October 21, 2014, 11:21 am

Cost Justify Vital Sign and Smart Pump Integration with Your EHR

The CAQH® Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) today announced that healthcare organizations have voluntarily earned more than 150 CORE Certifications and many additional organizations have pledged to become CORE-certified. These commitments are a promising development in the drive to achieve interoperability through end-to-end adoption of healthcare operating rules.

The CAQH CORE Operating Rules and voluntary Certification program are the result of an ongoing national collaboration among providers, health plans, vendors, associations, government entities, standard-setting organizations and others essential to improving claims-related transactions. Incorporating both data content and infrastructure, the operating rules enable high-quality, uniform data exchange across the healthcare system and support the integration of clinical and administrative data.

Read more at insurancenewsnet.com.

October 21, 2014, 11:02 am

MEDITECH’s Recommendations for Ebola Screening

October 20, 2014 - MEDITECH strongly advises that healthcare organizations follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to have processes and protocols in place for proper Ebola screening and documentation.

The CDC has provided an evaluation algorithm as well as a checklist for thorough screening. While MEDITECH’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) is designed to enable pertinent patient data sharing between care teams, the communication of suspected Ebola exposure must also take place in person between clinicians.

Read more at meditech.com.

October 21, 2014, 11:00 am

MEDITECH: Out with the Old, In with the News

We will soon be starting a whole new chapter in the evolution of MEDITECH.com. Our reenergized website will be easier to use than ever before, and will include a variety of new content and features – including a sortable News page, where you can get all of the latest information, in a format that is even more readable and shareable.

After this month, we will be discontinuing our monthly MEDITECH Magazine and centralizing all of our company announcements and customer success stories on the homepage of MEDITECH.com. For many years, the Magazine has been a wonderful vehicle for us to share our most important stories, however, we are eager to begin a new tradition of more real time content sharing with our streamlined site.

Read more at meditech.com.

October 21, 2014, 10:55 am


Bristol Hospital’s President and CEO shares how implementing MEDITECH has delivered a strong return on investment and a more engaged medical staff.


October 17, 2014, 12:45 pm

19 more surprises from meaningful use attestation data

CMS meaningful use attestation data set reveals 19 more surprises after Cerner buys Siemens’ health IT division and ONC discontinued “complete EHR.”

Complete EHR, we hardly knew ye.

The latest ONC EHR certification rule update does away with the “complete EHR” definition, in an effort to streamline the rules for vendors that enable physicians and hospitals to qualify for federal EHR incentive payments.

Read more at SearchHealthIT.

October 17, 2014, 12:40 pm

Iatric Systems MobiLab® at ENA 2014

Southern Maine ED Nurse Manager talks about how her staff likes Iatric Systems MobiLab™ in the ED and eliminates mislabeled specimens.

October 15, 2014, 12:38 pm

MUSE Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Transfer Routine

October 22, 2014 at 2pm Eastern
Cost: $100

This presentation will show how the transfer routine was implemented at
Ozarks Medical Center to help bridge patient care from the recovery room to
the inpatient areas of the hospital and from ICU to units of lower acuity.
The demonstration will be done in 5.66 PP8 CS software and will look at the
process from the perspective of IT build, physician use, and nursing use.
This presentation will not only look at set up and use of the transfer
routine but will also cover the different processes associated with use of
the routine.


TJ Temple MT,MBA is the IT Applications Manager at Ozarks Medical Center in
West Plains, MO.

Learn more or register at museweb.org.

October 13, 2014, 2:22 pm

Meaningful Use Webcast: Thursday October 23, 2:00 p.m. ET

Hospitals are now in the 2015 reporting period for Meaningful Use Stage 2. What is unknown, is if Congress will pass the bill allowing for a 90-day reporting period for 2015 or if they will uphold the current rule that requires a full 365-day reporting period.

Either way, if you are struggling to see where you are against the Stage 2 measures, there is still time to get control of your Meaningful Use readiness.

Register for this 45-minute webcast on October 23 where you’ll learn::

  • How you can still make changes within the Stage 2 reporting period
  • How to simplify the calculations, tracking, and reporting of Meaningful Use measures
  • How to easily track and report Clinical Quality Measures
  • Steps you need to take now to prepare for a future audit

You’ll see a demonstration of Meaningful Use Manager™, which can accomplish all of these goals for hospitals and eligible providers.

October 9, 2014, 12:22 pm

Epic Reporting Tools for MEDITECH NPR Developers

Learn about Epic data and reporting tools. Whether you simply extract data outbound to Epic, your hospital is planning to migrate to an Epic platform, or you’ve already switched from MEDITECH to Epic, this informative webcast will benefit you.

Attend this webcast to learn about:

• All of the data layers in the Epic environment
• The reporting tools available in each layer
• What kind of reporting output each tool is intended to address / good at handling
• A triage model for handling data requests, and how to map requests to the appropriate reporting tool
• Recommended business intelligence model for Epic sites (beyond Epic’s initial recommendations)

Register for the October 28 2PM ET webcast.

October 8, 2014, 9:13 am

MUSE Community Peer Group – Makin’ It

Iatric Systems will be at this MUSE event – hope to see you there October 16, 2014.
It’s at  Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri at the Benson Convention & Expo Center.

MAKIN IT means Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska Information Technology. Together this group is MAKIN IT work!

Register at http://www.museweb.org/Community/Community-Peer-Groups/MAKIN-IT – it’s free and for facility members only.