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Zimbabwe:Death Stalks Zimbabwe Hospitals As Crippling Strike Deepens Crisis
[Zimbabwe Standard] Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'I fear being in a hospital, not death'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I don't fear death, I fear going into a hospital'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going above and beyond for patient experience
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Multi-Use Thermometers Linked to MDR Hospital Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies examine hospital infection risks and control procedures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2018 Top Women Business Executives: This president works hard to ensure the health of Orlando ’s tiniest residents
The leader of Nemours Children ’s Hospital successfully executed several strategies that resulted in a more than 30 percent increase in patient volume last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

2018 Top Women Business Executives: This president works hard to ensure the health of Orlando ’s tiniest residents
The leader of Nemours Children ’s Hospital successfully executed several strategies that resulted in a more than 30 percent increase in patient volume last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Olympus inks endoscope image sharing deal with InterSystems
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday it inked a deal with InterSystems to enhance Olympus’ Knowledge Exchange System with InterSystems HealthShare, which allows for the sharing of images taken during endoscopy procedures. Olympus said its KE system is a software platform for centralized reprocessing record and image management that connects to its Olympus devices. The company added the system eliminates the need to transfer images to external devices to share with patients and other providers, and that with the addition of HealthShare it will now be able share endoscopic images and to directly connect to electronic...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Imaging Software / IT intersystems Olympus Source Type: news

UPMC notifying patients due to employee that developed TB
UPMC said Friday a UPMC Presbyterian ER employee developed tuberculosis and the system is notifying and testing patients and staff who may have come in contact with the employee. The employee of the Presby emergency department, who was not identified, is on medical leave and recovering at home. UPMC said the employee had also been a patient at a doctor’s office at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the ophthalmology clinic at Presby. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease c aused by bacteria that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC notifying patients due to employee that developed TB
UPMC said Friday a UPMC Presbyterian ER employee developed tuberculosis and the system is notifying and testing patients and staff who may have come in contact with the employee. The employee of the Presby emergency department, who was not identified, is on medical leave and recovering at home. UPMC said the employee had also been a patient at a doctor’s office at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the ophthalmology clinic at Presby. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease c aused by bacteria that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

Recycling in the LKSKI: Know before you throw
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 20, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

From New Orleans, the Latest Advances in Orthopedics From New Orleans, the Latest Advances in Orthopedics
Dr Frank A. Cordasco reviews highlights from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Expert Column Source Type: news

5 medtech stories we missed this week: April 20, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’ new Italian distribution deal to Masimo’s CE Mark approval, here are five medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF Solutions signs Italian distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 17 press release that it has signed a new distribution agreement with TRX Italy to distribute its Aquadex FlexFlow System in Italy. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement helps CHF Solutions further expand its market into European markets. 2. Varian touts expanded Halcyon 2.0 features Varian ha...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Implants Surgical CHF Solutions Inc. CoreLink Konica Minolta Masimo MedTech Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Heart patients who walk faster than others are admitted to hospital less
Faster walking patients with heart disease are admitted to hospital less often than slower ones, according to Italian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death
An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham's death (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Former nurse who became well-respected NHS chief exec to retire
Former nurse Dame Julie Moore, chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and a senior figure in the NHS, has revealed that she is to retire later this year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum
April 25, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HCAHPS Podcasts
The HCAHPS podcast is specifically targeted for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) approved survey vendors, self-administering hospitals, and client hospitals participating in HCAHPS to improve response rates related to the HCAHPS Survey administration. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spark Therapeutics' ground-breaking gene therapy now being administered at select hospitals
Spark's first product, Luxturna, was approved by the FDA in December to treat an inherited retinal disorder that leads to blindness if untreated. The first patients have been treated with the gene therapy, which is now available at a select group of medical centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Nurses Throng Hospitals
[The Herald] Unemployed qualified nurses yesterday thronged central hospitals seeking admission into the public health sector after the Health Services Board invited applications on Wednesday. Government on Tuesday fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work despite the employer having availed $17 million towards meeting their demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

