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HealthLine Systems’ Clients Are Well Represented Among the Nation’s Most Prosperous Healthcare Organizations

HealthLine Systems’ Clients Are Well Represented Among the Nation’s Most Prosperous Healthcare Organizations












(PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Becker’s Hospital Review has identified the 50 top grossing for-profit hospitals in the United States, according to CMS cost report data analyzed by American Hospital Directory. Twenty-eight percent or 14 of these 50 financially successful healthcare organizations use one or more software solutions from HealthLine Systems.

HealthLine Systems’ CEO Dan Littrell commented: “We’re proud of our clients included among the nation’s most financially prosperous healthcare organizations. HealthLine Systems’ industry-leading software solutions help our clients improve access to care, strengthen relationships with consumers and physicians, move toward paperless provider credentialing, track and trend patient safety incidents, and document improvements in quality.”

HealthLine’s specialized software packages and consulting services assist clients to meet their unique challenges with physician credentialing, quality assurance, contact centers, and managed care. HealthLine Systems is recognized as a leading supplier of provider data management software designed to promote healthcare standards, reduce costs, and enhance patient satisfaction.

About HealthLine Systems

HealthLine Systems offers EchoCredentialing, web-based credentialing and provider management software; EchoQuality, an integrated and comprehensive quality management software solution that supports patient safety and regulatory compliance initiatives and EchoAccess, healthcare’s first fully web-enabled contact center solution with a web-browser user interface. All product lines are offered as either hosted/cloud or as installed solutions.

HealthLine Systems’ client base represents over a thousand distinguished healthcare organizations in 50 states, Canada and Mexico. Incorporated in 1985, HealthLine is committed to provide peerless information management solutions to maximize the quality and delivery of healthcare services through technological innovation. For more information, visit HealthLine Systems’ website at http://www.healthlinesystems.com

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Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare

Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled, “The hCloud at 30,000 Feet: Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The panel will be moderated by Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor for Telehealth, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Peter Tonelatto, PhD, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Frederick Galusha, Chief Information Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services; Dr. Bob Bohn, Program Manager, Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST); Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Intel Corporation; and John Cox, Chief Information Officer, Sago Managed Service.

This panel will demonstrate that many remotely deployed applications that work on a laptop can also work on a mobile device in remote or virtual settings by using cloud computing through wireless technology.

“The Laboratory for Personalized Medicine has developed infrastructure, tools and methods to address the emerging and predicted needs of whole genome personalized medicine,” said Dr. Peter Tonelatto. “Now, we are focused on translating these tools to the clinical arena.”

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

http://www.ihealthtran.com

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Harvey Hartman to Present Insights on Consumer Health Related Trends at Healthcare Retail ’07 Conference

Harvey Hartman to Present Insights on Consumer Health Related Trends at Healthcare Retail ’07 Conference











Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

The healthcare industry’s annual conference focused on retail initiatives, Healthcare Retail ’07, (http://www.HealthcareRetail07.com) announced today that Harvey Hartman, CEO of The Hartman Group, will provide a strategic address on the evolution of healthcare driven consumer trends. Healthcare Retail ’07 takes place on April 12 & 13, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida.

A celebrated author, business school lecturer and former Fortune 500 senior executive, Harvey Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on American cultural change and the consumer activities that impact daily business products and services.

“Harvey was our top rated presenter from last year’s conference. We are excited he will be speaking again this year and are looking forward to his new insights on the fast changing world of health-driven consumerism. Hospitals leaders focused on the consumer driven healthcare movement won’t want to miss his talk,” stated Tony Paquin, CEO of The Paquin Group.

Hartman plans to conduct an in-depth study on hospital-based healthcare retail trends in collaboration with The Paquin Group and eight major hospital groups in 2007. He is expected to discuss the design and intent of the study while at the Conference.

The Healthcare Retail ’07 Conference is sponsored by The Paquin Group, the leading specialist in healthcare retail initiatives. Healthcare Retail ’07 is the premier meeting event for hospitals and healthcare organizations considering or currently implementing a retail strategy. The sale of healthcare related products generates revenues of more than $ 400 billion annually.

The conference covers a complete range of healthcare retail topics and delivers specific information on how to assess and implement healthcare retail systems to capture a portion of this burgeoning market. These include hospital retail locations, e-commerce solutions, branding strategies, loyalty cards, private label brands, in-room education/television technology and medical day spas.

“With the continuing trend towards integration of health and wellness-related products and services across traditional retail channels and the continued emergence and evolution of the health and wellness-conscious consumer, there has never been a time so ripe for hospitals and healthcare systems to sharpen their focus and innovate their retail offerings,” said Hartman.

Hartman has consulted with major pharmaceutical, food and packaged goods companies in developing both strategic and tactical direction in today’s marketplace. He has worked with non profits, such as Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet, and has consulted to numerous NGO and governmental organizations such as the EPA, FDA, USDA, World Wildlife Fund, Co-op America and The Food Alliance.

