LKTransfer Mobile (for iPhone & iPad): Update Now Available


App Shopper: LKTransfer Mobile (Utilities).

An update has just been released for LKTransfer Mobile for iPhone.

Version 1.1.2 includes some minor application improvements as well as support for use with LKTransfer Enterprise Edition.

With our new Enterprise Edition, we’re making LKTransfer the perfect solution to handle secure file transfer and monitoring for virtually any laboratory, small or large. While LKTransfer has traditionally been hosted in our state of the art data facilities, we now offer an Enterprise Edition which can be hosted by the laboratory themselves. This new iPhone app update supports communication with either the traditional or ‘Enterprise’ setup.

To download LKTransfer Mobile for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch directly from the iTunes App store right now, click here.

More information is available regarding LKTransfer Mobile here.

The First EMRs Certified For ‘Meaningful Use’ Have Been Listed


First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use

Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.

Article republished from it's original appearance on InformationWeek.com here.
A wave of three dozen e-health records products are the first to be certified capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria. The certifications should help doctor practices and hospitals be more confident about the EHR products they’re using or planning to purchase.

Certification of EHR products is required for healthcare providers to qualify for the $20 billion-plus incentive funding that’s been allotted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s HITECH Act programs for the “meaningful use” of health IT.

The largest group of products certified so far — 33 — were announced by the Certification Commission for Health IT; another three product certifications were granted by Drummond Group.

CCHIT and Drummond Group are two of three organizations that the federal government’s Office of National Coordinator for Health IT has authorized, at least so far, as a certification and testing bodies under the HITECH Act. The third certification body named by ONC as an “Authorized Testing and Certification Body” or ATCB, is InfoGard Laboratories.

In order to qualify for the HITECH incentive payments, clinicians and hospitals need to “meaningfully use” health IT products that have been certified by an ATCB.

Till recently, CCHIT — which has been around for several years — was also the first (and only) organization recognized in the health IT circle as a certification body for e-health record products.

However, under HITECH Act, ONC is designating several ATCBs to test and certify products are compliant to the government’s meaningful use requirements.

An InfoGard spokeswoman said the company expects to announce its first Meaningful Use Stage 1 certified products in coming weeks.

The products that received certification by Drummond include one “complete” EHR and two modules.

Unlike complete EHR packages, modules can focus on certain functionality, meeting one or more meaningful use criteria, but not all. Modules can allow healthcare providers additional flexibility in choosing applications that meet their organization’s particular needs beyond meaningful use.

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ELLKAY’s New Office is Officially ‘On The Map’!


It’s Official! We’re now up & running in our new office!

Welcome to our new office
ELLKAY's new office in Teaneck, NJ

We’re proud to report that our new office in Teaneck, NJ is now fully operational and here to serve you.

We are no longer located in Saddle Brook, NJ.

In fact, to see our official Google Maps listing with our new office details, click here.

We thank all of our loyal clients and partners for your support and look forward to growing together from our new office.

Government Adds a new site dedicated to EMR Incentive Programs


This caught my eye and was certainly worth sharing with our blog community.

The Federal Government has apparently published an official website dedicated to the various EMR / EHR Incentive Programs that they have initiated for physicians in efforts to get this country’s healthcare data digital.

This government site is available on the CMS website. Here’s a direct link: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/

Remember: ELLKAY can convert data from virtually any EMR to virtually any EMR. This includes clinical patient data. Ask us for more details, or visit: http://www.ConvertMyEMR.com .

ELLKAY Announces ‘LKDermConnect’, a new Dermatology focused lab requisition management solution


ELLKAY has just announced the latest addition to the LKApps product line called LKDermConnect.

LKDermConnect's inviting User Interface makes it a winning solution for most Dermatologists.
LKDermConnect is as simple as point-n-click. Body locations are automatically documented based on clicks.

LKDermConnect is a Dermatology specific full requisition management suite that is sweeping Dermatologists by storm. Every Dermatologist who has been introduced to LKDermConnect has immediately fallen in love with the application. It incorporates easy point-n-click requisition generation using anatomical imaging for specifying precise locations and keeps a full archive of all requisitions created within the application. The archive is also extremely beneficial, as it allows physicians and staff to review previously created orders as well as color code open orders for followup & manage the status details of each.

For Dermatopathology specific laboratories, LKDermConnect is an excellent way of acquiring new customers since it is quite literally a ‘one of a kind’ solution that most Dermatologists have simply referred to as a ‘must see’ as well as keeping current customers happy by giving them this cutting-edge technology for easier paper requisition creation & management.

Since it is built using ELLKAY’s LKBridge technology, LKDermConnect can easily link with over 450+ different Practice Management Systems spanning over 800+ versions. This allows it’s users to easily search for the desired patient utilizing ELLKAY’s patent-pending LKSmartSearch technology (built-in to the LKDermConnect application). LKSmartSearch delivers live intelli-sense searching displaying only the latest patient demographics & insurance data.

To learn more about LKDermConnect, see the Press Release available online which hit the newswire yesterday afternoon.

** Click here to view the LKDermConnect product launch press release.