Health IT Business News – Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Health IT Business NewsToday’s Health IT Business News Wrap-up

Health IT will most likely achieve its most significant improvements over the next 12 months by meeting meaningful use, according to a survey conducted among HIT senior management and executives by Stoltenberg Consulting. While a majority of respondents (35%) placed meaningful use in the top spot, 19 percent of respondents identified the areas in which HIT will achieve the most significant improvements as health information exchange, clinical Integration and mobile health, respectively.

Ambulatory EHR vendor Greenway, insurer Florida Blue, and Availity, a national health information network, have begun enabling providers to receive health plan care summaries in Greenway’s EHR and to send clinical data back to the insurer. This bidirectional exchange of clinical information between a health plan and its providers is a first, according to Availity,

Allscripts will report its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013, after the stock market closes on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Allscripts management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the company’s earnings and other information at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time that same day. To listen to the conference call,  log onto Participants are encouraged to log onto the website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call to download and install any necessary software.

IOD Incorporated, provider of integrated Health Information Management (HIM) solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics, today announced the selection of the ICD-10 GYM by Methodist Healthcare as an integral part of its internal ICD-10 coder training initiatives.

EHR systems are becoming increasingly popular in Asia-Pacific as the region’s healthcare industry moves towards digitization, says new analysis from market research firm Frost & Sullivan ( Their analysis predicts EMR and EHR Market in APAC,  to reach $2.20 billion in 2018.

Health Catalyst announced today that Indiana University Health used their Health Catalyst Late-Binding Data Warehouse system to create a centralized repository of core clinical, financial and patient satisfaction information from across its network in just 90 days. The new repository represents over 10 years of clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction data and is seen as a critical first step toward IU Health’s goal of using data from its Cerner EHR and other core applications.