Citrus Valley Health Partners expands plans to use Meditech

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

  • Citrus Valley Health Partners, a three-hospital delivery system with multiple ambulatory sites and hospice services in the San Gabriel Valley of California, became a Meditech client in 2017 and on October 1 went live with the vendor’s Expanse electronic health record for hospice and home care locations. Now, Citrus Valley is preparing for implementing the Expanse EHR enterprisewide next year with an expected launch in March 2019. “The decision to build this brand new EHR did not come lightly, and our physicians and staff have already spent thousands of hours behind the scenes to ensure our kickoff day is successful,” says Rob Curry, president and CEO.
  • ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio, and serving communities in 30 states will deploy the PeriWatch Vigilance artificial intelligence-based maternal fetal early warning system in all labor and delivery hospitals. Vigilance helps clinicians identify troubling trends earlier and more consistently than manual assessments, and it creates a common language for clinicians to access cases. “While we invest significantly in training our nurses, we feel this technology will enhance our ability to provide the safest care possible,” says Kent Bishop, MD, chief medical officer at ProMedica.

  • Concord (N.H.) Hospital, following a partial implementation of the Nuance Dragon Medical One speech recognition platform, now is expanding the rollout to all primary care and specialty practice nurses, as well as other clinical leaders after realizing improved clinical documentation accuracy, efficiency and time savings during initial use of the technology. “We also have started testing the use of Dragon Medical One by practice management staff, using it beyond clinical documentation, including email, evaluations and other applications,” says Gavin Eastman, an application analyst at the 533-bed hospital.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health continues to deploy the Vocera Rounds mobile rounding software across its 16-hospital delivery system in New Jersey, with JFK Medical Center becoming the tenth hospital to go live. Further, Jersey Shore Medical Center is using the vendor’s Care Experience software to improve patient engagement and education. The stroke team at Jersey Shore uses the software to record patient discharge instructions and make them available to patients after they leave the hospital to improve care plan compliance.
  • Cleveland (Okla.) Area Hospital will implement Cerner’s Millennium electronic health record and revenue cycle management software to improve quality of care and access in the rural community outside of Tulsa. With most of the larger hospital systems already established with electronic health records, Cerner continues its program of finding new opportunities with the nation’s 1,400 critical access hospitals by offering a cloud-hosted environment that is affordable and helps keep patients in the community rather than being transferred to other facilities.
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