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July 2014

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UK developers launch new KeepUs app to monitor patients or elderly relatives
24 July 2014 A new KeepUs app has been developed in the UK to help family members and carers monitor the health and activity of their relatives or...

UK and German hospitals adopt Oraya Therapy to treat wet AMD
23 July 2014 UK-based Royal Hallamshire Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and four university hospitals in Germany have adopted Oraya Therapeutics' therapy for...

US hospital equips operating rooms with BDV's integrated digital systems
22 July 2014 US-based St. John's Hospital has equipped its 16 operating rooms (ORs) with integrated digital surgical suites (IDSS) designed by Black Diamond Video...

UK Essen completes robotic-assisted cancer surgery with Medrobotics' Flex system
21 July 2014 The University Hospital of Essen (UK Essen) has completed the world’s first robotic-assisted cancer procedures with Medrobotics’ Flex system, which enables surgical procedures where...

Kansas hospital to implement Health Catalyst's solution to improve care services
18 July 2014 The University of Kansas Hospital, a 707-bed general medical and surgical facility in the US, is set to implement the Late-Binding data warehousing and analytics solution developed by...

Michigan hospital association selects ArborMetrix's solution to measure care
17 July 2014 The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center has selected ArborMetrix's cloud-based analytics platform, EpisodeMetrix, to identify care improvement and...

Tenet Healthcare signs new multi-year contract extension with Humana
16 July 2014 Tenet Healthcare has signed a new multi-year contract extension with Humana that will enable Humana members to continue to make use of Tenet’s 79 hospitals, 193 outpatient centres and more...

NHS Trust receives approval to build £353m hospital in Smethwick
15 July 2014 Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has received approval from the UK Government to build the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital at a cost of £353m in...

US health care provider unveils new inpatient centre in White Marsh, Maryland
14 July 2014 US-based health care provider Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care has opened a new 15-bed inpatient facility at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a not-for-profit 378-bed community...

Texas hospital to install MEDHOST's clinical and financial solutions
11 July 2014 Carrus Hospitals, in Sherman, Texas, US, is set to install integrated clinical and financial solutions developed by...

WellStar Health System expands contract with Avantas for labour management solutions
10 July 2014 US-based healthcare provider WellStar Health System has expanded its contract with labour management solutions provider Avantas to extend its consulting services and technology to an additional...

US medical centre automates anesthesia documentation process
09 July 2014 US-based Tufts Medical Center has automated its anesthesia documentation process with the installation of the Anesthesia Touch solution developed by Plexus Information...

Baptist Health begins construction of new hospital in Conway, US
08 July 2014 Healthcare organisation Baptist Health has started construction of a new 96-bed hospital on the west side of Interstate 40 in Conway, Arkansas,...

Belgium hospital selects Agfa HealthCare’s Impax RIS/PACS/Reporting solution
07 July 2014 Belgium's Az Groeninge Hospital has selected Agfa HealthCare to replace its existing third-party picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with the company's Impax RIS/PACS/reporting...

Illinois hospital unveils new obstetrics department
04 July 2014 Gibson Area Hospital in the US has renovated its second floor with a new obstetrics department for mothers and...

US healthcare providers form JV to improve patient care services in Georgia
03 July 2014 US-based healthcare providers Emory Healthcare and Select Medical have formed a joint venture (JV) to enhance patient care services in...

Prime Healthcare acquires Garden City Hospital in US
02 July 2014 US-based hospital management firm Prime Healthcare Services has acquired Garden City Hospital located in Michigan,...

US hospital selects Medical Asset Management's procedure-integrated inventory management system
01 July 2014 Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, US, has selected Medical Asset Management to install its procedure-integrated inventory management system (PIIMS) in its four cardiac catheterisation...

June 2014

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Jamaican hospital opens new female medical ward
30 June 2014 St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in Jamaica has unveiled a new female medical ward worth over JMD136m...

Novartis and NHS open new mobile eye treatment clinic at UK hospital
27 June 2014 Healthcare solutions provider Novartis and the NHS Foundation Trust have launched a new mobile eye treatment clinic at Frimley Park Hospital in the...

Canadian healthcare provider launches mobile app to help patients locate hospitals
26 June 2014 Canadian healthcare services provider William Osler Health System (Osler) has launched the 'HosNav' mobile app to help patients and visitors locate its...