CellTrakCARES Feeds the Hungry and Helps Fill Food Banks this Holiday Season

CellTrak Technologies, Inc. the leading provider of mobile technologies for home and community care market located in Schaumburg, IL and with Canadian operations located in Cambridge, Ontario, and UK operations in London England, has been in business since 2006.

Today CellTrak is used daily to deliver millions of successful and compliant homecare visits throughout the markets it serves. CellTrakCARES, a volunteer outreach program launched in 2009 is built on the staff we have across the globe to give back to local community as well as international. This holiday season the group has given more than a 100 hours of volunteer time, built a wall of food for donation and sent food across the globe. After the Philippines typhoon disaster CellTrakCARES sent a donation to Feed My Starving Children to purchase the food to fill the care packages that volunteers create in teams.

CellTrakCARES volunteered their time in groups to pack up meals for feed my starving children (www.fmsc.org) all over the world. Teams of employees volunteered their time to assemble, package and ship the easy-to-prepare food blend. Over a few weeks and seven shifts of teams they packaged 714 bags of food. That totals 154,000 meals, and enough to feed 427 children for an entire year. While the formula they assembled was designed to save the lives of severely malnourished and starving children, the ingredients also improve the health, growth and physical well-being of children who are no longer in immediate danger of starvation. Since the donation was given for the food supplies, our team was able to package the food based on our donation this year. Employees in our Canadian office built a wall of food for a donation at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank in Cambridge Ontario (www.cambridgefoodbank.on.ca). At the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, their services extend beyond simply providing food. They are more than just “a food bank”.

They provide both emergency and proactive services that help people either recover from or avoid another crisis. Our team “wall” totaled more than 200 pounds of food. As the number of families that need assistance continues to grow, our support is needed more than ever.

“The CellTrakCARES program is consistently giving back to the local communities in which we operate. This effort is an organization commitment. The employees who volunteer as part of the CellTrakCARES program are dedicated to making a difference and we couldn’t be happier to see all of our accomplishments through out the year” shared Michael K. Wons President and CEO of CellTrak Technologies, Inc.

CellTrakCARES is comprised of the employees of local businesses focused on volunteering and giving back to the communities where they work and live. While everyone is busy and bustling around the holidays, it is important to spend time helping support those who may be in need.

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Final HHS Health IT Safety Plan issued

  • The Joint Commission to expand capacity to investigate Health IT-related events

A plan to guide health information technology (IT) activities across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to eliminate medical errors, protect patients, and improve the quality and efficiency of health care was issued today by HHS. The final Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan addresses the role of health IT within HHS’ commitment to patient safety.

The Plan builds on recommendations from the 2011 Institute of Medicine report, titled Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, and from public comments. “When implemented and used properly, health IT is an important tool in finding and avoiding medical errors and protecting patients,” said National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D. “This Plan will help us make sure that these new technologies are used to make health care safer.”

  • The Plan, implemented by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), outlines the responsibilities to be shared across HHS and details significant participation from the private sector.
  • Through the Plan: ONC will make it easier for clinicians to report health IT-related incidents and hazards through the use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage reporting to Patient Safety Organizations and will update its standardized reporting forms to enable ambulatory reporting of health IT events.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will encourage the use of the standardized reporting forms in hospital incident reporting systems, and train surveyors to identify safe and unsafe practices associated with health IT.
  • Working through a public-private process, ONC will develop priorities for improving the safety of health IT.
  • ONC and CMS will consider adopting safety-related objectives, measures, and capabilities for CEHRTs through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and ONC’s standards and certification criteria.

To accompany the Plan’s surveillance of safety-related capabilities in CEHRT, ONC today issued guidance clarifying that ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies will be expected to verify whether safety-related capabilities work properly in live clinical settings in which they are implemented. In addition to the Plan, today Dr. Mostashari announced ONC has contracted with The Joint Commission to better detect and proactively address potential health IT-related safety issues across a variety of health care settings.

The Joint Commission will expand its capacity to investigate the role of health IT as a contributing cause of adverse events and will identify high priority areas for expected types of health IT-related events.

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Electronic Medical Records Progress from an Enterprise-Centric Solution to a Customer-Specific Application, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Electronic Medical Records Progress from an Enterprise-Centric Solution to a Customer-Specific Application, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare practices will enhance the efficiency of hospital systems and reduce the chances of errors in medical offices. The need to contain healthcare costs and improve the quality of healthcare services is adding impetus to market advancement. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Electronic Medical Records-Technology Trends and Stakeholder Assessment research finds that although large healthcare practices prefer client-server based EMR systems, web-based EMR solutions are gaining popularity with small-sized healthcare practices and private physician offices. If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

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Ziehm Imaging Receives "Top100" Seal of Approval

Ziehm Imaging Receives

German manufacturer of mobile C-arms recognized for innovation management in the SME sector Ziehm Imaging was honored last Friday in Friedrichshafen, Germany as one of the country's most innovative medium-sized enterprises. Ziehm Imaging, with headquarters in Nuremberg, has been manufacturing mobile C-arms for 40 years and is now the acknowledged technology leader in the industry. With its innovative solutions, Ziehm Imaging has played a significant role in the rapid development of mobile X-ray technology in recent years and brought numerous revolutionary developments onto the world market.

