Stoltenberg Consulting’s Health IT Industry Outlook Survey Reveals Hospital CIO Plans Amid IT Talent StrainPITTSBURGH, August 30, 2022 — According to the 10th annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, "retaining and budgeting for qualified IT resources" looms as hospitals and health systems' most significant operational burden related to IT. Taking the top spot for a third consecutive year, IT talent strain earned 65% of survey votes — reaching an all-time high in 2022.
Southern Ohio Medical Center leverages MEDITECH Expanse to lower hospital-acquired C. difﬁcile rates by 30%August 30, 2022 Since implementing new Expanse workflows and tools in early 2022, Southern Ohio Medical Center (Portsmouth, OH) has seen a 30% relative change in hospital-acquired infection of C. difficile and a 32% relative change in canceled tests. These impressive results were driven by a collaborative effort between SOMC’s Quality Improvement Team and MEDITECH Professional Services (MPS) to advance evidence-based care, improve patient outcomes, and streamline the inefficient testing processes that were consuming the staff’s time. “We are always looking for better ways to provide care,” said SOMC Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Quality Officer Valerie DeCamp,
Clearwater and CynergisTek Complete Merger, Bringing Together Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Compliance LeadersNASHVILLE, TN (September 1, 2022) – Clearwater announced today that its planned merger with CynergisTek has been completed, bringing together two market leaders who are joining forces to serve the cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance needs of healthcare organizations, as well as those in other highly regulated industries. As a result of the transaction, CynergisTek is now a privately owned company and will operate as a subsidiary of Clearwater, aside Clearwater’s recently acquired TECH LOCK Division. Common mission, values, and customer focus among all three companies provide a strong foundation to create a clear market leader in healthcare cybersecurity and compliance.
FDB Launches FDB Navigo™ — a Smarter, Holistic Approach to Optimize Clinical Guidance for Retail PharmacySOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2022 – FDB (First Databank, Inc.), the leading provider of drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced today the launch of FDB Navigo™, a cloud-based solution that introduces a smarter, holistic approach to clinical guidance for medication safety risks. FDB Navigo provides retail pharmacists with targeted, consolidated and actionable clinical guidance at the most optimal time in their workflow. FDB will debut FDB Navigo at the NACDS TSE conference August 27-29, 2022, in Boston, Mass.
Emarsys, an SAP Company, Partners with Clearwater to Ensure Practices Meet Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance RequirementsINDIANAPOLIS, IN, AND NASHVILLE, TN (August 23, 2022) – Emarsys, an SAP (NYSE: SAP) company, and Clearwater, the leading provider of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Emarsys has become one of the latest subscribers to ClearAdvantage®. Clearwater’s multi-year managed services program provides customers with the benefits of an integrated and efficiently executed, best-in-class cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance program at 25%-50% of cost of traditional approaches.
Pivot Point Consulting Supports Live Deployment of OCHIN Epic Electronic Health Record System at Chicago’s Erie Family HealthNASHVILLE, Tenn., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company, and recognized 2022 #2 Best in KLAS: Overall IT Services Firm, today announced the full deployment of OCHIN's Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system at Erie Family Health Centers (Erie), a nonprofit with 13 locations dedicated to the integrated healthcare needs of underserved communities across Chicago. This is the first instance of OCHIN Epic in Illinois.
athenahealth Implements DrFirst’s Digital Engagement Solution to Encourage Patients to Follow Prescribed Treatment PlansWATERTOWN, Mass. & ROCKVILLE, Md (August 2, 2022).--(BUSINESS WIRE)--athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and healthcare organizations nationwide, and health technology pioneer, DrFirst, today announced they are partnering to help improve medication adherence and patient outcomes. athenahealth’s large user base will now be able to send patient medication notifications powered by DrFirst’s RxInform to reduce prescription abandonment and help patients adhere to their recommended medication therapies.
Clearwater Helps Hospitals and Health Systems Scale Cyber Risk Management and Compliance through Managed Services Program, ClearConfidence™Clearwater, the leading provider of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the launch of its ClearConfidence program, a cyber risk managed services solution for hospitals and health systems. The new managed services program helps hospitals and health systems develop stronger security postures and more efficiently meet compliance requirements through ongoing risk analysis, risk management and compliance assessments, ensuring they are working with current data as systems change or new ones are added to an organization’s digital ecosystem.