Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Medical device company Aethlon enters into clinical trial agreement with the UoC, Irvine

Friday, April 17, 2015

The clinical study will provide data to help direct future clinical investigations of the Aethlon Hemopurifier as a therapeutic candidate Aethlon Medical Inc a medical device company developing therapies for infectious diseases and cancer announced that it has entered into a clinical trial agreemen..

Xenex agrees with Spain's Clece on hospital-cleaning robots export to Europe

Friday, April 17, 2015

Xenex Disinfection Services has exported its GermZapping Robots to hospitals in Spain and Portugal under a new agreement with Clece Spains leading health care cleaning and maintenance service company Clece will use Xenexs products to disinfect rooms at Vall dHebron University Hospital in Barcelona ..

With rising costs for elderly prisoners care, Japan’s prisons turn into nursing homes

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A nation with little crime finds that elderly prisoners prefer the comforts of life behind bars Most prisons spend a lot of time and effort keeping inmates from escaping In Japan the greater challenge is persuading convicts to leave Among developed economies Japan has one of the highest proportion..

Obamacare saving experiment yields modest results with 1.2% reduction in spending

Thursday, April 16, 2015

An ambitious Obamacare experiment in cutting healthcare costs led to a reduction of about 12 percent in spending on Medicare patients in its first year researchers said calling the savings a promising start Still the government may need to make changes to keep hospitals and doctors in the program kn..

Canberra's hospitals long way off first world health system, Australian Medical Association says

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Canberra39s hospitals are facing an impossible task to reach the level expected of a first world health system the Australian Medical Association AMA has warned The latest snapshot of public hospital performance released by the AMA has given the ACT a mixed review The percentage of urgent cases se..

Carthage Area Hospital rethinks deal with Samaritan Medical Center

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Last year39s plan called for Samaritan Medical Center to assume the role of active parent to Carthage Area Hospital and included an umbrella board that would oversee both facilities But now the Carthage hospital is seeking out other partners as well Its board president tells us the hospital is re..

Columbus-based healthcare startup CrossChx raises $15 million in Series B funding

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Columbusbased healthcare startup CrossChx announced today that it has raised 15 million in Series B funding Led by Khosla Ventures and investor Drive Capital this round brings CrossChxs total funding to more than 20 million according to a release Keith Rabois a partner at Khosla Ventures will be an..

Effingham Plan Commission endorses $14 million outpatient clinic

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The 14 million outpatient clinic near HSHS St Anthony39s Memorial Hospital won the endorsement of the Effingham Plan Commission on Tuesday The site plan for the hospital39s 22352squarefoot Ambulatory Care Center including parking spaces and roadway setbacks met approval by the commissioners The so..

Alibaba to shift Tmall online-pharmacy to health-care arm in a $2.51 billion deal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will shift its Tmall onlinepharmacy business to its publicly traded healthcare arm in a deal valued at 251 billion as it ramps its focus in that sector The Chinese ecommerce giant will transfer the pharmacy business on its Tmall marketplace platform to Hong Kongtraded Alib..

Madison health care technology company Catalyze raises $4 million

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Catalyze Inc a Madison health care technology company has raised 4 million from nine investors according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission The funding brings the amount company has raised to more than 6 million Catalyze was founded in 2013 by Travis Good who previously anal..

Xavier University's new Center for Innovation partners with Cincinnati medical device company, MedaCheck

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Xavier University39s new Center for Innovation is partnering with a medical device startup to help bring the technology to the healthcare market The partnership between Xavier and MedaCheck will get the device in front of XU alumni in influential positions in the health care industry Xaviers grads..

Deakin University partners with MAX Healthcare to collaborate on health data mining

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Project aims to develop predictive model to enhance healthcare management Deakin University has signed a partnership with Max Healthcare one of the leading chains of hospitals in India for a project that will focus on data analytics for healthcare Deakin University Australia and Max Healthcare have..

IBM teams up with Apple, J&J, Medtronic to transform health care with data analytics

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

International Business Machines Corp deepening its partnership with Apple Inc to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector Its new Watson Health unit plans to aggregate health information fr..

Malaysia's Mahkota Medical Centre to invest RM200m on hospital expansion

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mahkota Medical Centre Melaka the largest private hospital in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia is investing about RM200 million to build a new 500bed hospital block Chief Executive Officer Stanley Lam pic said the new block on a parcel of land adjacent to the existing 270bed hospital buil..

Malaysia Major Supplier of Medical Equipment Among OIC Countries

Monday, April 13, 2015

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said Malaysia is a leading supplier of medical equipment among Organisation of Islamic Cooperation OIC member countries An OIC medical representative who told me this last year described Malaysia as the largest supplier of medical equipment in the w..

NIH Funds Nine Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Projects

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID part of the National Institutes of Health has awarded more than 11 million in firstyear funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect antimicrobialresistant bacteria The awardee institutions will d..

Ontario Invests in Dialysis Programs at Renfrew Victoria Hospital

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Expanded Facility Will Provide Patients in Renfrew with Better Access to Services Ontario is investing 9627900 in new construction and renovations for Renfrew Victoria Hospital39s dialysis project to provide local patients with faster access to vital dialysis services Patients with kidney disease ..

Digital health company Livongo raises $20 million for medical device, cloud-based glucose meter

Friday, April 10, 2015

Consumer digital health company Livongo Health raised 20 million in Series B funding to develop its cloudbased glucose meter for patients with diabetes Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and DFJ contributed to the round with participation from existing investor General Catalyst Partners The company ra..

Catamaran Corporation completes acquisition of Healthcare Solutions, Inc. for $405 million

Friday, April 10, 2015

Catamaran Corporation a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management PBM services and technology solutions announced today the completion effective as of April 8 2015 of its previously disclosed acquisition of Healthcare Solutions for a purchase price of 405 million in cash subject to certain cus..

HIV and AIDS medical care supplier in US accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in a $20 million scam spanning 12 states

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The nation39s largest supplier of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate 20 million scam that spanned 12 states according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a suit last week a..

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