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Wellsense Unveils First-Ever Bedside Patient Pressure Mapping System Designed to Assist Caregivers in Effectively Repositioning Patients

Wellsense USA, the pioneer of bedside smart textile technology, unveiled a breakthrough product at this year's National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition sponsored by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) held in Chicago from May 2-5.

READY View (tm) Arrives to Streamline Image Processing for Clinicians

GE Healthcare announced FDA clearance of READY View, a new MR advanced visualization platform to help clinicians process and analyze images anytime and anywhere.

Textile Technology Studies Suggest New Performance Requirements, Standards for Medical Uniforms Are Possible

Three studies on a novel textile technology presented at the 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America suggest that new personal protection standards in medical apparel are possible.

Total Lift Bed™ Identified in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Therapy

VitalGo, Inc., a provider of advanced technology-based solutions for staff and patient safety, has announced its Total Lift Bed (TLB) has been identified as providing significant benefits in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

Diversinet Clinical Communicator Enables Secure, Mobile Communications between Healthcare Professionals and Patients

Toronto, March 22, 2011—Healthcare professionals now have a solution for securely and remotely communicating with patients via mobile devices and tablets, thanks to the Clinical Communicator application announced by Diversinet Corp.

ProCare Research Launches PRISM Patient Management System at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting

Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 30, 2011—ProCare Research, LLC, a physician-led medical research organization focused on value-based approaches to healthcare with an emphasis on the relationship between quality and cost, is set to unveiled its PRISM Patient Management System at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2011 Annual Meeting, March 24-27 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Hospira Launhes Enhanced Theradoc™ Clinical Surveillance System to Support Patient Safety and Help Improve Care

Lake Forest, Illinois, April 1, 2011Hospira, a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, announced the launch of its enhanced TheraDoc™ clinical surveillance system, used by hospitals to help improve patient safety and prevent adverse events such as healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Doctors Talk Openly about Medical Errors in When Healthcare Hurts

April 4, 2011—Any doctor can make a mistake, get a complaint or be involved in an incident. Several impressive, personal stories are now collected in the book When Healthcare Hurts. Doctors share their darkest hours.

Ekahau Extends RTLS Beyond the Building Using Wi-Fi Enabled iPhones and Android Phones

Reston, Virginia, April 11, 2011—Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced that Ekahau RTLS customers can now use their iPhone or Android smart phones to extend location tracking capabilities to areas outside their defined wireless local area network (WLAN).

Cepheid Extends Rapid Molecular Diagnostics' Leadership with FDA Clearance of Xpert Clostridium difficile/Epi

Sunnyvale, California, April 11, 2011—Cepheid announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Xpert(R) C. difficile/Epi test. Cepheid's first Xpert C. difficile test has been available in the United States since July 2009.

Language Services Associates Launches New Video Remote Interpreting Platform for Foreign Language & American Sign Language Support

Horsham, Pennsylvania, March 22, 2011—Language Services Associates, Inc. (LSA), a global language service provider offering a full suite of multicultural solutions, is excited to announce the launch of its new Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) platform for foreign language and American Sign Language (ASL) support.

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