Healthcare News July 8, 2012

  • Fovia and CurveBeam Deliver HDVR® to the Orthopedic and Podiatric Markets via Small Footprint Cone Beam CT Scanner
    CurveBeam Introduces CBCT Weight Bearing Scanner with HDVR® Connect
    Palo Alto, CA and Warrington, PA – June 20, 2012 – Fovia Medical, Inc., a global leader in volume rendering technology, and CurveBeam, a leading provider of advanced imaging equipment and solutions, today announced that CurveBeam will enhance its product offerings by incorporating Fovia’s High Definition Volume Rendering® into its Cone Beam CT (CBCT) product line, providing local and remote access to advanced visualization for orthopedic and podiatry specialists.
    CurveBeam designs and manufactures innovative specialty imaging equipment for the orthopedic and podiatric markets and recently announced FDA approval of its foot and ankle CBCT scanner, pedCAT™. Employing true weight bearing imaging technology, pedCAT utilizes Fovia’s HDVR® advanced visualization software to cost-effectively bring point-of-care advanced imaging into the private office, thereby revolutionizing treatment in foot and ankle care.
    Fovia’s CPU-based, HDVR® Connect software delivers unrivaled 3D image quality and performance, giving specialists the tools needed to radically improve diagnosis, evaluation and treatment planning.
    The combination of Fovia’s advanced visualization capabilities and CurveBeam’s expertise in diagnostic imaging gives specialists an unprecedented ability to view and manipulate data “on-the-fly,” thereby obviating delays in patient care. Fovia’s completely customizable SDK enables CurveBeam to offer the gold standard in medical imaging while staying true to pedCAT’s groundbreaking design and compact footprint.
    “Advanced 3D visualization has become a critical component of medical care, clinical diagnosis and surgical planning,” said Arun Singh, President and CEO of CurveBeam. “We are proud to offer the precision of Fovia’s HDVR Connect software combined with our CBCT technology to produce undistorted images of the foot & ankle region under weight bearing conditions. Our foot & ankle specialty clients using HDVR, with its amazing clarity, flexibility and ease-of-use will be able to deliver enhanced quality care and improved surgical outcomes to their patients.”
    Ken Fineman, Chief Executive Officer of Fovia, stated, “We are very pleased to have such an inventive partner in the orthopedic and podiatric markets.  CurveBeam, recognized as an innovator in imaging technology, has expanded the application of CBCT to a new sector. Fovia’s flexible, scalable solution is designed for use in a wide range of environments, and we are thrilled at this new application of our HDVR software.”
    About Fovia, Inc.
    Fovia has developed High Definition Volume Rendering®, a CPU-based, advanced visualization technology platform that delivers unparalleled quality, performance, scalability and flexibility. Fovia’s innovative HDVR® solution successfully overcomes the inherent limitations of other currently available imaging technologies, thereby enabling local, enterprise-wide and web-based volumetric rendering with affordable, off-the-shelf computers.
    Fovia’s flagship product, HDVR® Connect, is a software-only, advanced visualization solution that includes all of the key attributes required by today’s vendors and their customers: performance, quality, scalability, anytime/anywhere image access, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. With HDVR Connect, OEM vendors can deliver unrivaled image quality and uncompromised performance, both locally and remotely, in 2D, 3D and 4D advanced volume visualization applications.

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    3. Fovia Brings Advanced Visualization to the Operating Room via the iPad High Definition Volume Rendering® Changing the Face of Surgical Care

  • O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — June 20, 2012— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that O’Bleness Memorial Hospital has selected its ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution.

    ProVation Order Sets is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. ProVation Order Sets is built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform. A key benefit is continuous updating of clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 600,000 users worldwide.

    Located in Athens, Ohio, O’Bleness Memorial Hospital is a private not-for-profit hospital serving the residents of southeastern Ohio with the latest clinical technologies and comprehensive medical services. It is the cornerstone hospital of O’Bleness Health System, a regional network of physicians, nurses, technicians, support staff and modern facilities.

    “O’Bleness Memorial is dedicated to providing superior healthcare to the communities it serves,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased it has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to advance this mission and provide clinicians with evidence-based order sets at the point of care.”

    About ProVation Medical

    ProVation® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD, ProVation MultiCaregiver and ProVation EHR software reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, puts evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

    ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

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    1. Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support
    2. Oswego Hospital Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support
    3. World-Class Academic Medical Center Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support for Electronic, Evidence-based Order Set Solution

  • Consult A Doctor Named Co-Winner of IBM SmartCamp KickStart Miami Healthcare Event; Accelerates Telemedicine Revolution

    Consult A Doctor, an innovator of cloud-based telemedicine services, platform and mobile solutions, today announced that it was selected as a winner of the IBM SmartCamp KickStart Miami event.

    Cloud-Based Telemedicine Platform Demonstrates Its Power to Improve Healthcare Delivery and Access; Consult A Doctor Participates in SmartCamp Boston

    Miami, June 19, 2012 — Consult A Doctor, an innovator of cloud-based telemedicine services, platform and mobile solutions, today announced that it was selected as a winner of the IBM SmartCamp KickStart Miami event. IBM SmartCamp KickStarts are a global series of events aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs that share the campaign’s vision of building a smarter planet via technological innovation. Consult A Doctor will now participate in the IBM SmartCamp event in Boston on June 21, 2012.

    At the SmartCamp KickStart event, Consult A Doctor’s founder and CEO, Wolf Shlagman, delivered a presentation to a panel of judges explaining how the company’s telemedicine platform and service represents revolutionary innovation during this time of challenges and change in healthcare.

