Tech Tidbits From Around NH
Amazon Care eyes New Hampshire … and more
Through a $25,000 grant from the inaugural Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Seed Fund Program, Plymouth State University is preparing to equip its students, in all majors, with data analytics skills. PSU, one of 19 institutions to receive funding, said it will be developing a Data Analytics Learning Community and is offering an interdisciplinary course during the spring semester that blends data analytics with traditional history coursework.
Concord Hospital has implemented a new program using BD Pyxis IV Prep software aimed at ensuring the accuracy of hundreds of intravenous medications prepared daily in its pharmacy, enhancing patient safety and improving their care. The IV Prep software and new pharmacy processes add multiple computer-aided, barcoded and photographed checks to the process of formulating IV medication. They help pharmacy technicians compound the medications; help the pharmacist verify that medications are accurate; and maintain a record of every medication, their ingredients, the compounding process and the patient who received the IV, said Regina Martin, director of the hospital’s pharmacy. “This is a major overhaul of how we make IVs,” she added.
IT systems provider Connection has been named Hewlett Packard Enterprise Federal GreenLake Partner of the Year for its “
commitment and collaboration in advancing their customers’ IT-as-a-service experience aligned to capacity usage,” said Joe Ayers, vice president and general manager, U.S. East sales at HPE.
Amazon Care, a subsidiary of Amazon that provides telehealth services, has filed paperwork to operate in 21 more states, including New Hampshire. Amazon Care was launched a year ago as an app providing on-demand chat and video consultations with medical professionals for Amazon’s employees in the Seattle area. Users can also book in-person visits at their home or office with clinicians. But in recent weeks Amazon Care has incorporated in Bew Hampshire as well as Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming, according to the online publication Stat.