New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of October 5 include:
* Agfa Healthcare won a new three-year purchasing contract to continue to market its seven digital radiography products to Premier Inc.’s 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 other healthcare sites.
* WakeMed Health & Hospitals in North Carolina will implement enterprisewide accounts payable management software from Lexmark. The software will integrate with WakeMed’s enterprise resource planning system from Infor (Lawson), minimizing manual data entry. WakeMed already uses Lexmark’s managed print services.
* 12-hospital McLaren Health Care in Flint, Mich., will replace its McKesson and Allscripts information systems with the Cerner Millennium electronic health records platform. The contract also includes Cerner’s population health management software suite.
* Wilderness Health, a collaborative of nine health systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin operating an accountable care organization, has bought the eClinicalWorks CCMR care coordination system to support population health management. The vendor-neutral product includes population health data analytics. Wilderness Health facilities use multiple electronic health records systems.
* Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., will deploy picture archiving and communications systems as well as image view connectivity for referring physicians and an image archive. Merge Healthcare is the vendor.
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