Telemedicine/Telehealth News

Commander Telehealth System for Home-based Monitoring Receives TMCnet …

Commander Telehealth System, a home-based medical care system provided by Cardiocom, has considerably simplified home monitoring for patients' conditions especially those with complex diseases, including heart failure, hypertension, COPD, asthma, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and end stage renal disease. The system was recently awarded the 2010 TMCnet Smart Health Excellence Award. Rich Tehrani, the integrated media company's CEO, said "The award went to ... Read more

New Mexico Software Launches Full-Function iPad App …

It is not often a company executive has the chance to conduct a real-life test of his company’s products, but New Mexico Software CEO Richard Govatski did just that over this past holiday season. Having slipped getting into his hot tub he twisted his knee, and of course being the holiday, found himself at an urgent care clinic in Albuquerque testing the company’s new iPad app for its PACS. “The doctor took X-rays of my knee, sent them to XR-EXpress, where they were read by a physician in Los Angeles who then sent the report back to the XR-EXpress,” Govatski told The Hub. “The attending physician then accessed the images and radiologist’s report from his iPad and was able to show me a knee spur that could be causing the pain, and suggested I have an MRI to see if there was any soft-tissue damage.” It is a scenario that Govatski thinks will become more and more common as the explosion of tablet devices announced at the recent Consumer Electronics Show accelerates the convergence of Internet and mobile computing. Although it is not the first iPad app to work with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), Govatski says he believes the XR-EXpress app is the most full-featured allowing almost all of the functionality of using a desktop connection to the company’s XR-EXpress system. The Internet-based PACS links more than 8,500 clinics across the country that use their PACS with a network of radiologists licensed in 48 states, who read the imaging output and write a report, often within minutes. Now with the iPad app, the attending physician can access the images and radiologist’s report often while still consulting with the patient. Govatski says the only thing lacking is a retina display that is able to render the DICOM greyscale display function (GSDF) and provide a sufficient resolution for medical display. With only 8-bit GSDF the iPad doesn’t meet requirements for diagnostic use. Nevertheless he believes the iPad app is useful for both radiologist-to-radiologist consultations and for patient consultations. The application is available for free download at the Apple App Store™ for all XR-EXpress users with iPhone, iPad, iTouch devices running iOS 4.2 or later. It works with New Mexico Software’s XR-EXpress system that allows doctors to examine medical images (X-Rays, CT Scans, Ultrasounds, EKGs, Echocardiograms, Barium studies, etc) over the Internet. The system captures medical images as high-resolution medical DICOM files, labels them with patient information, distributes the files to a credentialed medical doctor licensed in the appropriate state. Completed reports are returned to the medical facility requesting the report, and stored on XR-EXpress servers for seven years. Asked about the security risks of using a WiFi, Govatski said that the app logs users on to the XR-EXpress servers using SSL encryption so all the data transmitted to and from the iPad and the company’s servers is as secure as is possible. “Our system is secure, FDA approved and HIPAA compliant, which assures patients that their information is protected and secure,” Govatski said. While he doesn’t believe Apple is likely to ever produce a medical iPad with diagnostic capability, Govatski is confident that manufactures of commercial grade displays will eventually produce diagnostic quality tablets. In fact he is so sure he announced today that New Mexico Software will reorganize its engineering division. “We’re going to form two separate engineering groups, one will continue to focus on our PAC system, and the new group will focus on developing software for tablets and smart phones,” Govatski said. “The Consumer Electronics show this year introduced 30 some tablet devices, and we are committing resources to ensure that we stay ahead of the market.” Albuquerque-based New Mexico Software, Inc. develops and provides a full range of medical IT services specializing in secure, HIPAA compliant web-based telemedicine solutions for radiology, cardiology, neurosurgery, trauma and pediatric referrals. The web-based PACS enables improved and faster communication within the preventative, comprehensive and critical healthcare segments. New Mexico also provides software and hardware that streamlines document storage and retrieval processes for a more efficient working environment. By: Michael O'Leary, contributing editor Health Imaging ... Read more

For Better Management and Productivity: NightShift …

NightShift Radiology, a leading on-call teleradiology service provider in Montara, CA, has recently announced the launch of NightWatch, the latest tracking and management application that improves productivity in imaging centers. NightWatch is a web-based technology that allows authorized personnel to monitor, efficiently, the status of an imaging exam until its final step that includes generating a report. Moreover, users of NightWatch are able to exchange interpretive information, they can also get printed copies of their radiology and administrative reports whenever they desire.  Dr. Michael Myers, co-founder of NightShift, said “The ability to analyze the progression of exams in real-time complements our clients’ ability to improve patient care and workflow,” He added “Our NightWatch system was developed in response to our clients’ desire for better control and transparency to stay informed. This tool is a reflection of our commitment to support and protect their needs, by providing complete transparency of our work, and we’re not stopping here. We plan to refine NightWatch’s functionality on an ongoing basis to meet evolving client requirements.” NightWatch users are offered information covering several aspects; such as name of hospital/practice, patient identification data, imaging exam date and status, in addition to the assigned radiologist. NightWatch also offers instant access to the stored reports which means more flexibility and control provided to the users. The access is offered at any time and is protected with a password that can be given to individual users or even larger ... Read more


