Vendor Notebook: McKesson upgrades Total Payment tool

McKesson has integrated neural analytics and reporting tools to its McKesson Total Payment solution via the InvestiClaim module. The module allows payers to avoid more wasteful and abusive claims up front, and makes fraud recovery efforts more efficient on the back end. The newly integrated InvestiClaim module now incorporates the Total Payment claims auditing rules engine and claims operational data store, allowing McKesson to smoothly and effectively combine both clinical rules and pre-pay, data-driven analytics on the same transaction platform to stop more wasteful and abusive claims pre-pay.

Hyland Software announced the latest version of its enterprise content management solution, OnBase 11.0. This advancement of this ECM software includes expanded core functionality of intelligent imaging and capture; enabled real-time, back-and-forth data sharing with other applications; and a platform that can be leveraged for building data-driven applications. “IT departments are trending to more consolidated, quick-moving environments, giving ECM software the opportunity to not only fill gaps, but to really be the foundation for IT innovation,” said Bill Filion, vice president of development for Hyland Software.

ADP AdvancedMD announced the availability of the AdvancedMD EHR 2011 Summer release, recently certified as a 2011/2012 Complete EHR by CCHIT. The release includes significant feature enhancements that streamline meaningful use compliance and simplify a patient’s ability to interact securely online with healthcare providers. Early-release users of the software have noted the cost and time savings afforded by the ADP AdvancedMD cloud platform, which delivers new meaningful use compliance at a glance, clinical reporting, an online patient portal and group messaging without requiring additional software upgrades or costs.

M*Modal announced that DrChrono.com, the publisher of dynamic point-of-care and practice management software, is offering M*Modal's unique Speech Understanding technology as part of Dr.Chrono's innovative iPad EHR app. This integration represents the first medical speech-to-text functionality for the Apple iPad and adds a significant enhancement to the DrChrono.com platform-the first native EHR application built for the iPad.DrChrono.com allows physicians to streamline their daily workflows by giving them the ability to access all health records on demand via the iPad, iPhone, any Web browser or Android device.

Health Care DataWorks announced that Children’s Medical Center Dallas (Children’s) has selected it to provide them with the business intelligence tools they need to view all of the data that runs throughout their organization. According to Children’s, HCD outranked the competition in experience with their underlying infrastructure and cost-effectiveness.  Children’s becomes the second leading pediatric healthcare organization to partner with Health Care DataWorks for their market-leading technology. Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus has been working with HCD since 2008.

PivotHeath announced an agreement with the Reading Hospital to provide physician practice management services for affiliated physicians in The Reading Hospital Medical Group and Reading Professional Services. Under this three-year management contract, PivotHealth will place a highly experienced, senior-level practice management team on site to lead the day-to-day business operations of the physician enterprises. PivotHealth will also provide additional personnel to assist in specific operational initiatives.

Elsevier / CPM Resource Center announced that Providence Health & Services selected CPM as the vendor of choice for evidence-based interdisciplinary professional practice workflow support, including clinical documentation, care planning and clinical practice guidelines for nurses and interdisciplinary clinicians in order to improve overall patient care and patient experience. CPM's evidence-based content seamlessly interfaces with health information technology platforms.
 
Awarepoint Corporation announced that 46 hospitals and health systems, including 19 new client facilities, have contracted to use the company's RTLS and workflow software applications to improve quality of care, patient safety, operational efficiency, and employee productivity. In addition, a record number of client site activations took place during the second quarter. Reflecting strong and continued momentum for Awarepoint solutions, the new contracts and activations increased the number of Awarepoint clients to 153 hospitals and asset tags under management to 216,884.
 
QuantiaMD announced a partnership with the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) to create an educational program that seeks to help primary care providers (PCPs) better diagnose and treat the most common anxiety disorders and provide guidance on when to refer to a specialist. The program, titled "Recognizing and Treating Anxiety Disorders," is accessible through smartphones, tablets and the Web, and can be found on QuantiaMD's Primary Mental Health Interest Group.

McKesson announced that Cardio Pulmonary Diagnostic in Newark, N.J., and Hudson County Cardiovascular Care in Jersey City, N.J. have selected its Practice Complete certified electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system to help boost their clinical and financial performance.
Built with cloud-computing technology, the integrated solution is uniquely designed to help providers improve billing and patient services, assist in accelerating payments and contribute to reductions in information technology costs and regulatory risk.

Resonance Technology
announced that Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, La. has selected its CinemaVision MRI-compatible 3D audio-video entertainmentsystem to bring a new level of comfort to patient scanning and to help distinguish the site in its local market. Successfully overcoming these issues, CinemaVision is a state-of-the-art 3D video and sound system that functions flawlessly within the MRI’s magnetic field.  It has no metal components and no impact on MRI image quality.  The device immerses patients in a calming virtual world, combating the fear or claustrophobia during long confining scans.

SRS announced that the Philadelphia Hand Center has selected the SRS Electronic Health Record (EHR) for its 40 specialty providers. The Philadelphia Hand Center was founded in 1967 and currently has 13 office locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Beacon Partners announced that they have expanded their Allscripts and McKesson service lines to include Allscripts Ambulatory, Allscripts Acute Care (formerly Eclipsys) and McKesson Paragon. Beacon Partners provides a variety of services related to all three service lines, including implementations, optimizations and upgrades, workflow analysis, interim and project management, application integration and level one support.

Viztek has announced the release of the ViZion Digital Radiology solution for the mobile imaging market. Viztek’s mobile offering includes a 14x17-inch cesium tethered panel and an integration kit for use with most portable/mobile x-ray units. Its cesium technology offers mobile users significantly enhanced image quality and speed compared to currently available mobile computed radiology (CR) solutions. ViZion DR provides faster delivery of exams than CR as well as a smaller footprint.

Wellsoft Corporation announced that Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has selected Wellsoft's Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to be implemented in EDs at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, a 160 bed hospital in McComb, MS and Lawrence County Hospital, a 25 bed hospital in Monticello, MS. These two hospitals manage care for a combined total of more than 41,000 ED patients each year.

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