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Harrison Hospital Loses Battle with Assessor over Clinic Tax
A judge says property taxes are due from a clinic run by the operator of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ESO Announces Addition of SafetyPAD to Its Product Portfolio
Austin, Texas -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today that it has completed a transaction to bring the people, software, and customers of oPEN Inc., maker of the SafetyPAD suite of software products, into its portfolio of products. SafetyPAD ePCR software is used to document prehospital patient care by agencies in many of the nation’s most populous cities. "Our commitment to improving community health through the power of data is shared by the oPEN Inc. team," said Chris Dillie, President and CEO of ESO. ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Announces Addition of SafetyPAD to Its Product Portfolio
Austin, Texas -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today that it has completed a transaction to bring the people, software, and customers of oPEN Inc., maker of the SafetyPAD suite of software products, into its portfolio of products. SafetyPAD ePCR software is used to document prehospital patient care by agencies in many of the nation’s most populous cities. "Our commitment to improving community health through the power of data is shared by the oPEN Inc. team," said Chris Dillie, President and CEO of ESO. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center widens profits on $3.4B revenue – 'Our best year ever'
Although its top executive abruptly resigned in the final month of the fiscal year, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center turned in its best financial performance in its history. The hospital system and medical college had an operating margin of $302 million on $3.41 billion in revenue for the year ended June 30. While revenue increased 7 percent over 2016, the 8.8 percent margin was 29 percent wider than the prior year, and beat budget goals by $88 million. “This is th e strongest financial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Fortis promoters seek SC approval to sell shares pledged with banks, FIs
SC has directed RHC Holdings and Oscar Investments, cos controlled by the Singhs, to maintain “status quo” with regards to shareholding of FHHPL in the hospital group. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia Pacific Management starts $150 million hospital project in China
Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management began investing heavily in China in 2014, pouring $200 million into hospital construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Columbia Pacific Management starts $150 million hospital project in China
Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management began investing heavily in China in 2014, pouring $200 million into hospital construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Proven Supply Chain Optimization Strategies Help Spectrum Health Reduce Logistical Costs and Stock Outs
Johnson& Johnson Medical Devices Companies Offer a Tailored Approach to Help Hospitals and Health Systems Improve Supply Chain Efficiency (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CRISPR Therapeutics, MGH team up on new cancer treatments
CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center are teaming up to improve upon new cutting-edge treatments for cancer using gene editing. CRISPR (Nasdaq: CRSP), which is headquartered in Switzerland but conducts research and development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, expects the two-year collaboration to help advance cancer treatments that harness the body’s own immune system. One of the latest trends in biotech is so-called immuno therapies that take certain immune system cells,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Cracking down
As hospital admissions for allergies rise, what should people reasonably do to protect sufferers? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baking soda shortage: Colorado hospitals are finding workarounds
Worries rippled through the health system earlier this year that hospitals would have to cut back on elective procedures that required sodium bicarbonate (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Lowered admission rates expected for hospitals
(Reuters) – Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain. Companies including HCA Healthcare Inc, the largest for-profit hospital operator, and Tenet Healthcare Corp have reported dismal quarterly results and cut their forecasts for the year. High-deductible health plans – which shift initial medical costs to patients, but have lower monthly premiums – are becoming popular, resulting in patients pushing back non-emergency surgeries. Tenet ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Source Type: news

New York hospital looking to lure orthopedic patients from Philadelphia area
A billboard campaign is targeting joint replacement surgery patients and others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Saint Joseph Hospital to redevelop dormitory into senior housing
Saint Joseph Hospital is planning to redevelop Tammen Hall, a former nurses dormitory on its campus at 1375 E. 19th Ave., into income-qualified senior housing. Saint Joseph's parent, Broomfield-based SCL Health, along with Fort Collins-based architecture and design firm Neenan Co. and Denver-based multifamily developer MGL Partner, will renovate the eight-story, 52,000-square-foot Tammen Hall into 49 rental units for people 62 and older. Completion is e xpected in early 2019. Originally constructed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Molly Armbrister Source Type: news

Italian Boy Credited with Helping Save Brother After Quake
MILAN (AP) — An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia. The Toscano family's happy ending brought cheers from the dozens of firefighters who worked through the night to extricate the two boys and their infant brother, trapped alone for hours after their father was rescued and their pregnant mother managed to free herself from their collapsed apartment in the hard-hit town of Casamicciola. "I don't k...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Barry, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Italian Boy Credited with Helping Save Brother After Quake
MILAN (AP) — An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia. The Toscano family's happy ending brought cheers from the dozens of firefighters who worked through the night to extricate the two boys and their infant brother, trapped alone for hours after their father was rescued and their pregnant mother managed to free herself from their collapsed apartment in the hard-hit town of Casamicciola. "I don't k...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Barry, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Trust refuses donation from ‘men dressed as nurses’
A Shropshire community hospital has refused a £2,500 donation from a group of men who had raised the money while dressed as nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

