August 20, 2012
Sentara Healthcare, which operates more than 100 sites in Virginia, has partnered with Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE to offer patients virtual medical consultations with its network of physicians. As part of the deal, Sentara will take an equity stake in the privately-held telehealth firm.
August 17, 2012
Alere Health and AT&T have partnered on a project meant to provide patients with a better way to manage their diabetes. The companies will jointly deliver DiabetesManager, an end-to-end mobile health tool powered by WellDoc that will help adults with type 2 diabetes manage their health and engage with their caregivers.
August 14, 2012
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with Quest Diagnostics that will significantly expand the breadth of services offered by the Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE). Harris was awarded a four-year contract with the Agency for Healthcare Administration in 2010 to implement a statewide HIE infrastructure in Florida that will improve the delivery and coordination of health care.
August 13, 2012
Carestream’s new workflow monitoring software delivers a real-time view of a radiology department’s activities that can help administrators and staff members boost productivity and deliver improved service for both physicians and patients. The new product—Vue Beyond for Radiology—is currently available for order.
August 06, 2012
Advocates and critics alike talk about finding the data to back up claims that telehealth can be successful. Officials at Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations say they'll have those numbers shortly, thanks to a nationwide collaboration.
July 26, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida's healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks' Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) "will provide real utility out of the gate" for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
July 24, 2012
OSI Systems, Inc., a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that its Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, has won an approximate $3 million contract to provide its state-of-the-art patient monitoring and connectivity solutions for a new facility in a Florida health system. Spacelabs high performance XPREZZONTM and portable qubeTM patient monitors are expected to be implemented in the emergency, perioperative, neonatal and intensive care areas. Spacelabs’ recently launched AriaTeleTM digital transmitters would provide continuous monitoring of the hospital’s ambulatory patients.
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 20, 2012
athenaHealth has finessed its biggest deal to date. More than 1,200 physicians who are part of the Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Physician Network, will begin using athenhealth's cloud-based practice management and electronic health record.
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 28, 2012
The Supreme Court has ruled it is constitutional to require all Americans to obtain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, defying the expectations of many that the majority conservative leaning justices would strike it down.
June 26, 2012
Florida Health Choices, a corporation established by the state to improve access to care, has selected Xerox to administer its insurance marketplace.
June 25, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Ray Group International of Tampa, Fla., a $4.9 million contract to support the open source community that is contributing software code to the VA and Defense Department integrated electronic health record system.
June 12, 2012
There's a snag in the proposed meaningful use Stage 2 rule, and it concerns whether or not doctors need to be good at typing. Depending on how the final requirements for Stage 2 play out, they might have to be.
May 31, 2012
Healthcare IT spending hasn't shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, a Black Book HIE survey released today projects that industry spending will triple by 2014.
May 31, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an amended services agreement with E-Mail Frequency (www.emailfrequency.com) to offer the Company's MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) products and services exclusively to a consortium of wholesale affinity and employee benefit Telemedicine Providers starting this July. The providers deliver services connecting patients to physicians online for consults and treatment from the privacy of their home or office. The agreement calls for E-mail Frequency to offer embedded PHRs to more than one million wholesale benefit recipients in the first year of service. E-mail Frequency clients already include AmeriDoc™ (www.ameridoc.com), a nationwide telemedicine service provider of 24/7 access to licensed physicians via telephone, video and secure e-mail, and National Benefit Builders, Inc. (www.nbbicard.com), an industry leader in marketing and distributing discount health, dental, vision and prescription drug networks headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey with Regional Offices in New York, Texas, Florida, and elsewhere.
May 31, 2012
Several hospitals handed a resolute vote of confidence over to Prognosis Health Information Systems by selecting its enterprise clinical and financial system. Healthmark Regional Medical Center, Millford Memorial Hospital, Beaver Valley Hospital and Kit Carson Memorial Hospital plan on leveraging the solution to provide cost-effective quality care while also meeting the meaningful use requirements associated with the government's electronic health records (EHR) incentive program.
May 23, 2012
Omnicell, the medication and supply management firm, has completed its acquisition of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based MTS Medication Technologies, which develops medication adherence packaging systems.
May 21, 2012
The state of Oregon is joining the burgeoning number of health information exchanges across the country, with the implementation of CareAccord, a statewide HIE officials say will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.
May 18, 2012
InterSystems has launched the next generation of its InterSystems HealthShare, a strategic informatics platform for interoperability and active analytics. Designed originally for public HIEs, officials say the technology has been extended and rearchitected for use by integrated delivery networks (IDNs).