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April 2014

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California hospital selects BridgeHead HDM for rapid recovery of MEDITECH data
16 April 2014 Children's Hospital Central California, a not-for-profit children's hospital located in Madera, California, has deployed BridgeHead Software’s Health Data Management (HDM) platform for...

Iowa hospital to deploy Allscripts Sunrise to help improve patient outcomes
15 April 2014 Shenandoah Medical Center, located in Shenandoah, Iowa, plans to install Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record (EHR) solutions as part of its efforts to improve the efficiency of the...

Indiana health system selects Availity to integrate hospital network
14 April 2014 Deaconess Health System has selected Availity's solutions to consolidate all of the hospitals, practices and speciality facilities in its network under one...

Missouri hospital selects Patientco’s cloud-based solution to automate patient payments
11 April 2014 Capital Region Medical Center, a 114-bed community hospital in Missouri, has chosen Patientco’s cloud-based patient payment automation solution to streamline workflow and improve revenue...

Florida hospital system selects Allscripts’ ambulatory clinical and patient engagement solutions
10 April 2014 Lakeland Regional Health Systems (LRHS), a full-service medical centre and health system in Florida, has announced that it is expanding its use of Allscripts' electronic health record (EHR)...

Columbus CyberKnife upgrades its cancer treatment technology
09 April 2014 Columbus CyberKnife, a service of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Ohio, has announced the installation of the CyberKnife 10.0 system, a robotic technology that performs stereotactic...

North Carolina hospital installs Brainlab's new mobile intraoperative CT system
08 April 2014 Duke University Hospital, a 924-bed academic tertiary care facility located in Durham, North Carolina, has installed Brainlab’s Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT (computed tomography), a...

Concord Medical to establish Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital in China
07 April 2014 Concord Medical Services has received Chinese government approval to establish the Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital, a premium cancer hospital, in Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical...

Catholic Health Initiatives acquires Mercy Health hospital in Arkansas
04 April 2014 Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a non-profit health system based in Engelewood, Colorado, and Mercy Health have signed a definitive agreement and transferred ownership of Mercy Hot...

Ministry Health Care deploys BESLER software to assist in recovery of Transfer DRG underpayments
03 April 2014 Ministry Health Care, an integrated healthcare delivery network headquartered in Wisconsin, has selected BESLER Consulting, a provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to...

WellStar unveils new hospital in Georgia
02 April 2014 WellStar Health System, a US-based not-for-profit health system, has opened a new hospital in Hiram,...

OSUMA selects Mercy Health System to manage Tulsa hospital
01 April 2014 The Oklahoma State University Medical Authority (OSUMA) in Tulsa has selected Mercy Health System to manage its 249-bed Oklahoma State University (OSU) Medical Center hospital in downtown...

March 2014

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Florida hospital deploys Authentidate InscrybeMD telehealth solution for remote patient care
31 March 2014 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, a member of faith-based health care organisation Adventist Health System, has selected Authentidate’s InscrybeMD telehealth solution to remotely...

North Carolina health system opens new hospital in northern Virginia
28 March 2014 Novant Health, a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has opened its new Haymarket Medical Center in northern Virginia, thereby adding...

Illinois hospital integrates Carestream solutions to enhance productivity
27 March 2014 Thorek Memorial Hospital, a 218-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility based in Chicago, Illinois, has integrated Carestream’s Vue for Cardiology PACS and Vue for Radiology PACS with...

Miami Children's Hospital announces expansion of emergency department
26 March 2014 Miami Children's Hospital, a 289-bed hospital in South Florida, has announced the opening of 20 new exam rooms in its emergency department, one of the most preferred paediatric emergency rooms...

Tennessee hospital group deploys MedAptus software to enhance clinician efficiency
25 March 2014 Methodist Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare delivery system based in Memphis, Tennessee, has deployed MedAptus’ Professional Charge Capture (Pro) solution to...

Texas cardiac centre becomes first US facility to use Biosense’s ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter for atrial fibrillation
24 March 2014 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St.David's Medical Center is the first facility in the US to use Biosense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, following its US Food and...

Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s £48m redevelopment plan gets approval from Scottish Government
21 March 2014 NHS Lothian has received approval of the Outline Business Case (OBC) from the Scottish Government for the £48m first phase of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital...

Children's Hospital Los Angeles opens outpatient care centre in US
20 March 2014 Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a non-profit paediatric hospital located in Los Angeles, celebrated the opening of its Santa Monica outpatient care centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony...

Baptist Health South Florida chooses Lumeris for value-based care initiatives
19 March 2014 Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation, has selected Lumeris as its operations, technology and consulting partner for value-based...

CHOP, AtlantiCare partner to strengthen delivery of paediatric care in New Jersey
18 March 2014 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and AtlantiCare have established a partnership that delivers CHOP newborn and paediatric care to the south-eastern New Jersey communities...

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health explore formal affiliation
17 March 2014 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) and Cadence Health have signed a letter of intent to enter a period of exclusive discussions to form an integrated academic healthcare delivery...

Florida hospital group chooses Forte Research's OnCore Enterprise Research system
14 March 2014 Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organisation in the region, has selected Forte Research Systems’ OnCore Enterprise Research system to...

Florida medical centre acquires EndoChoice’s new colon cancer screening technology
13 March 2014 Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center (JBSC), located in the Beaches Medical Pavilion, Florida, has recently become the first location within the state of Florida to acquire the EndoChoice...

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust selects OpenText for enterprise information management
12 March 2014 Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, an NHS foundation trust based in London, UK, has selected OpenText to manage its scanned legacy case-notes as it moves towards a paperless...

Florida hospital group deploys VuCOMP breast cancer detection systems
11 March 2014 Baptist Health, a faith-based mission-driven system in north-east Florida, has installed VuCOMP’s advanced breast cancer detection systems, the M-Vu Breast Density and M-Vu Computer Aided...

PHE introduces toolkit to help fight bacterial infections in hospitals
10 March 2014 Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new toolkit for hospitals to assist them in controlling antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae...

Scripps Health breaks ground for new health care facility
07 March 2014 Scripps Health, a non-profit health care system based in San Diego, California, has broken ground on the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical...

Walnut Hill Medical Center set to open in April 2014
06 March 2014 Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC), a 100-bed full service hospital located in Dallas, Texas, is slated to open in April 2014 at the north-east corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Greenville...

Dorchester hospital to open new endoscopy unit
05 March 2014 Dorset County Hospital, an NHS district general hospital in Dorchester, Dorset, UK, has announced that it will unveil its new state-of-the-art endoscopy unit on 7 March...

Northumberland hospital unveils new CT scanner
04 March 2014 Hexham General Hospital in Northumberland, UK, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art CT...

University Health System and Conifer Health Solutions sign revenue cycle management agreement
03 March 2014 University Health System has selected Conifer Health Solutions, a healthcare services company, for comprehensive revenue cycle management operations at its 452-bed University Health Shreveport...

February 2014

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RGHS announces affiliation with Batavia's United Memorial Medical Center
28 February 2014 Rochester General Health System (RGHS) and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia have finalised an expanded affiliation, intended to broaden and strengthen health care services for patients...

Texas hospital selects M*Modal as exclusive provider of transcription services
27 February 2014 Citizens Medical Center, a 334-bed acute care hospital located in Victoria, Texas, has selected M*Modal, a healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, as...

Connecticut hospital deploys Splunk software for regulatory compliance
26 February 2014 Middlesex Hospital, a HIMSS Stage 6 hospital located in Middletown, Connecticut, has selected Splunk, a provider of software platforms for real-time operational intelligence, to meet HIPAA...

A third of NHS trusts failing to meet UK sharps regulations, MindMetre research reveals
25 February 2014 MindMetre, an independent research organisation, has revealed that one third of NHS Trusts do not instruct staff to use safety devices ‘wherever possible’ in their sharps policies, despite...

Mississippi hospital selects Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding analytics platform
24 February 2014 Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Memorial), a 445-bed not-for-profit health system located in Gulfport, Mississippi, has selected Health Catalyst's Late-Binding data warehouse and analytics...

Mercy Health seeks approval for $220m comprehensive medical centre at Muskegon, Michigan
21 February 2014 Mercy Health Muskegon, a multi-campus health care system, is seeking approval for a new $220m medical centre in Muskegon, Michigan, on the current Mercy Campus at 1500 E....

Scripps Health opens first proton treatment centre in San Diego
20 February 2014 Scripps Health, a private, non-profit health system in San Diego, California, has opened the first proton therapy centre in the US to exclusively offer pencil-beam scanning technology for...

Tennessee Children’s Hospital, BarberMcMurry Architects announce $75m expansion plan
19 February 2014 East Tennessee Children's Hospital, a private, independent, not-for-profit, paediatric medical centre located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and architecture firm BarberMcMurry Architects plan...

Tennessee hospital to acquire St. Barnabas Healthcare Center
18 February 2014 Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, a not-for-profit hospital in Tennessee built specifically for rehabilitation patients, has announced plans to acquire St. Barnabas Healthcare...

NIH Clinical Center adds Lumalier’s UV disinfection robot to its infection prevention arsenal
17 February 2014 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center located in Bethesda, Maryland, has deployed a Lumalier-manufactured TRU-D SmartUVC, a UV disinfection robot that is designed to...

Lancaster General Health partners with UPenn Health System to improve patient care
14 February 2014 Lancaster General Health (LG Health), a not-for-profit health system located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have partnered to...

Illinois hospital deploys Carestream’s latest healthcare IT platforms
13 February 2014 Memorial Medical Center, a Magnet-designated, acute care hospital located in Springfield, Illinois, has upgraded to Carestream healthcare IT platforms featuring advanced features and...

Ontario hospital partners with Summit for Meditech 6.0 migration
12 February 2014 The Montfort Hospital, a Francophone academic healthcare institution located in Ottawa, Ontario, has recently announced an expanded partnership with Summit Healthcare to assist with its large...

Kansas University Hospital selects A10 ADC computer network devices
11 February 2014 The University of Kansas Hospital has selected A10 Networks' application delivery controllers (ADCs) to deploy Microsoft Exchange across its...

Wirral hospital group contracts ENER-G to reduce carbon footprint at two hospitals
10 February 2014 Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed UK energy management specialist ENER-G to reduce the carbon footprint at its two acute hospitals by using the Carbon...

Baptist Health South Florida to explore affiliation with Bethesda Health
07 February 2014 Baptist Health South Florida has signed a preliminary agreement to begin exploratory discussions with Bethesda Health, a hospital network in Palm Beach County, regarding a potential partnership...

Good Samaritan Health System plans affiliation with WellSpan Health
06 February 2014 Good Samaritan Health System, based in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and WellSpan Health, an integrated health-care system based in York, Pennsylvania, have announced plans to explore an affiliation...

Alabama hospital deploys BESLER Consulting’s Transfer DRG revenue recovery service
05 February 2014 Athens-Limestone Hospital, a non-profit hospital located in Athens, Alabama, has selected BESLER Consulting, a provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to healthcare organisations,...

Alabama health network selects Omnicell Unity platform to maximise medication management
04 February 2014 Infirmary Health has selected Omnicell’s Unity platform for medication automation to maximise medication management across three acute care hospitals - Thomas Hospital, Mobile Infirmary and...

Port Huron Hospital, McLaren Health Care to build new cancer centre in Michigan
03 February 2014 Port Huron Hospital, a 186-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, and McLaren Health Care, a fully integrated health network headquartered in Flint, Michigan,...

January 2014

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Atlantic Health System to buy Hackettstown Regional Medical Center from Adventist HealthCare
31 January 2014 Atlantic Health System has agreed to purchase Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, a 111-bed acute care hospital, from Adventist...

Mobile Heartbeat launches smartphone application to enhance patient care communication
30 January 2014 Mobile Heartbeat has announced the launch of Mobile Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), a smartphone application enabling secure mobile clinical...

California hospital purchases new RIVA system to enhance safety and efficiency
29 January 2014 Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) in California has purchased a new RIVA fully-automated IV compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems) to increase...

New York hospital selects Allscripts solutions to coordinate and improve patient care
28 January 2014 South Nassau Communities Hospital in New York has selected Allscripts’ dbMotion and FollowMyHealth solutions to provide integration, care coordination and analytics across the continuum of...

California hospital selects Intelligent InSites' software to improve operational efficiency
27 January 2014 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC), a 574-bed acute-care teaching hospital located in San Jose, California, has implemented Intelligent InSites' real-time location system (RTLS)...

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital partners with Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
24 January 2014 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, a part of UC San Francisco, and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (Children’s Oakland), located in California, have joined forces to...

Florida hospital partners with North Shore-LIJ Health System
23 January 2014 Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organisation located in Boca Raton, Florida, has signed an affiliation agreement with the North Shore-LIJ Health System to...

Hawaii hospital signs energy efficiency contract with Metrus
22 January 2014 Kuakini Health System has signed an energy efficiency contract with California-based Metrus Energy, pursuant to which it will receive $5.8m in energy-efficient upgrades to its non-profit...

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock announce affiliation agreement
21 January 2014 The Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) governing boards have approved an affiliation between the two health care...

Tennessee hospital network selects AirStrip's clinical mobility solution to improve patient care
20 January 2014 RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a privately-owned system of regionally-focused community hospitals, located in Tennessee, has chosen San Antonio-based AirStrip's mobile health-care technology...

WakeMed and Evolent Health partner to deliver quality health care
17 January 2014 WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, has selected Evolent Health to enhance its care delivery through population health and financial risk...

Ohio hospital to integrate with University Hospitals
16 January 2014 Robinson Health System and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have signed a letter of intent to fully integrate Robinson Memorial, a 117-bed hospital located in Ravenna, Ohio, with...

Indiana hospital implements pilot project to improve patient care
15 January 2014 St Vincent Health, a 22-hospital system in Indiana, is implementing a pilot project with digital health solutions provider Acupera to improve patient care through real-time population...

UCSD Health System awards managed print services contract to Auxilio
14 January 2014 UCSD Health System (UCSD) has awarded a five-year managed print services contract to...

California hospital selects Allscripts Sunrise clinical product suite as its EHR solution
13 January 2014 Dameron Hospital Association, a 202-bed community hospital in Stockton, California, has selected Allscripts Sunrise clinical product suite as its electronic health record (EHR) solution to...

Wilson Medical Center and Duke LifePoint Healthcare to form joint venture
10 January 2014 The Wilson Medical Center, a 294-bed health care organisation, and Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System and LifePoint Hospitals, have signed a...

New York hospital selects SA Ignite to automate meaningful use electronic filing
09 January 2014 Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health care system located in New York, US, has selected SA Ignite for an enterprise-wide Meaningful Use Solution (MU) to automate its ‘last mile’...

Florida hospital offers Boston Scientific's implantable defibrillator for at-risk heart patients
08 January 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa, a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital, has announced the successful implantation of the new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) system from...

Indian hospital group introduces teleradiology remote consulting and diagnostic services
07 January 2014 Apollo Hospitals Group, an India-based integrated healthcare organisation, has introduced teleradiology remote consulting and diagnostic services at its flagship hospital in...

Sanders Trust acquires two Boston hospitals for $90m
06 January 2014 The Sanders Trust (TST), a healthcare real estate development company located in Birmingham, Alabama, US, has acquired New England and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospitals for...

Vanderbilt University to expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Tennessee
06 January 2014 Vanderbilt University has announced that it is planning to build a four-floor inpatient expansion on top of the existing structure of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt...

Chilton Hospital completes merger with New Jersey hospital
03 January 2014 Atlantic Health System, a not-for-profit health care system in New Jersey, and Chilton Hospital, a fully accredited, acute-care, community hospital, have announced the completion of their...

Central Georgia Health System to implement Infor solutions to improve service delivery
03 January 2014 Central Georgia Health System (CGHS) in Macon, Georgia, has selected Infor, a provider of business application software, to implement a suite of Infor applications designed specifically...

Two Ohio hospitals join University Hospitals network
02 January 2014 Ohio-based University Hospitals (UH) has received final approval from state and federal government regulators for the integration of Parma Community General Hospital and EMH Healthcare into the...

German clinic launches new advanced radiation therapy using Elekta’s Versa HD system
02 January 2014 Clinicians at Evangelische Kliniken Gelsenkirchen in Germany used Elekta’s Versa HD system for the first time on 28 October 2013 to treat a 72-year-old female patient with advanced...

December 2013

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Missouri hospital delivers world’s first proton therapy treatment using MEVION S250
24 December 2013 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a member of BJC HealthCare, has delivered the world’s first MEVION S250 proton therapy treatment to a patient with a rare type of cancer called chondrosarcoma at the base...

Four US hospitals to deploy SIS perioperative information management solution
24 December 2013 Archbold Memorial Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Virginia Hospital Center, and Western Connecticut Health Network have selected Surgical Information Systems’...

Memorial, Novant to establish $28m freestanding children's hospital
23 December 2013 Memorial Health, a non-profit, 622-bed tertiary care hospital located in Savannah, Georgia, has announced a partnership with Novant Health to establish a $28m freestanding children's hospital...

Norwegian hospital awards major contract to Ascom Wireless Solutions for ICT infrastructure
23 December 2013 Nytt Østfoldsykehus, a new regional hospital in southern Norway, has selected Ascom Wireless Solutions to provide a complete solution to connect patients and nursing staff at the...

Somerset hospital completes emergency department expansion in UK
20 December 2013 Musgrove Park Hospital, a part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, has completed the £2.9m expansion of its emergency...

Colorado health system chooses Basware for e-invoicing, accounts payable automation
20 December 2013 Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a non-profit, faith-based health system located in Englewood, Colorado, has selected Basware’s accounts payable automation and e-invoicing solutions...

New Jersey hospital selects Provider Advantage’s Revenue360 pricing estimation module
19 December 2013 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton), an acute care hospital and integrated healthcare organisation in New Jersey, has selected US-based Provider Advantage...

UK hospital uses Polycom’s personal video collaboration system to aid cardiac treatment
19 December 2013 Evelina London Children’s Hospital, a part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has announced that in partnership with Polycom, it has improved its cardiology staff productivity by 94%...

North Carolina hospital to implement Avadyne's software platform for A/R and denial tracking
18 December 2013 Onslow Memorial Hospital, a 162-bed facility located in North Carolina, has selected Avadyne Health to implement A/R and Denial Follow-Up workflow technology for the Jacksonville, North...

UK health group to build £335m hospital in Liverpool
18 December 2013 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has announced that construction firm Carillion has achieved financial close on a new £335m hospital...

Utah hospital system selects Elsevier's ClinicalKey to support clinical decision-making
17 December 2013 Intermountain Healthcare, a non-profit integrated health system based in Utah, has selected Elsevier’s ClinicalKey to provide electronic medical reference and knowledge-based information to...

Florida hospital unveils new and expanded emergency/trauma facility
17 December 2013 St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, opened its new and expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center on 16 December...

Alabama hospital deploys Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Solution for perioperative care
16 December 2013 Springhill Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital located in Mobile, Alabama, has selected Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care solution to help its clinicians improve...

Ohio hospital, Mercy Health to explore strategic partnership
16 December 2013 McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio, and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health have announced they will explore a strategic affiliation to enhance quality healthcare...

Pennsylvania health system, GHHA merger agreement obtains regulatory clearance
13 December 2013 Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has announced that its proposed merger with Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) has obtained the regulatory clearance...

West Health Institute, VUMC and West partner to research automated system of patient care outside hospitals
13 December 2013 Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and West Corporation have announced a five-year study to explore new technologies that can help...

New NHS specialist inpatient unit set up at Malton, North Yorkshire
12 December 2013 A new state-of-the-art NHS specialist inpatient unit catering to older people with dementia and complex needs has been opened in Malton, North...

Colorado hospital selects Summit Healthcare to address integration needs
12 December 2013 Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC), a 25-bed critical-access acute-care hospital located in Estes Park, Colorado, has selected Summit Healthcare as its vendor partner to enhance system...

NAPA teams up with Pennsylvania hospital
11 December 2013 Memorial Hospital, a 100-bed community teaching hospital located in York, Pennsylvania, has partnered with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia...

New York health system to implement SA Ignite's Meaningful Use management solution
11 December 2013 North Shore-LIJ Health System, a New York-based healthcare network, has selected SA Ignite‘s MU Assistant, a cloud-based solution, for managing their MU program....

Pennsylvania hospital opens new facility built on MEMdata's technology
10 December 2013 Endless Mountains Health Systems (EHMS), a licensed 25-bed acute care hospital based in Montrose, Pennsylvania, has opened its new critical access hospital using medical technology management...

Iowa health centre's Healthy Living mobile app wins Bronze at 2013 Web Health Awards
10 December 2013 Henry County Health Center’s (HCHC) Healthy Living mobile application that is built on the MobileSmith platform has won a Bronze award at the 2013 Summer/Fall Web Health...

Alabama hospital selects Caradigm HIE for integrated, accountable care
09 December 2013 Huntsville Hospital Health System, a 941-bed hospital located in Huntsville, Alabama, has selected the Caradigm Health Information Exchange (HIE), powered by Orion Health, to aggregate patient...

Cardinal Health to introduce new service for hospitals and integrated delivery networks
09 December 2013 Cardinal Health, a healthcare services company, has announced that it will introduce new Central Fill Service to help hospitals expand reach of their outpatient pharmacies and generate...

North Carolina hospital seeks strategic alliance to boost operations
06 December 2013 Lenoir Memorial Hospital, a licensed 261-bed non-profit hospital located in Kinston, North Carolina, is looking for a partnership with another hospital or health...

Strand Life Sciences partners with California hospital to set up genome centre
06 December 2013 Indian life sciences company Strand Life Sciences has established the Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at the Genomic Medicine Institute of the El Camino Hospital in the...

Kansas hospital group GHG to manage Indiana medical centre
05 December 2013 Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), a national healthcare development firm in Wichita, Kansas, has taken over management of the Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC) in Clarksville,...

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health System and Select Medical to open hospital
05 December 2013 Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health System and Select Medical have formed a joint venture to open a 138-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital at the former Century City Hospital in Los...

South Florida hospital completes evaluation of GE's CT system
03 December 2013 West Kendall Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has announced that its radiologists have completed the clinical evaluation of a highly advanced new computed tomography...

Florida's Nemours Children's Hospital selects Voalte's iPhone Solution
03 December 2013 Nemours Children's Hospital, a 95-bed paediatric facility in Orlando, Florida, has selected Voalte's iPhone Solution as its communication alternative of choice for its new...

Washington hospital deploys Streamline Health’s business analytics software suite
02 December 2013 Children's National Medical Center, a paediatric hospital in Washington, DC, will deploy Streamline Health Solutions’ OpportunityAnyWare, a business analytics software...

California hospital to implement Halogen's healthcare solution to improve patient care
02 December 2013 Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a non-profit hospital located in Torrance, California, has selected the Halogen Software Talent Management Suite for Healthcare to enhance its focus on...

UK hospital announces new £3.8m theatre department development plan
02 December 2013 BMI The Blackheath Hospital has announced plans to execute the first phase of a £3.8m investment programme, designed to renovate the hospital’s existing theatre department and upgrade its...

Healthpointe opens new facility in Long Beach, California
02 December 2013 Healthpointe, a multidisciplinary healthcare organisation located in La Mirada, California, has opened its tenth medical centre, in Long Beach,...

November 2013

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Rhode Island hospital enters into multi-year contract with Cigna
29 November 2013 Kent Hospital, a 359-bed acute care hospital located in Warwick, Rhode Island, has announced it will join health service company Cigna's network of hospitals in Rhode...

Minnesota hospital opens neuroscience unit at St. Paul campus
29 November 2013 Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, a 381-bed hospital located at two campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, has opened a new neuroscience inpatient unit at its St. Paul...

UK hospital contracts SynApps Solutions for migrating medical images to VNA
28 November 2013 Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the largest single site district general hospital in London, UK, has contracted SynApps Solutions to migrate medical images to a vendor-neutral archive...

Ohio health system selects MRA’s accident claims management solution
28 November 2013 ProMedica, a healthcare organisation serving north-west Ohio and south-east Michigan, has implemented Medical Reimbursements of America's (MRA) AcciClaim across its network of 11 hospitals to...

Kentucky healthcare system to implement medical image sharing solutions from lifeIMAGE
27 November 2013 UK HealthCare, which includes all University of Kentucky hospitals, 80 specialised clinics and more than 140 outreach programmes, has chosen lifeIMAGE as its medical image sharing service...

South African hospital group selects Orchestra Networks for streamlining indirect purchasing
27 November 2013 Mediclinic International, a South Africa-based international private hospital group, has selected Orchestra Networks' EBX5 software for its multidomain master data management (MDM) programme...

Minnesota health system to extend use of MedAssets' solutions
26 November 2013 Allina Health, a 12-hospital not-for-profit health system in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has expanded its relationship with MedAssets to better align hospital and physician reimbursement...

US hospital selects BESLER software to meet screening requirements
26 November 2013 Lahey Health, a health system in Burlington, Massachusetts, has selected BESLER's BVerified - Screening and Verification solution to facilitate compliance with the Centers for Medicare and...

Louisiana hospital deploys Xenex robot to enhance patient safety
25 November 2013 University Health Shreveport, an acute care hospital located in Louisiana, will deploy Xenex Healthcare Services' xenon UV room disinfection system, a robot that is designed to eliminate bugs...

New York hospital deploys JACO’s Power Blade hot swap power mobile cart technology
25 November 2013 Winthrop-University Hospital, a 591-bed teaching hospital located in Mineola, New York, has selected JACO’s new UltraLite 300 series with Power Blade hot swappable power mobile cart...

Pennsylvania hospital and Drexel medical school expand affiliation
22 November 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital, a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine under...

Illinois health system to merge with Cadence Health
22 November 2013 Rockford Health System (RHS), a healthcare system located in Rockford, Illinois, and Cadence Health, which runs Delnor Hospital in Geneva and Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, have announced...

UK cancer centre deploys BigHand’s digital dictation system
21 November 2013 The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected BigHand, a specialist provider of digital dictation, speech understanding and clinical correspondence solutions, to...

Miami Children’s Hospital partners with Jupiter Medical Center
21 November 2013 Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH), a 289-bed hospital located in South Florida, and Jupiter Medical Center (JMC), a not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical centre, have joined forces to make...

South Dakota health system partners with YMCI Calmette to develop new paediatric clinic
20 November 2013 Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has partnered with YMCI Calmette Medical Investment & Management Company, a state-owned company of the...

Colorado hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
20 November 2013 Aspen Valley Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Colorado, has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, giving the facility's physicians and staff access to Mayo's research...

Ohio hospital breaks ground on new medical centre
19 November 2013 Memorial Hospital of Union County (MHUC), an acute and primary care facility in Marysville, Ohio, has broken ground on a new 35,000ft² multi-storey medical office building located at 120...

Saudi Arabian hospital partners with InterSystems to implement TrakCare HIS
19 November 2013 The King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), a tertiary care ophthalmic facility operated by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected InterSystems’ TrakCare,...

Sentara Healthcare to open new copper-infused patient tower in US
18 November 2013 Sentara Healthcare, a US-based not-for-profit healthcare organisation, will open a copper-infused hospital wing at its Sentara Leigh Hospital site to improve patient...

Texas hospital deploys Xenex’s infection protection robots
18 November 2013 University Health System, a public hospital in San Antonio, Texas, has selected Xenex Healthcare Services' xenon UV room disinfection system, a robot that is designed to eliminate bugs...

New Hampshire hospital partners with PatientKeeper for physician automation
15 November 2013 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a 178-bed acute care hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, has selected PatientKeeper Charge Capture and PatientKeeper Sign-Out software to help it streamline billing...

Texas hospital deploys UVDI’s V-360+ UV room sanitiser
15 November 2013 Medical Center Hospital (MCH), a 402-bed regional medical centre located in Odessa, Texas, has deployed UltraViolet Devices’ (UVDI) V-360+ UV room...

Ohio hospital partners with Claritas on clinical genomics
14 November 2013 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in Ohio, partnered with Claritas Genomics - a company formed by Boston Children's Hospital and Life Technologies - to provide...

Pennsylvania hospital selects MedCurrent solution for optimising data
14 November 2013 Einstein Medical Center, a 664-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has chosen MedCurrent's OrderRight Radiology Decision Support system to ensure the most...

Florida hospital engages MedAssets to enhance operational efficiency
13 November 2013 Jupiter Medical Center, a 283-bed not-for-profit regional medical facility located in Jupiter, Florida, has selected MedAssets to provide consulting and technology-enabled services in order...

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust purchases Flexera’s App Portal and AdminStudio
13 November 2013 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, an NHS trust that operates in the north-east sector of Manchester, UK, has acquired Flexera Software's App Portal and AdminStudio as the centerpiece of...

Massachusetts hospital to build new urgent care centre in New Bedford
12 November 2013 Saint Anne’s Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, has broken ground for a new 10,000ft² urgent care centre at Riverside Landing, on Coggeshall Street in New Bedford, that is slated to open...

Colorado hospital selects BESLER Consulting’s screening and verification solution
12 November 2013 Denver Health, the Rocky Mountain region's Level I academic trauma centre and the safety net hospital for the Denver area, Colorado, has selected BESLER Consulting's BVerified - Screening...

Two New York hospitals to upgrade their EHR systems
11 November 2013 Montefiore New Rochelle and Montefiore Mount Vernon hospitals in New York have entered an agreement with Allscripts MDRX to upgrade both hospitals to the Allscripts Sunrise 6.1...

South Carolina hospital installs EOS's bone imaging system
11 November 2013 Shriners Hospital for Children, an orthopaedic hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, has installed EOS's new imaging system, which gives physicians a 3D view of bones while significantly...

Covenant Medical Center selects Sound Physicians for hospitalist services
08 November 2013 Sound Physicians, a Washington-based hospitalist firm focused on inpatient healthcare delivery, has signed an agreement to provide hospitalist management services to Covenant Medical Center,...

Huntsville Memorial Hospital selects Strata Decision's StrataJazz solution
08 November 2013 Huntsville Memorial Hospital (Huntsville), a general medical and surgical hospital in Huntsville, Texas, has selected Strata Decision’s StrataJazz for cost accounting, operating...

Ontario hospital chooses Sysmex XN-Series haematology analysers
07 November 2013 Windsor Regional Hospital - a multifaceted health service organisation operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan campus and the Ouellette campus in the Province of Ontario - has announced...

Texas hospital completes patient rooms for new BICU
07 November 2013 Parkland Health & Hospital System, a county hospital in Dallas, Texas, has finished constructing patient rooms for the Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) in the acute care tower of a new...

Florida hospital network deploys IBM's ECM solution to prevent vendor fraud, reduce operating costs
06 November 2013 Memorial Healthcare System, located in Hollywood, Florida, has selected IBM's Big Data analytics and Smarter Content management capabilities to help prevent fraud, increase vendor transparency...

Indiana hospital undergoes $10.2m renovation to boost its capabilities
06 November 2013 Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer hospital located in Dyer, north-west Indiana, has undertaken a $10.2m renovation project to expand the capabilities of its emergency, laboratory and...

Missouri hospital selects B.E. Smith management consulting practice
05 November 2013 Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC), a 504-bed facility located in Kansas City, Missouri, has selected B.E. Smith to incorporate a customised approach to achieve its goal of...

Kindred Healthcare signs definitive agreement to acquire Senior Home Care
05 November 2013 Kindred Healthcare, a diversified provider of post-acute care services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Senior Home Care for...

UC Health begins construction of new medical centre in Florence
04 November 2013 UC Health has broken ground on a new 42,000ft² outpatient medical office building in Florence,...

Michigan hospital deploys Hyland Software’s OnBase across enterprise
04 November 2013 Memorial Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation located in Shiawassee County, Michigan, has selected Hyland Software's OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution to...

New York hospital to implement Constellation's efficiency programme
01 November 2013 Nyack Hospital, a 375-bed, community acute care medical and surgical hospital in Rockland County, New York, has selected Constellation to design and implement energy and water conservation...

Indiana hospital selects HP's Converged Infrastructure to enhance care
01 November 2013 Johnson Memorial Hospital, a 149-bed, not-for-profit facility in Franklin, Indiana, has selected HP's Converged Infrastructure solution as a replacement for its existing infrastructure, in...

October 2013

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Massachusetts hospital to implement solution from Surgical Information Systems
31 October 2013 Emerson Hospital, a multisite health system headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, has selected the full SIS solution from Surgical Information Systems (SIS) to replace its legacy...

Virginia hospital selects Orion Health's Rhapsody integration engine
31 October 2013 Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation in Roanoke, Virginia, has selected eHealth technology provider Orion Health's Rhapsody integration engine to enable system-wide...

Ohio health system to open new multi-speciality medical facility
30 October 2013 Avita Health System, the parent company of Galion and Bucyrus Community Hospitals, has purchased the north side property of Richland Mall on Fourth Street in Ontario to build a...

New York hospital implements Kronos workforce management solutions
30 October 2013 New York Methodist Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital located in Brooklyn, New York, has selected a suite of Kronos workforce management solutions to be deployed in the Kronos...

Chicago health system selects Merge for integrated suite of imaging tools
29 October 2013 Sinai Health System, a Chicago-based private, not-for-profit organisation comprised of seven member organisations, has selected Merge Healthcare to replace several end-of-life software systems...

Missouri hospital offers cost-effective genetic test for paediatric patients
29 October 2013 Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced the availability of a cost-effective, broad genetic screen for use in the diagnosis of paediatric genetic...

New Jersey centre to implement EDCO scanning solution
28 October 2013 Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a hospital in New Jersey, is to implement EDCO Health Information Solutions' Solarity technology and indexing services for medical records scanned at...

Massachusetts hospital and Abwiz to develop diagnostic tool for KD
28 October 2013 Boston Children's Hospital, a 395-bed hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts, has signed a partnership agreement with Abwiz Bio to develop a prototype test...

Memorial Health partners with Aegis Health on population health management programmes
25 October 2013 Memorial Health Care System, a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organisation, has selected Aegis Health Group to assist in expanding its population health management...

Boston hospital researchers launch start-up for next-generation healthcare solutions
25 October 2013 Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have launched Wired Informatics, a start-up that offers enterprise-grade software solutions and services across the digital healthcare...

Swiss hospital to test IBM’s new prototype tool for cancer diagnosis
24 October 2013 Pathologists at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, will test a new prototype tool designed by IBM scientists to accurately detect different tumour cells and assist in...

Pennsylvania hospital deploys MRI software from OnPoint Medical
24 October 2013 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Pennsylvania, US, has signed a five-year deal to use OnPoint Medical Diagnostics' MRI quality assurance...

Australian hospital selects MSoft eSolutions’ blood tracking technology
23 October 2013 The Royal Melbourne Hospital, located in Melbourne, Australia, has selected MSoft eSolutions’ Blood360 technology, an electronic blood-tracking system, to enhance patient...

Utah Cancer Specialists deploys Comcast Business's network solution to streamline operations
23 October 2013 Utah Cancer Specialists (UCS), a community-based oncology practice located in Utah, US, has selected Comcast Business’ Comcast Ethernet and Business Internet services to connect its 12...

New York health system selects Lexmark’s Perceptive Software
22 October 2013 New York-based Rochester General Health System (RGHS) has selected Lexmark's Perceptive Software, creator of process and content management products and solutions, to replace the...

South Carolina healthcare group purchases IH Systems IV compounding systems
22 October 2013 Greenville Health System (GHS), a not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina, has purchased two RIVA fully-automated IV compounding systems from Intelligent Hospital Systems...

US Department of Veterans Affairs awards $60m IT contract to Harris for wireless network infrastructure
21 October 2013 The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the operator of the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, has awarded a $60m IT contract to Harris, an international communications...

Pennsylvania hospital selects Summit Healthcare’s Downtime Reporting System
21 October 2013 Lewistown Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital located in Pennsylvania, US, has announced it will adopt the Summit Downtime Reporting System (DRS) to enable access to critical...

Texas hospital selects hosted enterprise EHR from HMS
18 October 2013 Aspire Hospital, a physician-owned hospital in Conroe, Texas, has selected integrated clinical and financial applications from Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) and the highly...

Saint Luke's Health System selects PeriGen's foetal surveillance system
18 October 2013 Saint Luke's Health System (SLHS), a not-for-profit health system in the Midwest, has selected PeriGen's PeriCALM foetal surveillance system, to provide real-time access to automated assessments...

New York hospital provides multi-specialty care services at Community Memorial in Hamilton
17 October 2013 Crouse Hospital, a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Syracuse, New York, has announced it is providing visiting consultative services at Community Memorial Hospital in...

Texas hospital system joins Children’s Medical Center’s neonatal telemedicine programme
17 October 2013 Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler, Texas, has linked its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with Children’s Medical Center’s new innovative neonatal telemedicine...

Arizona hospital deploys powerful robot for room disinfection
16 October 2013 Chandler Regional Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC, a germ-killing UV disinfection robot developed by Lumalier, to protect patients from...

Texas healthcare provider enters next stage in development of Alvin Community Hospital
16 October 2013 University General Health System (UGHS), an integrated multi-speciality health delivery system, has entered the next stage in the development of Alvin Community Hospital, an acute care hospital...

North Carolina healthcare system selects IBM Analytics to improve patient care
15 October 2013 UNC Health Care (UNCHC) has implemented IBM big data analytics to improve quality of life for patients by delivering individualised care and creating a more connected healthcare system that...

Sparrow Health System breaks ground on new Ionia hospital
15 October 2013 Sparrow Health System, a healthcare organisation based in Michigan, US, has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art facility to replace its 60 year-old hospital in...

Virginia Hospital Center selects eClinicalWorks' EHR solution
14 October 2013 Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group, the 110 employed multi-speciality physician group of Virginia Hospital Center, has opted for eClinicalWorks' comprehensive electronic health records...

University Medical Center Groningen selects RayStation for adaptive radiation therapy
14 October 2013 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the Netherlands, has selected the RayStation treatment planning system from RaySearch Laboratories and will also initiate a new...

Texas health system deploys TRU-D SmartUVC room disinfection robot
11 October 2013 Covenant Health has announced the deployment of TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5ft germ-killing UV disinfection robot developed by Lumalier, for protecting patients from serious health care-associated...

Partners HealthCare to acquire Hallmark hospitals
11 October 2013 Partners HealthCare signed an agreement to acquire two hospitals of Hallmark Health, to provide high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective...

Brazilian hospital to implement Cerner Millennium solutions to streamline operations
10 October 2013 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, a private, 674-bed hospital with eight ambulatory clinics located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has selected Cerner Millennium health care information technology...

QuadMed to buy clinic operator Novia
10 October 2013 QuadMed, a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, has announced that it will purchase Novia CareClinics and merge its executive management and operations teams...

Kuwait hospital upgrades imaging workflow with Agfa HealthCare’s latest IMPAX RIS/PACS
09 October 2013 Amiri Hospital, a general hospital located in Kuwait City, Kuwait, has upgraded its existing Agfa HealthCare IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information...

Texas health system breaks ground on Willow Park centre
09 October 2013 Texas Health Resources, a nonprofit health system in the US, has broken ground on a $20m, 60,000ft² outpatient centre in Willow Park, about 20 miles west of Fort Worth in Parker...

Mexican hospital deploys Cisco’s medical-grade network
08 October 2013 Galenia Hospital, a tertiary care hospital located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, has selected Cisco’s medical-grade network (MGN) in its infrastructure to offer high-quality medical care to its...

IHHI selects RGP Healthcare’s Pavisse to enhance patient safety at its four hospitals
08 October 2013 Integrated Healthcare (IHHI), a US-based hospital management company located in California, has selected RGP Healthcare’s Pavisse health IT system to enhance patient...

Tenet Healthcare closes Vanguard Health acquisition
07 October 2013 Tenet Healthcare, a healthcare services company based in Dallas, Texas, has closed its previously announced acquisition of Vanguard Health...

LVHN to purchase Pennsylvania hospital
07 October 2013 Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced that it will acquire the assets of Westfield Hospital in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, and transform it into the Center for...

UK hospital group partners with Elekta for new radiotherapy service
04 October 2013 Spire Healthcare, a provider of private healthcare with 37 private hospitals throughout the UK, has recently signed an agreement with Elekta to help launch its new radiotherapy...

US Naval Hospital in Italy to deploy infant security solution
04 October 2013 The US Naval Hospital on the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples support site in Gricignano, Italy, has announced it will deploy RF Technologies’ Safe Place Infant Security Solution to help...

Illinois hospital breaks ground on campus modernisation project
03 October 2013 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois, has broken ground on its long-awaited campus modernisation...

Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center secures grant from Abiomed
03 October 2013 Boston Children's Hospital has secured a $375,000 grant from Abiomed, a US-based provider of heart support technologies, for its newly founded cardiovascular care...

New York hospital to use Surgical Theater technology for brain surgery cases
02 October 2013 The Mount Sinai Hospital located in New York, US, has purchased Surgical Theater’s Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP), which enables surgeons to rehearse operations in...

Georgia physician group installs Carestream DRX-Evolution systems
02 October 2013 Harbin Clinic, a multi-speciality physician group in Georgia, has acquired and deployed two wireless Carestream DRX-Evolution DR rooms at its orthopaedic clinic and main...

Japanese hospital to deploy Mitsubishi Electric’s proton beam therapy system
01 October 2013 Tsuyama Chuo Hospital, led by Yoshinori Ukita, president of Tsuyama Jifu Group, in Okayama, has announced it will deploy Mitsubishi Electric’s proton beam therapy system for cancer...

Utah health system announces partnership with Cerner
01 October 2013 Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based non-profit system of hospitals, has announced a new multi-year partnership with Cerner, under which it will implement Cerner's electronic medical record...

September 2013

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South Florida hospital chooses Rise Interactive to increase digital presence
30 September 2013 Miami Children's Hospital, the only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children in South Florida, has selected Rise Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Chicago that specialises...

Indian hospital group to invest $240m for expansion
30 September 2013 Manipal Hospitals, a group in Bangalore, India, is planning to invest approximately $240m to add another 5,000 beds within the next three...

Philadelphia hospital to build new speciality care centre in New Jersey
27 September 2013 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) plans to build a 25,000ft² speciality care centre on the new campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, located at...

Seattle hospital to affiliate with Franciscan Health System
27 September 2013 Regional Hospital, a long-term acute care facility in Tukwila, Seattle, has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Tacoma-based Franciscan Health...

Vibra Healthcare purchases two Kindred hospitals for $20.7m
26 September 2013 Vibra Healthcare, a speciality hospital provider based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has completed the purchase of two hospitals from Kindred Healthcare, a diversified provider of post-acute...

