iSchemaView, Samsung NeuroLogica join forces
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView has formed a partnership...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView wins new FDA clearance for Rapid platform MaxQ AI signs Samsung NeuroLogica as distributor Samsung NeuroLogica teams with Winnebago for mobile CT iSchemaView reports rapid sales growth Samsung NeuroLogica wins $250M DOD contract iSchemaView lands FDA nod for CTA software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hospital PPPs Undermine Healthcare
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 2019 (IPS)Despite all the evidence to the contrary, and substantial opposition from community groups, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are still being promoted to deliver sustainable development.Public-private hospital partnerships are supposed to ensure that the private sector will offer much needed efficiency in healthcare provision. Anis ChowdhuryHowever, any government considering healthcare PPPs should be aware of the Australian experience, especially after what has happened with the Northern Beaches Hospital, a PPP between the New South Wale...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Centene subsidiary awarded Arizona state prison system contract
St. Louis-based Centene Corp. ’s Centurion Arizona has been selected by Arizona’s Department of Corrections to provide health care services to inmates in the prison system. The 2-year contract is expected to begin July 1 and will include three, 1-year renewal options. More than 1,000 full-time employees will be staffed at state-run prisons throughout Arizona to provide services, such as medical, dental, mental health and others for a daily population of about 33,700. "This award gives us another… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Trust’s deficit grows amid contract row with NHS England
A hospital trust is facing a much larger deficit than planned, because £14m income due from NHS England will not be paid in this financial year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Strangers in the Land: A Congolese Murder Case
A man walks down the street. It's a street in a strange world. Maybe it's the Third World. Maybe it's his first time around. He doesn't speak the language. He holds no currency. He is a foreign man. He is surrounded by the sound. The sound! Cattle in the marketplace, scatterlings and orphanages. He looks around, around.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 21 2019 (IPS)I thought about this song by Paul Simon while I in 2011 spent a few weeks in Kinshasa. I was a foreign man in a strange world, surrounded by sights and sounds, completely dependent on my new-found Congolese friends. When our taxi got stuck in a traffic jam and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Balance Billing Under Increased Scrutiny at Both State and Federal Levels; Clinical Laboratory Tests Top List of Surprise Bills Received by Patients
Experts blame insurance regulators for not ensuring the adequacy of healthcare networks that include hospital-based physicians, such as pathologists and radiologists According to a recent study, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists, radiologists, and anesthesiologists top the list of providers who bill patients for the difference between what they charge for their services and a hospital’s contracted […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 21, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACR American College of Ra Source Type: news

CEO invests $1.37M in Precision Therapeutics
Precision Therapeutics (NSDQ:AIPT) CEO Carl Schwartz recently boosted his stake in the company by $1.37 million, including a $950,000 loan and the $50,000 purchase of 78,125 shares of the company’s common stock, representing a price of $0.64 per share. As part of the investment, detailed this week in an SEC filing, Schwartz also received additional warrants to purchase company common stock. Since assuming the role of CEO, Schwartz has elected to take his salary in the form of stock options, rather than cash, further increasing his equity stake in the Minneapolis company. “I am pleased with our use of capital an...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Funding Roundup News Well Helomics Precision Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center switches blood supplier from Red Cross
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center will end its blood supply contract with the American Red Cross to go with a multi-state coalition of blood centers with advanced patient-matching technology. Versiti Inc. will take over on-campus blood drives and the supply of blood and blood products starting July 1 for the system's six hospitals, including Central Ohio's only organ transplant program. Ohio State uses more blood than any other Columbus health system, 60,000 units a year, and this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center switches blood supplier from Red Cross
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center will end its blood supply contract with the American Red Cross to go with a multi-state coalition of blood centers with advanced patient-matching technology. Versiti Inc. will take over on-campus blood drives and the supply of blood and blood products starting July 1 for the system's six hospitals, including Central Ohio's only organ transplant program. Ohio State uses more blood than any other Columbus health system, 60,000 units a year, and this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Grand Valley State lands grant to study 3D printing for medtech
Grand Valley State University’s applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) has been awarded $500,000 by the Grand Rapids SmartZone to study the use of specialized 3D printing technology for medical device production. The grant will allow the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based institute, along with contract manufacturer MediSurge (Grand Rapids) and 3D printing company Carbon (Redwood City, Calif.) to create production-grade, implantable medical devices, which isn’t currently possible due to existing materials used for prototyping. The institute has a new Carbon 3D printer. Get the full story...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Contract Manufacturing Implants Research & Development Carbon grandvalleystateuniversity medisurge Source Type: news

