Vendor Notebook: Alere Health and AT&T target diabetes

By Mike Miliard
08:12 AM

Alere Health and AT&T have partnered on a project meant to provide patients with a better way to manage and control their diabetes. The companies will jointly deliver DiabetesManager, an end-to-end mobile health (mHealth) diabetes solution powered by WellDoc that will help adults with type 2 diabetes manage their health and engage with their caregivers.
 
McKesson announced the release of McKesson Cardiology 13.0, which officials bill as the only single database solution for cardiac and peripheral catheterization, hemodynamics monitoring, electrophysiology (EP), echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear cardiology and ECG/stress/holter management.

Harris Corporation announced an agreement with Quest Diagnostics that will expand the breadth of services offered by the Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE). The agreement calls for Harris to integrate its Direct Secure Messaging Services capability with the Care360 suite of solutions from Quest Diagnostics, enabling the Florida HIE to connect with all users and providers of the 11,000 physician offices in Florida currently using Care360.

MEDSEEK and GetWellNetwork announced a partnership to provide healthcare facilities with a patient engagement solution that will deliver patients greater access to personalized health information, interactive tools, educational materials and customized care plans.

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Siemens Healthcare announced an agreement to enhance the syngo Workflow radiology information system (RIS) by incorporating eXposure, which is a comprehensive radiation dose management and reporting solution from Toronto-based Radimetrics. When combined with syngo Workflow RIS, the solution automatically captures the radiation dose information in a diagnostic report without any additional clicks or dictation, saving time for the radiologist, officials say.

CareCloud announced that it has partnered with Lone Star MSO, a medical practice management services organization in Texas, to offer CareCloud's cloud-based software and services to medical practice clients.

Prodigo Solutions announced that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has adopted one of its eCommerce applications. ProdigoMarketplace is a hosted solution that connects buyers and sellers in a Web-based supplier network. The application provides Amazon-like search capabilities across supplier content, with rich product descriptions and imagery, officials say.

BridgeHead Software announced that Howard County Medical Center (HCMC), a critical access hospital in St. Paul, Neb., has selected BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution to protect and manage its rapidly proliferating patient data.

Welch Allyn announced that it has received FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation for the integrated radio in its Connex Vital Signs Monitor (Connex VSM) 6500 Series and Connex Integrated Wall System (Connex IWS) 8500 Series, which officials say makes those devices the first vital signs monitors authorized for wireless deployment within U.S. federal government healthcare agencies. 

Altius Health Plans and CaféWell announced the successful rollout of Breathe with Ease, an asthma education and management program that utilizes social networking technology to increase consumer engagement and participation, resulting in better control and reduced attacks. The program is available to 1,000 asthmatic Altius Health Plans members in Utah.

Health Language announced that Duke University Health System (DUHS) selected its LEAP I-10 tool to support their ICD-10 remediation project. DUHS will also use the HLI Language Engine to provide a terminology foundation for the system’s health information exchange (HIE) and data warehousing projects.

ClearCanvas announced the release of two new Workstation products designed to assist with image sharing. ClearCanvas ShareAgent is a routing application that allows healthcare professionals to transfer medical images to any DICOM enabled device and ClearCanvas ShareStation is a comprehensive mini-PACS solution. 
 
SRS announced that 22-provider Pine Medical Group is leveraging the SRS Continuity of Care Exchange platform (SRS CCX) to share a range of discrete clinical data with the Wellcentive registry. Wellcentive analyzes this data and identifies any gaps in care, allowing Pine Medical to improve care and meet the requirements that qualify the practice as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. 

Perficient announced it will develop new SOA-based services in partnership with NASCO, a provider of health plan solutions that ensure Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations can serve their members efficiently and cost effectively. Perficient will partner with NASCO to establish an Integrated Services Program, creating a Web services development, delivery and governance model.

Caradigm announced the availability of Vergence 5, a new release of the company’s single sign-on (SSO) and context management product for healthcare. Vergence 5 delivers a set of enhancements designed to make it easier for a health system’s information technology (IT) department to deploy, configure and manage the product in large-scale, heterogeneous IT environments.
 
Omnicell announced that the University of South Alabama Health System has tapped Omnicell to be its provider of automated medication management solutions throughout USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital. Omnicell also announced that Hackensack University Medical Center has selected Omnicell as its exclusive provider of automated medication management solutions throughout the 775-bed hospital.

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