Health IT Business News – Thursday, January 9, 2014

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No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, “Am I really being paid what I am worth”? The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey  found two-thirds of survey responders received a salary increase last year. Check out some of the results from the survey.

Press Ganey has announced the acquisition of On The Spot  SystemsR, a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations  to capture real-time patient feedback. The acquisition advances Press  Ganey’s Patient VoiceT portfolio for health care organizations by adding  Point of Care to existing modes of mail, phone and eSurvey. Point of Care  expands feedback via any tablet or mobile device enabling providers to  improve patient engagement across the continuum of care.

CareCloud, provider of  cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and  medical billing software and services, announced that it has partnered  with the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami, the  largest private research institution in the southeastern U.S., to foster  healthcare talent and innovation in South Florida. The two organizations  teamed up to launch CareCloud Scholars, a program that helps graduate  students to engage in, and provide insight into, South Florida’s healthcare  community in an effort to support its development as a leading U.S. hub for  the industry.

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mHealth and cloud based ambulatory EHR, integrated Practice Management and Patient Portal solutions, announced McLeod Medical Center-New Mexico getting recognized as a Champion of Health Information Technology (HIT) use and innovation using iPatientCare EHR and integrated Practice Management System in its efforts to meet the Meaningful Use and to report to the national PQRS.

Although health and fitness apps have been featured at CES for some time, this year, Humetrix is showcasing two BlueButton medical apps designed to save lives and improve health outcomes: ICEBlueButton lets consumers create an In Case of Emergency profile on their device that can be easily scanned by medical professionals in an emergency; and iBlueButton lets anyone carry their medical records on their smartphone and share them with medical professionals at the point of care. If you are currently attending the Digital Health Summit at 2014 International CES, stop by their booth #26327, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.

4medica has introduced the 4medica Disease Management Solution, a cloud-based system to help hospitals, health systems and care delivery organizations manage patient population health, enhance physician/patient communication, and aggregate data for analytics. 4medica provides the industry’s leading cloud clinical integration platform and solutions. Designed to improve patient and specialist engagement in order to create a holistic population view.

SA Ignite, Inc., a provider of software solutions that streamline, automate and track the achievement of Meaningful Use (MU) of electronic health records (EHR), announced that the Mount Sinai Health System, comprised of seven hospital campuses and the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City and winner of the HIMSS 2012 Davies Enterprise Award for health IT achievement, has selected its MU Assistant® solution.