Healthcare News June 9, 2012

  • Report: Health law saw 6.6 million insured under parents’ plans

    Without President Obama’s health law, about half of the 13.7 million young adults insured through their parents’ health plans in 2011 would not have been eligible for that coverage, according to a new report.

    The estimate from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which supports the healthcare overhaul, comes as Americans brace for the Supreme Court decision on the law.

    Opinions are expected by the end of June and could wipe out this and other popular provisions, though recent surveys show that most Americans will favor a decision striking down the entire law or the individual mandate to buy health insurance.

  • Republicans hit White House over role in ads supporting healthcare bill

    Democrats countered that it was widely reported in 2009 that PhRMA supported the healthcare law and this was not improper.

  • House bars abortions for women in immigration detention facilities

    Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called the provision “unnecessary and redundant.”

  • Perminova names Andrew Terry as Vice President of Software Engineering

    LA JOLLA, CA — Perminova, developer of web-based information systems for the nation’s leading cardiology centers, announced that Andrew (Drew) Terry is the new Vice President of Software Engineering.

    Terry, an expert software developer, joins Perminova from Sotera Wireless, Inc., where he was Manager, Embedded Software Engineering. Sotera is a San Diego company that develops wireless body-worn monitoring devices.

    “We’re excited about Drew joining our team in this stage of high growth for Perminova,” said Craig K. Collins, President and CEO of Perminova. “We have a number of critical technology initiatives underway, including the advancement of Perminova EP and the integration of medical device data to better serve our clients. Drew will assume a leadership role in the perpetual innovation that has become the hallmark of Perminova.”

    At Perminova, Terry will lead an international engineering team to create a host of new, robust features for Perminova EP, the nation’s first web-based information system for cardiac electrophysiology labs. Advancement of Perminova’s information systems will include developing new features to simplify workflow, streamline reporting, improve charge capture and enhance data sharing. Terry also will expand the company’s products to other areas of cardiac care, as well as build out an exciting new mobile health platform that enables cardiologists to manage patients and cases on iPhones, iPads, Droids and other mobile devices. And he will take charge of ongoing progress in the integration of data from cardiac medical devices into Perminova systems.

    Prior to serving as Manager, Embedded Software Engineering, at Sotera, Terry was Senior Software Engineer and Lead Software Engineer at the firm. In almost seven years with Sotera, he was instrumental in designing and implementing the company’s vital sign monitoring platform. He also worked on developing and patenting a novel cuff-less blood pressure measurement. He received the company’s annual Founder’s Award for his work in 2010. Most recently, he managed the software team through Sotera’s first FDA 510(k) submission and approval.

    Terry holds an MS and BA in computer science from the University of California, San Diego.

    About Perminova

    La Jolla, Calif.-based Perminova develops and markets web-based, cloud-based software for the nation’s leading cardiology centers. The company is pioneering healthcare’s move from outdated client-server technology to modern-and-secure cloud computing. Perminova products are electronic surgical records systems for cardiology, and they’re more robust, flexible and cost-effective than anything currently on the market. Its products improve charge-capture and efficiency, while automatically producing case reports and billing reports. Perminova seamlessly integrates with existing electronic medical records systems and deploys and upgrades easily via the web. Perminova’s architecture allows integration of medical devices and customization of robust data for medical research and clinical trials. Currently, Perminova EP is used at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the UC San Diego Health System.

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