M*Modal Taps Scott MacKenzie As New CEO

M*Modal Taps Scott MacKenzie As New CEO

On Thursday M*Modal, a provider clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions announced that former Passport Health CEO Scott MacKenzie has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and a member of M*Modal’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, M*Modal is focused on increasing the productivity of healthcare providers using a combination of technology and services to improve clinical documentation and allow physicians to focus on their patients. Scott brings more than 25
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CareCloud Launches Advanced Analytics to Medical Groups


  CareCloud, provider of cloud-based practice management, EHR, and medical billing software and services, today announces the launch of CareCloud Advanced Analytics, a powerful new analytics suite that provides industry-leading visibility into a medical group’s financial, operational, and clinical performance. CareCloud Advanced Analytics is designed to allow medical groups of all sizes to optimize business process and results. CareCloud will be showcasing its new analytics offering along with
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Verizon Unveils New HIPAA-Ready Solutions for Payers/Providers

Verizon Unveils New HIPAA-Ready Solutions

Verizon Enterprise Solution today announced that its Virtual Contact Center and IP-based Interactive Voice Response (IP IVR) offerings are now HIPAA-ready. With these solutions, U.S. healthcare providers and payers can now effectively manage incoming inquiries from users, such as patients and healthcare professionals, while sharing electronic patient health information. A cloud-based offering, Verizon’s Virtual Contact Center offers a holistic and coordinated experience for users and can be
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Karen DeSalvo Steps Down from ONC to Focus on Ebola Response

Karen DeSalvo

ONC National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo is stepping down to become the acting assistant secretary of health to focus on the Ebola response. The position oversees the surgeon's general office playing a heavy role in tackling public health issues.   “As the acting assistant secretary for health, Karen's experience as a practicing physician, a senior member of the HHS team, and as a nationally recognized leader in public health, will be invaluable to the department and me. She will
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HHS Launches $840M Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

HHS Launches EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge_HHS Funded Health Care Innovation Award Projects to Watch

The Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it will invest $840 million over the next four years in a new initiative to help 150,000 clinicians access information and improve health outcomes. Through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, the HHS will fund successful applicants who work directly with medical providers to rethink and redesign their practices, moving from systems driven by quantity of care to ones focused on patients’ health outcomes, and coordinated health
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NCCN Chemotherapy Orders to Integrate with Epic’s EHR

NCCN Chemotherapy Orders to Integrate with Epic's EHR

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced it is working with Epic to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates) into Epic's Beacon Oncology Information System as electronic chemotherapy protocols for use by health care providers. The Epic integration provides physicians with access to evidence-based treatment protocols based on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines). NCCN Templates include: - chemotherapy and
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AirStrip and IBM Partner to Develop Predictive Analytics Solution

AirStrip and Dignity Health

AirStrip and IBM today announced that AirStrip will work to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients. IBM will provide the streaming analytics technology which allows AirStrip’s solution to use data from numerous data sources in real time. The new solution, being co-developed by AirStrip with the University of Michigan (U-M) Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, will bring together data from electronic
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Over 11k Expected to Attend Cerner Health Conference 2014

Cerner Health Conference

More than 11,000 health care industry leaders, practitioners and Cerner associates are planning to attend the 29th annual Cerner Health Conference (CHC) in Kansas City, MO. Clients, partners and associates from more than 25 countries are expected to collaborate with peers, share best practices and gain hands-on experience with innovative health care solutions and services. The conference begins on Sunday, Nov. 2 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Kansas City Convention Center. This
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Nuance Embeds Speech Solution into eClinicalWorks Mobile EHR

Nuance Unveils The Industry’s Largest Medical Imaging Network for Image Sharing

Nuance today announced it has partnered with eClinicalWorks to embed Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology into eClinicalTouch for the iPad and eClinicalMobile for iOS and Android, enabling clinicians working in outpatient settings to enter patient notes into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using tablets and smartphones through a fully connected and consistent experience. “This is a major win for clinicians practicing in the ambulatory setting using our Dragon Medical
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Ebola Pushing EHRs in New Direction

Ebola EHRs

Dr. Donald Voltz discusses how infectious diseases such as Ebola, enterovirus D68, and flu is pushing EHRs into the job of a central communications hub. The recent spate of infectious diseases identified in the US-whether Ebola, enterovirus D68 or just the beginning of the plain old flu season, healthcare has become increasing complex. It involves more players in terms of patients, providers, administration, insurance , governmental bodies and now CDC screeners at airports. This leaves
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