HIMSS Stage 7 ‘paperless’ hospitals?

HIMSS Stage 7 'paperless' hospitals?

Reaching HIMSS Stage 7 “paperless” electronic patient records is still a lofty goal for many healthcare providers, as HIMSS reports only 161 U.S. hospitals have reached Stage 7 to date. But for those who think reaching HIMSS Stage 7 status will eliminate all paper in their environment – think again. A recent study of four hospitals who are accredited with […] Read More

Lexmark acquires PACSGEAR

Lexmark acquires PACSGEAR

Lexmark International, Inc. today announced the acquisition of PACSGEAR, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for healthcare providers to capture, manage and share medical images and related documents and integrate them with existing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems. Lexmark paid a cash purchase price of approximately $54 million. “As the healthcare industry continues to […] Read More

Lexmark insights at HIMSS 2013: Interview with Canadian Healthcare Technology

Lexmark insights at HIMSS 2013: Interview with Canadian Healthcare Technology

While at the HIMSS 2013 conference last week, Lexmark had the opportunity to sit down with several healthcare publications to share its viewpoints on the industry and what the company is doing to solve a number of pain points for patients, clinicians and healthcare organizations alike. After being interviewed by Jerry Zeidenberg, publisher and editor of Canadian Healthcare Technology, we […] Read More

Are you prepared for Downtime?

Are you prepared for Downtime?

As we ready for HIMSS 2013 next week in New Orleans, one of the many topics we will be discussing with our customers at the show is the issue of downtime reporting. Downtime reporting is what happens when a healthcare system or network goes “down.” When this happens, customer care must continue, but how can you access medical records if you can’t […] Read More