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Making Sense of EHR systems

As many as 87% of physicians are still dissatisfied with the EHR systems on the market according to various surveys. This is in spite of so many vendors offering a variety of products and solutions.

A “one-size-fits-all” electronic health/medical record system will not be suitable for every setting. A cardiology practice needs something very different than ob/gyn while a general practice needs something very different than a hematology or nephrology practice.

You need a system that provides everything to automate your specific workflow. Two critical elements for a good and effective system are

  • Specialty specific workflow and
  • Specialty specific Content and Templates

Many people get it wrong. They expect Tools and Technologies to do the modeling of internal systems for them, which is completely backwards, and the reason for failure and immense frustration.

Building an ideal medical practice should start with designing a model that focuses on optimizing the smallest functional work unit capable of delivering excellent care; even for a solo doctor, even without any staff. Too far-fetched? Perhaps.

But, when you mix in good technology around this process and workflow, such model practices can emerge.

We just need to make sure we put the horse before the cart.

I believe we have tried to achieve that goal and to a large extent we have succeeded while we continue to refine and exceed our own high standards.

OmniMD Achieves EHNAC e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Certificate for Prescribing Applications

Certification ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements for all e-Prescribing transactions

OmniMD Achieves EHNAC EPCSCP-Prescribing certification

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Tarrytown, NY – December 16, 2013 – OmniMD, a healthcare solution of Integrated Systems Management, Inc. announced today it has been certified with the e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Certificate Program for Prescribing Applications (EPCSCP-Prescribing) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s program demonstrates the operational integrity of companies that use e-prescribing, by affirming compliance with industry regulations and all necessary standards for transaction timeliness, security and privacy with new prescriptions and renewals.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated OmniMD’s electronic prescribing and fax-based prescribing transactions in the areas of confidentiality enforcement, level-of-service and escalation procedures, outcome-related metrics, security infrastructures and the ability to comply with industry-standard data formats. The thorough certification process demonstrates compliance with stringent DEA regulations and adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of the organization’s business.

“The growth of e-prescribing in recent years has reached a strong uptick not only due to meaningful use measures, but because of the industry’s critical need for advancement of care and transitioning to electronic health records and processes,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “Privacy, security and confidentiality continue to top the list of concerns for solution providers and their customers. OmniMD’s EHNAC EPCSCP-Prescribing certification is a significant achievement in ensuring full confidence in the integrity of their e-prescribing system and processes, and we are pleased to congratulate them.”

OmniMD is a comprehensive Ambulatory Electronic Health Record, Revenue Cycle Management and Health Information Exchange solution serving all the states of United States.  OmniMD’s ePrescribing is a Surescript’s White Coat Quality certified solution. With the EHNAC EPCSCP accreditation, OmniMD will be able to enable physicians electronically prescribe controlled substance with all the safety measures in place.

“EHNAC’s thorough accreditation process prompted us to risk assess administrative, physical, procedural and technological aspects of our organization and implement the required safeguards.  This accreditation is important not only for EPCS program but to be on top of HIPAA and HITECH regulations providing patient safety, security and privacy of the information.” quoted Divan Dave,CEO at OmniMD.

About OmniMD

OmniMD (a division of Integrated Systems Management, Inc.) is a national electronic health record software company with thousands of providers in more than 40 states and five countries. OmniMD’s emr software is cloud based and represents state of the art solution in the medical software industry. The Tarrytown, N.Y.-based company has 120 programmers and 15 physicians on staff who work to make the product excellent surpassing the industry requirements.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include e-prescribing and EPCS solution providers, electronic health networks, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, medical billers, third-party administrators, management service organizations, outsourced service providers, payers and vendors.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or connect with us on TwitterYouTube and LinkedIn.

