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HIMMS Electronic Medical Records Information Technology

November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive...

Lumedx Software American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified Lumedx software as fully interoperable between four ACC NCDR registries. Lumedx, a leading provider of integrated cardiovascular imaging and...

Sept. 25, 2012 — America's healthcare system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new ...

September 19, 2012 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that its board of directors has retained Allen & Company LLC, a New York-based investment bank, to assist in exploring and evaluating a...

September 14, 2012 — DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) for...

A comprehensive EP reporting system should allow information to be aggregated fr

The biggest issue in electrophysiology (EP) is the disparate nature of patient tests, reports, images and waveforms, and the need to aggregate all this data in one place to more...

McKesson, registry data entry ICD registry, CVIS

As vendors develop, and hospitals shop for, electrophysiology (EP) information and reporting systems, there are several considerations that will contribute to the efficiency and longevity of these...

meaningful use, Stage 2, cardiology, radiology, CPOE, clinical decision support

There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

August 24, 2012 — The Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) were released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for...

Aug. 8, 2012 — iHeart Centers acquired the Heart IT WebPAX system for facilitating the management of medical images. The zero-footprint medical image workstation provides Web-based medical...

July 27, 2012 — With a great deal of practical, clinical feedback from a broad demographic of facilities with differing processes and needs, ScImage has comprehensively improved the workflow and...

Although the requirements for Stage 2 payments for meaningful use are not yet final, there is information to understand the challenges that organizations will face. In Stage 1, organizations could...

June 20, 2012 — More than 100,000 healthcare providers are using electronic health records (EHRs) that meet federal standards and have benefited from the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health...

As the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty physician services, Pediatrix Medical Group says streamlining the transfer of images and reports is...

May 22, 2012 - As the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market has developed over the last decade, the variety of images, formats and procedures available in digital form in...

May 14, 2012 - LifeWatch, a cardiac monitoring service provider, has launched a strategic alliance with Perminova, a developer of Web-based information systems for cardiology centers, to expand...

May 9, 2012 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) submitted its comments on the proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU), calling for more time to allow...

May 7, 2012 - On May 4, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)...

April 16, 2012 - Prime Healthcare Services (PHS), a hospital management company based in Ontario, Calif., currently owns and operates 16 acute-care hospitals. In February 2012, PHS signed a master...

Accustomed to paper-based workflow processes and legacy single-modality solutions, most cardiology departments lag several years behind radiology in their adoption of cardiovascular image and...