eClinicalWorks Announces Successful Deployment with CommonWell Health Alliance

 

HIMSS Conference, Booth #150 February 20, 2017 eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, furthers its contribution to advancing affordable nationwide health data sharing by announcing its successful deployment of CommonWell Health Alliance services. As a Contributor Member of CommonWell, eClinicalWorks can now support the seamless exchange of data for its customers. Built on a vendor-neutral platform, CommonWell services are built directly in a member company’s software, allowing health information to easily be shared among participating care locations and across disparate EHRs.

To date, CommonWell has more than 9,800 provider sites committed to using its interoperability services, including more than 5,100 live today. All practices that have upgraded to the latest version of the eClinicalWorks software are eligible to activate CommonWell services. CommonWell integration for patient linking and enrollment is tightly integrated into the eClinicalWorks Practice Management workflows and once network links are established per patient, eClinicalWorks has automated the clinical data retrieval from external systems to be fetched and rendered in the right chart panel of the progress note. The CommonWell services also allow users in other systems to query and retrieve the CCDAs of common patients from eClinicalWorks practices for the purposes of treatment.

Primary Care of the Andovers, a Circle Health affiliated primary care practice using eClinicalWorks EHR for past 3 years said,“CommonWell Health Alliance was critical in enabling the interoperability that was needed between our practice, which is on eClinicalWorks, and Lowell General Hospital, which uses Cerner. This connection truly helps us better coordinate care. We have a significant patient population overlap with the hospital and being able to seamlessly exchange information within the EHR workflow creates a big win for the clinicians at our practice, the hospital providers and the patients who ultimately get the best possible care.”

“CommonWell Health Alliance is focused on reaching the full continuum of care and helping to ensure pertinent patient information is available to caregivers and individuals regardless of where care occurred,” said Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “We are excited to have eClinicalWorks offering CommonWell services to its customers. As one of the largest cloud-based EHR vendors, it further expands our reach in the important ambulatory market.”

“eClinicalWorks has developed strong partnerships and continued collaborations with its customers and industry vendors with the main goal of making it easier for providers to share data across systems,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “As a member of CommonWell Health Alliance, eClinicalWorks is committed to providing affordable interoperability to all customers to facilitate coordination of care and to ensure providers have complete and accurate patient information.”

About CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance (commonwellalliance.org) is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.

About eClinicalWorks

eClinicalWorks® (eclinicalworks.com) is a privately held leader in healthcare IT solutions. With more than 125,000 physicians and nurse practitioners using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. During the past eight years, 16 eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, London, India, and Dubai.

Significant Price Reductions for Large Format Advertising Prints

NEUSTADT AN DER AISCH, Germany, February 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

New products added to Large Format Printing (LFP) offering

Just in time for the start of the exhibition season, Onlineprinters has reduced the prices for various large format print products. Customers benefit from up to 25 percent lower prices enabled by further streamlined production processes. “Our business strategy is based on continuously optimizing our production. As we want our customers to benefit from these process improvements as well, we regularly adjust the prices in their favour,” says Dr. Michael Fries, CEO of Onlineprinters GmbH.

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All price cuts at a glance 

The prices for plots have been reduced by 25 percent. Corrugated plastic sheets and flags with and without arm have been lowered by 20 percent. The prices for large format advertising signs have decreased by about 20 percent. The price reductions are permanent and effective as of now. Onlineprinters runs its own LFP production facilities.

New product: City-Light poster and pop-up tower 

Already in 2016, Onlineprinters not only accelerated delivery times and upgraded the service, the company also added 80 new items to their product range to afford customers a one-stop shopping experience. A strategy to be continued in 2017: Since January, the new City-Light posters have been listed in the shop. Customers can choose from three paper stocks: 120 gsm poster paper, 210 µm backlit film and 140 gsm indoor paper.

