Exclusive: Nearly 200 NHS staff at support organisation face redundancy risk
An NHS commissioning organisation is set to put nearly 200 staff at risk of redundancy as part of a major restructure and faces allegations about its use of expensive interim management and consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GSK mulls tech captive in India, may reduce outsourcing to Indian IT
GSK, which outsources technology services to Indian IT companies such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys and others, is looking to focus on insourcing technology development and services, said one of the two sources familiar with the development. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmacy growth helps Apollo offset hospital business pain
Apollo has started online services including pharmacy, healthcare consultancy and diagnostic services. It has launched Apollo 24 ×7, India’s largest end-to-end, omni-channel healthcare digital platform to access services. “With 11 million downloads so far, this can be a significant revenue contributor going forward,” Akhileswaran said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan, Where Illegal Abortions remain Dangerous and Deadly
The Ibrahim Malik public hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Abortion is only legal in Sudan under very specific circumstances. As a result a number of women continue to access unsafe abortions. Courtesy: Abdelgadir Bashir By Reem AbbasKHARTOUM, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) Omnia Nabil*, a Sudanese doctor, who worked in one of the largest hospitals in Khartoum, the country’s capital, was devastated to witness the deaths of 50 young women who had unsafe abortions during a space of just three months. “I would see 16 cases of failed abortions on a given day. I would insert my hand and pull out syringes or leaves, unsanitary items t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Reem Abbas Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Sudan unsafe abortions Women Deliver Source Type: news

Uganda: How COVID-19 Has Affected Govt Infrastructure Projects
[Monitor] In February, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) issued a bid notice for "consultancy services for preparation of feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs from gravel to paved standard for six selectednational roads". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amazon ’s Coronavirus Testing For Workers Remains Rare Move By An Employer
Amazon's effort to test its workers for the coronavirus strain Covid-19 even in a pilot program is a rare move among U.S. employers, health benefits consultancies say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

New appointments to Cochrane ’s Governing Board
The Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Howe as Co-Chair and Karen Kelly as a new memberGoverning Board Co-Chair: Tracey HoweCochrane ’s Governing Board has appointed Professor Tracey Howe as its new Co-Chair from 1st September 2020.  She will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Catherine Marshall, and replace Martin Burton, who will be stepping down in August, after serving six years on the Board, three as Co-Chair. Professor Howe is Director of the Cochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and is based in Glasgow, UK. She was elected as a Governing Board member (Trustee) in July ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Revealed: Major consultancy firm limits covid discount to £20m, citing ‘financial health’
A Big Four accountancy firm responded to an NHS request for pro bono support by saying it would offer its management consultants’ time at a 20 per cent discount, but only up to the value of £20m. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How the Coronavirus Is Helping to Fix China ’s Broken Healthcare System
When Dai Yufan began developing a fever and painful cyst, her first thought was to see a doctor. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting her local hospital seemed scarier than her symptoms. “So I tried an online health service,” says Dai, 27, an office worker in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. “I asked about my condition via an app and [a doctor online] suggested some medicine and other treatments.” While the coronavirus has stretched medical services around the world to breaking point, the virus has also fostered a boom in online medical services, known as telehealth. The industry is pred...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Best Practices for Human-Centric Design of Medical Devices
Medical devices designed to accommodate human variability present a growing opportunity for the healthcare and life sciences industries. Historically, medicine has solved many of the “simple” issues first: how to fix a broken leg has been known for centuries! But today we have treatments that didn’t even exist a generation ago, such as the use of stents and replacement valves for heart disease. These devices address a more limited cohort of people and are most successful when designed to be patient-specific. The cohorts themselves must also be further defined to account...
Source: MDDI - May 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristian Debus Tags: Design Source Type: news