J & J touts improved device availability with CareAdvantage supply chain services
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today touted its CareAdvantage supply chain services, saying it helped Spectrum Health and its 12-hospital system cut weekly out-of-stock devices by nearly 50%, reduced expedited shipping fees and the number of days products are out of stock. “We engaged JJMDC to help us improve efficiencies and standardize processes within our distribution center for their products. Our efforts thus far have resulted in significant improvements for Spectrum Health, our clinical teams, and the patients we serve, and we now consider the work we’ve done together as a new standard for continuo...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Health Information Technology Hospital Care johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Stryker slips on Sage Products recall
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares slipped today after the medical device company said it’s recalling some of the products sold by subsidiary Sage Products and narrowed its outlook for the rest of the year. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker paid $2.7 billion in April 2016 for Sage and its line of products designed to prevent so-called “never events.” But it wasn’t long before problems emerged with some of those products; by August Sage had expanded an existing recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. That recall covered the Comfort ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Mednax buys Miami practice with over 70 physicians
Mednax acquired Miami-based Radiology Associates of South Florida, which has more than 70 physicians. The Sunrise-based company (NYSE: MD) did not announce the terms of the deal, but said it paid cash. This is the seventh physician group practice acquisition for Mednax so far in 2017. Founded in 1960, RASF provides diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery services for B aptist Health South Florida and its seven hospitals. The practice performs about 1 million studies per… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

​IBM, Broad and MGH launch crowdsourced project to map human microbiome
A deal between tech giant IBM, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute aims to use your computer to map the three million bacterial genes found in the human microbiome. Much like the effort to map the human genome nearly two decades earlier, the new effort, called The Microbiome Immunity Project, aims to study the bacteria that live in and on the human body and are believed to affect health. The goal is to better understand the microbiome’s affect on health, an d specifically how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Mandates Free Treatment for Women With Fistula
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has mandated all federal-owned hospitals to offer free surgical repairs for women living with obstetric fistula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

​IBM, Broad and MGH launch crowdsourced project to map human microbiome
A deal between tech giant IBM, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute aims to use your computer to map the three million bacterial genes found in the human microbiome. Much like the effort to map the human genome nearly two decades earlier, the new effort, called The Microbiome Immunity Project, aims to study the bacteria that live in and on the human body and are believed to affect health. The goal is to better understand the microbiome’s affect on health, an d specifically how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Weak patient admissions to bug hospital operators through 2018
(Reuters) - Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three local execs rank among most influential in health care
Three local executives have made Modern Healthcare ’s 2017 ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension came in at No. 5 on the list. This is the 13 th year Tersigni has made Modern Healthcare’s list. As head of Ascension, a $21.9 billion organization, he oversees 141 Catholic hospitals in 24 states and the District of Columbia with 150,000 employees over 2,500 care sites. “Even since before the inauguration of President… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Three local execs rank among most influential in health care
Three local executives have made Modern Healthcare ’s 2017 ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension came in at No. 5 on the list. This is the 13 th year Tersigni has made Modern Healthcare’s list. As head of Ascension, a $21.9 billion organization, he oversees 141 Catholic hospitals in 24 states and the District of Columbia with 150,000 employees over 2,500 care sites. “Even since before the inauguration of President… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Evaluation of the association between disaster training and confidence in disaster response among graduate medical trainees: a cross-sectional study - Grock A, Aluisio AR, Abram E, Roblin P, Arquilla B.
OBJECTIVE: Disasters by definition overwhelm the resources of a hospital and may require a response from a range of practitioners. Disaster training is part of emergency medicine (EM) resident curricula, but less emphasized in other training programs. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Provider approachability: an all-staff survey approach to creating a culture of safety - Deyo-Svendsen ME, Palmer KB, Albright JK, Phillips MR, Schilling KA, Cabrera Svendsen ME.
OBJECTIVES: A culture-of-safety survey of our hospital staff revealed fear-based reluctance to question those in authority. We aimed to examine provider approachability (words and actions that promote trust and reduce or eliminate fear of interaction). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New hospital caf é promotes healthy options for staff
Staff at Addenbrooke ’s Hospital in Cambridge can now get a range of nutritious snacks and lunch options thanks to a new cafe designed to promote healthy and drinking. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Driving improvement through compassionate leadership and staff engagement
Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals for Care Quality Commission (CQC) explains the importance of compassionate and inclusive leadership. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah's Largest Hospital Group To Curtail Opioid Use
Intermountain Healthcare, the largest hospital system in Utah and Idaho, is taking a stand against drugs like Oxycontin and Percocet, pledging to prescribe 5 million fewer opioid pills, a reduction of 40%. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Health secretary warned again over hospital access to GP records
Jeremy Hunt has been warned for a second time about the potential harm to patients caused by the lack of patient record sharing in the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Baby boomers' drink and drug misuse needs urgent action, warn experts
By 2020, the number of over-50s receiving treatment for substance misuse problems is expected to double in Europe and treble in the US, say researchersUrgent action is needed to tackle drink and drug misuse among baby boomers, experts have warned, with a growing body of data from around the world suggesting that substance misuse is increasing among those in their mid-50s and older.The call follows therelease of recent figures which revealed that in 2015/16 more than half a million adults aged between 55 and 74 were admitted to English hospitals with alcohol-related injuries, diseases or conditions – more than for any...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Society Drugs US news Australia news UK news Health Source Type: news

