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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 -- About one-third of Latinos or 15 million people will be seeking new doctors for diabetes, hypertension, cancer and preventive services when they become eligible to receive or buy health care coverage under the new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  As the nation's Latino doctors come together this week for the 17th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the implementation of the ACA and ensuring access to the benefits of the new law for Hispanic patients will be at the forefront of the agenda.  The conference opens Friday, April 27 th at 9:00 am at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y., April 22-- Nightingale Preventive Care and HealthFusion® have entered into an agreement where Nightingale medical providers will use HealthFusion’s products while treating patients in Kmart, in locations that Nightingale has leased space to provide primary preventive care. The use of a Certified EHR Software System advances quality of care and allows medical providers to qualify for Medicare and EHR incentive stimulus funds.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17--Gazzang, the Linux data security company, today announced its software-based data security solutions are enabling health care organizations to confidently move sensitive data into cloud and big data environments.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Premier healthcare alliance has partnered with Phytel to automate population health services, helping health systems deliver safer and lower-cost care across the continuum.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Health information network Availity and ambulatory information solutions company Greenway Medical Technologies have joined in a project with Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, to enable physicians to exchange clinical and patient care summaries with the health plan through electronic health records (EHR) software, which then makes patient-specific clinical information accessible at the point of care. The companies are working together to foster collaborative coordinated care for all Florida residents.

Schaumburg, IL & Oakville, ON  April 18, 2013 -- For more than 80 years, Acclaim Health has been providing client-based care to individuals in their community. Acclaim Health Nursing professionals offer an array of services that provide quality care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their approach to healthcare puts clients first by ensuring their staff has access to client health information, medical orders and clinical best practices at the point of care, the client’s home.

Woodbridge, NJ, April 18, 2013 -- iPatientCare announced today to take its commitment to provide Meaningful Use certified EHR and integrated Billing System for ZERO Dollar to those physicians’ offices that find in-office billing burdensome, straining their time, money, and resources, and hence, prefer to utilize the services of billing experts for handling complete Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) services as back-office operations directly through the iPatientCare application.

TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2013 -- HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation's leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today the launch of MyConsumerLink(SM), a comprehensive, turn-key private exchange marketplace designed to help agents and affinity groups retain and grow business. As consumers begin to take ownership of health plan purchases, industry estimates suggest that as many as 45 million people will use public and private exchanges by 2020.

SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2013 -- Sevocity, a division of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI), has analyzed the December 2012 CMS report EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payments to determine which Menu Objectives were most often selected by providers attesting to Meaningful Use under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.  To qualify for an EHR incentive payment under the program, eligible providers must attest to 15 Core Objectives and select 5 of 10 possible Menu Objectives.  Sevocity analyzed the results of the 117,285 eligible providers on the December 2012 report to determine which Menu objectives were most often selected by attesting providers.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 16, 2013 -- Change Healthcare® clients nationwide can now offer their members and employees cost transparency tools and health benefits education in multiple languages.  The leader in consumer engagement and cost transparency recently launched a Spanish-language version of its flagship platform, Transparency Messenger™, and will leverage the functionality of its enhanced platform to expand into other languages as the market demands, says Clayton Nicholas, Change Healthcare's vice president of strategy and marketing.

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Heritage Provider Network (HPN), and The Advisory Board Company launched the Care Transformation Prize Series , a national contest to address the most daunting data problems U.S. health care organizations face as they implement new delivery system and payment reforms.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2013 -- Priority Health is laying the groundwork to become the first health plan in Michigan to publish specific, regionalized health care costs and quality information by procedure, facility and physician. The company announced today it has signed a contract with Healthcare Blue Book to publish costs associated with more than 300 health care services most utilized by members of Priority Health.

Oceanside, NY April 14, 2013 -- ICS Software of New York now offers the ability to automatically check PECOS eligibility of referring doctors through their EHR program, SammyEHR.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 15, 2013 -- Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board NMXS)(OTCQB: NMXS), announced today that it will be showcasing its newest web-based telemedicine technology at the American Telemedicine Association tradeshow in Austin, Texas on May 5-7, 2013.

Net Medical CEO Dick Govatski said, "In May, we are introducing the latest software and hardware technology from our technology infrastructure group. The team will demonstrate our WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) software for Google, Chrome and Firefox browsers eliminating the need for plug-ins, downloads and other proprietary installs so that video and audio communications can be connected as easily as opening up a browser.

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2013 -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced the launch of Vector NTI® Express Designer, the latest advancement in its Vector NTI® software platform, which offers researchers comprehensive and streamlined custom vector and genetic construct design and synthesis. The desktop software tool is designed for molecular biology, metabolic engineering, genetic engineering, and synthetic biology professionals who want to rationally design, assemble and order synthetic genetic "parts," optimizing genetic components for a broad range of applications.

NANUET, N.Y., April 11, 2013 -- iMedicor (OTC: VMCI) today announced that it had been chosen by iHealthTrust, a Houston-based Federally funded Health Information Exchange (HIE) serving a market of some 12,000 physicians and hospitals in the Houston and Gulf coast regions, to provide them with secure communications services via the iMedicor SocialHIE platform.

iMedicor's marketing partner, Galaxy Health Network, a managed care provider organization comprising 400,000 physicians, 2,700 medical centers and 47,000 ancillary care facilities nationwide, will support the iMedicor program via outreach services to Galaxy members in the Houston/Gulf Coast region.

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today endorsed legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that will curb medical lawsuit abuse and help ensure continued patient access to care.

The Standard of Care Protection Act (H.R. 1473), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), is the first piece of legislation in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress to address our nation's broken liability system.  It ensures that no provisions of federal health care law may be inappropriately used to create new threats for medical liability litigation in the United States.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2013 -- Cambridge College's School of Management will host a panel discussion on the growing Health Information Technology (HIT) job market and career opportunities in health care organizations.

CAMDEN, N.J., April 10, 2013 -- In a highly innovative move, unprecedented in New Jersey, a health insurer and a hospital system -- AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care -- announce today that Cooper will acquire a 20 percent interest in AmeriHealth New Jersey. This venture intends to transform health care in the state by increasing quality and lowering costs through a more highly coordinated care model.

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will convene an April 23 roundtable discussion on how to create a national data infrastructure to support high-quality patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER).