Chandler drugmaker gives big bonuses to new CEO, other C-suite execs
Insys Therapeutics Inc. recently named a new chief executive — and has paid him a hefty up-front retention bonus, according to a regulatory filing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Gas boss should have pay rise blocked, says UNISON
British Gas staff should use their voting at next month’s AGM of parent company Centrica to reject the “obscene” pay rise of boss Iain Conn, says UNISON. Iain Conn, the chief executive of Centrica, is due to receive a £2.4 million pay package – 109 times the £22,000 average salary of call centre staff – in a year when 2,000 employees are losing their jobs. His 44% pay increase of £660,000 is the equivalent of the average yearly pay for 30 call centre workers at the energy giant. It comes in the wake of two bill increases for consumers in a matter of months, a profit warning a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 12, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Press release British Gas centrica Energy Matt Lay pensions Source Type: news

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts
The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions [1] over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions have now registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which means the trust now has to halt all cuts and outsourcing to allow for last ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS. Unions have been forced into this step by AET’s refusal to engage in meaningful negotiation over a variety of issues. These include AET’s unwillingness to provide essential financial information on its plans for its schools, outsourcing of sc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release academies academy schools education Jon Richards Source Type: news

Dozens of NHS managers are paid more than Theresa May despite promises to crack down on salaries 
At least 25 bureaucrats at county-level NHS clinical commissioning groups received more than £150,000 in salary and bonuses last year. A further 423 got paid more than £100,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased Bonuses Seen as Key in Pay-for-Performance Systems Increased Bonuses Seen as Key in Pay-for-Performance Systems
Larger bonuses appeared to result in more effective medical care of patients with common chronic illnesses, said the authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nice pay if you can get it
The Open University tops the list when it comes to high pay for vice chancellors. In 2017-18, it paid £718,000 for the services for former VC Peter Horrocks, including £255,000 ‘compensation’ for loss of office Image: Chris Valentine/Wikipedia   The newly established Office for Students has published its first statistics on senior management pay in England’s higher education sector. This has led to some strong headlines in the media. The Guardian reported that six university vice chancellors received more than half a million pounds for the 2017-18 pay year “in salary, bonuses a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data he high pay higher education universities Source Type: news

Federal Judge Remands LTD Claim To Administrator For Recalculation Of Benefits
LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Feb. 1 remanded a long-term disability (LTD) claim to the plan administrator to recalculate a claimant's monthly benefits to include the claimant's commissions and monthly and quarterly bonuses after determining that the plan is ambiguous as to what constitutes monthly earnings (Remy Renault v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, et al., No. 16-7078, C.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17622). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Strike Up the Band for Better Grades
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Not every budding musician will become a rock star, but studying music has brain bonuses for kids, even those who don't take up an instrument until their teen years. There's no doubt that participation in in-school music... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS bosses given £180,000 in bonuses despite losing millions of pounds
NHS Property Services paid its chief executive at least £75,000 on top of her £220,000 salary despite the organisation – which has never made a profit – posting a deficit of more than £40m last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bonuses at NHS PropCo top national health agencies
Four executive directors at NHS Property Services were paid around £180,000 in bonuses in 2017-18, which is significantly higher than nearly every other national NHS body, according to HSJ analysis. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong's urban planning experiment in enhancing pedestrian movement from underground space to the surface - Zacharias J, He J.
Hong Kong has promoted intensive development at transport nodes since 1994, by offering density bonuses in exchange for certain public goods. In particular, private investment is leveraged to contribute infrastructure that is intended to facilitate pedestr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Public paychecks: Birmingham ’s highest-paid hospital employees
Working in a leadership role at Birmingham ’s busiest hospitals may not be the most stress-free career choice, but it does come with a pretty large paycheck. For our latest Public Paychecks data project, we ranked the top 25 highest-paid employees at Birmingham hospitals based on information obtained from the latest Form 990s filed with the IRS. Check out the slideshow above to meet the top earners at local hospitals. Figures include base compensation, bonuses and incentives, nontaxable benefits,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Bagwell Source Type: news

