Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge opts for Health Catalyst

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Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contract wins and go-lives.

  • Woman’s Hospital, serving the Baton Rouge community in Louisiana, has selected the Health Catalyst Data Operating System to solve the problem of information systems that hold critical data in silos, inhibiting population health management and coordination of care. With the new system, “We believe we’ll have the knowledge, tools and experience to use our existing data to measure and drive sustainable improvement in clinical, financial and operational outcomes,” says Stephanie Anderson, the facility’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. The DOS system and Health Catalyst’s health information exchange will help hospital staff to more effectively communicate and coordinate care across a variety of information technology systems.
  • Medical City Plano in Texas, a HCA healthcare facility, has gone live on the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System of technology vendor iCAD. The hospital is the first in Texas to implement intraoperative radiation therapy for treatment of early stage breast cancer using Xoft to shorten treatment times, reduce side effects, improve quality of life and achieve overall better outcomes.

  • The American Osteopathic Association will offer its physician members the CareCloud electronic health records suite for members wishing to move their EHR to a cloud platform. The vendor supports practice management, revenue cycle management, patient experience software, as well as the core records system. Members of the American Osteopathic Association also have access to CareCloud’s platform for analytics to generate customizable reports and dashboards necessary to optimizing health and value for patients while maximizing revenue. Preferred pricing on the entire suite is available now.
  • Santiam Hospital, a 40-bed acute care facility in Stayton, Ore., has been a long-time user of the legacy Classic electronic health record system of CPSI but when the hospital needed to upgrade to a newer EHR, it left the company. Six months after going live on another vendor’s software, Santiam Hospital is back with CPSI after the new vendor failed to deliver on promised enhancements of its in-patient software. “Our providers were pleased with the clinic solution, but considering the gaps within the hospital system, we simply couldn’t take the chance,” said Maggie Hudson, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Santiam Hospital.
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute, a research center within Duke University, is live on a new tool it developed with Cerner. The organizations built an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Risk Calculator app to increase communication between patients and doctors about ways to live a healthier life and risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The app enables providers to estimate 10-year and lifetime risk based on a patient’s age, race, sex, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking status and diabetes status. The app also factors in a patient’s willingness to improve health and the risks and benefits of potential therapies.
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