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Asteral provides equipment management service for Hillingdon
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 10 February, 2012
Asteral is appointed by The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to manage and maintain its existing equipment portfolio and provide guidance on future capital purchases.
Implantable RFID microchip helps trace breast implants
RFID tracking : 07 February, 2012
VeriTeQ Acquisition, a leader in implantable, radio frequency identification (RFID) for humans and animals, plans offer its FDA-cleared VeriChip microchip, a rice grain-sized, passive RFID microchip, for the identification of breast implants and other medical devices.
SATO welcomes new ISB patient identification standard
RFID tracking : 04 January, 2012
GS1 Solutions Partner, SATO UK, a subsidiary of the barcode and RFID technology company, SATO Holdings, is welcoming the recent publication of the Information Standards Board (ISB) for Health and Social Care Standard 1077, which will see every patient in England given a wristband with a barcode to ensure enhanced patient management.
New deal helps hospital ORs to be optimised in real-time
Inventory management : 20 December, 2011
Ekahau agrees a joint solution for OR management with the endoscopy specialist, Karl Storz.
Aberdeen hospital plugs into the benefits of modular wiring
Lighting equipment : 14 December, 2011
The new multi-million pound Emergency Care Centre at Aberdeen Royal Hospital, the largest hospital within NHS Grampian, is being fitted out with a new clad modular wiring system to provide improved power and lighting services.
MAQUET focuses on supporting hybrid operating rooms
Operating room facilities : 12 December, 2011
MAQUET is restructuring the company's US Sales and Services Unit to meet the broader needs of customers across all areas of clinical care. As part of this restructuring, MAQUET now offers a comprehensive disease therapy team dedicated to servicing customers who are building a Hybrid Operating Room (OR).
New scheme improves sourcing of bariatric furniture
Furniture : 09 December, 2011
Leading healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer, James Spencer, is giving healthcare professionals the opportunity to write their own 'personal prescriptions' with a pioneering initiative following feedback from delegates, predominantly occupational therapists, who visited the company's stand at a bariatric exhibition hosted by the Disabled Living Centre in Nottingham.
James Spencer unveils new online healthcare furniture buyers guide
Furniture : 08 November, 2011
James Spencer has unveiled the second electronic edition of the company's professional buyers guide which follows hot on the heels of the West Yorkshire healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer's first-ever digital catalogue that was launched earlier in 2011.
TeleTracking plans to offer RTLS to the UK health care market
Inventory management : 14 September, 2011
TeleTracking Technologies is introducing the company's next generation Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) to the UK health care system.
Rigel Medical offers lightweight carry cases for medical device analysers
Test and monitoring equipment : 17 February, 2011
Rigel Medical is offering a new range of lightweight carry cases and back packs for the easy and convenient transportation of medical device analysers and simulators from site-to-site.
Chinese order helps Covidien pass 20,000th ForceTriad energy platform mark
Energy management : 31 January, 2011
Covidien delivers the company's 20,000th ForceTriad energy platform with the Dongzhimen Hospital, an affiliate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, in Beijing, China, receiving the device in January 2011.
Brooke Army Medical Center selects Ekahau RTLS to track mobile equipment
RFID tracking : 24 January, 2011
Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio selects Ekahau RTLS to track more than 5,000 pieces of mobile equipment throughout the facility's campus.
Latin America's largest public cancer treatment centre deploys RTLS to track staff
RFID tracking : 16 December, 2010
The Ekahau RTLS is being utilised as the underlying real-time tracking and bi-directional communications technology for a staff tracking solution at Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo Octavio Frias de Oliveira - ICESP, part of the Sistema FMUSP-HC system, which is the largest public cancer treatment centre in Latin America.
Sentient Health launches evidence based inventory management software
Inventory management : 15 November, 2010
Sentient Health is offering NHS trusts the chance to identify and make immediate savings and improve their efficiency by launching an ′Evidence Based Savings’ assessment (EBSa) to enable trusts to identify which clinical supplies are overstocked, under-stocked and out of date.
Managed laboratory service contract offers cost benefits to Cwm Taf NHS Trust
Managed Service Contract : 11 November, 2010
In the quest to improve services for patients while saving cost Cwm Taf NHS Trust turns to Roche Diagnostics which secured the first managed laboratory service contract awarded in Wales following a competitive procurement process.
New analyser speeds electrical safety testing of electrosurgical devices
Test and monitoring equipment : 09 November, 2010
Rigel Medical’s new 377 high performance analyser aims to improve the speed and ease of electrical safety testing of electrosurgical devices .
