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Thomson Reuters, Zynx Health Partner on Drug, Disease Info

Thomson Reuters and Zynx Health said the Thomson Reuters Micromedex will be integrated into ZynxOrder evidence-based order sets.


Breath Technologies Gets FDA Clearance for Portable Ventilator

Breathe Technologies said that it has received FDA approval for the Breathe Technologies BT-V2S, a one-pound portable ventilator that can be used in the home. The ventilator can be used to treat respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Patients Concerned About EHR Security

Almost half of Americans participating in a recent survey are concerned that Electronic Health Records (EHRs) may lead to a breach in the security of their personal health information.


Sage to Integrate HealthUnity’s HIE with EHR

Sage Healthcare Division has announced plans to integrate HIE-enabled technology through a partnership with HealthUnity’s health information exchange (HIE) solution.


ZirMed Launches Free Patient Check-in App

ZirMed, a provider of revenue cycle management solutions, has created a free iPad application aimed at making the patient check-in process easier.


Radio Frequency Found Perfect in Detecting Surgical Sponges: Study

RF Surgical Systems, which works to prevent and detect retained surgical sponges, announced data recently showing that radio frequency technology used to identify retained surgical items in all patient types is 100% effective in patients of varying body size, including morbidly obese patients.


FDA Pushes Priority Review for Breakthrough Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed the Innovation Pathway, a priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices. The first submission to the project is a brain-controlled, upper-extremity prosthetic that will serve as a pilot for the program.


Doctor-Founded Tech Firm Launches Communications-Improving App

Apello Technologies, a doctor-created technology company focused on developing tools to help physicians collaborate, recently launched its Apello Physicians Network. Available as an App through the iTunes Store or through the company's website as a desktop tool, the Apello Physicians Network aims to improve patient care by helping doctors share information in an instant, reducing pages, phone calls, dictation and other messages.


MedAssurant Launches Powerful New Data Analysis Technology

MedAssurant, a provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, said it has implemented its Quality Spectrum Cluster Logic (QSCL) technology, a proprietary analytical data structure designed to enable acceleration of complex healthcare data analyses.


New ‘Know the Label’ Campaign Aims to Improve Patient Safety

PDR Network, The Doctors Company and other professional liability carriers and their partners recently announced a new national "Know the Label" campaign to improve drug and patient safety in the United States.


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