At Walgreens, Complaints of Medication Errors Go Missing
Consultants working on a report for the drugstore chain were told not to mention some concerns raised by employees. Safety issues have also been flagged at CVS. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Gabler Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Workplace Environment Workplace Hazards and Violations Drugstores Consultants Walgreen Co. Tata Consultancy Services CVS Caremark Corporation Source Type: news

Walgreens execs knew of employee complaints over prescription errors, report says
Walgreens executive knew of complaints from pharmacy employees that high stress levels on the job had led to some errors in filling prescriptions, but removed the findings from a presentation, according to The New York Times. Walgreens employees late last year told consultants for the drug store chain that stress and “unreasonable” expectations had led them to make mistakes and to ignore some safety procedures, the report said. The consultants, a group from Tata Consultancy Services, were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Walgreens execs knew of employee complaints over prescription errors, report says
Walgreens executive knew of complaints from pharmacy employees that high stress levels on the job had led to some errors in filling prescriptions, but removed the findings from a presentation, according to The New York Times. Walgreens employees late last year told consultants for the drug store chain that stress and “unreasonable” expectations had led them to make mistakes and to ignore some safety procedures, the report said. The consultants, a group from Tata Consultancy Services, were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Why a Durham CRO is buying up an Australian firm
Less than a year after doubling down its presence in the Triangle and dubbing Durham its dual headquarters, a Boston contract research organization (CRO) has acquired an Australian firm. Parexel, which launched a 260 job expansion in Durham last May, has announced the acquisition of Model Answers, based in Brisbane. The company is a consultancy firm focused on pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling. It provides simulation and analysis lines of business to drugmake rs pushing potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Why a Durham CRO is buying up an Australian firm
Less than a year after doubling down its presence in the Triangle and dubbing Durham its dual headquarters, a Boston contract research organization (CRO) has acquired an Australian firm. Parexel, which launched a 260 job expansion in Durham last May, has announced the acquisition of Model Answers, based in Brisbane. The company is a consultancy firm focused on pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling. It provides simulation and analysis lines of business to drugmake rs pushing potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

The World ’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
(LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” John Hoffman, head of the organizing body, said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsch...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelvin Chan / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Spain Source Type: news

Enterprise hub Engine Shed launch school Tech Tours
Bristol ’ s leading enterprise hub, Engine Shed, has launched Tech Tours for school pupils to ignite long-term interest in STEAM subjects, set up in partnership with award-winning technology and business consultancy BJSS and the University of Bristol spin-out haptics firm Ultraleap. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Mauritius: Health Minister Effects Site Visit for Construction of New Flacq Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, effected a site visit, yesterday, at Constance, for the construction of a new Flacq hospital to the tune of around Rs 6 billion. The consultant of the project, Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited from India, and other personalities were present. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHSI efficiency chief oversaw consultancy work of firm he was joining
NHS Improvement’s former director of procurement continued to be involved in a £400,000 project led by a management consultancy, despite having accepted a job with the firm. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

China's pork imports to peak in 2022, driven by fatal swine fever: consultancy
Global meat shippers have three years to make the most of the outbreak of a fatal pig disease in China before Chinese pork imports peak, according to a report released by the U.S. pork industry, which is competing for sales against Europe and South America. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Introducing Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library
Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June. Karla replacedDr. David Tovey, who stepped down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995 in the video below;Karla Soares-Weiser was born in Brazil and now lives in Israel. She is a trained psychiatrist, holds a Master's degree in epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in evidence-based healthcare from the University of S ão Paulo. She has been working in evidence-based health care since 1997 and is an author of over 60 Systematic Rev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Can Medtech Learn to Coexist with the Big Bad Apple?
The invasion of consumer tech giants like Apple in healthcare was one of the hottest conversation topics at MD&M Minneapolis 2019 and opinions were widely split over what this encroachment ultimately means for traditional medical device companies and the healthcare industry in general. Let's rewind for a moment to 2018 when Apple dropped a bombshell on the industry with news of FDA clearance to include an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor in its Apple Watch. Industry critics were quick to point out that the ECG clearance was only marginally different from what AliveCor had already been ...
Source: MDDI - October 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