Ending Pharmacy Dispute, Walmart Renews Contract With CVS Heath's PBM
Ending a dispute over prices, CVS Health said Walmart will continue to use its Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks as part of a new multiyear agreement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT NYSE:AET NYSE:UNH NASDAQ:ESRX Source Type: news

New health clinic coming to Dayton-area college
A new health clinic is coming to a Dayton-area college. The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees voted to approve a contract with Mercy Health for a clinic on the school's Springfield campus. The project's general contractor, Springfield-based Kapp Construction, will begin construction in February on the 1,750-square-foot facility. “The board of trustees wanted to ensure Clark State was planning for future demographics and enrollment changes as well as maximizing facilities,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Still too few people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in senior NHS roles
And reports of discrimination on the up, latest annual report shows Related items fromOnMedica Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations New regulations promise better protection for whistleblowers GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abbott inks deal to test blood donations in Japan
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it has been selected by the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRC) to partner in screening the country’s blood donations. The eight-year contract is for the exclusive supply of serological instrumentation, tests, and consumables used for blood and plasma screening. The JRC screens approximately 5 million blood donations each year, helping ensure a safe supply of products needed for blood transfusions and plasma therapies. Abbott products are used to screen more than 60% of the world’s blood and plasma supply, according to a company statement. Get the full story on our siste...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Blood Management Business/Financial News News Well Abbott japaneseredcrosssociety Source Type: news

BlueCross BlueShield renews contract with Catholic Health
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has signed a three-year agreement with Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners. The deal ensures that BCBS members will continue to have access to all facilities in the $1.2 billion Catholic Health network, including Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo and its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, plus Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as other home and community-based services. CMP includes a network of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Zero-hours work takes huge physical and mental toll
Flexible contracts suit employers but many workers pay the price with their own health (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Digirad stock faces Nasdaq sanction
Nuclear medicine equipment and services firm Digirad has received notification...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digirad CFO to leave company Digirad posts drop in revenue for Q4, 2017 Philips closes purchase of Digirad service contracts Digirad sells service contracts to Philips Digirad revenues dip, net loss widens in Q3 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zoll Medical wins $400m DoD patient monitoring supply contract
Zoll Medical has won a $400 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply them with patient monitoring and capital equipment systems and accessories, according to a recently posted DoD release. The deal comes through a five-year base contract with an additional single five-year option period, according to the release. A total of 36 responses for the competitive acquisition were received. Patient monitoring and other systems from Zoll will be supplied to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, according to the release, with the location of performance noted as M...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Patient Monitoring Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

German Institutions and Wiley Reach Open-Access Publishing Deal
The three-year contract, in which all articles will be published as open access in exchange for an annual fee for journal subscriptions, is a triumph for Project DEAL. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Double-Digit Increase in Medicare Advantage Plan Growth May Be Good News for Seniors but Bad News for Local Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups in 2019
Popularity of Medicare Advantage Plans fuels influx of new companies into the marketplace with anticipated enrollment of more than 22.6 million beneficiaries, or more than one-third of Medicare-eligible consumers Continuing enrollment growth in Medicare Advantage plans is expected in 2019 and beyond. The projections are for double-digit percentage increases in Medicare Advantage enrollees. This is […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

