Healthcare IT

Leidos Lands Three VA Blood Bank, Repository IT Contracts; Steve Comber Comments

Leidos will provide technical and program management support to the Department of Veterans Affairs for healthcare information technology operations under three contracts worth $16 million combined. The VA’s office of information and technology for product development awarded two contracts for IT and project management services to support the agency’s blood bank and MyHealtheVet …

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Informatica Unveils Healthcare Application Retirement Offering; Amit Walia, Dave Wilson Comment

Informatica has introduced an application retirement offering for healthcare customers that work to modernize business applications. The new tool is built based on the Informatica Data Archive platform and works to retain necessary data and consolidate information technology infrastructure upon retirement of legacy systems, Informatica said Tuesday. Dave Wilson, senior director …

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Yasmine Winkler: UnitedHealthcare Helps Consumers Pay Medical Bills Through Online Service

A UnitedHealthcare electronic bill-payment service has processed more than $20 million in medical payments to more than 20,000 providers to date. UHC’s myClaims Manager platform is built with an InstaMed technology to help plan participants across the U.S. manage their medical claims and help member organizations receive healthcare-related payments, United …

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Xerox to Help PatientPoint Clients Install Health Mgmt Software; Charles Fred Comments

Xerox will work with PatientPoint to help healthcare clients adopt PatientPoint’s electronic check-in and population health management platform under a $28 million contract. PatientPoint designed the software product for medical professionals to engage patients in their own care through mobile and online communications, Xerox said Tuesday. Xerox will help PatientPoint clients …

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Lockheed, University of Miami Team to Develop Predictive Health Analytics Tools; Karoom Brown Comments

Lockheed Martin will collaborate with the University of Miami to further develop predictive modeling techniques and data analytics technology for managing healthcare information. The team aims to integrate predictive analytics into UM Health System’s operations and help clinicians access and secure real-time patient data, Lockheed said Tuesday. Karoom Brown, a …

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Philips Survey IDs Clinical Tech, Mobile as Major Purchases by Healthcare Orgs; Joe Frassica Comments

More than half of respondents to a Royal Philips survey of healthcare executives cited clinical devices and mobile technologies as among their major information technology investments targeted toward compliance. Interoperability, mobile connectivity and applications were also mentioned as items on the agendas of health IT executives in 2014, Philips said Monday. Fifty-nine …

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Tara Mahoney: Avaya Platforms Built to Help Health Orgs Manage Privacy, Security

More than 5,500 healthcare organizations worldwide use Avaya‘s communication and collaboration platforms to facilitate delivery of medical services to patients. Avaya spent more than $2.5 billion within the past six years to research and develop tools for hospitals to manage patient information, the company said Monday. Tara Mahoney, senior director …

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Gerald Cohen: Information Builders Aims to Help Healthcare Providers Meet Business Demands

Information Builders has worked to help its healthcare customers access and process large amounts of data from disparate sources through business intelligence and analytics platforms. Clients use WebFOCUS, DataMigrator and iWay platform offerings to deliver patient care, manage population health, manage finances and address compliance risks, Information Builders said Monday. …

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Marcus Collier: General Dynamics to Support Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

A General Dynamics business unit has won a $138 million contract to help the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center perform clinical services for service members and veterans. General Dynamics Information Technology’s traumatic brain injury specialists, healthcare workers and service coordinators will be deployed across 15 medical treatment sites of …

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Dell, Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record System to be Offered Nationwide

Dell’s healthcare and life sciences unit has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to deliver electronic health record services to health institutions nationwide, based on the clinic’s Epic Systems-developed EHR, Modern Healthcare reported Monday. Joseph Conn writes the EHR system can either be installed and run on-site or remotely hosted and delivered …

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