New scale takes ECG readings; Roper Industries to acquire lab software provider for $1.4B;

> A new scale developed by the Instrumentation, Sensors and Interfaces (ISI) Group at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-Barcelona Tech) measures both weight and electric activity of the heart, according to a recent announcement. Electrodes are embedded into the surface and into handles that make contact with the hands, which read a patient's heart activity. Announcement

> A new collaboration between Royal Philips Electronics and imaging company Nuvodia will bring the former's PACS system--IntelliSpace PACS--to rural hospitals and other small medical facilities, Health Imaging reports. Nuvodia's eRadiology cloud will host the system, allowing providers onsite image storage. Post

> Sarasota, Fla.-based industrial manufacturer Roper Industries announced this week that it is purchasing laboratory and diagnostic information systems vendor Sunquest Information Systems for just over $1.4 billion. Sunquest provides clinical and anatomic laboratory software solutions to more than 1,700 hospitals around the world. Announcement

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