• Surveillance Monitoring: An Emerging Standard of Care

    As hospitals are increasingly charged with treating sicker patient populations, patient deterioration often goes unrecognized. Surveil­lance monitoring, the practice of monitoring patients who have not been identified as being at specific risk,…
  • To Improve Efficiency, Healthcare Mapping Tool Uses Pictures, Not Words

    VisuFlow, a new healthcare mapping tool recently introduced by the Innovation Institute, is compatible with Microsoft Visio flow chart and diagram software. The application is designed to produce simple, graphical representations of…
  • How to Pick the Right CMMS for Your Facility

    An easy-to-use computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can enhance efficiency in your department by streamlining paperwork and tracking preventive maintenance. But selecting the best fit for your facility can prove challenging. Here…
  • Carestream Health: From X-ray to Ultrasound and Beyond

    Based in Rochester, NY, Carestream Health has steadily expanded its imaging footprint in recent months, leveraging its expertise in digital x-ray. The company ventured into the radiography/fluoroscopy market with a pair of…
  • Making the Most of MRI

    Clarity and speed, long opposing forces in MR technology, have lately come together in widely adopted digital MR architecture that offers both exceptional images and remarkable speed. By following necessary care and…
Toshiba Aquilion ONE ViSION CT
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a research university with a public academic medical center, acquired Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision CT system to help improve its diagnostic capabilities for trauma, cardiac, stroke, and pediatric patients. The unit is the first 640-slice system in the state of Oregon.
SuperSonic Imagine has appointed Hermann Requardt, PhD, former chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare, as chairman of its supervisory board. Requardt has been serving as an independent strategic advisor to the supervisory board since May 2015.
Totoku color display for digital mammography
The Totoku CCL550i2 color diagnostic display by JVC Kenwood is now available from Quest International Inc, a supplier of medical imaging display technologies. Features include a 5 megapixel high-bright, color LED-backlit LCD; 21.3-inch color TFT IPS technology display panel; and 1000 cd/m² maximum luminance.
Siemens Healthcare announced that it has appointed David Pacitti as president of Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc and head of Siemens Healthcare’s North America Regional Organization, effective October 19, 2015. Pacitti will be responsible for leading the marketing, sales, service, and support functions for Siemens Healthcare in the United States.
Carestream CBCT for orthopedic and sports medicine
Carestream Health, San Diego, Calif, is currently partnering with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to conduct ongoing clinical studies on its cone beam CT imaging system at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. The system now in development is intended to provide improved visualization of bone and soft tissue and capture weight-bearing images of knees, legs, and feet.
In advance of next month's forum on supportability of healthcare technology, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation is asking for feedback from HTM professionals to help set the agenda. Responses will be collected through Tuesday, October 13.
E-Cube 15 EX
SonoDepot, an exclusive distributor and service provider of Alpinion ultrasound systems in Florida, Colorado and western North and South Carolina, has announced the release of the newest system in the E-Cube series, the E-Cube 15 EX.
The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) has extended the deadline through October 31 for its Body of Knowledge survey, used to design the Certification in Clinical Engineering (CCE) exam. According to ACCE, participation from clinical engineers is critical to determining how the profession is practiced today.
The Oregon Biomedical Association is rolling out some changes for its October 9 conference, including a new CBET study group and Fellow membership to recognize sustained, outstanding service from its members.
AAMI announced the success of its AAMI/FDA Risk Management Summit, held September 29–30, 2015, in Herndon Va, which brought together more than 200 risk management experts, regulators, educators, and leaders in the medical device industry and healthcare delivery. Most presenters at the summit agreed that risk management needs to be embraced as a crucial component of product development and support in healthcare technology, and not viewed simply as a box to check to satisfy regulatory requirements.
On September 28, 2015, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert focused on preventing patient falls. According to the organization, since 2009 it has received 465 reports of patient falls with injuries; about 63% of those events resulted in death.
GE Healthcare announced the creation of a new business unit, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions (SHS), that will develop low-cost technologies and healthcare delivery solutions across multiple care settings. SHS will invest $300 million as part of a multiphase effort to develop a more robust affordable healthcare portfolio for customers and combine GE Healthcare’s operations in India, South Asia, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
The Life2000 ventilation system from Breathe Technologies is designed for adult patients who require positive pressure ventilation delivered invasively or noninvasively. It is suitable for use in institutional and home settings and is intended to be administered by qualified, trained personnel under the direction of a physician.
The Rigel 288 Plus safety analyzer from Rigel Medical, Tampa, Fla, operates on AA batteries and can be used to complete testing for insulation, earth/ground bond, and touch or point-to-point leakage current. Its small footprint also makes it easier for field engineers to transport from from site to site.
Carestream Touch Ultrasound
Carestream Health is demonstrating its two new Touch Ultrasound systems with features that address current challenges in sonography at the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography conference and exhibit held October 1-4, 2015, in Dallas, Tex. The systems have all-touch control panels with improved image quality and frame rate.
EOS Imaging system
EOS imaging, a 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging company, announced that its EOS platform has been installed at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, making it the second hospital in Hong Kong to receive the EOS system. The hospital center, which performs pediatric orthopedic and spinal surgeries, now provides low-dose follow-up imaging.
Ziehm Imaging has announced a cooperative partnership with OrthoScan to help address the needs of their customers, effective immediately. To this end, Nelson Mendes, president and CEO of Ziehm Imaging Inc, has been appointed to be president and CEO of OrthoScan as well. OrthoScan hopes to grow through Ziehm's global network, and the two companies’ service activities will be bundled.
Samsung Medison, an affiliate medical equipment company of Samsung Electronics based in Seoul, Korea, has released the HM70A with Plus, a handheld portable ultrasound device upgraded from the original HM70A system.
ACIST Medical Systems Inc, an interventional and diagnostic technology company, has announced that its HDi high-definition intravascular ultrasound system has been used in the first patient case for an interventional cardiology procedure. The procedure was performed by Paul Teirstein, MD, at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif.
Sotera Wireless_On wrist 640
As hospitals are increasingly charged with treating sicker patient populations, patient deterioration often goes unrecognized. Surveil­lance monitoring, the practice of monitoring patients who have not been identified as being at specific risk, can help increase safety, enhance quality of care, and improve hospital workflow.