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Oregon City, Oregon (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

After nearly two years and $ 2 Million of interior renovations, Avamere Living at Berry Park is ready for its grand re-opening. The Independent and Assisted Living campus underwent extensive upgrades to living spaces, communal areas, and added a number of features such as a movie theater and billiards room.

“Avamere put a lot of time, thought and expense into this remodel,” says Nicolette Merino, Regional Director of Operations for the Avamere Family of Companies. “One of the highlights of the project is purpose-designed space. We took smaller living space – such as living rooms and small nooks – and completely redesigned them so residents have more options to gather and socialize.”

An example of this “purpose-designed” approach to older adult living is the Sundance Theater. The theater boasts large, plush chairs, a giant screen for residents to watch a favorite movie or experience an educational lecture from a visiting historian; and there is even fresh popcorn close at hand.

Built in the 1970’s, a number of the apartment spaces at Avamere Living at Berry Park still had the original trim, wood work, and fixtures. All of the resident apartments underwent a complete makeover. “We completely transformed the resident apartments,” says Wendy Wood, Executive Director of Avamere Living at Berry Park. “New carpet, new paint, new cabinets, new vinyl. We replaced doors, molding and trim were switched out; and so many other upgrades.”

The staff and residents of Avamere Living at Berry Park are excited to open their doors to the public. “Avamere is certainly proud of re-invigorating this property that has served the residents of Oregon City and surrounding communities for so long,” says Wood. “But it is so wonderful to hear from residents about how proud and excited they are to bring friends and families to see their new home and enjoy all of the great additions and upgrades we’ve made.

About the Avamere Family of Companies:

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Ore., the Avamere Family of Companies began as a single nursing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Today, the Avamere Family is comprised of over 40 Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing facilities and four ancillary healthcare companies that provide an array of services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, home health, and hospice.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Wendy Wood at 503-656-7614 or wwood(at)avamere(dot)com.


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Electronic Medical Records Market to Grow Significantly by 2017, Allowing Greater Profitability and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry

The market for electronic health and medical records (EMRs) is set to experience rapid growth over the coming years, with EMR peer group value estimated to climb from approximately $ 10.6 billion in 2012 to $ 17 billion by 2017, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8 %.

The company’s new report* estimates that McKesson had the largest Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services revenue in 2012, with $ 3,300 million, placing it as the EMR market leader. McKesson is followed by Cerner and Allscripts, which achieved revenues of $ 2,666 million and $ 1,477 million, respectively.

Complete report is available at http://www.marketoptimizer.org/pharmasphere-healthcare-information-technology-software-and-services-report-vertical-market-analysis-of-leading-it-business-process-outsourcing-and-electronic-medical-record-vendors.html .

According to the report, this rapid EMR market growth is due to incentives offered under the American Relief and Recovery Act of 2009, which delivers opportunities for providers to transform unstructured, paper-based data into electronic digitized information that can be shared across the entire care industry.

Adam Dion, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Industry Dynamics, says: “Physicians are selecting and implementing EMRs that meet federal requirements for meaningful use, and which also fit their practices and provide opportunities to enhance productivity, capture profits, and improve clinical outcomes.”

In addition to providing platforms for sharing patient information, GlobalData states that EMR vendors are offering Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions to physician practices to bridge the gap between clinical and financial information.

Dion says: “One of the many RCM solutions is GE Healthcare’s Centricity Business, which supports traditional reimbursement models for greater profitability and efficiency by standardizing all clinical and administrative staff onto the same financial platform.

“With the ever-changing world of healthcare regulations and reimbursement schedules, hospitals and health systems need solutions with the flexibility to handle diverse billing needs,” Dion concludes.

*PharmaSphere: Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services Report – Vertical Market Analysis of Leading IT Business Process Outsourcing and Electronic Medical Record Vendors

This report discusses the various platforms, service models, and go-to-market strategies of the major players in the Information Technology Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) markets. It also provides an assessment of vendor strategies, outsourcing agreements, significant deals and corporate developments, and contract vehicles signed by these BPO and EMR firms over the past three years.

