Press Releases

CLINTON, Miss., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of emergency and mobile healthcare professionals, representing emergency medical services (EMS) in almost every U.S. state, will assemble on Capitol Hill to request support from congressional leaders on issues vital to the health and safety…
EAGAN, Minn., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announced a new strategic "Future of Health Care" initiative today aimed at addressing health care cost challenges in Minnesota and beyond.  With three strategic pillars, the initiative…
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, surpassed the national average performance of 50 other organizations across the country, according to data by McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. McLean Hospital's eBASIS…
DUBAI, UAE, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --A 42-year-old female diagnosed with liver metastases has become the first cancer patient at Mediclinic City Hospital to be treated with a revolutionary form of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).  Performed at Mediclinic City…
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital…
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's preeminent lung cancer research foundation, today announced that Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, has joined LUNGevity's Scientific Advisory Board, a group of 20 world-renowned scientists and researchers that guides…
 Rochester, N.Y., April 11, 2017 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, has been named a 2017 Top Workplaces by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The company was also the recipient of the “Clued-In Senior Management” award based on employee’s…
CHICAGO (April 5, 2017) – HIMSS saw a spike in healthcare leaders’ interest in interoperability education at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, according to attendance data from the event. Compared to HIMSS16, attendance more than doubled at the redesigned HIMSS Interoperability…
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today unveiled "Share the Savings," a new campaign to educate the public about the lack of rebate pass-through for commercially insured patients with high deductibles and…
Berkeley, California—April 3, 2017— Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare analytics company, announced that the Mercy Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the state of Iowa, has chosen Innovaccer’s proprietary platform ‘Datashop’ to drive end-to-end value-based…
The AHA today urged Congress to provide law enforcement and other appropriate agencies with the resources to investigate cyber attacks and proactively prevent them.In a statement shared with members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for a hearing on…
DALLAS, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors.The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that Santa Barbara…
BOSTON, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The I-PASS Study Group based out of Boston Children's Hospital has been named the recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level presented annually by The Joint Commission and the …
PRINCETON, N.J., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey's Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is expanding participation to include hospitals and medical facilities throughout…
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2017) - VigiLanz, a digital healthcare intelligence firm, announced today that its antimicrobial stewardship platform has earned Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) certification validating its ability to collect and properly report data around antimicrobial use…
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), today announced that Harry R. Phillips, III, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has been appointed its chief medical officer (CMO). Phillips is…
Alexandria, VA –AMGA is pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not proposing to move forward with a more aggressive use of Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data for risk adjustment as part of its Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018…
MINNEAPOLIS – (Jan 31, 2017) – The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Nebraska Medicine will integrate POC Advisor™ into clinical workflows to improve sepsis outcomes. POC…
The Board of Trustees of Partners HealthCare voted Tuesday to name David J. Roberts, M.D., as the next president of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), a vote endorsed at an earlier meeting by the NSMC Board of Trustees. Dr. Roberts currently serves as Chair of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at…
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a five-year, $16.6 million renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University partnership to address cancer disparities among…
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today it has named Timothy Trodden senior vice president, chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 9. Trodden is responsible to create and drive an overarching people strategy that supports enterprise-wide…