Healthcare Topic Updates

Digital Health

Recent breakups don’t presage a pharma-digital collaboration doomsday, experts say | MobiHealthNews | 12/14/2019

The industry is better off viewing the the floundering deals between Onduo and Sanofi, Proteus and Otsuka, and Pear and Sandoz as a learning opportunity. December 13, 2019 Share It has been a tumultuous week in the realm of digital health partnerships. It started with word of Proteus Digital Health’s floundering business and failed investment round , which reports say was partially driven by cooling relations between the digital pill maker …

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 …

Virtual Care

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 …

Clinical Research

The Campus of Care Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Concert | PR Newswire | 12/13/2019

The Campus of Care Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Concert News provided by Dec 12, 2019, 17:30 ET Share this article TYLER, Texas , Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Campus of Care Healthcare Corporation is hosting its annual fundraiser and concert at the Emmett J. Scott High School in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, December 14, 2019 . Hors d’eurves will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM , and “An Evening in the …

Patient Satisfaction

21St Century Oncology to Join Australia’s GenesisCare in a Partnership to Increase Access to High Quality Cancer Care in U.S. Communities | Business Wire | 12/13/2019

… Our purpose is to design care experiences that get the best possible life outcomes. We believe that care should be focused on the individual, not the condition, and are proud of our world-class patient satisfaction ratings. For more information visit genesiscare.com About 21st Century Oncology: 21 st Century Oncology is the largest integrated cancer care network in the U.S. Operating as one integrated team in the crusade against cancer …

Medical Research

Brian Crane | Kaiser Health News | 12/13/2019

Research Roundup: Charitable Food Assistance; Bias In Medical Research; Developmental Milestones; And More Dec 12 State Highlights: Cold Temperatures In Maryland Claim First Fatality Of Season; Minnesota Police Take New Look At How To Respond To Suicide Calls Dec 12 …

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 …

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 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 …

Medicare

Healthfirst Opens Its First Retail Location In The Mid-Hudson Valley | PR Newswire | 12/12/2019

… community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on. It has grown significantly to serve the needs of members, offering market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans. Healthfirst serves members in New York City , on Long island, and in Westchester , Sullivan , and Orange counties. For more information …

Healthcare Operations Management

Guidehouse Announces Managing Director Promotions | Business Wire | 12/12/2019

… 180 people globally, providing capabilities for solution development and delivery, business intelligence and analytic development, data management, and advanced analytics. Mark Szalwinski, Commercial Health Performance Excellence, Chicago Szalwinski has more than 30 years of healthcare operations management and leadership experience. He leads the firm’s clinical impact solutions design and implementation teams, which includes overseeing the development and implementation of the firm’s new command center offering and leading efforts to digitize …

Healthcare Contract Management

7.1% CAGR of Pharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Market is Expected to Reach USD 126.6 Billion by 2024- ReportsnReports | PR Newswire | 12/12/2019

… Profiles Appendix Related Report: Healthcare Contract Management Software Market by Product & Service (Contract Lifecycle Management, Document Management), End-User (Healthcare Providers, Hospitals, Physicians, Payers, Medical Device Manufacturers, Pharma) - Global Forecasts to 2024 The Global Healthcare Contract Management Software Market is projected to reach USD 1,763 million by 2024 from USD 755 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 18.5% during the forecast period. Rising demand for contract management software from …

Patient Experience Management

HCAHPS isn’t enough to measure patient experience, report finds | Modern Healthcare | 12/11/2019

… peers that only used federal survey requirements, according to a new analysis . While the CMS’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey is a valuable tool in assessing and improving care quality, patient experience management firm Service Management Group said healthcare organizations that establish their own measurement strategies were more likely to see improvement. Their indicators included consumer loyalty, community reputation, employee retention and clinical outcomes. “We’re seeing …

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Bobby Awadalla Partners with the Exclusive Haute Beauty Network | PRWeb | 12/11/2019

… the Leading Physicans of the World Top Doctor – Findatopdoc Graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine with honors and admitted to the highly esteemed national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha Chief Resident at Virginia Commonwealth University Fellow at Methodist Hospital/Weil College of Cornell University in Houston Expert in Mohs Micrographic Surgery Published numerous papers in the field of dermatology Share article on social media or email: View article …

Behavioral Health

New Study from Naturally Slim Demonstrates Effectiveness of Ongoing Employer-Sponsored Weight Loss Programs | Business Wire | 12/11/2019

DALLAS- Naturally Slim ® , a digital behavioral health company focused on metabolic syndrome (MetS) reversal, diabetes prevention and weight management within the employer-sponsored space, today announced compelling study results which were recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study, entitled, The Efficacy of Repeated Corporate Sponsored Commercial Weight Loss Programming , found that employers can help employees lose weight and keep it off long-term when they …

