Philips, Emory Healthcare team on telehealth ICU in Australia

In other implementations, North Ridge Health and Rehab selects TripleCare telehealth platform.

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contract wins and go-lives:
  • Emory Healthcare in Atlanta has teamed with Philips Healthcare and Royal Perth Hospital in Australia on a telehealth-based intensive care monitoring program to reduce the burden of night shift work for doctors. The program enables Perth-based U.S. clinicians to provide remote night time critical care support to patients in Atlanta during daytime hours in Perth. The Philips eICU technology supports near real-time remote patient monitoring that includes use of algorithms that can predict deteriorations in health. “We are turning night into day to make the lives of our caregivers as positive as possible while improving care, quality and patient outcomes,” says Tim Buchman, director of the critical care center at Emory Healthcare.
  • North Ridge Health and Rehab, a 320-bed facility in New Hope, Minn., will launch telemedicine services using the telehealth platform of TripleCare, which serves skilled nursing facilities. TripleCare physicians will conduct real-time consultations with patients when North Ridge Health’s clinicians are not on site, such as during nighttime, weekends and holidays. The teleconsultations are expected to reduce transfers to the hospital and hospital readmissions.

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  • Northern Valley Indian Health has selected eClinicalWorks as its new electronic health record system for its 73 providers across seven locations in California. The vendor’s ability to deliver electronic dental and behavioral health modules on an integrated platform gives Northern Valley Indian Health capability to streamline and automate processes for a more effective treatment model regardless of the setting.
  • Mayo Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in the Highlands Region of Maine, will deploy the integrated electronic health records and revenue cycle management software of Cerner. The hospital will use Cerner’s CommunityWorks cloud infrastructure that supports community and smaller hospitals. Ancillary services at Mayo Regional include women’s health, behavioral health, oncology and surgery.
  • Holy Redeemer Health System serving southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey has partnered with Prepared Health, which has the enTouch network that connects patients and personal caregivers to providers and insurers to help patients meet their healthcare goals. The vendor also assists organizations in working with accountable care organizations.

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