American Well discloses $75M investment as it expands telehealth offerings
As Massachusetts legislators look to ensure reimbursement for telehealth services, American Well has disclosed that it raised $75.4 million. The funding raise is in addition to $291 million raised in June, according to federal filings, and comes after American Well signed a strategic partnership with Royal Phillips in January and after it acquired acute telehealth company Avizia in April. American Well, which is based in Boston, decl ined to comment on the recent raise and has not commented on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

American Well discloses $75M investment as it expands telehealth offerings
As Massachusetts legislators look to ensure reimbursement for telehealth services, American Well has disclosed that it raised $75.4 million. The funding raise is in addition to $291 million raised in June, according to federal filings, and comes after American Well signed a strategic partnership with Royal Phillips in January and after it acquired acute telehealth company Avizia in April. American Well, which is based in Boston, decl ined to comment on the recent raise and has not commented on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

AF-CBT for families experiencing physical aggression or abuse served by the mental health or child welfare system: an effectiveness trial - Kolko DJ, Herschell AD, Baumann BL, Hart JA, Wisniewski SR.
The Partnerships for Families project is a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment (EBT) for families who are at risk of or have histories of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mitotech Partners with Essex Bio-Technology for Late-stage Clinical...
Mitotech S.A announced entering a partnership agreement with Essex Bio-Investment for financing Phase 3 clinical program of their lead compound SkQ1 in Dry Eye Disease.(PRWeb July 19, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15634705.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care
RCGP calls for better partnership between health care providers, security authorities and community services Related items fromOnMedica Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Royal Colleges unite to tackle health inequity We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Syneron Candela wins FDA nod for Vbeam Prisma cosmetic laser
Syneron Candela said today it won FDA clearance for a next-gen version of its Vbeam, the Vbeam Prima cosmetic laser designed to treat skin conditions. The newly cleared device is intended for use in treating skin conditions including rosacea, port wine stains, acne, facial, leg and spider veins, scars, benign pigmented lesions and wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and photo aging, the Wayland, Mass.-based company said. “In a clinical study using Vbeam Prima, facial redness and rosacea symptoms were dramatically reduced after 4 treatments. I’ve worked with the Vbeam platform for years, and I am extremely excited ab...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Syneron Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana
July 18, 2018At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa ’s health and tech landscape.Nestled on the banks of the Volta River, about 50 miles outside of Accra, Ghana, something big is happening.Ensign College of Public Healthin Kpong is quietly demonstrating how its creative partnership with the government of Ghana, private philanthropists, and the University of Utah can serve as a model for preparing the next generation of global health leaders —and for making extreme affordability a reality.Extreme affordability&m...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

National Registry & CAPCE Partner to Facilitate Easy CE Recordkeeping
A new web tool will save time and increase the accuracy of the continuing education records submitted to the National Registry during the recertification process. The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) and the Commission on Accreditation For Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) today announced a partnership that allows EMS personnel to import CAPCE-approved continuing education course records directly into their National Registry account. The website integration not only saves time and eliminates duplicate data entry, but it also increases the accuracy of information submitted to the National Registry durin...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NREMT & CAPCE Tags: Training News Industry News Source Type: news

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Site for the HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (UM1)
NIDA in partnership with SAMHSA, intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit cooperative agreement applications and ultimately fund up to three research sites and one data coordinating center to participate in the: HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (HEALing Communities Study). The funding opportunity should be published in September 2018. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sanofi and REVOLUTION Medicines launch global partnership to develop potential first-in-class targeted treatments for multiple cancers
Sanofi and REVOLUTION Medicines, Inc. today announced an exclusive worldwide partnership to develop and commercialize targeted therapies, based on the biology of the cellular enzyme SHP2, for patients with non-small lung cancer and other types of cancer carrying certain mutations. This collaboration builds on precision oncology discoveries by REVOLUTION Medicines and preclinical development of RMC-4630, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Oxford University Press to publish two journals of the American Ornithological Society
(Oxford University Press USA) The American Ornithological Society and Oxford University Press are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: Ornithological Applications, the society's two peer-reviewed, top-ranked, Journal Citation Reports indexed journals. The Auk and The Condor will serve as OUP's flagship titles in ornithology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SSM names new chief operations officer
SSM Health has named Steve Smoot as chief operations officer, effective Monday. Smoot, who succeeds former COO Chris Howard, will oversee all of SSM Health’s hospital, medical group, and other major business operations in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, health system officials said Tuesday in a release. In his 20 years working in the health care industry, Smoo t has had experience with operational transformation, physician partnership, philanthropy and community service. His most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

