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Orion Health expands Caradigm relationship in Asia Pacific markets
Identity and access management (IAM) : 02 August, 2012
Orion Health is entering into a a Letter of Intent with Caradigm to combine their complementary strengths in an expanded partnership to deliver leading eHealth solutions in the Asia Pacific region.
Nebraska Medical Center improves patient safety HD megapixel cameras
Patient security : 16 July, 2012
The Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha, USA, is now deploying almost 300 IQeye HD megapixel cameras from IQinVision to ensure patient safety, upgrade medical care, and reduce staffing costs.
ACT software keeps Royal College of Surgeons HQ secure
Access systems : 31 May, 2012
As part of an IP security system, the headquarters of the Royal College of Surgeons in London is being secured by door controllers and management software supplied by Access Control Technology (ACT).
Gemalto launches authentication solution for the healthcare sector
Security management : 09 May, 2012
Gemalto launches Protiva MedSecure, a new solution package that addresses one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers today: a secure digital identity.
Healthcare at Home implements full disk encryption solution
Security and compliance software : 02 May, 2012
Healthcare at Home, the UK's largest home healthcare provider, is implementing WinMagic's SecureDoc full disk encryption solution, protecting sensitive data across multiple platforms.
Vernacare Technical Services receives SAFEcontractor accreditation
Patient safety : 18 April, 2012
Vernacare Technical Services is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
RF Technologies adds new features to wireless call pendant
Patient safety : 10 April, 2012
RF Technologies is releasing new features to its wireless call pendant for the Code Alert Quick Response Premiere Wireless Call Solution.
Patient identification wristbands improve care of babies in Surrey
Patient safety : 10 February, 2012
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust in Surrey is facing an added element of care required for the patients admitted to its Special Care Baby Unit, and so when looking for a new wristband solution to use for their smallest and most vulnerable patients it had two major requirements.
Ansell broadens Korean presence
Protection equipment : 26 January, 2012
Ansell is entering into a multi-year agreement with Koreca Industries. Koreca Industries is based in Daegu and is a leading hand protection specialist in Korea.
SmartSponge surgical safety technology receives CE Mark
Patient safety : 04 November, 2011
ClearCount Medical Solutions receives approval to affix the CE mark to its SmartSponge and SmartWand-DTX products. The SmartSponge product line is the first and only RFID-based surgical safety and efficiency technology bearing a CE mark.
New system solution decreases patient identification errors
Patient safety : 07 October, 2011
SATO develops a comprehensive system of solutions to help decrease patient identification errors in hospitals and patient healthcare facilities.
New anaesthesia software service offers patient safety benefits
Patient safety : 16 September, 2011
Smiths Medical is launching the PharmGuard Anesthesia Software Service (PASS), providing anaesthesiologists and pharmacists with the convenience of a customer-specific drug library entered into their Medfusion 3500 syringe infusion pumps prior to shipping the pumps to them.
Blood gas analysis system offers positive bedside patient identification
Patient safety : 26 August, 2011
Radiometer's 1st Automatic blood gas analysis system is proving crucial to patient care in the Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.
RF Technologies releases new location detection technology solution
Patient safety : 23 August, 2011
RF Technologies is releasing the company's Smart ID location detection technology which provides the location of residents upon calling from a pendant using the Code Alert Quick Response Plus Wireless Call Solution, which utilizes the reliability and scalability of the Inovonics EchoStream product line.
SATO UK gains GS1 certification patient identification system
Patient safety : 08 August, 2011
SATO UK receives certification from GS1 for its newly developed patient wristband identification system.
30 per cent of UK hospitals fail to transport specimens in compliant medical bags
Patient safety : 19 April, 2011
After reviewing market data, UK-based Versapak is reporting that up to 30 per cent of UK hospitals could be transporting diagnostic specimens in medical bags that may not stand up to international guidelines.
Danes extend adverse incident reporting system to secondary care
Patient safety : 14 April, 2011
In April 2011, an adverse incident reporting system that operates in Denmark’s primary care service is going to be extended to include secondary care as well.
Imprivata wins Network Project of the Year – Public Sector award
Identity and access management (IAM) : 13 April, 2011
Imprivata is named as the winner of the ′Network Project of the Year – Public Sector’ category at the 2011 Network Computing Awards.
