Today’s EHR and HIT news includes vendor acquisition news from SA Ignite, an announcement from Imprivata on its first annual HealthCon User Conference coming up in November and news from ClearDATA and Acuo Technology who are partnering to provide Cloud-Based Vendor Neutral Archiving of Medical Images.
Queens Long Island Medical Group Selects SA Ignite’s Solution for MU Attestation
Queens Long Island Medical Group has chosen the MU Assistant cloud-based software solution from SA Ignite to streamline and automate their “last mile” of achieving Meaningful Use and attesting for Medicare’s Stage 1 incentive payment.
“Choosing SA Ignite was the fastest decision we have ever made,” said Viswanth Balachander, MD, who has led the program for QLIMG. “And as a result, we are now working at lightning speed to meet our previously aggressive and now very achievable goal of completing Stage 1 MU attestation for our physicians by the end of the year. We could not have worked at this lightning speed without SA Ignite and its MU Assistant solution.”
QLIMG continues to show pioneering leadership in HIT; it was one of the first medical groups to offer patients a secure medical records system and was the first practice in the state of New York to achieve NCQA recognition as a level 3 PPC-PCMH, the highest level of recognition achievable. QLIMG uses Allscripts Enterprise as its Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.
“When we were looking for a way to quickly get to Meaningful Use compliance and through attestation, we saw that MU Assistant had worked seamlessly with multiple clients on Allscripts Enterprise. And it was refreshingly surprising to learn just how positive others’ experiences with SA Ignite have been,” Dr. Balachander said.
Imprivata to Hold First Annual User Conference Nov. 6 – 8 in Boston
Imprivata, a leader in healthcare IT security, will hold its first annual HealthCon 2012 User Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, Nov. 6 – 8. The two-day event will feature more than 30 unique breakout sessions delivered by Imprivata product experts, partners, industry leaders and customers. Topics will include workflow improvement, maximizing technology investments, mobile health, electronic health record adoption, and meeting HIPAA regulations.
Keynote speakers and session leaders from organizations like Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University will address the business challenges hospitals face today, while Imprivata experts and customers will discuss how to best roll-out and implement Imprivata solutions.
ClearDATA Partners with Acuo Technology for Cloud-Based Vendor Neutral Archiving of Medical Images
ClearDATA Networks has announced the availability of a new cloud-based vendor neutral archiving (VNA) solution with Acuo Technologies. Under the agreement, ClearDATA will offer and support Acuo’s Universal Clinical Platform solution for medical image content, both DICOM and Non-DICOM, as part of its HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based VNA solution for medical images. ClearDATA’s Cloud VNA and Medical Image Archiving Solution is designed to greatly reduce capital expenses, support and maintenance costs for healthcare organizations.
Healthcare organizations and hospitals are faced with ever-increasing storage requirements for PACS, and for storing medical images of all types. There is also a rapidly growing need to securely share medical images between providers in diverse locations in a manner that protects patient privacy and meets HIPAA requirements. These two factors combined are making medical image storage one of the largest and fastest growing IT budget expenses for hospitals and providers.
“We’re honored by ClearDATA’s decision to offer the world’s leading enterprise VNA platform and migration solutions from Acuo to their healthcare customers,” said Jeff Timbrook, chief executive officer for Acuo Technologies. “Implementation of Acuo’s Universal Clinical Platform is a transformational experience for organizations looking to achieve greater interoperability across all clinical systems to deliver relevant clinical information in a patient centric context at the point of need. Our advanced clinical content management applications, deep migration and integration experience with all PACS vendors and storage providers will serve as important resources for ClearDATA in supporting their healthcare cloud customers and growing this segment of their business.”
“In order to effectively deliver best-in-class, HIPAA compliant cloud VNA solutions to the healthcare industry, it is important for us to partner with market leaders such as Acuo Technologies with its Universal Clinical Platform, an enterprise VNA platform,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “Now that the healthcare industry has recognized the cost savings and productivity benefits of migrating IT infrastructure to the cloud, VNA must also be seen as a strategic asset ready to benefit from the security, reliability, and efficiency of cloud architecture. Acuo has an excellent reputation throughout the industry with its customers and we’re very excited to be working with them.”