Texas hospital group implements SurgiCount Safety-Sponge system
26 September 2013 LHP Hospital Group (LHP), a provider of essential capital and expertise to not-for-profit hospitals and hospital systems, has implemented SurgiCount Medical’s Safety-Sponge system, which...

Las Vegas military hospital deploys Xenex's room disinfection system
25 September 2013 An Air Force base medical centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, has selected Xenex Healthcare Services' xenon UV room disinfection system, a robot that is designed to eliminate bugs in hard-to-clean...

New York hospital selects PeriGen to improve care for babies, mothers
25 September 2013 St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, has selected PeriGen’s PeriCALM Tracings foetal surveillance system to provide real-time access to automated assessments of...

Atlanta and Nashville hospitals to deploy GHX’s new implantable device supply chain solution
24 September 2013 Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, have selected Global Healthcare Exchange’s (GHX) Case Xpert, an end-to-end supply...

Senior Housing Properties Trust to sell two Massachusetts hospitals for $90m
24 September 2013 Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH), a healthcare real estate investment trust, has agreed to sell two rehabilitation hospitals in Massachusetts for $90m and expects to gain more than $30m...

California hospital's TCU chooses Daylight IQ for disease management programme
23 September 2013 The Torrance Memorial Transitional Care Unit (TCU), a unit of Torrance Memorial Medical Center (Torrance Memorial), a general medical and surgical hospital in California, has selected...

Ohio hospital breaks ground on $30m proton therapy facility
23 September 2013 University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center has broken ground on a $30m proton therapy centre, an 11,000ft² facility on the UH Case Medical Center campus, to treat paediatric cancer patients as...

New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals form interstate alliance
20 September 2013 Seven health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have announced the formation of the largest alliance of health systems in the country to address quality, population health management,...

New Liverpool hospital secures clearance from city council
20 September 2013 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, an NHS Trust in Liverpool, has secured permission from Liverpool City Council for the construction of a new £335m Royal...

Tennessee hospital selects MedAptus software for process automation
19 September 2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC), an academic medical institution and comprehensive healthcare facility located in Nashville, Tennessee, has selected MedAptus’ Technical Charge...

Indian hospital group expands operations in Bahrain
19 September 2013 Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), an Indian healthcare services group, has expanded its operations in Bahrain following its acquisition of Medex Medical Centre in...

Florida hospital to begin work on new Winter Garden campus
18 September 2013 Florida Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider with 22 campuses serving communities throughout Florida, has broken ground on its ninth campus in Winter Garden, Orlando Metro...

Colorado health system signs letter of intent to form partnership with Texas Heart Institute
18 September 2013 Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit health system with headquarters in Colorado, and the Texas Heart Institute (THI) have signed a letter of intent for exclusive negotiations toward...

Pennsylvania hospital acquires SUN Orthopaedic
17 September 2013 Evangelical Community Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, has acquired SUN Orthopaedic Group to provide the most comprehensive level of orthopaedic care...

Thailand hospital selects Elsevier's ClinicalKey to support clinical decision-making
17 September 2013 Bangkok Hospital and Bangkok Health Research Center, both part of the Bangkok Hospital Group, a healthcare provider in South-East Asia, have selected Elsevier's ClinicalKey as their...

Rhön-Klinikum to sell 43 hospitals to Fresenius for $4bn
16 September 2013 Rhön-Klinikum, a Germany-based provider of health care services, has announced that it will sell 43 hospitals and affiliated companies to Fresenius Helios for a deal value of €3.07bn, subject...

New York hospital deploys Masimo’s Patient SafetyNet system
16 September 2013 Rochester General Health System and its 528-bed Rochester General Hospital, a tertiary care facility in Rochester, New York, have implemented the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system, a...

California hospital opens new Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center
13 September 2013 Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, has opened the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center, a highly specialised facility for the treatment of...

New Jersey hospital deploys Merge CTMS for enterprise clinical trial management
13 September 2013 The Valley Hospital, a part of New Jersey-based Valley Health System, has selected Merge Healthcare's CTMS for Investigators solution for enterprise-wide management of its clinical...

Florida hospital installs Skyline Medical’s surgical fluid disposal systems
12 September 2013 Winter Park Memorial Hospital, a part of Florida Hospital Association based in Winter Park, Florida, has purchased three Streamway system units from Skyline Medical for its new endoscopy...

Ontario hospital selects Carestream’s medical image management system
12 September 2013 Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario, has selected Carestream's Vue PACS and zero-footprint Vue Motion mobile image viewer for streamlining its workflow by equipping its radiologists...

Saudi Arabia to deploy Stanley Healthcare's 'Hugs' solution
11 September 2013 The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wants to deploy Stanley Healthcare's 'Hugs' infant protection solution on Wi-Fi for use in 156 of its MoH...

Boston hospital evaluates Medica's cell image analyser
11 September 2013 Boston Children's Hospital, a 425-bed hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts, has successfully completed a clinical laboratory evaluation of Medica's...

Banner Health to build hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado
10 September 2013 Banner Health, a non-profit health system in Arizona, US, has announced it will build a new hospital on a 28-acre campus at Harmony Road, between Lady Moon Drive and Cinquefoil Lane in...

Idaho hospital deploys Masimo's Patient SafetyNet system
10 September 2013 Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital in Boise, Idaho, has implemented Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system...

Integris Health deploys SAS visual analytics for big data visual exploration
09 September 2013 Oklahoma-based health system Integris Health has announced that it will implement SAS Visual Analytics, an in-memory solution for easy and quick exploration of huge data, thereby leading to...

Missouri hospital to implement iSirona software for medical device integration
09 September 2013 Saint Louis University Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri, has selected iSirona’s device connectivity solution in conjunction with its upcoming deployment...

Arizona hospital implements Radar Medical Systems healthcare communication platform
06 September 2013 Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital in Casa Grande, Arizona, has successfully deployed Radar Medical Systems’ RADAR for enhancing productivity and...

Michigan hospital to build new cancer centre, expand cancer services
06 September 2013 Chelsea Community Hospital (CCH), a general medical and surgical hospital in Chelsea, Michigan, US, has announced plans to build a new 15,000ft² cancer...

Apollo hospitals install new tool to manage customer feedback
05 September 2013 Apollo Hospitals Group, an India-based integrated healthcare organisation, has deployed American Megatrends India’s feedback management system (FMS) at all hospitals in Chennai and in...

Illinois hospital selects Interbit Data’s NetSafe software
05 September 2013 Pekin Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in Pekin, Illinois, US, has purchased Interbit Data’s NetSafe software for business continuance and downtime...

German hospital deploys EOS imaging’s system
04 September 2013 Klinikum Dortmund, a German hospital, has deployed EOS imaging's EOS system which is designed to capture whole body images of a standing patient in a single scan, without any stitching or...

Netherland’s hospital signs long-term agreement for ultrasound with Philips
04 September 2013 Medical Center Leeuwarden (MCL), a non-university teaching hospital in the Netherlands, and Royal Philips have signed a ten-year managed services agreement for ultrasound to enhance cardiac...

New ultra-modern hospital to be set up in Gujarat
03 September 2013 Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), an Indian financial services centre, has initiated the process of establishing a new state-of-the-art hospital in Gujarat, India, as part of...

NHS Trust awards two contracts to Medtronic Hospital Solutions
03 September 2013 NHS Trust has awarded two long-term contracts to Medtronic Hospital Solutions to manage cath lab facilities for the University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) and Imperial College Healthcare...

John Holland obtains $365m contract for redevelopment of Tasmanian hospital
02 September 2013 The Australian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has awarded a $365m contract to John Holland, a subsidiary of project development and contracting group Leighton Holdings, for...

Florida healthcare provider forms partnership with Walgreens
02 September 2013 Orlando Health, a healthcare services provider in Central Florida, and Walgreens, a US-based drug retailing chain, have partnered to provide integrated and expanded healthcare services to...

August 2013

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Physio-Control launches new hospital solution for improving cardiac resuscitation
30 August 2013 Physio-Control, a provider of professional emergency medical response solutions, has introduced CodeManagement Module, a comprehensive solution designed to improve in-hospital cardiac arrest...

Turkish Hospital deploys Masimo’s Patient SafetyNet system
30 August 2013 Firat University Hospital, a Turkey-based health centre, has implemented the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system for improved oversight of patients in its neonatal intensive care unit...

Regence, MultiCare Health System to improve care in Washington
29 August 2013 Regence BlueShield, a health insurance provider in Washington, and MultiCare Health System, a non-profit healthcare organisation, will collaborate to improve the health of patients and their...

Australian hospital implements Allscripts' electronic record system
29 August 2013 Noarlunga Hospital, in Australia, has deployed the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) electronic health record (EHR)...

Colorado medical centre implements Xenex disinfection system
28 August 2013 Rose Medical Center in Denver, US, has become the first hospital in Colorado to implement the Xenex disinfection system, a robot that is designed to eliminate bugs in hard-to-clean...

Illinois hospital deploys Carestream’s Vue Cardio PACS
28 August 2013 Rochelle Community Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in Rochelle, Illinois, US, has deployed Carestream’s Vue Cardio PACS to help streamline workflow and consolidate storage...

US army hospital deploys Toshiba imaging system
27 August 2013 Winn Army Community Hospital, a TRICARE military treatment facility in Fort Stewart, Georgia, US, has deployed Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T MR system for general, musculoskeletal and body...

Nigerian state to build three new hospitals
27 August 2013 The Nasarawa state government in Nigeria has approved NGN1bn ($6m) for the construction of three new general hospitals in Lafia, Akwanga and Nasarawa, according to the state’s Commissioner...

BMI Three Shires Hospital opts for DigniCap system to prevent hair-loss in cancer patients
23 August 2013 BMI Three Shires Hospital, a part of BMI Healthcare, in Northampton UK, has opted for the DigniCap system to prevent chemo-related hair loss in cancer...

Canadian hospital receives $10m donation from Apotex
23 August 2013 Humber River Hospital, a Canadian acute care hospital, has received a $10m donation from pharmaceutical company Apotex in support of the hospital’s emergency...

DHA to equip hospitals with Android tablets
22 August 2013 Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hospitals will equip primary health centres and speciality health centres with Android tablets as part of the 'Smart Government' initiative....

Boston hospital uses Acessa procedure to treat patients with fibroids
22 August 2013 Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, a member of the Brigham and Women's family of hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has become the first hospital in New England to treat patients with...

New Scott & White College Station Hospital opens in Texas
21 August 2013 Scott & White Hospital - College Station has begun its operations in Texas, US, to provide local residents with high-quality and accessible patient...

Wahiawa General Hospital to streamline operations and patient care in emergency department
21 August 2013 Wahiawa General Hospital in Hawaii, US, will implement MEDHOST’s emergency department information system (EDIS) to streamline its operations and enhance patient care in its emergency department...

Chinese geriatric hospital to implement MentisCura’s EEG-based diagnostics
20 August 2013 WanJiaYuan International Geriatric Hospital in Nanyang, China, has signed an agreement with MentisCura Diagnostics, an Iceland-based diagnostic company, to deploy MentisCura’s...

Laser Spine Institute opens new surgical centre in Houston, Texas
20 August 2013 Laser Spine Institute, a provider of minimally invasive spine surgery, has opened a new outpatient surgical centre in The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston, Texas,...

Boston MedFlight acquires new emergency medical service aircraft
19 August 2013 Boston MedFlight, a provider of life-saving emergency airborne medical transport services in the US, has received the first Eurocopter EC145 helicopter from American Eurocopter, the US affiliate...

Louisiana medical centre to open new heart and vascular institute
19 August 2013 Our Lady of the Lake, a not-for-profit 700-bed medical centre in the US, is planning to open a new heart and vascular institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in autumn...

Medical Properties Trust to acquire real estate assets of three IASIS hospitals
16 August 2013 Medical Properties Trust (MPT), a US-based self-advised real estate investment trust, has entered into an agreement to acquire the real estate assets of three IASIS hospitals for...

Indian hospital chain to receive funding from CDC and Abraaj Group
16 August 2013 CDC, the UK's Development Finance Institution, and The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based investor firm, have announced a $17.5m equity investment in Rainbow Hospitals, an Indian paediatric and...

California hospital, Los Angeles Jewish Home partner to cut hospital readmissions
15 August 2013 Valley Presbyterian Hospital, an acute care hospital in the San Fernando Valley, California, US, has signed a partnership agreement with The Los Angeles Jewish Home to minimise...

Manchester eye hospital offers non-invasive Oraya therapy for wet AMD treatment
15 August 2013 Optegra, a UK-based provider of ophthalmic services, is now offering Oraya Therapy Stereotactic Radiotherapy for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at its Manchester...

Texas hospital to deploy MEDHOST’s EDIS in emergency department
14 August 2013 Brazosport Regional Health System (BRHS) in Lake Jackson, Texas, US, will deploy MEDHOST’s emergency department information system (EDIS) to streamline its processes and enhance patient care in...

Massachusetts hospital adds LiveData’s ATO patient safety technology
14 August 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US has deployed LiveData’s Active Time Out (ATO) patient safety technology as part of its efforts to automate its safe surgery checklists and...

HP helps NHS Central Midlands CSU boost healthcare quality and safety
13 August 2013 NHS Central Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) in the UK has deployed HP's AppSystem for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) solution, to boost healthcare quality...

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine employs Symetis cardiovascular technology
13 August 2013 The Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Osaka, Japan, has used Symetis' ACURATE TA and ACURATE TF transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems to successfully treat...

Dubai Heath Authority plans to introduce emergency services in all healthcare centres
12 August 2013 The Dubai Heath Authority (DHA) in the UAE is planning to introduce emergency services at all Dubai healthcare centres to make the emirate a medical hub in the...

UnitedHealthcare awards funds to St. Joseph Hospital to implement EHR system
12 August 2013 UnitedHealthcare, which offers a range of health benefit programmes in the US, has awarded a $710,252 grant to St. Joseph Hospital in California to implement an electronic health record...

Kansas university hospital offers bionic pain control option
09 August 2013 The University of Kansas Hospital in the US has become the first hospital in the country to offer a bionic pain control option for patients affected by chronic...

UK hospitals to receive £500m in funding to improve A&E wards
09 August 2013 The British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced additional funding of £500m for hospitals over the next two years....

Pennsylvania healthcare system deploys RADREX-i Wireless digital radiographic X-ray system
08 August 2013 Pinnaclehealth, a not-for-profit healthcare system in Pennsylvania, US, has deployed a RADREX-i Wireless digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system from Toshiba America Medical Systems for safer,...

Medicare to impose re-admission penalty on 24 Connecticut hospitals
08 August 2013 Medicare is set to impose a penalty on 24 hospitals in the US state of Connecticut starting in October, a move by the federal government to cut the number of patients being re-admitted to...

Pennsylvania medical centre upgrades pneumatic tube system to Pevco technology
07 August 2013 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, US, has upgraded its pneumatic tube system to a Pevco pneumatic tube system for improved safety and patient...

UK CQC warns Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS over non-compliance with care standards
07 August 2013 The UK CQC has warned Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to make urgent improvements to meet safety and welfare...

St. Charles, Institute for Healthcare Improvement to improve care in Oregon
06 August 2013 St. Charles Health System and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the US have formed a strategic partnership to improve health and healthcare in central...

Iowa Clinic installs Aquilion technology from Toshiba
06 August 2013 The Iowa Clinic, a physician owned multispecialty group in Iowa, US, has installed the Aquilion PRIME 80 CT system and upgraded its Aquilion 64 with VeloCT from Toshiba America Medical Systems...

New York health system cleared to acquire Sound Shore Health System assets
05 August 2013 Montefiore Health System in New York, US, has obtained approval from the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains) to acquire the assets of Sound Shore Health...

Aecom to re-develop Kwong Wah Hospital in Hong Kong
05 August 2013 The Hong Kong Hospital Authority has granted a project management contract to Aecom Technology, a provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private...

UK Royal Courts of Justice rules against reduction of services at Lewisham hospital
02 August 2013 The Royal Courts of Justice in the UK has ruled against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's decision to reduce services at Lewisham hospital, saying the minster acted outside his powers....

Kindred Healthcare sells seven non-strategic nursing centres
02 August 2013 Kindred Healthcare in Kentucky, US, has completed the sale of seven non-strategic nursing centres for approximately $47m to affiliates of Signature...

Tennessee health system to acquire Health Management Associates
01 August 2013 Community Health Systems (CHS) in Tennessee, US, has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Health Management Associates (HMA) for around $7.6bn, including approximately $3.7bn of...

Japanese hospital uses alternating electric field therapy to treat glioblastoma
01 August 2013 Kashiwaba Neurosurgical Hospital in Sapporo, Japan, has treated the first glioblastoma patient in the country with alternating electric field therapy, NovoTTF...

July 2013

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Virginia health centre deploys new detection system for mammography
31 July 2013 Allison Breast Center in Richmond, Virginia, US, has deployed a VuCOMP M-Vu computer-aided detection system to help detect breast cancer...

USMD to form Gateway Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri
31 July 2013 USMD Cancer Treatment Centers, a wholly owned subsidiary of integrated healthcare system USMD Holdings in Texas, US, has collaborated with Metropolitan Urological Surgeons, Urological...

Auckland hospital renovates neuroservices and medical specialities wards
30 July 2013 Starship Children's Hospital, a provider of specialist child health care services in Auckland, New Zealand, has inaugurated two newly renovated wards - the neuroservices and medical...

Pennsylvania hospital equips new emergency department with Toshiba technology
30 July 2013 Jameson Hospital in New Castle, Pennsylvania, US, has opened a new emergency department (ED) equipped with a Toshiba RADREX-i Wireless digital radiographic (DR) X-ray...

Missouri hospital uses cloud-based technology to enhance patient care
29 July 2013 Putnam County Memorial Hospital, Unionville, Missouri, US, has implemented a new cloud-based archiving system for archiving and retrieving images and...

Canadian health centre selects MetaVision clinical information system
29 July 2013 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, has selected iMDsoft's clinical information system, MetaVision, for all of their intensive care...

Main Line Health opens Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center
26 July 2013 Main Line Health, a not-for-profit health system with a network of hospitals and health centres in the Philadelphia area, has opened the Heart Pavilion at Lankenau Medical Center and unveiled...

NHS Trust deploys Xirrus wireless arrays for high-capacity Wi-Fi network
26 July 2013 Bedford Hospital NHS Trust in the UK has deployed Xirrus wireless arrays to deliver a high-capacity Wi-Fi network enabling high-performance connectivity among clinicians and staff to...

California clinic offers non-invasive, painless treatment option for skin cancer patients
25 July 2013 The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California, US, has become the first clinic in the region to offer non-invasive, painless Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) to...

Massachusetts medical centre selects OneHealth to improve patient care
25 July 2013 Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has chosen OneHealth Solutions to empower primary care patients with an online and mobile peer support...

Australian hospital installs combined Brainlab, Elekta technology for radiosurgery patients
24 July 2013 Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, has become the first medical centre in Australia to install Brainlab's ExacTrac 6.0 for radiosurgery patient positioning on an Elekta...

Illinois health system selects iSirona's device connectivity technology
24 July 2013 Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a Roman Catholic healthcare mission based in Illinois, US, has selected iSirona's device connectivity...

Study says NHS requires compassionate leadership
23 July 2013 The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has announced three-year study data that support the requirement for more compassionate leadership...

HealthTrust, McKesson extend pharmacy automation deal
23 July 2013 US-based HealthTrust, which serves 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centres and members in more than 10,600 other locations including physician practices, long-term care...

Massachusetts medical centre selects NorthStar model of anaesthesia care
22 July 2013 MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts, US, has partnered with anaesthesia management company NorthStar Anesthesia for the implementation of the NorthStar model of anaesthesia...

HCA West Florida signs agreement to purchase three Tampa Bay hospitals from IASIS
22 July 2013 HCA West Florida has signed a definitive agreement to buy three Tampa Bay hospitals - Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Tampa and Town & Country Hospital - from Tennessee-based...

Overlake opens new heart and vascular centre
19 July 2013 Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington, US, has unveiled its new David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center, which will be fully operational by 5 August...

South Dakota hospital uses CorPath system to conduct robotic angioplasty
19 July 2013 Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota, US, has become the first hospital to conduct robotic angioplasty using the CorPath system from Corindus Vascular Robotics for a...

NHS Trust secures critical data using Trustwave SIEM
18 July 2013 Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has deployed Trustwave's security information and event management (SIEM) and content security technology to secure critical...

Israeli hospital deploys CA Technologies infrastructure management solution
18 July 2013 Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, has implemented CA Technologies' infrastructure management solution to ensure the reliability of key patient and employee...

Pennsylvania healthcare organisation to use Ekso with variable assist for stroke patients
17 July 2013 Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, US, will become the first healthcare organisation in North America to receive new Variable Assist software for the Ekso...

NHS Trust selects AIMES Grid for colocation services
17 July 2013 Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected AIMES Grid Services as strategic partner for data centre...

UK CQC warns Tameside Hospital to make required improvements
16 July 2013 The Care Quality Commission in the UK has warned Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to make urgent improvements to meet national care...

Ohio health centre partners with CHAMPS to create optimal patient experience
16 July 2013 Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, US, has partnered with CHAMPS Patience Experience to develop and implement a patient navigation programme in its new...

Swiss cancer centre uses Varian radiotherapy machine to treat cancer patients
15 July 2013 Genolier Clinic, a cancer centre in Switzerland, has started using the Varian Clinac medical linear accelerator to deliver higher doses for lung and liver radiotherapy...

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania installs LiveData OR-Dashboard
15 July 2013 The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in the US has deployed LiveData OR-Dashboard in all seven cardiovascular operating rooms...

Pennsylvania hospital launches patient navigation programme to improve care
12 July 2013 Jameson Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, has launched a patient navigation programme with Highmark Foundation and Accenture to help reduce the disparities preventing...

UK CQC warns Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust over non-compliance with care standards
12 July 2013 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has warned Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for failing to protect the safety of patients undergoing surgery at Derriford...

California hospital uses wrap-around cooling blankets for neonates at risk of brain damage
11 July 2013 Huntington Memorial Hospital in California, US, has become the first hospital in the region to use wrap-around cooling blankets in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for babies at risk...

Medizone technology helps Canadian hospital eradicate MRSA infections
11 July 2013 The Quinte Health Care-Belleville (QHC Belleville) General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, has implemented Medizone International's AsepticSure system to eradicate...

Highmark and Allegheny Health Network complete affiliation with Saint Vincent Health System
10 July 2013 Highmark and Allegheny Health Network have completed their affiliation with Saint Vincent Health System to offer affordable, quality care to north-western Pennsylvania,...

US hospital deploys new software for cash flow improvement
10 July 2013 The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) in New York, US, is implementing MedAptus's Professional Charge Capture (Pro) solution to re-engineer its revenue workflow for cash flow...

French banks to fund new Belarusian hospital
09 July 2013 Belarus is seeking a €115m loan from French banks to construct a new hospital in Minsk, according to the country's ambassador to...

Swiss cancer hospital integrates software and equipment for VMAT treatment
09 July 2013 Kantonsspital St Gallen in Switzerland has incorporated Varian Medical Systems' Eclipse treatment planning system with Elekta linear accelerators to deliver volumetric modulated arc therapy...

Philippines province to upgrade health facilities
08 July 2013 Lanao del Sur, a province of the Philippines, will receive a total of P129.7m ($3m) in funding to upgrade health infrastructure and procure medical equipment for identified health...

Skanska signs renovation contract with Tennessee hospital
08 July 2013 Sweden-based Skanska, a project development and construction group, has signed a contract for hospital additions and renovations at Williamson County Hospital District in Tennessee, US....

California health system acquires skilled nursing facility in Washington
05 July 2013 The Ensign Group in California, US, has acquired an 82-bed skilled nursing facility named Mountain View Rehabilitation and Care Center in Marysville,...

Atlanta hospital offers new minimally invasive robotic spine surgery
05 July 2013 North Fulton Hospital has become the first in Atlanta, US, to offer new minimally invasive robotic spine surgery using the Renaissance Mazor...

UK healthcare provider opts for Plumtree document scanning systems
04 July 2013 BMI Healthcare, an independent hospital group in the UK, has opted for the Plumtree Group's document scanning systems for both secure local access and efficient access for central...

Cleveland health system to integrate with Parma Community General Hospital
04 July 2013 University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, US, has signed a letter of intent to officially explore an integration to add Parma Community General Hospital to the UH health...

NHS trust selects Centrix Software to support Windows 7 migration project
03 July 2013 Salford Royal NHS foundation trust in the UK has chosen Centrix Software for its WorkSpace iQ system, providing application analytics for its Windows 7 migration...

California healthcare system launches new electronic health record system WeCare
03 July 2013 Washington Hospital Healthcare System in California, US, has launched Epic's comprehensive electronic health record system, WeCare, to connect a patient's health records with each part...

OhioHealth, Select Medical partner for OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital
02 July 2013 OhioHealth, a charitable healthcare organisation in Ohio, US, has partnered with Select Medical, an operator of specialty hospitals, to open an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in central Ohio...

Cancer Treatment Centers of America opens Philadelphia centre
02 July 2013 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of hospitals, has opened new stem cell transplant centre for patients with hematologic malignancies in Philadelphia,...

South Georgia Medical Center chooses RelayHealth HIE platform
01 July 2013 South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC), a four-hospital system in Valdosta, Georgia, US, has selected RelayHealth for patient-centric health information exchange...

Liverpool NHS Trust activates Allscripts' Sunrise Clinical Manager
01 July 2013 Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in the UK, has activated Allscripts' acute care electronic health record (EHR), the Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), to transform its...

June 2013

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Pennsylvania children's hospital uses Amcom Messenger for code automation
28 June 2013 Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, has opted for Amcom Software for the process automation of code blues using Amcom...

Ontario healthcare provider opens new hospital
28 June 2013 Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, a provider of healthcare services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has officially opened a new Bridgepoint Hospital in...

General Dynamics delivers new quality of care system for NHS
27 June 2013 General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has delivered a new quality of care system, Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS), for the National...

Louisiana hospital selects Medhost emergency department information system
27 June 2013 Slidell Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Slidell, Louisiana, US, has selected Medhost's emergency department information system (EDIS) to streamline processes in its new emergency department...

Canada healthcare institution installs WASPLab at Hopital de l'Enfant-Jesus
26 June 2013 The CHU de Quebec, a healthcare institution in Canada, has installed Copan Diagnostics' full laboratory automation and digital microbiology system, WASPLab, at its Hopital de...

Oklahoma oncology network offers Accuray TomoHDA system for cancer patients
26 June 2013 The Tulsa Cancer Institute, an oncology network in Oklahoma, US, has become the first centre in the country to offer Accuray's TomoHDA system for cancer...

North Dakota Health Information Network opts for Orion Health HIE Platform
25 June 2013 North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) in the US has opted for Orion Health's HIE Platform to power health information exchange (HIE) across the...

NHS trust deploys Ascribe web pharmacy technology for medicines management
25 June 2013 Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) in the UK has deployed Ascribe Web Pharmacy technology for effective medicines...

UK university introduces augmented reality technology into nurse training
24 June 2013 Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, has become the first higher education institution in the world to introduce augmented reality (AR) technology into the nurse...

Dutch University Medical Center to optimise communication with Mitel technology
24 June 2013 The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands has deployed Mitel private cloud technology to optimise communication among over 11,000 doctors, nurses and healthcare...

Memorial Health System selects Truven Health Micromedex technology for clinical information
21 June 2013 Memorial Health System (MHS), a 500-bed hospital group based in Springfield, Illinois, US, has selected Truven Health Micromedex technology for evidence-based drug, toxicology, and disease...

Chindex opens new rehabilitation speciality hospital in China
21 June 2013 US-based Chindex International, a provider of healthcare services in China through United Family Healthcare (UFH) operations, has opened the first foreign-operated rehabilitation...

Baylor Health Care, Scott & White agree to merge businesses
20 June 2013 Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare in Texas, US, have agreed on a merger of their businesses to form a new organisation that will combine the strengths of each health...

Thailand hospital equips OR department with Sonitor Sense RTLS technology
20 June 2013 Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, has opted for Sonitor Technologies' Sonitor Sense real time locating systems (RTLS) technology for its operations research (OR)...

KishHealth System implements PerfectServe clinical communications platform
19 June 2013 KishHealth System, a quality-centric health system in Illinois, US, has selected the PerfectServe clinician-to-clinician communications platform to enhance care coordination and efficiency...

WellStar health system selects Avantas to transform labour management practices
19 June 2013 WellStar Health System, a not-for-profit health system in Georgia, US, has selected Avantas to transform its labour management practices and optimisation of operating...

Texas medical centre unveils $92m expansion project
18 June 2013 Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC), in Webster, Texas, US, has unveiled a $92m expansion project to meet the healthcare needs of the Bay Area Houston community and provide the...

CQC warns Makerfield Home Care Agency over incompliance
18 June 2013 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has warned Wigan's Makerfield Home Care Agency over its incompliance with national...

Washington medical centre offers bronchial thermoplasty for asthma patients
17 June 2013 Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington, US, has become the first hospital in King County to offer bronchial thermoplasty (BT) as a treatment option for patients suffering with severe...

China to deploy container hospitals in Africa
17 June 2013 The People's Republic of China (PRC) is planning to set up, what it claims, is Africa's first container hospital either in Cameroon or Namibia, by the end of June...

California hospital deploys Carestream digital radiography systems
14 June 2013 San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) in California, US, has deployed eight wireless Carestream DRX systems to improve patient care at its 279-bed acute care...

NHS Trust installs new glucose control system
14 June 2013 West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has introduced a new computer support system to maintain normal blood sugar levels in critically ill...

Pennsylvania paediatric hospital deploys new 2D/3D orthopaedic imaging solution
13 June 2013 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Pennsylvania, US, has deployed the EOS imaging system designed to offer full-body, weight-bearing 2D/3D scans and improved diagnosis...

Health Management Associates to lease Florida medical centre
13 June 2013 Health Management Associates, an operator of 71 hospitals across the US, has signed a letter of intent to lease Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida,...

Texas University cancer centre to deploy CareFusion Pyxis ES platform
12 June 2013 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, US, has signed a contract with medical technology company CareFusion for a new Pyxis ES platform for medication dispensing...

New Zealand to invest $8.7m to redevelop Ashburton Hospital
12 June 2013 The New Zealand Government has announced an $8.7m plan to redevelop Ashburton Hospital in Ashburton, which was partially closed after the Christchurch...

New Jersey health centre collaborates with MD Anderson Cancer Center
11 June 2013 Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey, US, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, US, have agreed to collaborate to transform cancer care in New...

EC project allows access to healthcare records with mobiles
11 June 2013 The European Commission (EC) Decipher PCP project that started in February 2013 will enable UK medtech, software and telecom companies to allow patients access to healthcare records from...

CQC warns Four Seasons for not meeting quality and safety standards
10 June 2013 The Care Quality Commission (CQC), in the UK, has warned Four Seasons (2000) for not meeting five national standards of quality and safety at Hemsworth...

St. Luke's West End Medical Center opens in Pennsylvania
10 June 2013 St. Luke's West End Medical Center in Pennsylvania, US, has opened as new outpatient medical facility at the redeveloped and revitalised ex-Pennsylvania Convention and Expo Center, located on...

Switzerland hospital installs Masimo Patient SafetyNet system
07 June 2013 University Children's Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, has installed a Masimo Patient SafetyNet system for advanced care and oversight of general ward...

NHS Trust to upgrade electronic medical record technology with Evolve EMR
07 June 2013 Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK has awarded Kainos a major contract for its electronic medical records solution, Evolve EMR, to attain access to digitised patient records...

NHS Trust opts for Sectra radiology IT and VNA technology
06 June 2013 Barts Health NHS Trust in London, UK, has opted for Sectra radiology IT and Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA) technology to consolidate...

Pennsylvania hospital to upgrade intelligence and compliance and revenue integrity technology
06 June 2013 Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, has opted for MedeAnalytics' ICD-10 intelligence and compliance and revenue integrity solutions for...

US healthcare system upgrades automated medication management technology
05 June 2013 Baptist Memorial Health Care, a not-for-profit healthcare system in the US, has selected the Omnicell G4 Platform for automated medication...

Queensland state 2013-14 budget earmarks $12bn for hospitals
05 June 2013 The state government of Queensland, Australia, has announced $12bn in health funding in the 2013-14 budget, to go to hospitals across...

Kansas City health system to open expanded, relocated oncology unit
04 June 2013 Truman Medical Centers (TMC), a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital health system in Kansas City, US, has announced the opening of The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center in early...

St. Luke's Episcopal Health System transfers to Catholic Health Initiatives
04 June 2013 The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, US, has finalised the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to faith-based health system Catholic Health Initiatives...

Texas health care system opens speciality clinic in Marble Falls
03 June 2013 Scott & White Healthcare, a non-profit collaborative health care system in Temple, Texas, US, has announced the opening of a speciality clinic in Marble...

Illinois hospital deploys LRS output management technology
03 June 2013 Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Illinois, US, has selected Levi, Ray & Shoup (LRS) VPSX output management technology, as part of its Epic...

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US health system selects BridgeHead software to protect enterprise data
31 May 2013 Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), which operates Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania and Olean General Hospital in New York, US, has selected BridgeHead software to protect...

Health Protection Scotland warns NHS of hospital infections
31 May 2013 Health Protection Scotland (HPS) in the UK has warned the NHS that significant progress is no longer being made to reduce healthcare associated infection...

Florida medical centre installs Welch Allyn electronic vitals documentation system
30 May 2013 Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, US, has installed the Welch Allyn Connex electronic vitals documentation system (EVDS) to secure patient data encryption across...

UK CQC warns Castlefort Grange for not meeting national standards of quality and safety
30 May 2013 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has warned Castlefort Grange for not meeting the national standards of quality and...

Danish hospital signs deal with Cerus for INTERCEPT blood system for platelets
29 May 2013 Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark has signed a five-year project collaboration agreement with Cerus for the INTERCEPT blood system for...

NHS trust launches new patient experience management programme
29 May 2013 Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) in the UK has launched a new patient experience management programme, 'Your Care Matters', to improve patient care and upgrade the patient...

Qatar hospital begins construction of surgery facility
28 May 2013 Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar, has started construction of its surgery facility, which is expected to be completed in 2015....

UK radiotherapy centre purchases two Elekta Versa HD radiotherapy systems
28 May 2013 St James's Institute of Oncology, a radiotherapy centre in the UK, has purchased two Elekta Versa HD radiotherapy systems for higher quality cancer care for...

National Bank of Kuwait to fund Al Amiri Hospital expansion project
24 May 2013 National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has signed a financing agreement with an Associated Construction Co (ASCO)-led joint venture (JV) to finance the Al Amiri Hospital expansion...

Australian paediatric hospital implements Keystone Suite from Mach 7 Technologies
24 May 2013 Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney, Australia, has implemented Keystone Suite from Mach 7 Technologies to enhance clinical image management for teaching and...

Arizona hospital partners with PeaceHealth to fight prescription drug abuse
23 May 2013 The Surgical Hospital of Phoenix in Arizona, US, has entered into a partnership with PeaceHealth Laboratories, a not-for-profit health care system, to combat prescription drug...

Oklahoma medical centre to automate vital sign data capture in emergency department
23 May 2013 Stillwater Medical Center, a 117-bed hospital in Stillwater, Oklahoma, US, has expanded its partnership with Accent on Integration (AOI) to automate vital sign data capture in its...

US health system to measure hand-washing compliance by expanding video monitoring system
22 May 2013 The North Shore-LIJ Health System in the US has announced the expansion of its video monitoring system to measure hand-washing compliance at North Shore University Hospital by introducing...

California health system enables radiologists to successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 1
22 May 2013 Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, California, US, has implemented DR Systems' cloud-based ambulatory certified eHR system and enabled 11 radiologists to successfully attest for Meaningful...

West Virginia University Hospitals installs Toshiba's advanced CT technology
21 May 2013 West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) in Morgantown, West Virginia, US, has installed Toshiba's Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition to expand existing imaging programmes for a range of patient...

Simone Healthcare, Montefiore Medical Center announce addition of new tower
21 May 2013 Simone Healthcare Development and Montefiore Medical Center in New York, US, have announced the addition of a new tower to Simone's Hutchinson Metro...

Equatorial Guinea to renovate hospitals within four years
20 May 2013 The government of Equatorial Guinea has announced plans to renovate all of the hospitals in the country within the next four...

UCB, IBM complete initial phase of super-computer project in improving epilepsy care
20 May 2013 Global biopharmaceutical firm UCB and technology major IBM have announced that the initial phase of their joint project, designed to exploit super-computer power in the search for better care...

Michigan hospital upgrades data storage technology with iDoc Archive
17 May 2013 US-based Port Huron Hospital (PHH) has opted for iDoc Archive, developed by CareTech Solutions for secure data...

Trinitas teaching hospital selects Dell technology to manage clinical images archive
17 May 2013 Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a teaching hospital in New Jersey, US, has chosen Dell Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) technology to manage its clinical images...

Illinois medical group to upgrade imaging workflow with Carestream DRX technology
16 May 2013 Springfield Clinic, a multi-speciality medical group in Springfield, Illinois, US, has acquired four Carestream DRX systems to upgrade imaging workflow in nine multi-speciality...

NHS trust implements central bureau with Kronos SMART e-Rostering technology
16 May 2013 Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK has implemented Kronos SMART e-Rostering workforce management technology using a centralised bureau...

Connecticut hospital selects Vree Health post-discharge service to reduce readmissions
15 May 2013 Griffin Hospital in Connecticut, US, has selected Vree Health's post-discharge service TransitionAdvantage, which is designed to help hospitals reduce preventable 30-day patient...

Russian healthcare group completes acquisition of 80% of Mother & Child Irkutsk
15 May 2013 MD Medical Group Investments (MDMG), a provider of private women's and children's healthcare in Russia, has completed its acquisition of 80% of Mother & Child Irkutsk (M&C...

Norway hospital group selects Carestream Vue RIS, Vue PACS technology
14 May 2013 Helse Sør-Øst (HSØ), a group of 35 hospitals across eight trusts in Norway, has selected Carestream's IT solutions including Vue RIS and Vue...

Turner Construction receives New Sibley Memorial Hospital construction contract
14 May 2013 Turner Construction Company, headquartered in New York, US, has received notice to proceed with the construction of the New Sibley Memorial Hospital in northwest Washington, DC....

Arlington hospital uses robotic technology to conduct single incision gynaecologic surgery
13 May 2013 USMD Hospital in Arlington, Texas, US, has become the first hospital in the region to perform single incision gynaecologic surgery using robotic...

Louisiana hospital implements Xenex's infection protection robot
13 May 2013 Louisiana Continuing Care Hospital (LCCH) in Louisiana, US, has become the first hospital in the region to implement Xenex Healthcare Services' ultraviolet (UV) light room disinfection system....

Over 750 patients suffered after preventable mistakes in England's hospitals over four years
10 May 2013 An investigation conducted by the BBC has revealed that over 750 patients have suffered as a result of preventable mistakes in England's hospitals over the past four...

Fry Construction completes construction of cancer treatment centre in Dallas
10 May 2013 Fry Construction in Texas, US, has completed the construction of a new state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in...

Turkish hospital to improve patient assessments with Masimo technology
09 May 2013 Uludag University Hospital in Turkey has installed Masimo Noninvasive rainbow technology in its operating rooms to improve patient assessments and speed clinical...

NHS Trust adopts HCS modules to reduce preventable hospital readmissions
09 May 2013 East Cheshire NHS Trust in the UK has selected HCS Care Coordination Service and its partner Net.Orange to develop integrated care across the trust's health and social care...

Ohio hospital installs Carestream Cardiology PACS
08 May 2013 Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio, US, has installed Carestream Cardiology PACS and developed an integrated workflow using existing Carestream Vue PACS and Carestream...

Massachusetts General Hospital opts for new eHealth Connect referral portal
08 May 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has opted for the new eHealth Connect referral portal from eHealth...

Methodist Hospital upgrades echocardiography lab with AG Mednet's quality assurance software
07 May 2013 The Methodist Hospital in Texas, US, has equipped its echocardiography core laboratory with quality assurance and compliance software developed by AG...

Survey identifies relocation of cancer patients from Scotland to England for treatment
07 May 2013 A survey of oncologists and haematologists in Scotland, UK, conducted in February 2013 has revealed that over a third (39%) are aware of cancer patients who have relocated to England for...

Stanford Hospital & Clinics to construct new hospital in Palo Alto
03 May 2013 Stanford Hospital & Clinics in California, US, has announced the construction of a new Stanford Hospital in Palo...

Nebraska hospital selects NextGen technology to integrate care, simplify documentation
03 May 2013 Fillmore County Hospital in Nebraska, US, has selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems' NextGen Inpatient Clinicals and Inpatient Financials to integrate care and simplify...

US Department of Veterans Affairs opts for ViaValve Safety IV Catheters
02 May 2013 The US Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Smiths Medical's Jelco brand ViaValve Safety IV Catheters for the Dallas VA Medical...

US hospital network opts for Omnicell G4 Unity platform
02 May 2013 Vanguard Health Systems, which owns and operates 28 acute care and speciality hospitals and complementary facilities and services across five US states, has opted for the Omnicell G4 Unity...

Maryland surgical centre installs BioDrain STREAMWAY system
01 May 2013 The Riva Road Surgical Center in Maryland, US, has installed a BioDrain Medical STREAMWAY system for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal to reduce the risk of exposure to...

UK hospitals upgrade radiotherapy systems under government stimulus programme
01 May 2013 North Middlesex University Hospital and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK have ordered Varian Truebeam radiotherapy systems offered under a government stimulus...

April 2013

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NDL releases new version of mobile working toolkit MX
30 April 2013 NDL has released a new version of its mobile working toolkit, MX, to support Apple's IOS operating system in addition to all other major operating systems such as Windows, BlackBerry and...

NHS Trust opts for Sectra medical imaging IT systems
30 April 2013 The Whittington Health NHS Trust in the UK has opted for Sectra's medical imaging IT systems to improve radiology...

New Gamma Knife Centre opens at Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre in UK
29 April 2013 Elekta, a human care company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has announced the opening of The Gamma Knife Centre at Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre (QSRC) in the...

NHS Trust deploys Kronos SMART Workforce Management technology
29 April 2013 Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has deployed Kronos SMART Workforce Management for its departments across all acute wards, accident and emergency and critical care...

Blue Horizon Medicals reports surge in people testing measles immunity in UK
26 April 2013 Blue Horizon Medicals, a health screening and blood testing company in the UK, has reported a surge in the number of people privately testing measles immunity following a measles outbreak in...

