Christiana Care tabs Health Catalyst for patient safety software

In other implementations, rural Mississippi hospital outsources infrastructure support to Phoenix Health Systems.

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contract wins and go-lives.
  • Christiana Care Health System is an early adopter of new patient monitoring software from Health Catalyst that uses predictive and text analytics combined with clinician review of data to monitor, detect, predict and prevent threats to patient safety. The product is Patient Safety Monitor Suite. Health Catalyst further has applied for certification as a Patient Safety Organization with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “To reach zero harm will require a fundamental change in how we approach the problem,” says Edward Ewen, MD, director of clinical data and analytics at Christiana Care. “We will need to rapidly identify and respond to potential system weaknesses as they develop and ultimately anticipate harm before it manifests.”
  • Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, Miss., has outsourced IT department management, software and infrastructure support to Phoenix Health Systems. “Southwest Regional now has an established source of expertise that will not be diminished by geography or labor fluctuations,” says Norman Price, CEO at the 165-bed medical center. “The advantages of Phoenix’s health IT expertise will give our organization an important new level of continual round-the-clock support.” Phoenix will manage all medical software platforms, provide infrastructure support via onsite and remote personnel, remotely monitor the IT environment and provide service desk support.

  • Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will implement indoor GPS to help patients and visitors find their way through the sprawling facility, using the MediNav software of Connexient. The software will integrate with the hospital’s My Rush mobile app. “Rush is committed to patient-centric healthcare, which starts with developing an outstanding patient experience,” says Shafiq Rab, chief information officer.
  • Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago is adopting the cloud-based HealthSource clinical data platform from Ciox that uses artificial technology to ensure medical records are securely obtained, authenticated and delivered to requestors in a more efficient process. Use of the platform will ensure the release of protected health information is done accurately, securely and with an understanding that each record represents a real person, according to the hospital.
  • Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, a string of rehabilitation facilities in Virginia, will launch telemedicine services at 12 sites in Virginia in coming months. Three will launch soon and implementation of the nine remaining facilities to get the real-time teleconsultation service will be done by the end of 2018. TripleCare is the telemedicine vendor.

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