Health IT Business News – Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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CommonWell Health Alliance (the “Alliance”) – the health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort – announced today that Chicago, Illinois; Elkin and Henderson, North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina have been selected as participating regions for its first rollout of CommonWell’s interoperability services. Additional provider sites and geographies will be announced in the coming months. The Alliance’s seven founding members – Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway, McKesson and Sunquest along with RelayHealth, the service provider for the effort – represent 42 percent of the acute and 23 percent of the ambulatory EHR market.

VitalHealth Software, a global provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation,  announces the availability of VitalHealth QuestLink, a cloud-based software solution to stimulate patient engagement through the use of online questionnaires. VitalHealth QuestLink was designed to give care providers a flexible solution to drive the design, deployment and monitoring of online questionnaires for the purpose of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in for instance pre- and post-operative patient engagement, as well as Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) in mental and behavioral health settings.

Inovalon, Inc., a  provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced that Greenway Medical Technologies has entered into a multi-year engagement that enables Inovalon’s advanced healthcare data analytics for payers and providers to leverage Greenway’s PrimeSUITE electronic health record (EHR) platform, further enabling improvements in clinical and quality outcomes, and financial performance.

Aprima Medical Software and DMEhub™  announced a joint partnership, making DMEhub available to Aprima users. The newest version of DMEhub is seamlessly integrated and fully supports the Aprima EHR system. DMEhub for Aprima electronic health record (EHR) allows physicians to write orders for durable medical equipment (DME) directly from their Aprima EHR system.

DataMotion, a health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in secure data delivery, has reported significant milestones since it burst onto the Direct Secure Messaging scene roughly a year ago. DataMotion continues to have strong momentum in the healthcare industry, driven by increasing interest in the company’s DataMotion Direct secure messaging service. This growth is the result of innovative technology advancements, new customer and partner wins, and the appointment of established healthcare IT veterans.

Palomar Health, the largest public healthcare district in California, announced the release of its new smartphone application, Extension Engage™ Mobile, designed to directly connect physicians to nurses and patient information at Palomar Medical Center (PMC). The app is the product of a joint effort between Extension HealthcareRauland-Borg, and Palomar Health, combining technology from each to create this breakthrough in mobile healthcare communication.

Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced a strategic partnership with MedcomSoft®, connecting their Record® EHR platform to more than 120 labs and imaging departments currently integrated within the Liaison EMR-Link™ Lab Hub. MedcomSoft’s complete EHR software solution enables healthcare providers to use one single platform to achieve the automation of the majority of tasks required for the efficient and effective management for their practices and practice patients.