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'Bizarre Foods' chef Andrew Zimmern, Paul Bartolotta team up to prepare dinner for G9 event: Slideshow

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:40:58 +0100

"Bizarre Foods" star Andrew Zimmern teamed with internally-known chef Paul Bartolotta to prepare a special dinner to help raise money to fight childhood cancer. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer  Kenny Yoo to see photos from the event and behind the scenes in the kitchen with the two chefs. The G9 Gold in September Celebration was held at Northwestern Mutual's new corporate headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. It was first major community… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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LabCorp sees 1Q profit drop slightly to $173.2 million

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:55:26 +0100

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings posted a profit of $173.2 million for the 2018 first quarter, down 5.3 percent from the same period a year ago. Earnings per share for LabCorp (NYSE: LH) were $1.67 for the period ending March 31, down from $1.75 in 2017. Excluding restructuring charges and other items, adjusted earnings per share were $2.78 for the first quarter. “We delivered another outstanding quarter, with strong results from each of our businesses demonstrating the power of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Want to lose weight? Get some sleep

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:54:21 +0100

People who get less sleep are more likely to turn to sugar for an energy boost and gain weight as a result, a new study found.   The research, conducted by Kings College in London and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed in a four-week randomized trial 42 normal-weight men and women who were not getting the recommended amount of sleep, between seven and nine hours each night. Participants wer e separated into two groups. The control group maintained their habitual short… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Amazon, Chase and Berkshire Hathaway search for a healthcare chief

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:24:33 +0100

Amazon.com  Inc.’s new health care initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is expected to have a leader soon. According to Axios, a CEO for the partnership will be named over the next two months. Ever since the corporate giants went public in January about the partnership, details have been few and far between. Jamie Dimon, CEO of New York-based JPMorgan, unveiled some information in his annual letter to shareholders earlier this month. He addressed high healthcare costs,wellness… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



St. Vincent's progressing on urgent care facilities expansion

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:11:23 +0100

St. Vincent ’s HealthCare is making strides on its plan to build 10 urgent care facilities across Northeast Florida. Documents submitted to the city show plans for the construction of a 16,166-square-foot medical clinic at the northeast corner of Max Leggett Parkway and Owens Road, in Jacksonville’s North side. The health care system had purchased the land for the clinic for nearly $1.6 million on April 2. Two other health centers are in the works, including one at 6488 103rd Street in southwest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Drones delivering blood could be in health care's future

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:05:26 +0100

Palo Alto, California, hopes to become the first U.S. city to use unmanned aircraft to deliver blood from a blood bank to a hospital. The FAA is reviewing the city's proposal along with about 150 others. The agency will approve 10 pilot projects to move forward next month. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Here's how the Colorado Legislature is attempting to curb opioid abuse

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0100

The opioid epidemic costs Colorado between $750 million and $1 billion each year, and 78 percent of that cost is in lost productivity. So, while the package of bills moving through the Colorado Legislature this session to address the state’s opioid crisis is not about business per se, it clearly is one that affects companies in more ways than they might know. It deals with how their workers can get powerful prescription painkil lers from doctors, how they can get access to treatment for problems… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Exclusive: SA hospital owner giving $27M in grants to expand care in South Texas

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:59:01 +0100

Several Alamo City organizations will get critical funding courtesy of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Many housing options in Western New York for those enjoying their golden years

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:23:14 +0100

Buffalo's suburbs host most of the thousands of retirement community housing units that are available for the area's senior population. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Nurse and midwife numbers dragged down by Brexit effect

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:00:55 +0100

  Commenting on new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published today (Wednesday) on the numbers of nurses and midwives either leaving or joining its register to practice in the UK, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome. And with NHS staffing pressures showing no sign of easing, no-one could blame nurses and midwives for thinking they’ll be better off elsewhere. “This European exodus continues apace, simply because the Prime Minister has yet to do enough to reassure EU nurses and midwives that they’ll have rights, jobs and a future once Brexit becomes a reality. “The small rise in the number of home-grown nurses provides the faintest glimmer of hope, but it’s still way short of what’s ...



