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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced star ratings on the Hospital Compare public information website to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and...

Mobile medical apps, survey, UK, Research Now

A new study from digital data collection provider Research Now looks into the use of mobile health apps and assesses their potential in healthcare. Research Now spoke to 500 healthcare...

UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for noninvasive detection of...

Contego Medical announced the completion of a $5.6 million Series B financing round, led by Hatteras Venture Partners. Hatteras is an early stage venture firm with a focus on medical devices,...

Penn Medicine, congestive heart failure, readmissions, Health Recovery Solutions

Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program reported a 53 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates for 130 congestive heart failure patients since implementing software from Health Recovery...

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey. This year’s study, of more than 200 healthcare provider employees...

On April 17, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective...

EBR Systems Inc. announced it has raised $20 million for clinical studies and regulatory filings, including commitments toward a second quarter closing. EBR Systems is using the funds to build on...

GE Healthcare, Vivid E9, XDclear, cardiac ultrasound, cardiac echo

The latest advances in echocardiography were discussed at a special evening symposium at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, organized by Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular...

Cerner, Qualcomm, home health monitoring, 2net, CareAware, EHR

Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life Inc. announced an agreement to extend Cerner’s medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital to the home. Cerner will leverage Qualcomm Life’s U.S....

WITS(MD), Image Mover, capture, mobile, HIMSS

WITS(MD), a provider of medical image workflow solutions, announced the introduction of Image Mover, a mobile application that securely captures medical images from smart devices with a zero-...

pingmd 3, mobile, virtual care, HIMSS

Pingmd debuted its virtual care mobile app, Pingmd 3, at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, April 13-15 in Chicago. The platform allows...

ivabradine (Corlanor)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen’s ivabradine (Corlanor) to reduce hospitalization from worsening heart failure.

CareDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant...

NEC display, radiology

NEC Display Solutions of America received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(K) market clearance of the MultiSync MD322C8 LCD, a high-resolution display for radiology review applications in...

Nuance Communications showcased its newest innovations for bringing clinical documentation to smart devices, smart watches and the Internet of things at the 2015 Health Information Management...

Siemens, HIMSS 2015, workflow, syngo, teamplay, CentraLink, data, sLIM

Siemens Healthcare showcased their healthcare information technology portfolio, including software and hardware supporting clinical workflow and enhanced productivity, at the Healthcare...

Patients expect their hospital experience to involve nothing less than the latest technology. That is why the idea of too much paperwork scares them off, sometimes to the point of choosing the...

Few industries are undergoing as many challenges as healthcare.  Rising costs, the move to electronic health records (EHRs) and concerns about keeping protected health information (PHI)...

Teleradiology interoperability vendor Dicom Systems is partnering with Health Level, a developer of data liquidity and analysis technology. Both companies presented at the 2015 Annual HIMSS...