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Safety and Security
ZixCorp enables transparent email encryption for Christiana Care Health System
Security and compliance software : 11 February, 2010
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) signs a three-year contract with Christiana Care Health System, a leading Delaware-based regional health system with two hospitals and numerous satellite facilities.
 
New papers focus on patient safety issues in clinical trials
Patient safety : 18 January, 2010
ERT issues a new ERT Knowledge Series of educational papers, written by ERT experts, which discuss issues relevant to patient safety in clinical trials today.
 
Prime Healthcare Services implements ZixCorp's email encryption service
Security and compliance software : 14 January, 2010
Zix signs a three-year contract with Prime Healthcare Services, a leading California-based regional health system with 13 separate hospital facilities.
 
FDA licenses Biovista technology platform for drug safety
Patient safety : 14 January, 2010
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed Biovista’s technology platform to help analyse, identify, and better understand the way certain drugs can cause harmful side effects.
 
Virus filtration solution offers virus clearance benefits
Viral safety : 13 January, 2010
Millipore unveils its new Viresolve Pro+ Solution, an innovative virus filtration product that further extends the company’s leadership in the rapidly growing and highly regulated virus safety market.
 
Wireless electronic patient record system drives efficiency in Leicester hospitals
Patient safety : 30 November, 2009
Hospital operations at five sites in the Leicestershire area go “paper-free” with the launch of a new wireless electronic patient record system from Devlin Medical that drives efficiency and benefits patient outcome.
 
Centre health and safety breach
Risk assessments : 29 November, 2009
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) in Lowestoft failed to assess and control harmful substances. The investigation identified failings in the management and control on hazardous substances, but fortunately there was no evidence of harm to any employee.
 
iSOFT acquires Patient Safety International to enhance patient safety portfolio
Patient safety : 26 November, 2009
iSOFT Group acquires Patient Safety International Pty Ltd. (PSI) in a deal worth up to $5 million as part of the company’s strategy of boosting its portfolio of innovative solutions through bolt-on acquisitions.
 
Cardinal Health signs barcode technology deal with Patient Safety Technologies
Patient safety : 20 November, 2009
Cardinal Health and Patient Safety Technologies enter into a five-year exclusive distribution agreement to co-market the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System, which helps prevent retention of sponges and towels unintentionally left in patients during surgical procedures.
 
Sentillion IAM solution passes 500,000 user milestone
Identity and access management (IAM) : 17 November, 2009
More than 500,000 users are live and productively using Sentillion’s single sign-on and context management solutions.
 
Plug and play patient safety development grant
Patient safety : 09 October, 2009
Innovation research grant awarded to LiveData for development of an integrated clinical environment incorporating critical information systems for patient safety
 
Gartner recognition for Sentillion
Security and compliance software : 08 October, 2009
Provider of provision identity management system gains recognition for user provisioning from Gartner
 
Secure access to Aintree University network
Security and compliance software : 02 October, 2009
The Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust has chosen Network Defence to provide high security access privileges to the IT network infrastructure including capabilities for remote working
 
Medical record system improves patient safety
Patient safety : 23 September, 2009
Liverpool’s health care providers will benefit from a new system developed by the Liverpool Primary Care trust for improving clinical information exchange for consenting patients
 
Single Sign-on access control for IASIS Healthcare
Security and compliance software : 17 September, 2009
One single access to clinical healthcare systems including electronic health records provided by Sentillion to IASIS healthcare acute care hospital group
 
Wi-Fi asset tracking for Premier Healthcare Alliance
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 07 September, 2009
Real time Wi-Fi RFID based asset tracking system from Aeroscout selected by Premier Healthcare for use in its member hospitals
 
Verizon unveils two security solutions to safeguard electronic patient data
Security and compliance software : 17 August, 2009
Verizon is unveiling two new capabilities designed to help safeguard the growing exchange of electronic patient data between hospitals, clinics, physicians, insurers and patients.
 
RelayHealth partners Identity Force to protect against medical identity theft
Patient security : 13 August, 2009
RelayHealth, a leading provider of healthcare connectivity services, is teaming up with Identity Force, whose identity protection, compliance and data breach solutions are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, to provide technology and services designed to help protect America’s hospitals and their patients from identity theft.
 
