John Muir Health to expand image sharing capabilities

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Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and implementations.

John Muir Health, serving the San Francisco East Bay region, uses a picture achieving and communications system and an enterprise workflow platform from Sectra to share images with other providers. Now, the three-hospital delivery system, which includes outpatient, urgent care and surgery centers, is adding Sectra’s cloud archive to more easily collect, store, retrieve and share images to improve clinician collaboration and care coordination.

Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio will deploy the healthcare payments platform of InstaMed, one of the largest healthcare transaction processing vendors in the industry. The platform supports integration of credit/debit card, deductible, co-pay, remittance advice and payment plan functions, among other services. The hospital wanted a more secure, simple and consumer-friendly payments solution that fully integrates into its Epic electronic health record.

Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey has signed a contract to put in the clinical decision support and analytics software of Stanson Health. “We’ve contracted with Stanson to inject real-time, patient-specific intelligence directly into our electronic health record to help our physicians make evidence-based decisions to ensure better outcomes for our patients at a lower cost,” says Alistair Erskine, MD, chief informatics officer.

Nebraska Medicine will integrate into clinical workflows the POC Advisor clinical decision support software of Wolters Kluwer to improve the outcomes of patients with sepsis. The software uses real-time clinical surveillance and data analytics to deliver accurate sepsis alerts and patient specific treatment advice at the point of care. POC Advisor initially will be implemented into units with the highest sepsis incidence rates but over time will be deployed across all hospitals.

George Washington University serving the nation’s Capitol region will offer to its 11,000 employees the health benefits platform of Castlight Health to help choose the right benefits for their personal needs. The platform enables access to all of a user’s health and benefit information in one place, with features to help guide better health decision making and make more educated treatment decisions. It also supports research of behavioral health services.

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