affects 700,000 Americans and accounts for over 143,000 deaths
annually. With timely treatment, the risk of death and disability from
stroke can be substantially lowered. Released earlier this year,
Medical Simulation Corporation’s (MSC) SimSuite Stroke Program enhances
the competence and confidence® of healthcare providers in early
recognition of stroke and initial treatment of stroke patients to
improve patient outcomes.
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare
information systems and connectivity solutions, announced an agreement
with Mercy Health System (MHS) to deployNextGen® EHR (Electronic Health
Record) and NextGen Health Information Exchange (HIE).
Common Formats Version 1.1 is now available and replaces Version 1.0.
SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad’s new online medical image cloud
computing service, announced its launch with Vanderbilt
University Medical Center (VUMC), bringing new medical image exchange
technology to VUMC, a leader in the Southeast’s medical education,
research and patient care.
Building a Team of Informaticists
In “Clinical Informatics and the CMIO” (PSQH 2010, Jan./Feb.), I discussed the importance of clinical informatics in institutions achieving their EMR implementation goals. I talked about why you can’t “just take the paper order set and make it appear on the screen” and how you should brace yourself for organizational change when you start doing electronic order entry.
Health IT & Quality
Health IT’s Glue
With the march toward deployment of healthcare IT in full swing, concern mounts about obtaining the full value from the investment. Spending $19 billion on health IT tools does not guarantee patient safety, enhanced quality, improved access to care, or reduced cost. In fact, many studies over the past years have shown just the opposite.
Rauland-Borg, the leader in Healthcare Nurse Call Systems, and Visonic
Technologies, a global provider of scalable Active RFID/RTLS based
safety, security and management solutions for the healthcare industry,
announce the integration of Elpas RTLS technology with the Responder 5
Nurse Call System.
Computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) for medications gives
healthcare organizations the ability to provide prescribers with a
collection, or set, of predefined standardized orders that address
common patient conditions. These order sets can be used for paper based
as well as CPOE systems.
Capsule, the leading provider of medical device
connectivity, has entered into a partnership with
Stryker’s Medical division to connect patient data from Stryker smart
beds directly into hospital Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
3M and Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of
Consulier Engineering, Inc., have
signed an agreement to bring a state-of-the-art automated hand hygiene
compliance solution to healthcare customers globally.