Very soon the pop-up towers will also be available in the online shop. These mobile advertising towers are set up quickly without any tools. They look like advertising pillars and are efficient indoor advertising tools. “The focus of exhibition systems is to offer advertising systems to our customers that are both quick to set up and take down and draw a lot of attention. In light of this, both the pop-up towers and the stretch fabric displays, added to our product line in late 2016, are great solutions for presentations at exhibitions and similar events,” Dr. Michael Fries explains.

About the company 

Onlineprinters GmbH is one of Europe’s leading online print providers. In line with the motto “Print simply online!” the company sells printed products to 600,000 customers in 30 European countries through its 16 web shops. Internationally, the company is known under the brand name “Onlineprinters”; in Germany it operates under the name “diedruckerei.de”. The product range comprises 1,400 printed products from business cards, stationery and flyers to catalogues, brochures and large-format advertising systems. The formula to successfully produce customised prints in terms of Industry 4.0 rests on three pillars: online sales, fully integrated production from ordering to shipping and gang run printing. The latter uses so-called combined forms to collectively produce print jobs, therefore minimising costs and reducing the environmental impact. Selected products allow customers to choose the option of same day printing (produced on the same working day), overnight delivery, climate neutral production and custom size specification. Onlineprinters GmbH employs a staff of 650 and produces over two billion printings per year.

The video “A look behind the scenes of Onlineprinters”: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIQE_QFYIs&list=PLEriQeICU0iuXDVlzuMg8mXs75QhR8tGa

Press contact:
Onlineprinters GmbH
Patrick Piecha
Head of Press & Public Relations
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 10
91413 Neustadt an der Aisch
Germany
Phone: +49-9161-6209807
+49-174-3077250
press@onlineprinters.com

http://www.onlineprinters.com

SOURCE Onlineprinters GmbH

IFPS Upgrades Hydraulic Specialist Certification

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS): www.ifps.org, the only organization to provide comprehensive technical certifications for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry, has recently upgraded its Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Study Manual.

The IFPS HS Certification is for those designing, writing specifications and sizing and selecting components for hydraulic systems across all industries.

A new HS Certification Test will be released April 1, 2017; however, candidates may register NOW for the HS certification test by visiting www.ifps.org. The three (3) hour written HS test contains 50 multiple choice questions. An online pre-test has been developed to ascertain whether a candidate is prepared to take the Certification test.

“To keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies, IFPS is committed to reviewing our Certification Study Manuals and Tests every five years by a panel of subject matter experts. All material is reviewed for relevance and current technical best practices and standards,” said Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director. “What the IFPS provides, in our newly updated HS Study Manual and Certification Test, is a highly developed, vendor-neutral, benchmarking tool to evaluate an individual’s fluid power competence, knowledge and skill set.” 

The Upgraded HS Certification Study Manual contains five sections of tasks with outcomes as well as review questions and pre-test practice questions for the following domains:

Candidates may register for the HS certification test by visiting http://www.ifps.org/docs/certification/certifications_offered/fluid_power_specialist/default.aspx?utm_source=ifps%20certification&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=specialist%20certification .

About the IFPS: Recognized as an industry leader in fluid power and motion control certifications, IFPS currently offers several different certifications. These certifications cover diverse job descriptions within the industry including mechanic, technician, specialist, system designer and engineer. IFPS has nearly 10,000 active certifications both domestically and internationally. The Society’s services include membership, education, and certification.  For more information visit www.ifps.org or call 800-308-6005.

 

SOURCE International Fluid Power Society

Cars.com Expands Pricing Tools to Improve Consumer Shopping Experience, Leverages New Dealer Panel for Testing

CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As consumers prepare to make one of the largest purchases of their lives, Cars.com is here to make the process simpler and more enjoyable. For nearly two decades the site has consistently enhanced its offerings, staying one step ahead of changing consumer behavior to ensure car shoppers and owners have all the information they need to make more informed decisions on what to buy, where to buy and who to buy from.

The latest innovation in a string of new site and mobile app features are the Price Comparison Graphs located on each Vehicle Detail Page. These tools provide more context around the price of a used or new vehicle and help educate shoppers on how factors such as trim, mileage and certification impact the price of a vehicle in their market.  

