Communicating with Providers

Summit Health Care’s www.summithealthcare.com Provider Alert System, a clinical event notification and data exchange solution, has been adopted by several hospitals. It operates as a web-based mobile application that allows hospitals to deliver real-time patient specific data and critical documents to area providers regarding significant hospital events. (more…)

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eICU Reduces Patient’s Stay

In a report created by Abt Associates for CMS, it was found that Emory’s eICU program www.emoryhealthcare.org/centers-programs/critical-care-centers reduced the length of patient stays in the ICU which has resulted in fewer readmissions, lowered costs by millions of dollars, and helped solve the shortage of critical care physicians who work primarily in ICUs. (more…)

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Mass General Helping in China

Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General)  www.massgeneral.org and Jiahui Health Network (JHN) www.jiahui.com have announced that they are collaborating to create the Jiahui International Hospital (JIH) in China’s Shanghai Province. This agreement resulted when clinical and operational learning opportunities along with workshops were held in the U.S and China. (more…)

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Company Receives VA Contract

December 2016, Public Law 114-286, “Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016” was enacted directing the Veterans Administration to carry out a pilot program in not less than three Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISN). (more…)

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Hospitals need to find innovative solutions to improve patient care and avoid financial penalties related to the chronically ill patient population. With remote patient monitoring, clinicians are able to track patients at home and intervene before the patient requires readmission to the hospital. (more…)

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Army Modernizes Radiography System

The Army reports that a new smaller, lighter, less expensive, and more cyber secure Portable Digital Radiography System (PDRS) will soon be available to use. The PDRS was developed and supported by the Army Medical Center’s Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CDID) www.cs.amedd.army.mil/cdid.aspx. (more…)

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Siemens to Research Zika Test

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) www.phe.gov/about/aspr/pages/default in their Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) www.phe.gov/about/BARDA/Pages/default.aspx, just signed an agreement for $8.9 million with Siemens Healthineers https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com. (more…)

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