Medicare ’ s bundled ortho payments yield modest savings
This study indicates that with the right financial incentive, hospitals can save money without compromising quality by sending more patients home rather than to a nursing facility.” Bundled payments are an alternative payment strategy that health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid are experimenting with to reduce expenses. Unlike traditional fee-for-service payments, bundled payments provide a single, fixed payment for a procedure and follow-up care rather than individually paying all parties separately. In January 2016, CMS required all hospitals in 67 geographic areas to participate in the five-year “Comprehensive...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Medicare News Well Orthopedics Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Harvard Medical School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

Past Covidien, ev3 Activities are Costing Medtronic a Hefty Sum
Sometimes acquiring other companies means taking the bad with the good. In Medtronic's case, that means settling multiple Department of Justice claims against ev3, a business Medtronic owns by way of its Covidien acquisition. Covidien bought ev3 in 2010 and Medtronic finalized its $49.9 billion Covidien deal in early 2015. Now, Medtronic is paying the price for activities that ev3 allegedly conducted between 2005 and 2009 involving the Onyx Liquid Embolic System. FDA approved the device in 2005 as a liquid embolization device that is surgically injected into blood vessels to block blood flow to arteriovenous malformations ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Should You Give Your Staff Bonuses? How Much? Should You Give Your Staff Bonuses? How Much?
Some staff members have come to expect an annual Christmas bonus, but one physician says you shouldn't give bonuses out of guilt. Instead, use them to show appreciation and improve motivation.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Walgreens cutting manager bonuses, report says
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is cutting bonuses it traditionally pays its store managers and other in management, according to a report. The Chicago Tribune reported that Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA) is cutting the bonuses managers receive for individual and store performance, as well as other factors. The cuts would mean managers would lose out on thousands of dollars of bonus money traditionally paid. The mo ve comes after Walgreens last month raised the minimum hours employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

USA tops charts for WORST health outcomes of all industrialized nations with 70% of Americans taking experimental prescription drugs
(Natural News) In some countries, doctors are paid bonuses for healing their patients, or they’re not even paid at all until the patient becomes well. In the United States, doctors are paid by Big Pharma to peddle experimental drugs made with chemicals in a laboratory that cause side effects that are worse than the conditions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel: Attorneys Not Entitled To Bonuses For Working On Nuclear Pollution Case
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 11 ruled that a group of attorneys who worked on a nuclear pollution lawsuit were not entitled to bonuses because they could not satisfy precedent that requires them to show that they had suffered an injury that would be described as "an invasion of a legally protected interest" (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 28627). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Thousands of Glasgow women set to strike for equal pay
Thousands of low-paid women in Glasgow are striking for equal pay next Tuesday and Wednesday – 23 and 24 October. In 2018. In one of the UK’s largest councils. Around 8,000 women including school administration workers, learning support workers in schools, nursery workers, home carers, cleaners, caterers and other council workers are taking action over the city council’s failure to settle a long-standing equal-pay dispute. It will be the largest industrial action of its type since the Equal Pay Act was passed in the wake of the Ford machinists’ strike, immortalised in the film and stage show Made In...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News equal pay glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Freeloaders beware: Incentives to foster cooperation are just around the corner
(Springer) In our society, there are always a certain percentage of people who adopt a freeloader attitude. They let other members of society do all the work and do not do their part. In a new study published in EPJ B, Chunpeng Du from Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, China, and colleagues show that it is possible to incentivize members of society to cooperate by providing them fixed bonuses and, thus, prevent freeloader behavior from becoming prevalent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Countdown: Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs
Two Dayton health system CEOs — one has since retired — were among the 10 highest paid in the state in 2016. Overall, 14 health system chiefs in Ohio made more than $1 million in salary and bonuses in 2016, our sister publication Columbus Business First found in an analysis of the latest data available on more than two doze n of the state’s largest hospital groups. Changes are coming to future iterations of the annual list: All four system chiefs in Columbus will have changed between 2016… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Countdown: Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs
Two Columbus health-system CEOs are again among the 10 highest paid in the state, but long-term performance incentive payouts made them swap places from the year before. Overall, 14 health system chiefs in Ohio made more than $1 million in salary and bonuses in 2016, Columbus Business First found in an analysis of the latest data available on more than two dozen of the state’s largest hospital groups. Changes are coming to future iterations of the annual list: All four system chiefs in Columbus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

