Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of new health IT contracts and go-lives:
- The correctional services unit of Riverside University Health System in California will implement a telehealth program across its five jails in Riverside County. The vendor, TeleHealth Solutions, initially will provide an assessment of existing clinical workflows and current technical capabilities within the facilities, and then make recommendations on leveraging existing resources at the jail that could support the remote consultation program. The correctional system processes about 55,000 individuals annually.
- Hilo Medical Center in Hawaii is live on the Anesthesia Touch anesthesia documentation system from Plexus Technology Group after transitioning from paper records. The system, which uses an iPad-based documentation process, will integrate with the organization’s Meditech electronic health record. Hilo Medical Center, with 275 beds, was the first safety net hospital to receive a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for EHR excellence.
- Twin Cities Orthopedics in Golden Valley, Minn., is live on the DRX-Evolution Plus imaging system from Carestream. The organization purchased the technology from reseller NXC Imaging in Minneapolis. Rich Sokolis, lead radiologic technologist at the practice, says produced images accurately display fine details in anatomy that better support surgical planning. He also likes automated positioning technology that reduces the risk of injuries to technologists operating the equipment.
- Medical Associates of Clinton, Iowa, will deploy the eClinicalWorks electronic health record for 51 providers working in four locations with a goal of improving care coordination between physicians and patients by providing information at the point of care. The system will be cloud-hosted and include modules to support physician-patient access of the system via smartphones and to use secure messaging. Patients also will be able to schedule appointments and view lab results.
- Citrus Valley Health Partners in Covina, Calif., a Meditech customer since 1987, is among the latest clients upgrading to the vendor’s newer Web–based electronic health record. Citrus Valley, a three-hospital delivery system with hospice and home health programs, issued a request for proposals in 2015 for a new EHR and spent a year evaluating responses. Meditech’s Web system had a better interface and workflow for physicians with fewer clicks and cleaner-looking screens, says CIO Dan Nash, as well as a 30-year comfort level with the company.
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