Health center group picks e-consulting technology partner

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Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and go-lives:

  • The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut will implement physician electronic consultation software from AristaMD at its 16 member health centers by late 2017. The project will start with deployment in five federally qualified health centers, and then move to connect the other organizations. The service includes more than 200 evidence-based clinical work-up checklists and consultations with a panel of specialists covering 35 specialty and subspecialty areas.

  • Nine hospital systems have signed contracts with Nuance Communications for its computer-assisted physician documentation software. The product is available on a stand-alone basis or embedded within the electronic health record, supported with natural language processing technology and evidence-based guidelines to analyze the entire patient encounter. The new customers include Carolinas HealthCare, Conway Regional Health, Milford Hospital, Nevada Regional Medical Center, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, St. Bernard Hospital, St. Mark’s Medical Center, Ernest Health and Hannibal Regional Hospital.
  • Catholic Health Initiatives, the third-largest not-for-profit health system in the nation, has signed a five-year contract with Unisys to monitor employee devices that include desktops, laptops, tables and mobile devices, with the goal of anticipating and pre-empting events that could disrupt services. Unisys also brings its ServiceNow enterprise cloud portal with live agency chat options and dashboards to facilitate timely delivery of business and information technology services to Catholic Health’s 90,000 employees.
  • HealthlinkNY, which operates a health information exchange serving 13 counties in New York State, will use the Diameter Health data cleanup platform to normalize, de-duplicate and enrich clinical data to improve interoperability. HealthlinkNY also will provide reports to members on the overall quality and completeness of clinical documents received.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey, which uses the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery systems in three hospitals, is adding the devices at three other hospitals: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center. The robots, which support minimally invasive surgeries, will be used for thoracic, advanced gynecologic, urologic oncology and reconstruction, colorectal and hepatobiliary surgeries.
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