DrFirst Responds to Trump Administration’s Position on Opioid CrisisJanuary 4, 2018 - DrFirst, the market leader in ePrescribing and medication management solutions, has issued its response to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which recently issued a report with recommendations. With the added gravity of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing that life expectancy has fallen for the second year in a row as opioid-related deaths have surged, the company offers its support in dealing with the national crisis.
U.S. Army Regional Health Command-Pacific Expands Vocera Technology at Three FacilitiesJanuary 03, 2018 - (BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced today that U.S. Army Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) is expanding Vocera technology at three military facilities.
Hospital Sisters Health System Selects Health Catalyst Data Operating System to Support Outcomes ImprovementJanuary 3, 2018 – Health Catalyst, a technology leader in healthcare analytics, decision support and outcomes improvement, announced a multi-year agreement with Hospital Sisters Health System to implement the Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™). Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional health care system that cares for patients in 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Hyland Healthcare Partners with Jopari to Offer OnBase Mackinac AccessJanuary 2, 2018 – Hyland Healthcare and Jopari Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information technology and connectivity company, have recently partnered to offer access to OnBase Mackinac – a workflow and business process management solution – to Jopari payer and provider customers.
Vocera Rates Highest for Enabling Effective Care Team Communication in Latest KLAS ReportDec. 22, 2017 – Vocera Communications, Inc. today announced that KLAS Research featured the company in its latest report, “Secure Communication 2017: The Realities of Secure Communication Platform Adoption.” The annual report examines the performance and adoption of secure communication platforms based on technology user interviews. Among the fully rated vendors in the report, Vocera rates highest for enabling effective care team communication.
Telmediq Rated a Top-Performing Vendor in 2017 KLAS Secure Communication ReportDecember 21, 2017 - Telmediq, a leading provider of unified clinical communications for large hospitals and acute-care facilities, announced today that it was named a top-performing platform vendor in the KLAS Secure Communication 2017 report.
Michelle Lichte joins Nordic as EVP of Client PartnershipsDECEMBER 20, 2017 - Nordic is pleased to announce that Michelle Lichte will assume leadership of Nordic’s Client Partnerships team as executive vice president, beginning Friday, Dec. 22. Lichte, who has been working for Nordic since July as a principal consultant, brings with her over a quarter century of experience in healthcare IT.
Pivot Point Consulting Named to NABR’s Best and Brightest List for Fourth Consecutive YearDecember 20, 2017. For the fourth consecutive year, Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the nation. The news comes shortly after the company was included in Consulting magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms list and was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work.
Servant Medical Imaging Partners with Novarad for PACSDecember 19, 2017 – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has recently entered into contract with the Altus Branch of Servant Medical Imaging of Altus, Oklahoma to install its PACS.
Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst Expand Program for Behavioral Health Analytics, Improved Quality and CostDecember 19, 2017 – In an effort to further enhance quality and lower the cost of health care, Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst have expanded their partnership through the implementation of a data-first application platform and associated tools.
Orion Health and Koble Group Establish Multi-State Public HIEDecember 13, 2017 — The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) announced it has signed a Software as a Service agreement with the Koble Group, a Minnesota state-certified Health Information Organization (HIO) operating on a robust platform for sharing data, powered by Orion Health.
Kirby Partners Places Hackensack Meridian Health CIODecember 13, 2017 - Kirby Partners is pleased to announce the placement of David Reis as the new EVP/Chief Information Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health.
Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Ground-Breaking Epic Connect ProjectDecember 12, 2017. Optimum Healthcare IT announced today the successful completion of the first academic medical center Epic Connect project in the country between UCI Health (UCI) and UC San Diego Health (UCSD). The new strategic partnership between the two organizations will increase operational efficiencies and decrease patient care costs across a shared Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform.
Pivot Point Consulting Releases Case Study About Health IT GovernanceDecember 06, 2017 - Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company was engaged by a leading national health system to build a health IT governance framework. Now successfully completed, Pivot Point has released a case study detailing their work.
Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality Named 2017 New Product of the YearDecember 6, 2017 - Novarad Corporation’s OpenSight Augmented Reality system received the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business and was named 2017 New Product of the Year in the category Healthcare. The organization’s annual program was launched to reward companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.
GetWellNetwork Expands SaaS Offerings, Gains Foothold in the Middle EastDecember 5, 2017 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc. has announced it has partnered with a top tier cloud vendor in the Middle East to expand access to two of its flagship products, GetWell Go™ and GetWell Rounds+™. The Middle East represents a robust growth market for GetWellNetwork, and its new cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service offerings will enable the company to grow its footprint in the region.
Memorial Hermann Health System Expands Partnership with PerfectServe for Large-Scale DeploymentDecember 4, 2017 — Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Texas, has selected PerfectServe as a communication and collaboration platform for its care teams across 14 hospital locations. The recently signed enterprise agreement underscores PerfectServe’s role in supporting Memorial Hermann’s vision of advancing the health of all those it serves.
Vocera to Present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ConferenceDecember 27, 2017 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Brent Lang will present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Scottsdale Institute Business Analytics Summit Offers Analytics Strategies for Health SystemsNovember 30, 2017 - U.S. health systems are “data rich and yet information poor,” according to a recent Scottsdale Institute (SI) Business Analytics Summit. SI convened data, analytics and information executives from across the country for the 2017 SI Business Analytics Fall Summit in Chicago on October 4-5, 2017. Attendees—representing large academic medical centers, multi-regional health systems, rural hospitals and clinics—gathered to share strategies, concerns, insights and lessons learned on the journey towards an “analytics utopia” with specific focus on the governance, staffing and management of data and analytics in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
Pivot Point Consulting Announces Laura Kreofsky as New Vice President, Advisory ServicesNovember 29, 2017 - Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Kreofsky as the firm’s new Vice President, Advisory Services. In her role, Kreofsky will work with clients to ensure they obtain value and results from their most complex projects and programs.