August 01, 2012
CARESTREAM Vue RIS v. 11 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on July 27, 2012, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
July 30, 2012
Members of the Premier Healthcare alliance, a major U.S. healthcare group purchasing organization, can order Carestream’s versatile family of DRX systems and Carestream Dental’s digital radiography systems according to terms of a new three-year contract that takes effect on Oct. 1, 2012. Premier members have been able to purchase Carestream’s DRX-1 system since it was added to Premier’s Technology Breakthroughs program in 2010.
July 23, 2012
IBM has announced that it will support the design and development of a statewide health insurance exchange in the State of Minnesota. As a subcontractor to MAXIMUS, the IBM Curam solution will serve as the platform for the health insurance exchange.
July 10, 2012
Out of the recent round of 27 ACOs accepted to the Medicare Shared Savings program, nine were partnered with Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a subsidiary of Rye Brook, N.Y.-based Universal American.
July 05, 2012
A recent study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that the coming years will see job openings growing faster in healthcare than in all other industries in 46 out of 50 states, and in the District of Columbia. Technology will be a key driver of this growth.
June 29, 2012
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Regional Extension Center (REC) has become the first and currently only REC in the nation to certify over 1,000 providers for the federally defined Meaningful Use, which qualifies them for reimbursements.
June 26, 2012
Carestream was named the world’s second largest supplier of vendor-neutral archiving (VNA) solutions in a report just issued by InMedica, a division of IMS Research. Vendor-neutral archiving refers to standards-based platforms used in the healthcare industry to store patient data and medical images in non-proprietary formats that facilitate information access and exchange.
May 31, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an amended services agreement with E-Mail Frequency (www.emailfrequency.com) to offer the Company's MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) products and services exclusively to a consortium of wholesale affinity and employee benefit Telemedicine Providers starting this July. The providers deliver services connecting patients to physicians online for consults and treatment from the privacy of their home or office. The agreement calls for E-mail Frequency to offer embedded PHRs to more than one million wholesale benefit recipients in the first year of service. E-mail Frequency clients already include AmeriDoc™ (www.ameridoc.com), a nationwide telemedicine service provider of 24/7 access to licensed physicians via telephone, video and secure e-mail, and National Benefit Builders, Inc. (www.nbbicard.com), an industry leader in marketing and distributing discount health, dental, vision and prescription drug networks headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey with Regional Offices in New York, Texas, Florida, and elsewhere.
May 29, 2012
HealthNow New York (HNNY), a healthcare company serving Western New York, has announced a partnership with Charleston, S.C.-based Benefitfocus to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing technology.
May 21, 2012
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic devices headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, will showcase its latest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of new medical practices at booth 111 this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference and Health IT Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company will offer visitors hands-on demonstrations of products that swiftly gather accurate patient data and transmit it to an electronic medical record (EMR), including the new platform-based Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System (IWS).
May 15, 2012
A New York man pleaded guilty in district court this week for forging physician's chart notes to make Medicare or private carrier claims qualify for reimbursements for bone growth stimulator medical devices.
April 27, 2012
eClinicalWorks announced the opening of its new location in Chicago, which officials say will provide a central U.S. presence and help it focus on implementation of its electronic health records in the Midwest. Currently, the company is headquartered in Westborough, Mass., and has additional offices in New York, California and Georgia.
April 20, 2012
Practice Fusion has launched a HIPAA-compliant messaging feature within its EMR to enable providers to communicate with colleagues outside their practices. Officials say the service replicates intuitive social media-style messaging to improve medical collaboration.
April 19, 2012
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a contract to Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health for its radiology information system technology.
April 19, 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a sole source contract for a radiology information system (RIS) to Carestream Health.
April 16, 2012
A new study from IDC Health Insights finds that more than half of health plans will invest in trigger-based communications, which use data analytics to detect a consumer's current status, and automatically initiate relevant communications, to prompt plan members to take health and wellness action.
April 12, 2012
Citing the high and growing demand for well prepared healthcare IT professionals, universities are offering new programs to help educate and train the workers to fill the jobs. Among them are schools in Rochester, N.Y. and in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 09, 2012
Despite the recent economic downturn, jobs in healthcare grew while jobs in other sectors declined, according to a new report by the nonprofit Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
April 06, 2012
Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) and Entrust Healthcare (Entrust) today announced achievement of Stage 1 Meaningful Use as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, resulting in recognition of 181 of 182 eligible healthcare professionals at MKMG.
April 05, 2012
Georgian Radiology Consultants, of Barrie, Ontario, installed CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems at each of its six imaging clinics that serve a community of 360,000 centered around Barrie, north of Toronto. The implementation of Carestream’s wireless DR detectors was an integral part of the group’s conversion to an all-digital workflow that began with implementation of a PACS and an EMR. The DRX systems were purchased from and installed by BCL X-Ray Canada Inc., an authorized Carestream distributor.