2 certification. This commitment comes in light of the recently enacted guidelines released by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) last month. The CliniComp Essentris solution offers 23 certified modules under Stage 1 guidelines which enable hospitals and providers to qualify for meaningful use financial incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
    Emdat enlists Zephyr-TEC to bring Its documentation solutions to physicians: Emdat, Inc., a leading provider of medical documentation solutions that maximize clinician productivity while decreasing documentation costs, today announced a partnership with Zephyr-TEC that will further efforts to extend market reach of the Emdat platform. As a global leader in speech recognition software implementation, training and support, Zephyr-TEC has helped thousands of clients become productive when creating patient encounter documentation. By adding Emdat to their menu of services, Zephyr-TEC can deliver the physician satisfaction, patient-focused care and seamless EHR integration that the Emdat solution brings.
    New integrated EMC software solutions advance patient care: EMC Corporation today announced the availability of its EMC Documentum Integrated Patient Record solutions, specifically designed to transform how healthcare organizations worldwide can access and manage patient information. The set of solutions increase efficiencies in delivering patient care, reduce costs and help healthcare organizations ensure regulatory compliance.
    Typically less than 50% of a patient’s health information is available in an electronic format. Integrated Patient Record solutions, also known as Hybrid Medical Record solutions, enhance existing patient information by aggregating, sharing and optimizing data, for a complete patient-centric view. This not only reduces costs, but improves clinical satisfaction and enables regulatory compliance and improved patient privacy.
    Hostway launches HIPAA-compliant solution for managed servers, private clouds and hybrid clouds: Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today announced the launch of HIPAA Essential, one of the most comprehensive managed HIPAA HITECH compliance solutions, on the majority of its core products, including its managed environments and its FlexCloud private and hybrid clouds. Hostway has partnered with StillSecure to rapidly bring this solution to market. One of the first hosting providers on the market to offer a managed security solution with built-in 3rd party auditing and approval, the Hostway HIPAA Essential solution meets all specifications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to safeguard patient data with a simple, roll-in ready solution.
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