Howard County General Deploys Patient Transport | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Howard County General Deploys Patient Transport

June 24, 2008
by root
| Reprints

Howard County General Hospital a 219-bed facility based in Columbia, Md., has installed Woodbridge, Va.-based MDA TechnologiesTransQuest, a real-time wireless patient transport dispatch system.

According to the company, MDA TransQuest optimizes patient flow by dispatching, managing and tracking patient transportation within hospitals.

Delivered through PDAs, the solution provides timely information about transport requests and sets priorities based on origin, destination, STAT requests and proximity of the last drop-off point. Relevant data is accessed through a hospital’s intranet and then delivered to transporters’ PDAs through the hospital’s wireless network, says the company.

A non-for-profit facility, Howard County General is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore).



NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.