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Rochester, N.Y., December 6, 2016 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, and the Rochester RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization), a regional HIE serving 13 counties in western New York State, continue to make progress with image data interoperability. 

CHICAGO ---  After a comprehensive national search, Rush University Medical Center has named Shafiq Rab, MBBS, MPH, CHCIO, to the post of chief information officer and senior vice president, effective Jan. 9, 2017.

CHICAGO – December 6, 2016 – A new American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) book, ICD-10-CM Code Book for Physicians, is the AHIMA Press’s first title designed to help physicians and clinicians execute the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification, specifically in an outpatient setting.

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1, 2016 — Use of machine learning and predictive analytics to improve health outcomes has so far been limited to highly-trained data scientists, mostly in the nation’s top academic medical centers.

King of Prussia, PA – November 16 – DrugDev’s unified clinical operations suite enables leading sponsors and CROs to transform how global trials are run using innovative technology. With the company’s acquisition of SecureConsent, this leading platform now features the industry’s definitive eConsent solution, which is deployed on tablets and other mobile devices (including BYOD) to optimize site and patient convenience.

MADISON — Organ transplantation has come a long way from its early days in the mid-twentieth century. But even with major medical advances, there’s still an admittedly familiar factor at play: ice.

RALEIGH, N.C.  ̶  Oct. 24, 2016  ̶  BeeWell, a healthcare technology company, today announced the launch of a custom app for Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina (BSNC), a leading weight loss surgery and non-surgical medical weight loss practice. BeeWell apps are designed to advance patient understanding of their medical intervention or treatments by giving them an interactive, step-by-step guide. BSNC’s app guides patients through the process of deciding about treatment options, pre- and post surgical instructions, and relevant resources along their way to a successful outcome.

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today introduced its latest product designed to connect physicians with volunteer opportunities and supplemental short-term work in the field of medicine. The new Physician Opportunities Portal is an interactive tool that can help physicians identify opportunities beyond their workplace that can potentially add longevity to their careers and increase satisfaction by giving back.

(New York – November 2, 2016) – Researchers in the Sinai App Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed RxUniverse, the first enterprise-wide digital medicine care delivery system that enables physicians to digitally prescribe evidence-based mobile health applications to patients at the point of care.

SAN ANTONIO – Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, today announced the launch of iOn PROGRESS™ Care Network with Remote Therapy Monitoring, a proprietary remote therapy monitoring system that delivers continuous at-home monitoring for patients prescribed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the home. The iOn PROGRESS™ technology enables timely feedback on patients’ use of NPWT, as well as increased clinician interaction to assist with patient compliance.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2016 -- By 2025, chronic diseases may affect an estimated 164 million Americans – nearly half of the current U.S. population. To address this looming crisis, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is piloting an in-home telemonitoring program for its Medicare Advantage members with chronic conditions in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. The pilot will include up to 500 members diagnosed with congestive heart failure and diabetes. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA – AMGA will host its 2016 Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL16) November 15-17 at San Francisco Marriot Marquis in San Francisco, California. 

RALEIGH, N.C.  ̶  Oct. 24, 2016  ̶  BeeWell, a healthcare technology company, today announced the launch of a custom app for Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina (BSNC), a leading weight loss surgery and non-surgical medical weight loss practice. BeeWell apps are designed to advance patient understanding of their medical intervention or treatments by giving them an interactive, step-by-step guide.

Friday, October 21, Cleveland: For more than 30 years, C. Martin Harris, M.D., has led the movement to apply information technology to healthcare delivery and create better, more efficient systems of care. Now comes a book that shares his vision and explains how information drives clinical and financial success while helping both doctors and patients to make better healthcare decisions.

Boston – October 20, 2016 –  Orbita today unveiled the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution designed specifically to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of connected home healthcare. Organizations using the Orbita platform can easily create, manage and deliver practical digital home healthcare applications that improve medical outcomes and reduce health care costs for individuals with chronic and post-acute care needs.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (October 12, 2016) – Zotec Partners (Zotec), an industry leader in revenue cycle and practice management services for hospital-based physician groups and health systems, is pleased to announce it has achieved SOC-2 Security certification. The SOC-2 certification is established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in accordance with the SSAE 16 professional standards, and it focuses on a business's controls related to the security, availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of information and systems.

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A four-organization biotech group led by San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG) has been awarded a $7.8 million contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).

MILAN, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced it received CE Mark for its Acumen Hypotension Probability Indicator (HPI), a breakthrough technology that alerts clinicians to potential hypotension, or abnormally low blood pressure, in their surgical and critical care patients before it occurs. HPI is only compatible with Edwards' minimally invasive, hemodynamic monitoring solutions.

HOUSTON, September 22, 2016 – GuidaBot, LLC, a joint venture between the University of Houston and Fannin Innovation Studio, has received a one-year, $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and commercialize a robotic manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI machine.

Recently, both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed amicus briefs with the US Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit supporting Teladoc’s case against the Texas Medical Board (TMB). 

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