Consultancy appoints former trust chief
Consultancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed a former trust chief executive as head of healthcare advisory. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deputy CEO of NHS Digital moving to consultancy
NHS Digital’s deputy chief executive Rob Shaw has announced he will step down from his role in December. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers Agrees to Acquire Majority Stake in Leading U.S. Healthcare Consultancy Firm
In a move to expand its Enterprise Services business, Siemens Healthineers AG, through Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in ECG Management Consultants, a leading U.S. healthcare advisory firm. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Healthineers Business and Industry Source Type: news

No patents. No launches. No stages. Welcome to modern pharma.
  It ’s not enough to have a customer experience strategy, give it a little funding, and hope it somehow takes off.  Companies outside of healthcare that are winning in experience treat it like a core product.    That means they have a senior leader overseeing a team and full P&L dedicated to the success of that experience, both the overall and micro-moments.  What is keeping pharma companies from doing this?  If you follow the money, things become clear.  Traditional confines based on milestone dates put a tremendous amount of stress on an organization to maximize its investm...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Momentum of veganism threatening brain health of the UK, expert warns
'The mounting evidence of choline's importance makes it essential that it does not continue to be overlooked in the UK,' said Dr Emma Derbyshire, who runs a health consultancy in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 female-led health care startups selected for accelerator program
A healthcare network consisting of more than 150 women with C-suite experience in leading health organizations has selected 13 startups for its annual accelerator program. The Ignite Healthcare Network accepted companies in the health care space from around the nation to take part in its Customer-Partner program — which pairs early-stage companies with providers, payers, consultancies and venture-backed companies in the health care sector. The 13 startups will b e paired with notable health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

13 female-led health care startups selected to Houston accelerator program
The Ignite Healthcare Network, consisting of over 150 women with C-suite experience in leading health organizations, selected 13 startups to its annual accelerator program. Ignite accepted 13 women-led startups in the health care space from around the nation to take part in its Customer-Partner program — which pairs early-stage companies with providers, payers, consultancies and venture-backed companies in the health care sector. The 13 startups will be paired with notable health care organizations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

The 10 Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Will Experience Population Booms in the Coming Decades
Climate scientists have long warned that the impacts of climate change will hit less developed regions in the global south harder and earlier than wealthier parts of the world. A major consequence of that trend, analysis of the U.N.’s latest population forecasts shows, is that countries experiencing the world’s most rapid population growth over the coming decades will also be on the front lines of climate change. TIME compared data from population forecasts published by the U.N. in June with a ranking of countries who are most vulnerable to climate change compiled by British risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change data visualization Science Source Type: news

NHS England hired consultancy to find out what it is responsible for
NHS England paid external consultants more than £200,000 to ‘map’ its responsibilities ahead of the merger with NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online calculator shows how trees can improve air quality and cut health costs
(Centre for Ecology& Hydrology) A new interactive online tool calculates how much pollution would be removed by planting trees in local areas, as well as the corresponding public health cost savings. It has been developed by the Centre for Ecology& Hydrology and environmental economics consultancy eftec. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Interim Human Resources Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full Time 4 Months Fixed term contractSalary:CompetitiveLocation: London Office basedApplication Closing Date: Immediate start requiredThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR Management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Human Resources Manager will lead and manage a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Key areasRecruitment and on-boardingTalent attraction and managementEmployee RelationsPeople Relations for secondment and consultancy contractsLearning and DevelopmentMoni...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Two Regulatory Consultancy Firms Plan to Become One
Brandwood Biomedical and Capital K Consulting plan to merge into one consultancy firm as of July 1 to form Brandwood-CKC.  Brandwood is based in St. Leonards, Sydney, Australia and provides international regulatory, reimbursement, and product development consultancy for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Capital K Consulting, based in Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia, provides regulatory services for corporations with Australia and New Zealand prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The combined firm will be based in St. Leonards, Sydney and also will have offices in Los A...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Cincinnati health care consultancy rebrands
Multimedia In Healthcare, a local firm that provides web-based consulting services to hospitals nationwide, has changed its name to More Inclusive Healthcare. The rebranding was made to reflect the organization’s effort to achieve more equitable health care regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation, according to CEO Lisa Sloan. Founded in 2014, MIH provides training and resources designed to resolve health care disparitie s. More than 200 hospital systems have engaged… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Evolent Health to acquire majority of Kentucky health plan for $70M
Arlington health system consultancy Evolent Health Inc. has reached a deal to take majority ownership of a Kentucky health insurance provider. Evolent (NYSE: EVH) will pay $70 million in cash and issue a 30% equity interest in exchange for 70% ownership of Passport Health Plan, a Louisville-based nonprofit health plan that provides managed care services throughout Kentucky, the companies announced. Evolent’s stock price dipped more t han 28% to $10.15 per share in Wednesday afternoon trading… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

