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CVS Health

CVS 72 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against CVS Health Corporation - CVS | Business Wire | 10/12/2019

… of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with losses in excess of $100,000 that they have only until October 14, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) if they formerly held shares of Aetna Inc. that were exchanged for shares of CVS in connection with the November 2018 acquisition of Aetna by CVS. This action is pending in …

Pfizer

Pfizer Presents Positive Phase 3 Data at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology for Abrocitinib in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis | Business Wire | 10/12/2019

NEW YORK- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today complete results from a Phase 3, 12-week, pivotal study (JADE MONO-1) in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD). Abrocitinib, an investigational oral Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, met all the co-primary and key secondary endpoints, which were related to skin clearance and itch relief compared to placebo. Safety data showed that both evaluated …

Medicare

Cigna Launches New Medicare Advantage Plan in Nashville Area Wire | Business Wire | 10/12/2019

Global health service company Cigna today announced it will launch a new Medicare Advantage (MA) plan in the Nashville metropolitan area. In addition to Cigna’s existing Medicare Supplement, Part D and MA HMO plans for the region, a new MA PPO offering will first be available for Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP). All plans will be effective on January 1, 2020. Residents of Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties …

PACS

Topcon Healthcare Selected to Ease Transition for IBM® Merge Eye Station and Merge Eye Care PACS Customers | Business Wire | 10/12/2019

… web-based image management system, two products from their global eye care division that are being end-of-lifed (“EOL”) as announced previously. As IBM plans to discontinue customer support for Merge Eye Care PACS and Merge Eye Station customers by the end of 2020, Topcon will provide a safe transition path for its customers, allowing them to migrate their patient data to Harmony, Topcon’s signature data management system that …

Incyte

Incyte Announces Positive 52-Week Results From a Randomized Phase 2 Study of Ruxolitinib Cream in Patients With Vitiligo | Business Wire | 10/12/2019

WILMINGTON, Del.- Incyte (Nasdaq:INCY) today announces positive 52-week results from its randomized, double-blind, dose-ranging, Phase 2 study evaluating ruxolitinib cream, a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory, JAK inhibitor therapy, in adult patients with vitiligo. As previously announced, the study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that significantly more patients treated with ruxolitinib cream for 24 weeks achieved a ≥50 percent improvement from baseline in the facial vitiligo area severity …

Francis Medical

Tech experience serves St. Francis Medical Center’s president well | Modern Healthcare | 10/12/2019

With six years of experience as a chief nurse informatics officer, Kristin Wolkart knows how to speak tech. And as nurse, she’s equally as comfortable putting things into perspective for clinicians. That background serves her well as president of St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, La., where she’s focused on pushing more services out into the community. Wolkart has led the organization since March 2014. She recently spoke with Modern …

Genomics

Global Blockchain in Genomics Market to Reach $3.88 Billion by 2029 | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

FREMONT, California According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research titled “ Global Blockchain in Genomics Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2029 , “ the global blockchain in genomics market was valued at $15.7 million in 2018 and is projected to grow over $3.88 billion by 2029. The market is expected to grow at a significant compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 66.42%, during the forecast period 2019-2029. The growth of the …

Telehealth

Greeneville Community Hospital East Deploys Telehealth ICU Platform | HIT Infrastructure | 10/11/2019

Tennessee-based Greeneville Community Hospital East is deploying a telehealth ICU platform for its intensive care unit (ICU). Source: Getty Images By October 11, 2019 - Tennessee-based Greeneville Community Hospital East is deploying a telehealth ICU platform for its intensive care unit (ICU). Greeneville Community Hospital East, part of the Ballard Health system, is a 140-bed facility offering a range of in-patient services. The telehealth ICU platform is …

DXC Technology

DXC Technology Board Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

TYSONS, Va.- The Board of Directors of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today declared a regular quarterly dividend payment for the quarter ending September 30, 2019 of $0.21 per share on the company’s Common Stock. The dividend will be paid on January 14, 2020 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2019. About DXC Technology DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services …

Home Care

Alpine-backed TEAM Services buys AmeriBest Home Care | PE Hub | 10/11/2019

Alpine-backed TEAM Services buys AmeriBest Home Care October 11, 2019 By Iris Dorbian TEAM Services , which is backed by Alpine Investors , has acquired AmeriBest Home Care , a portfolio company of Boyne Capital . No financial terms were disclosed. Lincoln International was financial adviser to AmeriBest on the transaction. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriBest is a provider of home and community-based services for clients participating in the Medicaid and government-sponsored …

Mental Health

Jeff Bezos, Move Over: Gen Z is Driven by World Change and Innovation… But is Consumed by Mental Health and Job Worries, Says Girls With Impacts Special Gen Z Report | PRWeb | 10/11/2019