Public Health England announces national MMR vaccination catch-up programme
26 April 2013 Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the Department of Health have announced a national MMR vaccination catch-up programme in response to an increase in measles...

GE-Microsoft JV introduces software solutions for UK healthcare organisations
25 April 2013 A joint venture between GE Healthcare and Microsoft, Caradigm, has introduced a range of software solutions to help healthcare organisations and clinicians to improve patient care,...

California hospital to receive Sound Physicians hospitalist services
25 April 2013 San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, California, US, has signed an agreement with Sound Physicians for wide-ranging hospitalist...

Georgia hospital system adopts ChartWise:CDI software
24 April 2013 Gwinnett Hospital System, a not-for-profit group of hospitals and medical facilities in Georgia, US, has adopted ChartWise Medical Systems' ChartWise:CDI...

Canada embarks on construction of new hospital in Afghanistan
24 April 2013 Canada has embarked on the construction of the new Bamyan Provincial Hospital in...

Seattle Children's Hospital opens Building Hope expansion
23 April 2013 Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, US, has opened its Building Hope expansion, which includes an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer...

Texas cancer centre expands breast screening services in east central Houston
23 April 2013 Methodist Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, US, has announced the expansion of breast screenings in east central...

UK hospitals adopt breast cancer radiation treatment from Oncotherapy
22 April 2013 BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital and BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, in London, UK, have become the first in the region to offer new patient focused breast cancer radiation treatment from...

IU Health uses Health Catalyst data warehouse to build information
22 April 2013 Indiana University Health (IU Health), a healthcare system in the United States, has used the Health Catalyst Late-Binding data warehouse to build a centralised repository of core...

Nebraska hospital uses SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for heart implantation
19 April 2013 The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, US, has become the first hospital in the state to perform an implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart from SynCardia...

Massachusetts hospital joins PathCentral pathology network
19 April 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital in Massachusetts, US, has signed on to the PathCentral pathology network, an online information exchange and consultation...

Massachusetts medical centre adopts Carestream web-based image viewer
18 April 2013 Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has announced that Carestream's web-based image viewer, the CARESTREAM Vue Motion, provides its physicians with better, faster access to...

Hartford Hospital to use power from FuelCell's 1.4MW power plant
18 April 2013 Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, US, will use the power and steam generated from a 1.4MW power plant installed by FuelCell Energy to cut costs and CO2...

Arkansas hospital opts for Healthland Centriq EHR technology
17 April 2013 Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas, US, has opted for Healthland Centriq electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve patient care and increase...

NHS Trust selects Kainos Evolve electronic medical record system
17 April 2013 The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK, has opted for the Kainos Evolve electronic medical record (EMR)...

NHS Trust selects SynApps for VNA implementation
16 April 2013 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has selected SynApps Solutions for VNA implementation as part of its electronic patient record...

Scotland health board signs contract with Plumtree for healthcare IT software services
16 April 2013 NHS Western Isles, a health board in Scotland, has signed a contract with Nottinghamshire-based Plumtree Group for a range of healthcare IT software...

Post Acute Medical acquires Texas rehabilitation facility
15 April 2013 Post Acute Medical in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, US, has bought an inpatient rehabilitation facility named Twin Creeks Hospital in Allen,...

PowerHealth, Datix sign patient safety software distribution deal in Australia, New Zealand
15 April 2013 PowerHealth Solutions in Australia has entered into an agreement with UK software company Datix to distribute Datix patient safety software in Australia and New...

San Francisco hospital upgrades cardiac diagnostics, defibrillation with Biotronik technology
12 April 2013 UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, US, has become the first hospital in the region to implant Biotronik's new category device for cardiac diagnostics and...

California hospital deploys PatientPoint Hospital Waiting Room Program
12 April 2013 Placentia-Linda Hospital, a member of the Tenet Health System in Placentia, California, US, has deployed the PatientPoint Hospital Waiting Room Program for improved communications at the point...

Pennsylvania medical centre expands emergency department and trauma centre
11 April 2013 St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US, has completed the second phase of its emergency department and trauma centre expansion and the total project is expected to be completed...

Report says twelve minutes more exercise could save £7bn
11 April 2013 A new report from Nuffield Health and the London School of Economics suggests that if each person in the UK does just 12 minutes more exercise every day, the country could save £7bn in costs...

Arkansas hospital opts for eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records
10 April 2013 Arkansas Heart Hospital in Arkansas, US, has opted for eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for all its clinic...

Isansys to accelerate installation of in-hospital wireless patient monitoring in UK
10 April 2013 Isansys Lifecare has closed a major funding round and obtained a £100,000 grant from the Technology Strategy Board's (TSB) smart awards programme to accelerate in-hospital wireless...

Jakarta hospital installs Mach 7 Technologies enterprise clinical imaging platform
09 April 2013 Medistra Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, has become the first hospital in the region to achieve centralised image archiving with the installation of Mach 7 Technologies' Keystone Suite,...

Colorado health system, Accenture to apply analytics for at-risk factor identification in patients
09 April 2013 Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system in Englewood, Colorado, US, and Accenture have partnered on an initiative to apply analytics to identify at-risk factors...

Texas Children hospital uses ditto lite device for paediatric patients
08 April 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, US, is using Diversionary Therapy Technologies' (DTT) ditto lite device for paediatric...

Tennessee paediatric hospital deploys Masimo Patient SafetyNet system
08 April 2013 East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Tennessee, US, has deployed the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system for improved oversight of postoperative...

Diaverum takes over Alte Teichweg centre in Germany
05 April 2013 Diaverum, a product-independent renal care provider, has acquired the four clinics that make up the Alte Teichweg centre in Hamburg, Germany, increasing Diaverum's presence in the country to...

Texas healthcare company opts for Encryptics data protection services
05 April 2013 Forest Park Medical Center, a healthcare company in Texas, US, has opted for Encryptics data protection...

German hospital uses Magellan system for peripheral vascular procedures
04 April 2013 The Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen has become the first hospital in Germany to perform a peripheral vascular procedure using Hansen Medical's Magellan robotic...

Vitas Healthcare takes over Solari Hospice Care
04 April 2013 Vitas Healthcare Corporation has acquired the operating assets of Houston-based hospice provider Solari Hospice Care, effective from 1 April...

Indiana Hospital installs Carestream mobile X-ray units
03 April 2013 Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, has installed four Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems to enhance patient...

US healthcare organisation to launch new joint venture partnership with Bayfront
03 April 2013 Health Management Associates, an operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the southern US, is set to launch a new joint venture partnership with Bayfront Health System, St....

NHS Scotland upgrades breast cancer screening technology with Carestream Vue PACS
02 April 2013 NHS Scotland in the UK has opted for Carestream Vue Mammography PACS to upgrade breast cancer screening...

Prime Healthcare Services takes over two Kansas medical centres
02 April 2013 Prime Healthcare Services in California, US, has completed the acquisition of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth from the Sisters of Charity...

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Holland Hospital installs Masimo SpHb noninvasive haemoglobin technology
28 March 2013 Holland Hospital in Holland, Michigan, US, has installed Masimo noninvasive rainbow technology with SpHb for noninvasive and continuous monitoring of haemoglobin blood levels in its operating...

South Carolina health system opts for Elsevier's CPM CarePoints
28 March 2013 Medical University of South Carolina Health System (MUSC) in South Carolina, US, has opted for Elsevier's CPM CarePoints for the latest scientific and clinical guidance within the electronic...

US hospital network upgrades electronic documentation technology
27 March 2013 Vibra Healthcare, a long-term acute care hospital network in the US, has completed first phase deployment of PatientKeeper NoteWriter electronic documentation software across its...

MITIE secures funding for new NHS energy centre
27 March 2013 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has announced that MITIE has secured £36m funding for the trust's new energy innovation...

South Carolina medical centre upgrades CT technology with Toshiba Aquilion ONE
26 March 2013 McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina, US, has deployed Toshiba America Medical Systems' Aquilion ONE to lower radiation dose across CT...

New York hospital selects ePlus Technology for FlexPod data centre platform
26 March 2013 Auburn Community Hospital in Auburn, New York, US, has selected ePlus Technology to design and implement a FlexPod data centre platform....

Michigan hospital uses Mazor Robotics Renaissance for brain surgeries
25 March 2013 Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, has become the first hospital in the country to perform a minimally invasive brain surgery using Mazor Robotics...

Datix helps UK health and social care provider create new patient safety framework
25 March 2013 Four Seasons Health Care, a health and social care provider in the UK, has created a single patient safety framework based on Datix...

UK hospital uses new chronic wound healing technology for quicker recovery
22 March 2013 Liverpool's Spire Hospital in the UK is using new technology, known as the PICO system, to heal chronic wounds at a faster...

New York hospital to enhance clinical workflow with PatientSafe PatientTouch
22 March 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in New York City, US, has opted for PatientSafe Solutions' PatientTouch platform to enhance clinical...

California medical centre increases HCAHPS scores with EHR-e technology
21 March 2013 Clovis Community Medical Center in California, US, has reported that it has been able to increase its HCAHPS scores with EXTENSION's EHR-Extender (EHR-e) technology....

Spanish hospital installs Masimo Patient SafetyNet system for neonatal patients
21 March 2013 Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucia in Spain has become the first hospital in the region to install the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system for improved supervision of its neonatal care...

Indian hospital deploys Sunpreme rooftop solar system
20 March 2013 The Guru Nanak Dev Super Speciality (GNDSS) hospital in the Indian state of Punjab has commissioned California-based Sunpreme's 150 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar...

Scott & White Healthcare opens new clinic in Pflugerville, Texas
20 March 2013 Scott & White Healthcare, a non-profit collaborative healthcare system in Texas, US, has opened a new clinic in...

Dayton medical centres form joint venture to provide neonatal care
19 March 2013 The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, US, and Miami Valley Hospital have collaborated to form a joint venture to provide care to high-risk mothers and critically-ill premature babies in...

MD Medical to take over IDK healthcare network in Russia
19 March 2013 MD Medical Group Investments, which operates the Mother and Child chain of clinics in Russia, is planning to acquire 100% of Vitanostra, an operator of the IDK Medical Company network of...

Illinois healthcare groups to integrate to form Northwestern Medicine
18 March 2013 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC), Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) and Northwestern Memorial Physicians...

UnitedHealthcare grants $2.2m to Los Angeles-area nonprofits
18 March 2013 UnitedHealthcare, an operating division of UnitedHealth Group in the US, has granted $2.2m to three nonprofit healthcare organisations to help advance healthcare services and wellness and...

Denmark hospital to acquire Elekta Versa HD radiation therapy systems
15 March 2013 Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Denmark has ordered Elekta's new Versa HD linear accelerator systems for radiotherapy treatment of cancer...

Russian healthcare group to construct new hospital in Ufa
15 March 2013 MD Medical Group Investments, a provider of private women's and children's healthcare in Russia, has started the construction of a new hospital in the Bashkortostan capital of...

Texas hospital system, Verdande collaborate to develop CBR-driven application
14 March 2013 The Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas, US, is collaborating with Verdande Technology to incorporate case-based reasoning (CBR) into cardiovascular surgery to improve patient...

New Jersey hospital selects Access wristband bar coding technology
14 March 2013 Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in New Jersey, US, has selected wristband bar coding technology from Access for positive patient identification on clinical...

UK hospital to improve patient care with Nervecentre mobile healthcare technology
13 March 2013 Leicester's Hospitals in the UK has selected Nervecentre mobile healthcare Hospital at Night technology to offer patients safer clinical care out of hours, as part of its Hospital 24/7...

Tennessee health trust selects GE Healthcare infant care solutions
13 March 2013 HealthTrust, a group purchasing organisation in Nashville, Tennessee, US, has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare for the provision of infant care...

Quiron, SpineMark open new spine centre in Spain
12 March 2013 Quiron Hospital Group, a hospital network in Spain, and SpineMark in San Diego, California, US, have announced the opening of the Quiron San Jaime Spine Center at Quiron's San Jaime Hospital...

Abu Dhabi hospital introduces new outpatient experience system
12 March 2013 Corniche Hospital, owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in UAE, has introduced a new outpatient experience system to enhance patient care....

Columbia Asia planning three new hospitals in India
11 March 2013 Close on the heels of opening a new hospital in the Indian city of Pune recently, international hospital chain Columbia Asia Group is exploring plans to open three more new hospitals in the...

Michigan health centre selects Ekahau monitoring technology
11 March 2013 Memorial Healthcare in Shiawassee County, Michigan, US, has opted for Ekahau's staff safety alert and wireless temperature monitoring technology to enhance staff and patient...

Majority of nurses in US, UK, China believe their hospitals are not safe for patients: Survey
08 March 2013 A significant percentage of nurses in the US, the UK and China believe that the hospitals they work for are not safe for patients, according to a global survey carried out by GE Healthcare...

North West hospitals in South Africa deploy TB testing technology
08 March 2013 The government of North West province, South Africa, has equipped all its hospitals in the region with Gene Xpert technology, which offers a quick diagnosis of Tuberculosis...

Life-threatening CRE infections on rise in US hospitals, says CDC
07 March 2013 The number of inpatients suffering infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise among US hospitals, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Scotland to roll out Hospital at Home scheme across the country
07 March 2013 The Scottish government is preparing to introduce a novel scheme that could enable patients across the country to undergo medical treatment in their homes instead of being admitted to...

Health regulator issues subpoenas to four HealthSouth hospitals over claim allegations
06 March 2013 The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) has issued subpoenas to four hospitals owned and operated by HealthSouth, as part of its investigation...

SSM Health Care to own, operate Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri
06 March 2013 US-based SSM Health Care will own and operate Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri, and its associated clinics, starting 1 April...

Meritus Medical Center teams up with PatientSafe to roll out point-of-care mobile solution
05 March 2013 US-based Meritus Medical Center has teamed up with PatientSafe Solutions to roll out a point-of-care mobile solution for the improvement of nursing workflow and patient safety at the...

St. Joseph's Hospital deploys Emerge.MD's collaboration tool for real-time emergency care
05 March 2013 St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in the US has deployed a collaboration tool called Consult Accelerator, developed by Emerge.MD, to help its physicians collaborate in real time to...

Government breaks ground for cardiac wing at Jamaican hospital
04 March 2013 Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has broken ground on the proposed construction of a sophisticated cardiac wing at the government-owned Bustamante Hospital for Children in...

USDA Rural Department announces loan for acute care medical facility
04 March 2013 The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced that it would offer a $32.4m loan to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, in Wisconsin, to build a new acute care...

Sound Physicians to offer management services to Sentara's Virginia hospital
01 March 2013 Sound Physicians, a Washington-based hospitalist firm focused on inpatient healthcare delivery, has signed an agreement with Sentara Medical Group, a division of Virginia-based Sentara...

Kenya opens Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital
01 March 2013 Kenya's Government has officially opened the Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital in Nairobi, which has been set up as part of the government's efforts to provide accessible health services to...

February 2013

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Shriners to build replacement hospital at Washington University medical campus
28 February 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children will construct a $47m hospital at the Washington University School of Medicine campus in St.Louis, Missouri, US, a move aimed at advancing clinical care and...

Allegheny General Hospital introduces new imaging technology to study spine in motion
28 February 2013 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in the US, part of West Penn Allegheny Health System, has introduced a new technology called Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) to standardise the spine...

Illinois hospital to construct new cancer centre
27 February 2013 Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois, US, will construct a new free-standing centre to offer comprehensive care for cancer patients....

MD Anderson Cancer Center renovates children's cancer hospital
27 February 2013 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has renovated and expanded its Children's Cancer Hospital, to bring all treatment services together in one...

Diaspora doctors to set up $43m specialised hospital in Ethiopia
26 February 2013 The Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) has announced plans to set up a specialised hospital in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, with an investment of ETB800m...

Philippines to upgrade South Cotabato hospitals and health units
26 February 2013 The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the Philippines has approved funding of PHP26m ($0.64m) for the Norala District Hospital and Lake Sebu Municipal Hospital and a number of...

Arizona children's hospital to enhance care with Allscripts technology
25 February 2013 Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona, US, has selected the Allscripts Sunrise product suite to help enhance patient care in an integrated...

University of Chicago Medicine opens Centre for Care and Discovery
25 February 2013 The University of Chicago Medicine has opened the doors to its new Center for Care and Discovery, which will serve as the new core of the...

University of Virginia Medical Center deploys Masimo technologies for faster clinical decisions
22 February 2013 University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center, part of The University of Virginia Health System, has deployed new technologies by Masimo to ensure better assessment of patients and faster...

Utah medical centre deploys Carestream specialised paediatric software for imaging
22 February 2013 Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, has deployed Carestream's paediatric image optimisation and enhancement software to improve image quality and...

Methodist Hospital to offer patient care access to two Mexican hospitals under TecSalud affiliation
21 February 2013 US-based Methodist International, the global subsidiary of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, has joined hands with educational institution TecSalud of Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey to...

Indian hospital deploys PET suite
21 February 2013 Indian healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals has installed a new PET suite at its Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi, to diagnostically address the complexities of the human...

NHS Leadership Academy to develop major leadership programme for NHS staff
20 February 2013 The NHS Leadership Academy, part of the UK-based National Health Service (NHS), is all set to roll out a major leadership programme aimed at transforming the working culture within NHS...

UK Children's Hospital develops new feedback app for better interaction
20 February 2013 Birmingham Children's Hospital in the UK has developed a new smartphone app to transform patient and family...

Texas health care system to open new emergency hospital
19 February 2013 Scott & White Healthcare, a non-profit collaborative health care system in Texas, US, has announced that its new emergency hospital in Cedar Park will open on 27 February...

Indian hospital uses HOLEP laser technology to treat urology disorder
19 February 2013 Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur (CARHY) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, has performed a urology surgery using an advanced laser technology, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the...

NHS trust uses Saturn digital signage to deliver information, entertain patients
18 February 2013 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, has deployed Saturn Communications' digital information screens to deliver crucial information to patients in various...

Indonesian hospital selects new evidence-based clinical decision support system
18 February 2013 Bali Royal Hospital in Indonesia has become the first hospital in the country to select UpToDate, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, as its evidence-based clinical decision support...

Western Health and Social Care Trust selects Kronos SMART e-Rostering
15 February 2013 The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Health) in Northern Ireland, UK, has opted for Kronos' SMART...

Japanese hospital uses VISIUS surgical theatre to perform initial tumour removal procedures
15 February 2013 University of Tsukuba Hospital in Ibaraki, Japan, has performed initial tumour removal cases using IMRIS's VISIUS surgical...

Indiana health system partners with surgery centre to offer orthopaedic care
14 February 2013 Indiana University Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has signed a multiyear deal with the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, a hand and upper extremity surgery centre in the US, to offer a...

Dallas medical centre deploys Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager
14 February 2013 Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), Texas, US, has deployed the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) to deliver high-quality, coordinated patient care at its site in...

Oman Health Ministry launches Prometric test centre
13 February 2013 The Oman Minister of Health and Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) have launched the first Prometric test centre in the...

New York medical centre upgrades cardiology workflow with Merge technology
13 February 2013 Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York, US, has selected Merge Healthcare cardiology imaging and informatics technology to modernise enterprise-wide cardiology...

Portland children's hospital offers new EOS orthopaedic imaging system
12 February 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, US, has installed the new 3D EOS orthopaedic imaging system with low radiation dose for accurate diagnosis and informed...

Illinois health system to open new outpatient centre in Glenview
12 February 2013 Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, US, has announced the opening of a new outpatient centre offering primary care and subspecialty clinical care services in Glenview on 1 March...

Qatar hospital deploys Health Robotics i.v.STATION robot for paediatric use
11 February 2013 Hamad's Al-Wakra Hospital in Qatar has selected Health Robotics' i.v.STATION robot for paediatric...

Arizona medical centre selects Elekta cancer management technology
11 February 2013 Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, US, has selected multiple Elekta cancer management systems for radiation...

Highmark, Accenture to implement patient navigation pilot at two Pennsylvania hospitals
08 February 2013 Highmark Foundation has partnered with Accenture to implement a patient navigation pilot programme at St. Vincent Health System in Erie and Allegheny Valley in Pittsburgh,...

Children's Hospital Los Angeles opens new outpatient centre in South Bay
08 February 2013 Children's Hospital Los Angeles in California, US, has opened a new outpatient centre in the South Bay to offer ten paediatric...

Canadian hospital uses Tru-D SmartUVC disinfection technology
07 February 2013 Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) in Vancouver, British Columbia, has become the first hospital in Canada to use the Tru-D SmartUVC superbug-killing robot to disinfect...

Chinese hospital implements hospital resource planning system
07 February 2013 Shanghai East Hospital in China has completed the implementation of a hospital resource planning (HRP) system with the support of...

New York health centre to deploy SuccessEHS health information technology
06 February 2013 Middletown Community Health Center (CHC) in Middletown, New York, US, has selected SuccessEHS as a health information technology (IT)...

Texas hospital group deploys McKesson hospital information system
06 February 2013 LHP Hospital Group in Plano, Texas, US, has deployed McKesson's Paragon hospital information system (HIS) at five hospitals to improve operations and achieve better patient...

NHS trust selects Medworxx patient flow technology
05 February 2013 South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected Medworxx patient flow technology to standardise admit and discharge decision...

Nigeria on course to upgrade all federal teaching hospitals to global standards
05 February 2013 The Federal Government of Nigeria is on course to upgrade all federal teaching hospitals in the country to global standards in a bid to support domestic hospitals and discourage people from...

BMI Healthcare hospitals see rise in international self-pay patients
04 February 2013 UK-based private hospital group BMI Healthcare said all its hospitals are continuing to witness increased visits by international self-pay...

CRC Health Group acquires Oregon's Willamette Valley Treatment Center
04 February 2013 US provider of behavioural health and addiction treatment services, CRC Health Group, has acquired the Oregon-based Willamette Valley Treatment Center for an undisclosed...

Minnesota hospitals to open new mother baby centre
01 February 2013 Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have announced that their joint venture project, The Mother Baby Center, will open on 4 February...

SMART Technologies launches new appraisal and revalidation to support NHS Trusts
01 February 2013 SMART Technologies, a subsidiary of workforce management solutions provider Kronos, has launched an improved appraisal and revalidation solution for National Health Services (NHS) Trusts in the...

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US Army Medical Command awards desktop virtualisation project to WWT
31 January 2013 World Wide Technology (WWT) has received the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) and Clinical Application Virtualization (ACAV) contract from the US Army Medical...

NHS trust deploys Stanley asset tracking and management technology
31 January 2013 Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCHFT) in the UK has deployed Stanley Healthcare's asset tracking and management technology for the management of crucial medical equipment...

Qatar medical centre to upgrade medication automation technology
30 January 2013 Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar has selected Omnicell G4 medication automation technology for its entire...

UK hospital opens upgraded paediatric intensive care unit
30 January 2013 The Harley Street Clinic in London, UK, has opened its newly renovated paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for children with congenital heart...

Qatar medical and research centre to deploy Amcom critical communication technology
29 January 2013 Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar has opted for Amcom Software's emergency notification and call centre technology to support critical communications and enhance patient...

San Diego children's hospital installs Toshiba vascular X-ray for cardiac procedures
29 January 2013 Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, US, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems' Infinix CF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system for faster and safer paediatric cardiac procedures....

Californian medical centre forms JV with John Muir Health
28 January 2013 Tenet Healthcare's San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, California, US, has formed a joint venture with John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, California,...

Massachusetts hospital upgrades disinfection technology with Xenex robot
28 January 2013 Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, in Massachusetts, US, has become the first hospital in the Boston area to deploy Xenex Healthcare Services' germ-zapping technology to enhance patient...

Renfrew Group to develop new paediatric powered wheelchair for NHS
25 January 2013 The NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in the UK has awarded a contract to Renfrew Group for the development of a new paediatric powered...

Columbus hospital opts for sacral nerve stimulator for paediatric incontinence management
25 January 2013 Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, US, has opted for a new treatment option that uses a sacral nerve stimulator to manage chronic incontinence in...

New Mexico hospital revamps disinfection technology
24 January 2013 Presbyterian Hospital, an acute care centre in New Mexico, US, has become the first hospital in Albuquerque to install UltraViolet Devices' (UVDI) new disinfection...

California hospital selects Accent on Integration's healthcare integration technology
24 January 2013 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California, US, has opted for Accent on Integration's (AOI) Accelero Connect healthcare integration technology to improve its workflow...

New York hospital upgrades imaging system with Carestream technology
23 January 2013 Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, a 306-bed acute-care not-for-profit community hospital in East Patchogue, New York, US, has deployed a new imaging system from Carestream to...

Rex Hospital selects Merge Hemo to upgrade electronic health record
23 January 2013 Rex Hospital, a member of UNC Health Care in the US, has deployed Merge Healthcare's Merge Hemo to image-enable its enterprise electronic health...

Tennessee health system, HealthSpring partner to improve patient care
22 January 2013 TriStar Health, a healthcare provider in Tennessee, US, has partnered with HealthSpring to enhance care coordination and expand quality programmes for patients....

Indian hospital chain to set up proton therapy centre to advance radiation therapy
22 January 2013 Apollo Hospitals, a healthcare provider in India, is planning to set up a proton therapy centre to advance radiation therapy for cancer patients in the...

UtiliVisor to help New Jersey medical centre to cut carbon footprint
21 January 2013 Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) in New Jersey, US, has entered into an energy monitoring contract with utiliVisor to cut its overall usage of...

Pennsylvania hospital to open new unit to serve behavioural health needs of older adults
21 January 2013 St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US, is set to open a new inpatient behavioural health unit to address the mental health issues of patients aged 60 and...

Centra Health to upgrade cardiology procedure documentation, coding technology
18 January 2013 Centra Health, a non-profit regional healthcare system in Lynchburg, Virginia, US, has selected ProVation Medical, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, to provide technology that...

NHS calls on staff to use social media for improved patient care
18 January 2013 The NHS Employers organisation in the UK has published guidance encouraging the NHS to approach social media openly and responsibly to improve the quality of patient care....

Alabama medical centre implements Omnicell medication management technology
17 January 2013 Springhill Medical Center in Alabama, US, has implemented Omnicell medication automation solutions throughout the organisation to increase workflow efficiency and modernise inventory control....

Bhutan hospital deploys Napier hospital information management system
17 January 2013 The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Bhutan has deployed Napier Healthcare's hospital information management system (HIMS) to track consistency in clinical outcomes...

Manhattan medical centre reopens after Hurricane Sandy damage
16 January 2013 NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, US, has resumed additional services and opened a new urgent care...

NHS Connecting for Health selects BJSS for infrastructure development
16 January 2013 NHS Connecting for Health in the UK has selected BJSS to update the technology of the 'Spine', the secure national database used by the...

NHS trust deploys Kainos electronic medical record solution
15 January 2013 Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in the UK has selected Kainos's Evolve electronic medical record (EMR) solution to digitise and mobilise patient...

Ohio health system, Press Ganey Associates sign agreement to improve patient care
15 January 2013 Catholic Health Partners, a nonprofit health system in Ohio, US, and Press Ganey Associates have signed a multi-year patient experience improvement agreement to carry out census-based surveying...

TENTE introduces electronically controlled hospital bed castor
14 January 2013 TENTE Castors, a subsidiary of TENTE International in Germany, has introduced an electronically controlled hospital bed castor, the LINEA...

Nebraska orthopaedic centre selects SRS EHR, PACS and patient portal
14 January 2013 Lincoln Orthopaedic Center (LOC) in Lincoln, Nebraska, US, has opted for the SRS EHR, PACS and Patient Portal for its 14 providers due to SRS's superior data platform and its integrated PACS...

Philippines hospital reduces HAIs with new hand hygiene compliance system
11 January 2013 The Medical City (TMC), a JCI accredited tertiary care hospital in the Philippines, has significantly reduced hospital acquired infections (HAIs) after deploying Excelion Technology's...

InTouch RP-VITA remote presence robot receives FDA clearance
11 January 2013 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for InTouch Health's RP-VITA remote presence...

Florida hospital upgrades clinical communication technology
10 January 2013 Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in the US has completed phase one installation of EXTENSION middleware technology to improve clinical...

Los Angeles hospital installs Toshiba Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems
10 January 2013 California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, US, has installed three Toshiba America Medical Systems Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems for improved visualisation and diagnostic...

NHS Trust upgrades electronic patient record management technology
09 January 2013 The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH) in the UK has selected Hyland Software's OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution to augment its Allscripts...

Missouri hospital selects Capsule Tech medical device connectivity technology
09 January 2013 St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, US, has selected Capsule Tech's connectivity technology to integrate medical devices with EMR in multiple care areas of the hospital....

Chinese hospital network acquires ownership interest in US proton treatment centre
08 January 2013 Concord Medical Services (CCM), which operates a large network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centres in China, has closed the acquisition of 19.98% of indirect ownership of The...

New York hospital upgrades imaging technology with EOS system
08 January 2013 The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, US, has installed EOS imaging's EOS system for quality orthopaedic scans with reduced radiation dose....

Idaho hospital to offer diabetic foot screening services
07 January 2013 Bingham Memorial Hospital, a non-profit critical access hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho, US, will today open a diabetic foot screening clinic at the hospital's Medical...

Riyadh hospital to upgrade incident, risk management technology
07 January 2013 King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has selected Health Matrix's Datix patient safety software for incident and risk management across the...

US health system completes sale of Dexter Hospital
04 January 2013 SunLink Health Systems in the US has completed the sale of nearly all of the assets and the leasehold interest of Dexter Hospital to Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County, an...

US health network acquires Indiana hospital
04 January 2013 The Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, a joint venture between Norton Healthcare and LifePoint Hospitals, has acquired Scott Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical...

UAE hospital performs bone conduction implant
03 January 2013 Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has become the first hospital in the UAE to perform a surgery using the Bonebridge hearing...

US health system acquires controlling interest in Knapp Medical Center
03 January 2013 Prime Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit public charity in the US, has acquired a controlling interest in Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco,...

Oklahoma health system to acquire 75% ownership in Lakeside Women's Hospital
02 January 2013 Health system Integris Health, which operates multiple hospitals across Oklahoma, US, has entered into an agreement that will give the company 75% ownership of the Lakeside Women's Hospital...

Indian healthcare provider takes over Pankaj Apollo Hospital
02 January 2013 Moolchand Healthcare in Delhi, India, has completed the acquisition of Pankaj Apollo Hospital in...

December 2012

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NHS hospital treats acoustic neuroma patient using Gamma Knife radiosurgery
21 December 2012 The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in the UK has treated its first acoustic neuroma patient using Gamma Knife...

North Carolina medical centre to install Amcom technology for improved patient care
21 December 2012 Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in North Carolina, US, has selected Amcom Software's Amcom Messenger clinical alerting solution to improve patient...

Brazil healthcare system to install Varian TrueBeam system
20 December 2012 GRUPO COI in Brazil has become the first treatment centre in South America to order Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam system to treat cancer with advanced image-guided radiotherapy and...

Orlando health centre upgrades diagnosing technology with Toshiba Aquilion system
20 December 2012 The Orlando Health Heart Institute in Orlando, Florida, US, has selected Toshiba America Medical Systems' Aquilion ONE CT system with AIDR 3D to lessen CT radiation dose in cardiac examinations...

Nebraska healthcare system to upgrade imaging technology with Carestream DRX systems
19 December 2012 Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, US, has purchased 13 Carestream DRX-1 systems and two Carestream DRX-Mobile retrofit kits for its hospital and outpatient imaging...

Michigan hospital to deploy Quantros IRIS executive clinical business application suite
19 December 2012 Port Huron Hospital in Michigan, US, will implement the Quantros IRIS Executive clinical business application suite for its transition to IRIS from a legacy data analytics...

UK hospital uses Miracor PICSO system to treat acute heart attack
18 December 2012 Manchester Royal Infirmary in Manchester, England, has become the first hospital in the UK to use Miracor Medical Systems' Pressure-controlled Intermittent Coronary Sinus Occlusion (PICSO)...

Alabama paediatric medical facility upgrades surgery, analytics information technology
18 December 2012 Children's of Alabama in the US has completed its implementation of Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) anesthesia information management system (AIMS) for patient information...

Indian hospital installs bioMerieux automated microbial identification system
17 December 2012 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi, India, has become the first hospital in the country to install bioMerieux's MALDI-TOF-VITEK MS system, which is used to reduce the delivery time...

Children's Hospital Colorado connects to CORHIO HIE network
17 December 2012 Children's Hospital Colorado, in the US, has joined the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) to expand its health information exchange (HIE)...

Canadian hospital network to upgrade clinical documentation platform
14 December 2012 Providence Health Care (PHC) in British Columbia, Canada, has chosen M*Modal's Fluency for Transcription speech platform to improve physician productivity, quality and enable cost...

NGHS chooses DebMed GMS hygiene system to prevent HAIs
14 December 2012 Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in Gainesville, Georgia, US, will implement the DebMed GMS electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to eliminate hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)...

Denmark's OUH upgrades orthopaedic clinical care technology with EOS system
13 December 2012 Denmark's Odense University Hospital (OUH) has become the first hospital in Scandinavia to deploy EOS imaging's EOS low-dose 2D / 3D system for orthopaedic clinical...

Connecticut's Stamford Hospital enhances patient safety with Xenex technology
13 December 2012 Stamford Hospital, located in Connecticut, US, has become the first in the region to use Xenex Healthcare Services' room disinfection technology to enhance patient...

Houston health centre opens new health care facility
12 December 2012 MedSpring Urgent Care in Houston, US, has opened a new facility, marking its fifth opening in the Houston area since March...

New York healthcare group to improve patient care with AMC Health technology
12 December 2012 Crystal Run Healthcare in New York, US, has partnered with AMC Health to enhance patient care...

UAE hospital opens new in-vitro fertilisation centre
11 December 2012 Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has opened a new in-vitro fertilisation centre to treat complex infertility...

Indian hospital group launches telemedicine service in Myanmar
11 December 2012 The Apollo Group of Hospitals in India has launched telemedicine services for the people of...

Scotland hospital uses NavioPFS surgical system to perform knee replacement procedure
10 December 2012 The Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, has become the first hospital to perform the NavioPFS unicondylar knee replacement (UKR)...

Phoenix Children's Hospital forms paediatric institute of molecular medicine
10 December 2012 Phoenix Children's Hospital in the US has formed a new institute, the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine, to provide genomic analysis and drugs access to paediatric...

Philadelphia health system to improve procedural efficiency with SIS technology
07 December 2012 Abington Health in Philadelphia, US, has chosen Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) Perioperative IT technology for improved patient care and procedural...

Ascribe helps NHS trust to upgrade emergency care clinical technology
07 December 2012 County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected Ascribe's emergency care clinical IT platform, Symphony, for patient management through a single interface across the...

Colorado medical centre deploys Micromedex Pharmacy Intervention
06 December 2012 Parkview Medical Center in Colorado, US, has deployed Truven Health Analytics' Micromedex Pharmacy Intervention to improve care quality and patient safety....

Minnesota health centre to open new mental health facility
06 December 2012 HealthPartners in Minnesota, US, will open a new mental health building at Regions Hospital on 10 December 2012....

Minnesota hospital upgrades imaging capabilities with Toshiba technology
05 December 2012 Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota, US, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems' scalable 16-channel Vantage Titan 1.5T system to expand its clinical capabilities and...

UK health board to install voice recording systems
05 December 2012 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in the UK has selected Red Box Recorders to provide voice recording software, following its decision to implement voice recording technology for the first...

Utah cancer institute to upgrade patient charting capabilities
04 December 2012 The University of Utah, US, will deploy Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation MultiCaregiver at its Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to upgrade the institutes electronic health record and...

Houston health system takes over Jacinto Sleep and Imaging Center
04 December 2012 University General Health System in Houston, Texas, US, has purchased Jacinto Sleep and Imaging...

NCCC to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with TrueBeam STx machines
03 December 2012 The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC), based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, is purchasing Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam STx medical linear accelerators, to...

Virginia medical centre, Blue Chip Surgical to set up ambulatory surgery centre
03 December 2012 Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners have joined forces to set up a new Lake Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center in Lake Ridge, Virginia,...

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Texas health system upgrades medical billing services technology
30 November 2012 St. Joseph Health (SJH) System in Texas, US, has selected GroupOne Health Source to provide electronic health record (EHR) medical billing services for its healthcare...

London hospital introduces non-surgical back, neck pain treatment
30 November 2012 BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital in the city of London, based in the United Kingdom, is offering a new non-surgical treatment for back and neck pain sufferers at its spinal...

Moscow hospital installs Ekahau real time location systems (RLTS)
29 November 2012 Moscow State University (MSU) Hospital Lomonosov, in Russia, has installed Ekahau real time location systems (RTLS) in the hospital building and adjacent teaching...

Canadian health centre uses Masimo SET pulse oximetry, sensor technologies
29 November 2012 Canada's IWK Health Centre has deployed Masimo SET pulse oximetry and sensor technologies to improve patient...

NHS Trust deploys Wave Systems encryption technology
28 November 2012 Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has implemented Wave Systems' Safend Encryptor technology for data encryption and secure data management and recovery....

Iowa medical centre to upgrade device connectivity technology
28 November 2012 Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US, has opted for iSirona's device connectivity software that works within the Epic EMR to improve the quality of patient...

California medical centre selects Dell-Siemens image archiving technology
27 November 2012 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) in California, US, has chosen Siemens' Image Sharing & Archiving (ISA) solution incorporated with Dell's clinical data management...

Abu Dhabi hospital to upgrade neonatal intensive care unit
27 November 2012 Mafraq Hospital, owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) in UAE, is planning to introduce new technologies at its multi-disciplinary neonatal intensive care unit...

Watpac JV secures Port Macquarie Base hospital project
26 November 2012 The joint venture (JV) between Watpac Construction and the National Buildplan Group in Australia has secured a A$65m ($67.5m) contract to construct the Port Macquarie Base hospital...

NHS Trust deploys TPP patient administration system
26 November 2012 Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (ANHST) in the UK has deployed TPP's SystmOne patient administration system (PAS) across the trust, including A&E in the emergency department (ED) and bed...

NHS trusts select Carestream RIS/PACS technology platform
23 November 2012 Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK have selected Carestream Health's RIS/PACS technology...

New York health centre receives grant to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy
23 November 2012 The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Center in New York, US, will receive a $250,000 grant from Direct Relief USA and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) after...

California medical centre to upgrade coding, documentation technology
22 November 2012 Sharp HealthCare, a regional healthcare delivery system in San Diego, California, US, has selected the 3M 360 Encompass System to integrate and automate medical records coding,...

CQC urges improvements at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
22 November 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to make immediate improvements concerning child care....

Centegra Health to update diagnostic image library with Dell technology
21 November 2012 Centegra Health System in Illinois, US, has opted for Dell's Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) solution to manage its diagnostic image...

Portugal health centre deploys ISA system to cut energy consumption
21 November 2012 The University of Coimbra Hospital (HUC) in Portugal has deployed an ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere energy management system to monitor and control electricity...

Ohio health system to automate perioperative suite with SIS technology
20 November 2012 MedCentral Health System in Ohio, US, has opted for Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) anaesthesia automation, perioperative analytics, patient tracking, and integrated tissue tracking...

Swedish hospital selects Vital visualisation, analysis technology
20 November 2012 Skåne University Hospital Malmö in Sweden has selected Vital, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, for advanced visualisation and analysis...

China opens Sino-foreign JV medical centre
19 November 2012 The Tianjin Municipal Government in China has opened the first joint venture (JV) medical centre, TEDA Puhua Hospital, in Binhai New Area, Tianjin...

Pennsylvania hospital upgrades OR with GE technology
19 November 2012 St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US, has become the first hospital in the region to introduce GE Healthcare's Discovery IGS 730 Hybrid...

German hospital to upgrade with Brainlab Buzz Digital OR
16 November 2012 The University of Munich Hospital and Clinics in Germany has selected Brainlab's Buzz Digital OR to enable optimised system control and improved distribution of information in operating...

UK hospital reports reduced MRSA, MSSA infection rates
16 November 2012 The UK-based Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a rapid screening programme to improve quality of care, by reducing rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

California's VPH to purchase Giraffe OmniBeds for NICU
15 November 2012 Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) in California, US, has won a $50,000 grant applied toward the purchase of four Giraffe OmniBeds for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), from The...

Berlin hospital upgrades OR efficiency with Stanley technology
15 November 2012 The Charite hospital (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) in Germany has selected Stanley Healthcare Solutions' AeroScout asset tracking and management solution to improve its operating...

US medical centre selects Air Methods air medical transportation services
14 November 2012 St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in the US has selected Air Methods to operate its CareFlight programme in Grand Junction,...

Florida medical centre adopts Softek solution for patient data
14 November 2012 Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, US, has selected Softek Illuminate for instant access to patient...

Illinois medical centre opens new allergy centre in Chicago
13 November 2012 Clarity Allergy Center in Illinois, US, has opened a new allergy, asthma and immunology centre in...

Alabama medical facility deploys Masimo Patient SafetyNet
13 November 2012 Trinity Medical Center in Alabama, US, has deployed Masimo Patient SafetyNet as a high vigilance safeguard for post-surgical...

Sweden to build country's first community hospital
12 November 2012 NCC Construction Sweden has signed an agreement valued at about SEK400m ($60m) to construct Angered Hospital in...

Oregon cancer institute uses Elekta Monaco software in cancer treatment
12 November 2012 The Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute in Oregon, US, has become the first medical centre to use Elekta's Monaco software in...

California medical centre upgrades stroke diagnosis technology
09 November 2012 Adventist Medical Center-Hanford in California, US, has implemented a new imaging procedure, a computed tomography (CT) brain perfusion exam, to improve stroke diagnosis and...

New Mexico hospital qualifies for federal meaningful use funds with OpenVista
09 November 2012 Guadalupe County Hospital in New Mexico, US, is using Medsphere Systems' OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) to qualify for federal meaningful use funds....

Arkansas healthcare system to deploy new revenue management solution
08 November 2012 Baptist Health, a healthcare system in Arkansas, US, has chosen MedeAnalytics' patient access intelligence and revenue cycle intelligence technologies to manage its revenue...

Tokyo medical centre uses TearScience system to treat dry eye patients
08 November 2012 Shinagawa LASIK Center in Tokyo, Japan, has selected TearScience's dry eye system to treat patients suffering from evaporative dry eye....

US rural hospital network to upgrade medical necessity review, documentation technology
07 November 2012 HomeTown Health, a network of rural hospitals and other medical practitioners in the US, has selected McKesson CareEnhance Review Manager Enterprise technology to improve care quality at...

Washington hospital to improve patient monitoring capabilities with Masimo SET
07 November 2012 Skagit Valley Hospital in Washington, US, has opted to standardise on Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology throughout the facility for improved patient monitoring...

