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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, announced today that enrollment is now available for its secure Integrated Direct Messaging tool. 

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014--GCI Health, a leading healthcare-focused global public relations agency, today announced the rollout of Patients at the Center, an initiative aimed at uncovering the most innovative, effective ways of putting patients at the forefront of communication strategies within the healthcare industry.

SEATTLE--ActX today announced it has joined the Greenway Health online Marketplace of value-added partners for users of Greenway’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions.

CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2014-- Today, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and AVIA announced HX360™, a new co-developed initiative. HX360 was created to improve the way that health care is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of next generation (non-EHR Platform) technologies by provider organizations, in areas where health system executives are passionate to combine the right mix of resources, processes and technologies.

ARLINGTON, Va.--Surescripts, the nation’s largest health information network, and Epic, the leading developer of software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations, are working together to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the prescribing process by offering Surescripts’ CompletEPA® for medication prior authorization to Epic electronic health records (EHR) users.

Hartford, CT, October 01, 2014 - -SMC Partners LLC, an information technology, business process, and human performance solution delivery company, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc.

ROSEVILLE, Calif., September 30, 2014 – Intel-GE Care Innovations™, pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, today announced the company will support the design and implementation of remote care management for at-risk patients in the Dignity Health System and the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network.

LOS ANGELES--At a time when the Affordable Care Act, accountable care and population health are dominating the healthcare landscape, prominent industry leaders from around the country gathered at MDS Consulting’s 9th annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference in Las Vegas to share strategies for how to successfully make the transition to the new era of healthcare and truly deliver value to the customers they serve.

San Diego, California, September 26, 2014 -- The number of outsourced coding and revenue cycle management initiatives have doubled over a years’ time as the number of hospitals confront the challenges of implementing suitable solutions before the 2015 ICD-10 deadline, according to the recently published Black Book™ surveys of hospital technology and physician leaders.

HACKENSACK, NJ – September 23, 2014COTA, Inc. today announced it has closed $3.7 million in a planned $7 million Series A funding round led by Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), with participation from Med-Metrix.

Horsham, PA, September 23, 2014 -- Office Practicum, a leading provider of electronic health records software (EHR) for the specialty of pediatric medicine, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of, including their web-based multi-specialty EHR and Practice Management software.

MANASSAS, Va.--Cigna (NYSE: CI) and ChoiceHealth doctors in Virginia are launching a collaborative care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the goal of improved health, affordability and patient experience. ChoiceHealth, a subsidiary corporation of Novant Health will bring independent primary care providers that are part of the ChoiceHealth network and Novant Health Medical Group providers together for this program.

SANTA MONICA, September 18, 2014 – Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced that their Healthcare Finance portfolio surpassed $1 billion with the recent $100 million credit facility for Apria Healthcare Group, Inc., a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group. Apria is one of the nation's leading providers of home respiratory services and certain home medical equipment.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today announced their collective support for the continued bipartisan efforts to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax.

Clearwater, FL, September 10, 2014 -- CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a quality improvement benchmarking network, will soon have the largest patient-level, multi-hospice dataset to date.

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 10, 2014--ChartSpan has developed the world's first, patient based, interoperable, consumer technology automating the conversion of ALL paper healthcare records into electronic healthcare records. Available today in the Apple App Store. ChartSpan is a free, secure, iOS app that allows you to request, organize, and send your family's health records (medical, dental, vision, immunizations, prescriptions) from a smartphone. The Android version will be released next month.

Dr. Henry H. Ting, a nationally recognized leader and innovator in health care quality, has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, effective July 21, 2014. In his new role, he will oversee the hospital's clinical quality and patient safety initiatives.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said that patients and healthcare providers will benefit from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate that medical imaging and radiation therapy (RT) equipment in hospitals must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance standard. 

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 -- In a move to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare industry, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) and (NYSE: CRM) today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an open, cloud-based healthcare platform, leveraging Philips' leading positions in medical technology, clinical applications and clinical informatics and's leadership in enterprise cloud computing, innovation and customer engagement.

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) — In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a significantly better chance to survive the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States and current data shows that most lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage.