11 Oct 2018

DOJ SAYS SELLING AETNA’S PART D BUSINESS WILL CLEAR CVS-ATENA MERGER FOR APPROVAL\

            The $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger was approved by the Department of Justice Oct. 10 if Aetna sells off its Part D business. Atena agreed sell its Part D plans to WellCare Health Plans, which include 2.2 million members, Sept. 27, but will retain the

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09 Oct 2018

FORMER GE HEALTHCARE VALUE-BASED CARE SOLUTIONS GROUP REBRANDS AS VIRENCE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

The Value-Based Care Solutions Group, recently acquired by Veritas Capital from GE Healthcare, today announced its rebranding to Virence Health Technologies. The company is a leading software provider that leverages technology and analytics to help healthcare providers across the continuum of care effectively manage their financial, clinical and human capital

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09 Oct 2018

GEMALTO REPORTS 4.6B RECORD BREACHES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2018

  In the first six months of 2018, ZDNet reported that a total of 4,553,172,708 records were compromised, an increase of 133 percent over the first-half of 2017, a report from Gemalto has found. In its latest Breach Level Index, Gemalto said accidental loss was the leading factor behind several breaches

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09 Oct 2018

HOW TO USE BLEACH BATHS TO HELP MANAGE ECZEMA FLARES

            Although hot water and bubble baths may sound relaxing to many, for those with atopic dermatitis, this can have the opposite effect, causing dry, scaly, red patches to develop on the skin. Affecting nearly 28 million Americans, atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is

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09 Oct 2018

CMS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS IN NEW VALUE-BASED BUNDLED PAYMENT MODEL

  On Oct. 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model.  The participating entities will receive bundled payments for certain episodes of care as

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05 Oct 2018

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY ABSTRACT DEADLINE JAN. 7; KEYNOTERS NAMED

  300-word abstracts for the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Phlebology in Cairns, Queensland from May 5-7, 2019 are being accepted for either an oral presentation or poster presentation until Jan. 7, 2019, and notification of accepted abstracts will be made by Jan. 21. Research abstracts

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05 Oct 2018

CYNTHIA SHAPIRO, FNP-C JOINS AMERICAN VEIN AT HIGHLANDS RANCH CLINIC

  Cynthia Shapiro, FNP-C, has joined American Vein & Vascular Institute’s Highlands Ranch clinic as a a board-certified nurse practitioner. Shapiro has 25 years of career experience in the healthcare and medical industries. American Vein & Vascular Institute is an award-winning network of vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers

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05 Oct 2018

FUJIFILM SONOSOFT SOLIDIFIES WORKFLOW WITH SYNCHRONICITY

  FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., developers of point-of-care ultrasound solutions, has entered the medical informatics space with the launch of SonoSite Synchronicity, designed to optimize workflows by integrating with existing data management systems and enabling the use of current user login credentials. The software can be implemented across multiple departments in an organization to standardize operations. In

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04 Oct 2018

RA MEDICAL’S IPO DELIVERS $86 MILLION

Ra Medical announced Oct. 3 that its initial public offering brought in more than $86 million by the time it closed, including an underwriter’s option that added some $10 million to the take. The Dabra catheter is designed to destroy arteriosclerotic blockages with radiation ablation, which the company touts as having

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28 Sep 2018

STUDY DEMOS EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS IMPROVES PATIENT CONSENT PROCESS, SAVES TIME, DECREASES PHYSICIAN BURNOUT  

The School of Medicine at Emory University has published a study suggesting that educational videos significantly improve the patient consent process versus traditional face-to-face methods.   The physicians who participated in the study also believed that they spent less time during the face-to-face portion of the consent process following video

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