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ANTON/BAUER MPS LAUNCHES GUARANTEED MOBILE POWER PROGRAM AT HiMSS 2013

An Industry First, Program Offers Custom Power System Assessment and Configurations to Hospitals

NEW ORLEANS, MARCH 5, 2012Anton/Bauer® MPS, a Vitec Group company and a premier provider of mobile power systems for the medical technology industry, is pleased to unveil at HiMSS 2013 (Booth #6348) its new Guaranteed Mobile Power Program. The innovative program, the first of its kind in the medical technology industry, gives hospital decision-makers access to Anton/Bauer MPS battery experts, who can assess and configure a power system that meets the hospital’s long-term performance goals while eliminating the typical upfront capital costs of battery management and maintenance.

As part of Anton/Bauer MPS’ mission to deliver mobile power solutions that streamline hospital workflow, the Guaranteed Mobile Power Program was developed to eliminate the problems that hospitals face when selecting and purchasing mobile power systems to be used with mobile workstation (WOWs), patient monitoring equipment and other mobile devices. The program is designed to take the guesswork and upfront capital expenditure out of mobile workstation batteries.

“Over the past several years, hospitals have been consumed by managing battery power for mobile medical devices,” says Patrick Ney, vice president, Anton/Bauer MPS. “We have designed the Guaranteed Mobile Power Program to eliminate the hospitals most common concerns, cost of ownership, battery-life and how the power system affects workflow and performance goals. In the end, Anton/Bauer MPS manages all aspects of battery power systems, giving hospital staff the time to focus on adding value to patient care.”

The program is structured to make selecting and implementing the program easy. First, one of Anton/Bauer MPS’ battery experts will visit the medical facility to gain a better understanding of its long-term EHR plan, workflow requirements and the computer devices in use. With this important information, Anton/Bauer MPS will then configure a power system that will meet or exceed the hospital’s expectations and create a monthly or quarterly pricing model to eliminate upfront acquisition and long-term maintenance costs. Next, Anton/Bauer MPS suggests that the hospital tests the power system to prove that the concept works as designed. Once the hospital agrees that system works effectively, a clear integration roadmap and training plan are created to make the go-live simple.

Finally, Anton/Bauer MPS and the hospital works together to decide how frequently the support team should visit the facility to conduct refresher training and system re-evaluation to ensure expectations continue to be met and everything is operating smoothly. In less than three weeks, the hospital can be up and running with the most efficient battery program available anywhere.

“This program changes everything,” says Ney. “U.S. hospitals will finally have an opportunity to partner with the medical industry’s mobile power expert to develop a plan that meets performance, cost and ROI goals. Whether it’s the MPS’ industry-leading, patented HotSwap® system, which provides 24/7 uptime, or one of our other high-quality mobile power systems, by utilizing the Guaranteed Mobile Power Program, hospitals have an opportunity to configure a system that maximizes workflow while making the maintenance and long-term management of batteries easy. Further, this program eliminates the large, upfront capital expense of buying and maintaining batteries with a manageable, predictable operational expense that has been custom suited to support the hospital’s power needs.”

In addition, the technology behind Anton/Bauer MPS’s charging capabilities provides further security to a hospital’s initial investment, when purchasing a power system. Not only does Anton/Bauer MPS give users the ability to charge many different battery chemistries with one device, but as future cell chemistries are developed, the charging system used today will understand and adjust the charging requirements of the future with a simple software upgrade.

For more information, visit www.AntonBauerMPS.com or call (800) 422-3473.

About Anton/Bauer MPS

Anton/Bauer MPS, a Vitec Group company, designs and manufactures Mobile Power Systems (MPS) for use with medical workstations and other mobile devices. Anton/Bauer MPS products include patented technologies that increase overall battery life and run times, specializing in both swappable and conventional base-mounted models in a wide range of configurations, size and chemistries to match any hospital’s needs for capacity, run time and other features.

With more than 40 years of proven experience, Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of multi-chemistry battery, charging and monitoring technology for the Mobile Power Systems (MPS) industry. The company’s headquarters is in Shelton, Conn., with offices in South America, Europe and Asia. Its parent company, the Vitec Group, principally serves customers in the international medical, broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets.

