GE Healthcare to Collaborate with Leading Healthcare Systems to Reduce Patient CT Radiation Dose by Up to 50 Percent
In late June, GE Healthcare unveiled the GE Blueprint for low dose, a comprehensive program that helps healthcare providers integrate CT technologies, education and process improvements, and data analysis to reduce patient radiation dose from Computed Tomography (CT) by up to 50 percent.
B. Braun Medical Inc. will be attending APIC 2012 from June 4 through 6 in San Antonio, Texas displaying a range of safety-engineered devices designed to advance protection from infection in the healthcare setting for both patients and healthcare workers. The company’s new Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter will be in the spotlight, directly addressing issues pertaining to exposure to blood borne pathogens and catheter related complications.
InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, has launched the next generation of its InterSystems HealthShare™ strategic informatics platform for interoperability and active analytics. Designed originally for public health information exchanges (HIEs) at regional, state and national levels, HealthShare has been extended and rearchitected to also deliver the advanced technologies needed by integrated delivery networks (IDNs).
The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI), has developed a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance and resources to help health care organizations reduce the current risks and resulting harm associated with CLABSI. The monograph was produced in partnership with infection prevention leaders from the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), and the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC).
Wolters Kluwer Health has introduced the first mobile application for the Nursing Drug Handbook, the best-selling drug reference for nurses. Available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iTouch and all Android devices, the new application is the first drug reference for nurses to offer weekly updates. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), the Nursing Drug Handbook App gives the fastest access to the most current drug information for nurses.
2012 is the year for many innovations in radiology, but who would have thought that a Facebook game could be one of the most popular? San Diego-based Ziltron has recently released a Facebook web-game called "X-Ray Ninja," which is a quick-fire game initially tackling the area of emergency radiology.
Dräger has announced the availability of its breakthrough Infinity Acute Care System monitoring solution in the United States and Canada*. This system pairs a handheld device for monitoring at the bedside and in-hospital transport with a widescreen medical workstation at the point of care. The system provides continuous surveillance, interoperability with Dräger’s ventilation systems, comprehensive patient information at the bedside, and the full suite of Masimo’s rainbow® SET noninvasive Pulse CO-Oximetry measurements, which can help hospitals increase patient safety and reduce costs. The Infinity Acute Care System has been in commercial use in European hospitals since 2010.
HyGreen, Inc. showcased its hand hygiene system, HyGreen(R), at the National Patient Safety Foundation's 14th Annual Patient Safety Congress. This year's event was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on May 23-25, 2012.