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MedicaSoft Joins Cerner, Technology and System Integration Leaders To Modernize Veterans' Electronic Health Records

Washington, D.C. – Oct. 3, 2018 – MedicaSoft announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation’s veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR).

“We’re very excited to be a part of the Cerner team for this important program. We’re honored to bring a combination of cutting-edge commercial healthcare solutions coupled with deep expertise in VA healthcare systems to facilitate Cerner’s creation of a modern, seamless EHR system to support the delivery of the best possible care to our veterans,” said Mike O’Neill, MedicaSoft CEO. 

MedicaSoft’s specific skill sets will help Cerner deliver real time seamless data sharing and cultivate improved clinician and veteran experiences as part of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort. From delivering national VistA-based EHR solutions to serving as VA’s Chief Architect for Health IT to initiating the VA Center for Innovation, MedicaSoft team members have extensive experience with improving VA health care. Commercially, the company develops health IT solutions on an open, HL7® FHIR®-based cloud platform that makes it easy to share data with patients, providers, and payers while enabling robust and practical analytics.

In addition to Cerner, MedicaSoft joins Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein, Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 17 additional small businesses – many of which are veteran-owned to form the team that will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

“We are proud MedicaSoft will be part of this important team of industry leaders that will shape the future of care for veterans through a modern EHR system,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “We will work together to address the needs and capabilities that are in the best interest of the VA. Our veterans deserve the highest quality care and with this team, we look forward to bringing a modern, seamless system to those who have served our country.”

In May, Cerner announced a historic agreement and VA made the program one of their top priorities to improve care for veterans. Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities. 

MedicaSoft will join Cerner and other VA EHR modernization members to outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Mo.

 

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About MedicaSoft
MedicaSoft is an innovative health information technology software company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that creates and delivers modern, open, cost-effective, easy to implement and use, HL7® FHIR®-based products for healthcare industry providers and patients around the world. For more information, visit www.medicasoft.us, follow us on Twitter @MedicaSoftLLC, like us on Facebook, or follow our LinkedIn company page.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial systems to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You. 

 

Media Contact:

MedicaSoft
Monica Stout, Marketing Director, (703) 472-5620

Cerner
Misti Preston, Public Relations, (816) 299-2037

Healthcare Futurist Helen Figge Named Chief Strategy Officer at MedicaSoft

ARLINGTON, Va. - Aug. 13, 2018 - MedicaSoft today announced it has appointed Helen Figge, BS, PharmD, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS as Chief Strategy Officer. Figge is an expert healthcare innovator and futurist with a wide variety of healthcare IT experience and leadership skills.

MedicaSoft is an innovative health information technology software company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that creates and delivers modern, open, cost-effective, easy to implement and use, HL7® FHIR®-based products for the healthcare industry.

Figge brings deep healthcare experience to her role with MedicaSoft. She currently serves in several senior industry advisory roles in various nationally recognized organizations and educational entities in the United States, has been recognized by Health 2.0 as a "Ten Year Industry Leader," named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT" by Health Data Management for three consecutive years, and named as one of the "Female Health IT Leaders to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review in 2018. She has served on several national committees and boards such as HIMSS, CHIME, The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, WEDI, State University of New York's Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, and State University of New York's School of Public Health to name a few.

"I'm very excited to join MedicaSoft and add the breadth of my healthcare and healthcare IT knowledge and experience in healthcare to MedicaSoft's leadership team. MedicaSoft's products and services are ideal for helping providers, payers, and patients leverage data to solve practical problems in delivering high-quality health care," said Figge.

"As MedicaSoft grows our healthcare solution set, we are thrilled to add someone with Helen's vision to the team," said Mike O'Neill, MedicaSoft CEO. "Helen's insights will help our customers successfully apply technology to tackle their most meaningful challenges."

During her career, Figge served in three Fortune 500 companies, including AmerisourceBergen, Allscripts, and Alere as well as serving in non-profit organizations such as Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Helen has achieved HIMSS fellow status and secured HIMSS healthcare IT certification. She has supported, consulted, and guided several start-up health IT companies to successful next steps in their growth processes. She likewise lectures and writes extensively on healthcare and healthcare technologies as well as supporting women and the need for recognizing diversity in healthcare IT today.

Figge holds a Baccalaureate in Science, a Doctorate of Pharmacy, an MBA in healthcare administration, completed a drug information research fellowship, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Lean Sensei. She holds academic appointments at the University of Maryland, the Sage Colleges, New York and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and Allied Health Science, Boston. Figge is also is a career coach, mentor, and volunteers extensively in her free time.

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About MedicaSoft, LLC:

MedicaSoft, LLC designs, develops, delivers, and maintains software for healthcare providers around the world. Visit www.medicasoft.us, follow us on Twitter @MedicaSoftLLC, like us on Facebook, or follow our LinkedIn company page.