Here are Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contracts and deployments.
- Presbyterian Healthcare Services, with eight hospitals, a multispecialty group practice and health plan, has picked MedeAnalytics for its data analysis needs. The contract supports an ongoing analytics project that includes Presbyterian building an enterprise data warehouse. Implementation will roll out in three phases during the next year.
- Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with more than 1,300 beds, has bought decision support, cost accounting and contract analytics software from Strata Decision Technology. The suite of products, called StrataJazz, will integrate with Wexner’s Epic electronic health record to improve management of costs across entire episodes of care, service lines, and patient populations.
- MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas has embarked on a clinical documentation improvement initiative that includes a contract for the full suite of speech-enabled documentation software from Nuance Communications. The organization expects $6 million in initial savings. MD Anderson will pull multiple legacy documentation systems and replace them with the Dragon Medical and PowerScribe systems of Nuance. The project is part of the deployment of Epic Systems’ electronic health records products. Nuance also will optimize physician documentation workflows within Epic.
- Medical University of South Carolina has integrated within its Epic EHR a real-time video communication platform from Vidyo to support remote teleconsultations between clinicians and patients. The project is the latest telehealth initiative at MUSC, which already offers telestroke, tele-ICU, school-based telehealth, medical home co-management, maternal fetal telemedicine and tele-behavioral health services.
- Pontiac (Mich.) General Hospital, recently reopened with new owners, will adopt the OpenVista electronic health records software of Medsphere Systems Corp. The 306-bed hospital also offers urgent care, family medicine and behavioral health services. The new owners plan to add substance abuse, dialysis and rehabilitation treatment, as well as outpatient surgery and a pharmacy.
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