    Specifically, Shlagman presented TeleCare 3.0, the company’s cloud-based telemedicine platform that powers Consult A Doctor 24/7, the nation’s only telemedicine service that offers 24/7 access to board-certified physicians in all 50 states via phone, secure email, video and app – all in a matter of seconds. The HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform allows the Consult A Doctor 24/7 service to be configured to meet the needs of employer groups, health plans, hospitals, health systems and providers, enabling a quick, convenient and secure connection to quality healthcare. The innovative technology has saved employers and payers millions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs, while simultaneously adding millions of dollars of productivity to the bottom line by helping keep employees at work and healthy.

    “We are honored to have been named a SmartCamp KickStart Miami winner for our innovation, especially from a true technology giant like IBM, the largest IT company in the world. This underscores the achievement and validates that the market is awakening and ready to embrace our vision for a smarter, stronger, healthier world via telemedicine,” said Shlagman. “For years we have been passionately committed to the assertion that telemedicine is the game changer in healthcare – a solution that will provide fast, convenient and affordable access for all to quality healthcare 24/7/365.”

    “Congratulations to the team at Consult A Doctor for their impressive presentation and results at the IBM SmartCamp KickStart event in Miami,” said Martin Kelly, SmartCamp program director, IBM. “These events are one of the key ways IBM is accelerating growth among startup companies to help uncover and nurture innovative new solutions to address a variety of societal challenges.”

    Consult A Doctor will now participate in the IBM SmartCamp event in Boston where executives will demonstrate how the company’s innovative telemedicine platform’s intelligence can solve some of the healthcare industry’s most pressing challenges via more effective and convenient access to quality healthcare in an appropriate level of care setting, all while reducing the cost of care for all healthcare constituents.

    The company named the winner of IBM SmartCamp Boston event will earn an invitation to the SmartCamp Global Finals to compete against startups around the world.

    About Consult A Doctor

    Consult A Doctor is the leading innovator of cloud-based telemedicine services and technology platform solutions empowering organizations to lower healthcare costs, provide revolutionary access and improve outcomes. With years of experience delivering direct-to-employer and consumer telemedicine services that offer convenient 24/7 access to doctor consultations by phone, email and video, Consult a Doctor has saved employers millions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs, and added millions of dollars of productivity to the bottom line by helping keep employees at work and healthy. Its telemedicine network of U.S. board certified physicians in all 50 states has made it possible to give on-demand care, anytime, anywhere with access to medically-equivalent care in the lowest cost setting. Consult A Doctor is further transforming the economic equation of care by partnering with payers, providers and other organizations to deploy its telemedicine platform solution that grants its members and patients unmatched access to quality care, offers a new revenue source for providers, and lowers costs for health plans, employers and groups. For more information about Consult A Doctor, please visit www.consultadoctor.com, email telecare@consultadr.com or call 888-688-DOCTOR (3628).

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    3. Consult A Doctor Expands Telemedicine Market Share in Travel Industry

  • 21% of U.S. Hospitals Plan to Replace Their Core Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Solution

    CapSite recently published their 2012 Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Study. With almost 400 participants representing over 360 US hospitals the results represent a statistically significant sampling, and I think you will find the results quite telling:

    • 21% of U.S. Hospitals Plan to Replace Their Core RCM Solution Within the Next 24 Months
    • 53% Expect to Upgrade Their Current Core RCM Solution to Address Healthcare Financial Regulatory Changes

    Burlington, VT, June 29, 2012– CapSite™ announces the release of the 2012 U.S. Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Study. The study is the most recent in a series of CapSite strategic industry reports focused on the RCM market. The study represents unique Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 390 hospitals on the market opportunity and vendor market share across the U.S.

    The objective of the 2012 RCM study was to assess how the HITECH Act focus on stimulating the adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions combined with the delay in the ICD-10 compliance deadline is impacting the RCM market.

    “Our study clearly shows an active RCM market over the next 24 months as more than 20% of U.S. hospitals will be replacing their core RCM solution while another half will be investing in upgrades of their current core RCM solution.

    Additionally, we found that Patient Insurance Eligibility Verification and Coding solutions are at the top of hospitals bolt-on RCM solution shopping list.” says CapSite Sr. VP and GM, Gino Johnson.

    The study includes visibility into U.S. hospitals:

    •     Overall IT strategic priorities for the next 24 months
    •     Most challenging RCM areas impacting their financial performance
    •     Top bolt-on RCM solutions they are planning to purchase
    •     Confidence levels in RCM and Clearinghouse vendors preparedness for ICD-10
    •     ICD-10 delay impact on RCM investment plans
    •     Meaningful Use (MU) impact on RCM investment plans

    Vendor Market Share coverage includes:

    Allscripts, Availity, Cerner, CPSI, DSG, Emdeon, Epic, Gateway EDI, GE, Healthland, HMS, McKesson, MedAssets, Meditech, Navicure, Nebo, NextGen, OptumInsight, Passport, Quadax, QuadraMed, RelayHealth, SCI, Siemens, SSI, Unibased, ZirMed

    About CapSite

    The CapSite database provides unique transparency on Healthcare Technology pricing and packaging.

    CapSite is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm. Our mission is to help our healthcare vendor and provider clients make more informed strategic decisions. The CapSite™ database is the trusted, easy-to-use online resource, providing critical knowledge and evidence-based information on healthcare technology purchases. The CapSite database represents more than 150 healthcare technology categories and 1,500 vendors.
    CapSite has a strategic alliance with AHA Solutions to bring the CapSite database to the 5,000 AHA member hospitals.

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    2. WebPT Adds Revenue Cycle Management Service to Deliver End-to-End Solution for Clinics
    3. ADP Acquires AdvancedMD, A Leading Provider of Cloud-based Solutions for Practice Management, Electronic Health Records, and Revenue Cycle Management

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