Health IT Business News – Thursday, March 27, 2014

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CareCloud announced the availability of its new billing rules platform, CareCloud CollectiveIQ. This advanced collection of automated billing rules — built in part upon the content of industry leaders – is embedded within the CareCloud platform to help medical practices and enterprises increase collections and margins through faster, more accurate claims submission. With CollectiveIQ’s rules built into CareCloud Central, the company’s practice management solution, staff can proactively fix billing issues without leaving their familiar workflows or CareCloud’s user-friendly interface.

MMRGlobal, Inc. announced an agreement with Cerner Corporation relating to MMR’s MyMedicalRecords, Inc. Personal Health Record patent portfolio. The confidential agreement includes other terms and conditions related to an ongoing business relationship between the parties. MMRGlobal CEO, Robert H. Lorsch stated, “We’re pleased to announce this Patent Agreement with Cerner which represents a unique opportunity for Cerner to benefit from MMR’s patented intellectual property. MMR is especially proud to have entered into this agreement with an organization that collectively provides solutions to more than 14,000 facilities worldwide including more than 3,000 hospitals and 2,900 physician practices.”

MDI Achieve, provider of the MatrixCare Electronic Health Record for long-term care, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Right Click Software, provider of an integrated marketing, financial, and operational platform for the Assisted Living market. John Damgaard, MDI Achieve President and CEO, commented, “The strong marketing, financial, and operational features of the Right Click product, combined with the robust clinical and care continuum management features of the MatrixCare EHR platform, creates an industry-leading comprehensive platform for managing resident care and business operations for Assisted Living providers. This newly expanded and enhanced feature set will be marketed as ‘MatrixCare for Assisted Living,’ a key component of the MatrixCare Architecture for Long-Term Care, our technical roadmap for providing person-centric longitudinal care.”

Qualifacts Systems, Inc., announced at their annual users’ conference the release of a comprehensive needs and outcomes management tool CareLogic IMPACT. The educational self-service tool integrates standardized instruments directly into the clinical workflow and automated reporting gives all stakeholders, including clinicians and clients, real-time feedback. The ability to measure and track clinical improvements is a requirement of healthcare reform and value-based payment models, and this essential tool is immediately available to all Qualifacts’ customers through the integration with the company’s CareLogic Enterprise electronic health record.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced the official launch of the IRIS™ Registry, or Intelligent Research in Sight, the nation’s first comprehensive eye disease and condition registry. The centralized data repository and reporting tool aggregates patient data from electronic health records (EHRs) and performs statistical analysis that enables ophthalmologists to improve patient care, reduce the cost and enhance the speed of some large clinical trials, assist in monitoring resource utilization, comply with federal payment programs and enhance quality and practice efficiency.