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Read President Trump ’s NFL Speech on National Anthem Protests
President Donald Trump slammed the NFL’s rule changes that were implemented to reduce head injuries and called on team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest. Speaking at a rally in Huntsville, Ala., Friday night to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, Trump said that attendees of NFL games should walk out of the stadium if a player opts to kneel during the anthem. NFL players have been responding to Trump on Twitter. The NFL has been mired in controversy since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the kneeling to protest police brutality against black pe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Football onetime Source Type: news

West Nile virus reaching a peak: 'Everybody needs to be concerned'
Julie Shepherd ended up in the hospital earlier this month after her neighbor found her on the floor of her West Covina home, unable to move.Shepherd, 84, was paralyzed and had lost the ability to speak. Doctors diagnosed her illness as West Nile virus.Humans contract the virus through a mosquito... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

NIH Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts
NIH is launching a series of initiatives that are rolling out in 2017-2018 to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These initiatives target key points along the whole clinical trial lifecycle from concept to results reporting. Learn more about these changes and how they will affect your research.Visit  https://grants.nih.gov/policy/clinical-trials.htm for complete details. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - September 22, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Massachusetts union nurses file for third strike this year
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is continuing its aggressive push to settle contracts with hospitals throughout the state, with an announcement that 800 nurses at Berkshire Medical Center plan to go on strike. The strike would be the third one this year for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, after 200 nurses went on strike at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in June and after 1,200 union nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike in July. The strike is notable, given that union nurses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Battle of the Sexes Movie
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a spectacle made for Hollywood. King was at the top of her game, the first female player to win over $100,000 in a year. Riggs was an over-the-hill showboat and self-declared chauvinist pig with a gambling problem. Riggs hoped for one last minute of fame, King to prove that women deserved as much prize money and respect as men. Ninety million people tuned into “The Battle of the Sexes,” and 44 years later Emma Stone and Steve Carrell are bringing the match to the big screen. The movie details both the on-court drama and the behind-the-scenes tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Battle of the Sexes movies True Story Source Type: news

Because of Expanded Numbers of Patients with High-deductible Health Plans, Patients Are Now Responsible for 30% of Hospital Revenues
Medical laboratories and pathology groups should expect point-of-service collection strategies to become increasingly important to their overall success Not only is patient bad debt a growing problem for the nation’s hospitals, but it is now getting national attention within the hospital industry. This is bad news for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, because the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AccuReg Avality Brian Sanderson ClearBalance clinical laborat Source Type: news

Why Scrip Awards Have Shortlisted orphan reach, a CRO That Develops...
orphan reach, a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to the global clinical development of orphan drugs for rare diseases, has been selected as a finalist for the Scrip Awards 2017.(PRWeb September 22, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14711502.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Friendship Village expands with new management
Friendship Village has ended a 40-plus year management contract with Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services and formed a new parent company to self-manage its senior living communities in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

US Dept of HHS pulls the trigger on $24m contract option with Avita Medical
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today it is executing a $24.3 million expanded contract option with the US Department of Health and Human Services to support development and procurement of its ReCell devices. The option is related to an original contract between Avita Medical and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority division of the HHS, and will extend Avita’s Project Bioshield contract through Sept. 2022, the Cambridge, U.K.-based company said. The company originally won the BARDA contract in Sept. 2015, providing an initial $16.9 million to support eventual FDA premarket approval for its ReC...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine avitamedical Source Type: news

Pharma giants' to clash in court over biosimilar product dispute
Pfizer Inc. sued Johnson& Johnson Wednesday in the latest twist to the heated and protracted battle over biosimilar competition for a multibillion-dollar blockbuster medicine originally developed by Centocor. In its lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) alleges that Johnson& Johnson ’s exclusionary contracts and other anticompetitive practices “have denied patients access to therapeutic options and undermined the benefits of robust price competition in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

No, a standing desk isn't as unhealthy as smoking
Does a new study really claim that standing at work is as unhealthy as a cigarette a day? Closer inspection suggests probably notA headline inthe Independent today has proclaimed that standing at work is “as unhealthy as a cigarette a day”, citing anew study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Illustrated with a picture of a woman bent over her standing desk clutching at her back, we ’re instructed to “sit back down”.But a closer look at the research in question reveals very little to do with standing desks. In fact, the study did not look at standing desks at all. The research ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Science Health Society Heart attack Source Type: news

