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Jan. 22: Healthcare analytics, big data, and BI vendor news

Author | Date January 22, 2014

Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians announce clinical alliance: Today, the Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians, one of the nation’s top providers of corporate preventive healthcare services, announced a formal agreement between the two organizations, known as a “clinical alliance,” that will allow both entities to leverage the individual strengths of each organization, resulting in the highest levels of quality patient care. Each organization will remain completely independent of one another.

Surgical Information Systems expands availability of SIS analytics powered by QlikView to hundreds of hospitals nationwide: Surgical Information Systems (‘SIS’), a leader in perioperative information systems, and QlikTech, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), announced today the companies have renewed their joint agreement to expand the use of the QlikView platform in conjunction with SIS Analytics to support perioperative performance success.

Philips launches new Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services business group: Royal Philips today announced the formation of Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, a new business group within Philips’ Healthcare sector that offers hospitals and health systems the customized clinical programs, advanced data analytics and interoperable, cloud-based platforms necessary to implement new models of care.

Parkview Health extends client partnership with Streamline Health via new three-year agreement for additional business analytics solutions: Streamline Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of knowledge management solutions for healthcare providers, today announced a new contract with existing client Parkview Health to add business analytics and denials management to the client’s current suite of Streamline Health solutions. These additions will enable Parkview to improve their current reporting and analytical capabilities across the revenue cycle while consolidating the multitude of solutions currently used to gather the information required to run the business. By implementing the business analytics and denial management solutions from Streamline Health, Parkview can significantly expedite existing processes and improve the consistency of accessing critical data and information required to maximize both financial and operational performance.

Sernova’s disruptive regenerative medicine technologies set to improve the treatment of chronic diseases while reducing healthcare costs: London, Ontario-based Sernova Corp. is developing a better way to treat the disease involving the replacement of lost pancreatic islets, whose function is to read blood sugar levels and release insulin into the blood, normalizing blood sugar levels. To bring this therapy to reality, the company has developed a small, thin credit card sized medical device, called the Cell Pouch System™, which is inserted under the skin into which new islets are placed, replacing the endocrine function of the pancreas. The islets connect to the blood stream and function normally, eliminating the need to take insulin either by injections or insulin pump. As well, with normal glucose control, the diabetes complications are expected to be significantly reduced.

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