News Article | February 16, 2017
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced it has completed building the first set of The Argonaut Project’s FHIR specifications into its core services—making it the first national network to enable comprehensive FHIR-based-exchange at scale. CommonWell, recognizing its critical role in improving nationwide health data exchange, has been using FHIR since 2013 when it first developed its core interoperability services and person-centric national network. By building the latest set of FHIR specifications, all CommonWell Members will be able to leverage FHIR-based outbound query and retrieve capabilities to access data across the network. Brightree will be the first to deploy this capability to clients across the country this year and has already built FHIR-based workflows into their technology. By implementing the latest FHIR specifications, CommonWell and its members have made it simpler and faster for technology innovators to exchange health data. The latest specifications rely on more modern architecture which makes it easier for developers—both inside and outside the EHR industry—to connect to the information they are trying to access. Additionally, it creates the stepping stones for more widespread sharing of discrete segments of data, as opposed to the comprehensive summary of care documents that are shared today. CommonWell is implementing the Find Document References and Retrieve Document resources and corresponding OAuth2 security specifications for Document Responders, as profiled by the Argonaut Project in a release issued yesterday. CommonWell will also utilize Argonaut specifications for provider directories in order to enhance the network with directed query capabilities. CommonWell is bridging these specifications to the existing IHE XCA specifications that many major EHR vendors have already built in the past. This allows CommonWell Members to use either the more modern FHIR-based or the older XCA-based specifications. This bridging highlights the unique ability of CommonWell services to consolidate and deliver queries from multiple EHRs to a single endpoint. “CommonWell has been using FHIR for patient identity management purposes since it first built its core interoperability services, even before the launch of the Argonaut Project,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “By leveraging these latest FHIR specifications, CommonWell is taking the first of many steps to leverage FHIR for clinical interoperability, and plans to support additional FHIR specifications later this year.” Brightree, the first solely post-acute focused member of CommonWell, has enabled FHIR-based exchange per the specifications of the Argonaut Project to query and retrieve clinical documents through Alliance services to enable better patient care in the post-acute market. “Our initial reason for joining CommonWell was to gain access to a national network that could solve for interoperability issues inhibiting the providers we serve. By combining our cloud-based architecture with FHIR-based exchange, we will be able to more efficiently leverage the CommonWell network and provide even more value for our providers and the patients they serve,” said Matt Mellott, chief executive officer of Brightree. The Alliance officially became a member of Health Level Seven International (HL7)—an industry driver of FHIR—earlier this year. This further symbolizes the Alliance’s commitment to work collaboratively across the health IT landscape and to leverage existing standards where possible. To see CommonWell FHIR-based exchange in action, visit Brightree as they give live demonstrations of their Home Health Solutions, alongside Cerner, at the CommonWell Care Transition area of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase (Booth #9000) during the exhibition hall hours Monday, Feb. 20-Wednesday, Feb. 22. CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market1 and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market2, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve. To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc. Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance in the post-acute care industry. The company serves more than 2,500 organizations in the HME, home health, hospice, orthotic and prosthetic, HME pharmacy, home infusion and rehabilitation home care segments. Brightree's solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses, serve patients and protect reimbursements. The company is ranked one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S. on the prestigious Healthcare Informatics 100 (HCI 100) list. For more information, visit www.brightree.com or call 1.888.598.7797.
