January 16, 2013
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) establishes a goal for everyone in the U.S. to have an electronic health record (EHR) by 2014 and provides funding to accelerate this process. The ARRA authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a reimbursement incentive for physician and hospital providers who are successful in becoming “meaningful users” of an EHR. These incentives have hospitals, clinics and physicians racing to implement EHR and demonstrate meaningful use by 2014.
November 13, 2012
It's been about a week now since the iPad Mini was made available to the public, and while the early reviews have been mixed, the healthcare industry is reacting favorably to the new tablet.
September 20, 2012
Officials at Palomar Medical Center announced Thursday that they're joining a growing number of hospitals providing remote patient monitoring and complimentary Internet access to hospital guests.
July 10, 2012
Video content analysis, by which recorded media is scoured automatically to detect and track specific pieces of information – motion detection, say, or facial recognition – is still a very new technology. But it's already finding footholds everywhere from CCTV security cameras to big Hollywood studios.
June 11, 2012
Today at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, VCE announced new features for its solutions enabling simple and rapid deployment of thousands of centrally managed, secure VMware virtual desktops on VCE(TM) Vblock(TM) Systems. Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) allow users to securely access their desktops, including enterprise applications, from anywhere using smartphones, tablets and other devices.
May 01, 2012
For service providers, including telephone companies, Internet and cable companies, cloud service providers and data storage providers, the healthcare market is heating up, according to experts at Cisco.
April 12, 2012
Datalink, a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced that it has completed the deployment of a new, nearly $3M unified virtual data center infrastructure for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) of Cook County, Illinois. Servicing the operational needs of nearly two dozen CCHHS facilities across the Chicagoland area, the private cloud solution dramatically speeds up access to patient care data for thousands of clinicians and staff personnel while giving the CCHHS a data center infrastructure that is ready for future growth.
February 17, 2012
Quality Systems, Inc. announced that its dental unit, QSIDental, will partner Suni Medical Imaging, which develops digital radiography products for dental professionals. Under the agreement, dental practices, academic institutions and more can integrate Suni's technology with QSIDental's solutions, including the NextGen electronic dental record.
November 16, 2011
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic devices headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, unveiled its newest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of busy medical practices today at the 2011 Medica International Trade Fair and Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany. Designed to swiftly gather accurate patient data and transmit it to an electronic medical record (EMR), the new platform-based Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System (IWS), Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System and Welch Allyn Connex® ProBP™ 3400 digital blood pressure device will be on display in hall 9, booth E15. The company will also showcase ergonomic and security enhancements made to the Braun ThermoScan® PRO 4000 ear thermometer.
November 14, 2011
Today Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced the general availability of the newest version of Cisco HealthPresence® technology, an advanced care-at-a-distance platform that connects patients and clinicians via high-definition video, audio, medical devices and collaboration tools. The updated solution provides new deployment options with enhanced security and efficiency capabilities to deliver patient care from a wider range of locations. Cisco HealthPresence also supports integrated workflow features to improve information exchange by increasing access to data such as electronic medical records.
November 02, 2011
Maine is a deceptively complex state, with remote sections defined by grid coordinates rather than town names, island communities accessible only by boat and winter storms that make driving nearly impossible. What better place, then, to test a new telehealth service?
September 14, 2011
Time Warner Cable Business Class has commenced a trial of healthcare services in Maine, offering providers the ability to communicate and transact with each other and patients over a secure community intranet that meets federal privacy and security standards.
May 23, 2011
A study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) finds that wireless networks, tablet computers and portable phone handsets improve clinical collaboration and patient care.
April 28, 2011
As tablets and smart phones evolve and make their way into hospitals, many health care executives are working to develop a successful mobile-integration strategy. St. Joseph, Mo.-based Heartland Regional Medical Center recently implemented Voalté’s iPhone solution, which leverages the hospital’s disparate systems onto a single communication platform.
April 22, 2011
Wayne Memorial Hospital has implemented the nurse call integration feature of the HealthAlert for Nurses technology from Fort Wayne, Ind.-based EXTENSION. The 316-bed facility can now automate the delivery of clinical information and nurse call messages.
April 07, 2011
At a time when patient-centered healthcare seems all the rage, a survey of top healthcare leaders around the world indicates they're most concerned with implementing technology that allows doctors to communicate with each other.
March 11, 2011
Merge Healthcare has announced the release of Merge Financials 6.1, the latest revenue cycle management solution for Merge's billing community. Merge Financials now includes capabilities to prepare physician practices for upcoming reimbursement changes.
February 22, 2011
Cisco's annual Community for Connected Health Summit offered HIMSS11 attendees on Monday a forum for education and idea-sharing - discussing hot-button topics in healthcare and unveiling promising new product prototypes.
July 19, 2010
Cisco, a now 25-year-old telecommunications company, has announced that its Tunis office is the first business premises in Tunisia to be equipped with Cisco TelePresence technology.