New fingerprint testing device to help NHS cut costs
06 November 2012 The UK Government has granted £425,000 to Intelligent Fingerprinting for the development of a handheld fingerprint testing device, which is likely to help the NHS to cut costs by...

Arizona medical centre uses BRYAN system for cervical disc replacements
06 November 2012 Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Arizona, US, has become the first hospital in the region to replace a cervical disc using the BRYAN cervical disc...

Boston hospital uses OmniGuide BeamPath laser system to treat uterine fibroids
05 November 2012 Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has used the OmniGuide BeamPath laser system in robot-assisted surgery to treat a patient suffering from uterine...

North Dakota health system to upgrade content, process management technology
05 November 2012 Altru Health System in North Dakota, US, has opted for Perceptive Software's content and process management technology for its patient registration, health information management (HIM) and...

Massachusetts hospital to eliminate hospital acquired infections with DebMed GMS system
02 November 2012 Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, US, has implemented the DebMed GMS electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to eliminate hospital acquired infections...

South Carolina hospital adopts Tru-D SmartUVC germicidal system
02 November 2012 Baptist Easley Hospital in South Carolina, US, has become the first hospital in the region to adopt the Tru-D SmartUVC germicidal system into its daily cleaning...

UK hospital upgrades patient security technology
01 November 2012 The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London, UK, has opted for Stanley Healthcare Solutions' patient security technology for the protection of newborn patients and children....

Texas surgical hospital to revamp remote interpreting services
01 November 2012 Texas Institute for Surgery (TIS) at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, US, has selected InDemand Interpreting's video remote interpreting (VRI) technology to improve language interpreting...

October 2012

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Georgia orthopaedic centre to deploy new image archiving solution
31 October 2012 Resurgens Orthopaedics in Georgia, US, will deploy Merge Honeycomb Archive to reduce operating costs and improve the delivery of...

Houston hospital network invests $71m to build Pearland Medical Center
31 October 2012 HCA Gulf Coast Division in Houston, Texas, US, is investing $71m to construct Pearland Medical Center in...

CQC urges Countrywide Care Homes to improve standards at care home
30 October 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Countrywide Care Homes (2) Limited to make necessary improvements at Argyle House to improve the safety and welfare of its...

Indian healthcare group inaugurates new hospital
30 October 2012 Fortis Healthcare group has inaugurated the Rs4.5bn ($83m) Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurgaon,...

Louisiana cancer centre installs patient-centered proton therapy treatment room
29 October 2012 The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, US, has become the first hospital to install the IBA ProteusONE proton therapy room combined with the Philips Ambient Experience...

Alabama healthcare company to acquire Georgia rehabilitation centre
29 October 2012 HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama, US, has signed a letter of intent to purchase Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta,...

CQC asks Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust to improve care
26 October 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has issued two formal warnings to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust to improve care standards at the Blackberry Hill Hospital...

California public health system installs new patient monitoring technologies
26 October 2012 Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) in California, US, has deployed Masimo Patient SafetyNet with rainbow Acoustic Monitoring to save lives and minimise...

UK healthcare organisation introduces new service to treat musicians
25 October 2012 BMI Healthcare, an independent provider of private healthcare in the UK, has introduced London Musicians' Clinic to treat injuries experienced by amateur, semi-professional and professional...

New York health system deploys Carestream cardiac solution to improve patient care
25 October 2012 Rochester General Health System in New York, US, has deployed Carestream's Cardiology PACS, Carestream Vue for Cardiology, to streamline workflow and enhance patient...

Colorado hospital upgrades business intelligence technology with SIS Analytics
24 October 2012 Memorial Hospital, a member of University of Colorado Health in Colorado, US, has chosen Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) business intelligence solution, SIS Analytics, to view, explore...

Irvine medical centre to upgrade clinical documentation technology
23 October 2012 The University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Irvine, California, US, has selected M*Modal for advanced speech understanding solutions to improve clinical documentation technology...

US health system opens new children's hospital in Florida
23 October 2012 Children's health system Nemours has announced the opening of Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida,...

Illinois medical centre opens new emergency room
22 October 2012 Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, US, has recently opened a new emergency room (ER) to provide private, convenient and fast-track care for...

Study says Wolters Kluwer clinical decision support system enhances hospital performance
22 October 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health's clinical decision support system, UpToDate, has improved patient outcomes and hospital performance, according to a UK hospital study conducted across a dozen hospital...

NHS Trust upgrades workforce management technology
19 October 2012 The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has chosen the Kronos SMART workforce management solution for a standardised rostering process that improves time management in the nursing...

US medical centre opens new cancer institute
19 October 2012 The University of Tennessee Medical Center in the US has opened a new cancer institute to address the probable increase in cancer cases in the next two decades....

SkyLife Air Ambulance deploys new training solution to improve transport services at night
18 October 2012 SkyLife Air Ambulance in the US has received a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution from Night Flight Concepts to achieve efficient critical care transport services at...

US healthcare system installs new technology to reduce preventable readmissions
18 October 2012 UMass Memorial Healthcare (UMMHC), a healthcare system in the US, is installing a data integration technology to reduce preventable readmissions under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Ireland hospital installs specialist software to improve patient diagnosis
17 October 2012 Waterford Regional Hospital in Ireland has deployed specialist software, dartOCM, from the Plumtree Group to improve the efficiency of patient...

US healthcare organisation upgrades wireless network to improve patient care
17 October 2012 Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) in the US has selected Aruba Networks to connect the organisation's wireless medical and mobile devices and improve patient...

Taiwan hospital uses TrueBeam STx system to treat liver cancer patients
16 October 2012 The Cheng Ching General Hospital in Taiwan has become the first hospital in the region to use the TrueBeam STx system for image-guided radiosurgery to treat liver cancer...

Dutch medical centre opts for Elekta Synergy treatment system for radiation therapy
16 October 2012 Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in Nijmegen, Netherlands, has become the first clinic in the country to treat cancer patients with Elekta's agility beam-shaping solution for...

SCI Solutions to connect Day Kimball Healthcare with physicians
15 October 2012 Day Kimball Healthcare, an integrated medical services provider in Connecticut, US, has selected SCI Solutions to connect its healthcare system to community...

NHS Trust to transform delivery of neonatal screening results
15 October 2012 Liverpool Community Health (LCH) NHS Trust, UK, is piloting a new secure mailbox technology for the delivery of neonatal screening results for new born...

Arizona eye centre opens new patient care facility
12 October 2012 Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona, US, has opened a new patient care facility in...

Norway selects Accenture for single national EHR system
12 October 2012 The Norwegian Directorate of Health has signed a five-year contract with Accenture to build and implement a national electronic health record (EHR) system in...

NHS Trust reports savings with SMART workforce management
11 October 2012 Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based in the UK, has implemented Kronos's SMART workforce management...

NHS Leadership Academy to invest in development programmes
11 October 2012 The NHS Leadership Academy in the UK will invest more than £46m by 2015 in three core programmes for leadership development of nurses and...

Southern Californian hospital installs Ekso exoskeleton technology
10 October 2012 Huntington Memorial Hospital in Southern California, US, has become the first in the region to install Ekso technology that enables people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and...

Expert claims UK nurses should consider emigration to Australia, New Zealand
10 October 2012 The Emigration Group, based in the UK, has announced that there are several job opportunities for nurses and midwives in Australia and New...

Saudi Arabia to invest $315m in KFMC expansion
09 October 2012 Saudi Arabia has announced a SR1.18bn ($314.24m) contract for the construction of specialised medical centres at the King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, as well as a SR277.6m...

Florida children's hospital to upgrade revenue management technology
09 October 2012 Miami Children's Hospital in Florida, US, has selected CareCloud's cloud-based revenue cycle management service,...

Georgia hospital improves care standards with ACT technology
08 October 2012 Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville, Georgia, has selected AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT) to revolutionise healthcare in underserved areas in rural parts of the southeastern...

Equatorial Guinea trains nurses to revamp public health care system
08 October 2012 The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Africa has completed training 62 nurses as part of a programme to improve the country's public health care...

NHS Trust selects PROACTIS cloud eProcurement solutions
05 October 2012 Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has selected PROACTIS's suite of cloud eProcurement solutions to maximise automation and the use of electronic exchange of information, thereby minimising the level...

Massachusetts hospital upgrades orthopaedic imaging technology
05 October 2012 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has deployed the EOS low-dose 2D/3D imaging system for orthopaedic clinical...

Chicago hospital upgrades emergency power system
04 October 2012 Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, US, has selected GE's emergency critical power system for critical back-up...

Scottsdale Healthcare acquires major stake in Biltmore Surgical Center
04 October 2012 Scottsdale Healthcare and its partner Sovereign Healthcare have acquired a majority stake in Biltmore Surgical Center, an outpatient surgery facility in Phoenix,...

Vietnam to implement new infection control system by 2015
03 October 2012 The Ministry of Health of Vietnam is planning to implement a new infection control system in all central and provincial hospitals by...

California medical centre to expand Regenexx procedure network
03 October 2012 Health Link Medical Center in Oceanside, California, US, has announced the opening of a new location in Mill Valley, California, in October...

New York healthcare organisation expands surgical technology
02 October 2012 Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation in Utica, New York, US, has selected Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) anaesthesia information management system (AIMS)...

Swedish construction group divests three UK hospitals
02 October 2012 Skanska, a project development and construction group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has divested three hospitals in the Midlands, UK, for...

Texas health system breaks ground on new medical centre
01 October 2012 Methodist Health System has broken ground on the $120m Methodist Richardson Medical Center - Bush/Renner hospital in Richardson, Texas,...

Florida medical centre selects new radiology services partner
01 October 2012 Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Florida, US, has chosen Radisphere as its new radiology services partner....

September 2012

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US hospital opens new cancer surgery facility
28 September 2012 Henry Ford Hospital, the 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Michigan, US, has opened its new Center for Cancer...

Scottish cancer centre performs brain surgery using TrueBeam high intensity mode
28 September 2012 The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, has performed the first radiosurgery treatment for two small brain metastases in a single treatment, using the high...

NHS Trust selects intuitive dashboards to improve performance
27 September 2012 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected Intuitive Business Intelligence's advanced business intelligence (BI) dashboard...

Dallas medical centre to revamp electronic order set solutions
27 September 2012 Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, US, has chosen ProVation Order Sets software, with UpToDate Decision Support, to improve patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance...

Singapore hospital uses Elekta Synergy to treat cancer patients
26 September 2012 Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore has become the first hospital in the region to use an Elekta Synergy treatment system equipped with Agility 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC) in...

Maryland medical centre upgrades health information systems
26 September 2012 The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, a non-profit academic medical centre in Baltimore, Maryland, US, has chosen the 3M 360 Encompass System to integrate and automate coding,...

Washington university hospital to embark on new kidney transplant institute
25 September 2012 The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, US, has announced the launch of The GW Kidney Transplant Institute in...

Australian hospital deploys Amcom Messenger clinical alerting middleware
25 September 2012 St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Australia, has deployed Amcom Software's Amcom Messenger clinical alerting middleware at its Fitzroy, Caritas Christi and St. George...

CQC issues urgent legal restriction on Pinderfields Hospital day surgical unit
24 September 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has placed an urgent legal restriction on Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on the use of Pinderfields Hospital's day surgical unit to prevent...

Seattle Children's Hospital deploys VentriPoint VMS heart analysis system
24 September 2012 Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington, US, has deployed VentriPoint Diagnostics' VMS heart analysis...

US healthcare system renews Masimo pulse oximetry contract
21 September 2012 Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system in Washington D.C., US, has renewed a system-wide pulse oximetry contract with...

NHS Trust to implement patient health information system
21 September 2012 Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, in the UK, has signed a three-year contract with TPP and Accenture to implement a hospital system that will connect clinicians with patient...

Florida Hospital to invest in women's healthcare towers
20 September 2012 Florida Hospital is considering making a $270m investment to build three new female healthcare towers on three hospital campuses to offer obstetrics and gynaecological services, breast imaging...

Californian medical centre upgrades device connectivity
20 September 2012 Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, US, has chosen Nuvon for its medical device connectivity and...

Texas health system to revamp RCM services
19 September 2012 CommUnityCare, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system, which operates 22 clinics throughout Austin / Travis County in Texas, US, has chosen NextGen Healthcare for its...

Singapore hospital upgrades orthopaedic imaging with EOS system
19 September 2012 National University Hospital (NUH), a member of the National University Health System in Singapore, has installed EOS imaging's EOS 2D/3D orthopaedic imaging...

Colorado hospital to deploy new SIS perioperative solution
18 September 2012 Community Hospital, in Grand Junction, Colorado, US, will deploy Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) perioperative IT system at its two facilities, including a newly constructed hospital and...

NHS fertility centre installs early embryo viability assessment test
18 September 2012 The Hewitt Centre at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust UK has installed the Auxogyn early embryo viability assessment (Eeva)...

New York hospital to upgrade medical imaging services
17 September 2012 South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, US, has selected Radisphere National Radiology for medical imaging services, sub-specialty radiology coverage and final...

Californian healthcare provider opens new medical centre
17 September 2012 Kaiser Permanente Orange County's Anaheim Medical Center in California, US, has opened a new hospital, replacing the current Kaiser Permanente Lakeview Hospital, which opened in...

Elekta helps Australian cancer centre to cut radiotherapy treatment time
14 September 2012 Riverina Cancer Care Centre (RCCC) in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, has reduced beam delivery time by around seven minutes for various cancers using the Elekta Synergy radiotherapy...

Pennsylvania hospital to upgrade noninvasive patient monitoring solution
14 September 2012 Easton Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, will deploy the Masimo patient monitoring system to upgrade the hospital's noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities....

North Carolina hospital to deploy new patient engagement platform
13 September 2012 Cornerstone Health Care in North Carolina, US, has selected the PatientPoint patient engagement platform to improve the patient experience and align front office and back office...

Texas medical centre set for $67m expansion
13 September 2012 Tenet Healthcare, which operates 49 hospitals and over 100 free-standing outpatient centres, will invest $67m to expand Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas,...

South Africa hospital renovates outpatient department building
12 September 2012 Alexandra Hospital in Western Cape, South Africa, has opened its renovated outpatient department building....

UAE healthcare group to invest $388m in India
12 September 2012 DM Healthcare will invest over Rs21.5bn ($388m) to develop a range of healthcare facilities in the Indian state of...

New York university medical centre constructs new children's hospital
11 September 2012 The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has broken ground on its new Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, New York,...

UK hospital cuts radiotherapy treatment time with Elekta integrated technology
11 September 2012 The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, has integrated an Elekta Agility 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC) with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to deliver...

Colorado medical centre to upgrade gastroenterology documentation procedure
10 September 2012 The Medical Center of the Rockies, a 148-bed medical centre in Loveland, Colorado, US, has selected ProVation medical software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding in its GI labs....

California medical centre uses NAVA technology for premature infants
10 September 2012 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) in California, US, has become the first hospital in the region to use neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NAVA) equipment with enhanced Bi-level...

Texas University Hospital installs mobile imaging solution
07 September 2012 University Health System, in San Antonio, Texas, US, has become one of the first health systems in the country to implement Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray...

Utah health system to upgrade care coordination process
07 September 2012 Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, has selected Accelarad's medical imaging solution for its network of 22 hospitals and 185 physician...

Saudi Arabia hospital to embark on $147m expansion project
06 September 2012 Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), a public holding company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced a SR550m ($147m) expansion plan for Kingdom...

Wisconsin hospital to deploy Merge cardiology solution suite
06 September 2012 St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, US, has selected Merge's cardiac imaging and informatics solution to capture, manage and display cardiac images and hemodynamics and ECG...

Ohio hospital chooses Sound Physicians services to cut inpatient care costs
05 September 2012 Mercy Health, a six-hospital health system in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, has selected Sound Physicians to provide hospitalist services for its Mt. Airy...

NHS Trust short-listed for HSJ Energy Efficiency Award
05 September 2012 St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK has been short-listed for the HSJ Energy Efficiency Award due to reduced carbon emissions and energy...

New Zealand to spend over $400m to redevelop Canterbury earthquake-hit hospitals
04 September 2012 New Zealand will invest more than NZ$500m ($400m) to redevelop Canterbury District Health Board's (DHB) earthquake-damaged hospitals following the cabinet's...

Pennsylvania company takes over San Antonio acute care hospital
04 September 2012 Post Acute Medical based in Pennsylvania, US, has acquired a new long-term acute care hospital (LTACH), Promise Hospital of San...

US medical centre improves inventory control with Talyst pharmacy automation
03 September 2012 Providence Sacred Heart Medical Centre, a member of Providence Health & Services in the US, has deployed Talyst's pharmacy automation for inventory control, workflow efficiency and improved...

UK CQC warns care home to improve safety standards
03 September 2012 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged Greenways Care Home to make necessary improvements to improve standards at a care home in Southwick,...

August 2012

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India unveils new system to improve patient care at naval hospitals
31 August 2012 The Indian Navy has introduced a healthcare information management system (HIMS) to improve patient care at all naval hospitals across the...

Oklahoma healthcare system to revamp population health management strategy
31 August 2012 Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS), a network of six hospitals and 49 clinics in north-east Oklahoma, US, has chosen Phytel to aid in the execution of its population health management...

New Jersey hospital to improve patient safety with Masimo Patient SafetyNet
30 August 2012 The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), New Jersey, US, has installed Masimo Patient SafetyNet to track the underlying physiological conditions of...

US cancer centre to deploy new solution to cut procurement costs
30 August 2012 Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, US, has selected SciQuest's Spend Director eMarketplace solution to improve spending control and increase overall contract...

India to fund 200-bed ward complex in Sri Lanka
29 August 2012 The Government of India will provide a grant of SLR200m ($1.5m) to construct a new ward complex at Vavuniya hospital in Sri Lanka as part of its development partnership with Sri...

Texas medical centre upgrades hospital information system
29 August 2012 St. Mark's Medical Center in La Grange, Texas, US, has selected McKesson's Paragon hospital information system (HIS) to address meaningful use and improve patient safety and clinical...

Houston health system acquires physical therapy clinic
28 August 2012 University General Health System (UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-speciality healthcare provider in Houston, US, has purchased the Robert Horry Center for Sports and Physical...

Texas hospital advances patient care in cardiac electrophysiology
28 August 2012 The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas, US, has become the first hospital to integrate two technologies for atrial fibrillation therapy to advance patient care in the arena of...

US medical centre implements EMS simulation management technology
27 August 2012 Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, US, has deployed Education Management Solution's (EMS) simulation management technology to track progress and record live simulation training...

Pennsylvania hospital to upgrade revenue cycle management operations
27 August 2012 Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) of Titusville, Pennsylvania, US, has selected Conifer Health Solutions for comprehensive revenue cycle management...

New York health system selects ProVation Order Sets
24 August 2012 Rochester General Health System in Rochester, New York, US, has selected ProVation Medical's ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision...

NHS Highland opens new Migdale Hospital in Sutherland
24 August 2012 NHS Highland, UK, has announced the opening of the new £8m Migdale Hospital in...

Louisiana hospital to improve quality of patient care with HMS EHR
23 August 2012 Union General Hospital in Farmerville, Louisiana, US, has selected Healthcare Management Systems' (HMS) comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) to improve the quality of patient care and...

Massachusetts hospital licenses Mediware performance management solution
23 August 2012 Jordan Hospital in Massachusetts, US, has licensed Mediware Information Systems' InSight Performance Management software to monitor enterprise-wide performance...

New Jersey hospital to deploy new medical records manager solution
22 August 2012 Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, US, will integrate Hyland Software's OnBase Online cloud enterprise content management (ECM) solution with its Allscripts...

Venezuela opens two new public medical facilities
22 August 2012 Venezuela has opened two new public hospitals, bringing the total number of medical facilities opened in 2012 to...

NHS hospitals advised to go global for profit
21 August 2012 The UK government has advised leading National Health Service (NHS) hospital trusts to open facilities abroad to fund NHS services in the...

Malaysia to construct country's second paediatric cardiac intensive care unit
21 August 2012 The Serdang Hospital in Malaysia will construct the country's second paediatric cardiac intensive care unit before the end of 2012 with an investment of MYR20m...

Jamaica to upgrade three healthcare facilities
20 August 2012 Jamaica has awarded three contracts valued at over JM$40m ($440,378) to renovate sections of three healthcare centres in the western part of the...

California health system opens new medical centre
20 August 2012 Palomar Health in California, US, has opened the new Palomar Medical Center in northern San Diego County for patient...

Michigan hospital uses ferromagnetic surgical system for cardiac surgeries
17 August 2012 Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, US has become the first hospital to perform a cardiac surgery using Domain Surgical's FMwand ferromagnetic surgical...

Tennessee hospital to revamp emergency department
17 August 2012 Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, US, is seeking permission from the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency for a $33.5m project to renovate and expand its...

NHS Trust upgrades data management systems
16 August 2012 Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has deployed FileTek's StorHouse active archive system for data storage of critical healthcare picture archive and communications system...

California children's hospital opens Valencia outpatient centre
16 August 2012 The Children's Hospital Los Angeles in California, US, has opened a new outpatient centre in Valencia to expand its speciality care operations into the...

First hospital services move into New Zealand medical centre
15 August 2012 Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has announced that departments have begun moving into the new NZD$130m ($105m) Meade Clinical Centre on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus....

Abu Dhabi hospital opens emergency department
15 August 2012 Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has opened an emergency department with the capacity to handle 83,000 visits a...

NHS Trust to construct new radiotherapy centre
14 August 2012 Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, UK, will construct a new £25m radiotherapy centre at Colchester General...

Ohio children's hospital to embark on $200m expansion
14 August 2012 Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio, US, has announced a $200m expansion project named Building on the Promise, to meet the current and future needs of the...

Perkins County Health Services to upgrade medical services
13 August 2012 Perkins County Health Services in the US is considering a new project to expand and remodel its medical...

California mental hospital to launch controversial staff safety system
13 August 2012 Napa State Hospital in California, US, will launch a new and controversial alarm system on 14 August...

Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council to invest in Stem Cell Institute
10 August 2012 The Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council (MRC) in London, UK are investing £8m in a new stem cell...

US health network to embark on emergency department expansion
10 August 2012 Western Connecticut Health Network, US has announced plans to build the new Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford...

UK cloud services provider wins IG SoC accreditation
09 August 2012 InTechnology, a cloud services provider in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK, has achieved Information Governance and Statement of Compliance (IG SoC)...

Michigan health system deploys microwave ablation system to treat cancers
09 August 2012 William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, US, has deployed MicroThermX microwave ablation system from BSD Medical to treat...

Hong Kong hospital deploys SRT-100 superficial radiotherapy system
08 August 2012 Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Hong Kong has deployed Sensus Healthcare's superficial radiotherapy system, SRT-100, to treat a series of skin maladies and non-melanoma skin...

Washington medical centre to manage Virginia Hospital Center NICU
08 August 2012 Virginia Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, US, have signed a three-year agreement to improve neonatal care in Northern...

California medical centre enhances patient care with high-tech methods
07 August 2012 St. Mary Medical Center in California, US, has adopted new high-tech methods to improve patient...

Illinois hospital upgrades EHR, clinical documentation process
07 August 2012 Anderson Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit hospital in Illinois, US, has chosen M*Modal Fluency Direct for speech-enablement of two separate electronic health record (EHR)...

Florida Hospital Tampa uses robotic system to remove gallbladder
06 August 2012 Florida Hospital Tampa, a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital in Tampa, Florida, US, has become the first hospital in the region to perform single-site incision robotic surgery to remove...

Canadian hospital installs new power generators to cut carbon emissions
06 August 2012 Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has installed MTU Onsite Energy generators at its new Patient Care Centre and energy centre to reduce carbon emissions and noise...

First United Arab Emirates children's hospital to open in 2013
03 August 2012 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will open the country's first pediatric care facility, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, by the end of 2013, according to a Dubai Health Authority (DHA)...

New Jersey medical centre to deploy medication automation solutions
03 August 2012 Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) in Bergen County, New Jersey, US, has selected Omnicell to provide automated medication management solutions throughout the...

Canadian hospital to improve medication safety with MetaCare products
02 August 2012 Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), an acute care facility in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, has chosen Meta Healthcare IT Solution's MetaCare products to enhance medication...

US medical group opens new medical home in Harlem
02 August 2012 Manhattan's Physician Group (MPG), a physician-owned and operated multi-speciality medical group in the US, has opened a new patient-centred medical home in...

Florida Hospital installs ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technologies
01 August 2012 Florida Hospital, a 2,247-bed acute care medical facility in the US, has selected UltraViolet Devices (UVDI) to supply ultraviolet germicidal irradiation...

Texas healthcare firm embarks on $110m expansion of children's hospital
01 August 2012 Tenet Healthcare, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, US, has embarked on a $110m expansion project at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia,...

July 2012

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Qatar primary health care system to upgrade patient safety software
31 July 2012 The State of Qatar Primary Health Care Corporation in Doha, Qatar, has selected Datix for patient safety software to manage healthcare risks across its 23 primary healthcare facilities and...

NHS Trust selects Ascribe emergency department solution
31 July 2012 West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) in the UK has selected Ascribe's emergency department (ED) solution, Ascribe Symphony, to improve patient flow through the...

Alabama university hospital upgrades medication management technology
30 July 2012 The University of South Alabama (USA) Health System in Mobile, Alabama, US, has selected Omnicell for automated medication management solutions throughout USA Medical Center and USA Children's...

Indian hospital treats rectal cancer using TrueBeam STx system
30 July 2012 MIOT Hospital in Chennai, India, has become the first hospital in the region to treat a rectal cancer patient using Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam STx system....

San Diego medical centre set to open soon
27 July 2012 Palomar Medical Center in the US is set to begin operations on 19 August 2012 at 2185 W. Citracado Parkway in Escondido, San Diego,...

US launches public-private partnership to prevent health care fraud
27 July 2012 The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has launched a public-private partnership among the federal government, state officials, private health insurance organisations, and other...

California medical centre selects electronic order set solution
26 July 2012 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, California, US, has selected Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, as its electronic order set...

NHS Trust reduces document turnaround times
26 July 2012 Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in north-west England, UK, has reduced document turnaround times following the deployment of digital dictation from Winscribe among 400...

Tennessee health system to add new surgery centre to Florida IVF laboratory
25 July 2012 Vivere Health, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, US, has embarked on the addition of a 7,000ft² surgery centre to its Vivere - Winter Park Fertility Laboratory located in...

Abu Dhabi hospital upgrades endoscopy unit
25 July 2012 Tawam Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has equipped its endoscopy unit with confocal laser endomicroscopy and single balloon enteroscopy technologies to provide accurate diagnosis...

US firm to support Abu Dhabi Health Services hospitals
24 July 2012 Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has selected Hill International as project manager for the construction of new hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

NHS Trust selects clinical IT handover solution for emergency care division
24 July 2012 Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected Ascribe's clinical IT handover solution, eHandover, for use within its emergency care division....

Indian hospital chain to open new colorectal cancer hospital in Singapore
23 July 2012 Fortis Healthcare, a chain of hospitals in India, will open a new SGD70m ($55.71m) super speciality cancer hospital in Singapore on 31 July...

UK hospital launches new paediatric nursing recruitment drive
23 July 2012 The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in the UK has launched a new recruitment campaign, as part of a €10m expansion programme, to find additional children's...

CQC urges Serco to improve out of hours GP services
20 July 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Serco to take necessary action to improve its out of hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of...

Wisconsin health system to upgrade clinical documentation services
20 July 2012 United Hospital System in Wisconsin, US, has chosen the M*Modal Fluency family of cloud-based solutions to deliver advanced clinical documentation to its health system and...

Illinois Hospital upgrades room-based imaging systems
19 July 2012 Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Illinois, US, has set up 12 Carestream wireless digital radiography (DR) systems to increase efficiency and enhance patient care....

NHS Trust to revamp patient flow information technology
19 July 2012 Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has signed a four-year contract with CSC for its e-whiteboard solution for a clear view of patient flow and...

Dutch hospital upgrades surveillance system
18 July 2012 Elkerliek Hospital in the Netherlands has selected IQinVision HD megapixel cameras to upgrade its IP video...

Australian hospital uses TrueBeam radiation technology to treat tumours
18 July 2012 The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead in Sydney has become the first hospital in Australia to treat a prostate cancer patient using Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam radiotherapy...

Virginia medical centre uses robotic system to repair spinal fracture
17 July 2012 The HCA Reston Hospital Center in Virginia, US, has become the first medical centre in the mid-Atlantic region to perform robot-guided surgery during a thoracic fusion procedure to repair a...

Lewisham NHS Trust to revamp cellular pathology services
17 July 2012 Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK will implement CSC's next-generation laboratory solution to revamp cellular pathology services across the new organisation, which is formed by...

Micronesian hospital installs solar power generating system to cut carbon foot print
16 July 2012 The Majuro Hospital in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, has installed a 209kW Kyocera solar power generating system to help to offset roughly 81t of CO2 emissions per...

Arizona hospital to deploy new electronic health records solution
16 July 2012 Hacienda HealthCare, a 15-bed hospital and long-term care facility in Arizona, US, has selected Healthland's complete electronic health records (EHR) solution, Healthland Centriq, to...

Oklahoma healthcare system to enhance care coordination, patient engagement
13 July 2012 INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma, US, has selected Caradigm's Amalga health intelligence platform to improve care coordination, patient engagement and care...

Belgium hospital uses NavioPFS system for knee replacement surgery
13 July 2012 The University Hospital at Pellenberg, Belgium, has become the world's first hospital to perform a knee replacement surgery utilising Blue Belt Technologies' NavioPFS robotic surgical...

UK government launches care and support white paper
12 July 2012 The UK Government has launched a 'Caring for our future: reforming care and support' white paper, which lays out plans for a reformed care and support...

France university hospital to deploy new cardiac support pumps
12 July 2012 Nice University Hospital in Nice, France, has selected Zoll AutoPulse non-invasive cardiac support pumps to improve patient care and survival rates from sudden cardiac...

New Mexico medical centre deploys new room disinfection solution
11 July 2012 Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) in New Mexico, US, has deployed new mobile ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technology to disinfect its indoor...

Indiana hospital to receive funding for new facility
11 July 2012 Cameron Hospital in Indiana, US, will construct the new Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola following a $47m loan approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural...

Connecticut hospital selects NextGen solutions to improve operational efficiency
10 July 2012 Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) in the US will deploy NextGen Healthcare Information Systems solutions across its 12 locations in Southwest Connecticut to improve operational efficiency....

Saudi Arabia awards medical city contract to US firm
10 July 2012 AECOM Technology Corporation has received a $27.85m contract from Saudi Arabia to provide architecture, engineering design and production services for the Kingdom's King Khalid Medical City in...

Indian health group introduces remote ICU monitoring programme
09 July 2012 Fortis Healthcare, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, has launched an electronic remote monitoring programme, CritiNext, to offer healthcare to seriously ill patients in small towns in...

Arizona hospitals to deploy new electronic health record solution
09 July 2012 Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital in the US have selected Healthcare Management Systems (HMS)'s comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) solution and emergency department...

Ohio transplant centre to deploy Remedy Informatics data management system
06 July 2012 The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Blood & Marrow Transplant Center in Ohio, US, has selected Remedy Informatics' research data management and reporting solution to help improve patient...

Spanish healthcare provider deploys Madrid electronic health record system
06 July 2012 Madrid Health Service, which runs 250 primary care centres and 35 hospitals in Spain, has deployed the Madrid Electronic Health Record (HORUS)...

UK weight loss hospital receives Centre of Excellence accreditation
05 July 2012 The South East Weight Loss Surgical Centre at BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital in the UK has received a Bariatric Surgery Centre of Excellence accreditation from the International Federation for...

Australia to construct country's first digital hospital
05 July 2012 UnitingCare Health in Australia will construct the country's first digital hospital in Hervey Bay, Queensland, after receiveing a $47m grant from the Federal Government's Health and Hospitals...

Minnesota hospital set for major expansion
04 July 2012 Allina Health, a US-based health system, will spend $22m to expand Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids,...

Health Protection Agency "games ready" for London 2012 Olympics
04 July 2012 The UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said it is "games ready" to protect the visitors and participants of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from infectious diseases...

West Africa's Clinique Biasa receives financial boost by Aureos
03 July 2012 Clinique Biasa, a private hospital and clinic in Lomé, Togo, West Africa, has received $1.7m investment from Aureos Capital's Africa Health Fund for the hospital's $5m modernisation and...

Prime Healthcare Services saves Nevada medical centre from closure
03 July 2012 Prime Healthcare Services, the owner of 14 hospitals in California, US, has acquired Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, from Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare...

Leadership skills gap may prove disastrous to NHS reforms, warns IHM
02 July 2012 The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) in the UK has warned that an insufficient training and the leadership skills gap may prove "disastrous" to the NHS...

Singapore General Hospital to deploy new water purification solution
02 July 2012 ELGA LabWater, the laboratory water brand of Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, will supply and install an "ultra-pure" water production system for the under-expansion Singapore...

June 2012

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Taiwan health group opens new hospital in Shanghai, China
29 June 2012 Landseed International Medical Group has opened a new hospital in Shanghai, China, marking it the first completely Taiwan-funded facility in the...

California cancer centre deploys new radiation therapy system
29 June 2012 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has deployed Accuray's radiation therapy system to improve cancer...

California hospital expands maternity services
28 June 2012 Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) in California, US, has opened a new $4.5m labour, delivery and recovery...

Singapore set to open bomb-proof hospital
28 June 2012 Parkway Pantai Group will open the 14-storey Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MNH), the first bomb-proof hospital in Singapore, on 1 July...

NHS hospital faces bankruptcy
27 June 2012 The private finance initiative (PFI) for the health service in the UK has come into question as a National Health Service (NHS) trust faces...

NHS hospital first to perform new tongue cancer treatment technique
27 June 2012 St James's University Hospital, a part of The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK, has become the world's first hospital to treat tongue cancer by integrating Elekta's Agility...

New York hospital to upgrade radiosurgery technology
26 June 2012 Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in Mount Kisco, in the US state of New York, has signed a contract with American Shared Hospital Services (AMS), a supplier of radiosurgical and...

Scotland to extend patient reminder service
26 June 2012 Scottish centre for telehealth and telecare, NHS 24, is set to extend its Patient Reminder Service across Scottish health boards to minimise the number of missed appointments, following two...

Inter-American Development Bank to fund Honduras maternal and neonatal care
25 June 2012 Honduras, a republic in Central America, will receive a $30m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in...

New York health system acquires GE low-dose CT scanners
25 June 2012 The North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System in New York, US, has signed a $12m purchase agreement with GE Healthcare to acquire 15 GE low-dose CT...

Illinois hospital to open new cancer treatment centre
22 June 2012 The University of Chicago Medicine and Silver Cross Hospital in the US state of Illinois will open The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross in New Lenox...

Dubai deploys online healthcare risk management solution
22 June 2012 The Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Hospital Services Sector has implemented Aman, an online patient safety and risk management system, across its hospitals and speciality...

Nevada hospital deploys room disinfection technology
21 June 2012 MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, has launched Xenex Healthcare Services' germ-zapping room disinfection technology to eliminate the transmission of infections....

NHS Trust receives Workplace Wellbeing Charter
21 June 2012 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust in the UK has received the Workplace Wellbeing Charter for its commitment to the wellbeing and health of its 5,600...

NHS hospitals limit operations to save money
20 June 2012 Ninety percent of NHS trusts in the UK are restricting common operations, according to new...

Austrian clinic deploys new cancer treatment solution
20 June 2012 SALK and Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria, has implemented Elekta's Agility 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC) for use in radiotherapy...

NHS to buy Elekta radiation therapy systems
19 June 2012 The UK NHS Supply Chain has entered into an agreement with Elekta Synergy to improve cancer treatment capabilities in NHS...

Abu Dhabi hospital introduces closed-loop-medication technology
19 June 2012 Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and has launched a positive patient identification (PPID) programme at one of its nursing units to enhance patient health and safety and minimise...

UK to open new hospital this week
18 June 2012 Western Health and Social Care Trust in the UK will open a new £276m hospital in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on 21 June 2012, marking the closure of the Erne...

Texas hospital receives grant to train nurses
18 June 2012 Christus St. Michael Health System and its project partners in the US have received a $1.6m grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Integrated Nurse...

California hospital receives grant to reduce preventable readmissions
15 June 2012 Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) has received a $690,926 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch a transitional care programme at its Highland Hospital in...

Allscripts bags supply contract for Pennsylvania hospital
15 June 2012 Evangelical Community Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, will deploy Allscripts' acute care electronic health record (EHR) system in conjunction with the opening of its expanded surgical...

NICE introduces prescription drug app
14 June 2012 The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has introduced a free British National Formulary (BNF) smartphone application for health and social care professionals who...

Orion to support US health record initiative
14 June 2012 Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in the US will deploy Orion Health's health information exchange (HIE) solution as part of its $1.5bn OneCare Universal Health Record initiative....

Public satisfaction with NHS hits new low
13 June 2012 Public satisfaction with the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has registered its largest annual drop in three decades, according to a...

India to set up 'super-speciality' hospital
13 June 2012 The Indian state of Assam has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NHHPL) to set up a super-speciality hospital in the...

Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence to deploy EHR solution across 59 providers
12 June 2012 The Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence in the US will deploy eClinicalWorks' electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 59 providers across multiple locations to speed up practice...

Kuwait hospital deploys laser dermatology solution to treat scars
12 June 2012 Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Kuwait has deployed a laser-based technology to offer patients non-ablative skin resurfacing surgery....

e-Builder wins contract for Connecticut health facility
11 June 2012 Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, US, has chosen e-Builder Enterprise to manage construction project information for a new speciality building and bed tower and a central utility...

New children's hospital opens in Chicago
11 June 2012 Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, has shifted its patients to its new facility, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of...

Dignity Health to construct medical campus in Arizona
08 June 2012 Dignity Health, in the US, will construct a 35-acre medical campus in Glendale,...

Texas county gets first new hospital in 35 years
08 June 2012 Seton Family of Hospitals and the LHP Hospital Group have officially launched a new three-story hospital in Bell County, Texas, marking the first new hospital in the county in more than 35...

US health network constructs new fertility centre
07 June 2012 Vivere Health has begun construction of its new fertility centre in New Orleans, Louisiana, US....

UK health charity selects HP IT solution to deliver improved patient care
07 June 2012 Nuffield Health in the UK will deploy HP's Converged Infrastructure solution to deliver the same standards of patient care across all its facilities....

Singapore hospital selects CSC appointment scheduling solution
06 June 2012 Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore has selected CSC Enterprise Scheduling solution, UltraGenda, to improve referrals, appointments and scheduling across its 27 clinical departments and...

Canada's University Health Network receives $25m for surgery department
06 June 2012 University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada, has received $25m in funding from The Sprott Foundation to support the hospital's Department of Surgery....

Louisiana hospital plans expansion for 2013
01 June 2012 Slidell Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, US, is set to construct a two-storied building which will add a refined emergency department and a new cardiology...

Amcom Software wins supply contract for Canadian Hospital
01 June 2012 St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, has selected Amcom Software's smartphone communications solution, Mobile Connect, to improve the quality of staff interaction and patient...

May 2012

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Pennsylvania healthcare company to embark on hospital construction
31 May 2012 Post Acute Medical, a healthcare company based in Pennsylvania, US, has unveiled plans to construct a new hospital to offer rehabilitation and long-term acute care in Victoria,...

Idaho community hospital to upgrade physician workflow applications
31 May 2012 Madison Memorial Hospital in the US state of Idaho has selected PatientKeeper CPOE (computerized physician order entry) and Medication Reconciliation software to drive improvements in patient...

South Carolina hospital achieves increased hygiene compliance rates
30 May 2012 Greenville Hospital System in the US state of South Carolina has achieved improvement in hand hygiene compliance rates following the implementation of a DebMed GMS electronic monitoring system...

Abu Dhabi health service to develop two new hospitals
30 May 2012 Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has signed an agreement with Al-Fara'a General Contracting and Amanah Construction Company for the construction of two new hospitals in Abu Dhabi's...

London hospital offers new DNA test for coronary stent patients
29 May 2012 BMI The London Independent Hospital has become the UK's first hospital to launch Spartan RX, a bedside DNA test, to identify patients resistant to clopidogrel, the blood-thinning...

UK's first bariatric clinic opens
29 May 2012 The UK's first bariatric clinic, which will work to prevent and treat obesity, has opened in London....

Health facility to upgrade IT infrastructure in hospitals across Canada
28 May 2012 Canada's North York General Hospital (NYGH) has launched a programme which will help hospitals across Canada implement technology to improve patient...

UK health secretary unveils designs for new Alder Hey Hospital
28 May 2012 The UK secretary of state for health Andrew Lansley has unveiled designs for a new Alder Hey Hospital to be constructed in...

UK CQC urges Primrose Care Home to improve standards
25 May 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Gradestone Limited to make immediate improvements to standards at its Primrose Care Home in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and...

Parkway Pantai to open new hospital in Singapore
25 May 2012 Parkway Pantai (PPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare in Singapore, is set to open the new Mount Elizabeth Novena hospital in July...

Indiana hospital to upgrade anaesthesia work flow process
24 May 2012 Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) in the US has chosen Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) anesthesia information management system (AIMS) to improve operational efficiencies and support...

UK hospital installs Tensator Virtual Assistant
24 May 2012 The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) in Shropshire, England, has deployed a Virtual Assistant, which provides patients and visitors with information...

US hospital group to spend over $200m to expand facilities
23 May 2012 Humility of Mary Health Partners in the US state of Ohio will invest more than $200m over the next five years to renovate its three hospitals....

Alabama hospital deploys OpenVista EHR solution
23 May 2012 Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in the US state of Alabama has deployed Medsphere Systems' OpenVista open source electronic health record (EHR) to improve patient...

Severe lack of staff training is putting NHS patients at risk: study
22 May 2012 Over three quarters of healthcare managers in the UK believe that patient care is at risk due to a lack of proper staff training and development, according to a new...

Human Circuit to upgrade communication capabilities at Ohio hospital
22 May 2012 The Center for Medical Education and Innovation (CME+I) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Ohio, US, has selected Human Circuit as media integrator to upgrade existing connectivity...

Florida medical centre embarks on $29.5m expansion
21 May 2012 The Gulf Coast Medical Center in the US state of Florida has launched a $29.5m expansion programme to add 62 beds to its existing 176-bed...

US hospital wins grant to upgrade rehabilitation equipment
21 May 2012 St. Joseph's Hospital in New York, US, has received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes to support the purchase of rehabilitation...