St. Joseph reversal follows familiar script
Six years ago, Aurora Health Care bowed to community and political pressure and dropped plans to close or limit services at its safety-net Milwaukee hospital Sinai Medical Center. Now Ascension Wisconsin is following a similar script in halting a strategy of downsizing its safety-net hospital St. Joseph. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Jeff Durham, Medical Librarian, Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Spri...
Source: Dragonfly - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Namibia:Teen Clubs Shaping a New Future for Children With HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -In remote northern Namibia, more than 30 teenagers have gathered at the Andara District Hospital. They're playing games, socializing and just being kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:City Health Centre Gets Over U.S.$4 Million for Maternity Ward
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda on Thursday officiated at the official opening of a Sh9.4 billion maternity hospital in Ilala District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Striking Nurses Vow Legal Challenge to Dismissal
[VOA] The organization representing more than 15,000 striking nurses in Zimbabwe vowed a legal battle unless the government reverses its order to fire strikers from state-run hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers Strike Paralyses Services At UniAbuja Hospital
[Daily Trust] Activities at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) in Gwagwalada, have been paralyzed following an indefinite strike embarked upon by the hospital's branch of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery
Researchers have developed an augmented reality technique to visualize 3D virtual...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms Surgeons at Texas hospital use AR in sinus surgery Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwean Rights Groups Outraged Over Sacking of Nurses
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's vice president this week ordered the sacking of 16,000 nurses who had gone on strike. The nurses and rights groups have condemned the move and are calling for better conditions in the country's hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New infection prevention tool improve transparency and standardization of practice
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Researchers developed a new color-coded visual tool called Infection Risk Scan, or IRIS, which is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure in which areas a hospital complies with guidelines and where it needs to implement measures to improve infection control and the use antimicrobial therapies, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New microscope reveals biological life as you've never seen it before
(Boston Children's Hospital) Astronomers developed a 'guide star' adaptive optics technique to obtain the most crystal-clear and precise telescopic images of distant galaxies, stars and planets. Now a team of scientists are borrowing the very same trick. They've combined it with lattice light-sheet to create a new microscope to capture unprecedented images of biology. The work -- a collaboration between researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School -- is detailed in a new paper in Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals are hiring managers at a faster rate than doctors
Hospitals are employing new managers at a faster rate than doctors and nurses, figures show.Since 2013, NHS trusts took on 3,600 managers compared with 8,300 more doctors and 7,000 more nurses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norfolk hospital nurses face three-year hike in car parking charges
Around 3,000 nurses and other NHS staff at a hospital in Norfolk are facing increases to their car parking charges that a union has claimed threatens to wipe out the proposed NHS pay rise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Developing new models of care in the PACS vanguards: a new national approach to large-scale change?
A report was commissioned by NHS England as part of a package of support provided to primary and acute care system (PACS) vanguard sites by the King ’s Fund. The PACS model is an attempt to bring about closer working between GPs, hospitals, community health professionals, social care and others. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cannabis effect on cognitive function small and short-lived
Associations are small and may be of questionable clinical importance for most individuals, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Cannabis use increases hospital admissions for psychotic patients Cannabis-related hospital admissions reach 10-year high in Scotland Teen cannabis use linked to substance misuse in adulthood Cannabis derivative interferes with antiepileptic drugs Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare gets unsolicited offer from KKR-backed Radiant Lifecare
This takes the total deal value to Rs 10,000 crore. Radiant has offered to inject cash immediately in the company by buying the FMRI and Shalimar Bagh hospitals that are outside the RHT trusts. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Real Pilots of Mercury 13 Made the Case for the U.S. to Send Women to Space
The iconic line has become so familiar that it might be hard to imagine it any other way: as the first man on the moon put it, his achievement was “one small step for man.” But what if the first human being on the lunar surface had been a woman? That’s a central question asked by the Netflix documentary Mercury 13, directed by David Sington and Heather Walsh, premiering Friday — and, say the filmmakers, a question that’s still worth asking even decades after the last moon landing. The “13” in question were a group of experienced female pilots — Jerrie Cobb, Janey Hart, Jan Di...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