Purchase a copy of this report at http://www.marketoptimizer.org/contacts/purchase?rname=5062.

Browse more reports on Healthcare Market at http://www.marketoptimizer.org/category/life-sciences/healthcare.

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Woburn, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

For medical centers, clinics, physician practices and hospitals who are in dire need of updating their MRI machines, operating room tables or waiting room furniture, there’s now a far better option. Although the majority of medical practices still purchase their new equipment outright or even buy used equipment, leasing and financing that same equipment is the smartest and most financially viable option and its usage is on the rise according to equipment leasing and financing marketplace LeaseQ.

For more information on the specifics of leasing medical equipment, go to:


According to a research done by GIA (Global Industry Analysts), the market for medical equipment leasing is estimated to increase to $ 56 billion by 2017. This is largely due to rapid increase of chronic diseases, which in turn enhances the demand for sophisticated medical and diagnostic equipment. This type of highly specialized equipment is typically extremely expensive to purchase. Smart medical facilities and medical centers, in an effort to avoid incurring such high costs, are increasingly turning to medical equipment leasing and financing.

Another key factor contributing to the increase of medical equipment demand is the constant advancement of technology. Today’s medical equipment is extremely sophisticated and is constantly changing with evolving technology. For a busy medical center or doctor’s office who purchases their equipment, keeping up with the change in technology can be very expensive – especially for smaller health care facilities. This is why many medical offices are turning to a medical equipment leasing companies to help them upgrade equipment on a regular basis without incurring high costs.

Medical Equipment Leasing Is Now Easier Than Ever

Until just a few years ago, medical equipment leasing and financing was relatively unheard of in the United States. This was largely due to lack of awareness of how leasing really works. However, recent trends have reversed – in that 40% of medical equipment in the United States is now leased. But still a startling 60% of medical equipment is either purchased or rented despite the enormous financial advantages.

And now with breakthrough equipment leasing and financing marketplaces like LeaseQ, leasing medical equipment has now become easier, simpler and more popular than ever.

LeaseQ Co-founder and CEO Vernon Tirey is an obvious advocate for equipment leasing over outright cash purchases – especially for medical centers and medical facilities on extremely tight budgets. Not only does it make economic and business sense to lease equipment, but the tax advantages remain extremely advantageous as well. He states; “There’s no doubt that leasing medical equipment is a far smarter choice for busy medical practices, but medical equipment leasing can deliver a number of business and tax advantages as well. It’s a challenge for a hospital, medical practice or a laboratory to quickly and easily find the best way to finance the medical equipment they need most. At LeaseQ, we make it easy for the medical practitioners and medical professionals to compare lease and financing terms on the LeaseQ One Touch Platform. We remain extremely excited about helping the medical and diagnostic community get the equipment they need with the financing that fits them best.”

Working with the leading financial services companies in the US, the free online platform at LeaseQ helps medical practices and hospitals find the best medical equipment financing lenders, rates and plans. Even for new businesses and businesses with challenged credit, LeaseQ is able to find the best financial solution to suit almost any financial situation.

Said Tirey, “When a medical practice leases through LeaseQ, our easy to use platform allows them to save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in the process. When they utilize LeaseQ, everyone benefits from the medical staff, the administrative staff right down to the practitioners. Not to mention the medical equipment dealers get to sell more equipment while the financing lenders get highly qualified lease and loan applications – which helps their businesses as well ”.

Using soft credit pull capabilities, LeaseQ’s One Touch Platform runs real time, accurate personal and business credit scores with zero impact on credit rating. LeaseQ’s advances in technology now allows medical offices in medical facilities greater flexibility and control when shopping for the medical equipment their practices rely on every day.

About LeaseQ

Since its launch in late 2012, LeaseQ has quickly become the largest online network of equipment dealers and equipment finance companies – assisting businesses of all types to quickly acquire the equipment they need at the rates and terms best suited for their needs.

Based in Woburn MA, LeaseQ is one of the leading providers of equipment leasing and financing options in the country. Visit them online at http://www.leaseq.com.


