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Digital Health

Mayo’s approach to patient data management, security and digital health: Key thoughts from CIO Cris Ross | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/14/2019

… The health system will transition its EHR to Google Cloud, but all data will be kept securely within the system. Here, Mr. Ross discusses patient data management, security and what’s ahead for Mayo Clinic’s digital health initiatives. Question: Over the past few years, Mayo Clinic has made great strides in gathering patient feedback and becoming more efficient with automation in the rounding process. How do you track return on investment …

Population Health

3 expert insights on ASC, health system joint ventures | Becker’s ASC Review | 12/14/2019

… continues to benefit from a shift toward lower-cost care settings. Treating lower-acuity cases in the outpatient setting creates value for all stakeholders from a cost-management perspective. Coupled with a push toward population health management, utilizing outpatient centers is seen as an efficient method to provide care for patients. Both health systems and private equity sponsors alike are seeing strong economies of scale through creating integrated networks. These …

Clinical Research

Research Network Based at Duke Clinical Research Institute Awarded up to $102.5M for Work on Antibacterial Resistance | PR Newswire | 12/13/2019

DURHAM, N.C. , Dec. 13, The Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), a unique research network for which the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) acts as a coordinating center, received a federal award worth up to $102.5 million over seven years that will continue the ARLG mission to prioritize, design, and execute clinical research to reduce the public health threat of antibacterial resistance. The funding, provided by the National Institute of Allergy …

Patient Portal Market

Global $5.6 Bn Patient Portal Market to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

The “Global Patient Portal Market (2019-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com ‘s offering. The Global Patient Portal Market size is expected to reach $5.6 billion by 2025, rising at a market growth of 17.2% CAGR during the forecast period. A patient portal is a web-based access point that is linked to Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems or access points that are designed to facilitate patient access to health …

Telehealth

Saint Peter’s University Hospital adds telehealth services to surgery recovery program | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

Saint Peter’s University Hospital adds telehealth services to surgery recovery program Jackie Drees - Print Email Saint Peter’s University has tapped Vox Telehealth to help the New Brunswick, N.J.-based hospital incorporate virtual care services with its enhanced recovery after surgery program, according to a Dec. 10 news release. Saint Peter’s, which is part of Saint Peter’s Healthcare, will initially roll out Vox Telehealth’s remote monitoring programs within its obstetrics and …

CVS Health

CVS Health launches oncology management program | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

CVS Health has launched a genomic testing-based precision medicine strategy for personalized cancer care, the company announced Dec. 12. Transform Oncology Care launched in partnership with artificial intelligence-enabled precision medicine startup Tempus. Through the program, oncologists will develop precise treatment regimens based on patients’ clinical and genetic profiles, including the results of Tempus’ broad-panel gene sequencing tests. Treatment plans developed from those tests will automatically receive prior …

Medline

Elevated levels of carcinogen found in neighbors of Medline sterilization plant | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

Residents who live close to a Medline Industries sterilization plant in Waukegan, Ill., have higher levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their blood, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago report cited by the Daily Herald . Researchers at UIC tested 93 residents living near Medline’s Waukegan plant and reportedly found levels of ethylene oxide 1.5 times higher than the average person. Ethylene oxide is used by Medline to …

Medical Research

Synedgen Awarded Funding to Advance Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

CLAREMONT, Calif.- Synedgen, a biotechnology company using glycochemistry to develop drugs that enhance and mimic the innate immune system, today announced the award of a competitive Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) contract. Administered through the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), this award enables Synedgen to optimize therapeutic treatments that restore innate gastrointestinal (GI) integrity damaged by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Synedgen plans to use the $259k grant …

Regenerative Medicine

Oncternal Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Interim Clinical Data on Cirmtuzumab in Combination with Paclitaxel at 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

… evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in combination with ibrutinib for the treatment of CLL or MCL, in a collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). In addition, an investigator-initiated Phase 1 clinical trial of cirmtuzumab in combination with paclitaxel for women with metastatic breast cancer is being conducted at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. CIRM …

Geisinger

100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

… Froedtert has four locations that specialize in spine care, including the outpatient clinic SpineCare. In 2017, Froedtert physicians treated 8,606 patients through its neurosurgery program. Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Founded more than a century ago, Geisinger has provided care to central Pennsylvania residents for generations. At the forefront of its neuroscience program is the Geisinger Neuroscience Institute. Employing a combination of treatment methods including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and …

Revenue Cycle Management

iPatientCare announces its Platinum Sponsorship for HITCON 2020 - Healthcare IT Conference in India | PRWeb | 12/13/2019

