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April 2014
Campaign Aims to Brings Awareness to Healthcare Worker Attire & Infection Control

To draw attention to the role healthcare worker attire can play in transmitting pathogens Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. has launched a "Keep the Coat" awareness campaign.The effort intends to bring understanding that, with new technological ...

ACE Recommends Kaplan University Documenting Course for College Credit

Kaplan University has announced that the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit course.ACE, a ...

March 2014
Patient Record Solutions Provider Carstens Announces Three-Year Agreement With HPSI

Officials at Carstens, Inc. announced the Chicago-based company has entered into a three-year agreement with HPSI Purchasing Services whereby HPSI will sell Carstens' healthcare support products into long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.Carstens ...

Avantas and Mountain States Health Alliance to Present at ACHE 2014

Avantas, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, announced it will be presenting alongside its client Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), a 14-hospital healthcare system based ...

CipherHealth Launches Nurse Rounding Solution at AONE Annual Meeting

At the American Organization of Nurse Executives conference in Orlando, Fla. March 12-15, CipherHealth launched Orchid, a nurse rounding solution that streamlines workflow, improves outcomes, and boosts patient satisfaction.The latest innovation in ...

Kimberly-Clark Teams With 3M to Develop Surgical and Infection-Prevention Solutions

Kimberly-Clark Health Care and 3M Infection Prevention Division announced a unique alliance to deliver best-in-class surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S."At Kimberly-Clark, we have long admired ...

DARA BioSciences to Deliver Poster Presentation on CAPTURE Breast Cancer Registry at NCCN

DARA Biosciences , a Raleigh, N.C.-based oncology-supportive-care specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to providing healthcare professionals a synergistic portfolio of medicines to help cancer patients adhere to their therapy and manage side ...

GOJO and TeleTracking to Help Market Hill-Rom's Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution

Hill-Rom, a Batesville, Ind.-based provider of clinical workflow solutions for hospitals, has announced major partnerships with GOJO, makers of Purell hand sanitizer, and TeleTracking Technologies, a world leader in real-time healthcare patient flow ...

February 2014
Kodak, PurThread to Collaborate on Antimicrobial Surface Solutions for Healthcare, Military

In an effort to increase antimicrobial surface options for healthcare and military environments, Eastman Kodak Company and PurThread Technologies, Inc. have entered a joint development agreement (JDA). The collaboration will expand ...

Welch Allyn Clinical Surveillance System Integrates Technology from Multiple Partners

Welch Allyn, a Skaneateles Falls, NY-based medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care to improve patient safety, has introduced what the company describes as "the industry's most comprehensive clinical ...

Wolters Kluwer Health Upgrades & Rebrands Lippincott Nursing Advisor

Wolters Kluwer Health, a Philadelphia-based global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is getting a usability facelift and a new, shorter name.  Now called ...

January 2014
Tele-ICU Services Provider Advanced ICU Care, Inc. Reports Record Year of Growth

Advanced ICU Care, Inc., the nation's largest provider of tele-ICU services, has announced 60% growth in the number of ICU beds monitored in 2013, indicating the value of the solution. The company's continued growth demonstrates the increasing need for ...

Kimberly-Clark Awarded First Novation NOVAPLUS Contract for Hand Hygiene Products

Kimberly-Clark and Novation on Jan. 22 announced that for the first time in the history of the Kleenex brand, Kimberly-Clark is offering its complete line of hand-hygiene products via an exclusive contract through NOVAPLUS, the leading private-label ...

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses to Review Lippincott Decision-Support Solutions

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has agreed to review the core med/surg procedures in the Lippincott Procedures software application, one of the leading online procedure solutions for use by nurses and other clinicians at the bedside. ...

Study Indicates the Potential of New Tests in Long-Term Diabetes Complications

Monitoring glucose levels is imperative for diabetes patients, but for some the standard Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is not valid. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota have determined ...

Press Ganey Acquisition to Enable Real-Time, Point-of-Care Patient Feedback

Press Ganey has announced the acquisition of On The Spot Systems, a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback. The acquisition advances Press Ganey's Patient Voice portfolio for healthcare ...

Truman Medical Centers to Pilot Joslin Diabetes Center Clinical Analytical Tool

Truman Medical Centers (TMC), Kansas City, Mo., and Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have launched a pilot program to test the capabilities of a novel new tool called the Joslin Clinical Analytical Tool (JCAT). Using JCAT, ...

December 2013
DebMed & STERIS Announce Partnership to Market Group Monitoring System to Healthcare Organizations

DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, and STERIS Corporation, a global leader in infection prevention, today ...

HIMSS Supports CMS Decision to Extend Meaningful Use Stage 2 by One Year

The following statement was issued Dec. 6, 2013 by Thomas A. Leary, MALA, FHIMSS, CAE, who is HIMSS Vice President for Government Relations.HIMSS is gratified that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

New Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation Represent Choices for Clinicians, Opportunities for Generics

The availability of a new class of anticoagulants is providing cardiologists with a new set of tools for treating a refractory indication. Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents a growing clinical challenge for healthcare practitioners, due primarily to a ...

November 2013
Workplace Injuries Remain Big Concern for Nurses, Other Clinicians, Survey Finds

Today's nurses and other clinicians are shaping tomorrow's healthcare environment and patient experience - yet a new survey released this week from Nurture, a Steelcase brand, reveals that they are vulnerable to work injuries, causing them to ...

Kodak and PurThread Collaborate on Antimicrobial Technology for Textiles

PurThread Technologies, Inc. and Eastman Kodak Company are collaborating to bring Kodak's antimicrobial agent to the high performance and medical textile markets.PurThread has obtained a globally exclusive agreement to embed Kodak's antimicrobial agent ...

Elsevier Updates Mosby's Nursing Consult, Enhances Mobile App for Clinical Resource

Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the addition of new content types to Mosby's Nursing Consult, along with an enhanced mobile app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and ...

Antimicrobial Textile Maker PurThread Completes $7 Million Financing Round

Award-winning life science and high-performance textile company PurThread Technologies announced the company has closed an equity round totaling just over $7 million. The investment was led by PurThread Board Chair, Richard S. Bodman, with a select group ...

Wolters Kluwer Health/Joint Commission Resources eCourses for Nurses Brought to Market

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced availability of professional development eCourses for nurses that were developed in collaboration with Joint ...

October 2013
Data Shows Radiation Post-Mastectomy Does Not Affect Mechanism in Tissue Expander

AirXpanders Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company developing novel technology for women who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, announced new data published in the Journal of Radiation Oncology that ...

Wolters Kluwer Health Introduces Interactive Edition of 'Designing Clinical Research'

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and pharmacy, today introduced a completely revamped, interactive edition ...

 

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