Industry Roundup: CIVCO, Digital Healthcare, NeuroLogica, Optio, Siemens, TeraMedica
CIVCO Medical Solutions introduced the Couchtop for Elekta Precise and Synergy image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system bases. It is manufactured from low-profile carbon fiber, making it radiation-friendly for treatment planning. This couchtop comes standard with a grid panel, Type-S Head extension and Elekta Synergy basic calibration kit mount. It replaces the existing metal C-Arm table frame, with a carbon fiber couchtop, eliminating the metal frame that limits your treatment fields, and helps with accurate patient positioning with the use of the 2-pin Lok-Bar along with MEDTEC and SINMED patient-positioning devices.

U.K.-based Digital Healthcare, a supplier of digital imaging software and electronic patient record systems for diabetic retinal screening programs and ophthalmology, appointed Marc Winchester as president and board director of its North American division. Winchester has full operational and management responsibility to grow the business in North America, particularly in the key areas of messaging and high-capacity imaging in chronic disease, clinical ophthalmology, and clinical trials.

NeuroLogica received the CE product safety certification mark from SEMKO AB, Sweden. This approval will allow entry of the CereTom, a portable and cordless CT scanner, into medical facilities throughout the European Union as well as other countries that accept the CE Mark. NeuroLogica will soon install the CereTom at its first European luminary site at the University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden.

Optio Software will provide Plano, Texas-based Triad Hospitals enterprisewide electronic forms technology throughout its 52 acute-care facilities in 16 states. The Optio MedForms Suite, an automated forms library and documents-on-demand solution, is designed to streamline document-driven processes and bring down costs by replacing expensive preprinted registration forms. Triad will also implement Optio's Advanced Labeling and DesignStudio systems.

Siemens Medical Solutions inked an alliance with Access e-forms that will provide healthcare organizations currently using Siemens Soarian HIM and Enterprise Document Management systems with new automated forms management capabilities. Forms Management is the ability to convert paper forms to online, electronic forms and the ability to generate forms on an ad hoc basis or automatically based on hospital-defined criteria.

TeraMedica named Eric Yablonka to the company’s Board of Directors. Yablonka is VP and CIO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems (UCHHS). Prior to UCHHS, he served as the VP and CIO of Saint Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, Conn., and held other positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and William Beaumont Hospital.