'Extremely slow' progress on consultants' contract talks
The progress of the consultants’ contract negotiations “remains extremely slow” and has not moved on since last year, a doctors’ trade union has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Both sides weigh in on plan to loosen radiopharma rules
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposal to create a way for physicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Editorial slams NRC plan to expand radiopharmaceutical users NRC proposes new pathway for radiopharmaceutical users NRC publishes rules on medical byproducts UPPI awarded Novation contract UltraSPECT, UPPI sign distribution agreement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare delays preauthorization policy
Healthcare insurer UnitedHealthcare has delayed its planned "site of care"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UnitedHealthcare will review imaging site of care HeartFlow wins UnitedHealthcare contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Do you know where your primary care contracts are?
Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. Unfortunately they haven ’t all inherited an up-to-date schedule of contracts or complete paperwork for every provider. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BCBSNC launches program with 5 major NC health systems
The push for health care in North Carolina to move to a value-based system took a giant leap this week, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. announcing a joint program with five of the largest health systems in the state.   On Tuesday, BCBSNC announced its “Blue Premier” model alongside Duke Health, UNC Health, WakeMed Health, Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health – which all signed contracts into the new program as of Jan. 1.  At the announcement of the program, BCBSNC CEO Dr. Patrick… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Bayer to close long-time regional office in Robinson, cutting 569 jobs
Bayer announced today that it is closing its regional headquarters campus in Robinson Township. Long a key corporate anchor for the Parkway West and the region as a whole, the German conglomerate announced the move as part of its consolidation in the wake of acquiring Monsanto. Bayer expects to wind down the operation in Robinson over two years. The closing is expected to impact 569 staff positions as well as 96 contract posts and follows a broader announcement by Bayer in November that it would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Final Denial Of Disability Claim Never Issued, Federal Judge Says
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability insurer did not issue a final denial of a claim for total disability benefits, a California federal judge said Jan. 4 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract and bad faith suit filed by an insured (Sunil Srinivasan, DDS v. Continental Assurance Co., et al., No. 18-4371, N.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1894). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cadherin-11-mediated adhesion of macrophages to myofibroblasts establishes a profibrotic niche of active TGF-{beta}
Macrophages contribute to the activation of fibroblastic cells into myofibroblasts, which secrete collagen and contract the collagen matrix to acutely repair injured tissue. Persistent myofibroblast activation leads to the accumulation of fibrotic scar tissue that impairs organ function. We investigated the key processes that turn acute beneficial repair into destructive progressive fibrosis. We showed that homotypic cadherin-11 interactions promoted the specific binding of macrophages to and persistent activation of profibrotic myofibroblasts. Cadherin-11 was highly abundant at contacts between macrophages and myofibrobla...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lodyga, M., Cambridge, E., Karvonen, H. M., Pakshir, P., Wu, B., Boo, S., Kiebalo, M., Kaarteenaho, R., Glogauer, M., Kapoor, M., Ask, K., Hinz, B. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Clarity, openness and trust: Avoiding conflict
No-one wants to reach a point where conflict resolution between commissioner, contract manager and provider is necessary. Constructive relationships are vital for the successful provision of high quality services that meet the needs of patients. Investment in building relationships can save a lot of time and stress later on should performance or contract compliance issues arise. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Change Healthcare partners with Health Fidelity
Healthcare information systems vendor Change Healthcare and clinical natural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change Healthcare acquires blockchain firm's assets Change buys National Decision Support Company Change Healthcare wins DIN-PACS IV contract Change Healthcare partners with Google Cloud Health Fidelity updates language processing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. DOD offers $11M to fund radiation exposure research
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will provide up to $11 million to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DOD awards grant for lung cancer research Samsung NeuroLogica wins $250M DOD contract U.S. DOD grants ATO status to ScImage PACS software U.S. DOD grants ATO status to Fuji PACS Virtual Imaging lands big DOD x-ray order (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

It ’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told
UNISON and other key stakeholders on probation are calling on the government to make probation in England and Wales a publicly owned public service when the current contracts of the 21 private ‘community rehabilitation companies’ end next year. The Probation Alliance made the call in a letter to to justice secretary David Gauke, while also setting out their worries over the “unrealistic” timetable for replacing the current 21 contracts with a smaller number of larger ones, still in the private sector. The probation service in England and Wales was split in two in 2014 as part of a programme called &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 14, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article community rehabilitation companies let's fix probation national probation service police and justice Source Type: news

Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract
Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Contract Logix Publishes “An Introduction to Contract Management...
New Whitepaper Helps Legal Departments Accelerate Their Digital Transformation(PRWeb January 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/contract_logix_publishes_an_introduction_to_contract_management_software/prweb16030088.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

8 MD & amp;M West Sessions You Won & #039;t Want to Miss
It's hard to believe it's that time of year again but MD&M West is upon us once again. Taking place Feb. 5-7 in Anaheim, CA, this year's conference lineup covers the hottest medtech topics as well as technical advice for professionals involved in every level of medical device development and commercialization. Below we highlight eight conference sessions attendees won't want to miss. You can also click here for a complete list of sessions. 1. How AI Could Revolutionize Medtech Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in medtech these days, and there will be no...
Source: MDDI - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Generex Biotech inks $1m deal to acquire distributor Medisource Partners
Generex Biotechnology said yesterday that it inked a deal to acquire medical and surgical product distributor Medisource Partners in a deal worth approximately $1 million. Miramar, Fla.-based Generex said that the deal includes all assets of Medisource including its business operations, accounts receivable, inventory, contracts and real estate for $1 million worth of Generex stock, as well as additional cash and stock considerations for achieving certain sales and profit milestones. “The strategic acquisition of Medisource Partners provides Generex with a value-added service model that fits the corporate mission of N...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions Generex Biotechnology Corp. Source Type: news