For Dummies

Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

For Dummies®, the world’s bestselling reference series, and LearnStreet, an award-winning educational-tech startup focused on teaching people in-demand coding skills, have partnered to produce a fully interactive web course on Java programming. This online course of study will be enhanced by content from the bestselling Java For Dummies, 5th Edition by Barry Burd.

Through more than 20 videos, Burd presents an overview of each chapter to prepare students for the course material they will find within each coming section of the course. Using an interactive platform developed by LearnStreet, students and learners can test the skills they have learned through 125 practice exercises and 60 hours of content. Students may choose from a stand-alone course or a value bundle including a PDF of Java For Dummies, 5th Edition.

According to statistics from Stack Overflow, Java took the lead in 2013 as the most frequently searched skill keyword and was the most in-demand tech skill in 2013. Interactive web tutorials along with the teaching finesse of Barry Burd, will bring more context and a deeper learning experience to students. Burd, a computer science professor at Drew University, writes frequently for several publications including JavaBoutique.com and BZ Media’s Eclipse Review magazine.

LearnStreet’s Java for Beginners course is targeted for students, job seekers and programmers who want to sharpen their skills for a new job, increase their aptitude for promotion within their current organization, or maintain their current skill level.

“Java is the most in-demand skill within the top 10 tech metro markets in the United States,” said Lo Toney, CEO of LearnStreet. “Our collaborative course uses the accessible tutorials and guide of the Wiley materials to teach this highly coveted programming language to a diverse population of students. It is scalable and convenient and offers the nuts and bolts of Java to those unfamiliar with Java, those with baseline knowledge, and those who interact with Java daily.”

For more information, visit https://www.learnstreet.com/.

About For Dummies®

After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including e-books, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About LearnStreet

LearnStreet is an award-winning educational-tech startup focused on teaching people across the globe in-demand coding skills to become more employable.

LearnStreet is working on building the best online, interactive platform to help teach essential coding skills of today and the future. Along with LearnStreet’s powerful analytics engine, it’s platform integrates user data to continually optimize and improve instructional content, learning modalities and user experiences to help learners become highly proficient at learning how to code and become better programmers. LearnStreet offers courses in multiple programming languages and has a library of coding projects to test programming skills.

Khosla Ventures is the investor behind LearnStreet with Vinod Khosla representing KV on LearnStreet’s board of directors.


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Healthline announced the launch of an inspirational stories project today, “You Are Not Your COPD,” in conjunction with the COPD Foundation to provide support and encouragement to those living with COPD. The project encourages individuals living with COPD to upload a photo of themselves together with a message letting the world know they are not defined by their disease. The stories will be posted on Healthline.com and will be shared on Healthline’s Facebook page, Living with COPD.

Healthline will donate $ 10 to the COPD Foundation for every submission, with a goal of donating $ 5,000 total. People are encouraged to browse and share the submitted photos—Healthline’s editorial team will choose a winner from the top five most shared entries to win a $ 75 American Express gift card.

“People living with COPD need understanding and support,” said John W. Walsh, president and co-founder of the COPD Foundation. “Healthline’s project encourages the entire COPD community to get involved, from the newly diagnosed to the patient who has been living with COPD for years. We believe it will be inspirational, informative, and engaging.”

COPD, a condition that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 24 million Americans have COPD, and researchers believe half of those people—12 million—remain undiagnosed.

“So many people living with COPD are anxious and unsure of the future,” said Tracy Rosecrans, Vice President of Marketing for the Healthline Media Group. “This initiative is meant to provide them with some hope and a strong sense of community. Individuals can learn to not let their condition define them and live life to the fullest by reading these inspirational stories written by others living with COPD.”

Anyone can submit a “You Are Not Your COPD” message. To participate, download a placard at “You Are Not Your COPD.” Take a picture of yourself holding the card, and write a couple of sentences about why COPD doesn’t define you.

“Tell us who you are and what you like to do,” Rosecrans advises. “Are you a mother? An artist? Describe what you’ve been able to accomplish while living with COPD.”

