Vendor Notebook: IBM unveils new analytics software

By Mike Miliard
11:40 AM

IBM has announced the launch of Patient Care and Insights, a new analytics technology based on innovations from IBM Labs that helps healthcare organizations improve patient care and lower operational costs by considering the specific health history of each individual patient.

eClinicalWorks announced the launch of eClinicalWorks Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), new technology to aid medical practices in optimizing billing. As a company, eClinicalWorks is sending more than one million claims daily and is now making this service generally available for customers for 2.9 percent of monthly collected revenue. This rate also includes the complete electronic health records (EHR) suite by eClinicalWorks, on-site training as well as support.   

Microsoft announced that several new academic institutions have adopted Microsoft Office 365, its cloud productivity technology, to improve communication and collaboration across campuses while helping meet security, privacy and other regulatory requirements as mandated by HIPAA. Duke University, Emory University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Iowa and University of Washington are among the schools that are deploying Office 365.

PatientPoint announced that the University Physicians Group (UPG) will implement the PatientPoint Care Coordination platform and its electronic Check-In/Check Out process, which will help enhance patient engagement, increase workflow efficiencies and improve clinical outcomes.

Navicure announced that the company continued its record growth in the third quarter of 2012. During the period, Navicure added 280 new practice locations to its client base and experienced a 30 percent increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2011.

Perceptive Software announced that Preferred Health Professionals has selected its hosted platform for enterprise content management (ECM), including Perceptive Intelligent Capture, powered by Brainware for the classification and processing of medical claims.

Pegasystems announced that Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has selected Pega technology to improve product development operations. This implementation marks the second Pega initiative at HMSA, the largest provider of healthcare coverage in Hawaii. HMSA will implement Pega Product Composer System (PCS) to gain new product innovation and efficiencies for its members, officials say.

Catamaran announced it has been awarded HCIT contracts to provide implementation, adjudication, and certain PBM services to the State of Indiana’s Medicaid program. The contracts are for a total of six years, not including two one-year options, and total approximately $60 million over the initial six-year term.

Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division announced the availability of its full line of diagnostic medical imaging monitors for radiology. The displays are 510k cleared for use in general review of images from every modality including CR/DR, CT, MRI and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) studies. 

Edifecs announced that Memorial Hermann has selected Edifecs as its strategic technology partner for implementing ICD-10. Memorial Hermann is one of the top-ranked healthcare provider systems in the country, including winning accolades for its rehabilitation hospital and being awarded the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum.  

PrescribeWellness announced the release of its Transitional Care Intervention (TCI) solution to help reduce controllable readmissions for hospitals across the United States. The PrescribeWellness TCI platform automates the delivery of critical educational and motivational information based on the individual’s diagnosis, condition, risk factors and needs.

TeleHealth Services announced the launch of the new line of UL approved and ENERGY STAR 5.3 certified Samsung LED healthcare televisions. The new hospital televisions provide a full-array LED backlight, a more compact cabinet, industry leading energy savings, and enhanced multi-set management capabilities.

ExlService Holdings announced it has acquired Landacorp, a provider of healthcare solutions and technology with more than 50 million members under management on its platforms, that has developed services and technology solutions that share vital clinical data with payers, providers, plan participants and accountable care organizations (ACOs).