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Philips Sparq ultrasound provides high quality images at high paced Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency department

Philips Sparq ultrasound provides high quality images at high paced Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency department

WHAT: Philips has sold six Sparq ultrasound systems to Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), a non-profit, 1,008-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals, located in New Haven, Conn.

WHY: Given the often hectic pace of an emergency department, each timesaving measure can make a significant difference. This is especially true at a Level 1 trauma center like YNHH which triages more than 80,000 patients a year. In an effort to bring a new level of productivity to emergency ultrasound, Philips offers the Sparq ultrasound system. Sparq combines ease-of-use with efficiency-enhancers like a Simplicity Mode that presents only the ultrasound functions used most often and AutoSCAN, which continuously adjusts the image gain while scanning, and can help a clinician identify tissue type. YNHH recently purchased a half dozen Sparq systems to help meet its high volume ultrasound imaging and needle guidance needs.

The department is led by Christopher Moore, M.D., a world-renowned thought leader, researcher and instructor in emergency medicine. Dr. Moore was involved in the early product development of Sparq. “Sparq puts Philips image quality into a compact, affordable package that is designed for use at the point of care,” said Dr. Moore.

“Innovations like a large articulated screen, embedded wireless capabilites and long battery life allow it to be used effectively at the bedside. The glass touch control panel is intuitive to use and button-free, which allows for easy cleaning.”

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Qualicode and CellTrak Deliver Integrated Mobile Scheduling and Health Record Solution

Qualicode and CellTrak Deliver Integrated Mobile Scheduling and Health Record Solution

  • New partnership brings together industry solution leaders to provide a new and improved experience for clients across Canada.

Qualicode Software and CellTrak Technologies announced today that they have entered into an expanded partnership agreement whereby CellTrak will contract its healthcare scheduling solutions (HC) to Qualicode and expand its strategic relationship with them. The new relationship will provide an integrated mobile solution with Qualicode’s industry leading scheduling software and CellTrak’s mobile solution platform bringing the new solution to Quebec and the rest of Canada. Qualicode is the leading software company in home and community care field in the province of Quebec. Their cost-effective software solution is found in over 125 health care facilities throughout Quebec, serving 65% of Community Health and Social Services centers (known as: Centre de santé et de services sociaux or CSSS) and 85% of Home Help Social Economy Companies (ÉESAD).

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Woburn Pediatrics Deploys ADTRAN’s Virtual Wireless LAN Solution to Support Mobile Electronic Medical Record System

Woburn Pediatrics Deploys ADTRAN’s Virtual Wireless LAN Solution to Support Mobile Electronic Medical Record SystemvWLAN builds on practice’s VMware infrastructure to provide reliable mobile wireless access. ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of converged access and unified business solutions, today announced that Woburn Pediatric Associates has deployed ADTRAN’s virtual wireless LAN (vWLAN®) solution with ADTRAN’s Bluesocket® 1800 series 802.11n access points, to help physicians, nurses and staff access patient medical information from any treatment room within Woburn Pediatrics’ two locations. “Woburn Pediatrics wisely leveraged their investment in VMware by deploying vWLAN to scale their Wi-Fi network environment; the deployment showcases how virtualization is positively impacting Wi-Fi networks” An early adopter of an electronic medical record (EMR) system, Woburn Pediatric Associates uses the system to provide digital storage of patient charts and to track patient histories, medications and test results.

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GlobalMed Exam Camera Now Approved for Sale ‘Down Under’

GlobalMed Exam Camera Now Approved for Sale ‘Down Under’

GlobalMed®, the industry leader in real-time healthcare delivery systems based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has received government authorization to sell its TotalExam™2 Examination Camera in Australia. Approval from the ARTG means that Australian healthcare providers now have access to the easy to use, easy to hold camera to capture images in their remote settings.

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Fort Wayne Metals names S.A. Saguy as exclusive representative in Israel

Fort Wayne Metals names S.A. Saguy as exclusive representative in Israel

Medical materials manufacturer Fort Wayne Metals has deepened its commitment to serving the Israeli medical device industry by entering an exclusive representation agreement with S.A. Saguy. The new partnership gives Israeli customers easier access to Fort Wayne Metals’ expansive portfolio of high-quality precision wire, strands and cables, and component assemblies for medical devices. “We have been active in Israel for many years now,” explains Bob Myers, Chief Commercial Officer of Fort Wayne Metals. “We’ve seen a large number of small, innovative start-ups, making Israel an incubator for medical technology.

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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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