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July 22, 2009 – Before implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system, providers must first gain control of the number of records, forms and files flowing through the organization, and a...

July 16, 2009 - Agfa HealthCare said today it expanded the capabilities of its IMPAX Cardiovascular (IMPAX CV) with advanced software for cardiology outcomes management from Cedaron Medical.

July 14, 2009 – The Electronic Health Records Association (EHR Association) made specific recommendations to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on...

June 23, 2009 – A significant study was released today demonstrating the efficacy of interactive patient care technology on improving outcomes in heart failure care.

June 18, 2009 – GE Healthcare this week launched its Stimulus Simplicity program, which offers healthcare providers interest-free loans with deferred payments to purchase electronic medical...

June 16, 2009 - While the healthcare community awaited the first "Meaningful Use" definition due today, healthcare stakeholders struggled to define one of the key medical terms for the ARRA.

June 9, 2009 – The Certification Commission today announced a series of two Town Call Web conferences from June 16-17 to gather stakeholder input on new paths to certification of electronic health...

June 5, 2009 - State of the Heart Cardiology in Grapevine, Texas, recently selected Digisonics DigiNet Pro, a fully-functional, Web-based cardiovascular image management and reporting system for...

May 26, 2009 – HeartCare Cardiovascular Specialists in Libertyville, Ill. expanded its CVIS capabilities with a new DigiNet Pro system. This system will provide the site with Web access enabling...

May 26, 2009 - ProSolv Cardiovascular, a Fujifilm company, this week released its Synapse ProSolv Cardiovascular version 4.0.2 software.

May 18, 2009 - With electrophysiology procedures continuing to grow in a time of increasing economic constraints, the need for cost-effective clinical systems is acute, and to address this need,...

May 13, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today said it will display a number of new products and technologies at the annual Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Boston this week, including therapies and...

May 8, 2009 - ProSolv CardioVascular said Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minn., recently selected the Synapse ProSolv cardiovascular solution to become its enterprise cardiovascular...

May 7, 2009 - GE announced today that it will spend $3 billion over the next six years on healthcare innovation that will help deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In addition, the...

May 6, 2009 - GE Healthcare will introduce three new CardioLab electrophysiology (EP) recording systems to address the need for cost-effective clinical systems at the upcoming Heart Rhythm Society...

May 4, 2009 - ECRI Institute released its top 10 list of health technologies that hospital corporate-suite executives should have on their radar, including electronic medical records, hybrid...

April 28, 2009 - On Monday HIMSS published its definitions of ‘meaningful use of certified EHR technologies,’ as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

April 23, 2009 - A majority of U.S. residents believe electronic health records would improve coordination and quality of medical care, but most do not believe health IT will lead to cost savings...

April 22, 2009 – There has been a lot of debate as to what the meaning of “meaningful use” is in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the definition will be discussed at the...

April 16, 2009 - Cardiac Science Corp., maker of AED, ECG, cardiac stress test, cardiac rehab, and Holter devices that connect to EMR and HIS systems, said today it completed certification for its...

For its success adopting and integrating an electronic medical record (EMR) tying together numerous scattered offices, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP) was honored at this year’s...

April 9, 2009 - Epic showed its newly introduced cardiovascular module for its electronic medical record (EMR) this week at HIMSS 2009 in Chicago.

April 9, 2009 - Sage said its new Intergy Electronic Health Record (EHR) Version 5.5 allows for better medical device integration and auto-populates fields with information from many common...

April 8, 2009 – GE Healthcare is presenting at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) its new Centricity Enterprise Archive as a platform for...

April 8, 2009 - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s new electronic personal health record, myNYP.org, enables patients to access their medical information wherever and whenever they need it.

April 6, 2009 – At HIMSS 2009, GE Healthcare said today announced it will work with Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR) to develop a new connectivity platform to integrate electronic...

April 6, 2009 – According to The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), an unprecedented rush of applications to meet a March 31 deadline for applying for the 2008...

April 6, 2009 - The majority of medical errors in hospitals are absolutely predictable human error, according to HIMSS 2009 keynote speaker Dennis Quaid, actor and founder of the Quaid Foundation...

April 6, 2009 — A new research survey released today at HIMSS 2009 by SK&A Information Services Inc. reveals 67 percent of medical offices with four or more physicians do not currently use...

