Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC), a 370-bed regional hospital in Dothan, Ala., is upgrading its Ekahau (Reston, Va.) RTLS to include temperature monitoring of its refrigerators and freezers.
SAMC deployed Ekahau RTLS earlier in the year to track critical clinical assets, such as infusion pumps and patient monitors over its Cisco Unified Wireless network. From this initial asset tag deployment, SAMC expects to grow the RTLS system to track several thousand assets, says the company. The Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Management solution leverages the customer's existing Wi-Fi network and requires no proprietary or interfering infrastructure add-ons, it touts.
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.
Healthcare organizations are once again urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to protect the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from more budget cuts for 2017.
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.
Several researchers from the University of Pennsylvania addressed the ethics of behavioral health IT as it relates to “frequent flyer” icons and the potential for implicit bias in an article published in JAMA.
St. Joseph Health (SJH) has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules following reports that files containing sensitive health data were publicly accessible through Internet search engines from 2011 to 2012.
The Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) plans to partner with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to create a pediatric specialty consultation service using telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native children served by IHS.