 

March 6, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

PANASONIC SHOWCASES NEW HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY AT HIMSS 2013

Company to highlight 103” Interactive Plasma Display and Ultra-HD 4K Tablet Computer

Secaucus, NJ, March 04, 2013 – Panasonic, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions, will highlight a number of new offerings at its HIMSS 2013 booth (#37510), including an 103” interactive plasma displays, a 20-inch 4K resolution tablet, Toughpad ruggedized tablets, digital signage solutions and video surveillance equipment. Panasonic technologies for healthcare are designed to improve efficiency, collaboration, profitability and security, ultimately improving the patient experience.

HIMSS will mark the North American debut of the 103” TH-103PB1 interactive plasma display, a device designed to increase interactive engagement, enhance collaboration by combining whiteboard-style collaborative functions with a high definition display. The TH-103PB1 brings a number of innovative features to the table including simultaneous multiple-input drawing capabilities (up to four wireless pens), allowing users to engage in written annotation, drawing and independently move items around the screen. The TH-103PB1 is ideal for healthcare facility boardroom applications and video conferencing.

The 20-inch Ultra-HD 4K tablet (3840 x 2560, 9.83 million pixels), recently introduced at CES in January, packs a 1.8-GHz Intel Core i5 3427U processor, Nvidia Geforce graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. With a unique aspect ratio of 15:10, it can display an A3-size paper in almost full size, making it ideal to show large content such as medical images. Moreover, the pen input, with a resolution as high as the panel itself, enables natural handwriting and annotation on the tablet.

The Toughpad family of rugged tablet computers includes the new Toughpad JT-B1, a 7” Android™-powered unit, the  Toughpad JT-B1, a 10” tablet featuring Windows® 8 Pro as well as the original 10” Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1. These tablets are ideal for mobile healthcare workers that need a device that can withstand the bumps and drops often associated with the profession.

Additionally, Panasonic will be showing a number of digital signage solutions for healthcare including LED video walls and large format LCD displays. These displays, when paired with a digital signage software solution, can enable a healthcare facility to communicate in a more efficient and professional way with patients, visitors and vendors. For example, digital signage in an ER waiting room can provide up-to-the-minute wait times and registration information.

Panasonic video surveillance and security solutions, including security cameras, recorders, control systems and monitors, provide nurses, patients, staff and visitors with a safer environment. They are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing video security systems, are vandal-proof and incorporate new facial recognition technology.

Other technologies to be highlighted at the companies HIMSS booth include in-room patient displays, SIP phone systems, document scanners, surgical cameras, surgical displays, mobile computers and DICOM projectors.

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Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry’s leader in green innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013.  Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

March 5, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Polycom Showcases Technology and Developer Partner Healthcare Applications Leveraging Polycom® RealPresence® Platform at HIMSS 2013 Conference

From care coordination and discharge planning to public health and continuing medical education, Polycom® RealPresence® video collaboration solutions help improve healthcare

 

HIMSS 2013, NEW ORLEANS, La. – Mar. 4, 2013 – Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today showcased at the HIMSS 2013 Conference (booth #1320) several technology and developer partner solutions for a variety of healthcare applications using Polycom HD video, voice, and content sharing and management capabilities. Together, Polycom and its partners are helping to drive preventative medicine, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, and extend the reach and capabilities of telehealth networks.

Healthcare organizations around the world turn to Polycom® RealPresence® collaboration solutions to transform how they teach, learn and deliver care. Polycom solutions eliminate the distances between patients and caregivers, between physicians and educators, and between medical facilities. By bringing caregivers and patients, multi-disciplinary medical teams, and administrative staffs together face-to-face in HD video quality, independent of location, Polycom RealPresence solutions reduce patient evaluation times, extend the reach and capacity of physicians with the ability to consult with patients remotely, improve medical education, enhance caregiver productivity and quality of life, streamline hospital operations, reduce costs, and ultimately help save lives by accelerating access to experts in times of crisis.

