Today’s EHR and HIT News story include a partnership announcement from Kforce Healthcare and Elsevier to provide training and education in the field of ICD-10. Other stories include customer acquisition news from ClearDATA as well as news that Modernizing Medicine has been named the Top Mobile Startup in their region.
Kforce Healthcare, Inc. and Elsevier/MC Strategies Enhance ICD-10 Services
Kforce Healthcare has expanded its offerings through a collaboration with Elsevier’s MC Strategies to provide ICD-10
education, training assessments and project management services. In early 2012, Kforce Healthcare and Elsevier began offering training to more than 700 Kforce HIM consultants. Leveraging Elsevier’s unique eLearning platform, Kforce Healthcare has continued to deliver tailored training plans for these consultants through a phased approach.
Extending their collaborative services, Kforce Healthcare and Elsevier are now working together to provide organizational readiness, including coder and documentation assessments, as well as training and education
for all areas affected by the ICD-10 transition.
“Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has finalized the October 1, 2014 date for ICD-10 implementation, all healthcare facilities need to evaluate their ICD-10 readiness and develop vendor relationships to help ensure there is no delay in securing experienced resources,” said Amy Simpson, Group Vice President, Kforce Healthcare, Inc. “The demand for talent in areas including technology, as well as coding and analysis, is projected to quickly escalate. Talent and time are running out for facilities that delay on preparations for the ICD-10 deadline.”
Brookings Health System Selects ClearDATA Virtual Data Center Service for HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Hosting of IT Infrastructure
ClearDATA Networks has announced that Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, will be moving its data center systems and software to ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA Cloud Platform. By moving to the ClearDATA Virtual Data Center, Brookings Health System will eliminate significant capital expenses for servers, storage, and other hardware as well as reduce IT costs associated with support and maintenance.
ClearDATA will provide Brookings Health with a full complement of managed services to ensure reliability, security, and compliance including data encryption, system monitoring, backup and restore services, and more. ClearDATA manages its private cloud in highly secure, state of the art data centers. Redundant power feeds to the grid, multiple carriers with global connectivity, comprehensive HVAC and fire prevention systems are fully integrated with a unique ultra-secure HIPAA Compliant network architecture to ensure 100% uptime.
“Healthcare costs are rising in every category, and especially in the areas related to expanding IT requirements and HIPAA regulations,” stated Jason R. Merkley, CEO and President of Brookings Health System. “Brookings Health’s top priority is to provide optimum healthcare services to patients in the local community, and utilizing state-of-the art technology is key to achieving that goal. Moving our data center to the ClearDATA HealthDATA Cloud Platform enables us to significantly reduce IT costs, improve our overall system performance and reliability, and comply with government security standards. We chose ClearDATA because of its exclusive healthcare focus, HIPAA expertise, and excellent customer service reputation.”
Modernizing Medicine Is Named the #1 Top Mobile Startup by the South Florida Technology Alliance
Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant™, a cloud-based specialty-specific EMR application, announced today that it has been named the #1 “Top Mobile Startup in South Florida” by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA).
The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, the SFTA provides South Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in the South Florida region.
Modernizing Medicine was named a “Top Mobile Startup in South Florida” along with Voispot, a social talk platform for people to have group conversations about common interests, and AppwoRx, who has changed the field of clinical photography for physicians through the use of mobile and cloud based technologies, who claimed the #2 and #3 spots. The top three were chosen from a long list of impressive startups headquartered in South Florida.
“We’re very excited to be recognized among some of the fastest growing local companies by the South Florida Technology Alliance,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “We’re proud to call South Florida home and will continue to work hard to help strengthen the local economy as we grow Modernizing Medicine.”