Vendor Notebook - InterSystems announces first stage of Swedish national health record

By Eric Wicklund
09:05 AM

The InterSystems Corporation of Cambridge, Mass., has announced that the first stage of the Swedish National Patient Summary project - the Swedish national health record - was successfully deployed on May 4.

Medecision, Inc., of Wayne, Pa, has joined forces with Availity, LLC, of Jacksonville, Fla., to integrate Availity's Health Information Network Web portal with Medecision's Nexalign collaborative health information exchange service. In addition, the company has announced the availability of version 2.0 of its Alineo collaborative healthcare management platform.

American Well, based in Boston, has announced a collaboration with OptumHealth, Inc., a Golden Valley, Minn.-based provider of personalized health advocacy and engagement programs, to integrate American Well's Online Care platform with OptumHealth's eSync Platform to offer a nationwide service for online physician consultations. The company has also announced the availability of version 3.0 of its Online Care platform, which features a clinical decision support infrastructure.

The SSI Group of Mobile, Ala., has announced that the Duke University Health System and its affiliated hospital have chosen the company's revenue cycle claims management services, including the ClickON LinX platform.

AeroScout, Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of unified asset visibility for the healthcare industry, and NEC Unified Solutions, Inc., an Irving, Texas-based enterprise communications integrator, have announced that University Hospital, part of State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., has implemented AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based Asset Management and Temperature Monitoring solutions.

McKesson has announced that the American College of Radiology has used the company's Horizon Study Share reference case solution to make its library of ACR Learning File images and content available online as a Web-hosted archive to ACR members and others in the field.

7 Medical Systems, LLC, a Minneapolis-based provider of on-demand picture archiving and communications (PACS), teleradiology and electronic medical records (EMR) solutions, has announced the successful adoption of its on-demand PACS technology at Minidoka Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed community hospital serving the Mini-Cassia area of Idaho.

CDW Healthcare of Vernon Hills, Ill., has released the IT Checkup Self-Assessment Tool, a Web-based program designed to enable hospital IT managers to evaluate their clinical application and IT infrastructure investments and receive a score indicating how their company compares to others around the country.

The Velos Group, based in San Francisco, has announced the formation of an advisory group for service-oriented architecture (SOA), composed of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Columbia University, Duke University, the University of Kansas, the University of Miami and UT Southwestern Medical Center. The group will collaborate with Velos to create an SOA layer for the Velos eResearch clinical trial management system, deployed at each institution.

Merge Healthcare of Milwaukee has added the eFilm Archive to its portfolio of eCommerce diagnostic imaging solutions. In addition, the company has announced plans to acquire etrials Worldwide, Inc., a Morrisville, N.C.-based provider of clinical trials software and services.

MDdatacor, Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of quality management technology for insurers and healthcare providers, has launched MDinsight, a technology solution designed to support the implementation of a patient-centered medical home model of care delivery.

The Eclipsys Corporation of Atlanta has announced that Toronto-based Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the largest trauma center in Canada, has selected the Sunrise Patient Flow solution.

The TriZetto Group, Inc.'s founder and chief executive, Jeff Margolis, has published a new book, "The Information Cure: Solving the Healthcare Crisis Systematically Through Integrated Healthcare Management." In addition, the company has launched TriZetto Advantage 10 Services, a broad set of services designed to help healthcare payers comply with ANSI 5010 and ICD-10 standards.

The Axolotl Corporation of San Jose, Calif., has announced that HealthLINC has been awarded federal funding to implement the company's Elysium e-prescribing technology to link physician practices and pharmacies in the greater Bloomington, Ind. area.

Internet Payment Exchange (IPayX), a Toledo, Ohio-based provider of electronic billing and payment technology and customer service solutions to healthcare providers, has launched eHealthPay Service, an online payment solution designed for healthcare providers who want to offer electronic payment options to patients and guarantors.

The Symantec Corporation
of Cupertino, Calif., has announced that Aspirus, Inc., a Wisconsin-based healthcare system, has implemented the company's backup and recovery, endpoint management and endpoint security software products.

Casenet, Inc., a Bedford, Mass.-based provider of care management solutions, has unveiled TruCare 4.0, its next-generation care management software suite.

Picis, Inc., of Wakefield, Mass., has announced that 18 hospitals, including the Exempla Health System of Denver and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, N.J., have implemented or are implementing ED PulseCheck, part of the company's CareSuite family, integrated with the Picis Lynx E/Point point-of-care revenue capture system.

EvriChart, a White Sulfur Springs, W.Va.-based provider of information management software and services, has launched MPI Cleanup, a software-as-a-service product designed to identify and prevent errors in electronic medical records.

The RadarFind Corporation, a Morrisville, N.C.-based developer of real-time location systems for tracking medical equipment and patients, has unveiled a customized RFID tag to track cardiac telemetry devices.

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