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CDC

35,000 people die from drug-resistant infections annually, CDC says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/14/2019

… estimates on the incidence and mortality of drug-resistant infections from the agency’s original findings in 2013. The 2019 report estimates that more than 35,000 people die from drug-resistant infections every year. The CDC noted deaths linked to antibiotic resistance have decreased since 2013, when an estimated 44,000 occurred, which suggests that hospitals’ prevention efforts are working. However, the incidence of drug-resistant infections is still high. In 2017 …

Remote Monitoring

Post-Acute Providers Predict Probable Insolvencies Under Value-Based Care Without Basic IT, Data Sharing and Care Coordination, Black Book Annual Survey | PR Newswire | 11/14/2019

… the SNF and the acute provider. “The lack of communication is an extremely expensive problem, especially as hospitals become financially responsible for long-term outcomes and preventable patient readmissions,” said Brown. Black Book predicts remote monitoring and video visits will be the temporary solution to allowing hospitals to track patients after discharge until the post-acute care facilities find ways to afford technology with connectivity. “It’s clear that the lines …

Population Health

MacuLogix Hires Christine W. Silverberg as Director of National Accounts | PR Newswire | 11/14/2019

MacuLogix Hires Christine W. Silverberg as Director of National Accounts Mrs. Silverberg will expand the company’s strategic partnerships with key players in the eye care industry. News provided by Nov 13, 2019, 17:31 ET Share this article HARRISBURG, Pa. , Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – MacuLogix®, Inc., the only company to equip eye care professionals with the instrument, tools and education needed to effectively diagnose and treat patients with age-related macular …

National Institutes of Health

Green Point Research Announces Research Partnership with Florida State University | PR Newswire | 11/14/2019

… the pain to be high-impact. While ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), can successfully relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches, and arthritis, it is not recommended for long-term use. A 2017 National Institutes of Health study characterized the cardiovascular risk of NSAIDs as an under-recognized public health issue. The research efforts will be facilitated by the FSU Office of Research, led by Vice President for Research …

Home Care

Accredited Home Care Named One of the Most Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles | PRWeb | 11/13/2019

Taffy and I are honored to be named to this distinguished group of family-owned businesses,” noted Accredited founder and owner Barry Berger. “This recognition validates Accredited’s commitment to provide the finest patient care and career growth opportunities for our employees, and to keep home care affordable and accessible.” The latest accolade follows Accredited being named among the “Best Places to Work throughout California” just a few weeks ago by …

Regenerative Medicine

Global Regenerative Medicine Market to Grow Over $81 Billion by 2023 and Market Driven by Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, BioBanking & CAR-T Industries - ReportsnReports | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

PUNE, India This report provides a comprehensive overview of the size of the regenerative medicine market, segmentation of the market (stem cells, tissue engineering and CAR-T therapy), key players and the vast potential of therapies that are in clinical trials. The analysis indicates that the global Regenerative Medicine Market was worth $28 billion in 2018 and will grow to over $81 billion by 2023, with a CAGR of 23.3 …

Revenue Cycle Management

Avadyne Health Ranked 11th Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms in the Country | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

Avadyne Health Ranked 11th Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms in the Country The ranking is based on the results of Modern Healthcare’s Revenue-Cycle Management Firms Survey. News provided by Nov 13, 2019, 08:38 ET Share this article MOLINE, Ill. , Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Avadyne Health, a leader in patient self-pay account resolution and bad debt recovery for some of the largest health systems in the country, announced today …

Digital Health

How Silicon Valley’s digital health firms rely on faraway coaches | STAT | 11/13/2019

Health Tech Valued for their tech, Silicon Valley digital health companies rely heavily on armies of faraway coaches By Rebecca Robbins @rebeccadrobbins November 13, 2019 Hyacinth Empinado/STAT S AN FRANCISCO — Talk to investors about why they like Omada Health, and they point you first to its technology. The startup, they rave, deploys sleek devices to monitor patients with chronic medical conditions; it collects millions of data points on their …

Telehealth

Epic integrates telehealth platform with App Orchard | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/13/2019

Epic integrates telehealth platform with App Orchard Jackie Drees - VisuWell, a cloud-based telehealth platform, joined Epic’s App Orchard online marketplace Nov. 12. Three things to know: 1. VisuWell’s telehealth solutions, including videoconferencing, patient triage and intaking routing can now be accessed directly from an Epic EHR. 2. Patients can use VisuWell by logging into Epic’s online patient portal MyChart. 3. VisuWell’s platform can also integrate with clinical devices such …

