Vendor Notebook - Allscripts-Misys delivers EHR to Fla. physician network

By Eric Wicklund
10:36 AM

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions of Chicago has announced that Physician Associates LLC of Orlando, Fla., has chosen the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record for its 80 physicians in 18 offices across central Florida.

Nuance Communications of Burlington, Mass., has announced that Warburg Pincus has agreed to purchase $175 million of Nuance common stock, the proceeds of which will be used in conjunction with general corporate purposes and potential merger and acquisition activity. The company has also announced that IBM has entered into a licensing and technical services agreement to advance Nuance’s speech solutions.

Source Technologies of Charlotte, N.C. has announced the launch of its ServPoint family of self-service kiosks.
MedSynergies, Inc., an Irving, Texas-based provider of revenue cycle and practice management software, is teaming up with the Texas Health Resources Organization for Physicians to create Texas Health MedSynergies, a management services organization designed to offer physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices.

Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, has announced a partnership with SourceMedical, a provider of outpatient information management solutions, to offer ambulatory surgery centers SourceMedical’s SourcePlus PCX, an EDI-enabled order management and supply chain forecasting tool.

SRS, a Montvale, N.J.-based developer of hybrid EMR software, has announced that The Heart Group of Lancaster, Pa. has selected the company’s EMR for its 37 providers.

eMed-ID, based in St. Petersburg, Fla., has announced the launch of what it calls the world’s first medication identification franchise, designed to provide a personal USB device to consumers containing their comprehensive medical history.

BestBill, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based billing technology company that specializes in delivering invoices and statements, has partnered with Tennessee-based Healthcare Management Systems, Inc., which provided information technology to some 600 community hospital nationwide. BestBill will provide HMS with online bill presentment, payment and direct payment services through its WebView permission-based technology.

InnerLink, Inc. of Lancaster, Pa. has announced that its Health eTools for Schools technology is being used by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to help school nurses, teachers, administrators and parents encourage young people to adopt healthier lifestyles and reduce obesity. The program is being provided at no cost through Independence Blue Cross, which launched the program last year in Philadelphia’s public schools.

Wellstar International, a Holland, Ohio-based provider of specialized diagnostic software and equipment, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Trillenium Medical Imaging, will market its thermal imaging system to long-term care facilities in the United States.

Softek Solutions, Inc. of Kansas City has signed a two-year agreement with Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, based in Jacksonville, which will be using the company’s Panther technology to monitor and manage its Cerner Millennium medical record system.

Amcom Software of Minneapolis has updated its communications call-center suite by adding radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities.

Mobile Health Tech, the healthcare division of New Jersey-based Gold Mobile, has formed a strategic alliance with MaxMD, the Jersey City, N.J.-based provider of .md domain names. Under the partnership, MHD and MaxMD will offer encrypted .mdEmail, .mdSecureIM, secure Web mail accounts, hospital rapid notification system and mPro Care mobile patient care services.

InforSense, Ltd., of London and Cambridge, Mass., has secured $5 million in funding commitment from its existing investors, to invest in technology and infrastructure needs.

Meta Health Technology of New York has announced that New York City-based Beth Israel Medical Center, part of Continuum Health Partners, has implemented the company’s Electronic Physician Query software in an effort to improve clinical documentation.

Meta, a Floral Park, N.Y.-based supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems, has announced that White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. is using the company’s technology to support remote automated dispensing machines at Stone County Medical Center.

PhoneFactor, based in Overland Park, Kan., has announced that Firelands Regional Medical Center in Ohio and St. Joseph Hospital in New Hampshire have implemented the company’s phone-based, two-factor authentication security system to protect patient medical records.

The MRO Corporation, a King of Prussia, Pa.-based developer of shared-service release-of-information services for healthcare providers, has expanded its ROI processing services for the Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

DataDirect Technologies, a Bedford, Mass.-based provider of data connectivity and mainframe integration services and an operating company of Progress Software, has announced that its DataDirect XML Converters now support the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 transaction definitions established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Rubbermaid Medical Solutions, the Huntersville, N.C.-based provider of mobile carts and mobile computing software for healthcare facilities, has launched Life Cycle Management Services, a set of services focusing on planning, implementation, asset support and sustainability designed to help hospitals maximize the return on investment and clinical benefits of technology.