“Healthcare organizations are under pressure to deliver the best possible patient care with reduced resources. At the same time they’re challenged by the aging population and a shortage of healthcare providers in many cities and regions,” said Steve Pattison, Vice President of Technology Developer Partners and Business Development at Polycom. “Polycom RealPresence video solutions combined with our partners’ technology provide healthcare facilities, healthcare professionals, and medical educators great new tools to deal with these challenges by extending collaborative healthcare networks to connect experts to where they’re needed most, and by facilitating prevention and wellness models of care that are much better for the health of patients as well as the industry’s bottom line. With partners like AMD, Eceptionist and GlobalMed, we offer healthcare providers more ways to coordinate care and share knowledge in more effective, productive, and budget-friendly ways.”

Anchored by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform – the most comprehensive and interoperable software infrastructure for universal video collaboration – Polycom video offerings can be used in conjunction with partners’ products to meet a range of emerging use cases in the healthcare field, including using live or on-demand video to support care coordination, records compliance, education efforts, and more.  For example:

·       AMD Global Telemedicine – AMD offers a series of cameras, dermascopes, nasopharyngoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, and telephonic stethoscopes. When combined with Polycom RealPresence video and audio solutions, AMD Global Telemedicine and Polycom provide easy-to-use, high-quality telemedicine tools for emergency rooms and urgent care centers, pediatric and general practitioner offices, or specialists’ offices like dermatology or ear-nose-throat (ENT). AMD Global Telemedicine and Polycom also partner to help healthcare providers acquire, store and forward medical images as part of a live video telemedicine consultation.

·       Eceptionist –Eceptionist is a web-based solution used around the world on a daily basis by the most respected names in healthcare to manage, schedule and coordinate multiple forms of virtual and non-virtual telehealth services, referral and service triage, extra enterprise scheduling, care pathways and wait lists. Eceptionist supports telehealth, referrals, scheduling and reporting and can easily be configured to support intelligent referral and scheduling processes. Eceptionist connects with the Polycom RealPresence Platform software infrastructure to schedule and manage all aspects of virtual collaboration.

·       GlobalMed – Working with Polycom, GlobalMed integrates video conferencing and collaboration solutions into its medical peripherals and cloud-based image and data management software, creating one portable system, extending the solutions to hospitals, teaching institutions, clinics, and home healthcare environments. Their solutions are deployed on a global basis into hospitals, federal and teaching institutions, clinics, and corporate and home healthcare environments. Through this key partnership, physicians are able to maximize their collaboration efforts using GlobalMed’s Encounter™ management system, enabling virtual health consultations with the ability to capture patient video, vital signs, and visible and non-visible light images, all of which make best use of the clinical workflow across the entity’s care ecosystem.

The Polycom RealPresence Platform software infrastructure provides robust provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security for secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. InJuly 2012, Polycom announced a rich new suite of open application programming interfaces (APIs) that facilitate the development of custom applications, such as scheduling solutions, to extend the value of the Polycom RealPresence Platform software infrastructure. Aimed at making video collaboration easier to integrate into everyday business processes, the APIs allow Polycom developers and technology partners to tailor applications that seamlessly integrate with Polycom RealPresence video solutions.

Demonstrations

Polycom will also demonstrate key solutions and videos in booth #1320 at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans, LA, March 3-7, 2013. Clinicians, healthcare educators and administrators currently use these applications in the areas of telehealth, continuing medical education and patient administration to help reduce costs, expedite patient evaluation and ultimately save lives. Sample use cases include:

About Polycom Public Sector

Polycom’s collaborative video and voice conferencing technologies securely extend the reach of government, education and healthcare services to improve performance and mission success so that Public Sector organizations can thrive in the 21st century. Public Sector organizations depend on Polycom to provide rich, interactive, collaboration solutions that impact all facets of government, education and healthcare so information can be shared, decisions accelerated, and services delivered when and where they are needed most. Polycom’s interoperable solutions address the major certifications, security requirements and regulations required to service Public Sector organizations, including FIPS 140-2 validation, IPv6 and Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certifications, FDA Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) Class 1 and Embedded Encryption Enabling HIPAA Compliance.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

 

 

 

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Daptiv to Demonstrate Healthcare Project Management Solutions at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013

Seattle, WA — March 4, 2013 — Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management (PPM) software, today announced that it will be exhibiting at HIMSS 2013 annual conference, in New Orleans from March 3-7. Daptiv will be demonstrating in booth number 3786 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

At HIMSS, Daptiv will showcase how leading Healthcare and Insurance providers are overcoming IT challenges by deploying PPM solutions to support their projects and balance the shifting load of IT as these organizations continue to grow and expand. Leading healthcare providers such as Good Samaritan, Delta Dental and Mercy have all selected Daptiv to deploy Daptiv’s SaaS based PPM solutions to manage their IT project portfolios. The visibility provided by Daptiv has helped these providers effectively collaborate and tie IT projects to larger strategic initiatives by delivering more transparency in terms of workload and prioritization, saving both time and money.

