AHN reports data breach of one of its vendors
The data breach is at a vendor that contracts with AHN Home Infusion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Among US Healthcare Personnel Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Among US Healthcare Personnel
How likely are healthcare workers to contract COVID-19? A new report identifies certain factors associated with the risk.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

UFC 270: Dana White advises Francis Ngannou to focus on ‘hungry’ Ciryl Gane, not Tyson Fury and contracts
Dana White talks about why he has an issue with Francis Ngannou talking about getting new contracts and boxing matches instead of focusing on his title fight at UFC 270. #tysonfury #danawhite #francisngannou #boxingmatches #ufc270 #cirylgane #titlefight #ufc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russell Westbrook 'would be gone TOMORROW' if his contract was movable
#russellwestbrook (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The lessons of COVID-19, two years on
When Robert Kim-Farley heard that COVID-19 had reached the United States, on Jan. 20, 2020, he immediately recalled the grim images from China that he had been seeing online, with people dying in the streets outside of overwhelmed hospitals.“The pandemic has reached us, and it’s going to be bad,” the UCLA epidemiologist thought.With the U.S. reaching the second anniversary of that first U.S. case, Kim-Farley has been reflecting on what the scientific community got right during the medical crisis, and what it could have done better.On a scale of 1 to 10, he said he ’d give the U.S. a 7 for how local,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ambulance company takes CCG to court over ‘biased’ procurement
An independent ambulance company is taking a clinical commissioning group to court over how it awarded a patient transport contract to a rival. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fight Over Little Rock Medical Exchange Company Lands in Federal Court
A lawsuit accuses MedCom of fraud and breach of contract. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MedInformatix to provide RIS to Strategic Radiology
Health IT firm MedInformatix has been named the preferred provider of RIS service...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lauren Golding named CMO of Strategic Radiology PSO MedInformatix debuts new mobile apps at RSNA 2021 MedInformatix expands Wacom e-signature partnership MedInformatix secures Fla. contract MedInformatix, Health eFilings partner on reporting tech (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GP recruitment and funding at risk from delayed ICS start date
General practice recruitment and access to funding could be disrupted by confusion caused by the delayed rollout of integrated care systems (ICSs), primary care leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

System collaboration and financial management agreement
There is no longer a requirement in the NHS Standard Contract for CCGs and trusts to agree a system collaboration and financial management agreement, but NHS England have published an updated version which can be used where local systems wish to adopt it. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dentistry and oral health update
Sara Hurley, England ’s Chief Dental Officer and Ali Sparke, Director for Dentistry, Community Pharmacy, Optometry and the NHS Standard Contract, have issued an update to the dental profession regarding exceptional circumstances. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why did University of Michigan fire Mark Schlissel? He broke a rule he introduced this summer
Mark Schlissel's contract was terminated due to an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. #markschlissel #universityofmichigan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to explore options this offseason
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is under contract for two more years, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Wilson wants to explore other options this offseason. #nflnetwork #offseason #ianrapoport #seattleseahawks #russellwilson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College football coach abruptly resigns overnight
Todd Graham has resigned as the head football coach of the University of Hawai’i after completing just his second year of a 5-year contract. ... #footballcoach #collegefootballcoach #davidmatlin #toddgraham #universityrelease #headfootballcoach #universityofhawaii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Todd Graham Resigns As Hawai ’i Football Coach
He recently completed the second year of his five-year contract with the Rainbow Warriors. #hawaiifootballcoach #toddgraham #rainbowwarriors (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Imaging breaks ground on $490M headquarters
United Imaging has begun construction of a new manufacturing and R&D headquarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: United Imaging sponsors talk at RSNA 2021 United Imaging updates PET reconstruction at SNMMI SyntheticMR gets 1st order from United Imaging United Imaging secures Vizient contract United Imaging breaks into U.S. imaging market (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS England questions cost of private hospital Covid deal
Health service chief in letter to minister queries whether contracts are ‘good value for money’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GP contract 2021/22
The GP contract documents for 2021/22 have been published to support the implementation of changes to general medical services (GMS) contractual arrangements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Del Medical launches new x-ray system
Radiography vendor UMG/Del Medical announced that its new x-ray system, OTC18S...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Del lands federal x-ray contract Del lands x-ray install in Canada UMG/Del to launch new x-ray systems at RSNA 2019 UMG/Del Medical bolsters sales staff UMG/Del inks distribution agreement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UK government’s ‘VIP lane’ for PPE suppliers was unlawful, High Court rules
Priority stream set up during pandemic to collate bids for health equipment broke public contract rules (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revising regulations for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) to implement changes related to Star Ratings, network adequacy, special requirements during disasters or public emergencies, and pharmacy price concessions, among other things. This proposed rule would also revise regulations related to dual-eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs), other special needs plans, and cost contract plans. Comments are due by March 7, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 12, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