News Article | May 15, 2017
Lydon Neumann, Vice President at Impact Advisors, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, was named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2017 by Consulting Magazine. Lydon was one of three to be recognized in the Excellence in Healthcare category. He will attend the Top 25 Consultants awards dinner on June 15 at The Mandarin Oriental in New York. Each year, Consulting Magazine ranks those consultants making the greatest impact within their industry. In addition to Neumann, leaders in consulting and the firms they represent were recognized in various categories including Excellence in Leadership, Client Services, Financial Services and Technology. This year the magazine received nearly 400 nominations including more than 100 client nominations. “Being recognized by Consulting Magazine is both humbling and gratifying,” said Neumann. “I am especially honored to accept this award because it celebrates an unwavering dedication to the field that I have served and loved for 39 years.” Lydon has almost four decades of professional experience in the global healthcare industry. His background includes executive leadership, information system planning, and project management for large, complex organizations, software development, and executive management for healthcare software companies and professional services firms. Lydon has been with Impact Advisors since 2012 and is a frequent speaker at national events and regularly contributes articles to national publications. For more information on Impact Advisors, visit http://www.impact-advisors.com or visit the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Impact Advisors is a nationally recognized healthcare information technology consulting firm that is solving some of the toughest challenges in the industry by delivering strategic advisory, implementation and optimization services. Our comprehensive suite of patient access, clinical and revenue cycle services span the lifecycle of our clients’ needs. Our experienced team has a powerful combination of clinical, revenue, operations, consulting and IT experience. The firm has earned a number of prestigious industry and workplace awards including Best in KLAS® for eight consecutive years, Healthcare Informatics HCI 100, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty, as well as “best place to work” awards from: Modern Healthcare, Consulting Magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review and Achievers. For more information about Impact Advisors, visit http://www.impact-advisors.com.
News Article | May 22, 2017
Joining the Board of Managers are Joseph Mosele, Vice President, Business Development, AT&T Business Solutions; James Parshall, Director, Software Device Solutions, Eli Lilly and Company; Michael Spedding, Global CEO, Ipsos Healthcare; Jeremy Malecha, Vice President, Global Product Management, Healthcare Informatics, ResMed; and Alex Gao, Head of Digital Health Lab, Samsung Research America. PCHAlliance also welcomed six additional members: Propel Health, Voluntis, Rooi Digital, Ingram Micro, Danish Health Data Authority and HAP Innovations. "Working closely with the Board, PCHAlliance published a refined strategy in 2016. This has encouraged many of the PCHAlliance members to become more deeply involved through Working Groups, strategic initiatives and events," added Horst Merkle, Chair, PCHAlliance Board of Managers, and Director, Digital Solutions, Roche Diabetes Care. "We are truly becoming a platform that is representative of a highly diverse and growing personal connected health ecosystem. Thank you to the Board for their vision and support, as we reimagined the organization to best suit the needs of our membership and realize the full potential of personal connected health around the world." PCHAlliance's goal is to help people make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The Alliance is convening the global personal connected health community -- technology companies, healthcare providers, payers, governments and the public -- to accelerate the technical, business, policy and social initiatives necessary to advance the field. PCHAlliance is developing and promoting technical standards, facilitating collaboration, convening conferences, sharing research and advocating policy to help drive personal connected health forward. The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. The Alliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world. To support its vision, PCHAlliance convenes the global personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, the premier international event for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities in personal connected health. The Alliance publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines. Continua is recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as the international standard for safe, secure, and reliable exchange of data to and from personal health devices. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health through its flagship Academy for Healthy Longevity to promote lifelong health and wellness. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/personal-connected-health-alliance-welcomes-a-dozen-new-members-300461399.html
News Article | May 7, 2017
Healthcare Informatics won twice in ASHPE’s 2017 Awards Competition, which honors writing excellence and insightful reporting among U.S. healthcare publications. For the fourth consecutive year, Healthcare Informatics won an award for its signature “Top Ten Tech Trends” special report, this time taking home the Gold Award in the Best Special Report/Section Category. Healthcare Informatics also won a Bronze Award in the Best Case History Category for Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland’s story on the first-place winning team in the 2016 Innovator Awards program, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Healthcare Informatics’ Top Ten Tech Trends report comes out every year in the spring and gives readers insight into how their worlds could be shaped in the next several years as it relates to health IT. It is a widely quoted issue, and one of the best-read every year. The 2016 report covered an extensive array of health IT’s