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Health Education and Patient Management
Safeguarding Children e-Academy partners Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to deliver online training
Education and training services : 26 August, 2008
The national Safeguarding Children e-Academy is working in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to deliver specialist online training to all 10,500 staff to help ensure the region’s children and young people are looked after properly, kept safe and protected from harm.
 
Cleveland Clinic launches critical care service
Health service providers : 22 August, 2008
Cleveland Clinic has launched a comprehensive critical care programme that provides specialised care by Cleveland Clinic physicians, nurse practitioners and critical care nurses to domestic and international patients through means of mobile intensive care unit, helicopter and fixed-wing jets.
 
Smiths Medical unveils new on-line TV video service for on-line training
Education and training services : 20 August, 2008
A new on-line TV video service, sm.tv, has been launched by Smiths Medical which is making available a series of TV channels to support the company’s on-line training and development of world-wide company initiatives.
 
Beaumont Commercialization Center offers seminar on developing medical devices
Education and training services : 15 August, 2008
Individuals and companies seeking best practices for bringing new medical technologies to market will benefit from a one-day seminar to be offered by the Beaumont Commercialization Center and Beaumont Hospitals.
 
Virginia Hospital Center plans to launch new $14m Hospital Information System (HIS) in 2009
Health service providers : 13 August, 2008
Virginia Hospital Center will launch a $14 million new Hospital Information System (HIS) in 2009 that will utilise advanced information technologies (IT) to create efficiencies and orchestrate clinical best practices.
 
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center introduce early detection programme for pancreatic cancer
Health service providers : 22 July, 2008
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center and Joseph Geenen, MD, have introduced a ground breaking early detection programme for pancreatic cancer in Wisconsin, USA.
 
Siemens and NCR collaborate to offer patients self-service check-in solution
Patient management equipment : 18 July, 2008
Siemens Healthcare and NCR have signed a reseller agreement and will collaborate to offer NCR MediKiosk solutions to the Siemens customer base in North America.
 
CareNet and Healthwise agree to help consumers take an active role in their care
Patient education : 18 July, 2008
CareNet and Healthwise have agreed to work together to help consumers take an active role in their care and CareNet will begin using Healthwise Connect’s decision-focused and action-oriented health information within its care management environment.
 
Simbionix releases new version of learning management system for medical education
Education and training services : 17 July, 2008
Simbionix eLearning division, eTrinsic has released version 6.0 of the company’s enhanced Learning Management System (LMS), incorporating the True Assessment System (TAS) for data reporting.
 
McKesson implements disease management participant satisfaction survey tool
Patient management equipment : 15 July, 2008
McKesson Health Solutions has implemented a new programme participant satisfaction survey tool developed by DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance.
 
Healthwise receives HIP certification from NCQA interactive consumer health tools
Patient education : 03 July, 2008
Healthwise has received Health Information Product (HIP) Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Interactive Consumer Health Tools.
 
Migraine Resource Network unveils online databaseof education and resources
Education and training services : 01 July, 2008
MediCom Worldwide has launched a centralised online repository of education and resources intended to be used as a credible source of up-to-date information and education on migraine.
 
Philips and SAMT to provide medical education and training programmes for Saudis
Education and training services : 25 June, 2008
Philips and the Specialized Academy for Medical Training (SAMT) have agreed to work together to provide medical education and training programmes for young Saudi high school graduates and staff in hospitals and medical centres across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Center For Community Health Leadership publishes guide to connecting healthcare communities
Education and training services : 24 June, 2008
The Center for Community Health Leadership that facilitates the development of health information pathways by building connected communities has introduced a handbook entitled: ′Best Practices for Community Health Information Exchange’.
 
New web site aims to help elderly and their carers cope with falls
Patient education : 19 June, 2008
In response to the rise in falls among senior citizens Philips Lifeline, makers of the popular personal emergency response system, has launched a website to offer tips and techniques for preventing falls to seniors and caregivers.
 
Liverpool PCT sees success in reducing the time patients wait from GP referral to treatment
Health service providers : 10 June, 2008
More patients in Liverpool, UK, are starting hospital treatment within 18 weeks of referral from their GP than ever before.
 
CIGNA receives State of Georgia Health Care contract award
Health service providers : 23 May, 2008
CIGNA HealthCare has been awarded a contract to provide health care benefits to Georgia’s state employees.
 
