Health IT Pub Honors Innovative Vendors

Healthcare Informatics Magazine has named its nine “most interesting health IT vendors” for 2012.

“With meaningful use and other health care reform drivers fueling the ever-changing IT landscape, what is clear to all of us on the HCI team is that there are many fascinating vendors right now doing innovative work,” writes Jennifer Prestigiacomo, the magazine’s associate editor.

The nine, in alphabetical order, are:

·       Accent on Integration, which offers software and services to integrate technologies and eliminate data silos in data exchanges. Among customers are Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center, where AOI integrates vital-signs monitors with the hospital information system; and Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, N.Y., where the company’s products integrate and share data with a regional health information system.

·       ConsultADoctor, a cloud-based telemedicine services provider with a 50-state network of board-certified physicians providing on-demand services, including e-prescribing, e-medical records and electronic lab testing.

·       DiagnosisOne, a provider of clinical decision-support tools that gather and analyze patient data and, based on relevancy, deliver alerts and medical orders in real time. It also provides clinical analytics to meet accountable-care organization requirements. Customers include the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation.

·       Greenway Medical, an electronic health record vendor that serves small-to-medium medical groups. Greenway went public in February, the first initial public offering of a “pure EHR vendor” since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

·       iBlueButton (Humetrix Inc.), which makes a personal health record that lets patients see and download their personal health data by clicking a blue button on a secure Internet site. Humetrix recently received an award from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and is one of three VA Blue Button health partners.

·       iNexx (Medicity), which uses closed-loop referral management to close gaps at care-transition points and improve communication between primary- and specialty-care providers.

·       MedeAnalytics, which provides analytics for integrated clinical, financial and supply-chain management. The company’s product is expected to have applications for both providers and payers in accountable-care organizations.

·       Oracle, which makes products that aggregate clinical data across different systems to provide detailed, institution-level information, including analyzing what types of treatments work best for different individuals.

·       Orion Health, which makes health-care integration and health-information exchange software. Customers include the state departments of health for 49 states, seven of 10 Canadian provinces, and countries including Singapore and Australia. Newer customers include private, U.S.-based health information exchanges.