HDM’s regular roundup of technology deployments includes a big deal Versus Technology has struck with provider alliance organization Premier Inc., and a tiny hospital is buying a picture archiving and communication system.
Premier has a new group purchasing agreement with Versus for its RFID Asset Tracking and Management software. Premier members can buy the software—which can include the full suite of real-time locating systems, patient flow applications, asset tracking and asset management—with preferred pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier, which serves 3,600 hospitals and about 120,000 other providers.
Holdenville (Okla.) General Hospital, a critical access hospital, has bought the Vue PACS picture archiving and communication system and the Vue Motion universal viewer equipment from Carestream. The technologies will aid physicians in more quickly assessing if a patient should be transferred to a higher level hospital. Holdenville previously burned images and data to DVDs that accompanied patients being transferred. Now, the information is electronically sent so physicians can be better ready to treat patients when the arrive.
Kaiser Permanente is live with the AtHoc emergency management technology of BlackBerry to support two-way communication during a critical event. The product also provides access to patient records.
Ten-hospital Barnabas Health in New Jersey is using security software from Fortinet to securely connect remote sites and medical devices to its main data center to improve the privacy and security of protected health information.
The University of Kansas Hospital has selected medication management software from Omnicell and expects installation to start this year. The software will integrate with the organization’s Epic electronic health record system. The contract includes central pharmacy automation and data analytics.
Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario, is the first site in Canada to buy the FDB Meds Tracker MedRec medication reconciliation software of First Databank to automate and enhance medication reconciliation. The hospital has 245 inpatient beds and handles more than 170,000 patient visits annually.
Arlington, Va.-based Priva Health, a physician practice management company that operates a five-state ACO, is expanding its partnership with Athenahealth by adding the vendor’s population health management software and making it available to its 1,200 multi-specialty independent physicians.
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