Spacelabs Healthcare equips Missouri hospital with patient safety solutions
Patient safety : 11 April, 2011
OSI Systems’ Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives a $1.5 million order from a Missouri hospital, nationally recognized for its patient safety.
World’s first automatic blood gas system simplifies blood sampling data capture
Patient safety : 30 March, 2011
Radiometer’s 1st automatic, the world’s first automatic blood gas system, is designed to fully automate and simplify blood sampling and data capture, from the initial ordering of blood gas tests through to receiving results at the point of patient care.
Fresenius Medical Care receives PSO recognition in the USA
Patient safety : 21 March, 2011
The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality officially recognizes Fresenius Medical Care’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and the certification by the US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is the first for a dialysis organization.
Rady Children's Hospital pilots new solution for disposing of sharps wastes
Sharps management and disposal : 26 January, 2011
BD and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego are implementing an innovative pilot programme at the hospital that is designed to safely divert a significant percentage of BD sharps waste from landfills and utilise the recycled materials.
Clinical study pinpoints SurgiCount Safety-Sponge patient safety benefits
Patient safety : 20 January, 2011
Results of a multi-year, independent clinical research study on retained surgical sponges shows that the institution implementing the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System eliminated the occurrence of retained surgical sponges and the costs associated with these preventable surgical errors.
Emergency response wristbands help HealthTrust Purchasing Group members
Patient safety : 10 January, 2011
LaserBand is helping HealthTrust Purchasing Group members achieve benefits from hospital preparedness grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Atascadero State Hospital begins deploying safety locksets
Safety locks : 06 January, 2011
Marks USA is starting the first phase of supplying Atascadero State Hospital and Rehab Center with the company’s Grade 1 Institutional Life Safety Locksets.
Veteran Affairs medical centres selects CareFusion point-of-care verification tools
Patient safety : 08 December, 2010
CareFusion’s Pyxis point-of-care verification suite of products is selected for use across 153 US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical centres and 17 outpatient centres.
Ekahau upgrades RTLS solution for improved Wi-Fi tag management
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 07 December, 2010
Ekahau is upgrading the company’s flagship RTLS solution with the launch of Ekahau RTLS Controller (ERC), which introduces tighter integration with wireless network infrastructure platforms from leading network providers.
Villach regional hospital implements NextiraOne emergency alarm system
Patient safety : 22 November, 2010
The Regional Hospital in Villach in Austria’s Carinthian region is creating an emergency plan which includes the implementation by NextiraOne of a fully redundant alarm and emergency alert system.
mPedigree wins Best Security Start-Up Award at Global Security Challenge event
Patient security : 12 November, 2010
mPedigree from Ghana wins the Best Security Start-Up Award at the 5th annual Global Security Challenge Summit.
Medication safety tray wins AfPP Best Innovation in Patient Safety award for 2010
Patient safety : 25 October, 2010
Vernacare’s new Vernatray, which is a single-use anaesthetic medication safety tray, wins the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) 2010 award for Best Innovation in Patient Safety.
Chapman Medical Center completes camera surveillance project
Patient security : 11 October, 2010
Chapman Medical Center in Orange County, California, USA selects ISO Integration to complete a camera surveillance project which enabled IP cameras from Avigilon to operate alongside existing analogue cameras at the hospital that are still fit for purpose.
Docrates Clinic deploys RTLS to manage patient alerts and locate staff
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 07 October, 2010
Ekahau is providing a location-based patient and staff tracking solution to Docrates Clinic, a state-of-the-art cancer centre in Helsinki, Finland.
Caliper Life Sciences unveils safety pharmacology profiling service
Patient safety : 29 September, 2010
Caliper Life Sciences introduces its General Side Effects Profile (GENSEP), a service offering through its Caliper Discovery Alliances and Services (CDAS) unit, to assess the potential for safety liabilities of drugs under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
TSG collaborates with Picis to reduce the most common medical errors
Risk assessments : 29 September, 2010
The Sullivan Group (TSG) is collaborating with Picis to integrate TSG Clinical Rules with Picis ED PulseCheck to quickly notify ED physicians when a high-risk issue exists for a patient, identify best practices and help reduce the most common medical errors found in emergency care.