Allergies? Exhausted regulatory T cells may play a role
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital highlights the importance of immune cell metabolism for maintaining a balanced immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Putting it to the test
(University of Utah) University of Utah researchers led by chemical engineering and chemistry professor Marc Porter and U surgeon and professor Courtney Scaife have developed a rapid portable screening test for liver cancer that doesn't involve sending a specimen to a blood lab and cuts the wait time for results from two weeks to two minutes. This inexpensive test can be administered wherever the patient is, which will be valuable for developing nations with little access to hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A provocative new study by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)'s pioneering mitochondrial medicine team suggests that variations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) originating during ancient human migrations may be an important contributor to ASD predisposition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't
(Society for the Study of Addiction) A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact they have not. The findings mean that in these kinds of study it is vital to check claims of having quit using an objective measure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half of hospital admissions for alcohol are baby boomers
Younger Britons are drinking far less than previous generations but alcohol is still a key part in the lives of their parents, they say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse
(Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rising substance misuse in ‘baby boomers’ generation
Experts seek action to tackle substance misuse in over 50s Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Alcohol dependency and detoxification Drinking by baby boomers costs NHS the most Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices Huge rise in hospital admissions for illicit drug poisoning (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Even Overdose Doesn ’ t Stop Opioid Prescribing
Few receive medication - assisted treatment after hospital discharge, researchers find (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Chemical leak at New Hampshire hospital nearly causes 20 patients and staff to lose consciousness ... this is a place of HEALING?
(Natural News) After almost a week of grueling investigation and thorough examination, Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire reopened its operating and emergency department after 19 staff members fell ill on August 11. Spokespeople of the hospital say that despite there being initial fears of a carbon monoxide leak, there has been no evidence of any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO
Adam Head has been the chief operating officer of the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock since 2013, according to a CARTI news release on Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ventripoint touts publication of VMS heart analysis system study
Ventripoint Diagnostics this week announced the publication of a study of its VMS heart analysis system, touting that the system’s functionality. The study, undertaken by the cardiology group at London’s Royal Free Hospital, was published in the journal Echocardiography. Results from the study indicate that the system was able to follow patients with enlarged right ventricles and accurately measure small but significant changes in volume and function, Ventripoint said. The company said that the system’s ability to monitor clinical outcomes after therapy has been initiated is important in determining if th...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials VentriPoint Diagnostics Source Type: news

Cochrane Africa: A network of healthcare decision making launches across sub-Saharan Africa
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa;  a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New report finds number of people being prescribed opioids to treat pain in Ontario stabilized, but many still exceed recommended daily dose; Growing number of people being treated for opioid addiction
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 22, 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. Silver and electricity can kill bacteria: Here’s how Swedish researchers have developed a way to use silver nanoparticles and electrical currents to prevent bacteria from growing on plastic surfaces – helping to pre...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Healthcare Global to set up 12 new hospitals in 18 months
Healthcare Global plans to expand its network of cancer care centres to about 30 from 21 now, and will add a few more IVF clinics to its existing network, Kumar told ET. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microinnovation: what paper towels have to teach us about medtech
[Image by managing editor Chris Newmarker]How can you double the efficiency of a paper towel? Turns out you don’t need to reformulate or make the paper thicker. Instead, you find a simple concept that offers users a new way to think about the product. That’s what happened when paper towel manufacturers began producing the half-sized sheet. Roger Smith thinks the medical industry is ripe for this type of innovation. Smith is chief technology officer for Florida Hospital’s Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement. Listen to the full podcast on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.  The pos...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Research & Development Florida Hospital microinnovation Source Type: news