'Inadequate' private provider to hand back troubled contract early
A company operating one of the first integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours services is to hand back the contract to the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private firm beats trust to controversial £55m contract
A controversial £55m contract for elective treatment has been given to a private provider, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Protecting Haringey home care workers with new charter
Care workers in the London borough of Haringey are to be given the time and support they need to do their work, through a new ethical charter. Haringey Council has signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter, which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of home care workers’ and give them greater freedom to focus on the needs of the people they care for. Under the charter, Haringey is committed to replacing zero hours contracts with guaranteed hours, and to make full payment for travel time between home care visits. The new code means the commissioning of home care visits will always be shaped by...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ethical care ethical care charter homecare homecare workers Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

Pfizer files lawsuit against J & J ’s exclusionary contracts for Remicade
Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Johnson& Johnson (J&J) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to ensure patients and providers have access to major, lower-cost biosimilar therapies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Netsmart lands statewide contract after successful pilot
Overland Park-based Netsmart will deploy its solutions to more than 300 clinics throughout Missouri after a successful pilot of its Healthcare Homes program. Missouri was one of the first states to test-drive the program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which combines physical and behavioral health data under one system. “It was designed to change the way behavioral health providers operate in the state of Missouri, to f ocus on whole-person health,” said Brent McGinty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Netsmart lands statewide contract after successful pilot
Overland Park-based Netsmart will deploy its solutions to more than 300 clinics throughout Missouri after a successful pilot of its Healthcare Homes program. Missouri was one of the first states to test-drive the program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which combines physical and behavioral health data under one system. “It was designed to change the way behavioral health providers operate in the state of Missouri, to f ocus on whole-person health,” said Brent McGinty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Pfizer takes on J&J with antitrust lawsuit
Group claims rival signed contracts with insurers to hobble its biosimilar drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Chapel Hill's Rho is adding dozens of jobs
Chapel Hill-based contract research organization Rho is looking to add more than 40 employees over the next few months. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Blue Cross wins North Carolina's medical claims contract — again
North Carolina ’s State Health Plan board of trustees has awarded the 2019 Third Party Administrator medical claims contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The current TPA contract – also with BCBSNC – expires Dec. 31, 2018. BCBSNC beat out rival bidders United Healthcare, MedCost and Aetn a. State Treasurer Dale Folwell first announced the award at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. According to an announcement from the office of the North Carolina Treasurer, Blue Cross… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Cook Medical parent company sells subsidiary for $950M
The parent company of Cook Medical, which operates an endoscopy division in Winston-Salem, has sold one of its subsidiary companies for $950 million. Cook Group announced Tuesday that it is selling Cook Pharmica, a privately held, biologics-focused contract development and manufacturing organization, to Somerset, N.J.-based Catalent for $750 million cash at closing and the remainder in four annual installments. The Winston-Salem facility, whic h focuses on medical device manufacturing, is wholly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

Blue Cross wins North Carolina's medical claims contract — again
North Carolina ’s State Health Plan board of trustees has awarded the 2019 Third Party Administrator medical claims contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The current TPA contract – also with BCBSNC – expires Dec. 31, 2018. BCBSNC beat out rival bidders United Healthcare, MedCost, and Aet na. State Treasurer Dale Folwell first announced the award at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. According to an announcement from the office of the North Carolina Treasurer, Blue Cross… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Pfizer goes to Court to allow competition for biologics and expand options for patients
To ensure patients and providers have access to important, lower cost biosimilar medicines, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The suit alleges that J&J's exclusionary contracts and other anticompetitive practices have denied U.S. patients access to therapeutic options and undermined the benefits of robust price competition in the innovative and growing biologics marketplace for patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts and Cost-cutting Predicted to be 2018 ’s Two Biggest Trends for Medical Laboratories in the United States
To offset the loss of revenue from the price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory tests, labs will need to aggressively—but wisely—slash costs to balance their budgets Any day now, Medicare officials will announce the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2018. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections dark daily home page darkdaily.com Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News Source Type: news