Malawi:President Mutharika Visits University of Glasgow

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:56:32 +0100

[Malawi News Agency] Glasgow -University of Glasgow in Scotland has pledged to continue training Malawians in the medical field and aiding research works in health care delivery for scientific discovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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MTM invests $500,000 in Chicago-based health care logistics technology company

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:02:43 +0100

Lake St. Louis nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) company MTM has made a $500,000 investment in a Chicago-based health care logistics technology company. Kaizen Health, led by founder and CEO Mindi Knebel, works with health care systems to streamline the scheduling of nonemergency medical transportation for hospital discharges, recurring appointments for dialysis, cancer treatment, physical therapy, diagnostics/imaging and clinical trials, accordin g to the company. It also serves the in-home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Hospital staff experience 'sea change' in addressing substance use disorder

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Oregon Health& Science University) Despite high need, most hospitals lack systems to engage people with substance use disorder, initiate life-saving treatment or connect people to care after hospitalization. This causes tremendous distress among health care providers and patients alike. A new study to be published April 25 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine describes a 'sea change' in attitudes after implementation of a hospital-based addiction medicine intervention project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



MTM invests $500,000 in Chicago-based health care logistics technology company

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:52:07 +0100

Lake St. Louis nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) company MTM has made a $500,000 investment in a Chicago-based health care logistics technology company. Kaizen Health, led by founder and CEO Mindi Knebel, works with health care systems to streamline the scheduling of nonemergency medical transportation for hospital discharges, recurring appointments for dialysis, cancer treatment, physical therapy, diagnostics/imaging and clinical trials, accordin g to the company. It also serves the in-home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the 2018 Deutsche Bank 43rd Annual Health Care Conference

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:32:34 +0100

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FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:20:22 +0100

FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Hopkins Nursing Dean on Global Funding

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:42:02 +0100

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FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:36:51 +0100

FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms (Report)

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:16:00 +0100

Drawing on interviews with residents and key stakeholders as well as public reports, this brief provides an overview of the status of the recovery efforts six months after the storms, with a focus on the health care systems. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Direct-to-consumer telemedicine is a viable way to deliver medical care in the days following a natural disaster, although most people who use such services do so for routine matters rather than disaster-caused illnesses. (Source: RAND)



Oviedo's 'medical city' project is expected to be the next big catalyst for the local health sector

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:00:00 +0100

Oviedo's freestanding emergency room was the first in the Seminole County city, and now more pieces are being added to the city's health care options. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Cerner touts DoD contract progress, but full rollout will wait until 2019

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:58:14 +0100

The Department of Defense is in the process of building a timeline for the full deployment of Cerner Corp. ’s electronic health record system, which will begin in 2019. David Norley, communications director for the DoD's Defense Healthcare Management Systems, told the Kansas City Business Journal that the project will remain on schedule for completion in 2022. Norley said project leaders were determi ning where the system would be deployed next, a process that will continue through the summer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Orlando Health scoops up more medical office space

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:54:35 +0100

Orlando Health has closed on a deal that will give the hospital system more medical space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Several major projects in works at Brookwood Baptist hospitals

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:51:53 +0100

Brookwood Baptist CEO Keith Parrott outlines some of the total costs of upcoming projects at the Brookwood Baptist Medical system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



UAB Medicine partners with Guideway Care to manage COPD patients

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:29:54 +0100

Guideway Care will be entering into a guidance partnership with UAB Medicine for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  “We know from previous experience at UAB in the realm of cancer care that lay navigators can improve access, coordinate care delivery and reduce costs for the health system,” said Anand Iyer, assistant professor in the UAB Division of Pulmonar y, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. “COPD is one of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Luminary of Nashville's tech scene announces retirement

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:15:31 +0100

In the early days of Dalcon Communications, a Yellow Pages salesperson came to David Condra ’s office to sell him ad space. It was 1979, and the sales rep had an intriguing offer for the tech startup founder. “He told me we could be one of the first businesses under a new category they were offering,” Condra said. “Computers.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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See how Tampa area hospitals fared in annual safety survey

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:59:23 +0100

While nearly 39 percent of Tampa Bay area hospitals received an “A” grade in a major spring 2018 safety ratings survey, three area hospitals fared poorly with a “D” grade. Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Lake Wales Medical Center and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg received the lowest grades among local hospitals. The three hospitals didn't immediately retur n calls for comment. Tampa General Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital, which both received “D” grades last year, each moved up to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Fight against opioids impacts workers' comp spending, myMatrixx report finds

