DaVita selects Epic to build kidney disease platform

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

  • DaVita, a provider of kidney care services in the United States and 11 other nations, has adopted the Epic electronic health record system in a quest to create a chronic kidney disease platform that will enable the specialty practices to more effectively manage patients and improve outcomes. DaVita also will collaborate with the community of Epic providers and give other providers insights into reducing costs and facilitating care of kidney patients. The full move to Epic will take 18 to 24 months.
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network in Fountain Hill, Pa., is an early adopter of a new business intelligence, analytics platform from Information Builders to aid providers moving toward value-based care. St. Luke’s has nine campuses and more than 300 outpatient sites. The platform is designed to enable payers and providers to derive insights from relevant data without needing to learn how to use complex tools or worry about data preparation.

  • Digestive CARE, with 28 treatment locations in South Florida, has gone live on the electronic health record system of eClinicalWorks, serving 67 providers. The organization transitioned from Greenway Health’s EHR to eClinicalWorks which offered tools to streamline care in a gastroenterology setting, says Joni Brown, CEO at Digestive CARE. Population health management software also is part of the package.

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  • The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, specializing in orthopedic surgery and rheumatologic conditions, will use the 3D pre-operative planning software of Sectra to make full use of acquired images, which will improve planning with the potential for better surgical outcomes. The software enables a surgeon to render standard CT images into a three-dimensional interactive image that can be segmented, manipulated, mirrored, templated and 3D-printed.
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Calif. will implement the patient-family engagement and entertainment platform of Oneview Healthcare. UCSF will deploy more than 300 interactive bedside touchscreen devices as well as televisions in outpatient locations. Mater Misericordiae, a network of nine hospitals in Australia will also adopt the platform and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a cancer treatment facility in Australia, signed a six-year contract extension.
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