December 11, 2012
In what's been billed as one of the first commercial accountable care organizations in Florida, the Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System will partner with the state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company to participate in the Florida Blue Accountable Care Program.
December 05, 2012
Morrow Technologies, a provider of innovative digital signage experiences and the creator of the JANUS Displays product line, announces their award in the category of Point of Wait with a content budget of $10,000 or more. The interactive touchscreen outperformed other entries and was featured at CETW in New York City on November 7th.
November 15, 2012
Is your medical privacy being protected while providing 24/7 access to your vital medical records whenever and wherever you may need them? SMARTMETRIC, INC. (OTCQB: SMME) today announces the release of an electronic medical records storage product that will allow for the capture and storage of a person's complete medical history and files giving medical care givers instant access to a patient's vital medical history. The President and CEO of SmartMetric, Inc. M/s Chaya Hendrick, speaking from the company's manufacturing center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, said today that the SmartMetric medical history storage product is a plug and play device that will allow Doctors to gain valuable medical information so prompt and often life saving treatment can be started immediately when a patient arrives at an emergency room or clinic.
November 09, 2012
XChange Events today announced the details of the 2012 Healthcare IT Summit, to be held November 11th-13th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL. The content rich agenda will focus on "The Changing Face of Healthcare IT" and explore the trends, people, innovations and policies that are changing the road ahead. The annual conference brings together industry analysts, IT executives from healthcare payer and provider organizations, and leading vendors for uniquely collaborative discussions on today's pressing business and IT issues, best practices and the latest tools and technologies that will improve business performance. With the help of strategic analyst partner, IDC Health Insights and content partner, Porter Research, the Healthcare IT Summit is the only IT-focused conference for both payers and providers on the market today, delivering unmatched education and insight on future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.
November 07, 2012
DataTrade Solutions, Inc. is heading south to Orlando, Florida next week for the NextGen User Group Meeting (UGM) 2012. Stationed at Booth 100, DataTrade will be on hand to discuss newly developed custom products and services with NextGen users from across the country. With a full schedule of events and educational meetings, attendees of the UGM will have many options of how to spend their time, and DataTrade is geared up to be a must see booth at the conference.
October 25, 2012
McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), a leading healthcare services and information technology company, and PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSSI), announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement under which McKesson will acquire all outstanding shares of PSS World Medical for $29.00 per share in cash. PSS World Medical and McKesson’s Medical Surgical business will combine to form a leading provider of medical supplies, services and technology to physician and extended care customers.
October 24, 2012
Wellness & Prevention, a Johnson & Johnson company, is collaborating with the Lake Nona Institute for an IT-enabled longitudinal research study to explore and test initiatives that could have a lasting impact on population health.
October 23, 2012
A Florida man pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of illegally accessing the private health information of some 12,000 patients, as reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
October 18, 2012
Expansion plans at Teleradiology Specialists hit full stride with the announcement of six new contracts for reading radiology exams in the past quarter. New customers include a two-location diagnostic imaging company in New Jersey, a multisite Urgent Care company in Georgia, a diagnostic medical practice on Long Island (NY), a single location Urgent Care facility in Florida, a diagnostic imaging facility in Florida and a multi-state military subcontractor.
October 09, 2012
Annual award honors those who emulate Dr. Lucian Leape's commitment to physician leadership.
October 08, 2012
CareCloud, a provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing software and services, today announced that Miami Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s leading providers of pediatric healthcare, will deploy CareCloud’s cloud-based revenue cycle management service offering, Concierge, to its owned physician network, comprised of approximately 200 pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists. Miami Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, will use CareCloud’s leading revenue cycle management offering to enhance administration of care and improve operational and financial outcomes for its physician network, which delivers care to thousands of children from around the world.
October 02, 2012
Sentara Healthcare, which operates more than 100 sites in Virginia, has partnered with Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE to offer patients virtual medical consultations with its network of physicians. As part of the deal, Sentara will take an equity stake in the privately held telehealth firm.
October 01, 2012
The Chief Technology Officer of CareCloud, a Miami-based provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing software and services for medical practices, headed back to school at Florida International University (FIU) the other day. Tom Packert showed up for class in the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management Systems program, but not as a student. Instead, he came to launch a unique partnership between CareCloud and FIU that will let students in the Master’s program access CareCloud Charts, its electronic health record software, as if they were physicians or practice administrators with their own practices.
September 27, 2012
HIMSS has launched the Healthcare Transformation Project, to develop a committed community of healthcare provider senior leaders dedicated to positively transforming the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness and access to care at the local level.
September 26, 2012
When Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans a month ago, while some government engineers may have been holding their breath watching southern Louisiana's levee system, officials at the Office of the National Coordinator were watching news media accounts of flooded-out evacuees and wondering if they’d be able to access their health records.
September 17, 2012
A Colorado healthcare network comprising more than 200 physicians has signed a contract joining the state’s health information exchange, officials at the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization announced Monday.
September 14, 2012
Officials at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) launched an interactive Web-based career development tool aimed at assisting students and health information professionals find and track relevant career paths.
September 14, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida’s healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks’ Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) “will provide real utility out of the gate” for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
September 14, 2012
Advocates and critics alike talk about finding the data to back up claims that telehealth can be successful. Officials at Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations say they'll have those numbers shortly, thanks to a nationwide collaboration.
September 10, 2012
iSirona, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced several successful go-lives at Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest. Franciscan Alliance is now live with iSirona's device connectivity solution at Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer; Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond; Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point; and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City.