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:59:19 +0100

Workers ’ compensation spending on pharmaceuticals dropped 3.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new drug trend report from myMatrixx, a pharmacy benefits provider in Tampa. Drug use by injured workers, including the use of opioids, also declined, the report found. Prescription drug costs represent a significant portion of workers’ compensation medical costs and is one of the most active subjects of workers’ comp-related legislative activity, according to the National Council… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



MTM invests $500,000 in Chicago-based health care logistics technology company

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:57:48 +0100

Lake St. Louis nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) company MTM has made a $500,000 investment in a Chicago-based health care logistics technology company. Kaizen Health, led by founder and CEO Mindi Knebel, works with health care systems to streamline the scheduling of nonemergency medical transportation for hospital discharges, recurring appointments for dialysis, cancer treatment, physical therapy, diagnostics/imaging and clinical trials, accordin g to the company. It also serves the in-home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



You say you want a cancer Revolution: Drug company snags cash, new hires

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:12:11 +0100

Revolution Medicines has added cash and people as it zeroes in on cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:01:10 +0100

April 24, 2018Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.Susan Adongo, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mum, has not been feeling well for the past few days.As she runs her daily errands, she feels a slight backache, fatigue, and headache. Today she has traveled over three kilometers to Kyere Health III to see a health worker about what is afflicting her.“I know for sure this is malaria,” Susan says. “The village health team has always mentioned to us the symptoms of malaria during the health talk sessions and this is exactly what I am experiencing.” She just wants to get the malaria treatment drugs, commonly known as ACTs, and go home.Some clients receive malaria drugs without ever having a proper diagnostic test.She...



Peninsula cancer drug company snags $56 million in funding, new hires

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:47:27 +0100

Revolution Medicines has added cash and people as it zeroes in on cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Atlanta-based mental health counseling facility to expand after $13 million investment

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:43:21 +0100

A mental health counseling facility in Atlanta will undergo a 20,000-square-foot expansion after receiving $13 million in investment from Primary Care Development Corp.   Chris 180, located at 1017 Fayetteville Road off Interstate 20, provides safe housing and skill building for children and their families. The new financing will enable it to renovate its current 800-square-foot facilities and build a new Center for Training Excellence, Education and Connections.   Plans include the addition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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NC pharma eyeing commercial partner in women ’s health

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:38:14 +0100

With a new clinical trial underway through contract research organizations in Durham and Winston-Salem, Greenville-based Fervent Pharmaceuticals is pushing to secure a commercial partner in women ’s health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Honolulu ranks among cleanest U.S. cities for air pollution

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:24 +0100

The air in Urban Honolulu is among the least polluted in the nation, according to a new report. The metropolitan region ranks second on the list of cleanest U.S. cities for year-round particle pollution in the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report. Urban Honolulu only trails Cheyenne, Wyoming, in the report. Another Hawaii region, Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, is tied for f ourth place on the list together with Bismarck, North Dakota. According to the American Lung Association,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Elderwood files plans for two more Weinberg units

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Elderwood has filed applications with the state for two more business lines at Weinberg Campus as the company continues the process to take over operations at the Getzville campus. Elderwood’s owners announced last fall they would take over five nonprofit corporations that operate on the North Forest Road campus, but each must be approved separately by the state Department of Health.  This week, applications were filed for the Menorah Campus Adult Home, a licensed home c are services agency;… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Amazon, Chase and Berkshire Hathaway search for a healthcare chief

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:52:21 +0100

Amazon.com  Inc.’s new health care initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is expected to have a leader soon. According to Axios, a CEO for the partnership will be named over the next two months. Ever since the corporate giants went public in January about the partnership, details have been few and far between. Jamie Dimon, CEO of New York-based JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), unveiled some information in his annual letter to shareholders earlier this month. He addressed high healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Amazon, Chase and Berkshire Hathaway search for a health care chief

