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April 15, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), in collaboration with the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, have joined...

April 15, 2009 - Only 7 percent of hospitals fully meet Leapfrog medication error prevention (CPOE) standards, and low percentages of hospitals are fully meeting mortality standards, according to...

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the U.S. needs to reform its healthcare system if it is to fulfill its Medicare obligations and for American companies to stay competitive in...

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 14, 2009 - Biotronik Inc. announced yesterday the first U.S. implant of the next-generation Lumax 540 Series defibrillator for treating patients with heart failure.

The Lumax 540...

April 14, 2009 – Regenerx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, TX, published a new paper elaborating on the...

April 14, 2009 - Transoma Medical Inc. announced the first enrollment and implant of the Sleuth AT, a wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring (ICM) system with programmable and frequent...

April 14, 2009 - The voluntary medical device recall initiated on Feb. 2, 2009 by Arrow International’s Cardiac Care Division involves volume connectors for its 30cc, 40cc and 50cc Intra-aortic...

April 14, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. announced today that its patented technology, Algisyl-LVR, was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was...

April 14, 2009 - Three research centers have been awarded funding from the American Heart Association, with support from the Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation, to study the development and mechanisms...

April 14, 2009 - Abstract submissions are due on May 11, 2009, for the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC 2009), which will be held from Sep. 23-26 in Montreal.

The current rate of...

April 13, 2009 — According to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), its annual show last week drew an estimated 27,500 attendees.

April 13, 2009 - To improve hospital performance in door-to-balloon (DTB) times nationally, the American College of Cardiology D2B Alliance recently enrolled approximately 1,000 hospitals that...

April 10, 2009 - Vasomedical Inc. this week said it received FDA 510(k) clearance to market Vasomedical-BIOX 1305 ECG Holter Monitor and CB Series Ambulatory ECG Analysis Software.

April 10, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. said this week data analysis for its STARFlex device for patent foramen ovale (PFO)/stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) clinical trial, CLOSURE I, will...

April 10, 2009 - The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will host its annual scientific sessions May 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV.

April 10, 2009 - MedAxiom, a leading service and information resource provider for cardiology practices, has selected RemitDATA to accelerate cash flow and analyze remittance data to its network...

April 10, 2009 - The results of the ZEST randomized controlled trial released at ACC 2009 showed the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent significantly outperformed the Endeavor and Taxus...

April 10, 2009 — Invatec has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) under which CSI will distribute Invatec’s FDA-cleared percutaneous transluminal...

April 20, 2009 - BioReference Laboratories Inc. is now offering next- generation sequencing testing for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) through its GeneDx laboratory.

April 9, 2009 - PQRST Global Technologies displayed its VITUS telecardiology platform to share data, images and ECGs this week at HIMSS 20009 in Chicago.

April 9, 2009 -Physicians can dramatically reduce the radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing coronary CT angiography in a "triple rule-out" protocol by simply using tube current...

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 - A fundamental issue facing healthcare worldwide is tying fragmented information and data silos together to increase intelligence, and Initiate Interoperable Health solutions...

April 9, 2009 – Vital Images recently announced the results of an independent survey of nearly 2,400 U.S. hospitals with more than 100 beds, which showed Vital Images continues to be the market...

April 9, 2009 - Vital Images Inc. has achieved certification for Excellence in Service Operations by the Service & Support Professionals Association (SSPA), a certification benchmarked against...

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 9, 2009 - According to research presented last week at ACC, patients with the CYP2C19*2 genotype had more ischemic events in the one year following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

April 9, 2009 - A successful randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 2 clinical trial using an intramyocardial injection of a patient’s own CD34 stem cells as treatment for...

April 9, 2009 - Researchers say a larger trial is needed to effectively test a novel stent designed to speed arterial healing in heart attack patients by attracting the body’s own circulating...

April 9, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. has received Pre-Market Approval (PMA) from the FDA to being commercial sales of the STARFlex cardiac septal repair implant for patients with ventricular septal...

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 8, 2009 - TeraRecon Inc. is showcasing the newly released Aquarius iNtuition ("AQi") software version 4.4 with advanced decision support and visualization at the Healthcare Information and...

April 8, 2009 - The CUPID clinical trial demonstrated acceptable safety and produced quantitative evidence of biological activity across a number of parameters important for assessing heart...

April 8, 2009 - The Helena Cardiology Clinic of Helena, MT has installed two Toshiba Aplio Artida ultrasound systems with 3D Wall Motion Tracking capabilities, allowing sonographers and...