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Integrated Systems Management Inc. ranked as Fastest Growing Healthcare IT solutions Provider Company by INC-5000

Tarrytown, NY, September 17, 2013 — ISM OmniMD – healthcare division of ISM is one of the leading Ambulatory EHR Vendor ranked for INC5000-2013 listings for fastest growing private companies under IT services category. Apart from EHR/EMR and Practice Management solutions, OmniMD has significant footprints in Revenue Cycle Management Services and Health Information Exchange solutions in United States. Being listed in INC5000 shows OmniMD’s sincere efforts for top notch service delivery to their clients through streamlined work processes.

According to Editor in chief of INC500, “Companies which are ranked in INC5000 list are fastest growing, innovative and dynamic. This achievement puts company in rarefied company. Companies are stepping into elite group of companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle and Zappos.com”

ISM-OmniMD helps their clients to achieve their goals of better healthcare service quality at reduced cost with high precision level benchmarks developed by Federal Government. More than 12,000 providers across US have partnered up with OmniMD to maintain their health care service delivery precision standards.

Divan Dave- CEO of ISM Inc. said that “We are quite glad to achieve this ranking in INC5000 for the first time in 2013. This is not just ranking, it shows the commitment of our ISM family to our clients. Root base of INC5000 ranking is nothing but the synchronized energy of all employees of ISM to achieve client satisfaction at significant level. Our growth over the past few years is spectacular and employee strength has reached to 144 and we are exploring new opportunities in markets like Asia and Middle-East”.

About ISM/OmniMD

Integrated Systems Management, Inc. (ISM) is a US-based software development and consulting firm in business for 24 years. OmniMD is flagship product of ISM. OmniMD has more than 12,000 physicians using our Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Accountable Care Solutions. OmniMD EMR is Surescript White Coat of Quality and CCHIT® 2011 Certified with 5 Star Usability Rating.

About INC5000

INC magazine helps smaller and start up organizations to grow at a faster pace. INC magazine has been premier print publication for business founders and entrepreneurs for last 30 years.

In order to get qualified in INC500/5000 list, companies are required to be US based, privately held, should have significant achievement in past three year revenue growth and new job creation in past three years.

INC500/5000-2013 ranking list of Fastest-growing private companies in US is made available below.

http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013 .

Listing of ISM is in IT services category in NY state.

http://www.inc.com/profile/integrated-systems-management

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Donors’ Generosity Boosts Quinnipiac’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Thursday’s celebration of Qunnipiac University’s new Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as the $100 million Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, came on the heels of some rather generous gifts to the university.

First and foremost was the gift of Edward and Barbara Netter. Though Quinnipiac would not disclose the amount of the gift, university President John Lahey referred to it as the largest single donation in the school’s history.

For that, the school was named after Edward Netter’s cousin, the medical illustrator Frank Netter. Two handsome portraits, painted in thanks to hang in the building as remembrance, were created by another artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler, who’s created portraits for six U.S. presidents.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, which has a partnership with the school, pledged more than $1 million to establish the medical school’s first endowed chair, The St. Vincent’s Medical Center Endowed Chair in Medical Sciences, now held by Stephen Wikel, senior associate dean for scholarship.

“I worked very hard on this affiliation over the course of several years, to make this a reality, where St. Vincent’s Medical Center is the primary clinical partner for the school of medicine,” said Dr. Stuart Marcus, president of St. Vincent’s.

The medical school’s main focus is training students for primary care. Students at the Center for Medicine will study alongside nursing students and others in a way not seen at many medical schools. St. Vincent’s also sponsored two scholarships for the incoming class of 60 medical students, according to Marcus.

Bill Weldon, a Quinnipiac trustee and former CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and his wife made a $1 million donation to create the William and Barbara Weldon Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine.

Weldon said he and his wife both graduated from Quinnipiac in 1971. Watching the school’s evolution, he said, “is just very special.”
“This school is such an extraordinary school and health care is so important in, I think, this whole area for training physicians for the future,”

Weldon said. “My wife and myself made a gift, but I think there’s so many people that are really trying to advance the school and advance the education for these extraordinary young people,” Weldon said.