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:31:36 +0100

Amazon.com  Inc.’s new health care initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is expected to have a leader soon. According to Axios, a CEO for the partnership will be named over the next two months. Ever since the corporate giants went public in January about the partnership, details have been few and far between. Jamie Dimon, CEO of New York-based JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), unveiled some information in his annual letter to shareholders earlier this month. He addressed high healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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How States Structure Medicaid Managed Care to Meet the Unique Needs of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (April 2018)

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:25:40 +0100

This issue brief identifies key state strategies and innovative policies in the areas of managed care eligibility for subpopulations of CYSHCN, identification and assessments of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) enrolled in managed care, access to care and network adequacy, quality measurement and improvement, and state agency partnerships. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Amazon, Chase and Berkshire Hathaway search for a healthcare chief

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:25:06 +0100

Amazon.com  Inc.’s new health care initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is expected to have a leader soon. According to Axios, a CEO for the partnership will be named over the next two months. Ever since the corporate giants went public in January about the partnership, details have been few and far between. Jamie Dimon, CEO of New York-based JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), unveiled some information in his annual letter to shareholders earlier this month. He addressed high healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



The Laboratory Executive ’s Guide to Maximizing Revenue & Valuation: Effective Revenue Cycle and Compliance Management are Critical Success Factors

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:10:34 +0100

There is no doubt that the complexity of laboratory revenue cycle management is unmatched in all of health care. With frequent regulatory and compliance rules changes, ever tightening margins, and a severely weakened economy, it is getting harder and harder for potentially acquirable independent labs to be sure they are not leaving potential profits on the table. The Dark Report is happy to offer our readers a chance to download our recently published White Paper “The Laboratory Executive’s Guide to Maximizing Revenue & Valuation: Effective Revenue Cycle and Compliance Management are Critical Success Factors” at absolutely no charge. This free download will provide readers with a detailed analysis of how laboratories can maximize reimbursement to increase revenue and valuation o...



Another addictions expansion coming at Mount St. Mary's

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:10:00 +0100

Despite a 50 percent increase in beds this January, the Lewiston hospital's inpatient chemical dependency program remains at 95 percent capacity with a waiting list. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Understanding and Advancing the Health Center Role in Local Emergency Response

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:09:24 +0100

National Nurse-Led Care Coalition. 03/28/2018 This one-hour webinar discusses how health centers can play a crucial role in local emergency planning and response efforts. Panelists from across the country share their experiences in building health care coalitions and other collaborative opportunities to position health centers for a greater impact in preparedness and response. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force: Resource Catalog

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:09:24 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/2017 This nine-page document summarizes a number of key resources about health care cybersecurity available to the health care industry sector. It lists agencies, organizations, and sources; Detailed Cybersecurity Guidance for Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Stakeholders; and resources for Education, Training, and Workforce Development. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Fact Sheet: Health Care Industry Cybersecurity (HCIC) Task Force

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:09:24 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 06/2017 This two-page fact sheet provides information about the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, which spent a year receiving and reviewing input about the cybersecurity risks facing the health care industry from experts from inside and outside the health care industry and the general public. It developed specific recommendations and best practices for a Congressional report that was released on June 2, 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Jordan: Access to Medical Care at Risk for Syrian Refugees

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:38:51 +0100

April 24, 2018AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, APRIL 24, 2018—Jordan’s recent decision to increase health care fees for Syrian refugees could reduce their access to medical assistance, making them even more vulnerable, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, the first day of the Brussels Conference on Syria. (Source: MSF News)



Humana to acquire national hospice provider for $1.B

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:27:08 +0100

Humana Inc. and its private-equity partners in the Kindred Healthcare Inc. acquisition plan to spend $1.4 billion to acquire Curo Health Services LLC, a national hospice provider. The consortium of Humana (NYSE: HUM), San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe announced in a news release Monday that Mooresville, N.C.,-based Curo Health Services will be merged with Kindred At Home to create the nation's largest hospice provider. Curo Health Services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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This 23-year-old wunderkind seeks a new age for old age

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:17:54 +0100

Laura Deming wants to make this perfectly clear: Your startup doesn't need to be called an "aging" company to get into her new accelerator. If you're a driven CEO, that's a start. If you've got some good science, all the better. But if there's a definable milestone among the ambiguity of age-related diseases, she said, that's where her Age1 accelerator can help. "Is there something we can specifically help them with — it's not just housing but getting to inflection points," Deming said. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Jamestown taxi driver charged with Medicaid fraud

