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Safety and Security
Cirrus Health forges technology alliance with Siemens
Access systems : 06 November, 2008
Cirrus Health has forged a five-year alliance with Siemens to provide a wide range of technology and service solutions for the next generation of physician-owned healthcare environments.
 
Aseptic IV administration set storage solution improves patient safety
Patient safety : 16 October, 2008
Baxa is demonstrating the company’s new PadLock Set Saver at the ANCC National Magnet Conference, October 15 to 17, 2008 in Salt Lake City, USA.
 
Nottingham City Council launches RFID-based dementia service
Patient safety : 14 October, 2008
Nottingham City Council has launched an innovative service that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to identify clothing belonging to individual residents, enhancing care provision for people with dementia, maintaining their identity and independence and promoting dignity in care.
 
ILC Dover launches new head covers for Powered Air Purifying Respirators
Respirators : 09 October, 2008
ILC Dover has introduced a premium range of aesthetically pleasing head covers to support their Sentinel XL HP PAPR.
 
Premier selects EC Medical Intelligence for three-year patient safety contract
Patient safety : 25 September, 2008
EC Medical Intelligence has been chosen for a new three-year contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier.
 
Cardinal Health to offer grants to fund patient safety initiatives
Patient safety : 18 September, 2008
The Cardinal Health Foundation will award more than $1 million in funding to help US hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve patient safety and health care quality.
 
Norton Healthcare signs up Sentillion's single sign-on solution
Security and compliance software : 10 September, 2008
Kentucky's largest health care system, Norton Healthcare, which has more than 50 locations in and around Louisville, has gone live with Sentillion's Vergence solution for single sign-on (SSO).
 
Olympus produces a handy guide to the NPSA Patient Safety Programme
Patient safety : 04 September, 2008
Olympus UK has produced a handy guide to the NPSA Patient Safety Programme to aid NHS organisations in the implementation of the guidelines.
 
Cardinal sells MedSystems business to Linden
Patient safety : 02 September, 2008
Cardinal Health has completed the sale of its MedSystems business to Linden, a healthcare and life sciences private equity company.
 
Olympus to install patient safety solutions in three NHS trusts in East Anglia
Patient safety : 18 August, 2008
Three NHS trusts in East Anglia have contracted Olympus to install the company’s patient safety equipment.
 
Sentillion continues to pick up Identity and Access Management contracts across the USA
Identity and access management (IAM) : 14 August, 2008
Healthcare organizations across the USA continue to select Sentillion as their Identity and Access Management (IAM) vendor.
 
E.Novation partners with Sentillion to offer healthcare identity solutions to European markets
Access systems : 25 July, 2008
E.Novation has entered into a partnership with the US healthcare identity and access management specialist Sentillion which will see E.Novation sell the Sentillion suite from its European offices in the Benelux, France and Great Britain.
 
McKesson names eighth annual VIP Award winners
Patient safety : 22 July, 2008
McKesson has announced the winners of the company’s eighth annual VIP Award competition that recognises excellence in the use of healthcare information technology.
 
VendorClear introduces new healthcare vendor screening solutions
Security management : 17 July, 2008
VendorClear is to introduce two innovative secruity products for health organizations and vendor representatives at this year's AHRMM Annual Conference and Exhibition - VendorCam and VendorReserve.
 
Lone worker protection service offers enhanced level of Man-Down protection
Lone worker protection : 10 July, 2008
Peoplesafe, the leading lone worker protection service from Rocksure Systems is now available with an enhanced level of Man-Down protection.
 
Sharps Compliance launches enhanced version of Sharps Disposal By Mail System
Patient safety : 01 July, 2008
Sharps Compliance has launched a larger version of the Sharps Disposal By Mail System, specifically designed to meet the needs of medical professionals, such as physician and dental offices, and provide a safe and efficient alternative to traditional, more costly medical waste pick-up services.
 
First cartridge-based patient ID solution makes wristband printing easier and safer
Patient safety : 12 June, 2008
The first cartridge-based patient ID solution to make wristband printing easier and more cost-effective for healthcare organizations has been unveiled by Zebra Technologies.
 
Duke University Health System selects Sentillion to authenticate clinical users
Security and compliance software : 11 June, 2008
Duke University Health System has deployed an advanced authentication capability from Sentillion, called Sentillion Tap and Go, to streamline information systems access for its 14,000 clinical users while maintaining strong data and application security.
 
