Estes Park Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access facility, has turned to Summit Healthcare to integrate its Meditech 6.0 health care information system and a new MedHost emergency department information system it plans to adopt in March 2014.
The importance for hospitals of developing effective cybersecurity protocols was underscored by the multiple news reports last week of a data breach at the University of Washington Medical Center. The breach resulted from an email containing malware.
The American Hospital Association has announced that its annual survey data has been updated for 2014, and is available in a variety of data sets and formats, including compact discs, printed books, and online databases.
The 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Award has been given to 11 US hospitals to honor websites that promote transparency of safety and quality measures in a manner that is useful and user-friendly for consumers.
Iatric Systems has announced an expanded partnership with AnMed Health. Iatric Systems will now integrate the hospital's Health Care Systems Medication Reconciliation software with its McKesson hospital information system, among other services.
On November 26, the FDA announced a Class I Recall due to a potential defect involving anesthesia workstations manufactured by Spacelabs Healthcare. According to the FDA, a bag-to-vent switch may fail due to loose fastening hardware.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are joining forces to hold a summit on eliminating preventable deaths in US hospitals by 2020. The event will be held January 11-13 in California.
Attendees at the Florida Biomedical Society annual meeting earlier this month offered favorable opinions of this year's event. Held October 31 to November 3, the meeting comprised educational sessions, a vendor exposition, and a Biomed Forum.
Sunquest is calling on fellow industry leaders and stakeholders to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the emerging field of Health Information Technology to improve patient safety outcomes.
A report from Research and Markets predicts that the $4 billion global MRI Imaging market will grow to more than $5 billion by 2018. The report analyzes the market in terms of architecture, field strength, technology, application, and geography.
What technology do you use to eliminate or reduce manual data entry and/or the use of paper scratch sheets to log PMs or repair documentation?
I use bar code CE numbers on my equipment and some type of Wi-FI enabled technology that reads bar codes and produces true paperless PM and repair documentation. - 9.1%
We have bar coded CE numbers and use a bar code reader to scan the number and a Wi-FI laptop for portability, but I still have to manually key in and enter PM or repair data. - 16%
Even though we have bar coded CE numbers and a “clinical engineering computer system,” I still have to record repair and PM data on scratch sheets or forms and then key it in manually at a desktop computer. - 74.9%
Total votes: 243
The voting for this poll has ended on: 23 Oct 2013 - 00:00
Matt Tomory Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Training, Conquest Imaging Conquest Imaging (800) 496-9906
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