Webinar: Ensure ICD-10 Sucess

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Ask the Expert: How to Ensure ICD-10 Success

Wednesday, August 12th, 12 p.m. ET

The October 1 deadline is nearly here, and if your practice isn’t prepared for ICD-10, your cash flow could take a serious hit. In this free webinar, our resident ICD-10 expert will help you assess your practice’s readiness, and discuss crucial strategies to ensure you thrive through the transition.

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Webinar: Keeping Community Hospitals Thriving & Independent

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Wednesday, June 24th, 12 p.m. ET

From coast to coast, community, rural, and critical access hospitals are facing industry change and asking themselves how they’ll survive as an independent organization—or if it’s possible at all. Is your hospital among them?

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bestPT Physical Therapy Software Embedded Analytics and KPI Tracking

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Physical therapy practice owners using Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tracking and embedded analytics in bestPT physical therapy software achieve better profitability and faster practice growth

Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) March 22, 2015

bestPT’s physical therapy software has added embedded analytics and practice performance metric tracking to extend its rich array of features beyond traditional billing, documentation, and practice workflow management. Practice owners using bestPT can now make better informed physical therapy practice management decisions quicker using the newly added ability to discover significant data correlations. To learn about embedded analytics and KPI tracking online by registering to a webinar here. Continue reading: bestPT Physical Therapy Software Embedded Analytics and KPI Tracking

Healthcare analytics enters new frontier of value-based care

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KLAS reports on how the healthcare analytics market is changing in the new paradigm of value-based care

Amid the shift toward value-based care, providers’ analytics needs are drastically changing, resulting in vendors rushing to the market with a wave of new products, including more targeted solutions. This according to the most recent KLAS report,Healthcare Analytics Perception 2014: Analytics for Value-Based Care—A New Paradigm.”

The healthcare analytics market is bursting with vendors, giving providers more options than ever before. In fact, in this perception study, providers mentioned a staggering 87 different vendors being considered for BI/analytics in value-based care. To that point, no single vendor was mentioned more than 7% of the time. In this report, KLAS makes sense of the growing vendor crowd and provides insights into the most-considered vendors.

“Business intelligence and analytics have gone from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ in today’s challenging healthcare environment,” said Joe Van De Graaff, report author. “To fulfill short-term analytics needs, many providers report shifting more consideration to vendors with healthcare-specific solutions. However, a clear market leader has yet to emerge.”

KLAS spoke to more than 100 healthcare providers to capture which vendors they are considering and in which specific arenas. Visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.


Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

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As we had reported back in November this turned into a legal battle that was finally settled between the 2 companies.  Allscripts offered free upgrades for clients to the new system which is considered an “upgrade” where as Aprima came up with their conversion system to make the transition easier for current users.  As you can read one office only had the MyWay system installed for a couple months when they received the notice.  Continue reading: Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

New York Congressman Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Records

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Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives this week about the importance of electronic medical records and cites how during the Sandy hurricane that patient care kept going during the natural disaster. Continue reading: New York Congressman Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Records

AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use

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We don’t know exactly what may be required or if actual audits with hospitals and providers will take place, but as a precautionary measure the American Medical Association offers some guidelines and answers as to what you may need should an audit of your incentive funds take place.  Continue reading: AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use

EHR Incentives Reach $9 Billion States CMS–Over 177 Physicians and Hospitals

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There’s more data to be captured from this recent report in Healthcare IT News,  but you have to consider the move to electronic medical records a real success and with current economic times the figures show the support of the government has been a tremendous asset. Continue reading: EHR Incentives Reach $9 Billion States CMS–Over 177 Physicians and Hospitals

Cerner Partners with Global Capacity to Offer “Cerner Skybox Connect”, A Private Cloud Based Network for the Healthcare Industry

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The full Skybox project is to be completed by the end of this year.  According to the press release Global Capacity approached Cerner with their cloud applications and Cerner determined it was a win-win for their clients and thus the partnership and the Skybox application was developed.  Continue reading: Cerner Partners with Global Capacity to Offer “Cerner Skybox Connect”, A Private Cloud Based Network for the Healthcare Industry

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Designates ICSA Labs an Authorized Testing and Certification Body

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has designated ICSA Labs as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body for electronic health record products and solutions. The records are used to securely share patient information electronically between physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.

As an ONC-ATCB authorized lab, ICSA can now test and certify electronic health records products and solutions to verify that they meet the U.S. government’s mandated standards for meaningful use.

“For more than 20 years, ICSA Labs has been evaluating and certifying products and solutions,” said George Japak, managing director, ICSA Labs.  “We are committed to helping companies find the most appropriate solutions.  Nowhere is this more important than in the health care field, where electronic records contain sensitive and private patient information.  With this authorization from the Office of the National Coordinator, we can begin to test electronic health records solutions and, through their widespread adoption, help to advance health IT.”

The authorization is the most recent designation earned by the company.  ICSA Labs has achieved International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 registration for quality management practices, and is also accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 information security testing.  Additionally, ICSA Labs is an accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing Lab under the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program.

For more information about its designation as an ONC-ATCB lab, please visit https://www.icsalabs.com/technology-program/onc-ehr.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.  

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world’s most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees — enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments — including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions — rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

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