Swansea University unveils new clinical education postgraduate certificate
Education and training services : 21 May, 2008
A new partnership between Swansea University’s School of Health Science and School of Medicine has created an innovative clinical education programme that aims to develop the teaching skills of those educating others in clinical settings.
 
Google works with Cleveland Clinic to offer new online exercise initiative
Education and training services : 20 May, 2008
Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with Google to launch of the new ′Walk for Good’ online walking programme.
 
Mindray acquires Datascope's patient monitoring device business
Patient management equipment : 20 May, 2008
Mindray Medical International acquired Datascope's patient monitoring device business pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement entered into on March 11, 2008.
 
New colorectal health centre is opened by CRH Medical in New York
Health service providers : 19 May, 2008
CRH Medical has opened a Center for Colorectal Health in Bay Shore, Long Island, USA, which is the company's first in the state of New York, one of many new markets that CRH has targeted for expansion.
 
Bupa supports BITC new workplace health initiative
Health service providers : 19 May, 2008
Bupa is backing the Business Action on Health, the UK-wide initiative from Business in the Community (BITC), which aims to promote the business benefits of investing in employee health.
 
VitalAire selects Pilgrim’s CAPA systems to achieve regulatory compliance
Education and training services : 14 May, 2008
VitalAire Canada, a Canadian national provider of respiratory healthcare products and services, has selected Pilgrim’s corrective and preventive action (CAPA), documentation, and training management systems to help ensure the Canadian’s company’s quality and regulatory compliance.
 
Remote monitoring system for implantable cardiac devices receives FDA approval
Telehealth systems : 13 May, 2008
St Jude Medical has received US FDA approval of the next-generation Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), an Internet-based central repository for patient device data gathered at the time of implant procedures, at in-clinic follow-up visits or from patient-initiated remote follow-up appointments.
 
CRH Medical continues colorectal health centre expansion plan
Health service providers : 12 May, 2008
CRH Medical has opened a centre for Colorectal Health in Dallas, Texas, USA, which is the company's first in the Dallas area, one of many new markets that CRH has targeted for expansion.
 
Games-based solution helps Medical College of Georgia to train dentists
Education and training services : 08 May, 2008
BreakAway has been selected by the Medical College of Georgia to develop the Dental Implant Training Simulation improve the teaching and training of dental students patient assessment and diagnosis protocol, and to practice dental implant procedures in a highly immersive, virtual, three dimensional environment.
 
Gaming technology agreement opens prospect of virtual clinic learning
Education and training services : 07 May, 2008
BreakAway has signed a license agreement with the Texas A and M University System for the exclusive, worldwide rights to Pulse!! the Virtual Clinical Learning Lab, a federally-funded project in development at Texas A and M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC).
 
New web tool offerss patients personalised drug information
Patient education : 02 May, 2008
A free, patient-driven online healthcare community, iGuard.org, has launched of an innovative tool that brings patient empowerment to a new level.
 
GetWellNetwork releases multimedia patient education initiative to prevent falls
Patient education : 30 April, 2008
The GetWellNetwork Fall Prevention Package is a multimedia patient education module designed to help hospitals educate patients and their families on the risks of falls and the precautions they can take to avoid them.
 
World's lightest, rigid, folding frame wheelchair is released
Wheelchairs : 08 April, 2008
The world's lightest, fully-adjustable, rigid, folding frame wheelchair, the new Flight Ultralight Wheelchair, is now coming off the production line and available for purchase.
 
Wayne State University and Oakwood implant new device to combat congestive heart failure
Health service providers : 08 April, 2008
Surgeons from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Oakwood Healthcare System have successfully implanted a new device designed to combat congestive heart failure in a 49-year-old patient.
 
PCMH reports reductions in VAP rates due to MRSA
Health service providers : 07 April, 2008
Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) has released preliminary data suggesting a statistically significant reduction in the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) with the implementation of an active surveillance programme for MRSA.
 
CIGNA extends adult kidney transplant programme
Health service providers : 04 April, 2008
The CIGNA Lifesource Transplant Network, which consists of more than 100 Centres of Excellence across the USA, has added the adult kidney transplant programme at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to its network.
 