To submit your entry, view entries from other COPD patients, and learn more, visit:


About Healthline

San Francisco-based Healthline is a leading provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions, enabling providers and everyday people to make more confident, informed healthcare decisions. The company’s proprietary semantic health taxonomy platform powers a suite of marketing, health search, data-mining and content solutions for global enterprises and advertisers. Healthline is a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company for the last four years. For more company information, visit corp.healthline.com.

About the COPD Foundation

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary and a decade of progress, the mission of the COPD Foundation (http://www.copdfoundation.org) is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. The C.O.P.D. Information Line, 866-316-COPD (2673), is a toll-free number for information and referrals on COPD, offering callers access to peer-to-peer patients and caregiver associates.

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Melrose, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Caring for a series of relatives profoundly changed the author’s life, and she relays her feelings, circumstances and responsibilities in this new book. This highly personal account shares childhood memories from the author, who relives them through the eyes of the loved ones she is now caring for who helped make those memories. She also details the struggles, emotions and insecurities of the responsibility of caring for others.

In “Generational Cooking: A Story About Life and Becoming a Caregiver,” Ratzthompson describes how she began caring for her mother’s parents as she worked through a failing business, divorce and health issues. She turned to helping others as a way of coping. She compares caregiving to cooking, as multiple people and personalities must blend together at just the right time and with the right ingredients. Caregivers do, in fact, prepare meals for their charges, creating memories as they dine together. The book serves as a guide for one woman’s journey through life as she cares for loved ones, drawing on strength she never knew she had with the support of her husband, family members and caring organizations.

The role of caregiver can be misunderstood but is as vital as ever. As Ratzthompson writes, “No amount of money, wealth, stature, or power can buy this commitment, this time, and these memories. This is a sometimes-unbearable task made possible by the support of spouses, friends, family, and organizations who understand.”

Author Linda Phyllis Ratzthompson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and worked for a title underwriter representing northeast Florida. The Jacksonville native was a contractor with her own firm in St. Augustine, building and remodeling more than 100 homes. She served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Board in St. Augustine Beach and was elected as a commissioner. She was an active volunteer for charity and has cared for her grandparents, mother-in-law and now her parents. Ratzthompson, her husband and her parents live in Melrose.


For additional information, please visit http://www.generationalcooking.net.

Generational Cooking: A Story About Life and Becoming a Caregiver

Linda Phyllis Ratzthompson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2269-7            

136 pages                 

$ 30.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

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SureClinical Enhances Customer Experience with New VP Sales

Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

SureClinical, a leader in cloud-based health science applications, today announced that Louis (Lou) E. Chappuie will join SureClinical’s executive team as Global Vice President of Sales.

Chappuie will be focused on helping SureClinical to drive sales and customer experience as well as to attract and retain key sales and service talent. Mr. Chappuie joins SureClinical from Dell Boomi, a business unit within Dell’s software division where he was instrumental in the launch of Boomi AtomSphere and growth of the company to more than 1,200 customers globally. Dell Software is one of the largest software companies in the world, with a $ 1.2 billion business selling into 90 percent of Fortune 1000 companies and supported by 6,000 dedicated software employees worldwide.

“We are building a team of top people who have successfully created and delivered market leading enterprise cloud computing software applications that empowers end users while at the same time delivers on our vision of automating clinical trial and healthcare business processes,” said Zack Schmidt, CEO of SureClinical. “Lou’s background in enterprise cloud software and services and knowledge of clinical trial and healthcare IT markets will improve our ability to service global customers, partners and the community.”

Chappuie brings to SureClinical a wealth of experience in the software and service industry with 15 years’ experience leading sales, business development and partner development teams. Prior to SureClinical, Chappuie was Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Partner Programs for Dell Boomi responsible for global strategic customers, partner acquisition, and channel development during his tenure there. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010 following its rapid growth and visionary introduction of the first, multi-tenant middleware cloud which was recently recognized by Gartner Group as the leader in the enterprise cloud application integration Magic Quadrant. Before Boomi, Chappuie served as the Vice President of the Education Systems Division for MAXIMUS, Inc., where he led the growth of the division’s business from $ 2.0M to over $ 80M in sales. At Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Chappuie further gained international enterprise software and service experience as a manager working in its PeopleSoft practice.