CQC urges UK care home to improve essential standards
18 May 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Bramcote Hills Care Home in Nottingham to make necessary improvements to meet the essential standards of quality and...

Indian hospitals upgrade healthcare information system
18 May 2012 Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH) Hospitals in Bangalore, India, has selected HCL Infosystems' blu Enterprise Cloud platform to launch a hospital information system that manages patient records and...

Medical volunteers to rebuild hospital destroyed by Japanese Tsunami
17 May 2012 Medtronic Foundation and Project Health Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) have partnered to reconstruct the Yamada General Hospital in north-eastern Japan destroyed by...

Massachusetts hospital upgrades data management systems
17 May 2012 Cape Cod Healthcare in the US state of Massachusetts has selected Courion access risk management solutions to automate identity and access management (IAM) processes as part of its long-term...

Major UK hospitals are hotbeds for MRSA superbug: study
16 May 2012 The University of Edinburgh in the UK has discovered that hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug, which later...

Canadian hospital embarks on $50m expansion campaign
16 May 2012 The Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in Ontario, Canada, has initiated a $50m expansion campaign to upgrade medical equipment and construct a new healthcare...

Liverpool NHS Trust deploys clinical patient data portal
15 May 2012 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has implemented a clinical patient data portal for paperless access to patient...

Kansas medical centre to upgrade electronic health records system
15 May 2012 The College Park Family Care Center in the US state of Kansas has selected eClinicalWorks' electronic health records (EHR) solution to improve communication and information...

OpenText Enterprise helps South African hospital cut waiting times
14 May 2012 Khayelitsha Hospital in Western Cape, South Africa, has deployed a OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution to improve patient-centric clinical...

Indian healthcare firm to invest $92m in hospital expansions
14 May 2012 Moolchand Healthcare in India will spend Rs5bn ($91.82m) over five years to expand existing operations and to acquire new...

Chinese Hospital in San Francisco to contruct new outpatient building
11 May 2012 Chinese Hospital located in San Francisco, California, US, is planning to add new $160m outpatient facility in Chinatown....

US joint venture to take over operations at Indiana's Scott Memorial Hospital
11 May 2012 The board of directors at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, US, has signed a letter of intent to lease the hospital to a joint...

India to expand Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital for Women and Children
10 May 2012 The Kerala state government in India is planning expansion and modernisation projects at Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital for Women and Children (SAT Hospital) to upgrade the infrastructure at...

Ohio hospital opens new stroke centre
10 May 2012 ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Ohio, US, has opened a new stroke unit along with a 15-bed neuro intensive care...

Oslo University Hospital upgrades network with VENA
09 May 2012 Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, has deployed Avaya's Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) to create a new shared network to support three of its health...

Oklahoma hospital to install OpenVista EHR system
09 May 2012 Stilwell Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma, US, has chosen Medsphere Systems' OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) system for...

Kenyan town to upgrade six health centres
08 May 2012 Eldoret Municipal Council in Kenya has announced that it will expand six health centres, with the help of US donors, to reduce overcrowding at the Moi Teaching and Referral...

Virginia medical centre installs UV germicidal technology to combat infections
08 May 2012 Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Virginia, US, has installed the Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection (Tru-D) device to prevent the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)....

Indonesia to construct three hospitals for industrial workers
08 May 2012 The Ministry of Public Housing in Indonesia has announced that it will construct three new hospitals focused on treating worker-related...

Indian healthcare group to build four health centres
04 May 2012 The Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NH) Group in Bangalore, India, has announced plans to set up four 5,000 bed health cities in the country....

Johns Hopkins Hospital equips facilities with Versus technology
04 May 2012 The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US state of Maryland has installed Versus Technology's Advantages Real-time Locating System (RTLS) at its New Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R....

NHS hospital to deploy clinical portal to improve workflow
03 May 2012 The Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK will install Harris Corporation's clinical portal to offer a paperless and mobile clinical environment at its...

Liverpool Primary Care Trust opens health centre in Everton
03 May 2012 The Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Merseyside, UK, has opened a new health centre in...

Vital Healthcare Management acquires Hurstville Private Hospital
02 May 2012 Vital Healthcare Management, the manager of Vital Healthcare Property Trust, has acquired Hurstville Private Hospital in Sydney, Australia, for A$12.3m...

Canadian hospital upgrades patient flow management software
02 May 2012 The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada, has deployed a new version of IBM WebSphere Application Server to improve the quality of patient care and manage patient...

Dubai Health Authority, Mubadala Healthcare sign MoU to exchange knowledge
01 May 2012 Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Mubadala Healthcare in Abu Dhabi, UAE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discuss several collaboration areas that will facilitate...

San Diego public health district to open $1bn hospital
01 May 2012 California-based Palomar Health has announced that it will open a new hospital, Palomar Medical Center West, in Northern San Diego County in...

April 2012

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New hospital scheduled for Gaza Strip
30 April 2012 The Indonesian Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) has announced that a new hospital is nearing construction in the Gaza Strip and will open in...

Alabama hospital upgrades nursing staff scheduling process
30 April 2012 The Flowers Hospital of Dothan, Alabama, US, has chosen the ScheduleAnywhere software by Atlas Business Solutions (ABS) for its online nurse scheduling on its network of 650 nursing...

North Carolina medical centre to expand emergency department
27 April 2012 Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center in North Carolina, US, will invest $1.8m to expand its emergency...

US hospital upgrades management solutions to improve workforce efficiency
27 April 2012 Carteret General Hospital in North Carolina, US, has chosen the Kronos suite of workforce management solutions to increase...

CQC warns UK care home over non-compliance with standards
26 April 2012 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged Victoria House (Wallasey) Limited to take necessary measures to comply with the essential standards of quality and safety....

UK hospital treats enlarged prostate through non-surgical procedure
26 April 2012 Southampton General Hospital in Southampton, UK, has become the first hospital in the country to perform a non-surgical procedure to treat a patient suffering from an enlarged prostate or...

Minnesota hospital to upgrade physician workflow capabilities
25 April 2012 The Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Minnesota, US, has selected PatientKeeper's suite of physician workflow solutions to create a virtual electronic medical...

New York hospital installs UV room disinfection technology
25 April 2012 Ellis Medicine in Schenectady County, New York, US, has become the first hospital in the region to install germ-fighting technology from Xenex Healthcare...

UK Government permits nurses to prescribe controlled drugs
24 April 2012 The UK Department of Health has announced changes to its misuse of drugs regulations, which will allow qualified nurses and pharmacists to prescribe controlled...

South Korean medical centre installs RayStation system
24 April 2012 Hallym University Medical Center (HUMC) in Seoul, South Korea, has selected the RayStation treatment planning system by RaySearch Laboratories for installation at its...

Nevada hospital embarks on energy saving measures
23 April 2012 The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) in the US has entered into an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Ameresco to install $4.5m of equipment at the...

Brazilian hospital and US cancer centre join forces for oncology programme
23 April 2012 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the US has formed a partnership with the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to develop a multidisciplinary...

CQC issues warning to Somerset care home in UK
20 April 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Somerset County Council to take action to improve standards at a care home for people with learning...

US health system to build new neuroscience-focused facility
20 April 2012 The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in the US will invest $163m to expand the hospital capacity and construct a neuroscience-focused...

UK launches consultation to check language skills of foreign doctors
19 April 2012 The UK Department of Health (DH) has launched a new consultation to ensure language checks are carried out on foreign...

Indian hospital performs robotic thyroid and cancer surgeries
19 April 2012 Manipal Hospital in Banaglore, India, has become the first in the country to perform a Thyroidectomy and surgery on a larynx cancer patient using...

NHS Institute selects SkyDox software for file sharing needs
18 April 2012 The UK NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has selected SkyDox's file sharing and collaboration...

Hinduja to set up chain of boutique hospitals across India
18 April 2012 The UK-based Hinduja Group will spend Rs25bn ($47.82bn) to establish a chain of boutique corporate hospitals across India over the next two...

Taiwan hospital performs laparoscopic liver transplant surgery
17 April 2012 The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, has become the first health care facility in the country to use the laparoscopy technique to perform a liver...

Chicago hospital uses image guided technology for brain surgery
17 April 2012 Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, US, has used Brainlab's curve image guided technology to perform surgery on its first occipital brain tumour...

Pennsylvania hospital to build patient care tower
16 April 2012 The Chester County Hospital and Health System in Pennsylvania, US, is building a three-storey patient care tower to accommodate emergency admissions and enhance cancer treatment at the...

Software at Indian trauma centre halves infections from hospitals
16 April 2012 The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre in New Delhi has developed and installed an automated surveillance system, which has cut hospital-acquired infections by...

Florida medical facility to use Unibased surgery software
13 April 2012 Bayfront Health System in Florida, US, has selected Unibased Systems Architecture's surgery management and physician order management solutions for installation at the...

Michigan medical centre installs new identity infrastructure
13 April 2012 The Mecosta County Medical Center (MCMC) in Michigan, US, has selected DigitalPersona Pro software and fingerprint readers, which will form part of its new identity and access...

US medical centre opens new musculoskeletal facility
12 April 2012 NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, US, has opened the Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) in...

Nashville hospital opens new neurosurgical centre
12 April 2012 Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, US, has opened a new neurosurgical centre for the treatment of brain...

India, US join forces build $2bn health city in the Cayman Islands
11 April 2012 Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NH), of India, has entered into a joint venture with US-based Ascension Health Alliance to build a health city in the Cayman...

US healthcare system to replace hospital destroyed by tornado
11 April 2012 Mercy, a US healthcare system with facilities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, is set to open a new facility which will replace a hospital destroyed by a tornado in May...

US healthcare system selects Thomson Reuters data management system
10 April 2012 FirstHealth of the Carolinas, in the US, has chosen Thomson Reuters Integration Discovery to integrate all the disparate data sources across its...

Care Quality Commission issues formal warning to UK care home
10 April 2012 The Care Quality Commission in the UK has warned St Martins Care that it must take urgent action at Willow Green Care Home, Darlington, to meet all the essential standards of quality and...

New York hospital to upgrade revenue cycle management software
05 April 2012 Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) in New York said it will install PatientKeeper Charge Capture software by June 2012 to improve revenue cycle...

UK regulator alerts surgeons over hip implant
05 April 2012 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK has recommended that surgeons stop using a certain type of metal-on-metal hip implant due to a high failure...

UK Care Quality Commission issues warning to private hospital
04 April 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Priory Secure Services to take necessary action to improve services at Priory Grange Coombe House in Devon, England, after inspectors found...

Calls for improvements in NHS staff IT security training
04 April 2012 IT Governance UK has called for National Health Service (NHS) staff to take on information security and IT governance...

Thailand hospital deploys image-guided radiotherapy unit
03 April 2012 The Chulabhorn Hospital in Bangkok has become the first hospital in Thailand to treat cancer patients with Varian Medical Systems's TrueBeam device for image-guided...

South Korean hospital upgrades data management system
03 April 2012 The Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, has selected hardware and software solutions from IBM to manage data and improve patient...

New York hospital to expand emergency department
02 April 2012 Kenmore Mercy Hospital in New York, US, has started the construction of a $14m emergency department, which is scheduled to open in...

Florida Hospital Carrollwood installs spine surgical guidance system
02 April 2012 Florida Hospital Carrollwood in the US has installed the Renaissance system by Mazor Robotics for its spinal...

March 2012

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Pennsylvania children's hospital to construct new outpatient facility
30 March 2012 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, in Pennsylvania, US, has announced plans to construct a new paediatric centre by...

Chinese university hospital acquires Visius Surgical Theatre
30 March 2012 Zhengzhou University Hospital in China has acquired a Visius Surgical Theatre from IMRIS, a global surgical environment...

Maryland hospital upgrades cancer treatment technology
29 March 2012 Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland, US, has upgraded its cancer treatment with the CyberKnife 9.0 system, a robotic technology that can carry out stereotactic...

Duke University to deploy Speech Understanding technology
29 March 2012 Duke University Health System (DUHS) in North Carolina, US, has opted for MModal's speech understanding technology to support their Epic electronic health record (EHR)...

NHS hospital implements voice recognition software
28 March 2012 Medway Foundation Hospital in Gillingham, UK, has implemented MediTalk's TalkingPoint software, which dictates speech into...

Indian hospital chain to expand network by 2014
28 March 2012 HealthCare Global Enterprise (HCG) in India has announced plans to invest Rs1bn ($19.04m) to expand its network to 40 centres by...

Pennsylvania hospital performs robotic assisted spine surgery
27 March 2012 PinnacleHealth System in Pennsylvania, US, has performed the world's first robotic-assisted anterior lumbar inter-body fusion surgery using the da Vinci Si surgical...

UK Care Quality Commission warns care home over standards
27 March 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has urged Shenstone Hall Nursing Home in Lichfield to make necessary improvements to comply with the essential standards of quality and...

West Virginia Hospital selects GE Optima CT scanner
26 March 2012 Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia, US, has selected GE Healthcare's 128-slice CT scanner to help diagnose patients at its Tower 5, which is scheduled to open in...

New York cancer centre to develop data management tools for oncologists
26 March 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, US, has joined forces with the International Business Machines Corporation to develop a tool to provide physicians with improved...

UK hospital robotically constructs new bladders
23 March 2012 Southmead Hospital has become the first hospital in the UK to robotically construct new bladders for cancer...

Maryland hospital to install robotic medical tracking system
23 March 2012 Northwest Hospital in the Maryland, US, is set to install a robotic solution to track and deliver medications to...

Tennessee hospital reduces noise at blood bank
22 March 2012 Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Tennessee, US, is using Swisslog's new 'Whisper' receiving system to minimise noise during pneumatic tube system (PTS) deliveries in its blood...

Canadian hospital opens ambulatory care centre
22 March 2012 St John's Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada, has opened a new $40m ambulatory care...

Researchers to trial hibernation technique to treat stroke patients
21 March 2012 Researchers at Edinburgh University in Scotland will test the efficacy of artificial hibernation technique in treating stroke victims in a new...

UK Parliament approves controversial NHS bill
21 March 2012 The House of Lords, the upper house of the UK Parliament, has approved the Health and Social Care Bill, which proposes to create an independent National Health Service (NHS) board, promote...

UCI Medical Center installs SmartSponge system to improve patient safety
20 March 2012 The University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCI Medical Center) in the US has deployed ClearCount Medical's SmartSponge system to prevent retained sponge...

UK health charity uses BT Cloud Contact
20 March 2012 Nuffield Health, the UK's largest health charity, has awarded telecommunications company BT with a three-year contract to supply a cloud-based contact centre solution to improve the quality of...

Saudi German Hospital to open new facility in Dubai
19 March 2012 Saudi German Hospitals Group, a private healthcare company, has opened a new hospital in Al Barsha,...

Massachusetts healthcare system to rebuild emergency department
19 March 2012 Harrington HealthCare System in Massachusetts, US, has unveiled a $8.8m fundraising campaign to rebuild the emergency department at its Webster campus this...

NHS community hospital to install solar array
16 March 2012 Ilkeston Hospital in Derbyshire, UK, has teamed up with Eco Environments, a renewable energy firm, to install solar panels on two of its...

US health group to expand Rideout Memorial Hospital
16 March 2012 Fremont-Rideout Health Group (FRHG) in California, US, has started work on the expansion of Rideout Memorial...

Florida hospital uses Toshiba's digital X-ray system
15 March 2012 Health Central in Florida, US, is to use the RADREX-i digital radiographic X-ray programme by Toshiba America Medical Systems to improve treatment and patient...

US hospital to deploy interactive patient education system
15 March 2012 Mission Hospital in North Carolina, US, has selected the TIGR advanced platform (AP) interactive patient education system by TeleHealth Services to increase patient knowledge, improve...

German hospital group deploys PoINT data storage software
14 March 2012 The St Augustinus Hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany, has selected PoINT's storage manager to help process data...

Texas hospital to deploy Allscripts software to cut operating costs
14 March 2012 United Regional Health Care System in the US state of Texas has selected Allscripts Care Management system to improve patient care and efficiency, as well as reduce operating...

NHS Foundation Trust uses mobile device to prevent data loss
13 March 2012 Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has deployed Fiberlink's mobile device management (MDM) solution to prevent data...

Hospira to help prevent clinical infections across three US states
13 March 2012 US-based Christus Health has chosen Hospira TheraDoc clinical surveillance system to handle its patient safety and prevent infections across 23 hospitals in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana...

Ohio hospital to open expanded patient tower
12 March 2012 Miami Valley Hospital South (MVHS) in the US state of Ohio is set to open its $51m expanded five-storey patient tower next...

Bahrain hospital uses patient safety software to reduce clinical risks
12 March 2012 King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Bahrain has installed the first phase of a software solution for patient safety and healthcare risk...

Michigan hospital selects UltiPro human capital management software
09 March 2012 Mercy Memorial Hospital System in the US state of Michigan has selected Ultimate Software to provide its UltiPro solution for business intelligence and strategic talent...

Toronto children's hospital builds research and learning centre
09 March 2012 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, is constructing a SickKids Centre for Research and Learning in the city's Discovery...

Vermont hospital to deploy Unibased surgery management systems
08 March 2012 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) in the US state of Vermont has selected Unibased Systems Architecture's ForSite2020 solution suite to improve resource utilisation and streamline...

Texas hospitals support robotic surgery initiative
08 March 2012 The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St David's North Austin Medical Center in the US has collaborated with three hospitals to improve patient care using da Vinci robotic...

Austria begins construction on new health facility
07 March 2012 Construction work has commenced on the 800-bed Krankenhaus Nord Wein hospital in Vienna,...

NHS to receive over £330m in funding
07 March 2012 The UK National Health Service will receive over £330m additional funding to construct new accident and emergency (A&E) units and operating theatres, improve community hospitals and...

Inland Empire uses Orion health information exchange solutions
06 March 2012 Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) in California, US, has chosen Orion Health Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions for handling its patient health records and improving...

US health system uses MedVentive technology to manage risk
06 March 2012 Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital healthcare provider serving patients in the US states of Idaho and Oregan, has selected MedVentive's population and risk programmes to improve...

CQC issues formal warning to UK care home
05 March 2012 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Park Homes that it must take immediate action at its Hazel Bank Care Home to meet all the essential standards of quality and...

Pennsylvania hospital implants artificial heart
05 March 2012 The Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pennsylvania, US, has performed its first implant of the SynCardia temporary total artificial...

UK hospital reports 30% reduction in care transfer delays
02 March 2012 The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals (NHS Trust) in the UK has reported a 30% reduction in delayed transfers of care following the implementation of the Medworxx patient...

US Department of Veterans Affairs to open new Las Vegas facility
02 March 2012 The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will open the new Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, in...

US hospital boosts robotic surgery technology
01 March 2012 Renown Regional Medical Center in Nevada, US, has deployed Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Si system to upgrade its robotic surgery...

Toronto hospital upgrades software to improve patient care
01 March 2012 Runnymede Healthcare Centre in Toronto, Canada, has selected HP converged infrastructure to support patient care and improve IT administration...

February 2012

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Hospital installs tracking system to reduce infections
29 February 2012 University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada, has installed a real-time location system (RTLS) to reduce the transmission and spread of infections by tracking equipment, patients and...

Maryland's LifeBridge Health to launch new children's hospital
29 February 2012 LifeBridge Health in Baltimore County, Maryland, US, will open the new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital next...

NHS hospital deploys Dell IT solution for pilot study
28 February 2012 City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has participated in a pan-European pilot study conducted by Dell to assess the beneficial impact of a unified clinical archiving...

Massachusetts hospital deploys digital image system
28 February 2012 The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US has started using Corista's digital image management platform (DP3) to provide a clinical review of pathology...

Southampton NHS Trust supports new life science project
27 February 2012 The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has entered into a partnership with healthcare IT company iSOFT to evaluate new software to extract and anonymise...

Texas LifeCare Hospitals deploy Meta Health software
27 February 2012 LifeCare Hospitals in the US state of Texas will install Meta Health Technology's abstracting/coding and clinical documentation improvement...

NewYork-Presbyterian installs real-time location system
24 February 2012 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in the US has installed Awarepoint's real-time location system (RTLS) at its Columbia University Medical Center campus to improve workflow, quality of care and...

Beaumont Hospital performs Michigan's first robotic gallbladder removal surgery
24 February 2012 Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, US, has conducted the state's first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery using Intuitive's da Vinci robotic surgical...

Ohio's Christ Hospital to build orthopaedic and spine facility
23 February 2012 The Christ Hospital in Ohio, US, will invest $265m to expand its main campus in Mt...

US university hospital installs Simpana software
23 February 2012 The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in the US state of New York has installed CommVault Simpana 9's singular information management technology to improve patient...

US hospital unveils new medical image archiving solution
22 February 2012 The Texas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in the US has deployed Iron Mountain's vendor neutral archive (VNA) and cloud storage solution to manage its CT scans, MRIs, X-rays and other...

Wisconsin Heart Hospital performs world's first surgical robotic procedure
22 February 2012 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's Wisconsin Heart Hospital Campus in Milwaukee, US, has claimed that it has successfully performed the world's first surgical robotic procedure using the Leonardo...

Tennessee hospital to install Hitachi radiation therapy system
21 February 2012 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, will install the Hitachi Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) system at its facility to treat cancer...

US hospital to launch new mental health facility
21 February 2012 Highland Hospital in West Virginia, US, is set to complete the construction of its new mental health facility in Kanawha City by July...

MEDIVista bedside computing technology selected for new US hospital
20 February 2012 St Mary's Healthcare System for Children has selected Lincor Solutions' MEDIVista Bedside technology to improve patient care at its new facility due for completion this...

CQC report highlights failings at UK care home
20 February 2012 The Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK, has warned Kingsley House care home in Wallasey, Merseyside, that it must improve services after inspectors found that the provider was failing to comply...

UK hospital deploys RTLS and workflow software
17 February 2012 The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, has deployed the first phases of Awarepoint Corporation's real-time location system (RTLS) to improve patient flow, equipment tracking and...

DuPage Medical Group deploys Merge iConnect Access and Eye Care suite
17 February 2012 The DuPage Medical Group in Illinois, US, has deployed Merge Healthcare's iConnect® Access and the Merge Eye Care...

CQC warns UK care home over non-compliance with safety standards
16 February 2012 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Priory (Watton) Limited that it must make necessary improvements to its Buckingham Lodge Care Home to meet essential standards of quality and...

Kuwait hospital implements new Cardiac MRI technique
16 February 2012 Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Kuwait has implemented a cardiac MRI to diagnose and assess cardiac diseases and...

US budget plan trims spending on federal health programmes
15 February 2012 The US President's 2013 budget plan will cut spending on health programmes at the expense of hospitals and care...

New York hospital steps up security on patient information
15 February 2012 Saratoga Hospital in the US state of New York has selected DigitalPersona® Pro software and U.are.U® fingerprint readers to securely control access to patient health information (PHI)...

Tennessee hospital opens hybrid operating room
14 February 2012 Saint Thomas Hospital in the US state of Tennessee has opened one of two hybrid operating rooms (OR) for cardiac and vascular...

Oman hospital to open new emergency unit
14 February 2012 Khoula Hospital in Muscat, Oman, has announced it will open a new accident and emergency department and burns department in...

Survey shows most Dubai hospitals yet to go paperless
13 February 2012 A recent Dubai Health Authority and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) survey has found that most Dubai hospitals are yet to adopt a paperless...

Hope for inoperable heart disease patients at Florida hospital
13 February 2012 Morton Plant Hospital in the US state of Florida has performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery (TAVR) in the Tampa Bay...

UK hospital invests in SATO self-adhesive paediatric wristband
10 February 2012 Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust in Surrey, UK, has selected SATO, a provider of data collection systems and labelling, to provide its self-adhesive paediatric/infant soft...

US hospital performs first robot-assisted thoracic surgery
10 February 2012 St John's Hospital in the US state of Minnesota has performed the first robot-assisted thoracic surgery to treat lung...

UK children's hospital receives device to reduce anxiety in patients
09 February 2012 The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, Scotland, has received Diversionary Therapy Technologies' (DTT) ditto device from Sick Kids Friends...

Michigan hospital deploys Toshiba's new ultrasound system
09 February 2012 Spectrum Health in Michigan, US, has deployed the first Aplio 500 ultrasound system from Toshiba America Medical...

Australian hospital opens new hyperbaric chamber
08 February 2012 The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, has opened a new $5.2m hyperbaric chamber, three times the size of its old one, hospital officials have...

Texas hospital implements negative pressure wound therapy system
08 February 2012 The Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital (LBJ Hospital) in Texas has become the first US hospital to treat patients using Smith & Nephew's pocket-sized PICO single use negative pressure...

Boston health centre unveils 79,000ft² community care facility
07 February 2012 Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) has opened a new six-storey community health facility in Roxbury,...

Maryland healthcare network to implement physician charting software
07 February 2012 Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) in the US state of Maryland has chosen Forerun's FlexChart advanced physician documentation software for the emergency departments of Upper Chesapeake Medical...

Sarasota Memorial Hospital deploys new PD diagnosis technology
06 February 2012 Sarasota Memorial Hospital in the US state of Florida has deployed what it claims to be the first and only FDA-approved test to diagnose Parkinson's disease...

Swedish Medical Center deploys new interactive patient care solution
06 February 2012 US-based Swedish Medical Center has deployed Aceso UpCare technology at its newly opened Issaquah...

CQC warns Great Western Hospital over essential standards
03 February 2012 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that the Great Western Hospital in Swindon failed to meet two essential...

US hospital deploys acute care electronic health record solution
03 February 2012 NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee, US, has chosen Allscripts's Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), an acute care electronic health record (EHR) solution, to help boost the...

DM Healthcare opens new multi-speciality hospital in India
02 February 2012 Dubai-based DM Healthcare has opened the Aster-Aadhar Hospital, a multi-speciality hospital in Kolhapur, Maharashtra,...

UK hospital installs AeroScout Asset Tracking & Management solution
02 February 2012 University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has installed AeroScout's Asset Tracking & Management solution....

Capital Health deploys new molecular breast imaging device
01 February 2012 US-based medical network Capital Health has deployed GE Healthcare's Discovery NM 750b, a specialised breast scanner that enables advanced functional imaging of breast cancer, at its New...

Nuffield Health deploys new diagnostic ultrasound system
01 February 2012 Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital in the UK has deployed the ACUSON S2000 diagnostic ultrasound system from Siemens...

January 2012

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German hospital deploys IntraOp Mobetron for IOERT
31 January 2012 Helios Berlin Buch, a German hospital, has deployed IntraOp Medical's Mobetron system for intra-operative electron radiation therapy...

KishHealth System introduces new clinical surveillance system
31 January 2012 KishHealth System in DeKalb, Illinois, US, has been using the Pharmacy Xpert clinical surveillance and intervention system from Thomson Reuters to capture interventions and improve patient...

Mubadala Healthcare to open new hospital in 2013
30 January 2012 Mubadala Healthcare, a unit of Mubadala Development, will open Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) on Sowwah Island, Abu Dhabi, in...

CQC warns Springfield Care Home over standards
30 January 2012 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Springfield Care Home in Walthamstow, east London, that it must take immediate action to improve...

US hospital deploys enterprise-wide device connectivity infrastructure
27 January 2012 Virtua Health, a comprehensive multihospital healthcare system in New Jersey, US, has deployed Nuvon's Vega system for its enterprise-wide device connectivity...

Fauquier Hospital deploys new referral management solutions
27 January 2012 Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, US, has selected healthcare IT company Proficient Health to streamline its processes for physician orders and patient...

US hospital opens new heart valve clinic
26 January 2012 Heart Hospital of Austin in Texas, US, has opened a heart valve clinic featuring trans-catheter aortic valve replacement technology....

UK hospital performs endovascular surgery using robotic technology
26 January 2012 St Mary's Hospital, part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK, has used Hansen Medical's Magellan robotic system for a fenestrated endograft...

Unity Health deploys new interoperability platform
25 January 2012 The Unity Health System in New York, US, has adopted the dbMotion Solution, an interoperability platform, as part of the healthcare provider's health information exchange efforts....

Arizona medical centre installs Toshiba breast imaging solution
25 January 2012 Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, has deployed the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR system from Toshiba America Medical...

UC San Diego Health System to acquire Nevada Cancer Institute
24 January 2012 UC San Diego Health System in the US is set to acquire the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) for an undisclosed...

Ohio Medical Center deploys new cancer technology
24 January 2012 University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Ohio, US, has installed new technology at the Seidman Cancer Center to treat ovarian, endometrial and other cancers....

Omani hospital expands oncology, cardiology centres
23 January 2012 The Royal Hospital in Muscat, Oman, is expanding its National Oncology Centre and the National Cardiology...

Pennsylvania hospital acquires telemedicine solution
23 January 2012 Meadville Medical Center in the US state of Pennslyvania has selected Authentidate's Electronic House Call (EHC) remote vital signs monitoring solution for its chronic disease management...

Bacterial infection at UK hospital linked to death of three babies
20 January 2012 The UK's Belfast Trust has announced the death of a third baby at the Royal Maternity Hospital after an outbreak of a bacterial infection known as...

Nebraska Medical Centers to set up new cancer facility
20 January 2012 The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medical Center in the US have unveiled plans to set up a new cancer treatment and research...

US hospital installs QuadraMed identity management solutions
19 January 2012 Westchester Medical Center in New York has installed QuadraMed's identity management solutions as part of an enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) implementation....

South Korean hospital and SK Telecom launch Health Connect JV
19 January 2012 Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) and SK Telecom in South Korea, have formed a joint venture to connect patients, medical professionals and patients' families to medical equipment...

WVU Hospitals to construct ten-storey tower
18 January 2012 West Virginia University (WVU) Hospitals in the US, is to build a ten-storey tower to address the increasing capacity challenges and improve the healthcare needs of patients in the...

BGS Global Hospitals installs new radiation therapy technology
18 January 2012 Global Hospitals Group has deployed what it claims to be Asia Pacific's first advanced radiation therapy technology for cancer treatment at its BGS Global Hospitals in Bangalore and Karnataka, India....

Care Quality Commission issues warning to Birkdale Park Nursing Home
17 January 2012 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged Birkdale Park Nursing Home in Southport to take measures to meet essential...

Nashville General Hospital implements integrated radiology IT solutions
17 January 2012 Nashville General Hospital in the US state of Texas has selected Sectra's suite of web-based, integrated RIS/PACS...

Saudi Arabia invests in heat stroke treatment for Hajj pilgrims
16 January 2012 The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has deployed ZOLL Medical's intravascular temperature management (IVTM) systems to treat pilgrims suffering from heat stroke during the annual Hajj...

Woodland Heights Medical Center installs new robotic surgical system
16 January 2012 Woodland Heights Medical Center in the US state of Texas has introduced the da Vinci Si surgical system to its operating...

SBH acquires two UHS hospitals
13 January 2012 Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) has acquired Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital in Las Vegas, US, from Universal Health Services...

Fort Irwin to construct new hospital
13 January 2012 Fort Irwin & the National Training Center, a major training area for the US Military, is set to build a new $400m hospital to replace the 40-year-old existing...

Jackson Hospital announces expansion of emergency rooms
12 January 2012 Jackson Hospital in the US state of Alabama has added a 3,863ft² facility to its emergency room as part of the hospital's $7.5m renovation and expansion...

US hospital receives transformational grant from Marcus Foundation
12 January 2012 Boca Raton Regional Hospital, US, has received a transformational $25m grant from the Marcus Foundation to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute on the hospital's main...

Quincy Medical Center to re-establish maternity ward
11 January 2012 Quincy Medical Center in Massachusetts, US, is re-establishing its maternity ward as part of a $30m hospital renovation...

BryanLGH deploys Thomson Reuters clinical surveillance solution
11 January 2012 BryanLGH Medical Center in the US has deployed the Pharmacy Xpert clinical surveillance and intervention solution from Thomson Reuters to improve medication...

HMC selects Cerner to automate Qatar public health system
10 January 2012 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Cerner have signed an agreement to automate the public health system in Qatar, including all Hamad hospitals and primary healthcare...

Blackpool Victoria deploys pathology workflow system
10 January 2012 Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the UK has deployed GHG Software's specialist pathology voice recognition (VR) workflow...

Silver Cross Hospital to open in Illinois
09 January 2012 The new campus of the Silver Cross Hospital in Illinois, US, is set open next month....

Oxford University Hospitals Trust to expand neonatal intensive care unit
09 January 2012 Oxford University Hospitals Trust in the UK is planning a £5.5m expansion of a neonatal intensive care unit at Oxford's John Radcliffe...

Mammoth Hospital deploys revenue cycle management solution
06 January 2012 Mammoth Hospital in California, US, has selected a solution to manage the revenue cycle for 39 affiliated providers in 11 outpatient...

Scottish Government invests £2bn in hospital infrastructure projects
06 January 2012 The Scottish Government will invest £2bn in hospital infrastructure projects to deliver better facilities for the...

Mafraq Hospital to open new hypertension clinic
05 January 2012 Mafraq Hospital, owned by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA), is planning to open a new hypertension clinic in Abu Dhabi,...

Rady Children's Hospital deploys device connectivity solution
05 January 2012 Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (RCHSD) in the US has deployed Nuvon’s open architecture vectored event grid architecture (VEGA) device connectivity solution for its enterprise-wide...

US health institute wins Aetna Foundation research grant
04 January 2012 The National Public Health and Hospital Institute, the research affiliate of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), has received a research grant from the...

Maude L Whatley Health Center announces renovation
04 January 2012 The Maude L Whatley Health Center in Alabama, US, has announced a $2.4m renovation and...

Cincinnati Hospital set to expand
03 January 2012 The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, US, is set to lease a new building for non-clinical offices and support...

UTMC deploys OxyHeal multiplace hyperbaric chamber system
03 January 2012 The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) in Ohio, US, has deployed OxyHeal Medical Systems' multiplace hyperbaric chamber system at its Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine...

December 2011

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CTCA opens new surgical facility at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
23 December 2011 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has opened new surgical facility at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion,...

Biggs Gridley Memorial Hospital deploys Prognosis EHR solution
22 December 2011 Biggs Gridley Memorial Hospital in US has deployed an enterprise clinical and financial system with an electronic health record (EHR) solution from Prognosis Health Information...

Hackensack University Medical Center selects SurgiCount Safety-Sponge system
22 December 2011 Hackensack University Medical Center in the US has selected the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge system to improve patient safety and reduce error rates in its operating...

Huntsville Hospital to purchase Parkway Medical Center
21 December 2011 Huntsville Hospital in the US has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parkway Medical Center of Decatur from Capella...

Tennessee health network deploys OptumInsight health information exchange technology
21 December 2011 The East Tennessee Health Information Network has deployed OptumInsight's health information exchange technology for better patient care coordination and...

Niles hospital to expand emergency department
20 December 2011 The Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles, Michigan, US, is investing $7.4m to expand its emergency...

Chindex opens new Tianjin United Family Hospital in China
20 December 2011 US healthcare company Chindex International has officially opened Tianjin United Family Hospital in Beijing,...

MIC Clinic installs new operating room management solution
19 December 2011 The MIC Clinic in Berlin has installed a new solution manufactured by Karl Storz ORchestrion and Ekahau RTLS for the management of clinical processes around its operating...

Canadian hospital selects Cisco medical-grade network
19 December 2011 Woodstock Hospital has selected Cisco's medical-grade network for its new facility in...

German university hospital deploys new image-guided surgery system
16 December 2011 University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar in Germany has deployed Brainlab's Curve image-guided surgery...

New Zealand hospital deploys Varian radiotherapy system
16 December 2011 Wellington Hospital in New Zealand has deployed a TrueBeam device from Varian Medical Systems for radiotherapy...

UK CQC warns Alpha Hospitals over non-compliance
15 December 2011 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Alpha Hospitals (NW) in Sheffield that it must take necessary measures to meet essential...

SA Health to deploy Allscripts e-health record system
15 December 2011 The public health system of South Australia, SA Health, will deploy Allscripts' Sunrise Enterprise suite of advanced clinical, access management and financial solutions across its network...

Hoag Memorial Hospital opens new operating suite in California
14 December 2011 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in California, US, has opened an advanced cardiac operating...

NHS trust installs Honeywell patient monitoring technology
14 December 2011 NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Trust in the UK has successfully installed Honeywell's multipatient monitoring technology in residential care homes in the region to...

US Regional Medical Center deploys ultraviolet disinfection system
13 December 2011 The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun counties in US has deployed a new tool, the Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfector...

Hackensack to reopen acute care hospital
13 December 2011 Hackensack University Medical Center is set to reopen an acute care hospital at the site of the former Pascack Valley facility in New Jersey,...

US hospitals lack prevention practices for urinary tract infections, study finds
12 December 2011 A University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center survey has found that the majority of US hospitals lack prevention practices for...

CQC issues formal warning to New Leaf Health Care
12 December 2011 England's Care Quality Commission has formally warned New Leaf Health Care to make urgent improvements to protect the safety and welfare of...

Perham Health to open new hospital in Minnesota
09 December 2011 Perham Health is set to open a new hospital and clinic in the US state of Minnesota in January, the organisation has...

DFine wins approval to launch StabiliT system in Canada and Mexico
09 December 2011 DFine has received clearance to introduce its StabiliT RadioFrequency Targeted Vertebral Augmentation system throughout Canada and Mexico...

Genomic Oncotype breast cancer test to predict risk of recurrence
09 December 2011 Genomic Health's Oncotype DX has met its primary endpoint in a clinical validation study investigating patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of breast...

Hughston Clinic launches outpatient surgical centre
09 December 2011 Hughston Clinic has announced the launch of a new outpatient surgical facility in north Columbus, Georgia,...

Sorin Group adult oxygenator wins European approval
08 December 2011 Sorin Group, a global medical device company, has received European approval for its Inspire oxygenator system, designed for cardiopulmonary bypass procedures in adult...

Lehigh Valley Health selects Orion HIE solution
08 December 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), a group of hospitals in Pennsylvania, has selected Orion Health to provide its enterprise health information exchange (HIE)...

UK Department of Health renews focus on improving patient results
08 December 2011 The Department of Health in the UK has launched the updated National Health Service (NHS) Outcomes Framework 2012/13 which is set to deliver a true verdict on how the NHS is...

OrbusNeich presents safety profile of Genous stent
08 December 2011 OrbusNeich's Genous stent was found to be safe when combined with a ten-day dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in the multicentre...

French Hospital delivers advanced radiotherapy treatments using TrueBeam
07 December 2011 Centre Val d'Aurelle in France has begun the delivery of advanced radiotherapy treatments using TrueBeam...

Vibra selects multiple PatientKeeper software modules
07 December 2011 Vibra Healthcare has selected multiple PatientKeeper software modules to enhance physicians' access to patient information and design documentation processes at its long-term acute care hospitals....

AirXpanders treats first patient in XPAND trial
07 December 2011 AirXpanders has treated the first mastectomy patient undergoing breast reconstruction in the AirXpanders patient activated controlled tissue expander system for breast reconstruction (XPAND)...

NSF funds UA researchers' development of new imaging device
07 December 2011 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $530,000 grant to the University of Arizona (UA) College of Engineering, US, to develop a terahertz spectral...

FDA clears Covidien SpiderFX embolic protection device
06 December 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Covidien's SpiderFX device, indicated for use in arteries in the lower extremities to treat severely calcified...

Canadian study finds C. difficile infections increase hospital stay
06 December 2011 A team of researchers in Ottawa, Canada, has reported that a Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection increases a patient's hospital stay by at least six...

Researchers develop blood test for membranous nephropathy
06 December 2011 Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have developed a blood test to diagnose membranous nephropathy in its early...

Thailand hospital introduces new medical surgery software
06 December 2011 Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, has introduced computer assisted replacement surgery for knee...

Study criticises food in Californian children's hospitals
05 December 2011 Food served in children's hospitals in the US state of California has been rated as largely unhealthy by a new...

Quanterix to develop botulinum toxin assay
05 December 2011 Quanterix has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Botulinum Research Center to develop and validate an assay to measure low levels of the botulinum toxin within complex...

Boston gets FDA clearance for new cardiac devices
05 December 2011 Boston Scientific has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Incepta, Energen, and Punctua cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and...

Metro Spinal Clinic deploys IBM analytics software for pain management
05 December 2011 The Metro Spinal Clinic in Melbourne, Australia, has deployed IBM analytics software to track and record data to manage patients'...

Uptake Medical treats first patient with InterVapor system
02 December 2011 Uptake Medical has treated the first patient using its InterVapor system, designed for endoscopic lung volume reduction in patients with severe...

West Bay Orthopaedic Medical Group selects ChartLogic electronic health record suite
02 December 2011 The West Bay Orthopaedic Medical Group based in California, US, has selected ChartLogic's electronic health record suite for its...

Mountain Medical selects Medicalis radiology workflow solution
02 December 2011 Mountain Medical has selected Medicalis's Enterprise Worklist solution to integrate workflow across its 15 reading sites and 800,000 studies throughout...

Covidien Endo Stitch suturing device found effective against benign conditions
02 December 2011 Covidien's Endo Stitch automated suturing device delivers a reduction in mean hospital costs and operating room time during total laparoscopic hysterectomies to treat benign conditions, a study...

Neuros gets FDA approval begin electrical nerve block technology study
01 December 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Neuros Medical investigational device exemption approval to initiate a pilot clinical trial to investigate its patented...

UK researchers develop new blood-pressure monitor
01 December 2011 Researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK have developed a new wristwatch device to monitor blood pressure in collaboration with HealthStats, a Singaporean biotechnology...

California Surgery Centre selects ProVation electronic health record
01 December 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation electronic health record software has been selected by Northern California Surgery Center in the...

Philippine army hospital invests in new equipment
01 December 2011 Army General Hospital in the Philippines has invested PHP70m ($1.6m) in new equipment to improve its medical...

November 2011

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CQC issues warning to Cygnet Health Care
30 November 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to Cygnet Health Care to make urgent improvements to its standards of care at an independent mental health hospital in...

FirstMark PREvent blood assay could diagnose coronary artery disease
30 November 2011 FirstMark, a diagnostic division of GenWay Biotech, has presented the study results for PREvent, a multiple biomarker test that diagnoses near term risk of myocardial infarction for suspected...

FDA clears Philips' whole-body PET/MR imaging system
30 November 2011 Royal Philips Electronics' whole body PET/MR imaging system, the Ingenuity TF PET/MR, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration...

Skanska to help build University Medical Center in the US
30 November 2011 Skanska and its joint venture partner MAPP Construction have won a $522m contract to build the first phase of the new University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana,...