The Art of Miniaturization in Medical Devices: 10 Expert Tips
Medical devices are getting smaller, less invasive, and more advanced. So what are the R&D considerations for miniaturization? These were the top 10 tips that came out of a BIOMEDevice Boston panel discussion on the topic: 1. Build Your Prototype Early, Even If It's a Scaled-Up Version Of all the expertise shared during the panel discussion on miniaturization, the one takeaway that seemed to rise above everything else is the importance of early prototyping. In miniaturization, it's not always possible or economically feasible to build a prototype to scale, but even a scaled-up version of the product can save you a lot ...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Molding Source Type: news

Should Wearables Target the & #039;Walking Well & #039; Before Going After a Medical Indication?
As recently as 2017, there was still more talk than action in the clinical wearables market and the majority of companies making wearable devices were pursuing health and wellness applications first, with plans to pursue a medical device indication after the consumer version of the product took off. In some cases that is still true, but a panel of experts speaking at BIOMEDevice Boston 2019 highlighted a new trend. One that might seem unexpected for those who have been following the wearables market for the past five years or longer. "I'm in the medical space, I'm used to dealing with CGMs [continuous glucose monitors...
Source: MDDI - May 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Software Source Type: news

Matthew Swindells to leave NHS England for private sector work
Matthew Swindells will step down as deputy chief executive for NHS England at the end of July and will work for a private sector consultancy giant, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Haven ’t You Heard? Best Buy and Telehealth Are a Thing Now
Somewhere between laptops and the videogame section lies Best Buy’s latest commitment to healthcare. The retail giant – which has outlived many of its competitor, has formed a partnership with telemedicine specialist Tyto Care. Details of the partnership show that Best Buy will sell Israel based Tyto Care’s handheld examination device. The company said the TytoHome technology is now available exclusively on BestBuy.com for all customers and in select Minnesota Best Buy stores, with in-store availability coming soon in North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio. Tyt...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Appointment of a new Editor in Chief for the Cochrane Library
The Governing Board is delighted to announce that, with effect from 1 June 2019, Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser will become the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library. Karla will replace current Editor in Chief Dr. David Tovey, who is stepping down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Karla Soares-Weiser was born in Brazil and now lives in Israel. She is a trained psychiatrist, holds a Master's degree in epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in evidence-based healthcare from the University of S ão Paulo. She has been working in evidence-based health care since 1997 and is an author of over ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Community Trauma Toolkit
Source: Emerging Minds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing National Consultancy Group. Published: 4/2019. This toolkit contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It will help users to understand some of the impacts of disaster and how to help lessen these impacts. It is grouped into the timeframes surrounding a natural disaster or traumatic event: preparedness; immediate; short-term recovery; and long-term recovery. The resources are tailored to several audiences, including educators, general practitioners, and first ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Highland Marketing Forms Alliance with Experiential HealthTech
An alliance between Highland Marketing and Experiential HealthTech will be announced at this year's Digital Health Rewired, with both companies exhibiting from stand B14. Highland Marketing is a full-service marketing, content and PR agency, specialising in health technology, while Experiential HealthTech is an independent consultancy providing strategic analysis and advice to companies operating in health and the wider healthcare ecosystem. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sir Chris Ham joins health consultancy
Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In Afghanistan, Women Step Up to Fill Need for Frontline Health Workers
By Mare Elston, Technical services manager, USAID Promote: Women in the Economy programFebruary 22, 2019Female clients often want care from female health workers, but they're in short supply.Communities across Afghanistan —especially the dispersed populations in rural areas—have long endured a lack of basic health services due to low numbers of trained health workers and chronic security issues. But this situation is improving.Today, a program to bolster women ’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s mainstream economy is also serving to fill high-priority needs in maternal and infant care, vaccination, skil...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Afghanistan Source Type: news

Five Reasons Your Project Might be Underestimated
One of the key benefits of being a part of a medical device consultancy is seeing numerous programs through from start to finish. I see how the project predications correlate to actuals, where the common pitfalls occur, and how those pitfalls are typically avoided by expert project managers to maximize success. There are a lot of reasons medical device projects may go overbudget, but a big one is because the project is underestimated in the first place.1 Having a project slightly exceed time and budget estimations is usually manageable, but significant overruns are not as easy to survive. Accurate budgeting and...
Source: MDDI - February 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Human Resources Manager - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:CompetitiveLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 1st March 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR Management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Human Resources Manager will lead and manage a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Key areas:•Recruitment and on-boarding• Talent attraction and management• Employee Relations• People Relations for secondment and consultancy contracts• Learning and Development• Monitoring and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