SCRO Welcomes a New Board Chairman
With newly established operations in Norway, Finland, and Denmark, Scandinavian CRO (SCRO) wants to grow further to build a strong Nordic contract research organisation (CRO) company. To realise this vision, the owners have strengthened its board wit … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves ROVI Contract Manufacturing Injectables plant in Madrid
Laboratorios Farmac é uticos Rovi (ROVI) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its contract manufacturing injectables plant in Madrid for filling syringes that are prefilled with water for injection using the termina … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ROVI: What You Imagine, We Make A Reality
ROVI has more than 50 years' manufacturing experience for pharmaceutical products. It began providing contract manufacturing services in 1995 and now has several high-speed filling lines. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blue Cross wins North Carolina's medical claims contract — again
North Carolina ’s State Health Plan board of trustees has awarded the 2019 Third Party Administrator medical claims contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The current TPA contract – also with BCBSNC – expires Dec. 31, 2018. BCBSNC beat out rival bidders United Healthcare, MedCost, and Aet na. State Treasurer Dale Folwell first announced the award at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. According to an announcement from the office of the North Carolina Treasurer, Blue Cross… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Blue Cross wins North Carolina's medical claims contract — again
North Carolina ’s State Health Plan board of trustees has awarded the 2019 Third Party Administrator medical claims contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The current TPA contract – also with BCBSNC – expires Dec. 31, 2018. BCBSNC beat out rival bidders United Healthcare, MedCost, and Aet na. State Treasurer Dale Folwell first announced the award at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. According to an announcement from the office of the North Carolina Treasurer, Blue Cross… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 19, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 10 of the world’s largest medical device companies When it comes to the largest medical device companies, it’s a changing cast of players – as demonstrated once again in Medical Design & Outsourcing’...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Catalent dishes out $950m for biologics manufacturer
Catalent said today that it plans to purchase Cook Pharmica for $950 million in cash. Cook Pharmica, a unit of privately-held medical device maker Cook Group, is a contract manufacturer that develops biologics-based drug compounds. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Catalent dishes out $950m for biologics manufacturer appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Contract Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Catalent Source Type: news

Man ’s Body Sat in Truck 8 Months at Airport Before Someone Noticed
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The body of a man who police believed killed himself sat in his pickup truck in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for eight months before being discovered and his family wants to know why it wasn’t noticed sooner. The body of 53-year-old Randy Potter was found last week after someone reported a bad smell coming from the truck, The Kansas City Star reports. Police said the man from suburban Lenexa, Kansas, appeared to have died by suicide, but provided no details. His parking pass is dated Jan. 17, the day he disappeared. The truck’s windows are tinted, but are light enou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Hill-Rom lands $45m Pentagon contract
Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) won a $45 million contract with the U.S. Defense Dept. to provide hospital equipment and accessories to the military and federal agencies. The Batesville, Ind.-based Hill-Rom unit that landed the five-year deal beat out 26 other bidders for the contract, the Pentagon said. There are no renewal options on the deal. The Defense Dept. has issued six contracts to date with companies supplying its Defense Logistics Agency’s electronic catalogue. Hill-Rom, which lowered its 2017 outlook after posting fiscal third-quarter results that missed the consensus sales forecast in July, dealt its&n...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Wall Street Beat Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Source Type: news