He started The Hartman Group in 1989, which today is a full-service strategic consultancy and market insights provider specializing in the health and wellness marketplace. Over the past 18 years the company’s work has reignited ailing brands, redirected retail strategies and successfully informed new product development for clients ranging from mainstream retailers such as Wal-Mart to large natural products retailers, to restaurants like McDonald’s, as well as large consumer packaged goods companies and service providers.

“Retail in healthcare is now seen as an important strategy for hospitals and healthcare systems to generate new, non-reimbursed sources of revenue,” states Paquin. Registration and other information for the conference can be found at http://www.HealthcareRetail07.com or by calling 407-566-1333.

About The Paquin Group

The Paquin Group, the nation’s leading specialist in healthcare-based retail, is an alliance of industry leading experts and resources created to assist hospitals in the implementation of healthcare retail strategies. The company’s core mission is to increase revenue opportunities and minimize risks for healthcare organizations. As Medicare reimbursement rates continue to be pressured downward and expenses rise, new sources for non-reimbursed revenues are becoming essential to the financial viability of hospitals. The Paquin Group helps hospitals identify and implement these new retail revenue strategies. In addition, the firm organizes the healthcare industry’s premier annual meeting event for healthcare retail initiatives, The Healthcare Retail ’07 Conference. For more information, visit http://www.ThePaquinGroup.com.

About The Hartman Group, Inc.

The Hartman Group, Inc., founded 1989, is a full-service consulting and market research firm offering a wide range of services and products specializing on the health and wellness markets. The company’s headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington. The Hartman Group’s unique approach employs experts from diverse academic backgrounds to lead consumer-driven insight expeditions for actionable insights. The company’s methodological approach includes experiential and immersive research strategies borrowing techniques from ethnography and linguistics. For more information, visit http://www.hartman-group.com.

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2011 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Winners Announced

2011 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Winners Announced











Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

HealthLeaders Media, the leading provider of healthcare business information to healthcare executives, has announced the Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award winners for 2011.

The Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award program is in its eighth year. The program is designed to celebrate the outstanding teamwork that occurs in healthcare organizations each day, to share what makes top leadership teams successful, and to encourage other healthcare leaders to learn more from the best practices of top leadership teams. This year, HealthLeaders Media recognized outstanding leadership teamwork at three hospitals and one medical group practice.

“The Top Leadership Teams program was founded on the premise that the core value for every successful healthcare organization must be teamwork—this year’s winners certainly demonstrate that concept,” says Gienna Shaw, a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media, who oversaw this year’s program.

The 2011 winners are

    Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ, for Large Hospitals and Health Systems
    Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA, for Community and Mid-Sized Hospitals
    Johnson County Community Hospital, Mountain City, TN, for Small Hospitals
    ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, Tarrytown, NY, for Medical Group Practices

“Everyone involved in selecting this year’s winners was so impressed with the hard work that these leadership teams did to make significant changes at their organizations. Each one has a compelling and unique story—but their experiences also hold lessons for all healthcare organizations that want to improve their patients’ experience, the quality and patient safety of their clinical care, and their business operations,” Shaw said.

Winners are judged on the team’s overall leadership culture, its ability to overcome challenges, and its ability to demonstrate successes that result from outstanding leadership teamwork. Only one winner per category receives this national honor each year. This year, the categories included:

    Large Hospitals and Health Systems (500 or more licensed beds)
    Community and Mid-Sized Hospitals (100–499 licensed beds)
    Small Hospitals (fewer than 100 licensed beds)
    Medical Group Practices (physician-owned, single- or multi-specialty groups employing 25 or more physicians)

The winning organizations will be profiled in the October issue of HealthLeaders magazine. For more information about the winners, go to: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content_redirect.cfm?content_id=269808

HealthLeaders Media

HealthLeaders Media, a division of HCPro, is a leading multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. As an integrated media company, HealthLeaders Media includes HealthLeaders magazine, HealthLeadersMedia.com, the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, HealthLeaders Media Rounds events, HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs reports, and California HealthFax. All entities may be found online at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com.

The HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit is the premier source for executive healthcare business research, and is powered by the HealthLeaders Media Council, made up of select members of the HealthLeaders Media audience of more than 240,000 healthcare executives. HealthLeaders magazine, awarded 2010 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, is the premiere resource for information on management trends, innovations, market strategies, and organizational development for more than 40,000 healthcare executives and senior decision-makers every month. Award-winning HealthLeadersMedia.com is the healthcare industry’s destination of choice for online news and analysis.

HealthLeaders Media is the winner of 16 awards in 2011 from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) including:

    2 Gold Awards for Breakthroughs (Best Digital Magazine)
    Best Original Research: HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey
    Best Feature Series: HealthLeaders Service Lines

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Government Regulation,Public Policy and the Deficit Crisis for Healthcare on Agenda at Mobile Health Expo Opening Today in New York City

Government Regulation,Public Policy and the Deficit Crisis for Healthcare on Agenda at Mobile Health Expo Opening Today in New York City










New York City (PRWEB) June 22, 2011

Mobile Health Expo™, the only event focusing on the convergence of mobile technology and healthcare across the entire mobile health ecosystem, today announced an impressive array of speakers that will address the government regulatory environment and the impact of legislation, compliance, and public policy on mobile health and the current health care deficit crisis. Mobile Health Expo will be held June 21-23, 2011 at the New York City Javits Convention Center.

