A Texas hospital network has chosen Medhost's electronic health record platform, as well as clinical and financial solutions, for the IT needs of its two hospitals.
Through the deal, terms of which were not disclosed in a release. Carrus Hospitals in Sherman, Texas will implement Medhost's enterprise solutions in its two medical facilities. Carrus comprises a 16-bed acute care specify hospital and a 24-bed rehabilitation hospital.
"Long-term acute care facilities and rehabilitation hospitals, like Carrus Hospitals, have unique clinical and financial challenges, such as multi-disciplinary teams needing access to patient data so they can work in parallel," said Craig Herrod, Medhost president. "Carrus Hospitals is a great example of a health care facility leveraging the latest available technology to help overcome these challenges. Medhost is proud to provide Carrus Hospitals a comprehensive solution that aligns with its business, clinical and regulatory demands and for the opportunity to be part oft he organization's strategy to continually provide high-quality care."
Vanderbilt University's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Memphis Bioworks Foundation have agreed to work together to develop medical device technology concepts coming out of the university, most specifically by giving Vanderbilt applicants fast-track access to Bioworks' ZeroTo510 incubator. The partnership also will give VU-based startups better access to investment capital via Bioworks' relationship with pre-seed and early-stage firm Innova.
A South Carolina dialysis facility owned by Nashville-based Dialysis Clinic, Inc. could lose its Medicare reimbursements, according to the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a public notice this week reporting that the facility had failed to meet infection control standards and would not be reimbursed for services provided after July 25.
Jessica Emler, a spokeswoman for the center's parent company based in Nashville, said an inspection of the facility was conducted on June 27. The company was notified about the center's deficiencies a few days later. Emler said the company has until July 12 to review the regulator's report and put together a plan to make the changes that will allow it to stay in compliance. The process would allow for a second inspection of the office on or before July 25 to re-establish the facility's compliance. “We have no plans to close this facility,” Emler said.