Comanche County Memorial Hospital picks eClinicalWorks

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

  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital, a 283-bed facility serving southwestern Oklahoma, is retiring its legacy Paragon Inpatient electronic health record system and has selected eClinicalWorks as its new vendor, with go-live expected within 12 months. “eClinicalWorks will unify the hospital to establish one consistent technology platform and allow the hospital to eliminate more than a hundred different applications that are in use today to run the hospital IT,” says James Wellman, CIO and compliance officer.
  • Virginia Hospital Center, a 394-bed community hospital in Springfield, Va., and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, will implement the Spok Care Connect healthcare communication platform to improve response times, clinical workflows and quality outcomes. “Two years ago, we decided to invest in a new EHR, and now, interoperability is a top priority for us,” says Michael Mistretta, vice president and CIO. “Without Spok, we’d be required to work with several vendors and multiple systems with no guarantee of achieving the same results.”

  • Lancaster General Hospital, a 663-bed facility and part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is live on a secure smartphone-based clinical communications and collaboration platform from Mobile Heartbeat. The platform, called MH-CURE, will result in the sunsetting of existing SpectraLink and Ascom communication devices. The platform will integrate lab, paging, vitals, camera module, directory and other applications enterprisewide.
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    • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C., has gone live on a new wayfinding app to help patients and visitors find their way around the facility and overall campus. Connexient is the vendor. The app works with Bluetooth beacons placed around the campus, pinpointing a location within a few meters and gives step-by-step directions to the desired destination.
    • Healthix, serving New York State and the largest health information exchange in the nation, is using a platform from InterSystems HealthShare that doubles the number of alerts that clinicians can get about the care status of patients. Healthix has augmented the platform’s capabilities by building a notification system that informs providers about changes to a patient’s care status in a way that conforms to the state’s strict patient consent policies.
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