Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA, has joined MDI Achieve as the new chief clinical officer, the company announced.
Providers using MDI Achieve's MatrixCare™ and Homecare Homebase will gain benefits that include field connection to all patient/resident information, automated documentation of services provided, secure data exchange between long-term care facilities and homecare providers, improved continuity of care and ease of coordination, and simplified and consistent capture of patient/resident data.
» A half dozen electronic health record vendors have formed a non-profit organization called the Commonwell Health Alliance. The organization's goal is to create a national infrastructure with common platforms and policies that allow medical records systems to work together — a task that has proven elusive. "Today's announcement represents an inflection point in healthcare, with key industry leaders coming together to support the delivery of a national health information exchange," said John Hammergren, chairman and CEO of McKesson Corporation. Additional partners include Cerner Corporation, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth (a McKesson subsidiary).
With release of new HIPAA privacy and security rules, long-term care providers must evaluate their policies and procedures to better protect residents' data
Benedictine Health System has been awarded an e-Health Connectivity Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, MDI Achieve announced. This grant will be used to enable data exchange between BHS Participating Organization's EHR, MatrixCare, and Epic Systems, the EHR of their hospital partner for this grant, Allina Health
MDI Achieve announced that MatrixCare is now integrated with several leading pharmacy service firms. These include Omnicare, PharMerica, and FrameworkLTC.
MDI Achieve announced its Matrix software has received meaningful use certification from the federal government.
MDI Achieve has named John Damgaard its new president.