October 24, 2011
Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) announced Friday it has connected its HIE with the cloud-based electronic health record from athenahealth.
October 17, 2011
Kitware, which specializes in open-source healthcare technology, has been awarded Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to create an augmented reality visualization prototype that will improve the efficacy and safety of robot-assisted prostate surgery.
October 10, 2011
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic devices headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, will showcase its newest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of busy medical practices next month at the 2011 Medica International Trade Fair and Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Designed to swiftly gather accurate patient data and transmit it to an electronic medical record (EMR), the new platform-based devices will be on display in hall 9, booth E15.
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
IBM announced Monday that it will donate a portion of its Blue Spruce Project code to the Dojo Foundation's Open Cooperative Web Framework (OpenCoweb), helping enable health IT advancements on several fronts.
September 29, 2011
"There is no question that providers recognize the importance of HIE, and realize in combination with electronic health records that it will transform the practice of medicine," wrote Larry Boland, director of healthcare solutions for Syracuse, N.Y.-based Systems Made Simple in a recent opinion piece for Healthcare IT News.
September 28, 2011
As score-keeping begins for new Medicare penalties for hospitals with excessive numbers of patients returning shortly after they're discharged, a new Dartmouth Atlas Project report shows little progress over a five-year period in reducing these hospital readmissions and improving care coordination for Medicare patients. In fact, the statistics show that readmissions for some conditions are on the rise.
September 27, 2011
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it is partnering with Wavelength Information Services, Inc. (Wavelength) to offer its clients a unique service designed to ease the process of selecting and preparing for an electronic health record (EHR) system. Wavelength is a Maryland-based healthcare IT outsourcing and systems integration firm whose comprehensive range of programs and services include system implementation, integration, networking, optimization, project management, programming, custom reporting, education and knowledge transfer expertise. It is a sub-recipient partner of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Regional Extension Centers (REC) system.
September 26, 2011
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced up to $13.2 million in new grants to support the expansion of health information technology in settings that serve people with mental and substance use disorders.
September 23, 2011
American Medical Alert Corp (Nasdaq: AMAC), a leading provider of remote health monitoring and 24/7 communication services that enhances care, accelerates response times, improves operational effectiveness and delivers sustainable patient services, has announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Tunstall Healthcare Group Limited, a leading telehealth and telecare provider. Tunstall will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of AMAC for $8.55 per share in cash without interest, representing a premium of approximately 50% over AMAC’s closing share price on September 22, 2011, plus one Contingent Payment Right (CPR) per share providing a contingent cash payment for the holder of such common share in the event of a sale of AMAC’s interests in the Lifecomm joint venture or prior sale of Tunstall under certain conditions. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011.
September 20, 2011
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic devices headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, will showcase its newest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of busy medical practices today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) AsiaPac Conference and Leadership Summit in Melbourne, Australia. 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) and Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System will be on display at booth 410.
September 13, 2011
The 2011 HIMSS Davies Award Winners were announced Tuesday during a conference that was part of National Health Information Technology Week. Officials have also changed the criteria for next year's awards, aligning them with the HIMSS Analytics EMR adoption model.
September 12, 2011
Patients can do many things in the waiting rooms at the 37 offices of ENT and Allergy Associates ®, LLP. But filling out paperwork and long waits to see their doctor may no longer be part of their visit.
September 08, 2011
For some providers, the option of buying a new certified electronic health record system would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and countless hours to retrain staff. That’s why some organizations are turning to a new certification program established by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) for older homegrown systems.
August 05, 2011
House members have introduced a new bill aimed at fixing what many view as an unjust provision in the government’s program to offer incentives for hospitals that prove meaningful use of electronic health records.
July 19, 2011
U.S. News & World Report has released its list of 118 hospitals that are leaders when it comes to using electronic medical records and providing quality care.
July 11, 2011
The nation's "Most Wired" hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology adoption, especially in terms of computerized physician order entry, according to Hospitals & Health Networks' 2011 Most Wired Survey results.
June 24, 2011
Healthcare IT News interviewed three solo practitioners who have met Stage 1 meaningful use guidelines, and asked what advice they might have for other solo practitioners or small practices.
June 13, 2011
Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) in Peekskill, NY, has been named the single finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award, which recognizes excellence in leveraging electronic health records to improve healthcare delivery.
May 31, 2011
Leveraging efficiencies of the electronic health record, four independent physician practices have earned the position of finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Ambulatory Care Davies Award of Excellence.