Vendor Notebook: Misys Healthcare appoints new leader

By Eric Wicklund
12:00 AM

Misys Healthcare Systems appointed Roger L. (Vern) Davenport to the position of executive vice president and general manager, effective immediately. In this role, Davenport will lead all operations of the Raleigh, NC-based organization. Davenport has 25 years of experience building and transforming businesses in the healthcare IT market. He joins Misys Healthcare Systems from the Eastman Kodak Company, where he was chief operating officer of Healthcare Information Solutions. He succeeds Tom Skelton, who previously headed the division as CEO. Skelton's departure was announced as part of a broader reorganization at the company's British corporate parent, Misys Plc.

Los Angeles-based Liferay, a provider of enterprise-class, open-source portal and content management systems, and CIGNEX Technologies of Santa Clara, Calif., a source consulting firm specializing in enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, have announced a partnership.

The Innovative Consulting Group, LLC of Evansville, Ind., a healthcare IT consulting company, has unveiled a new brand to go along with a redesigned Web site and marketing material.

HLM Venture Partners of Boston has announced it has raised $216 million to invest in healthcare information technology, healthcare services and medical technology. Nearly half of the company’s funds are invested in Boston-area firms.

Omnicell, Inc., a provider of systems and software solutions targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities, has announced that Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Ind., is set to begin a three-phase process to install newly purchased Omnicell OmniRx cabinets and anesthesia workstations to automate its medication use process.

InforMedix Holdings, Inc. of Rockville, Md. has completed a new channel partner agreement with IT consulting firm RICHMAR & Associates whereby RICHMAR will market and sell InforMedix’s Med-eMonitor System to federal and state government agencies as well as Veterans Administration customers.

Chicago-based Allscripts has announced that its Physicians Interactive Group will design, deploy and support an online relationship management solution for King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., using a customized version of its Physician Relationship Management Platform. In addition, the Sharp Community Medical Group in San Diego will deploy Allscripts’ TouchWorks Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution to automate and connect clinical and administrative processes for 300 of its physician members.

Misys Healthcare Systems of Raleigh, N.C. has announced that Houston Hospice has selected Misys Homecare to help care for its terminally ill patients.

Iselin, N.J.-based eG Innovations, a vendor of business service monitoring and triage solutions for IT infrastructures, has unveiled version 3.3 of its eG Enterprise Suite.

Language and Computing, Inc., a Reston,Va.-based vendor of Natural Language Processing solutions in the healthcare industry, has entered into an agreement with Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region to launch its co-development of a computer assisted coding (CAC) solution for the evaluation and management (E&M) coding process and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition next week in New Orleans. The product is being developed for use by more than 50 medical specialties in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and integrated with the Epic electronic medical record system.

BlueLock, LLC of Indianapolis has announced its investment of $5 million to establish a national headquarters and launch its service, described as one of the only technology companies in the country to deliver hosted computing environments through an infrastructure-as-a-service model. The company is targeting regulated industries that require compliant and validated technology infrastructures, including the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.

Optimum Lightpath, the Jericho, N.Y.-based business broadband service provider of the Cablevision Systems Corporation, has announced more than 15 healthcare providers in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area have signed up for its Metro Ethernet service, including Saint Clare’s Health System in Morris County, N.J., Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. and St Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx, N.Y.

Siemens Medical Solutions has announced the general availability of INVISION MedsConnect, a clinical data content subscription service that provides clinicians with access to up to 12 months of patients’ prescription histories upon admission to an inpatient care facility or during emergency room registration. Siemens has also announced a strategic agreement with the Touro Infirmary of New Orleans through which Siemens will provide a long-term information technology managed services solution, including the management of Touro’s complete IT operations and the implementation of Siemens Med Administration Check solution. Finally, Siemens has announced that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois to settle allegations made in an indictment filed in January 2006. Under the agreement, Siemens will plead guilty to a single federal charge of obstruction of justice in connection with civil litigation that followed a competitive bid to provide radiology equipment to Cook County Hospital in 2001 and will pay a $1 million fine and restitution of approximately $1.5 million.

Standard Register of Dayton, Ohio, a provider of print and document management services for healthcare, has enhanced its SMARTworks Clinical Enterprise with Scan-Capture capability, allowing acute care facilities to quickly capture images of identification cards, insurance cards and other related patient documentation from desktop scanners for electronic storage and distribution.

The West Corporation of Omaha, Neb., a vendor of outsourced communication solutions, is acquiring Mobile, Ala.-based TeleVox Software, Inc., a provider of messaging solutions to the healthcare industry and other markets.

Neurostar Solutions, Inc. of Atlanta has announced that Pinehurst Surgical of Pinehurst, N.C. has selected the Neurostar Virtual Radiology Network to manage digital images in a full range of modalities for its eight surgical specialties.

Picis, Inc. of Wakefield, Mass. has announced that the Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics have recently gone live with Picis CareSuite Critical Care Manager to automate their Intensive Care Units.

Want to get more stories like this one? Get daily news updates from Healthcare IT News.
Your subscription has been saved.
Something went wrong. Please try again.