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8-24-2011 2-03-34 PM

Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services (AZ) deploys DigitalPersona Pro and U.are.U Fingerprint Readers for fingerprint biometrics and secure access to the practice’s NextGen EHR.

Millennium Healthcare Inc. signs a letter of intent to acquire billing and consulting firm Premier Technology Resources.

8-24-2011 1-57-59 PM

e-MDs launches e-MDs Rounds for the iPhone, giving doctors access to their EHR data via their mobile device.

Speaking of e-MDs, Acacia Research Corporation announces that e-MDs has signed a license agreement with Acacia subsidiary Document Generation Corporation and thus resolved pending litigation. Specific terms were not disclosed, though the litigation involved certain e-MD products and patents for Document Generation software.  Mr. H once called Acacia a “patent troll,” so I have to wonder if this lawsuit was really much ado about nothing.

8-24-2011 4-12-54 PM

Office Ally will integrate with Ideal Life’s monitoring systems.

Delaware Health Hub, a subsidiary of the Medical Society of Delaware, adds Aprima Medical Software as an approved vendor.

8-24-2011 3-33-18 PM

Almost half of all physicians worked with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or certified nurse midwives in 2009, most commonly in practices that are larger, younger, and Medicaid-accepting.

The AMA issues a favorable response to CMS’s introduction of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. AMA applauds the proposed flexibility and urges CMS to be prepared to provide technical assistance to interested physicians who do not have experience with bundled payment models.

8-24-2011 4-22-22 PM

Healthcare Blue Book introduces a free iPhone app that gives consumers the ability to check the price of common healthcare services. An enhanced app for employers allows employees to search for in-network providers offering the best value.

8-24-2011 4-26-09 PM

Jason Colquitt, Greenway Medical’s director of research services, is elected to a two-year term on the HIMSS EHR Association’s executive committee.

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