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Moffitt Cancer Center Improves Patient Care with Ciena-Powered Network

Hanover, MD - Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, is deploying its own private enterprise network using packet optical technology from Ciena to improve collaboration between physicians, researchers and clinicians. The network will support data-intensive applications such as advanced medical imaging, electronic health records and molecular medicine. The network will also improve efficiency and help eliminate costs associated with multiple, ...

Posted on: June 30, 2016
Digital Consumer Collaborative Announces Large Study On Patient Engagement

Colorado Springs, CO - Patient engagement is a key challenge facing the healthcare industry. As new regulations require improvement in patient outcome, providers are seeking innovative ways to employ technology to support these initiatives. Results are limited - healthcare apps are rarely used, and digital tools have little impact on patient engagement. Spearheaded by Dave Norton, PhD, founder of the Digital Consumer Collaborative, the 2017 Digital Healthcare Collaborative is a year-long program designed ...

Posted on: June 29, 2016
Technavio Announces Top Three Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Cognitive Systems Market Through 2020

London - Technavio's latest report on the global cognitive systems market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Amit Sharma, a lead analyst from Technavio specializing in research on IT professional services sector, said, "The global cognitive systems market is expected to reach $50 billion by ...

Posted on: June 28, 2016
nThrive Unveiled at HFMA ANI

Las Vegas, NV - MedAssets, Precyse and Equation, three leading organizations in revenue cycle management, health information management (HIM) and analytics, have combined their talents and capabilities into a single enterprise and have announced nThrive. The newly named organization offers an independent patient-to-payment solutions and is focused on giving providers the tools necessary to improve the healthcare experience for every one in every community. Made up of people who are passionate about ...

Posted on: June 27, 2016
New Members Named to HITSC

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on June 23 named eight new members of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) and one new member to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC). The HITSC is charged with recommending standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. The HITPC is charged with recommending policies for the development and ...

Posted on: June 26, 2016
ONC Unveils New Videos Empowering Patients to Learn Their Rights Under HIPAA

Washington, DC - As part of the final day of the 2016 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Annual Meeting taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., ONC unveiled a series of consumer-oriented videos about the rights patients have to access their health information, as well as a Patient Engagement Playbook for Providers designed to help clinicians and office staff better engage patients through the use of health IT. This final day ...

Posted on: June 25, 2016
Projects Abroad Launches Refugee Project in Italy

New York, NY - The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe has been a critical issue since it began in 2015. The journey by land or sea is often extremely dangerous and those who survive then face the challenge of adjusting to new lives. Sadly, European government agencies and infrastructures are struggling to cope with the enormous number of people fleeing desperate situations. Additional aid is crucial and there is a great deal that private organizations and individuals can do to improve the situation. For ...

Posted on: June 24, 2016
Orion Health Achieves Health Information Network Provider Designation

Toronto, ON - Orion Health has announced that it has succeeded in receiving the designation of Health Information Network Provider (HINP) in the province of Ontario in compliance with the health information privacy law, Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. This achievement for the company signifies that Health Service Providers (HSPs) utilizing Orion Health's collaborative platform solutions can bilaterally update, disclose and share custodianship of personal health information (PHI) with ...

Posted on: June 23, 2016
Verisma Appoints McKenna as President and CEO

Verisma has announced that Marty McKenna has been appointed its president and CEO, effective immediately. McKenna joins Verisma's established senior executive leadership team, including James C. Moore II, who will continue in his role as chief legal officer along with Andrew McManus, senior vice president. "We are delighted to welcome McKenna to the Verisma team," said Ken Thompson, chairman of the board of directors. "We ultimately selected McKenna for his focus on the customer and his proven ability to ...

Posted on: June 22, 2016
First Real-Time Patient Monitoring in NY/NJ Area at Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ - Holy Name Medical Center is the first hospital in the NY/NJ metropolitan area to use digital monitoring technology to continuously track patients' vital signs. The ViSi Mobile device, about the size of a business card, is worn on the wrist and transmits patient information to clinicians on an ongoing basis. It is the first body-worn monitor able to non-invasively measure all core vital signs including blood pressure, heart or pulse rate, electrocardiogram or heart rhythm, blood oxygenation, ...

Posted on: June 21, 2016
Takeda, M2Gen Team Up to Speed Development of Cancer Treatments Using Health Informatics

Cambridge, MA and Osaka, Japan and Tampa, FL - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and M2Gen, a healthcare informatics solutions company, have established a new collaboration to generate broad genomic data from consenting cancer patients. Under the agreement, Takeda will help build the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) AvatarTMResearch Program based on the Total Cancer Care Protocol, a prospective observational study enrolling patients with various cancers and access information ...

Posted on: June 20, 2016
New Health Union Survey Reveals Importance of Online Health Communities

Philadelphia, PA - A new survey from Health Union of more than 2,200 people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers illustrates how patients use online health information to better understand their health condition, learn about symptoms and treatment, and share experiences with other patients living with the same health condition. The findings are summarized in a recently published white paper, entitled "Social Media for Health: What Patients Really Want." Condition-specific websites are the ...

Posted on: June 19, 2016
Practice Fusion "Surrenders" to FTC

The Federal Trade Commission ('FTC') announced recently that Practice Fusion, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it publicly disclosed consumers' private information without adequately informing them about how it uses, maintains and protects the privacy and confidentiality of the information collected, as well as for failing to obtain consumers' consent ('the Settlement'). Michael Daugherty, president & CEO of LabMD, told DataGuidance, "This is another example of government demanding perfection by ...

Posted on: June 18, 2016
SinfoníaRx Now Providing Access to Pharmacists' Advice on Medication and Diabetes

Tucson, AZ - Ventanilla de Salud" (VDS) which translates to "window of health," is a health education and resource initiative that helps people get connected with the right clinics or health information resources and preventative information for Mexican nationals who visit the Mexican consulate. The program is offered in Mexican consulates throughout the United States. A partnership with SinfoniaRx will provide access to health information in Spanish for those individuals seeking information related to ...

Posted on: June 17, 2016
New App Connects Caregivers to Updated Health & Wellbeing of Geriatric Patients

Trumbull, CT - FallCall Solutions, LLC, developer of iPhone and Apple Watch apps designed to improve the safety, care and wellbeing of geriatric patients (or elders), recently launched its flagship application, ElderCheck Now. The ElderCheck Now app aims to help caregivers gain updated health information and overall well-being of the geriatric patients they monitor by leveraging new technology available in the latest smart devices. Caregivers can send secure check-ins to their designated patients, who can ...

Posted on: June 16, 2016
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