CynergisTek Named Among “50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2018” by The Silicon Review MagazineAustin, TX - November 6, 2018 - CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity and information assurance, today announced that The Silicon Review Magazine has named it among the, “50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2018.”
Akron Children’s Hospital and CTG Present Webinar on Moving to a Value-Based Care ModelBuffalo, NY - November 6, 2018 - CTG (NASDAQ: CTG), a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions and services in North America and Western Europe, and Akron Children’s Hospital announced a new webinar on how the large pediatric system transformed from being encounter-based to positioning itself for value-based contracts. The webinar “One Hospital’s Journey from a Fee-for-Service Culture to a Value-Based Care Model” will be co-presented on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. E.T./10:00 a.m. C.T. by the executive and operational project team members from both organizations who led the transformation.
Allina Health CIO and Health Catalyst Win 2018 CHIME Collaboration AwardSalt Lake City, UT - November 1, 2018 - Health Catalyst, Inc., a leader in next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, and Allina Health, a 13-hospital, 90-clinic integrated delivery network based in Minneapolis, today received the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Collaboration Award at the organization’s CHIME18 Fall CIO Forum. The award recognizes the successful long-term collaboration between CHIME Foundation firm Health Catalyst and CHIME member Allina Health, with special recognition for Allina CIO Jonathan Shoemaker.
Healthcare Professionals Overly Confident About Visibility and Security of Their Connected Medical DevicesMountain View, CA - November 1, 2018 - Zingbox, the provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and leader of healthcare IoT security research, today released the report of its second annual Healthcare Security Survey. The survey was expanded this year to include not only IT/IS professionals, but also clinical and biomedical engineers who play critical roles in managing and securing connected medical devices.
Clearwater Says New National Survey Findings A ‘Wake-up Call’ for Health System CybersecuritySan Diego, CA & Nashville, TN - October 31, 2018 - In the wake of a record-breaking $16 million data breach settlement earlier this month that put insurers and provides alike on notice that ignoring cybersecurity risks could come with a hefty price tag, a new national survey of U.S. health systems finds that only 29 percent report having a comprehensive cybersecurity program in place.
Telmediq Rated Top KLAS Secure Communication Vendor for Product Quality and Delivering Promised TechnologySeattle, WA - October 31, 2018 - In the latest KLAS Decision Insights Secure Communication report, Telmediq received the clinical communication industry’s highest marks for quality and post-purchase reality. Telmediq, the 2018 Best in KLAS winner for Secure Communication, topped the list in this newest report for Overall Product Quality and Delivery of New Technology.
Inova Health System Prevents Alarm Fatigue and Enhances Patient-Centric Care with Spok Clinical AlertingSpringfield, VA - October 31, 2018 - Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced that Inova Health System has chosen Spok Care Connect® clinical alerting to deliver priority clinical alarms. The solution helps prevent potential alarm fatigue by delivering alarm notifications from nurse call and patient monitoring systems to clinicians’ healthcare-grade mobile devices. Inova is a five-hospital health system serving more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Spok clinical alerting is fully deployed at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and is being rolled out systemwide over the next year, encompassing more than 2,500 users.
Vocera and QGenda Announce Reseller Partnership, Systems IntegrationSan Jose, CA - October 30, 2018 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced a new partnership with QGenda, a leader in enterprise cloud-based physician scheduling automation. Vocera will be the exclusive reseller of QGenda’s product portfolio into the federal healthcare market, including the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Defense, and Indian Health Service. Interoperability between the Vocera communication system and the QGenda scheduling solutions will improve care team communication and clinical workflows with on-call providers.
Renown Health Enhances Labor & Delivery Patient Safety with PeriWatch® Decision Support SystemCary, NC - October 30, 2018 - PeriGen, the innovator in perinatal early warning systems, today announced northern Nevada’s Renown Health has implemented PeriGen’s PeriWatch labor analysis software in its childbirth unit. The software system includes PeriWatch® Cues™, the only fetal surveillance solution that is both cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and validated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The software incorporates artificial intelligence features to help clinicians interpret fetal heart rate patterns and provides a consistent, objective and standardized assessment to enhance care collaboration.
Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Have Abandoned a Prescription at the Pharmacy Because it Was Too ExpensiveRockville, MD - October 30, 2018 -Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices more transparent to consumers, the nationwide survey revealed that fully 73 percent of consumers would change pharmacies if they knew that doing so would save them money on a prescription.
