Rx drug pricing will be a major theme again in Salem next year
Rep. Rob Nosse, who has sponsored legislation in the past to bring down drug prices, will be back with more proposals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Arlington life sciences advisory firm raises $21M, buys competitor
Bioinformatics Inc. has raised $21 million in Series B funding and has already made an acquisition with the funds. The Arlington-based consulting firm, which provides research and advisory services to life science and diagnostic companies, paid $6 million to acquire Kalorama Information, a D.C.-based division of MarketResearch.com. CEO Craig Overpeck told me Kalorama's depth in clinical diagnostics research m ade it an attractive target, saying “we were kind of weak” in the space. The deal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Arlington life sciences advisory firm raises $21M, buys competitor
Bioinformatics Inc. has raised $21 million in Series B funding and has already made an acquisition with the funds. The Arlington-based consulting firm, which provides research and advisory services to life science and diagnostic companies, acquired Kalorama Information, a D.C.-based division of MarketResearch.com. Part of the new funding went toward the acquisition of Kalorama, but the companies did not disclo se terms of the deal. CEO Craig Overpeck told me Kalorama's depth in clinical diagnostics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom diagnosed with lymphoma
Blake Nordstrom said he will undergo chemotherapy over the next few months in Seattle. Doctors have told him he can continue to work throughout this process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom diagnosed with lymphoma
Blake Nordstrom said he will undergo chemotherapy over the next few months in Seattle. Doctors have told him he can continue to work throughout this process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

A Snowball's chance of fertility: Why an East Bay startup is marketing ice-filled underwear for the holidays
Couples looking for fertility answers may want to consider chilled underwear. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

A Snowball's chance of fertility: Why an East Bay startup is marketing ice-filled underwear for the holidays
Couples looking for fertility answers may want to consider chilled underwear. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Health Care Digest: Where were the women in Gilead's CEO search — and more
Editor's note: Our health care digest features  a roundup of local news items, musings from notable figures, insights from other publications and must-reads from our own newsroom. As always, we'd love to hear what you think and how we can improve. Please email biotech reporter Ron Leuty (rleuty@bizjournals.com) with any feedback, suggestions or possible news items for this feature. There are no women CEOs of large biotech companies, and Emma Walmsley with GlaxoSmithKline plc is the only woman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Health Care Digest: Where were the women in Gilead's CEO search — and more
Editor's note: Our health care digest features  a roundup of local news items, musings from notable figures, insights from other publications and must-reads from our own newsroom. As always, we'd love to hear what you think and how we can improve. Please email biotech reporter Ron Leuty (rleuty@bizjournals.com) with any feedback, suggestions or possible news items for this feature. There are no women CEOs of large biotech companies, and Emma Walmsley with GlaxoSmithKline plc is the only woman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

People First: The human resources team of Lakeland Regional Health
With 5,500 people throughout Lakeland Regional Health, the human resources team has many heads to watch.   Led by Chief HR Officer Scott Dimmick, the team, referred to as the Talent Division, is structured around several tasks including talent acquisition, learning and organizational development, employee engagement, total rewards, employee benefits, talent systems and the talent service center.  T he HR team has 45 members and includes talent consultants, learning and organizational development… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

People First: The human resources team of Lakeland Regional Health
With 5,500 people throughout Lakeland Regional Health, the human resources team has many heads to watch.   Led by Chief HR Officer Scott Dimmick, the team, referred to as the Talent Division, is structured around several tasks including talent acquisition, learning and organizational development, employee engagement, total rewards, employee benefits, talent systems and the talent service center.  T he HR team has 45 members and includes talent consultants, learning and organizational development… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Christiana Care ups its minimum wage to $15 per hour
Another health system in Greater Philadelphia announced Monday it is joining its peers in South Jersey and upping its minimum wage to $15 per hour. Wilmington, Del.-based Christiana Care Health System said the pay rate change – which puts the hospital system ahead of state and federal minimum wage standards – will go into effect on Feb. 1. Of its nearly 12,000 employees, about 500 current workers, many in clerical, technical or service r oles, will be affected by the minimum wage increase. "This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alison Burdo Source Type: news

Christiana Care ups its minimum wage to $15 per hour
Another health system in Greater Philadelphia announced Monday it is joining its peers in South Jersey and upping its minimum wage to $15 per hour. Wilmington, Del.-based Christiana Care Health System said the pay rate change – which puts the hospital system ahead of state and federal minimum wage standards – will go into effect on Feb. 1. Of its nearly 12,000 employees, about 500 current workers, many in clerical, technical or service r oles, will be affected by the minimum wage increase. "This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Burdo Source Type: news

FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under the care of a health care professional, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Netsmart gets a new majority owner
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has agreed to sell its majority stake in Overland Park-based Netsmart.    Private equity firm GI Partners, along with TA Associates, will acquire Allscript’s stake in Netsmart, the health IT company announced Monday. The combined investor group will own roughly 80 percent of Netsmart shares, according to the news release. In 2016, Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) an d GI Partners acquired Netsmart for $950 million through a joint venture, with Allscripts controlling… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Netsmart gets a new majority owner
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has agreed to sell its majority stake in Overland Park-based Netsmart.    Private equity firm GI Partners, along with TA Associates, will acquire Allscript’s stake in Netsmart, the health IT company announced Monday. The combined investor group will own roughly 80 percent of Netsmart shares, according to the news release. In 2016, Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) an d GI Partners acquired Netsmart for $950 million through a joint venture, with Allscripts controlling… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

