Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Fife Health Boards of Scotland have contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health Inc. to provide 11 Kodak Directview systems for digital radiography.
The company says Fife Health Board is planning to install Kodak Directview DR7500 systems at the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and one system each in Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and the new St. Andrews Memorial Hospital in St. Andrews.
The health system is building two new ambulatory care hospitals in and around Glasgow ― the Victoria Infirmary on the south side of the city, and Stobhill Hospital on the north. According to the company, the new Victoria will be one of the largest hospitals in Scotland and is expected to treat around 400,000 patients annually when it opens later this year, while the Stobhill Hospital will provide facilities for the people of Glasgow.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.