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Cerner, Siemens Create Strategic Alliance to Improve Clinical Outcomes and More

Cerner Corporation and Siemens AG recently announced they signed a definitive agreement for Cerner to acquire the assets of Siemens’ health information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.

CHRISTUS Health Upgrades Patient Monitoring to Pulse Oximetry Technology

Covidien has announced that CHRISTUS Health is converting to the company’s Nellcor™ pulse oximetry technology to increase patient safety. Pulse oximeters may provide early warning of dangerous respiratory complications, enabling clinicians to detect and address life-threatening events sooner.  

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Expands Use of LiveData Technology to Improve Patient Safety

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is expanding its deployment of LiveData PeriOp Manager patient safety and operational intelligence solution to 10 new operating rooms.

Infirmary Health Achieves Rapid Physician Adoption of its EHR Using Nuance Cloud-Based Speech Recognition

Nuance Communications, Inc., has announced that Infirmary Health has achieved rapid success deploying Nuance clinical speech recognition technology embedded within Epic’s apps, which simplifies how physicians enter clinical information on mobile devices.

Baptist Health Becomes World’s First Health System to Adopt Uniforms with Fluid-Repelling, Antimicrobial Textile Technology

Baptist Health will become the first health system to widely adopt specialized staff garments featuring Vestex® textile technology, which has been demonstrated to repel fluids and minimize the risk of transmission of organisms.

Disinfection Robot Improves Patient Safety and Prevents Infection

Palos Community Hospital has added TRU-D SmartUVC™ to its patient safety and infection control arsenal and will be using the UV disinfection robot in patient rooms as well as surgical suites to eliminate harmful pathogens after traditional cleaning routines are carried out.

Truven Health Analytics Acquires Simpler Consulting

Truven Health Analytics, a provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, has acquired Simpler Consulting®, the global leader in providing Lean enterprise transformation services. The strategic acquisition combines Truven’s market-leading cost and quality analytics with Simpler’s performance management consulting capabilities to deliver impactful and tangible performance improvement solutions to healthcare, government, and commercial customers.

CPS Shows Commitment to Improving Patient Safety and Quality in Pre-Hospital Care

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) has landed its first national contract from Air Evac Lifeteam, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, announced Becky Miller, executive director, CPS. Air Evac Lifeteam, an air ambulance company, currently has 115 bases in 15 states. The three-year participation agreement was executed on April 1, 2014.

Louisiana’s Top-ranked Health System Adds to RL6 Patient Safety Software

RL Solutions, creators of healthcare quality and safety software, has announced that Ochsner Health System has successfully deployed RL6:Infection, RL's infection surveillance system, throughout its eight facilities.

Sanford Health’s Real-time Operational Intelligence Initiative Includes Sonitor Sense Technology

Sonitor Technologies, Inc., a technology leader in Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) in healthcare, has completed of the installation of its innovative RTLS hardware technology at Sanford Health’s new Moorhead clinic, scheduled to open at the end of April.

Borgess Health Implements Nuance Solution to Drive Improved Quality Scores

Nuance Communications, Inc. has announced that Borgess Health, which provides care to nearly one million people across southwest Michigan, has secured $9 million in additional appropriate revenue within one year of implementing the Nuance Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP®), part of the Nuance Clintegrity 360 | CDI solution.

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