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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Product Provides More Complete Picture of Respiratory Function Status

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, has announced the launch of its Nellcor SpO2 single parameter module for use with the Philips IntelliVue patient monitoring platform.

RF Technologies Releases Software Update for Wandering Management Solution

RF Technologies, a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) healthcare safety and security solutions, has released a software update that adds a door loitering alarm and wander event reporting to its Code Alert Wandering Management Solution.

Pharmacy OneSource Releases New Features for Sentri7

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced several new enhancements will be added in June to Sentri7®, a web-based, enterprise-wide electronic surveillance application that helps hospital staff identify at-risk patients.

B. Braun Brings Advancements in Safety and Education to APIC

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.

HyGreen Demonstrates Electronic Hand Hygiene System

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.

Dräger Launches Infinity® Acute Care System Monitoring Solution

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.



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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