Vocera Communications, Inc., a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that its Experience Innovation Network has co-designed a new aim within its membership to drive global sustainable change across healthcare. For more than seven years, the Vocera Experience Innovation Network and its members have changed the dialogue in the industry by putting science behind the human experience and restoring human connections to healthcare. This fall network members, patients, clinician leaders, hospital executives, military representatives, and select partners began outlining the ideal standards for a future of caring.
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In March, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the release of its new Socioeconomic Health Score that can help predict hospital readmission risk. Now, with the new release of easy-to-integrate APIs, healthcare organizations can have access to real-time delivery of the Readmissions Risk Score, one of several scores available from the LexisNexis Socioeconomic Health Score suite. The clinically validated attributes and risk score are available to all types of healthcare organizations – providers, payers, pharmacy and life sciences.
Kronos Incorporated today announced that it has been honored for the second consecutive year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. Kronos jumped 19 spots to #44 on the 2019 list, which is based solely on the input of employees who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments, and companies on Glassdoor’s online review platform.
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) members voted to support the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions LexID® as a universal patient identifier (UPI) at their recent workgroup meeting in November. This is an important step for the healthcare industry to address preventable errors by helping to ensure accurate identification of patients using a UPI. It assists in uniquely identifying each patient throughout disparate healthcare systems.
Building upon its commitment to quality and patient safety, KAMMCO released a new Opioid/Controlled Substances dashboard for physicians, hospitals and behavioral health providers participating in the KAMMCO network of health information exchanges. The tool supplements the existing Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) currently available in most states.
Proximity Systems, Inc., the leading provider of innovative technology furniture solutions to healthcare, in partnership with ICWUSA, today announced the Proximity EXA-6200, a new cabinet design that incorporates an articulated arm that is ergonomically designed to improve the ability of hospital staff to interact with patients. The adjustable arm can be raised or lowered 16 inches to enable staff to work standing or sitting and swivels horizontally a full 180 degrees.
TeleTracking, a progressive voice that is leading the movement to transform healthcare with operational command centers designed to improve patient care, is providing the technology platform powering Broward Health’s new Patient Logistics Center. The goal of the Patient Logistics Center is to streamline operations, placing patients at the most appropriate level of care in the least amount of time—subsequently freeing up resources and staff to care for patients.
Medecision, the leader in population health and care management solutions, announced today its Aerial Complex Care Management™ and Aerial Insights™ solutions are among the first in the nation to earn Population Health Management Prevalidation status by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in 2018. The NCQA Prevalidation for Population Health Management, a new designation for NCQA, identifies technology solutions that have functionality and practices that help health plans and other organizations meet population health management-related standards in NCQA accreditation programs.
Netlims, a global leader in laboratory information systems (LIS), announced that it has been selected to implement its flagship LabOS product across the African continent for Lancet Laboratories, a major African laboratory. LabOS will support an extensive range of services, such as clinical laboratories, microbiology, anatomic pathology and genetic services, and will serve a broad team of technicians, physicians, veterinarians, and patients. The system will be implemented in more than 500 service centers and 150 laboratories and hospitals (including five large regional reference labs), deployment has begun at several sites.
Access today announced that it has released EFR Mobile. This unique product makes the company’s powerful electronic forms and eSignatures functionality accessible via tablets, smartphones, and other portable devices.
Clearwater and CyberMDX have entered into a partnership to simplify and automate the identification, inventorying, assessment and risk analysis of networked medical devices, using Clearwater’s IRM|ProTM—an Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Software—and CyberMDX’s MDefend—a visibility and cybersecurity solution, powered by an AI and DPI engine, coupled with Clearwater’s professional services.
Carestream Health demonstrated its expanding portfolio of sophisticated medical imaging and healthcare IT systems designed to enhance the diagnostic review of X-ray exams and expedite delivery of results to physicians and their patients at the annual Radiological Society of North America conference.
SPH Analytics, the top-ranked patient satisfaction measurement firm in the Health Plan market, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Market Strategies International-Morpace to merge the Morpace Health division into SPH Analytics to create the nation’s largest member experience measurement and analytics firm. The two companies anticipate closing the transaction by December 31, 2018.
MedicaSoft announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation's veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR).
Agfa HealthCare announces the successful go-live implementation of the latest version of Enterprise Imaging in Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). The solution consolidates imaging data from multiple service lines into one single database platform and provides secure access to a patient’s medical images, in one view, accessible ‘anywhere, anytime’.
Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, announced new mammography software, NovaMG-Pro, specifically for multi-modality radiologists that read mammography as well as non-mammography studies. By using the same workstation, a compatible PACS user interface and optimizing human performance engineering – radiologists become more efficient.
Updox, a unified collaboration platform for healthcare customer relationship management (CRM), today announces two innovative solutions for improved patient engagement and internal collaboration for out-of-hospital healthcare providers, Secure Text and Messenger.
Health Catalyst, Inc., a leader in healthcare analytics, decision support and outcomes improvement, today announced it ranked No. 323 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
Access today announced that is has released Passport 8.17, the latest version of its paperless, web-based eForms solution for hospitals. This release features tight integration with Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, athenahealth, and other EMRs and enables users to launch eForms directly from any of these systems, have patients electronically sign them on tablets, and then deliver them into electronic charts directly or via the content management system with no manual effort.
SPH Analytics (SPH), a leader in Triple Aim solutions for payers and providers, today announced that Modern Healthcare has ranked SPH #1 in the Health Insurer/Managed Care Plan category and #3 Overall on its annual list of largest patient satisfaction measurement firms. The list ranks vendors by total number of clients and is based on reported data for 2017 performance. This honor recognizes SPH for measuring the consumer experience of more than one third of U.S. health plans, as well as other healthcare organizations such as health systems, ambulatory surgical centers, clinically integrated networks, and ACOs.