Technology innovation and healthcare reform have heightened the interest and demand for mobile health technology. Mobile Health Expo organizers have assembled speakers with backgrounds in regulation, compliance and public policy to address such questions as:


    How does federal and state legislation impact mobile health?
    How will current and future policy discussions be played out?
    What role does the FDA play in regulating mobile health applications and devices?
    What are the regulatory compliance strategies for mobile health products?

Date: Tuesday, June 21- 23, 2011

Time: 9am

Where: New York City Jacob Javits Center

“The speakers we have at our event to address government regulation, public policy and the deficit crisis are shaping the future of health care. Companies that are creating mobile health applications and devices are the disruptive force needed to transform the health care industry,” said Wendy Thomas, founder and CEO of Mobile Health Expo.

To learn more information about these speakers, their sessions and the entire conference line-up, visit: http://www.mobilehealthexpo.com/newyork/speakers.php

About Mobile Health Expo

Mobile Health Expo™ is the only event focusing on the convergence of mobile technology and healthcare across the entire mobile health ecosystem. Mobile Health Expo is designed to catalyze the discussions, partnerships, visions and public policy debates to move mobile health into the future. The event will take place June 21-23, 2011 at the York City Javits Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.mobilehealthexpo.com

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Third Brigade, Provider of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Adds Security and Healthcare Experts to Advisory Board

Third Brigade, Provider of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Adds Security and Healthcare Experts to Advisory Board










Ottawa, Ontario; Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) July 6, 2006

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a provider of intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced the addition of Ira Winkler and Dr. Robert Mandel to its Advisory Board.

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is President of the Internet Security Advisors Group. Mr. Winkler is recognized as one of the world’s experts in Internet security, information warfare, information-related crime investigation, and industrial espionage, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He is a specialist in penetration testing, where he infiltrates companies, both technically and physically, to find and repair an organization’s weaknesses. He began his career at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved on to support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he served as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association, and Chief Security Strategist for Hewlett-Packard Consulting. He has authored Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy.

“Hackers increasingly exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software applications to gain access to critical systems and data,” said Ira Winkler, President of the Internet Security Advisors Group. “Host-based intrusion prevention systems that use proven, practical approaches are central to a defense-in-depth strategy, and help protect organizations from malicious attacks. I look forward to working closely with Third Brigade as they help businesses and governments address the growing security threats.”

Dr. Robert Mandel, MD, MBA and Vice President of Healthcare Services, recently returned to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), where he served as COO for a year. Prior to this, he was Vice President of eHealth at BCBSMA managing the eHealth Program with a significant focus on the eRx Collaborative and piloting medical decision support applications and other technologies that offer the potential of improving the quality and efficiency of care delivery. In addition, Dr. Mandel spent three years as Vice President of Provider Enrollment and Services where he led many of the organization’s administration simplification initiatives.

”With the growing reliance on EHR/EMR and other eHealth systems, it is critical that every effort be made to better ensure the integrity, confidentiality and accessibility of these applications and data” said Dr. Robert Mandel, Vice President of Healthcare Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Host-based intrusion prevention systems can help providers and payors alike stop attacks that could otherwise reduce quality of care, disrupt services, expose confidential data and increase operating costs.”

“We’re pleased that Ira and Robert have joined our extended team,” noted Brian O’Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade. “Their addition comes at a time when enterprises, particularly those in healthcare, are becoming increasingly concerned with protecting critical servers from attack. Our advisors have tremendous expertise, insights and influence, and we look forward to working closely with them.”

The Third Brigade Advisory Board also includes Dr. Paul Van Oorshcot, Professor in Computer Science, Carleton University, and Sandra Lambert, Managing Partner and Senior Consultant, Lambert & Associates, LLC, and former Chairperson of the Board, Founder and Founding President of ISSA.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238 (NEW)

(M) 613-858-4407

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Artcraft Health Education Wins Healthcare Advertising Awards

Artcraft Health Education Wins Healthcare Advertising Awards










Flemington, NJ (PRWEB) August 05, 2011

Artcraft Health Education announces that it has won a GOLD Award for creativity in logo design from the Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report.

In addition, Artcraft Health Education received a Merit Award for its integrated patient health education in oncology.

“We are honored to receive these awards from the Healthcare Marketing Report,” says Marc Sirockman, General Manager at Artcraft Health Education. “We provide effective education programs that enable patients to take an active role in managing their own health and wellness. Our clients know that Artcraft Health Education programs can improve compliance and health outcomes. It’s gratifying to know that the expert judges at HMR recognize the quality of our work.”

About Artcraft Health Education (http://artcrafthealthed.com/)

Artcraft Health Education is dedicated to providing effective patient education for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Artcraft Health Education partners strategically with clients to identify and address the needs of specific patient populations. Our team of experienced medical writers, designers, medical illustrators, animators, editors, and account personnel work with clients to create relevant tools that patients can understand and use.

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