Harris Healthcare and iWT Health Partner to Improve Patient Outcomes

Clinical Solutions Portfolio Expands with Distributor Agreement

Herndon, VA—The Clinical Solutions business unit of Harris Healthcare has entered into a Distributor agreement with iWT Health. Under the agreement, Harris Healthcare Clinical Solutions will sell products developed by iWT Health which are complementary to the Clinical Solution group’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and its existing Novus product line, which today includes Novus MedsNovus ClinDoc and Novus LaunchPad.

According to Santina Allen, Senior Executive Vice President, Harris Healthcare Clinical Solutions, “By partnering with iWT to expand our solution portfolio, we have strengthened our position as a ‘one-stop-shop’ in the clinical software marketspace. We are in a better position to deliver solutions across the acute care spectrum, and will continue to support clients with our innovative and flexible platform.”

The solutions entering into the Harris Healthcare Clinical Solutions portfolio include BedReady, the Notifi platform, Lynxit and Healthtrax.

  • BedReady is a comprehensive bed management solution designed to optimize patient flow and workflow in 100+ bed hospitals.
  • Notifi is an interconnected platform of alerts, reminders and analytics to help caregivers achieve coordinated patient care. Notifi includes Notifi Care to identify missing care and potential adverse events; Notifi Alerts, which intelligently analyzes the EHR and other data sources to alert staff to important status changes; and Notifi Reminders, which helps prepare patients for the care environment by providing appointment, insurance and pre-appointment task reminders.
  • Lynxit is a clinical communications system combining paging, messaging and alerts.
  • Healthtrax offers electronic whiteboards which automatically update with key information for in-room patients as well as unit-level caregivers.

“We are really happy to be partnering with Harris Healthcare,” says Frank Johnson, CEO, iWT Health. “The synergies among our products is fantastic—but more than that, we have found a partner that is just as excited about development as we are. Together, we’ll be delivering solutions that change the way patients and caregivers interact with one another—all for the better.”

Harris Healthcare and iWT invite you to schedule a demonstration of our advanced clinical software solutions.


With a 30-year history as a healthcare software provider, Harris Healthcare delivers a fully-integrated solution set to hospitals and clinics throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. We streamline processes, increase productivity, enhance business operations and drive positive clinical outcomes. Visit harrishealthcare.com for more detail.


iWT Health is a software product company focused on empowering better healthcare through innovation. iWT Health serves some of the biggest and smallest health systems across North America by providing applications beyond the typical tool set a health system possesses, specifically in the areas of bed management, clinical communications, intelligent data mining and alerting and electronic whiteboards. To learn more, visit iwthealth.com.

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A Little Approach to Big Data in Health Systems

A Little Approach to Big Data in Health Systems

It’s all too familiar that Big Data comes at “Big Cost”. Big Data has the potential (and in some cases the track record) to be a catalyst behind increasingly efficient and higher-quality healthcare – let’s call it “enlightened healthcare”. The demand for enlightened healthcare exists across thousands of providers regardless of setting or size. Making these Big Data tools affordable is essential to the spread of enlightened healthcare and health systems are spending a fortune on Big Data in pursuit. In the context of a healthcare macro environment that still needs to shed at least 20% in cost, this makes no sense.

HIMSS 2017

At this moment, nearly every person at iWT health is busy prepping for HIMSS 2017 where we will exhibit, visit, network, and sell our hearts out just like thousands of other healthcare IT professionals. I must admit as a healthcare professional who came from a background of hospital operations and performance improvement, I was astounded 2 year ago when I attended the HIMSS conference for the first time.

The size and scope of this conference is difficult to describe. This year, HIMSS17 is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, which has over 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space. There are dozens of companies with slightly different pitches for every shiny new technology one can imagine. Some of the larger EHR vendors have opulent exhibits seemingly the size of a city block. I stand amazed at the millions of dollars going into this one event every year which is only a fraction of the HIT spend in our healthcare system. I marvel at the overwhelming scale and size of this part of healthcare, that the average hospital employee will never experience.

And then I feel guilty.

I feel guilty because I remember the pressure on the people delivering care that are forced to do more with less every day. I feel guilty because I know the “knot in the gut” feeling health system leadership gets as they search for the annual 10% reduction in costs.

Are we attending HIMSS sharing that pain and pressure? Have we strived to deliver our technology for 10% less every year? Have we figured out to make our solutions last longer, upgrade easier, implement faster, or flex to patient care demands? Are we quietly happy to leave the burden of adoption, workflow and affordability to our customers? How much do we own this larger challenge?

Affordable and better healthcare for all will require the effort of our entire healthcare ecosystem – especially those of us claiming to develop and deploy transformative informative technologies – to create something exponentially different. That is hard work. HIMSS 2017 reminds me that we want to be part of their solution, not the problem.

Frank Johnson

CEO, iWT health