Shop Till You Drop

Feb. 1, 2006

Only two weeks to go before the healthcare IT trade show of shows commences in San Diego.

Looking to establish new relationships or shore up old ones? Find the latest and greatest in available healthcare IT? Strut your latest new product or regale decision makers with the merits of your latest service? Dust off your comfortable walking shoes because it’s time to see and be seen at HIMSS–the über healthcare IT trade show and convention. Some 800 exhibitors will vie for attention and more than 23,000 attendees will trudge the lengths of six football fields at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition, February 12-16, in San Diego. This month, Health Management Technology continues to provide a sampling of the fare being showcased at HIMSS. Visit with HMT at Booth 4353.

Only two weeks to go before the healthcare IT trade show of shows commences in San Diego.

Looking to establish new relationships or shore up old ones? Find the latest and greatest in available healthcare IT? Strut your latest new product or regale decision makers with the merits of your latest service? Dust off your comfortable walking shoes because it’s time to see and be seen at HIMSS–the über healthcare IT trade show and convention. Some 800 exhibitors will vie for attention and more than 23,000 attendees will trudge the lengths of six football fields at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition, February 12-16, in San Diego. This month, Health Management Technology continues to provide a sampling of the fare being showcased at HIMSS. Visit with HMT at Booth 4353.