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:01:32 +0100

A Jamestown taxi driver faces a series of charges for Medicaid fraud after submitting 20 false claims for medical transport services. Haimid Thompson, who drove for 716 Transportation Inc., was charged after an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Thompson allegedly stole more than $7,500 from Medicaid for claims submitted in February and March last year for a series of 160-mile round trip transports between Jamestown and Buffalo that never took place. It’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:43:54 +0100

UNISON has welcomed a commitment by the University of Bath to reinstate the living wage – currently £8.75 an hour – from next week, and seek accreditation as a living wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. But the union, which represents some 300 staff at the university, warned that while this is an urgently needed first step towards addressing low pay, more must be done to tackle the well publicised inequality at the university. Commenting on the move, UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “The scandal of low pay in the sector is something that vice chancellors across the UK can rectify by becoming living wage accredited employers. That alone will provide a pay rise for more than 10,000 people employed at UK universities.” The University of Bath be...



EXCLUSIVE: UPMC South, AHN plans in holding pattern in Jefferson Hills

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:25:46 +0100

One for the beginnings of the UPMC South hospital project and the other for an expansion of Jefferson Hospital's emergency department. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



$30M deal: Genesis to sell 51% stake in China subsidiary

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:25:37 +0100

Genesis HealthCare signed a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in its subsidiary in China for $30 million. The Kenneth Square, Pa., operator of post-acute care facilities plans to see 51 percent of the subsidiary, GRS-HS, to Riswein Health Industry Investment Co. Ltd. for $30 million.   The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, and is subject to regulatory and licensing appr ovals, and other customary conditions. While the deal is being finalized, Riswein, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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EXCLUSIVE: Allegheny Health Network eyes McCandless for small-format hospital

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:50:07 +0100

AHN plans to build up to a half-dozen of the neighborhood hospitals, with a full-service emergency room and 10 beds, throughout western Pennsylvania in a deal with Emerus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Department of Justice requests additional info on Cigna/Express Scripts deal

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:41:23 +0100

The companies said they still expect the deal to close by the end of the year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Investor buys unique industrial, lab facility vacated by merger

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:30:00 +0100

Because of its previous use in packaging pharmaceuticals, the facility includes unique security features. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Triad medical center buys land in area that increasingly is attracting health care

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:30:00 +0100

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has purchased 3.1 acres of land in Forsyth County for $1.3 million, according to property records filed on March 29. The Winston-Salem medical center purchased the property, which is located at N.C. 66 and Crews Farm Road, from Ralph and Janet Kiger, the property records show. The records list a Winston-Salem address, but mapping the intersection places the area much closer to Kernersville. The property's locati on is in an area that has in recent years attracted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Editas, Millennium vet launches new biotech with $56M from Third Rock

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100

As one of the first scientists at cancer drug developer Millennium Pharmaceuticals in the early 1990s, and later the first employee of gene editing firm Editas Medicine in 2013, Sandra Glucksmann knows a thing or two about successful startups. With her latest project, she ’s hoping to strike biotech gold yet again. Cambridge-based Cedilla Therapeutics officially launched on Tuesday with $56 million in financing from Third Rock Ventures. Glucksmann, who left her post as Editas’ chief operating… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Investing in the health of Syrians is an investment in the future of Syria, WHO says

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:29:40 +0100

24 April, Cairo/Geneva As the international community comes together in Brussels to show support for Syrians and for a political solution to the conflict, WHO calls for increased investments in health to protect the lives of almost 17 million vulnerable men, women and children inside Syria and in 5 major neighbouring countries. Every day, Syrians are dying of conditions that are easily treatable. Inside the country, critical shortages, insecurity and disrupted systems have left millions of people in need of health aid. Meanwhile, Syrians who have fled to neighbouring countries find themselves just as vulnerable, with the vast majority living below the poverty line and unable to afford life-saving health care. Syrians at risk due to ongoing health crisis Seven years into the crisis have ...