April 6, 2009 - More than 70 clinical information systems from 72 different technology companies and organizations are demonstrating how their products communicate and interact with each other in...

April 5, 2009 - GE Healthcare will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Public Health Informatics in a project demonstrating the capability...

April 3, 2009 - Kaiser Permanente has substantially improved the heart attack survival rate for its members in Colorado through an innovative program that links coronary disease patients, and...

April 1, 2009 - Healthcare provider attitudes toward the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) technology at outpatient facilities and physician practices have changed significantly over the...

March 30, 2009 -Kardia Health Systems, a company incorporated to commercialize the Mayo Clinic-invented Echocardiography Information Management System, launched its latest intelligent reporting...

March 24, 2009 - INFINITT North America announced today it will launch the INFINITT Cardiology PACS, a complete image management solution for the cardiology enterprise that provides image...

March 18, 2009 - The success of Massachusetts hospitals and physicians to incorporate information technology (IT) into healthcare demonstrates the importance of incentives, according to two...

March 16, 2009 - LUMEDX Corp. and Mennen Medical said today they signed a strategic partnership agreement to provide a total, integrated cath lab data solution and seamless stream of hemodynamic...

March 9, 2009 – The Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio and Cardiology Consultants of Houston in Texas have chosen Digisonics’ DigiNet Pro System for their cardiovascular image management and...

March 10, 2009 - ProSolv CardioVascular, a FUJIFILM company, has released its newest software version Synapse ProSolv cardiovascular 4.0.1, featuring an integrated ECG management capability and...

March 5, 2009 - During the Best Peer Practice "Achieve Measurable Results Through CVIS" Webinar, attendees will learn how to use CVIS data to support quality initiatives and provide instant...

March 4, 2009 –– Since the implementation of Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR), Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) has realized a host of improved clinical results, including fewer...

March 3, 2009 – NovaRad has released a new system for cardiovascular labs, hospitals and other sites requiring both a PACS and a cardiovascular reporting system (CRS).

March 2, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has created a summary of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009,” aka "the stimulus bill," which includes...

February 27, 2009 - As the country moves to transform healthcare with the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 42 U.S. hospitals recognized as a Stage 6 by HIMSS Analytics serve...

February 23, 2009 - Cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) are not delivering quantifiable financial benefits, according to cardiac cath lab directors who participated in an independent...

February 17, 2009 – In response to President Obama signing the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law today, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society...

February 16, 2009 - Agfa HealthCare said today it completed the deployment of its IMPAX HeartStation ECG Management System at the National Heart Centre in Singapore.

February 4, 2009 - Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) said it has created the first free Web site allowing patients to upload and share diagnostic-quality medical images using nothing but a...

February 2, 2009 - An online survey of 1,888 physicians, medical group executives and staff, released today by Allscripts, concludes that U.S. physician groups are eager to accept a proposed multi...

January 29, 2009 - GE Healthcare’s Mac-Lab IT hemodynamic recording and data management solution has received 2008 Category Leader designation in the “Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and...

January 20, 2009 – Emageon has been awarded a five-year HeartSuite VERICIS cardiology contract with MultiCare Health System, an integrated health organization made up of four hospitals in the...

December 19, 2008 - GE Healthcare’s Medical Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) quality data system was selected by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as a reporting registry...

October 15, 2008 - At TCT 2008, Philips Healthcare is showcasing cath lab improvements, designed to present users with seamless interaction between image acquisition and visualization technologies...

August 18, 2008 - ProSolv CardioVascular, a FUJIFILM company, today released ProSolv CardioVascular 4.0, a new software release featuring a Web-based application for full viewing and reporting...

August 12, 2008 - Evolving standards in cardiovascular (CV) care have produced the need for a multimodality image management platform that integrates patient images and related information,...

July 15, 2008 - Cardiac Science today launched its HeartCentrix 6.2 data management product for the physician office to connect Burdick and Quinton equipment to an electronic medical record (EMR)...

July 14, 2008 - LUMEDX Corp. today introduced CardioPACS 5.0, the latest version of its cardiology PACS software.

The multimodality, Web-enabled and vendor-neutral CardioPACS 5.0 offers...