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March 30, 2009
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Brooke Army Implements Anesthesia Software

Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas has gone live on Atlanta-based DocuSys' anesthesia solution in 14 locations.

DocuSys is providing BAMC with its anesthesia information management system (AIMS), which produces an electronic record of the anesthetic case as well as decision support for the documentation of national quality measures, says the company. BAMC can also utilize the DocuSys reporting module to perform comprehensive analysis of its clinical database, it adds.

Brooke Army Medical Center is a 450-bed healthcare facility that provides Level 1 trauma and graduate medical education. BAMC serves as a health science center for inpatient and ambulatory care, consisting of Graduate Medical Education and training and the only American Burn Association verified Burn Center within the Department of Defense.

West Va. Hospital Selects EMR Suite

Wheeling Hospital (Wheeling, W.Va.) is deploying Atlanta-based Eclipsys' Sunrise Enterprise suite of solutions. The 276-bed hospital is installing a combination of Eclipsys' suite as part of an effort to establish an enterprise-wide EHR and provide support for performance management and revenue cycle applications, according to the company.

Wheeling will deploy Eclipsys' Sunrise Acute Care, Sunrise Pharmacy Sunrise, Emergency Care and Sunrise Ambulatory Care solutions for clinical decision support, medication safety and clinical documentation. In combination, the solutions will create a single electronic record that will flow across all areas of Wheeling's delivery complex, including emergency rooms, outpatient centers and Belmont Community Hospital, a division of Wheeling Hospital, it touts.

With two hospitals, two clinics, four outpatient centers, a continuous care center and wellness center, Wheeling Hospital provides care to residents of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.

Presbyterian Picks Call Center Support

Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS, Albuquerque, N.M.) has selected Chicago-based Initiate Patient to support its enterprise-wide call center initiative planned for late 2010.

In the meantime, says the company, PHS has begun the project by deploying Initiate Patient to integrate disparate patient and member information to obtain a single, comprehensive view of its customers. This will enable call center agents to gain more valuable and accurate insight into their callers, leading to more streamlined call routing and improved customer service, it touts.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a private, not-for-profit system of hospitals, a health plan and a growing medical group in New Mexico. Its eight hospitals serve more than 700,000 New Mexicans, caring for one in three residents of the state with at least one of its services.

Jackson Health Invests in Tracking

Miami-based Jackson Health System has selected San Diego's Awarepoint to help keep an eye on its assets with the enterprise-wide installation of a real-time location awareness solution.

By actively tracking 12,000 medical equipment assets throughout the hospital's 3.9 million-sq.-ft.-campus, the company says the hospital will have immediate information regarding location, status and movement of mobile assets by tapping by into its “plug and track” network.

According to the company, the contract initially calls for 11,750 tracking tags plus 250 temperature monitoring tags, and provides expansion for an additional 8,000 asset tags. Awarepoint coverage encompasses 91 floors and 17 buildings and extends from several hospital wings and buildings.

The deployment provides location accuracy of an average of 1.5 meters or better throughout the entire enterprise, the company touts, which includes in-room accuracy as well as defined area accuracy, such as in hallways, open areas and closed carts.

Jackson is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes Jackson Memorial Hospital, a tertiary teaching hospital with more than 1,500 licensed beds. In conjunction with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, Jackson Memorial provides patient services, educational programs, a clinical setting for research activities, and a number of health-related community services.

UMass to Get Physician Portal

In an effort to make it easier to view millions of patient records, Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care has selected Initiate Interoperable Health software from Initiate Systems Inc. (Chicago), the company says.

The goal, according to Initiate, is to provide a unified system-wide view for UMass Memorial to its more than 4.5 million patient records. With its product, the company claims UMass Memorial will be able to provide physicians with anywhere access to complete patient medical records through the dbMotion Solution portal.

UMass Memorial Health Care is central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system, covering the complete healthcare continuum with organizations such as UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center and its affiliated community hospital. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Sisters of Mercy Goes Mobile

Chesterfield, Mo.-based Sisters of Mercy Health System has selected Hatboro, Pa.-based InfoLogix Inc. for its wireless multi-site medical communications.