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10/31/14 - Aurora Spine Corporation: FIRST SURGICAL IMPLANT OF ZIP ULTRA(TM) MIS INTERSPINOUS DEVICE PERFORMED IN ISRAEL
Carlsbad, California, October 31, 2014/ Marketwired/- Aurora Spine Corporation announced today the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA (TM) Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. "We are very excited that Aurora now offers our ZIP MIS system portfolio in Israel," said Trent Northcutt, President and Chief Executive Officer
10/31/14 - BioLineRx Announces Publication of Results from Previous Phase 1/2 Trial o f BL-1040; Expecting Study Completion Mid '15
BioLineRx Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today publication of the results of a previous Phase 1/ 2 study for IK-5001, currently named Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix, a novel resorbable polymer solution for the prevention of cardiac...
10/31/14 - Central and South America - Health Insurance, Healthcare and Medical Tourism 2014
Dublin- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Central and South America- Health Insurance, Healthcare and Medical Tourism 2014" report to their offering. Central and South America is an area with a high profile in healthcare, health insurance and medical tourism. Many insurers and the countries themselves, see potential for health
10/31/14 - Centric Medical: FDA Clears Tarsa-Link System [Professional Services Close - Up]
Centric Medical reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given 510 marketing clearance to its Tarsa- Link system, for internal bone fixation of fractures, fusions, and osteotomies in the foot and ankle. According to a release from the company, Tarsa-Link represents a new osteotomy wedge fusion system and joins Centric Medical's suite
10/31/14 - Cigna Reports Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results, Raises Outlook
Release date- 30102014- Cigna Corporation today reported strong third quarter 2014 revenue and earnings results. Consolidated revenues in the quarter were $8.8 billion, an increase of 9% over third quarter 2013. Revenues reflect growth in premiums and fees of 7% in Global Health Care, 17% in Global Supplemental Benefits and 7% in Group Disability a
10/31/14 - Data on Telemedicine Described by Researchers at Stanford University (Centralized Monitoring and Virtual Consultant Models of Tele-ICU Care: A...
Data on Telemedicine Described by Researchers at Stanford University. According to news reporting originating in Stanford, California, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Telemedicine-based' tele-intensive care unit' solutions represent an increasingly popular hospital platform to provide ICU specialist expertise while remaining sensitive to..
10/31/14 - DNV GL - New international certification program addresses urgent hospital infection concerns
ENP Newswire- 31 October 2014. Release date- 30102014- OSLO, NORWAY- Today, DNV GL announced the launch of its Managing Infection Risk Certification program- a rigorous new initiative aimed at transforming hospitals' processes and approach to mitigating infection risk. 'Every year, about 75,000 hospital patients with healthcare-associated infection
10/31/14 - FDA Approves Protein Sciences Flu Vaccine For Older Americans [The Hartford Courant]
Oct. 31 The Food and Drug Administration has extended its approval of the flu vaccine made by Meriden's Protein Sciences to adults age 50 and older. Making the drug available to older people is important for public health, said Protein Sciences Chief Medical Officer Dr. Protein Sciences makes its vaccines using a modern cell culture technology, w
10/31/14 - FDA Clears Tensyn Band for AC/CC Joint Stabilization [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Dallen Medical reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510 clearance for its Tensyn Band for acromioclavicular joint and coracoacromial ligament repair in shoulder separation. According to a company release, the Tensyn Band technology, designed for orthopedic surgeons, offers proprietary, knotless banding for stabilized...
10/31/14 - Gynesonics Secures FDA Approval for a Pivotal IDE Clinical Trial for Vizablate System [Professional Services Close - Up]
Gynesonics reported it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of an investigational device exemption for the pivotal trial, Sonography Guided Transcervical Ablation of Uterine Fibroids, of its newly-designed VizAblate System. "We are pleased to have FDA approval to begin this pivotal trial thus validating the pre-clinical
10/31/14 - Health care a primary battlefield in Congressional District 1 [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
Republican Andy Tobin and his conservative backers have been attacking Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick for her support of Obamacare. "Fact: Ann Kirkpatrick voted for Obamacare, even though a majority of our district opposes the law," says a post on Tobin's Facebook page. "He fought Medicaid expansion, and 21,000 people in my district just signed up for
10/31/14 - Humana Expands Value-Based Arrangement with MemorialCare Medical Group and MemorialCare Health System to Include Greater Newport Physicians and...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Improved health and more coordinated care for Humana's Medicare Advantage members in Southern California is the goal behind a new fully accountable relationship between Humana Inc. and its provider partners, Greater Newport Physicians and Edinger Medical Group. The new relationship exp
10/31/14 - Humana, Key Medical Group Joins Forces with Kaweah Delta Health Care District [Professional Services Close - Up]
Key Medical Group, Kaweah Delta Health Care District and Humana reported a value-based partnership to improve health and more coordinated care for Humana's Medicare Advantage members in Tulare County. Through Key Medical Group physicians, Humana's Medicare Advantage members will have in-network access to Kaweah Delta facilities, including Kaweah...
