Vendor Notebook - MEDSEEK delivers eHealth ecoSystem to N.C. healthcare company

MEDSEEK, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of healthcare portal and connectivity solutions, has announced that Rex Healthcare, based in Raleigh, N.C., will implement the company’s comprehensive eHealth ecoSystem virtual community.

Medicity, Inc., based in Salt Lake City, has announced that IASIS Healthcare has gone live with the Medicity Novo Grid connectivity solution in two (Florida and Utah) of its six healthcare regions, comprising 16 healthcare facilities.

Cielo MedSolutions, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based developer of software and Web applications, has announced that the Jackson Physicians Alliance of Jackson, Mich., will purchase licenses for the company’s Cielo Clinic clinical quality management software.

Wolters Kluwer Health, based in Minneapolis, has announced that the Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro, Ark., has selected the company’s ProVation MD software for procedure documentation and coding. The software will be used to document gastroenterological (GI) procedures.

Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., a Blue Bell, Pa.-based developer of laboratory, pathology and physician-based electronic medical records system interoperability, has launched a Web portal designed to enable physicians to order lab procedures and review results in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment from the hospital or laboratory. The portal, ITF-Portal, is being launched in conjunction with the release of version 3.0 of the company’s Integration technology Framework (ITF) health information exchange platform.

The Premier Healthcare Alliance, based in San Diego, is expanding its relationship with the Monongalia Health System of Morgantown, W.Va., by implementing the Premier SafetySurveillor Web-based infection tracking and antimicrobial utilization solution.

GE Healthcare, based in Barrington, Ill., has announced that Community Hospital South in Indianapolis has gone live with the GE Centricity Enterprise 6.1 and Monitored Care clinical, financial and administrative solution. In addition, the company has announced that the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in Indianapolis is using the Centricity electronic medical record.

MEDHOST, an Addison, Texas-based developer of emergency department information systems (EDIS), has announced that CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., has chosen the company’s EDIS software to automate its three emergency departments and two urgent care centers.

Concerro, a San Diego-based developer of enterprise-wide hospital shift and emergency workforce management software, has launched PanFluAware, an automated software solution and decision-making system for H1N1 preparation and response.

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions of Chicago has announced that Golden Living, who operates more than 300 skilled nursing facilities in 21 states and offers assisted living services at more than 40 other locations and partnerships with more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in 37 states, has selected the Allscripts Referral Management Solution for 197 of their skilled nursing facilities.

Orion Health, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., has announced that Phoenix Children’s Hospital of Arizona has selected the company’s Rhapsody integration engine. The company reportedly saved $140,000 in licensing fees by creating an interface that linked medical device data, and expects to save another $180,000 using Rhapsody to integrate the pharmacy application and the electronic medical record.

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., of Horsham, Pa., has announced that the Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative arm of the non-cardiology physician practice entities of Statesville, N.C.-based Piedmont Healthcare, has purchased an additional 230 “bundled” electronic health record (EHR) and enterprise practice management (EPM) software licenses. Piedmont has used NextGen EPM since 2000 and NextGen EHR since 2004 and also deploys the company’s NextMD patient portal.

Siemens Healthcare of Malvern, Pa., has announced that the Ingalls Health System of Chicago and St. Peter’s Hospital of Albany, N.Y., have launched the Siemens Soarian Clinicals Healthcare Information System.

Starbak, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of enterprise video portals and integrated networks, has announced that the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is using the company’s Starbak V3 video platform for inter-office communication and other services.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), based in Farmington, Conn., has announced the availability of its Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP), designed for vendors who perform outsourcing functions.

Health Level Seven, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology, has announced that version 2.5 of its messaging standard has been approved as an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization.

The MRO Corporation, a King of Prussia, Pa.-based developer of shared-service release-of-information and audit-tracking solutions for healthcare providers, has launched its Document Management Solutions group, which offers Chart Online, Filing Cabinet Online and Business Documents Online.

HID Global, an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of identity management solutions, has launched the EdgeDeveloper Kit, a key tool for development of the company’s Edge Evo access control platform. In addition, the company has launched Identity on Demand services. In addition, the company has announced that its Edge family of IP-based access control solutions will be integrated into Software House’s C*Cure 9000 v1.92 access control platform.


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