OmniMD, a medical software company (www.omnimd.com) based in New York, donated $7.6 million worth of software. Divan Dave, OmniMD CEO, said every student will be trained using its medical records software.

“I came to the United States in 1984 and I went through all public education and I never paid a single dime for any education, so this is one of the ways we want to get back to the community,” Dave said.

“And, being in the software business for electronic health records, we strongly believe all the new doctors who are coming should be trained fully on the (electronic records) so they can serve patients better, and that was our main objective.”

[source: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130914/donors-generosity-boosts-quinnipiacs-center-for-medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences]

OmniMD – Ambulatory EHR Vendor donates electronic health records software valued at $7.6 million to Quinnipiac University

 

 

 

 

Hamden, Conn. – Sept. 5, 2013 – OmniMD, of Tarrytown, N.Y., has donated the use of its electronic health records technology valued at $7.6 million to Quinnipiac University, as part of a four-year agreement announced today.

Representatives of Quinnipiac’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences are working with OmniMD to develop an electronic health record system that will be used by faculty and students in each of the three schools.

“Through this technology partnership with Quinnipiac, students will learn how to master medical technology and to use it to improve the quality of care while maintaining workflow,” Jim Nelson, vice president of sales at OmniMD, said. “Graduates of the schools of medicine, nursing and health sciences will arrive in the job market, not only having had great training, but also with the electronic medical record skills that will improve the quality of care they’ll be able to deliver.”

“OmniMD has benefited from the need for software in the health care industry,” Divan Dave, CEO and founder of OmniMD said.  This is our opportunity to give back to the next generation of providers.  We are truly honored to be a part of Quinnipiac’s health education mission.”

Under the agreement, OmniMD will provide more than 3,600 software licenses to faculty and students over four years. Students will be able to use the software free of charge while they are enrolled at Quinnipiac. The electronic health records can be used as part of classroom training, testing, coursework, class assignments, mock clinics, labs, testing and scheduling.

“Wireless technology, medical software and electronic health records have transformed how health care is practiced, delivered and managed for optimal quality,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health affairs at Quinnipiac. “OmniMD’s generous gift will provide the schools of medicine, nursing and health sciences with a state-of-the-art electronic health record, which will greatly facilitate our efforts related to inter-professional education of the health care teams of the future.”

Quinnipiac’s emphasis is on interdisciplinary education, which calls for training medical, nursing and health sciences students to work together as part of a health care team.

“The analogy is a NASCAR pit crew,” Koeppen said. “Professionals with very specific knowledge and expertise come together as a team to make sure the car is performing at optimal levels. Research in health care suggests that the team approach results in better patient outcomes and improved patient safety.”

 Jean Lange, founding dean of the School of Nursing, agreed. “Every member of the health care team has a valuable contribution to make. When nurses, physicians and other health providers work together with patients and families in a coordinated approach, patients have better outcomes. We are committed to teaching our students these skills as students, so that will translate to their work environments after graduation.”

OmniMD is a national electronic health record software company with thousands of providers in more than 40 states and five countries. OmniMDs electronic health record software is cloud based and represents the state of the art in the medical software industry. The Tarrytown, N.Y.-based company has 120 programmers and 9 physicians on staff who work to make the product fit the users’ requirements.

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Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,500 full-time undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. The 2013 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on

 

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Fighting Stress at the Office With Yoga, in India and in Tarrytown

Workplace stress is an ongoing problem in this age of downsizing, information overload and job insecurity. Stress at work can lead to health problems ranging from high blood pressure to headaches.

Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice which can help alleviate stress and anxiety. More than 20 million Americans now practice yoga, according to a recent survey produced by Yoga Journal. But yoga practice at work is still unusual.

Divan Dave is out to change that for his employees, both in Tarrytown, NY and in Ahmedabad, India. The CEO of Integrated Systems Management, Inc., which is headquartered in Tarrytown, is a big believer in yoga for himself and the people at his company.

