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System Monitors Patient Movement, Improves Reliability of Routine Patient Care Tasks, and Reduces Incidence of Pressure Ulcers

 



Quality healthcare delivery has never been more achievable. Our knowledge of human physiology and diagnosing and treating disease is comprehensive. The armamentarium of diagnostic tools, therapeutic modalities and patient monitoring capabilities is considerable. So why do adverse and sentinel events continue to plague healthcare delivery?

New Tool Shows Promise in Helping Surgical Teams Predict Home Discharge for Their Patients

Frequently predicted surgical outcomes primarily focus on adverse outcomes such as complications and death, but most patients also want to know about good outcomes, including whether they will return home after a surgical procedure, or, conversely, if they will need to prepare for a lengthy rehabilitation process at a care facility.  Now, research published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a new type of surgical risk calculator can accurately predict postoperative home discharge.

Record Hand Hygiene Observations More Efficiently

Failure to perform proper hand hygiene is one of the leading preventable causes of healthcare-associated infections. iScrub is an iPhone/iPod Touch application from The Computational Epidemiology Group at the University of Iowa.

Welch Allyn Expands Connex Vital Signs Monitor to Improve Bedside Patient Safety

Welch Allyn, a medical diagnostic device company, has announced a new scoring app for its Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (VSM).

MEPS Real-Time Introduces Smallest RFID Smart Tag for Pharmacy Automation

MEPS Real-Time Inc., a provider of RFID solutions for pharmacy automation and inventory management, has introduced the industry’s smallest RFID smart tag that significantly improves the automated replenishment of kits, trays, and tackle boxes in the hospital pharmacy.

Awarepoint Humidity-Sensing Tag Now Available

The Awarepoint Humidity Tag monitors ambient room moisture in critical areas, eliminating manual logging, immediately notifying personnel of irregularities, and increasing compliance with issue resolution documentation.

Patient Portal Certification Helps Health Systems Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

Harris Corporation’s FusionFX Patient Portal has been certified to enable health system customers to meet important Meaningful Use requirements and qualify for related government funding.

System Secures, Tracks Medication Deliveries Sent Through Existing Pneumatic Tube Delivery Systems

Aethon Inc. has unveiled a patent-pending system that secures and tracks medication deliveries sent through a hospital’s existing pneumatic tube system and guarantees medication is delivered to authorized personnel. Pneumatic tube systems are used extensively to deliver medications through hospitals. Yet, missing or delayed doses cost the hospital millions of dollars in lost productivity, inventory, and safety concerns.

Online Platform Allows Physicians to Collaborate on Complex Cases

Best Doctors, Inc., a global health company that brings together the best minds in medicine to help people get the right diagnosis and treatment plan, has announced the successful deployment of its acclaimed Medting™ solution, a cutting-edge, cloud-based software that allows clinicians to easily and securely collaborate while enabling access to shared diagnostic image and video files.

Solution Designed Specifically for Med/Surg Floors Addresses Unmet Patient Surveillance Needs in Hospitals

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care to improve patient safety, has introduced the industry’s most comprehensive clinical surveillance system designed specifically for the medical/surgical (med/surg) environment.

athenahealth Announces First Cloud-Based Clinical Integration and Patient Access Service for Hospitals and Health Systems

athenahealth, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, has announced a new service for hospitals and health systems, athenaCoordinator(R) Enterprise.

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