Adventist Health gets EHR operation help from HCTec
Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contract wins and go-lives:
Adventist Health, with more than 50 ambulatory sites in the Pacific Northwest, has selected HCTec to handle electronic medical record applications under a multi-year managed services support agreement. The deal covers support of EHR applications, maintenance, new clinic builds and future projects, provided through a combination of on-site analysts, trainers and management, as well as remote support via HCTec’s two service centers.
After getting good results from use of the enTouch network for 18 months to manage complex care cases, Centegra Health System serving McHenry and Kane counties in Illinois, now will use enTouch to manage discharges and will start onboarding all preferred post-acute providers on the software. The enTouch network of Prepared Health connects patients and personal caregivers to providers and insurers to help patients meet their healthcare goals.
Following a pilot program, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center will make the Babyscripts mobile app available to all obstetric patients. The app enables obstetricians to remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress, and it educates expectant mothers with advice throughout the prenatal journey. Hurricane Harvey hit the region during the pilot program, and clinicians were able to push out information to their patients during the storm. During that three-day period, pilot use of the mobile app increased by 430 percent.
South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, British Columbia, has gone live on the medication management software of Dr. First, with electronic patient medication histories integrated in the Meditech electronic health record system. Clinicians, while using Meditech, can get histories from the province-wide prescription network. South Okanagan, an early adopter, is part of British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority, which will deploy the medication histories service at 22 hospitals.
MercyAscot, with two hospitals and outpatient gastroscopy and colonoscopy services in Auckland, New Zealand, has selected the TrakCare electronic health record system of Intersystems and the cloud computing services of Umbrellar, which is based in the country. “We wanted a long-term partnership with companies that could offer thought leadership and support to help us to digitally transform,” says Geoff Sparkes, Chief Executive at MercyAscot. Recruitment of talent has begun with an expected go-live in January.