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152 VA Medical Centers to Implement Intelligent InSites to Improve Health Care Efficiency

Intelligent InSites to Provide Enterprise-Wide Software Solution for Department of Veterans Affairs’ $543 Million RTLS Contract

Fargo, ND – February 20, 2013 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of real-time operational intelligence for healthcare in the government and commercial sectors, has been selected to provide the enterprise-wide software solution for the Department of Veterans Affairs’  (VA) $543 million Real Time Location System (RTLS) contract, as a subcontractor to the prime contractor, HP Enterprise Services.

The five-year contract will provide 152 medical centers in the 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) and seven Consolidated Medical Outpatient Pharmacy facilities with a real-time, system-wide solution to help improve operational efficiency, quality, satisfaction, and compliance. The solution supports VA’s objectives to decrease operational costs, reduce delays in patient care, and increase clinical efficiencies and staff productivity.

“The flexibility of the Intelligent InSites platform, including its ability to empower multiple applications to deliver real-time operational intelligence across multiple use cases and multiple facilities, supports VA’s vision to improve health care efficiency across the VA enterprise,” said Kimberly Brayley, Director, RTLS Project Management Office, Veterans Health Administration.

Real-Time Operational Intelligence

By automatically collecting data from millions of RTLS and RFID tags on VA medical equipment, surgical instruments, and supplies, the Intelligent InSites solution will provide VA with unprecedented visibility, analytics, and intelligence into its operational processes.  Initial use cases include asset management, cath lab supply management, sterile processing workflow, and automated temperature monitoring.  Future use cases include patient wander management, hand hygiene monitoring, emergency department workflow, and operating room workflow.

Enterprise-Wide Architecture

The Intelligent InSites software platform is designed to span multiple hospitals across large healthcare systems, aggregating and processing data to provide real-time operational intelligence at the department level, hospital level, and healthcare system level.  At the level of a VA Medical Center, the Intelligent InSites solution will help VA employees impact operational processes and patient care in real time.  At a regional and national level, the enterprise-wide capabilities of the Intelligent InSites platform will allow VA to monitor, benchmark, and improve system-wide operational performance and process improvement initiatives, resulting in increased healthcare efficiency and improved Veteran care.

Open Platform, Open APIs

A fundamental aspect of the Intelligent InSites solution is the ability for 3rd-party developers, IT departments, and healthcare solution providers to build real-time-enabled solutions on the Intelligent InSites software platform, or to integrate with the Intelligent InSites solution to provide or leverage real-time information from across the enterprise.  Everything within the Intelligent InSites platform is accessible through open application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing developers to easily build new solutions and leverage the real-time operational intelligence within the Intelligent InSites solution.

For VA, current integrations to the Intelligent InSites platform include Censis Technologies for sterile processing and surgical instrument tracking, WaveMark for cath lab supply management, and VA’s asset management solution, AEMS/MERS.  In addition, Intelligent InSites will integrate with VA’s electronic health record software, VistA CPRS, to augment operational processes with contextually-relevant clinical data.

“The VA healthcare system is a recognized leader in healthcare—both for the quality of their clinical care and for their use of healthcare information technology to transform and improve their operations and patient care,” said Margaret Laub, President and CEO of Intelligent InSites.  “As the current enterprise platform provider to VA for its successful deployment across the seven medical centers of VISN 11, we are extremely honored to expand our service to the VA and provide system-wide service to our nation’s Veterans.”

About Intelligent InSites

Intelligent InSites helps transform healthcare with real-time operational intelligence that improves care, enhances the human experience, and increases efficiency. Through its open, real-time, healthcare platform, Intelligent InSites automatically collects and processes data from multiple data sources such as EHRs, financial systems, building systems, sensory and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), mobility solutions, and other healthcare IT solutions–then provides actionable intelligence to achieve cost savings, operational excellence, and better care. By utilizing the enterprise-wide architecture of the InSites platform, healthcare systems can leverage all legacy, current, and future data sources to optimize their technology investments across the entire organization, then have the flexibility to meet changing organizational, regulatory, and compliance needs. For more information, please visit www.intelligentinsites.com.

February 20, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

CalHIPSO Partners with CleraDATA to Provide HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Hosting & Security Services to its Members

Phoenix, AZ, January 10, 2012 – - ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with CalHIPSO, the largest federally designated Regional Extension Center in the United States. Under the agreement, ClearDATA will offer HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting, offsite backup, disaster recovery, and HIPAA privacy and security services to health care providers in California, including CalHIPSO’s membership of over 8,500 providers in 56 counties throughout California.

“Reducing IT costs, improving system reliability, and ensuring security and privacy of patient information is critically important to all healthcare providers and organizations,” said Speranza Avram, CalHIPSO CEO. “Partnering with ClearDATA for its cloud computing solutions and HIPAA security services provides an excellent resource for our members to increase their operational efficiency and meet regulatory compliance requirements.”

“CalHIPSO is generating impressive results helping its members achieve Meaningful Use via the adoption of Electronic Health Record software and improved HIPAA security practices,” said Darin Brannan, president and CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “ClearDATA is proud to partner with a national leader such as CalHIPSO, and to offer its members a full selection of HIPAA-compliant solutions and services.”

ClearDATA is 100% focused on providing healthcare cloud computing services to the healthcare industry, and no other industry. Its team of cloud computing and healthcare IT experts help providers in small, medium, and large healthcare organizations to achieve Meaningful Use, reduce IT costs, improve productivity, and ensure regulatory compliance.

About CalHIPSO

CalHIPSO is a not-for-profit organization founded by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH). As one of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers (REC), CalHIPSO helps California clinicians navigate the complicated world of electronic health record adoption and meaningful use by providing technical services at no cost to eligible providers and competitively priced Health eServices to specialists and other clinicians. CalHIPSO is the largest regional extension center in the country, with more than 8,500 provider members working in community clinics, rural hospitals and clinics, small and solo private practices and public hospitals.   Visit www.calhipso.org for more information

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@)cleardata.net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

February 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.