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Ohio State neurosurgeon's spinoff could seek Third Frontier funds to reduce opioid prescriptions
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Rezai says he didn ’t inspire Gov. John Kasich’s decision to earmark $20 million from Ohio Third Frontier for commercializing technology to fight opioid addiction. But he does have a startup primed to compete for funds. Kasich announced the fund in his State of the State speech early this month, saying it would t arget ideas furthest along toward use by patients, “and bring an extra push to be brought to the fight,” according to a transcript. The Third Frontier Commission… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

NHS managers have helped fuel bed blocking crisis
The Better Care Fund was set up in 2013 to help reduce the number of elderly people having to stay needlessly in hospital, but the costs have actually risen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greenlick's CCO bill generates opposition — from CCOs
Rep. Mitch Greenlick says he wants to bring more transparency to the state ’s 16 coordinated care organizations, which provide services to nearly 1 million Oregonians on Medicaid. But his effort hasn’t been met with open arms by the CCOs themselves, who he says are fighting his proposed bill"with guns blazing.” Lobbyists from Pac/West Communications and the Coaliti on for a Healthy Oregon, representing seven for-profit CCOs and Portland’s FamilyCare Health, are leading the charge against… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Factors associated with multi-disciplinary case conference outcomes in children admitted to a regional hospital in Hong Kong with suspected child abuse: a retrospective case series with internal comparison - Lo WC, Fung GP, Cheung PC.
This study examined the relationship between risk factors in a risk assessment matrix and child abuse case conference outcomes. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Four defendants sentenced to prison for sober house kickback scheme
Four South Florida residents were sentenced to federal prison for committing a health care kickback scheme at local sober homes and alcohol and drug addition treatment centers. The charges were filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in February with prosecutors seeking more than $5.4 million in asset forfeiture. These four defendants pled guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and were sentenced to the foll owing terms: Fransesia Davis,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Three men in Chicago-area chiropractic group sentenced in $10.8 million insurance scam
A Chicago-area chiropractor was sentenced, alongside his brother and father, to a federal prison term in connection to a billing scheme that cheated insurance carriers out of $10.8 million. Vladimir Gordin Jr., 46, ran a chiropractic clinic in Wheeling with his father, Vladimir Gordin Sr., 70, and brother Alexsander Gordin, 34. The three men pled guilty earlier this year to healthcare fraud. Gordin Jr. was sentenced in the federal court in Chicago to seven years; Gordin Sr. was sent enced to two… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

Student Spotlight —Louisa Chen ’20: Acting on Principle
Motivated by the injustice of the social and health disparities she witnessed while growing up, Louisa Chen ’20 is determined to provide care to these vulnerable populations. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Insider News community service drug abuse Features global health Louisa Chen medical student Source Type: news

Radiologists using natural language processing for better search results
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Women Basically Ensure The Survival Of Their Communities In Rural Kenya
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river. She returns eight hours later, balancing a yellow 5-gallon jerrycan of water on her head. Her chest and legs ache when she finally deposits the 42-pound container in her home, but there’s barely time to rest. Soon she’ll be cleaning and cooking food for her eight children. While men in communities like Kahindi’s till land and care for livestock, women and girls arguably have the most important responsibility when it comes t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vote brings 125 TLC Health nurses, technicians into union
Four years after rejecting a union bid, nurses and technicians at TLC Health Network have voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. The vote brings 125 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and technicians at the Lake Shore Health Center in Irving into the union. They join two other worker groups made up of service, maintenance and clerical workers and the professional employees who voted to join in late 2013. At that time, the nurses and technical worker group voted against… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Ohio medical marijuana patients could carry small amounts of weed
Ohio medical marijuana patients could carry small portions of what they buy from dispensaries under new proposed rules. Patients previously could only carry their medicine with them if it was in the original package with a dispensary label. The new provision allows a patient or caregiver to get an additional dispensary-provided container designed to transport smaller portions of marijuana. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is tasked with rulemaking for patients and caregivers. The latest batch of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

