Contracts & Installations Roundup

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Agfa HealthCare recently unveiled a series of pilot projects for ORBIS, a comprehensive enterprise healthcare IT system, in three Belgian hospitals, including Imelda, Bonheiden; Bois de l'Abbaye, Seraing; and AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk.

USF Health will break ground this month on the first of its Centers for Advanced Healthcare. This $100 million project will include a first round infrastructure of $15 million of information technology to provide the foundation for safer, quality, outcome driven healthcare and excellent service. In addition, USF has partnered with and will become a national demonstration center for Allscripts.

Sue A. de Mille Women's Diagnostic Center of Dallas, Texas, has installed Aurora Imaging Technology Inc.'s 1.5T Dedicated Breast MRI System with Bilateral UltraRODEO (Rotating Delivery of Excitation Off-Resonance).

DeJarnette Research Systems Inc. has announced that Atlanta Health Systems based in Morristown, N.J,. has purchased four dyseCT workflow engines which will provide CT workflow enhancements at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J.

Elekta's systems for radiation oncology recently have become available at the Warsaw Cancer Center in Poland. The Center has installed the Elekta Synergy, to deliver more targeted treatments using intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).

eRAD has announced that The Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., a 300-bed facility, has installed its eRAD PACS.

Evolved Digital Systems Inc. announced that earlier this year Brooklyn Medical Associates (BMA), based in Fort Wayne, Ind. has installed RadWeb, the company’s RIS offering.
 
GE Healthcare announced recently that University of South Florida Physicians Group (USFPG) at USF Health will expand its current relationship with the company through a comprehensive product upgrade of the former IDX Flowcast system.

Imaging Dynamics Company recently announced that it installed its Xplorer DR unit in India at the Apollo Hospitals Group - the largest private healthcare provider in Asia and fourth largest in the world.

Intelerad announced that Axcess Management Group has installed the company’s INTELEPACS at their outpatient clinics in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla.

Iron Mountain Inc. announced that PinnacleHealth has deployed the company’s Comprehensive Health Information Management (CHM) Program and X-ray on Demand service.

San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) became the 500th hospital organization to select McKesson’s Horizon Surgical Manager.  CHW will deploy the surgical management system across seven hospitals throughout the western U.S.

ODS Medical recently announced the following locations for installs of the company’s PACScomm and PACSstore systems: Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota, Montefiore Hospital in New York, MRI Center of Idaho, and Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin.  

Optimum Lightpath announced it has been selected to engineer, build, install and maintain a new metro ethernet wide-area network (WAN) for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System. LIJ is one of the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare systems and the largest healthcare system in New York state. The WAN will be used – in part – to transmit large medical images and other files.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, Texas, has selected PatientKeeper's Physician Information System. In addition, PatientKeeper will provide physicians access to all available clinical information even during scheduled and unscheduled system downtimes of their MEDITECH system.

St. Vincent's Medical Center, a 397-bed acute care hospital and a leading referral center serving southwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., and a member of Ascension Health, this week announced the deployment of PatientKeeper's Mobile Clinical Results. The deployment includes integration with St. Vincent's IDX Carecast system.
 
Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, a large orthopedic practice in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, has selected Sectra PACS for each of their six locations.

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. this week announced that Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., has installed five Infinix-i series catheterization labs. The labs are part of a suite of cardiac imaging systems, including Toshiba’s Aquilion CFX CT scanner, designed to reveal cardiovascular disease (CVD) at its earliest stages.