May 05, 2013
The power and potential of global telemedicine was put on display Sunday afternoon at the American Telemedicine Association's International Telemedicine Forum.
April 17, 2013
Many reporters have contacted me for an IT perspective on the April 15 bombings in Boston. Within moments of the event, social media became the preferred mechanism for communication and coordination.
April 17, 2013
CIOs from three of Boston's elite hospitals discuss the role health information technology has played in responding to the two-part bombing that stopped the Boston Marathon in its tracks on April 15. The horrific tragedy sent hundreds of gravely wounded runners and bystanders to hospitals, where communication and coordination proved critical to ensuring top patient care.
March 05, 2013
Remember the good old days on "ER," "St. Elsewhere" and "Chicago Hope" where doctors and nurses rushed up and down hospital corridors, shouting orders, looking for charts and saving lives in the nick of time? Times have changed.
November 28, 2012
In the results released Nov. 28, 103 hospitals that Leapfrog had given a "C" or lower in its first round of ratings in June got an "A" in the updated Hospital Safety Score, based on more recent data and a slightly tweaked methodology.
November 06, 2012
Last week my mother fell and broke her hip. She was taken to a very good local hospital and received excellent orthopedic care.
November 05, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (the "Company" or "MMR") today announced that while Superstorm Sandy pounded the East Coast, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued another health information technology patent to MMR. U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, entitled "Method and System for Providing Online Records," was issued in the wake of the hurricane and one year in advance of the government's Meaningful Use requirement that patients be provided access to their personal health information online through a Personal Health Record or other form of patient portal by 2014. The Company also announced that this week it begins the process of court-ordered proceedings against Surgery Center Management, LLC ("SCM") under a $30 million Settlement and Patent License Agreement with SCM (the "SCM License"), of which the Company claims a minimum of $10 million is now due. Ted Ward of the law firm Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP ("Liner Law"), who represents the Company on patent licensing and infringement matters and on the SCM case, is also in the process of contacting hospitals and other healthcare professionals regarding the enforcement of the Company's intellectual property rights and opportunities to license the technology. "The Company has a written and executed agreement with SCM that is fully integrated and provides that SCM is to pay the Company $30 million, $5 million per year. We fully expect the Company to prevail in this matter. Further, because SCM has breached the terms of the SCM License Agreement, the Company will also protect its rights in Federal Court by pursuing claims for patent infringement against SCM," said Mr. Ward.
November 02, 2012
Carestream Health has acquired Los Angeles-based Genesis Digital Imaging, which develops imaging software and distributes diagnostic imaging systems.
October 31, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) (the "Company" or "MMR") today announced that less than one month before scheduling of court-ordered arbitration proceedings against Surgery Center Management, LLC ("SCM"), the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued another health information technology patent to MMR. The Company is in its second year of a $30 million license agreement with SCM for which the Company claims a minimum of $10 million is now due. Ted Ward of Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP ("Liner Law"), who represents the Company on patent licensing and infringement matters, is in the process of contacting numerous hospitals and other healthcare professionals regarding the enforcement of the Company's intellectual property rights and the opportunity to license the technology.
October 25, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. MMRF -0.60% ("MMR") today announced that it is already in the process of delivering the second group of 25 MMRPro systems pursuant to an agreement with a reseller of medical products and services to healthcare professionals as announced by the Company on October 1, 2012. The contract calls for an initial 75 units, of which the first 50 will have been delivered by the end of this quarter and the remaining 25 in the first quarter of 2013. Starting in the second quarter of next year, the agreement calls for the reseller to purchase or license a guaranteed minimum of 100 additional MMRPro systems per quarter over the life of the three-year contract, which represents a minimum of $5 million to $16.8 million in revenues in addition to $1,050,000 for the first 75 units. MMR plans on issuing a joint press release as early as next week with additional details announced leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11 and a planned press conference at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans in March.
September 14, 2012
"We spent lots of effort and dollars to implement EMRs and tools like those, but at the end of the day, the real value comes from how we're going to mine the information and use it," says Darren Dworkin, CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System.
June 21, 2012
4medica has announced that it will incorporate MMR's patented MMRPro and MyMedicalRecords systems into its Integrated Electronic Health Record (4medica iEHR®) to create Communications Gateway, an EHR platform for secure, HIPAA-compliant inbound/outbound faxing. 4medica provides the industry's leading cloud clinical integration platform and solutions. MMRGlobal is a provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals.
June 12, 2012
It is the kind of grade that students are afraid to show their parents – the dreaded D-minus. Barely a notch above flunking, the grade is emblematic of poor performance.
June 11, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. has announced that it has agreements in place to launch the Company's health IT products and services in Europe. MMR plans on installing its MMRPro document management and imaging system in St. Helens Hospital in the United Kingdom (www.sthk.nhs.uk). As a result of the Company's existing relationships and agreements with Kodak distributors, Chartis and others, MMR is expanding in the UK and France, which will also include its MyMedicalRecords Personal health Record (PHR).
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 08, 2012
CompuMed, Inc. has announced it will offer GE Healthcare's powerful and compact ECG platform, the MAC 800® as part of a new, next generation telemedicine enhanced electrocardiogram (ECG ) system. CardioGram System 907 is the latest evolution of CardioGram technology and combines data communications and telemedicine services to allow clinicians the ability to instantly access cardiologists for immediate ECG over-reads and tele-consulting.
May 03, 2012
UCLA researchers have created a crowd-sourced online gaming system in which players distinguish malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones by viewing digital images obtained from microscopes.
April 10, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. and Unis-Tonghe Technology (Zhengzhou) Co., Ltd. will work with Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) to collaborate and participate in the launch of MMR's Personal Health Record products and services in China.
April 04, 2012
Microsoft officials announced Wednesday that the company will partner with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Senior Services to enhance the health of Los Angeles' seniors.
March 26, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it has filed 186 Provisional Patent Applications covering its health information technology (HIT) portfolio of products and services. The Company's intellectual property portfolio includes biotech assets acquired from its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009 and its portfolio of health IT patents as a result of MyMedicalRecords, Inc.'s patent filings starting in 2005.