April 30, 2013
The global bioinformatics market, valued at nearly $3.2 billion in 2012, is forecast to grow to nearly $7.5 billion by 2017, according to Wellesley, Mass.-based BCC Research. The market attracts considerable funding from central governments and is driven by applications across a variety of sectors, according to the research.
March 05, 2013
Attendees at HIMSS13 -- in one way or another entrusted with the protection of their patients' personal health information -- may not be pleased to learn that they work in the most widely breached industry in the United States.
January 28, 2013
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that the Japan Patent Office has allowed Patent Application No. 2008-529977 directed toward a Method and System for Providing Online Medical Records. The resulting patent will include 40 claims relating to accessing health records through a web site, collecting health records directly from healthcare providers, and managing the records such as by organizing the documents, applying additional password protection, and electronically sending the health records to healthcare providers. Additional patent applications are also pending in Japan.
November 15, 2012
Is your medical privacy being protected while providing 24/7 access to your vital medical records whenever and wherever you may need them? SMARTMETRIC, INC. (OTCQB: SMME) today announces the release of an electronic medical records storage product that will allow for the capture and storage of a person's complete medical history and files giving medical care givers instant access to a patient's vital medical history. The President and CEO of SmartMetric, Inc. M/s Chaya Hendrick, speaking from the company's manufacturing center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, said today that the SmartMetric medical history storage product is a plug and play device that will allow Doctors to gain valuable medical information so prompt and often life saving treatment can be started immediately when a patient arrives at an emergency room or clinic.
October 12, 2012
Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, announced today that Open Systems Technologies (OST) has selected Compuware Changepoint's professional services automation (PSA) solution to manage its growing services organization.
September 20, 2012
The Department of Labor released $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of training programs, including for healthcare IT and other healthcare programs in rural areas.
September 14, 2012
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and real-time location systems (RTLS) offer big savings and ROI for hospitals, and hold the promise for big improvements in patient safety. They also happen to be really cool.
August 17, 2012
Positron Corporation, a molecular imaging healthcare company, is pleased to announce that Neusoft Positron Medical Systems Co., Ltd., has received ISO certification (9001:2008 & 13485:2003) and CE Mark approval for their Attrius® PET Systems. Neusoft Positron Medical Systems is a joint venture between Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd., and Positron Corporation for the development and manufacturing of PET systems and is based out of Shenyang, China.
August 06, 2012
In an alliance aimed at bringing a new, personalized immunotherapy approach to patients with a wide variety of cancers, the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis announced today an exclusive global research and licensing agreement to further study and commercialize novel cellular immunotherapies using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) technologies. The agreement, which follows a Penn research team's 2011 publication of breakthrough results in several chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients treated with this personalized immunotherapy technique, paves the way for pivotal studies that have the potential to expand the use of CAR therapies for additional cancers.
July 20, 2012
Exactech, Inc., a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for total joint replacement, and CONMED Corporation, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of surgical instruments and devices, announced today their plans to co-develop a series of medical education programs designed to advance the standard of care for patients across the continuum of shoulder and knee repair.
July 10, 2012
Todd Rogow does double duty for health information technology in Maine. As director of IT for HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide health information exchange, he provides the technology expertise and leadership for health data exchange across the state, and he also serves as director of Maine’s regional extension center (REC), which is tasked with bringing physicians on board with electronic health records.
May 22, 2012
Karolinska University Hospital Sweden and GE Healthcare Life Sciences today announced a joint research collaboration to drive advances in technologies and workflows for use in the rapidly emerging field of cell therapy. The three year collaboration will combine Karolinska University Hospital’s world-class clinical expertise in cell therapy with GE Healthcare’s industry-leading capabilities in cell biology and in technologies for the manufacture of biotherapeutics.
April 06, 2012
Dignity Health announced today it will be the first health care system in the nation to begin using pigment-free patient plastics in all of its hospitals and other care centers to reduce its impact on the environment. The conversion to dye free plastics, manufactured by Medline Industries, Inc., will be completed in all Dignity Health facilities by the end of May 2012.
February 16, 2012
A new case study has shown how Mercy healthcare system has reaped the benefits of integrating GS1 Standards, including bar codes, across the medical device supply chain.
January 19, 2012
A new case study shows how Mercy healthcare system has reaped the benefits of integrating GS1 Standards, including bar codes, across the medical device supply chain.
December 12, 2011
The Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a collaborative of Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy, is seeking to spur efficiency and safety by performing data analysis to determine specific product lines the group has in common.
October 04, 2011
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of TRIMLINE Medical Products Corporation, formerly a manufacturer of a full range of blood pressure cuffs, aneroid gauges and stethoscopes. Welch Allyn has fully integrated all blood pressure cuff manufacturing operations into its Skaneateles Falls, NY, and Tijuana, Mexico, facilities, giving the company a unique opportunity to better serve its customers by offering them the full spectrum of blood pressure management products—from mechanical gauges, to electronic devices, to disposable and reusable blood pressure cuffs.
October 03, 2011
GlobalMed – the industry-leading telemedicine design, marketing and manufacturing company based in Scottsdale, Arizona – has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) to sell the Vscan™, its pocket-sized, portable ultrasound device. The agreement provides domestic customers who buy or have purchased GlobalMed’s i8500 Series Mobile Telemedicine Carts with the option to add the Vscan to their telemedicine program.
September 09, 2011
At first glance, one might think the workforce management market in healthcare is old hat. Everyone has the technology, right? No one uses Excel documents to figure out who should be working where and when, right?
September 08, 2011
Not surprisingly, the study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine concerning EHRs and diabetes care is continuing to get attention from HIT stakeholders and observers alike.