Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Healthcare Access San Antonio exploring potential merger with Dallas group

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Healthcare Access San Antonio the Health Information Exchange for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas is in talks with the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership and could merge with the Dallasbased HIE There are several such exchanges in the Lone Star State in various ..

Singapore's Raffles Medical Group to build 400-bed hospital in Shanghai

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Singapores Raffles Medical Group will develop a general hospital in Shanghai as part of a jointventure its first hospital outside of Singapore it announced on Wednesday May 13 The 400bed hospital will be built in Shanghai39s Pudong New Area and will cater to locals expatriates as well as internati..

Simplyhealth sells PMI business to Axa PPP Healthcare

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Axa PPP Healthcare is to acquire Simplyhealths private medical insurance PMI business subject to approval by the appropriate authorities The sale by Simplyhealth follows a strategic review of the organisations activities informed by an 18month analysis of the marketplace and an insight project invo..

Life Healthcare Plans India, Poland Deals as African Costs Rise

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd the private hospital operator with beds in India and Poland will make more acquisitions in those countries within six months as costs in its home market of South Africa rise There are deals that we are currently working on in both Poland and India which we are hop..

Fujifilm acquires TeraMedica, Inc. to expand its healthcare, IT business

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that it completed the acquisition through the US sales subsidiary FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc of the US medical IT software company TeraMedica Inc TeraMedica offers archive solutions for managing and storing a range of digitized inhospital clinical informatio..

Florida's Mednax to acquire radiology firm vRad for $500M

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mednax will buy radiology and telemedicine firm vRad for 500 million the companies announced Tuesday The Sunrisebased medical network NYSE MD expects to close the deal in the second quarter Mednax will take on vRads executive team keeping the companys headquarters and operations center in Eden Prai..

Towers Watson buys Tampa health care software firm Acclaris for $140 million

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Acclaris a 600employee Tampa company started here 14 years ago that provides software services for health care and reimbursement accounts will be acquired for 140 million by Towers Watson a 15000employee consulting and professional management company based in Arlington Va This is a strategic move f..

Roche obtains FDA Approval for Cobas KRAS Mutation Test

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roche announced Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the cobas KRAS Mutation Test for diagnostic use The realtime PCR test is designed to identify KRAS mutations in tumor samples from metastatic colorectal cancer or mCRC patients and aid clinicians in determining a therapeuti..

Abu Dhabi develops quality index aimed to trigger upsurge in healthcare standards

Monday, May 11, 2015

Health chiefs in Abu Dhabi have developed a new quality index aimed at driving up standards in the healthcare sector in the UAE capital Health Authority Abu Dhabi HAAD will reveal details of the Abu Dhabi Healthcare Quality Index at the HAAD MEED Middle East Patient Safety Quality Congress 2015 ..

Neusoft Medical Systems releases NeuViz 128 CT for Global Markets

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Neusoft Medical Systems Co Ltd officially launched the NeuViz 128 CT for the global markets and the new products are being exported to South Asia North Africa and other international markets Neusoft Medical Systems39 CE certified NeuViz 128 CT combines the leadingedge technologies and innovations to..

ProHealth contracts with UW Health to oversee care at new Pewaukee cancer center

Friday, May 08, 2015

ProHealth Care will contract with UW Health to oversee the medical care at its new cancer center scheduled to open this year in Pewaukee The agreement announced Thursday could lead to more services being available in Waukesha County It also will enable ProHealth to draw on the expertise of the doc..

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare awarded $16 million rehab hospital contract in New Orleans

Friday, May 08, 2015

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group has been awarded the 158 million contract for the new Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital in New Orleans The Birmingham office will oversee the 65000squarefoot rehab hospital construction that will begin this month and is scheduled to be complete in 11 months Located ..

Sixteen hospitals to pay $15.69 million to resolve U.S. Medicare probe

Friday, May 08, 2015

Sixteen hospitals will pay 1569 million to resolve allegations they were reimbursed from Medicare for services that were unnecessary the US Justice Department said on Thursday As part of the settlement Health Management Associates Inc and 14 of its formerly associated hospitals will pay 15 million ..

Driscoll Children’s Hospital announces $80 million construction and renovation project

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Driscoll Childrens Hospital has been a beacon of hope and healing in the heart of South Texas for more than 60 years Courtesy of an 80 million construction project that beacon is only going to grow brighter and stronger in the future The Robert Driscoll and Julia Driscoll and Robert Driscoll Jr Fou..

Jiangsu Yuyue Medical Equipment & Supply plans medical investment firm with partners

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Jiangsu Yuyue Medical Equipment Supply Co Ltd Says plans to invest 100 million yuan 1613 million to set up medical investment firm with partners reuterscom ..

FDA Releases Vast Trove of Medical Device Data in Hopes of Transforming Healthcare Delivery

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA is opening up one of its vast treasure troves of data to the public in the hopes of improving the way medical devices are integrated into the healthcare delivery system Background The latest release involves data related to FDA39s unique device identificatio..

Sheffield technology firm Servelec acquires healthcare software developer Aura Limited

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sheffield technology firm Servelec announced today the acquisition of Salfordbased Aura Limited which specialises in the UK Ireland and international healthcare markets Aura is a developer of software for the healthcare sector that controls bed management and patient flow across hospitals clinics a..

Healthcare Software Provider Evolent Health Files for IPO

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Evolent Health a provider of software solutions for health care providers on Monday filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission The company said it was seeking to raise 100 million but that is likely a placeholder for its initial S1 filing and plans to trade on ..

IBM expands Watson Health Partnerships to Help Fight Cancer

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

IBM is furthering the expansion of its Watson dataanalytics technology into health care through partnerships around human gene analysis and cancer treatment International Business Machines Corp is working with 14 cancer institutes including Yale Cancer Center to use Watson to identify cancercausing..

HealthSouth completes Purchase of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

HealthSouth Corporation announced it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington Kentucky Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital comprised of 158 licensed inpatient rehabilitation beds and 74 licensed skilled nursing beds will continue to ..