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Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

The System Partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is joining forces with Rutgers Cancer Institute in offering access to a research study aimed at prostate cancer patients who are transitioning to survivorship. [More]
EarlySense Patient Monitoring System saves 332 lives in 2015

EarlySense Patient Monitoring System saves 332 lives in 2015

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free, health sensing and analytics, announced today year-end achievements for 2015, highlighted by key impact statistics. [More]
Patients trained to perform S-OPAT have lower rates of hospital readmission

Patients trained to perform S-OPAT have lower rates of hospital readmission

Patients trained to administer their own intravenous antibiotics at home (self-administered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy or S-OPAT), achieved similar or better outcomes compared to patients who received healthcare-delivered OPAT (H-OPAT) with assistance from a home-care nurse or skilled nursing facility, according to a paper published this week in PLOS Medicine. [More]
Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Greystone Home Health of Columbus d/b/a Executive Care, part of the Greystone Health Network, has earned recognition as a 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency. The home health provider earned Top Agency status in 2014, and continues to be recognized as one of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. [More]
SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

Enlivant, a national provider of senior care services, is proud to announce that 52 of its communities have been honored with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. [More]

Quest Diagnostics agrees to manage laboratory operations for Barnabas Health hospitals

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Barnabas Health, New Jersey's largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system, are teaming up to enhance quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors through an agreement for Quest to manage laboratory operations for Barnabas Health hospitals. [More]
Bringing ill children from hospital to home can overwhelm family caregivers, affect children's recovery

Bringing ill children from hospital to home can overwhelm family caregivers, affect children's recovery

Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to research in the journal Pediatrics. [More]

SEIU president supports Hillary Clinton’s investment plan to improve lives of home care providers

Today, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry released the following statement in support of Hillary Clinton’s plan to address the care economy vital for America’s seniors and people with disabilities. [More]
CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion, a BD company, will be displaying new respiratory solutions that are designed to put patients first, whether ventilated or breathing on their own, at the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress being held Nov. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla. [More]
New network formed to provide area-wide care for lung cancer patients in Northern Germany

New network formed to provide area-wide care for lung cancer patients in Northern Germany

The Pius Hospital Oldenburg, the Institute of Haematopathology Hamburg and NEO New Oncology AG announced today the formation of NOWEL, the North-East-West Lung Network. [More]
Patients and staff at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital enjoy holiday fun during Halloween parade

Patients and staff at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital enjoy holiday fun during Halloween parade

Superheroes, Minions, pint-sized princesses and a cowboy invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa today. Some came on foot, others arrived in little red wagons and wheelchairs, and all were in search of Halloween goodies. [More]
Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Sniffles, stomach bugs, fever and sore throats are often associated with viruses, but rashes are common in children with viral infections as well. [More]
Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Blood drawing for patients with hard-to-reach veins just became a lot easier and less painful at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, thanks to a small hand-held device that lights up veins like a roadmap. [More]
Omnicell's revenue increases 11.0% to $125.2 million in Q3 2015

Omnicell's revenue increases 11.0% to $125.2 million in Q3 2015

Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015. [More]
Omnicell signs definitive agreement to acquire Aesynt

Omnicell signs definitive agreement to acquire Aesynt

Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aesynt Incorporated. [More]
Loyola partners with Cook County Sheriff's Department to hold Medication Take-Back Day on October 20

Loyola partners with Cook County Sheriff's Department to hold Medication Take-Back Day on October 20

Loyola University Health System will partner with the Cook County Sheriff's Department to hold a Medication Take-Back Day on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Loyola Outpatient Center lobby located at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood. [More]
Researchers link organ transplant drug to rise in rare lymphoma

Researchers link organ transplant drug to rise in rare lymphoma

A study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has linked the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to an increased risk of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma in solid organ transplant patients. But the same study also found that another class of immunosuppressive drugs, called calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs), given alone or in combination with MMF, appears to protect transplant patients against this rare form of lymphoma. [More]
Thousands of older, disabled Connecticut residents successfully transitioned from nursing homes to community setting

Thousands of older, disabled Connecticut residents successfully transitioned from nursing homes to community setting

The State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services, with its state evaluator UConn's Center on Aging, successfully transitioned more than 2,200 older and disabled Connecticut residents from nursing homes and other institutions to their own home or a community setting between 2008 and 2014, as part of the federal "Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration." [More]
Cancer survival outcomes can vary widely among U.S. hospitals

Cancer survival outcomes can vary widely among U.S. hospitals

Decades of research have shown that cancer survival outcomes can vary widely depending on where patients receive care. But efforts to rank hospitals by long-term survival rates have been hindered by the readily available administrative data derived from Medicare claims, which lacks information about cancer stage. Two hospitals providing equally good care may have different survival rates if one hospital treats sicker patients, for example. [More]
Philips to showcase latest cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2015

Philips to showcase latest cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2015

Royal Philips today announced its presence at ESC Congress 2015, where the company is showcasing its latest cardiology solutions, including Heart ModelA.I., EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, that connect people and technology with care protocols to assist diagnosis, guide treatment and enable home care. [More]
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