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● Industry Watch INTEROPERABILITY


Access HIMSS Innovation Center all year long


Looking for ways to make your health IT challenges all work together? T e HIMSS Innovation Center at the new Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio, may have your answers. T e Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 30,000-square-foot Innovation Center includes a Health IT Simula- tion Center for testing health IT interoperability and a Healthcare Technology Showcase demonstrating the value of IT and information exchange to patient care, clinician and patient satisfaction, population health and the bottom line. T e facility has hosted more than 1,000 visitors since it opened


Oct. 8, 2013, according to Sandra Vance, MHA, Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS, and has brought together more than a dozen collaborative technology vendors from the health IT industry. More partners are on the way. It also off ers a welcome theater, meeting rooms complete with the latest audio-visual equipment and an interactive version of the HIMSS Value Suite featuring evidence- based use cases. With dozens of prominent healthcare industry events booked through 2015, the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Convention Center have a goal of exceeding 140,000 visitors this year. T e HIMSS Innovation Center expects to attract visitors from these events as well. T e Simulation Center is the “worldwide hub of interoperability,”


according to Vance, producing demonstrations of real-world interop- erability scenarios to help healthcare providers, policy makers and the health IT community understand the value of using standards-based transactions to ensure the right information is available to the right person at the right time. HIMSS leverages interoperability test tools from Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other innovation centers to ensure that both new and existing innovations will have access to the latest in standards harmonization and regulatory conformance testing tools. T e HIMSS Technology Showcase is Vance’s “mecca of healthcare technologies,” featuring clinical information systems, hardware and infrastructure components of health IT. T is 12,000-square-foot area showcases interactive demonstrations where attendees can learn about the off erings of up to 34 HIMSS Collaborators. Current Collaborators include: Alego Health, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, CDW, Concur, Federal Health Architecture, Fujitsu, Hyland Software, ICSA Labs, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Juniper Networks, Offi ce of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Total Voice Technologies. T e HIMSS Innovation Center is hosting additional events that


advance industry by bringing thought leaders together. To date, about 20 such events are scheduled in the Conference Center for 2014. Learn more at himssinnovationcenter.org.


RANKINGS


Best in KLAS Awards: Soſt ware and Services


Released Jan. 27, 2014, this highly anticipated annual report from


KLAS refl ects feedback from nearly 16,000 healthcare providers about the best-performing healthcare IT vendors for more than 100 market segments. Big winners were Epic (10 top awards); athenahealth (fi ve top awards); and Cerner, CareTech Solutions and Impact Advisors (two top awards each). KLAS made two additional software segments eligible to receive Best in KLAS Awards this year. T e recipient of the first Best in KLAS Award for Health Information Exchange (HIE) is Epic Care Everywhere, and the first winner of the Patient Portals Best in KLAS Award is athenahealth athenaCommunicator.


Best in KLAS Awards 2013: Software and Services


Overall Physician Practice Vendor ......................................................athenahealth Overall Services Firm .................................................................... Impact Advisors Overall Software Suite Vendor ......................................................................... Epic Overall Software Vendor .....................................................................athenahealth


Software Solutions


Acute Care EMR ........................................................ Epic EpicCare Inpatient EMR Business Intelligence/Analytics.................................................. QlikTech QlikView Cardiology .......................................................................Merge Healthcare Cardio Community HIS ..............................................................Cerner CommunityWorks Document Management and Imaging .................... Quest Diagnostics ChartMaxx Emergency Department .....................................................................Wellsoft EDIS Enterprise Scheduling .............................................................Unibased USA RMS Financial/ERP ...................................................................McKesson ERP Solutions Health Information Exchange (HIE) .....................................Epic Care Everywhere Homecare .................................................................................... Thornberry NDoc Laboratory ............................................................................Siemens NOVIUS Lab PACS .................................................................................................... Sectra PACS Patient Accounting and Patient Management .........Epic Resolute Hospital Billing Patient Portals .................................................athenahealth athenaCommunicator Pharmacy ...............................................................................................Epic Willow Radiology ..............................................................................................Epic Radiant Speech Recognition ..................................................Dolbey Fusion Speech (BES) Surgery Management .........................................................................Epic OpTime


Physician Practice Solutions


Ambulatory EMR (1 to 10 Physicians) ................................................SRSsoft EHR Ambulatory EMR (11 to 75 Physicians) ...............Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Ambulatory EMR (Over 75 Physicians) ...............Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Practice Management (1 to 10 Physicians) .............athenahealth athenaCollector Practice Management (11 to 75 Physicians) ...........athenahealth athenaCollector


Practice Management (Over 75 Physicians) Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence Ambulatory


Claims and Clearinghouse ........................................................................... ZirMed Services


Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS) ............................................................... Cerner Clinical Implementation (Principal) ............................................... Impact Advisors Clinical Implementation (Supportive) .................................Sagacious Consultants Extended Business Office ......................................................................... Cymetrix IT Outsourcing (Extensive) .......................................................CareTech Solutions IT Outsourcing (Partial) ............................................................CareTech Solutions Planning and Assessment ....................................................Cornerstone Advisors Revenue Cycle Transformation ........................................................................PwC Technical Services.............................................................................. J2 Interactive Teleradiology Services .................................................................. Rays (Nightrays) Transcription Services ................................................................................ Precyse


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