Information technology

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Mediware's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab solution helps support the CMS readmission reduction program, specifically related to COPD.
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Apple has introduced ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research.
A merging of wireless technology and medical care is still in its infancy, but health systems that began pilot programs with the technology in recent years say they see signs that it is keeping patients healthier.
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Cerner Corp has completed its acquisition of Siemens Health Services' assets at a purchase price of $1.3 billion.
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Thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft, Aerocrine is exploring possibilities for its FeNO diagnostic medical devices to venture into the world of telemedicine.
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Philips Respironics' “The ANSWER,” is a comprehensive business transformation process that connects product, technology and workflow innovations for both sleep and respiratory care management.
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ResMed's AirView patient management system is providing clinicians at Fairview Health Services with access to patient PAP therapy data within its EHR system.
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CareFusion's new Sedation Analytics app combines data to help ensure compliance with sedation best practices for ventilated patients.
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RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
Apple HealthKit
As part of its new iOS 8 mobile operating system, Apple Inc has launched a new health app, called "Health," and a cloud-based health information platform, called "HealthKit," according to media reports.
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The right knowledge and proper planning can help every healthcare facility successfully integrate their pulmonary function test data into their electronic medical record.
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Propeller Health has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the latest upgrade of its Propeller platform application, including a new sensor to help predict exacerbations in patients with asthma and COPD, according to a company announcement.
ABL90 Flex by Radiometer America
The ABL90 FLEX point-of-care (POC) analyzer is now available with optional wireless capability, enhancing the device’s utility, portability and flexibility for clinical applications, according to manufacturer Radiometer America.
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Benson Medical's CCS‑200 Spirometer report building software offers an easier way to customize occupational health testing reports, the company says.
Early Sense 2.0 monitoring system
The EarlySense continuous monitoring system decreased the average length of stay in the hospital and the ICU, while also reducing the rate of code blue events, according to a new study.
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Umbian's CPAP compliance monitoring solution, U-Sleep, has been integrated into Universal Software Solutions’ HDMS billing management platform.
Covidien's VitalSync patient monitoring platform.
New monitoring systems are improving the ability of respiratory care teams to remotely track vital signs for multiple ventilated patients while strengthening safety practices, VAE/VAP reporting, and hospital data integration.
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NoninConnect is designed for consumers who want to measure their arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The device does not require a doctor's prescription.
The website provides fee access to newly digitized and integrated weekly data from the United States nationally notifiable disease surveillance data. The records span from 1888 to 2013.
Covidien Vital Sync
The solution connects with a hospital’s EMR system and allows clinicians to remotely monitor multiple patient data via smartphone, tablet or other web-enabled devices.