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January 19, 2013

Health TechZone Week in Review

Welcome to the weekend, which means it’s time for another wrap-up of the week’s events in Health TechZone news.

With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (neuromodulation), new "remote presence" technologies may help to meet the demand for experts to perform stimulator programming remotely. This especially includes robotics. The January issue of Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, has reported a study highlighting the capabilities of a remote presence robot.

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Telemedicine services provider, Specialists On Call, Inc., (SOC) has reached an agreement with Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Illinois to provide emergency on-call services to neurology patients. This guarantees that Illinois public will, for the first time, have immediate 24/7/365 access to certified, neurologists in case of stroke or any other neurologic emergency.

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The Wellness Council of America (WELCOM) has chosen Aureus Medical Group’s parent company, C&A Industries, as the recipient of its Gold Well Workplace Award for 2013. WELCOM, a not-for-profit, works to highlight companies with forward-thinking business ideas and leaders. Organizations can receive the Gold Well Workplace Award after developing a comprehensive wellness program that has become a “strategic” and “integral” part of everyday business operations.

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As the flu keeps spreading in vast areas around the country, hospitals and healthcare officials are trying to do everything they can in order to stop it, even if it means forcing workers to receive the vaccine. This may sound drastic or even aggressive on the healthcare system’s part, but if you take into account that the US is one of the most intense areas in the world right now being affected by the flu, you might change your opinion.

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Cisco this week announced the global availability of "Cisco Services for Connected Health" and "Cisco Architectures for Connected Health." The two new connected health offerings are meant to fulfill the need in the healthcare industry for software and services that enable efficient, convenient, high-quality patient care, as well as collaboration in the industry. The company also unveiled HealthPresence 2.5, a software-driven version of Cisco HealthPresence.

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That’s all for this week in Health TechZone news. See you again next week!

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