The HIStalk Advisory Panel is a group of hospital CIOs, hospital CMIOs, practicing physicians, and a few vendor executives who have volunteered to provide their thoughts on topical industry issues. I’ll seek their input every month or so on an important news development and also ask the non-vendor members about their recent experience with vendors. E-mail me to suggest an issue for their consideration.
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For this report, I asked panel members what small and/or innovative companies they’ve worked with recently that readers should check out.
AirStrip Technologies. “We are implementing our second solution, Cardiology, and they are doing a great job of meeting our expectations.”
Anypresence. “They have developed a platform so that organizations can create mobile apps.”
AutomateMD. “They call themselves an EMR company with an interesting suite of products, which I like to call more peripheral additions to an EMR solution. The company is looking for investors and claims to have some big-name partners. Marketing rollout for Northern California is supposed to start June 2. The company offers PM/EMR, e-prescribing, EDI, claims, medical transcription, scheduling, billing, document imaging and management, and collections. They have offices in California and the Philippines.”
Aventura. “You’ve profiled them. We have implemented their clinician access solution.”
CenterX. “Not working with them, but stumbled on an interesting company which is creating competition for Surescripts. This is good, as they are acting like a monopoly – high prices, low innovation. The CEO is an ex-Epic guy.”
Design Clinicals. “They have a standalone medication reconciliation product, MedsTracker, that works very well. I believe they also have a CPOE product for smaller hospitals.”
EGIS Systems. “We’ve used them for HIPAA assessments and vulnerability monitoring. So far, I think we get a lot of value for the cost. They’ve negotiated some great deals to resale other security products (e.g., vulnerability monitoring, e-mail encryption, etc.) for greatly reduced prices. Could be a great offering for small to mid-size organizations. “
Emmi Solutions. “Tracks delivery and consumption of targeted information.“
Ingenious Med. Excellent results for inpatient physician charge capture. Cerner is not quite there yet. Good tool and easily adopted by physicians, replacing either spreadsheets and manual tracking or an older tool that hasn’t kept up with mobile technology.”
Interfaceware. “Its product, Iguana, has a shorter learning curve than HL7 integration and testing. The small, bootstrapped firm is out of Toronto and has an impressive client list of hospitals and vendors. Eliot Muir is founder and CEO.”
Voalte and InterMedHx. “Awesome. Customer service is over the top and products deliver.”
MobileMD. “We’ve been talking with multiple HIE vendors and have great experience with MobileMD. They were recently acquired by Siemens, but still act like the small company they started as. Hopefully they keep it up!”
Nordic Consulting. “We’ve been very pleased with them and their consultants we have engaged.”
Strategic Healthcare Programs. “A solution of choice for real-time decision support and data analytics in the subacute segment. SHP has a dominant position and its partners page reads like a directory of subacute software vendors. Barbara Rosenblum, founder and CEO, is a great lady.”
Tableau. “Fantastic visualization software. Allows presentation of complicated information in a ‘simplified’ graphical format.”
Voalte and InterMedHx. “Awesome. Customer service is over the top and products deliver. “
White Stone Group. “On the rev cycle side. Very cool product and technology that helps hospitals and md offices deal with the nasty payors who don’t want to pay on time or want to create ‘stories as to why they can’t pay. Product is called Trace.”