Columbus Regional Health (Columbus, Ind.) has deployed a CARESTREAM DRX-Transportable System/Lite to complete its conversion to DR. The DRX-Transportable System/Lite includes a wireless DRX Plus 3543 detector, wireless access point and tablet PC. It is used in two fluoroscopy rooms and a general exam room that has fixed detectors.
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As Hurricane Florence hurtles toward the East Coast, a new survey reveals that only slightly more than half of healthcare providers believe their organization's disaster plan is comprehensive enough to cover a variety of disaster scenarios both inside the organization and across the community. The findings are even more dire among specialty care providers such as cardiologists and endocrinologists who provide critical treatment to individuals with chronic diseases, with just 29 percent reporting that they have a comprehensive disaster plan in place.
Nordic is proud to announce that Donna K. Sollenberger has joined its Board of Directors. Sollenberger has served as executive vice president and CEO of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) since 2009. She oversees all clinical strategy and operations of the system, which includes five hospitals and 90 clinics.
Health Catalyst today launched its federally-certified Health Catalyst Patient Safety Organization (HC PSO) that protects all-cause-harm patient safety data derived from the company's Patient Safety Monitor™ suite of software applications. Health Catalyst Patient safety experts will work closely with clients to collect, detect, intervene, learn, and prevent all-cause patient harm, all within the legal-protection of the HC PSO.
Impact Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, announced today that it has been ranked number three on Consulting Magazine’s Best Small Firms to Work For list. This is the ninth time Impact Advisors has been recognized on the list.
ScImage, Inc. is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Cardiac Imaging, Inc. at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s 23 rd Annual Scientific Session. ScImage, an industry leader in comprehensive enterprise imaging and reporting, is leveraging its unique Cloud architecture to support acquisition from even the most remote locations. Cardiology images are available immediately for anytime, anywhere review and reading.
Verge Health, the industry’s leading risk management software provider for hospitals and health systems, and Mitis Group Select (MG Select), a healthcare IT professional services firm, have forged an exclusive partnership to help transition prospective Verge customers to the Converge Platform, encompassing patient and employee safety, practitioner management, and organizational compliance.
Carestream Health has started shipping a new version of software for its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System that offers new standard features as well as optional enhanced metal artifact reduction software that can improve visibility of anatomy around metallic objects. Carestream’s OnSight 3D Extremity System uses a large-area detector that captures a 3D extremity image in a single rotation that takes only 25 seconds.
In an effort to further advance health in America, the American Hospital Association (AHA) today launched the AHA Center for Health Innovation to guide hospitals and health systems as they respond to the change around them. The AHA Center for Health Innovation’s work will focus on providing forward-looking market insights, novel partnerships within and outside of the health care field, unique leadership development opportunities, and enhanced capabilities to spread leading practices at-scale.
Nearly 100 percent of chief medical information officers (CMIOs) in U.S. hospitals believe medication management improvement initiatives are having a positive impact and that patient safety issues are less likely to occur today, as compared to 5 years ago, according to a new survey from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS). The survey of physician leaders, sponsored by DrFirst, also revealed that CMIOs believe there is more work to be done to address gaps that could potentially impact patient safety.
As part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen patient safety and reduce costs, University of Louisville Hospital and University of Louisville Physicians have partnered with Health Catalyst® to implement the Data Operating System (DOS™) and leverage the company's outcomes' improvement professional services.
Vocera Communications, Inc., a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, recently released a new analytics solution that aggregates data about how and when care teams communicate. Intuitive dashboards and reports from the analytics solution provide holistic insight into the number of voice calls, texts, alarms and alerts clinicians receive. This information can help hospitals and health systems diagnose workflow trends, identify root cause of sentinel events, and improve operational and clinical efficiencies.
Zingbox, the provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform, today announced a strategic partnership with the non-profit Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS). Working together, the two organizations will advance best practices for the acquisition and sharing of cyber risk data for medical devices. The partnership will deliver in real time key information to enable optimally configured and secured devices for patient safety and privacy.
Vocera Communications, Inc., a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Arizona has expanded Vocera technology enterprise-wide. Initially used in the emergency department (ED), the Vocera solution is now being deployed throughout the 406-bed hospital, enabling physicians and nurses to collaborate quickly using secure texting and hands-free voice communication. The solution is also empowering YRMC patients, connecting them directly to caregivers during their hospital stay.
Information technology executives from nine of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations gathered in Chicago as part of the annual Scottsdale Institute Summer CIO Summit to discuss technological and entrepreneurial innovations in healthcare. The two-day event featured multiple speakers exploring a number of topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Machine Learning (ML) to voice-controlled Virtual Assistants (VA).
Woman's Hospital, a leading expert on pregnancy and childbirth, has selected Health Catalyst, a leader in next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, to help improve the health of the communities it serves. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Woman's will implement the Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™) to solve the problem of information systems that hold critical data in silos, inhibiting population-based health management and thwarting the coordination of care across communities.
Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the number one spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review platform, outranking every other competitor in the Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) market category. Novarad has five times as many 5-Star reviews as the 2nd place vendor.
Iatric® Systems, Inc., a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments, today announced that it has been acquired by Harris Computer Systems (“Harris”) through its Healthcare group. Iatric Systems will be run as an independent business unit within Harris. Frank Fortner, a long-term Iatric Systems senior executive has been named as Executive Vice President for Iatric Systems.
Phoenixville Hospital (Phoenixville, Pa.) installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus System, two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems and five DRX-1 Systems to serve its radiology department, ER, OR, ICU and NICU.
MedicaSoft today announced it has appointed Helen Figge, BS, PharmD, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS as Chief Strategy Officer. Figge is an expert healthcare innovator and futurist with a wide variety of healthcare IT experience and leadership skills.