Health IT Business News – Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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drchrono announced it has integrated Google Glass into its EHR platform to build the first Wearable Health Record (WHR), creating a total mobile wearable medical experience for physicians.  CEO and co-founder of drchrono, said, “The iPad was a new consumption device that changed the world, and now we are seeing that doctors want to use more and more hands-free technology. Glass is one of the first of its kind to do this. A physician wants to practice medicine and not be burdened with all of the paperwork that goes on in the practice. We knew this would be an important app to integrate into our EHR platform, and we’re excited to now offer this to doctors using drchrono.”

American hospitals, already challenged by low profit margins, are struggling to reduce costs and absorb nearly $155 billion in Medicare cuts imposed by the Affordable Care Act. The law also requires hospitals to improve quality in many areas or face financial penalties. The release of Financial Management Explorer from Health Catalyst provides users of the company’s Late-Binding™ Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Analytics Platform a single source of truth for key clinical, operational, and financial measures.  The latest example of data analytic innovations from Health Catalyst, the application automates the time-consuming manual process of collecting and combining data from numerous sources to obtain a view of current performance.

athenahealth announced that its clients account for 59.2 percent of providers across the U.S. who have successfully attested to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program as of May 31, 2014.  The company’s announcement of its clients’ attestation rates follows the CMS  report from the HIT Policy Committee, and the recent publication of CMS’s full list of electronic health record products used for attestation. Of the 485 eligible providers who have attested for Meaningful Use Stage 2, 287 use athenaClinicals—representing 59.2 percent of all successful Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestations.

LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, announced that its Security Intelligence Platform has achieved 2014 Edition Ambulatory and Inpatient Modular EHR ONC HIT Certification, According to the company press release, it is “the only security intelligence platform to achieve this certification…supports healthcare providers and hospitals with Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures”.

The California Telehealth Network (CTN) and HealthFusion, Inc., announced today that HealthFusion’s MediTouch EHR is the first electronic health records partner for the California Telehealth Network. This new partnership supports the CTN mission of increasing access to healthcare through advanced information technology, with an emphasis on rural and medically underserved areas of California. MediTouch, a cloud-based EHR that is 2014 Meaningful Use certified and ICD-10 ready, is available for CTN members at a discount and with special benefits.

 dashboardMD, provider of business intelligence reporting solutions for healthcare, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with  EHR/PM/RCM vendor Aprima Medical Software. dashboardMD’s BI reporting and performance management suite gives will give Aprima customers  access to integrated clinical, financial and operational analytics. “dashboardMD offers an administrative reporting system that is very easy to setup and use,” explained David Shaw, VP of Partner and Channel Sales for Aprima. “dashboardMD gives physician practices the ability to track daily performance using key performance indicators with goals. Best of all, it is browser agnostic and mobile friendly so users can access their dashboards securely online, anytime using any device.”