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Oklahoma HIE to use DrFirst to boost message security

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

Coordinated Care Oklahoma, a health information exchange serving providers in the state as well as parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Kansas, will implement the Backline secure communication and collaboration tool from DrFirst to support data exchange via encrypted messaging. Backline enables providers to receive or transmit data on the device of their choice to support care coordination, transfers of care and other functions. Coordinated Care Oklahoma, with a service area covering a population of 4.8 million people, is DrFirst’s first HIE client for secure messaging.

Palmetto Health, with seven hospitals serving residents of South Carolina, will deploy the eGlycemic diabetes management system from Glytec. The system will integrate with the delivery system’s Cerner Millennium electronic health record including the laboratory, and support single sign-on. Glytec’s product is Glucommander, which is a medical device for real-time intravenous and subcutaneous insulin dosing. It uses evidence-based algorithms to ensure that dosing recommendations align with and continuously adjust to each patient’s insulin sensitivities. This enables facility-wide surveillance and analysis of blood glucose levels.

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is live on the Enterprise Imaging Platform of Mach7. The platform includes a vendor-neutral archive and patient portal, and supports mobile access and capturing data from mobile devices, as well as workflow tools and the viewing and sharing of imaging data.

Two-hospital Wise Health System, serving the Fort Worth and Decatur regions in Texas, has selected the Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record system as well as the vendor’s CareInMotion population health management module. The delivery system offers inpatient and outpatient services at 79 sites across eight counties.

McLeod Health, which serves 15 counties in South Carolina, will implement Cerner’s electronic health record across seven hospitals and 90 ambulatory facilities. The delivery system is upgrading from its INVISION financial and Soarian clinical systems from Siemens Health Services, which Cerner acquired in 2014. McLeod also will implement Cerner’s HealtheIntent population health management platform, as well as the vendor’s registry and data warehouse products.

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