North Mississippi picks Mercy Tech Services to install Epic

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

  • North Mississippi Health System in Tupelo, a six-hospital delivery system that also serves parts of Alabama, has selected Mercy Technology Services, the IT services arm of Mercy Healthcare System, to help install Epic as its enterprise ambulatory electronic health record. “It was time to replace multiple systems that caregivers had to bounce between, which was the cause of serious frustration and slowdown,” says Jim Weldon, chief information officer. “A new strategic tool like Epic can do so much to improve access to and help in the sharing of patient information, as well as support point-of-care decision making,” he adds.
  • Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kan., has installed the clinical collaboration platform of CareStream Health. The platform supports enterprise imaging, an enterprise viewer and vendor neutral archiving. “Our previous configuration involved contracts with several suppliers, which created higher costs and required extensive integration,” says Kyle Ibarra, director of radiology and nuclear medicine at the hospital.

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  • Advocare, a huge independent multi-specialty physician group practice with 600 providers serving in 183 sites across New Jersey and the Philadelphia market, has selected eClinicalWorks with its cloud-based electronic records, revenue cycle management and population health management software platform for its IT systems. It will swap out its GE Centricity electronic health record. Founded in 1998 by 26 pediatricians, the practice now serves 590,000 patients.
  • Homewatch CareGivers, a homecare provider operating in 33 states and seven nations, has selected the enTouch communications platform of PreparedHealth to improve care coordination. The platform enables various types of clinicians and home health workers assisting a patient to see the work being done by other caregivers and receive updates in real-time. The PreparedHealth software also gives information on what is not working for the patient so changes can be made and readmission rates reduced.
  • Transformative Healthcare, which operates a fleet of 250 ambulances in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is implementing logistic management coordination software enterprisewide, using a solution from Acuity Link, which is tasked with building a centralized digital hub to manage all levels of care and transportation. Transformative also will have access to Acuity Link’s analytics dashboard to aid in improving service levels, transportation asset utilization and vehicle response time.
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