Home Care

Savii Inc. Announces New Client: Eden Health | PR Newswire | 12/11/2019

PRNewswire/ – Savii Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of Eden Health, a division of the EmpRes Healthcare Family of Companies. Eden Health will retain Savii Inc. as their Home Care business line’s agency management software. “We are thrilled to partner with Savii and excited about the possibilities that this partnership will generate,” said Jamie Brown , Vice President of Home Services. “As a company, we are always looking at utilizing …

Digital Behavioral Health

New Study from Naturally Slim Demonstrates Effectiveness of Ongoing Employer-Sponsored Weight Loss Programs | Business Wire | 12/11/2019

DALLAS- Naturally Slim ® , a digital behavioral health company focused on metabolic syndrome (MetS) reversal, diabetes prevention and weight management within the employer-sponsored space, today announced compelling study results which were recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study, entitled, The Efficacy of Repeated Corporate Sponsored Commercial Weight Loss Programming , found that employers can help employees lose weight and keep it off long-term when they …

Home Care Technology

Savii Inc. Announces New Client: Eden Health | PR Newswire | 12/11/2019

… post-acute care centers, assisted and independent living communities, and home health, hospice, and home care agencies throughout Arizona , California , Idaho , Montana , Nevada , Oregon , South Dakota , Washington , and Wyoming . About Savii: Savii is a Home Care technology provider that believes in designing and developing agency management and point-of-care solutions that transform the way care is delivered in the home. Innovation is at the heart of everything Savii does …

Gut Microbiome

Bloom Science Collaborates with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to Expand Microbiome Research and Discovery into Brain Cancer | PR Newswire | 12/10/2019

… trials have resulted in only marginal improvement, we need to think differently about how to approach treatment. Although we still have a great deal to learn, it is clear that diet, metabolism, and the gut microbiome have a profound effect on health, disease, and treatment response,” said principal investigator Jethro Hu MD, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. “To reach the next level of scientific understanding …

Patient Portal Software

VA Patient Portal Enrollment Hits 5M Patient Milestone | Patient Engagement HIT | 12/10/2019

… role in their health care journey,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA is committed to providing the necessary technologies to ensure that Veterans receive care when and where they need it.” VA launched its patient portal software in 2003, when patient engagement technology and the concept of patient-centered care were only in their nascency. Since then, the agency has used the tool to fill over 148 million prescriptions and …

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Nuclear Imaging Devices And Equipment Global Market Report 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 12/9/2019

… of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders. Such diseases are diagnosed in relatively early stages by nuclear imaging equipment as compared to other equipment. For instance, according to the international agency for research on cancer (IARC), the cancer occurrences have increased to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018, many of which have been diagnosed by nuclear imaging devices and equipment …

Medication Management Technology

Omnicell, Kit Check partner on cloud-based controlled substances tracking | Healthcare IT News | 12/9/2019

The aim is to help Omnicell client healthcare organizations gain better visibility of controlled substances across the pharmacy supply chain. December 09, 2019 12:26 PM Kit Check, a vendor of automated medication management systems for hospital pharmacies, is partnering with medication management technology specialist Omnicell. Under the agreement, Kit Check will provide Omnicell clients with its diversion prevention software, Bluesight for Controlled Substances. WHY IT MATTERS The software matches dispense …

Food and Drug Administration

MaaT Pharma Announces the Presentation of Positive Data with Its Lead Microbiome Biotherapeutic in Intestinal-Predominant Acute Graft-versus-Host-Disease at the ASH 2019 Annual Meeting | Business Wire | 12/8/2019

… a high diversity and consistent richness of microbial species derived from pooled healthy donors and manufactured at the company’s centralized European cGMP production facility. MaaT013 has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is already being administered in compassionate use. About MaaT Pharma MaaT Pharma, a clinical stage company, has established the most complete approach to restoring …

CDC

Findings Released from Real-World Data Analysis of Eliquis (apixaban) for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Active Cancer | Business Wire | 12/7/2019

Georgia Public Notices AP Findings Released from Real-World Data Analysis of Eliquis (apixaban) for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Active Cancer 14 hrs ago PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 7, 2019– The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance today announced results from retrospective real-world data analyses reporting outcomes on the safety and effectiveness of Eliquis ® (apixaban) compared to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or …

Biotech

Rafael Holdings to Present at LD Micro Main Event | PR Newswire | 12/6/2019

NEWARK, N.J. , Dec. 5, Rafael Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: RFL ), announced that it will present at the 12th Annual LD Micro Main Event investor conference. David Polinsky , Rafael’s Chief Financial Officer, and Ari Landon , Director of Rafael Holdings’ cancer therapy development initiative - the Barer Institute, will discuss the company’s unique portfolio of assets including its majority stake in Rafael Pharmaceuticals. Rafael Pharmaceuticals is currently conducting two Phase III trials of its …