Press Releases

When a child falls ill, receiving the right emergency care at the right time is crucial for recovery. Unfortunately, specialized pediatric emergency rooms can be far away, further delaying diagnosis and treatment in a time of need. To ensure children receive the urgent care they need, regardless of location, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) now offers emergency pediatric telemedicine, connecting patients to physicians on its Somerset campus with pediatric emergency medicine at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at RWJUH in New Brunswick through a secure, remote network.

The American Medical Association (AMA) and West Monroe Partners today announced that the AMA has received a 2017 Gold Trumpet Award in the category of Internal Communications-Employee.

In the ICD-9 era, there were universally accepted benchmarks to measure coding professionals’ productivity. Now, more than 18 months after the ICD-10 implementation date, the challenge is to do the same for the new coding system.

BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today that LifeWatch’s largest shareholders, including Himalaya TMT Fund, Aevis Victoria SA and Antoine Hubert, pledged support of the Company’s tender offer for all outstanding shares of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE) and have agreed to tender their shares. 

MCHENRY, IL. May 30, 2017 – Medela Healthcare announces the launch of the new Invia® FitPad™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy dressing portfolio, making NPWT easier for healthcare professionals and patients. “With the launch of this versatile portfolio of devices and dressings, Medela’s new NPWT portfolio supports easier patient transitions from hospital to home. Our NPWT solutions are designed for ease-of-use by clinicians and patients”, states Dan Hyun, Vice President Medela Healthcare US.

Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of voice-first software for connected home healthcare announced today a collaboration withERT to research innovative new approaches to data procurement and management for pharmaceutical and device customers seeking to streamline clinical trials. The collaboration combines the advanced capabilities of ERT’s EXPERT™ technology platform for clinical trial data collection, processing, and analysis with Orbita Voice™, a first-of-its-kind solution for creating conversational applications using intelligent voice agents such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a possible cause for a rare infection in heart and lung transplant recipients: the donor. The way in which heart and lung transplant recipients acquired a specific species of bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, had been previously undefined, and the bacterium was difficult to test. Originally, this bacterium was considered to reside exclusively in, and be a potential pathogen of, the area of the reproductive and urinary organs – the genitourinary tract.

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider for ambulatory care, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies, today announced a partnership focused on improving the accuracy and efficiency of vital signs acquisition in the clinical space. 

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and the global leader in healthcare communications, today announced that Mark A. Costanza has joined the company in a new role as its Senior Vice President of Professional Services. The addition of this role reflects Spok’s plans to broaden its portfolio of professional services and expand its enterprise delivery services.

The digital pathology industry just took another step forward, with the FDA clearance of a whole slide imaging (WSI) system (Philips IntelliSite™ Pathology Solution) for review of digital surgical pathology slides. Leica Biosystems congratulates both the FDA and the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) on this positive outcome from their ongoing collaboration.

Carestream will demonstrate its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System (see video link) that uses cone beam CT (CBCT) technology to capture high-quality, low-dose 3D extremity exams at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting that begins May 30. This conference is one of the largest sports medicine and exercise science conferences in the world.

WALTHAM, MA, May 4, 2017 – A multi-center post-hoc analysis presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress by Drs. Jagdeesh Ullal and Joseph Aloi demonstrates that Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) enables hospitals to achieve the basal bolus standard of care for subcutaneous insulin therapy with extraordinary efficiency and superior patient outcomes. The new research study, entitled ‘AUTO Study, AUtomatic Titration tO Target: Subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin Management Using eGMS in the Non-ICU Setting,’ observed a 19% reduction in average daily blood glucose between admission and discharge -- with 0.00% severe hypoglycemia <40 mg/dL -- while achieving the prescribed target blood glucose of 140-180 mg/dL at all mealtime and bedtime intervals.

Exsurco® Medical, Inc. announces the launch of a new wound debridement and skin grafting medical device designed for use in burn and trauma centers. Backed by Exsurco’ s knowledge and ground breaking design and innovation, the new Amalgatome® SD is a revolutionary break-through in combining skin grafting and wound debridement technology in an industry that hasn’t seen this kind of innovation for a multiple use device. By using one device for multiple procedures (excision and/or auto grafting), the Amalgatome SD helps those who are in critical need of the healing power of skin.

G4S has launched an innovative portable security system to monitor the safety of vulnerable patients.

ImagineSoftware today announced it has entered into a strategic agreement with Merge, an IBM company. ImagineSoftware will assume frontline support for Merge Financials and Merge Sentinel customers, and will provide an option for those customers to upgrade to Imagine&#39;s innovative platform for medical billing automation.

The growing demand for quality healthcare has revolutionised the health monitoring space through use of wearable and ingestible sensors. Emphasis on preventive health has lead to the development of prognostic sensors for applications in medical space. This has lead to the shift of healthcare business model from a diagnostic one to more prognostic and preventive health and wellness. Sensor adoption is crucial to this evolution, facilitating advanced diagnostics, treatment, and patient monitoring. Wearable and implantable biosensors will emerge as the key enablers for device innovation, as well as will be commercialised as prognostic tools.

DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson &amp; Johnson Family of Companies, has acquired 3D printing technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc. (TRS). The 3D printing methods developed by TRS will help enable DePuy Synthes to create patient-specific, bioresorbable implants with a unique mineral coating intended to support bone healing in patients with orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial deformities and injuries. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

electroCore, a neuroscience and technology company dedicated to improving patient outcomes through technological advancement, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the use of gammaCore® (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator) for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore transmits a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, resulting in a reduction of pain. This is the first FDA product release for electroCore in the U.S.

Records Bank, a division of HemCare Health Services Inc. (OTC: HCRE) is pleased to announce the launch of its Free Medical Record Storage and Transfer program for health care providers.

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and the global leader in healthcare communications, today released the first of two reports on the results of the annual mobility strategies in healthcare survey. This research, conducted by Spok since 2011, is designed to assess mobile workflow enablement progress and trends in hospitals across the country.

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