Press Releases

 MADISON, NJ — June 12, 2017 — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, Texas, with the aim to establish a center of excellence providing diagnostic services to aid the detection and management of…
ATLANTA and CHICAGO – (June 7, 2017) – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the American Medical Association (AMA) have launched the Verify Health Care Portal, the clinician attestation component of VerifyHCP, a robust solution for monitoring physician information that simplifies a successful data…
BOSTON, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (Blue Cross) Chief Performance Measurement and Improvement Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, was recently appointed by U.S. Comptroller General and head of the U…
CHARLESTON, SC – Health care administration professionals, who must carefully consider how they evaluate human errors and at-risk behaviors in health care practice by those they manage, often struggle with knowing the best way to encourage transparency and accountability for those errors. To…
NEW YORK, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Medicine welcomes to its Board of Trustees three leaders in medicine, science and business: Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, Professor & Dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Rutgers Robert Wood…
SALT LAKE CITY and BOSTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well, the leading telehealth company, today announced that its award-winning online care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare…
HIMSS has been active in helping the healthcare community address and mitigate the spread of the WannaCry Ransomware attack.  This is a new type of ransomware that has affected organizations around the world in just a matter of days. Unlike other forms of ransomware seen over the past year, this…
YPSILANTI, Mich., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clinical Research Administration graduate program at Eastern Michigan University has been ranked number one in the nation by a prominent website – The Healthcare Management Degree Guide – that rates health care degrees from various…
The National Institutes of Health has selected 42 talented and diverse students, representing 35 U.S.-accredited universities, for the sixth class of its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The MRSP received a record number of applications during the 2017-2018 application cycle. The 42…
AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers from across Texas gathered today for a press conference at the State Capitol to highlight current negative trends in health insurance and protest harmful business practices by insurers to pay less for emergency care and shift…
Berkeley,California, May 3, 2017 -Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-headquartered healthcare analytics company, launched a free tool, the Social Determinants of Health Portal, designed to help providers understand and monitor the impacts of social determinants of health on patient population…
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we consider the renewed effort to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to acknowledge both its successes and its flaws. The ACA took important steps toward improving our nation's health care system, providing…
 LAS VEGAS (April 27, 2017) – Southern Hills Hospital announces that a new Family Medicine Residency Graduate Medical Education (GME) program received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that…
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of more than one hundred million Americans battling chronic and other major health conditions, the following coalition of 10 patient organizations remains united in its opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA):American Cancer…
TUCSON, Ariz. – Why are some people barely affected by Valley fever while others are admitted to intensive care?The search for answers to those questions is on, thanks to a $2.27 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes…
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new analysis funded by Physicians for Fair Coverage, researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research organization, today announced results of a study that found the FAIR Health database currently offers…
CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it implements a new strategy for combating the nation’s opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlined the strategy Wednesday at the National…
April 20, 2017 – Kansas City, MO – Providers who want to take advantage of value-based reimbursements and avoid MACRA penalties in 2018 must act fast – Caravan Health, the market leader in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), has extended its deadline for consideration in a 2018 ACO to April…
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— Building on their recent research focusing on a peptide, pNaKtide, designed to block the oxidant amplifying function of the cellular sodium-potassium pump, researchers at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully demonstrated that pNaKtide can…
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oncology community professionals are concerned about the ability of their patients to access cancer screening and treatment under the proposed American Health Care Act, according to a survey conducted March 23–24, 2017 at the…
IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a Bronze Sponsor of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, Proove® Biosciences, Inc. announces the first-ever peer-reviewed published clinical study analyzing genetics, environmental, and lifestyle factors to accurately predict…