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Emergency Department Pearls Focus on Risk Management

The updated Risk Management Pearls for the Emergency Department from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is packed with practical tips on how to minimize liability exposures inherit in this high-risk environment.

Doctors Earn Incentive Payments with Pulse PQRS Qualified Registry

Pulse, an industry-leading vendor of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solutions, has achieved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Registry status.

Text to Speech Audio Upgrade Improves Communication

TextSpeak has released the TTS-EM-HD2, a small yet all-inclusive voice synthesis paging and announcement product. Targeted to deploy with unified hospital communications, the stand-alone package requires only a single digital input signal to produce spoken audio.

Covidien Expands Offerings on Patient and Caregiver Education Website

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, has updated its web-based patient and caregiver education resource to offer valuable information in four new clinical categories. The website, www.patientcare-edu.com, provides resources for addressing common care needs in acute, non-acute and homecare settings.

Antimicrobial Handrails Protect Against Microbial Growth

The double-barreled risk of inadequate hand hygiene and ineffective cleaning led InPro Corporation to launch its new SureContac line of handrails.

PSO Services Group Launches National Medical Safety Board

The PSO Services Group, LLC, a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) AHRQ listed National Patient Safety Organization (PSO), has launched a multi-disciplinary National Medical Safety Board (NMSB), designed along the lines of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Enhanced Critical Test Results Management Solution Improves Patient Care

Amcom Software, Inc. has announced version 5.0 of the Amcom Critical Test Results Management solution. Released less than three months after the product was acquired from IMCO Technologies, this enhanced version includes important features for hospitals as they look to improve this aspect of patient care and physician productivity.

Covidien Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of the Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care solutions, has been granted 510(k) clearance to market the Covidien Nellcor Bedside SpO2Patient Monitoring System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

iPhone Application Speeds Delivery of Critical Radiology Information to Improve Quality of Care

Radisphere, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, has announced the Radisphere iPhone® application to further improve the speed and quality of radiology services at its hospital clients.

New Book Addresses Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements

Lean healthcare expert Mark Graban announced the launch of his new book, Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, co-authored with Joseph Swartz.

Voalté Releases Version 2.0 of its Point-of-Care Smartphone Communications Solution

Voalté, a leader in clinical communications technology, announced the release of Voalté One 2.0, the latest update to its point-of-care smartphone solution. The 2.0 software package, led by direct user feedback, improves the Voalté One solution by providing a faster and more streamlined user experience.

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