Business News for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
A new partnership between TeleTracking Technologies; Hill-Rom Company; and GOJO, makers of Purell hand sanitizer, will allow hospitals to use TeleTracking’s Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) to track, measure, and report hand hygiene compliance.
Mark Green, CEO of Connexient, has announced that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has selected Connexient's MediNavTM, an innovative digital wayfinding and patient engagement solution.
Royal Philips has formed Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, a new business group within Philips’ Healthcare sector that offers hospitals and health systems the customized clinical programs, advanced data analytics and interoperable, cloud-based platforms necessary to implement new models of care.
CommonWell Health Alliance (the "Alliance") – the health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort – has announced that Chicago, Illinois; Elkin and Henderson, North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina have been selected as participating regions for its first rollout of CommonWell's interoperability services. Additional provider sites and geographies will be announced in the coming months.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a full-service healthcare facility serving Central New Jersey, is taking a novel approach to protecting its staff from combative patients, utilizing a Real-time Locating System (RTLS) from Versus Technology, Inc.
Atlantic General Hospital recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery.
Qstream, provider of an acclaimed mobile platform widely used for professional healthcare education, has announced that several major medical centers and healthcare leaders have purchased Qstream’s solution for use in the ongoing education of physicians and clinicians on a range of topics, including patient safety, infection control, emergency medicine, palliative care, and advanced life support.
First Databank (FDB), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that helps improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has announced that an affiliate of FDB has acquired Design Clinicals, Inc., a healthcare information technology company dedicated to providing clinician-friendly solutions for improving medication reconciliation and the delivery of patient care. Design Clinicals, based in Seattle, Washington, began operations in 2005, is led by founder and CEO Dewey Howell, MD, PhD, a practicing family physician turned healthcare information technology software developer.
ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics, has announced that Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups and a home health care and hospice agency dedicated to transforming health care across eastern and central Massachusetts, will be using the ArborMetrix value-based purchasing solution in a pilot program.
Seattle Children’s Hospital is using IBM Big Data technology to improve treatment of its young patients. With over 350,000 patient visits annually and thousands of data points associated with each patient, Seattle Children’s Hospital can run queries on patient data in seconds, rather than minutes, to provide quicker, more effective care and diagnosis.
InterSystems HealthShare to Improve Patient Experience, Coordinated Care at North Shore-LIJ Health System
The North Shore-LIJ Health System, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, has selected InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, to implement a secure technology infrastructure that will connect all of the health system’s clinical and business systems.
- LiveData OR-Dashboard, KARL STORZ OR1 Deployed In New Operating Rooms at Miami VA Healthcare System
- The Beryl Institute and Inspiration NW Introduce Patient Experience Care Cards
- Ochsner Baton Rouge Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography
- Vocera® Acquires mVisum to Address Alarm Fatigue
- Qstream’s Mobile Platform Boosts On-the-Job Performance of Healthcare Workers
- Press Ganey Acquires Technology Firm to Enable Real-Time, Point-of-Care Patient Feedback