Piedmont Healthcare Improves Clinical Documentation, Physician Productivity with Nuance AI-Powered SolutionsBurlington, MA and Atlanta, GA - October 30, 2018 - Nuance Communications, Inc. and Piedmont Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system with nearly 600 locations and 11 hospitals, today announced that Nuance’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions have driven valuable improvements in clinical documentation accuracy and efficiency at Piedmont Healthcare, and quantifiable time-savings for its care teams. In an effort to create a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patient care first, Piedmont Healthcare has implemented Dragon Medical One, Nuance’s AI-powered speech recognition platform, PowerMic Mobile, a secure microphone app that turns any workstation into a dictation station and Dragon Medical Advisor, an AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution.
PeriGen to Deliver Educational Webinar on The Joint Commission’s New Perinatal Performance MeasureCary, NC - October 25, 2018 - PeriGen, the innovator in perinatal early warning systems, will host a free educational webinar on Tuesday, October 30, outlining The Joint Commission’s new Perinatal Care (PC) performance measure, PC-06. This requirement will be added to the existing five measures for Joint Commission accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year.
Halo Honors Chicago’s ‘Heroes of Medicine’Chicago, IL - October 25, 2018 - Celebrating Chicago’s “Heroes of Medicine,” Halo, the first online partnering platform that connects scientists from academia and industry, is hosting a Grammy-style awards event on Thursday, Oct. 25, to honor three local scientists working to advance their research into treatments that help people live better lives.
CynergisTek Appoints New Senior Vice President of Sales and MarketingAustin, TX - October 25, 2018 - CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity and information assurance, today announced that it has appointed Jon Hilfiger as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Hilfiger brings more than twenty years of experience in global sales and business development to this role where he will lead client retention initiatives and drive new client acquisitions. Hilfiger will also provide strategic insights to support CynergisTek’s expansion of cybersecurity and managed services that meet the needs of the company’s clients.
Nuance Ranked #1 in 2018 Healthcare Industry Report from Black Book ResearchBurlington, MA - October 24, 2018 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that it has been ranked #1 for the sixth consecutive year in an annual healthcare report published by Black Book Research. Nuance was ranked first in End to End Coding, CAC, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and HIM Solutions: Inpatient Hospitals and Health Systems as well as the Physician Practices, Groups, Clinics and Ambulatory Care. In addition, Nuance was rated highest in client experience, satisfaction and loyalty among inpatient facilities, ambulatory care organizations and physician practices and groups. The top rank achievement comes on the heels of Nuance’s launch of AI-powered CDE One, a cloud-based workflow management, collaboration and insight system designed for CDI teams. CDE One reflects Nuance’s commitment to provide CDI teams with highly innovative solutions to enhance care team collaboration, satisfaction and efficiency.
Health Catalyst Expands Senior Team with Health System and Industry VeteransSalt Lake City, UT - October 24, 2018 – Health Catalyst, Inc., a leader in next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, announced four new members of its leadership team, adding decades of experience in driving positive transformation at some of the nation’s largest health systems, and building on Health Catalyst’s strengths in healthcare outcomes improvement.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Partners With Zingbox on Medical Device Security ProjectMountain View, CA - October 24, 2018 - Zingbox, provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and a leader in healthcare IoT research, today announced that it has been chosen to work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity solutions for healthcare delivery organizations.
eClinicalWorks Develops Opioid Risk Tool to Effectively Assess Patient Risk for Opioid MisuseWestborough, MA - October 23, 2018 - eClinicalWorks®, a leader in healthcare IT solutions, today announced the Opioid Risk Tool (ORT), a smart form to assess and address a patient’s risk for opioid misuse and to improve physician adherence to treatment protocols. More than 11.5 million Americans, aged 12 or older, reported misusing prescription opioids in 2016. ORT will ensure providers have a solution to combat drug misuse, and specifically the opioid epidemic, leading to better and safer medicine across the nation.
Vocera Addresses the Intersection of Technology and Humanity at CXO RoundtableSan Jose, CA - October 22, 2018 – Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that its Experience Innovation Network will convene its 15th Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Roundtable October 23-24, 2018, in San Francisco. This invitation-only event will focus on ways to empower patients and families to lead human-centered design innovation in partnership with clinicians.
CITI is Pleased to Announce the Success of the First Annual Advisory MeetingFalls Church, VA - October, 18, 2018 - CITI is pleased to announce the success of the First Annual Advisory Meeting held on October 2, 2018. During this event, CITI demonstrated key products to the Advisory Panel for feedback and suggestions.