Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
New products and services from Lumenis, ITelagen, Mission Pharmacal, PatientPoint, and HealthTronics IT Solutions.
Yokneam, Israel-The Lumenis Pulse 120H holmium laser platform can be used for vaporization, enucleation, flexible ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures, according to Lumenis. The platform is accompanied by a range of new fibers and accessories, including the Xpeeda fiber, which improves energy utilization and accelerates vaporization rate; the VersaCut+ Tissue Morcellator, which is safer, faster, more intuitive, and cost effective; and a new simulator designed to train urologists on holmium laser enucleation of the prostate.
For more information, visit www.lumenis.com.
Jersey City, NJ-ITelagen, Inc. has developed UroWorx, a series of urology-focused templates geared toward enhancing the use of NextGen Ambulatory EHR for urologists. With content development and work flow guidance provided by urologist Russell Locke, MD, UroWorx delivers patient-at-a-glance views, providing pertinent information with reduced digging and multiple clicks through templates. The delivery of patient-at-a-glance views, featuring pre-populated templates, defaulting directly to urology and including gender-specific prompts, makes data entry an easy task, according to ITelagen.
For more information, visit www.itelagen.com.
San Antonio-“The ABCs of Medical Management of Stones” mobile application is an interactive and updated version of the booklet of the same name. Using a simple, step-by-step approach to the diagnosis and treatment of nephrolithiasis, the app guides users through patient screening and evaluation and provides treatment recommendations based on the consensus of expert physician authors, says Mission Pharmacal, which sponsored the app’s development. The app is currently available for Apple devices.
For more information, visit www.missionpharmacal.com.
Jersey City, NJ-PatientPoint has entered into a distribution agreement with HealthTronics IT Solutions to deliver population health management solutions within urology to drive improved adherence and compliance. The solution will combine patient portal and electronic check-in capabilities to facilitate real-time secure messaging of clinical information and streamline communication between patients and providers, according to PatientPoint. The product is expected to be released to market in the second quarter of 2014.
For more information, visit www.patientpoint.com.
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