New airflow control device found to reduce asthma symptoms
29 November 2011 According to a study published in medical journal Thorax, asthma patients can improve their quality of life and reduce persistent symptoms during the day by using a simple bedside...

US researchers develop new device for urinary problems
29 November 2011 Case Western Reserve University in the US is developing a neurotechnology device to treat patients suffering from urinary problems due to spasms in the urethral...

Missouri hospital installs Safescan ferromagnetic detection systems
29 November 2011 Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, US, and its sister facility in Overland Park, have deployed Mednovus' Safescan ferromagnetic detection systems to increase MRI...

CQC issues second warning to James Paget Hospital
29 November 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston to improve its standard of care or face legal action for a second...

Biotronik implants first patients with new Lumax 740 ICDs
28 November 2011 Biotronik has implanted the first patients with its new Lumax 740 implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), the first such device suitable for use with...

Philips launches Veradius Neo mobile C-arm
28 November 2011 Royal Philips Electronics has introduced its new Philips Veradius Neo mobile C-arm to enhance patient...

UPMC and Washington Hospital to open urgent care centres in Pennsylvania
28 November 2011 The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Washington Hospital have partnered to open the first of three new urgent care centres in Peters, Pennsylvania,...

Beth Israel Medical Center adopts CriticalKey's KeyEngine software
28 November 2011 Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, US, has entered into a five-year contract to deploy CriticalKey's KeyEngine software to electronically deliver radiology results directly to...

Sphere Medical's Proxima blood analyser meets primary endpoint
25 November 2011 Sphere Medical's Proxima Generation 2 has met its primary endpoint in a multicentre clinical trial conducted at two UK hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and West Suffolk...

FDA approves Medtronic continuous glucose monitoring system
25 November 2011 Medtronic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its iPro2, a next-generation continuous glucose monitoring...

US medical centre signs trial agreement with Daxor
25 November 2011 Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, US, has entered into a trial agreement to adopt Daxor's BVA-100 blood volume analyser....

CQC to inspect UK home care services
25 November 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said that it will carry out a themed inspection programme of home care services to ensure they are meeting essential...

Genesis to produce Future Path urine-management bag
24 November 2011 Genesis Plastics Welding has announced that it will manufacture Future Path Medical's iBag urine-management...

US hospital installs Tru-D disinfection system
24 November 2011 Princeton Community Hospital in West Virginia, US, has deployed the Tru-D's SmartUVC room decontamination system, which helps to disinfect environmental surfaces in patient rooms and operating...

FDA clears Abbott Chagas disease test
24 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a test developed by Abbott Laboratories to detect antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas...

Four Irish hospitals deploy McKesson imaging solutions
24 November 2011 Healthcare technology provider McKesson has implemented its Horizon Medical Imaging picture archiving communications system (PACS) and radiology imaging system (RIS) at four hospitals in Ireland....

Cervilenz device receives CE mark
23 November 2011 Cervilenz Inc has received the CE mark for its CerviLenz device, designed to measure vaginal cervical...

UK hospitals trial new furniture to fight HCAIs
23 November 2011 Four new bedside furniture designs have been trialled on wards in eight hospitals across England to help tackle healthcare-associated infections...

Deep brain stimulation therapy show promise in depression treatment
23 November 2011 The multicentre pilot study of the Libra deep brain stimulation system for major depressive disorder has demonstrated improvement in symptoms among patients who are highly treatment...

British Columbia Cancer Agency buys RainDance ThunderStorm system
23 November 2011 British Columbia Cancer Agency in Canada has purchased RainDance Technologies' new ThunderStorm system, which is designed to test for hereditary cancer using next-generation...

Sanuwave dermaPACE found effective against diabetic foot ulcers
22 November 2011 Sanuwave Health has presented positive data from its Phase III clinical trial of dermaPACE, used as a treatment for diabetic foot...

Northern Ireland hospitals to receive JAC medication management software
22 November 2011 Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) has selected JAC Computer Services to deliver a pharmacy software solution across four hospital...

Ochsner Medical Center installs Toshiba vascular X-ray system
22 November 2011 Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, has implemented Toshiba America Medical Systems' cardiovascular X-ray...

FDA clears Medtronic pain management system
22 November 2011 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic's AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system for the management of chronic...

Boston implants first patient with left atrial appendage closure device in Colombia
21 November 2011 Boston Scientific's Watchman left atrial appendage closure device has been implanted in the first group of patients at Angiografia de Occidente in Cali,...

Saudi Arabian hospital selects Lumedx CVIS
21 November 2011 The King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has installed Lumedx's cardiovascular information and imaging systems (CVIS) at its Heart...

FDA clears PositiveID diabetes management system
21 November 2011 PositiveID has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its iglucose mobile health system for diabetes...

Woman's and Reach partner for emergency air medical service
21 November 2011 The Woman's Hospital of Texas in the US has partnered with Reach Air Medical Services to provide a 24/7 emergency medical helicopter service to Houston and surrounding...

X-spine spinal implant system gets FDA approval
18 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration has approved X-spine's Calix PC spinal implant system, an intervertebral body fusion system designed to treat spinal...

Qatar hospital opens new patient care units
18 November 2011 Hamad General Hospital in Qatar has opened several new patient care units to increase its bed capacity and provide quality care for...

Tebow Foundation and Cure to build paediatric hospital in the Philippines
18 November 2011 The Tim Tebow Foundation and Cure International are planning to build a $3m surgical children's hospital in Davao City, the...

CardioDx gene-expression performs well in trial
18 November 2011 CardioDx's Corus CAD blood-based gene expression test has demonstrated superior performance in a...

Vibra to open long-term acute care hospital in Texas
17 November 2011 US-based speciality hospital provider Vibra Healthcare is planning to open a long-term acute care hospital in DeSoto, Texas,...

Torax continence restoration system wins CE mark
17 November 2011 Torax Medical has received the CE mark for its Fenix continence restoration...

MDxHealth prostate cancer assay shows efficacy
17 November 2011 MDxHealth's Prostate ConfirmMDx test has been found to help urologists to distinguish between true negative biopsies and occult prostate cancers undetected by biopsy and histopathological review....

Harrison Medical Center deploys Toshiba vascular X-ray systems
17 November 2011 Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington, US, has implemented Toshiba America Medical Systems' three Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems to conduct interventional cardiac, peripheral...

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds AirLife Denver helicopter service
16 November 2011 Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Wyoming, US, has announced that it will expand its emergency care operations with air...

New York university to install TeraMedica's Evercore vendor neutral architecture
16 November 2011 State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University is set to install TeraMedica's Evercore enterprise vendor neutral architecture across two hospitals and other regional...

St Mary's Hospital in London performs surgery with Hansen Magellan Robotic System
16 November 2011 Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System has been used for the first time at St Mary's Hospital for the treatment of peripheral vascular...

Boston PolarCath dilatation system found to reduce restenosis rate
16 November 2011 Boston Scientific's PolarCath peripheral dilatation system has demonstrated positive results from the COBRA clinical trial, which investigated post-dilation of nitinol stents using CryoPlasty...

Private firm takes over failing NHS hospital in £1bn deal
15 November 2011 The UK Treasury has awarded a £1bn, ten-year contract to private healthcare provider Circle to take over the management of the 'failing' Hinchingbrooke Hospital in...

St Jude reports positive transcatheter heart valve results
15 November 2011 St Jude Medical has presented positive results from a feasibility study of its Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve, conducted at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern...

Indian healthcare group to set up new surgical facilities
15 November 2011 India's Nova Medical Centers is planning to invest Rs5bn ($99m) to expand its...

Abbott new hepatitis assay gets CE mark
15 November 2011 Abbott's Architect hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) diagnostic test has been awarded the CE...

US health centre adopts Prognosis EHR solution
14 November 2011 Sedgwick County Health Center has selected Prognosis Health Information Systems' electronic health record (EHR) solution to install at a 12-bed hospital in Julesburg, Colorado,...

New Electronic Nose could detect tuberculosis
14 November 2011 Researchers from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), India, and Next Dimension Technologies US, have developed a new hand-held breathalyser for...

South African hospital reports reduction in HAI with ICNet
14 November 2011 Mediclinic Southern Africa, a South African private hospital, has demonstrated a positive reduction of hospital acquired infections (HAI) at its hospitals, following the installation of...

Medtronic Aquamantys system found to lower blood loss during surgery
14 November 2011 Medtronic has announced the results from a retrospective study of its Aquamantys system that demonstrated the efficacy in limiting blood loss and reducing transfusions during spinal...

US hospital selects ProVation solution for patient care
11 November 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation MD software has been selected by University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in New Jersey, US, to provide gastroenterology procedure documentation...

Northridge Healthcare embraces CareSys solution
11 November 2011 Northridge Healthcare, a UK-based provider of short break services for adults with multiple and complex health needs, has implemented Advanced Health & Care's fully integrated CareSys solution...

FDA clears Femasys low-pressure hysterosalpingography device
11 November 2011 Femasys has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its FemChec pressure management device, designed to deliver a low-pressure hysterosalpingography as a confirmation...

Svelte treats first patient in DIRECT study
11 November 2011 Svelte Medical Systems has treated its first patient at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, in the DIRECT...

NIH funds Kensey Nash for tendon product research
10 November 2011 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a two-year, $1.9m Phase II small business innovation research grant to Kensey Nash, to further evaluate the use of a bioadhesive surgical...

Medtronic direct aortic therapy system gets CE mark
10 November 2011 Medtronic has received the CE mark for its CoreValve system, used for direct aortic and subclavian transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with severe aortic...

South Carolina hospital to deploy PatientKeeper applications
10 November 2011 Conway Medical Center has purchased PatientKeeper's suite of clinical applications to automate physician workflow and to deploy healthcare information technology at its 210-bed hospital located...

Lutheran General Hospital opens new cancer treatment facility
10 November 2011 Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in the US state of Illinois has opened a new $6m cancer treatment...

Lompoc Valley Medical Center to deploy Allscripts electronic health record
09 November 2011 Lompoc Valley Medical Center in the US is to install Allscripts' Sunrise Clinical Manager acute care electronic health record to support a connected community of health and improve the...

K2M develops two new spinal fusion treatment systems
09 November 2011 K2M, a spinal device company, has developed two new solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, the Aleutian Transforaminal-Lumbar II interbody system and...

TATRC funds PhysioSonics to optimise cerebral blood-flow monitor
09 November 2011 PhysioSonics has received a $2.5m grant from the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to optimise its proprietary cerebral blood-flow monitor to detect...

RegionalCare Hospital acquires Essent Healthcare
09 November 2011 US-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners has completed the acquisition of Essent...

Asuragen pancreatic cancer assay found effective
08 November 2011 Asuragen's microRNA-based test, miRInform Pancreas, has demonstrated improvements in the diagnosis of pancreatic ductal...

TriVascular abdominal stent graft gets FDA approval
08 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TriVasculars' Ovation abdominal stent graft system to treat abdominal aortic...

University of Michigan to open new pediatric hospital
08 November 2011 The University of Michigan will open the $754m C S Mott Children's Hospital next month, it was announced at a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony last...

Houston Healthcare to install ProVation order sets
08 November 2011 Houston Healthcare in the US has chosen to deploy Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation Order Sets at Houston Medical Center and Perry...

FDA approves Edwards transcatheter aortic heart valve
07 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien transcatheter aortic heart valve, designed to treat inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic...

Medtronic commences transcatheter valve trial
07 November 2011 Medtronic has implanted the first patient with its CoreValve system in a clinical trial in...

US hospital selects RelayHealth hospital readmission management system
07 November 2011 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, US, has chosen RelayHealth's RelayCare hospital readmission management system to help reduce readmissions, improve patient care and reduce...

Hong Kong hospital adopts Varian radiotherapy system
07 November 2011 The Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has begun treating cancer using Varian Medicals' TrueBeam...

Quest to introduce new influenza test in Europe
04 November 2011 Quest Diagnostics is to introduce the new Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct test in...

Kaiser Permanente opens new hospital in California
04 November 2011 Care consortium Kaiser Permanente has opened a new medical centre in Ontario, California,...

FDA approves Abbott's Xience Prime drug-eluting stent
04 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott's next-generation Xience Prime everolimus-eluting coronary stent system, used to treat coronary artery...

UK scientists trial new brain tumour treatment
04 November 2011 The Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to begin a multicentre Phase II clinical trial for a new surgical technique to treat brain...

US hospital fully opens
03 November 2011 The new 550,000ft² Swedish / Issaquah medical campus has opened in the Issaquah Highlands, in the US state of...

FDA clears new Gen-Probe HPV assay
03 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gen-Probe's Aptima human papillomavirus (HPV) assay, used to diagnose cervical...

Spine Wave initiates NuCore injectable nucleus device study
03 November 2011 Spine Wave has begun a clinical study to determine the feasibility of implanting its NuCore injectable nucleus device using a proprietary percutaneous technique to treat degenerative disc...

St Cloud hospital selects Merge image sharing solutions
03 November 2011 Centracare Health System's St Cloud Hospital in Minnesota, US, has installed the Merge Healthcare iConnect Vendor Neutral Archive(VNA) and iConnect Share image interoperability...

Swedish university hospital to deploy Varian radiotherapy systems
02 November 2011 Lund University Hospital in Sweden is set to install four of Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam treatment systems in...

EarlySense to introduce new patient monitoring system at MEDICA 2011
02 November 2011 EarlySense will unveil a new contact-free patient monitoring system at MEDICA 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, which will be held on 16-20...

Sensei and Ideal Life partner for wireless health devices
02 November 2011 Sensei has partnered with Ideal Life to integrate Ideal Life's wireless heath devices into the Sensei Connect platform....

Big Brother Watch reveals NHS patient records breach
02 November 2011 Research conducted by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed how medical information is lost and shared on Facebook, and how NHS staff look at each other's medical...

FDA approves Stealth Therapeutics implantable arm port
01 November 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Stealth Therapeutics' Invisiport implantable arm port, intended for use in patients requiring long-term intravenous...

Stellar partners with Life Diagnostics to develop ELISA test kits
01 November 2011 Stellar Biotechnologies has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Life Diagnostics to develop Stellar brand keyhole limpet haemocyanin ELISA test kits, used to detect...

Twin County Regional Healthcare partners with Duke LifePoint Healthcare
01 November 2011 US-based Twin County Regional Healthcare has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership to own and operate the hospital with Duke LifePoint Healthcare....

South Dakota medical centre installs McKesson's pharmacy automation solution
01 November 2011 Sanford USD Medical Center in South Dakota, US, has deployed McKesson's pharmacy automation solution to help optimise productivity and improve point-of-care medication safety at its...

October 2011

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CQC urges UK health trust to improve standards
31 October 2011 An investigation by the UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed 16 major concerns at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust...

Shamokin hospital deploys Wolters Kluwer coding and billing software
31 October 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation MD software has been selected by Shamokin Community Area Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, to provide gastroenterology procedure documentation and...

Medtronic enrolls first patient for Symplicity HTN-3 clinical trial
31 October 2011 Medtronic has enrolled the first patient at the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John's Hospital in Springfield, US, in the Symplicity HTN-3 clinical trial of the Symplicity Renal Denervation...

FDA clears Quidel analyser and influenza assay
31 October 2011 Quidel, a rapid diagnostic testing solutions and cell-based virology assays provider, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Sofia analyser and...

Scripps Health selects Allscripts information connectivity solution
28 October 2011 Scripps Health has selected Allscripts technology to connect physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers across San Diego County,...

OrbusNeich Genous stent proven effective in study
28 October 2011 Twelve-month follow-up data from a clinical trial of OrbusNeich's Genous stent has revealed that the device is safe and...

Accuray wins FDA clearance for Dose Control System
28 October 2011 Radiation oncology company Accuray has been granted US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Dose Control System, a new feature for the company's TomoTherapy...

US surgery centre deploys BioDrain surgical fluid disposal system
28 October 2011 Southern Florida surgery centre has installed BioDrain Medical's FDA-cleared Streamway system for automated surgical fluid...

FDA clears Abbott AML diagnostic test
27 October 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for an in vitro diagnostic test to determine the prognosis of patients with acute myeloid leukaemia...

Medicis Technologies LipoSonix system gets FDA clearance
27 October 2011 Medicis Pharmaceutical's subsidiary Medicis Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its second generation LipoSonix system, designed for non-invasive...

American Hospital Dubai opens new transitional care unit
27 October 2011 The American Hospital Dubai has opened a new transitional care unit to offer long-term care to patients who require high levels of specialist, multidisciplinary...

South Australian hospitals to deploy Telstra bedside computers
27 October 2011 Telstra will install around 3,500 bedside computers in South Australian public hospitals to enable doctors and nurses to use clinical applications and access patient...

PSA test could predict low-risk prostate cancer, says study
26 October 2011 A study by Mayo clinic has found that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test could be a vital tool in predicting which men should have biopsies and which are likely to be diagnosed with...

NHS hospital to install TeleTracking automated portering system
26 October 2011 Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK has chosen to deploy TeleTracking Technologies' TransportTracking automated portering system to improve...

DeKalb hospital plans expansion project
26 October 2011 DeKalb Memorial Hospital in Alabama, US, is planning to add a new emergency department, imaging and laboratory department and a critical care unit to its facility through an $8.7m...

Sonitus unveils new hearing device
26 October 2011 Sonitus Medical unveiled its SoundBite hearing system, a non-surgical and removable hearing prosthetic to treat single-sided deafness and conductive hearing...

FDA clears Canon TX-20 tonometer
25 October 2011 Canon USA's TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration...

Covidien reports six-month plaque excision study results
25 October 2011 Covidien has reported six-month results from a study assessing the effectiveness of plaque excision as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial...

University hospital selects RaySearch treatment planning system
25 October 2011 RaySearch Laboratories has recieved an order to install its treatment planning systems at the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New...

NVision eye centres to deploy NextGen electronic health record
25 October 2011 NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has signed an agreement with NVision Laser Eye Centers to implement NextGen ambulatory electronic health record and practice management solutions across...

Hansen Medical begins study of robotic catheter system
24 October 2011 Hansen Medical has initiated a study to evaluate its flexible catheter Sensei X robotic system in patients with ventricular...

Schneck hospital to install Omnicell medication management solutions
24 October 2011 Schneck Medical Center in Indiana, US, has chosen to implement Omnicell's G4 medication management solutions for its pharmacy, nursing and perioperative care...

BioMimetic's Augment bone graft gains Australian aaproval
24 October 2011 Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved BioMimetic Therapeutics' Augment bone graft for marketing and listing on the Australian Register of Therapeutic...

Palmetto Health trials CareView system
24 October 2011 Healthcare IT provider CareView Communications is to install its CareView system in Palmetto Health Richland hospital in South Carolina, US, for a six month...

First German patient completes treatment with Sapheon closure system
21 October 2011 Sapheon has treated its first patient with bilateral saphenous reflux in Germany using its Sapheon closure...

Spineology interbody fusion system wins FDA nod
21 October 2011 Spineology has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) clearance for its new Rampart line of Interbody fusion...

Dubai children's hospital begins 2nd phase of construction
21 October 2011 The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that construction of the second phase of Dh673m ($183m) Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital has...

HP, Lucile Packard hospital develop digital patient status system
21 October 2011 HP Labs and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford, California, have jointly developed a new real-time patient-centred dashboard to improve patient...

Ventus Medical sleep apnea therapy shows positive results
20 October 2011 Ventus Medical has reported positive long-term clinical data from its proprietary Provent sleep apnea therapy, an innovative, non-invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea...

Kindred Healthcare acquires US-based home health services provider
20 October 2011 Kindred Healthcare's subsidiary has acquired the assets of US-based home health services provider, Synergy Home Health Care....

AHS opens new visa screening centre in UAE
20 October 2011 Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA HealthSystem Facility, has opened a new Disease Prevention and Screening Center (DPSC) in Al Marfa,...

St. Jude Medical renal denervation technology to treat hypertension
20 October 2011 As part of a feasibility study, Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia has performed the first procedure using St. Jude Medical's renal denervation catheter and generator system to...

EMKinetics commences neuromodulation system trial
19 October 2011 EMKinetics has begun the TranStim transdermal neuromodulation system trial in patients suffering from urge incontinence and overactive bladder....

CHOP issues bond sale to fund ambulatory care centre development
19 October 2011 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), US, has announced the sale of $270m fixed-rate bonds to raise money for future growth of the CHOP Care Network....

Biodesix VeriStrat test could identify RCC disease characteristics
19 October 2011 Biodesix has reported that its pretreatment blood-based test, VeriStrat, was able to stratify renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients treated with a combination of two targeted therapies,...

HCA acquires HCA-HealthONE JV
19 October 2011 US-based private health care operator Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has completed the purchase of The Colorado Health Foundation's 40% ownership of the HCA-HealthONE Joint Venture for...

US medical centre installs coding and billing software
18 October 2011 Palestine Regional Medical Center in Texas, US, has selected Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and...

FDA approves Unisense FertiliTech EmbryoScope
18 October 2011 Unisense FertiliTech's EmbryoScope has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical use in...

CQC urges NHS acute hospitals to improve standards of care
18 October 2011 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has called for a system-wide response to combat the failings of NHS acute hospitals and provide a good standard of care to older...

Isto Technologies' bone graft substitute and extender wins CE mark
18 October 2011 Isto Technologies, an orthobiologics company, has received the Conformite Europeenne (CE) mark approval for its InQu bone graft substitute and...

Rainbow Hospital Partnership wins New Brunswick hospital contract
17 October 2011 Rainbow Hospital Partnership, wholly-owned by SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded a public-private partnership contract for the design, construction, commissioning and financing of the new...

US medical centre installs radiofrequency detection technology in operating suites
17 October 2011 Memorial University Medical Center, a two-state healthcare organisation serving southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina, has implemented RF Assure detection systems in all of its...

FDA clears CorMatrix carotid tissue repair implant
17 October 2011 CorMatrix Cardiovascular has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its CorMatrix ECM, a device designed for pericardial closure and carotid tissue repair...

BSD hyperthermia system found to benefit cancer patients
17 October 2011 BSD Medical has reported the positive study results of its BSD-2000 hyperthermia system, which is used to treat...

Chembio syphilis assay obtains CE mark
14 October 2011 Chembio Diagnostics, which develops, manufactures, markets and licences point-of-care diagnostic tests, has received CE marking for its Dual Path Platform syphilis screen and confirm...

More than a quarter of meals served by Cornish NHS trust go uneaten
14 October 2011 More than a quarter of meals served by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are not eaten, new data has...

Cappella coronary sidebranch stent shows positive data
14 October 2011 Cappella Medical Devices has announced the initial long term follow up data for its Sideguard coronary sidebranch stent from Manchester Royal Infirmary in the...

Texas hospital selects Alcatex as equipment provider
14 October 2011 Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, US, has chosen Alcatex as an equipment provider for its new Parkland Hospital Central Utility...

CQC asks Hastings care home to improve standards
13 October 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged Mount Denys care home in Hastings to improve its services after inspections revealed serious problems at the...

Cardiac treats first patient in Titan II study
13 October 2011 Cardiac Dimensions has treated the first patient in a clinical trial of its carillon mitral contour system, a novel therapy for treating heart failure patients suffering from functional...

AmeriHealth signs new hospital contract with Atlantic Health System
13 October 2011 Health insurance provider AmeriHealth New Jersey has entered into an agreement with Atlantic Health System on a new hospital contract effective 1 November...

Japan approves Masimo pulse co-oximeter
13 October 2011 Masimo has received Japanese Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare regulatory clearance for its Rad-87 pulse co-oximeter with rainbow acoustic monitoring...

UK hospital to invest in green power
12 October 2011 Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK will receive £5m grant from the Carbon and Energy Fund to install solar panels, wind turbines and a heat-driven mini power...

Medtronic reports positive ablation system trial results
12 October 2011 Medtronic has reported positive data from a trial of its Phased RF Ablation System for persistent atrial...

MagForce treats glioblastoma with NanoTherm therapy
12 October 2011 MagForce, a medical technology company focused on nanomedicine in oncology, has announced that it has treated a recurrent glioblastoma patient using NanoTherm...

Maryland deploys mobile logistics platform for emergency care
12 October 2011 Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene has selected Upp Technology's mobile logistics platform for emergency resource management and patient...

GE Healthcare 3T wide-bore MR system gets FDA clearance
11 October 2011 GE Healthcare has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Discovery MR750w wide-bore 3T system with the Geometry Embracing Method (GEM) suite of...

St Jude Medical Penta surgical lead wins Japanese regulatory approval
11 October 2011 Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved St Jude Medicals' Penta surgical lead, designed for neurostimulation therapy to treat chronic...

Alabama hospital selects iSirona device integration solution
11 October 2011 Children's of Alabama, a private not-for-profit hospital in Alabama, US, has chosen to implement iSirona's device connectivity...

University General Health System to develop critical care hospital in Texas
11 October 2011 University General Health System has signed an agreement with the City of Alvin in Texas, US, to develop a 27,000ft² critical care hospital in the...

Carson-Tahoe hospital to install ProVation order sets
10 October 2011 Carson-Tahoe Regional Healthcare in northern Nevada, US, has chosen to deploy Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation Order Sets to improve patient care, patient safety and clinician...

Positive trial results for Brainsway deep TMS system
10 October 2011 Brainsway has reported additional interim results of a clinical trial being conducted at the Ichilov Medical Center in Israel to evaluate the efficacy of a deep transcranial magnetic...

Carticept's Navigator DS gets FDA clearance
10 October 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) approval for Carticept Medicals' Navigator Delivery System (Navigator DS) to treat cartilage injuries and...

St Joseph's Hospital and University of Arizona to establish valley fever centre
10 October 2011 St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine have signed an agreement to establish a centre for valley fever in...

CHG acquires Louisiana Medical, Heart Hospital
07 October 2011 Cardiovascular Care Group (CCG) has completed the acquisition of Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital from...

Abbott enrols first patient in EXCEL trial
07 October 2011 Abbott has enrolled its first patient in the evaluation of XIENCE PRIME/XIENCE V versus coronary artery bypass surgery for the effectiveness of left main eervascularization (EXCEL)...

FDA, European commission clears Bioness wireless hand paralysis device
07 October 2011 Bioness has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE mark approval for its NESS H200 wireless hand rehabilitation...

Anthelio partners with MedQuist to reduce $300bn cost burdens
07 October 2011 Texas-based IT company, Anthelio, has entered into a strategic partnership with MedQuist Holdings, an integrated clinical documentation solutions...

Steward acquires Morton, Quincy medical centres
06 October 2011 Steward Health Care System said it has completed the acquisitions of the Morton Hospital and Medical Center and Quincy Medical Center in the US state of...

Siemens new mobile digital X-ray system wins FDA approval
06 October 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Siemens Healthcare's Mobilett Mira, a mobile digital X-ray system with a wireless...

NHI joins Polaris to build acute care hospital in Tennessee
06 October 2011 National Health Investors has entered into a development and lease transaction with affiliates of the Polaris Hospital Company to grant $21.5m to develop a 60-bed general acute care hospital...

GI Dynamics EndoBarrier found effective against diabetes, obesity
06 October 2011 GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner has demonstrated blood sugar control and weight loss benefits beyond the implant period in the 12-Month Diabetes and Obesity...

Florida hospital selects RaySearch treatment planning system
05 October 2011 Baptist Hospital of Miami, part of healthcare organisation Baptist Health South Florida, has chosen RaySearch Laboratories' RayStation treatment planning system for treatments, such...

DARPA funds Aethlon to develop sepsis therapeutic device
05 October 2011 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $6.8m contract to Aethlon Medical to develop a therapeutic device to reduce the incidence of...

HMA acquires Mercy Health Partners
05 October 2011 Health Management Associates' (HMA) subsidiary has purchased the assets of Mercy Health Partners, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Partners in the...

FDA clears Nucletron new VCMC applicator for gynecologic cancers
05 October 2011 Nucletron, an Elekta company, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its new Vaginal CT/MR Multi Channel (VCMC) applicator, which enables very precise dose delivery...

Newark hospital breaks ground on emergency centre
04 October 2011 Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in New York, US, has broken ground on a new emergency department...

Boston Scientific enrols first patient in NECTAR-HF trial
04 October 2011 Boston Scientific has completed first patient enrolment in a prospective randomised international neural cardiac therapy for heart failure (NECTAR-HF) clinical...

Atrium Advanta stent shows superiority against PAD
04 October 2011 Atrium Medical's covered versus balloon expandable stent trial (COBEST) demonstrated positive results of Atrium's proprietary balloon expandable covered stent technology over traditional bare...

Saint Francis Medical bags MED3000 services
04 October 2011 Saint Francis Medical Group in Hartford, US, has executed a three-year contract with MED3OOO, a healthcare management and technology products service, to provide revenue cycle management...

Calypso receives IDE approval for lung cancer study
03 October 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval for Calypso Medical's clinical study evaluating Calypso systems' viability to precisely track...

CQC issues safety warning to Lynwood Care Home
03 October 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to the Lynwood Residential Home in Sunninghill, Berkshire, to improve safety and welfare or face further enforcement...

FDA clears KCHC pediatric face mask
03 October 2011 Kimberly-Clark Health Care (KCHC) has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its pediatric face mask....

Georgia hospital installs Healthland EHR solution
03 October 2011 The Jeff Davis Hospital in the US state of Georgia has selected Healthlands' new electronic health record (EHR) solution Centriq for complete integration and web-based...

September 2011

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Boston bronchial thermoplasty system shows long-term efficacy results
30 September 2011 Boston Scientific has reported positive clinical data from a trial, demonstrating the long-term safety of bronchial thermoplasty in patients treated with the company's Alair bronchial...

Dubai healthcare group to raise funds for hospital projects in India
30 September 2011 Dubai-based healthcare group DM Healthcare plans to raise Rs6bn ($122m) from Asia-focused private equity firm Olympus Capital and existing investor India Value Fund to expand its operations in...

Medtronic commences Engager system trial
30 September 2011 Medtronic has initiated the pivotal trial to obtain CE mark approval for its Engager transcatheter aortic valve implantation system, used to treat patients suffering from severe aortic...

Saint Anne’s Hospital signs affiliation agreement with PrimaCARE
30 September 2011 Saint Anne's Hospital and PrimaCARE have signed a ten-year clinical and strategic affiliation agreement to enhance healthcare quality and clinical coordination for patients in the Greater...

Lansdale Hospital implements new Toshiba imaging system with wireless detector
29 September 2011 Lansdale Hospital in Pennsylvania, US has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems's T.RAD Plus X-ray system with a new wireless...

Given Imaging PillCam shows sensitivity against colorectal lesions
29 September 2011 Given Imaging has reported positive data from a prospective, blinded, multicentre study that investigated the sensitivity of PillCam Colon 2 video capsule for detecting clinically relevant...

FDA clears Zynex electrotherapy device
29 September 2011 Electrotherapy medical device maker Zynex has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its NexWave...

VacaValley Hospital announces expansion
29 September 2011 NorthBay Healthcare's VacaValley Hospital in California, US, is planning to double the size of its hospital in a $118m renovation...

Uptake Medical's InterVapor system gets CE mark
28 September 2011 Uptake Medical has received the CE mark for its InterVapor system, an endoscopic lung volume reduction system to treat severe...

New Edgerton hospital to open in Wisconsin
28 September 2011 Edgerton Hospital and Health Services is planning to open new facility next month in Wisconsin, the...

OncoSec ElectroChemotherapy shows efficacy against cancer
28 September 2011 OncoSec Medical has presented positive results a Phase IV head and neck cancer trial, which has demonstrated that OMS ElectroChemotherapy is safe and...

Indian hospital to set up bone marrow transplant unit
28 September 2011 India's Sahara Hospital, in association with an Israeli centre, is set to install a bone marrow transplant unit for stem cell transplantation and...

Tunstall Healthcare to acquire telecare provider
27 September 2011 Tunstall Healthcare Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American Medical Alert, a provider of remote health monitoring and 24/7 communication...

New York hospital installs Craneware chargemaster solution
27 September 2011 Ellenville Regional Hospital in New York has chosen Craneware's Chargemaster Toolkit - Critical Access Hospital solution to automate its chargemaster management...

Sapheon gets CE mark for new varicose vein treatment
27 September 2011 Sapheon has received CE Mark approval for its new approach of treating varicose veins using the Sapheon Closure...

FDA urges epinephrine inhaler users to switch to replacement medication
27 September 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that users of epinephrine inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons should switch to a replacement product, as these inhalers will not be made...

California Hospital offers 3D mammography technology
26 September 2011 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in California, US, is offering 3D digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer...

CQC urges Birmingham mental health hospital to improve standards
26 September 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told a mental health hospital in Birmingham that it must improve standards of...

Gynesonics commences study for the VizAblate system
26 September 2011 Gynesonics has begun a multicentre clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of the VizAblate system for the treatment of uterine fibroids associated with heavy menstrual...

FDA clears Toshiba M-Power interface
26 September 2011 Toshiba America Medical Systems' M-Power interface has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

CardioKinetix secures financing to develop ventricular partitioning device
23 September 2011 CardioKinetix has raised $44m in Series E financing to progress the development of the Parachute ventricular partitioning...

Fortis Healthcare India to buy Singapore arm Fortis Healthcare International
23 September 2011 Fortis Healthcare India will acquire Singapore-based sister firm Fortis Healthcare International in an all-cash deal from its promoters, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan...

Centric Health to acquire Medical Imaging Centres
23 September 2011 Canadian healthcare company Centric Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Medical Imaging Centres and certain business assets of Rads 24/7 Teleradiology...

Anulex fiXate Tissue Band gets FDA clearance
23 September 2011 Anulex Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its fiXate Tissue Band, designed to secure spinal cord stimulation lead anchors to the fascia or interspinous...

Covidien reports positive results of stapling system
22 September 2011 Covidien has reported positive results from a trial of its first powered surgical stapling system, which offers deeper access, better visibility and easier placement inside the low pelvis than...

HP secures ICT contract for Australian digital hospital
22 September 2011 Hewlett-Packard (HP) Australia has signed a technology services agreement to design, build and maintain some of ICT systems for the South Australia Government's next-generation digital hospital...

CQC urges Stanwell Rest Home to improve standards
22 September 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to Stanwell Rest Home in Southampton to improve safety and welfare or face further enforcement...

Nanosphere blood culture test demonstrates efficacy against bacterial targets
22 September 2011 Nanosphere's Verigene Gram-positive blood culture test has demonstrated 100% sensitivity and specificity for detection of drug-resistant bacteria MRSA and VRE, and an overall sensitivity of...

Hiranandani Group to open new hospital in India
21 September 2011 Hiranandani Group is planning to set up a 200-bed hospital in Thane in Maharashtra,...

Researchers develop new fluorescence-guided technology to detect tumours
21 September 2011 Surgeons at University of Groningen in the Netherlands have successfully performed the first fluorescence-guided surgery on an ovarian cancer patient using a cancer cell 'homing device' and...

Roche cobas HPV test shows promise in cervical cancer screening
21 September 2011 Roche's ATHENA study has demonstrated that human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA tests, including the Roche cobas HPV Test, provide an additional primary screening test for cervical...

Acumentra renews contract as Medicare quality improvement body
21 September 2011 Acumentra Health has renewed its contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as Oregon's Medicare Quality Improvement...

PediGuard shows efficacy in spine surgery
20 September 2011 SpineGuard has reported that its PediGuard platform has demonstrated a reduced incidence of clinically relevant misplaced screws during enhanced pedicle screw placement in its latest...

GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier shown to improve glycaemic control rate
20 September 2011 GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier gastrointestinal liner has demonstrated improvement in glycaemic control and weight loss as part of a trial. Seventeen obese patients with type 2 diabetes were...

UK Department of Health urges Croydon hospital to improve data system
20 September 2011 The UK Department of Health has ordered Croydon University Hospital to improve the way it logs information about emergency patients to resolve a data entry issue that has generated...

Health Management Associates awards supply contract to RL solutions
20 September 2011 Health Management Associates is set to deploy RL Solutions' RL6 for incident and patient feedback management. RL6 will allow hospitals to capture, manage and analyse both incidents and...

Michigan health system selects Connexall to improve clinical communications
19 September 2011 The University of Michigan Health System has selected Connexall to distribute critical data, improve clinical communications and enhance the patient experience at the 348-bed CS Mott...

US hospital to use Thomson Reuters clinical reference solution
19 September 2011 Monongahela Valley Hospital in Washington County, US, has signed a multi-year agreement to use Micromedex, an evidence-based clinical reference solution developed by Thomson Reuters. ...

AxoGen reports Avance Nerve Graft study results
19 September 2011 A clinical study has demonstrated that AxoGen's Avance Nerve Graft is a safe method for reconstructing nerve discontinuities, with meaningful recovery achieved in 87.3% injuries. ...

Tests prove efficiency of chlorhexidine gluconate adhesive delivery system
19 September 2011 Avery Dennison Medical Solutions' chlorhexidine gluconate adhesive delivery system provides antimicrobial efficacy across a broad range of bacteria and yeast, according to tests conducted by...

FDA clears two Circa Scientific devices
16 September 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Circa Scientific's Circa S-Cath and Circa Temperature Monitoring System. The S-Cath and temperature monitoring system address the...

Find-and-treat TB service cost-effective, says study
16 September 2011 A mobile X-ray service has proved to be a cost-effective way of treating homeless people and drug addicts with tuberculosis (TB), according to a study published in the British Medical...

Philadelphia hospital selects Amerinet to improve care quality
16 September 2011 Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, US, has entered into a five-year agreement with national healthcare group Amerinet to enhance care quality and maximise supply chain efficiency. ...

Baxano enrols first patient in STRiDE trial
16 September 2011 Baxano has completed the enrolment of the first patient in its post-market STRiDE (spondylolisthesis treated with an iO-Flex System enabled decompression) trial. The trial will enrol...

French hospital implements Masimo remote monitoring system
15 September 2011 Centre Hospitalier de Chaumont in France has deployed Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring system designed to help hospitals avoid preventable patient deaths associated with 'failure...

Texas medical facility installs Conexus asset tracking system
15 September 2011 Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has deployed Conexus' Plexus Asset Tracking System to capture asset and workflow-critical data. The Plexus software, which features Ekahau wi-fi...

FDA clears IsoRay radiation therapy system
15 September 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared IsoRay's GliaSite radiation therapy system, a balloon catheter device used in the treatment of brain cancer. The FDA clearance means...

Cytta deploys CyttaConnect medical monitoring system
15 September 2011 Cytta has completed the first patient implantation of its remote medical monitoring system, CyttaConnect. CyttaConnect delivers verifiable, real-time medical data transmission from...

Shalby Hospital acquires majority stake in Goa hospital
14 September 2011 Shalby Hospital in Ahmedabad, India, has acquired a 55% stake in Vrindavan Hospital in Goa. The 120-bed Vrindavan Hospital will be renamed as Vrindavan-Shalby Hospital. Shalby also plans...

ApolloMed Hospitalists to provide care services to California hospital
14 September 2011 ApolloMed Hospitalists has signed a service agreement to provide inpatient care services at the 112-bed Tulare Regional Medical Center in California. An affiliated medical group of...

HeartWare ventricular assist device completes GLP studies
14 September 2011 HeartWare's MVAD pump has achieved the objectives for system performance, haemocompatibility and biocompatibility in good laboratory practice (GLP) animal studies. The pump, a...

Siemens provides blood-gas analyser to GB Rowing Team
14 September 2011 Siemens has provided the GB Rowing Team with the RapidPoint blood-gas analyser to assist in training and improve performance. The blood-gas analyser enables the team to receive performance...

Fluke Biomedical's ProSim simulators get FDA nod
13 September 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Fluke Biomedical's ProSim vital signs simulators for patient-monitor testing. The ProSim 8 all-in-one...

CQC urges Harrow care home to improve standards
13 September 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to Hazelwood Care-owned St Joseph's Care Home in Harrow that it needs to improve the standard of care it offers. ...

Jan Medical enrols first patient in cerebral vasospasm study
13 September 2011 Jan Medical has enrolled its first patient in a clinical study of the company's portable, continuous brain-sensing system to detect cerebral vasospasm. The study, to be conducted at...

Japanese hospital selects Medidata solutions
13 September 2011 Japan's Chiba University Hospital Clinical Research Center has deployed Medidata Solutions' Rave product for electronic data capture and clinical data management. The facility chose Rave...

Cascade Healthcare to open senior care facility in China
12 September 2011 Cascade Healthcare, a joint venture between Columbia Pacific Advisors and Emeritus, has received approval to open the first foreign-owned, for-profit senior care facility in Shanghai,...

Croma partners with Ruck Tmed to develop ophthalmic surgical systems
12 September 2011 German-based speciality pharmaceutical and surgical company Croma Pharma and Ruck Tmed have entered into a partnership to develop and market a new generation of ophthalmology surgery...

St Jude neurostimulation device wins CE mark approval
12 September 2011 St Jude Medical has received European CE mark approval for its Genesis neurostimulation device for peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves associated with intractable chronic...

Olive Branch Hospital officials announce contractors
12 September 2011 Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has announced the design and construction firms that it will contract to build the Olive Branch Hospital in Mississippi, US. Gresham, Smith and Partners,...

US hospital to deploy ProVation order sets
09 September 2011 Decatur Medical Center in Illinois, US, has chosen to install Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation order sets to improve patient care, patient safety and clinician performance. The tool, powered...

RegionalCare to merge with Essent Healthcare
09 September 2011 US-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Essent Healthcare, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners...

CardioFocus reports HeartLight endoscopic ablation system trial results
09 September 2011 CardioFocus has reported one-year follow-up data from a trial of its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system as a treatment for atrial fibrillation. HeartLight consists of an...

US and Chinese universities partner to develop colorectal cancer diagnostics
09 September 2011 Arizona State University in the US and Sun Yat-Sen University in China are working together to develop early and predictive diagnostics to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal...

Aeris gets expanded EU approval for AeriSeal system
08 September 2011 Aeris Therapeutics has received expanded CE Mark approval in Europe for the AeriSeal System used to treat patients with emphysema. The move follows the availability of new clinical data from...

Oklahoma hospital implements eClinicalWorks EHR
08 September 2011 Oklahoma's Comanche County Memorial Hospital has chosen the eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) system to provide access to real-time information and clinical...

U-Systems installs somo*v ABUS system in Canada
08 September 2011 U-Systems has completed the first Canadian installation of its somo*v automated breast ultrasound system at VIP Breast Imaging in Toronto, Canada. The device uses proprietary technology...

Adelaide hospital installs Philips software
08 September 2011 Women's & Children's Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, has implemented Philips' Ambient Experience solution and Ingenia digital MRI system to improve patient care. Children who undergo...