Prince ’s family sues hospital that treated his first opioid overdose

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:04:04 +0100

Days after authorities in Minnesota announced that no one would be criminally charged in the 2016 overdose death of Prince, his next of kin are suing an Illinois hospital that treated the singer for an opioid overdose the week before his fatal incident, according to a suit filed Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Five ways to help cancer patients avoid the emergency room

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations are debilitating for patients with cancer and far too common -- and costly -- for the United States health care system. To reverse the trend, researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and the Wharton School, all at the University of Pennsylvania, have identified the five best practices to reduce unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Prince ’s family sues hospital that treated his first opioid overdose

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:19:04 +0100

Days after authorities in Minnesota announced that no one would be criminally charged in the 2016 overdose death of Prince, his next of kin are suing an Illinois hospital that treated the singer for an opioid overdose the week before his fatal incident, according to a suit filed Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:02:41 +0100

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new opioid prescriptions for their pain than people who don’t use benzodiazepines. Used in combination, th ey are known to sharply increase the risk of overdose, the researchers say.The ...

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Kaiser nurses get raises, secure starting wages

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:02:25 +0100

Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and central California secured a new five-year contract that promises annual raises of 2 to 3 percent, a nurses ’ union representative said Monday. The contract did not include a wage discrepancy that had been proposed between new and current nurses at Kaiser. About 19,000 nurses and nurse practitioners in Northern and central California are covered under the new contract; 4,500 of them work in the Sacra mento area. Kaiser will hire an additional 150 registered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Hawaii budget bill would double resources for Kupuna Caregivers program

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:12:17 +0100

The Kupuna Caregivers program, which the Hawaii Legislature approved in 2017, will see a doubling of its resources if the state budget bill passes in its current form. On Friday, lawmakers moved forward House Bill 1900, which includes a $1.2 million appropriation for the program, which provides caregivers with a daily $70 voucher to cover costs for services such as transportation, personal care services, respite care, adult day care and chores and homemaking ser vices. The new budget doubles the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



By 2040, Artificial Intelligence Could Upend Nuclear Stability

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Artificial intelligence has the potential to upend the foundations of nuclear deterrence by the year 2040. While AI-controlled doomsday machines are considered unlikely, the hazards of artificial intelligence for nuclear security lie instead in its potential to encourage humans to take potentially apocalyptic risks (Source: RAND)

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Bonamici introduces bill to ease safe disposal of unwanted painkillers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:48:44 +0100

Getting rid of opioids should be as easy as obtaining them, the Beaverton Democrat said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Here's the latest on the proposed $1B downtown Orlando 'Vertical Medical City'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:46:12 +0100

The team behind the $1 billion project also is looking at a second site. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Henry Schein not expecting job cuts in Columbus, Dublin as it spins off vet business

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:11:12 +0100

Henry Schein Inc. plans to spin off its veterinary supply and software business and merge them with a technology startup, but the move isn't expected to immediately affect its operations in Columbus and Dublin. The Melville, New York-based distributor has about 250 employees at a Columbus distribution facility, which was expanded two years ago, and Dublin administrative office. That's on par with goals of creating 50 jobs under state and city incentive packages in 2016. The new animal health entity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Stolen Youth raises $1 million to help end child sex trafficking in Washington state

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:11:01 +0100

Technology has accelerated child sex trafficking, but it is also being used in increasing ways to fight it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Alternative to opioids? Broomfield clinic offers alternative to surgeries requiring pain meds

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:00:18 +0100

Re-injection of stem cells and platelets can lead to natural healing of orthopedic conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



After headline drug flops in trials, Peninsula biotech sheds 70% of its value

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:57:05 +0100

The South San Francisco company halted development of a drug for a rare protein-misfolding condition that causes heart problems, resulting in a $534 million drop in market value. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



This university is taking space formerly occupied by University of Phoenix

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:54:59 +0100

This new nursing program is taking over UOP space (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Report: Johnson & Johnson sees Vision Care biz grow, looks to expand beyond contacts

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:21:42 +0100

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) saw its vision care sales grow 34% last quarter over its previous first quarter as it looks to significantly grow the business into the surgical and device segments, according to a CNBC report. The company added a number of surgical products alongside a contact subscription service, which come in addition to its existing popular Acuvue contact lens line, according to the report. The investment has seen a significant return for the company, becoming one of its fastest-growing platforms. Johnson & Johnson only began investing in eye surgery two years ago after announcing it would acquire Abbot Medical Optics for $4.3 billion. The acquisition put products covering cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery and consumer eye health into its portfolio, which...

