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July 24, 2008
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Community Medical Centers Signs Multi-Suite Software Contract

San Joaquin Valley, Calif.-based Community Medical Centers has licensed St. Paul, Minn.-based Lawson for its healthcare-specific functionality.

According to the company, the healthcare provider will use the Lawson system to help consolidate business processes, simplify IT management, and increase worker productivity. The suite consists of Lawson Smart Office and the Lawson S3 Human Capital Management, Enterprise Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, and Business Intelligence Suites.

Community Medical Centers is a 727-bed not-for-profit health system with 6,000 employees in California's San Joaquin Valley. It operates three acute care hospitals, including the Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, and Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital. The health system also serves patients through several long-term care and outpatient centers.

Martin Memorial Taps Allscripts for EHR/PM

Martin Memorial Health Systems (MMHS, Stuart, Fla.) has selected Chicago-based Allscripts' EHR and practice management solution to automate clinical and financial operations for its 80-member physician group.

The solution will connect physicians with MMHS' inpatient information systems, providing electronic access to the records of their hospitalized patients, says the company. Martin Memorial currently utilizes the Allscripts Care Management solution in its hospitals to automate the process of discharging patients and connecting with post-acute and home-care providers.

Martin Memorial is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization comprised of two hospitals with 344 total beds, three MediCenters, and numerous clinics staffed by nearly 400 affiliated physicians along Florida's Treasure Coast region.

Moses Cone Goes Live with Enterprise Solution

Moses Cone Health System, a five-hospital system based in Greensboro, N.C., went live on the latest version 6.1 of Barrington, Ill.-based GE Healthcare IT's Centricity Enterprise Solution.

Centricity Enterprise is an integrated clinical, financial, and administrative system designed to help caregivers provide enhanced patient care through CPOE, clinical decision support and expert rules while documenting all aspects of patient care, according to the company.

Moses Cone also went live on Clinician Assessment and Noting, a nursing application that provides a workflow-centric approach to documenting a patient assessment, including structured data entry and free text, and the ability to enter patient data from across the Centricity Enterprise system, says GE.

Wisconsin RHIO Creating Claims Repository

Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is partnering with Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Ingenix to create a statewide repository of health claims data.

WHIO will report on the quality of care, measured against evidence-based treatment guidelines, which the company says will enable Wisconsin healthcare provider groups to benchmark their results against their peers. The initiative is designed to provide insight for employers and consumers on the value of healthcare services in the state, says the company.

Pilot reports from the WHIO database are scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2009, with a broader rollout later in the year.

Healthcare Informatics 2008 August;25(8):67