Nashville's Healthcare Management Systems today said its launching a new interoperability product that allows hospitals to exchange clinical information between their IT systems, health information exchanges and public registries. The product, HMS Connex, will help hospitals meet first-level "meaningful use" criteria for electronic health records in order to qualify for reimbursement funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HMS made its announcement from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Altanta. The 101:
HMS Connex is designed to help customers achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use interoperability requirements, specifically reporting hospital quality measures to CMS, exchanging key clinical information among providers of care (Continuity of Care Document standards), submitting lab results to public health agencies, and submitting data to immunization registries.
Mar 1, 2010 12:57 PM
Tennessee-based Cumberland Pediatrics Independent Practice Association said last week it's implementing Informatics Corporation of America's CareAlign product. From ICA's presser:
With the addition of this sophisticated technology solution, CPIPA executives will broaden their existing reporting functions by enhancing the tracking of pay-for-performance initiatives, aggregating claims data across participants, and providing metrics for use in practice management negotiations.
Mar 1, 2010 7:57 AM
Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin is among 11 health facilities involved in a beta test for eMix, a cloud-based technology for sharing imaging studies and reports. A new business incubated by San Diego's DR Systems, eMix (which stands for electronic medical information exchange) is designed to share medical imaging reports and studies among disparate health systems and physicians as quickly and easily as sending an email.
Feb 16, 2010 10:21 AM
Tennessee received more than $11 million in federal grants to help create health information exchanges (HIEs) and help doctors achieve meaningful use for electronic health records. The money is part of of nearly $1 billion in Recovery Act funding announced today. Locally, Centerstone received a $5 million grant from the Department of Labor for health care job training.
Feb 12, 2010 1:09 PM
Through a new partnership, Passport Health Communications will offer its patient insurance eligibility verification as an integrated part of Georgia-based Brightree's business management software. From the presser:
“Creating efficiencies to help providers get paid faster and get reimbursed on everything they bill is a major focus of Brightree. We anticipate our partnership with Passport will save hundreds of man hours by allowing providers to check patient insurance eligibility within the Brightree system,” said Brightree President and CEO Dave Cormack.
Feb 4, 2010 2:48 PM
Healthcare Management Systems has landed a contract to provide its hospital information systems to Arizona Regional Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Implementation will start this month. HMS has been busy of late, with an acquisition and several new contracts.
Feb 4, 2010 9:52 AM