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

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.

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