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GD E-BRIDGE™ EARNS FIRSTNET LISTED DESIGNATION

Ridgefield, New Jersey, 2019-May-02 — /EPR Network/ — General Devices (GD) has announced that, after following a rigorous review process, GD e-Bridge™ is now FirstNet Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more.

Achieving a FirstNet Listed designation means GD e-Bridge is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will be able to experience the benefits of key FirstNet capabilities – like First Priority®, which enables priority and, for first responders, preemption – while using GD e-Bridge. FirstNet subscribers will also be able to take advantage of the GD e-Bridge solution while benefitting from the enhanced security provided by the FirstNet network core, which is the only physically separate network core dedicated entirely to public safety in America.

Out-of-hospital healthcare is changing, and mobile telemedicine is making a real positive difference. The emphasis now is providing the right care, at the right place and right time. This is especially true in rural regions, but also in the case of time sensitive, acute care issues everywhere like heart attack, stroke and sepsis.

“From the first medical contact by EMS in the field, the GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine and workflow app provides data and team communications that shave precious minutes off lifesaving treatment,” said Curt Bashford, GD’s CEO.

The hospital ED is not always the appropriate destination for non-acute emergencies. The role of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine is growing. Plus, the newly announced HHS ‘Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport’ (ET3) program better aligns reimbursement incentives and enables appropriate on-site treatment and transport to alternate destinations, such as urgent care centers – provided they are managed with mobile telemedicine and telehealth support. That’s where GD e-Bridge also comes in and enables simply better, more cost-effective care.

Built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.

“Only highly secure, high quality, public safety relevant applications are added to the FirstNet App Catalog. And we’re pleased that GD e-Bridge is now Listed and available to FirstNet subscribers,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “GD e-Bridge will bring public safety additional capabilities to improve decision-making, enhance situational awareness, help save lives and improve outcomes.”

“Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome GD e-Bridge to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, executive director of Technology and Innovation, First Responder Network Authority.

To learn more about GD e-Bridge, go to General-Devices.com. For more on FirstNet, check out FirstNet.com.

FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

Digital Health Leader Expands Marketplace Access with Mobility

SUNNYVALE, CA., 2014-8-20 — /EPR Healthcare News/ — Health Gorilla™, Inc., the first online healthcare marketplace to connect doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers, has announced today the release of Health Gorilla mobile.  Health Gorilla mobile provides access to the Health Gorilla Marketplace through the Apple® iPhone® and iPad™.

Today over 68% of doctors have standardized on the Apple platform to communicate with peers and patients. Doctors can now use their mobile devices to place electronic orders with Health Gorilla mobile to diagnostic labs, radiology centers, physical therapy, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and durable medical equipment (DME) and other medical providers nationwide with the ability to track and review the results instantly as they arrive.  Physicians can then forward electronic results within their practice or exchange them with peers and patients to streamline the process and improve quality of care.

According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine noted that approximately 59.3% of all of a primary care physician’s daily emails were for the interpretation of test results and 21.7% were responses to patients.  The use of email generally increases the risk for doctors and their patients as most email services are not HIPAA compliant.

Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that researchers from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston conducted a survey of primary care practitioners and found that a third reported missing alerts about test results from an electronic health record notification system designed to inform them when a patient has abnormal test results.

Doctors are adopting iPad and iPhones as the platform of choice to communicate with peers and patients. Health Gorilla mobile integrated messaging greatly reduces the risk in communication between a doctor and their patients by offering a fully HIPAA compliant environment. Health Gorilla mobile enables a physician to securely and compliantly forward diagnostic test results, radiology images, admission and discharge summaries and other clinical documents to patients and care coordinators through secure messaging.

