Today’s EHR and HIT news includes stories from ClearDATA Networks, SuccessEHS
Southwest Spine & Sports Moves EMR & IT Infrastructure to ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform
ClearDATA Networks has announced that Southwest Spine & Sports (SWSS), a Scottsdale, Arizona-based healthcare provider, is operating virtually its entire IT infrastructure of servers, storage, and applications on the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform. By moving to the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud, SWSS reduced its Total Cost of Ownership for IT infrastructure, maintenance, and support by approximately 50% over a two year period.
SWSS originally contracted with ClearDATA to upgrade its EMR software Sage Intergy into the cloud in order to eliminate the need to purchase a new and costly server. The cost savings, reliability, performance, security, and HIPAA regulatory compliance of the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform convinced SWSS to move virtually its entire IT infrastructure over as well. The entire migration and implementation was completed in 2-3 weeks.
“Our move to the ClearDATA Cloud has proven to be a solid business decision. It has helped from a technology and IT standpoint and solved many problems,” said Michael Wolff, M.D., founder and medical director of SWSS. “Everything runs better in the cloud than it did in our offices, and our systems and data is much more secure now that it is backed up offsite. ClearDATA has given us phenomenal service. In the long run, the cost savings should be significant.”
SuccessEHS to Host Free Webinar on Stage 2 Meaningful Use
SuccessEHS will host a free webinar on Stage 2 Meaningful Use to explain the criteria set forth in the recently issued final rule. The webinar will be led by SuccessEHS National Director of Government Affairs, Adele Allison. Allison will cover revised timelines for compliance and penalties, changes to Stage 1 criteria, Stage 2 core and menu measures and reporting of clinical quality data.
“This webinar will be a great resource for anyone seeking guidance on Stage 2, including those in Stage 1, those planning for Stage 2 and those who are simply considering participation in the program,” Allison said. “We’ll dive into the final regulations for Stage 2 and discuss how providers can plan for success in the second phase of the Meaningful Use program.”
The webinar will be held on Sept. 25, 2012, and will be offered at two times: 11:30 a.m. CDT and 1:30 p.m. CDT. Interested parties can register to attend at www.successehs.com/webinars . Attendees can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendance, as this webinar is CEU-approved by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).
Medical Center of the Rockies Selects ProVation Medical Software for Gastroenterology Documentation and Coding
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that the Medical Center of the Rockies has selected its ProVation Medical Software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding in its GI labs.
Located in Loveland, Colo., the 148-bed Medical Center of the Rockies is a regional medical center with a full spectrum of services including specialties in cardiology and trauma care. It is home to two intensive care units, a birthing center and a special care nursery, a medical nursing unit, a surgical nursing unit, and full-service radiology and laboratory. The organization earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation in 2010, and has been honored with the Exemplary Service Overall Best Performer award by Avatar International. Medical Center of the Rockies is a partnership between Regional West Health Services of Scottsbluff, Neb. and Poudre Valley Health System, which has also deployed ProVation MD for GI.