• ClinicTools (Philadelphia) said its ClinicTools EMR protects sensitive patient health information (PHI) while providing easy access, faster treatment and a better coordination of care among healthcare professionals. ClinicTools is available anywhere there is Internet access and it provides a "bulletproof" guard against any kind of natural disaster such as fire, flood, etc., the company said. ClinicTools is both an electronic medical record, patient appointment scheduling system, treatment development platform, Employee time management system, and a communication medium exclusively for healthcare providers. ClinicTools also provides ongoing training for clinicians in how to properly document patient's problems and also in the principles of diagnosis with emphasis on psycho-diagnosis.

• Identity Finder (New York) cautions that broader development and use of electronic medical records (EMRs) add higher risk of identity theft unless they are carefully protected. Feinman's company, Identity Finder, has developed software that searches for and secures patient health information (PHI), the type of sensitive information specifically referred to by HIPAA privacy legislation. Identity Finder said its approach gives organizations insight into the root cause of the problem. "Not only do we help organizations find and protect PHI, but we also give them the ability to monitor how much exposure the organization has to unsecured PHI so they can prevent data leakage issues." CEO Todd Feinman said, adding that the company's engineers have spent years developing proprietary search algorithms to find confidential personal information quickly and accurately. The software automatically finds PHI such as social security numbers, medical record numbers, dates of birth, driver licenses, personal addresses, and other private data within files, e-mails, databases, websites, and system areas. Once found, the software makes it simple for users or administrators to permanently shred, scrub, or secure the information. Identity Finder can be run centrally by administrators or stand-alone on a PC or Mac by data owners.

• Mobile Health Tech (Clark, New Jersey), the healthcare division of Gold Mobile, reported general availability of release 2.0 of its Hospital Rapid Notification Alert SystemTM. This new release allows hospitals to provide real-time text (SMS) notification, now with two-way "text chat" communications so subscribers can receive text notifications and updates. The system supports two-way text communications for any type of emergency. The MHT Hospital Rapid Notification Alert SystemTM enables hospitals to send mass emergency communications to staff, external authorities, patients, families and vendors via text, email and voice alerts. The secure web-based system can be accessed from any PC with a web connection and integrated with existing HIS and Hospital database systems.

• PreXion (San Mateo, California) reported the availability of DataServer/PX, a DICOM-conformant storage system for the management and archiving of patient data that has accumulated over time through the use of the company's PreXion3D CBCT X-ray system. PreXion claims the DataServer/PX marks a significant storage and file management upgrade to the PreXion3D system. DataServer/PX seamlessly integrates with the PreXion3D scanner system and allows for the storage of up to 2 terabytes of data, equivalent to 6,000 CT scans that can be quickly and efficiently retrieved for 3-D viewing at any PreXion3D network workstation.