Morgan Stanley

Perrigo to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

DUBLIN Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), today announced that CEO and President, Murray S. Kessler and CFO, Ray Silcock , will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference at 10:00 AM EST on Wednesday , December 4, 2019. Interested parties can access the presentation webcasts at http://perrigo.investorroom.com/events-webcasts . About Perrigo Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is dedicated to making lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self …

Ascension

Ascension leader shares 8 reactions to reports on system’s work with Google | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/13/2019

Eduardo Conrado, executive vice president of strategy and innovations for St. Louis-based Ascension, has shared several reactions to the Nov. 11 Wall Street Journal report that Ascension and Google began a secret partnership, coined Project Nightingale, in 2018 that allowed the tech giant to amass personal health information on millions of patients. Becker’s summarized the WSJ article here , noting the WSJ ‘s reporting that the data collection was done …

Geisinger

Geisinger, St. Luke’s joint venture hospital to open this month | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/13/2019

An 80-bed acute care hospital built by Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke’s University Health Network will open to patients this month, according to ABC affiliate WNEP. The new facility in Orwigsburg, Pa., will be the first hospital in Pennsylvania’s history to be co-built and co-owned by two healthcare systems. The three-story, 120,000-square-foot facility will house an emergency department and …

CVS Health

New Aetna Medicare programs help combat social isolation, improve health outcomes | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

… 2019 University of Michigan study found that 34 percent of Americans aged 50 to 80 feel they lack companionship, while 27 percent feel isolated ( University of Michigan 2019). To address this issue, Aetna , a CVS Health ® company (NYSE: CVS ), has developed a Social Isolation Index to estimate each member’s risk of social isolation. The Index, which is based on claims data and multi-dimensional information on social determinants of health …

Department of Health and Human Services

Airway Clearance Systems Market Size Worth $698.11 Million by 2026: Grand View Research, Inc. | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 13, The global airway clearance systems market size is expected to reach USD 698.11 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The airway or mucus clearance devices are majorly used for the treatment of various respiratory diseases. Rising adoption of clearance system to curb the surmounting prevalence of cystic fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive …

Clinical Research

AMRA Medical Abstract Selected for AASLD’s “Best of The Liver Meeting” Showcase | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

… Best of The Liver Meeting” slide-deck to be highlighted and for public distribution following The Liver Meeting 2019 in Boston . AMRA Medical is dedicated to supporting transformative care and vital decision-making from clinical research to health and wellness; AASLD highlighting this research is an honor that will expand AMRA’s reach to healthcare professionals. (PRNewsfoto/AMRA Medical) Sarcopenia – the gradual loss of muscle mass and function – is one of …

Oral Drug Delivery

Intec Pharma to Participate in Jefferies London Healthcare Conference | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

… a period of time. About Intec Pharma Ltd. Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company’s Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company’s product pipeline includes two …

Amazon Health

Eisia rolls out new Amazon Alexa skill geared at children with rare form of epilepsy | MobiHealthNews | 11/13/2019

The platform provides games, music and meditation tools. Japanese pharma Eisai Co.’s subsidiary Eisai Inc. is rolling out a new skill on Amazon Alexa developed specifically to target children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of epilepsy. Dubbed Ella the Jellyfish, the underwater-themed platform includes interactive games such as “Freeze Dance” and “Color Hunt.” It also provides users access to music and meditation services …

Patient Satisfaction

Avadyne Health Ranked 11th Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms in the Country | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

… e-newsletters, mobile products and events. Modern Healthcare magazine is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives. About Avadyne Health Avadyne Health helps hospital revenue cycle departments reduce costs, increase collections and improve patient satisfaction with self-pay account resolution and bad debt recovery services. For more information, contact us or visit our website at avadynehealth.com . Contact: Christine Ehlinger , Marketing …

Microsoft Health

ECO Animal Health UK Regulatory Announcement: Holding(s) in Company | Business Wire | 11/13/2019

LONDON- TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible) i 1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii : ECO Animal Health Group plc 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with …

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group names Optum CEO Andrew Witty as president | FierceHealthcare | 11/12/2019

… remarkable progress under Andrew’s leadership over the past 18 months, clarifying and focusing its strategy, and driving key priorities to advance Optum’s position as a leader in health care services,” said David S. Wichmann, UnitedHealth Group Chief Executive Officer. Webinar This Week Preventing Diagnostic Error in the Age of the “Digital Diagnosis” The well-known dangers of diagnostic error are now being amplified by the growing trend that’s seeing patients …