TeleTracking wins $22M renewal of federal hospital-capacity contract
The 12-month contract began Jan. 1 and is funded through the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Columbia University Student Strike Ends with Tentative Deal
In a contract that still needs to be ratified by union members, the university has agreed to boost student pay and allow for independent arbitration in cases of alleged misconduct and discrimination. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Judge Tosses Cardiology Practice's Lawsuit Against SSM Health Judge Tosses Cardiology Practice's Lawsuit Against SSM Health
Cardiologists with St. Louis Heart and Vascular had brought a $50M lawsuit against SSM Health over their decision to enter into an exclusive contract with another cardiology provider.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

My Child Is Turning 12. Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should They Get?
If you’re the parent of a tween who’s still unvaccinated for COVID-19, you’re not alone. In the United States, only 16% of kids ages 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated and 25% are partially vaccinated, according to Jan. 3 data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now is the time to change that, experts say. As COVID-19 continues to spike across the country, low vaccination rates in this age group have resulted in record-high hospitalizations. COVID-19 vaccines ward off serious illness from the disease and reduce the odds of contracting Kawasaki disease (also known as Multisystem Inflammato...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

To Strengthen HIV Services, This Ethiopian Organization is Taking 4 Steps to Focus on Gender Equality
By Clarke Glavin, 2021 IntraHealth-UNC Summer FellowJanuary 10, 2022Ethiopiamore than halved its number of new HIV infections in the country over the past decade. How?A big part of the answer lies in the local organizations that are leading Ethiopia's national HIV response. Now, with the help of IntraHealth International’sAccelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP) project, one Ethiopian nonprofit is focusing on gender inequality as a way to get even stronger results.Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA), a national nonprofit based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is working with the Ethiopian Ministry of...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Leadership and Governance Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Management and Performance Source Type: news

UNISON supports legal challenge over UK ’ s use of PPE suppliers
UNISON is backing the call for a judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue using a Malaysian company accused of human rights abuses as a supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS. The union is also supporting a crowdfunding scheme to finance the legal effort. As reported in the Guardian, the London-based law firm Wilson Solicitors has filed for the judicial review at the High Court, following the selection of the UK subsidiary of Malaysian company Supermax as one of the approved suppliers in a new £6 billion contract for disposable gloves for NHS workers. Supermax has faced ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 10, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Community crime prevention in Portugal: an introduction to local safety contracts - Amante A, Saraiva M, Marques TS.
Following the philosophy of other international programs as proximity policing or situational crime prevention, the Local Safety Contracts (CLS) have been an innovative strategy in Portugal, as they allow the sharing of accountabilities between the central... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Hospitals Recruit International Nurses to Fill Pandemic Shortages Hospitals Recruit International Nurses to Fill Pandemic Shortages
Montana's largest hospital recently signed employment contracts with two dozen foreign nurses. Nationwide, a backlog of 5000 international nurses await approval to enter the US.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revising regulations for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) to implement changes related to Star Ratings, network adequacy, special requirements during disasters or public emergencies, and pharmacy price concessions, among other things. This proposed rule would also revise regulations related to dual-eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs), other special needs plans, and cost contract plans. Comments are due by March 7, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 7, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Support Officer
Location: Flexible location (remote working) – contract type dependent on location.Specifications: 1 Mar to 1 September 2022. Fixed-term employment contract if successful applicant based in UK, Germany or Denmark. Consultancy contract in other locations.Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week.Salary: £30,000 per annum.Application Closing Date: Sunday 23 January 2022 (Midnight GMT).This role is an exciting opportunity to use your communication and problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of healthcare research and publishing.  Cochrane recently implemented Editorial Manager as the editorial and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

As COVID Hits Schools, Parents Scramble to Test Kids or Face a Return to Remote Learning
Kendra Levine’s son, Eddie, is only 5 years old, but he immediately recognized the significance of the negative result on the COVID-19 rapid tests he took at home last weekend. The tests, which were provided by the Berkeley Unified School District in California before students left for winter break, meant Eddie could return to school and see his friends again after two weeks away. Best of all, they meant Levine could send him to school on Monday with more peace of mind. “He was extremely thrilled to show it to us,” says Levine, whose son has become familiar with pandemic routines in the last two years. &l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod Source Type: news