“One of the top concerns for any vehicle owner or shopper is price: ‘How much will this repair cost? What is a fair price for this car?’ We have always been committed to bringing more transparency to automotive, and our next bet is on improving the industry’s pricing decision tools so consumers can better understand why a car is priced a certain way,” said Joe Keehnast, principal product manager at Cars.com.

“In 2015, we rolled out our fair-price estimator tool to provide more information on local service and repair costs. Now we’re focused on enhancing the shopping process even further through vehicle pricing tools that keep consumers more engaged on the site, build trust between them and our dealer partners and facilitate a quicker path to purchase.”

In October 2016, Cars.com launched The Dealer’s Circle Community, a new dealer panel that allows the company to test ideas and ensure their consumer offerings will make a positive impact on local retailers across the country. The new Price Comparison Graphs received strong positive feedback, with 74 percent of dealers saying the new tool will have a positive or neutral impact on their dealership. The new panel currently has 400 members and is expected to reach 1,000 dealer participants by year end. Cars.com also has a consumer panel that is used for testing, which consists of 4,500 members across the country.

The new Price Comparison Graphs are just the beginning of a long list of pricing features anticipated to hit the site this year. The company expects to roll out Deeper Feature Comparison by the end of the first quarter, which will incorporate additional qualifiers such as drivetrain, engine cylinders and transmission into the Price Comparison Graphs. Local vehicle price comparisons are determined through a random sampling of all cars within 100 miles of the location of the vehicle. For used vehicles, comparison mileage and CPO status are also factored into the price.

To test drive the new pricing tools, visit Cars.com. For more information on joining the dealer panel, visit here.

ABOUT CARS.COM

Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles.

Cars.com properties include DealerRater, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago. It is owned by TEGNA Inc (NYSE: TGNA).

 

SOURCE Cars.com

CITGO Innovation Academy Underwater Robotics Team Wins at International Competition

SOURCE: CITGO Petroleum Corporation

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Students from the CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science at Foy H. Moody High School took home two awards at the 2016 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition, held at the state-of-the-art NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston.
 
Showcasing the world’s best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students, the MATE International ROV Competition was the final round in a series of science fairs that challenged student teams to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after realistic ocean scenarios, focusing on ways underwater ROV technology can be adapted for use in harsh ocean and space environments. The finalists advanced from more than 20 regional contests that took place throughout Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Russia, Scotland, Turkey and the United States.
 
The 17-person AquaBot Technicians robotics team from the CITGO Innovation Academy received the competition’s Aloha Award for its team spirit and friendliness. The team shared Texas-shaped wildflower seed cards to its fellow competitors as part of its goodwill campaign. Additionally, CITGO Innovation Academy student and AquaBot Technicians CEO Natasha Sanchez was named the competition’s MVP for her strong team leadership and knowledgeable presentation of the team’s ROV, which illustrated how such vehicles could be utilized in both inner and outer space. Sanchez is a high-achieving student who traveled to the White House in 2015 to demonstrate an underwater robot built by CITGO Innovation Academy students to First Lady Michelle Obama. 
 
“For more than a decade now, CITGO has been supporting the Innovation Academy at Moody High School, training the next generation of STEM professionals,” said Art Klein, CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery vice president. “The AquaBot Technicians are a perfect example of how STEM education focused on real-world scenarios is taking these young leaders further. After placing third in the regional competition, the team has proven to be a force on the international level, demonstrating that with proper instruction, our children can contend with the best and brightest from overseas. We congratulate the AquaBot Technicians on their strong performance at this prestigious competition.”
 
“We strive to find opportunities for our students to engage in interactive education because it prepares them for situations they will encounter in the real world,” said Sandra Clement, principal of Moody High School. “Commitment from CITGO is integral to granting our students access to opportunities like the MATE ROV Competition, enabling them to take STEM learning beyond the classroom.”
 
