GE partners with Mass. hospital on pediatric imaging AI
GE Healthcare and Boston Children's Hospital have joined forces to develop...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE reports higher healthcare earnings in Q1 GE gets FDA nod for deep-learning CT reconstruction GE to integrate Edison platform with ACR AI-LAB GE wins risk-sharing contract from Adventist Health GE focuses on artificial intelligence at ECR 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Update to mandatory network agreement – network contract DES (May 2019)
NHS England has made minor corrections to the mandatory network agreement required for delivery of the network contract directed enhanced service (DES). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pa. Supreme Court sharply questions on UPMC-Highmark consent decree
Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Thursday morning sharply questioned lawyers for the attorney general, Highmark and UPMC over whether the five-year consent decree could be extended beyond the June 30 end date. The justices' questions, in a packed courtroom at the Capitol Rotunda, began moments into the first oral argument. Much of the focus was on whether the consent decree's modification provision allowed for the extension of the agreement, whether contract law allowed the end date to move,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Carestream secures software contract with Iowa center
Carestream Health has inked a contract with Broadlawns Medical Center in Des...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream adds ImageView software to DRX-Revolution Carestream signs Canadian clinic network Carestream wins large order in RI Carestream signs Mo. healthcare system Carestream wins DR order in New England (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Emergency blood deliveries to large hospitals could be stalled for two days as couriers strike
Couriers, including cyclists, deliver blood to more than 50 hospitals in London and the south-east. Their employment union said their hours had been cut and contracts changed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctors to vote again on controversial contract
Junior doctors will vote next month on whether to accept the newest version of the controversial 2016 contract that led to unprecedented strike action. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sutter Health to take on more Medicare Advantage patients
Sutter Health is expanding its network to cover more seniors on Medicare Advantage plans.   The Sacramento-based health system said Tuesday that it's set to add more seniors to its network through a new partnership with Alignment Healthcare, which is launching a new Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans are privately operated plans that contract with Medicare, the federal h ealth program for seniors. Under the partnership, Sutter's doctors and facilities will be "in-network" for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health to take on more Medicare Advantage patients
Sutter Health is expanding its network to cover more seniors on Medicare Advantage plans.   The Sacramento-based health system said Tuesday that it's set to add more seniors to its network through a new partnership with Alignment Healthcare, which is launching a new Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans are privately operated plans that contract with Medicare, the federal h ealth program for seniors. Under the partnership, Sutter's doctors and facilities will be "in-network" for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Is Your Organization Leaving Money on the Table?
Across the U.S., unpaid emergency transport bills are costing counties millions of dollars each year. For example, in 2017, Commissioners in Palm Beach County, Florida, approved writing off $11.8 million in “uncollectable emergency transport patient accounts.”1 Similarly, the city of Berkeley, California, reported a five-year average of uncollected ambulance fees amounting to $2.6 million per year.2 Soft billing practices, lack of billing transparency and increasing out-of-pocket expenses as a result of high deductible plans have all contributed to the growing debt across EMS agencies. With the passing of the B...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Eric Foust, MBA Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse
-- " Charley horse " is another name for a muscle spasm or cramp of the leg. When a muscle cramps, it contracts involuntarily and does not relax. To treat a charley horse, MedlinePlus suggests: Stop activity. Try stretching and massaging the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor
Delaware's attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state's prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to indicate that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

