Vendor Notebook - QuadraMed inks deal with Fremont-Rideout Health Group

By Eric Wicklund
01:04 PM

The QuadraMed Corporation of Reston, Va., has announced that the Fremont-Rideout Health Group, a not-for-profit health system based in Yuba City and Marysville, Calif., will implement the company's Revenue Cycle and Quantum Health Information Management solutions.

Sage Software Healthcare of Tampa, Fla., has announced that Family Health Centers of Baltimore, StayWell Health Care, Inc., and HealthLinc (formerly Hilltop Community Health Center) have selected the Sage Intergy  CHC community health management system. The community health centers have also purchased other Sage products, including the Sage Intergy EHR electronic health records system.

LodgeNet Healthcare, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., has announced that the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Center will implement several of the company's interactive patient television services, including DIRECTV satellite programming, professional services, high-definition interactive patient television and a patient education application.

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Siemens has been awarded a contract by the Via Christi Health System of Wichita, Kan., to provide a wide range of technology and service solutions designed to contribute to the success of the health system's strategic plan - including the completion of a new hospital in west Wichita.

McKesson Provider Technologies of Atlanta has signed an agreement with VHA, Inc. to provide the national healthcare alliance with its Performance Analytics software as its preferred enterprise business intelligence solution. In addition, the company has announced contracts for its Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management suite with Health Quest Systems of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo., Carroll Hospital Center in Westminter, Md., the HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minn. and the Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in Bethesda, Md.

The GammaTech Computer Corporation, a Fremont, Calif.-based developer of notebook computers, has unveiled the DURABOOK RT10 model with Intel health technology, designed for healthcare professionals.

Thomson Reuters' Healthcare and Science business has launched IDRAC Notes, an add-on commenting feature to IDRAC that allows colleagues within the same organization to create, update and share comments attached to IDRAC PDF documents.

Imprivata, Inc., a Lexington, Mass.-based provider of employee access management solutions, has seen an increase in demand for the OneSign Authentication and Access Management Platform in the healthcare market since signing a distribution deal with CDW Healthcare in 2007.

Medical Web Technologies
of Norwell, Mass., has enhanced its One Medical Passport perioperative workflow solution to allow ambulatory surgery centers to display required CMS conditions for coverage and obtain patient acknowledgement of receipt in advance of a procedure, as required by Section 416.50 of the new CMS guidelines for ASCs.

Wandering WiFi, based in Atlanta, has announced that Proctor Hospital has successfully deployed the company's WiFi service for public wireless networks throughout its Peoria, Ill. hospital campus.

The ThinIdentity Corporation, a new, Denver-based IT company, has launched a virtual desktop infrastructure solution designed to improve access to healthcare data in the hospital setting by replacing PCs with thin-client terminals connected to the ThinIdentity Synchronizer.

Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc.
, of Palm City, Fla., has signed an agreement with Strategic Medical Communications, Inc., to promote its MedFlash Personal Health Record storage device to the pharmaceutical industry.

AuthenTec, a Melbourne, Fla.-based provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, has announced that its fingerprint sensor has been integrated into the new Motion Computing J3400 tablet PC.

Infolinx System Solutions of Kensington, Md., has announced that The Cleveland Clinic has selected its Infolinx WEB RFID-based solution to track study-related patient files.

MMR Information Systems of Los Angeles has announced that former Congressman and Presidential candidate Richard Gephardt, a member of MyMedicalRecords, Inc.'s Board of Advisors, will work with the company to educate the public on the importance of starting a personal health record.

Technology Solutions Company (TCS), a Chicago-based software and services company based on the healthcare provider market, has received notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market that the company no longer satisfies Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(3), the requires an insurer to have stockholders' equity of at least $10 million. Company officials are seeking an exception to the rule in order to complete a recently announced Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution.

The Quantum Group, Inc., a Wellington, Fla.-based healthcare IT company and developer of the PWeR healthcare technology platform, has received notice from the NYSE Amex that it is not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) of the Company Guide, and that the Exchange questions whether the company can continue operations or meet future financial obligations. Company officials intend to submit a plan by April 16 outlining their compliance strategy.

CoActive Medical of Ridgefield, Conn., has introduced new automated medical imaging solution for National Digital Medical Archive (NDMA) customers, designed specifically to meet the needs of those transitioning to a new storage solution as NDMA discontinues its traditional model for image archiving services.

Availity, LLC, based in Jacksonville, Fla., has expanded its relationship with Molina Healthcare to allow Florida providers to have access to Molina Healthcare via the Availity secure Web portal for the transmission of real-time eligibility and benefits, authorizations, referrals and claims.

SPi Healthcare, a Nashville-based provider of medical transcription solutions, has released the latest version of its eGlobal Enterprise transcription platform.

The Authentidate Holding Corp., a Berkeley Heights, N.J.-based provider of health information exchange and workflow management services, has announced that SuperCare Medical, Inc., a Southern California-based provider of home healthcare products and services, has implemented the company's Inscrybe Healthcare Web-based service to streamline the management of critical business workflows.

BoxTone, a Columbia, Md.-based developer of mobile user management services, is partnering with Wallace Wireless, a Toronto-based provider of Blackberry smartphone applications, to help healthcare providers and others extend the capabilities of their Blackberry platforms.

Entra Health Systems, an Alpine, Calif.-based provider of medical technology for the treatment of diabetes, has selected Sunderland in northeast England for its European base of operations, from which it will release MyGlucoHealth, a new Bluetooth-enabled Glucometer.

Halifax, Nova Scotia-based MedMira, Inc., a developer and marketer of rapid diagnostic technology and solutions, and Tri-Star Industries, a manufacturer and exporter of ground ambulances, are forming a strategic partnership to sell co-branded rapid diagnostics.

Mobile Aspects of Pittsburgh has announced that the University of Michigan Health System has implemented the company's iRISecure RFID-based tissue tracking solution to support the storage and use of implantable tissue products in the hospital's operating rooms.

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