First NHS Trust procures a managed service to deliver InterSystems Ensemble
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 25 October, 2010
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust becomes the first NHS Trust to procure a managed service to deliver InterSystems Ensemble, a seamless platform for integration and the development of new connectable applications.
Rigel Medical launches new version of Med-eBase PC safety testing software
Test and monitoring equipment : 28 September, 2010
Rigel Medical is launching a new version of its Med-eBase PC software for use with its comprehensive range of medical device testers and advanced simulators.
Hill-Rom introduces new bed system to European patients
Bed systems and bedding : 10 September, 2010
Hill-Rom is introducing the Hill-Rom 900 bed in Europe.
Asteral claims first ever vendor independent radiotherapy MES contract
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 08 September, 2010
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust awards the UK's first ever vendor independent radiotherapy Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract.
Touch-screen kiosks aim to cut queues at Darent Valley Hospital
Interactive information systems : 08 September, 2010
iSOFT Group receives an order from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust for Savience touch-screen kiosks to cut queues and free reception and nursing staff at the Darent Valley Hospital.
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust commences 15 year MES deal
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 25 August, 2010
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Siemens Healthcare is commencing a multi million pound sterling, 15-year Managed Equipment Service (MES) agreement that will guarantee the latest medical equipment in the main radiology department, the ongoing maintenance of existing systems and user training for the lifetime of the contract.
Horiba clinches Haematology dedicated Managed Service deal in Wales
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 20 August, 2010
Horiba Medical, in partnership with, secures a 15 year Managed Service Contract (MSC) to supply all equipment and associated services to the Haematology Departments of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, which includes the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.
St Helens and Whiston hospitals boost efficiency with bed management system
Bed systems and bedding : 18 August, 2010
Doctors, nurses and patients at the St Helens and Whiston hospitals are benefiting from a new bed management system supplied by IMS MAXIMS which saves time and raises efficiency.
MES partnership oversees Barts multiple imaging system installation
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 11 August, 2010
St Bartholomew’s (Barts) Hospital completes the first phase of the redevelopment as part of a 35 year PFI Project, which includes a Managed Equipment Service (MES) partnership between Barts and The London NHS Trust and Siemens Healthcare.
Dycem contamination control solutions reduce carbon footprints
Flooring Systems : 30 July, 2010
A paper presented by Gerry Prout of Kennet Bioservices compares the use over a two year period of Dycem flooring and peel-off mats.
Russells Hall Hospital boosts renal patient management with MES partnership
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 29 July, 2010
Russells Hall Hospital, part of The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is benefitting from greater efficiency in renal patient management with the installation of new specialist software. The eMEDRenal application from Mediqal H.I. was installed as part of Dudley’s 15-year IT services Managed Equipment Service (MES) agreement with Siemens Healthcare.
Asteral supports new breast scanner for London NHS partnership
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 29 July, 2010
NHS organisations across London are coming together to boost the mammography facilities at The Whittington Hospital NHS trust provided by Asteral.
Henry County Hospital standardises on Pillar Axiom unified storage system
Storage equipment : 16 July, 2010
Henry County Hospital, one of the United States’ top 100 hospitals, has standardised on the Pillar Axiom unified storage system to support its entire clinical information system as well as all of its application servers.
Hill-Rom 900 advanced bed is easy to use
Bed systems and bedding : 15 July, 2010
Hill-Rom is introducing the Hill-Rom 900 bed which is designed with simplicity in mind to enhance ease of use and efficiency while still offering features that promote safety for nurses and patients.
James Spencer lands ward chair orders for trio of London hospitals
Furniture : 30 June, 2010
Healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer, James Spencer, achieves new NHS contract gains with major orders for ward chairs being completed for three hospitals in the capital – St Bartholomew's, The Royal London and The London Chest Hospital, along with Woking Community Hospital in Surrey.
Biomed field service kit wheels out efficient electrical safety testing
Test and monitoring equipment : 28 June, 2010
The Rigel Medical’s trolley case-based biomed field service kit Med-eKit is being used by service engineers at North Yorkshire and York PCT to carry out electrical safety testing of medical devices located at dozens of sites.
Newton helps to improve theatre utilization at Surrey hospitals
Management consultancy : 15 June, 2010
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, which is based across two hospital sites in Surrey, is selecting Newton to deliver improvements in its theatre utilisation.
