The Washington-based Department of Defense (DoD) signed a contract with San Diego-based CliniComp to deploy its Essentris inpatient clinical documentation solution in 36 additional military treatment facilities.
The new contract more than doubles CliniComp’s current installations for the DoD, expanding the company’s role as the DoD-wide provider of inpatient clinical documentation solutions for the clinical areas of the Military Health System across the Army, Navy and Air Force, says the company.
CliniComp’s Essentris is a multidisciplinary suite of solutions comprised of inpatient clinical documentation; CPOE; and decision support tools for hospitals with both low and high acute care specialties and complex environments including military treatment facilities, academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks, touts the company. The solution is expected to be deployed within 18-24 months.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.