— Allscripts (@Allscripts) October 5, 2012
From Factory Girl: “Re: Allscripts. My company is an Allscripts partner and last week they told us they were not planning to make any official announcement about the decision to move customers off the MyWay platform. Yet I see that the day after HIStalk mentioned it, they posted details on their WebSite.” Allscripts also filed an 8-K so they probably figured everyone would know even if they didn’t read HIStalk. Allscripts is taking a $10-$13 million write-down on MyWay so that business apparently won’t be sold as once rumored.
athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush says his company is considering a move to a larger location or an expansion of its Watertown, MA headquarters from 330,000 to one million square feet.
The local paper profiles Nashville-based Shareable Ink, which has grown from two customers at the beginning of 2011 to almost 100 hospitals and clinics today. CEO Stephen Hau says he expects the company to grow from 40 employees to 80 within the next six months.
The 100+ physician Colorado Springs Health Partners chooses Humedica’s MinedShare clinical intelligence platform.
The use of EHRs isn’t increasing Medicare fraud, say 78 percent of poll respondents. New poll to your right: what is the primary motivation of the House members who are urging cessation of HITECH payments?
Listening: new from reader-recommended The Vaccines, an English indie band that sometimes sounds like the Ramones, but is a good (better) listen even when they don’t. I’m also wistfully listening to YouTube recordings of The Howard Stern Show from the early 1990s when it was actually good (Howard, Robin, Fred, Jackie, and Billy, and especially the Jackie Puppet).
Streamline Health Solutions promotes Matthew S. Seefeld from chief strategist of revenue cycle to SVP of solutions strategy.
Providers rank CareFusion, Omnicell, and McKesson the top providers of anesthesia cabinets based on functionality, implementation, and training, according to KLAS. Half of users that have implemented anesthesia cabinet systems say the main benefit of OR-specific cabinets is having an organized and controlled medication inventory.
Surgical Information Systems integrates its perioperative IT solution with OpenTempo’s surgical and anesthesia workforce scheduling tool.
The T-System folks forwarded this card, which they developed in advance of this week’s ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver.
The former HIM manager of a small Nevada hospital files a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was fired for questioning what she says was ED upcoding.
Just a reminder that Mr. H is taking some R&R this week. If you send him an e-mail and he fails to respond, hopefully that means he is busy reclining on an exotic beach sipping umbrella drinks. Actually I don’t think he is an umbrella drink/exotic beach kind of guy, but since that’s my idea of the perfect vacation, that’s what I am envisioning for him. While he is out of pocket this week, feel free to drop me a note, should you have any burning HIT news to share, want to offer encouragement, or have any umbrella drink recipes worth consideration.
Thankfully Weird News Andy never takes a break and sends over this story about one Florida county’s attempt to have patients waive their privacy rights. The Sarasota County sheriff’s office is encouraging pain physicians to have their patients sign a form authorizing the release of PHI to law enforcement, should a physician believes a criminal violation has occurred. The local paper reports that the medical community is is concerned the move violates “HIPPA law.”
Vince provided a HIS-tory this week after all, continuing his QuadraMed history with a fascinating look at Health Data Sciences, which was the hottest vendor going a couple of decades ago. My favorite trivia: founder Ralph Korpman MD was a computer genius who started medical school at 15.