Kansas Health Information Network and ICA Discuss Finding Success in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE

Kansas Health Information Network and ICA Discuss Finding Success in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Laura McCrary, EdD, Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network and John Tempesco, Chief Marketing Officer, ICA will be delivering a case study entitled, “Finding Success in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

Dr. McCrary and John Tempesco will provide a high-level overview of the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) project discussing how this model works well for both urban and rural communities and how it is bringing this community model to all participants, not just to hospitals. They will also discuss how KHIN defines a community as well as the challenges of linking both urban and rural settings with their implicit differences. Kansas has more critical access hospitals than any other state in the US and Dr. McCrary and John Tempesco will share how this model can be replicated elsewhere in the country.

“KHIN provides services to all of Kansas and portions of northwest Missouri encompassing large urban and rural areas. KHIN’s goal is to connect 80% of healthcare providers in the service area including 163 hospitals, 4500 physicians, 100 public health departments, 40 community mental health centers and 400 long term care facilities. Our challenge of linking this large population requires health information exchange functionality that integrates with disparate EMR/EHR systems and provides the correct clinical data at the point-of-care. ICA’s CareAlign® was the tool we needed to accomplish this complex task,” McCrary says.

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, VoCare, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the ICA:

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was established to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader healthcare market, and now delivers a comprehensive HIE solution to hospitals, IDNs, communities and states. Unmatched in its ability to yield cost effectiveness, improved patient care, and better outcomes, ICA’s CareAlign® solution captures complete data to enhance the decision-making process. The CareAlign clinical intelligence engine empowers HIEs to leverage existing core systems and construct a longitudinal patient record. CareAlign also features provider/patient portals, secure clinical communication, NHIN compliant interoperability, EHR-lite and population management tools. Visit http://www.icainformatics.com; follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ icainformatics; and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information

Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information












Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

Cognovant Inc., a consumer-health company specializing in mobile, personal health record technology, has put down roots in Kansas City and begun developing applications with specialized systems and tools that will allow individuals to manage and own their health and health information.

Joe Ketcherside, MD – Cognovant’s President and Chief Executive Officer – is leading the start up under the guiding principle that empowered individuals will achieve better outcomes than are possible with the current health system/provider-centric model of health care. For additional and updated information, visit http://www.cognovant.com.

Cognovant’s mPHR will provide consumers with the technical capability to access health information, share health information, increase health and wellness understanding, participate in clinical trials, contribute to the general knowledge base and to transform into better-educated consumers of health and wellness care. Furthermore, consumers will be empowered through connectivity to technologies that monitor and encourage progress in wellness and health care management plans.

“We want to be the iTunes of health,” said Ketcherside, a former neurosurgeon and Cognovant co-founder. “Our mPHR will be entirely consumer-controlled and owned. This will allow data mobility across the person’s lifetime as they change jobs/careers, providers, location, or needs. This will also provide personal control of health record security, privacy, and reuse or sharing.

“The value of including consumers as ‘information donors’ in the health system is becoming widely recognized and accepted because much of this data and context would otherwise not be captured,” he added. “Patients taking charge of their daily care management is an absolute game-changer. Our mPHR will not diminish the role of the physician, but will enlarge the role of the patient in his or her care and wellness decisions.”

About Cognovant:

Cognovant’s proprietary intellectual property reflects the unique knowledge base of the founders derived from more than 30 years of experience and success in developing and implementing health information technology (HIT) in hospital, clinics, and long-term care facilities. This experience and success covers HIT interoperability, content emulation, usability, work flow, clinical-decision support, public policy, patient safety, and commercialization of HIT applications.

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PHFE Receives Grants for Health Information Exchange

PHFE Receives Grants for Health Information Exchange










Los Angeles, California (Vocus/PRWEB) March 09, 2011

On Monday, March 7, 2011 Cal e Connect, the state of California’s health information exchange entity announced four grants designed to improve health information exchange activities in communities across California.

Public Health Foundation Enterprises, (PHFE), was fortunate enough to be involved in two of those grants. OCPRHIO, (Orange County Partnership Regional Health Information Organization), PHFE’s Orange County, California health information exchange project was awarded a grant for $ 795,761 to continue and expand its activities and LANES, (Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services), was awarded a grant for $ 996,070 to build on ongoing efforts in Los Angeles including PHFE’s sponsored Health e LA project.

In both instances, PHFE will act as the fiscal sponsor for the projects.

PHFE CEO Mark J Bertler noted, “PHFE is pleased and proud to be a partner in both of these innovative initiatives”. “We believe that we have the right people and organizations involved in these projects to be successful in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties.”

“The Cal e Connect funding couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Grant awards like these rewards the hard work of a talented and dedicated group of stakeholders” He noted.