Velico Medical raises another $19m for Frontline ODP spray-dried plasma
Velico Medical said today that it raised another $19 million for the Frontline ODP spray-dried plasma product it’s developing. Beverly, Mass.-base Velico said the $18.9 million contribution comes from the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept.’s Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority. It’s the third option under a contract with Velico that runs through November 2019, taking BARDA’s funding of the company to a total of $46.5 million. Velico said the non-dilutive BARDA funding is slated for commercial development of a system to produce the plasma on demand at blood collection an...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Blood Management Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Velico Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Tufts nurses delay contract talks with hospital for another two weeks
Union nurses at Tufts Medical Center canceled a meeting with the hospital scheduled for Monday, saying the nurses needed time to evaluate the hospital ’s latest proposal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Enter Pact With Chinese Firm to Build Hospital Equipment Factory
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Government has signed a contract with Neusoft Medical Systems Company Ltd from China for the construction of the medical equipment manufacturing factory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tufts nurses delay contract talks with hospital for another two weeks
Union nurses at Tufts Medical Center canceled a meeting with the hospital scheduled for Monday, saying they need time to evaluate the hospital ’s latest proposal. The sides were scheduled to meet Monday for a fourth time since 1,200 union nurses at Tufts went on a one-day strike followed by a four-day lockout in mid-July. However, the nurses said the hospital submitted a proposal to the nurses on Friday that requires more analysis than the nurses said would be possible before the Monday meeting. “Given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Tufts nurses delay contract talks with hospital for another two weeks
Union nurses at Tufts Medical Center canceled a meeting with the hospital scheduled for Monday, saying they need time to evaluate the hospital ’s latest proposal. The sides were scheduled to meet Monday for a fourth time since 1,200 union nurses at Tufts went on a one-day strike followed by a four-day lockout in mid-July. However, the nurses said the hospital submitted a proposal to the nurses on Friday that requires more analysis than the nurses said would be possible before the Monday meeting. “Given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Wait-and-see strategy pays off, incentives needed for risk takers
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Some people are quick to purchase the latest technology or sign up for a new service. Others adopt a wait-and-see strategy. A recent study by University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson, finds this is true for farmers in Nicaragua who enter into contracts with Walmart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fujifilm Medical Systems provides diagnostic imaging solutions to three healthcare systems in US
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., a provider of diagnostic imaging solutions, has secured new contracts to boost diagnostic imaging capabilities at three healthcare systems in the US. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - September 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hospital-Doctor Clawback Provisions in Employment Contracts
Watch out for aggressive language in hospital employment agreements requiring physicians to recoup all payments to insurance companies. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Employment Law & Malpractice Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

Roswell Park lands $20 million contract to continue smoking cessation program
The Buffalo cancer hospital will run the state's smoker's quit hotline for another five years, plus expand services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

FDA clears Hitachi's 64-slice compact CT unit
Hitachi Healthcare Americas has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hitachi, CorTechs announce collaboration Hitachi teams with West Virginia University Hitachi launches new ultrasound scanner at ASE DOD awards purchasing contract to Hitachi Aloka Hitachi combines units into Hitachi Healthcare America (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ScImage partners with Invia
PACS vendor ScImage has announced a partnership with cardiology imaging software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ScImage lands DIN-PACS contract ScImage lands WVU Medicine installation ScImage secures 6 military DIN-PACS III orders ScImage to launch plug-and-play PACS tool at ACC ScImage partners with EHR firm NextGen (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Guidance on batch coding of frailty diagnoses for GMS contract
NHS England is aware that some GP practices have batch-coded a Read code diagnosis of frailty based solely on electronic frailty index score (eFI). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ensuring compliance at every stage in the clinical trial lifecycle
We know how nerve-wracking it can be to begin a clinical trial. The process is long and complex, and there are potential hurdles at every turn. In fact, 80 percent of clinical trials experience delays of 1 to 6 months, costing upwards of $35,000 per day. As a clinical research professional, you shouldn’t have to go it alone. Fortunately, you can avoid delays and minimize costs by partnering with an experienced contract research organization that specializes in ensuring compliance. This short video illustrates how our team can support yours at every stage in the clinical trial lifecycle, from clinical planni...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Four months without contract, Tufts nurses still far from agreement
Four months after the most recent nurses contract expired at Tufts Medical Center, and more two months since the 1,200 nurses went on strike, the sides are still far apart on a number of issues. The sides have met three times since the nurses went on a one-day strike followed by a four-day lockout in mid-July, and are scheduled to meet again on Friday and Monday. Despite the sessions, the Massachusetts Nurses Association said the sides still disagree about the three issues that caused th em to strike… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Apple ’s New $1,000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch
You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new version, Apple makes its previous technology antiquated in mere seconds, thus shaming many of us to upgrade. For millions of us, the many capabilities of the iPhone make dropping several hundred dollars to acquire o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Tags: Uncategorized Class iPhone tech technology Source Type: news