Today’s EHR and HIT News focuses on customer acquistion news with updates from Royal Solutions Group, eClinicalWorks and Perceptive Software. There is also an announcement of a group of cloud based services that can help achieve meaningful use from Evolve Exchange.
Cloud EHR Provider Royal Solutions Group Deploys Royal Letters Automated Letter, Email, Report and Notification Service at Scottsdale Medical Imaging
Royal Solutions Group has announced the deployment of Royal Letters at Scottsdale Medical Imaging in Scottsdale, AZ allowing for automated letter, email, diagnostic report and notification generation. Royal Letters is a service that delivers encrypted emails to patients and providers and can be plugged into almost any existing system or workflow due to its unique file reading capabilities. The Royal Letters product seamlessly integrates with existing EHR systems and securely extracts files from the client’s database.
The combination of software innovation, flexible integration with existing workflows, and broad range of information management options, delivers an unbeatable return on investment. “We provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution that delivers secure email, text message notifications and direct mailing to your patients and physicians,” says Rafal Pisarski, Chief Marketing Officer, Royal Solutions Group. Clients realize savings in mailing costs and gain the simplicity of working with one vendor that provides both the automation and service. With the help of Two Factor Authentication, patients and physicians alike can automatically receive notifications making the process simple, fast and less prone to data entry errors.
“Our partnership with Royal continues to drive innovation at our practice. Their ability to rapidly go from conception to delivery is unbeaten among our vendor partners. Automated letter delivery is yet another leap forward for us in our continuous effort to deliver better care for our patients,” said James Whitfill, MD CMIO, Scottsdale Medical Imaging.
Arkansas Heart Hospital Transitions to eClinicalWorks from Legacy EHR
eClinicalWorks has announced that Arkansas Heart Hospital, a nationally recognized and award-winning hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for all of its clinic locations. Tight integration with the organization’s laboratory and cardio diagnostics systems will extend the benefits of this technology.
“At Arkansas Heart Hospital, we are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, President and CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital. “eClinicalWorks was selected due to its comprehensive nature and ability to create customizable templates in addition to its current cardiology-specific content. We moved to an EHR that has a successful track record with cardiology hospitals and is willing to work with us on additional functionalities. Partnering with eClinicalWorks will aid us in our mission to deliver state of the art cardiovascular care in a professional manner.”
eClinicalWorks has been working with Arkansas Heart Hospital to add 20 cardiology-specific worksheets designed specifically for managing in-office tests, such as Exercise Treadmill Stress Test and various procedures. Strong device integration, voice recognition and scribe functionalities that turn unstructured data into structured data consumable by the software are built into the solution. Arkansas Heart Hospital is the only hospital in Central Arkansas to be awarded the Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures award in four categories for two consecutive years.
“eClinicalWorks works closely with organizations to ensure successful adoption of our solutions,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “We partnered with Arkansas Heart Hospital to deliver cardiology-specific functions that its previous system could not deliver. We have the agility and technology to collaborate with customers like Arkansas Heart Hospital and look forward to extending this further.”
Good Samaritan to Enhance MEDITECH and Perceptive Software Systems with E-Forms On Demand from Access
To speed its move toward paperless patient charts, Good Samaritan Hospital is using Perceptive Software process and content management solutions.
While these are delivering many benefits, the hospital’s IT team recognized a need to replace preprinted paper forms with e-forms that can be easily integrated into electronic health records (EHRs). The partnership between Perceptive Software and Access provided a quick conclusion to Good Samaritan’s search for an e-forms management system.
“Perceptive Software showed us how well Access’s e-forms on demand suite works with their solutions,” said Craig Bremner, project lead for revenue cycle applications. “We were also impressed by the ability to launch e-forms directly from MEDITECH.”
With the Access system, a registrar will set up a patient in MEDITECH and then click a button. The Access solution will compile an e-forms packet and map patient data from MEDITECH onto each form, simultaneously applying bar codes.
Upon scanning, Perceptive Content will use the bar codes to integrate the e-forms into the correct patient’s EHR — no manual indexing required. Eventually, forms will be integrated directly into Perceptive Content as part of a paperless process, without scanning.
The continued emphasis on EHR Meaningful Use and increasing importance of moving through stages one to seven of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model is spurring hospitals to close the gaps between clinical, health information and content management systems. The Good Samaritan team believes Access systems will help.
“While we’re still in a hybrid paper-electronic environment we want to minimize paper as much as possible, which Access will help us with,” Bremner said. “Their solutions are also setting us up well for the future as we progress to fully electronic health records.”
Evolve Exchange Empowers EMR and EHR Companies to Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification for 2014
Evolve Exchange is a Medical Cloud Infrastructure Company designed to enable interoperability and empower EMR/EHR companies to become Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified for 2014. While there are many companies that can offer you the benefit of being in the cloud, Evolve Exchange is a Medical Cloud Infrastructure solution designed exclusively for the medical industry. Unlike a typical cloud scenario where your servers may be hosted in a virtual cloud, our Secure Medical Cloud Technology solution offers true interoperability. Evolve Exchange has established partnerships with 3rd party providers for such services as: E-Prescribing, Clearinghouse, PQRS, Streaming Labs, Voice Command Navigation, as well as iPad and Android Functionality. As a result, our technologies and solutions provide EMR/EHR companies an opportunity to stand out in a very crowded marketplace and will streamline the process for achieving Certification for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Our Medical Cloud infrastructure consists of a 3-tier cluster server comprising of a high availability SQL Database, a client facing secured web service interface where authentication and authorization takes place, and a Business Manager. Our Business Managers tier does more than just store data securely. The Business Manager is where our server logic is housed which is specifically designed for the healthcare industry. The business manager is where our unique processes are built into the system to facilitate all the mapping and coding for transitions of care, while preparing and formatting the data in the correct format (CCDA) standard for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification.
The entire solution is built with the mindset that any client application aiming to display EMR/EHR and/or PM information, can take advantage of this cloud-architected powerhouse enabling your software to react to any requests from certification bodies for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Evolve Exchange enables you with a gateway wherein, all of the mapping and coding needed to generate the signed CCDA messages for compliance with the interoperability measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification are provided.