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Hoana Medical (Honolulu) reported that it has been awarded a Federal Supply Contract (Contract # V797P-4065b) through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), which will allow the company to market and sell the LifeBed Patient Vigilance System to more than 240 federal medical facilities and DoD hospitals across the country.

Traditionally, obtaining a Federal Supply Contract is a rigorous and time-consuming process and awarded only to top-tier organizations that have a proven track record in the respective federal supply category.

"Hoana Medical being awarded a Federal Supply Contract is an important achievement and greatly expedites the process of selling goods and services to government and federal facilities," said Patrick Sullivan, PhD and CEO of Hoana. "With the contract, Hoana's LifeBed is well-positioned to help government medical facilities improve patient safety, provide patient vigilance, and support an already overtaxed nurse workforce.

The company's first FDA-cleared offering, the LifeBed System transforms any hospital bed into a LifeBed System by tracking a patient's vital signs without any wires or connections to the patient. At the intersection between information technology and medical devices, the system acts like another set of eyes for the nurse and alerts if a patient is in trouble.

DigitalBridge (Orem, Utah), a provider of protected information sharing solutions, reported that it has signed a contract with the Arizona Ocular Trauma Service (AzOTS) to implement DigitalBridge On-Call Scheduling System (DBDOCS).

The DBDOCS system is designed to allow immediate, dynamic, and auditable on-call physician scheduling in the event of a medical emergency for affiliated and non-affiliated health organizations spanning a large geographic region or metropolitan area. Emergency Departments in these broad settings can utilize this application to send and receive emergency call alerts through text messages (SMS), page, email and other digital context instantly to a physician's digital device(s), regardless of the physician's particular health system affiliation. When a change in scheduling or an emergency occurs, requiring a particular physicians' or specialists' attention, authorized personnel can initiate an electronic data exchange, quickly determining who is on-call within the physician network at the time of the incident.

The company said the application is easy to use and intuitive, allowing quick access to physician biographical information, credentials, hospital privileges, relevant telephone, pager and mobile phone numbers, as well as email addresses, to ensure direct, immediate contact is made.

AzOTS will utilize the DBDOCS system to coordinate responses to trauma in the event of ocular emergencies. AzOTS is aligned with 20 of the state's Ophthalmologists in the Phoenix metropolitan area for 14 affiliated and non-affiliated hospitals' Emergency Departments across the state, earning it the reputation of being the default ocular trauma care provider.