Business News for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
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 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, 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, 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 (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.
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 (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.
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.
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 Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography
- Medical Centers Adopt Qstream® Mobile Platform to Keep Current on Healthcare Practices
- First Databank Acquires Medication Reconciliation Solution Leader Design Clinicals
- Analytics Solution Pilot Program Launches to Validate Cost of Care Improvements
- Seattle Children’s Hospital Uses Big Data to Improve Diagnosis and Patient Care
- InterSystems HealthShare to Improve Patient Experience, Coordinated Care at North Shore-LIJ Health System