GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced today that Boston Children's Hospital successfully went live with phase one of a two-phase implementation of IPC to further enhance the hospital's renowned pediatric patient experience. Phase one went live in late August 2016 and phase two is underway.
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After launching a complete evaluation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) (Lexington, Ky.) announced they will begin a partnership with MEDITECH. The large, not-for-profit, integrated delivery network that includes 11 hospitals, will begin their shift to MEDITECH's transformative, mobile Web EHR later this year.
Located in Ontario, where 58 percent of hospitals are using MEDITECH's Electronic Health Record (EHR), Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), Southlake Regional Health Centre, and Stevenson Memorial Hospital announced a new partnership to integrate their Health Information System (HIS) and accelerate the adoption of MEDITECH's 6.1 Web EHR across all three organizations. Over the next year, Southlake and Stevenson will implement MEDITECH's latest platform which will be hosted by MSH, a current customer for over 25 years and first in Canada to implement MEDITECH's Web Ambulatory solution.
QuadraMed Patient Identity Solutions, a division of Harris Healthcare, today announced it has been awarded two competitive contracts for its Master Patient Index (MPI) Clean-Up services by Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon, Washington, and San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, California. Preliminary work has already begun on both projects by the QuadraMed clean-up services team at its centralized operations center in Plano, Texas.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. and the global leader in healthcare communications, today released the first of two reports on the results of the annual mobility strategies in healthcare survey. This research, conducted by Spok since 2011, is designed to assess mobile workflow enablement progress and trends in hospitals across the country. More than 300 healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. responded to this year’s questions about mobile strategy development, bring your own device (BYOD) policies, communications infrastructure, and opportunities to improve mobile communications.
Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI), a leading provider of perinatal software, is celebrating 20 years of success in the healthcare market. What began as a service company to the Peritronic product has evolved into the development of the OBIX Perinatal Data System that incorporates changes in technology, regulations, and standards in the obstetrical department to support hospitals’ strategic initiatives across the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will install Sectra PACS in their healthcare enterprise. The Sectra solution, integrated with UPHS’s radiology information system, Epic Radiant, and the Epic EMR, will enable access and sharing of images and information across the entire clinical pathway. Additionally, UPHS and Sectra will enter into a development and research partnership within enterprise diagnostic imaging.
eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, announced today it will be expanding their building by over 11,000 square feet. This is the second expansion since they relocated to their current headquarters in 2014. The modern, high tech office space will total approximately 48,000 square feet when completed.
Evariant, the leading healthcare CRM data analytics platform, today announced that it has appointed Clay Ritchey as Chief Executive Officer effective March 20. William Moschella, Evariant’s co-founder and former CEO, will remain on the company’s board of directors and senior leadership team.
Healthcare leaders are tasked with managing the most complex and changeable industry on Earth, one in which access to the right information at the right time is mission critical. Yet many are almost literally drowning in information as they struggle to collect and interpret data from dozens of IT systems and hundreds of reports in competing formats.
GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, hit a new milestone with the number of patients using its technology to engage in their health care: 3.75 million inpatients and 900,000 outpatients for a total of 4.6 million patients in 2016. This milestone was made possible through a seventh consecutive year of significant growth for the company – GetWellNetwork added more than 100 new client facilities and expansions last year and extended its cross-continuum patient engagement platform to more than 150 clinics nationwide with the acquisition of Seamless Medical Systems earlier this year.
DrFirst, the innovative leader in delivering medication management solutions that improve clinical workflows, enable secure care collaboration and enhance patient safety, announces that it has received recognition from two leading publications for its positive corporate culture and employee-centric work environment.
PolicyMedical, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare regulatory compliance software, has entered into a reseller agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The agreement enables Elsevier to sell PolicyManager ™, an enterprise healthcare policy management platform into its customer/prospect base which includes health systems, hospitals and clinics.
In the fifth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, more than half of healthcare providers (64 percent) reported being “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) initiatives. The survey arises as the healthcare industry approaches the end of the first quarter in the first-ever MACRA reporting year.
Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services (HCA Vendor Services) has promoted Statton Summers to their newly created Sales Operations Coordinator position. In his new role, Statton will be a liaison between the sales and operations staff. He will provide support in all aspects of the company sales process internally and externally. Mr. Summers will be responsible for ensuring all vendor programs and policies are processed efficiently and in accordance within the defined vendor program parameters.
QuadraMed Patient Identity Solutions, a division of Harris Healthcare, today announced the company has received the top 2016 ranking for its QuadraMed Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) software and clean-up services by Black Book™ Research. This is the company’s second Black Book award for EMPI.
Unisys Corporation today launched Active Insights™ by Unisys, a comprehensive, integrated medical device management platform providing healthcare and life sciences companies with the ability to seamlessly monitor all of the medical devices within their organization.
PerfectServe® is hosting two complimentary educational webinars. In the first, practice administrators and physicians can learn new assessment methods to improve practice operational efficiencies in coping with health reform changes. For the second webinar, physicians, nurses and health system IT professionals will learn a standardized approach to handoff and transfer communication to assure a patient’s smooth, safe and timely transition to the next care setting.
HealthMyne Inc., an innovator in the emerging field of quantitative imaging decision support software, today announced it will host an ongoing webinar series to provide radiologists and oncologists continuing education and counsel addressing the inconsistencies in tumor assessments.
Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., will present the latest enhancements made to its electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA™, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from March 15-17, in San Diego. Event attendees can demo the company’s pledge-backed Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting and advanced analytics tools, plus its suite of products and services including Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management.