FDA approves eye surgery KC-area doctor helped develop
The Food and Drug Administration has approved  an advancement in eye surgery developed and tested by five doctors nationwide, one of whom is Kansas City-based Dr. John Doane.  Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a minimally invasive procedure first approved in 2016 for patients with nearsightedness.   The FDA approved the s urgery for people with astigmatism in October, expanding the procedure’s scope to more than 90 percent of the population seeking vision correction, Doane… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

FDA approves eye surgery KC-area doctor helped develop
The Food and Drug Administration has approved  an advancement in eye surgery developed and tested by five doctors nationwide, one of whom is Kansas City-based Dr. John Doane.  Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a minimally invasive procedure first approved in 2016 for patients with nearsightedness.   The FDA approved the s urgery for people with astigmatism in October, expanding the procedure’s scope to more than 90 percent of the population seeking vision correction, Doane… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Tennessee firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Tennessee firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Partners gets federal approval for Care New England acquisition
Peter Markell, chief financial officer for Partners, said in an interview that the Federal Trade Commission had approved the acquisition. Partners will now seek state approval in Rhode Island. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Exclusive: New wave tech helps university recruit, add revenue
Drug manufacturing capabilities along with cutting-edge regenerative and precision medicine might prove to be transformative for UTHSC. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

More details emerge about Providence ’s plan to maintain emergency services
Providence Health System is taking steps to keep its emergency department and needed support services open through April. The Northeast D.C. hospital submitted its application Dec. 7 to D.C. Health to renew its license, which was set to expire Dec. 14 — the day the hospital had planned to end all acute-care services. The health department said it received that application and sent the hospital its renewal license t hat night. In addition to emergency care, the hospital will continue lab, diagnostic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation appoints new president
Rachel Petrucelli has been appointed president of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, according to a release. Petrucelli takes the job after serving as interim president of the organization since April. She has more than 24 years of fundraising experience and was named to the position after a national search that lasted nearly six months. "Rachel steps into her new role as president as a respected, expe rienced, and successful leader with a strong commitment to our organization's mission.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

Canadian guidelines recommend against early mammography
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening Canadian guidelines support CT lung cancer screening Response: Canadian breast cancer guidelines rely on faulty data Canadian task force advises less frequent breast screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care
The ability to walk into a clinic without an appointment helps patients with mental illness get needed psychopharmacology, stay in treatment, and even reduce future emergency department visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

UAMS Gets $1.5M for Scholarships
UAMS has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tenet names third CEO for Palm Beach County hospital in 18 months
Tenet Healthcare named Teresa C. Urquhart as CEO of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, which now has its third CEO in 18 months. Urquhart was previously chief operating officer of Delray Medial Center. Before that, she was COO of both Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia. She was also CEO of Coastal Carolina Hospital. “Teresa’s return to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a homecoming for her,” said Maggie Gill, CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Palm… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

All Louisville hospitals to face penalty from Medicare
All of the acute-care hospitals in the Louisville area will see a reduction in Medicare payments during federal fiscal 2019, ending Sept. 30. These include hospitals in Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, a federal regulatory agency. The hospitals will see reductions for not meeting performance standards set in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. That program pays hospitals for achieving quality measures… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Outdated, Study Says
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,” said Dr. Peter Beitsch, co-author of the study and a cancer surgeon practicing in Texas. Insurance companies and other payers reimburse genetic testing — or not — based on the guidelines. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer CNN Source Type: news

Nutrisystem sold in $1.3B deal
Weight-management system company Nutrisystem Inc. will be bought by Tennessee-based Tivity Health Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. Tivity plans to maintain all of Nutrisystem’s existing brands as well as the company’s Fort Washington, Penn., office. Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier will become president and COO of Tivity Health, according to the news release. “Today marks a n important milestone in Nutrisystem’s 45-year history,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Medical professionals to face greater scrutiny from federal opioid task force
The epidemic of opioid addiction persists across the country, demanding increased efforts to combat the effects of drug abuse. Traditional methods of enforcement have failed to curb the spread of opioid addiction in the Appalachian region, so the Department of Justice is taking a new tack.   Last month, DOJ announced the formation of an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, bringing together the resources and expertise of its Criminal Health Care Fraud Unit, the U.S. Attorney’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: J.D. Thomas Source Type: news

Tillerson sounds off on Trump at Houston fundraiser
Rex Tillerson, former secretary of state to President Donald Trump, said his time at the White House was a challenge and a major shift from his previous job. He was speaking in Houston at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson ’s "Conversation With a Living Legend" charity event Dec. 6. Tillerson, the former CEO of Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), said it was hard to go from the disciplined uniformity of Exxon Mobil to the more chaotic environment of the Trump White House. At Exxon… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joshua Mann Source Type: news

