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Omeros receives EMA CHMP positive opinion for Omidria for cataract, IOL replacement surgery

Omeros receives EMA CHMP positive opinion for Omidria for cataract, IOL replacement surgery

Omeros Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for both large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, coagulopathies and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Omidria® (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3%. [More]
Mayo Clinic hospitals earn top-tier High Performing distinction in U.S. News & World Report ratings

Mayo Clinic hospitals earn top-tier High Performing distinction in U.S. News & World Report ratings

Mayo Clinic Hospitals in Rochester, Minn, and Phoenix earned the top-tier High Performing distinction in all five common care categories in the latest ratings by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Reflecting the impact of deep reimbursement cuts that have been implemented in recent years, a new study by Avalere Health finds that even the largest home healthcare providers are facing very low overall margins. [More]
SARIL-RA-TARGET trial: Sarilumab meets co-primary efficacy endpoints in RA patients

SARIL-RA-TARGET trial: Sarilumab meets co-primary efficacy endpoints in RA patients

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi announced today that a Phase 3 study of sarilumab, an investigational, fully human IL-6 receptor antibody, met its co-primary efficacy endpoints of a greater improvement in signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 24 weeks and physical function at 12 weeks, compared to placebo. [More]
CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

Clean Sweep Group Inc., a Beverly Hills, CA, based microbial disinfection service company, joins with two California hospitals to significantly reduce deadly Clostridium difficile infections caught in their hospitals using ultraviolet (UV-C) germ-killing advanced disinfection devices. [More]
Large urban health systems do worse on government patient satisfaction scores

Large urban health systems do worse on government patient satisfaction scores

The largest urban health systems, which serve as safety nets for large patient populations with lower socioeconomic status and greater likelihood to speak English as a second language, do worse on government patient satisfaction scores than smaller, non-urban hospitals likely to serve white customers with higher education levels, according to a new study by Mount Sinai researchers published this month in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. [More]
California PACE enrollment continues to rise

California PACE enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment in the California Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) nearly doubled during the last four-and-a-half years based on the latest numbers reported from 11 programs operating 30 PACE centers in the state. [More]
Catasys' total revenues increase 118% to $433,000 in first quarter 2015

Catasys' total revenues increase 118% to $433,000 in first quarter 2015

Catasys, Inc., provider of proprietary health management services to health insurers and employers, today reported its first quarter 2015 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2015. [More]
Buckeye Health Plan receives Dorland Health Case in Point Award

Buckeye Health Plan receives Dorland Health Case in Point Award

Buckeye Health Plan announced today that it's been awarded a Dorland Health Case in Point Award for its Pregnancy Specialty Care Management Program. The Case in Point Platinum Awards recognizes successful case management programs that focus on the continuum of care coordination. [More]
Active surveillance appears to be safer management strategy for prostate cancer patients

Active surveillance appears to be safer management strategy for prostate cancer patients

Four studies evaluating effectiveness, trends and other considerations for active surveillance in managing prostate cancer will be presented during the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association. [More]
New predictive analytics model identifies congestive heart failure patients with high readmission risk

New predictive analytics model identifies congestive heart failure patients with high readmission risk

Readmission of patients with chronic diseases is a growing problem, costing the U.S. health care system about $25 billion each year. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas developed a predictive analytics model that can identify congestive heart failure patients with high readmission risk and potentially help stymie those costs. [More]
PCMA releases new ad campaign to highlight lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare

PCMA releases new ad campaign to highlight lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association today released a new ad campaign – "We Love our Preferred Pharmacy Plan" – highlighting the popularity and convenience of lower cost preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare. [More]
Meritage ACO named winner of Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Award

Meritage ACO named winner of Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Award

Zynx Health™, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care coordination solutions, proudly congratulates Meritage Accountable Care Organization for being named a winner in the 6th Annual Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Awards Program. [More]
Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Recent technological, legal, and clinical developments are leading to dramatic changes in the ways medical care is delivered. While this shift has the power to displace many well-established healthcare players, it also presents an opportunity to form new partnerships and business alliances among industry leaders and newcomers to improve and enhance healthcare delivery. [More]

Pediatric nurse honored with 2015 Dr. Jorge Arnoldson Memorial Award

During Nurses Week 2015, May 6 – 12, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is highlighting the contributions of nurses who care for Kaiser Permanente members throughout the region. Among the organization's more than 1,500 dedicated nurses, Kathryn Verber, RN, is marking three decades - this week - since she began her nursing career. [More]
Post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities leads to higher spending, lower patient survival

Post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities leads to higher spending, lower patient survival

A nationwide study, "Uncovering Waste in U.S. Healthcare," from authors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, finds that spending on post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provides a key signal of inefficiency in the health care system, leading to higher spending and lower patient survival. [More]
Study: Health care spending for children with diabetes rises from 2011 to 2013

Study: Health care spending for children with diabetes rises from 2011 to 2013

Per capita health care spending for children with diabetes covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew faster than for any other age group with diabetes, rising 7% from 2011 to 2012 and 9.6% from 2012 to 2013, according to a study released today by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). [More]

Kaiser Permanente, Intermountain Healthcare to participate in U.S. News Hospital Outcome Data Disclosure Program

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, today announced that Kaiser Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare will participate in the U.S. News Hospital Outcome Data Disclosure Program, a new data-collection initiative designed to evaluate hospitals more completely and give patients better information about the hospitals in their communities. [More]
Penn State College of Medicine awarded PCORI grant to study exercise program for older adults

Penn State College of Medicine awarded PCORI grant to study exercise program for older adults

Penn State College of Medicine was awarded nearly $14 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the effectiveness of a program integrating strength training, balance exercises and walking for older adults who have had a fall-related fracture. [More]
Perception of quality of care for the dying in U.S. worsens

Perception of quality of care for the dying in U.S. worsens

Surveys of loved ones who lost elderly relatives show that the perception of the quality of care for the dying in the United States has worsened over the last decade. For all the health care industry has done to try to make progress, huge gaps remain between how care is delivered and what patients and their loved ones want, reports a new study in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. [More]
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