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March 02, 2013

HealthTech Zone Week in Review

Happy March! It’s time to take look back at the most up-to-date news in the healthcare technology sector.

ZeOmega Inc., a supplier of healthcare management software solutions, announced that a unit of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, CMO, Montefiore Care Management has decided to use its Jiva care management software to improve patient engagement and coordination. Components of ZeOmega’s solutions include dashboards, care analytics, assessments and portals, and will be integrated into the CMO's care management programs.

McKesson announced today that the Bread of Healing Clinic of Milwaukee, Wis. will be the first recipient of its McKesson Practice Choice electronic health record (EHR) software. The giveaway is part of the McKesson Gives Back initiative. The clinic will be able to put the new HER system to use and focus on delivering higher-quality care to patients who are uninsured. The services will be provided to patients across three locations in Milwaukee.

In the developing world, most healthcare facilities don’t have the funds to purchase $10,000 machines that are designed to analyze urine samples. Thanks to entrepreneur Myshkin Ingawale of Biosense Technologies, these clinics can now analyze urine samples with a smartphone.

Imagine that you’re a hospital administrator doing a PowerPoint presentation about electronic medical records (EMR). Within your PowerPoint presentation, you’ve embedded a quick quiz to help audience members check their understanding. You might use a new audience polling software application called TurningPoint, which is produced by Turning Technologies.

Privately funded TigerText has secured over $10 million since 2010 to help enterprises develop more secure internal communication strategies. The company saw a major business opportunity in the healthcare industry, and started developing HIPAA-Compliant text messaging for medical facilities.

The Polycom RealPresence Practitioner Cart 8000 is here. This ergonomic telemedicine cart is available for U.S. government agencies, through EX America, Inc. With the RealPresence Practitioner Cart, government agencies and healthcare providers can get their patents expert care quickly and affordably, even if the patients are located far away.

TELUS Health, a division of Canadian telecommunications company TELUS, has acquired the electronic medical record (EMR) business of MD Practice Software LP of Ontario. With the acquisition, TELUS Health becomes Canada’s largest EMR provider. TELUS Health, which is based in British Columbia, will now deliver EMR solutions to 9,000 Canadian physicians with an influence on 25 million patient interactions annually.

Preventice, Inc., the developer of mHealth solutions, has developed the BodyGuardian Remote Patient Monitoring System (also known as BodyGuardian RMS). Preventice is determined to capitalize on the emerging market of remote mobile healthcare solutions, and has put strategic partnerships in place to do so.

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

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