As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: CSC offers business and clinical consulting, as well as process, technology, and outsourcing services, to more than 700 clients worldwide. Its clients are hospitals, HMOs, academic medical centers, other healthcare delivery organizations, health plans, life sciences companies, and government entities. It offers a wide range of products and services, including clinical information systems implementation, meaningful use assessment and roadmaps, EHR implementation, IT planning, and information security services. For health plans, it offers ICD-10 implementation, business process services, outsourcing, and other services. CSC also offers healthcare IT and informatics systems, including electronic medical records, information exchanges, and data warehousing and analysis.
Value to healthcare providers: CSC has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 30 years. Today it manages the eHealth initiative for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. It also recently added CareVeillance, a new approach to clinical surveillance and quality reporting.