9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

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

1. Cambridge, Mass.-based genomic analysis company Foundation Medicine and New York-based software company Flatiron Health launched a HIPAA-compliant information database to assist cancer researchers. 

2. University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust picked Epic over competitor Cerner to supply its EHR.

3. Woodbury, N.J.-based Inspira Health Network chose Cerner to implement its IT system, which is called InspiraOne.

4. Morehead, Ky.-based St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Bellefontaine, Ohio-based Mary Rutan Hospital and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico-based Bella Vista Hospital recently decided to use Meditech's 6.1 EHR platform. 

5. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center leveraged its Meditech EHR to develop a nurse navigator.

6. SigmaCare and DrFirst collaborated to streamline medical communication at long-term and post-acute healthcare facilities.

7. IBM Watson will work with the biopharmaceutical company Celgene to develop a drug safety project.  

8. Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center selected Kyruus, a provider search and scheduling solutions company, to improve patient-provider matching and appointment availability. 

9. Irvine, Calif.-based healthcare system St. Joseph Health now uses the security solution MobileIron and the file sharing platform Box to secure shared patient data across its facilities in California and Texas.

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