Health IT Business News – November 19, 2015

HITbizNews-200@HIMSSCentura Health has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment. The Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts, including implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice development and adherence, and patient engagement that have improved both financial and care outcomes.

@ZirMedZirMed announced that it has helped its clients successfully maintain an industry-leading first pass clean claims rate of over 98 percent through October’s transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.During the month of October, ZirMed helped its clients handle thousands of ICD-10-related support cases. Eighty-five percent of all cases were resolved within the same day, with the majority of ICD-10-related issues attributable to split claims, invalid codes and invalid qualifiers.

@HealthCatalyst and @DeloitteUS – Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement company in Salt Lake City, announced it ranked No. 136 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. Health Catalyst revenue grew 629 percent during this period.

@CynergisTek – CynergisTek™ announced that it has extended its Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Service to serve business associates (BAs) of healthcare provider organizations, as well as covered entities. The service integrates CynergisTek’s experienced security professionals into an organization’s existing information security program to ensure effective management and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the company announced that GetWellNetwork, the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, is the first BA to employ its vCISO service for expert support and advisement on maturing and managing its information security program.

@DICOMGrid – DICOM Grid, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced two new board members and a new Chief Marketing Officer. In addition, it has raised $34 million in total funding, adding $3 million in venture debt financing from City National Bank to the Series B equity financing led by Canaan Partners last year.

@PointClickCarePointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) market, announced today that it has been named as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 18th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth. This is PointClickCare’s eighth consecutive year receiving this award.

@NetDirectorLLC – NetDirector is now integrated with Chart(X) EHR by Connect(X) Healthware. Any healthcare provider currently using their EHR has an instant connection to NetDirector, so that they can easily start exchanging data with other providers and vendors within the ecosystem. Initial integration will allow Connect(x) users to send/receive numerous types of clinical or billing transactions including HL7 (i.e.: ORU, ORM and ADT) and custom configured.

@Greenway and @Phreesia – Three years ago, Greenway Health debuted its Greenway Marketplace to make it easier for healthcare providers to evaluate and choose integrated products from other companies that add value to Greenway® solutions. Today, that online app store is one of the most robust in the health information industry. Now, in the second year of recognizing the most popular Marketplace solutions, Phreesia — a leading provider of patient intake management solutions — has again been named the Greenway Marketplace Partner of the Year.

@AmerMedicalAssn – In an effort to promote transparency around how electronic health records (EHRs) are designed and user-tested, and drive improvements in clinician support and patient safety, the American Medical Association (AMA) and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare have developed a comparative EHR User-Centered Design Evaluation Framework that shows a lack of focus among regulators and industry on user-centered design and usability testing.