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Former CEO, COO fire back against NueHealth's 'scandalous allegations'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:07:17 +0100

Two former NueHealth executives said the evidence doesn't support the company's allegations against them. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Photos: New timeline revealed for $1.5B Texas Medical Center expansion

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:57:00 +0100

The Texas Medical Center Corp., which operates the largest medical center in the world, has unveiled an updated timeline on its potentially $1.5 billion expansion for its newest campus. Groundbreaking for TMC3, the new campus, is expected to begin in 2019 with completion slated for 2022. The collaborative research campus is expected to involve five founding institutions as medical centers across the world continue to seek collaboration between major corporations and research univ ersities. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Alder BioPharmaceuticals poaches Amgen vet for new chief operating officer role

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:40:01 +0100

After 15 years at global drug giant, Erin Lavelle will lead Alder's push to commercialize its migraine drug Eptinezumab. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



SSM rebrands Oklahoma hospitals

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:39:34 +0100

SSM Health has launched a rebranding of its facilities in Oklahoma, bringing all its hospitals and clinics across the state under the SSM name. Facilities affected by the name changes unveiled Monday include: SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, SSM Health Bone& Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, SSM Health St. Anthony South, SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex and SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee. The health system's physician's group in the state will now be known as SSM Health … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Outstanding Women in Business: Cathy Cochran, Cone Health

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:35:07 +0100

Most adventurous thing she's ever done? Triathlon for Team in Training. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Orlando Health CFO ’s fiscal stewardship shapes pathway to financial success

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:27:00 +0100

Did you know this exec once wanted to be a pro golfer? Learn that and more about Bernadette Spong. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Forget membership fees: This startup wants to get you into the region ’s fitness clubs

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:14:25 +0100

A local startup wants to take you club hopping — and no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Arlington-based Gymaze, a tech-based fitness startup that launched earlier this year with a new mobile and web platform, gives users the option to exercise at any exercise club in the region, with no membership fees or binding contracts. Founded by CEO Hakan Yurt, Gymaze allows users to purchase passes to different gyms, studios, personal trainers and other fitness services — much like New York-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



NC pharma eyeing commercial partner in women ’s health

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:12:30 +0100

With a new clinical trial underway, Greenville-based Fervent Pharmaceuticals is pushing to secure a commercial partner in women ’s health, according to founder, president and CEO George Royster. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Meet the champion of the 2018 Orlando Brand Madness competition

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:00:56 +0100

Holiday Inn Club Vacations took home the title of Central Florida ’s favorite brand in the 2018 Orlando Brand Madness competition. In a hard-fought battle, the vacation ownership company won with 56 percent of nearly 13,000 votes against Orlando Health, which finished with 44 percent. Orange Lake Resorts, home of Holiday Inn Club Vacations, has been upgrad ing villas rapidly at eight of the new resorts it acquired three years ago. The company shared a look at one of its 1,064 newly-renovated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Heat Bio looks to milestones, $15.5M from offering

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:57:47 +0100

Durham ’s Heat Biologics (Nasdaq: HTBX) is eyeing a number of important milestones this year and looking to bank about $15.5 million in an offering of common stock and warrants. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Fight against opioids impacts workers' comp spending, myMatrixx report finds

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:16:33 +0100

Workers ’ compensation spending on pharmaceuticals dropped 3.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new drug trend report from myMatrixx, a pharmacy benefits provider in Tampa. Drug use by injured workers, including the use of opioids, also declined, the report found. Prescription drug costs represent a significant portion of workers’ compensation medical costs and is one of the most active subjects of workers’ comp-related legislative activity, according to the National Council… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Community Engagement Toolkits

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:55:34 +0100

Toolkits to help institutions engage their academic and local communities in dialogue to identify actions individuals or institutions can take to move communities toward health and health care equity. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Children's Mercy taps local firm as agency of record

