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Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

The Interactive Autism Network, a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute supported by the Simons Foundation, was approved today for a three-year $1.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to be part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. [More]

Essilor to acquire Brazos Private Equity Partners’ portfolio company

Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC, a leading Dallas-based private investment firm, today announced that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company, Vision Source, to Essilor of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International and the leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of optical lenses in the United States. [More]
Commission on Global Health Risk Framework for the Future holds first public meeting

Commission on Global Health Risk Framework for the Future holds first public meeting

Over the past 15 years, outbreaks of Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and H1N1 have demonstrated the lack of an adequate local and global health system infrastructure to prevent or mitigate the systemic burdens that result from infectious disease incidents of international significance. [More]
FDA approves Praluent (alirocumab) Injection for treatment of patients with high LDL cholesterol

FDA approves Praluent (alirocumab) Injection for treatment of patients with high LDL cholesterol

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Praluent (alirocumab) Injection, the first FDA-approved treatment in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors. [More]

V-PPRN approved to receive $1.4 million to participate in second phase of PCORnet

The Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network, led by Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and George Casey, MBA, Vice President of the Vasculitis Foundation, has been approved to receive a three-year $1.4 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as part of the second phase of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. [More]
ADPT generates systemwide net patient services revenue of $104.5 million for Q2 2015

ADPT generates systemwide net patient services revenue of $104.5 million for Q2 2015

Adeptus Health Inc., the largest operator of freestanding emergency rooms in the U.S., announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. [More]

Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf issues statement on upcoming MEDICA 2015

To get to the top is difficult; to stay at the top is even more difficult. Every athlete knows that and this also applies to the trade show business. [More]
UVA partners with MITRE to develop better health data analysis tools

UVA partners with MITRE to develop better health data analysis tools

University of Virginia Health System and The MITRE Corporation are partnering to develop better health data analysis tools to help prevent patients from getting sick and improving care while reducing healthcare costs. [More]
New issue of FMCH Journal examines evidence-based population health and patient care

New issue of FMCH Journal examines evidence-based population health and patient care

Evidence-Based Approaches to Population Health and Family Practice is the theme of the new issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, an international peer reviewed medical journal with editorial offices in China and the U.S. The Summer 2015 issue includes six original research articles, two educational research articles and two systematic reviews addressing various topics in evidence based population health and patient care. [More]
Older people who screen positive for dementia refuse subsequent evaluation, study finds

Older people who screen positive for dementia refuse subsequent evaluation, study finds

Two thirds of individuals 65 and older who screened positive for cognitive impairment refused subsequent evaluation according to the first study of its kind to examine older adults' willingness to undergo diagnostic assessment. The Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health study of approximately 500 older adults found that individuals living alone were the least likely to agree to diagnostic assessment following a positive screening test for dementia. [More]
Faith-based health providers crucial in achieving universal health coverage for poor, marginalised people

Faith-based health providers crucial in achieving universal health coverage for poor, marginalised people

Faith-based organisations are crucial in achieving the promise of universal health coverage—an adequate standard of health care for all people—especially for poor and marginalised groups, according to a new three-part Series on faith-based health care, published in The Lancet. [More]
AMGF announces results, impact of Measure Up/Pressure Down campaign

AMGF announces results, impact of Measure Up/Pressure Down campaign

The American Medical Group Foundation today announced the results and impact of its second annual Measure Up/Pressure Down National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! event. On May 7, during National High Blood Pressure Education Month, more than 140 campaign supporters across the country took an "action" for blood pressure control - including blood pressure screenings, materials dissemination, social media posts, web chats, website content updates, employee trainings, health fairs, and garnering media coverage - reaching 84.3 million Americans. [More]
Partnerships between healthcare insurers and pharmaceutical companies promote real-world value

Partnerships between healthcare insurers and pharmaceutical companies promote real-world value

PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) reports that market forces are driving new sector collaborations– pairing traditional drug makers with insurers, health systems, patient groups and technology firms – to maximize real-world value and health outcomes. [More]
Experts argue that 'beyond aid' policies in health care need greater scrutiny

Experts argue that 'beyond aid' policies in health care need greater scrutiny

The UK government's investments in private hospital chains in developing countries, in the form of 'beyond aid' approaches, could actually be hindering inclusive development and need greater scrutiny, argue experts in The BMJ this week. [More]
People who survive stroke may experience accelerated and persistent decline in cognitive function

People who survive stroke may experience accelerated and persistent decline in cognitive function

In a study that included nearly 24,000 participants, those who experienced a stroke had an acute decline in cognitive function and also accelerated and persistent cognitive decline over 6 years, according to an article in the July 7 issue of JAMA. [More]
Johns Hopkins and Queen's Health Systems collaborate to improve patient safety at hospitals in Hawaii

Johns Hopkins and Queen's Health Systems collaborate to improve patient safety at hospitals in Hawaii

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and The Queen's Health Systems in Honolulu have entered into a collaboration agreement to improve patient safety and quality of care initiatives at hospitals in the state of Hawaii. [More]
Penn State Health, CHI complete transfer of St. Joseph Regional Health Network ownership

Penn State Health, CHI complete transfer of St. Joseph Regional Health Network ownership

Penn State Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have completed the transfer of ownership of CHI's affiliate, St. Joseph Regional Health Network (St. Joseph) in Reading, Pa., to Penn State Health. [More]
ASHP commends FDA’s decision to extend Track and Trace enforcement to November 1, 2015

ASHP commends FDA’s decision to extend Track and Trace enforcement to November 1, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it will delay enforcement of Track and Trace requirements that were scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015, until November 1, 2015. [More]
Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals named among 100 top community hospitals in nation

Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals named among 100 top community hospitals in nation

Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals have been named among the 100 Best Community Hospitals in the nation by Becker's Healthcare. [More]

Spectrum Health Innovations inks licensing agreement with Min-Bio to manufacture trauma surgery basin

Spectrum Health Innovations has signed a licensing agreement with Min-Bio, LLC, of Lowell, Mich. to manufacture a new trauma surgery basin that is a cut above existing designs. [More]
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