More vendor adoption of clinical messaging services, a new analytics product, and a successful second quarter for a hospital software company are among recent announcements from health information technology vendors:
* Four more HIT vendors have signed to offer clinical messaging over the Surescripts network that in recent years has expanded beyond electronic prescriptions. The new clients are physician software vendors Greenway Medical and SOAPware, as well as Inofile (capturing unstructured clinical content) and SCI Solutions (hospital-physician relationship management). Existing physician vendor users of the clinical messaging service include Epic, GE Healthcare, NextGen and MEDENT, as well as electronic prescription vendor NewCrop.
* McKesson Corp. has added real-time vendor, product family and cost center supply formulary data analytics to its Strategic Supply Sourcing software. Called Insight, the enhancement uses predictive analyses to identify opportunities for savings by understanding where product standardization and spend consolidation opportunities exist.
* Community hospital information systems vendor Computer Programs and Systems saw second quarter revenue increase more than 16 percent to $53.3 million compared with the same period in 2012. Net income rose 2.7 percent to $8.5 million, with earnings per share of 77 cents beating investment analysts’ expectations by a penny. The company announced its regular quarterly dividend to shareholders of 51 cents per share.
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