7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.

1. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, asked the House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies for $782 million to aid in the agency's transition to a Cerner EHR in a hearing Nov. 15.

2. New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center entered into a multiyear partnership with healthcare analytics startup Cota, the company announced Nov. 9.

3. Orange, Calif.-based UC Irvine Health went live on UC San Diego Health's cloud-based instance of Epic earlier this month.

4. WellCare of Nebraska, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, rolled out a free text message program developed through a partnership with GoMo Health, the payer announced Nov. 2. The program is targeted toward new mothers.

5. Phoenix-based Banner Health entered into a multiyear agreement with Health Catalyst to implement its data operating system across 28 hospitals, the analytics company announced Nov. 15.

6. Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago plans to implement a care management platform from Texture Health, the tech company announced Nov. 7.

7. Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System created an app powered by VenueNext to help patients, employees and visitors navigate the hospital, the tech company announced Oct. 17.

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