HOSPIRA EXTENDS ITS COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Innovative, forward thinking technology to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency from the pharmacy to the bedside – DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 26, 2010 – Hospira (NYSE: HSP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, is showcasing its portfolio of innovative medication management and safety solutions at Arab Health, the Middle East’s largest healthcare […]
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ECRI Institute Guides Hospitals on Electronic Health Record Implementation

Emphasizes Need to Report Problems   Electronic health records (EHRs) are the future of medical record keeping. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes incentive payments for hospitals that adopt an EHR, but the timetable for implementation is especially tight. To qualify for the full payment, hospitals will need to demonstrate “meaningful use” no later […]
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HIMSS Analytics Looking to go International with its EMR Adoption Model

HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model is gaining interest internationally, according to Dave Garets, the company’s CEO and president. HIMSS Analytics, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, collects IT data on every non-federal hospital in the country and some hospitals in Canada through an annual study that tracks the implementation […]
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The Hamilton healthcare system began to execute the HMS suite

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. is a Nashville-based healthcare company that provides an information technology system that integrates clinical and financial applications on a single IBM platform to over 600 community hospitals nationwide.  Currently, Healthcare Management Systems(HMS)Inc. is assisting a rural health network in Texas to automate its financial activities and contribute to  clinical data all the way […]
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Neuroimaging technique PET to detect Alzheimer’s disease very early

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. PET is actually a combination of nuclear medicine and biochemical analysis.  PET is most often used by oncologists (specializing in cancer treatment), neurologists and neurosurgeons (specializing in treatment and surgery of the brain and […]
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GE Healthcare and Gulf Capital join hands to provide healthcare financing

Press Release GE Healthcare and Gulf Capital join hands to create MENA region’s largest chain of medical diagnostic and healthcare service centers • Strategic alliance will design, develop and implement a regional platform for the delivery of healthcare services • Initial focus on Egypt and Saudi Arabia, followed by a greater regional expansion Dubai, UAE; […]
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Family Physicians share EHR success stories

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,600 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients […]
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Computer Aided Drug Discovery offers effective inhibitors for specific cancer targets

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase is the rate limiting enzyme in tryptophan (Trp) catabolism. It catalyzes the oxidative degradation of L-tryptophan to Nformylkynurenine.  Because of this catabolic activity it has been postulated that one possible role of IDO is to inhibit the proliferation of intracellular pathogens  or tumor cells by depriving them of tryptophan.  Several human tumors express […]
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Outrage Against Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Radiologists who reacted with shock and outrage to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) revised guidelines recommending that women under age 50 not undergo annual mammography say the controversy shows no signs of waning.   “We are still outraged and this issue is not going away,” said Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., director of breast […]
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Health Level 7 – Basics to Latest

What is HL7? HL7 is a standard concerned with the exchange of messages between two or more computers in the health care organization.  It is also concerned with the interoperability within the healthcare enterprise related to exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information. The name “Health Level-7” is a reference to the seventh […]
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Computed Tomographic Colonography offers Effective Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Each year nearly 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer.  Virtual colonoscopy or computed tomographic colography is a technique which  provides a computer-simulated endoluminal perspective of the air-filled distended colon. Recently researchers […]
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Crux Biomedical, Inc. – Medical Equipment – Deals and Alliances Profile Aarkstore Enterprise

Crux Biomedical Inc. (Crus Biomedical) provides clinicians with improved medical treatments for potentially life threatening conditions of the human vascular system. The company was formed by physicians Tom Fogarty and Frank Arko based upon their observations of the clinical limitations of vena cava filters. Crux Biomedical is focussed on development of medical devices in the […]
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CRi Biomedical Imaging Systems Used by World’s Top Pharmaceutical Companies

WOBURN, Mass. – (Business Wire) Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi), a leader in biomedical imaging, announced that 18 out of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide are using CRi’s optical imaging systems. These top pharmaceutical companies, ranked by revenue by Med Ad News in September 2009, have chosen CRi systems for molecular-based drug development […]
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