These projects were part of the first round of funding provided by Cal e Connect. This funding is part of the HITECH portion of federal stimulus funding that California received.

These projects in consort with efforts to promote meaningful use of electronic health records, recruit and train health information professionals and expand tele-health initiatives are intended to improve patient care and access to timely health-related information.

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Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors












Waycross, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Paula Guy, CEO of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. has joined an elite group of Georgia leaders on the Georgia Health Information Exchange Board of Directors. Georgia Health Information Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization charged with creating a network that will allow for the timely exchange of vital health information and accelerate the pace of health information technology development across Georgia. The creation of this statewide Health Information Exchange is expected to further the development of health technology industries in Georgia and to promote Georgia’s national position as a health technology leader.

“It is an honor to serve and collaborate with such well-respected leaders on a project that is so promising, not only to the future of Georgia’s healthcare, but also to the development of our great state,” says Ms. Guy.

Paula has 12 years of leadership experience in building telemedicine networks in the state of Georgia. She has served on the advisory board for Georgia Technology Authority, review boards for grants and has been a frequent telemedicine expert speaker and consultant. Her experience in grant writing resulted in federal grants and funding from RUS, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth and Universal Service Funding. Under her leadership the Georgia Telemedicine Program has become one of the most comprehensive, robust telemedicine programs in the nation.

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) is the leading agency in Georgia focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology including telemedicine, health information exchange and telehealth. There are now over 200 partners across the state, 175 specialists and physicians providing healthcare via telemedicine.

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Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success

Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success












Ottawa, Canada (Vocus) November 22, 2010

“Governments are faced with a ‘new normal’ of responding to increased citizen demand with reducing budgets,” according to Doug Hadden, Vice President Products at FreeBalance. FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, will participate in the FMI of Canada Professional Development (PD) Week. The annual conference is taking place at the Hotel Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada from November 22 to 26, 2010. The FMI conference is focused on striking the right balance of risk and control.

Doug Hadden will host an interactive session on how transparency and accountability have become strong themes in government. Titled “The Emperor Has No Clothes – Risk and Results in an Increasing Transparent and Government 2.0 World,” this session will explore how social media and open government initiatives have introduced a new risk and reward paradigm for public servant careers and for government organizations. Transparency, in itself, has become a key performance indicator. An updated methodology on calculating open government value and improving governance structures will be discussed. The session will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Wednesday November 24, 2010 in the Hotel Lac-Leamy Krieghoff Room.

“Government 2.0 supports government economic incubation and services modernization,” said Doug Hadden, Vice President of Products at FreeBalance. “Innovation is alive and well in government and will be further transformed thanks to Government 2.0. How Government 2.0 technology enables managing for results will be discussed during the session.” Many of the subjects to be discussed are being expanded on the FreeBalance Sustainability Blog — http://www.freebalance.com/blog .

The FMI of Canada 2010 PD Week will trace government efforts to counter the effects of the global recession. It features a series of workshops and information sessions that elaborate on risk and control, striking a balance and public service renewal. The annual five-day conference draws more than 2,400 public financial management professionals to the National Capital Region of Canada. Panel discussions and exhibits provide an opportunity for participants to explore a range of new ideas, products and services.

Members of the FreeBalance team will be available for the duration of the conference to discuss and demonstrate FreeBalance web-based Government Resource Planning (GRP) solutions. FreeBalance Version 7 supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including GRP, Government Performance Management, Government 2.0, Shared Services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). FreeBalance Version 7 covers the entire budget cycle and provides fiscal control over fund allocations, expenditures, appropriations, revenue administration, and human resources. FreeBalance Version 7 is a fully compliant J2EE solution. The n-tier architecture allows departments and agencies to leverage existing web, application and database clusters. Unlike traditional software solutions, the FreeBalance Accountability Suite is fully web based and has no hidden client/server technologies.

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is one of the most widely deployed financial management systems inside the Government of Canada. More than 50 government departments and agencies use FreeBalance software for enhanced public financial management.

About the Financial Management Institute of Canada

The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer association, founded in 1962. What started out as a small group of senior federal government accountants meeting around a lunch table to discuss issues of financial management and the role of financial advisors within government has grown to thousands of members, both within and outside the public sector, all working to improve the financial management of all levels of government across Canada. For more information, visit http://www.fmi.ca .

About Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden is an industry veteran with an extensive experience in enterprise technologies. Hadden has more than 20 years of management, sales, marketing and product management experience at several industry-leading public and private companies, including Standard Register, Delano Technology, Platform Computing, Hummingbird, and Olivetti. Hadden is a recognized expert in strategic planning and technology in government.

As VP Products at FreeBalance, Hadden is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, business development and product management. Hadden is also the Chief Customer Advocate responsible for aligning FreeBalance activities with customer priorities. He holds a BA Honours degree in Political Science from Carleton University.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com .

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