DiPaola discusses acquisitions in the EHR industry. Dell announced a new service to help hospitals implement EHR systems. The National Cancer Institute will release an EHR designed to capture data specific to a cancer patient’s office visit. Lastly, Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc. selected Sage Intergy for its practice management and analytical needs.
Date: June 30, 2010
Hello, I’m Dawn DiPaola and I will be discussing more EHR and Practice Management acquisition news.
Dell announced a new service to help hospitals implement EHR systems, offering a combination of hardware, software, and support. As part of the service, Dell will make on-site visits to hospitals to determine their needs and readiness for EHR adoption. The company will install all hardware and software, offer training to the hospital staff, and provide 24-7 hardware and software support. The EHR application can be hosted either by the hospital or with a Dell EHR partner in a secure data center. In addition, Dell will help hospitals with the sharing of medical data between sponsoring hospitals. The Dell EMR system is modular, allowing each hospital to tailor the services to meet its needs. This program will better prepare and assist hospitals and physicians with implementing large-scale EHR systems.
Second, the National Cancer Institute will release an EHR designed to capture data specific to a cancer patient's office visit. The record is designed to capture patient demographics, and disease and treatment results. The EHR is based on an early reference implementation of the Patient Outcomes Data Service, an open source "ultra-light record" derived from standards of NCI's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG). The record could be used by providers and even consumers for data exchange, and should be available to providers and consumers in June 2010.
And finally, Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc., a healthcare billing service provider with three offices in Central Pennsylvania, has selected Sage Intergy for its practice management and analytics needs. Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc., which processes 20,000 claims transactions per month for nearly 80 healthcare providers. The Sage practice management and analytics product will help streamline workflow and offer more advanced reporting accuracy and information-sharing capabilities than its existing solution.
I’m Dawn DiPaola and this is EHRtv NewsFlash. Thanks for watching.