» AOD Software will integrate the INTERACT Quality Improvement program into its Answers™ electronic health record program, the company announced at the LeadingAge annual meeting. Through a license with Florida Atlantic University, INTERACT will be embedded in the clinical workflows of Answers EHR.
» HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare have merged, the companies announced in November. HealthPRO's CEO, John Heller, will remain CEO while Heritage's president, Paul Shaw, will be president of the combined entity.
» Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, IL, announced it will be piloting SwipeSense, a new system that monitors hand washing rates remotely and compiles analytics about frequency rates. The facility will install SwipeSense in three units, with sensors on bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer and soap, as well as portable dispensers for healthcare specialists, according to the non-profit provider.
» MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™ and WoundRounds®, have announced a strategic partnership. WoundRounds integration will be accomplished through MatrixCare Connections, which will formally certify the interoperability between MatrixCare and third-party systems and service organizations.
» ArjoHuntleigh has released the Dopplex® Ability, an Ankle Brachial Index screening device that reduces the time it takes to perform ABI measurements. The company said it reduces ABI measurement time, used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease, by up to 75%.
» Status Solutions announced improvements to its CATIE (Communication and Access to Information Everywhere) application. These include 4G Deployment and access to a LifeBio video-enabled feature.
» COMS Interactive has launched the Outcomes Performance Achievement Leader (OPAL) Award program. The program will focus on entities that have achieved superior clinical and financial outcomes.