News from Our Station Favorites – 3/22/2016
Healthcare NOW Radio streams a variety of radio shows all about the latest trends, news, and challenges in the healthcare industry. Our shows cover everything from meaningful use, strategy and innovations impacting healthcare, what practices and hospitals should know about HIPAA/HITECH Act Compliance, and EHRs to activity in the emerging field of Population Health Management. Each week you will hear from some of the best and brightest in the field. We like to keep tabs on these guests and you can check out some of the latest news about them below.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the leading technology industry association in the state, recently announced its “Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies.” Wellcentive (@Wellcentive) was one of the companies chosen. You can hear Justin Barnes’ interview with Mason Beard, co-Founder of Wellcentive, in our This Just In archives. Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG says, “The 2016 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community.” Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG.
SA Ignite announced (@saignite) that its Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Assistant software version 1.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification. This certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). You can hear Tom S. Lee, Ph.D. Founder & CEO of SA Ignite and Beth Houck, Vice President, Client Services of SA Ignite discuss the state of merit based provider payment systems on their monthly show The ABCs of MIPS.
Strata Decision Technology (Strata), a pioneer and leader in the development of cloud-based financial analytics and performance tools for healthcare, has been up to some partnering lately. Strata announced that they will partner with Aurora Health Care to deploy StrataJazz® as its full financial analytics and performance platform. They will also partner with Huron Consulting Group (Huron), a premier provider of business consulting services, to create a unique solution to advance healthcare providers’ transition to value-based care and address the underlying challenges of accurately managing revenue, cost and margin. Check our This Just In interview with Dan Michelson (@DMfuel), CEO of Strata Decision Technology (@StrataDecision).
Azalea Health (@AzaleaHealth) has been making new connections as well. The South Carolina Office of Rural Health(SCORH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare in rural communities, has selected Azalea Health as the preferred vendor for medical billing and practice management. Good hearted Azalea will offer its services at a special reduced rate of course. Listen to our interview with Justin Pierce from Azalea Health and hear all about this fast growing company.
Post Acute Market
CommonWell Health Alliance® (@CommonWell) announced the availability of its cross-vendor interoperability services to the post-acute market. Brightree, Cerner and McKesson are among the first CommonWell members that have committed to deploying these services nationwide in 2016. Jitin Asnaani (@jitin), executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance says, “Our collective experience across the continuum can help break down the barriers to cross-vendor HIT interoperability and make a dramatic difference in care coordination among ambulatory, acute and post-acute settings of care, with the ultimate goal of better patient outcomes.” Hear Asnaani discuss interoperability on This Just In.
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