Monday, May 7, 2012

Vendor Notebook: NoMoreClipboard extends file formats for PHR data

NoMoreClipboard announced that its users can now download their personal health record information in five different file formats including ASCII, .pdf, CCD, CCR and PHR Extract. Officials say the move is aimed at supporting healthcare industry efforts to make consumer access to digital health data a top priority.   

EarthLink announced the launch of three new EarthLink Business IT Services packaged solutions. These packages are designed to simplify the cloud so businesses can leverage the benefits of virtualization services, say officials. The Cloud Launch Pad, the Cloud Entry Bundle, and the Secure Email Bundle enable customers to economically partner with EarthLink to complement their internal IT resources.

Lifepoint Informatics has launched CPOE Connect, an EHR plug-in solution, aimed at meeting the growing need for EHR vendors to deliver lab order entry functionality to their customers and offers. CPOE Connect allows EHR companies to offer superior lab order entry capability embedded seamlessly into any EHR or EMR product, officials say.

SRS announced that West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic has selected the SRS EHR for its 11 providers, 9 office locations, and surgery center. West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic offers comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout western Tennessee.

MED3OOO announced Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) in Rochester, Minn., has extended its partnership with MED3OOO through 2017. “Our physicians have embraced InteGreat EHR and value MED3OOO’s commitment to providing us with the functionality we require to meet the needs of clinicians and enhance the care we provide our patients,” said OMC’s Chief Medical Information Officer Linda Williams, MD.

The TriZetto Group announced that El Paso First Health Plans, Inc., a non-profit community healthcare organization serving 95,000 people in the El Paso, Texas, area, has used an integrated set of TriZetto’s software and services to improve efficiency and support compliance with complex federal healthcare regulations.

ProUroCare Medical announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its ProUroScan prostate mechanical imaging (PMI) system. The approval paves the way for men and their families to receive high-resolution visual documentations as an aid in detecting prostate abnormalities that were previously detected by digital rectal examination (DRE), officials say.

BRIT Systems and Medic Vision Imaging Solutions jointly announced an agreement for BRIT Systems to support the U.S. installations of the SafeCT image enhancement system. SafeCT is a universal iterative image reconstruction add-on product manufactured by Medic Vision that delivers diagnostic image quality to studies acquired over a wide range of exposure parameters on any CT scanner.

dLife officially launched its Healthcare Solutions Group to work closely with health plans, providers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to provide engagement, behavior change, and self-management programs for people living with diabetes.
TigerText announced the addition of 30 new SMB healthcare enterprises in Q1 to its list of clients. Unlike traditional SMS text messaging, TigerText provides healthcare organizations with its own private and encrypted network which is HIPAA compliant and can be accessed via employees’ own smartphones, officials say. TigerText’s SMB subscribers include Albany Gastroenterology Consultants and Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery.  

MedAssets announced that Benefis Health System (Benefis), a 516-bed health system located in Great Falls, Mont., has signed an agreement to use MedAssets Spend and Clinical Resource Management Solutions to achieve cost savings across its supply chain operations. The agreement calls for Benefis to initiate use of the company’s group purchasing organization (GPO) and other cost containment services.

McKesson announced that Radiology Associates of Fox Valley (RAFV) in Neenah, Wisc., has selected McKesson Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) to help the group modernize its revenue cycle operations and navigate changes in the healthcare billing and coding environment.

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