April 5, 2009 - InSite One Inc. announced at HIMSS 2009 it will re-sign a three-year contact with InSight Health Corp. for its imaging centers’ enterprise storage with a cohesive service level...

April 7, 2009 - Ziosoft Inc. today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market cardiac function analysis and calcium scoring applications for use with the Ziostation thin-...

April 7, 2009 - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is providing recommendations for the use of minimally invasive procedures to treat brain blood vessel diseases.

April 7, 2009 - In the European experience, the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) showed sustained benefits in providing safe and reliable long-term circulatory support with an...

April 7, 2009 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has acquired the U.S., Canadian and Australian rights to MS-325 (formerly marketed as VASOVIST, gadofosveset trisodium, by Bayer Schering Pharma)...

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 - TeraRecon Inc. recently announced the election of a new board of directors at its annual meeting of the shareholders held last week.

The elected directors are TeraRecon...

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 Image and Knowledge Management (IKM) business unit of Siemens Healthcare and Harris Corp. are joining forces to offer healthcare providers reportedly affordable solutions...

April 6, 2009 - Evalve Inc. announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip therapy in Europe.

The MitraClip system is...

April 6, 2009 - Compellent Technologies Inc.‘s storage area network (SAN) is reportedly helping healthcare customers overcome IT challenges and enhance patient care through better data storage...

April 6, 2009 - The 2009 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS 2009) featured 25,672 total registrants, 13,677 exhibitor staff and 11,291...

April 6, 2009 - A new study from healthcare research firm KLAS entitled “The KLAS report For Better or Worse: A Report for Providers on Healthcare IT Mergers & Acquisitions” look at why some...

April 6, 2009 – At HIMSS 2009, KeyScan showcased its new keyboard scanner that is upgraded to scan also healthcare, insurance plastic cards and driver license cards.

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...

Microsoft Corp. is showcasing new solutions designed specifically for healthcare providers, caregivers and patients, as well as solutions-applied healthcare scenarios.

April 6, 2009 – Nuance Communications Inc. is previewing version 8 of its Enterprise Workstation at HIMSS 2009.

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 6, 2009 – Wolters Kluwer Health unveiled at HIMMS 2009 itsProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, an order set development solution that combines ProVation Medical’s...

April 6, 2009 — Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is using optical molecular imaging technology from Carestream Molecular Imaging to advance the study of diseases and therapies involving cancer,...

April 3, 2009 - Long-term data presented at ACC.09 from Abbott’s SPIRIT II clinical trial demonstrated the clinical advantages of the XIENCE V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent continued to...

April 3, 2009 - Sorin Group today announced CE mark certification and market release of the ESPRIT pacemaker family in Europe, which the company says is the world’s smallest pacemaker at 8cc.

April 3, 2009 - SonoSite Inc. will demonstrate its latest advances in connectivity and workflow integration technology on its SonoSite Turbo ultrasound system platform, during the Healthcare...

April 3, 2009 - ZOLL Medical Corp. said yesterday it initiated a voluntary worldwide field corrective action on its ZOLL AED Plus automated external defibrillator, where the company found some...

April 3, 2009 – GE Healthcare IT and Microsoft Corp. today announced the companies have entered into an independent software vendor (ISV) alliance agreement to provide customers with enhanced...

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 3, 3009 - Data Ltd. will launch at HIMSS ’09 the new M9000 Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) a rugged, medical-grade device that packs embedded wireless capabilities, barcode scanning and RFID...

April 3, 2009 - Results from the Medtronic-supported IRIS (Immediate Risk Stratification Improves Survival) clinical trial assessing the use of implantable cardiac devices (ICDs) in certain heart...

April 3, 2009 - BIOTRONIK GmbH & Co Kg this week announced the global launch of BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring with its intelligent traffic light system, designed to provide efficient and...

April 2, 2009 – FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA ranked third overall ranking on the Overall Software Vendor Rankings list, following Epic and 3M in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software...

April 2, 2009 — With the Medicare and Medicaid incentives for health information technology use announced, almost 70 percent of U.S. hospitals are only two steps or less away from having the...

April 2, 2009 - Volcano Corp. this week at ACC 2009 announced the availability of its integrated fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology on all major cardiovascular X-ray systems.

April 2, 2008 – Siemens Healthcare has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2009 North American Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanners Market Leadership Award.

April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely prescribed drug for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial...

April 2, 2009 - New findings from a landmark investigational study demonstrated that, for patients with atrial fibrillation who were at increased risk for stroke and could not take an oral...

April 2, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) are collaborating to deliver free, unlimited access to Cardiosource’s Arrhythmias and...