Yoga class event held at TarryTown NY

Participants in Yoga class – From Left Nili Dave (CFO, ISM), Divan Dave (CEO, ISM), Prem Pusuloori (CTO, ISM ) , Alex Zoller (VP Sales)

“Our software developers spend long hours in front of their computers, both in India and in New York,” Dave said. “I believe practicing yoga helps them be healthier and less stressed. So we hold yoga classes in the India office, and we pay for our Tarrytown employees to take classes at Riverstone Yoga.”

Several of the software engineers have reported that yoga is now part of their lives due to the classes. Some have lost weight, while others feel more relaxed and less physically stiff. Satish Nair, human resources manager, said, “Employees who do yoga regularly have fewer sick days.”

How can you bring yoga to your workplace? If your office has a large meeting room, that can serve as a yoga studio. There are many yoga teachers in Westchester and Putnam Counties who are willing to hold private group classes on your premises as well as in their studios. Also, some health insurance plans offer discounts on yoga classes through their alternative medicine programs, which can be another way to find a group instructor.

A new study from a researcher at Wayne State University has found that just 20 minutes of yoga is enough to influence concentration, focus and ability to learn in positive ways. It’s worthwhile to make time for yoga during the workday.

Why Am I a Vegetarian? By Divan Dave

Because my ancestors in India knew that eating meat is not good for your body.  Look at any health article, magazine or blog. Many of them promote largely vegetarianism.

My ancestors belonged to an advanced civilization, knowing the proper balance of food (protein, carbs, fat and other nutrients.)  They had advanced agriculture, including storage of food, irrigation systems and farming, so that we could become vegetarians.

They and I care for all forms of life.

Primitive people live on basic instinct.  Meat eating is a primitive instinct, passed for generations.  When you become advanced and sophisticated, you can change the way you live.

Livestock cultivation generates the highest amount of gases contributing to global warming and harming the environment, according to the chief of the United Nations.

As far as I know, India is the only culture which promotes vegetarianism.

OmniMD finalist in Patient Portal Challenge

Tarrytown-based OmniMD wants to bring medical records into the 21st  century.

OmniMD, a division of Integrated Systems Management Inc., is a finalist in the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Challenge, a design competition held by the New York eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership between providers and the state.

The winners will be announced May 13, with first place receiving $15,000.

The Patient Portal should allow patients to access their personal health information online, safely and securely. Once patients log into the portal, they will be able to see who has viewed their medical records as well as grant access to select providers to view those records online.

After the competition, the health collaborative will build the portal and coordinate its function with the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, which is billed as “a secure network for sharing clinical patient data across New York state via regional health information organizations.

“We are in an e-world,” Divian Da’ve, CEO and president of Integrated Systems Management said. “We track everything electronically, everything is online. But what about patient records? The most important thing is our body and we have no electronic access to it.”

Da’ve said the goal is for patients to have their complete and secure medical records online. This would also make it easier for doctors to share files with each other. Patients will find the medical terminology has been reduced to layman’s terms.

“We want to give people a rich user experience,” Da’ve said. “We want to provide a great level of skill and access. Anybody who uses the patient portal should have a complete view of what is going on. We want accessibility.”

OmniMD provides “electronic health records, revenue cycle management solutions, and other medical software and services to over 11,000 providers and 660 practices.”

NYeC asked designers and developers to submit patient portal prototypes. The finalists will show their prototypes to a panel of selected patients, physicians and experts who will evaluate each prototype and select a winner.

Da’ve said patient records are still stuck in the 20th century and remain one of the reasons health care costs have skyrocketed. According to Da’ve, health care is the second-largest burden on the gross domestic product.

“Dr. Jones does not know what tests Dr. Smith has done,” Da’ve said. “The same tests are repeated; the wrong treatment is given. Dr. Jones has no idea and it increases the cost of medicine tremendously.”

Source: http://westfaironline.com/54582/omnimd-finalist-in-patient-portal-challenge/

OmniMD gets opportunities via health law

TARRYTOWN — The Affordable Care Act’s mandates are creating big opportunities for a local medical software developer.