Daptiv’s software is used by more than 100,000 subscribers worldwide across industry verticals ranging from healthcare to education, technology and financial services, among others. Its collaborative business software enables companies of all sizes to streamline employees’ day-to-day interaction while dramatically reducing the complexity of managing multiple teams, projects and tasks from new product development to operations and service delivery. Daptiv PPM also gives executives unparalleled visibility into project, program and portfolio execution, as well as the ability to measure progress against key business priorities.

About Daptiv

Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert professional services. Daptiv’s customers include world-class organizations such as Beam Global, Chase, Coach, Harvard University, Honeywell, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of whom more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes more than 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Philips introduces breakthrough graphical dashboard to advance its eICU telehealth offering

Featuring orb, turning complex data into clear, at a glance, patient-specific information.

New Orleans, La., USA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announces the launch of its IntelliSpace eCareManager 3.9 health care platform, powered by orb, during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 conference and exhibition. Included in Philips’ latest offering to its eICU program is orb, a new graphical dashboard that is actuated by over 100 clinical rules, to analyze, process and visualize complex clinical data in real time and tell a better story about what is going on with that specific patient, and in a visually digestible form.

Currently, Philips eICU customers have oversight for nearly 7,000 ICU beds, with approximately 150 patients being monitored in an average Tele-ICU simultaneously, with larger sites caring for over 400 patients on any given day. To present data to support proactive patient interaction, a new type of population-based representation is needed.

Orb’s ability to integrate practical data with visual technology helps clinicians to prioritize patient needs and streamline in-hospital care. The dashboard features circles that represent individual patients and their health status. By viewing these circles, clinicians can determine, at a glance, important patient or population-level information, such as which patients are in need of immediate care versus others who might be ready for hospital discharge. It also helps clinicians prioritize information that was previously unavailable due to the massive amount of data created by a single patient, whether they are providing care at the bedside, from the nurses’ station, or hundreds of miles away from a remote, centralized telehealth care team.

“Health reform places priority on improving the quality of patient care, and key performance indicators such as patient mortality, length of stay, hospital-acquired infections, and hospital readmissions across health system enterprises,” said Lori Lazzara, vice president and general manager, Connected Care Solutions, Philips Healthcare. “Philips eICU Program customers monitor more than 350,000 ICU patients every year and orb demonstrates our commitment to connected care, giving clinicians the flexibility to manage a large population of patients without losing the individualized treatment needs of each person.”

Hospital systems participating in peer-reviewed studies on Tele-ICU programs have shown a reduction in mortality of 20% and length of stay by 30%,1,2,3 and cost reductions in one of the highest cost areas for any hospital. Showcasing its commitment in this space, the Philips eICU program solution seamlessly blends medicine, transformative services and technology to address ICU physician and nurse shortages, increase access to care and dramatically improve quality of care. The Philips eICU program has been shown to reduce mortality and LOS at those levels.[1],[2]

Key functions and customer benefits of the IntelliSpace eCareManager health care platform, powered by orb:

 

•          Enables proportional population management to leverage scarce resources

•          Provides proactive management of patients to avoid complications

•          Visualizes key physiologic indicators for overall patient health/progression

•          Optimizes existing care-provider staff

•          Incorporates single-point visualization of data otherwise fragmented across many systems

Philips telehealth technology is an example of the company’s commitment to helping patients and healthcare system manage transitions between hospital and home. Philips’ Hospital to Home solutions aim to help manage and treat chronic disease, reduce hospital readmission rates, control costs, and increase efficiencies. Philips draws on deep experience in the hospital and in the home to offer a breadth of innovative solutions designed to empower care teams and patients in their quest to maintain continuity at every stage and each transition.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

ANTON/BAUER MPS WPA SYSTEM MAKES ITS HiMSS 2013 DEBUT

Hybrid System Provides Flexibility and On-Demand Power for the Medical Industry

NEW ORLEANS, MARCH 4, 2013Anton/Bauer® MPS, a Vitec Group company and a premier provider of mobile power systems for the medical technology industry, will exhibit at HiMSS 2013 (Booth 6348) its WPA® (Workstation Power Anywhere) System for mobile medical carts. The WPA system now provides users with options for battery charging—batteries can be swapped out for continued use or plugged into an A/C wall outlet for further charging. Executives will be on-hand during the HiMSS 2013 show to demo the updated WPA system.

