• Askesis Development Group (Pittsburgh) reported the introduction of the PsychConsult Provider 6.0. The new features are focused on creating a completely paperless environment with tools supporting clinical workflows, a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), and streamlined revenue cycle management. Highlights of new functionality include: Bed and Census Management an electronic bed board designed for inpatient and residential settings; Physician Order Entry for use across all levels of care; Clinical Records cumulative and multi-authored records of a patient's progress; Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) fully integrated with Medication Orders and Schedules; and Interoperability Engine supporting HL-7 messaging.

• Cleveland Medical Devices (Cleveland) reported the release of automated tremor scoring for Kinesia, a compact patient worn device for assessing Parkinson's disease (PD) motor symptom severity. The CleveMed UPDRS Scoring Challenge is an online educational tool intended for movement disorder clinicians and researchers, patients, caregivers or anyone interested in motor symptom evaluations. The interactive site allows a visitor to view and rate a series of videos displaying PD patients performing tasks for evaluating tremor. After each short video is complete, the user enters a score ranging from 0 to 4 and the next video starts. Once the 12 videos are scored, the user scores are compared to scores from two movement disorder specialists for the same videos to demonstrate variability.

• ContextVision (Stockholm, Sweden) said it has added a new version of its X-ray tuning software, GOPView XR2-T. The new version of GOPView XR2-T allows for fine adjustment of the image quality in digital X-ray images. XR2-T enables users to set their specific preferences for the post-processing of X-ray images. With XR2-T, the images can be tuned to suit the personal preferences of individual customers, whether that is an increased focus on the small details or a decrease in noise and artifacts. The new GOPView XR2-T features two separate modes, image and feature, which accommodates two primary user groups: imaging experts and radiologists.

• eFileCabinet (Provo, Utah) reported the integration of its electronic document management (EDM) system with certified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management (PM) systems which are used by thousands of medical offices nationwide. eFileCabinet has leveraged X-Link middleware to bridge the gap between the EMR system and the rest of the office. eFileCabinet says that it augments the collection of patient information by EMR systems with electronic documents for a complete medical record. By capturing documents gathered from multiple sources, eFileCabinet allows office staff to scan, store and manage lab reports, prescriptions, orders, intake forms, insurance information and other documents quickly and easily. HIPAA compliance is maintained by ensuring confidential medical records are stored and controlled for rapid and accurate accessibility, distribution, tracking and reporting.

• HealthPort (Alpharetta, Georgia), a healthcare information technology company, reported a new feature within its Revenue Cycle Management solution, ROI-QuickLink. ROI-QuickLink expedites medical record processing for denied claims and other inter-departmental requests. The new feature reduces delays and hastens revenue recovery by making it easier for ancillary personnel to request and process records, including those as part of the recovery audit contractor program. ROI-QuickLink is particularly valuable for claims recovery teams as they communicate with health information management for release-of-information requests and recover denied claims.

• iMedica (Chicago) reported the launch of Transition, a new electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) system designed to eliminate long-standing implementation and cost barriers raised by physicians, as well as speed the adoption of EHRs within small- to medium-sized physician practices. A recent survey from the American College of Physician Executives revealed that close to 41% of surveyed physicians view lack of money and resources as the top reasons for not implementing health IT. Lack of support by physicians and other medical staff was the second reason cited by close to 20 percent of respondents, while additional reasons cited by 12.8% of those surveyed included "slows patient care." iMedica said it developed Transition to provide physicians with an alternative to a full-fledged EHR/PM system by streamlining this offering into a standard set of features capable of e-prescribing, document management, lab results, automated PQRI capabilities and more without forcing the providers to perform full note documentation which has been a traditional barrier to EMR acceptance. Doing so keeps physicians' up-front costs low while making implementation easier and less disruptive to the physician practice.

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