How UCSF and John Muir's Canopy Health plans to grow despite uncertain federal policy
Even while federal policy remains hostile to Obamacare, one innovation from health care reform hasn't gone away yet: accountable care organizations. California state regulators just approved the expansion of a Bay Area ACO with Canopy Health's move into the Peninsula and South Bay. UCSF and John Muir Health started the Emeryville-based entity in 2015. The ACO model was boosted financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act that pay bonuses to networks for better coordinating patient care and delivering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

How UCSF and John Muir's Canopy Health plans to grow despite uncertain federal policy
Even while federal policy remains hostile to Obamacare, one innovation from health care reform hasn't gone away yet: accountable care organizations. California state regulators just approved the expansion of a Bay Area ACO with Canopy Health's move into the Peninsula and South Bay. UCSF and John Muir Health started the Emeryville-based entity in 2015. The ACO model was boosted financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act that pay bonuses to networks for better coordinating patient care and delivering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

More Doctor Pay Tied To Patient Satisfaction And Outcomes
More physicians are earning bonuses and higher pay based on value-based metrics such as patient satisfaction and outcome measures. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Berkshire Medical Center nurses avoid second strike with contract
Union nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have called off a second planned strike after reaching a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. The deal on Friday offers wide-reaching wins for the 800 nurses at the hospital, including a per-person bonus of between $1,000 and $3,000, a 5.75 percent salary increase rolled out over three years, repeated bonuses for nurses at the top of the pay scale, increased nurse staffing, and protections against staffing decreases. “We are incredibly proud of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

South Africa:Inquiry Hears Why Violence Broke Out At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[GroundUp] The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Dr Gladys Bogoshi and Head of the Gauteng Health Department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Mayhem At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital As Workers Demand Performance Bonuses
[GroundUp] "They have blocked gates and are burning tyres next to them. Lord help us all. This is so scary, more especially that patients are affected," a health worker messaged from a building at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AstraZeneca pay report rejected by 35 percent of shareholders
LONDON (Reuters) - More than a third of AstraZeneca shareholders staged a revolt over bonuses at the pharmaceutical company on Friday, following concerns about levels of disclosures and outcomes under the company's incentive scheme. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New CDC director asks for pay cut from $375k
The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut to better align himself with his predecessors. The CDC will cut Dr. Robert Redfield's $375,000 salary an unknown amount following complaints and media reports that he was being paid much more than the $197,300 salary given to his predecessor, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and the $219,700 for Dr. Thomas R. Frieden before her, according to the New Yor k Times. Redfield reported earning $757,100 in salary and bonuses from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

New CDC director asks for pay cut from $375k
The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut to better align himself with his predecessors. The CDC will cut Dr. Robert Redfield's $375,000 salary an unknown amount following complaints and media reports that he was being paid much more than the $197,300 salary given to his predecessor, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and the $219,700 for Dr. Thomas R. Frieden before her, according to the New Yor k Times. Redfield reported earning $757,100 in salary and bonuses from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