most pressing issues: from FHIR; to MACRA/MIPS; to cybersecurity; to physician documentation reform; and much more. All of the 2016 Top Ten Tech Trend stories can be read in full here: https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/magazine-issue/marchapril-2016 Mark Hagland’s cover story on UT Southwestern Medical Center, the first-place winning team in the 2016 Innovator Awards Program, told a fascinating story how the patient care organization, via its Ambulatory Quality Outcomes Project, has been able to turbocharge quality improvement in physician practice. Indeed, UT Southwestern is blazing the trail for its colleagues nationwide, showing them what is possible when the right vision, strategy, planning, execution, IT, and analytics, are combined into successful initiatives. Speaking of the news of the Gold Award in the Best Special Report/Special Section category, Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland said, “It is deeply gratifying for all of us on the editorial team at Healthcare Informatics to receive this honor from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, and we appreciate very much this recognition. This is actually the fourth award overall (the team has also received two silver awards) that we’ve received for our ‘Top Ten Tech Trends’ cover story package, which provides our readers—healthcare and healthcare IT senior leaders in hospitals, medical groups, and health systems—a broad overview of the most important trends shaping our industry in the present moment. We are gratified to know that this cover story package, one of our signature editorial offerings each year, is being recognized for its editorial quality. We remain passionately committed to helping our readers navigate the winds of change in an industry undergoing dramatic, transformational change.” About Healthcare Informatics: Healthcare Informatics serves a professional community dedicated to the planning, development, and implementation of important technological trends that will define tomorrow’s healthcare. These dedicated professionals exchange a wide range of pioneering concepts as they tackle important strategic and information technology issues facing organizations such as hospitals, medical groups, and integrated health systems. Members of the Healthcare Informatics community share a focus on healthcare IT leadership, vision, and strategy—driving change forward by shaping innovations that point the way to the future of healthcare. For more information, visit: http://www.healthcare-informatics.com
News Article | February 20, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HIMSS Conference 2017-- Caradigm®, the leader in enterprise population health, today announced that the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative (PHQC), the clinically integrated network affiliated with Palmetto Health is now live on Caradigm solutions to drive population health through its clinically integrated network. The PHQC has implemented the Caradigm Care Management and the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, and is working to deploy Caradigm Risk Management and Quality Improvement. Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region and its clinically integrated network, the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, has over 1,200 participating providers. Caradigm Care Management supports the PHQC’s interdisciplinary care teams in sharing patient information, streamlining time-consuming workflows, and ensuring all members of the care delivery team are able to work at the top of their license. With these improvements, the care teams will be better able to transition high-risk patients moving from inpatient or Emergency Department care back into the community or to a patient-centered medical home. The PHQC participates in a variety of value-based population health initiatives including a Medicare Shared Savings Program, commercial ACO products, and the management of the Palmetto Health self-insured employee population. The PHQC collaborates with other clinically integrated networks in South Carolina to achieve state-wide goals through the Care Coordination Institute (CCI). CCI led the PHQC’s Caradigm implementation building on the experience and expertise from launching the Caradigm solutions with the MyHealth First Network (MyHFN). Neal Singh, CEO and President of Caradigm said, “Caradigm’s mission is to help innovative organizations like the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative build the technology infrastructure they need to redesign their systems of care. We applaud the PHQC for their efforts to align the delivery of healthcare to population health in order to improve patient outcomes.” The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative (PHQC) is a regionally recognized clinically integrated network comprised of more than 1,200 physicians and six hospitals to drive targeted improvements in health care quality and efficiency. Since its inception in 2010, the PHQC has been committed to increasing the quality of care patients receive by setting higher performance and quality expectations for participating physicians. Through a focus on prevention, optimal treatment of diseases and the coordination of care across the continuum, the PHQC continues to strive to create value by improving outcomes for its patients and reducing costs for employers and payers. The Care Coordination Institute (CCI) provides services and solutions to meet the evolving needs of clinically integrated networks (CINs), and healthcare providers. CCI designs and delivers innovations that advance health and accelerate the transformation of healthcare. By developing, implementing and evaluating care delivery models, tools and supportive services, CCI enables healthcare providers and organizations to take total responsibility for those they care for. Working collaboratively with its customers and partners, CCI challenges how healthcare services are delivered, managed and financed in support of a meaningful and sustainable transformation of the healthcare delivery system. The Care Coordination Institute (www.ccihealth.org) delivers innovative solutions to clinically integrated networks with over 3,500 independent and employed providers caring for 2.5 million patient lives. Caradigm is an award-winning population health company dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Its enterprise software portfolio encompasses all capabilities critical to delivering effective population health management, including data control; healthcare analytics; care coordination and management; and wellness and patient engagement. Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, Billings Clinic and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1,500 hospitals worldwide, connect to over 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. In addition, its identity and access management solutions are employed daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information. Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors. To learn more, go to www.caradigm.com