10/31/14 - Investigators from Health Economics and Outcomes Research Report New Data on Prostheses (Modern utilization of penile prosthesis surgery: a national...
A retrospective claim analysis utilizing a national database was performed for Commercial insurer, and Medicare databases between January 2000 and March 2011. ". Median ages for patients undergoing penile prosthesis implantation were 58, 70 and 63 years for the Commercial, Medicare and JHH cohorts, respectively. Median time to surgery from initial
10/31/14 - Nephros Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for DSU-H and SSU-H Ultrafilters [Professional Services Close - Up]
Nephros reported that the Company has received 510 clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its DSU-H and SSU-H Ultrafilters for use in the hospital setting. "The 510 clearance of our DSU-H and SSU-H Ultrafilters represents a significant step forward in helping hospitals and other healthcare facilities with their infection control
10/31/14 - New Oral Implant Research Findings Reported from E. Frisch and Co-Authors (Long-term results of implant-supported over-dentures retained by double...
New Oral Implant Research Findings Reported from E. Frisch and Co-Authors. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week Research findings on Oral Health are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Hofgeismar, Germany, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Different concepts regarding the number of implants
10/31/14 - New Preventive Medicine Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Patient and physician gender...
New Preventive Medicine Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Veterans Affairs Medical Center, "We used indicators derived from RAND's Quality Assessment Tools and examined percentages of recommended preventive care. For more information on
10/31/14 - New Toxicology and Pharmacology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at MHRA (Recommendations from a global cross-company data sharing...
New Toxicology and Pharmacology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at MHRA. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week Research findings on Drugs and Therapies are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "An international expert group which
10/31/14 - Norway : New international certification program addresses urgent hospital infection concerns [TendersInfo (India)]
Today, DNV GL announced the launch of its Managing Infection Risk Certification program a rigorous new initiative aimed at transforming hospitals processes and approach to mitigating infection risk. Certification programs are commonly available to hospitals for disease-specific care and stroke, but DNV GL s new MIR program represents the first and
10/31/14 - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products Process Validation in the US and EU - Workshop, London, 10-11th February 2015
Dublin- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Process Validation in the US and EU" conference to their offering. The Rembrandt Hotel- London, UK. -Science and Risk Based Approach to Process Validation for Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products- Quality Risk Management.
10/31/14 - Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified System of Records
Upon the implementation and throughout the operations and maintenance stages of the system, the system has been referred to as the Chronic Condition Warehouse in common usage and written references. In keeping with this current usage, we will modify the name of this SOR to read, and from this point forward will refer to the system as: " Chronic Con
10/31/14 - Quality measures for skilled nursing facilities may not result in better outcomes
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who received care at a skilled nursing facility following hospital discharge, better performance on various measures of quality of care was not consistently associated with a lower risk of hospital readmission or death at 30 days, according
10/31/14 - Recent Studies from Marquette University Add New Data to Medical Research (Economic Evaluation of the 80% Baccalaureate Nurse Workforce...
Recent Studies from Marquette University Add New Data to Medical Research. According to news reporting originating from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Higher proportions of BSN-educated nurses were associated with improved outcomes in hospital-level studies. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from
10/31/14 - Regional HealthPlus and Cigna Start Collaborative Care Program to Improve Health and Lower Costs
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Cigna and Regional HealthPlus have launched a collaborative care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the goal of improved health, affordability and patient experience. Cigna now has seven collaborative care arrangements in the Car
10/31/14 - SCAN Health Plan Receives Grant from California HealthCare Foundation to Further Its Work in Palliative Care
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News SCAN Health Plan announced that in conjunction with partners Monarch Health and MemorialCare Medical Group it has received a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to help further its work and development in the area of palliative care. "By working together in a collaborative
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