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On June 13th the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new guidance for ethical practice in telehealth and telemedicine. The guidance outlines the new ethical responsibilities of physicians when using telemedicine as opposed to traditional interactions in a medical office or hospital. The new guidance was drafted by the AMA’s Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs and approved on a vote by physicians across the United States. The American Medical Association saw the new guidance as necessary given the ways recent technological innovations are reshaping communication between patients and physicians.  

ANN ARBOR, MI, USA – June 15, 2016 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), citing a long history of successful collaboration, today announced that they have renewed their cooperation agreement to advance the goal of interoperability of health information.

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced Nuance Velocity, a new mobile clinical documentation solution. Nuance Velocity combines real-time speech recognition powered by Dragon Medical, intuitive Smart Templates and transcription services, accessible from a single, secure mobile app to speed documentation and drive efficiency for busy ambulatory clinicians. By offering a choice of documentation methods, Velocity lets physicians decide at the point of care which documentation method improves their speed and documentation quality while freeing them to focus on the patient.

BELGRADE, Mont. and DALLAS, June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development of regenerative medicine products and medical devices and Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC, a developer of innovative spinal fusion solutions, today announced a joint agreement to expand distribution of Pinnacle's InFill® Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion System. Through this agreement, Xtant enters the lateral lumbar interbody fusion market, expanding its spinal hardware portfolio.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enable Injections Inc., the developer of wearable medical devices that enable easy, at-home self-administration of high volume injectable drugs and biologics, opens its new Cincinnati manufacturing facility this month, the company announced today at the BIO meeting in San Francisco.

REDMOND, Wash., June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensoria Inc., a world leader in wearable fitness and smart garment technology, is introducing its new smart line of colorful sports bras and t-shirts and training plans offered through a new version of the Sensoria Fitness v2.0 app. The new app, which will feature a cardiologist-created and tested algorithm called Heart Sentinel™,  connects to heart rate monitoring (HRM) garments and may detect certain cardiac irregularities that often precede catastrophic events. The new garments are designed to meet the needs of all levels of fitness enthusiasts by including a new medium support sports bra for women and a new short sleeve t-shirt for men.

ATLANTA--()--Chicago-based Affiliated Radiologists P.C., has selected McKesson Business Performance Services(McKesson) to help strengthen the organization’s business reporting and benchmarking. McKesson will provide the services as part of a broad range of revenue cycle management capabilities, including clinical documentation assistance, medical coding, medical claims management, denial management, business analytics and healthcare regulatory compliance.

NEW YORK, NY-May 24, 2016 - pingmd, Inc., a leading patient communication platform for healthcare, has announced the appointment of Susan Driscoll as president and CEO. Driscoll brings to pingmd deep operational expertise and nearly a decade of healthcare experience in her new role.  Dr. Gopal K. Chopra, co-founder and former CEO of pingmd will remain in an active role as chairman, focusing on innovation and growth initiatives.

Jacksonville, FL — May 16, 2016, ASPYRA, LLC (ASPYRA), a market leader in PACS, announced today that version 7.1 of its PACS product has been released and is being implemented at customer sites.  The new version contains multiple enhancements including those to hanging protocols, images sets, automated jobs, and administrative reports to benefit users and administrators of the system.

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--Despite widespread industry concerns regarding the transition to ICD-10, today Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced that its clinical documentation improvement (CDI) clients have not only sustained financial performance and quality through the transition to ICD-10, but actually improved performance metrics over ICD-9.

(NEW ORLEANS) — Dr. Vinod Nair, President and Chief Software Architect of Objective Medical Systems (OMS), and Dr. Peter Fail, Chief Privacy Officer, have been selected as New Orleans CityBusiness Health Care Heroes for 2016, placing them among the top medical professionals in the Greater New Orleans area.

ATLANTA--()--Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Emergency Room Associates (VERA) has chosen McKesson Business Performance Services (McKesson) for assistance in strengthening the group’s cash flow, analytics reporting and regulatory compliance.

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 5, 2016 − Visage Imaging Inc. (“Visage”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced they will be exhibiting at the American College of Radiology 2016 Annual Meeting (ACR 2016, Washington, DC, May 16-17, Booth #105/204), demonstrating the latest release of the Visage® 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform.

NORWALK, Conn., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillion Group today announced the broad availability of its digital health technology platform, which specializes in live video consultation. Turning content, people-based services and programs into scalable digital products, Zillion enables companies to realize the true potential of mobile engagement and empower consumers to take control of their health. 

San Francisco, CA (April 20, 2016) –  Today Doctor On Demand, the leading U.S. video medicine provider, announced a new partnership with Allergy & Asthma Network to improve allergy and asthma care for its members. Doctor On Demand will provide immediate access to board-certified physicians via video visits to the Network’s more than 2 million members as well as access to unique services specially designed for people with asthma or allergies. For example, Doctor On Demand will provide Allergy Home Inspections to help patients identify and remove allergens and asthma triggers from their homes.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centra, one of the largest employers in central Virginia, has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement a health information technology (IT) system across its five hospitals, more than 50 ambulatory and long-term care facilities, and health plan. The Cerner Millennium® electronic health record will support Centra’s clinical and revenue cycle processes and facilitate proactive patient health management.

Montreal, Canada – April 18, 2016 – Intelerad Medical Systems™, a leader in distributed medical imaging solutions, today announced that Imagix Medical Imaging, which is headquartered in Brossard, Quebec is deploying IntelePACS across their thirteen radiology clinics. Imagix will also use Intelerad solutions to connect to the Quebec Health Record (QHR), which is the province’s central repository of patient information.

Grand Rapids, MI – National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, has been established to inspire, educate, and empower healthcare providers and the public about the importance of advance care planning. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) continues to expand the number of patient care documents and advanced directives in its health information exchange registry through collaborations with Michigan healthcare entities such as Making Choices Michigan and Spectrum Health’s Next Steps program.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12, 2016 -- The Society of Actuaries (SOA) today announced a new relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that brings actuarial science to public health practice as part of the CDC's 6|18 initiative. Insights from actuarial science will help further understanding of healthcare cost savings that can be achieved through evidence-based prevention. 

OMAHA, Neb., April 14, 2016 - Ensocare announced today that it has partnered with Dell Services to enable end-to-end coordination of discharge management and care transition processes for hospitals. The cloud-based discharge management platform, powered by Ensocare, will help Dell customers improve bed utilization and patient experience while reducing readmissions.