Canadian-Based Northern Health Adopts Nuance AI-powered Dragon Medical One to Revolutionize Care Delivery Across British ColumbiaBURLINGTON, MA and PRINCE GEORGE, BC - June 5, 2019 – Nuance Communications, Inc.(NASDAQ: NUAN), an industry-leading provider of AI-powered solutions, today announced Canadian-based Northern Health has revolutionized its approach to care delivery with Nuance’s cloud-based Dragon Medical One (DMO) and PowerMic Mobile (PMM).
New Report Sheds Light on Health Care’s ‘Hidden’ Epidemic – Hospital Drug Diversion – and its Role in the Opioid CrisisFRANKLIN LAKES, NJ - June 4, 2019 - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today released a new report based on an independent national survey that examines drug diversion in U.S. hospitals, an underreported contributor to the opioid epidemic.
Health Catalyst Data Operating System Earns ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLCSALT LAKE CITY, UT- May 30, 2019—The Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™) has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the requirements of various regulatory programs that require use of certified EHR technology.
CitiusTech Wins the 2019 Innovators Award for the Best Value-Based Care SolutionMay 30, 2019 09:02AM ET PRINCETON, NJ- CitiusTech today received the 2019 Innovators Award in the Value-Based Care category for its BI-Clinical RMM (BIC-RMM) solution. For more than a decade, Healthcare Innovation has honored those on the forefront of healthcare IT innovation with its Innovators Awards.
Vocera Webinar Explores Impact of Meaningful Mobile RoundingSAN JOSE, CA., May 29, 2019 -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that it will host a webinar with Upstate University Hospital about Strategies for Improving Physician Communication and Patient Experience on Tuesday, June 11, at 1 p.m. ET. The free online event will be moderated by Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Vocera.
The Chartis Group Releases Paper “Bridging the Digital Divide in the Healthcare C-Suite”CHICAGO, IL - May 23, 2019 - Within many healthcare delivery enterprises, CIOs are not well positioned as thought partners within the executive team regarding strategic decisions (many of which are centered on technology itself or have meaningful technology implications), nor are CIOs fully leveraged as change agents. The digital industrialization of healthcare and its dependence on informatics and technology makes the organizational model of the past no longer tenable. This paper, "Bridging the Digital Divide in the Healthcare C-Suite" provides a new model for how health systems must reframe the role of the CIO within the C-suite to bridge the digital divide.
Impact Advisors Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top Places to Work in Healthcare ListCHICAGO, IL - May 22, 2019 – Impact Advisors, a leading provider of clinical, revenue cycle and information technology services to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 150+ Top Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the fourth time the firm has received this prestigious recognition.
The Chartis Group Publishes White Paper “EHR Benefits: Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Organizations”CHICAGO, IL - May 21, 2019 - In the five years since most U.S. hospitals reached Stage 4 on the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model scale - the stage at which clinical decision support capabilities begin to make substantial benefits possible, most hospitals have not realized these benefits. The increased costs of operating more sophisticated EHRs leave some hospitals further behind financially, leading critics to claim that EHRs have been a huge waste of time and money. This paper "EHR Benefits: Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Organizations" compares the EHR implementation and optimization methods of health systems that do and do not achieve measurable strategic benefits and shows how any organization can drive value from their EHR investment.
Nuance Drives Tangible Results for Healthcare Customers Through Cloud-based Clinical Documentation ExcellenceBURLINGTON, MA - May 21, 2019 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), an industry-leading provider of AI-powered solutions, today announced the company’s sustained momentum and strong ability to drive productivity, financial, and quality results for customers. Nuance has a proven track record of optimizing workflows and increasing collaboration between physicians, clinical documentation specialists, coders, quality directors, and case managers, thanks to its cloud-based solutions.
Pivot Point Consulting Launches New Quality-Driven Health Information Management (HIM) ServicesNASHVILLE, TN - MAY 16, 2019 - Healthcare IT consulting leader, Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company, launches new quality-driven Health Information Management (HIM) services to provide trusted, end-to-end support to meet the demands of revenue cycle functions — ranging from coding and advisory services to talent solutions.
Impact Advisors’ Named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for 10th Consecutive YearCHICAGO, IL - May 16, 2019 – Impact Advisors, a leading provider of clinical, revenue cycle and information technology services to the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the tenth consecutive year, as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Specific rankings will be revealed during Modern Healthcare’s awards gala in Dallas on Sept. 26.