TouchWorks and TouchChart are modular electronic health record (EHR) solutions designed by Allscripts to help practices implement EHRs. Modules include: Workflow, Rx+ (e-prescribing), Charge, Dictate, Order, Result, Note, Scan, Pocket Library, Physician Homebase, iHealth, Analytics and Study Manager. Healthcare providers can access the Web-based clinical software using a tablet PC, laptop or personal computer. Physicians can automate many of their daily tasks, and link through a secure network to other physicians, patients, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, employers and pharmaceutical companies. The e-prescribing feature is designed to increase prescription legibility and reduce prescribing errors by automatically updating patient records with drug interaction information. Allscripts offers clinical information solutions, including electronic health records, document imaging and e-prescribing to more than 20,000 physicians across the country.www.rsleads.com/602ht-230
Centricity Physician Office EMR and Practice Management (PM) from GE Healthcare are Windows-based applications that blend both clinical and office management tools to help improve financial health and accelerate advancement toward electronic medical records. EMR was designed by clinicians to organize patient medical records for the entire care team. The product’s interface engine lets clinicians aggregate patient information and access it wirelessly in the physician office or from home. PM is designed to manage and simplify a practice’s total revenue cycle with its scheduling, billing, collections and EDI (electronic data interchange) functions. Through the automation of tasks and the use of tools to improve collections and reduce claim rejections, the product aims to help streamline workflow and maximize cash flow. www.rsleads.com/602ht-231
Agfa provides a wide range of imaging and information management solutions, including PACS and image acquisition tools and applications for radiology, imaging centers and radiotherapy, as well as cardiology, orthopedics and women’s healthcare. With the acquisition of GWI AG International in 2005, Agfa’s portfolio of products expanded to include a fully integrated hospital information system, which it offers as part of a comprehensive, hospitalwide clinical/administrative solution. At the heart of that solution is ORBIS, a set of basic programs that form the backbone on which Agfa links a hospital’s disparate systems and technologies, which is designed to create a single communications network. It features standardized forms that staff and administration can use to input data and test results. The forms are adaptable and can be reconfigured or recreated anew with no loss of data. They also can be secured by log in and password, and altered to present specific patient information to the viewer.www.rsleads.com/602ht-239
Speech recognition, dictation and transcription technology for hospitals, clinics and physician practices is a strength Dictaphone will have on display. Enterprise Express is the company’s enterprise platform for dictation and workflow management, for both traditional dictation and speech recognition. Across the enterprise, EXSpeech offers speech recognition tools for phone-based dictation and transcriptionist-edited dictation, as well as for physician-controlled ability to dictate, edit, correct and complete documentation. PowerScribe for General Medicine provides speech recognition software with specialized language models for emergency medicine and pathology, while PowerScribe for Radiology serves the specialized needs of radiologists. Dictaphone also offers natural language processing (NLP) software with NLP Voice Originated Intelligence. Speech recognized text documents are processed through the software that can extract and structure key medical data on diagnoses, procedures, medications and allergies, which clinicians can view through a Web interface; the data are linked back to the originating text documents from which they were extracted for added medical reference.www.rsleads.com/602ht-238
Lawson Software specializes in the business and administrative side of healthcare. Lawson Financials automate the necessities of business, such as accounts payable, general ledger and accounts receivable. Beyond those, Asset Management organizes the book value, location, inventory costs, lease costs and depreciation values of fixed assets; Financial Reporting Self-Service provides Internet-supported dissemination of financial information and reporting throughout an organization, so that managers can interact dynamically with the data; Budgeting and Planning is a forecasting tool, supported by a Web-based user interface, that allows automatic roll-ups of forecasts received from remotely-based participants into an organizational forecast; Strategic Ledger is a business performance management module for analysis of cost management, vendor management, customer management, and revenue and profitability. Lawson also delivers specialized Healthcare Supply Chain Management applications that include automated purchasing, inventory management and vendor payment.www.rsleads.com/602ht-232
NextGen provides automation solutions for physician practices with NextGen EPM (Enterprise Practice Management) as a foundation. NextGen EPM was designed to integrate and streamline all aspects of a physician practice–clinical, financial and administrative–and is especially suited for enterprises with multiple locations and providers. The software includes an Enterprise Patient Index so patient demographic data is entered only once and is available, correctly, throughout the enterprise. Automated Registration offers practices the ability to preregister new patients through an Internet interface and then to scan insurance photos and cards directly from registration into the application. Claims Edits & Scrubbing scrubs claims prior to submission; users can choose edits from a library of payer-specific edits including ICD-9, CTE, CCI and LMRP edits or customize their own edits. EPM integrates completely with the NextGen EMR with its modules for electronic charting, patient education, medication management, referral management, lab order entry and results reporting, contract management, outcomes analysis, clinical decision support and enterprise data sharing, among others. www.rsleads.com/602ht-233
Charting Plus from MediNotes Corp. is a best-of-breed, HIPAA certified electronic health record system designed for any practice size. Charting Plus utilizes a single screen “what you see is what you get” interface, to make documentation intuitive for users. It interfaces with more than 40 practice management systems, as well as several reference laboratories, document management systems and appointment scheduling systems. It is one of only a few EMRs that use anatomical graphics for clinicians to describe the exact location of a medical condition. Charting Plus allows a medical group to eliminate transcription costs by creating, storing and organizing medical encounter notes using customizable diagnosis- or treatment-based templates. Charting Plus typically is used on a wireless tablet PC, allowing the provider to document in real-time, while keeping his focus and attention on the patient. In addition to storing encounter notes, the application also can store scanned hard copies or link to other digital files stored on the practice’s network. www.rsleads.com/602ht-234
Dräger Medical provides products, services and integrated CareArea Solutions for clinical utilization in multiple arenas, from perioperative care to critical care to perinatal care. The company’s new Infinity OneNet lets hospitals run wired and wireless patient monitoring systems on the hospital’s existing network infrastructure. Traditionally, patient monitoring has required its own separate, dedicated network to guarantee security and performance. Dräger Medical’s solution allows “life critical” information from the patient monitor to be delivered over the hospital network. Infinity OneNet is both a network architecture and a comprehensive suite of professional services that allow the hospital’s existing enterprise network to provide patient monitoring in parallel with its commercial and administrative applications–all in one industry-standard network.www.rsleads.com/602ht-235
Dell Healthcare provides diverse computing, network and imaging solutions and services to healthcare providers. Beside the portable, desktop and mainframe computers for which the company is well known, Dell’s product line includes flat-panel and touchscreen monitors, printers, scanners and PDAs. They also offer operating system software and IT infrastructure hardware, such as networking and data storage equipment. Through Dell’s Healthcare Alliance Program, Dell consultants work with leading software/hardware vendors to build certified, customized computing solutions designed specifically for a healthcare provider’s needs. Dell offers state-of-the-art PACS imaging solutions, through agreements with vendor partners such as Agfa, AMICAS, Barco, Planar and Siemens, among others. They also offer best-of-breed, HIPAA compliant network security solutions for protecting an organization’s data and servers. Dell’s relationship with their Healthcare Alliance Partners allows them to guarantee compatibility with existing systems and industry standards.www.rsleads.com/602ht-236
Motion Computing specializes in high-end tablet PCs for mobile computing and wireless applications. The company’s LS800 and LE1600 models have found favor in the healthcare network industry as handhelds for mobile CPOE, access to EHRs at the point of care, charge capture and more. The LS800 features an ultra-compact design with full XP functionality and the power of a desktop PC. The LE1600 contains the same features as the LS800 in a slightly larger design. It offers extended battery life and a larger display. Both models feature biometric fingerprint reader/scanners. Especially useful in today’s security conscious wireless environments is the company’s thin client model. The LE1600TC features an embedded Windows XPe operating system and the most common client applications, giving the model a high-degree of compatibility. www.rsleads.com/602ht-237
SunGard       specializes in keeping an organization’s critical data secure and constantly available to its members. The company offers three main availability solution sets: Managed IT Services includes hosting, applications and messaging, and security, storage and replication; Disaster Recovery Services includes network and systems recovery, and end-user services that are designed to protect data centers and billing systems; Professional Services offers risk and HIPAA compliance assessments, information security program development, fail-over processing, infrastructure engineering, and technical support and disaster planning.www.rsleads.com/602ht-229
Healthline Systems provides healthcare management software solutions for hospitals, health systems and managed care organizations. They strive to improve access to critical care information and optimize credentialing and provider data management processes, call center operations and managed care initiatives. Their newest offering, EchoAccess, is a Web-based contact center software solution, part of the EchoEnterprise suite of products that also includes EchoCredentialing and EchoQuality. The former supports JCAHO, NCQA and URAC credentialing requirements. The latter is designed for both integrated and discrete quality management systems. It supports paperless workflows and features importing and exporting of ADT data and medical records. Other products include EchoApps, which is designed to improve efficiency when completing large volumes of hospital and health plan applications. www.rsleads.com/602ht-228
Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of information, tools and solutions for corporate, healthcare and financial critical decision makers. Medi-Span, a Wolters Kluwer company, provides a line of drug product files that are continuously updated and include application programming interfaces and clinical decision support products. The Master Drug Database (MDDB) product file is a fully integrated electronic drug data and clinical information database that features a comprehensive compilation of national drug codes, drug names, ingredients and pricing information. Electronic Drug File (Med-File) is a 30-character relational database of drug names, clinical database access codes and optional pricing information. Drug Information Bridge (The Bridge) is an applications programming interface that provides integrated access to the company’s drug databases and clinical products. www.rsleads.com/602ht-227

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