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Patient Engagement Software Aimed at Improving Care Transitions and Patient Satisfaction

Standard Register Healthcare, a leader in managing patient-centric information and communications, announced the introduction of SMARTworks EffectiveResponse, a new solution to engage patients after any type of encounter. The innovative software solution automatically follows-up with patients to assure they are progressing as appropriate and to assess patient satisfaction with their care.

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.

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.

Schreiner MediPharm’s Needle-Trap Named “Product of the Year”

Needle-Trap – a labeling solution featuring a safety mechanism integrated as a component of the self-adhesive syringe label – was recognized by the Scottish Business Awards as “Product of the Year” at an event featuring former President Bill Clinton as keynote speaker.

CRG Medical Releases KBCore Purple Button Application on MioCARE Android Tablet for Healthcare

CRG Medical, Inc., developers of web-based healthcare applications, has released its KBCore™ Common Formats “Purple Button” Patient Safety interoperability application on the MioCARE A105 Android Tablet for Healthcare.

Report: Real Risk of Errors in Patient Tissue Biopsy Processing

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced a groundbreaking study in the Journal of Histotechnology that indicates there is a real risk that errors can be made in the processing of patient biopsy tissue in anatomic pathology labs around the world. The Journal reports on the startling outcome of the Stainer Bath Cross Contamination Challenge (SBCCC), developed by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., that involved 70 pathology labs from six countries across three continents.

High Risk Medication Module Helps Ensure Patient and Medication Safety

First Databank (FDB), a leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has released the FDB High Risk Medication Module.

Hospital Now Uses Stanley Healthcare’s Wi-Fi RTLS to Track Trauma Surgeons

Stanley Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced innovative ways by which Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is leveraging its Stanley Healthcare AeroScout® Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to solve business and clinical needs. The hospital has now further extended its Stanley Healthcare RTLS solution to automate staff tracking.

Bar Code Laser ID System Provides Positive Identification for Patients of All Age Demographics

PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, has extended its DuraSoft® Laser Patient ID System to encompass the entire patient population including infants, pediatrics, and adults. Through bar code technology, the DuraSoft® Laser Patient ID System benefits both patients and caregivers by preventing misidentification caused by human error while improving workflow efficiencies.

Wolters Kluwer Health Adds Core Measures Compliance Feature to Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed a new feature for Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor that can help nurses and hospitals better meet Core Measures. Developed by The Joint Commission in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Core Measures are evidence-based quality indicators designed to improve patient care by focusing on improving outcomes.

AHA Endorses Simulation Based Training from Medical Simulation Corporation and Raytheon

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it has exclusively endorsed Simulation Based Training from Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) and Raytheon Professional Services (RPS).

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