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Obama presses scrutiny of 2015 health insurance rates

The president made his appeal to state insurance commissioners at a meeting Thursday. Elsewhere, consumer spending related to the health law jumps, the GOP again demands to know the White House's involvement in the healthcare.gov rollout, and hospitals try their hand as insurers. [More]
At 8 million sign-ups, health law enrollment surpasses target

At 8 million sign-ups, health law enrollment surpasses target

President Barack Obama hailed the latest tally of people who gained insurance as a result of the health law. News outlets also look inside this latest round of data to find out what information the administration is providing and what is still to come. [More]

Concise analysis of global healthcare data analytics market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Healthcare Data Analytics Market Report" report to their offering. [More]
Olympus' surgical products named finalists for ATA award

Olympus' surgical products named finalists for ATA award

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions in Medical and Surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that two of its surgical products have been named finalists for an American Technology Award (ATA) in the Health and Medical Technologies category: ENDOEYE FLEX 3D and THUNDERBEAT. [More]

Healthbox closes $7M in funding to execute new business priorities

Today Healthbox announces it has closed $7 million in funding to expand on its accelerator model and launch three new business verticals that will continue to drive actionable innovation through collaboration between entrepreneurs and the healthcare industry. [More]

Global biochemistry analyzers market to grow at 4.50% CAGR by 2016

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biochemistry Analyzers Market Report" report to their offering. [More]
Viewpoints: Obamacare still has more challenges; GOP needs to help make law work; census change is not Obama's decision

Viewpoints: Obamacare still has more challenges; GOP needs to help make law work; census change is not Obama's decision

The first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act ended this week with roughly 7.5 million people obtaining policies through the new state insurance exchanges, including more than 1.3 million at Covered California. [More]

UnitedHealth's 1st quarter profit falls 7.8%

Officials blame part of the downturn on reductions in federal funding for the Medicare Advantage program and new taxes resulting from the health law. [More]

Actuary says stats point to smaller premium increases next year

Also, the disparities in insurance coverage between states that embraced the health law and those that did not are more closely examined. And many Iowans will get to keep their pre-health law coverage. [More]

Research report on flow cytometry market

According to the new market research report "Flow Cytometry Market by Technology (Cell & Bead-based), Products & Services (Reagents, Instruments, Software, & Accessories), Application (Research & Clinical), End User (Commercial Organizations & Diagnostics Laboratories) - Global Forecasts to 2018", analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the world (RoW). [More]

Scientists uncover new way immune system may fight cancers and viral infections

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. [More]

Will Sebelius run?

News outlets report that outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is contemplating a run for the Senate in Kansas. [More]

Quirk Healthcare donates over 800 hours of customization work to CDTC

Ben Quirk and Quirk Healthcare donated over 800 hours of customization work to the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center's new Electronic Health Records system that launched on Monday, April 7, 2014. [More]
Global operating room equipment market estimated to grow at 3.76% CAGR by 2016

Global operating room equipment market estimated to grow at 3.76% CAGR by 2016

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Operating Room Equipment Market Report" report to their offering. [More]
Patients Honor Dr. Jason Wendel For Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Patients Honor Dr. Jason Wendel For Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Wendel has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. [More]

Industry coalition pushes for price transparency

A report put out Wednesday by a coalition of hospitals, insurers, doctors and consumer advocates recommends how providers can make information available about the costs of various tests and procedures. An accompanying guide tells consumers how to find it. [More]

Research report on Chinese medical monitor market

In 2007-2011, the Chinese medical monitor market size rose from RMB1.16 billion to RMB3.08 billion at a CAGR of 27.8%. In 2012, the figure reached RMB3.86 billion, a year-on-year increase of 25.3%, of which, multi-parameter monitor market size accounted for more than 60%. [More]
Cepheid's revenues increase 16% 106.9 million in first quarter 2014

Cepheid's revenues increase 16% 106.9 million in first quarter 2014

Cepheid today reported revenues for the first quarter of 2014 of $106.9 million, representing growth of 16% from $91.9 million for the first quarter of 2013. Net loss in the first quarter of 2014 was $(9.3) million, or $(0.13) per share, which compares to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per share, in the first quarter of 2013. [More]
Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital. [More]
New insight provides potential to improve treatment for sepsis

New insight provides potential to improve treatment for sepsis

In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans. [More]