Ensuring Russia ’s Sex Workers’ Rights Essential for Wider Gender Equality
The Russian capital, Moscow. Sex workers in the country say although public opinion about their work is shifting, they still face marginalisation and criminalisation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Apr 27 2020 (IPS) Despite seeing a shift in attitudes towards them in recent years, Russian sex workers say they continue to struggle with marginalisation and criminalisation which poses a danger to them and the wider public. Sex work is illegal in Russia and, historically, public attitudes to the women, and more recently men, involved in providing it have been predominantly negative, and often virulently hostile. Thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Europe Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Global Network of Sex Work Projects Russia Russian Forum of Sex Workers Sex Workers’ Righ Source Type: news

Why New Zealand ’s Coronavirus Elimination Strategy Is Unlikely to Work in Most Other Places
As countries around the world work to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus infections, one has set itself a far more ambitious target. New Zealand plans to wipe out COVID-19 completely. “We have the opportunity to do something no other country has achieved—elimination of the virus,” Jacinda Ardern, the country’s Prime Minister, said Apr. 16. The strategy appears to be working. Fewer than 1,500 people have been infected with the virus in the country of almost 5 million. Only 17 have died. On April 24, just five new cases were confirmed. (By comparison, Colorado, which is roughly the same g...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight Source Type: news

Electricity Data May Reveal How Coronavirus Lockdowns Affect Our Daily Routine
Life in lockdown means getting up late, staying up till midnight and slacking off in the afternoons. That’s what power market data show in Europe in the places where restrictions on activity have led to a widespread shift in daily routines of hundreds of millions of people. Read more: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home It’s a similar story wherever lockdowns bite. In New York, electricity use has fallen as much as 18% from normal times at 8 a.m. Tokyo and three nearby prefectures had a 5% drop in power use during weekdays after Japan declared a state of emergency on...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Morison / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

AIIMS Delhi to provide tele-consultancy to registered patients from April 20
The AIIMS-Delhi has decided to provide tele-consultancy to all patients undergoing treatment at the hospital in an effort to reduce the need for them to visit the facility during the lockdown. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane US Network Coordinator
Specifications: Part time (0.6 FTE), 1-year secondment or consultancy contract with the potential to be extendedSalary: CompetitiveLocation: Flexible location within US or with host institution if agreed as a secondmentApplication Closing Date: 3rd May 2020This 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-Network Executive Committee, the US Network Members and Cochrane ’s Central Executive, the Cochrane US Network Coordinator will facilitate and support...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Is It Time to Postpone the 2020 Climate Summit?
By Felix Dodds and Michael StraussNEW YORK, Mar 25 2020 (IPS) With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet and the governments of both wealthy and poorer nations overwhelmed by the demands of managing a response, the scheduling of this year’s critical UN Climate Summit is suddenly in doubt. COP26 (formally, the 26th annual Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) is planned for Glasgow, Scotland (UK) from 9-20 November. It will be the culmination of five years of negotiations since the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. More than 100 presidents and prime ministers are expec...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felix Dodds and Michael Strauss Tags: Climate Change Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

YouTube playlist of Covid-19 videos
Healthcare consultancy @MedicineGov has produced a playlist of Covid-19 related videos culled from YouTube. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - US Network Coordinator
Specifications: Part time (0.6 FTE), 1-year secondment or consultancy contract with the potential to be extendedSalary: CompetitiveLocation: Flexible location within US or with host institution if agreed as a secondmentApplication Closing Date: 29th March 2020This 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 the Cochrane US Network. Working with a US-Network Executive Committee, the US Network Members and Cochrane ’s Central Executive, the Cochrane US Network Coordinator will facilitate and sup...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

‘This Will Push Many People Over the Edge,’ Parents Warn as Hong Kong Closes Schools Until April Over Coronavirus Fears
(Bloomberg) — The emails are piling up, office queries need attention, and Jackie Yang’s kids won’t leave her alone. “‘Mom, I don’t know how to log on to the computer;’ ‘Mom, help me print out my paper.’ Imagine hearing ‘Mom!’ every minute. I’m just up to my neck,” said Yang, who works for a Chinese bank in risk control. For Yang and thousands of other parents in Hong Kong, the past few months have been nothing but frustration. The city’s school-aged children are expected to miss about 13 weeks of classes due to government-mandated shutdown...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lulu Yilun Chen and Bei Hu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health Hong Kong Source Type: news

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