Benefits of Health Gorilla Mobile Include:

  • HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution
  • Order in less time than it takes to use fax forms
  • Receive results faster wherever you are
  • Forward results to patients instantly
  • Immediately refer results to another doctor and send messages
  • Eliminate error prone paper processes
  • Mobile solution available at no charge for doctors and their teams

“We believe that the value proposition is clear and compelling for doctors and their teams.” said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Office, Health Gorilla, Inc.  “The existing process is heavily dependent on paper, fax and manual processing.  It is slow, cumbersome and prone to error.  Doctors can better manage their time, and the time of their administrative and care coordinating teams, by using the power of the marketplace through the Health Gorilla app.  Now they have one place to order from any diagnostic lab, radiology center, hospital, physical therapy, sleep center, SNF and other healthcare providers in the United States.  A doctor can start with us the first day and begin ordering through the marketplace immediately.  Health Gorilla is the first to deliver this capability.  No other vendor can provide this benefit.”

Health Gorilla mobile is available as an approved Apple® enterprise application and will be distributed to existing Health Gorilla Marketplace users via a secure link for the next month.  In September Health Gorilla mobile app will be available from the Apple® store and will be fully integrated with the Apple® Health app upon its release.

About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla™ is the first online healthcare marketplace to connect all doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers.  Doctors and their teams can instantly place orders, get results, and completely eliminate paper faxes. Uniquely, our HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution is available immediately at absolutely no charge for doctors and clinicians.

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Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors
Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

EMS Healthcare’s recent work supporting better healthcare, closer to home

The prospect for major investment in new healthcare estates looks slim as the strategy to bring care closer to people’s homes becomes reality. Keith Austin, managing partner at EMS-Healthcare has looked at how the switch to community care is raising standards nationwide:

“Private Finance 2, which sets out a new approach to financing the building and maintenance of public infrastructure, will be used to build the next generation of hospitals. But despite its announcement at the end of last year there has been little movement to invest in new healthcare estates.

“The delay isn’t just about money or red tape; there is the wider strategy to consider of moving away from care delivered in hospitals to providing care closer to people’s homes.”

Keith continued, with how EMS Healthcare in particular helps address the costs involved with this kind of shift in patient care: “The scale of investment necessary to meet this ideal is much smaller than that required for developing new large scale hospital sites. But this isn’t the only benefit. We have been working with numerous private and public sector organisations to facilitate care in the community via medical trailer solutions and have been inspired by what has been delivered and the warm reception from patients and staff alike… To say the benefits can be life changing is not an overstatement.”

One stand out project for EMS Healthcare has been to fit out and supply Clatterbridge Cancer Centre with a state-of-the-art mobile chemotherapy facility. Since the beginning of the year the medical trailer has been improving patient care by making treatment as accessible and easy as possible, serving around 25 people daily from the Chester area in a Tesco car park.

“Perhaps an unlikely site for life-saving treatment, but the feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly positive. The bespoke medical trailer houses six chemotherapy stations with preparation, reception and waiting areas. Patients feel a real sense of community and ownership while attending the clinic and the environment has been described as ‘warm and cosy’ with a ‘more jovial atmosphere’.”

Other initiatives that EMS Healthcare have been involved in include a medical trailer eye clinic which helped medical consultants save the sight of thousands of patients across the East Coast of the UK, while saving them a trip of up to 84 miles for treatment. A temporary renal dialysis medical trailer unit has also saved patients in North Wales hours of travel every week, helping to improve their quality of life.

Thousands of patients across the UK are making long journeys to receive specialist treatment. These unique facilities provide a solution to help reduce the cost, burden and strain of travelling while delivering first class care. Waiting time is minimal too, making the experience less tiring, and a more familiar location helps put patients at ease.

The evidence is clear on why healthcare providers are taking their care closer to people’s homes. This patient-centric approach is set to continue and Keith – and EMS Healthcare – are proud to be part of it.

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iTech partners with NexTrust

iTech, a SaaS based Healthcare billing and Practice Management System vendor announces a partnership with NexTrust, Inc., the provider of BillFlash Document Services.

iTech Workshop Private Limited (iTech), a Healthcare IT Solutions Company with focus on Medical Billing, PMS and Revenue Cycle Management Solutions for the US healthcare market, announced a partnership with NexTrust, Inc.

