Today’s vendor news includes articles from Health Care Software, IDS and Netsmart
Integrity Transitional Hospital Selects HCS INTERACTANT EMR and Financial Solution
Health Care Software (HCS) has announced that Integrity Transitional Hospital has selected HCS and will install the complete INTERACTANT EMR and Financial solution. Specific applications include registration, revenue cycle management, EMR, general ledger, and accounts payable.
“We are very proud to welcome Integrity Transitional Hospital to the HCS family,” states Tom Fahey, President of HCS. “HCS is committed to providing long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH) with an information system specific to their unique care environment. This new addition to the HCS client family validates our commitment to this market segment.”
The INTERACTANT EMR allows clients to leverage an interdisciplinary team approach in which LTACHs treat high acuity and medically complex patients. The ability to build interdisciplinary team best practice protocols into the EMR allows clinicians and care staff to plan appropriate interventions in patients with comorbidities and/or dual diagnoses. Integrity Transitional Hospital will begin implementation within the next few months.
“During our extensive due diligence process it became clear that HCS truly understands how an LTACH works, and that INTERACTANT will not only meet our needs today but will grow with us based on its superior flexibility,” states Prentice Sanders, CFO at Integrity Transitional Hospital. “Coupled with their LTACH specific reporting capabilities, comprehensive design, and cost structure, HCS was the clear choice for our organization.”
Leon Medical Centers Select IDS for Speech Recognition, Mobile Dictation and Workflow Solutions
Leon Medical Centers has chosen IDS to streamline its radiology reporting using IDS’s cloud computing workflow portal, mobile applications, and speech recognition technology.
“Leon Medical Centers (LMC) has a tradition of investing in technologies that continually improve patient outcomes and customer service. We evaluated several technologies that will enable LMC to add to existing diagnostic modalities while improving operational performance and quality,” said Leon Medical Centers’ Chief Operating Officer, Aristides Pallin. “IDS stood out for its ability to customize workflow to meet our unique needs.”
Leon’s radiologists began using IDS’s speech recognition application Voice2Dox® earlier this year to document diagnostic imaging studies, reducing turnaround times and ultimately minimizing transcription costs.
By integrating the AbbaDox ecosystem with Leon’s patient scheduling and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), providers are able to unify worklists and standardize reports across Leon’s locations and facilities throughout the county.
Netsmart Supports Behavioral Health Information Technology Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
Netsmart,has announced their support for the Behavioral Health Information Technology Act of 2012.
Introduced as H.R. 6043 on June 28 by U.S. Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), the proposed amendment extends eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare incentive funds for the “Meaningful Use” of electronic health records to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment professionals and facilities not previously included as eligible in the HITECH Act, a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Co-sponsors of H.R. 6043 include U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Marino (R-PA), John Sullivan (R-OK) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH). A similar amendment (S. 539) was introduced in the U.S. Senate in March 2011 by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
“This amendment, introduced and sponsored by members of both major parties, would correct an oversight that excludes major components of the U.S. healthcare system from critical funding that would help them better serve the nearly 25% of the U.S. population that is afflicted with a mental illness,” said Kevin Scalia, Netsmart executive vice president of corporate development. “Our clients are being asked to become more efficient and tightly integrated with the rest of healthcare. All parties agree that technology is fundamental to making that happen. Congress made this point with the original HITECH Act by providing incentives for the implementation of integrated health records, and now these leaders in Congress have said that the same needs to be true for behavioral health.”