Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and implementations:
- Long-term Meditech clients continue to move toward the vendor’s 6.1 version of its electronic health record. Markham Stouffville Hospital in Ontario will be upgrading to the web-based EHR with implementation expected in February. The 265-bed community hospital is rated at Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics scale of EHR adoption and serves more than 300,000 patients in the region. Canada is a major market for Meditech, which now serves 589 facilities in the nation, accounting for about 24 percent of its worldwide market.
- Tri-City Medical Center in Brentwood, Tenn., will use analytics software from Aegis Health Group to better understand physician referral and market trends in served communities. The software, called MDSmart, visually maps referral patterns and leakage trends on individual physicians, using data from more than 3 billion records that are updated monthly.
- Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., will implement a clinical decision support platform from LogicStream Health to support reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and venous thromboembolism events. The software will support an initiative to use standardized processes to eliminate CAUTI and VTE while also reducing costs.
- Senior Care Resources, a network of post-acute and long-term care services across Michigan, has linked to the Great Lakes Health Connect Statewide Health Information Network to improve care coordination via electronic data exchange. Patient information contributed by Senior Care Resources participants will add to the 6.5 million records the HIE already has. The HIE transmits more than 1 billion records annually across 129 health systems and 4,000 other provider facilities.
- The Southern Inyo Hospital District, which includes a critical access hospital with four acute care beds and 33 skilled nursing beds in Lone Pine, Calif., will implement the OpenVista electronic health record software from Medsphere. The hospital also has outsourced management of the IT to the vendor. The hospital sits at the foot of Mt. Whitney, and about two million people travel through the area annually.
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