SSM Health appoints new CIO
SSM Health announced on Thursday that it has hired Sony Jacob to serve as its new chief information officer. Jacob, who took the new post effective Jan. 1, will oversee the implementation of the health care organization’s IT strategy and systems. Jacob will also be in charge of expanding the organization’s internal IT consultancy to partner with other senior leaders in addressing business issues and aligning technology assets going forward. Jacob is replacing Philip Loftus, former senior… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

NHS Transformation Professionals Team Up to Help UK Hospitals with Improvement Ambitions
A network of NHS transformation professionals has launched to support NHS and private healthcare providers in improving the safety, effectiveness and experience of care. Called Transforming Healthcare Consultancy (THC), the team of individual specialists will provide health service improvement, change management and digital transformation services. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Digital Health Consultancy Invests in Cyber Security Assurance
Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has secured Cyber Essentials Plus certification, in a move that demonstrates its commitment to operating to the same high standards as its NHS clients. Cyber Essentials Plus is a scheme developed by the National Cyber Security Centre, which builds on the Cyber Essentials programme. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Environmentalists Say Tiny Plastic ‘Nurdles’ Threaten Earth’s Oceans
(Bloomberg) — Environmentalists have identified another threat to the planet. It’s called a nurdle. Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic resin no bigger than a pencil eraser that manufacturers transform into packaging, plastic straws, water bottles and other typical targets of environmental action. But the nurdles themselves are also a problem. Billions of them are lost from production and supply chains every year, spilling or washing into waterways. A U.K. environmental consultancy estimated last year that preproduction plastic pellets are the second-largest source of micro-plastic pollution in water, after mi...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Genae buys regulatory affairs company MedicSense
Medical device contract research provider Genae (Antwerp, Belgium) recently acquired MedicSense, a clinical, regulatory affairs and quality assurance consultancy firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Terms were not disclosed. “The vast regulatory and quality assurance expertise of the MedicSense team represents a logical expansion of Genae’s value chain of services,” said Genae CEO Bart Segers in a prepared statement. “Being involved in the early stages of the development process lowers the risk of potential re-engineering and accelerates the time to market, while remaining in complian...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions News Well genae medicsense Source Type: news

NAMSA buys Reimbursement Strategies
Medical research organization NAMSA said it has acquired Reimbursement Strategies, a Minneapolis-based consultancy focused on reimbursement, health economics and market access for the international life science industry. Toledo, Ohio-based NAMSA is a medical device development firm that offers integrated laboratory testing, clinical research and regulatory consulting services. Similar to NAMSA, Reimbursement Strategies concentrates on reimbursement strategy, health economics, medical policy research, and coverage advocacy. The companies have worked together for some time. Get the full story on our ...
Source: Mass Device - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions NAMSA reimbursementstrategies Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joines Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joins Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ammar Sabouni
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Private consultants are being paid at least £26MILLION as part of an 'unacceptable' NHS shake-up 
Some of the biggest payouts were in Kent and Medway, which spent almost £8.2million on consultancy and created 36 jobs at £2.4million. South-east London was another big spender. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple & #039;s Medical Hires: Big Deal or Much Ado About Nothing?
Apple has been careful to keep its future healthcare plans under wraps, but whatever it is, expect that it will be big. “Apple has a huge opportunity in health … and I don’t want to talk about the future because I don’t want to give away what we’re doing, but this is an area of major interest to us,” CEO Tim Cook said during Apple’s earnings call in November, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. The ECG app recently became available to Apple Watch Series 4 customers in the United States, and U....
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Cochrane US Network Coordinator - Flexible location within US
Specifications:  Part time 0.6 FTE, 1-year consultancy/secondment contract with potential to be extendedSalary:CompetitiveLocation: Flexible location within USApplication Closing Date: 19 January 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The successful candidate will support the development of theCochrane US Network.Working with a US-based Advisory Group and Cochrane ’s Central Executive, the Cochrane US Network Coordinator will facilitate and support the Network’s establishment and development to deliver its strategic a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news