News Article | February 20, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HIMSS Conference 2017-- Caradigm, the leader in enterprise population health, today announced Caradigm® Risk Stratification, a patient list application integrated with Caradigm’s solution suite including Caradigm® Care Management, an enterprise care coordination workflow application. Being natively integrated with the C aradigm suite brings unique benefits to provider organizations looking to identify and manage the care of patients in value-based programs. Risk Stratification can aggregate data from multiple EMRs in real time, create segmented patient lists using clinical indicators, identify patients that meet defined criteria, and streamline enrollment into programs within Care Management so that care teams can engage patients more quickly to drive better outcomes. It can be implemented rapidly as an add-on to deployed Caradigm solutions. The application also includes a standard set of out-of-the box lists, and can support the creation of custom lists, with plans to plug in third-party predictive risk algorithms. “For value-based care to impact the quality of healthcare delivery, data from across the healthcare community must be aggregated for use in reporting and analytics, which then must be connected to care workflows,” said Caradigm President and CEO Neal Singh. “Caradigm Risk Stratification bridges the gap between disjointed patient lists and care management workflows for high-risk patients, with a vision to include claims data, behavioral indicators, social determinants and financial indicators. Linking the analysis of real-time clinical risk indicators to population health workflow applications like Caradigm Care Management enables your team to work more efficiently and deliver care to your patients more quickly.” Caradigm is an award-winning population health company dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Its enterprise software portfolio encompasses all capabilities critical to delivering effective population health management, including data control; healthcare analytics; care coordination and management; and wellness and patient engagement. Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, Billings Clinic and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1500 hospitals worldwide, and connect to about 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. In addition, its identity and access management solutions are employed daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information. Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors. To learn more, go to www.caradigm.com.
News Article | February 21, 2017
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions today announced the opening of its new technology center in Rochester, MN – a city recognized for world-class healthcare. The new technology center follows closely on the heels of two new centers opened in Mumbai, India and Dubai, UAE. “Considering the strategic importance of the US market, CitiusTech is strengthening its presence in North America. The addition of the Rochester facility will allow us to serve our customers more effectively,” said Rizwan Koita, Chief Executive Officer of CitiusTech. CitiusTech has expanded its focus in the provider market to help providers drive innovation in care delivery. With its enhanced solutions around new technologies (analytics, big data, mobile, cloud, etc.) and specialized technology practices, CitiusTech enables large health systems and independent delivery networks to drive their key strategic areas – application development and validation, data integration and data management, clinical quality and performance management, and mobile and patient engagement – and improve business performance. CitiusTech’s BI-Clinical is the most widely deployed third party healthcare BI/ analytics platform, certified for both provider and payer markets. BI-Clinical is deployed over 4,500+ locations, supporting over 550,000 providers and over 30 million lives. BI-Clinical has the largest measure library with 600+ pre-built KPIs including coverage of federal and commercial initiatives. BI-Clinical’s Rules Management Module (RMM) enables providers to build and manage quality measures and other rules (cohorts and alerts) in a highly configurable and auditable manner. CitiusTech has grown significantly over the past five years. CitiusTech has revenues of over $100 million and is ranked amongst the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the 2016 HCI 100 by Healthcare Informatics. CitiusTech (www.citiustech.com) is a provider of healthcare technology services and solutions to medical technology companies, providers, payers and life sciences organizations, with over 2,500 professionals worldwide. CitiusTech’s services and solutions include healthcare software development, healthcare interoperability, regulatory compliance, BI/analytics, consumer engagement, care coordination and population health management. CitiusTech helps customers accelerate innovation in healthcare through a number of solutions and accelerators for clinical quality reporting, healthcare big data, cloud computing, mobile health and predictive analytics. With cutting-edge technology expertise, world-class service quality and a global resource base, CitiusTech consistently delivers best-in-class solutions and an unmatched cost advantage to healthcare clients worldwide.
