Here are new contract signings for health information systems that providers or payers have announced in recent days:
*Baptist Health South Florida with seven hospitals and nearly 50 clinics has bought Cerners Millennium electronic health record systems along with a suite of ancillary software. The package, being put in enterprisewide, includes inpatient/outpatient EHRs and pathology, laboratory, pharmacy, surgical and OB/GYN systems, among others.
*North Shore-LIJ Health System serving metro New York City will work with Newport Health Solutions to further develop and commercialize a population health management platform. Called Health Connect, the platform is implemented at Lenox Hill Hospital and affiliated facilities following a year-long pilot. North Shore has 19 hospitals and 400+ practices.
*Providence Health & Services in the Pacific Northwest will use quality and registry reporting software from QPID Health at its facility in Everett, Washington. Providence has 34 hospitals and 5,000 physicians.
*Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., is upgrading its Meditech system to 6.1 and also will implement ancillary oncology and critical care software. A 25-year client of Meditech, the hospital expects to add the vendors web-based ambulatory EHR in 2016.
*The U.S. Coast Guard, transitioning to a commercial electronic health records system, is using the HealthShare health information exchange product of InterSystems.
*Two-hospital Heywood Healthcare in Gardner, Mass., will implement an emergency department information system from MEDHOST in Athol Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility. The delivery system also includes 134-bed Heywood Hospital and several practices.
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