KKR-backed hospital chain Radiant Lifecare submits its bid for Fortis Healthcare
This takes the total deal value to Rs 10,000 crore. Radiant has offered to inject cash immediately in the company by buying the FMRI and Shalimar Bagh hospitals that are outside the RHT trusts. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotronik inks distro deal with Aziyo for CanGaroo cardiac device envelope
Biotronik inked a US-based co-distribution deal with Aziyo Biologics to distribute the company’s CanGaroo bio-envelopes designed to hold cardiovascular implantable devices, according to a release from Aziyo posted today. Silver Spring, Md.-based Aziyo Biologic’s CanGaroo bio envelope is designed to reduce the risk of device migration and erosion and simplify device removal during revisions or exchanges, the company said. The system is available in five sizes and are made out of a natural extracellular matrix. “Biotronik is trusted and respected by hospitals, physicians and patients, and our distribut...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Distribution aziyobiologics Biotronik Source Type: news

Mayor Barrett, Ald. Hamilton applaud Ascension's decision to 'pause' St. Joseph downsizing
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Common Council president Ald. Ashanti Hamilton both applauded Ascension Wisconsin ’s decision to “pause” plans to relocate significant medical services from St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Barrett said he met Tuesday with Ascension Wisconsin’s top executive Bernie Sherry and the mayor told Sherry reducing the number of beds at St. Joseph i s “unacceptable.” “I made it very clear to them I didn’t want to see… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Mayor Barrett, Ald. Hamilton applaud Ascension's decision to 'pause' St. Joseph downsizing
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Common Council president Ald. Ashanti Hamilton both applauded Ascension Wisconsin ’s decision to “pause” plans to relocate significant medical services from St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Barrett said he met Tuesday with Ascension Wisconsin’s top executive Bernie Sherry and the mayor told Sherry reducing the number of beds at St. Joseph i s “unacceptable.” “I made it very clear to them I didn’t want to see… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Entering a Golden Age of Medical Materials
Materials science is a field that is constantly evolving as technologies advance around us at lightning pace. New trends and developments continue to drive device innovation, but they also push new materials to the forefront as well. Device makers and engineers have made great strides in using these new materials to create exciting new technologies, with recent discoveries made from advances in medical electronics, biomaterials, plastics, and soft materials. Jacqueline Anim is the principal material engineer for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures surgical systems and instruments. She currently...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Materials Source Type: news

Report: Staff was on phone before fatal MRI scan in India
At least one hospital staff member was using the phone and failed to warn an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan Mumbai MRI scanner still offline after fatal accident Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHN names chair of surgery department
Allegheny Health Network named Ngoc Thai as the chair of the surgery department. Thai, who previously served as the director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital, will now oversee surgical services at the health system's eight hospitals and 22 outpatient centers, according to a news release. Working with other executive leaders and departm ent chairs, Thai will be responsible for executing the department's strategic vision for its physicians, residents and fellows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Labour ’ s housing plans give millions priced out of housing real hope, says UNISON
Thursday 19 April 2018 For immediate release Commenting on Labour’s plans to build a million ‘genuinely affordable’ properties over 10 years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s great to see Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party taking the housing crisis so seriously. “A million genuinely affordable homes would be a good start to fixing our broken housing system, and action on homelessness and decent home standards is another example of common sense policy making. “Too many of those working in our hospitals, schools and town halls are priced out of working in the commun...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Press release housing housing crisis labour Source Type: news

Retiring trust chief 'will be tough act to follow'
The chief executive of a London hospital trust is to retire in September. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient Thanks Ada County (Idaho) Paramedics Who Saved His Life
BOISE, Idaho – On a chilly November night, Ada County Paramedics responded to a 9-1-1 call after a vehicle struck Robert Savage on his motorcycle, propelling him 35 feet down a hill and into a fence. Ada County Paramedics arrived on scene to find Savage with a broken leg, having a grand mal seizure. After a lengthy physical and emotional healing process, Savage is finally at a place where he can tell his story—and he wants to thank the paramedics who saved his life that night. “I am very excited to meet them,” Savage said. “There are a lot of gaps in my mind that I hope they can fill for me.&r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ada County Paramedics Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news