Baxa upgrades workflow management system to improve IV admixture preparation safety
Patient safety : 18 June, 2009
Baxa is releasing upgrades to the IntelliFlowRx workflow management system, which is designed to improve safety and accuracy in pharmacy-based IV admixture preparation.
 
Online business office solution complies with PCI DSS
Security management : 16 June, 2009
RelayHealth’s PatientCompass online business office solution is validated as compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
 
PharmaSURVEYOR integrates its drug safety service with Microsoft HealthVault
Patient safety : 12 June, 2009
PharmaSURVEYOR integrates its Advanced Drug Safety service with Microsoft HealthVault at the Microsoft Connected Health Conference.
 
Safety Magnets offer easy-to-access CPR advice in emergencies
Patient safety : 05 June, 2009
Safety Magnets, a small business, has come forward with a simple way to help people respond to a CPR emergency by putting the CPR instructions on something convenient and accessible - a refrigerator magnet.
 
Florida Hospital deploys LifeSync System throughout its Cardiovascular Institute
Patient safety : 04 June, 2009
The Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida, USA, completes a house-wide implementation of the LifeSync System throughout its Cardiovascular Institute for patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery.
 
Liko launches new web site to educate on safe lifting in the home care environment
Patient safety : 03 June, 2009
Liko, a Hill-Rom company, is launching of a new ′Home Care’ section of its popular Safe Lifting Portal Web site www.safeliftingportal.com.
 
Medical Simulation to unveil simulation-based Central Line Management training iniatitive
Patient safety : 12 May, 2009
Medical Simulation plans to launch the SimSuite Central Line Management Program at AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Exposition, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients, which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from May 16-21, 2009.
 
IT AND COMMUNICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE – DATA SECURITY
Security and compliance software : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – IT and data security specialists, Network Defence is launching what is claimed to be the UK’s first ever N3 network vulnerability scanning service for NHS Trusts.
 
Cardinal Health unveils verification system to track breast milk in neonatal settings
Patient safety : 20 April, 2009
Cardinal Health launches a new application to improve infant safety in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) through positive verification of a mother-to-child match for breast milk given in the newborn nursery setting.
 
Houston Healthcare selects ZixCorp to provide email encryption services
Security and compliance software : 10 April, 2009
Houston Healthcare, a Georgia-based health system, signs three-year contract for ZixCorp 's email encryption services.
 
Sentillion releases its Tap2 authentication solution for instant access applications
Access systems : 08 April, 2009
Sentillion announces the immediate availability of Tap2, a patent-pending, advanced authentication capability that provides caregivers with instant access to their primary clinical application with the tap of a passive proximity badge.
 
LIPIX uses Anakam's Identity Suite to enable trusted access for providers
Security and compliance software : 08 April, 2009
The Long Island Patient Information eXchange (LIPIX) goes live with Anakam's Identity Suite to enable trusted access for providers accessing LIPIX online systems.
 
New NDC matching capability improves medication safety for patients
Patient safety : 20 March, 2009
IntelliDOT’s new NDC matching capability, released in version 2.6 of the IntelliDOT System, takes advantage of IntelliDOT's industry-leading medication database, which allows the system to store multiple brands of the same medication.
 
Cardinal Health unveils nine products improve safety within operating rooms
Patient safety : 18 March, 2009
Cardinal Health launches nine new products targeted to improve the safety and efficiency within operating rooms, including high-performance surgical scrubs, a high-tech mobile fluid management system, advances in automated medical supply dispensing and new surgical instruments.
 
Study shows statins may help reduce asthma-related health problems
Patient safety : 16 March, 2009
Results of a new study jointly conducted by researchers from Medco Health Solutions and Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have been presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) and show reductions in emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations for asthma patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins in addition to common asthma treatments.
 
CSC unveils data loss prevention service to protect confidential data
Security and compliance software : 13 March, 2009
CSC has introduced a data loss prevention (DLP) service to identify, monitor and proactively protect confidential data wherever stored or used throughout the enterprise.
 