Impact Advisors’ John Stanley Named to Consulting Magazine’s 2019 Top 25 Consultants ListCHICAGO, IL - May 14, 2019 - Impact Advisors, a leading provider of clinical, revenue cycle and information technology services to the healthcare industry, announced today that John Stanley, Vice President, has been named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2019 by Consulting magazine. Stanley, Impact’s Market Leader for the Western U.S., has been recognized in the Excellence in Healthcare category. He will attend the Top 25 Consultants awards dinner June 13 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.
Avaap Announces Successful Go-Live of Cerner CommunityWorks at Columbus Regional Health SystemsEDISON, N.J. - May 13, 2019 - Avaap, one of the fastest growing management consulting and IT services firms focused on EHR and ERP, announced that on May 6, 2019 Columbus Regional Health Systems (CRHS) went live on a new EHR, Cerner CommunityWorks. Through effective project leadership, multi-disciplinary involvement, detailed planning, stakeholder support, strong governance, a sustainable transformation plan, effective training and a unique physician experience the project was very successful.
CynergisTek’s Second Quarter Renewals and Contract Expansions Exceed Firm’s ExpectationsAustin, TX — May 10, 2019 – CynergisTek, Inc., (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that, it has experienced a strong start to the second quarter by experiencing a 100% renewal rate for its Compliance Assist Partner Program (CAPP) customer contracts, including several hospitals such as Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, CA and Legacy Community Health in Houston, TX. Additionally, several of CynergisTek’s CAPP customers expanded their relationship by adding on additional privacy and cybersecurity services and offerings, including Patient Privacy Monitoring Services (PPMS) and Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO). This 100% renewal rate and service expansion highlights the value and benefit CynergisTek continues to provide to healthcare entities on an ongoing basis.
Divurgent Announces Microsoft Gold Level PartnershipVirginia Beach, VA - May 7, 2019 – Divurgent is excited to announce the addition of Gold Partnership with Microsoft, an honor that distinguishes the firm as a recognized leader in the implementation of Microsoft technologies. The company will continue to grow their technical competencies to align to the ever-changing technology platforms; from Windows 10 migrations to the integrated collaboration tool, Teams, they are now positioned to support and partner long term with their clients.
Protenus 2019 Drug Diversion Digest: 47.2 Million Doses Lost Due to Hospital Employee Theft and MisuseBALTIMORE, MD - May 7, 2019 - Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence to find anomalous behavior in our nation’s leading health systems, announced today new research that details the effects of clinical drug diversion on healthcare organizations, providers and patients. As the national conversation about opioid abuse continues, the effects of this epidemic on healthcare workers, who have easy access to controlled substances, remain underreported.
New RSM Research Explores Cybersecurity Concerns and Vulnerabilities for Middle Market BusinessesCHICAGO, IL - May 02, 2019 - Middle market leaders increasingly recognize the heightened risk of cyber threats and data breaches that are continuing to capture headlines, but fail to realize they are prime targets for cyber attacks. That’s according to results from the RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI) Cybersecurity Special Report released today from RSM US LLP (“RSM”), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Impact Advisors Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s Revenue Cycle Firms to Know ListCHICAGO, IL - May 2, 2019 – Impact Advisors, a leading provider of clinical, revenue cycle and information technology services to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 210+ Revenue Cycle Firms to Know list.
Spok Contact Center Solutions Enhance Operational Efficiency at North York General HospitalSPRINGFIELD, VA - May 1, 2019 - Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced that North York General Hospital (NYGH) has successfully implemented Spok Care Connect® contact center solutions to increase operator efficiency and help improve the delivery of care for their patients. NYGH, one of Canada's leading academic hospitals and globally ranked among the top 100 in the world and number two in Canada, reported a successful go-live after receiving its first call on the new Spok system on March 12.
CIO Bulletin Names CynergisTek As One of the “30 Most Valuable Companies to Watch 2019”Austin, TX – May 1, 2019 — CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that CIO Bulletin has named it among the “30 Most Valuable Companies to Watch 2019.” CIO Bulletin is an interactive, preeminent leadership platform serving as a central resource for information on business and information technology (IT) leaders and their entrepreneurial ventures. The company’s mission is to support business leaders as well as the technologically advanced ecosystem that surrounds and interacts with them to unfurl organizational innovation in the business and IT world.