For more than a decade, CITGO has supported the CITGO Innovation Academy at Moody High School. Students are exposed to upper-level engineering, math and science courses, in addition to a wealth of mentors, speakers and educational opportunities. Since the CITGO Innovation Academy’s inception, nearly 800 students have gone through the program, many of them becoming engineers, computer scientists and professionals in other STEM fields. Contributions from CITGO include a water tank for the robotics team to practice on, in addition to helping to launch several programs within the school. 
 
Through the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline program, the company actively supports the academic exploration of STEM education in the schools nearby its refineries in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Lemont, Illinois. CITGO is dedicated to educational and social investment because of the company’s belief in the abilities of local programs that empower the next generation to contribute to the economic growth of their communities. 

About CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery
The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, which celebrated 80 years of operations in 2015, provides more than 1,000 jobs locally, while generating more than $345 million per year in support of the local economy through salaries, services and taxes. In addition to producing high-quality fuels for its network of nearly 5,500 independently owned and operated CITGO branded stations across the country, Corpus Christi refinery employees make a major positive impact on the community. In 2015 alone, CITGO employees in Corpus Christi volunteered more than 2,900 hours of their personal time to local and national charities. Since 2013, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery and its employees have provided more than 10,000 volunteer hours and approximately $3.3 in support of community organizations such as United Way, Charlie’s Place, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Miracle League, Catholic Charities, the Special Olympics and a variety of environmental and preservation initiatives, such as the revitalization of the Gateway to Corpus Christi, Hans and Pat Suter Park and Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up. The 80th anniversary of the Corpus Christi Refinery last year was preceded by the 70th anniversary of the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery in 2014 and is being followed by the 90th anniversary of the CITGO Lemont Refinery in 2016, with CITGO facilities marking three significant milestones in three consecutive years. For more information on the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, visit www.citgorefining.com/corpus-christi.

About CITGO
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.

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CITGO Innovation Academy Underwater Robotics Team Wins at International Competition

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Students from the CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science at Foy H. Moody High School took home two awards at the 2016 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition, held at the state-of-the-art NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston.

Showcasing the world’s best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students, the MATE International ROV Competition was the final round in a series of science fairs that challenged student teams to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after realistic ocean scenarios, focusing on ways underwater ROV technology can be adapted for use in harsh ocean and space environments. The finalists advanced from more than 20 regional contests that took place throughout Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Russia, Scotland, Turkey and the United States.

The 17-person AquaBot Technicians robotics team from the CITGO Innovation Academy received the competition’s Aloha Award for its team spirit and friendliness. The team shared Texas-shaped wildflower seed cards to its fellow competitors as part of its goodwill campaign. Additionally, CITGO Innovation Academy student and AquaBot Technicians CEO Natasha Sanchez was named the competition’s MVP for her strong team leadership and knowledgeable presentation of the team’s ROV, which illustrated how such vehicles could be utilized in both inner and outer space. Sanchez is a high-achieving student who traveled to the White House in 2015 to demonstrate an underwater robot built by CITGO Innovation Academy students to First Lady Michelle Obama.

“For more than a decade now, CITGO has been supporting the Innovation Academy at Moody High School, training the next generation of STEM professionals,” said Art Klein, CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery vice president. “The AquaBot Technicians are a perfect example of how STEM education focused on real-world scenarios is taking these young leaders further. After placing third in the regional competition, the team has proven to be a force on the international level, demonstrating that with proper instruction, our children can contend with the best and brightest from overseas. We congratulate the AquaBot Technicians on their strong performance at this prestigious competition.”

“We strive to find opportunities for our students to engage in interactive education because it prepares them for situations they will encounter in the real world,” said Sandra Clement, principal of Moody High School. “Commitment from CITGO is integral to granting our students access to opportunities like the MATE ROV Competition, enabling them to take STEM learning beyond the classroom.”

For more than a decade, CITGO has supported the CITGO Innovation Academy at Moody High School. Students are exposed to upper-level engineering, math and science courses, in addition to a wealth of mentors, speakers and educational opportunities. Since the CITGO Innovation Academy’s inception, nearly 800 students have gone through the program, many of them becoming engineers, computer scientists and professionals in other STEM fields. Contributions from CITGO include a water tank for the robotics team to practice on, in addition to helping to launch several programs within the school.

