Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and go-lives:
- Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital in western Minnesota is getting ready to install the Meditech 6.1x web-based electronic medical record and has secured Sisu Healthcare to assist in the implementation. The 25-bed critical access hospital has a main clinic on campus and three satellite sites. The hospital expects the new EHR to support improved integration over the continuum of care, enhanced financial management and streamlined workflows.
- Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems has selected Cerner’s electronic health record for enterprise implementation across its nine hospitals. The organization operates ancillary provider sites that include physician practices, laboratories, long-term care, home health, hospice, community pharmacies, and ground and air transport. A single integrated EHR is expected to support a consistent quality patient experience.
- North Memorial Health in Minneapolis has selected a suite of medication management software from Omnicell to enhance patient safety at North Memorial Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. The suite includes automated carousels and a controlled substance management system in the central pharmacy, automated dispensing on general hospital floors which will enable nurses to perform cabinet functions remotely, and interoperability of cabinets with the Epic electronic health record.
- Texpress Urgent Care in Huntsville, Texas, which is the only walk-in urgent care facility in the city and opened in April, is live on the electronic medical record software of Practice Velocity. A speedy one-screen charting feature will reduce documentation time, says John Pinkstaff, MD, the clinic’s practitioner. Other physicians in the urgent care field recommended the vendor.
- City of Hope, a cancer center serving Los Angeles and Riverside counties in California, signed a multi-year contract to use an enterprise image management system from Sectra that includes a picture archiving and communications system and a vendor neutral archive. The package will support display, transmission and storage of all images and integrate with the Epic electronic health record to enable access and sharing. City of Hope is one of 47 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
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