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03:02 EST 19th January 2019 | BioPortfolio

Patient Safety Movement Announces 273,077 Lives Saved

New Actionable Patient Safety Solution #17: Patient Safety Curriculum for Schools The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today at the 7th Annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that 90,146 lives were saved in 2018, thanks to the efforts of more than 4,710 hospitals committing to patient safety, and 89

STAT Plus: Atul Gawande has virtually disappeared from the public eye since he took the helm of a mysterious new health care company — and now he's withdrawing from a much-anticipated keynote address. https://buff.ly/2U0E0p0 

STAT Plus: Atul Gawande has virtually disappeared from the public eye since he took the helm of a mysterious new health care company — and now he's withdrawing from a much-anticipated keynote address. https://buff.ly/2U0E0p0 

U.S.-based Shearwater Health and Philippines-based Asian Hospital and Medical Center Create Transpacific Partnership to Solve Global Nursing Shortage

METRO MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and other healthcare providers inside the United States are challenged daily to adequately staff nurses amidst an ongoing shortage with no end in sight. Shearwater Health contributes to increasing the supply of nurses by bringing international nurses to the U.S., which helps providers sustain excellent patient care.

CHINA AID, the Key Gateway to the Chinese Elderly Care Market, to Take Place in Shanghai in 2019

SHANGHAI, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CHINA AID 2019, hosted by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd., is taking place from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Pu Dong, Shanghai. By the end of 2017, the number of seniors in China over the age of 60 surpassed 241 million, accounting for 17.3 percent of the country's total population. The...

Vulnerable Micro-Preemie Given Second Chance at Life Thanks to Volunteers’ Gift of Touch

El Camino Hospital team recognized for volunteering almost 600 hours to nurture baby in critical first weeks; today she’s 15 months old and has been adopted Five incredible California women were recognized this week for the almost 600 hours they volunteered to give one micro-preemie the gift of touch she needed to survive, develop and grow during the...

Shady Grove Fertility’s Expansion in 2018 Makes Accessing Highly Specialized Fertility Care More Convenient and Paying for Care More Affordable

Known for its scientific leadership, continuous world-class innovation, and personalized care, Shady Grove Fertility, with 33 locations, has made improving access to infertility care a priority by expanding their services and adding new locations and physicians in 2018. ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) January 18, 2019 Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a pioneer in reproductive medicine, placed a strong emphasi...

What does the NHS Long-Term Plan mean for pharmacy?

While the profession features prominently as a way to boost primary care and improve the use of medicines in the health service in England, there are concerns that the implementation of this ten-year plan will not live up to the hype.

Break the reaction to high pain scores

Pain usually cannot be “treated” like a standard ear infection. Treating patients in pain requires setting realistic expectations, using a variety of approaches, and patience. One patient I treated months ago highlights these points. At 6 a.m., I was ready for the change of shift at the hospital. The night doctor who took care of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousand...

Premier Inc. to Report Fiscal 2019 Second-Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call Before Market Opens on February 5

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) plans to report fiscal 2019 second-quarter financial results the morning of Feb. 5, 2019, followed by a conference call at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results. Participating in the conference call will be: Susan DeVore, President and CEOMike Alkire, Chief Operating OfficerCraig McKasson, Chief Financial Off...

PetDesk Raises $12 Million to Bridge Technology Gap Between Veterinary and Grooming Software

Funding from PeakSpan Capital will enable pet parents to have easier access to a proactive, comprehensive health care regimen for their pets PetDesk, a San Diego-based pet care communication company, announced they have raised $12 million from Silicon Valley-based firm PeakSpan Capital. PetDesk plans

Overlake Medical Center and EvergreenHealth Participating in Trial to Enhance Mothers’ Childbirth Experience and Safety

Quality improvement program aims to reduce C-sections and increase adherence to birth plans EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center announced today that they are collaborating as two of only four hospitals in the country partnering with Ariadne Labs—a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...

Teleflex to Showcase the MANTA™ Vascular Closure Device from the Recently Acquired Essential Medical, Inc. at the Annual Meeting of the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2019, in Leipzig, Germany, on January 22-25

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical technologies with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical and cardiac care, will showcase the MANTA™ Vascular Closure Device as well as its portfolio for peripheral interventions at the Annual Meeting of the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2019, in ...

