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PEPID Launches Its Application for the Google Android Smartphone

PEPID, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology for doctors and nurses, announced today the release of its Google Android application.


2010 Awards for using Mobile Technology in Clinical Practice

mHealth Initiative, in conjunction with Brandman University School of Nursing and Health Professions, announces the 2010 Awards for Nursing innovation using Mobile Technology in Clinical Practice Read more...

Intuit buys MedFusion

Software maker Intuit Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy Medfusion, a provider of communications services for health care providers, for about $91 million in cash. Read more...

Emdeon Supports Controlled Substances Security Standards for ePrescribing

Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, announced its support for the approval of security standards for the electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) of controlled substances and its commitment to assist the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the healthcare industry in implementation of the Interim Final Rule for ePrescribing controlled substances. Read more...

Lourdes Medical Associates Selects athenahealth's Revenue Cycle Management

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of internet-based business services to physician practices, has announced that it will be providing its revenue cycle management services to Lourdes Medical Associates (LMA), a healthcare management association located throughout southern New Jersey. LMA will be deploying athenahealth's web-based physician medical billing and practice management service, athenaCollector SM, for its more than 100 medical providers in their growing New Jersey health network. Read more...

GE Healthcare and Ascom Partner to Enhance Mobile Clinician Communications

GE Healthcare and Ascom Wireless Solutions today released plans to launch a wireless hospital-wide messaging system, to improve workflow and communication for healthcare providers. The agreement aligns the GE Healthcare patient monitoring platform with Ascom’s wireless communication solutions to enable hospitals to customize, filter and send secondary alarms to clinicians’ Ascom Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, pagers and Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets. This addresses challenges recently reported by Spyglass Consulting Group—incompatible hospital communications systems make it difficult for nurses to effectively communicate wirelessly. Read more...

Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc. Selects Sage Intergy

Sage Healthcare has announced that Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc., a healthcare billing service provider with three offices in Central Pennsylvania, has selected Sage Intergy for its practice management and analytics needs. Read more...

Healthcare Contract Management Becomes More Stringent

Ecteon Contract Management announces a software solution that assists healthcare organizations in adhering to more stringent HIPAA requirements. Read more...

Sage To Sponsor Texas Health Institute’s Largest IT Summit

Sage Healthcare has announced that it will be the Signature Sponsor at the Texas Health Institute’s Texas Health Information Technology Summit, the state’s foremost conference on health information technology (HIT), April 22 through 24, 2010, in Dallas at the Sheraton Dallas North Hotel. The Summit brings healthcare experts, practitioners and IT leaders together to discuss and learn more about e-prescribing, electronic health record (EHR) implementation, Health Information Exchanges (HIE), federal stimulus funding and Meaningful Use. Read more...

GE Healthcare Vscan™ Pocket-sized Visualization Tool for Point-of-care Imaging

GE Healthcare has announced the availability of Vscan, a new, pocket-sized visualization tool developed to provide physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care. Roughly the size of a smart phone, Vscan houses powerful, ultra-smart ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about what is happening inside the body. Vscan is portable and can easily be taken from room to room to be used in many clinical, hospital or primary care settings. Read more...

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