The WPA system utilizes the Anton/Bauer MPS proven technology, consisting of the company’s DIONIC® Logic Series® batteries, InterActive® chargers and the Gold Mount® system, which provides users with nearly 100 percent uptime, as Anton/Bauer Logic Series batteries can be swapped in and out without having to shut down the equipment being powered. When choosing their WPA system, medical staffers can select the DIONIC Logic Series battery of their choice, including the DIONIC 270 (which recently received UL 2054 certification), DIONIC 160, DIONIC HCX, DIONIC LiFe or DIONIC 90. The WPA system also comes equipped with a small 150W on-board charger that allows its battery to charge while the technology remains in use.

Utilizing the smallest and lightest charger and on-board power supply available, the WPA system power charger operates as a D/C power supply once the user has connected and turned on the computer technology. This unique system functions by separating the Gold Mount device from the power supply, allowing a user to simultaneously charge a battery and power the on-board computer devices. If the computer and/or other devices require more than 75W of power, the system automatically stops charging and performs solely as a 150W power supply. When the cart is turned off or the load is reduced below 75W, the charging system instantly resumes normal operation as a simultaneous charger/power supply.

“The MPS WPA system is one of our most flexible power solutions to date,” says Patrick Ney, vice president, Anton/Bauer MPS. “It allows a hospital to adapt the power system to its workflow rather than forcing caregivers to manage their patient care and documentation based on batteries. This new power system is completely flexible and allows more options for a solution that best suits a hospital staff’s charging needs, whether it involves simply swapping out the battery and replacing it with a new one during a current shift or plugging in the charger for powering up for a future shift. At MPS, we are consistently working to meet the ever-evolving needs of the medical technology industry and are happy to share this innovative hybrid solution for eliminating poor run times and unreliable batteries.”

The WPA system averages two and a half to three hours of charge time, comes with an A/C or D/C adapter and is made of a lightweight, durable construction weighing less than seven pounds.

For more information, visit www.AntonBauerMPS.com or call (800) 422-3473.

About Anton/Bauer MPS

Anton/Bauer MPS, a Vitec Group company, designs and manufactures Mobile Power Systems (MPS) for use with medical workstations and other mobile devices. Anton/Bauer MPS products include patented technologies that increase overall battery life and run times, specializing in both swappable and conventional base-mounted models in a wide range of configurations, size and chemistries to match any hospital’s needs for capacity, run time and other features.

With more than 40 years of proven experience, Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of multi-chemistry battery, charging and monitoring technology for the Mobile Power Systems (MPS) industry. The company’s headquarters is in Shelton, Conn., with offices in South America, Europe and Asia. Its parent company, the Vitec Group, principally serves customers in the international medical, broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Qualcomm Life and WebMD Collaborate to Bring Integrated Digital Health Resources and Tools to Consumers

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Ecosystem attracts new technology partners with release of 2net Hub API and SDK and launch of 2net Ecosystem Technology Certification Program at the 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans, LA