SSM names new chief operations officer
SSM Health has named Steve Smoot as chief operations officer, effective Monday. Smoot, who succeeds former COO Chris Howard, will oversee all of SSM Health’s hospital, medical group, and other major business operations in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, health system officials said Tuesday in a release. In his 20 years working in the health care industry, Smoo t has had experience with operational transformation, physician partnership, philanthropy and community service. His most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Natus Medical lifts Kennedy to the corner office | Personnel Moves – July 17, 2018
Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) said last week that its current CEO Jim Hawkins is retiring from their position, with current chief financial officer Jonathan Kennedy slated to take over as prez & chief exec. Kennedy has operated as CFO since April 2013, while the retiring Hawkins spent 14 years as the chief exec, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company said. “It has been a privilege to serve as Natus’ CEO over the past 14 years and I thank Natus’ talented employees for their hard work and partnership on this journey. I am proud of all that we have accomplished in building Natus into the mark...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Analogic berkshiresterilemanufacturing evidentmedical hancockjaffelabs Helius Medical Technologies MedCrypt Myomo Inc Natus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice co-founder Johnson to lead MassMEDIC
MassDevice co-founder Brian Johnson is set to depart from the publication he founded nearly 10 years ago and take over as president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. Johnson will succeed Tom Sommer as president of the regional medical technology association. Sommer has served as MassMEDIC’s president since the group was founded in 1996. The association is the largest regional medtech organization, representing more than 300 members. Since Johnson launched MassDevice.com in 2009 with executive editor Brad Perriello, the site has evolved into the leading online journal of the medtech ...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News MassMEDIC Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2018
  Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Judy Danielson, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Welcome                                                               Danny Sands Danny announced th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

New NSF awards support the creation of bio-based semiconductors
To address a worldwide need for data storage that far outstrips today's capabilities, federal agencies and a technology research consortium are investing $12 million in new research through the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio) program. The goal is to create storage systems that integrate synthetic biology with semiconductor technology. SemiSynBio, a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=295968&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reva lands new partner in Italy for bioresorbable scaffold
Reva Medical (ASX:RVA) said today that it inked a deal with Bio Vascular Group to distribute Reva’s Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in Italy. The partnership expands Reva’s commercial activities to Italy, adding to its ongoing efforts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Turkey. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Reva lands new partner in Italy for bioresorbable scaffold appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Vascular Wall Street Beat Reva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Troubled STP appoints trust chief to lead role
A Shelford Group trust chief executive has been appointed interim lead of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