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iSOFT Group Limited, a leading company providing healthcare IT solutions from Australia, announced recently that it has signed a €1 million contract with Cerdanya Cross-Border Hospital Private Foundation in Spain for iSOFT’s Lorenzo Enterprise. The Foundation is located at the border of Catalonia and France and will be the first to provide a cross-national healthcare model between Spain and France under the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation. According to the recently signed contract, iSOFT is going to establish an enterprise-wide, clinical and hospital management system at Cerdanya Hospital; a 216-bed facility that offers elderly care. The system will be also added to seven primary care clinics in Capcir region in France, along with the Cerdanya region of Catalonia. Lorenzo Enterprise will operate all the offered clinical services. Electronic patient record (EPR) and primary care solutions of the hospital are going to use iSOFT's Viaduct integration platform in order to establish a complete enterprise-wide, clinical and patient information management system. Based on the recent contract, iSOFT is going to set up its solution at the new Cerdanya hospital, which is currently under construction, and is expected to be finished by 2013. Andrea Fiumicelli, CEO, iSOFT, commented on the contract saying that "This represents another major milestone for Lorenzo and provides reference-ability in one of our key markets. This is a unique cross-border project demanding an advanced interoperable solution capable of managing a highly complex situation. A pioneering project, it fits perfectly with the European Union's e-health agenda for cross-border exchange of healthcare ... Read more

Case Reader is the Latest System to Improve the …

Finally, a new software solution for better patient care. The new software collects data from several sources and  provides faster radiologic reports with lesser errors and cost. The design of the software aims at increasing workflow by making the key steps -currently performed manually- automatic. Case Reader has been released by Data Physics Research, Inc. (San Ramon, CA, USA). Case Reader is a software solution that improves the workload of radiologists and promotes the quality of image-based diagnostics. Using the new technique, radiologists can be provided with advanced analysis capabilities. Thanks to Case Reader, algorigthms are utilized to create an indexed, three-dimensional (3D), volumetric image of the organ or region the radiologist is interested in. Moreover, Case Reader, provides an automatic, customizable diagnostic report, delivering faster reports to the patient and eliminating the need for a medical transcriptionist; a step that reduces 40% of the usual time required to deliver a radiological report. Due to healthcare reform, that adds an identified 30 million patients to the US healtcare system, together with technology achievments that provide thousands of image slices per diagnostic scan, it is expected that during the next five years radiologists' workload will be tripled. Not to mention the shortage in radiologists and the aging US baby boomer population. According to US industry and government reports, the healthcare imaging market in the United States alone is US$250 billion, while the medical transcription market is US$8 billion. On the other side, the potential global market for Case Reader is US$3 billion. Radiologists will now be able to fully utilize the advanced digital imaging capabilities of Case Reader: electronic mapping, encoding and cooridinating binary image data. All with a lesser error rate and exam costs, for a much better patient ... Read more

GE Healthcare And Intel Corporation Collaborate For …

GE Healthcare and Intel Corporation announced the start of their Sacramento-based healthcare joint venture named Care Innovations LLC. Care Innovations will develop technologies that support healthy, independent living at home and in senior housing communities. The executive leadership team and board of managers are now in place to support the new company’s transition and future growth. The development of Care Innovations follows the success of the healthcare alliance between Intel and GE Healthcare, announced April 2009. Care Innovations, which combines assets and the teams and operations of both GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, has received final regulatory clearances and is now fully operational. The aim of the company is to help address some of the largest issues facing society today, including the aging population, the increasing number of people with chronic diseases, and the expensive healthcare costs. The market segments for telehealth and home health monitoring are predicted to grow to an estimated $7.7 billion by 2012. Care Innovations markets remote patient monitoring, independent living concepts and assistive technologies, such as the Intel Health Guide, Intel Reader and GE QuietCare. The company will keep developing healthcare IT innovations which will help enable healthcare providers to drive toward lower costs and a higher quality of life for patients allover the ... Read more

CompuGroup Enters Belgian Markets By Acquiring …

CompuGroup Medical, a major company providing eHealth services, has recently extended its position in Europe following the acquisition of Belgiedata BVBA, a healthcare IT service provider from Belgium. CompuGroup is currently present in 24 countries. Belgiedata designs and distributes doctor information systems (DIS) to more than 2,400 general practitioners across Belgium. The company leads the market in its field and its market share is about 25%. Belgiedata’s solutions provide support to physicians in patient treatment and medical office administration. During 2010, revenues of 700,000 Euros were planned, with an estimated EBITDA of 145,000 Euros. By acquiring Belgiedata, CompuGroup Medical continues its strategy of expansion. The company is offering the largest medical software solutions to coverage physicians throughout the world. Following the recent acquisition, CompuGroup Medical is going to enter the markets in Belgium. A corporation has been successfully established integrating Belgiedata into CompuGroup Medical. The Belgian market will include international usable solutions of CompuGroup Medical; the Belgian physicians are going to use extra helpful modules from the product family offered by CompuGroup Medical. Frank Gotthardt, chair of the corporation, said "CompuGroup Medical combines the tried and true with innovations and therefore taps the market's enormous vertical growth potential. With Belgiedata, we have acquired a profitable company with a very loyal and longstanding customer base. Through the acquisition of the market leader, we have immediately obtained a strong position in the Belgian healthcare ... Read more

New Study Reveals The Increasing Role Of Home …

According to the latest RAND Corporation study, home healthcare technology can be the only solution to aid healthcare systems threatened by increasing costs and manpower lack. But this change will face many challenges to be accomplished. It was ... Read more

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