Company Updates

Pfizer

Pfizer posts detailed phase 3 data on its Dupixent rival | FierceBiotech | 10/12/2019

… dose abrocitinib experienced a 75% or greater improvement on the EASI symptom score, compared to 11.8% in the placebo cohort. The results were strong enough for the trial to hit its co-primary endpoints. Pfizer will face tougher comparators than placebo if abrocitinib comes to market, but early signs suggest the drug can rise to that challenge. Across three phase 3 trials, between 36% and 39% of people who received …

CVS

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 …

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 …

Cerner

Cerner sends 360 jobs back to Adventist & 12 other health IT key notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

… a prescription. 2. Veradigm , Allscripts’ payer and life sciences division, joined Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and other collaborators to continue developing the FDA’s drug safety database. 3. Brent Shafer, CEO at Cerner , unveiled several of the EHR vendor’s new initiatives and products centered on healthcare innovation during the annual Cerner Health Conference Oct. 7-9, in Kansas City, Mo. 4. OmiseGo , a finance-focused blockchain company, is the …

Rimidi

Rimidi Adds Obesity View to EHR-Integrated Platform for Clinicians | HIT Consultant | 10/11/2019

Rimidi adds Obesity disease view to its platform to preemptively identify and manage cardiometabolic diseases by combining data from multiple sources into disease ‘views’ that provide a holistic overview of a patient. – With the obesity view, clinicians are better equipped to identify and lower the potential health risks impacting patients – The addition of obesity to Rimidi’s platform addresses the evolving policies and care around obesity, as the chronic disease requires …

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

Omada Health

Omada Health raises $73M with help from Cigna, Kaiser Permanente | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

San Francisco-based digital health company Omada Health has raised $73 million in a funding round, which was led by independent investment firm Wellington Management Co. With the funds, Omada Health will expand its digital care program. The program is designed to support patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Additionally, Omada Health has programs that aim to support people with anxiety and depression. Through its coaching platform, Omada Health

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 …

Merck

Merck CEO: When it comes to drug pricing and politics, pharma’s in the ‘crosshairs’ | FiercePharma | 10/11/2019

Oct 10, 2019 4:22pm At a Yahoo event, Merck CEO Ken Frazier said pharma is in the political “crosshairs.” (PhRMA) It’s no secret that pharma’s a familiar political target, and with 2020 elections getting into gear, Merck CEO Ken Frazier knows his industry faces challenges in the year ahead. Speaking at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit, Frazier said pharma is “right in the crosshairs” as politicians and lawmakers discuss ways …

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk teams with trending weight loss app Noom to help obesity patients | FiercePharma | 10/11/2019

… phase 2 obesity study The FDA approved Saxenda in late 2014 for chronic weight management and has built sales steadily. In 2018, sales topped $540 million, up more than 50% over 2017. More recently, Novo Nordisk reported six-month sales of Saxenda up 28% in North America, where Novo estimates it has a 68% share of the obesity market. Its new partner Noom has been building its brand as new …

UnitedHealth

UnitedHealth stocks get another downgrade | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

UnitedHealth Group shares have been falling in recent weeks, and Jefferies analysts aren’t sure the trend will buck soon, according to Barron’s . UnitedHealth shares are down 10.9 percent this year. On Oct. 10, Jefferies analyst David Windley downgraded UnitedHealth to “hold” from “buy,” according to a research note cited by Barron’s . Mr. Windley cut price targets for six other stocks, including competitors Anthem, Cigna and Humana. BMO Capital Markets also …

Quantzig

What’s Next for the Telecom Industry in Europe? Quantzig Lists the Opinions of their Analytics Experts in their Latest Article | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

… identify new revenue streams. Want comprehensive insights on the future of the European telecom industry? Get in touch to learn more about our solutions. Recent Articles: Pros and Cons of Predictive Analytics in Healthcare Quantzig Checklist For Selecting the Right Data Analytics Solutions Provider How Marketing Analytics Solutions Help Revamp Brand Image? About Quantzig Quantzig is a global analytics and advisory firm with offices in the US, UK, Canada, China …

Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Date For Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Release And Conference Call | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS ) announced today that it will report results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2019 after the market closes on Thursday, October 24, 2019 . There will be a conference call for investors and analysts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday , October 25, 2019. The dial-in number is 1-877-648-7971. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available …

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 …

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 …

Notable Health

Altais, Blue Shield of California, and Notable Health partner to bring intelligent virtual assistance to California practices | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

Altais (PRNewsfoto/Altais) (PRNewsfoto/Altais) SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO, Calif. Altais, in collaboration with Blue Shield of California , today announced a partnership with Notable Health to use intelligent automation to enhance the patient experience and automate administrative workflows for physician practices. Notable’s technology reduces administrative overhead and enriches patient-clinician interactions through better data collection and transfer. Patients using the platform will benefit from a streamlined check-in process …

Optum

Optum to re-direct patients amid UnitedHealthcare-Houston Methodist dispute | Becker’s ASC Review | 10/11/2019

Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Optum to re-direct patients amid UnitedHealthcare-Houston Methodist dispute Written by Laura Dyrda October 11, 2019 Print Email UnitedHealthcare plans to drop Houston Methodist hospital system from its in-network providers at the end of the year, and Optum will be directing patients away from the system’s eight hospitals as a result, reported the Houston Chronical . The insurer and …

Gravie

Gravie announces a new ICHRA solution for businesses following new 2020 regulations that allow for company-funded, tax-advantaged contributions to individual HRA plans | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 11, Minneapolis -based health insurance marketplace and benefits partner, Gravie , is announcing an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) solution in the wake of newly issued regulations. Starting Jan. 1, 2020 , employers of all sizes can take advantage of the new ICHRA regulations allowing them to use tax-advantaged dollars to subsidize employees’ premiums in the individual health insurance market. The new ICHRA regulations provide more flexibility for …

Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare Announces Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

… and consultative services. In addition, we provide both retained and contingent placement services for healthcare executives, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about Cross Country Healthcare can be obtained online at www.crosscountryhealthcare.com . Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the Company’s press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail. View source version on businesswire.com …

Acelity

3M Completes Acquisition of Acelity, Inc. | Business Wire | 10/11/2019

… affiliates of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) for a total enterprise value of approximately $6.7 billion, including assumption of debt and other adjustments. Acelity is a leading global medical technology company focused on advanced wound care and specialty surgical applications marketed under the KCI brand. “This is an exciting day as we bring together two premier and innovative companies …

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 …

Advanced ICU Care

Greeneville Community Hospital East Enters Tele-ICU Partnership with Advanced ICU Care | PR Newswire | 10/10/2019

… The hospital, which is part of the Ballad Health system, has a rich history of delivering excellent patient care, following the vision of hospital founder Dr. C.B. Laughlin. The new collaborative care partnership engages Advanced ICU Care to provide 24/7/365 monitoring of Greeneville Community Hospital East’s ICU beds by a team of intensivists, advanced practice providers and nurses. Leveraging state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to provide high-acuity clinical …

BioDirection

BioDirection, Inc. and EU Based CENTER-TBI Announce Collaboration in the Field of Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury | PR Newswire | 10/10/2019

BOSTON BioDirection, Inc., a privately held medical device company developing rapid, whole blood based point-of-care products for the diagnosis and management of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, today announced that the company has signed a multi-phased technical collaboration agreement with the coordinator (Anwerp University Hospital, Belgium ) of CENTER-TBI (Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury: www.center-tbi.eu ) for the evaluation and development of …

HealthcareSource

HealthcareSource Releases 2019 Recruitment Benchmarks, Highlights Featured in 2019 Report: State of Healthcare Recruiting | PRWeb | 10/10/2019

… key acute and post-acute job families, and the nine best practices for healthcare recruitment in 2019. “One word sums up the state of the healthcare job market in 2019 – stressed,” said Michael Grossi, HealthcareSource Chief Executive Officer. “With the Affordable Care Act bringing more than 20 million people into the healthcare system, aging baby boomers, historically low unemployment, and hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers retiring each year, recruiting …