Through the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline program, the company actively supports the academic exploration of STEM education in the schools nearby its refineries in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Lemont, Illinois. CITGO is dedicated to educational and social investment because of the company’s belief in the abilities of local programs that empower the next generation to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

About CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery
The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, which celebrated 80 years of operations in 2015, provides more than 1,000 jobs locally, while generating more than $345 million per year in support of the local economy through salaries, services and taxes. In addition to producing high-quality fuels for its network of nearly 5,500 independently owned and operated CITGO branded stations across the country, Corpus Christi refinery employees make a major positive impact on the community. In 2015 alone, CITGO employees in Corpus Christi volunteered more than 2,900 hours of their personal time to local and national charities. Since 2013, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery and its employees have provided more than 10,000 volunteer hours and approximately $3.3 in support of community organizations such as United Way, Charlie’s Place, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Miracle League, Catholic Charities, the Special Olympics and a variety of environmental and preservation initiatives, such as the revitalization of the Gateway to Corpus Christi, Hans and Pat Suter Park and Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up. The 80th anniversary of the Corpus Christi Refinery last year was preceded by the 70th anniversary of the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery in 2014 and is being followed by the 90th anniversary of the CITGO Lemont Refinery in 2016, with CITGO facilities marking three significant milestones in three consecutive years. For more information on the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, visit www.citgorefining.com/corpus-christi.

About CITGO
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.

SOURCE CITGO Petroleum Corporation

2bPrecise Announces General Availability of Precision Medicine Platform

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (HIMSS Booth #6045) — 2bPrecise, LLC today announced the general availability of its EHR-agnostic, cloud-based precision medicine platform. The 2bPrecise solution captures and securely stores genomic data, which it harmonizes with research knowledge and clinical information. It then pushes the resulting insights to the point of care, enabling the clinician to take action.
2bPrecise is now giving physicians across the country the ability to practically apply precision medicine to diagnose and treat their patients. National Institutes of Health and Holston Medical Group are currently participating in early adopter programs. By delivering understandable and actionable genomic insights into physicians’ existing clinical workflows, the platform enables informed decision-making in an effort to improve outcomes and reduce costs.“As the pace of genomic discovery continues to accelerate, the mountain of genetic data – separated in clinical, lab or other systems – continues to grow,” said Assaf Halevy, founder and CEO of 2bPrecise. “For patients to benefit from this expanding body of knowledge, we need to get the relevant insights into the hands of treating providers without disrupting their existing workflows. 2bPrecise is the last-mile solution that closes this information gap, empowering physicians to provide the most precise care.”A wholly owned subsidiary of Allscripts Healthcare Inc., 2bPrecise’s vendor-neutral solution is uniquely positioned for success. “Allscripts prides itself on its reputation for investing in open platforms driven by entrepreneurial leaders, with the goal of helping providers regardless of their current HCIT platform,” said Paul Black, CEO of Allscripts. “Our support of 2bPrecise is no exception, and we are committed to helping cultivate its innovative approach to precision medicine; making genomic insights actionable and accessible for providers.” Key components of the 2bPrecise platform include:A genomic repository that semantically tags information from a range of clinical and genomic sources, and that extracts meaningful insights for providers and researchers.A robust knowledge hub that assembles information from a wide range of sources, enabling providers to access the most current clinically validated information available.A point of care solution that delivers actionable genomic intelligence directly into the existing workflow.A research-ready framework for closed-loop research-to-care translations that can establish the foundation for future scientific discovery. To learn more, visit 2bPrecise at HIMSS booth #6045.About 2bPrecise
2bPrecise harnesses the power of genomics and precision medicine in an effort to precisely predict and efficiently treat each individual patient. 2bPrecise’s EHR-agnostic, cloud-based platform captures and stores genomic data and harmonizes it with research knowledge and clinical information. The resulting actionable insights are then pushed into a provider’s existing clinical workflow to facilitate decision-making at the point of care. Learn more at www.2bPrecisehealth.com.
About Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
Media Contact:

