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Language Line Services Collaborates with Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy on Annual Conference

Monterey, California—Language Line Services, the world's leading provider of translation and interpretation services, will collaborate with the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA) as a key sponsor at its 2012 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas set for April 17-20, 2012. SHCA is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization affiliated with the American Hospital Association.

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The Joint Commission Awards First Advanced Certifications for Palliative Care

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois—Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.; Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.; Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York; City; St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Mich.; and The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. in Branford, Conn. have become the first hospitals across the country to receive Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from The Joint Commission.

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Texas Children's Hospital to Provide Simulation Training to Houston Fire Department

Houston, Texas—Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital has begun providing Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Pre-hospital Providers (Pedi-STEPPs) to members of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) EMS. A grant from the Cullen Trust for Healthcare, as well as a community benefit donation from Texas Children's Hospital will allow this innovative training to be offered free of charge to the City for 500 firefighters over the next two years.

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GE Healthcare Initiates Evaluation Period for New Global Patient Safety Network

Barrington, Illinois—GE Healthcare Performance Solutions, a unit of GE Healthcare announced the launch of a 90-day evaluation for its Global Patient Safety Network (GPSN), an online community for hospitals to collaborate with peers around the world with the goal of improving patient safety.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces New Program to Help Primary Care Practices

Princeton, New Jersey—At a time when a shortage of primary care providers is threatening the accessibility and quality of care in the country, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is teaming with the Group Health Research Institute on a new national program designed to identify creative practices that make primary care more efficient and effective.

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NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan Announces Plans to Step Down

The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has announced that NQF’s President and CEO Janet Corrigan has submitted her resignation, effective late June 2012.  Corrigan has served as NQF’s President and CEO for more than six years.

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New SAFE CARE Program to Provide Patient Education at Bedside

Encouraging patients and their families to take an active role in their health care by becoming involved and informed is critical. In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, a unique patient safety education program will be released to provide patients and their families with instant access to current patient safety videos at their bedside and while receiving care. The 2012 SAFE CARE Patient Safety Education Program, is a free offering developed to assist health care organizations in educating patients to help prevent medical errors.

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Next Generation Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Education Program Introduced

Milwaukee?GE Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GE) is introducing a new generation of its Electronic Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) Monitoring program for physicians, midwives, nurses and other clinical staff in obstetrical care. This interactive, web-based education program now features recently updated clinical analysis and consensus statements on FHR patterns, and directly links clinical data to terminology, interpretation and management for greater standardization.

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iMAGOX™ Is World's First Non Magnetic MRI SpO2 Monitor with Fully Functional Wireless Remote Control

Winter Park, Florida—IRadimed Corporation, the innovator in patient fluid delivery systems for the MRI environment, announced the launch of the iMAGOX™ 2460 Non Magnetic MRI compatible SpO2 Monitor with state-of-the-art Masimo SET Technology inside.

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Surgical Information Systems Receives HFMA Peer Reviewed Designation

Chicago—The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed Surgical Information Systems (SIS) using the Peer Review Process. After undergoing the rigorous review SIS Analytics has been granted the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation.

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First Databank Addresses Medication Alert Fatigue in HIT Systems

South San Francisco—First Databank (FDB), a leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, announced its new alert management solution, FDB AlertSpace, designed to address alert fatigue in computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems, has achieved unprecedented industry acceptance among various U.S. hospital institutions.

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Awarepoint Launches New Version of aware360°Suite of Real-time Location System Solutions

Las Vegas—Awarepoint Corporation, the leading provider of real-time location system (RTLS) solutions for healthcare, launched the new version of its aware360°Suite of real-time location system solutions at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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Siemens Announces New Clinical Solutions to Help Improve Care Coordination

Las Vegas—Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa., has announced a commitment to enhance the Soarian® enterprise information system to support ambulatory physician practices and emergency care.

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Imprivata Announces Secure Texting Application for Healthcare

Imprivata, the leader in secure access and collaboration solutions for healthcare, announced Imprivata CorText, the first texting application designed by physicians, for physicians, in collaboration with acute care hospitals.

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PatientSafe Solutions Unveils PatientTouch, Wireless Clinical Mobility Solution

Las Vegas—PatientSafe Solutions is reinventing clinical care delivery with the release of PatientTouch 3.2™, an industry-changing wireless clinical mobility solution that enables nurses to access patient data and clinical workflows, while communicating with the entire care team from anywhere in the hospital via an intuitive mobile appliance running on the Apple iPod touch®.

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