PointClear Announces Healthcare Technology Innovation Awards

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Walgreens Take Care Health Systems Takes Top Award

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HIMSS 2012 – PointClear Solutions announced the winners of their Healthcare IT (HIT) Innovation Awards in recognition of their contributions to improving healthcare delivery. Each year PointClear researches its clients, partners and industry colleagues to identify innovative technologies and/or services that have a direct positive impact on improving healthcare delivery. “We are witnessing a time in the history of healthcare where every day new innovations are being deployed, changing the face of how we interact with the healthcare system. We want to recognize those we see at the forefront of this innovation,” stated David Karabinos, PointClear’s CEO.

Walgreens Take Care Health Systems received the highest honor as the overall winner of PointClear’s HIT Innovation Award for 2011. Walgreens Take Care Health Systems has taken a bold approach with patient care at both their retail and employer-based health centers. Innovating online tools allow patients, physicians and pharmacists to interact in near real time making patient health and wellness incredibly efficient for all participants, moving the healthcare industry dramatically forward.

“We are so pleased to be recognized for our efforts in creating a new paradigm when it comes to delivering patient care within our clinics and health centers. From our portals to our new mobile apps, we are enabling our clinics to be a complete ecosystem integrating patient, provider, pharmacist and payer. PointClear has been a great partner helping to move these innovations forward,” said April Marbury, CIO of Walgreens Clinical Solutions.. “Walgreens is committed to provide convenient and intuitive tools for patients to manage care, prescriptions, and communications with providers.”

PointClear also recognized two additional finalists; SeeMyRadiology and HospiceLink. Each of these companies has also brought innovative solutions to market.

SeeMyRadiology is truly innovative in the healthcare industry for placing patients’ medical imaging records online and providing on-demand access not only to physicians and clinicians, but to patients as well. SMR’s use of cloud technologies, image storage and compression, fast display technologies, and integration with proprietary hospital systems coupled with their passionate focus on thoughtful clinician and patient interaction is setting a new standard for medical imaging. Further, SeeMyRadiology has set themselves apart by working to improve the user experience of their apps while at the same time pushing forward several new patient-centric initiatives. “We are extremely excited to have been recognized as a finalist. It is further validation that we are achieving our goal of bringing innovative technology to a segment of the healthcare industry that desperately needed improvement,” commented Arman Sharafshahi, President of SeeMyRadiology.

HospiceLink, also recognized for its innovative new solution, integrates the network of care providers around hospice patients significantly improving the quality of care at such a critical stage in their lives. This segment of the healthcare industry has had little innovation in the past several years until now. “HospiceLink is the result of my vision to dramatically improve the quality of care for hospice patients. We are very pleased to be recognized by PointClear with this award,” Stated Chad Trull, CEO of HospiceLink.

About Walgreens Take Care Health Systems
Walgreens Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens, was founded in 2004 to combine best practices in healthcare and the expertise and personal care of their trusted community of providers to deliver access to high-quality, affordable and convenient healthcare to all families and employees. They manage approximately 350 Take Care Clinics at select Walgreens and 370 Take Care Employer Solutions. Overall they service more than 700 worksite health centers and retail clinics across the country. For more information on Walgreens Take Care Health Systems, visit http://www.takecarehealth.com.

About Accelarad
SeeMyRadiology.Com SeeMyRadiology.com is a web-based medical image exchange community, revolutionizing the way imaging facilities, physicians and patients access, share, and work with diagnostic images and reports. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Atlanta, Accelarad, creator of SeeMyRadiology.com, was the first in the imaging industry to provide cloud computing solutions. Accelarad continues to lead the industry, working with more than 600 facilities and 2,500 physicians, and processing more than 200 million medical images annually. For more information on SeeMyRadiology, visit: http://www.seemyradiology.com.

About Hospice Link
Our proprietary software assists hospices and durable medical equipment companies with the ordering, tracking, billing and inventory management processes. While doing all of these things in real time HospiceLink’s applications saves both the Hospice Companies and Medical Supply Companies time, money and energy so they can each focus on patient care. Our team is made up of prior hospice administrators, physicians, DME owners, accountants and state of the art software developers. Together we have created the most up to date hospice software solution in the country. For more information on HospiceLink, visit http://www.hospicelink.com.

About PointClear Solutions
PointClear's focus is on transforming healthcare delivery through technology innovation that improves user experience. Our competencies lie at the intersection of product strategy, technology and user experience. Our user-centered approach to software development assures that our solutions are accessible, relevant and actionable - driving user adoption, promoting human-centered delivery of professional healthcare, and ultimately creating business value for our clients. We serve provider, payer, pharmaceutical, public health organizations and the technology market that supports them. For more information on PointClear Solutions, please visit http://www.pointclearsolutions.com.

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