Ventilator extends tidal volume capability to support neonatal patients
Bathing equipment : 10 May, 2010
Covidien receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to expand the Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator’s minimum delivered tidal volume down to 2 mL.
Mountway unveils ultra-lightweight, budget friendly bath lift
Bathing equipment : 21 April, 2010
At Naidex 2010 Mountway is unveiling the latest addition to its award-winning Splash product range with an ultra-lightweight, budget friendly bath lift.
Saint Michael's Medical Center selects IBM for real-time tracking solution
Inventory management : 14 April, 2010
Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, is turning to IBM for real-time tracking of medical equipment to ensure that life saving medical devices are instantly available and expertly maintained.
Airedale NHS Trust extends MES contract with Siemens Healthcare
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 08 April, 2010
Airedale NHS Trust is extending its Managed Equipment Service (MES) contract with Siemens Healthcare with the agreement being flexibly re-scoped to include new imaging services, the removal of PACS and lengthened by four years to run until 2020.
Hill-Rom extends smart room technology portfolio
Bed systems and bedding : 01 March, 2010
Hill-Rom is extending its smart room technology to provide a choice of solutions that connect the smart bed and other medical devices to the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) on both a wired and a wireless platform.
Hill-Rom rolls out new every level smart bed solution
Bed systems and bedding : 22 February, 2010
Hill-Rom introduces its enhanced CareAssist ES bed, now with connectivity features, for use in medical-surgical areas of hospitals and care facilities.
James Spencer receives ISO 14001 certification
Furniture : 10 February, 2010
James Spencer, the West Yorkshire healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer, receives ISO 14001 certification.
Christus Health selects CareFusion to supply inventory management systems
Inventory management : 03 February, 2010
CareFusion enters into a five year sole source agreement with Dallas-based Christus Health, one of the top ten Catholic health systems in the USA, to upgrade its existing Pyxis supply point-of-use inventory management systems while expanding further into the operating rooms and cath labs.
Flagler Hospital selects Ekahau RTLS hospital-wide asset tracking
Inventory management : 14 January, 2010
Flagler Hospital, a 316-bed acute care hospital in St Augustine, Florida selects Ekahau RTLS in a competitive evaluation based on performance and functionality required by Flagler for a variety of hospital-wide asset tracking, work-flow and management applications.
Welch Allyn releases medical exam lights in the USA and Canada
Lighting equipment : 11 January, 2010
Welch Allyn’s Green Series Medical Exam Lights are now available worldwide with their introduction in the United States and Canada.
Cardinal Health unveils new inventory management solution tools
Inventory management : 11 January, 2010
Cardinal Health introduces new tools to help hospital and independent laboratories simplify inventory management and better control and track spending on supplies so they can improve overall cost effectiveness and free up staff time to focus on patient needs.
Peninsula Alliance opts for Managed Laboratory Service Solution from Roche
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 15 December, 2009
The Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance, a network of hospital trusts in Barnstaple, Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay and Truro, is being supported Roche Diagnostics’ Managed Laboratory Service Solution to help the Alliance achieve its aim of “treatment of more patients with improved outcomes at a lower cost”.
Advanced bed system offers numerous safety benefits
Bed systems and bedding : 11 December, 2009
Hill-Rom's Advanta 2 Bed for use in medical-surgical areas of hospitals and care facilities brings together ease of use with key safety features and the flexibility to use a variety of care surfaces as needed.
RF Surgical Systems becomes sole manufacturer of RF tag surgical disposables
RFID tracking : 09 December, 2009
RF Surgical Systems is to become the sole manufacturer of surgical disposables embedded with the company's proprietary radio frequency (RF) tag used as part of the RF Surgical Detection System.
MoD selects Rigel Medical’s 288 field service kit for safety testing
Test and monitoring equipment : 07 December, 2009
The new Rigel Medical 288 field service kit has been specified for the electrical safety testing of devices used at dozens of Ministry of Defence medical, veterinary and dental servicing centres around the world.
Asteral helps keep Whittington Hospital NHS Trust on the up
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 30 November, 2009
Latest figures from Asteral, the Managed Equipment Service provider, shows equipment provided to the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust had an average uptime of 99.55 percent during the last year.
Inventory system streamlines stock control at Royal Preston Hospital laboratory
Inventory management : 18 November, 2009
The cobas Inventory Management System (cIMS) from Roche installed at the Royal Preston Hospital is offering time savings and increased efficiency in the management of analyser reagents at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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