Free at Last: Trafficked Woman ’ s Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers
Desperate for work Kamikazi put her faith in ‘agents’ to find her a job. Instead, she found herself working without pay as a domestic worker in Kuwait. Photo: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Rwanda, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) When Kamikazi * from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment. A former co-worker in the food processing firm where Kamikazi once worked introduced her to “agents”. They assured her she would find decent employment in the Middle East, but little did she know her co-worker had deli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights #HumanTrafficking IPS UN Bureau Rwanda Source Type: news

Nurses ratify new contract, end nearly 10-month strike
Nurses at a Massachusetts hospital have voted to ratify a new four-year contract with management that ends what their union calls the longest nurses strike in state history (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

IBA wins Ark. install
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has won an installatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA secures New Mexico installation contract for Proteus One IBA, RaySearch expand partnership in proton therapy IBA partners with University of Pennsylvania IBA launches Campus online proton therapy platform IBA, SCK CEN sign actinium-225 deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Extends Contract With Hospitals Amid Tussle With Healthcare Unions
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has issued a one-month extension to current contract with hospital care providers which was set to end on December 31 ending after medics union had vowed not to sign the new working contract citing lack of public participation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Duke University awarded $365M contract to accelerate vaccine development
Duke University has landed a federal contract worth nearly $365 million over seven years, if fully funded, to help vaccines reach people faster. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

South Africa: Revised Covid-19 Protocols On Hold
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health says the implementation of the revised COVID-19 contract tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols released last week have been suspended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Duke University awarded $365M contract to accelerate vaccine development
Duke University has landed a federal contract worth nearly $365 million over seven years, if fully funded, to help vaccines reach people faster. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

'I still haven't grieved': Families want apology for loved ones exposed to COVID-19 in hospital who died
Three Manitoba families are grieving the loss of loved ones who entered hospitals COVID-free during the pandemic only to contract the virus there and die. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Nigeria: Exclusive - Covid-19 Ravages Nigeria's State House As Buhari's Aides Contract Virus
[Premium Times] Mr Shehu, who confirmed he was "afflicted by the mild variant of the COVID-19," said he has "no confirmation" of other cases mentioned to him. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Darren Collison comes out of retirement with Lakers
Darren Collison, headed toward a lucrative new contract, surprisingly retired. He reportedly considered coming back with the Lakers or Clippers. #darrencollison #clippers #lakers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two vax makers, who signed up to produce Covaxin, may not roll out supplies till 2022 Q2
Haffkine, owned by the Maharashtra government, and BIBCOL entered licensing agreements with Bharat Biotech to produce a Covaxin drug substance in May but are yet to finalise the contracts to construct BSL-3 (biosafety level 3) facilities even after seven months. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nations Shorten Recommended Quarantine Times for Covid-19 Patients
Some officials reduced isolation recommendations for those who contract Covid-19, with New York saying a range of workers, including teachers and grocery employees, could return to their jobs... #groceryemployees (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid News: Live Global Updates
United and other airlines face staff shortages as workers contract the virus. In New York, some Broadway shows are paused and the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square is scaled back. #timessquare #newyearseve (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Recommends Cutting Covid Isolation Time To 5 Days For Some Healthcare Workers
To combat hospital understaffing, the CDC halved its recommended isolation time for workers who contract the virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Triangle drugmaker acquiring firm behind anthrax treatment
To further its effort of becoming a leader in biodefense, a Triangle-based firm is merging with a company that contracts with the federal government to produce an anthrax treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

The Omicron Variant Appears Less Likely to Cause Severe COVID-19 Illness Than Delta
Preliminary data suggest that people with the omicron variant of the coronavirus are between 50% and 70% less likely to need hospitalization than those with the delta strain, Britain’s public health agency said Thursday. The U.K. Health Security Agency findings add to emerging evidence that omicron produces milder illness than other variants—but also spreads faster and better evades vaccines. The agency said that based on cases in the U.K., an individual with omicron is estimated to be between 31% and 45% less likely to attend a hospital emergency department compared to one with delta, “and 50 to 70% less...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JILL LAWLESS / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Beneath a Covid Vaccine Debacle, 30 Years of Government Culpability
Washington has rejected plans to revamp vaccine preparedness for decades and repeatedly paid a price. The Biden administration is at a similar crossroads. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Hamby and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Emergent BioSolutions Inc Politics and Government Government Contracts and Procurement Public-Private Sector Cooperation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Anthrax Botulism Biological Source Type: news