Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ONC Announces Health IT Buzz Blog

The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched Health IT Buzz.  This is a new blog introduced by David Blumenthal which allows American's interested in Health IT the ability to learn more about it in an engaging environement.  http://healthit.hhs.gov/blog/onc

Monday, November 9, 2009

Secure Exchange of Dictated Medical Information

ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon Business has joined MTIA in creating a new organization to develop standards for the electronic sharing of physician dictated medical records.  Verizon Business has been selected to develop the platform which will securely carry the digital records.  Sten-Tel is one of the consortium's founding members.  The goal is to address common challenges the medical community faces when trying to exchange health records with improved interoperability, privacy and security.  Read the full story.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

R+B Sten-Tel Partners to Offer Healthcare Information Technology

R+B Sten-Tel has entered into an agreement with Millennium Informatics to offer Healthcare Information Technology to the healthcare community. R+B Sten-Tel will offer these services through Millennium Informatics in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. R+B Sten-Tel and Millennium will work with physician practices to access the incentives proposed in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) and the HITECH Act which offers up to $44,000 per clinician who adopts an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and meets the requirement to achieve meaningful use.

Millennium Informatics is a healthcare information technology Systems Integration firm that brings together diverse technology applications and service offerings that transform the healthcare system so that it delivers patient-centered, value-driven care to the healthcare community. Millennium takes a “best of breed” approach to application and services selection while ensuring a positive workflow experience for all users.

Millennium Informatics has an exclusive relationship with USA Managed Care Organization (USAMCO) to provide USAMCO provider members with health information technology solutions. USAMCO is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, privately-held Preferred Provider Organization with over 400,000 individual provider members nationwide.
R+B Sten-Tel through Millennium will help USAMCO provider members address state and federal mandates to automate patient records. Millennium helps physicians navigate through the EMR maze and, when the right solution is selected, make certain the price is right, the solution is properly implemented and actually used. One of the many benefits of the EMR solution is its patient portal and electronic prescribing tool. The portal allows patients to complete their intake forms prior to their appointment, saving time for both the patients and physician. Having the intake form automatically populate the patient’s chart eliminates double data entry, saving the practice countless hours. Millennium also provides solutions to USAMCO’s hospitals, Independent Physician Associations (IPA’s) to form the basis of early Health Information Exchanges (HIE’s). Additional specialized solutions include hematology/oncology, pediatric rehabilitation, cardiology and imaging.