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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced Ann Mond Johnson as the CEO starting March 5, 2018. Johnson will lead the network of over 10,000 healthcare executives in advancing healthcare technology to improve quality while remaining cost effective.

Researchers from Purdue University, IU Health Arnett and Virta Health have found the combination of nutritional ketosis with a mobile health application could safely reverse type 2 diabetes. Findings are published in Diabetes Therapy.

According to a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners, 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not yet implemented telehealth but 86 percent stated it as a priority.

Utilizing the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging application resulted in a 14 percent increase in medication adherence in partially or nonadherent Medicare patients, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Abbott has announced the release of its FreeStyle LibreLink application in Europe. The implementation of new features allows users to access glucose data directly from their smartphone.

 

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Lexmark updates RFID for laser printers Lexmark International has introduced an update to its radiofrequency identification (RFID) ultra-high frequency technology for the firm's T654 monochrome laser printer.

Philips unveils new vital signs monitor Philips Healthcare has released SureSigns VS2, which offers clinicians a spot-check monitor for use with neonates, as well as pediatric and adult patients.
KLAS: Providers seek vendor-neutrality for enterprise image management
Many hospitals are considering new vendor-neutral solutions for archiving and accessing medical images to avoid being locked into closed, proprietary software, according to a report from market research firm KLAS.
EU's wireless health IT market widens European healthcare is increasingly becoming digitized and there is growing need to develop and deploy sophisticated information systems. However, a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan suggests that wireless health IT has yet to be fully explored by the healthcare industry.
SIIM: Amicas showcases enterprise content manager Amicas, a developer of image and information management solutions, showcased its Amicas Enterprise Content Manager, a vendor-neutral archive solution, at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
CoActiv inks reseller agreement CoActiv Medical Business Solutions has entered an agreement with NY Imaging Service of Newburgh, N.Y., for the distribution of its Exam-PACS, Exam-Vault Quad-Redundant Archiving and related digital image management products throughout the New York and Northern New Jersey regions.
IBM scores $15M infrastructure deal with InSite One InSite One, a cloud provider for medical image data archiving, storage and disaster-recovery solutions in the United States, today announced it has chosen IBM technologies for its primary data center expansion and storage device upgrades.

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