8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

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

1. The Hiawatha (Kan.) Hospital Association — which includes Hiawatha Community Hospital, Hiawatha Family Practice Clinic and the Highland Clinic — is transitioning to athenahealth's EHR platform.

2. Salem (Ill.) Township Hospital President John Kessler told board members Sept. 27 the facility's athenahealth EHR system is fully operational.

3, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin, MD, said the VA will award Cerner a contract for the health system's EHR within the next month

4. Edmonton, Canada-based Alberta Health Services, the single health authority for Alberta, signed a $459 million agreement with Epic to deploy its EHR system.

5. Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., transitioned to Sentara eCare, which enables the use of an Epic-based EMR system.

6. Washington (Pa.) Hospital launched Pathpoint, an app to improve patient wayfinding at the facility.

7. Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System is adding teleneurology and telepsychiatry to its telemedicine offerings through Specialists On Call.

8. Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute partnered with Tempus to improve care for breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer patients.

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