Hudson Regional Hospital purchases da Vinci surgical robot

In other implementations, Grady Health picks Care Logistics to better manage patient care, boost efficiency.

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contract wins and go-lives:

Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, N.J., has acquired the da Vinci Xi surgical robot as part of a program to offer patients minimally invasive treatment options that can improve the quality of life for patients while significantly reducing recovery time. The purchase follows the recent acquisition of the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Surgical Guidance System, which provides guidance for spine and brain surgeries. The da Vinci robot supports a high degree of fidelity and precision in control of surgical instruments, resulting in very small incisions and very little blood loss, enabling patients to go home the same day or the next day.

Grady Health System in Atlanta has teamed with vendor Care Logistics to enhance the patient experience via improved patient throughput and quality of care at Grady, which is one of the nation’s largest safety net hospitals. Implementation of Care Logistics’ Hospital Operating System will start this summer. Grady Health expects year-over-year savings that will be re-invested in serving patients and the community. The goal is to ensure all patients are managed toward an appropriate length of stay and a timely and appropriate discharge to avoid negative outcomes from extended stays that could result in greater chances of injury or contracting other illnesses in the hospital.

The Ottawa Hospital in Canada has placed an order for the RayStation radiation therapy treatment planning system of RaySearch. “RayStation will complement our existing technology, leading to efficiencies in treatment planning across multiple platforms,” says Jason Pantarotto, MD, head of the radiation medicine program at the hospital. “With almost 5,000 courses of radiation delivered over multiple sites, efficiency is a key component to our care delivery model.” Ottawa Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Canada with more than 1,100 beds, 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of more than $1.2 billion.

Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., will implement the eGlycemic Management System to improve administration of the right dose of medication at the right time for diabetics and other patients requiring insulin therapy. The software will help individualize and standardize insulin therapy while maintaining glycemic targets and reducing length of stay.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has selected the patient access and patient-provider matching software of Kyruus to make it easier to match patients with their doctors. The medical center includes more than 800 providers giving care at 170 locations, including the delivery system’s six hospitals. The new software, called ProviderMatch for Access Centers, will make it easier for call center agents to identify the right providers for a patient’s needs, improving both patient and clinician satisfaction. The delivery system serves more than 600,000 patients annually.

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