Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contract wins and go-lives:
Florida-based Adventist Heath, with 46 hospitals across nine states, is expanding use of clinical decision support products from Stanson Health into an enterprisewide offering to clinicians. New components include a library of well-curated clinical interventions to aid clinicians in choosing medication and lab tests, imaging decision support that does not require indication entry or re-entry of data from the electronic health record, and data analytics. “Our providers have responded really well to Stanson’s clinical decision support because it uses patient-specific clinical data from the chart to make recommendations,” says Shelly Nash, MD, chief medical information officer for ambulatory solutions. “It presents to them in their workflow as a helpful, actionable ‘nudge’ and we’ve seen great follow rates and adherence to the guidance.”
Singing River Health System on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, comprising Singing River Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital, has picked Mediscribes as its new cloud-hosted dictation and transcription vendor. Affiliated community medical clinics also will get the software. Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing technology puts operational data in the hands of clinicians to help identify patients at risk, patterns in disease and treatment outcomes. The delivery system has one of the largest emergency departments in the state, serving more than 100,000 patients annually.
Louisiana Children’s Medical Center in New Orleans has adopted the FlexPod hybrid cloud platform that uses an infrastructure from Cisco and data storage systems for hybrid clouds from NetApp. The cloud offers more flexible access to IT infrastructures and applications as clients modernize their data center.
HealtheConnect Alaska, a health information exchange in the state, is live on the enterprise master patient index software of NextGate. Users of the HIE include AARP Alaska, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Providence Health System and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Next Gate also offers patient matching services.
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a 772-bed facility serving 17 counties, will implement Voalte smartphones with secure text messaging. The system will support hospital iPhones and an app will enable use of personal phones. The vendor also will implement the Tele Tracking Clinical Workflow application that gives real-time visibility to patient, staff and procedure status, and the package will integrate with the Cerner electronic health record.