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COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

The COUNTDOWN research consortium has been launched today following a £7 million grant allocation from the UK Department for International Development earlier in the year. [More]
WHO reviews health services in Ebola-affected countries

WHO reviews health services in Ebola-affected countries

On 10-11 December 2014, Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to rebuild and strengthen essential health services in these countries. [More]

Hospice of the Western Reserve, Hospice of Dayton partner to provide quality care for all Ohioans

Ohio's two largest hospice care providers - Hospice of the Western Reserve and Hospice of Dayton - have announced a collaborative initiative to ensure delivery of the highest quality of care for all Ohioans. The partnership will focus on creating best practice standards for hospice and palliative care, proactively sharing quality data, benchmarking performance to continuously improve care delivery and creating the most skilled workforce. [More]
Diplomat announces new partnership with Novation through Hospital Specialty Rx Program

Diplomat announces new partnership with Novation through Hospital Specialty Rx Program

Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has announced a new partnership with Novation through their Hospital Specialty Rx Program. [More]
STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute have launched a clinical trial aimed at cracking one of the toughest mysteries in forensic science -- sudden unexplained death. [More]
New study compares characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes and community settings

New study compares characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes and community settings

As hospice for nursing home patients grows dramatically, a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research compares the characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes with hospice patients living in the community. The study also provides details on how hospice patients move in and out of these two settings. [More]
Treatment guidelines lacking for Ebola patients, say infectious diseases experts

Treatment guidelines lacking for Ebola patients, say infectious diseases experts

As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With over 16,000 total cases and more than 500 new infections reported per week, and probable underreporting of both cases and fatalities, the medical community still does not have specific approved treatment in place for Ebola, according to an editorial published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. [More]
Banner Health chooses Craneware's Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit to support ongoing growth

Banner Health chooses Craneware's Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit to support ongoing growth

With healthcare consolidation on the rise, Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced that Banner Health, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the US, has selected Craneware's Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit to support its ongoing growth and efficient integration across newly acquired facilities. [More]
Report: Governments have strong economic incentives to invest in early childhood nutrition

Report: Governments have strong economic incentives to invest in early childhood nutrition

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, the paper reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings. [More]
Better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes in hospitals, say CHOP researchers

Better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes in hospitals, say CHOP researchers

What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study led by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides an inside view from hospital staff members in Philadelphia, where 13 out of 19 obstetric units closed in a 15-year period. [More]
Corrective information can successfully reduce false beliefs about flu vaccines

Corrective information can successfully reduce false beliefs about flu vaccines

With health systems in the U.S., U.K., and around the world trying to increase vaccination levels, it is critical to understand how to address vaccine hesitancy and counter myths about vaccine safety. A new article in the journal "Vaccine" concludes, however, that correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunization among vaccine skeptics. [More]
Talyst to exhibit new products at ASHP MidYear Meeting

Talyst to exhibit new products at ASHP MidYear Meeting

Talyst, a market leader in pharmacy automation and 340B solutions, will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists MidYear Meeting in Anaheim, CA December 8 - 10. The company will be showcasing its acute care pharmacy automation solutions, long term care solutions and 340B software products and services. [More]

IRC plans to deploy electronic medical records in fight against Ebola

The International Rescue Committee today announced that it is testing and plans to deploy electronic medical records in the fight against Ebola. [More]
TxCell enrolls first patient in Ovasave phase IIb trial for treatment of refractory Crohn’s disease

TxCell enrolls first patient in Ovasave phase IIb trial for treatment of refractory Crohn’s disease

TxCell SA, a biotechnology company developing novel and innovative, cost-effective personalized T cell immunotherapies using antigen specific regulatory T-cells (Ag-Tregs) for severe chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, announces today that it has enrolled the first patient in its phase IIb clinical trial of its lead product Ovasave in refractory Crohn’s disease. [More]

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions announces partnership with Visante healthcare consulting

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions, a leading supplier of automation solutions for materials transport and medication management, announces its partnership with Visante healthcare consulting at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California - December 7 – 11, 2014. [More]
New WHO guidance provides cervical cancer control and prevention approach

New WHO guidance provides cervical cancer control and prevention approach

New guidance from WHO aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest - but most easily preventable - forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270 000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries. [More]
Minnesota hospitals prevent patient harms, save $93 million in health spending

Minnesota hospitals prevent patient harms, save $93 million in health spending

Minnesota hospitals and health systems have prevented more than 12,000 patients from being harmed and saved more than $93 million as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010-13. Nationwide, hospitals prevented 1.3 million patient harms and saved more than $12 billion in health spending, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [More]
Research findings have major implications for public dental health resources, costs for patients

Research findings have major implications for public dental health resources, costs for patients

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. [More]
UC San Diego Health System, IVFCMG partner to enhance health care services

UC San Diego Health System, IVFCMG partner to enhance health care services

UC San Diego Health System and Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and quality of multi-specialty health care services and clinical trials available to patients in the Imperial Valley and surrounding communities. [More]
Philips introduces new lung screening solution at RSNA 2014

Philips introduces new lung screening solution at RSNA 2014

Royal Philips today introduced a new lung screening solution designed to offer health care providers a faster and more definitive pathway to lung cancer detection and treatment. Making its debut at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, this total solution is comprised of products and services that enable health care providers to implement and manage a comprehensive computed tomography (CT) lung screening program which tracks and guides patients across the health continuum. [More]