mHealth Alliance Board welcomes HP as Founding Partner
The mHealth Alliance today announced a two-year, $1 million aggregate donation from HP to help improve health care and health systems around the globe using mobile technology. The announcement was made at the opening of the mHealth Summit, a three-day event bringing together leaders from the global health and technology communities to explore ways mobile technology can increase the access, quality and efficiency of healthcare to communities in the U.S. and abroad.
Omnicell Solutions Chosen to Improve Efficiency and Allow More Time for Patient Care
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced that the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) will implement a decentralized drug dispensing model using Omnicell solutions. The installation will include Omnicell Inventory Management Carousels with WorkflowRx™ software for comprehensive medication inventory management, as well as Omnicell automated dispensing systems to help streamline pharmacy and nursing workflow efficiency. The 532-bed UCMC is rapidly growing to better serve patients, and will open its newest hospital pavilion in 2013. The expansion will feature the introduction of the new Omnicell G4 platform into nursing units throughout the Medical Center. Omnicell’s new G4 platform features a single unified database across the continuum of medications maintained in the hospital’s automated dispensing cabinets and mobile medication systems, thereby decreasing the risk of human error and improving pharmacy workflow.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, have announced a joint partnership with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc. The 36-month agreement allows Premier member hospitals and healthcare organizations to take advantage of premium pricing for the comprehensive suite of award-winning Omnicell medication and supply management solutions. Designed to maximize Premier members’ clinical and operational performance, this new agreement is effective from July 2011 through June 2014.
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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The European Commission has set out its Digital Agenda, which includes measures to use technology to address rising healthcare costs and help member states to cope with their ageing populations. The action plan says the smart use of technology and the exploitation of information will help to address these and other challenges facing society, including climate change.
Dr. Adam Chee has several years of professional working experience in the IT industry before venturing into Health IT in 2002 where he specialized in Medical Imaging Informatics and related technologies before moving onto the wider spectrum of Healthcare Informatics. An active contributing member to several international Technology and Health IT initiatives, Adam runs binaryHealthCare, a social enterprise advocating Health ITas an enabler for “better patient care at lower cost” by raising the standards of health informatics through training, continuing education and providing a vendor neutral community for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
A recognized subject matter expert on the area of Health IT, Adam is an experienced conference speaker, adjunct faculty with institutes of higher learning (on health informatics) and serves on several Technical and Health Informatics committees. “Healthcare Informatics has not only become an integrated part of modern healthcare but has also propagated the entire industry into a new era of efficiency and it will continue to play avital rolein the quest of providing quality health services. The potential for Healthcare Informatics is colossal and the growth is right here in Asia Pacific.”
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