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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.

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.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Selects Premier, Inc. to Develop Learning Collaborative

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has chosen Premier, Inc., a leading health care improvement company, to develop a first-of-its-kind learning collaborative for the ASA’s Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care.

Partnership Increases Hand Hygiene Compliance

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.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Selects Connexient Digital Wayfinding Solution

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.

Philips Launches New Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services Business Group

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 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.

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.

Atlantic General Hospital Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography

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.

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