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Royal Bath picks Genesis to automate its medical supplies

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Genesis Automation to deliver a technology system to help it manage its essential medical supplies.

Genesis was selected to provide a safe, efficient and responsive Inventory Management and Point of Care Solution that can help the RUH track demand for and consumption of its stock, and provide data that can reduce cost variations in medical procedures.

Genesis Automation uses barcode scanning to track, count and cost everything used in the hospital to provide real-time visibility of every item bought and used will also drive savings, preventing over- and under-stocking, supplies expiring and allowing implants to be traced to individual patients.

MR Solutions’ order book for preclinical scanners is already 30% above last year’s record figures

MR Solutions a leader in MR technologies has announced significant growth in its order book.

Dr David Taylor Chairman and founder commented “To meet the challenges that are presented by growth we have reorganised the company to ensure that we can provide the best customer support across our expanding global footprint. We are also delighted by the success of our new state of the art CT scanners. They complement our range of advanced cryogen free MRI scanners and with interchangeable carrier beds and PET and SPECT scanners really speed up the scanning process.”

US Hill Rom acquires Voalte for $180 million

Hill-Rom Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte, Inc., a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, for a cash consideration of $180 million and up to an additional $15 million in payments related to the achievement of certain commercial milestones.

Voalte was founded in 2008 on the vision of simplifying communications and improving workflows and outcomes across the healthcare system. The company, based in Sarasota, Florida, currently serves more than 200 healthcare customers with more than 84,000 devices on its unique mobile platform. The organisation has annual revenues approaching $40 million.

“Interoperability and connectivity have become critical elements in providing quality healthcare, reducing length of stay and driving efficiencies across the healthcare continuum,” said John P. Groetelaars, president and CEO of Hill-Rom. “This transaction strategically fits with our vision of advancing connected care to improve workflow and real-time actionable insights at the point of care, while driving accelerated growth and delivering an attractive margin profile. We look forward to welcoming and working closely with the talented Voalte team, and benefiting from Voalte’s technology, capabilities and substantial installed customer base to enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.”

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