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force
Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published by UNISON highlighting the fact that an increasing reliance on unpaid volunteers demonstrates the financial pressures the service is under. The report, Crossing the Line – Police support volunteers: rising numbers and mission creep – is based on responses to Freedom of Information requests in 2017 from 34 forces across England and Wales. These showed that the number of volunteers helping police has grown by 15% since UNISON last undertook a similar survey in 2014. How many and wh...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data police police and justice police staff Source Type: news

White House Considers Diverting Unspent Disaster Funds to Border Wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked last year, to see what money could be diverted to the wall as part of a declaration. That's according to a congressional aide...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

NHS England digital chief moves to digital GP company
NHS England chief digital officer Juliet Bauer is leaving to work for one of the new digital GP companies working on NHS contracts, focusing on NHS partnerships. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New vendor contract affects 172 food service workers at ECMC
A change in vendors will affect 172 food service workers at Erie County Medical Center. The hospital begins a new contract in April with Metz Culinary Management of Pennsylvania for dietary services, replacing the contract with Morrison Healthcare Food and Nutrition Services. Though Morrison filed a layoff notice with the state Department of Labor, all workers have been offered oppo rtunities with the new vendor, according to Peter Cutler, a spokesman for ECMC. “We informed staff in December… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Kaiser, SEIU-UHW duel over contracts for 7,700 local employees
Arguments are heating up between Kaiser Permanente and a coalition of 11 unions over political activity, as the two groups struggle to come to the bargaining table for new contract negotiations. The dispute includes the contracts of an estimated 85,000 employees across Oakland-based Kaiser's entire system, 7,700 of whom are located in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties. Affected employees include a range of staff from medical technicians and licensed vocational nurses to grou nds staff,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Kentucky might nix two huge Medicaid contracts — why and what that means
The move to reduce the number of companies that contract with the state's Medicaid program to three from five is intended to reduce administrative costs in health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson 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

QT Ultrasound launches commercial scanning centers
Ultrasound technology developer QT Ultrasound has opened three commercial breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: eRAD signs QT Ultrasound Centrify wins QT Ultrasound contract QT Ultrasound gets FDA nod for breast ultrasound unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘You do fabulous work; you deserve decent pay’
“You do fabulous work: it’s you who are often the first point of contact for students,” assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told UNISON’s higher education members when she addressed their national conference in Nottingham this morning. “You do tremendous jobs,” she added. “But you don’t get recognition for the jobs you do and don’t get they pay you deserve for the jobs you do.” Yet she pointed out that, in many universities, senior managers are getting astronomical salaries. Ms McAnea noted that the country’s highest-paid university vice chancellor ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2019 Higher Education Conference pay universities Source Type: news

Kit procurement troubles slow down cancer test rollout
The national rollout of a new bowel cancer test, which was due to start late last year, has been held up because supplier contracts for testing kits have not been signed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women are up to 15% more likely to become pregnant if they ORGASM
A study by Dr Robert King, a lecturer in applied psychology at University College Cork, suggests that when a woman orgasms, muscles in her uterus contract, 'pushing' sperm along. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Globus Medical gains on Street-beating prelims | Wall Street Beat
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) shares closed up yesterday after the orthopedics company reported preliminary fourth-quarter and 2018 sales numbers that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said it expects to post Q4 revenues of $195.5 million and full-year sales of $712.5 million; analysts on The Street were looking for quarterly sales of $188.2 million and annual sales of $705.2 million. “Our fourth-quarter and full-year results are indicative of strong momentum in several key strategic areas,” CEO Dave Demski said in prepared remarks. “The fourth quarter marke...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat conformis Globus Medical Iridex Corp. Neuronetics Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Indiana Regional Medical Center, nurses meet for contract talks
Negotiators for the Indiana Regional Medical Center and the union that represents its nurses met for their 20th bargaining session since Aug. 2018, according to a release. The two sides have been trying to reach an agreement since the summer. The dispute reached a breaking point in November when the union engaged in a one-day strike. However, the nurses ended up being off the job for five days because the hospital's contract with the replacement company was for a mi nimum of five days. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

Why Maricopa Ambulance is on a Phoenix-area hiring spree
The company won two emergency services contracts last year with Scottsdale and Goodyear and has a contract with Surprise to provide backup 9-1-1 services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news