7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

Here are seven recent health information technology vendor contracts and go-lives affecting healthcare organizations.

1. Sidney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center has begun the implementation process of a new Epic EHR system.

2. The Connecticut Hospital Association tapped Unite Us, the New York City-based developer of a social care coordination platform, to help build a digital statewide network of health and social services providers.

3. HealthTrust, a Nashville, Tenn.-based developer of total spend management solutions for healthcare providers, awarded Innovation Grants to Boston Medical Center and Centennnial, Colo.-based Centura Health.

4. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has entered into a collaboration with Imago Systems, a Lansdowne, Va.-based software company using artificial intelligence for the early detection of abnormalities in imaging data.

5. Mayo Clinic is currently preparing to send 100,000 blood samples to Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in what health system leaders describe not as a sale of patient information, but as a research-driven "exchange."

6. Springdale, Ark.-based Northwest Health now offers its patients access to their medical information through Apple's health records application on iPhone.

7. Deerfield, Ill.-based medical device maker Baxter International announced Aug. 13 that Hamilton Health Care System in Dalton, Ga., will be the first in the U.S. to deploy the PrisMax technology system to treat ICU patients with acute kidney injury.

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