Here's a more complete picture of Apellis' executive compensation
The prospectus for Apellis Pharmaceutical's second public stock offering fills in more details for the executive compensation packages of its named officers. I reported recently about the Apellis board of directors approving the 2018 salaries and bonuses for Apellis' four named officers, as disclosed in filings with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier filings show only the officers' compensation for 2016. The prospectus for Apellis' $1 25 million common stock offering shows what… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Novant Health gives out $111 million in bonuses
Novant Health, one of the largest employers in the Charlotte area, has become the latest organization to become a bit more generous with its pay. The Winston-Salem-based health system said Monday that it handed out more than $111 million in bonuses in 2017, up from $83 million in the prior year. Novant Health is the seventh-largest employer in the region, with roughly 9,679 workers, according to the latest Charlotte Business Journal researc h. "In 2017, Novant Health continued to invest in its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Novant Health gives out $111 million in bonuses
Novant Health, one of the largest employers in the Charlotte area, has become the latest organization to become a bit more generous with its pay. The Winston-Salem-based health system said Monday that it handed out more than $111 million in bonuses in 2017, up from $83 million in the prior year. Novant Health is the seventh-largest employer in the region, with roughly 9,679 workers, according to the latest Charlotte Business Journal researc h. "In 2017, Novant Health continued to invest in its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Here's how much Gaithersburg's Emergent BioSolutions execs will take home in cash bonuses
The biotech company just completed a busy year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cascadian Therapeutics discloses executive bonuses for sale to Seattle Genetics
Cascadian will pay two executives a combined $4.7 million for their "extraordinary efforts and additional burdens" in negotiating the merger. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Cascadian Therapeutics discloses executive bonuses for sale to Seattle Genetics
Cascadian will pay two executives a combined $4.7 million for their "extraordinary efforts and additional burdens" in negotiating the merger. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

How Stressful Are Jobs in Medtech?
Many jobs are stressful, but according to one article, a number of positions in the medtech industry offer employees a good balance of high pay and low stress. The website Business Insider analyzed salary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and stress tolerance rankings (a measure of how important it is for employees with that job to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations) from O*NET Online to compile a list of 32 occupations that offer the benefits of high compensation and relatively low stress. Among the jobs that made the list were several posit...
Source: MDDI - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Stealthy endovascular dev Provisio Medical raises $4m
Stealthy endovascular device developer Provisio Medical has raised $4 million in a new round of Series B preferred stock, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Provisio has not released any information on its developments outside its focus on endovascular therapy, which it displays on its website. The company is headed by former Volcano Corp clinical and medical affairs VP Steven Ryan, according to the SEC filing. Prior to his time with Volcano, Ryan was founder & prez for CorNova, and served as acting medical director for AxSun Technologies, according to LinkedIn. The San Diego, Calif.-based company is looking ...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular provisio Source Type: news

Sucampo execs to get hefty bonuses tied to proposed sale
The company, which announced its intention to sell to U.K. pharmaceutical Mallinckrodt for $1.2 billion, including debt, is generously rewarding its top executives for executing on the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Minimize Costs? Investigating the Relationship Between Benchmarks, Costs, and Rebates
A new issue brief examine how well the current system encourages Medicare Advantage plans to bid their lowest cost by examining the relationship between costs and bonuses, and the benchmarks Medicare uses in determining plan payments. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Holidays Hinder Health Insurance Bonuses
If health insurance bonuses are attainable, don't tell Santa. He's been having trouble staying on track for years. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Population Health Patients Performance Source Type: news

Larger Practices With More IT Did Better on Value-Based Pay Larger Practices With More IT Did Better on Value-Based Pay
Also, practices that voluntarily participated in Medicare pay-for-performance had more bonuses and fewer penalties in the first year of the program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy biotech BeneVir Biopharm raises $2 million
Gaithersburg-based BeneVir Biopharm Inc. raised has $2 million, according to documents filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the Form D, the company said the offering proceeds will be used for working capital, including payment of salaries and bonuses to executive officers. Officials at the company declined to comment further. BeneVir's majority owner, New York City-based HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), has been voca l with analysts in recent months about the progress of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

This health-care company is offering $10,000 signing bonuses to nurses in Colorado
Will that be the prescription for filling nursing vacancies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Computer says no: why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial
As powerful AIs proliferate in society, the ability to trace their decisions, challenge them and remove ingrained biases has become a key area of researchIn October, American teachers prevailed in a lawsuit with their school district over a computer program that assessed their performance.The system rated teachers in Houston by comparing their students ’ test scores against state averages. Those with high ratings won praise and even bonuses. Those who fared poorly faced the sack.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Science Technology Computing Ethics Source Type: news

Marie Stopes abortion provider 'paid its staff bonuses'
Inspectors found a policy -in place across all 70 Marie Stopes clinics in the UK - whereby staff were told to call women who had decided not to have an abortion, and offer them a new appointment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news