Vendor Notebook - ClaimTrust releases payment analysis tool

By Mike Miliard
08:43 AM
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ClaimTrust, a Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based provider of revenue cycle tools and services for hospitals, announced the availability of its newest product, InSight Payment Variance Analyzer, a payment analysis tool that automatically compares remittances to payer contracts in order to catch any variances and ensure maximum contractual payment for hospitals. InSight Payment Variance Analyzer is able to maximize hospital revenue margins by analyzing contract terms to the deepest level of detail, ensuring that hospitals get the most benefit for their revenue cycle optimization efforts.

Mazor Surgical Technologies
, a Caesarea, Israel-based developer of innovative medical robotics, imaging devices and implants, has announced that C-InSight, the company's new 3D imaging tool, is available for use in clinics and hospital operating rooms across the US. The technology will enable medical facilities to incorporate 3D imaging capabilities into their existing 2D C-Arms, the standard x-ray device used in operating rooms.
 
GE Healthcare has announced the successful implementation of its Centricity Perioperative solution at the University of Tennessee (UT) Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The solution covers a total of 27 operating rooms and 10 ancillary rooms at the Level I Trauma Center and academic medical center. The implementation included Centricity Perioperative Suite for Nursing Documentation and Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia Information System.
 
Summit Healthcare, a Braintree, Mass.-based maker of healthcare system integration and task automation, announced that Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy, has implemented its technology to help its orthopaedic practice better manage the growing list of integration points between its core MEDITECH Magic HIS and related clinical, financial and operational systems. OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopaedic practices in the Midwest with more than 70 physicians providing care to Indiana residents at 14 sites including the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH).

Patient Care Technology Systems, of Mission Viejo, Calif., a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc., has announced the availability of an upgrade to its software for tracking patients, staff and equipment. The new release of Amelior Tracker 2.8 features multiple improved user interfaces with enhanced search and identification tools to help healthcare staff locate resources as efficiently as possible.

RealMed Corporation, of Indianapolis, a provider of Web-based revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare providers, hospitals, and payers, announced the launch of two products: REALCLEAN and REALASSURE. These are each fully integrated into RealMed solutions that provide secure, real-time adjudication and processing of electronic claims transactions, automatic claims status, and electronic remittance advice management. RealMed customers will be able to further increase cash flows, system workflow, quality, and timeliness of processing.

Direct Recruiters, of Solon, Ohio, an executive search firm specializing in Healthcare IT, has announced plans to expand its Solon, Ohio location and create several new positions this summer. Direct Recruiters is in a prime Solon business area and is strategically positioned for future growth in terms of both staff and service offerings.
 
Ontario Systems, of Muncie, Ind., a provider of accounts receivable and revenue recovery management solutions for the collection and health care industries, has announced the market introduction of Collect SAVVY Healthcare, a solution that enables hospitals and healthcare providers of any size to manage receivables and self-pay accounts more effectively for increased revenue. Collect SAVVY Healthcare is scalable, customizable and incorporates industry best practices to help increase cash flow, reduce denials and operational costs, and improve the self-pay process—all while maintaining the integrity of the patient relationship.

Siemens Healthcare has announced that St. Louis's BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the U.S., has signed a new twelve-year agreement to migrate 11 of its hospitals to Soarian Financials, Siemens’ enterprise-wide, web-based revenue cycle solution. Siemens also announced that Platte Valley and Kingman Regional medical centers in (in Colorado and Arizona, respectively) each signed new multi-year deals to bring Soarian Clinicals live in their facilities: moves based in part on the providers’ goals to achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs.

CynergisTek, an Austin-based provider of information security solutions for healthcare organizations, has announced the availability of three new offerings customized to provide small healthcare organizations with first-class information technology and security services. The new offerings are designed to alleviate the constraints of IT departments with low budgets and a lack of local expertise in IT security with IT support services, secure email and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/ Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act security compliance reviews. The services have been designed for healthcare organizations with fewer than 100 beds.

InSite One, of Wallingford, Conn., has announced the release for general availability of the newest InDex software, v6.1, that improves clinical workflow within the enterprise archive by providing tools for sharing patient data including the incorporation of patient identity matching and reconciliation delivering a patient-centric archive. The new features adhere to IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) standards framework and protocols and are in response to InSite One’s client’s needs and the emerging requirements for managing data in today’s challenging healthcare IT market.

TeraMedica, a Milwaukee-based high technology, medical informatics company, announced the launch of its new Evercore Cardiology (CVNA) Vendor-Neutral Architecture as part of its commitment to solving the interoperability challenges in the Cardiology arena. The Evercore Cardiology (CVNA) Vendor-Neutral Architecture integrates and manages all Cardiology imaging and information objects, both DICOM and beyond into a single, cohesive infrastructure. Evercore Cardiology (CVNA) Vendor Neutral Architecture then serves this vital dataset to the in-hospital or clinic Electronic Medical Record.

Attachmate Corporation, of Seattle, has announced the availability of Attachmate Luminet, an enterprise fraud management solution that takes the guesswork out of application monitoring. Luminet reveals user activity within enterprise applications and transforms the data into actionable intelligence, allowing organizations to protect the privacy of mission-critical data, reduce internal fraud and enable regulatory compliance.

A-Life Medical, of San Diego, a provider of computer-assisted coding (CAC) products and services to the healthcare industry, announced that it has named three new directors and promoted its engineering manager. Rand Smith has been named to the newly created role of director of finance and administration, Maryagnes Marek has been appointed director of sales and Craig Scott has been promoted to director of engineering and information technology.

CredenceHealth, a provider of real-time clinical intelligence for hospitals and health plans, announced that Virginia Hospital Center, a 342-bed not-for-profit hospital in Arlington, Virginia, had selected CredenceHealth for the hospital's latest patient quality improvement initiative. Virginia Hospital Center has been recognized as a leader in quality by a number of national, independent healthcare ratings companies like Hospital Value Index, Healthgrades and CareChex, which use measurements such as mortality, complications, inpatient quality, core measures, patient safety and patient satisfaction to evaluate hospital performance.

eClinicalWorks
, of Westborough, Mass., announced that its unified EMR/PM system streamlines processes while enhancing patient safety. Clinical decision support features actively help providers improve chronic and preventative care. AIP physicians will be able to implement eClinicalWorks via a client/server model or Software as a Service (SaaS), which will allow the customer to access the system via the Internet.