Corizon Vice President, Patient Safety Officer Achieves New Professional Accreditation

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Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced that its Vice President, Patient Safety Officer, Dr. Rebekah Haggard, has received a new sub-specialty certification in Patient Safety and Risk Management from the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP). Haggard first became certified in Health Care Quality and Management by ABQAURP in 2010. ABQAURP is the nation’s largest organization of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals, dedicated to providing healthcare education and certification for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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Nonin Medical’s Tissue Oximetry System Recognized at Premier Healthcare Alliance Innovation Celebration

Nonin Medical’s Tissue Oximetry System Recognized at Premier Healthcare Alliance Innovation Celebration

Nonin Medical announced today that its EQUANOX™ Advance Model 7600 Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry System for adult and pediatric patients was one of only 20 products featured at the Premier healthcare alliance’s Innovation Celebration in Nashville, Tenn. Premier is a hospital-owned performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 hospitals and 84,000 other care sites nationwide. Premier’s annual Innovation Celebration recognizes advances in healthcare and industry suppliers who are committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. Products were selected by a committee of clinicians and other Premier alliance members based on the products’ uniqueness, ability to have an impact on an unmet medical need and potential to positively impact patient care.

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HP Helps Nuffield Health Deliver High-quality Patient Care

HP Helps Nuffield Health Deliver High-quality Patient Care

HP have announced that Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest health charity, has selected HP technology to ensure that all its facilities deliver the same high standards of patient care. A robust, high-performance HP Converged Infrastructure based on HP CloudSystem and HP Storage offer a centralized infrastructure-as-a-services platform that will help Nuffield Health deliver efficient, cost-effective healthcare services to 300,000 people a year. Nuffield Health operates more than 300 facilities across the UK, including 31 private hospitals, 65 fitness and well-being centers, and six medical centers.

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Sprint and Tata Communications Join Forces to Deliver Managed Telepresence Services to More Businesses

Sprint (NYSE: S) have announced that it will now offer its enterprise customers a comprehensive range of Managed Telepresence services from Tata Communications. The relationship will combine Sprint’s award-winning Global MPLS network and expertise in converged solutions with Tata Communications’ leadership in global Managed Telepresence. Telepresence delivers life-like, high-definition conferencing with superior audio, video and environmental qualities that provide an ideal alternative to traditional face-to-face meetings.

With Tata Communications’ Managed Telepresence, powered by the Sprint Global MPLS network, businesses can further strengthen collaboration between employees, customers and suppliers. They can also simplify, scale and extend communications with a global reach while lowering travel costs and at the same time, reducing their carbon footprint. Sprint’s Telepresence customers will also be able to seamlessly connect to Tata Communications’ Global Meeting Exchange which is one of the broadest public and private Telepresence networks accessible today via a number of inter-connection agreements with other service providers. The Global Meeting Exchange is also a gateway to Tata Communications’ public room network spanning 31 cities across five continents – the largest in the world.

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When Bystanders Become Lifesavers – Launch of Philips SaveLives.net

When Bystanders Become Lifesavers – Launch of Philips SaveLives.net
  • Every minute-and-a-half in the U.S., and every 45 seconds in Europe, a person dies as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest1,2 – if you witnessed a cardiac arrest, what would you do?

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is today launching the Save Lives website (www.SaveLives.net), an online campaign to inform people across the world about sudden cardiac arrest and to empower them to act. Using award winning design to provide user-friendly information on key aspects of the condition, www.SaveLives.net aims to educate people on the importance of acting quickly when someone suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest. It includes advice on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), which are simple to use, available in an increasing number of public places and when used correctly with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), significantly increase the chances of saving a life. It is estimated that globally, approximately seven million people die of sudden cardiac arrest every year,3 including an estimated 325,000 deaths in the U.S. and 700,000 across Europe.1,2

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Atigeo and Xact Healthcare Solutions Announce Reseller Partnership

Atigeo and Xact Healthcare Solutions Announce Reseller Partnership
  • Xact Healthcare Solutions to Resell Atigeo’s xPatterns Computer-Assisted Coding solution.

Atigeo™, a compassionate technology company delivering a revolutionary big data cloud software platform, announced today a partnership to resell their xPatterns Computer-Assisted Coding solution with Xact Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm performing in-depth reviews of hospital and physician practice business processes. “Atigeo is delighted to have Xact on-board as a reseller of our xPatterns Computer-Assisted Coding solution,” said Christopher Burgess, chief operating officer and chief security officer at Atigeo.

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U.K. Cancer Patient is World's First to Benefit from Treatment Combining Elekta's New Beam-shaping Innovation and High-speed Arc Therapy

U.K. Cancer Patient is World's First to Benefit from Treatment Combining Elekta's New Beam-shaping Innovation and High-speed Arc Therapy

A 51-year-old male became the first person to benefit from a radiation therapy technique that provides exceptional precision and high-speed delivery. Clinicians at St. James's University Hospital used Elekta's Agility™* multileaf collimator (MLC) and Elekta Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) to treat the patient's tongue cancer. The combination of the two innovations reduced the time it takes to deliver the radiation beams from five minutes down to just two minutes. Recently released for sale across Europe, and with 510(k) clearance in the U.S., Agility is Elekta's revolutionary new MLC.

 

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