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March 09, 2013

HealthTech Zone Week in Review

Welcome to the weekend, which means it’s time to wrap up the week’s events in the HealthTech Zone.

AT&T, a worldwide communications holding company, plans to launch its Mobile Health Solution (mHealth) that will automatically connect people in critical condition for emergency medical assistance. AT&T strives to overcome the limitation of other solutions with its advanced mHealth solution, which will not only automatically connect the person to emergency care, but track their location accurately, letting relatives and neighbors know where and when the person suffered an accident.

The Singing River Health System consists of two hospitals along Mississippi’s Gulf coast: Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs. The system also maintains multiple medical parks along the gulf coast supporting 2,600 employees and over 300 physicians. In 2005, after the Mississippi coast sustained billions in damage from Hurricane Katrina, Singing River partnered with Brocade Networking Solutions, a company that recently landed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (Visionaries) for its work on fabric-based data center architecture.

Polycom showcased a number of technology and developer partner solutions for healthcare applications at the HIMSS 2013 Conference. These solutions leverage the Polycom HD video, voice and content sharing and management capabilities. Polycom RealPresence is used by healthcare organizations around the world to augment the delivery of care and information through HD quality video conferencing.

A new collaboration between Leica Biosystems and Dell healthcare and Life Sciences will give physicians in China access to pathology cases from U.S. healthcare organizations, the two companies reported this week. Using the technology from Leica Biosystems imaging and Dell’s cloud-based solution powered by its unified clinical archive, a secure and scalable IT platform is being used to provide access to pathology images so doctors in China and the United States can better treat their patients with the best information available.

TELUS Health, a major provider of electronic medical and health records, telehomecare, consumer health, pharmacy management, and benefits management services, recently announced its acquisition of PS SUITE EMR, Canada’s largest electronic medical record business operated by MD Practice Software LP – a member of the MD Physician Services Group and a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association.

Nano Labs Corp. has just presented the results of its biological diagnostic tests, which it has obtained on a miniature biosensor for tuberculosis. The nanotechnology company has used this demonstration to show that it has successfully finished a Point-of-Care biosensor, and to present the healthcare industry with its own ideas for the miniaturization and mass commercialization of these devices.

Business analytics software and service provider SAS has launched a new product called ECR Analytics to enhance patient care among healthcare organizations, while at the same time reducing costs.

Finally, Vidyo has been working with Royal Philips Electronics, and together, they’ve created an enterprise-grade video solution for patient monitoring. The PhilipsIntelliSpace eCaremanager 3.9 enterprise telehealth platform features Vidyo’s VidyoRouter technology, and is the first Philips Healthcare solution that incorporates enterprise-grade video into patient monitoring applications.

That’s all this week in the HealthTech Zone. See you again next week!

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