… the use of latest technology, which in turn benefits patients and upgrade medical practice as well,” said Udayan Mandavia, Chief Growth Officer, iPatientCare/AssureCare CINCINNATI iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ambulatory EHR and revenue cycle management services announced today its exclusive platinum sponsorship of HITCON 2020, the Healthcare IT Conference in Gujarat. The conference is scheduled for January 11 - 12 and will bring together the leading minds in medicine …

Patient Satisfaction

Global $5.6 Bn Patient Portal Market to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

The “Global Patient Portal Market (2019-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com ‘s offering. The Global Patient Portal Market size is expected to reach $5.6 billion by 2025, rising at a market growth of 17.2% CAGR during the forecast period. A patient portal is a web-based access point that is linked to Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems or access points that are designed to facilitate patient access to health …

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Michael D. Most, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who | PR Newswire | 12/13/2019

FAR HILLS, N.J. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Michael D. Most, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever in the field of Medicine in recognition of his role as a Surgeon. Backed by twelve years of experience, Dr. Most is one of the top head and neck surgeons in New Jersey . He serves Morris , Somerset and Union counties at private practices and multiple hospitals …

Celerion

Global Central Lab Market Dynamics and Outsourcing Performance Report 2019-2022 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

… Within Past 18 Months) Satisfaction with a Central Lab Likelihood to Use a Central Lab Again Likelihood to Recommend a Central Lab Central Lab Service Provider Drilldowns ACM Global Central Lab Barc Lab Bioscientia Celerion Cirion Clinical Trial Services CLR-Clinical Reference Laboratory Covance/LabCorp Eurofins Global Central Library Frontage Labs ICON Central Labs INTERLAB Central Lab Services INVITRO Central Labs LabConnect Medpace Reference Laboratory MLM Medical Labs PPD Central …

University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

… center a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery for its commitment to good patient outcomes. U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital as the highest performing neurosurgery institute in New Hampshire in 2019-20. Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke University Hospital’s comprehensive spine institute has 106 physicians on hand to provide an array of spine-related treatments. The spine team at Duke performs more than 1,200 spine surgeries annually. The …

McKesson

Walgreens Boots Alliance and McKesson to Create German Wholesale Joint Venture | Business Wire | 12/12/2019

DEERFIELD, Ill. & IRVING, Texas- Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) and McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) today signed an agreement to create a joint venture that will combine their respective pharmaceutical wholesale businesses in Germany, Alliance Healthcare Deutschland and GEHE Pharma Handel. WBA will have a 70% controlling equity interest in the joint venture and McKesson will have a 30% ownership interest. The new joint venture is expected to enhance the ability …

Medicare

CareCar Partners with Brand New Day Medicare Advantage Plan to Remove Transportation Barriers to Non-Emergency Care for California Members | PR Newswire | 12/12/2019

CareCar Partners with Brand New Day Medicare Advantage Plan to Remove Transportation Barriers to Non-Emergency Care for California Members Healthcare-Trained CareCar Drivers Gain Rewarding Career Opportunities, Deliver Specialized Transportation Services to Health Plan Members News provided by Dec 12, 2019, 09:15 ET Share this article NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. , Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – CareCar, a technology and health services company that is transforming the non-emergency transportation industry nationwide …

Pulse8

Pulse8 Presenting on the Shift to Digital HEDIS® Measures during the RISE Star Ratings Master Class in Carlsbad, CA | Business Wire | 12/12/2019

… in terms of being able to acquire actionable insight from a wealth of data that will lead to better management of healthcare for individuals and groups.” Attendees will have an opportunity to visit the Pulse8 booth to speak with Sharalee and other key members of the team. To schedule a meeting or demo, please email [email protected] . About Pulse8 Pulse8, a Veradigm™ brand, is a Healthcare Analytics and Technology …

Altaris Capital Partners

3M to Divest Substantially All of Its Drug Delivery Business to Altaris Capital Partners | Business Wire | 12/12/2019

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 12, 2019– 3M today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of its drug delivery business to an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners, LLC. Subject to closing and other adjustments, 3M will receive approximately $650 million in total consideration, including cash, an interest-bearing security, and a 17 percent noncontrolling interest in the new company. The business is a …

AHN

Allegheny Health Network Unveils New McCandless Neighborhood Hospital | PR Newswire | 12/12/2019

PRNewswire/ – Representatives of Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Emerus today joined community leaders in McCandless Township to officially unveil the second of four new neighborhood hospitals that AHN and Emerus are constructing across western Pennsylvania . Situated at the crossroads of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue, AHN McCandless Neighborhood Hospital will be a fully licensed hospital that provides 24/7 access to care. Staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses and …