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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.

Cardinal Health Launches New Latex-free Exam Glove

Dublin, Ohio, March 10, 2011—Cardinal Health recently introduced its Flexal™ Nitrile exam glove that offers the flexibility and barrier protection of a nitrile glove with the tactile sensitivity of a latex one.

New Product is the Only FDA-Cleared Wound Debridement and Cleansing Solution Containing Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Atlanta, Georgia, March 7, 2011—Hospitals finally have an alternative to saline irrigation with the introduction of IrriSept®, the first and only FDA-cleared wound debridement and cleansing system containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).

AliMed Releases EZRock Patient Shifter

Dedham, Massachusetts, February 28, 2011—AliMed has announced the release of EZRock, a state-of-the-art patient shifter that allows for easy transfers between bed and chair (or bed and commode), with no lifting.

Use of a Simple Three-Step Process and Prevention Algorithm to Protect Skin Shown to Reduce Pressure Ulcers

Skillman, New Jersey, February 25, 2011—ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced the introduction of a new national campaign to help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in hospital and post-acute care settings.



ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine