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September 1, 2007
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VA Backs Up with iSite

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Royal Philips' (Netherlands) iSite to provide disaster recovery services.

According to Phillips, iSite picture archiving and communications system (PACS) delivers medical images and reports to physicians throughout the hospital using iSyntax, a transmission technology. In addition, Phillips contends it will manage and host the VA's disaster recovery services, providing automated backup of all Philips iSite radiology image data.

In the case of a disaster where the iSite information is lost, that institution's entire radiology electronic image data set can be restored from the VA Disaster Recovery site, with an initial restoration designed to begin within 96 hours, says the company.

Pennsylvania Hospital Chooses TheraDoc

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) of Pittsburgh and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) of Philadelphia both plan to implement Salt Lake City-based TheraDoc's electronic surveillance and clinical decision support systems.

AGH's 829-bed academic health center will go with TheraDoc's Expert System Platform (ESP) and its knowledge modules to address patient-safety threats, while 957-bed TJUH will utilize ESP and the Infection Control Assistant to enhance its infection monitoring and control programs throughout the hospital.

The TheraDoc technology leverages data from multiple sources within the hospital to power an automated surveillance solution that identifies infections and their cause, the company touts.

Comanche County Chooses McKesson

Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) (Lawton, Okla.), a 283-bed hospital, has selected some McKesson Corporation (Atlanta) solutions in an effort to enhance medication safety and create an electronic health record (EHR) system.

CCMH will deploy a combination of the Horizon Clinicals suite of solutions, along with resource management systems and information technology services, says the company.

According to McKesson, its ambulatory EHR solution, Horizon Ambulatory Care, enables the hospital to partner with participating local physicians to enable access to patient information, including test results, encounter notes, and diagnostic images.