SimView enables users of advanced patient simulators to easily capture simulation video, audio, data logs, and "patient" responses, creating a powerful debriefing tool to optimize learning. SimView is being debuted in San Diego, California at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, which is being held January 27 -- February 1, 2012.
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Through their collaborative arrangement, SimVentures, HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, and Laerdal Medical (“Laerdal”), a global leader in the provision of educational solutions for healthcare providers and educators, today announced the launch of SimManager™, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that is used for managing simulation-based training. SimManager is being debuted in San Diego, California at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, which is being held January 27 – February 1, 2012. SimManager is immediately available for healthcare organizations.
The company launched the first products from its collaboration with Norway-based Laerdal roughly one year ago.
Brentwood hospital chain RegionalCare Hospital Partners has signed a deal with Nashville's Healthcare Management Systems for hosted and managed clinical and financial applications for its hospials, as well as the HMS Emergency Department Information System for some of its facilities.
RegionalCare, founded in 2009, currently operates hospitals in Alabama, Iowa and Ohio.
Healthcare Management Systems has a deal to provide a full suite if electronic health record products to 49-bed Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, Ky. HMS, which plans to move to Franklin in 2012 to accommodate growth, currently works with nearly 700 community hospitals and specialty-care facilities across the country.
Healthcare Management Systems' is expanding its data center capacity for HMS Direct, the Nashville company's remote hositng and management services provider for community hospitals, by moving its hosting infrastructure into the Nashville facility of data center company Peak 10.
According to HMS President and CEO Tom Stephenson, more than 60 percent of the company's sales pipeline is for managed IT solutions.
Local health care IT players Custom Software Systems and MedQuist have announced new deals.
Custom Software's ChartSmart, an electronic medical record technology, has been selected by North Texas' Muester Mermorial Hospital:
ChartSmart will allow the hospital to meet meaningful use guidelines to qualify for federal stimulus funds.* Kent pointed out that ChartSmart will also provide strategic support for one of the hospital's top priorities—Muenster's swing bed program, which deploys skilled nursing and therapy to fast-track the recovery of patients who have undergone surgeries such as hip and knee replacements.
Franklin-based MedQuist, which provides medical transcription services, has signed on to work with St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York. The company will provide "among other things, clinical documentation outsourcing services projected to achieve significant cost savings and improve efficiency and quality."
Nashville health care information technology company Healthcare Management Systems is planning to relocate from Nashville to Williamson County. The Tennessean reports that the company will relocate 100 workers to Crescent Resources' Nine Corporate Centre and, by the end of 2012, its 300 remaining Nashville workers will join them.
Trevecca Nazarene University is starting a health care information technology degree completion program designed for adult students. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology program is a 13-month, online and on-campus program starting Sept. 19.
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