Danielle Johns
Aria Marketing for 2bPrecise
djohns@ariamarketing.com
617-332-9999 x241

Concetta Rasiarmos
Allscripts Public Relations
concetta.rasiarmos@allscripts.com
630-740-3152

Investors:

Seth Frank
Allscripts Vice President of Investor Relations
312-506-1213
seth.frank@allscripts.com

eClinicalWorks Announces Successful Deployment with CommonWell Health Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HIMSS Conference, Booth #150—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, furthers its contribution to advancing affordable nationwide health data sharing by announcing its successful deployment of CommonWell Health Alliance services. As a Contributor Member of CommonWell, eClinicalWorks can now support the seamless exchange of data for its customers. Built on a vendor-neutral platform, CommonWell services are built directly in a member company’s software, allowing health information to easily be shared among participating care locations and across disparate EHRs.

To date, CommonWell has more than 9,800 provider sites committed to using its interoperability services, including more than 5,100 live today. All practices that have upgraded to the latest version of the eClinicalWorks software are eligible to activate CommonWell services. CommonWell integration for patient linking and enrollment is tightly integrated into the eClinicalWorks Practice Management workflows and once network links are established per patient, eClinicalWorks has automated the clinical data retrieval from external systems to be fetched and rendered in the right chart panel of the progress note. The CommonWell services also allow users in other systems to query and retrieve the CCDAs of common patients from eClinicalWorks practices for the purposes of treatment.

Primary Care of the Andovers, a Circle Health affiliated primary care practice using eClinicalWorks EHR for past 3 years said, “CommonWell Health Alliance was critical in enabling the interoperability that was needed between our practice, which is on eClinicalWorks, and Lowell General Hospital, which uses Cerner. This connection truly helps us better coordinate care. We have a significant patient population overlap with the hospital and being able to seamlessly exchange information within the EHR workflow creates a big win for the clinicians at our practice, the hospital providers and the patients who ultimately get the best possible care.”

“CommonWell Health Alliance is focused on reaching the full continuum of care and helping to ensure pertinent patient information is available to caregivers and individuals regardless of where care occurred,” said Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “We are excited to have eClinicalWorks offering CommonWell services to its customers. As one of the largest cloud-based EHR vendors, it further expands our reach in the important ambulatory market.”

“eClinicalWorks has developed strong partnerships and continued collaborations with its customers and industry vendors with the main goal of making it easier for providers to share data across systems,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “As a member of CommonWell Health Alliance, eClinicalWorks is committed to providing affordable interoperability to all customers to facilitate coordination of care and to ensure providers have complete and accurate patient information.”

About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.

To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.

About eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in healthcare IT solutions. With more than 125,000 physicians and nurse practitioners using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. During the past eight years, 16 eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, London, India, and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.

eClinicalWorks is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

eClinicalWorks Announces Successful Deployment with CommonWell Health Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HIMSS Conference, Booth #150—eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, furthers its contribution to advancing affordable nationwide health data sharing by announcing its successful deployment of CommonWell Health Alliance services. As a Contributor Member of CommonWell, eClinicalWorks can now support the seamless exchange of data for its customers. Built on a vendor-neutral platform, CommonWell services are built directly in a member company’s software, allowing health information to easily be shared among participating care locations and across disparate EHRs.

To date, CommonWell has more than 9,800 provider sites committed to using its interoperability services, including more than 5,100 live today. All practices that have upgraded to the latest version of the eClinicalWorks software are eligible to activate CommonWell services. CommonWell integration for patient linking and enrollment is tightly integrated into the eClinicalWorks Practice Management workflows and once network links are established per patient, eClinicalWorks has automated the clinical data retrieval from external systems to be fetched and rendered in the right chart panel of the progress note. The CommonWell services also allow users in other systems to query and retrieve the CCDAs of common patients from eClinicalWorks practices for the purposes of treatment.

