Vendor Notebook - MEDSEEK delivers eHealth ecoSystem to N.C. healthcare company

By Eric Wicklund
07:21 AM

MEDSEEK, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of healthcare portal and connectivity solutions, has announced that Rex Healthcare, based in Raleigh, N.C., will implement the company’s comprehensive eHealth ecoSystem virtual community.

Medicity, Inc., based in Salt Lake City, has announced that IASIS Healthcare has gone live with the Medicity Novo Grid connectivity solution in two (Florida and Utah) of its six healthcare regions, comprising 16 healthcare facilities.

Cielo MedSolutions, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based developer of software and Web applications, has announced that the Jackson Physicians Alliance of Jackson, Mich., will purchase licenses for the company’s Cielo Clinic clinical quality management software.

Wolters Kluwer Health, based in Minneapolis, has announced that the Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro, Ark., has selected the company’s ProVation MD software for procedure documentation and coding. The software will be used to document gastroenterological (GI) procedures.

Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., a Blue Bell, Pa.-based developer of laboratory, pathology and physician-based electronic medical records system interoperability, has launched a Web portal designed to enable physicians to order lab procedures and review results in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment from the hospital or laboratory. The portal, ITF-Portal, is being launched in conjunction with the release of version 3.0 of the company’s Integration technology Framework (ITF) health information exchange platform.

The Premier Healthcare Alliance, based in San Diego, is expanding its relationship with the Monongalia Health System of Morgantown, W.Va., by implementing the Premier SafetySurveillor Web-based infection tracking and antimicrobial utilization solution.

GE Healthcare, based in Barrington, Ill., has announced that Community Hospital South in Indianapolis has gone live with the GE Centricity Enterprise 6.1 and Monitored Care clinical, financial and administrative solution. In addition, the company has announced that the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in Indianapolis is using the Centricity electronic medical record.

MEDHOST, an Addison, Texas-based developer of emergency department information systems (EDIS), has announced that CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., has chosen the company’s EDIS software to automate its three emergency departments and two urgent care centers.

Concerro, a San Diego-based developer of enterprise-wide hospital shift and emergency workforce management software, has launched PanFluAware, an automated software solution and decision-making system for H1N1 preparation and response.

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions of Chicago has announced that Golden Living, who operates more than 300 skilled nursing facilities in 21 states and offers assisted living services at more than 40 other locations and partnerships with more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in 37 states, has selected the Allscripts Referral Management Solution for 197 of their skilled nursing facilities.

Orion Health, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., has announced that Phoenix Children’s Hospital of Arizona has selected the company’s Rhapsody integration engine. The company reportedly saved $140,000 in licensing fees by creating an interface that linked medical device data, and expects to save another $180,000 using Rhapsody to integrate the pharmacy application and the electronic medical record.

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., of Horsham, Pa., has announced that the Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative arm of the non-cardiology physician practice entities of Statesville, N.C.-based Piedmont Healthcare, has purchased an additional 230 “bundled” electronic health record (EHR) and enterprise practice management (EPM) software licenses. Piedmont has used NextGen EPM since 2000 and NextGen EHR since 2004 and also deploys the company’s NextMD patient portal.

Siemens Healthcare of Malvern, Pa., has announced that the Ingalls Health System of Chicago and St. Peter’s Hospital of Albany, N.Y., have launched the Siemens Soarian Clinicals Healthcare Information System.

Starbak, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of enterprise video portals and integrated networks, has announced that the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is using the company’s Starbak V3 video platform for inter-office communication and other services.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), based in Farmington, Conn., has announced the availability of its Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP), designed for vendors who perform outsourcing functions.

Health Level Seven, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology, has announced that version 2.5 of its messaging standard has been approved as an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization.

The MRO Corporation, a King of Prussia, Pa.-based developer of shared-service release-of-information and audit-tracking solutions for healthcare providers, has launched its Document Management Solutions group, which offers Chart Online, Filing Cabinet Online and Business Documents Online.

HID Global, an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of identity management solutions, has launched the EdgeDeveloper Kit, a key tool for development of the company’s Edge Evo access control platform. In addition, the company has launched Identity on Demand services. In addition, the company has announced that its Edge family of IP-based access control solutions will be integrated into Software House’s C*Cure 9000 v1.92 access control platform.


AssistMed, Inc., of Beverly Hills, Calif., has announced an agreement with Kerr Health Care Services, a Raleigh, N.C.-based specialty pharmacy provider (SPP), to implement the company’s Patient Adherence and Disease Management solutions.

Carestream Molecular Imaging, a division of Carestream Health, Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., has announced the worldwide availability of a new Bone Density Software application, designed to perform bone density analysis of small animals in vivo and measure mineral density of specimens in vitro.

Initiate Systems of Chicago has launched a new thought leadership blog, featuring contributions from company executives who regularly appear in technology media and at industry conferences. The blog, “Mastering Data Management,” is available at http:/

Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., has announced a six-month trial of its Care360 ePrescribing service, a Surescripts-certified solution designed to allow physicians to access formulary information, act upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerts, handle refills, send and print prescriptions and take advantage of incentives offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company also announced that physicians can gain access to this service from their Apple iPhone or iPod Touch using Care360 Mobile.

