Health Care

Philips and American Well form global partnership in telehealth for consumer health and professional healthcare

Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and American Well™, the leading U.S. telehealth provider that connects millions of consumers with care professionals through video consults, announced today the signing of a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.Through this technology partnership, the two companies will work together

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CVS and Aetna on the Way to Vertical Integration

CVS/Aetna

Yesterday’s announcement that CVS has finalized negotiations to acquire Aetna for $77 billion seems to underscore the healthcare market’s growing preference for vertical integration. The goal of the vertical model is to reduce fragmented care and align provider incentives. Some observers have noted that having different medical and pharmacy providers, each managing their own space, may be counter-productive to patients and providers.

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FocusCura Adds Essence Care@Home™ Solutions to Its Healthcare Offerings

Novarad Healthcare

Technology Provides Safety and Monitoring for Seniors & Special Needs Populations

Tel Aviv & Amsterdam, November 27, 2017 - FocusCura, the Netherlands-based provider of innovative services for the IoT healthcare sector, is adding Essence’s Care@Home PERS+ and Care@Home Pro solutions to its offerings. FocusCura plans to market them in the Netherlands, Belgium, and other EU markets.

“Essence’s Care@Home PERS+ and Care@Home Pro solutions perfectly complement our products, enhancing our line of healthcare innovations,” said FocusCura CEO Dr. Daan Dohmen, “We are launching these services under the banner of cAlarm,Read More...

Evanston Regional Hospital Chooses Novarad PACS/RIS

Novarad Healthcare

EVANSTON, Wyo.(November 21, 2017) – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has recently entered into contract with Evanston Regional Hospital of Evanston, Wyo.to install its PACS and RIS software.

“Novarad looks forward to a successful partnership with Evanston Regional Hospital, and we are proud to support the hospital’s mission to be a place of healing, caring, and connection,”

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Illinois Opens Blockchain Development Partnership with Hashed Health

Blockchain

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative announced today its partnership with blockchain healthcare innovation company Hashed Health, to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The pilot program will initially explore opportunities to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the medical credentialing process in Illinois. The concept will leverage a blockchain-based registry to streamline the sharing of medical credential data and smart contracts to automate workflow related to multistate and interstate licensure.

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Trak Fertility - Data-Driven Tools & Insights to Combat the Male Reproductive Health Crisis

Trak Fertility

Male fertility is facing a crisis. Recent research shows that the average sperm count has fallen by 52% since the early 1970s and shows no sign of leveling off anytime soon. Such a steep decline presents very urgent societal concerns by contributing to the diminishing fertility rate (which hit an all-time low in 2016), as well as a more serious threat to men’s overall health as low sperm count and infertility are linked with higher risk of chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

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Anthem Announces to Acquire HealthSun

Anthem | TTH

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida.

“Anthem is committed to identifying opportunities for growth that will enable us to advance our goal of increasing access to healthcare for all consumers, including those who are most vulnerable,” said Joseph R.

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Cardinal Health Statement On Multi-State Inquiry By Attorneys General

Cardinal | TTH

The people of Cardinal Health care deeply about the devastation opioid abuse has caused American families and communities, and we look forward to working with the attorneys general on their multi-state inquiry as they seek to better understand the myriad causes involved in this major public health issue.

We have long supported state and federal efforts to fight the opioid epidemic and believe more can and should be done to strengthen initiatives that aim to stem the crisis.

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Cigna Expands in New York with Westchester Medical Centre Health Network

Cigna | TTH

Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), a 1,700-bed, 10-hospital healthcare system based in Valhalla, NY, have entered into a multi-year contract that adds most of the health network's hospitals and employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in the NY Metro market. The agreement became effective August 15, 2017.

With this addition to the network,

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BD To Acquire Bard for $24 Billion

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and C. R. Bard, Inc., a medical technology leader in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, announced today a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire Bard for $317.00 per Bard common share in cash and stock, for a total consideration of $24 billion. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

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Aligning Technology, Leadership and Organizational Culture

   By Dennis Morrison, Chief Clinical Officer, Netsmart.

When an organization recognizes the need to upgrade or change technology, a great deal of effort goes into the selection process. But once that decision is made, executives all too often leave the implementation to the IT department and the vendor’s support team. And that’s when problems start to begin. Because implementing, upgrading or optimizing technology can be problematic – and the issue is usually not the technology itself.

A major change in technology means a major cultural shift. Leading an organization through such a shift calls for strong support and critical intervention from the highest levels of management. To illustrate, let’s take a look at a stalled implementation at a large nonprofit organization that provides child and family services and the steps the CEO took to rectify it.


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