Procura Attains Mobile Milestone Topping 3 Million Mobile Healthcare Visits

The Procura Group of Companies announced today that a new record has been achieved with their industry leading mobile healthcare solution securing their position as the most successful provider of mobile community and home care services worldwide.

Today, the Procura Mobile platform has successfully supported the delivery of 3.4 million visits. Additionally, the growth in mobile device use on the Procura platform is growing faster than any other mobile solutions with 1 million visits served every three months. This is forecasted to increase to 1 million visits per month by 2015. The Procura Mobile platform has been in use globally since 2011 providing a mobile solution for home and community care providers across the globe. As the innovators in mobile, Procura continues to bring great technology that allows providers perform their care in the home through the convenience of a mobile device. The Procura Mobile platform supports healthcare visits across a wide range of devices, form factors and operating systems.

"Procura has always seen the use of mobile devices as a critical component in the delivery of the vision of Population Healthcare Management," stated Scott Overhill, CEO The Procura Group of Companies. "Our dedication to blending technology across the continuum of care reflects our vision of healthcare to focus the right tool for the right purpose. As an example, our smart phone solution is ideal for personal support services and routine nursing visits."

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CellTrak and C3 Advisors Launch New Operations Efficiency Offerings for Homecare

CellTrak and C3 Advisors Launch New Operations Efficiency Offerings for Homecare

  • Partnership Brings Added Value to Industry in Reduction of Compliance Risks

CellTrak Technologies Inc., the leading provider of mobile solutions for home care, hospice and private duty, announced today that they have executed a new strategic partnership agreement with C3 Advisors, LLC. C3 Advisors provides strategic business process solutions that emphasize convergence among operations, finance and human resources for maximum productivity, risk reduction and optimal profitability. With the combined knowledge of process challenges facing home care, private duty, community care, personal care and hospice throughout the US, Canada and the UK, the CellTrak and C3 partnership delivers a unique opportunity for providers to more effectively utilize your available resources. The partnership offers solutions that will improve operational productivity and achieve lasting efficiency gains and cost reductions for existing or prospective CellTrak customers.

Sharon Harder, President of C3 Advisors commented, “We are very excited about this opportunity to partner with CellTrak, the recognized industry leader in providing effective integrated, mobile solutions for global home care providers. Through process improvement and technology implementation, C3 Advisors and CellTrak will be able to work together with our clients to improve patient care, operational savings and reduction of compliance risk.”

C3 has developed a philosophy rooted in their belief that financial management and human resources are interdependent functions that must operate in tandem to deliver the highest level of productivity, profitability and longevity. They deliver results on their beliefs by providing affordable solutions to help small businesses overcome the challenges associated with achieving long-term business success.

“This partnership is another step toward enabling improved patient engagement through the use of mobile technology. C3 Advisors brings significant operational efficiency expertise to the table to help improve outcomes at the point of care.” added Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of CellTrak Technologies, Inc.

CellTrak solutions are used by thousands of agency offices to support the delivery of care services. All products are agency configurable, secure, and compliant. Interdisciplinary care teams are empowered to communicate directly and deliver information securely and effortlessly. Together we strive for organizations to embrace technology to reduce their operational costs while improving productivity, enhance field staff safety, and increase compliance. Our overall objective is found within the industry, improving overall outcomes.

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About C3 Advisors

C3 Advisors, LLC provides expert solutions guided by the conviction that the most successful healthcare service providers build value through proactive management of operations, effective financial management and adoption of strategic human resource programs designed to increase productivity and profitability. C3 focuses on delivery of high quality, affordable services to its clients. The C3 team has deep, rich and relevant expertise in home healthcare services that encompass the work of Medicare certified agencies, private duty providers, community care providers and hospice. For more information please visit: www.c3advisors.com

About CellTrak Technologies

CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, and private duty markets. Our patented software-as-a-service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform which automates workflow and reduces cost. Data is transmitted wirelessly via our secure cloud based services making the data available real time where instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Healthcare Workers across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom deliver millions of successful visits every month via CellTrak. For more information please visit: www.celltrak.com

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Philips announces FDA clearance for its AlluraClarity interventional X-ray system

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its innovative AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the US. In close collaboration with leading clinicians in the field of minimally-invasive medicine, Philips has been driving innovation in interventional imaging for more than 50 years, helping to guide procedures such as the catheter-based treatment of obstructed coronary arteries, brain aneurysms, heart rhythm disorders and defective heart valves (heart valve replacement).

Philips’ AlluraClarity system with its powerful ClarityIQ technology provides high quality imaging for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients of all sizes. To reflect the cost pressures that modern hospitals and health systems face, ClarityIQ technology will also be available as an upgrade for the majority of Philips’ installed base of monoplane and biplane interventional X-ray systems. “All patients treated via X-ray guided interventions benefit from the advantage of low radiation exposure, but it is especially important when you are treating patients who have to undergo lengthy and complex procedures,” said Dr. Marco van Strijen, interventional radiologist at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. “We have been using Philips’ AlluraClarity system for more than a year now and have really grown to appreciate the low dose settings. This technology is making a difference where it really matters."

“The transition from highly invasive surgical procedures to minimally-invasive image-guided therapies, with all their intrinsic patient benefits, is a transformation in the delivery of healthcare that is rapidly accelerating around the globe,” said Gene Saragnese, CEO Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare. “It is an area where technology innovation and procedure innovation go hand in hand. AlluraClarity is a perfect example of how Philips’ close collaboration with clinical partners has combined these two areas of innovation to facilitate more advanced treatment while at the same time managing radiation dose.”

AlluraClarity’s low X-ray dose settings are a radical new development in the healthcare industry that will help clinicians to better manage their patients’ and their own exposure to X-ray radiation. This achievement is the result of a multi-year development program that formed part of Philips’ continuous investment in healthcare R&D, totaling EUR 803 million in 2012.

Philips’ AlluraClarity was commercially introduced outside the US in mid-2012, and since then more than 200 systems have been ordered. With this important milestone of FDA clearance, the system can now be marketed in the world’s largest healthcare market.

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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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