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:53:48 +0100

Trozzolo Communications Group's health care division landed a new agency of record contract with one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers.   The contract with Children's Mercy took effect April 1, which happened to be CEO Angelo Trozzolo's 20th anniversary with the Kansas City agency and the 10th anniversary of Prairie Dog's merger with Trozzolo Communications. "I couldn't think of a better way for us to celebrate our 10-year annive rsary merger with Prairie Dog than this. … It makes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Mass. hospital group says nurse staffing ratio would cost $881M in first year

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:50:36 +0100

The state ’s largest hospital organization is saying that passage of a ballot initiative to cap the number of patients a nurse would cost Massachusetts hospitals $881 million in the first year alone. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Insurance giant Anthem eyes Minnesota stop-loss market

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:43:59 +0100

The nation's second-largest insurer filed for regulatory approval to sells stop-loss coverage to Minnesota employers, though a spokeswoman said no decision had been reached about such a move. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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Suicide prevention training: policies for health care professionals across the United States as of October 2017 - Graves JM, Mackelprang JL, Van Natta SE, Holliday C.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare state policies for suicide prevention training among health care professionals across the United States and benchmark state plan updates against national recommendations set by the surgeon general and the National Action... (Source: SafetyLit)



From community to meta-community mental health care - Bouras N, Ikkos G, Craig T.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

Since the 1960s, we have witnessed the development and growth of community mental health care that continues to dominate mental health policy and practice. Several high-income countries have implemented community mental health care programmes but for many ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Paramedics as a new resource for women experiencing intimate partner violence - Sawyer S, Coles J, Williams A, Williams B.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a major impact on the health and well-being of women. The need for a coordinated response from health care professions encountering IPV patients is well established, and guidelines for individual health care professions ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Intentional music use to reduce psychological distress in adolescents accessing primary mental health care - McFerran KS, Hense C, Koike A, Rickwood D.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

RATIONALE: Many young people turn to music as a way of exploring and managing their moods and emotions. The literature is replete with studies that correlate music preferences and mental health, as well as a small but increasing interest in uses of music t... (Source: SafetyLit)



First look for subscribers: Meet our 2018 Excellence in Healthcare winners

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:41:20 +0100

Among this group are medical professionals who have worked to improve family health in our community, enhanced training in pathology labs, and explored deep brain imaging and diagnostics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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Jericho Road ready to continue East Side expansion

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:00 +0100

With a $1.95 million construction loan in hand from M&T Bank, Jericho Road Community Health Center is moving forward with an expansion on Buffalo ’s East Side. The organization last summer filed plans with the New York State Department of Health to build an 8,600-square-foot diagnostic and treatment center at 1021 Broadway. It’s part of a larger project to convert the five-story, 110,618-square-foot building into a community health hub, which will house the organization’s medical and community… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Overlake Medical Center raises $1.4 million for emergency services

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:29:09 +0100

The Hyatt Regency Bellevue's grand ballroom was bathed in the red of emergency lights for the event. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Changes in store for hospital's infusion center

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:24:44 +0100

A large remodeling project is expected to be completed in June. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



LabCorp expands its partnership with Walgreens, opens more patient service centers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:23:45 +0100

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is opening 10 patient service centers in Walgreens stores in Florida, expanding a partnership that brings the company's lab testing services directly to consumers by placing them in retail shops. LabCorp (NYSE: LH) will open service centers in April and May to serve the Gainesville, Palm Beach County, Pasco County and Orlando areas. The Florida centers will give the Burlington-based company 16 service centers at the drugstore locations. LabCorp already… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



OHSU-UNC study lays the groundwork for a male birth control pill

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:58:44 +0100

A new study from OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center implies a birth control pill for men could be on the horizon. Investigators at OHSU and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine identified a compound that binds to sperm proteins in male nonhuman primates, slowing the sperm’s overall mobility. “Simply put, it turn off the sperm’s ability to swim, significantly limiting fertilization capabilities,” le ad investigator Michael O’Rand, a retired professor from UNC Chapel Hill,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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New AHN surgical chair stresses innovation at health system

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:56:30 +0100

Dr. Ngoc Thai is an 11-year veteran of AHN, a transplant surgeon who is director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:35:56 +0100

Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited about the merger of Henry Schein Animal Health with Vets First Choice. Over the years we have observed the impressive success of Vets First Choice and believe the combined manage...