7 Reasons to Use Robotics in Assembly and Packaging
The most recent data available from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) states that global sales of industrial robots doubled during the five-year period 2013-2017. Sales in 2017 alone increased by more than 30 percent. According to the IFR, “Robot installations in the United States continued to increase to a new peak in 2017—for the seventh year in a row—and reached 33,192 units. Since 2010, the driver of the growth in all manufacturing industries in the U.S. has been the ongoing trend to automate production in order to strengthen U.S. industries in both dom...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sam Weller and Chris Jurik Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk
Study finds lower risk of CVD events in users Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Public urged to check their ‘heart age’ to prevent premature death Mexican fish offer clues on heart repair (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Novartis recalls anemia drug due to potential contamination
The liquid version of Promacta are being recalled because of a risk of potential peanut flour contamination that occurred at a third-party contract manufacturing site (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recently published White Paper explores effective new ways for clinical labs and pathology groups to reverse the trend of uncollected revenue in an era of higher patient requirements and reimbursement pressures
As a result of the drive toward consumer-driven healthcare, and because of rising health insurance deductibles, patients are increasingly becoming the new payers. Efficient patient access management is now viewed as critical to reversing the resulting trend of uncompensated care, and to meeting the lab’s revenue cycle objectives. As patients take on more risk and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Incarceration for low-level drug crimes rapidly spreading TB in Brazil
Brazilian prisoners are 23 times more likely to contract tuberculosis than members of the general population, a new report has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How the flu could leave you at the mercy of killer fungus aspergillosis
One in five patients admitted to intensive care with flu may contract a lethal fungal infection in their lungs called aspergillosis which can resist medicine’s best drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips' Lumify lands Army airworthiness certification
Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, said it has received airworthiness...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips inks Medtronic collaboration Philips sees steady growth in Q1 numbers Philips wins contract from Vietnamese hospital Philips adds teleradiology to its service offerings Philips touts ACC study for detecting residual ischemia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical contracts - do you vary or procure?
Commissioners of primary medical services contracts are frequently faced with changes to contracting parties and contractual obligations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combination regimens to treat tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10 percent of those who are infected.Today, people who contract tuberculosis typically take a course of drugs for six to eight months. However, the length of treatment means some patients don ’t stick with the therapy or may develop adverse effects from drug toxicity. Some may develop resistance to the d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hospital foundation trust to take over three practices
An NHS foundation trust in Birmingham has taken over two practices and will soon run another from June.  Great Bridge Health Centre and Lyndon Health Centre are now run by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, in conjunction with Your Health Partnership, which runs more than 50 surgeries in the Midlands and Shropshire.  The takeover, which took place on 1 May, came after the previous private provider, Malling Health, chose not to rebid for the APMS contract according to the Local Medical Committee (LMC). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Heart disease deaths up for first time in 50 years
BHF calls for earlier detection and treatment Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supplier Stories for the Week of May 5
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Source: MDDI - May 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has purchased the privately held...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium Qfix validates couch top on Varian radiotherapy systems Varian installs cyclotron for 1st ProBeam in China Varian opens South Africa office (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips inks Medtronic collaboration
Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has formed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips sees steady growth in Q1 numbers Philips wins contract from Vietnamese hospital Medtronic recalls StealthStation brain imaging software Mazor Robotics shareholders approve Medtronic deal Philips reappoints CEO, CFO FDA OKs Medtronic MRI-compatible pacemakers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Contracts gave Coca-Cola power to quash health research, study says
Health research bankrolled by Coca-Cola at universities in Canada and the U.S. included provisions allowing the beverage giant to quash studies midway, in a move potentially allowing the firm to shut down projects that are counter to its interests, says a new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coca-Cola Contracts Allow Research to Be Suppressed, Says Report Coca-Cola Contracts Allow Research to Be Suppressed, Says Report
Coca-Cola's"transparency initiative was window dressing," says a study author."They're still trying to do everything they can to evade their responsibility for their role in the global obesity epidemic."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Teenager Sued His School for Banning Unvaccinated Students. Now He Has Chickenpox
A Kentucky teenager who sued his school last month for banning unvaccinated students has come down with a case of chickenpox. Jerome Kunkel, 18, took legal action against his high school after the Northern Kentucky Health Department said unvaccinated students had to stay at home amid an outbreak that left more than 32 students sick, according to the BBC. Kunkel, who is unvaccinated, was barred from playing basketball as part of the ban. In April, a judge ruled against the teen, whose lawsuit argued that the vaccine is “immoral, illegal and sinful.” The teen’s father said that he opposed vaccinations becau...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Kentucky onetime overnight Source Type: news

Teen who sued after skipping vaccine now has chickenpox
Jerome Kunkel's lawyer admitted he told his unvaccinated teenage clients their best bet was to contract the chickenpox (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensus scores Premier contract for brachytherapy
Superficial radiation therapy provider Sensus Healthcare has signed a group...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sensus inks R&D pact with UPenn Sensus touts research for nonmelanoma skin cancer FDA clears Sensus Healthcare's IORT system Sensus names new VP of clinical development Sensus appoints new sales VP for oncology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Baltimore Board of Estimates clears $14M in contracts to Associated Black Charities
The city's Board of Estimates voted Wednesday morning to approve $14.2 million in contracts for HIV and AIDS-related services to Associated Black Charities after a two-week postponement. The five-member board previously postponed a vote on the contracts, amid questions about Associated Black Charities' involvement in "Healthy Holly" book deals. ABC admitted on April 1 it had collected about $87,000 in donations from five groups between 2011 and 2016 to purchase and distribute copi es of "Healthy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