3 New Mexicans to know who are making things happen
We have an assessment we give most employees before hiring them at Albuquerque Business First. It’s conducted by a third party using proprietary data our company has collected over many decades. We look at the traits of our top reporters or editors or salespeople or publishers and assess job candidates against these qualities. For instance, we know some of our best reporters are highly co mpetitive, so that’s a trait we study in candidates. As someone who has been an editor and publisher with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Candace Beeke Source Type: news

Baltimore-area physicians make 3rd lowest salaries nationally, report says
Physicians in the Baltimore area are paid the third lowest average annual salary nationwide, according to a new report. Greater Baltimore doctors make an average salary of $281,005, according to data from Doximity, a social network for physician and advanced practice clinicians. The report is based on 36,000 verified physician respondents and includes only licensed physicians in the U.S. who practice at least 40 ho urs a week. The data may be surprising for Baltimore, as the home of nationally and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Health care costs: How do we fix this broken record?
A broken record is figuratively defined as a statement or experience that is frequently, and perhaps tediously, repeated. If you ’re a regular reader of my articles, you might think that I’m starting to sound like one. But as health insurers across New York prepare to submit rate requests to state regulators, I find myself answering the same questions – year after year – about why insurance premiums are rising. The f act of the matter remains that over the past three years, the drivers of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Manufacturer to expand operations in Birmingham, add 22 jobs
STERIS/IMS, an Ohio-based company, is expanding its global specialty services headquarters in Birmingham with a $1.6 million investment. According to a release from the Birmingham Business Alliance, the move will create an additional 22 jobs. “We are again pleased to continue to invest within the City of Birmingham, with expanded capabilities to better serve our Customers,” STERIS CEO Walt Rosebrough said in the release. “Th e City of Birmingham and Jefferson County are working hard to create… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tim Steere Source Type: news

Biotech company's R & D, execs migrating to Twin Cities
British biotech company Collagen Solutions is consolidating its research and development operations in the Twin Cities about a year after hiring a Minnesota-based CEO. The business, which makes collagen products and biomaterials for use in medical devices and research, has identified prospective sites for a R&D facility in the southwest metro area, said CEO Jamal Rushdy in an e-mail. Rushdy, a former Tornier executive, works out of Collagen Solutions’ office in Eden Prairie along with three other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Novant Health Foundation receives grant to tackle diabetes in underserved Triad communities
Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem has received a $94,800 grant towards a program that works to lower the cases of diabetes in underserved areas. The grant comes as Novant Health recently opened an intensive diabetes management clinic in Winston-Salem that seeks to offer a new approach —one that mirrors management programs for diseases such as asthma or congestive heart failure — to helping patients with the disease. The grant, from Th e Cigna Foundation, will go… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

See why Express Scripts stock is sinking today
Express Scripts Holding Co. — which has operations and a significant employment footprint in Tempe — expects to lose its contract with its largest client, Anthem Inc. That has sent Express Scripts stock down Tuesday even as the overall market is way up on expectations of President Donald Trump's tax cut plans and earnings beats by Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and McDonald's Corp. (NYSE MCD). Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) stock is down almost 12 percent trading at $59.19 per share. That is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Breaking: State sues Zoom to recover $3M for the health plan
Oregon insurance regulators today filed a lawsuit against Zoom Management Inc. to recover $3 million in cash for its affiliated Zoom Health Plan. Just yesterday, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced that Zoom Health Plan was in receivership, as it winds down operations by the end of the year. "This funding is critical for Zoom Health Plan to meet its obligations to policyholders," DCBS Director Patrick Allen sa id in a statement. The move came three weeks after Zoom… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Novant Health tops out $80M Mint Hill medical campus (PHOTOS)
Novant Health placed the final steel beam in its $80 million Mint Hill medical campus on Tuesday. Plans call for that long-awaited hospital to open by October 2018. “We are really pushing for that,” says Joy Greear, president of the Mint Hill hospital. It’s been roughly a decade since Novant gained state approval to construct that facility. The project was delayed during the economic downturn, and the scope has continued to evolve over time. The final plans call for an 80-acre medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Merz NA rolls out new skincare products
Raleigh-based Merz North America has rolled out two new skincare products through its Merz Aesthetics division. The products are part of the company’s Mederma line – Mederma Quick Dry Oil is for reducing the appearance of skin imperfections like scars and stretch marks, while Mederma Spezial is a “collection of cream mousses and dietary supplements formulated to promote healthy skin, hair and nails,” according to the company. "Both are new products in the U.S," a spokeswoman for Merz NA… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Mpirica Health raises $4.6 million to help fuel national rollout
Bellevue-based Mpirica Health raised $4.6 million in its latest funding round to fuel a national rollout and to scale its technology platform, which calculates hospital and surgeon quality scores for patients. This round was led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd and a private Seattle-based equity fund. It brings Mpirica's total funding to $6.6 million. "Armed with this funding, we are thrilled to be able to mainstream the only outcomes-based, trusted quality score for the benefit of payers,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Ivantis launches 2nd IDE study of Hydrus microstent
Ivantis said today it won approval from the FDA to initiate a 2nd investigational device exemption trial of its Hydrus microstent, testing the device in patients with advanced glaucoma who are undergoing stand-alone glaucoma surgery without combined cataract surgery. The Hydrus microstent is designed for minimally invasive microsurgical procedures to reduce eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. The device is multi-modal, the company said, by creating a large opening through the trabecular meshwork and dilating and scaffolding the conventional pathway through which fluid exits the eye. In the newly approved Summit trial,...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Ivantis Source Type: news

Post-fracture care: Do we need to educate patients rather than doctors?
This multicenter, randomized controlled trial involved 436 women, aged 50-85 years, who had attended hospital for treatment of a fragility fracture of the wrist or upper arm. The intervention group received repeated oral and written information about fragility fractures and osteoporosis management by a case manager, who prompted the patients to visit their primary care physicians to ask for BMD testing and management. This was found to improve the rate of post-fracture BMD testing by 20%. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Case Study: Nationwide Children ' s Hospital: An Accountable Care Organization Going Upstream to Address Population Health
This case study examines the factors that influence managed care and accountable care organizations, and work to improve the social determinants of health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

DHS Honors Health Care Providers with First Ever " Big Shot Awards "
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce 43 health care providers from around the state are the recipients of the first ever Wisconsin “Big Shot” award from DHS for their efforts to vaccinate children against diseases. The recognition is given to those health care providers who vaccinate 90 percent or more of their young patients based on immunization data collected by DHS. “Childhood vaccinations are critical to protecting o ur children and everyone around them...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 25, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

'A Normal Man Would Not Want Me': A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. YANGON, Myanmar ― Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka, a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal. But it was not an ordinary spot. It was the first visible sign of leprosy, a largely forgotten bacterial infection that affects tens of thousands of people every...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-fracture care: Do we need to educate patients rather than doctors?
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) This multicenter, randomized controlled trial involved 436 women, aged 50-85 years, who had attended hospital for treatment of a fragility fracture of the wrist or upper arm. The intervention group received repeated oral and written information about fragility fractures and osteoporosis management by a case manager, who prompted the patients to visit their primary care physicians to ask for BMD testing and management. This was found to improve the rate of post-fracture BMD testing by 20%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research finds new information about elevated number of male babies born to Indian-born women in Canada
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Blood Test May Better Predict Gestational Diabetes
A single measurement of plasma glycated CD59, a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of pregnancy identifies women at risk of gestational diabetes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Overlake Medical Center's 30th annual Bandage Ball raises $1.1M for the Neuroscience Institute (Photos)
A mix of new and familiar supporters packed the ballroom, bathed in shades of purple light, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on April 22, creating the most diverse crowd in 30 years of Overlake Medical Center ’s Bandage Ball, and raising $1.1 million for Overlake’s Neuroscience Institute. The money will go towards adding new technologies such as advanced neuroimaging, recruiting more surgeons, and adding additional specialists in epilepsy and stroke care. Co-chairs Dr. Raj Butani and Dr. Mona Butani … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

$20M senior living center, church planned on St. Rita's parish site
A new $20 million senior living community and church is being proposed on the site of St. Rita ’s parish on North Cass Street on Milwaukee’s lower east side. Three Holy Women Parish and Tarantino& Co. will join together to build St. Rita ’s Square senior community as well as a new St. Rita’s Church. The new church will be designed in collaboration with the parish and the St. Rita congregation and will be sold to the parish to $1 upon completion, it was announced early Monday. Tarantino&… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Todd Bragstad Source Type: news

UMKC alumni see broader coverage in the future of health care
Four national health care leaders and University of Missouri-Kansas City alumni gathered on Thursday to talk about the future of health care. Theron Odlaug, acting CEO of Canadian drug development and testing company Impopharma Inc.; Dr. George Holcomb III, surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Mercy; Dr. Latha Sivaprasad, CMO for Rhode Island Hospital; and Heather Lyons-Burney, professor at the UMKC School of Pharmacy and co-founder of Bran son-based nonprofit Faith Community Health, shared their thoughts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Developing a dynamic strategy in a changing healthcare environment
Trends in the U.S. healthcare industry are poised to change the nature of the provider business model. The rise of value-based care, the application of new digital technologies, and ongoing cost pressure are among the factors pushing the industry towards new ways of operating. New models will encompass provider-led health plans, narrow networks and increasing scale through acquisitions and partners hips. There is limited visibility into the timing of these trends and the exact form they will take.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Bill Shew Source Type: news

$3.7M Buys Joyce Plaza In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)
A Rogers investor bought a 33,882-SF shopping center in Fayetteville for nearly $3.7 million. Zheng Lin LLC, led by Jian Fei Lin, bought Joyce Plaza at the northwest corner of Joyce Avenue and Steele Boulevard. The complex covers 3.77 acres and was formerly anchored by Buffalo Wild Wings, which recently moved across Joyce to a location adjacent to the Malco Cinema. The seller was Joyce Plaza LLC of Little Rock, led by Pete Hornibrook. Arvest Bank of Fayetteville assisted the purchase with a loan of a little more than $2.95 million.Springdale WarehousesA property management firm paid nearly $2.5 million for a warehouse comp...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A new approach to visiting and family presence
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Study Shows LGB and Straight Patients Are More Willing To Disclose Sexual Orientation Information Than Providers Expect
New research shows 78 percent of providers expect that patients would refuse to provide sexual orientation information if asked in the emergency setting, but only 10 percent of patients report that they would refuse (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

U.S. surgeon general, a former Brigham physician, asked to resign by Trump
Brigham and Women's physician Vivek Murthy was asked to resign from his role as U.S. surgeon general on Friday night, as the Trump administration works to transition top appointments from the Obama administration. "Dr. Murthy has been relieved of his duties as Surgeon General and will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps," said a statement sent by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "(Health and Human Services) Secretary (Tom) Price thanks him for his dedicated service… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Long-term treatment of decompensated cirrhosis with human albumin improves survival
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from the ANSWER study showed that long-term administration of human albumin improves the survival rate of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress ™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, demonstrated that treatment with human albumin also improved the management of ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity) and quality of life, and reduced the incidence of severe complications of the disease and the need for hospitalization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Photo Series Shows How Two Moms Tandem Nurse Their Triplets And Toddler
When Dublin-based photographer Johanna King set out to document breastfeeding mothers, she came across a family with a rather unique story. Last year, King photographed around 10 breastfeeding mothers and their families in their natural environments. One such family was Cliona and Sue, a married lesbian couple who both breastfeed their toddler daughter and infant triplets ― a boy and two girls. A breastfeeding mother herself, King came across Cliona and Sue’s story through a parenting and breastfeeding support group called Cuidiu. When she reached out about photographing them in their home, they were delighted to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KU Health secures bonds for newly 'acquired' Hays Med
The University of Kansas Hospital Authority has raised $40.2 million in bonds to pay off Hays Medical Center's debt, according to Fitch Ratings. In September, The University of Kansas Hospital and HaysMed announced a "partnership" between the two organizations. In January, the "affiliation" and its financial ramifications became official. The hospital, located in Western Kansas, became part of The University of Kansas Health System after the two nonprofits finalized a "partnership agreement." Since… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Austin biotech company shares tank on news of cancer treatment's possible regulatory rejection
XBiotech Inc., an Austin-based immunotherapy company, has run into more trouble with European drug regulators, and investors are getting skittish. The European Medicines Agency — the equivalent of the U.S. Food& Drug Administration — appears likely to reject XBiotech's commercial application for its lead colorectal cancer-fighting treatment, Xilonix, according to a Thursday announcement. Shares of Austin-based XBiotech (Nasdaq: XBIT) were down more than 40 percent by late afternoon. Go here… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

DiaMedica lands another $2 million for urine-linked drug
Biotech company DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc. has added $2 million to its coffers as it ramps up research and development. The Plymouth-based company, which is developing treatments for stroke and diabetes-linked kidney disease, landed the capital from an undisclosed family office through a private placement. DiaMedica will put the capital toward R&D for one of its products as well general corporate purposes, the company said in a news release. DiaMedica is developing a synthetic version of a protein… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Theranos accused in court docs of misleading board, investors
Theranos misled its directors and funders and used a shell company to "secretly" buy commercial lab equipment, according to a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled investor. The Wall Street Journal reported those accusations are contained in newly unsealed court filings from a lawsuit by Partner Fund Management LP, a hedge fund suing Theranos. Lawyers for Partner Fund also accuse Theranos of running “fake ‘demonstrations tests’ for prospective investors and bus iness partners” using commercial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Theranos accused in court filing of misleading its board, investors
Theranos misled its directors and funders and used a shell company to "secretly" buy commercial lab equipment, according to a lawsuit filed by a former investor. The Wall Street Journal reported those accusations are contained in newly unsealed court filings from a lawsuit by Partner Fund Management LP, a hedge fund suing Theranos. Trending: Meet the 130 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 Lawyers for Partner Fund also accuse Theranos of running “fake ‘demonstrations tests’ for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Fighting for the future of homecare
“The point is for the future, to make it better. That way hopefully people can get a better level of care.” Leah Marie Hollis is a homecare worker from Haringey in north London. Along with several colleagues, and with the legal support of UNISON, she is taking her employer to court. Homecare workers look after the most vulnerable people in our society – the sick, the old, the disabled: the people who often have no one else to look after them. They are the ones who help vulnerable people get out of bed, wash, dress and eat. They administer medication, change colostomy bags, and sometimes they are the only person a cli...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine ethical care charter homecare save care now Source Type: news

Ask the expert: What is the female athlete triad and how can it be prevented?
The spring athletics season is in full swing and for those at the high school and college level, practices and game schedules can be intense. When you blend this physical commitment with the demands of a hectic academic schedule, sometimes maintaining healthy eating habits and positive energy balance can be challenging. Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, medical director of Boston Children’s Female Athlete Program, shares important information about a condition called the female athlete triad and offers tools to keep young athletes healthy, energized and at the top of their game. What is the female athlete triad?  The female ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Female Athlete Program female athlete triad Kathryn Ackerman Source Type: news

Consumerism among Healthcare Patients with High-Deductibles Has Not Yet Altered How Most Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Operate
New study shows most hospitals now recognize that patients are becoming more cost-conscious and customer-service driven due to the high cost of healthcare, but few have strategies in place to attract a more-engaged consumer High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are forcing consumers to be more cost-conscious when making healthcare decisions. This trend toward consumerism could be […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 21, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AHA American Hospital Association Cadent Consulting Group clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report David James MD JD David Pate MD JD Health Lea Source Type: news

Medical marijuana dispensary Pono Life Sciences Maui opens office in Downton Honolulu
Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC is opening up an office in Downtown Honolulu to help further the company ’s education mission. The medical marijuana dispensary, which received its notice to proceed to grow and cultivate in February, is one of eight state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. Only four dispensaries in Hawaii have received the green light from the state’s Department of Health to begin growing plants. Pono Life Sciences said its Honolulu office, located at the Topa Financial Center,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

GE Healthcare odyssey leads to CEO spot in Waukesha: Karim Karti
Like most management-track employees with General Electric, Karim Karti rode the relocation roller-coaster including posts in London, Paris, Seoul and Istanbul. Karti is not complaining, but he believes the 15-year GE odyssey that led to his role atop the GE Healthcare imaging division in Waukesha falls on the extreme end of the GE relocation spectrum. “There aren’t as many people who move to as many countries,” Karti said. “It’s part of how yo u develop as a leader.” Karti, 48, was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news