“I am thrilled to be joining an innovative cloud company like SureClinical that is poised to vastly improve the clinical regulatory management process for the health sciences market,” said Lou Chappuie, Global VP Sales of SureClinical. “SureClinical is singularly focused on game-changing cloud healthcare technology that delivers a superior customer experience. I am eager to expand our workforce globally with individuals who know what it takes to succeed in the enterprise software marketplace.”

Chappuie holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

About SureClinical

SureClinical provides cloud-based health science applications that automate business processes and eliminate paper. SureClinical’s Certified Cloud includes integrated document completion, Esigning and archiving for networks of health science organizations that wish to share documents in an automated, regulated cloud environment. SureClinical’s applications run on Android®, Apple® iPad, Apple® IOS, and other popular smartphone platforms, as well as on all major web browsers. For more information, visit http://www.SureClinical.com.

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Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Evolve Exchange, a South Florida based Health Technology Company, today announced that its AstralJet v4.1 EMR has been certified as a Complete Ambulatory 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified EMR by Drummond Group. Evolve Exchange took their EMR through the process of certification to prove the quality, effectiveness, and strength of its core Medical Cloud infrastructure. Evolve Exchange’s Medical Cloud Infrastructure is designed to enable Interoperability and empower EMR Companies to become Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified by partnering with them.

“Achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification is a difficult undertaking, even for the most technically skilled EMR Companies,” stated Mark Freeman MD, Evolve Exchange’s CEO. “We understand the challenges EMR Companies are facing as they navigate the 2014 MU 2 process. We invite EMR Companies to partner with us so that we can help them to achieve MU 2.”

Evolve Exchange has established partnerships with third party providers for e-Prescribing, e-Labs, PM Clearinghouse, Mini-PACS, Voice Command Navigation, CQM Submissions & AMC Calculations, Mobile App Functionality, and Health Vault Patient Portal. Their solution allows a client application to take advantage of their bleeding edge Cloud Infrastructure. Evolve Exchange’s Network enables a gateway providing the mapping and coding needed to generate the signed C-CDA messages for compliance with the Interoperability Measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification.

About Evolve Exchange, Inc.

Evolve Exchange has developed a secure Medical Cloud Infrastructure that empowers EMR Companies to achieve MU 2. Our mission is to accelerate Interoperability between EMR Companies, Health Information Exchanges, and Third Party Medical Facilities through our powerful Medical Cloud Network Infrastructure. Evolve Exchange will provide you with the essential tools and services needed to achieve MU 2. For more information about Evolve Exchange visit them at HIMSS14, booth 8345 or contact: Seth Golbe, VP of Sales and Development, 888-218-9522 or sgolbe(at)evolvecloudexchange(dot)com.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI(at)drummondgroup(dot)com.

This Complete Ambulatory EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Evolve Exchange, Inc.

AstralJet v4.1.

Date Certified: 2/13/14

Certification ID#: 02132014-2112-1

Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1‐15); 170.314(b)(1‐5, 7) 170.314(c)(1‐3); 170.314(d)(1‐8); 170.314(e)(1‐3); 170.314(f)(1‐3); 170.314(g)(2‐4)

Clinical Quality Measures Tested: CMS068v3; CMS069v2; CMS122v2; CMS126v2; CMS138v2; CMS147v2; CMS154v2; CMS163v2; CMS165v2

Additional software used: DrFirst Rcopia, Microsoft HealthVault



Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Azalea Health (http://www.AzaleaHealth.com), a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, announces that is has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. The Azalea EHR system is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“The Azalea Health team understands how critical it is to meet Meaningful Use deadlines to ensure our customers are on track to earn government incentives and to avoid penalties,” said Baha Zeidan, CEO of Azalea Health. “Because the Azalea solution is cloud-based and compliant, our customers don’t have to worry about upgrading. Our providers can focus on delivering quality care, while we focus on ensuring their systems are ready to meet Meaningful Use requirements.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program (http://www.drummondgroup.com) certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea Health provides an integrated, cloud-based solution including: Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management Systems (PMS), Laboratory Ordering and Resulting, Patient Health Records Portal, Revenue Cycle Management Services (RCM), and Precertification Services, as well as telemedicine and patient engagement solutions.

