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The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said that patients and healthcare providers will benefit from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate that medical imaging and radiation therapy (RT) equipment in hospitals must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance standard. 

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 -- In a move to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare industry, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) and (NYSE: CRM) today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an open, cloud-based healthcare platform, leveraging Philips' leading positions in medical technology, clinical applications and clinical informatics and's leadership in enterprise cloud computing, innovation and customer engagement.

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) — In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a significantly better chance to survive the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States and current data shows that most lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

CAMPBELL, Calif. and LONGWOOD, Fla.--A landmark new study on the prevention of pressure ulcers found that using Smart Bed Technology® to drive compliance to patient repositioning protocols had a dramatic effect on reduction and prevention of pressure ulcers among residents of long-term care centers. Pressure ulcers are one of the largest and most persistent problems in healthcare worldwide, especially in light of aging populations. The US health system is hit with added costs of more than $11 billion annually because of pressure ulcers.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--The US Trade and Commerce Research Institute (USTCRI) has selected Scottsdale-based GlobalMed® – the worldwide leader in telemedicine delivery systems - as the recipient of its 2013 Arizona Excellence Award which recognizes the commitment and contribution of small businesses through community and customer service.

HORSHAM, Pa.--NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, and its sister company, Mirth, LLC, a global leader in health information technology, announced today the launch of NextGen® Share, a national Health Information Service Provider (HISP) enabling clients to connect with external providers using industry standards widely adopted by ONC 2014 Edition certified EHR products. NextGen Share equips providers with Direct Secure Messaging capabilities for efficient coordination of care and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Transitions of Care objectives.