Vendor Notebook: IBC taps Kony for mobile app platform

By Mike Miliard
09:12 AM

Kony Solutions announced that Independence Blue Cross (IBC), southeastern Pennsylvania’s largest health insurer, has selected Kony Solutions as its mobile application platform. Kony’s Platform Write Once, Run Everywhere technology enables mobile deployment across more than 9,000 mobile smartphones/tablets/kiosks and operating systems.

Stereotaxis announced that it has started initial shipments of the Epoch platform, its comprehensive solution for the electrophysiology (EP) lab, designed to increase efficiency in procedures with a fully-remote, networked robotic and magnetic navigation system. Initial shipments include system upgrades to the new generation Epoch platform from the Niobe II navigation system for customers in North America and Europe.
Intelligent InSites has announced an integration of the InSites RTLS solution with Fetch real-time locating technology from TempSys. “As an enterprise-wide solution we enable our clients to use a variety of real-time locating technologies,” said Ralf Mehnert-Meland, director of developer/OEM relationships at Intelligent InSites. “This is a huge benefit to our clients, especially integrated delivery networks, who may not want to limit themselves to a single RTLS technology. Instead they are able to incorporate multiple RTLS technologies based on a particular use case and a preference of each facility within the whole enterprise.”

SRS announced that Pacific Eye Specialists has selected the SRS EHR for its 10 providers. With offices in San Francisco and Daly City, California, Pacific Eye Specialists provides quality ophthalmic care to patients in the Bay Area.

Zix Corporation announced that Summit Medical Group has signed a three-year renewal for ZixCorp Email Encryption Services. Summit first deployed ZixCorp solutions in 2003 to protect patient data in external email communication and meet the compliance requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In its third renewal, Summit continues to select ZixCorp solutions based on its reliable technology and user convenience.

athenahealth announced that it proactively sought and subsequently received a favorable advisory opinion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) relating to its athenaCoordinator service offering, in which it would provide an order transmission and coordination service to health care professionals using a transaction-based pricing model. Officials say the opinion paves the way for the creation of a sustainable market for the exchange of healthcare information where the appropriate value for health care transactions will be paid by those parties who realize value from the successful exchange of data, taking costs out of the system and improving patient satisfaction and care.