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Vocera® Acquires mVisum to Address Alarm Fatigue

Vocera Communications, Inc. , the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, has aquired mVisum, an innovative provider of alarm management technology solutions for health systems.

Qstream’s Mobile Platform Boosts On-the-Job Performance of Healthcare Workers

Qstream has announced that its mobile platform for reinforcing on-the-job behaviors of healthcare workers has been deployed by the five medical centers of the University of California Health Quality Improvement Network as part of a system-wide initiative to improve transitions of care during hospital discharge.

Press Ganey Acquires Technology Firm to Enable Real-Time, Point-of-Care Patient Feedback

Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, has acquired On The Spot Systems®, a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback. The acquisition advances Press Ganey’s Patient Voice™ portfolio for health care organizations by adding Point of Care to existing modes of mail, phone, and eSurvey.

Welltok Taps IBM Watson to Create Novel Health Optimization Service for Consumers

Welltok, Inc., the leading Social Health Management company, is partnering with IBM to bring a unique collaborative solution called CaféWell Concierge powered by IBM Watson to market. The new, easy-to-use solution will offer healthcare consumers the ability to identify personalized activities, health content and condition management programs to optimize their health and get rewarded for positive behavior change.

CommonWell Health Alliance to Launch Initial Interoperability Service Offerings

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.

Miami VA Healthcare System Extends Its Use of LiveData Patient Safety Solution

LiveData, Inc. has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility in Miami is installing LiveData PeriOp Manager, the company’s operational intelligence solution for healthcare, throughout its full perioperative environment.

Zebra Technologies, LifeMed ID Announce Alliance to Improve Patient Safety and Drive Hospital Efficiencies

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in providing products and solutions that extend real-time visibility to improve patient safety and workflow processes, today announced a strategic alliance with LifeMed ID Inc., a premier patient identity solutions company in healthcare. Through this alliance, Zebra card printers are now the exclusive printer component for use with the LifeMed ID healthcare patient identification solution.

Saint Luke's Health System to Implement PeriGen in Seven Hospitals

Saint Luke's Health System (SLHS), one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the Midwest, has signed an agreement to implement PeriGen's PeriCALM® fetal surveillance system  in its seven metro and regional birthing hospitals in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Celebrating 100 years of delivering babies, SLHS hospitals collectively deliver 6,000 newborns annually.

athenahealth and Quantros Partner to Provide Patient Safety Initiative

Quantros, the leading provider of cloud-based services for quality, safety, and clinical business intelligence solutions across the continuum of care, and athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, has announced a first-of-its-kind arrangement between a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and a health IT supplier, in which thousands of clinical providers and provider organizations across the U.S. will gain free access to a safe, privileged environment in which they can easily submit patient safety concerns and findings as well as share best practices to enhance safety and improve care.

CareFusion Rolls Out Infusion Pump Interoperability Solution

CareFusion Corp., a leading, global medical technology company, has announced that Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has completed the rollout of an infusion pump interoperability solution at its Children’s – St. Paul Hospital campus.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Enhances Staff Safety with Visibility Staff Assist

 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.

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