Some of the key aspects of this partnership are:

* iTech reselling NexTrust’s BillFlash document services

* BillFlash support for iTech’s Patient Statement format

iTech has a Subscription based Practice Management System, and Medical billing software. EMR products can be integrated by using a secure web services interface, thereby providing an integrated EMR and PMS solution. The expEDIum Medical Billing product includes v5010 support, connects to any clearinghouse selected by the vendor or the client, supports Insurance Eligibility Verifications, Patient Statements, and automated payment posting among other features.

BillFlash users can save time and money by eliminating paper handling in-house. Practices must shift from relying on insurance payments to reliance on patient payments as the patient responsibility is expected to increase to 30% of the total practice revenues according to industry reports. Dan Stead, Director Business Development, NexTrust said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by iTech to provide patient statement services to their customers. BillFlash provides a professional, cost-effective alternative to in-house printing by eliminating paper and increasing patient payments.”

BillFlash leads the industry in no-fee customization, design effectiveness, online management features, ease of enrollment and use, and total value.

iTech’s Business Advisor, Mr. Ramesh Shastri added that “iTech partnership with Billflash will reduce paper handling on the clinic and billing side thereby lowering costs and improving accuracy; the winners will be Practices, Billers and Patients”.

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Sensibill Returns From Texas Society Of Pathologists 89th Annual Meeting In Galveston

Sensibill travels to mutilpe Pathology Meetings each year. As a supporting vendor of The Texas Society of Pathologists, Sensibill is able to directly target pathologists practicing in Texas.

Sensibill Returns From Texas Society Of Pathologists 89th Annual Meeting In Galveston

“I am meeting Doctors all the time but these conferences allow my company to reach higher and interact multiple clients on a one on one basis,” says Sensibill President Barbara Graham.

The Texas Society of Pathologist has a deep history. It was founded in 1921 and is the oldest state pathology organization in the United States. Sensibill is currently one of the more than 790 members statewide.

President Graham adds, “It was a great opportunity for all of the pathologists in attendance to see the latest and greatest in technology for managing their practices. Sensibill showed the pathologists it technologically advanced ASP model (application service provider) advanced internet access functions, computerized coding software interfaces, document imaging and management, PQRI and state of the art reporting features.”

While at the conference, Dr. David Walker from UTMB in Galveston received the John J Andujar Citation of Merit. Congratulations to him!

About Sensibill:
Sensibill is a national medical billings and management company that specializes in providing technologically advanced services in automated coding, electronic claims filling, document imaging and storage, financial reporting, technical support, etc.

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Sensibill adds New Certification to Better Serve Clients

Sensibill adds New Certification to Better Serve Clients FORT WORTH – Sensibill is expanding each year and adding employees who are at the top of the medical billing field. Recently, Kim Brents, received her certified professional coder status. She has worked at Sensibill since May of 2001. Brents previous experience in the pathology medical billing field goes back to 1978. She also played a key role with a Pathologist associated with the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.

“I am excited to add my knowledge to the Sensibill team with this certification, says Kim Brents.

President Barbara Graham adds, “My company grows thanks to the help of my loyal employees who are constantly improving themselves. I only seek the best.”

Sensibill prides itself on technologically advanced revenue cycle management solutions and computerized coding.

President Graham says, “I know that I am providing my clients with the best possible coding expertise with Brents’ new certification.”

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Lexington Medical Center Has Made Medical History By Becoming The First Hospital In South Carolina With Incisionless Surgery

Lexington Medical Center has made medical history by becoming the first hospital in South Carolina with incisionless surgery.

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The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a physician practice affiliated with Lexington Medical Center, is now offering “the ROSE procedure” and performed it for the first time at Lexington Medical Center this week. ROSE stands for Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endoscopic. This procedure is for patients who have gained weight back after gastric bypass surgery. Currently, only approximately 30 facilities in the United States offer this treatment.

