Former Siemens Chief Medical Officer Donald Rucker, MD, according to several news reports, has been named as the new National Coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. and the global leader in healthcare communications, today released the first of two reports on the results of the annual mobility strategies in healthcare survey. This research, conducted by Spok since 2011, is designed to assess mobile workflow enablement progress and trends in hospitals across the country. More than 300 healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. responded to this year’s questions about mobile strategy development, bring your own device (BYOD) policies, communications infrastructure, and opportunities to improve mobile communications.
Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI), a leading provider of perinatal software, is celebrating 20 years of success in the healthcare market. What began as a service company to the Peritronic product has evolved into the development of the OBIX Perinatal Data System that incorporates changes in technology, regulations, and standards in the obstetrical department to support hospitals’ strategic initiatives across the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will install Sectra PACS in their healthcare enterprise. The Sectra solution, integrated with UPHS’s radiology information system, Epic Radiant, and the Epic EMR, will enable access and sharing of images and information across the entire clinical pathway. Additionally, UPHS and Sectra will enter into a development and research partnership within enterprise diagnostic imaging.
QuadraMed Patient Identity Solutions, a division of Harris Healthcare, today announced it has been awarded two competitive contracts for its Master Patient Index (MPI) Clean-Up services by Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon, Washington, and San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, California. Preliminary work has already begun on both projects by the QuadraMed clean-up services team at its centralized operations center in Plano, Texas.
Cornerstone Advisors has been selected to lead the MEDITECH Client Server (C/S) to 6.1 READY Implementation at Bothwell Regional Health Center (Sedalia, Missouri). This enterprise-wide implementation will move Bothwell’s acute and ambulatory environments to MEDITECH’s most contemporary electronic health record, version 6.1.
DrFirst, the innovative leader in delivering medication management solutions that improve clinical workflows, enable secure care collaboration and enhance patient safety, announces that it has received recognition from two leading publications for its positive corporate culture and employee-centric work environment.
PerfectServe® is hosting two complimentary educational webinars. In the first, practice administrators and physicians can learn new assessment methods to improve practice operational efficiencies in coping with health reform changes. For the second webinar, physicians, nurses and health system IT professionals will learn a standardized approach to handoff and transfer communication to assure a patient’s smooth, safe and timely transition to the next care setting.
Healthcare leaders are tasked with managing the most complex and changeable industry on Earth, one in which access to the right information at the right time is mission critical. Yet many are almost literally drowning in information as they struggle to collect and interpret data from dozens of IT systems and hundreds of reports in competing formats.
GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, hit a new milestone with the number of patients using its technology to engage in their health care: 3.75 million inpatients and 900,000 outpatients for a total of 4.6 million patients in 2016. This milestone was made possible through a seventh consecutive year of significant growth for the company – GetWellNetwork added more than 100 new client facilities and expansions last year and extended its cross-continuum patient engagement platform to more than 150 clinics nationwide with the acquisition of Seamless Medical Systems earlier this year.