EnteroMedics presents results of vagal blocking therapy trial
07 September 2011 EnteroMedics has presented data from the VBLOC-DM2 Enable trial evaluating effectiveness and safety of the company's second generation Maestro rechargeable system in the treatment of...

Kindred acquires Professional Healthcare
07 September 2011 US-based Kindred Healthcare has acquired the equity of Professional HealthCare for $51m in cash. Professional Healthcare provides home health, hospice, and private duty-nursing services,...

Phase II trial of chemosaturation system shows inconclusive efficacy
07 September 2011 Delcath Systems has reported top-line results from the metastatic colorectal (adenocarcinoma) cohort of a Phase II clinical trial of the Delcath chemosaturation system with melphalan in...

CQC warns Warrington care home to improve safety standards
07 September 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued three formal warnings to the registered provider of Hollybush Care Home in Warrington, UK, to make urgent improvements to standards of care. ...

Swedish hospital selects new MRI software
06 September 2011 Umea University Hospital in Sweden has selected SyntheticMR's SyMRI Diagnostics software to monitor the treatment efficacy of multiple sclerosis. SyMRI Diagnostics uses a rapid MRI scan...

Hillcrest acquires two Oklahoma hospitals
06 September 2011 Oklahoma healthcare provider Hillcrest HealthCare System has purchased SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa and Claremore Regional Hospital in Claremore. The deal includes the assets and operations...

Orthocon to develop Bezwada technology
06 September 2011 Orthocon, a manufacturer of products that stop bone bleeding, has entered into a worldwide licence agreement to develop and commercialise Bezwada Biomedical's technology for bone...

Brainsway reports positive results from magnetic stimulation study
06 September 2011 Brainsway has presented preliminary efficacy results of a study exploring the efficacy of deep transcranial magnetic simulation in opening the blood-brain barrier in patients with brain tumours. ...

Implantable oxygen generator developed to fight tumours
05 September 2011 Researchers from Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine have developed and tested a miniature device that can be implanted in tumours to generate oxygen and enhance...

UK researchers say simple blood test can diagnose diabetes
05 September 2011 Researchers at Durham University and The James Cook University Hospital, both in the UK, have demonstrated that a simple finger prick test during routine eye examinations can help to...

Medfort Hospitals acquires Maxivision
05 September 2011 Medfort Hospitals, a healthcare institution focused on eyecare and diabetes, has acquired India's Maxivision Eye Hospitals in an all-cash deal. Post-merger the Medfort-Maxivision entity...

Hawaii hospital installs Masimo blood-monitoring technology
05 September 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children has become the first hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, to deploy the Masimo non-invasive and continuous haemoglobin (SpHb) monitoring technology to monitor patient...

Unilife develops new range of auto-injectors
02 September 2011 US-based Unilife has developed a proprietary range of auto-injectors for the self-administration of injectable drugs outside of healthcare facilities. The auto-injectors are intended to be...

South Korean hospital selects Magnetecs' Robotic CGCI system
02 September 2011 Yonsei University Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, is set to deploy Magnetecs' Robotic Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging (CGCI) system. The system creates an electromagnetic...

Fortis Healthcare to open four hospitals in India
02 September 2011 Fortis Healthcare (India) is set to open four new hospitals in India, including a cardiac care unit, as part of plans to strengthen its presence across the country. Fortis will mark its...

Mauna Kea endomicroscopy system wins FDA approval
02 September 2011 Mauna Kea Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its endomicroscopy system Cellvizio 100 Series to visualise and detect abnormalities in the...

US medical group deploys Phreesia patient check-in solution
01 September 2011 Holston Medical Group in Tennessee, US, has selected a check-in solution developed by Phreesia to improve patient collections at the point of care. The wireless, touchscreen PhreesiaPad...

China Health Labs installs total lab solutions in Jilin province
01 September 2011 China Health Labs & Diagnostics has installed 587 BK Clinlabs, its medical diagnostics total lab solution, across rural hospitals and clinics in Jilin province. The solution includes...

CoreValve system found effective for heart surgery
01 September 2011 Medtronic has presented the positive long-term study results of its CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement system. The CoreValve system is designed to provide a minimally...

Apollo reports first use of OverStitch system for colonic polyp resection
01 September 2011 Apollo Endosurgery has reported that surgeons at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, have successfully performed a full-thickness resection of a colonic polyp using the...

August 2011

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Israeli scientists develop new breast cancer scanner
31 August 2011 Israeli scientists have developed a new radiation-free scanner that can detect breast cancer more effectively than traditional X-ray mammograms. The machine detects tumours using infrared...

CQC urges UK care home to improve safety standards
31 August 2011 The Care Quality Commission has urged St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton, UK, to improve its safety and welfare standards. A review by the England's social care regulator last month...

Biotronik reports home-monitoring study results
31 August 2011 Biotronik has reported the results of its Home Monitoring in Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy clinical study. The international, multicentre, non-randomised and prospective study was...

Lifeline Hospital Group opens new facility in Oman
31 August 2011 Lifeline Hospital Group has opened a new 60,350ft² healthcare facility in Sohar, Oman. The 50-bed hospital features radiology facilities, inpatient and outpatient facilities...

GeNO receives grant to develop Nitrosyl system
30 August 2011 GeNO has received a Phase I small business innovation research grant from US National Institutes of Health to develop its Nitrosyl system to treat multiple chronic pulmonary diseases. The...

Minnesota hospital opens new paediatric surgery centre
30 August 2011 The Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has opened a new 30,000ft² paediatric surgery centre in St Paul, US. The centre's surgical suites feature a designated work station...

ITM treats first patient in rhenium-PTA catheter trial
30 August 2011 ITM FlowMedical has treated the first patient in a clinical trial that compares ITM rhenium-PTA to a standard PTA for the treatment of peripheral artery occlusive disease. After a...

UK hospital to install Vergence management solution
30 August 2011 Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in the UK has signed an agreement with IT solutions company Kainos to deploy Microsoft's Vergence single sign-on and context management solution. Vergence...

Gen-Probe's Panther system receives Health Canada approval
26 August 2011 Gen-Probe has received Health Canada approval for its Panther system, an automated and integrated molecular testing system. The system will be used to run Gen-Probe's Aptima Combo 2 assay,...

UK hospital introduces new neo-restraints
26 August 2011 The neonatal intensive care unit at Birmingham Women's Hospital in the UK has introduced new neo-restraints for the safe transfer of sick and critically-ill babies. Neo-restraints...

NHGRI funds DNA sequencing technology development
26 August 2011 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has granted Stratos Genomics $829,000 to develop DNA sequencing techniques using Expansion technology. Stratos will use the funds to...

Spero to open 50 hospitals in India by 2021
26 August 2011 India-based healthcare chain Spero Hospitals Group is planning to invest Rs14bn ($305m) to set up 50 hospitals over ten years in Tier 2 and 3 cities across the country. Spero, managed by...

Delcath reports top-line results of chemosaturation system
25 August 2011 Delcath Systems has reported encouraging top-line results from the hepatobiliary cohort of a Phase II clinical trial of its chemosaturation system with melphalan as a treatment of patients...

Abbott ophthalmic viscosurgical device wins CE mark approval
25 August 2011 Abbott has received CE mark approval for its Healon EndoCoat ophthalmic viscosurgical device for intraocular lens lubrication and insertion. The Healon EndoCoat delivery system includes...

Canadian hospital deploys Toshiba ultrasound systems
25 August 2011 Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Ontario, Canada, has deployed Toshiba America Medical Systems' CT and ultrasound systems to improve image quality and diagnostic efficiency. The hospital, which...

Surrey hospital opens neonatal unit
25 August 2011 St Peter's Hospital in Surrey, UK, has opened a nine-bed special care unit for mothers and their babies, replacing a six-bed transitional care unit. The unit will be managed by the...

US researchers receive grant to develop fall prediction and monitoring system
24 August 2011 Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia have received a $1.2m grant from the National Science Foundation's Smart Health and Wellbeing Program to develop a portable...

nContact EPi-Sense device receives CE mark
24 August 2011 nContact has received CE mark approval for its fourth generation EPi-Sense guided-coagulation device with VisiTrax for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. ...

Duke LifePoint to acquire North Carolina hospital
24 August 2011 Duke LifePoint Healthcare has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the 110-bed Person Memorial Hospital in North Carolina, US. Duke LifePoint has also committed to invest $15m in...

Dubai eye hospital joins MetLife Alico healthcare network
24 August 2011 Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is set to join MetLife Alico's preferred network of healthcare providers to offer specialist care and treatment to patients covered by the company's health...

Evergreen Healthcare selects Cerner to improve patient safety
23 August 2011 US-based Evergreen Healthcare is set to deploy the Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system to enhance patient safety and collaboration among its in and out-patient medical services providers....

Castlebeck agrees to close Arden Vale service
23 August 2011 UK-based Castlebeck Care has agreed to close its Arden Vale service in Solihull, the West Midlands, following the receipt of a legal notice from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In June,...

PositiveID completes glucose sensing microchip testing
23 August 2011 PositiveID has successfully completed Phase II testing of its GlucoChip glucose-sensing microchip for patients with diabetes. GlucoChip is based on PositiveID's FDA cleared microchip for...

BD partners Biodiversity to develop assays for BD MAX system
23 August 2011 Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) and Biodiversity have collaborated to develop and commercialise a comprehensive molecular diagnostic menu for immunocompromised patients on the BD MAX System. ...

Mercy breaks ground on new rehab hospital in Oklahoma
22 August 2011 Mercy Health Center, in partnership with Centerre Healthcare, has broken ground on the 50,000ft² Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in northwest Oklahoma City, US. The $14m facility will house...

CQC urges Seafarers Walk Care Home to improve standards
22 August 2011 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have urged Community Integrated Care's (CIC) 4 Seafarers Walk Home in Hayling Island to improve its safety and welfare standards. A review...

Seattle Institute receives grant for newborn respiratory device
22 August 2011 Seattle Children's Research Institute, US, has received a two-year, $2.3m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device...

U-Systems ultrasound device wins Health Canada approval
22 August 2011 U-Systems, a provider of automated breast ultrasound technology, has received the Health Canada approval for its Somo V Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system as an adjunct to mammography...

BT to manage hospital IT infrastructure in West Australia
19 August 2011 Serco has selected British Telecommunications (BT) Group as its IT partner to install and manage communications infrastructure at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. As per...

Qiagen and Pfizer to develop companion diagnostic test for treatment of NSCLC
19 August 2011 Qiagen has entered into a partnership with Pfizer to develop a companion molecular diagnostic test for use with an investigational Pfizer compound dacomitinib (PF-00299804), an oral inhibitor...

Norton Healthcare to establish women's and children's hospital
19 August 2011 US-based Norton Healthcare is set to invest $120m to set up a new women's and children's hospital in its Norton Suburban facility in Kentucky. Once complete, the hospital will accommodate...

US FDA approves intersect sinusitis implant
19 August 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Intersect ENT's pre-market approval application for the Propel mometasone furoate implant, which offers localised, controlled drug...

Prometheus and Medco Partner to Evaluate Thiopurine Metabolite Testing
18 August 2011 Prometheus Laboratories and the Medco Research Institute have announced that they will evaluate the use of Prometheus' thiopurine metabolite testing to optimise dosing of...

Medtronic InterStim Therapy Improves Bowel Control, Study Reveals
18 August 2011 Medtronic has reported three-year safety and effectiveness data from a study of 120 patients who were given sacral nerve stimulation with implantable InterStim Therapy to treat chronic...

US Hospital Selects McKesson Technology to Improve Care
18 August 2011 A critical access hospital in Minnesota, US, has selected McKesson's Paragon technology to replace its longstanding IT system. Paragon, with its clinical and financial database, will provide...

UK Hospital Installs Radvision Telemedicine Solution
18 August 2011 The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in the UK has installed Radvision's telemedicine solution to facilitate remote patient consultation in the field of foetal and paediatric cardiology. ...

New Urine Test to Help Diagnose Prostate Cancer
17 August 2011 Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System are investigating a Gen-Probe urine test to identify two genetic markers, TMPRSS2:EG and PCA3, that are known to be present in...

FDA Clears IntriCon Cardiac Monitoring Device
17 August 2011 IntriCon has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) marketing clearance for the Centauri Ambulatory Patient ECG, its first-generation wireless cardiac diagnostic monitoring device. ...

US Hospital Opens New Emergency Unit
17 August 2011 The Northwest Community Hospital in Illinois, US, has unveiled its new emergency department following the completion of a $250m expansion project. The project involved the construction...

Construction Starts at California Hospital
17 August 2011 Kaiser Permanente hospital has commenced the construction of a seven-storey complex in Redwood City, California, US. The 280,000ft² hospital, designed to meet seismic safety...

NHS Waiting Times for Diagnostic Tests Soar
16 August 2011 The UK's Department of Health has reported that the number of people waiting more than six weeks for NHS tests has almost quadrupled over the past year. In June 2011, there were 12,521...

MindFrame Reports Capture LP Device's First Implantation in Germany
16 August 2011 MindFrame's Capture LP low-profile device has been implanted in an ischaemic stroke patient at Katherinen Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. Due to reduced microcatheter size, the MindFrame...

Florida Healthcare Partnership Saves $1.76m
16 August 2011 Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach, Florida, saved $1.76m in 2010 through its partnership with the Premier healthcare alliance, it has been announced. The 966-bed teaching hospital...

New Blood Test to Analyse Foetal Sex
16 August 2011 Researchers have found that a new blood test can determine a baby's sex as early as seven weeks into pregnancy if used correctly. The non-invasive test analyses foetal DNA in the mother's...

Sanford Health to Build New Hospital in Minnesota
15 August 2011 US-based healthcare organisation Sanford Health plans to build a new $60m medical centre and clinic in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The hospital will centralise a number of services under...

Fortis Healthcare to Buy Majority Stake in HMC
15 August 2011 India's Fortis Healthcare has agreed to acquire a 65% stake in Vietnam-based Hoan My Medical Corporation (HMC) for R2.89bn ($64m). The deal provides Fortis Healthcare with access to...

Medtronic Reports First Use of Symplicity Catheter System
15 August 2011 Medtronic has reported the first use of its minimally invasive Symplicity Catheter System to treat a patient with resistant hypertension at Clinica Santa Maria in Santiago, Chile. ...

US Researchers Develop Biomarker Blood Test for Prostate Cancer
15 August 2011 Researchers at University of Cincinnati in the US have developed a DNA-based biomarker blood test to complement the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test currently used to screen men for...

FDA Clears Toshiba 3T MR Imaging System
12 August 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems' new Vantage Titan 3T open bore MR, which is designed to improve patient comfort and workflow. The...

Construction of New UK Hospital Decontamination Unit Begins
12 August 2011 The construction of a £5m hospital sterilisation and decontamination unit (HSDU), which will serve the UK's Colchester General and Essex County hospitals, has commenced. The new 1040m²...

Radysans Wins US Hospital Management Software Contract
12 August 2011 The Tucker Psychiatric Clinic in Virginia, US, has awarded a contract to Radysans to supply a complete clinical management software solution. Radysans' SaaS-based integrated clinical...

Researchers Develop New Hormone Test to Predict Menopause
12 August 2011 Researchers at St Andrews University, Scotland have developed a simple hormone test that could predict when a woman is likely to start the menopause. In collaboration with scientists from...

FDA Approves New GE Healthcare Imaging System
11 August 2011 GE Healthcare has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Optima CT660, a compact computed tomography (CT) system that offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities at low...

US Hospital Selects ProVation Order Sets
11 August 2011 Aultman Hospital in Ohio, US, has chosen to deploy Wolters Kluwer Health ProVation Order Sets to improve care, patient safety and clinician performance. The tool, powered by UpToDate...

RapidArc Radiotherapy Effectively Treats Blood Cancer: Study
11 August 2011 Varian Medical Systems' RapidArc radiotherapy can treat patients with blood cancers quickly and accurately delivering clinically favorable total marrow irradiation (TMI), according to a study by...

New Lusaka General Hospital Opens in Zambia
11 August 2011 The ZMK40bn ($7.9m) Lusaka General Hospital has opened in Great East Road, Zambia. The 7,472m² hospital was built by China Jiangsu International Economic Cooperation under a grant from...

Imris 3D Imaging Tool Receives Canadian Approval
10 August 2011 Imris has received a Health Canada medical device licence for its AccuTrack 3D image guidance tool, for use in Imris neurosurgery suites. The tool will enable surgeons to localise target...

NIH Funds ProTECT Trial to Study Biomarkers in TBI Patients
10 August 2011 The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $2.2m grant to researchers to study biomarkers in the blood of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. The research...

UAE Eye Hospital Signs Medical Services Agreement with Now Health
10 August 2011 Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has signed a medical services provider agreement with health insurance provider Now Health International. Under the agreement, customers purchasing Now...

CQC Asks Liverpool Care Home to Improve Standards
10 August 2011 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ordered Voyage's 190 Townsend Avenue care home in Norris Green, Liverpool, UK, to improve its safety and welfare standards. A review by the UK's social...

Covidien Commences Patient Enrolment in Anti-Restenosis Study
09 August 2011 Covidien has started patient enrolment in the ev3 definitive anti-restenosis study, designed to address the challenge of restenosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease. The study...

CTCA Breaks Ground on Oncology Centre
09 August 2011 The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has broken ground on a new all-digital oncology hospital in Georgia, US. The 212,000ft² hospital will house 50 beds, along with...

African Hospital Treats First Patient With Varian Radiotherapy Technology
09 August 2011 Al Kindy Hospital in Casablanca, western Morocco, has announced that a prostate cancer patient has become the first person in North Africa to be treated with Varian Medical Systems'...

Siemens Biograph mMR Receives Canadian Approval
09 August 2011 Siemens Canada Healthcare has received a Health Canada Medical Device Licence for its Biograph mMR. Biograph mMR offers simultaneous MR and positron emission tomography (PET) data acquisition....

IMDx C. Difficile Assay Awarded CE Mark
08 August 2011 UK-based Intelligent Medical Devices (IMDx) has received CE mark approval for a high-throughput automated assay for the detection of C. difficile, including the A-B+ 1470 variant and the...

US Hospital Installs New Robotic Patient Positioning System
08 August 2011 Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida, US has installed the Civco Protura 6D robotic couch patient positioning system at its Lynn Cancer Institute to increase efficiency in radiation...

Becton Dickinson and Lab21 Partner to Develop Aspergillus Assay
08 August 2011 US-based Becton Dickinson Diagnostics has collaborated with Lab21 to develop a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the life-threatening Aspergillus fungus using its fully automated BD...

WAHA Opens Fistula Treatment Centre in Ethiopia
08 August 2011 Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) has opened a 72-bed fistula treatment centre at Gondar University Hospital in northern Ethiopia. The centre will increase fistula care services...

US Health System Installs iMDsoft Critical Care Solution
05 August 2011 Centegra Health System in Illinois, US, has installed iMDsoft's MetaVision critical care solution in 113 beds across its intensive care units in Centegra Hospital-Woodstock and...

US Researchers Develop New High-Speed 3D Imaging System
05 August 2011 Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have developed an imaging system that enables high-speed, 3D imaging of microscopic pre-cancerous changes in the oesophagus or colon....

UAE Hospital Installs Airfree Air Sterilisers
05 August 2011 Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, UAE, has installed Airfree air sterilisers to reduce airborne bacteria as part of an infection control programme. Airfree's air sterilisation technology...

Intuity Medical Secures Financing For Glucose Monitoring System
05 August 2011 Intuity Medical has raised $76m in Series D Financing to obtain FDA clearance and to prepare for the US commercialisation and distribution of the Pogo All-in-One glucose monitoring system. ...

FDA Approves Medtronic Advisa MRI System Trial
04 August 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic's investigational device exemption (IDE) application to start the advisa DR MRI surescan pacing system clinical trial. ...

Indian Healthcare Network to Set Up Six New Hospitals
04 August 2011 India's Fortis Healthcare plans to set up six new hospitals in southern and western India with an investment of up to INR10.5bn ($237m). The hospitals will be set up in Bangalore,...

Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test Detects Metastatic Cancers
04 August 2011 Pathwork Diagnostics' tissue of origin test has demonstrated its capability to diagnose cancers such as those that are metastatic or that have a complex clinical history. The test measures...

Serco Wins Australian Hospital Service Contract
04 August 2011 The UK-based Serco Group has signed a $1.4bn contract with the Western Australian Department of Health to provide non-clinical support services at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital near...

US Hospital to Open New Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
03 August 2011 Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is set to open a new paediatric intensive care unit in St Paul in August. The 17,000ft² unit features 12 private patient rooms, four...

Infectious Disease Blood Test Shows Promise
03 August 2011 Researchers have tested a new portable blood test to detect HIV, syphilis and other infectious diseases. The new device – mChip –is about the size of a credit card and can diagnose...

Indian Healthcare Firm to Open Four Hospitals
03 August 2011 India-based Max Healthcare will invest Rs5bn ($113m) in four new super speciality hospitals in Delhi, Dehradun, Bhatinda and Mohali. The hospitals at Bhatinda and Mohali will open this...

Prosthetic Knee System Offered to US Patients
03 August 2011 Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International is offering Otto Bock Healthcare's Genium Bionic Prosthetic System to patients in Marlton, New Jersey, and Horsham, Pennsylvania. The Genium system,...

HIV Combo Test Proven Effective
02 August 2011 Abbott's Architect HIV Ag/Ab combo assay, a combination antigen-antibody test, has been found to detect HIV infections earlier than antibody-only tests. The HIV Ag/Ab combo assay, the...

Chinese Hospital Installs Medical Waste Disposal System
02 August 2011 Guang'anmen Hospital in Beijing, China, has installed Ekahau's WiFi-based real-time location systems to monitor hazardous medical waste disposal. Jie Wang, head of disposal control...

European Hospital Installs Ziosoft Image Analysis Solution
02 August 2011 University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland has deployed the Ziostation supercomputing functional analytics system to improve its imaging equipment. The system, designed by Ziosoft, will provide...

Roche xCELLigence System to Quantify Cell Proliferation
02 August 2011 Researchers at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have used Roche's xCELLigence instrument to quantify human kinome RNAi in order to assay the effects of large numbers of...

Covidien Embolisation Device Could Treat Uncoilable or Failed Aneurysms
01 August 2011 Covidien has announced that its Pipeline embolisation device has met the safety and efficacy endpoints of a study to assess its use in the treatment of uncoiled or failed aneurysms. The...

Drake & Scull International Wins MEP Contract for Abu Dhabi Hospital
01 August 2011 Drake & Scull International Abu Dhabi has won an AED170m ($46.2m) contract to carry out MEP works for the Danat Al Emarat Women & Children's Hospital in Abu Dhabi. The 11-storey,...

Rheonix Device Could Diagnose Septicaemia
01 August 2011 Rheonix has announced the results of a study of SeptiCARD, a device to detect septicaemia in the blood. SeptiCARD uses a whole-blood sample for an accurate detection of bacteria in the blood. ...

UK Hospital Installs New CT Scanner
01 August 2011 The Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Northern Ireland, has become the first in the UK to introduce new CT imaging technology that reduces the amount of radiation patients are exposed to. ...

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ArthroCare Suture System Receives FDA Clearance
29 July 2011 ArthroCare has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its SpeedFix Suture System. SpeedFix, a push-in anchor made of polyether-etherketone, is designed for the repair...

Chicago Hospital Set for January Opening
29 July 2011 The $654m Rush University Medical Center hospital in Chicago, US, is set to open in January 2012, it has been announced. The 14-floor hospital building, called 'the Tower', will contain...

Micell Completes Patient Enrolment in Coronary Stent Study
29 July 2011 Micell Technologies has completed patient enrolment for the DESSOLVE II clinical study of its MiStent drug-eluting coronary stent system. MiStent is ultra-thin and is designed to...

Kenyan Hospital Opens Heart and Cancer Centre
29 July 2011 Aga Khan University Hospital in Narobi, Kenya, has opened a KES4.52bn ($50m) heart and cancer centre. The facility is part of the Aga Khan University's long-term development plans which...

India Apollo Hospitals Enterprise to Expand
28 July 2011 India-based Apollo Hospitals Enterprise is planning to invest INR16bn ($359m) to add 3,000 beds to ten hospitals by 2013-14. The proposed investment also involves the purchase of...

Chicago Children's Hospital Selects Merge Imaging Solution
28 July 2011 Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, US, has installed the Merge Healthcare iConnect image interoperability solution suite at its 270-bed facility to access images from multiple...

US Researchers Develop Artificial Lung
28 July 2011 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University, US, have developed an artificial lung that uses air as a ventilating gas instead of pure oxygen. The artificial lung was developed by...

Lutonix Enrols First Patient in Levant 2 Study
28 July 2011 Lutonix has completed the enrolment of the first patient in the Levant 2 clinical trial, which will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Moxy drug-coated balloon compared to a...

UAE Hospital Offers New Vocal Cord Surgery
27 July 2011 Surgeons at Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai have started offering a vocal cord surgery treatment using a new artificial respiration device. According to Emirates News Agency, the UAE Ministry...

Medtronic Drug-Eluting Stent Proven Effective in Clinical Trial
27 July 2011 Medtronic's Resolute drug-eluting stent has been proven superior to Boston Scientific's Taxus drug-eluting stent in a clinical study in patients with coronary artery disease. The study...

Christie Radiotherapy Centre Installs Novalis System to Treat Cancer
27 July 2011 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in England has installed the Novalis system, jointly developed by Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab, at its radiotherapy centre to treat cancer using...

US Medical Centre Installs Open MRI
27 July 2011 The Beaumont Medical Center in Macomb Township, Michigan, US has become the first Beaumont facility to feature an open MRI. The new system is three times larger than a traditional MRI and...

US Hospital to Install Merge Healthcare Imaging Solution
26 July 2011 Porter Hospital in Colorado, US, will install the Merge Healthcare iConnect image interoperability solution suite at its 300-bed facility to simplify image viewing its electronic medical record. ...

UK Releases Mixed-Sex Hospital Accommodation Data
26 July 2011 The UK Department of Health has released June 2011 data on all breaches of the mixed-sex accommodation guidance relating to English NHS-funded patients. NHS-funded healthcare providers...

Canadian Heritage Fund Awards Grant for Cancer Research
26 July 2011 Northern Ontario Heritage Fund has granted $100,000 to Canada-based RNA Diagnostics to conduct further research into the development of a medical tool that assesses the effectiveness...

New Trial for Throat Cancer Test
26 July 2011 Cancer Research UK has initiated a large multicentre trial to determine whether a new device, the cytosponge, is effective at detecting Barrett's oesophagus, a precursor to throat cancer. ...

Malvern and Paraytec to Develop Imaging Technology
25 July 2011 UK-based Malvern Instruments has signed a development and licensing agreement with Paraytec, under which Paraytec will add its ActiPix technology to Malvern's materials characterisation portfolio....

UEMedical and Parkway Partner to Open Women's Health Facility
25 July 2011 United Eastern Medical (UEMedical) has signed a letter of intent with Singapore's Parkway to bring a Luxe Wellness Centre for Women to Abu Dhabi. The medical and health screening facility...

Cutera Laser System Receives Canadian Approval
25 July 2011 US-based Cutera has received Health Canada approval for its GenesisPlus laser system as a treatment for onychomycosis (nail fungus), warts and scars. The laser system uses Cutera's...

US Hospital Offers New Osteoarthritis Treatment
25 July 2011 Health Link Medical Center in San Diego, US, is offering has begun offering platelet-rich plasma injection therapy to help patients suffering from osteoarthritis and joint injuries. Health...

Texas Hospital Adopts MRI-Guided Laser Surgery
22 July 2011 Texas Children's Hospital has started treating patients using real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and...

Care Quality Commission Orders Hampshire Care Home to Improve Standards
22 July 2011 The Care Quality Commission has ordered Royal Mencap Society-owned Dolphin Court Care Home in Havant to improve its services. A review by England's social care regulator in June 2011...

ImaCor's ClariTEE Probe and Zura System Receive CE Mark
22 July 2011 ImaCor has received CE mark approval for its ClariTEE probe and Zura system. ClariTEE, a miniaturised TEE probe, is designed for haemodynamic assessment of high-acuity patients that can...

nanoMR Completes Financing for Pathogen Capture System
22 July 2011 nanoMR has raised $13m in equity financing to develop commercial instruments for the clinical microbiology market, perform clinical studies and prepare for product launch. The proceeds...

OrbusNeich Presents Results of Genous Stent Study
21 July 2011 OrbusNeich's single-centre study of Genous endothelial progenitor cell-capture stent in patients with a high angiographic risk demonstrated good clinical and safety outcomes. The stent has...

Alphatec Receives Japanese Approval for Illico System
21 July 2011 Alphatec Spine has received Japanese regulatory Shonin approval for its Illico SE posterior fixation percutaneous screw system, for use in minimally invasive surgery. The Illico SE...

Care Quality Commission Takes Enforcement Action Against Castlebeck Care
21 July 2011 England's Care Quality Commission has taken enforcement action against Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) for failing to meet ten of the essential standards concerning the safety and welfare of patients...

Valley Laser Eye Centre Installs LipiFlow Treatment
21 July 2011 Valley Laser Eye Centre in western Canada has started treating evaporative dry eye disease patients with TearScience's LipiFlow device. LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from...

LHSC and St Joseph's Sign Renovation Contract with EllisDon
20 July 2011 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St Joseph's Health Care have signed a fixed-price contract with Canadian contractor EllisDon for the final phase of renovations at the two hospitals. ...

BioTime Receives Grant to Develop HyStem Microcarriers
20 July 2011 BioTime has been awarded a $335,900 small business innovation research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test HyStem microcarriers in disease-relevant...

Ellipse Presents Clinical Data of Scoliosis Device
20 July 2011 Ellipse Technologies has presented the preliminary clinical data of its non-invasive remote-controlled MAGEC system as a treatment for early-onset scoliosis in children. Ellipse claims...

Australian Hospital Opens New Emergency Department
20 July 2011 Townsville Hospital in Queensland, Australia, has opened a new emergency department as part of the $94m North Block, the first stage of the hospital's four-stage $437m redevelopment. The...

NHS Waiting Times on the Rise
19 July 2011 The NHS has been warned that almost a third more patients are waiting too long to be treated in hospital. UK Department of Health statistics showed that in May 2011 a total of 27,834...

ActiViews CT-Guide System Approved in US
19 July 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared ActiViews' CT-Guide needle guidance system, which was developed to assist physicians during CT-guided interventional procedures. The system,...

Non-Invasive Breath Test Could Diagnose H1N1 Strain
19 July 2011 Researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US, and New Zealand-based Syft Technologies have investigated an easy, non-invasive breath test to identify people infected with the H1N1 flu...

New University Hospital Opens in UAE
19 July 2011 The University Hospital Sharjah in the UAE has opened to patients. The facility offers outpatient and inpatient facilities, pathology and laboratory medicine, a radiology and imaging...

US Researchers Begin CoreValve Device Study
18 July 2011 Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have treated two Maryland patients with a new CoreValve device as part of a nationwide study. The CoreValve device...

US Hospital Deploys Toshiba Imaging Equipment
18 July 2011 Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Florida, US, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems' Infinix CF-i bi-plane system for its new dedicated hybrid suite. The system allows...

Vapotherm's Heliox Device Receives Canadian Approval
18 July 2011 Vapotherm has received approval for its Precision Flow Heliox device from the Medical Device Bureau of Health Canada. The device, part of Vapotherm's High Flow Specialty Gas Program, will...

UK Funds Stem Cell Services
18 July 2011 The UK Government will invest £4m in a collaborative project between UK blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan and NHS Blood and Transplant. The funding will enable both the entities to...

Exact Sciences Initiates Patient Enrolment in Colorectal Cancer Screening Trial
15 July 2011 Exact Sciences has initiated patient enrolment for the pivotal trial of its multi-marker molecular diagnostic screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer. The multicentre...

Sanuwave Announces 24-Week Data from Diabetic Foot Ulcers Trialto Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers
15 July 2011 Sanuwave Health has presented positive results from a Phase III clinical trial designed to quantify the safety and efficacy of four 20-minute, non-invasive procedures with dermaPACE as a...

UK Parliamentary Group Urges NHS to Improve Dementia Services
15 July 2011 The UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia has urged the NHS to cut at least a tenth of its hospital beds to allow it to spend £1bn ($1.3bn) on improving community-based dementia services....

US Hospital Installs Smart-Pump Drug Library Software
15 July 2011 US-based Yale New Haven Health System has installed Zynx Health Device Network's web-based knowledge resource and collaboration tool, Prime-A-Pump, to improve the safety, quality and efficiency...

US Surgery Centre to Improve Ambulatory Services
14 July 2011 US-based Surgical Care Affiliates has entered into an agreement with Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center, a subsidiary of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System, to improve ambulatory surgical...

IlluminOss Bone Stabilisation System to Treat Osteoporotic Fracture
14 July 2011 IlluminOss Medical has announced the first implant of its photodynamic bone stabilisation system to repair and stabilise a fibula fracture in an 80-year-old woman at the Paracelsus Klinik...

Indian Hospitals Warned Over Waste Disposal
14 July 2011 The Punjab Pollution Control Board in India has issued notices to 54 public and private hospitals for improper disposal of biomedical waste. The Punjab Pollution Control Board came to know...

US Approves St Jude Deep Brain Stimulation Study Expansion
14 July 2011 St Jude Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration approval to expand the BROADEN study of the Libra deep brain stimulation system for depression. With this approval, St.Jude can...

US Researchers Develop High-Resolution Imaging Technology
13 July 2011 Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US have developed an optical coherence tomography with a 1µm-resolution that can reveal...

Boston Medical Opens Male Sexual Health Clinic in Arizona
13 July 2011 Boston Medical Group has opened a sexual health clinic for men in Scottsdale, Arizona, US. The facility, the 22nd of its kind in US, will offer sexual therapy treatments from a team of...

Japan Approves Cardiac Science's Powerheart G3 Automated External Defibrillator
13 July 2011 Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has approved Cardiac Science's new model of Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator. The company is partnering with Japan-based...

Myanmar to Build Liver Transplant Hospital
13 July 2011 Myanmar has broken ground on its first liver transplant hospital, local newspaper The Voice Weekly has reported. The $40m hospital will also provide services to heart and kidney...

Pennsylvania Hospital to Expand Emergency Department and Trauma Centre
12 July 2011 St Mary Medical Center in Pennsylvania, US, is set to expand and redesign its emergency department and trauma centre as part of a $70m capital expansion project. The hospital will invest...

New Assay to Detect Lung Cancer
12 July 2011 Researchers at the University of Chile's Center for Cancer Technologies have found that Radient Pharmaceuticals' Onko-Sure DR70 assay can effectively detect early lung cancer. In a...

NHS Waiting Times on the Rise
12 July 2011 NHS waiting times for X-rays, cardiology tests and ultrasound scans are on the rise, according to the latest data released by the UK's Department of Health. The number of patients waiting...

ThromboView Found to be Well-Tolerated by Patients
12 July 2011 Agenix has reported the results of a study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of its ThromboView diagnostic test in patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism. The 52...

Independence Blue Cross and Abington Health Join Forces to Improve Patient Care
11 July 2011 US-based Abington Health and Independence Blue Cross have signed a three-year contract agreement to improve quality of care and lower costs for healthcare consumers. Independence Blue...

Radiofrequency Augmentation Therapy Treats Vertebral Compression Fractures
11 July 2011 DFINE has announced beneficial results from a study demonstrating the ability of radiofrequency-targeted vertebral augmentation (RF-TVA) with the StabiliT system in the treatment of...

Canadian Firm Awards Construction Contract for Three Hospitals
11 July 2011 Alberta Infrastructure in Canada has selected Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, Churchill's general contracting segment, to manage the building of three new hospitals valued at...

Laser Raman Spectroscopy System Detects Lung Cancer
11 July 2011 Verisante Technology has announced positive results from a pilot study of a laser Raman spectroscopy prototype to detect lung cancer. The Verisante Core system reduced lung cancer...

Researchers Develop Robotic Endoscopy Surgery to Treat Gastric Tumours
08 July 2011 Researchers at Nanyang Technological University and National University Hospital in Singapore have developed a new technology to treat gastric tumours. The master and slave...

US Researchers Say PACE Technology is Effective for Ischaemia
08 July 2011 Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in the US have presented positive results from a study of Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression (PACE) technology, used for the treatment of ischaemic tissues. ...

Indian State Orders Hospital Closure
08 July 2011 The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the closure of New City Hospital after noticing several deficiencies in its functioning. During a visit by the Health and Family...

US Fines Brooklyn Hospital for Hazards
08 July 2011 The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, $48,000 after it discovered 14 violations. Inspectors also found that...

UAE Hospital to Open New Facility in 2012
07 July 2011 The Oasis Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE, will open its new building to patients in the first half of 2012. The 45,000m² facility will have the capacity to treat 18,000 outpatients...

Orthopaedic Hospital in Bahrain to Deploy Blood-Cleaning Device
07 July 2011 Bahrain-based German Orthopaedic Hospital is set to install a device that collects, cleans and returns blood lost in surgery to the patient. German Orthopaedic Hospital founder Heinz...

MedMira to Develop Rapid Hepatitis B Test
07 July 2011 MedMira has been awarded a $2.3m contract by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop and commercialise a multi-marker rapid test for the detection of the Hepatitis B core...

Pocket Ultrasound Could Reduce Costs and Improve Care
07 July 2011 Research conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Health has proved that General Electric's Vscan pocket ultrasound device, used for point-of-care assessment of...

Sonitus SoundBite Hearing System Wins Additional FDA Clearance
06 July 2011 Sonitus Medical has received the second US Food and Administration (FDA) approval for its SoundBite hearing system. The hearing system is a non-surgical and removable hearing solution...

Ansell Acquires Sandel Medical Industries
06 July 2011 Ansell has acquired Sandel Medical Industries, an innovator in surgical safety solutions, for $13.5m. The purchase agreement includes sales and growth-based earn-outs over the next five years. ...

India to Construct New Hospital in Sri Lanka
06 July 2011 Indian High Commissioner Ashok Kantha and Sri Lankan health department officials have broken ground on a 150-bed hospital at Dickoya in Central Province, Sri Lanka. According to The Hindu,...

Health Management Associates to Acquire Seven Tennessee Hospitals
06 July 2011 US-based Health Management Associates has signed a definitive agreement to acquire seven hospitals in Tennessee for around $525m. The hospitals are owned by Mercy Health Partners, a...

US Children's Hospital Set for Expansion
05 July 2011 Sweden-based Skanska has been awarded a Skr1.3bn ($206m) contract to expand the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, US. The project will see a five-storey,...

US Surgeon Implants Pacemaker-Like Device for Bowel Incontinence
05 July 2011 A surgeon at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the US has become the first in the country to implant a pacemaker-like device that could help people with faecal incontinence regain...

Chinese Hospital Installs Image-Guided Radiotherapy System
05 July 2011 The Affiliated Cancer Hosptial of Shantou University Medical College in China has installed Varian Medical's TrueBeam system, which provides image-guided radiotherapy. TrueBeam is designed...

US Medical Facility Conducts Study of New Technology for Insomnia
05 July 2011 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the US is conducting the first randomised and controlled clinical study using Brainwave Optimisation to treat insomnia, a sleep disorder. ...

US Students Invent Device to Reduce Dialysis Risks
04 July 2011 Graduate students at Johns Hopkins University in the US have designed a device to reduce the risks of infection, clotting and narrowing of the blood vessels in kidney failure patients who...

Golden Meditech to Acquire General Hospital in Beijing
04 July 2011 China's Golden Meditech will acquire a general hospital in Beijing's Haidian district for HK$600m ($77m). Upon completion of the transaction, Golden Meditech will effectively own 57.91% of...

NEC Medical Diagnostic Monitor Receives FDA Clearance
04 July 2011 US monitor designer NEC Display Solutions has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its 30in MultiSync MD301C4 medical diagnostic display, used for displaying and...

USO Breaks Ground on Facility for Wounded Soldiers
04 July 2011 The United Service Organization (USO) has broken ground on the construction of the new Wounded Warrior and Family Center in Virginia, US. The centre will be the first stateside USO centre...

UK Watchdog Demands Improvements at Somerset Care Home
01 July 2011 The Care Quality Commission has told the Voyage care group to improve services at its care home in Somerset, UK. The regulator's inspectors found that the care home, located in Bridgwater,...

UK Researchers Identify E Coli Proteome Using Orbitrap Technology
01 July 2011 Researchers at the UK's Health Protection Agency have identified the proteome of the organism responsible for the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe using Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap...

New Hybrid Procedure to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
01 July 2011 Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in Missouri, US, are performing a new hybrid procedure using minimally invasive surgical techniques and catheter ablation to treat...

Hillcrest to Acquire Two Oklahoma Hospitals
01 July 2011 Hillcrest HealthCare System has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets and operations of two hospitals in Oklahoma, US — the SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa and Claremore...

June 2011

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Watchdog Warns East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust Over Poor Patient Care
30 June 2011 The Care Quality Commission has critisised East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and welfare of its patients. In a report published in May,...

Arch Biopartners and Canadian Research Council to Develop BTIC Diagnostic Imaging Agents
30 June 2011 Arch Biopartners and its subsidiary Arch Cancer Therapeutics have entered into an agreement with the National Research Council of Canada to develop prototype brain tumour initiating cell...

US Hospital to Perform New Obesity Surgery
30 June 2011 The Davis Clinic in Houston, Texas, US, has said that it will offer weight-loss surgery using Allergan's Lap-Band system to patients with a body mass index between 30 and 35 next month. ...

US University Develops New Software for Brain Scan Research
30 June 2011 Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder in the US have developed software that will allow neuroscientists to archive and retrieve brain images from hundreds of individual studies. ...

Space Research Could Lead to New Cancer Treatment
29 June 2011 Astronomers at Ohio State University in the US are working with medical physicists and radiation oncologists to develop a new radiation treatment for cancer. They discovered that heavy...

Faulty Surgical Tools Put UK Patients at Risk
29 June 2011 Substandard surgical instruments are putting UK patients at risk of possible injury and infection, according to a report by BBC Panorama. The faults include rough edges, steel burrs that...

Non-Invasive Ultrasound Treatment Could Heal Broken Bones
29 June 2011 A non-invasive treatment option is available to heal bone fractures without the need for surgery. The battery-powered Exogen Ultrasound Bone Healing System emits low-intensity soundwaves...