9 ways to be a more effective radiologist
Most of us would like to be more effective in our work, and radiologists are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout How will machine learning affect radiology practice? Radiologists serve sicker patients than other specialties Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it Better together? When to consider an external partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SunTrust Foundation awards $300,000 grant to UTIA for financial literacy program
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The SunTrust Foundation will expand its existing partnership with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture with a $300,000 grant to further support UT Extension's On My Own program which promotes financial literacy education in Tennessee schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adding to the nest: Eagles and IBC sign 6-year partnership
The Philadelphia Eagles and Independence Blue Cross have signed a six-year agreement that includes the Philadelphia-based health insurer serving as the football team's official health insurance partner and the presenting partner of Eagles training camp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited about our partnership and look forward to collaborating on new programs and health initiatives that strengthen the quality of life for residents across the Greater Philadelphia region,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers
For hospitals, health care systems, public health, foundations, and others, this resource outlines the community development sector's potential role in addressing the social determinants and improving population health, and provides a tool to start the internal conversation with leadership about potential cross-sector collaboration. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Partnership with IDA Ireland Bolsters Cerner's Commitment to Drive Innovation and Advance Population Health Intelligence
Cerner has announced the plans to significantly grow its Dublin hub for research and development. Working with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, will be created 50 new roles focused on R&D and the improvement of data intelligence and population health management for the European clients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Innovation Depot firm lands major partnership with UAB
XpertDox, an Innovation Depot data analytics firm focused on improving health care for people with rare and serious diseased, confirmed the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the company ’s XpertTrial platform to improve clinical trial enrollment timelines and accelerate patient recruitment for medical research. The goal of this collaboration is to promote access to promising clinical studies while improving outcomes for patients and clinicians. Financial terms of the deal were n ot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Innovation Depot firm lands major partnership with UAB
XpertDox, an Innovation Depot data analytics firm focused on improving health care for people with rare and serious diseased, confirmed the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the company ’s XpertTrial platform to improve clinical trial enrollment timelines and accelerate patient recruitment for medical research. The goal of this collaboration is to promote access to promising clinical studies while improving outcomes for patients and clinicians. Financial terms of the deal were n ot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Onkos Surgical, Insight Medical partner to test AR-assisted tumor surgery
Surgical oncology device developer Onkos Surgical and orthopedic augmented reality dev Insight Medical Systems said this week they inked a partnership deal looking to explore the use of Insight’s Arvis augmented reality visualization and information system in musculoskeletal oncology. Both companies said they are engaged in a pilot project looking to assess the use of Arvis during tumor surgery. “The convergence of 3D imaging, modeling and printing with advanced simulation technology will be transformative for oncology surgeons. Oncology surgeons are working on complex pathologies that require precise...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog insightmedicalsystems Onkos Surgical Source Type: news

Premises fees owed by GP practices climb to £202m
GP practices owe£202m in unpaid premises fees to government-owned NHS Property Services (NHS PS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a health minister has revealed.  This latest figure, up to the end of 2017/18, represents a£79m increase compared with the previous year, when practices owed£123m to the two companies, as revealed by our sister publication Pulse.  In response GP leaders have said the charges are'a significant threat to general practice' and must be'abandoned'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GP leaders slam premises fee hikes as figures show practices owe £202m
GP leaders have hit out at premises service charge increases after the DHSC revealed that practices owe £202m in unpaid fees to NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP). (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Strengthening the EU's relations with its Eastern neighbours
EU-funded research is looking at how Eastern Partnership policies can evolve to support stronger political and economic relations, to the mutual benefit of the EU and its neighbours to the East. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Digital employee wellness service Spring Health brings in $6M
Spring Health, a digital wellness platform that connects employees to mental healthcare resources, has scooped up $6 million in seed funding, bringing the company ’s total amount raised to $8 million. The round was led by Rethink Impact with additional participation from Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, and The Partnership Fund for New York City, as well as returning investors RRE Ventures and William K. Warren Foundation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Practice managers react to the appointment of new health secretary
Management in Practice asked practice managers what their views and hopes for the newly appointment secretary of state for health and social care are. Paul Conroy - practice manager at The Colte Partnership - Mersea Island Branch ‘The seriousness of the NHS predicament has grown significantly since then, and the stability of a predictable and knowledgeable set of hands is sorely needed. [Jeremy Hunt’s] arguing for an uplift of the NHS budget, and his tag-team with Simon Stevens has been successful lately.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Foundation awards grants to two Triad clinics, another in Triangle
The CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Free& Charitable Clinics, has awarded $60,000 in grants to free and charitable clinics in Reidsville, Elkin and Raleigh. The Reidsville-based Free Clinic of Rockingham County will use its $20,000 grant to support Bridges to Health, which helps uninsured patients with hypertension or uncontrolled diabetes. The clinic was founded in May 1998 by Dr. Paul A. Mabe, Jr., a retired physician, and a long range planning com mittee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Ayers Source Type: news

Partnerships for Advancing Tribal Health (PATH)
July 24, 2018 8:30am-12:30pm ET. Opioids are taking a toll on tribal communities and there is a call for a more comprehensive response for these populations. PATH provides a national forum for tribal and federal officials (SAMHSA, CDC, CMS, IHS, NIH, and OMH) to advance a collaborative approach. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design Contest for Mobile Health (mHealth) Applications
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), in partnership with the Data Protection Authorities of Austria, Ireland and Schleswig-Holstein and supported by the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), is pleased to announce the launch of the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

