8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

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

1. Northwell Health has begun rolling out the use of Microsoft Teams, a cloud-based communication platform, for secure messaging between clinicians at the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based health system.

2. Cleveland Clinic partnered with Google Assistant to allow users to receive health and wellness content directly from the digital voice assistant.

3. Department of Defense went live Sept. 7 on its new Cerner EHR at four sites in California and Idaho.

4. Mayo Clinic announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Google, which will provide the Rochester, Minn.-based health system with technological support to advance digital healthcare innovation.

5. Eastland (Texas) Memorial Hospital, Pawhuska (Okla.) Hospital and Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Mich., each recently partnered with Cerner to implement the vendor's EHR cloud-based platform.

6. Grand Rapids-based Metro Health — University of Michigan Health implemented a Vocera clinical communication application for clinicians to help reduce stroke time to treatment from 53 minutes to 29 minutes.

7. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System and the IBM Data Science Elite team announced Sept. 10 a collaboration to develop an artificial intelligence model to detect sepsis mortality risk.

8. Christie Clinic in Champaign, Ill., will move its patients' medical records Oct. 1 to Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Clinic's Epic EHR system.

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