News Article | February 17, 2017
Carousel Industries, a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services and cloud solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carousel to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing IT landscape, improve operational efficiencies, and offload labor-intensive maintenance so they can shift their focus to more innovative initiatives. In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations. The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services. The Elite 150 are largely traditional, enterprise-focused resellers that have a significant managed service offering. “Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.” "We are pleased to have once again earned recognition from CRN as one of the Elite 150 MSPs as part of the 2017 MSP 500 list," said Rich Montefusco, Vice President of Managed Services, Carousel Industries. “Carousel continues to invest heavily in its people, processes and partnerships to ensure we remain at the forefront of managed services providers across the U.S. These investments are paying significant dividends in supporting both the growth of that portion of our business and increasing our clients’ continued confidence in Carousel as a strategic MSP. We see more and more clients turning to Carousel as an extension of their own IT teams." The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at http://www.CRN.com/msp500. About Carousel Industries Carousel Industries is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks. Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow's standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of communication, network, and security technologies, Carousel is able to design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business. Founded in 1992, Carousel serves more than 6,000 clients, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed services and cloud solution provider – including the Inc. 500/5000, Healthcare Informatics 100, and CRN MSP Elite 150. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has more than 1,400 employees based in 27 offices–with three Network Operating Centers nationwide.
News Article | March 2, 2017
HERNDON, Va., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today that it will be partnering with Healthcare Informatics (HCI) to host the webinar Top Health IT Trends...
News Article | February 17, 2017
Healthcare Informatics has selected Pulsara to receive this year’s Innovation in Interoperability Award, which recognizes outstanding healthcare IT innovation that enhances clinician workflow, exchanges data, and/or reduces costs. A panel of Healthcare Informatics expert editorial board members selected Pulsara for its innovative, industry-leading platform — the only solution of its kind that manages the entire care process from EMS through to definitive care. Pulsara performs like an app on users’ smart phones or tablets, allowing care teams to securely coordinate and accelerate life-saving care in emergency situations. “It is humbling to be in the company of other technology solutions that are rapidly changing the face of healthcare,” said Dr. James Woodson, Pulsara’s Founder and CEO. “We are honored to have been selected for such a prestigious award. Thank you to all the hard-working teams of clinicians who use Pulsara to help them do what they do best — care for patients and save lives.” Dr. Woodson will accept the award at the Innovator Awards Reception on February 21st at the annual HIMSS Health IT Conference in Orlando. Pulsara, which is used by hospital systems in 13 states and Australia, has been associated with a 10-46% reduction in treatment times for STEMI and stroke patients. With Pulsara, EMS agencies and hospitals are able to reduce risks during transitions of care, improve turnaround times for EMS, improve capture of registration and billing information, eliminate costs for ECG transmission, and reduce costly false activations. Hospitals have demonstrated a yearly 10X ROI using the platform. Read the full interview with Pulsara’s founder and CEO, Dr. James Woodson right here. To learn more about Pulsara visit, https://www.pulsara.com. Pulsara is a digital healthcare corporation that focuses on using mobile technology to enhance treatment time outcomes by improving communication and care coordination through the entire healthcare system. Pulsara’s mobile application packages for stroke, STEMI, and general patients improve communications between the teams caring for those critical patients, leading to faster treatment and better outcomes. Every clinician – from paramedics to emergency department staff to neurology and cardiology teams – is on the same page with a simple tap. For more information, visit https://www.pulsara.com.