NEW ORLEANS and SAN DIEGO – March 4, 2013 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., is joining forces with WebMD, the leading source of health information, to bring in a new era of next generation health care and enable millions of health-conscious consumers to access and manage wireless health data from a wide array of fitness, wellness and medical devices. The announcement was made at the HIMSS 2013 conference being held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“We are delighted to be working with WebMD, the leading multi-screen source of health information for consumers and physicians,” said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. “Our industry leading 2netTM Platform will be integrated with various WebMD offerings to provide consumers and physicians with an industry-defining connected health experience.”
Qualcomm Life and WebMD are making biometric data available, actionable and relevant to consumers so they can more proactively manage their health and fitness. This technology collaboration will establish an open ecosystem of digital health apps and third-party devices across various disease categories and lifestyle interests where consumers and physicians can select solutions that suit their preferences and healthcare needs.
Qualcomm Life Launches 2net Ecosystem Initiatives
In addition to the WebMD collaboration, Qualcomm Life is further enabling innovation and customization of mobile health applications and services by announcing limited availability of the Beta version of the 2net Hub Application Programming Interface (API) and Software Development Kit (SDK), as well as ensuring a robust connectivity experience across the 2net Ecosystem with the launch of its Technology Certification Program.
The 2net Hub API and SDK Beta, available by the end of March, will enable existing and new 2net Ecosystem partners to develop custom health care device connectivity for inclusion in the 2net Hub device library.
A key value of this offering is to enable integrated device functionality that takes advantage of wireless features of the health care device’s sensors, and provides the output in an accessible form on one of the most comprehensive and open wireless eco-systems in the world, the 2net Platform.
With over 220 technology collaborators making up the growing 2net Ecosystem, Qualcomm Life today also launched the Technology Certification Program which will challenge and empower participants of the 2net Ecosystem by offering criteria that categorizes products and solutions as 2net Basic, 2net Gold or 2net Platinum.
Qualcomm Life at HIMSS
Qualcomm Life will be showcasing the 2netPlatform at the Qualcomm Life booth (#759) at HIMSS 2013 with 21 wireless health collaborators, including some of the newest collaborators to join the 2net Ecosystem such as Happtique, a mHealth solutions company, S3 Group, makers of the Healthy Citizen platform and designers of Telehealth systems and services, and Santech Health, developers of mobile and wireless technologies for behavioral interventions.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

At HIMSS 2013, Siemens Demonstrates Care Coordination Across Healthcare Communities

• Soarian® enterprise EHR synchronizes workflow across care settings
• Siemens MobileMD® HIE helps providers easily and securely share data
• Business intelligence and predictive analytics now available in the Healthcare Intelligence suite

Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa., is demonstrating solutions that connect healthcare communities in booth #2641 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition, from March 3 – 7, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Siemens will depict how a growing number of healthcare organizations — both large and small — are using Soarian to connect top-of-the-line patient care with effective bottom line results. The company will spotlight how the MobileMD Health Information Exchange (HIE) is being used by providers to securely deliver clinical and administrative data across a community. Siemens will showcase a solution that addresses the challenges posed by “big data” in healthcare, which is called Healthcare Intelligence. Siemens will continue recruiting top IT talent with on-site Human Resources recruiters, and the company will also make charitable donations to returning veterans through Hope For The Warriors®, a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U. S. service members, their families and families of the fallen.

“Healthcare information technology continues to deliver numerous benefits to providers: helping them to better synchronize information and workflows across care settings,” said John Glaser, PhD, CEO, Health Services Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare. “At HIMSS, Siemens will showcase the progress we have made in helping providers achieve a high degree of care coordination and to prepare to meet accountable care objectives.”

Siemens is increasingly being sought out to help organizations transform care delivery by re-engineering inefficient processes, re-imagining the revenue cycle and re-thinking business intelligence. These objectives are easier when enabled by Soarian, an enterprise electronic health record with embedded workflow technology available across the entire care continuum. Soarian helps providers coordinate clinical activities, proactively identify patient risk factors and escalate potential delays and adverse events.

To connect care communities, Siemens offers the MobileMD HIE, which securely delivers clinical and administrative data across a community. This cloud based HIE serves as an important building block in enabling care providers within a community to better coordinate care for individuals and populations while achieving clinical and financial objectives.

To meet future needs as the focus shifts to managing population health, HIMSS 2013 attendees can explore a solution such as Healthcare Intelligence, which collects both clinical and financial data as well as structured and unstructured data for analysis. Healthcare Intelligence gives organizational leaders rapid access to detailed analytics on individual patients or entire patient populations so they can better manage risks and achieve the outcomes associated with value-based purchasing, bundled payments and accountable care.