Fresenius Medical Care launches 4008A dialysis machine tailored to needs in emerging markets

DGAP-News: Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 18.01.2019 / 08:02 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced the launch of its 4008A dialysis machine, which was especially designed to meet the needs of emerging markets. With th...

The antibiotics arms race must end

“Cha-ching!” goes urgent care. For your rhinovirus, adenovirus, or seasonal allergies you get a strep screen, flu swab, CBC, and chest X-ray. You get a steroid shot, Rocephin, and Z-Pak. A week later, you present for medical care again, because your virus is no better, and you want a stronger antibiotic. In the meantime, your […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of...

Take ownership of our broken health care system now

In health care, we enjoy a unique opportunity to create special relationships with our work. Few enter these professions for practical reasons, and fewer still survive rigorous training without genuine belief in what they might accomplish. And cliched though they may be, the many mission statements which purport the “art of caring” do convey something […] Find jobs at Careers by...

Carena Inc Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Deals and Alliances Profile [Report Updated: 14122018] Prices from USD $250

SummaryCarena Inc Carena is a telemedicine solution provider that serves patients through phone, webcam, or house call to diagnose and treat injuries and illness. The center provides virtual house call and inhome care services integrated with other company sponsored health and productivity initiatives such as nurse lines, wellness programs, and care management, and followingup with member's primar...

STAT Plus: The once-prominent Atul Gawande has virtually disappeared from the public eye since he took the helm of a mysterious new health care company — and now he's withdrawing from a much-anticipated keynote address. https://buff.ly/2W2M7DE 

STAT Plus: The once-prominent Atul Gawande has virtually disappeared from the public eye since he took the helm of a mysterious new health care company — and now he's withdrawing from a much-anticipated keynote address. https://buff.ly/2W2M7DE 

According to a new report, physician burnout has reached alarming levels and now amounts to a public health crisis that threatens to undermine the doctor-patient relationship and the delivery of health care nationwide. https://buff.ly/2QVrOnM  via @Bost

According to a new report, physician burnout has reached alarming levels and now amounts to a public health crisis that threatens to undermine the doctor-patient relationship and the delivery of health care nationwide. https://buff.ly/2QVrOnM  via @BostonGlobe

Teladoc Launches Personalized Back Care Solution to Expand Portfolio of Offerings

Today Teladoc Health announced the U.S. launch of Teladoc Back Care – a personalized, online back pain treatment program to reduce the intensity, frustration, and impact of back pain. This new service adds to Teladoc Health’s broadening array of services, ranging from cold and flu to complex conditions like behavioral health, and even cancer. With back pain estimated to ... Read More

A New Standard of Care for Some Advanced Esophageal Cancer Patients

Pembrolizumab showed promise in the second-line setting for patients with metastatic esophageal cancer and high PD-L1 expression.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Announces Medicare Coverage of the clonoSEQ® Assay for MRD Testing in Patients with Multiple Myeloma and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Multiple Timepoints Throughout Treatment and Remission

Adaptive Biotechnologies, an immune driven-medicine company, today announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and leader in assessing diagnostic technologies through its MolDX program, has established coverage of the clonoSEQ® Assay for Medicare patients with multiple myeloma and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). clon...

STAT Plus: “Managing drug spending … appropriates important resources that would be much better spent on direct patient care." https://buff.ly/2VWB9Q1 

STAT Plus: “Managing drug spending … appropriates important resources that would be much better spent on direct patient care." https://buff.ly/2VWB9Q1 

GENE SEQUENCING APPROACH MAY HELP TAILOR TREATMENTS FOR YOUNG KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

Whole-exome sequencing of blood or saliva revealed a genetic diagnosis of kidney disease in 32.7% of pediatric kidney transplant recipients. The findings indicate that such a sequencing strategy may help individualize pre- and post-transplant care for many young kidney transplant recipients.

Healthcare industries to be ‘revolutionized’ by AI

Healthcare, senior care and mental health diagnosis and treatment are among several industries expected to be “revolutionized” by AI, according to a report by Forbes.

Philips launches Azurion with FlexArm to set new standard for the future of image-guided procedures

Gantry breakthrough on industry-leading Azurion platform opens up new imaging and patient positioning opportunities to enhance care

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