Contracts for: Axolotl, GE, InterSystems, Sage

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Greater Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (gRrhio), in New York, has selected Axolotl's e2 technology and professional services to facilitate a federated, patient-centric health information exchange. Using Axolotl's integrated Record Locator Service (RLS) and its community-wide Master Patient Index (MPI), providers throughout the community will have the ability to access medication history, laboratory reports, and radiology reports/eImaging via a secure web portal. Physicians in gRrhio's service area will also use Axolotl's integrated e-prescribing solution and secure clinical messaging to receive patient data from multiple hospitals, reference laboratories, and imaging centers. Data will be delivered to physicians in a way that aligns with their needs and fits with their current workflow – directly to EMRs, to Axolotl's Elysium EMR or by fax. gRrhio, a HEAL NY funding recipient, covers a region of 9 counties, serving 1.2 million people.

GE Healthcare announced the first Canadian implementation of its new PET/CT technology at Saint John Regional Hospital, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Discovery STE is a fusion of the high-speed, high-resolution capabilities of GE’s computed tomography (CT) scanner with the metabolic and physiologic capabilities of its positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. The install comes from funded by the community and the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

InterSystems Corporation announced that Lockheed Martin Canada has selected its Ensemble integration software for the Canadian Forces Health Information System (CFHIS). The CFHIS program, awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2002, is a 10-year effort designed to enable more than 2,500 Canadian Forces (CF) healthcare providers located in clinics across Canada to share information securely and coordinate care for approximately 85,000 regular and reserve force personnel worldwide.

Sage Software Healthcare Division announced that Internal Medicine Associates (IMA), a 62 provider practice based in Bloomington, Ind., has selected Intergy EHR by Sage to improve efficiencies and better manage their rapidly increasing number of patient records. The result will be improved workflow between Internal Medicine Associates' nine sites, enhanced patient care, and increased efficiencies, according to the company.