Siemens adds more health IT talent, strategic consulting
Addressing the demand from Siemens customers, the company will use its pres-ence at HIMSS to recruit top-tier talent into the Health Services Business Unit and the North American Sales organization, including the recently announced Strategic Consulting group. The Strategic Consulting group is growing at a rapid pace and helps customers meet the objectives of accountable care through a combination of Soarian, quality reporting tools, healthcare intelligence tools, risk identification and stratification, program dashboards, content fueled workflows, and advisory, optimization and performance improvement services. Workforce expansion in the Siemens health IT business is directly in line with one of the main pillars of the Agenda 2013 program, a two-year global initiative, which focuses on continually strengthening Siemens through people development and talent acquisition.

Follow Siemens LIVE from HIMSS at www.twitter.com/siemenshealth and at www.twitter.com/siemenshealthit

For further information on Soarian, please visit: http://usa.siemens.com/soarian

Siemens Healthcare, Media Relations
Carly Heimer, phone: +1 610 448-3460
E-mail: carly.heimer@siemens.com

Launched by Siemens Healthcare Sector in November 2011, Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector’s innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2012 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 13.6 billion euros and profit of 1.8 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

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John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

VitalHealth Software to Participate in Health Story Demonstration at HIMSS 2013 Interoperability Showcase

VitalHealth Software to Showcase Cloud-based EHR Designed with Mayo Clinic in Collaborative Demo

Minneapolis, MN — February 19, 2013 —VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management founded by the Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation, today announced that the company will participate in a Health Story demonstration at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 3 -7, in New Orleans. VitalHealth will demo the latest version of its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution as a participant in The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ (La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2). The VitalHealth EHR will serve as the interoperability and data sharing demonstration’s primary care EHR system. Designed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), the VitalHealth EHR is purpose-built to be easy to use, compatible with handheld devices such as tablets, and adaptable to the varied work styles of small practices. Delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, VitalHealth EHR supports the latest interoperability standards. The EHR is certified for Meaningful Use and meets or exceeds HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

Approximately 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced in the United States each year, however this tremendous source of information is underutilized in current computer-based record systems. The Health Story Project will bring together several health IT vendors at HIMSS 2013 to demonstrate HL7 Consolidated CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) based interoperability, allowing attendees to follow the path of a patient across several points of care.

“Interoperability is crucial for achieving better outcomes and more affordable care, because it helps remove hazardous ambiguity, incompleteness and waste from the medical record. We have long been supporters of IHE and the Health Story Project, so we’re pleased to have been selected to participate this year,” said Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software. “Our recent success at the North American Connectathon, where we passed all planned tests for exchanging C-CDA documents, was a key milestone to ensuring the demonstration at HIMSS will show the power of interoperability to enhance quality healthcare delivery.”

VitalHealth Software was founded to develop a game changing, cloud-based eHealth application platform, with an emphasis on solutions for managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, CHF, depression, cancer and Alzheimer’s. The company also has market-leading solutions for ACO, managing online interventions and outcome monitoring for behavioral health. VitalHealth’s primary goal is having a positive impact on the health of 10 million people in five years while at the same time becoming a market leader.

In the Health Story demonstration, which features six leading vendors, the VitalHealth EHR will first receive an unstructured CDA document containing scanned imaging data. After review and diagnosis, the primary care physician will then refer the patient to an oncologist, by generating a referral note and electronically transmitting a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) to the oncologist. The process will streamline and improve the accuracy and responsiveness of existing paper-based processes, demonstrating how interoperable health IT systems can lead to faster, cheaper, and better care delivery.

To learn about tailoring the VitalHealth EHR platform to meet the needs of medical specialties, please contact Arjen Westerink at awesterink@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

To schedule a meeting with VitalHealth Software at HIMSS, please contact Jessica Cohen at jcohen@ariamarketing.com.

About Health Story

The Health Story Project was founded four years ago by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Clinical Documentation Industry Association, Lantana Consulting Group, and M*Modal. It is now a collaborative of over two dozen healthcare vendors, providers and associations. Health Story accelerates development of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Implementation Guides for common types of clinical documents, brings them through the HL7 ballot process and promotes their adoption within the industry. Over the previous four years, the initiative produced the first set of national data standards for clinical documents-use of which supports requirements for Meaningful Use of EHR systems. Health Story Promoter members include Fujitsu, Inofile, Lantana Consulting Group, M*Modal, Nuance, Optum and Verizon. The Health Story vision is for complete patient stories to be available in electronic medical records.