St Luke’s Episcopal Health System adopts ′closed-loop’ approach to medication and patient safety
Patient safety : 10 June, 2008
St Luke’s Episcopal Health System is expanding its use of advanced information technologies and automation solutions from McKesson to better connect clinicians and staff members across the enterprise and enhance patient outcomes.
 
iSOFT incident management system helps Madrid hospitals to win award
Security management : 23 May, 2008
A system developed by iSOFT Spain to help manage seven hospitals run by administrative concession in the Autonomous Community of Madrid has been awarded the ′Professor Barea’ Prize in the field of multi-entity projects.
 
GGZ-NML deploys RTLS solution to ensure staff safety
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 20 May, 2008
GGZ-NML, a hospital in Venray, The Netherlands, is the first healthcare organization in that country to use Ekahau’s Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) to ensure the safety of its employees in the psychiatric care unit.
 
SecureWorks offers first on-demand information security solution
Security and compliance software : 15 May, 2008
SecureWorks has introduced a new service - Security Information Management (SIM) On-Demand - that has been developed to revolutionize how organizations manage security information, meet regulatory requirements and demonstrate compliance with PCI, SOX, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA, NERC CIP and other regulations.
 
Major African HIV testing initiative uses SurgiLance Safety Lancets
Safety lancets : 18 April, 2008
The SurgiLance safety lancet has been selected for inclusion in an HIV kit distributed throughout Africa by Nigerian-based Bundi International Diagnostics.
 
Cardinal Health funds major patient safety hospital programmes across the USA
Patient safety : 11 April, 2008
Cardinal Health has awarded grants totalling $1 million for new and innovative programmes at 34 US hospitals, health systems and community health clinics.
 
Cardinal agrees to distribute SmartSponge system
Patient safety : 02 April, 2008
Cardinal Health has reached an agreement with ClearCount Medical Solutions to distribute the first system cleared by the Food and Drug Administration that integrates both counting and detection for sponge management during surgeries.
 
Medco partners Apoteket to develop patient safety system
Patient safety : 01 April, 2008
Medco Health Solutions is collaborating with Sweden's government-operated retail pharmacy authority, Apoteket, to develop and test the first automated electronic prescription-review system to improve clinical and financial outcomes for Swedish patients and the country's health care system.
 
Beatrice Community Hospital selects for email encryption
Security and compliance software : 28 March, 2008
Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in Nebraska, USA, has signed a three-year contract for the Zix Email Encryption Service.
 
New sensor system keeps elderly safe in their homes
Patient safety : 28 March, 2008
Home Guardian has released a suite of sensors that non-intrusively monitor the health status of seniors in their homes while enabling professional caregivers to focus on providing needed care.
 
Stonewood unveils new series of healthcare data protection seminars
Security and compliance software : 25 March, 2008
Stonewood Electronics, the leading designer and manufacturer of encrypted hard drives, is launching a series of seminars addressing how healthcare IT professionals can avoid costly data breaches, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and select the right tools to safeguard patients’ records.
 
Patient safety in US hospitals reflects overall hospital performance
Patient safety : 17 March, 2008
A patient safety study by Thomson Healthcare shows that there has been a clear improvement on a composite of eight patient safety measures affecting Medicare patients treated in US hospitals from 2001 through 2005.
 
iSOFT partners Sentillion to offer healthcare single sign-on solutions
Identity and access management (IAM) : 12 March, 2008
iSOFT has signed an agreement with US-based Sentillion to become its first healthcare channel partner in Europe for its single sign-on (SSO), context management and user provisioning solutions.
 
Artromick supports McKesson’s medication safety and patient care solutions
Patient safety : 28 February, 2008
Artromick has signed an exclusive referral agreement with McKesson Automation, which now makes Artromick McKesson's vendor of choice for hospitals that need effective, easy-to-use, point-of-care mobile computing solutions to deliver its CarePoint Connect software.
 
Omnicell’s OptiFlex SS 9.0 supply chain management system aims to improve patient safety
Patient safety : 27 February, 2008
Omnicell has introduced its OptiFlex SS 9.0 supply chain management system, which is a complete preference card-driven system that tracks supplies, special items and other aspects of surgical service cases.
 