RFID enabled endoscope tracking system offers increased patient safety
Patient safety : 24 September, 2010
Mobile Aspects is introducing an enhanced design of the company’s RFID enabled endoscope tracking system, iRIScope, which is targeted at increasing care quality and patient safety.
University Hospital of Innsbruck deploys RTLS solution for emergency calls
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 20 September, 2010
Ekahau is providing the underlying Wi-Fi-based location tracking technology for an emergency call system being utilised in the psychiatric ward at University Hospital of Innsbruck in Austria.
Access control in hospitals ensures security and prevents unauthorised intrusion
Access systems : 17 September, 2010
A hospital is by its nature a public place with a constant flow of patients, staff and visitors where urgency associated with clinical admissions may conflict with entrance control measures. Screening visitors may slow down movement but is vital to security and can be part of a delicate balancing act for facilities managers.
Single-patient disposable blood pressure cuffs reduce infectious disease spread
Patient safety : 06 September, 2010
Welch Allyn is teaming up with Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System to standardize its facilities with FlexiPort blood pressure cuffs, a single-patient disposable cuff that travels with the patient throughout their stay.
MediPurpose launches heel incision device for infants
Safety lancets : 30 July, 2010
MediPurpose launches of the babyLance heel incision device for infants which complements the company's line of SurgiLance safety lancets.
Sentient Health warns NHS Trusts to focus on effective stock control
Patient safety : 27 July, 2010
Joel Haspel, Chief Executive Officer of Sentient Health is warning that other NHS Trusts should take heed from the findings of a recent (leaked) report that indicated a cash crisis at South London Healthcare Trust left patients lying on the operating table before doctors realised vital equipment had not been ordered.
Theatre practitioners help develop single-use anaesthetic medication safety tray
Patient safety : 07 June, 2010
Vernacare’s new single-use anaesthetic safety tray is designed to help reduce operating theatre error and advance standards of infection prevention.
Oberthur partners SMART Association to offer smart card access solutions
Access systems : 25 May, 2010
Oberthur Technologies is teaming up with one of healthcare's leading smart card software providers, SMART Association, to offer a proven and secure, physical and logical access smart card-based admissions solution to hospitals and clinics throughout North America.
Wi-Fi badge solution improves patient safety for Portuguese hospital group
Patient safety : 04 May, 2010
Ekahau’s RTLS solution, including fixed Wi-Fi call-buttons and locatable Wi-Fi communication badges for staff members, is being installed in member hospitals of Espirito Santo Saude (ESSAUDE), one of the largest private healthcare group in Portugal.
Online toolkit helps combat prescription medication abuse
Patient safety : 12 April, 2010
A new online toolkit, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation, is aiming to help pharmacists work with concerned citizens, local schools and civic organizations to fight prescription medication abuse.
TRac offers safety test service for In Vitro Diagnostic medical systems
Patient safety : 24 March, 2010
Leading test house, TRaC, is now fully accredited at its UK facilities to carry out safety testing of all medical diagnostic products that fall within the scope of the In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices Directive.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center offers Zix contract extension
Security and compliance software : 16 March, 2010
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) renews and expands its contract with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, a leading North Carolina health system.
Harris partners Siemens to offer outsourced solution for disaster recovery
Security and compliance software : 05 March, 2010
A collaborative effort between Harris and Siemens Healthcare is aiming to give healthcare providers an affordable, outsourced solution for disaster recovery.
Paddle operated locksets help maintain sanitary hygiene standards in hospitals
Safety locks : 05 March, 2010
Push/pull PD locksets from Marks USA is helping hospitals maintain sanitary hygiene standards in toilets, wash areas and other hospital areas.
Digital imager aims to improve patient care and reduce infections
Patient safety : 01 March, 2010
The Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Motorola unveils its newest advanced data capture solution for healthcare - the DS6878-HC cordless 2D imager.
Peminic Safety Suite helps Aurora Health Care to provide safer healthcare
Patient safety : 18 February, 2010
Aurora Health Care selects the Peminic Safety Suite to automatically identify near misses and adverse safety events by utilising new eSurveillance capabilities resulting in safer healthcare and improved outcomes while also supporting improved communication and data sharing between the patient relation, risk and safety teams.
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