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Vendor Notebook: Kettering Health Network to deploy MedAssets solutions

MedAssets, based in Atlanta, has announced that the Kettering Health Network, a Dayton, Ohio-based health network comprised of seven hospitals and more than 60 healthcare facilities, has selected key components of the company’s Spend and Clinical Resource Management solutions to help optimize overall financial performance. Kettering will use a combination of MedAssets’ strategic sourcing services, clinical cost management capabilities and tools to analyze the purchase and use of supplies.

Siemens Financial Services of Iselin, N.J., recently completed a $10.9 million real estate financing deal to support the development of a new healthcare property by Mohr Health. The financing, including land costs, building construction and permanent building financing, will help Post Acute Medical, LLC, build and operate a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital, known as the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Westover Hills, in San Antonio, Texas.

Pegasystems, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of business process management solutions, has unveiled a redesigned Care Management solution, featuring program design accelerators and more tightly embedded workflow integration with clinical guideline systems. The solution is designed to enable healthcare insurers, hospitals and pharmacy benefit managers to reduce use costs and deliver higher quality care.

MSA Executive Search, based in Kansas City, Mo., has been retained by the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida/Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., to conduct the search for a new chief administrative officer.

Lawson Software of St. Paul, Minn., has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GGC Software Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, and Infor.

Virtual Accounts Receivable Outsourcing, LLC, a West Chester, Pa.-based provider of business process outsourcing solutions, has signed a three-year contract with the Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System to manage the two-hospital system’s patient revenue cycle.

The Pan-American Life Insurance Group, based in New Orleans, has launched Pan-American Private Client, a Miami-based subsidiary that will provide full service life and health insurance for high net worth individuals living outside the United States.

TeleTracking Technologies of Pittsburgh has released the Patient Flow Dashboard, powered by TeleTracking XT, designed to help hospital leadership monitor the real-time status of enterprise-wide flow operations and increase revenue from existing capacity.

VHA, an Irving, Texas-based national healthcare network, has announced that the Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., will implement PriceLYNX, VHA’s price-benchmarking service.

DOMA Technologies of Virginia Beach, Va., has been awarded two task orders to provide remote coding, feedback and reporting for the Army. The awards are for the Bassett Army Community Hospital in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin, Calif. DOMA will provide certified coders as necessary to code, abstract, analyze and assemble medical record data.

TCS Healthcare Technologies of Auburn, Calif., has reported that AvMed Health Plans of Miami has successfully implemented a new care management software system using the company’s Acuity Advanced Care solution.

Geonetric, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based developer of online solutions for healthcare facilities, has released VitalSite 6, the next generation of its content management system platform.

PatientPoint, an Orlando, Fla.-based provider of self-service and revenue cycle management applications, has announced a partnership with Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, a 40-location urology group based in New York, to deploy the company’s self-service check-in technology to supplement existing processes for improving patient data collection and associated reporting.

Healthcare Management Partners, LLC, based in New York, has announced agreements to manage Allendale County Hospital in Fairfax, S.C., Barnwell County Hospital in Barnwell, S.C., and Bamberg County Hospital in Bamberg, S.C. The appointment of HMP as the manager of the three hospitals is the continuation of a process by HMP and Dobbs Equity partners, LLC, to develop a regional hospital system.

Novation, an Irving, Texas-based healthcare supply contracting company serving members of VHA, the University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista, has awarded an agreement to Kimberly-Clark Professional of Roswell, Ga., for surface disinfecting wipes.

IncentaHEALTH, a Denver-based healthcare technology firm, has announced the launch by Kaiser Permanente Denver of the nation’s first community-wide program that rewards weight loss and good health with cash and prizes. The new Weigh and Win program is being offered in the greater Denver area on the incentaHEALTH platform.

ChartWise Medical Systems of Wakefield, R.I., has announced that Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky., will deploy the company’s ChartWise:CDI clinical documentation software to help maximize DRG-related reimbursements, reduce Medicare audit risk and provide oversight and compliance.

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