Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and implementations.
- Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash., will implement software from LogicStream Health to assess and measure clinical processes to support improved outcomes, satisfaction, financial performance and reduced variation of care. Other issued that can be assess include hospital acquired conditions, appropriate medication use and regulatory compliance, among others.
- Meditech clients continue to upgrade to the newer 6.1 web-based electronic health record, with Hays Medical Center in Kansas among them. The 207-bed hospital has been a client since 2003. Implementation will start in December 2016. Other recent implementations include Markham Stouffville Hospital, Roane General Hospital and Meadows Regional Medical Center.
- Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Fla., is live with biometric patient identification software from Imprivata. The deployment now covers 29 facilities serving a combined 2.5 million patients annually, and deployments continue at remaining facilities with the goal to be done by the end of 2016.
- Buckeye Anesthesia Services in Lima, Ohio, has implemented an anesthesia information management system from Plexus Technology Group at the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery, a specialty hospital in the city. The system captures vital signs, patient demographics and surgery schedules via an interface with the electronic health record, and has improved workflow, according to the practice.
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory at Columbia University, the MedComp Sciences laboratory in Louisiana and University of Minnesota Health Fairview have all joined the VariantWire data sharing exchange for clinical laboratories, which Sunquest Information Systems supports through its GeneInsight platform. VariantWire currently facilitates the sharing of more than 44,000 variant interpretations across more than 1,800 genes associated with 300 diseases.
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