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,
SeamlessMD Expands Senior Leadership TeamToronto, ON – Sept. 13, 2022 – SeamlessMD, a leading Digital Care Journey platform for hospitals and health systems today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Jeremiah McGuire, as Vice President, Sales. Prior to joining SeamlessMD, Jeremiah held the role of Vice President, Sales & Strategy for WebMD, where he led clinical sales and strategy to deliver integrated patient education, engagement, and adherence solutions to health systems – including leading commercial efforts for their Krames digital patient education solutions. Jeremiah has served in a variety of senior sales leadership roles at organizations such as SONIFI Health, Netsmart Technologies, and Allscripts.
Lumeon Wins Innovative Product of the Year from International Best in Biz AwardsBOSTON – September 8, 2022 – Lumeon’s care orchestration platform has been recognized as the Most Innovative Healthcare and Medical Product of the Year by the International Best in Biz Awards, the company announced today. Lumeon won the Gold Award for the deployment of its virtual care solution within a large integrated delivery network (IDN). The IDN automated and virtualized a digital care plan, matching care to individualized needs to expedite healthy patients through pre-operative assessments and avoid the need for on-site appointments. The results were impressive:
H1 2022 Healthcare Breach ReportSEATTLE-Critical Insight, a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider specializing in protecting the networks of life-saving organizations and critical infrastructure, announced today the release of the firm’s H1 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report, which analyzes breach data reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by healthcare organizations.
TEFCA: A leap toward achieving nationwide interoperabilityPublished on August 31, 2022 Let’s celebrate some good news: We’ve reached a huge milestone on the road toward national healthcare interoperability. The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced its intention to apply to become a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) under the federal Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, known as TEFCA.
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.
Lyniate selected to connect Epic Electronic Patient Record in Health System in Northern IrelandBoston, MA – August 23, 2022 – Lyniate, a global leader in healthcare data interoperability, has been selected by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to provide data integration technologies for its encompass programme—a national digital transformation initiative designed to improve patient outcomes by better supporting health and care professionals.
Lyniate Releases Latest Version of EMPI Solution to Manage Person DataBoston, MA – August 11, 2022 – Lyniate, a global leader in healthcare data interoperability, has released the latest version of its Enterprise Master Person Index (EMPI) solution with numerous refinements. Lyniate EMPI by NextGate® version 11.2 features the industry’s most advanced offering to ensure patient data accuracy, using a powerful set of proprietary tools to identify and resolve identity data inconsistencies that referential data alone is unable to address.
MedAllies Selects Lyniate for Enhanced Identity Data Management CapabilitiesBoston, MA – August 18, 2022 – Lyniate, a global leader in healthcare data interoperability, today announced MedAllies, a leading multimodality connectivity services company, has chosen Lyniate Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) by NextGate to better serve its healthcare clients and partners. This integration will bolster MedAllies’ identity data management capabilities to increase the accuracy of the data it exchanges for the benefit of all.
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.
Parker Health Becomes Early EHR Participant in FDB Vela™ ePrescribing Network(August, 18 2022) Parker Health, an innovative biotechnology company, announced today its partnership with FDB Vela™, a new, cloud-native electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) network that enables the seamless flow of critical medication prescription information, benefits verification, and clinical decision support between prescribers, payers, pharmacies, and other constituents. Parker Health is an early electronic health record (EHR) participant in the FDB Vela network. The Parker Suite™ Healthcare Management System™ is the first and only Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)-compliant, full-stack, cloud-based solution that unifies patient-centric data, practitioner engagement, care delivery and outcomes data. The transformative system increases interoperability among patients, providers, payers, researchers, and health systems.
Lumeon Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2022 International Business Awards®BOSTON – August 17, 2022 – Lumeon, the care orchestration leader, received a Gold Stevie® Award today as the most valuable technical innovation in the 19th Annual International Business Awards®. Lumeon’s automated care orchestration platform integrates real-time data, applies clinical knowledge, and employs intelligent automation to orchestrate care based on the individual needs of each patient, alleviating the burden on clinicians and staff, who otherwise coordinate care manually. The Lumeon platform dramatically enhances clinician and staff productivity while enhancing care team efficiency and reducing operating costs.
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.
Clearwater Adds 24/7 Managed Detection and Response Services and HITRUST, CMMC and PCI Certification Services Through Acquisition of TECH LOCKNASHVILLE, TN and TROY, MI (July 26, 2022) – Clearwater, the healthcare industry’s top-ranked Security Advisors and Consultants and Compliance and Risk Management Solution provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of TECH LOCK, a leading provider of security management, threat detection, incident response, and compliance services. TECH LOCK operated as a subsidiary of RevSpring, a market leader in patient engagement and payment solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Fortified Health Security Releases 2022 Mid-Year Horizon Report on the State of Cybersecurity in HealthcareALISO VIEJO, Calif. and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 31, 2022 - UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company has announced that it will strengthen its presence in the healthcare technology market with a strategic investment in Well-Beat, a pioneering Israeli start-up that adds a human touch to healthcare through patient-centered behavioral AI.
Healthlink Advisors Welcomes New Business Development DirectorALISO VIEJO, Calif. and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 31, 2022 - UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company has announced that it will strengthen its presence in the healthcare technology market with a strategic investment in Well-Beat, a pioneering Israeli start-up that adds a human touch to healthcare through patient-centered behavioral AI.