Azalea® EHR, 2.0 (http://www.azaleahealth.com/products/electronic-health-records/) is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Azalea EHR 2.0 was certified 02/13/2014. Modules Tested: 170.314(a) (2,3,5,6,7, 9,10,11,13); 170.314(b)(3); 170.314(d)(1,5‐8); 170.314(g)(2, 3,4), Certificate No. 02132014‐2388‐5.

*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle.

*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.

February 19, 12pm-1:30pm — Attend Hometown Health’s monthly ICD-10 Survival Program for Physician Practices/Clinic webinar. Covering Mental Health & Nervous System Administrative Checkpoint. Reserve your seat at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/662070201.

About Azalea Health

Azalea Health is a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services. The company was recognized by Inc. Magazine in their annual Inc. 500/5000 as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea’s full suite of products has the flexibility to accommodate multiple specialties of any size practice. Azalea provides Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management Systems (PMS), Laboratory Ordering and Resulting, Patient Health Records Portal, Revenue Cycle Management Services (RCM), and Precertification Services, as well as telemedicine and patient engagement solutions. For more information, visit http://www.AzaleaHealth.com or call (877) 777-7686.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

Think Beyond the Label, a cross-sector collaborative that connects qualified job seekers with disabilities to U.S. businesses that seek to hire them, will host a free business training webinar, Best Practices in Disability Recruiting, on Feb. 24, 2014. This event will help businesses comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Section 503 requirements, which become effective March 24, 2014.

In August 2013, the U.S. Labor Department established these new hiring goals for federal contractors and subcontractors, requiring that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. Think Beyond the Label’s webinar will help employers pursue new channels and opportunities to engage with this community.

Think Beyond the Label’s webinar is free for all employers and is approved for one general credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Participating employers will:

*Learn what the new legislation means for their organizations

*Understand ways to comply with the new regulation

*Learn how to find and engage qualified job seekers with disabilities

*Find out how to showcase diversity hiring initiatives to enhance employer brands and meet Section 503 compliance requirements, which become effective March 24, 2014

*Gain access to ongoing consultation and support from Think Beyond the Label experts

DATE: Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

PLACE: Online

COST: Free

SIGN UP: Online registration is available now.

Featured experts

*Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates, the national advocacy organization that manages Think Beyond the Label

*Laura Wilhelm, Program Director of Think Beyond the Label

Next event: online career fair

Think Beyond the Label and Brazen Careerist also co-host an Online Career Fair Series designed to connect recruiters to qualified job candidates with disabilities nationwide. On average, approximately 365 qualified job seekers with disabilities register for each quarterly fair, along with government agencies, top global corporations and colleges and universities, including The Boeing Company, The Internal Revenue Service, The Hartford, AT&T, Union Pacific, IBM, UnitedHealth Group, Qualcomm, Aetna, Graybar, Merck, TRW Automotive, Trustmark Companies, NextEra Energy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clark University and many others.

Think Beyond the Label’s Online Career Fair Series in 2013 facilitated more than 1,200 conversations between employers and job seekers with disabilities. The next Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair is Wed., March 5, 2014. Online registration is available now for businesses and job seekers.

About Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a cross-sector collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system more effectively recruit, hire and retain job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Think Beyond the Label connects the entire range of job seekers with disabilities to employers looking to hire through its virtual career fairs, online jobs portal, social platforms and community profiles. Our partnership spans state health and human service and employment agencies; businesses; and Health & Disability Advocates, a national private nonprofit organization that manages the Think Beyond the Label partnership. For more information, please go to http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com.

About Brazen Careerist

Brazen Careerist is transforming career and professional development through its live, online event platform Brazen Connect. The cloud-based platform is leveraged by hundreds of employers, universities, job boards, associations and media companies for better recruiting, expanded networking and valuable audience engagement. For more information, please go to http://www.brazencareerist.com.

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