About VitalHealth Software 

VitalHealth Software was founded as collaboration between the Noaber Foundation (NL) and Mayo Clinic (US), and delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  Our model-driven software platform is used by a growing network of partners.  VitalHealth Software has offices in the U.S., Netherlands and India. For more information about VitalHealth Software, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit www.vitalhealthehr.com, or contact us via email at info@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

February 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Focused on Career Training in Health IT, HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans Collaborate

CHICAGO and NEW ORLEANS (November 14, 2012) – Recognizing the need for career training for available and upcoming health IT jobs in New Orleans, HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance workforce health IT initiatives anticipated to grow in the next several years in BioDistrict New Orleans. The agreement focuses on educational, career support and online initiatives before and during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, which will be held in New Orleans on March 3-7, 2013.

The synergies between the two organizations focus on career development resources offered by HIMSS, recognizing the ongoing demand for skilled health IT employees in the BioDistrict.  The BioDistrict, Louisiana’s #1 Employment Center, encompasses 1,500 acres spanning the Downtown and Mid-City areas of New Orleans and focuses on the development of the biosciences industry in New Orleans that will provide world-class biosciences research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery; and stable, high-paying jobs for professionals, managers and workers representing a wide range of skills.

“This new collaboration with HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans is positive news for our city,” says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “I am hopeful that this partnership will help to create new economic and workforce development opportunities in the hospitality, health IT and innovation sectors for New Orleanians.”

HIMSS will work with BioDistrict to provide career development resources, through white papers, webinars and other online and career-supporting tools. This information will equip current professionals to learn grow, and advance in their health IT careers. Additional services include HIMSS JobMine® job listings, online mentoring and an emerging professionals community, resources that can be used in the BioDistrict.  Also available will be various HIMSS online tools for current, new and transitioning professionals who are interested in a career in health IT.

“HIMSS recognizes the ongoing need for skilled health IT professionals across the country, and in BioDistrict New Orleans. Our Career Services provides an employment, education and networking center with valuable online resources and tools for current and aspiring healthcare and IT professionals. We look forward to working with BioDistrict New Orleans, before and during our upcoming annual conference in the city,” says Carla M. Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS.

At HIMSS13, BioDistrict will be part of the conference Career Services Institute, a full-day program on Tuesday, March 4, 2013.  The Career Services Institute will feature a nationally recognized career coach and will support networking opportunities for all participants. In addition, the Career Services Center at HIMSS13 provides a centralized location at the conference for recruiters, consultants and others who contribute to the development of the health IT workforce. It will be a gathering point for both job seekers and organizations looking for talent in health IT with a poster and a q/a session, both on Tuesday, March 4, 2013.

“This partnership with HIMSS will serve as an example of how BioDistrict New Orleans is creating opportunities for workforce development and training to build a successful biosciences industry in New Orleans,” said James P. McNamara, President & CEO of BioDistrict New Orleans. “Through our work with HIMSS, new companies will be recruited, creating more high paying jobs in the bioscience and healthcare IT industry and providing the foundation for viable careers for the people of New Orleans.”

“The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is happy to facilitate a relationship of this magnitude to benefit the residents of our city, state and region. Anytime there is a chance for economic development and job creation, especially in the growing healthcare IT industry, its considered a win for the future of New Orleans,” said Ben Johnson, President & CEO, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the HIMSS Career Services Center, contact Helen Figge, PharmD, MBA, CPHIMS, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Senior Director, Professional Development, Career Services, at hfigge@himss.org or at 312-915-9548.

For more information on BioDistrict New Orleans, visit www.biodistrictneworleans.org.

About BioDistrict New Orleans

The BioDistrict is focused on the development of a biosciences industry in New Orleans that will provide world-class biosciences research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery; and stable, high-paying jobs for professionals, managers and workers representing a wide range of skills. Through partnerships among major educational and research institutions, private companies, government agencies, and independent foundations, BioDistrict New Orleans will create opportunities for workforce training and research needed to build a successful biosciences industry. More information can be found at www.biodistrictneworleans.org or by emailing jamesp@biodistrictneworleans.org.

About HIMSS

HIMSS  is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate membersand more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

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