Eldorado Computing, Inc., a Phoenix, Ariz.-based provider of health benefit and claims management platforms, has announced an agreement with WellDyneRx, Inc., a national pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, to integrate Eldorado’s Javelina browser-based claims and benefit management platform with WellDyne’s PBM services.

EDIMS, LLC, a Livingston, N.J.-based provider of interoperable emergency department information management systems for hospitals, has announced that LibertyHealth, a two-hospital system in northern New Jersey, has launched the company’s nursing documentation and charge capture systems. The system adopted EDIMS’ computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and physician documentation module last March.

Database Solutions, Inc., of Mobile, Ala., has signed an agreement with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Georgia to implement the company’s AccuReg registration audit and reporting software.

Portico Systems, a Philadelphia-based developer of integrated provider management solutions, has announced that MMM Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Aveta, Inc., has selected the company to provide hosted IPM solutions to manage Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico.

eWebHealth, a Reading, Mass.-based developer of electronic workflow solutions for medical records, has announced that Graham Regional Medical Center, a 42-bed, non-profit hospital in Graham, Texas, will deploy the eWebHIM technology suite.

Royal Philips Electronics, with a U.S. headquarters in Andover, Mass., has announced that a joint research program with the Celsion Corporation of Columbia, Md., to evaluate Celsion’s ThermoDox heat-activated liposomal drug, in combination with Philips’ magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused untrasound (MR-HIFU) as a combination therapy to non-invasively treat difficult cancers has moved past the feasibility stage and will move into pre-clinical development. Also, the company has announced that it will integrate the MAQUET “Magnus” surgical table with Philips’ cardiovascular x-ray systems to create a “hybrid” operating room environment.

Navicure, an Atlanta-based medical claims clearinghouse for physician practices, has announced that Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Fond du Lac Human Services, both based in Minnesota, have selected the company’s account receivables management solutions to improve claims management and increase profitability.

CREDANT Technologies, a Dallas-based developer of endpoint data protection solutions, has released version 6.5 of its CREDANT Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition.

The Wellsoft Corporation of Somerset, N.J., has been selected by Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services to computerize the Lourdes Medical Center Burlington campus satellite emergency department at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s in Browns Mills, N.J.

The Datawatch Corporation of Chelmsford, Mass., has unveiled Datawatch Dashboards, a next-generation business intelligence tool designed to give all levels of users visual insight into operational performance as well as the ability to graphically monitor specific business processes and events.

Agfa Healthcare, based in Mortsel, Belgium, has expended its technical integration of the IMPAX 6.0 radiology picture archiving and communications system (PACS) with workflow, quality improvement and communications products from peerVue, a Sarasota, Fla.-based provider of niche healthcare solutions.

Practice Fusion, based in San Francisco, has announced a partnership with BioReference Laboratories, Inc., the third-largest full-service laboratory in the country, to distribute Practice Fusion’s electronic health record to interested BioReference physicians and integrate BioReference lab results into the Practice Fusion system.

ZeOmega, LLC, a Frisco, Texas-based provider of software solutions for collaborative care management, has announced that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Massachusetts has selected the company’s Jiva integrated care management solution.

Cobius Healthcare Solutions of Northbrook, Ill., has announced that Cobius Audit Manager, the company’s audit management solution, has achieved platinum-level integration certification status from Executive Health Resources, a provider of medical necessity compliance and denials management solutions.

InMage, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of disk-based business application recovery solutions, has launched version 5.1 in its InMage Scout software platform.


American TeleCare, Inc., of Minneapolis has announced that the University of Hawaii-Maui Community College has selected the company’s technology and services for Project OHANA (Online Health and Academic Network Access), its nursing telehealth project.

Premier Logic, an Atlanta-based application development and consulting company, has announced the launch of a new brand that will focus on process-intensive applications for healthcare and financial services.

The MED3000 Group, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, has announced that its InteGreat Division has entered into an agreement to implement the InteGreat electronic health record at Sun Life Family Health Center in Pinal County, Arizona.

Simbiote Development, an Olive Branch, Miss.-based developer of software designed to improve the quality of care, support risk management and strengthen revenue opportunities in physician practices, has its released Research Candidate Evaluation System application, designed to automatically identify patients who are eligible to enroll in pharmaceutical-sponsored research.

7 Medical Systems, a Minneapolis-based developer of on-demand picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), teleradiology, disaster recovery and electronic medical record solutions, has been named a preferred vendor for Medi-Sota, a Minnesota-based rural health system.

REACH Call, Inc., an Augusta, Ga.-based provider of Web solutions for remote treatment of medical conditions such as stroke, has expended its telemedicine offering through a partnership with GlobalMedia, which offers video-conferencing and cart solutions, and NeuroCall which offers physician call coverage services.

Perot Systems, based in Plano, Texas, has announced that the West Georgia Health System, base din LaGrange, Ga., will be using the company’s revenue cycle management technology. The company has also announced that it is being acquired by Dell, based in Round Rock, Texas.

Kantara Initiative has announced that the South East Michigan Health Information Exchange has adopted the Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Framework as its technology for ensuring policy interoperability across identity-enabled healthcare applications and services.

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