Carestream Health's Digital Imaging Team Receives Israeli National Quality and Excellence Award

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011.

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Carestream Health has received the National Quality and Excellence Award from the Israeli government for its outstanding achievements and continuous improvement in the area of computed radiography (CR). This award--honoring the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin--is the most prestigious award of its kind in Israel, and recognizes Israeli organizations for excellence and a commitment to quality.

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Nukona Partners With Sayers to Tackle Mobile Security for Corporate Clients

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Nukona and Sayers’ Security and Mobility Practice are teaming to help businesses quickly and elegantly secure, deploy and manage applications and corporate data on both company-owned and personally-liable mobile devices. The explosion of smart, consumer-oriented phones and tablets in the enterprise, through “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) and organizations building or commissioning the new generation of mobile corporate apps, has introduced a new set of unique challenges for corporate IT departments.

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BlackBerry strengthens software solutions for medical professionals and patients

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Research In Motion (RIM) India, a developer and partner ecosystem for BlackBerry in India, has strengthen innovative software solutions and services for telemedicine, medical electronics, computer telecommunications and imaging technologies through i2i Telesolutions, a Bangalore based innovative software solutions and services company.

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Beijing Ditan Hospital Builds Extensive Telemedicine Network on the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform to Help Prevent Spread of Infectious Diseases

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011.

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Polycom, Inc. PLCM +4.58% , the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), announced that Beijing Ditan Hospital recently deployed Polycom's comprehensive UC video solutions, including the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform -- the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, interoperating with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications, and devices -- upon which it has built an extensive telemedicine network to contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases throughout China, save invaluable treatment time, and enable effective use of critical resources.

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ATA: Telemedicine in Medicaid Can Improve Neonatal Care, Save $186 Million

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has developed a legislative proposal to expand the use of telemedicine for Medicaid enrollees with high-risk pregnancies and neonatal care needs. If adopted, the plan would improve care delivery for an at-risk population and create significant long term savings for the government and tax-payers. Commissioned by ATA to appraise the proposal using Congressional Budget Office style cost estimating, Avalere Health determined that it could generate a savings of up to $186 million over the next 10 years.

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Federal Health IT Market Poised to Weather Budget Storms

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011. Federal spending on Health IT will reach $6.5 billion by 2016, which represents a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%, according to a new GovWin IQ research study released by Deltek, Inc. PROJ +2.76% . This spending outpaces Deltek's overall federal IT forecasted spending growth of only 1.1% for the same time period. Federal Health IT spending includes funding for payment systems, technology used to deliver health care services including electronic health records (EHR) systems, and IT to support federally-funded health research and promotion.

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East Tennessee Health Information Network Selects OptumInsight Health Information Exchange Technology to Support Better Patient Care Coordination

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011

Healthcare IT and Technology News December 20, 2011.

  • Axolotl HIE solution enhances connectivity, collaboration among care providers across Tennessee.

The East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) has selected OptumInsight's health information exchange (HIE) technology to help physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in the region improve patient care coordination and quality.

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