30 Oct 2018

36 HEALTH SYSTEMS FORM THE HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

As innovation becomes an increasingly important function at many health systems, an exclusive professional organization has formed to provide a supportive community for the chief innovation officers who lead the charge of innovation at not-for-profit organizations. Healthcare Innovators Professional Society (HIPS), composed of innovation leaders from 36 of the nation’s most

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25 Oct 2018

FCT EMBRACE MARKS FUJIFILM’S ENTRANCE INTO U.S. CT MARKETPLACE

Fujifilm Medical Systems unveiled its FCT Embrace at the 2018 ASTRO annual meeting in October, marking Fujifilm’s entry into the U.S. CT market. The new system, combined with other market-leading oncology solutions, is designed to provide enhanced and efficient CT simulation with radiotherapy treatment planning capabilities. Approved by the FDA,

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25 Oct 2018

PHILIPS UNVEILS NEW RADIOTHERAPY IMAGING SYSTEMS

Philips released new systems for radiotherapy at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) annual meeting in October. The Big Bore RT is a dedicated CT oncology simulator with built-in technologies such as iterative model reconstruction (IMR) for improved imaging of small details and for quick completion of reference protocols. The

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23 Oct 2018

EARL E. BAKKEN: MEDTRONICS CO-FOUNDER DIES AT 94

Earl E. Bakken, co-founder  of Medtronic plc, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old. “Today we are saddened by the passing of Earl Bakken, but we also honor and will forever cherish the life

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28 Sep 2018

SEEMA VERMA SPEECH: CMS TO BEGIN AUDITS ON MEDICAID INSURERS

Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, issued a warning to Medicaid plan sponsors on Thursday, warning the agency would begin unscheduled targeted financial audits. The warning came at the 2018 Medicaid Managed Care Summit during a speech Verma delivered in which she vowed to bring more transparency to

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21 Aug 2018

ACUSON SEQUOIA ULTRASOUND COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. is taking its ACUSON Sequoia Ultrasound System on the road with nine stops between Aug. 23 and Oct. 4.   Stops include: August 23: Philadelphia, The Union League August 23: Atlanta, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta August 28: Cincinnati, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati August 30: Detroit, The

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01 Aug 2018

GE HEALTHCARE, LANTHEUS BEGIN A PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF FLURPIRIDAZ TO TREAT CAD

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of Flurpiridaz 18F (called the AURORA study), an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.1 CAD affects an estimated

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26 Jul 2018

STRADIS HEALTHCARE FACILITY EARNS ISO; 2 EXECS HIRED; WEBSITE REDESIGNED

  Stradis Healthcare, a provider of custom procedure trays and minor kits, has had several big events this summer, including earning ISO 13485:2016 certification for its Waukegan, Ill., facility; hiring two new executives; and overhauling its website, stradishealthcare.com. .               Stradis serves more than 1,500 surgical centers, private practices and purchasing

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26 Jul 2018

VIEWRAY CLEANS HOUSE IN SEARCH OF GROWTH, SHAREHOLDER VALUE

ViewRay Inc., the Oakwood Village-based maker of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system called MRIdian, has named medical device industry veterans Scott Drake as president and CEO, and Shar Matin as COO, effective immediately. Both men had been executives at Spectranetics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive cardiovascular devices,

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16 Jul 2018

STUDY SHOWS RESULTS CHANGING WHITE FAT INTO BROWN FAT FOR EASIER WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity results from excess white fat storage, making it difficult to treat because the effectiveness of diet, exercise, and systemic anti-obesity agents is limited, and in the latter case may cause serious side effects. As a result, researchers are investigating innovative strategies for localized delivery of fat burning compounds via

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