On Thursday, OmniMD will launch three new products to facilitate document sharing, patient treatment and payments.

Divan Dave OmniMD’s CEO

Divan Dave OmniMD’s CEO

“You should be able to connect to disparate systems to get data,” said Divan Dave, OmniMD’s chief executive officer, describing one of his new products. “For example, an oncologist is using a different system and his patient was admitted to White Plains Hospital and the data is there. How do you extract the data and give one view? That’s what OmniXchange is for.”

OmniMD is releasing its products in response to the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 government overhaul of the health-care system designed to expand health insurance coverage and reduce costs. Besides OmniXchange, the other two new products are OmniRCM for revenue cycle management and OmniACO, an integrated suite of OmniMD’s new and existing products for accountable- care organizations that are regulated by the Affordable Care Act.

About 11,000 medical providers use software created by OmniMD, which launched in 2001 after Dave and his wife, Nili, determined that the medical sector wasn’t adequately transitioning to electronic records. Their hunch led to a business that has grown 50 percent in the past two years and that last year had about $8.2 million in sales, said Dave, 51, of Briarcliff Manor.

OmniMD is a division of Integrated Systems Management, an information technology services company Dave founded in 1989. The company employs 28 people in 5,000 square feet at 303 S. Broadway, plus more than 175 staffers working on software development in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Dave, a Gujarat native, immigrated to the United States in 1984 with degrees in organic chemistry and computer science. After obtaining a third masters degree in computer information systems from Baruch College, he began designing financial software.

While new OmniMD’s products target doctors, Dave said patients would benefit from the new government mandates for doctors.

“You will have protocols on how to treat (a) condition,” said Dave, whose software tracks protocol completion. “That is accountable care, so the patient is the winner.”

OmniMD EHR Earns Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2012

TARRYTOWN, NY, January 3, 2013–OmniMD™, a division of Integrated Systems Management Inc., announced that its OmniMD electronic health record (EHR) has earned the Surescripts® White Coat of Quality distinction for technology vendors for 2012.

“Earning the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2012 for OmniMD EHR is an important recognition that we uphold the highest standards of quality in e-prescribing,” said Divan Da’ve, CEO. “Very few EHRs have achieved this distinction. We are dedicated to continuous improvement of our products, and the White Coat of Quality for 2012 is a tribute to our team’s work.”

OmniMD serves more than 11,000 users with complete electronic medical record (EMR)/EHR software, cloud-based or enterprise. Surescripts is an important component of OmniMD’s complete EHR, Da’ve said.OmniMD’s EHR previously completed Surescripts Gold certification. The resulting Gold Solution Provider status is granted to vendors with software products that surpass Surescripts’ baseline product certification to meet criteria that demonstrate a higher level of commitment to e-prescribing. OmniMD was one of only nine vendors to attain that status in 2010.

The Surescripts White Coat of Quality distinction for technology vendors is a critical part of Surescripts’ continuous quality improvement program. The White Coat recognizes technology vendors that uphold the highest standards of clinical quality in e-prescribing. E-prescribing saves lives, improves efficiency and reduces the cost of healthcare for all.

About OmniMD
OmniMD, headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, is a division of Integrated Systems Management, Inc., which is a leader in software development and information technology consulting since 1989. OmniEHR™, OmniPM™ and OmniMD Services offer unparalleled reliability, ease-of-use, efficiency, interoperability, and customizability. OmniMD v.11.2 is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified as a Complete EHR and is also CCHIT Certified® 2011 for Ambulatory EHR with a 5-Star usability
rating.

OmniMD offers a comprehensive set of services such as Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), medical transcription, document scanning and indexing, a patient portal, patient reminders, IT and networking, and eligibility verification as part of an integrated solution to help practices effectively address their financial, administrative, clinical, and regulatory needs. For more information, please visit http://www.omnimd.com.

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