The product, GetWell Network says, is designed for interactive patient care technology at the bedside. The PatientLife System turns the television in the patient room into an interactive resource, the company touts. By using a wireless keyboard, touch screen or other handheld devices, patients interact with the system to access education, communication and entertainment tools.
The system is scheduled to launch on December 4, 2007 with the opening of a new 72-bed patient tower. In 2008, the 341-bed facility will serve nearly 200,000 patients in Seminole County, Fla.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced this week the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act), bipartisan legislation that aims to expand telehealth services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The number of reported breach incidents in healthcare grew by 22 percent in 2016 from 269 breach incidents in 2015 to 328 last year, according to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR).
The Sequoia Project is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its various interoperability initiatives have grown by health organization participants, by geographic reach, and by the sheer number of health records exchanged electronically.
Seventy-two percent of employee say they would share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information under certain circumstances and 68 percent of healthcare employees report that they share confidential or regulated data on occasion, according to the Dell End-User Security Survey.