McKesson launches Achieve HIT program

The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes landmark legislation designed to promote the use of healthcare information technology (HIT) for all healthcare providers. The HIT provisions endorse and provide incentives for the rapid implementation and meaningful use of technology to reduce healthcare costs by improving quality, safety and efficiency.

McKesson (Alpharetta, Georgia) said it has responded to the legislation with its Achieve HIT program for physicians and health systems. Achieve HIT is designed to help healthcare providers optimize and accelerate their efforts to improve care delivery as they put plans in place to achieve meaningful use and qualify for the new government incentives.

Osteotech receives ISO certification

Osteotech (Eatontown, New Jersey) said that it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system. Osteotech received ISO certification for making biologic, biomaterial and device systems for musculoskeletal surgery and the processing of human bone and connective tissue for transplantation.

The company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, OST Developpement and TB OsteoCentre Bulgaria, previously received ISO 9001 certification, and OST also previously received ISO 13485:2003 certification, for their quality management systems.

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