St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center deploys IntegrateRx-Prescription History for patient safety
Patient safety : 11 March, 2009
St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, has deployed RelayHealth’s IntegrateRx-Prescription History as part of the hospital’s new patient safety initiative.
 
SecureWorks appoints ETEK International to extend services in South America
Security and compliance software : 10 March, 2009
SecureWorks has contracted with Columbian-based ETEK International to extend its security services to the South American and Latin American markets.
 
Vendormate launches two new vendor compliance solutions
Security management : 06 March, 2009
Vendormate has introduced Vendormate Open Access and Vendormate Credential Central, which the company claims are the first vendor-side solutions to manage the rising credential and compliance requirements from healthcare providers.
 
Bio-Optronics enhances bioPoint Patient Identification wristband solution
Patient safety : 06 March, 2009
Bio-Optronics has enhanced its bioPoint Patient Identification wristband solution, the only comprehensive, flexible, and easy-to-use patient identification solution with full drag and drop design capability.
 
Phoenix Health Systems unveils a suite of security services for healthcare organizations
Security and compliance software : 06 March, 2009
Phoenix Health Systems has introduced its Total Security Program which is designed to offer hospitals and other healthcare organizations a comprehensive suite of security services that assess, remediate and monitor every aspect of the organization's security operations.
 
Zebra introduces soft, easy-to-wear wristbands for infants
Patient safety : 04 March, 2009
Zebra Technologies has introduced a new range of soft, easy-to-wear Z-Band Direct and Z-Band QuickClip wristbands for infants to ensure comfort and improve safety.
 
Onmark launches new Integrated Quality (IQ) Programme on Febrile Neutropenia Management
Patient safety : 19 February, 2009
Onmark, a group purchasing organization (GPO) for community-based practices and a McKesson Specialty Care Solutions company, has launched the 2009 Integrated Quality (IQ) Programme on Febrile Neutropenia Management for member practices that use Lynx Mobile technology.
 
Cardinal Health focuses on patient safety with CareFusion business
Patient safety : 16 February, 2009
CareFusion will be the name of the medical technology company that will be formed through the proposed spinoff of Cardinal Health’s clinical and medical products businesses.
 
Sharps Compliance clinches $40 million sharps safety contract
Sharps management and disposal : 04 February, 2009
Sharps Compliance has been awarded a contract to provide its Sharps Medical Waste Management System (Sharps MWMS) to an agency of the United States Government.
 
USB data security solution helps Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust keep secure
Security and compliance software : 22 January, 2009
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed a new USB data security solution implemented by IT security specialist Network Defence which means all data that is transferred using data sticks can only be read by users who have the correct password.
 
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust selects JAC for patient safety initiative
Patient safety : 16 January, 2009
A project to implement full e-prescribing and drug administration across three acute care sites in Birmingham’s Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has commenced following the selection of JAC’s E-Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system to ensure best practice for patient safety.
 
Warrington and Halton Hospitals deploy a Single Sign On solution across its wards
Identity and access management (IAM) : 08 December, 2008
To increase login security, improve staff efficiency and cut IT support calls Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has deployed a Single Sign On solution across its wards.
 
DIG and ITOCHU International acquires rights to Health Robotics' medication robots
Patient safety : 24 November, 2008
Health Robotics has signed a definitive agreement with Devon International Group (DIG) and its strategic partner ITOCHU International, whereby DIG and ITOCHU have acquired the exclusive rights to manufacture, market, sub-license, implement, interface, and support Health Robotics' robots in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands.
 
Clinical Solutions partners HLI to help standardise medical terminology for patient safety
Patient safety : 13 November, 2008
Clinical Solutions has signed a partnership agreement with Health Language (HLI), the world’s leading supplier of language engine technology for medical vocabulary.
 
Olympus BloodTrack system improves patient safety at Dorset hospitals
Patient safety : 10 November, 2008
The Olympus BloodTrack system ,which provides full end-to-end control and audit of the blood transfusion process with correct cross checking of the patient’s barcoded wristband with the blood at the bedside, has helped improved patient safety at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
 
Smiths adds remote alarm capability to capnograph systems
Patient safety : 07 November, 2008
Smiths Medical’s Capnocheck Plus and Capnocheck Sleep capnographs now feature a remote alarm capability.
 
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