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The Big Picture

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

How hospital needs and the current economic climate have merged to create a potential OR integration solution. Regardless of the industry, data sharing and management is becoming an increasingly critical issue. In the medical realm, the ability to bring as much information into the OR as possible can produce numerous benefits, not the least of which pertains to patient safety and the best possible surgical outcome.

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Customized Integration

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH), in Beaufort, SC, installed Cardinal Health's Pyxis ProcedureStation™ system of secure storage supply cabinets that document usage, inventory and replenishment of supplies, the facility recognized something was still missing. "Most OR systems base their charts on the surgeon preference card, like a recipe card, that just says for this procedure, you're going to need these supplies," says Kathryn Charles, Information Systems Analyst at BMH.

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Impressive Instrument Management

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The V Mueller® brand IMPRESS® instrument management system from Cardinal Health is a fully-integrated, real-time, web-based instrument management solution for hospitals and surgery centers. Features of the system include: The management of instrumentation investment throughout the entire process of care, including decontamination, assembly, sterilization and in the OR.

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Instrument Detection System

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | Meddetect, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MedDetect Inc. introduces the MD-2000 Surgical Instrument Detection System designed to pinpoint and detect surgical instruments lost in soiled linen and waste bags. According to the company, the MD-2000 Electro-magnetic Detector functions as an insurance back-up to a hospital's surgical instrument tracking system, with hospitals purchasing the MD-2000 having demonstrated considerable savings in their lost instrument replacement budget.

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Award-Winning Keyboard

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

  A flat design that can be quickly cleaned in place with hospital-grade disinfectants. The ability for users to touch-type with excellent tactile key response to swiftly document care. An alert system that reminds users to clean the keyboard at regular intervals and provides backlit keys for use in low-light areas.

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On The Right Track

April 20, 2009 5:43 am | by Amanda McGowan | Surgical Information Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The SIS Trax system manages tissue throughout its lifecycle, helping to prevent patient safety errors and optimize the hospital's bottom line. The operating room is nearly every hospital's biggest source of revenue—and its most costly department. Along with using expensive surgical instruments and resources on a daily basis, OR professionals are handling expensive pieces of inventory in the form of surgical tissue.

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Integrated Tracking and Compliance

April 20, 2009 5:43 am | Omnicell | Product Releases | Comments

Omnicell, Inc. introduces its Omnicell Tissue Center solution that, with the latest release of Omnicell OptiFlex™ 10.0 advanced supply chain management software, helps hospitals increase efficiency of tissue tracking processes and comply with regulations and recommendations by the Joint Commission and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

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Tissue And Implant Module

April 20, 2009 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Pyxis ProcedureStation™ system with Tissue and Implant module from Cardinal Health helps increase patient safety, streamline hospital workflow and increase compliance with Joint Commission standards for managing tissue, biologics and other implantables. According to the company, the product offers: Tracking of tissue and biologics from the receiving dock through patient implantation or disposal.

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Mobile Keyboard With Reverse-Side Touchpad

April 20, 2009 5:43 am | Econo-Keys | Product Releases | Comments

Econo-Keys introduces the EK-76-TP, a mobile keyboard with a touchpad on the reverse side. According to the company, the keyboard exhibits: Functionality of a full-sized touchpad with left- and right-click capabilities. A ultra-compact case ideal for mobility. Fully-sealed to IP67 standards for resistance to dirt, dust and water.

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Rugged, Mobile Clinical Assistant

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Gammatech Computer Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

GammaTech Computer Corporation introduces the new, fully-rugged, compact DURABOOK MT10 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) model with Intel® Health technology, developed for healthcare professionals who work in highly-mobile environments. According to the company, the Durabook MT10 features: Compliance with military standards to withstand a drop from 4 ft.

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Mobile Clinical Assistant

March 17, 2009 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today Advantech launches the MICA-101, a 10.4-inch fanless mobile clinical assistant (MCA) that allows clinicians to do their jobs while on the move and better enhances the quality of patient care. The MICA-101, based on the Intel® MCA reference architecture, is Advantech's first product to support this new category of mobile computing solutions for healthcare.

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Integrated OR Solutions

March 17, 2009 11:19 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus systems' integration solutions start with HD ALPHA O.R.™, which allows real time access, display and transmission of clinical data and high-definition images. Centralized control enables the operation of EVIS EXERA II surgical and peripheral equipment from within the sterile field. Tele-surgery conferencing can be used by surgeons who wish to collaborate with colleagues during minimally invasive surgery cases, such as Colonoscopy, Upper GI Endoscopy and Laparoscopy, without delay.

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Critical Care Data Management Solution

March 17, 2009 11:19 am | Picis | Product Releases | Comments

Picis eView for Critical Care Manager™, part of the CareSuite® family of high-acuity solutions, provides an enhanced view of clinical data on ICU patients anytime and anywhere. The eView allows clinical data and indicators for a population of patients to be viewed through a web browser. When more detailed patient data is needed, clinicians can drill down to obtain a comprehensive patient summary presented in an easily readable display.

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Integrated HD Vision System

March 17, 2009 11:19 am | Pointe Conception Medical | Product Releases | Comments

HD visualization is now within the reach of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Physicians offices. PC Medical provides complete visualization solutions with the addition of its LightRay™ HD 300 Xenon Light source and LightRay™ HD telescopes. The company's EndoHub™ is a HD vision system that integrates still image and video capture directly into the camera architecture and incorporates a touchscreen camera system that can be integrated directly into a network for image/video archiving, storage and integration into EMR systems.

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Inventory Management Solutions

March 17, 2009 11:19 am | Stanley Innerspace | Product Releases | Comments

The SpaceTRAX® and SpaceTRAX® plus RFID real-time inventory management solutions are now available to more than 2,300 Amerinet healthcare customers. SpaceTRAX helps hospitals reduce their clinical inventory levels, proactively manage expirations and recalls and increase charge capture. The system can also interface with a hospital's business systems, providing additional savings by streamlining processes and reducing errors.

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