Industry news: Exavera, Global Care Quest, Innovative Office Products, Kodak
Innovative Office Products is introducing its EVO Tablet Arm and 8326 Vertical Mounting Track at the HIMSS 2007 annual conference and exhibition next week in New Orleans. The EVO Tablet Arm makes bedside computing easier for physicians and nurses, by locking tablet PCs and notebooks into a floating docking station. The device uses a spring arm to "float" the computer above work areas, with quick attach and release. A full-size keyboard and mouse can also be used with it.

The 8326 Vertical Mounting Track is a space-efficient method of elevating an entire computing system. It mounts on the wall and holds LCD monitors and keyboards on flexible arms, as well as entire CPU units.

Kodak Health Group has developed a new digital dashboard feature that will provide administrators with an easier way to monitor its Carestream RIS, Carestream PACS and Carestream Information Management Solutions. The Kodak Carestream Digital Dashboard software is designed to manage equipment performance, storage levels and volume changes, while giving immediate feedback regarding the status of any monitored device. It provides patient name and ID conflicts and missing accession numbers that are crucial to maintaining PACS and RIS systems, and enables administrators to use checklists for daily, weekly and monthly tasks that help ensure optimal system performance. It is being shown as a work-in-progress at HIMSS next week.

Exavera Technologies, Global Care Quest and Patient Care Technology Systems, have joined together to support the HIMSS Foundation charity of choice for the 2007 Annual Conference & Exhibition.The Common Ground Health Clinic is one of the few clinics in the area that provides quality care to the uninsured population of New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina caused so much damage in the area in 2005, the Common Ground Health Clinic has treated over 20,000 patients and the all-volunteer clinicians see and treats approximately 200 patients per week. As a result, there is a continuous need for supplies, medicines, and funding to keep the clinic operating.

At HIMSS next week, the companies will support the clinic by having a drawing for monetary donations that will go directly to the clinic in the name of the person chosen from those that enter. All that is required is that HiMSS registrants visit each of the participating partners’ booths. All together, the partners will be donating a total of $4,500 to the Common Ground Health Clinic. 

Winner’s names will be drawn on the morning of March 1st at the Patient Care Technology Systems Booth #5621. Exavera Technologies Booth #6113 and Global Care Quest’s Booth #2875.