April 3, 2015 By News
DICOM Grid has announced the release of “medical selfie”, a new feature available through its mobile optimized medical image management platform. Using the feature, patients and care providers can upload medical pictures taken on an iOs device and securely share them with physicians.
“The ability to quickly send a picture is especially critical in trauma situations or frankly just to monitor ongoing care, ” Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid said. “For example, patients or referring physicians can snap a shot of a burn, wound, or other injury and share it with a specialty [Read More…]
Amazing Charts Aids Physician Transition to ICD-10 Coding With User-Friendly Technology and Free Education
April 2, 2015 By Steve Campbell
Amazing Charts has introduced a product solution and free educational resources to address the Oct.1, 2015 transition to ICD-10. Amazing Charts EHR Version 8.2 will allow physicians to use clinically relevant terms to accurately and efficiently find ICD-10 codes.
“We want to help our users move to ICD-10 well in advance of the October deadline to ensure no interruption in payments for services.” — John Squire
ICD-10 coding in Amazing Charts begins when a physician types a symptom or diagnosis using common medical terms — such as abdominal pain, diabetes, or fracture — and then selects a clinical description with a code from a dropdown menu, or chooses to further refine the search. Words can be entered in any order, and common abbreviations and partial words are recognized. Physicians are presented with a set of ICD-10 codes highlighted in different colors to show which codes are billable. Behind the scenes, SNOMED Clinical Terms (CT) are mapped to ICD-10 codes in compliance with interoperability standards. Additionally, ICD-9 codes can be accessed for billing (or rebilling) encounters created prior to the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline.
Preparing physicians to code to the highest level of specificity promotes improved patient care and expedites reimbursement to optimize revenue. Amazing Charts offers physicians a series of free online educational resources — including blogs, how-to tutorials, live webinars, and videos — focused on the transition to ICD-10, coding, and clinical documentation improvement.
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April 1, 2015
ClearDATA, the healthcare-exclusive industry leader in cloud computing, platform and information security services, announced today the launch of its Healthcare Managed Cloud that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new offering enables healthcare organizations to leverage the affordability and convenience of AWS’ highly secure framework to safeguard patient health information. The ClearDATA … [Read More...]
April 1, 2015
In a move that delivers technology advances to both community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, healthcare technology provider Healthland has acquired Rycan, a healthcare revenue cycle solutions firm based in Minnesota. Rycan will continue its focus and expansion within large health systems and their stand-alone client base, in addition to strengthening revenue cycle offerings across … [Read More...]
March 31, 2015
e-MDs, a provider of ambulatory EMR and practice management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"), a global investment firm. Following the acquisition, e-MDs has been merged with MDeverywhere, an existing Marlin portfolio company and provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services and credentialing for physicians. The acquisition and merger … [Read More...]
March 19, 2015
Cerner and PCC have been rated as the top performers for small physician practices, with Cerner being top rated for broad-use EMRs and PCC for specialty-specific EMRs. This at a time when just more than one-quarter of providers at small practices feel stuck with or plan to leave their current EMR vendor. These findings and more were published in the latest KLAS report, "New Leaders in the … [Read More...]
Practice Fusion Releases Free e-Prescribing of Controlled Medications to Help Ensure I-STOP Compliance for 77,000 Eligible New York State Providers
March 18, 2015
Practice Fusion has announced that it is now certified for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). With this certification, Practice Fusion can help ensure that its New York State physicians are able to comply with the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) requirement for EPCS. Easily accessible from a mobile tablet or device, providers can quickly and … [Read More...]
March 13, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians ranks Praxis EMR the number one EHR by physicians in the new survey "Physicians Who have Switched EHRs." The AAFP's award-winning Family Practice Management (FPM) magazine publishes a nationally recognized EHR Satisfaction Survey based on practicing physicians nationwide. As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked first place in user satisfaction, but … [Read More...]
March 12, 2015
SOAPware has announced the introduction of myHEALTHware™, a product they're calling "the complete solution to patient care coordination." myHEALTHware combines the best of social networking with 20 years of medical software know-how resulting in a robust, feature-rich platform that delivers maximum privacy, security and ease-of-use. myHEALTHware provides the tools and resources needed to … [Read More...]
March 11, 2015
The following is a guest post by By Dean Wiech No matter the industry, each time a purchase is made, business leaders always want to know what they are getting in return for their financial investment. Questions frequently asked include: “How is this going to help me?” and “What is my return on investment?” Another phrase, often uttered by “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary from … [Read More...]
At Community Memorial Health System, 98% of Orders and Notes Are Completed Electronically Using PatientKeeper
March 4, 2015
PatientKeeper has announced that 98 percent of all orders and physician notes are being entered electronically at its customer, Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) in Ventura County, California, as a result of widespread adoption of PatientKeeper CPOE™ and PatientKeeper NoteWriter™. The success of PatientKeeper has given the hospital a competitive advantage in attracting physicians to … [Read More...]
February 23, 2015
Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which EMR to purchase when looking to make a buying decision. In the KLAS acute care EMR purchasing plans report released today, researchers found that even though providers have fewer choices due to market contraction, they are less likely to have made up their minds about which system to buy … [Read More...]