Labs Are Vital programme aims to raise profile of clinical laboratory professionals
Education and training services : 04 April, 2008
Clinical laboratory professionals worldwide are supporting a new initiative to raise international awareness of the role played by clinical laboratory professionals in health care and their vital contribution to improve patient outcomes.
 
Liverpool Primary Care Trust improves cataracts service for patients
Health service providers : 26 March, 2008
Liverpool Primary Care Trust has commissioned a new cataract referral scheme, which will provide a more accessible service for patients and free up hospital appointments.
 
Bupa acquires flagship London hospital
Health service providers : 17 March, 2008
Bupa has acquired the Cromwell Hospital in London for £90 million as part of a plan to create a flagship private hospital in the English capital. The complex will be known as the Bupa Cromwell Hospital.
 
GetWellNetwork and KidsHealth to co-develop paediatric patient education content
Patient education : 12 March, 2008
GetWellNetwork and KidsHealth, the largest provider of online paediatric health information, are partnering to co-develop a comprehensive suite of paediatric patient education content specifically designed for parents, kids and teens.
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific sets up new OES and X-ray Product Demonstration Centre
Education and training services : 10 March, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific has added an OES and X-ray Product Demonstration Centre of its state-of-the-art Training Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
 
Liverpool invests in new Community Clinical Assessment Unit to reduce hospital admissions
Health service providers : 06 March, 2008
More than £600,000 has been invested in a new Community Clinical Assessment Unit to provide patients in Liverpool with better intermediate care and reduce the need for their treatment in hospital.
 
GetWellNetwork deploys more than 100 Patient Pathways at client hospitals across the USA
Patient management equipment : 29 February, 2008
More than 100 Patient Pathways, the central aspect of the GetWellNetwork PatientLife System, enabling hospitals to automatically customise a patient's hospital experience based on particular data inputs, have been deployed in hospitals across the USA.
 
Cogon’s health information exchange platform gears up to support Florida patients
Telehealth systems : 25 February, 2008
Cogon Systems’ internet-based health information exchange platform, the Community Moment of Care continues to advance with the South Florida Health Information Initiative having implemented the Community Moment of Care within Miami, Florida, USA.
 
Cleveland Clinic collaborates with Google to create new health information solution
Patient education : 21 February, 2008
Cleveland Clinic is to collaborate with Google, the world's leading internet search company, to pilot features and services of a new health offering from Google.
 
Healthwise teams up with US Preventive Medicine to develop personalised health prevention plans
Patient education : 13 February, 2008
US Preventive Medicine and Healthwise have teamed up to give people the information they need to help prevent sickness and chronic conditions.
 
McGraw-Hill and Spring Medical collaborate on EHR education textbook and demo software
Education and training services : 11 February, 2008
McGraw-Hill Higher Education has published a new textbook, Hamilton/Electronic Health Records, to educate medical personnel on EHR systems. As part of this initiative, McGraw-Hill has partnered with Spring Medical Systems, the creator of the SpringCharts EHR system, to provide fully functional demo software to all students, offering a hands-on patient care learning experience.
 
MUSC opens new state-of- the-art hospital for cardiovascular and digestive disease patients
Health service providers : 05 February, 2008
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has opened the doors of its new Ashley River Tower state-of- the-art hospital, which has been designed to treat patients with cardiovascular and digestive disease problems.
 
Welsh paramedics benefit from University education
Education and training services : 22 January, 2008
A new partnership between Swansea University’s School of Health Science and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust is seting out to revolutionise the way Welsh paramedics will educated in the future.
 
Medical Simulation opens new SimSuite skills training centre in Germany
Education and training services : 09 January, 2008
Medical Simulation (MSC) has entered into an agreement with CardioSkills, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany to provide an interventional skills training experience for physicians and their staff through the use of simulation education.
 
Magstim supports 2008 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Summer School
Education and training services : 09 January, 2008
Magstim has announced the second Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Summer School – Brain Stimulation and Rehabilitation which will take place on the May 30 to 31, 2008.
 
Philips and ISRRT extend international healthcare education programme
Education and training services : 04 January, 2008
The International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) and Philips have extended healthcare education programme in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.
 
Medical Simulation and Edwards Lifesciences launches transcatheter heart valve training programme in Europe
Education and training services : 03 January, 2008
The Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Training Programme has been introduced in Europe by Medical Simulation.
 
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