McKesson Launches Pharmacy Adherence Performance Solution

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation (MPS&A) has launched its Adherence Performance reporting solution for pharmacies at McKesson ideaShare, an annual tradeshow that brings community pharmacy owners and representatives together to network and share new ideas.. Using pharmacy data the new solution provides pharm

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American Hospital Association Launches Interactive Marketplace

With the launch of AHA SmartMarket™ intelligent information sharing and purchasing has taken a leap forward, according to the American Hospital Association. Designed to connect health professionals with each other and vendors, AHA SmartMarket™ is an interactive marketplace where health professionals can search on &nbsp

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VuCOMP's M-Vu Breast Density Cleared for Canada

VuCOMP, Inc. has announced that it has received clearance to sell and market its M-Vu Breast Density product in Canada.The clearance is timely as bill C-314, An Act Respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue has been introduced in Canada. The act requires the Government of Canada to

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Illinois Hospital Offers Mobile Access to Images with Carestream Upgrade

Pekin Hospital in Illinois will soon offer mobile access to physicians after upgrading its CARESTREAM Vue PACS and adding Carestream’s Vue Motion image viewer to allow referring physicians and clinicians to access patients’ radiology images and data.“Our hospital is establishing a virtual environment to deliver easy el

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Unique '3D Printed Anatomy' Heralds New Era For Medical Training

A new anatomical kit containing body parts produced by 3D printing and which "look like the real thing", is set to revolutionise medical education when it goes on sale later this year.Created by a team of experts from Monash University in Asutralia the '3D Printed Anatomy Series' is believed to be the first commerciall

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Agfa HealthCare: ICIS, VNA For Two Major Dutch Academic Hospitals

Enterprise imaging solution, ICIS, will connect departments across the Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, with expansion to the Amsterdam Academisch Medisch Centrum in the near future.  VNA features a workflow engine and updated universal viewer that indexes medical images as part of the medical record.ICIS

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Significant Cost Savings with Early Palliative Care

A new study in Health Services Research reports that palliative care, if delivered early during hospitalisation, can play an important role in cutting down costs for critically ill patients. The ultimate objective of palliative care is to relieve the patient's suffering. Lead author Ian McCarthy, PhD, an assistant

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Study: Physical Therapy Can Promote Early Mobility In ICU

Growing evidence shows that early mobilisation of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a safe and cost-effective strategy to improve patient outcomes. Several studies indicate that providing early physical therapy interventions in the intensive care setting can decrease hospital and/or ICU length of stay (LOS).

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New Study to Evaluate Biotronik’s Combined Pulsar/Passeo Balloon in Treating SFA

BIOLUX 4EVER Study Aims to Build on Positive Results of BIOLUX P-I and 4EVER TrialsBIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardio- and endovascular devices, has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated BIOLUX 4EVER trial. Given the positive results from each of the previous dru

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Hypertensive Patient? Try Lifestyle Changes!

Resistant hypertension can be defined as a blood pressure 140/90mmHg despite the use of 3 hypertensive agents or ≥ 4 antihypertensive agents. Primary care clinicians and specialists come across treatment resistant hypertensive patients quite frequently. While its exact prevalence is unknown, it is believed that 10 to 3

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