GMS guidance and ready reckoner
NHS England has published guidance and audit requirements for the General Medical Services (GMS) contract 2019/20. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People have less sex than a decade ago, especially the married
Half of women and nearly two thirds of men would like to have sex more often Related items fromOnMedica NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Well over half of people have never had an STI test Social media could help to cut STIs Treating cardio risk improves erections too (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dozens more New York City kids contract measles as officials struggle to contain the outbreak
Two of the newly-infected children, who had skipped their vaccines on religious grounds, are not part of the Orthodox Jewish community, which accounts for the vast majority of cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBM launches Imaging Patient Synopsis
IBM Watson Health said that its longtime PACS customer Hardin Memorial Health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBM inks AI deals with Vanderbilt, Brigham and Women's VA and IBM Watson Health extend AI partnership Guerbet, IBM Watson Health to collaborate on AI software News reports claim layoffs at IBM Watson Health IBM Watson secures $10M Ohio PACS, AI contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exclusive: 160,000 campaigners tell NHSE they want laws changed
More than 160,000 people have told NHS England via an online campaign survey that they want the law changed “so that contracts to run NHS services no longer have to be put up for auction”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients with atrial fibrillation to be targeted in stroke reduction programme
Programme will identify and treat patients with atrial fibrillation not receiving adequate preventive care Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Risk of CV event highest straight after partner death Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusted Health gets $20M to change how nurses find jobs
Craft Ventures led the Series A for the company, which employs contract nurses as full W2 employees and provides digital tools for job hunting. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Results of Harvard Study into Medicare Costs Offers Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Harvard’s study of high-cost Medicare patients offers insights into how medical laboratories can help improve early diagnosis, optimize therapies, and monitor chronic disease Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups supporting Medicare patients understand that a small portion of high-cost patients make up the majority of Medicare spending. Between extended treatment, comorbidities, and the complex nature […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

GMC launches first survey of SAS and locally employed doctors
These groups make up one in six of practitioners on the medical register Related items fromOnMedica Junior doctors to play a role in contract renegotiation GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Bullying by colleagues affects one in five NHS staff Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supplier Stories for the Week of April 28
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Source: MDDI - May 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Sonic Healthcare Uses Test Data to Create Shared Savings Opportunities for Clinical Laboratory and Providers
Sonic’s data-driven approach to population health management, based on helping clinicians intervene with patients to control healthcare costs, increases the lab’s revenue Sonic Healthcare USA is using clinical laboratory test data to help its client providers improve population health. This effort also has allowed the Austin, Texas-based lab company to share in the savings one […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60%
(Bocconi University) Acknowledging 75% of the crop to tenants in crop-sharing contracts, instead of the customary 50%, can boost agricultural productivity and income levels in developing countries. In a field experiment in Uganda, Bocconi University's Selim Gulesci and colleagues found that, introducing the new sharing rules, output is 60% higher and tenants' income increases by 140%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMN Healthcare plans $200M acquisition
AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AMN), which is dual-headquartered in Dallas and San Diego, announced Tuesday the acquisition of a health care staffing company that specializes in placing therapists and nurses in contract positions. Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc. has about $140 million in revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $20 million. AMN, which is the largest health care staffing company in the country, plans to acquire the company for $200 million with the potential of an additional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Staff report Source Type: news

AMN Healthcare plans $200M acquisition
AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AMN), which is dual-headquartered in Dallas and San Diego, announced Tuesday the acquisition of a health care staffing company that specializes in placing therapists and nurses in contract positions. Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc. has about $140 million in revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $20 million. AMN, which is the largest health care staffing company in the country, plans to acquire the company for $200 million with the potential of an additional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Staff report Source Type: news

Fear of ‘being seen’ bars teen access to sexual health info
New strategy needed for digital content, say experts Related items fromOnMedica NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Fragmented sexual health system is failing users JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GE reports higher healthcare earnings in Q1
GE Healthcare produced flat revenue growth but higher profit in its first quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE gets FDA nod for deep-learning CT reconstruction GE to integrate Edison platform with ACR AI-LAB GE wins risk-sharing contract from Adventist Health GE focuses on artificial intelligence at ECR 2019 GE/Danaher deal does not include contrast business (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New York City bans alcohol ads on city property
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a ban of alcohol advertising on city property; existing ads will be allowed to remain until their contracts end. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Private provider pulls out of contract with cash-strapped CCG
Virgin Care has pulled out of a controversial contract with a financially-challenged clinical commissioning group in the West Midlands, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Legal action firm among winners for largest medicines procurement
Three pharmaceutical companies – including one which took NHS England to court over the design of a billion-pound tender – have been awarded contracts to supply drugs as part of a bid to eradicate hepatitis C by 2025. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news