Today’s EHR and HIT news includes vendor selection stories from Genesis Chiropractic Software and Billing Precision Service, Office Ally’s announcement of a new Director of eSolutions and Business Development and the news that Wolters Kluwer Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Health Language, Inc.
Genesis Chiropractic Software and Billing Precision Service Selected by CBP’s Dr. Deed Harrison for his New Office
“We saw the need to centralize what we are trying to accomplish with CBP®,” said Dr. Harrison, owner of Chiropractic BioPhysics. “Flying all over left me less and less time to do the research CBP was built on. I decided to build one facility where I can practice and continue to produce the latest research.”
“We’ve designed an exclusive CBP documentation suite to allow full integration with CBP’s business modules from Drs. Haas, CBP technique treatment procedures, and x-ray (PostureRay®) and Posture analysis (PostureScreen Mobile®) software,” continued Dr. Harrison.
“We are delighted to have discovered a chiropractic billing software and service vendor with a long and successful history of custom practice management tool development who use their own software. The new system will suggest mirror image adjustments, exercises, and traction set ups. There is simply nothing else like Genesis Chiropractic Software and Billing Precision service in today’s EHR market.”
Office Ally Names Daniel Wojta Director of eSolutions and Business Development
Daniel Wojta has been appointed director of eSolutions and business development for Office Ally, effective immediately. Office Ally offers healthcare providers a full suite of revenue-cycle management services.
In his new role Wojta will be responsible for helping to further Office Ally’s leadership position in electronic health records, real-time clinical messaging, practice management, clearinghouse solutions and other developing electronic functionality. He will represent the company at various industry gatherings and in interactions with existing and potential customers including health plans, facilities, physicians and RECs – regional extension centers that receive federal funding to assist healthcare providers with the selection and implementation of electronic health record technology.
“Daniel brings to Office Ally a vast and deep knowledge of the healthcare industry coupled with more than a decade of experience in building, promoting and managing electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality with a major payer and vendors,” said Brian O’Neill, president and CEO of Office Ally. “We are looking forward to Daniel making substantial contributions in helping Office Ally continue to grow its presence in markets around the country while we provide increasing value to our customers.”
Wojta comes to Office Ally from United Healthcare where he worked in a variety of capacities including serving as the regional deployment lead and business analyst of eSolutions sales and marketing for United HealthCare’s online portal and EDI functionality. He holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin and has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Health Information and Management Systems Society.
Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Health Language, Inc., a Leader in the Medical Terminology Management Market
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Health Language, Inc., a leader in Medical Terminology Management (MTM), a rapidly growing segment of the point-of-care market. The acquisition is part of Wolters Kluwer Health’s strategy to continually enhance its leadership position in the point of care market by providing customers with access to a comprehensive set of evidence-based disease and drug information knowledge platforms and robust software solutions.
Health Language’s medical content terminology databases and software solutions enable hospitals, electronic medical record system providers (EMRs) and payers around the globe to manage, update and map disparate medical vocabularies and administrative codes used in U.S. and international settings. MTM is expected to see rapid growth as healthcare entities become increasingly interconnected and the need for sharing clinical data grows. This trend has been accelerated by Meaningful Use legislation in the U.S., promoting the use of electronic health records and evidence-based medicine to improve quality standards in health care.
“Medical terminology management is quickly emerging as a core point-of-care market as hospitals, EMRs and payers are increasingly focused on interoperability of systems to realize the advantages of healthcare information technology,” said Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “Health Language has built a leadership position in meeting this important interoperability need. This acquisition allows Wolters Kluwer Health to enhance its current market leading point-of-care solutions and better position its customers to fully leverage existing and emerging healthcare quality and reimbursement initiatives. The acquisition also provides Wolters Kluwer Health with greater access to payers, key customers for various Health Language offerings.”