April 03, 2012
Mazor Robotics Ltd (TASE:MZOR), the leader in innovative surgical robots and complementary products for spine surgery, today announced that Florida Hospital Carrollwood, a 120-bed community hospital in Tampa, FL, has purchased a Renaissance™ system. Renaissance is Mazor Robotics’ next generation surgical guidance system for spine procedures. The system will be installed at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, part of the Florida Hospital Tampa Bay Division of Adventist Health System.
March 29, 2012
If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate, the justices will then decide whether the remainder of the health reform law is so intertwined with the insurance requirement that it too must be overturned as unconstitutional.
March 28, 2012
GetWellNetwork, Inc. today announced its fifth annual users conference, GetConnected2012, will be held from April 30 - May 2, 2012 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. GetConnected2012 is designed to advance the role and impact of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) as a strategic business imperative for hospitals nationwide, and attendees will leave with the tools to hardwire IPC into their facilities. Some conference sessions have been CEAC approved.
March 28, 2012
The Supreme Court dove into the heart of the health reform law and its most controversial aspect, the individual mandate, in which the federal government had to deliver a stellar case to sway justices of the need to compel Americans to obtain insurance.
March 27, 2012
A post-Civil War era law took a pivotal role in whether the Supreme Court has the authority to consider the health reform law. The Supreme Court justices listened to arguments March 26 about whether or not they have jurisdiction in the lawsuit brought by 26 states led by Florida against the federal government over the constitutionality of the health reform law.
March 20, 2012
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), in partnership with three Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) -- Health Choice Network of Florida, OCHIN of Oregon and the Alliance of Chicago -- has launched THQLink (connecting Technology, Health, and Quality). The intent is to help safety-net providers manage the increasing demands for quality cost and outcome.
March 16, 2012
Baptist Health of Northeast Florida is the first local health system to go entirely paperless with a systemwide electronic medical record in Jacksonville, FL, and has long been a leader in clinical technologies. All 5 of our hospitals, our primary care offices, our pharmacies, home health and other services are now connected by one EMR platform, called SHIELD.
March 13, 2012
Imagine that you’re being required to buy a car. You will have to pay for most of it, but you can’t choose exactly what you want and there are so many restrictions on your options. There’s one more catch: If you don’t choose one yourself, the dealer will decide for you. This is the same predicament that many state policymakers find themselves in regarding the creation of health insurance exchanges.
March 09, 2012
MedAptus®, the market leader for charge capture technologies, today announced that central Florida’s Watson Clinic LLP has chosen the company’s Professional Intelligent Charge Capture solution for its 294 multi-specialty providers. The technology will be deployed across numerous inpatient and outpatient locations to automate the organization’s professional charge capture and management activities.
March 05, 2012
GetWellNetwork, Inc.®, provider of the industry's leading interactive patient care (IPC) solution, announced today that Memorial Healthcare System's Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, Fla., has implemented GetWell Town throughout its 204-bed facility. The solution provides access to educational programs, television, movies, video games and the Internet to each room of the newly constructed freestanding facility that opened in July 2011.
March 02, 2012
Forty-one percent of Oregon's physicians have adopted electronic health records, according to a new report by researchers from the Doctors Company. Following Oregon for physician adoption are Georgia at 39 percent, Florida at 37 percent, Washington at 35 percent and Virginia at 34 percent.
February 28, 2012
From the floor of the HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Allscripts and MyCareTeam (MCT) launched their integrated diabetes management system to healthcare providers. Integrating the MyCareTeam application with Allscripts Enterprise EHR is enabling patients and providers to collaborate to better manage diabetes between visits and in the office.
February 14, 2012
One of the critical challenges to the successful adoption of patient-centered healthcare is ensuring that the patient adheres to his or her medication requirements. This means taking the right medication in the right dose at the right time, with the right outcomes.
February 14, 2012
IrriMax® Corporation, a leader in the development of innovative irrigation systems, announced today it has been awarded a supplier contract with the Premier healthcare alliance, effective February 1, 2012, for its IrriSept® wound debridement and cleansing system. The IrriSept system is the first and only FDA-cleared irrigation device containing Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG), finally providing an alternative to traditional saline irrigation. IrriSept is packaged and available for use in surgical and non-surgical environments.
February 09, 2012
McKesson announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based peerVue, which develops radiology workflow and communication solutions. The move helps broaden McKesson's portfolio of enterprise imaging and information management systems.
February 06, 2012
Healthcare reform is arguably the hot-button political issue of our time. And with the Supreme Court locked and loaded to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act this summer, it's a safe bet the controversial two-year-old legislation will have a huge impact on the 2012 election and beyond.
February 03, 2012
The GOP primary candidates head to Nevada on Saturday, a state with poor healthcare and few healthcare resources -- also one that has plunged in and begun implementing what it can of the Affordable Care Act, even though many in the state don't agree with the politics of it.
February 03, 2012
VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation (“VeriTeQ” or “Company”), a leader in implantable, radio frequency identification (“RFID”) for humans and animals, announced today it will offer its FDA-cleared VeriChip microchip, a rice grain-sized, passive RFID microchip, for the identification of breast implants and other medical devices. VeriTeQ is already working to identify medical devices, specifically vascular ports, for the proper identification of the port and medication dosing requirements through an existing contract with a medical device manufacturer.
February 01, 2012
The uncertainty of how physicians will practice medicine in the next few years weighs heavily on doctors in Florida. And, the Republican primary candidates campaigning in the state recently said nothing that allayed their fears, according to the head of the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
January 30, 2012
The Veterans Health Administration plans to deploy a mobile triage solution for the emergency room. The idea for the touch-screen triage tablet came from a VA Employee Innovation Competition, where Orlando, Fla.-based DSHI Systems emerged as one of the winners.