Primary Care of the Andovers, a Circle Health affiliated primary care practice using eClinicalWorks EHR for past 3 years said, “CommonWell Health Alliance was critical in enabling the interoperability that was needed between our practice, which is on eClinicalWorks, and Lowell General Hospital, which uses Cerner. This connection truly helps us better coordinate care. We have a significant patient population overlap with the hospital and being able to seamlessly exchange information within the EHR workflow creates a big win for the clinicians at our practice, the hospital providers and the patients who ultimately get the best possible care.”

“CommonWell Health Alliance is focused on reaching the full continuum of care and helping to ensure pertinent patient information is available to caregivers and individuals regardless of where care occurred,” said Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “We are excited to have eClinicalWorks offering CommonWell services to its customers. As one of the largest cloud-based EHR vendors, it further expands our reach in the important ambulatory market.”

“eClinicalWorks has developed strong partnerships and continued collaborations with its customers and industry vendors with the main goal of making it easier for providers to share data across systems,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “As a member of CommonWell Health Alliance, eClinicalWorks is committed to providing affordable interoperability to all customers to facilitate coordination of care and to ensure providers have complete and accurate patient information.”

About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.

To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.

About eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in healthcare IT solutions. With more than 125,000 physicians and nurse practitioners using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, hospitals, community health centers, departments of health, and convenient care clinics. During the past eight years, 16 eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia, London, India, and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.

eClinicalWorks is a trademark of eClinicalWorks, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Addressing Global Cybersecurity Challenge, CompTIA Unveils Groundbreaking Certification

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2017 – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cybersecurity is unarguably the world’s paramount IT challenge, requiring a highly trained workforce with advanced skills capable of moving beyond traditional approaches. CompTIA, the world’s leading information technology (IT) association, today unveiled a groundbreaking, vendor-neutral certification, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), the first of its kind to bring behavioral analytics to the forefront of assessing cyber threats.

The CompTIA CSA+ certification will offer broad-spectrum validation of knowledge and skills required to configure and use cyber-threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization. It certifies knowledge of a data-driven approach to information security.

“An Economic and Societal Imperative”

“The Internet of Things is not only bringing greatly expanded capability to homes and businesses, it’s also opening up potentially billons of new points of vulnerability that need to be secured,” said CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux. “It’s an economic and societal imperative to train and certify hundreds of thousands of IT professionals with the analytical skills they need to address the complexity and diversity of threats as they multiply.”

“By placing greater emphasis on data analytics, we get a real-time, holistic view of the behavior of the network, its users and their devices to identify potential vulnerabilities and strengthen them before an intrusion happens,” explained CompTIA’s Senior Director for Products Dr. James Stanger

“Armed with this information, cybersecurity professionals can more precisely identify potential risks and vulnerabilities so that resources can be allocated where they’re most needed.”

The demand for cybersecurity analysts is strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics project growth of 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, making it the fastest growing job roles in the U.S. workforce — not just in technology but across all categories.

“Data analytics is key,” states Jim Lucari, Senior Manager of Certification at HP Enterprise. “Everybody in technology should have this CSA+.  It should be mandatory if you’re going to stay in IT over the coming decade.”

The new CSA+ certification strengthens CompTIA’s portfolio of security credentials. It bridges the skills gap between CompTIA Security+ and the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) exam to create a vendor-neutral cybersecurity career pathway.

CompTIA certifications validate proficiency in cloud computing, mobility, Linux, networking, security, storage and other mission-critical technologies.

CompTIA CSA+ has received a Certificate of Accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), signifying that it meets ISO/IEC 17024:2012 general requirements for personnel certifications.

CompTIA: Building the Foundation for Technology’s Future

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the world’s leading technology association, with approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, over 100,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued. CompTIA’s unparalleled range of programs foster workforce skills development and generate critical knowledge and insight – building the foundation for technology’s future. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more. 

Contact:
Marc Brailov
CompTIA
630-678-8415
mbrailov@comptia.org

Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
630-678-8468
sostrowski@comptia.org

 

SOURCE CompTIA