Indiana Blood Center uses BIO-key biometric technology to enhance blood donor security
Security and compliance software : 27 February, 2008
The Indiana Blood Center is deploying BIO-key International's WEB-key biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security of identifying blood donors.
 
New low-cost hybrid tag simplifies patient tracking in hospitals
Patient safety : 25 February, 2008
Radianse has introduced a hybrid tag that combines low-cost - $1 or less per use - with extended battery life to enable patient tracking to become more accessible across more hospitals.
 
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital implements Siemens Patient Identification Check solution
Patient safety : 22 February, 2008
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has implemented a Siemens Patient Identification Check in its Medical Center Lab to improve its patient safety performance.
 
CentraState Healthcare System employs Siemens Med Administration Check to prevent medication errors
Patient safety : 22 February, 2008
CentraState Healthcare System, a 272-bed, non-profit medical facility located in Freehold, New Jersey, USA, has implemented a system-wide initiative using Siemens Med Administration Check (MAK) in conjunction with Siemens Pharmacy to help address the costs and risks associated with preventable medication errors.
 
Slovenia receives the first Java PKI electronic health cards in Europe from Gemalto
Patient security : 21 February, 2008
Gemalto is to provide ZZZS and Cetis with a comprehensive solution for the latest generation of electronic health cards for citizens in Slovenia.
 
Henry Medical selects McKesson to improve patient safety management
Patient safety : 19 February, 2008
The Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA, a 215-bed not-for-profit community hospital, is to implement a broad range of clinical IT solutions from McKesson to help manage the growing complexity of delivering healthcare, drive the highest levels of patient safety and achieve measurable quality outcomes.
 
Vendormate and CHCA reach agreement to offer compliance and security solutions children’s hospitals
Security and compliance software : 14 February, 2008
Vendormate has agreed to make Vendormate Vision, the company’s vendor information, compliance and security solution, available to Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) children’s hospitals.
 
Crown uses Near Field Communication technology to provide mobile monitoring system for carers
Patient safety : 04 February, 2008
Crown Computing has introduced a new Homecare Monitoring system that enables supervisors in control centres to monitor in real time that carers are arriving on time at each of their planned visits.
 
Cels helps to implement regional medicine safety policy
Patient safety : 01 February, 2008
Several primary care trusts across the North East England have implemented a new policy that addresses the safe handling of medicine developed by the Durham and Tees Valley regional medication policy group in collaboration with Cels, the organisation driving the healthcare economy in North East England.
 
Ocean Optics introduces oxygen patch to offer patient safety in point of care analysis
Patient safety : 25 January, 2008
Ocean Optics has introduced the RedEye Oxygen Patch to accurately measure oxygen in packaging and other enclosed containers.
 
Intrasphere launches content management solution tool for patient safety management
Patient safety : 24 January, 2008
Intrasphere Technologies has launched PharmaCM, a comprehensive content management solution - powered by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) - that enables users to overcome ineffective content authoring, management and distribution processes.
 
Riskwatch releases new healthcare security assessment software
Security and compliance software : 22 January, 2008
RiskWatch for Healthcare Security, the most comprehensive assessment tool available for physical security assessments at hospitals and healthcare facilities, has been introduced by RiskWatch.
 
MadgeTech releasees Secure Software for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
Security and compliance software : 14 January, 2008
MadgeTech has released Secure Software to enable compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.
 
MediPurpose supplies SurgiLance safety lancets to Tours University Hospitals of France
Safety lancets : 03 January, 2008
Tours University Hospitals of France has awarded MediPurpose its first tender to supply its SurgiLance safety lancets to nine hospitals over a two-year period beginning in January 2008 and continuing through December 2009.
 
MediPurpose expands business into Africa and the Middle East
Safety lancets : 31 December, 2007
MediPurpose has continued the company's expansion into global markets by expanding its reach to Africa and the Middle East through new distribution agreements.
 
SecureWorks receives QSA designation
Security and compliance software : 19 December, 2007
SecureWorks has been designated as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) by the Payment Cards Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council.
 
GERES validates safety lancet in France
Safety lancets : 11 December, 2007
MediPurpose's SurgiLance safety lancet has been validated by the Safety Medical Device Commission of GERES, the French advocacy organization for needlestick safety.
 
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