Health IT Business News – Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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ZirMed, a health information connectivity and management solutions company, announced that it has acquired California-based Intelligent Healthcare, a data-driven clinical integration and population health management company. ZirMed will immediately begin integrating Intelligent Healthcare’s population health management analytics platform into its technology suite.

BBVA Compass and CareCloud announced today that they are joining forces to help medical practices ease administrative burdens, improve client care and boost financial performance via an integrated package of bank services and healthcare technology. The pairing is timely. According to CareCloud’s 2014 Practice Profitability Index, which surveyed more than 5,000 physicians nationwide about their practices’ financial health, nearly 40 percent of U.S. medical doctors see profitability trending down in 2014 and 70 percent spend more than one day a week on paperwork instead of patient care.

Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) and HealthFusion, Inc., have announced the successful completion of a real-time data exchange between MCH’s inpatient medical record system and the P.E.D.S. EHR Office Edition Electronic Medical Records based on HealthFusion’s MediTouch® EHR. The program is part of MCH’s commitment to quality of care and advancing technology with community pediatricians.

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI) announced that two hospitals utilizing CPSI’s EHR system have successfully attested to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. Harrisburg Medical Center (Harrisburg, IL) and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (Sweetwater, TX) are among the first hospitals nationally to have attested to meeting the Stage 2 objectives for Meaningful Use of a certified electronic health record (EHR).

Artificial Medical Intelligence (AMI) and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) announced a process that automatically generates medical problem lists from AMI’s EMscribe® Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) data abstraction engine. RWJUH is currently using the EMscribe solution to successfully generate problem lists from its Allscripts SCM EMR system. A problem list is a vital part of a patient’s medical chart that details the most important medical information. As the health care industry transitions to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), the problem list is recognized as one of the core meaningful use criteria that require standardization in content and structure in order to be compatible for health information exchange (HIE).

ChartLogic, an electronic health record solutions for specialty and primary care physician practices, announced a partnership with Kareo, that will allow the company to offer its clients best-of-breed revenue cycle management. ChartLogic is known for using the power of intelligent voice commands to expedite and simplify the electronic charting process. Combined with a single-screen layout, physicians are able to complete an exam or encounter note in less than 90 seconds. The company is also recognized for having superior content, functionality and workflows tailored to surgical and other complex areas of medicine, such as orthopaedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, pain medicine, neurology, cardiology, urology and gastroenterology.

Physicians Interactive (PI), provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals (HCPs), announced that its eCoupon™ automated voucher and coupon distribution solution is now available within the latest version of Greenway Health’s PrimeSUITE electronic health record (EHR) system. The primary driver behind the activation of eCoupon within Greenway PrimeSUITE is to increase the number of patients who start and adhere to medication prescriptions in order to improve therapeutic outcomes.