Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health information technology contracts and implementations:

  • Summit Health, a two-hospital delivery system serving south central Pennsylvania, is an early adopter of a new joint service from vendors Imprivata and Nuance. Imprivata sells a secure communications platform that now supports clinical speech recognition technology via the Nuance Dragon platform. The combination enables clinicians to use speech recognition across desktops, the web, mobile devices and the electronic health record system. A medical dictionary and specialty language models enable providers to speak at their own pace and dictate as many as 150 words per minute, the vendors say.
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is expanding its existing relationship with Cerner in using the vendor’s population health management platform. The platform helps identify gaps in care and analyze population and enterprise data through Cerner registries and an enterprise data warehouse. The vendor supports the county’s four acute care hospitals and hundreds of outpatient clinics.
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  • Mission Health, a six-hospital delivery system serving the Asheville, NC region, will implement a suite of bedside monitoring and telemetry systems from GE Healthcare. The organization also has outsourced diagnostic and biomedical serving operations to GE and expects to save $40 million over 10 years.
  • Seven-hospital ThedaCare, the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin, will use predictive analytics and scheduling software from Avantas to improve workflow management processes. The Smart Square scheduling software will be implemented across inpatient and ambulatory sites, and the vendor touts a 97 percent accuracy rate of predicting staffing outcomes at a minimum of 30 days out from each shift.
  • Laboratory vendor Sunquest Information Systems has a new set of clients in the west London region of England. Four “Trusts,” which are delivery systems, formed a pathology consortium and the contract for a vendor-hosted system is valued at $18.9 million.

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