Vendor Notebook - Boston Software teams with MEDHOST on HL7 compliance

Boston Software Systems, a Sherborn, Mass.-based provider of workflow automation technology, has announced that MEDHOST, an Addison, Texas-based provider of Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) software, will implement Boston WorkStation technology in situations where customers are unable to support or withstand HL7 standards.

Royal Philips Electronics has announced the launch of its Remote Device Management Tool, allowing larger law firms and hospitals to centralize the configuration and administration of digital dictation hardware.

Hospira, Inc. of Lake Forest, Ill. has acquired Sculptor Developmental Technologies, a healthcare technology-based subsidiary of the St. Clair Health Corp. of Pittsburgh and the developer of the VeriScan Rx software application for bar code medication administration. As part of a related arrangement, St. Clare Hospital will serve as a development test site for Hospira medication management products.

Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a Mission Viejo, Calif.-based subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc., has announced that the MediCorp Health System has selected the company's Amelior ED system for emergency department tracking and documentation as part of MediCorp's expansion of emergency care services in northern Virginia.

Premiere Global Services, Inc. of Atlanta has been notified that the American Hospital Association, through AHA Solutions, has announced an exclusive endorsement of the company's Notifications & Reminders Solutions.

Misys Healthcare Systems of Raleigh, N.C. has announced that the Daughters of Charity Health System will use Misys MyWay for Communities to expand its health network across California to physician practices in San Jose, Los Angeles and Bay Area.  In addition, Misys will enhance Misys MyWay, its physician-friendly electronic medical record for targeted use within specialty medical practices through a contract with Wolters Kluwer Health, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

The Eclipsys Corp. of Atlanta has signed an agreement to become a contracted supplier of Sunrise Enterprise clinical and financial solutions for Premier Purchasing Partners LP, one of the nation's largest healthcare group purchasing organizations with $31 billion in annual purchasing volume.

MyCareTeam, Inc. of Acton, Mass. has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its flagship diabetes management software products, MCT-Diabetes, which enables people with diabetes to securely upload blood glucose readings from their meter and communicate electronically with their caregivers.

ACM, a Minneapolis-based healthcare benefits management company, has forged an agreement with Emdeon Business Services. Under the agreement, ACM's MedRxPrecision technology solution will add a claims management tool for drug claims processed under the medical benefit that features automated re-pricing and editing using NDC-level data.

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) of Atlanta has announced that the Daughters of Charity Health System has selected SIS to be the perioperative system provider for four of its California hospitals: Seton Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, Saint Louise Regional Hospital and St. Vincent Medical Center.

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