During ROSE, the surgeon will insert an endoscope through the patient’s mouth into the stomach pouch. The doctor then creates folds to make the stomach pouch smaller. Because there are no external cuts into the body, the procedure offers the advantages of reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery time and no scars. The treatment can be especially important in South Carolina, which ranks 5th in the nation for obesity.

Dr. Marc Antonetti and Dr. Glen Strickland of the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center completed special training to do the ROSE procedure at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Each procedure takes about 1 ½ hours. Patients may be in the hospital less than one day. The ideal candidate is someone who had gastric bypass two years ago, lost greater than 50% of their excess weight and regained greater than 10%.

Before the ROSE procedure, patients who regained weight after gastric bypass surgery had few treatment options. Scarring from the initial procedure made revision surgery challenging, with longer recovery time and an increased risk for complications.

Some patients regain weight after gastric bypass surgery because of gradual enlargement of the surgically altered small stomach pouch. In weight loss surgery, the stomach pouch is made very small, which creates a feeling of fullness after just a small volume of food is eaten. When the pouch gradually enlarges, the feeling of fullness is no longer present, patients can eat larger meals and weight regain occurs.

Doctors say similar incisionless surgery may have future application for gall bladder surgery and appendectomies.

The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center is dual-certified as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Its doctors are Dr. Antonetti, Dr. Strickland and Dr. Jim Givens. The surgeons there have completed more than 3,000 bariatric surgeries.

News reporters who wish to do a story on the procedure, its patients and doctors should call Jennifer Wilson at Lexington Medical Center at 803-791-2191. For more information on the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center and the ROSE procedure, go to www.scobesity.com.

About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,100 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the state, an occupational health center and physician practices. At its heart is the 384-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for nine years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times and “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent. Visit www.lexmed.com or www.lexmed.tv.

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World Association of Laparoscopic surgeons (WALS) has received financial support from Medical council of India

World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons is organizing International Conference on Recent Advances of Minimal Access Surgery every year. In 2009 it is going to be held in Istanbul Turkey under the presidency of Dr. Gokhan Goynumer. Since 2001 Laparoscopy Hospital is supporting surgical residency and fellowship training by providing an opportunity for surgeons-in-training to utilize the Fellowship and Diploma program to study and to certify their basic skills in laparoscopy before going into clinical practice.

“We are proud to extend our coordination with Medical Council of India by having financial support to organise such international conference and laparoscopic workshop,” said, Prof. Dr. R. K. Mishra Indian President, World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. “This MCI grant will allow thousands of surgeons to get advantage from this conference and to develop in laparoscopic skills which will ultimately lead to new innovative surgical procedures and better patient outcomes,” added Flora.

The WALS has also developed structured training guidelines, developed by its international members and now jointly supported by the TGO University, is a comprehensive and validated educational module designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge and technical skills required in basic and advanced laparoscopy that allows practice in a safe environment without putting patients at risk. Upon completion of the didactic and manual skills training portion of the course, participants take a proctored, two-part exam that covers cognitive knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills.

Recognizing the importance of improving surgeon’s technical skills and enhancing patient safety, as well as the need for on-site training and testing, Medical Council of India has provided a generous, financial support to the WALS.

World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons is a leading global organization to promote minimal access surgery among surgeons and gynaecologists all over world. WALS creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence.

About World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
The World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS) was founded in 1998 to foster, promote, support and encourage academic, clinical and research achievement in minimal access surgery. The Society has grown from fewer than 50 original members to almost 2,000 over 80 countries. WALS provides signature guidelines for training, standards of practice and granting of privileges which promote patient safety and the best clinical outcomes. Visit
http://www.wals.org.uk for more information.

About the Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship and Diploma Program
Developed by the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS) the Fellowship and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery includes cognitive and hands-on skills training components, and a validated assessment focusing on the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. Visit
laparoscopyhospital.com for details.

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