Aging Care Table of Experts 2018
The aging care industry has an enormous impact on the Greater Louisville area economy. Finding good people and retaining quality staff, advances in technology, increasing regulations, and cuts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements continue to be the major challenges for aging care companies.   To gain some insight, we gathered representatives from five companies involved in the aging-care care industry. The sponsoring companies paid for the advertising in this section and for a seat on the panel.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tennessee firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Montgomery County-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. will be bought by Tennessee-based Tivity Health Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. Tivity plans to maintain all of Nutrisystem’s existing brands as well as the company’s Fort Washington office. Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier will become president and COO of Tivity Health, according to the news release. “Today marks an import ant milestone in Nutrisystem’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Here are Central Florida's busiest hospitals
Central Florida's health care providers are preparing to meet a growing need for hospitals and other medical services in the area. The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area's population is expected to grow from 2.18 million in 2011 to a projected 4.02 million in 2047, according to the University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness. Besides an increased need for transportation infrastructure and jobs, the area also will need more hospitals to take care of its residents. Henry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Franklin firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Value-based care drives KC physician practices to merge
Two Kansas City-based practices will merge, expanding Ascentist Physicians Group LLC and positioning it as the region's largest physician-owned otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) practice. Head and Neck Surgical Associates of Overland Park will become a division of Ascentist on Jan. 1 and will continue to practice under its current name and locations at Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center. The decision to merge stems from the push to a value-based care model, said Dr . Ronald Booth,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Franklin firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

How Duke University plans to develop synergies with India
Duke University is continuing efforts to strengthen its presence in India – hoping to both lure top talent and ideas back to Durham, and send its best ideas to a country with substantial health care and innovation opportunity. In early December, the university will hold its first health conference in the country. Hosted in New Delhi, officials say they hope to use the conference to strengthen existing relationships.  Those relationships began two years ago, when the university launched a plan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation appoints new president
Rachel Petrucelli has been appointed president of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, according to a release. Petrucelli takes the job after serving as interim president of the organization since April. She has more than 24 years of fundraising experience and was named to the position after a national search that lasted nearly six months. "Rachel steps into her new role as president as a respected, expe rienced, and successful leader with a strong commitment to our organization's mission.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

After Midterms, Democrats Inch Toward Government-Run Health Care
Democrats seem to believe that the cure for every healthcare problem is a bigger dose of government. But the American people have rejected that approach before -- and they may do so again. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation appoints new president
Rachel Petrucelli has been appointed president of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, according to a release. Petrucelli takes the job after serving as interim president of the organization since April. She has more than 24 years of fundraising experience and was named to the position after a national search that lasted nearly six months. "Rachel steps into her new role as president as a respected, expe rienced, and successful leader with a strong commitment to our organization's mission.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

Factor in wellness programs during open enrollment
Millions of Americans are deciding which health plan to select for 2019. They are reviewing and comparing a variety of factors when making this important decision, such as costs, benefits, care provider networks and wellness programs. Employers know that a healthy employee can make for a more productive, satisfied employee. And many employees want to improve their health and are often surprised to learn that employers offer wellness programs. That mutual interest is behind the rise of workplace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee Source Type: news

Factor in wellness programs during open enrollment
Millions of Americans are deciding which health plan to select for 2019. They are reviewing and comparing a variety of factors when making this important decision, such as costs, benefits, care provider networks and wellness programs. Employers know that a healthy employee can make for a more productive, satisfied employee. And many employees want to improve their health and are often surprised to learn that employers offer wellness programs. That mutual interest is behind the rise of workplace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee Source Type: news

Founder on how Indianapolis-based OurHealth is investing in Charlotte
Indianapolis-based OurHealth came to the Charlotte market in 2015 with plans to invest $25 million. Three years later, the company is planning to create a southeastern hub here as it expands further, says Dr. Jeff Wells, president and founder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Founder on how Indianapolis-based OurHealth is investing in Charlotte
Indianapolis-based OurHealth came to the Charlotte market in 2015 with plans to invest $25 million. Three years later, the company is planning to create a southeastern hub here as it expands further, says Dr. Jeff Wells, president and founder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

CEO of Chapel Hill firm talks 2 new partnerships with big pharma
Chapel Hill-based Target PharmaSolutions is wrapping up 2018 with a pair of new partnerships, further pushing the fast-developing company toward what its CEO says will be a better 2019.   This month, the clinical data company announced strategic partnerships with Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) to expand its research work.  Gilead is the first partner to join the company’s Target-Hepatitis B study. It will also be entering the Target-NASH ( nonalcoholic fatty… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

MiMedx details how EY quit as auditor for troubled Atlanta biomedical company
MiMedx's shares (OTC: MDXG), which traded on Nasdaq as high as $17 at the begining of 2018, were delisted by Nasdaq in November and have now fallen to $1.15. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

MiMedx details how EY quit as auditor for troubled Atlanta biomedical company
MiMedx's shares (OTC: MDXG), which traded on Nasdaq as high as $17 at the begining of 2018, were delisted by Nasdaq in November and have now fallen to $1.15. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: David Allison Source Type: news