International conference brings together world leaders in eye cancer
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) The world's leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians meet to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) is held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18-21 at the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features international experts from ophthalmic and cancer centers from around the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ACS and NFL award $3.2 million in new grants to help reduce breast cancer disparities
(American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Football League (NFL) awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to 32 health systems to address disparities in breast cancer. The grants target underserved populations, with a particular focus on African American communities. Funding for these grants is made possible through ACS's partnership with the NFL and the league's Crucial Catch campaign. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The All of Us Journey
is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 41-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health. As a new outreach and partnership opportunity, NNLM would like to invite network members to engage with the All of Us Journey when it comes to your city. The All of Us Journey will be visiting the Middle Atlantic Region on the following dates: New York – July 30th to August 5th Eastern Pennsylvan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us In the Region Source Type: news

CardioFocus launches HeartLight in Japan
CardioFocus said today it launched its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system in Japan in conjunction with its distribution partner JapanLifeline. The launch follows reimbursement approval the Marlborough, Mass.-based company won under Japan’s National Health Insurance this month, after having won regulatory approval with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare last July. The HeartLight system is designed to allow electrophysiologists to control the delivery of laser energy through direct visual guidance to isolate pulmonary veins with a high procedural flexibility. The device includes a compliant balloon ...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular CardioFocus Inc. Source Type: news

Guess What Google ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Guess What Alphabet ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Medtronic & #039;s Value-Based Partnerships are Paying Off in Spades
Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic continues to lead the charge toward value-based care, and it's beginning to pay off in a big way.  One of the company's value-based care partners, UnitedHealthcare, has seen a 27% decline in the rate of preventable hospital admissions for Medtronic insulin pump users compared to patients on multiple daily insulin injections, according to an analysis of more than 6,000 members with diabetes on Medtronic MiniMed 630G and previous generation insulin pumps. And that's just in the first year of the partnership. The analysis included a mix of members using both standalone insulin pumps and pu...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Compliance Practices Under Pressure as Federal Spotlight Is Aimed at Common Fraud and Abuse Schemes; Penalties for Violations Surge
New healthcare fraud prevention partnership white paper outlines the most common abuses and the reasons clinical laboratories are susceptible to fraudulent practices When it comes to questionable marketing and billing practices for lab testing, clinical laboratory companies can expect increased scrutiny and enforcement actions by federal healthcare authorities. That’s one message in a recently-issued white […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Management & Operations Webinars AKS anatomic path Source Type: news

De Gruyter partners with Code Ocean to improve research reproducibility
(Code Ocean) De Gruyter, publisher of more than 700 journals in the humanities, social sciences, law and STM and Code Ocean, a computational reproducibility platform, announce a partnership that enables journal authors to publish and share working code associated with their research so readers can immediately reproduce the results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RxTrax and Handpoint Partner on World Class Pharmacy Delivery Solution
RxTrax, a premier provider of delivery operations solutions, announces its partnership with Handpoint, a global pioneer in mobile payments.(PRWeb July 11, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15615478.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GP partnership review: key lines of enquiry, call for evidence
Setting out the current lines of thinking and asking for evidence ahead of a review to examine the challenges facing the GP partnership model. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CorWave raises $17m for next-gen LVAD program
CorWave said today that it has raised approximately $16.5 million (EU €14 million) to help support the Calypso R&D program it is running to develop its Neptune cardiac assistance pump into a left ventricular assistance device. The France-based company said the Calypso program is intended to encompass all the stages of development for the Neptune LVAD system as it pursues CE Mark approval in the European Union. The investment came from the BpiFrance’s Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir managed by the Secrétariat Général pour l’Investissement, and is part of a tota...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development CorWave Source Type: news

Dysis Medical raises $25m
Dysis Medical said yesterday it raised $25 million (GBP £18 million) in a new round to help support its Dysis colposcope used for cervical cancer screenings. The Dysis colposcope uses both optical imaging and software to scan the cervix to improve cervical cancer screening procedures, the company said. Funds in the round will help support expansion into the US, across the U.K. and in “other key territories,” the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company said. Funds may also be used to support strategic R&D. “We are excited to support the rapid growth of Dysis Medical and the advancement of the Dysis col...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Women's Health DySIS Medical Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news