Partnerships: Healthvision & eClinicalWorks; Mallinckrodt & Premier
Healthvision, a health IT provider, announced a seventh application partner with their e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership Program, with the addition of eClinicalWorks' Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution. Healthvision's e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership program certifies that partner health IT applications, including EHR, EMR and e-prescribing, are able to exchange clinical patient data through the HIE platform according to the requirements outlined in ASTM's Continuity of Care Record (CCR) standard. Healthvision's HIE platform electronically links all members of the patient care team, including physicians, hospitals, labs and other stakeholders, for the purpose of sharing key clinical data among all providers and developing a complete electronic data record for all patients. The HIE platform creates an interconnected, comprehensive electronic health record of both inpatient and ambulatory data. These patient data records are then delivered to all care team participants, either through implemented EMR or EHR applications or through web-based portal views. Healthvision's architecture ensures private and secure data exchange while providing a patient-centric data repository from multiple sources.

In yet another deal for Premier Purchasing Partners, Mallinckrodt announced that it has signed agreements covering five of its imaging product categories with the large U.S.-based healthcare alliance. The agreements' terms span three years, and should broaden the scope of Mallinckrodt products available to Premier member healthcare facilities. The products covered by these agreements include Mallinckrodt's complete portfolio of contrast media agents, radiopharmaceuticals, barium, and injectors, all of which are used to perform various diagnostic imaging procedures. Also for the first time, the company's OptiMARK (gadoversetamide injection) magnetic resonance contrast agent will be available to all Premier members. Premier also recently announced similar deals with Agfa and Fuji.