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April 2016

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MedStar Health to use Kyruus's ProviderMatch for seamless patient access 29 April 2016 MedStar Health, a not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, has selected Kyruus, a US-based provider of patient access and referral management solutions, to...

Victoria allocates $46.8m for infrastructure works at Sunshine and Footscray hospitals 29 April 2016 The Government of Victoria in Australia has allocated funds of A$61.3m ($46.8m) in its 2016/17 budget for infrastructure works at Western Health’s Sunshine and Footscray...

Singapore's Luye Medical buys Healthe Care in Australia for $724m 25 April 2016 Singapore-based Luye Medical Group has completed the acquisition of Australia's private healthcare group Healthe Care from Archer Capital Fund for A$938m...

Houston Methodist Hospital deploys Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter surgical technology 22 April 2016 Houston Methodist Hospital has become the first hospital in Texas, US, to acquire BrightMatter surgical solutions from Synaptive Medical for imaging, planning and surgical navigation for...

French university hospital installs Masimo’s Radical-7 pulse oximeter 22 April 2016 French university hospital Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Limoges has installed Masimo Radical-7 pulse oximeter to monitor surgical patients and critical patients in the...

Graham-BAM joint venture secures Ireland’s Belfast hospital expansion contract 19 April 2016 Graham-BAM Healthcare Partnership, a joint venture between Graham Construction and BAM, has been selected by South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to build a new £95m acute services block...

US hospital CHA Hollywood Presbyterian unveils $200M first phase expansion plan 15 April 2016 CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, US, has unveiled the first phase of a $200m master plan to expand and modernise its facility to better serve the...

Northwest Receives FERC Permit For Kalama Lateral Pipeline Project 11 April 2016 Northwest Pipeline, LLC (Northwest) has received a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the Kalama Lateral...

EIB provides loan to modernise Mikkeli Central Hospital in Finland 11 April 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a long-term loan of €55m to the South Savo Social and Health Care Joint Authority (ESSOTE) to renovate and extend the Central Hospital campus in...

US firm Lightbeam completes acquisition of HIE provider Browsersoft 07 April 2016 US-based Lightbeam Health Solutions has strengthened its end-to-end population health management solution with the acquisition Browsersoft, a privately held health information exchange...

Ontario to invest $12bn to modernise hospital infrastructure 04 April 2016 Ontario has announced $12bn investment to continue building hospital infrastructure across the province over a period of ten years, as part of this year’s...

University Hospitals in Cleveland extends Allscripts clinical platform collaboration 01 April 2016 University Hospitals (UH), in Cleveland, Ohio, US, has extended its collaboration with the Allscripts clinical platform until 2024 to improve patient care and augment population health...

March 2016

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Seattle Children’s Hospital’s PLUGS selects Viewics as its analytics solutions 31 March 2016 US-based Seattle Children's Hospital's initiative Pediatric Laboratory Utilization Guidance Service (PLUGS) has selected Viewics as its analytics solutions partner to support PLUGS's members...

Central Valley Specialty Hospital in US deploys Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot 30 March 2016 US-based Central Valley Specialty Hospital (CVSH) has selected Xenex Disinfection Services' LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots, making it the first long-term acute care (LTAC) facility in...

White Memorial Medical Center installs Fujifilm's new mammography system 29 March 2016 A new mammography system has been installed at US-based White Memorial Medical Center, a 353-bed hospital and member of the Adventist Health System....

Franciscan St Elizabeth Health hospital upgrades imaging systems 24 March 2016 US-based Franciscan St Elizabeth Health hospital has incorporated two Carestream room-based X-ray imaging systems and upgraded an existing imaging portable system to boost the quality...

Sectra to introduce VNA solution for Hartford HealthCare’s patient imaging system 23 March 2016 Medical imaging IT firm Sectra has secured a multi-year contract from Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to deliver its vendor neutral archive (VNA) to manage patient imaging in the healthcare...

Marcus Foundation gifts $75m to US-based community hospital Piedmont Healthcare 22 March 2016 The Marcus Foundation has gifted $75m to US-based community hospital Piedmont Healthcare, to help provide better access to expert healthcare for millions of...

University Hospitals health system and Health Leads partners to address patient’s social needs 21 March 2016 Cleveland-based University Hospitals health system (UH) and social enterprise Health Leads has announced their multi-year partnership to enhance patient health by addressing social...

InTouch Health and Kainos partner to offer improved telehealth services 18 March 2016 Telehealth solutions provider InTouch Health has collaborated with UK-based provider of IT, Kainos Group (KNOS) to create a suite of telehealth offerings to enhance the care delivery in...

Envision Healthcare to acquire Michigan’s Emergency Physicians Medical Group 17 March 2016 US-based Envision Healthcare Holdings (EVHC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, for $120m including...