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New GHX eInvoicing Solution Helps Healthcare Suppliers Meet EU Directives

This morning in Brussels, the word came to MHW that Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC is announcing a new pan-European eInvoicing solution designed to help healthcare suppliers meet electronic invoicing regulations.

“With the new GHX eInvoicing, suppliers can issue and send compliant invoices to healthcare provider customers and governments across Europe from one connection,” an emailed statement reads.

The GHX solution, which works with the GHX Exchange Services, supports the eInvoicing requirements for integrity, authenticity, legibility and archiving under the VAT Directive 2006/112/ED and the Electronic Invoice Directive 2010/45/EU. It also provides an easy-to-use portal for customers to access invoices electronically, even those with no EDI capabilities.

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Tech Making Philadelphia a Healthier Place

Philadelphia may be the city of brotherly love, but it’s also a town that loves technology. And now it could make the entire region a healthier place.

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Jefferson Health, two organizations that “already work hand-in-hand on an Innovation Collaboration program,” have signed a five-year agreement that will marshal resources from both organizations to transform the access, quality, experience and cost of the care members and patients receive.

The agreement also signifies Jefferson Health officially joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN) model — a collaborative approach that is gaining regional and national traction for bringing health insurers and health systems together to improve the quality and lower the costs of care for members and patients.

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ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee

MHW learned Thursday that ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) has formed a Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.

The 15-member panel, comprised of a wide range of independent experts representing industry, clinical and consumer perspectives, is tasked with crafting a set of robust but workable standards to ensure safety, quality and value in the rapidly growing telemedicine field.

In May, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and CHQI announced a joint venture to develop a comprehensive set of quality and operational standards to promote the best practice of Telemedicine.

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First Look: EnvisionRx Recognized as Top-Tier Pharmacy Benefit Manager

MHW learned Wednesday that EnvisionRx — a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and division of EnvisionRxOptions (a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation) — has achieved renewal of the Pharmacy Benefit Management accreditation by URAC.

We’re told that EnvisionRx is one of only 27 PBMs to receive this accreditation, which Envision has held since 2006.

This demonstrates what the company calls a “continuous, comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes, transparency and better patient outcomes.”

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First Look: iMedSecure Embedded with all Remote Medical Technologies Products

mHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that Remote Medical Technologies (RMT) has developed a telemedicine platform, in which their iMedSecure comes included with each system installation.

So how does it work?

RMT’s iMedHD2 Telepathology and Teleultrasound Solutions both share encrypted live images to remote participants for real-time collaboration and immediate decision-making requirements, a provided release explains. While never sharing IP addresses, RMT has made significant advancements in providing the utmost in safety for each medical facility.

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Salus Telehealth, MedImpact to Offer New Savings to VideoMedicine Patients

Salus Telehealth, Inc., an advisor within the telehealth industry, announced this week a new partnership that provides VideoMedicine patients with a free prescription savings card that offers discounts of up to 80 percent off brand-name and generic prescription medications.

“Utilizing MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.’s network of pharmacies, the savings card helps close the gap in prescription coverage for the insured, uninsured and underinsured and their families,” a provided statement reads.

Everyone is eligible for the prescription savings card, which is honored at 62,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all major chains and independent neighborhood drug stores. The savings card never expires, and allows patients to save at the register with no limits on how often it can be used and no forms to fill out. It is ideal for patients who do not have insurance, those whose medication is not covered or limited by their current plan and those who have reached the maximum of their current plan.

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Bright.md Adds Major Healthcare System to Roster of Virtual Care Customers

Bright.md, developer of a virtual care solution to improve healthcare efficiencies and outcomes, has just implemented its SmartExam software tool at Adventist Health.

If you’re not familiar, Adventist Health, based in Roseville, Calif., is a major West Coast healthcare delivery system, with hospitals, clinics and ancillary services in four states.

We’re told that it has initially implemented the software for use with patients in Oregon.

SmartExam acts as a virtual physician’s assistant, enabling primary care providers to deliver efficient remote care, cut costs and improve patient outcomes. Using SmartExam, patients get care from providers at their own trusted health system using a mobile phone or computer. The intelligent software dynamically interviews patients, using answers to gather more information and support providers in the care delivery process.

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