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2014-03-24 08:24:57

Igniting an Interoperable Healthcare System white paper summarizes HCI-DC 2014 event with guidance on driving interoperability SAN DIEGO and WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released a white paper summarizing the HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Healthcare System conference, featuring lessons learned and synthesizing findings into a call for action...

2014-02-03 08:27:15

Patients, providers, vendors, hospital executives and federal agencies to address technical and business challenges of communicating data between different systems SAN DIEGO and WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will host HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, a conference designed to catalyze action and identify the greatest...

2013-12-12 08:30:32

Five-year study to explore new technologies to connect doctors and patients outside medical settings, sharing real-time health data with goal of improving outcomes and lowering costs SAN DIEGO, NASHVILLE, Tenn. and OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-year study to explore new technologies that automate patient care outside of hospitals and doctors' offices was announced today by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...

2013-10-02 12:29:31

ONC partners on fourth West Health Institute-developed Health Care Innovation DC (HCI-DC) - Conference to bring together key stakeholders driving medical interoperability SAN DIEGO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced they will co-host HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, a Feb. 6, 2014 conference...

2013-09-18 08:28:41

Foundation funds new independent nonprofit organization to be led by hospitals and health systems to achieve medical interoperability SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Foundation has provided initial grant funding to the Center for Medical Interoperability, Inc. The Center, a newly formed, independent nonprofit organization, will be led by hospitals and health systems to drive rapid, widespread and sustained interoperability of medical...

2013-04-23 08:33:23

Company licenses West Health Institute-developed wireless fetal monitoring system and receives $4 million from West Health Investment Fund SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sense4Baby, Inc., a startup developing a portable, remote, wireless maternal/fetal heart rate monitoring system to perform non-stress testing for mothers in high-risk pregnancies, announced Jessica Grossman, M.D., as its new president and chief executive officer. The company also announced it has...

2013-03-20 08:26:28

Analysis released during WHI's testimony at Congressional hearing on health care information technology WASHINGTON and SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis released today by the West Health Institute (WHI) at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health estimates that medical device interoperability - the ability of medical devices and health care systems to seamlessly communicate and exchange information - could be a source of...

2013-02-28 08:29:00

Standards-based software and tools to be on display at HIMSS13 Interoperability Showcase SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Institute, an independent, non-profit medical research organization whose mission is lowering the cost of health care delivery, has collaborated on a research demonstration for the HIMSS13 Annual Conference that enables seamless, standards-based communication between medical devices and information systems. It will be...

2012-10-30 07:26:38

Startup becomes second company to transfer technology from West Health Institute and move to West Health Incubator SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Health Investment Fund has made a $4.25 million investment in Reflexion Health, Inc., a newly formed startup company that has licensed Microsoft Kinect for Windows-based physical therapy software developed at the West Health Institute. Reflexion Health is the second startup company to emerge from the West Health...

2012-09-26 02:25:50

Innovative System Could Lower Costs of Musculoskeletal Disease by Improving Rehabilitation Adherence and Outcomes SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Health Institute announced it has developed technology that could revolutionize physical therapy using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows cutting-edge, motion-tracking platform, and is starting clinical research studies with the Naval Medical Center of San Diego. The Reflexion Rehabilitation Measurement Tool (RMT)...