Medegen, an Ontario, Canada-based developer of infusion therapy products, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new MaxGuard Advanced Luer Activated Device featuring Agion Antimicrobial Technology.

TECSYS Software, based in Montreal, has announced that North Mississippi Health Services has adopted a self-distribution strategy by using the company’s EliteSeries warehouse management software for healthcare, enabling the two-state healthcare organization to improve delivery of healthcare products and reduce supply costs.

Versus Technology of Traverse City, Mich., has announced that Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., has successfully deployed the company’s VISion: Asset Management real-time locating system (RTLS) to track the movements of hospital assets throughout the medical center.

MedAvant Healthcare Solutions
of Santa Clara, Calif. has acquired the Qwik+Cross Medicare crossover business from the Omaha, Neb.-based HDM Corporation.

AllOne Health of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has announced that its AllOne Mobile health information management application, secured by the Diversinet Corp., will be used in a pilot telehealth outreach program being launched by the U.S. military to help injured service members returning home with traumatic brain injuries and other significant injuries.

Geonetric, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based provider of Internet solutions for healthcare providers, has announced that it has completed a new Web site for Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa. in less than five months.

PivotHealth, a physician practice management company based in Nashville, Tenn., has been selected by the Tennessee Hospital Association to provide hospital-physician alignment services to its 150 member hospitals through the company’s Physician Services Company (PSC) model.

Onset Technology of Waltham, Mass., has launched an expanded METAmessage Advanced Paging solution that targets healthcare uses with paging features on smartphones and secure Wi-Fi connections.

MTBC, a Somerset, N.J.-based provider of revenue cycle and practice management solutions, has joined forces with Computer Credit, Inc. of Winston-Salem, N.C. Through the integration of the two companies’ platforms, MTBC  Premium Plan clients will receive the MD-Collect software service at no charge. MD-Collect features telephony services and professional correspondence that resolve patient accounts.

The TriZetto Group, Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif. has signed a five-year contract with the Massachsetts-based Neighborhood Health Plan to equip the company with a hosted model of TriZetto’s Clinical CareAdvance care management system and provide application hosting services for the insurer’s continued use of TriZetto’s QNXT enterprise administration system.

My Medical Memory of Scottsdale, Ariz., is partnering with Fairfax, Va.-based Data Systems Analysts to develop a secure physician-designed system to obtain, store and manage personal medical records on a flash drive.

The Quantum Group of Wellington, Fla. has entered into a multi-year services agreement with IBM to help develop Quantum’s Personal Wellness electronic Record (PWeM) healthcare information platform.

TELUS Health Solutions of Toronto has announced a multi-million-dollar deal with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, also in Toronto, to upgrade the hospital’s existing electronic medical record implementation to TELUS’ Web-based platform.

NetSol Technologies, Inc. of Emeryville, Calif., has won a contract to implement a Hospital Management System at Maroof Hospital, now being built in Islamabad, Pakistan.

CSC, based in Falls Church, Va., has won a $265 million contract from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to replace the state’s current Medicaid Management Information System with a new healthcare administration system that will manage other state agency health services in addition to Medicaid.

Pathology Service Associates, LLC of Florence, S.C., a MED3000 company that provides business services and support to more than 80 independent pathology practices, has announced the launch of its PathLab Coding Solutions CPT coding services Web site.

InPlay Technologies of Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced that its digital pen and touch interface solution has been selected for Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-H1 mobile clinical assistant.

The Nightingale Informatix Corporation of Markham, Ontario has been selected to provide its OntarioMD Certified ASP Web-based Nightingale On Demand EMR solution to three core urban family health organizations in London, Ontario, associated with the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care in London.

Thomson Reuters of Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Texas, has selected the Clinical Xpert suite of products (formerly MercuryMD MData) from  the company’s healthcare business.

AOD Software of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has formed a partnership with The Kendal Corporation and Widener University to conduct a pilot flow analysis to study the process of implementing AOD’s AnswersElite electronic health record system.


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