Sectra | March 16, 2023
Sectra, a global healthcare IT leader, informed on March 15, 2023, that it has renewed its contract with Dutch hospital Zuyderland for another ten years.
Sectra One Cloud, a cloud-based version of its enterprise imaging product, is included in the arrangement, offering Zuyderland a scalable, secure, and professionally managed service. With Sectra managing the infrastructure, healthcare practitioners can focus on delivering exceptional patient care.
Ralph Berendsen, Medical Physicist at Zuyderland Medical Center, stated, "Our current infrastructure needs to be replaced, giving us the perfect opportunity to move over to Sectra's cloud solution."
He added, "We've been a happy customer of Sectra for many years, so letting them take full responsibility for our IT operations was an easy choice. Moving to the cloud will reduce our IT burden, giving us the time to focus on our users."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The radiology, nuclear medicine, and orthopedic departments of Zuyderland Medical Center are in Sittard-Geleen and Heerlen. The company, which has been using Sectra's solution since 2017, will be the first Dutch company to adopt Sectra One Cloud, developed in Microsoft Azure.
Peter Osinga, Managing Director, Sectra Benelux and DACH, remarked, "Many healthcare providers are currently facing challenges when it comes to high workloads and a lack of resources. In addition, secure communication and sharing of sensitive data has never been more important. As a result, we are seeing increasing interest in cloud services."
He added, "I'm happy that Zuyderland remains satisfied with us as their technology provider, and I am proud of being trusted to manage their IT infrastructure."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
This contract, which includes radiology, breast imaging, and orthopedics, was finalized in February 2023.
Sectra strives to promote a better and more secure society by assisting health systems worldwide in improving care efficiency and helping European authorities and defense forces preserve sensitive information. Founded in 1978, the company's headquarters are in Linköping (Sweden). With global distribution partners, it conducts direct sales in 19 countries.
FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
Rhythmlink | March 20, 2023
Rhythmlink International, LLC is pleased to announce an exciting new investment partnership with Graham Partners, a Pennsylvania-based private equity firm that specializes in industrial technology and advanced manufacturing businesses.
As a market leading designer and manufacturer of disposable neurodiagnostic devices and consumables, Rhythmlink has experienced significant growth since its founding in 2002, and this investment from Graham will ensure that growth continues along with the innovation and quality that Rhythmlink is known for. The investment was completed on March 15, 2023.
“We’re excited about this next phase of Rhythmlink,” said Shawn Regan, CEO and Co-Founder. “Graham is an excellent partner for us because of their experience in medical technology and healthcare, and we see this as a growth opportunity for us to continue to innovate beyond our current capabilities,” said Regan. “I’m extremely proud of how far we’ve come, and this is a chance for Rhythmlink to expand our business without sacrificing what matters to us – improving patient care in our field of neurodiagnostics.”
This new relationship with Graham follows Rhythmlink’s extremely successful partnership with New Heritage Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm that invested in Rhythmlink in 2019. Under partnership with New Heritage Rhythmlink grew rapidly, acquired Chalgren Enterprises and expanded their existing product line to include EMG and NCV diagnostic consumable devices. Joe Straczek, COO and CFO for Rhythmlink, spoke on the success of this relationship.
“Our partnership with New Heritage was extremely beneficial,” said Straczek. “With their support, both financially and strategically, we were able to realize significant growth, particularly with the acquisition of Chalgren. We are immensely grateful for their partnership and guidance over the last four years.”
Rhythmlink sells a full line of consumable neurodiagnostic devices for Critical Care, electroencephalography, intraoperative neuromonitoring, the ER and ICU, and long-term epilepsy monitoring.
Rhythmlink International is a medical device manufacturing company specializing in devices that help connect patients to machines to record or elicit physiologic information. Rhythmlink designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of medical devices for intraoperative neuromonitoring, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, polysomnography, long-term monitoring epilepsy and critical care units. Founded by neurodiagnostic technologists and engineers in 2002, Rhythmlink enhances patient care worldwide by transforming medical device technology that links patients to equipment. Rhythmlink also offers custom packaging, custom products, private labeling and contract manufacturing services.
About Graham Partners
Graham Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies that are spurring innovation in advanced manufacturing, resulting in product substitutions, raw materials conversions, and disruptions to traditional end markets. Graham Partners can offer control or minority capital solutions and typically targets companies with EBITDA up to $50 million. Since the firm's founding in 1988 by Steven Graham, Graham Partners has closed over 150 acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and divestitures. The committed capital raised since inception through the Graham Partners funds together with Graham-led co-investments totals approximately $4.0 billion as of December 31, 2022, which differs from Graham’s Regulatory Assets Under Management of approximately $2.2 billion as of December 31, 2022. Investors include high-net-worth individuals, college and university endowments, foundations, public and private pension plans, funds-of-funds, and other institutional investors. Based in suburban Philadelphia, the firm has access to extensive operating resources and industrial expertise and is a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independent operating Graham Partners Inc. businesses, investment firms and philanthropic entities, which all share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald Graham.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
CareView Communications | March 06, 2023
CareView Communications, Inc., an IT company in the healthcare field, recently announced that it has built an integration with SONIFI Health that allows care teams to talk to patients through the interactive TV platforms that are already present in patient rooms.
To create a patient-centric, networked virtual care system, CareView is integrating with SONIFI Health, which provides interactive technology to promote patient involvement. A hub-and-spoke telecare model spanning a system of hospitals is centered on a fully-integrated CareView Patient Monitoring System®-enabled virtual care command center. This virtual care system creates a scalable, flexible workforce that keeps patients interested and meets their needs. It also gives nurses a break by using virtual staff to take care of patients' needs immediately and do administrative work that doesn't require a license.
Using the CareView-SONIFI Health integration, doctors may make video calls to patients' homes without leaving the EHR interface. This crucial component also supports virtual nursing, hybrid care, and telemedicine to reduce staff burdens and increase caregiver access.
CareView Chief Operating Officer Sandra McRee stated, "Hospitals are facing unprecedented labor challenges and margin pressures." She added, "Integrating our interactive platform with healthcare technologies like SONIFI Health is key to creating a scalable and effective solution for virtual nursing to reduce labor costs and keep nurses working at the top of their license."
(Source – Business Wire)
Kelly Boyd, SONIFI Health General Manager, remarked, "CareView truly understands the challenges hospitals are facing today."
"Integrating their virtual care solution is a great complement to SONIFI Health's interactive platform in creating smart hospital rooms with features both patients and clinicians increasingly expect and need," she continued.
(Source – Business Wire)
About CareView Communications
CareView Communications provides cutting-edge remote monitoring systems and innovative telehealth services for patients. In addition, the company implements the most advanced and helpful patient monitoring and engagement components. Its clinically-driven solution is meant to make a product that is helpful for healthcare providers, patients, their families, hospitals, and nursing home staff.