Jeff Bezos, Move Over: Gen Z is Driven by World Change and Innovation… But is Consumed by Mental Health and Job Worries, Says Girls With Impacts Special Gen Z Report Share Article Workplace and educator recommendations include earlier career skills training, digital mental health help, improved mentor matching and “intrapreneurship” to harness talent and drive growth Girls With Impact’s Special Report offers recommendations for employers, educators Gen Z is overtaking …

Digital Pathology

Global Market Trends in the Digital Pathology Market with Projections to 2023 | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

… for the transformation in healthcare delivery models and growing demand for greater-value care is driving the adoption of cloud-based healthcare models. These emerging trends are expected to create immense opportunities in the digital pathology market. Managed through cloud services, digital pathology has a huge clinical impact on an organization. On a large scale, the in-house storage of such clinical data could cost millions to an organization, but …

Case Management

American Case Management Association Celebrates National Case Management Week and ACM Recognition Day | PRWeb | 10/11/2019

American Case Management Association Celebrates National Case Management Week and ACM Recognition Day Share Article National Case Management Week is observed annually, in the second week of October. This year’s theme is “Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care.” LITTLE ROCK, Ark. American Case Management Association (ACMA) is celebrating National Case Management Week starting October 13, 2019, to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality patient outcomes achieved by case management professionals …

iPatientCare

iPatientCare successfully showcased its innovative healthcare solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2019 | PRWeb | 10/11/2019

iPatientCare successfully showcased its innovative healthcare solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2019 Share Article iPatientCare joined the extremely popular GITEX held recently at the Dubai World Trade Centre, taking advantage of one of the biggest tech events in Dubai “GITEX 2019 served as an opportunity for us to showcase iPatientCare’s complete healthcare application suite incorporating innovative advances in IoT, AI/ML, analytics etc.” said Udayan Mandavia, Chief Growth Officer, iPatientCare

Golub Capital

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Schedules Release of Fiscal Year 2019 Fourth Quarter Results | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

NEW YORK Golub Capital BDC, Inc., a business development company (NASDAQ: GBDC , www.golubcapitalbdc.com ), announced today that it will report its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019 on Monday, November 25, 2019 after the close of the financial markets. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. will host an earnings conference call at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday , November 26, 2019 to discuss its quarterly financial results …

Superior HealthPlan

Allwell From Superior HealthPlan Earns 4.5 Out Of 5.0 In Latest Medicare Quality Ratings From CMS | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

AUSTIN, Texas Allwell from Superior HealthPlan has earned 4.5 of 5.0 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their annual Star Ratings report. The latest ratings are based on a number of quality-of-care measures and member experience ratings for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan enrollees. CMS elevated the company’s rating for the 2020 plan year from 3.5 to 4.5 stars for the Allwell …

Pulsara

Pulsara Platform Selected as EMS World Innovation Award Finalist for New EMS Handoff Feature. | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

BOZEMAN, Mont.- Pulsara is excited to announce that the company has been selected as a Finalist by a 4-person judging panel for the 2019 EMS World Expo Innovation Award. Pulsara connects care teams across organizations and their latest innovative feature to be nominated for the award is their new EMS handoff feature. Whereas EMS providers have historically had workflows to hand off patients to hospital teams in Pulsara, First …

SailPoint

SailPoint Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration for the Sixth Consecutive Time | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

AUSTIN, Texas- SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE: SAIL), the leader in enterprise identity governance , today announced it has once again been named a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration,” published on 9 October 2019, authored by Felix Gaehtgens, Kevin Kampman, et al. After conducting a comprehensive company and product evaluation of SailPoint’s identity platform, SailPoint was recognized by Gartner as a Leader, positioned furthest for completeness …

CAR-T

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Enrolled in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating Defibrotide for the Prevention of CAR-T Associated Neurotoxicity | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

… label, single-arm study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of defibrotide in the prevention of CAR T-cell associated neurotoxicity in patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL receiving axicabtagene ciloleucel. “The introduction of CAR-T therapies to the oncology treatment landscape is groundbreaking but can be associated with serious complications such as neurotoxicity,” said Robert Iannone , M.D., M.S.C.E., executive vice president, research and development of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. “At Jazz …

Inogen

Shareholder Alert: Robbins Arroyo LLP Reminds Investors Inogen, Inc. (INGN) Sued for Misleading Shareholders | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

SAN DIEGO & GOLETA, Calif.- Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP reminds investors that shareholders of Inogen (NASDAQ: INGN) filed a class action complaint against the company for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between November 8, 2017 and February 26, 2019. Inogen is a medical technology company that primarily develops, manufactures, and markets portable oxygen concentrators used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients …