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Could the Next Big Thing in Medtech Stem from Your Idea?
So, you have a great idea for a new medical device that could improve outcomes, save lives, and make your company lots of money. You just need to get your idea in front of the right person to help make it a reality—which, of course, is easier said than done. Selling ideas to upper management was the topic of discussion during a plenary session at the recent MD&M Minneapolis Conference. Experts on the panel shared these tips to give your pitch its best chance of success. Don't miss your chance to network with your medtech colleagues in Silicon Valley at the BIOMEDevice San Jose Conference and Expo, December 6&ndas...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Source Type: news

BCoN Requests Community Input
The natural history collections community is invited to provide input on a draft report about community progress toward the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic and Implementation Plans for NIBA. The report is the outcome of a two-day stakeholder workshop held in Washington, DC in January 2017 by the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN). Since the community’s Strategic Plan for a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA) was first published, significant progress has been made toward the goals it articulated. However, as with any effort of significance, it is wise to periodically assess progress....
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Nominations Sought for Federal STEM Education Committee
A new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Panel is being formed. The committee will advise the National Science and Technology Council Committee on STEM Education and assist with updating the federal government’s five-year strategic plan on STEM education. The formation of the body was directed in legislation passed by Congress in 2016. Nominations are sought of individuals from academic institutions, non-profits, and industry, including in-school, out-of-school, and informal education practitioners. Recommendations should consist of the name of the submitting individual, the...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Information to Action: Strategic Planning and Change Management
November 15, 2017 12:30-1:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Engages Ministry
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, as part of their nationwide tour of the health facilities, engaged the Ministry of Health to make presentation on the national health policy, strategic plans and detail report on the status of the public health delivery system countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

University appoints new Director of Libraries
The University has appointed Philip Kent as its new Director of Libraries to lead the University Library in its development as part of the new Strategic Plan. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Watermeadow Medical – celebrating 20 years of excellence
Since its inception, Watermeadow has grown to become a global agency thanks to many of its longstanding employees playing a pivotal part in its success – our current Managing Director Nicola Duckworth joined in 2001, together with Penny Butcher, Principal Medical Writer, and Liz Southey, VP Medical & Scientific Services. Murray Edmunds, our VP of Medical Writing Excellence, is our longest serving employee, having joined Watermeadow in 1999. Exciting growth ahead Since then, Watermeadow has gone from strength to strength with more than 80 employees across three locations in the UK, with some home workers in the UK...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Actions Needed to Enhance the Select Agent Program's Oversight of Hazardous Pathogens
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 10/31/2017 This 74-page report reviews the federal oversight approach for select agents and approaches from other countries or regulatory sectors. It evaluates the extent to which the Select Agent Program has elements of effective oversight and strategic planning documents to guide it, and identifies approaches selected countries and regulatory sectors have used to promote effective oversight. It recommends 11 actions to improve oversight. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field, with biomedical applications. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underreprese...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

AAFP Gives Guidance for HHS Strategic Plan through 2022
The AAFP told HHS that the agency's 2018-2022 strategic plan must emphasize the importance of easing the administrative burdens that get in the way of patient care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking an Associate Editor to work with its Review Networks
Post: Associate EditorLocation: FlexibleSpecifications:  Full time/part-time. Permanent contract, subject to 6-month probationary periodSalary: Up to £45,000 dependent on skills and experienceClosing date for applications:  30th November 2017 ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of these thematic Networksprovides an exciting opportunity for experts in the field to join Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Executing the Strategic Planning Process at Your Practice
Here are some operational steps you should take to ensure your strategic planning process isn't a waste of time. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Front Desk Managers Administrators Work/Life Balance Operations Source Type: news

MSLs: The Superheroes of Pharma?
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) has come a long way in a short time. While pharma never stands still for long, the need for scientifically credible partners to help customers understand the growing complexity of new medicines and navigate the choppy waters of real-world evidence and health outcomes, has seen the MSL come to the fore in ways few might have imagined.While the core competencies of the MSL remain unchanged, new capabilities will be needed – both for MSLs and MSL leaders – to meet the demands of the changing roles. But what does the modern MSL look like and what skills will they need now and in th...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Request for Information: Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women ’s Health
Submit your comments to the Request for Information (RFI) on the next Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health by November 10, 2017. The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) seeks input on three cross-cutting themes: Theme 1: Expand the Exploration of Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in NIH Research. Theme 2: A Multidimensional Approach to the Science of Women’s Health. Theme 3: Quality of Life and Disease Burden over the Life Course. These themes will stimulate new research areas, priorities, and approaches to help put science to work for the health of women. ORWH see...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes Aug, 8, 2017
Participants: Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krug, Danny Sands Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Jon Wald, Minutes Approved   Joe asked for a volunteer to take minutes during Nancy Finn’s absence due to surgery Conference Update, Joe, Sarah We have five keynote speakers and several panelists now confirmed. We still need to recruit panelists. We will circulate a draft agenda looking for speaker recommendations for panels. We need suggestions for the Roundtables by Labor Day. Please provide suggestions on our Google Doc. Marketing Judy has provided a paragraph description of our conference...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nancy Finn Tags: Executive Minutes General News Source Type: news

Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women's Health
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) is updating the trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research. NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input from the basic, clinical and translational scientists as well as advocacy and patient communities on topics under consideration for the next strategic plan. Comments are requested by November 10, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality Improvement Tools to Advance Public Health Performance
This toolkit houses many tools developed and refined by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), which have been categorized for use and ease. Categories include leadership management, team management, strategic planning, problem solving, decision making, project management, time management, and communication and presentation. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Request for Information: Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine
On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. The field of data science is broad in scope, encompassing approaches for the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration and use of large, heterogeneous data sets that have relevance to health and biomedicine. Data science undergirds the broad and i...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Trisha Montague: New Hospital, ER All Part of Children's Northwest Package
As chief administrator of Arkansas Children’s Northwest hospital in Springdale, Trisha Montague is responsible for overseeing the hospital's leadership and its strategic plan for pediatric health care. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Thirty percent of female footballers terminate their careers due to injury - a retrospective study among former Polish players - Grygorowicz M, Micha łowska M, Jurga P, Piontek T, Jakubowska H, Kotwicki T.
CONTEXT: Female football is becoming an increasingly popular women's team sports discipline around the world. The Women's Football Committee in Polish Football Association (WFC_PFA) has developed a long-term strategic plan to popularize the discipline acro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Angiodynamics shares tumble on Q1 sales, EPS miss
Shares in AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) have dropped over 10% today after the medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter results. The Albany. N.Y.-based company posted losses of $35,000, or 0¢ per share, on sales of $85.4 million for the 3 months ended August 31, seeing the bottom-line swing 102.7% into the red while sales shrunk 3.1% compared to the same period the previous year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 12¢, behind the 16¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $86.1 million for the quarter. “T...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup AngioDynamics Source Type: news

Determining Your Practice & #039;s Strategic Plan
The first step to strategically plan for your practice is defining the organization's values, community vision, and mission. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Healthcare Careers Operations Source Type: news

HHS DRAFT Strategic Plan FY 2018 - 2022
HHS is requesting comments on their Strategic Plan Draft for 2018-2022. Comments are requested by October 27, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pittcon Announces New Committee Leadership for Pittcon 2018
Newly selected committee leadership is in the process of strategic planning for Pittcon 2018 under the direction of this year's president, Adrian Michael.(PRWeb September 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pittconcommittee/09/prweb14669616.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020
Strategic plan updates the goals of the DHAP, including preventing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for those living with HIV, reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities, and improving effectiveness and efficiency of operations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Update from the Dean - September 2017
Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine. Education: Preparing leaders who think critically, work across fields, and lead in rapidly changing marketplaces.... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies: 2016 Annual Report
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/21/2017 This 16-page annual report reviews the Forum's 2016 activities, primarily three meetings that explored public health, health care, and emergency medical services (EMS) response during and in the immediate aftermath of a multi-site terrorist attack; key factors and challenges associated with domestic integrated vector management strategies employed to mitigate Zika virus; ongoing steps related to advancing the research and development of life-saving medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases; and furthere...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

RTI Surgical taps director for CFO, fills out roster | Personnel Moves, Sept. 19, 2017
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) said yesterday that it’s tapping a board member to be CFO and adding a pair of medical device veterans to its executive roster. Alachua, Fla.-based RTI said it named director Jonathon Singer as its finance & administration chief effective Oct. 2, replacing Robert Jordheim. Singer, who resigned his board seat to accept the CFAO role, is the former CFO of Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), Sargent Pharmaceuticals and radiation safety products maker Landauer. “As we continue to implement our long-term growth strategy, we need the right team to accelerate and solidify our progress,” CEO Ca...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News 3B Medical Bonesupport Haemonetics Obalon Therapeutics Organogenesis Inc. orthosalespartners personnel-moves rationalsurgicalsolutions RTI Surgical silktherapeutics Titan Spine Source Type: news

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)
The goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and advance the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management Essential Training Series
The series provides a fresh perspective and a broad introduction to three (3) topics critical to your success: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Successful People Management, and 3) Fundamentals of Financial Management. This series is designed to enhance the skills of new local health officials (LHOs) to address the complex, real-world, issues facing local health departments on a daily basis. NACCHO encourages LHOs with one to three years of experience who are seeking additional management training to take these trainings. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management Essentials Training for Local Health Officials
NACCHO has launched the Management Essentials Training Series, which is tailored exclusively for local health officials and provides a fresh perspective and a broad introduction to strategic planning, successful people management, and fundamentals of financial management. Classes begin on September 25, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Aids Council - New CEO Responds to Questions About His Past
[Daily Maverick] Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National Aids Council. His appointment follows the suspicious non-renewal of the previous CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah's contract and unsuccessful attempts to lure Eastern Cape head of health Dr Thobile Mbengashe to the post. The success of the new National Strategic Plan implementation and the long-term survival of a robust, relevant and ethical SA National Aids Council will depend on the new CEO. Spotlight put a range of que (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CollPlant raises $5m in private placement
Regenerative medicine company CollPlant said today it inked a $5 million private placement deal to support its plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repairs. As part of the private placement round, Israel-based CollPlant said it will pursue an up-listing of its ADSs on the Nasdaq exchange following the 1st phase of the transaction closing, which is slated for mid-September. “We are pleased to have signed a definitive agreement with this US investor. This transaction, once closed, and in combination with potential, additional funds from current investors, will increase our financial stability and allow us ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine CollPlant Source Type: news

South Africa: Take On Government, Challenge It to Do More
[Daily Maverick] There are still many hills to climb and many obstacles to overcome. The role of civil society organisations like the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in making the National Strategic Plan work cannot be overstated. Organisations like the TAC have a major role in particular in influencing the provincial plans which are funded and led by provincial councils. They must challenge provinces to set bold targets and to lead inclusive responses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An AADR perspective on the 'Advancing dental education: Gies in the 21st century' project
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) In 1926, William Gies published the seminal report 'Dental Education in the United States and Canada,' however dental education is now challenged by a new set of issues. A national project was created to address these complex modern issues and develop a broad strategic plan for the future of dental education. This project is divided into three phases. AADR's response to the completion of Phase One is published in the September issue of the Journal of Dental Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trio of hires signal Pegasus ’ northern grit
Growth trend continues at ‘health first, sector second’ agency Pegasus, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced further growth of its Pharma and Life Sciences division with the appointment of three new team members to its northern base in Macclesfield. Kesha Tansey, Account Director, joins from within Ashfield. Formerly of Zoetic Science and GCC, she will lead integrated communications programmes with teams situated in both Macclesfield and at Pegasus’ Brighton HQ. She is joined by newly appointed Senior Account Executive, Trystan George, who moves from The Scott Partnership and Bi...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Where in the World of EMS are A.J. Heightman and Ryan Kelley?
The objective is to plan and coordinate future programs, projects and offerings for you, our readers, to help you take EMS to the next level of staffing, safety, education and operations. JEMS Sales representative Mike Shear, Managing Editor Ryan Kelley and Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, prepare for four days of intense meetings at the Margarita lounge. PennWell CEO Mark Wilmoth addresses the JEMS Editorial & Sales teams, along with other PennWell staff.  PennWell Vice President Paul Andrews, a seasoned EMS and Fire media specialist, addresses the JEMS/EMS TODAY Conference team and other PennWell staff on the...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Where in the World of EMS are A.J. Heightman and Ryan Kelley?
The objective is to plan and coordinate future programs, projects and offerings for you, our readers, to help you take EMS to the next level of staffing, safety, education and operations. JEMS Sales representative Mike Shear, Managing Editor Ryan Kelley and Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, prepare for four days of intense meetings at the Margarita lounge. PennWell CEO Mark Wilmoth addresses the JEMS Editorial & Sales teams, along with other PennWell staff.  PennWell Vice President Paul Andrews, a seasoned EMS and Fire media specialist, addresses the JEMS/EMS TODAY Conference team and other PennWell staff on the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Malawi: St Luke's Nursing Launches Website, Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -St Luke's college of Nursing and Midwifery of Zomba on Friday launched a website and a five year strategic plan which is aimed at helping the college to achieve its set goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Michael Teitell named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Michael Teitell, a renowned molecular immunologist and biochemist, has been named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and president of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation.Teitell, who was chosen after a national search, has been a member of the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1999. He is the Latta Endowed Professor of Pathology and holds joint appointments in the departments of pediatrics and bioengineering. He serves currently as chief of the division of pediatric and neonatal pathology, with board certification in anatomic, clinical and pediatric pathology.His appoin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

G. Randall Green named chief of cardiac surgery
He will also co-direct the Upstate Heart Institute, a priority in the Upstate strategic plan, that calls for strengthening and expanding cardiovascular services. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Managing Editor for Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group - Liverpool, UK
The Department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editor to work in  the Cochrane Infectious Diseases GroupThe Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   This includes the Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health, which houses the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), one of the first Cochrane Groups and highly successful, and well known for its exacting standards.As the Managing Editor of CIDG you will help organize review production across over 600 authors from some 52 countries. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Community health centers form partnerships to increase capacity, improve service
Community health centers, the leading providers of primary health care to the nation ’s poor and uninsured populations, need strong partnerships and effective strategies to strengthen the current health care safety net, and to prepare for what may happen in the future, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The brief looks at a selection of Federally Qualified Health Centers, referred to as community health centers, in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York state that collaborate with other regional centers, local hospitals and health departments to improve an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cantel Medical to buy BHT Group for $60m
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today it inked a definitive agreement to purchase German endoscope reprocessor BHT Hygienetechnik Holding for $60.8 million. BHT Group has approximately 100 employees and provides automated endoscope reprocessing alongside related equipment, services and flexible endoscope repairs, Little Falls N.J.-based Cantel Medical said. Over the past year, BHT Group reported revenues of $24.5 million. “Establishing leadership in our international markets is a key component of our strategy and this milestone will help us achieve this goal. The addition of BHT Group will enable us to become the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Pledges to Achieve 50 Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding By 2018
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated its commitment toward achieving 50 per cent exclusive breastfeeding by 2018 in line with the provision of the National Strategic Plan on Nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 31, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

NuVasive shares drop amid mixed Q2 earnings, reorganization efforts
Shares in NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) fell today after the medical device maker posted 2nd quarter earnings that beat earnings per share expectations but fell short on sales with shrinking profits compared to the previous year, alongside announcing a number of changes to its executive roster. The San Diego, Calif.-based company posted profits of $12.7 million, or 22¢ per share, on sales of $260.6 million for the 3 months ended June 30, seeing the bottom-line shrink 58.1% while sales grew 10.3% compared with the same period in the previous year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 46¢, jus...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Nuvasive Source Type: news

Developing a Shared Vision for Your Medical Practice
Practices engaging in strategic planning should look ahead and create a vision of where it wants to be in three to five years. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Healthcare Careers Operations Overhead Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministty of Health Implements a U.S.$2.6 Billion Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government through the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday launched the US$2.613 billion five-year Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) and the National Community Health Strategy toward universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news