Wisconsin Healthcare Provider to Build New Emergency Facility
29 June 2011 US-based Mercy Health System plans to build a $6m emergency department and clinic in Janesville, Wisconsin, US. The new 20,000ft² facility will include a 24-hour emergency department,...

GE Healthcare Mobile X-Ray Systems Receive FDA Clearance
28 June 2011 GE Healthcare has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for three mobile X-ray systems. The Optima XR220amx, Optima XR200amx and Brivo XR285amx have touchscreens and...

Australian University Plans New Oral Health Facility
28 June 2011 The University of Queensland in Australia has awarded a construction contract to Lend Lease to construct a A$120m oral health facility at its Herston campus. The Oral Health Center will...

Researchers Say Proton Beam Therapy Can Control Breast Cancer
28 June 2011 Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the US have reported successful Phase II clinical trial results of proton beam therapy, used to control breast cancer with minimal...

Medical Mutual and Health4 Form Partnership to Improve Patient Care
28 June 2011 US-based health insurer Medical Mutual and Health4 have developed an innovative programme to control healthcare costs by improving coordination and quality of care. Under the agreement,...

US Health Department Grants $500m to Improve Patient Care
27 June 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced that up to $500m in Partnership for Patients funding will be available to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve care...

China to Staff Clinics with Qualified General Practitioners
27 June 2011 China has announced that it will recruit qualified general practitioners at all hospitals in urban communities and rural townships by 2012 in an effort to improve the quality of the...

US Firm Develops New Fluid Evacuation Pad
27 June 2011 US-based O R Innovation has developed a pad to absorb fluids that flow off of operating room tables. The Remora fluid evacuation pad can absorb 3.7l of a minute, helping to speed...

MiMedx Ortho Shield Device Receives FDA Clearance
27 June 2011 MiMedx Group has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its HydroFix Ortho Shield device, used for the management and protection of tendon injuries. The HydroFix...

Researchers Reveal Spinal Proteins That Could Predict Alzheimer's
24 June 2011 Researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany have trialled a spinal fluid test in patients with mild cognitive impairment. The study involved analysis of a number of spinal...

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards Funds to US Hospitals
24 June 2011 US-based Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded $1.2m of funding to help hospitals, health systems and community health organisations improve patient care. Cardinal Health E3 Grant...

Japanese Researchers Develop Remote-Control Endoscope
24 June 2011 Japanese researchers have developed a self-propelled and remote-controlled capsule endoscope to image the stomach and colon. The tadpole-shaped capsule of the Mermaid endoscope is about 1cm...

Polk Medical Center Adopts Non-Invasive Heart Test
24 June 2011 Polk Medical Center in Georgia, US, has added ECGs to its list of services. The non-invasive heart test can detect a number of heart conditions. It is performed by a registered...

US Hospital Installs Disease Registry Software
23 June 2011 The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, US, has installed RemedyMD's registry software to help improve the care of obese patients. The software aggregates, harmonises, and...

English Care Regulator Demands Improvements at Nursing Home
23 June 2011 The Care Quality Commission has told a nursing home in Somerset, UK, that it needs to improve its standards of care. The health and social care regulator for England said that Ruishton...

US University to Develop 3D Neural Probe for Tinnitus
23 June 2011 National Science Foundation has awarded $330,000 to Wayne State University in Michigan, US, to develop a 3D neural probe to suppress tinnitus, a hearing disorder. Researchers aim to...

MedShape Develops New Versions of its Interference Fixation Device
23 June 2011 MedShape Solutions has developed several larger versions of it ExoShape CL, a two-part PEEK Altera interference fixation device. The device simplifies and improves soft tissue graft...

China Funds Kenyan Hospital Expansion
22 June 2011 The Chinese government has provided a loan of KES9.85bn ($109m) to Kenya to fund the expansion of the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital. Kenyan finance minister Uhuru...

Optical Microchip Technology Detects Foot and Mouth Disease
22 June 2011 Stratophase has demonstrated the feasibility of a transportable foot and mouth disease detection unit that uses company's proprietary optical microchip technology. The sample is mixed with...

Surgeons Perform First US Surgery Using New Heart Valve Repair Ring
22 June 2011 Surgeons have completed the first surgery in the US using the Contour 3D annuloplasty ring following its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. The device, used to treat...

New Brain Implant Shown to Improve Memory in Rats
22 June 2011 Scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, US, have designed a brain implant shown to restore lost memory function and strengthen new information recall in laboratory rats. ...

Foetal ECG Detects Acidosis
21 June 2011 Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have reported that foetal ECG is more effective than pulse oximetry for detecting acidosis. The finding is based on a prospective...

Ohio Hospital to Offer $99 Lung Cancer Screening Test
21 June 2011 University Hospitals in Ohio, US, will offer $99 lung cancer screening tests at its Seidman Cancer Center using spiral CT. The scan, a rapid and non-invasive test uses low doses of radiation...

Cerbomed Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device Shows Promise for Epilepsy
21 June 2011 Cerbomed transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation device NEMOS could be used to treat epilepsy, a study conducted in Germany has revealed. The device achieved decrease in the frequency...

US Surgeons Implant Artificial Lung in Toddler
21 June 2011 Physicians and surgeons at Washington University in the US have successfully implanted an artificial lung in a toddler. The artificial lung, made by Novalung in Germany, is a small box that...

Abu Dhabi Hospital Introduces Newborn Tagging System
20 June 2011 Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi has become the first medical centre in the UAE to introduce the 'Hugs and Kisses' infant-tagging system to ensure the safety of babies born at the maternity...

Neogenix and Cambridge Biomedical to Develop ELISA Assay
20 June 2011 Neogenix Oncology has entered into an agreement with Cambridge Biomedical to develop its pancreatic and colorectal cancer diagnostic serum ELISA assay. The ELISA assay will use the...

JICA Cancels Grant to Philippine Hospital
20 June 2011 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has cancelled a $10m grant that would have helped pay for the construction of a new hospital in Cebu, the Philippines. JICA said the cancellation...

UK MoD Subsidiary Files Lawsuit Against 3M Over MRSA Test
20 June 2011 A subsidiary of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has filed a lawsuit against US firm 3M, claiming that it failed to properly market innovative MRSA diagnostic test BacLite. The...

Non-Invasive Liver Tests Could Predict Survival in Hepatitis C Patients
17 June 2011 A study has revealed that non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis could predict the survival of patients with chronic hepatitis C. The research, published in medical journal...

Tissue of Origin Test Given Medicare Coverage
17 June 2011 Pathwork Diagnostics has announced that its Tissue of Origin Test, which helps identify the primary tumour in difficult-to-diagnose cancer cases, is now covered by Medicare. The test has...

UK Hospitals Fined for Paramedic Delays
17 June 2011 Hospitals in the south of the UK have been charged nearly £1.5m by an ambulance service for delaying paramedics during the 2010/11 financial year. They were charged with £2.44 for...

UK Hospital Reduces Inventory Wastage by More Than 40%
17 June 2011 Glenfield Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK, has reduced inventory wastage by 43% after investing in web-based supply management software for its...

Dorset Hospital Given Approval for £35m Overhaul
16 June 2011 The local council of Poole in Dorset, UK, has approved plans to extend the nearby St Ann's Hospital. The £35m project will be delivered by Integrated Health Projects, and will include...

Saliva Test Developed for Scoliosis Diagnosis
16 June 2011 Axial Biotech has developed a simple saliva test to diagnose mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Caucasian children between the ages of nine and 13. The Scoliscore test test, the...

Missouri Hospital Plans Emergency Department Expansion
16 June 2011 North Kansas City Hospital in Missouri, US, is planning a $16m expansion of its emergency department. The new project will expand the department by 13,000ft² to almost, reports Kansas...

Trial of Health Monitoring Device for Heart Disease Continues
16 June 2011 HP, SingTel, HealthSTATS and Frontier Healthcare are collaborating on an eight-week clinical trial of a mobile health monitoring solution for heart disease. The solution wirelessly...

Rehabilitation Hospital Opens in New Hampshire
15 June 2011 Northeast Rehabilitation Network has opened a hospital in Pease, New Hampshire, US, to provide services for injured and disabled individuals in the Seacoast area. The facility includes...

US Introduces Training Simulation to Prevent Healthcare-Acquired Infections
15 June 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled an interactive, computer-based, video-simulation training programme to fight against healthcare-acquired infections. The...

US Researchers Develop Pulseless Heart
15 June 2011 Researchers at Texas Heart Institute in Texas, US, have developed a ventricular assist device that doesn't produce a heartbeat. A device uses a rotor of blades to push blood forward in...

New Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas Developed
15 June 2011 Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have developed a closed-loop artificial pancreas to for use in patients with type 1 diabetes. The device consists of an insulin...

Sweden Awards Construction Contract for New Radiotherapy Clinic
14 June 2011 NCC Construction Sweden has been awarded the contract to construct the Nordic region's first clinic for advanced radiotherapy using proton treatment in Uppsala. The contract is valued...

World Bank Finances Kyrgyz Health Project
14 June 2011 The World Bank's board of directors have approved the $24m in additional financing to support the Kyrgyz Republic's ongoing Health and Social Protection Project. Around $13.2m of the funding...

Sunshine Completes Initial Study of Heart Assist System
14 June 2011 Sunshine Heart has completed an initial animal study of the transcutaneous C-Pulse heart assist system, used to relieve the symptoms of heart failure. The study, conducted at Texas...

New Imaging Method Developed for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis
14 June 2011 Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University have developed a new type of imaging technology to diagnose cardiovascular disease. The technique uses...

Tempasure Cardiac Ablation Catheter Receives CE Mark
13 June 2011 Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics has received the CE mark for its Tempasure cardiac ablation catheter, used for treating atrial arrhythmias. The catheter system, based on sensing...

PhotoMedex Develops Laser to Treat Psoriasis in Children
13 June 2011 PhotoMedex has developed a laser treatment for psoriasis in children. The Xtrac Excimer Laser can be used to focus a beam of UVB light on the affected area without exposing healthy skin. ...

Florida Hospital Announces Plan to Cut Emergency Waiting Times
13 June 2011 Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Florida, US, is planning a $7m expansion to improve emergency department waiting times. Chief nursing officer Jennifer Shull said that, on average, it takes...

US Issues Funds to Prevent Chronic Diseases
13 June 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has allocated approximately $40m in funds to health departments across the country to prevent chronic diseases and promote health. The...

UK Hospital Performs Pioneering Asthma Treatment
10 June 2011 Doctors at the University Hospital of South Manchester in the UK have carried out the first endoscopic procedure using radio waves to help asthma patients breathe easier. The new...

US Hospital Installs Healthcare Connection Solution
10 June 2011 Nashville General Hospital in Tennessee, US, has installed the MyHealthDIRECT web-based software application to connect patients to appropriate healthcare providers. The solution...

Arteriocyte and US Army to Develop Cellular Therapies for Orthopaedic Trauma
10 June 2011 Arteriocyte has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Army Institute of Surgical Research. The colloboration involves the investigation of new stem...

Palo Alto Council Approves Stanford Hospital Expansion Project
10 June 2011 The city council of Palo Alto, California, US, has approved a $5bn hospital expansion project at Stanford University. The project will rebuild Stanford Hospital and expand Packard...

Seidman Cancer Hospital Opens in Ohio
09 June 2011 The University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Ohio, US, has opened to patients. The $260m, ten-storey, 150-bed facility is one of 12 freestanding cancer hospitals in the US. It...

New Hampshire Hospitals Face Budget Cuts
09 June 2011 Hospitals in the US state of New Hampshire will lose more than $250m in Medicaid reimbursement, as well as funds generated through the state's hospital provider tax, due to new budget provisions. ...

Provista Develops New Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer
09 June 2011 Provista has developed a simple blood test to detect breast cancer. The BT test measures five specific blood-based proteins known to have an association with the immune system's response...

European E. Coli Crisis Prompts Increase in Screening Plate Production
09 June 2011 Thermo Fisher Scientific has increased production and distribution of its Brilliance ESBL Agar plate in the wake of the European E. coli crisis. The product is a chromogenic screening plate...

Scientists Develop Digital Stethoscope to Aid Heart Disease Diagnosis
08 June 2011 A team from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK, has helped to develop a digital stethoscope that allows doctors who are not cardiac experts to spot...

US Hospitals Urged to Improve Patient Care
08 June 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has urged all of the country's hospitals to work towards improving treatment and cutting costs, as part of the government's Partnership for...

Halo Ablation Catheter Used to Treat Barett's Oesophagus
08 June 2011 Researchers in the UK are using the new Halo 360 ablation catheter with an electrode-covered balloon to treat Barrett's oesophagus, a cancerous throat condition. Halo 360 ablation catheter...

New Adelaide Hospital to Cost Over A$2.1bn
08 June 2011 The new Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia, Australia, is expected to cost over A$2.1bn, more than was originally forecast. The state government insists that the price represents...

California Hospital Fined for Endangering Patients
07 June 2011 Dominican Hospital in California, US, has been fined $50,000 by the state's department of public health for failing to monitor a patient on a ventilator. State investigators reported there...

Saliva Test Used to Detect Cytomegalovirus Infections in Newborns
07 June 2011 Researchers from the University of Alabama, US, and other academic medical centres successfully used a polymerase chain-reaction-based saliva test to identify cytomegalovirus infections...

DNA Sequencing Used to Detect Pathogenic E. Coli
07 June 2011 Life Technologies, in cooperation with University Hospital Munster in Germany, has performed DNA sequencing using its Ion Personal Genome Machine to diagnose the presence of pathogenic E. coli. ...

US Hospital Introduces New Hormone Replacement Therapy
07 June 2011 Pain specialists at Health Link Medical Center in southern California, US, are offering the new SottoPelle bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to combat the symptoms of ageing. The...

ConforMIS Completes First Surgeries Using iTotal CR Knee Resurfacing System
06 June 2011 ConforMIS has completed the first surgeries using the iTotal CR knee resurfacing system in the US states of Massachusetts, California and Texas. The system is made to fit into an...

New Onyx Glue to Treat Aneurysms
06 June 2011 Doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center in the US have developed a new glue to treat aneurysms. Brooke Army Medical Center endovascular neurosurgeon Christopher Koebbe said the glue, known...

US Hospitals to Screen Patients for HIV
06 June 2011 The University of Alabama Hospital and 25 other metropolitan hospitals in the US have announced that they plan to screen every patient treated in their emergency departments for HIV. ...

Canadian Hospital Introduces New C. Difficile Test
06 June 2011 The Ottawa Hospital in Canada is using a new polymerase chain reaction test to detect C. difficile infections. The diagnostic test analyses stool samples for the presence of the toxin...

Gene Test Can Predict Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Survival
03 June 2011 Scientists at the UK's Institute of Cancer Research have discovered that a genetic test can predict which patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia will not respond well to treatment. ...

US Hospital Installs System to Prevent Retained Surgical Items
03 June 2011 Prince George's Hospital Center in the US has installed a radio-frequency detection system to prevent surgical items from being left inside a patient following surgery. When activated, the...

Engineers Develop New Silicon Biosensor for DNA Sequencing
03 June 2011 Engineers at Vanderbilt University in the US have developed a spongy silicon biosensor that can detect the particular DNA sequences that indicate heart disease or certain kinds of cancer. ...

UK Hospital Opens New Infusion Suite
03 June 2011 Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, UK, has opened a new suite for outpatients who need intravenous infusions. The suite allows patients with gastro, neurological and rheumatoid...

Indian Institutions to Develop Diabetes Test Kit
02 June 2011 A diagnostic test kit to detect diabetes cheaply is being developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Indian Institutes of...

Spectroscopy Device Could Provide Non-Invasive Bladder Dysfunction Diagnosis
02 June 2011 Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) have developed a wireless near-infrared spectroscopy device...

Australia Hospital to Receive Web-Based Patient Admin System
02 June 2011 Fremantle Hospital will become the first hospital in Western Australia to receive a web-based patient administration system, under the state's eHealth reform programme. The Western...

Canadian Hospital Opens New Outpatient Facility
02 June 2011 Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, has opened the $237m Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Center at Surrey-Green Timbers. The 188,000ft² facility will...

Ohio Hospital to Open New Centre for Emergency Medicine
01 June 2011 A new 60,000ft² centre for emergency medicine is to be opened at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio, US, in July. The $40m facility will provide expanded laboratory...

India and Tanzania Sign Agreement to Construct Heart Hospital
01 June 2011 Tanzania and India have signed an agreement to build a 300-bed heart hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The joint venture agreement was undertaken by Apollo Hospitals of India and...

Emit Corporation Blood and Fluid Warmer Receives US Approval
01 June 2011 Emit Corporation has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its HypothermX HX100 device. HX100 is designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products to...

Boston Scientific Recalls iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter
01 June 2011 Boston Scientific has voluntarily recalled its iCross coronary imaging catheters following eight confirmed occurrences of catheter tip detachment due to embrittlement between 1 April 2010 and...

May 2011

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Scripps Health Breaks Ground for Radiation Therapy Centre
31 May 2011 Scripps Health has broken ground on a $43.9m radiation therapy centre in La Jolla, San Deigo, US. The 41,000ft² facility will be equipped with one TrueBeam STx linear accelerator,...

Blue Light Tool Can Detect Oral Cancer Cells
31 May 2011 Canadian researchers have reported that a device that emits blue light can help to save the lives of patients suffering from oral cancer. The handheld fluorescence visualisation tool...

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Asked to Improve Standards of Care
31 May 2011 England's Care Quality Commission has asked Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improve its services to comply with essential standards of care for patients. A review...

New Blood Test to Detect MRSA Infections
31 May 2011 Scientists have developed a new blood culture test that uses paper strips to detect MRSA infections. The new test only takes five hours to produce a result. Kent Voorhees, a member of...

Construction of Oman's Sultan Qaboos Hospital to Begin Next Year
27 May 2011 The Directorate-General of Health Services at Dhofar Governorate, Oman, has announced that the construction of the 700-bed Sultan Qaboos Hospital will begin in early 2012. The...

Ohio Hospital Opens New Emergency Department
27 May 2011 A $2.4m emergency department has been opened at University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center in Ohio, US. The 3,400ft² facility, which is integrated with the University Hospitals...

Blood Test to Diagnose Depression Unveiled
27 May 2011 Researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a blood test to diagnose depression. A study conducted by the medical research group Human Metabolome Technologies, involving...

New Breath Test to Diagnose Chronic Pancreatitis
27 May 2011 Exalenz Bioscience has announced positive trial data that reveals its BreathID breath test system and 13C-di-peptide substrate could be used to diagnose chronic pancreatitis. The study,...

Study Says Vectra DA Blood Test Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis
26 May 2011 Crescendo Bioscience has announced that Vectra DA, a first-in-class multi-biomarker blood test, can track rheumatoid arthritis activity and provide physicians with a measure to determine...

Florida Hospital Adopts Automated Laboratory Solution
26 May 2011 Florida Hospital has become the first US hospital to implement Roche Diagnostics' automated solution to help laboratories increase their testing capacity and deliver reliable results with...

US Hospital Uses PED to Treat Brain Aneurysm
26 May 2011 Officials at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Texas, US, have announced that one of its doctors has treated brain aneurysms using the new pipeline embolisation device (PED). The PED, which...

New Heart Monitoring Device Detects Arrhythmia
26 May 2011 Cinterion and TZ Medical have announced that Aera-CT, a lightweight and cost-effective heart arrhythmia monitoring device, improves the condition of patients with arrhythmia disorders. ...

Scientists Develop New Test for IVF Embryos
25 May 2011 Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have developed a new technique to help couples that are affected by or carry a genetic disease have IVF babies free of...

New Nanoscale Imaging Technology Could Aid Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
25 May 2011 Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara in the US have developed a new method of nanoscopic imaging for use in the early detection and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and...

New York Hospital Breaks Ground on Patient Pavilion
25 May 2011 Albany Medical Center in New York, US, has broken ground on a new six-storey patient pavilion. The $360m facility will contain of 20 additional operating room suites, 60 medical beds,...

Morris Hospital Adopts Ultimax X-Ray System
25 May 2011 US-based Morris Hospital has installed Toshiba's Ultimax X-ray system to improve its diagnostic imaging capabilities. Ultimax features three filters that decrease hard and soft X-ray...

CT Scan Could Predict Early Death in Diabetic Patients
24 May 2011 Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the US have revealed that a common test could predict early death in individuals with diabetes. A high coronary artery calcium score...

Denver Hospital to Build New Facility
24 May 2011 Exempla St Joseph Hospital in Denver, US, has announced plans to build a $623m facility in the city. The new 826,000ft², 348-bed hospital is scheduled to be operational by December...

Neonatal Heart Defect Test Could Become Compulsory
24 May 2011 St Joseph's Regional Medical Center in the US is performing a test in newborns to detect heart disease that could be made compulsory should New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sign a new law...

New Hospital Opens in Iowa
24 May 2011 A new $42m hospital has been opened in Madison County in Iowa, US. The 113,000ft² Madison River Oaks Medical Center will offer 24-hour emergency care, orthopaedics, general surgery...

GTx Unveils Positive Results from Ostarine Trial
23 May 2011 GTx has announced positive results from a phase IIb clinical trial evaluating Ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator that could be used to treat muscle wasting in cancer patients. ...

Ohio Plans First Proton Therapy Centre
23 May 2011 The University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Ohio, US, is to set up a $30m proton therapy centre. Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a powerful beam...

Bangladesh to Build New Low-Cost Hospital
23 May 2011 Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Bangladesh is to build a new facility to provide quality healthcare for middle and lower-income groups. The multistorey facility, to...

Abbott HCV Test Receives FDA Approval
23 May 2011 Abbott has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market its real-time polymerase chain reaction test, which is used to measure the viral load of hepatitis C (HCV), the...

Maquet Receives CE Mark for Cardioroot Aortic Graft
20 May 2011 Maquet Cardiovascular has received European CE mark approval for its Cardioroot aortic graft, which is used to repair or replace diseased and damaged aortas. The graft allows easy sewing...

LifeCare to Acquire Six Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
20 May 2011 US-based HealthSouth has said that it will sell its six long-term acute care hospitals to Texas-based LifeCare Holdings for about $120m. The firm will sell its hospitals in Las Vegas,...

Oraya Completes Enrolment for Radiotherapy System Study
20 May 2011 Oraya Therapeutics has completed patient enrolment for its INTREPID clinical trial of the IRay stereotactic radiotherapy system in Europe. The study is the first sham-controlled,...

Ohio Children's Hospital Opens New Therapy Centre
20 May 2011 Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio, US, has opened a new 3,000ft² expressive therapy centre. The $1.8m facility Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center will help children to...

Chinese Hospital to Offer NeoStem Arthroscopic Orthopaedic Treatment
19 May 2011 Nankai Hospital in Tianjin, China, is to offer NeoStem's adult stem cell treatment to patients suffering from arthritis and orthopaedic conditions. "Offering NeoStem's licensed technology...

CryoLife Acquires Cardiogenesis Corporation
19 May 2011 CryoLife has acquired Cardiogenesis Corporation, thereby strengthening its position in surgical products used to treat patients with severe angina, and expanding its portfolio in cardiac...

US Infusion Therapy Device Market to Exceed $6.6bn by 2017
19 May 2011 The value of the US infusion therapy device market is forecast to exceed $6.6bn by 2017, according to iData Research. The report revealed that market growth will be driven by the increasing...

Californian Community Hospital to Build New Cancer Facility
19 May 2011 San Joaquin Community Hospital in California, US, is to construct a new cancer facility. The $36.2m cancer centre will provide radiation oncology and medical oncology, and contain an...

Masimo SpHb Monitoring Accurately Measures Haemoglobin and Haemorrhage
18 May 2011 Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, US, have reported the accuracy and reliability of Masimo non-invasive and continuous haemoglobin (SpHb) monitoring for...

New Hereditary Breast Cancer Test Can Cut Costs
18 May 2011 UK-based NewGene has developed a test for hereditary breast cancer that is more time and cost-effective than conventional methods. NewGene uses the Roche 454 GS-FLX next-generation...

NephroLife Opens Dialysis Unit at Bangalore Hospital
18 May 2011 India-based NephroLife Care has opened its new dialysis unit at Excelcare Hospital in Bangalore. The centre consists of eight dialysis stations, an individual suite for VIP...

Australia Announces Funds for Hospitals in Victoria
18 May 2011 The Australian Federal Government has announced that it will provide A$440m ($465m) in funding to increase the number of beds at public hospitals in the state of Victoria. Regional...

Saudi Arabia Needs 40,000 More Hospital Beds
17 May 2011 More than $18bn has been allotted to Saudi Arabian healthcare construction over the next five years to cope with rising demand. The commitment includes the construction and equipping of...

NeuroStar TMS Therapy Effective Against Major Depressive Disorder
17 May 2011 NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy has showed effective outcome and adherence rates in patients with major depressive disorder. The open-label study, conducted at...

Waiting Times at Queen's Medical Centre in UK Reach All-Time High
17 May 2011 Waiting times at the Queen's Medical Centre in the UK have increased 438% since 2010, figures released by trade union UNISON have revealed. According to data, more than 1,500 people had to...

MDxHealth Methylation Test Detects Prostate Cancer
17 May 2011 MDxHealth has reported results from a study demonstrating that changes in DNA methylation patterns in benign tissue could predict an adjacent prostate cancer. The test delivers a...

OVA1 Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Proven Accurate
16 May 2011 Quest Diagnostics has reported that the OVA1 blood test has been found to be a more accurate detector of ovarian cancer than the medically accepted CA 125 blood test in a clinical study. ...

Hawaii Health Providers Join Forces to Cut Healthcare Costs
16 May 2011 The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has partnered with Hawaii hospitals and the Premier healthcare alliance to launch the Advanced Hospital Care programme in the state, in a bid...

Given Imaging's PillCam Able to Detect Colorectal Polyps
16 May 2011 Given Imaging has announced positive results from the European multicentre study of PillCam Colon 2, a video capsule used to detect colorectal polyps. The device is equipped with two...

Canada Funds Ottawa Hospitals to Cut Emergency Department Waiting Times
16 May 2011 The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada, has received $3.9m in provincial funding to reduce emergency department waiting times. The funds have been used to introduce 19 new short-stay beds,...

New Non-Invasive Test Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Detection
13 May 2011 Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have reported positive results of a non-invasive DNA test to detect pancreatic cancer from a stool sample. The study was aimed at detecting methylations in...

NovaVision VRT Found to Improve Visual Function in Stroke Victims
13 May 2011 NovaVision has announced the benefits of its clinically supported, light-stimulation-based vision restoration therapy (VRT), designed to diagnose and improve visual function in patients who...

University of Colorado Hospital to Expand Anschutz Medical Campus
13 May 2011 University of Colorado Hospital in the US will begin the expansion of its Anschutz Medical Campus at the end of this month, it has been announced. The $400m expansion will consist of a...

Netherlands Hospital Installs Clinical Information System for Training Institute
13 May 2011 Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has installed iMDsoft's MetaVision clinical information system to provide 24 / 7 tele-intensivist monitoring for intensive...

Huntsville Installs New Surgical Solution
12 May 2011 Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Texas, US, has installed Surgical Information Systems' solution to automate its perioperative department. The solution is expected to help the hospital...

US Scientists Develop New Imaging Method
12 May 2011 Researchers at Columbia Engineering School in the US have developed a new electromechanical wave-imaging method, the first non-invasive, direct technique to map the electrical activation in...

Sugar Land Surgical to Build New Hospital Campus
12 May 2011 Sugar Land Physician Partners has selected Mission Constructors to build the new 42,022ft² Sugar Land Surgical Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, US. The hospital will contain four...

Cellular-Level Visualisation with Cellvizio Effective for Detecting Bilio-Pancreatic Cancer
12 May 2011 Mauna Kea has announced that the cellular-level visualisation of the lining of the bile and pancreatic ducts with its Cellvizio probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) system...

Bravo Wireless pH Monitoring System Manages GERD
11 May 2011 Given Imaging has announced the benefits of using the Bravo wireless pH monitoring system to analyse pH levels in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The system uses a...

Covidien Completes Patient Enrolment for Hernia Mesh Study
11 May 2011 Covidien has completed the enrolment of 600 patients for a clinical study of Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh, which could be used to repair inguinal hernias. Parietex ProGrip...

Solari to Open New Inpatient Hospice Home
11 May 2011 Solari Hospice Care has announced that it will open its new inpatient hospice home in Houston, Texas, US, later this month. The new 8,000ft² hospice home contains private rooms...

New Zealand Emergency Department Urged to Turn Away People with Minor Ailments
11 May 2011 Doctors in New Zealand have urged the emergency department of Dunedin Hospital in Otago to turn away patients if they only have minor ailments. Dr Branko Sijnia urged Southern District...

Hannibal Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record
10 May 2011 Hannibal Regional Healthcare System in Missouri, US, has implemented the Sunrise Enterprise suite of solutions from Allscripts to support a connected community of health and improve...

Boston Scientific Reports First Cardiac Defibrillator Implantation
10 May 2011 Boston Scientific has announced the first implants of its Energen and Punctua cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)...

Thailand to Open New Hospital by End of May
10 May 2011 A new hospital in Phuket, Thailand, is expected to open on 31 May. The hospital — Phuket's seventh — consists of 129 beds, five operating rooms, a CAT scanner and 14 stations...

Impella Improves Blood Circulation
10 May 2011 The Protect II study has reported positive results of the Impella 2.5 device, designed to enhance blood circulation and support blood pressure in high-risk patients undergoing percutaneous...

Boston Scientific Reports New Catheter Implantation
09 May 2011 Boston Scientific has announced the first launch of its Blazer open-irrigated catheter at the Cardiologique du Haut–Leveque Hospital in Bordeaux–Pessac, France. The catheter is attached to...

Tennessee Medical Facility Installs ProVation Software
09 May 2011 Maury Regional Medical Center in Tennessee, US, has installed ProVation Order Sets software to improve care, patient safety and clinician performance. The software, developed by Wolters...

Caldera Desara Mini Receives CE Mark
09 May 2011 Caldera Medical has announced that it has received CE mark approval for its Desara Mini implant, used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The implant, combined with Desara...

HealthSouth to Acquire Drake's Healthcare Services
09 May 2011 US-based HealthSouth has entered into an agreement to purchase all assets of Drake Center's inpatient rehabilitation services and sub-lease space for the operation of a 38-bed...

MicroPulse Treatment Effective Against Diabetic Macular Oedema
06 May 2011 Iridex Corporation has announced the benefits of MicroPulse photocoagulation technology over the standard-of-care treatment for diabetic macular oedema retinal damage caused by...

Cameron Enrols Patients for Clinical Study of S-ICD
06 May 2011 Cameron Health has announced that it has completed enrolment in its clinical study of the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) system. The S-ICD system detects highly accelerated...

St Joseph Health System Adopts RF Detection Technology
06 May 2011 US-based St Joseph Health System has partnered with RF Surgical Systems to minimise risk and improve patient safety by using its RF Assure detection technology in operating rooms. The...

Essent Finalises Sale of Two US Hospitals
06 May 2011 US-based Essent Healthcare has completed the sale of its two Massachusetts hospitals to Steward Health Care System of Boston. The sale was finalised after the Massachusetts Department of...

Electrical Stimulation Therapy Proven Effective for Retinitis Pigmentosa
05 May 2011 Okuvision has announced that its electrical stimulation therapy has proven effective in early-stage retinitis pigmentosa patients during a sham-controlled pilot study. The study involved...

Lymphoseek Detects Lymph Nodes
05 May 2011 Neoprobe has announced results from its Lymphoseek (tilmanocept) NEO3-09 study. The Phase III clinical study enrolled 150 subjects with either breast cancer or melanoma within...

Australian Hospital Opens Short-Stay Unit
05 May 2011 Werribee Mercy Hospital in Australia has opened a new $1.2m short-stay unit. The 10-bed suite is expected to cut waiting times for emergency department patients by delivering...

German Eye Surgery Centre Acquires Keratoconus Treatment Technology
05 May 2011 The Paulig Eye Surgery Centre in Germany has acquired advanced technology for performing Keraflex KXL, a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for keratoconus, from Avedro. Using the...

IASIS Acquires St Joseph Medical Center
04 May 2011 IASIS Healthcare, an operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals, has acquired a 79% ownership interest in St Joseph Medical Center in Texas, US. St Joseph provides general, acute care...

Idaho Technology Receives FDA Approval for Respiratory Panel
04 May 2011 Idaho Technology has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its FilmArray instrument and FilmArray respiratory panel, a nucleic acid test to detect viral nucleic...

Medtronic Completes First Patient Procedure for Diagnostic Catheter
04 May 2011 Medtronic has completed the first patient procedure using its Achieve Mapping Catheter, an intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter. The catheter can assess pulmonary vein...

Transoral Robotic Surgery Effective For Throat Cancer Surgery
04 May 2011 Surgeons at Mayo Clinic found that robotic surgery can treat cancer in the narrow, hard-to-reach area beyond the tongue at the top of the larynx, known as the voice box. Transoral...

Taiwan to Fund Hospitals to Help Recruit Medical Staff
03 May 2011 The Department of Health of Taiwan announced a plan to spend NT$1bn ($34.8m) to help hospitals recruit and retain nurses and medical care staff. A recent survey showed that hospitals have...

D Medical Subsidiary Receives FDA Approval to Market its Insulin Pump
03 May 2011 D Medical Industries subsidiary Spring-Set Health Solutions has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Spring Universal Infusion Sets in the...

Hospital Purchasing Programme to Improve US Patient Care
03 May 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services will implement a new initiative to improve the quality of care hospitals provide and help reduce healthcare costs. The Partnership for...

Defibtech Recalls DDU-100 Series AEDs
03 May 2011 Defibtech has initiated a voluntary Class I recall of DDU-100 series semi-automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) sold under the Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED brand names, including 65,885...

April 2011

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Web-Based Programme Aids Physicians in Patient Care
28 April 2011 Office Ally has introduced a new automated eligibility checking service that is designed to save time, money and resources for participating physicians and their office staff. Office...

UNC Break Ground Hospital Campus
28 April 2011 UNC Hospitals has broken ground on a hospital campus in North Carolina, US. The $200m project will be completed in two phases, which are set for completion in 2013 and 2015 respectively. ...

Amerinet and Teleflex Sign Agreement for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
28 April 2011 Teleflex said it signed a new three-year multisource agreement effective from 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2014 with Amerinet, a national healthcare group purchasing organisation. Amerinet chose...

SpinalMotion Begins Patient Enrolment for Kineflex Cervical Disc Trial
28 April 2011 SpinalMotion, developer of the innovative technology for the treatment of patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, announced that it has started enrolling patients for a clinical study...

Half of NHS Trusts Breaching Mixed-Sex Ward Rules, Says Survey
27 April 2011 Half of the NHS trusts are breaking government rules by placing patients in mixed-sex wards, according to a new survey. An estimated 48% of 146 NHS trusts breached the single-sex...

Blood-Activated Sensor Could Detect Pancreatitis
27 April 2011 Scientists at the University of Texas in the US have developed a low-cost sensor to detect acute pancreatitis quickly and easily. The sensor, which is about the size of a matchbox and...

SI-Bone Receives FDA Approval for Modified iFuse Implant System
27 April 2011 SI-BONE has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a major modification to its existing iFuse Implant System product, which is used to treat conditions such as sacroiliac...

Mississippi Hospital to Open Next Month
27 April 2011 US-based Health Management Associates expects the construction of its 67-bed, $42m Madison River Oaks hospital in Canton, Mississippi, to be completed this week, and hopes to begin operations...

US Medical Providers Support Patient Care Initiative
26 April 2011 Medical providers in the US will take part in the $1bn nationwide Partnership for Patients initiative launched by the federal government, which will focus on patient safety. The programme...

UK Cancer Hospitals Offer Poor Patient Support, Study Warns
26 April 2011 The UK's top hospitals for treating cancer have been found to be among the poorest performers in terms of how patients are treated, according to a study conducted by Macmillan Cancer Support. ...

NHS Trusts Install Bedside Point of Care Units
26 April 2011 Four major NHS Trusts have signed up for Lincor Solutions' MEDIvista point of care units, which will help improve patient experience, clinical care, safety standards and create new avenues...

FDA Recalls iCAD Breast Cancer Device
26 April 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled Axxent FlexiShield Mini silicone pads, used to shield internal tissue during interoperative radiation therapy. The FDA discovered that...

NHS to Close Hospital Wards as Waiting Times Reach Three-Year High
21 April 2011 The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is planning to close hospital wards and prescribe fewer drugs in bid to save money. NHS Confederation acting chief executive Nigel Edwards told...

Breath Test Could Detect Cancer
21 April 2011 A breath test that can help detect cancer is one step closer to reality, according to a preliminary study published by researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology. The research...

UK To Build New Cancer Centre
21 April 2011 The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) is planning to establish a £20m cancer research centre in Manchester, UK. The centre, which will house 150 researchers, will be funded by...

Eye Specialists Discover Chronic Diseases First
21 April 2011 Eye exams are generally the first to detect chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, a study by the Human Capital Management Services Group (HCMS) has revealed. The study, which...

Canadian Scientists Discover New Way to Encourage Blood Vessel Formation
20 April 2011 Researchers at The University of Western Ontario in Canada have discovered a method to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen. Dr Geoffrey...

Qatar Rehabilitation Hospital to be Ready by 2014
20 April 2011 The physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital in Hamad Medical City in Qatar will be ready within the next three years. The 12-storey hospital will have three speciality units....

Medtronic and US Hospital Begin Patient Enrolment for Heart Valve Trial
20 April 2011 Medtronic and Loyola University Hospital in Illinois, US, have begun patient enrolment for a clinical trial of a non-surgical heart valve replacement. Loyola is among the 40...

New Screening Method to Help Diagnose Lipid Storage Disorders in Children
20 April 2011 Researchers of Columbia University have discovered a yeast-based screening 'exacerbate-reverse' method to diagnose treatment for fatal childhood disease Niemann-Pick C, an autosomal recessive...

New Test to Identify Cancer Patients Who Could Benefit From Diabetes Drug
19 April 2011 Scientists from the University of Manchester in the UK and Thomas Jefferson University in the US have developed a test to identify breast cancer patients who would benefit from treatment...

FDA Approves Device to Treat Glioblastoma Multiforme
19 April 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the NovoTTF-100A System, a portable device to treat adults with glioblastoma multiforme that recurs or progresses after chemotherapy...

CDC Launches Initiative to Address Healthcare-Acquired Conditions
19 April 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has initiated a national programme to address healthcare-acquired conditions in the US. 'Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower...

Patients with Alcohol-Use Disorders More Likely to Acquire Hospital Infections
19 April 2011 Hospital patients with alcohol-use disorders have higher risk of developing healthcare-associated infections, according to a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University in the...

Researchers to Evaluate Urine Tests for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
18 April 2011 Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US have initiated a study to evaluate whether new urine-based tests that identify genetic abnormalities present in prostate cancer...

Many UK Hospitals Use Unproven Medical Bags, Research Reveals
18 April 2011 Many hospitals in the UK may not be using proven medical bags, an analysis of market data by Versapak group has revealed. This may be because the hospitals are unaware of the...

US Hospital Opens $49m Expansion
18 April 2011 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois, US, has opened a $49m expansion, which includes an outpatient surgery centre, on its Grayslake campus. Nearly 80,000ft² has been added to...

Artificial Pancreas May Improve Diabetes Control in Adults
18 April 2011 An artificial pancreas may improve overnight blood-glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new studies. The...

Brain Scans Could Predict Alzheimer's Risk
15 April 2011 Brain scans could be used to predict the development of Alzheimer's disease up to a decade before symptoms develop, according to a study published in Neurology. Researchers at Rush...

Pico-Tesla Device Reduces Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Study
15 April 2011 Pico-Tesla has reported that the therapy delivered by its Resonator system improved pain and sleep symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia in a pilot study. The randomised,...

Increased Infection Prevention Efforts Proved Ineffective
15 April 2011 The expanded use of active surveillance and greater use of barrier precautions has not reduced the transmission of two important antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings, a US study...

New Mental Health Hospital to be Built in Ontario
15 April 2011 St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton has started construction work on C$1.3bn ($1.3bn) mental health hospital in Ontario, Canada. The hospital will provide larger, modern facilities to...

Researchers Discover Biomarkers to Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression
14 April 2011 Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US have discovered two biomarkers that can predict the rate of progression in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis. For the study,...

US to Curb Preventable Complications in Hospitals
14 April 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new initiative to end preventable injuries and complications in patient care, which could save thousands of lives and billions...

Blood-Flow Boosting Skin Patch Could Treat Alzheimer's
14 April 2011 Researchers at US firm Clarimedix have developed a skin patch that can treat Alzheimer's disease by boosting blood flow to the brain. The patch, about the size of a matchbox, is designed to...

Most NHS Trusts Lack Plan to Tackle Staff Obesity, Report Warns
14 April 2011 Only 15% of NHS trusts in England have a policy or plan to help combat staff obesity, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Faculty of Occupational...

Malaysia to Build New Polyclinic
13 April 2011 The Malaysian Government has announced an allocation of MYR200m ($66m) for the construction of a new hospital to replace the existing Sri Aman Hospital in Sarawak, East Malaysia. ...

New Programme to Improve EHR Transition in US
13 April 2011 The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center and HomeTown Health have entered into an agreement to improve the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across 56 critical...

US Researchers Develop Prediction Model for Kidney Disease
13 April 2011 Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in the US have developed a model that can accurately predict the short-term risk of kidney failure in patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease. ...

Cerapedics Reports Positive Results from Bone Graft Study
13 April 2011 Cerapedics has reported positive results from the trial of its i-Factor biologic bone graft for patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion spine procedures. At six and 12...

New Smartphone Application Could Diagnose Malaria
12 April 2011 A research team from University of Central Florida, US, has developed a new smartphone application that can help in rapid diagnosis of malaria. The team's prototype is a Windows...

Thoughts Used to Move Computer Cursor
12 April 2011 Researchers at Washington University in St Louis, US, have shown that electrocorticography can allow people to control a cursor on a computer screen through thoughts about vowel sounds...

Vigilair Study Reports Benefits of Air-Cleaning Technology
12 April 2011 A study conducted by Vigilair Systems has found that the use of its air-cleaning technology led to a dramatic reduction in patient hospital-acquired infections. The research was carried out...

NHS Planning Major Cuts in Frontline Clinical Posts
12 April 2011 NHS trusts in England are set to cut thousands of frontline posts as they aim to save £20bn by 2015, a plan which may lead to fewer services, fewer nurses and a worse NHS, according to The...

Spectranetics to Initiate In-Stent Restenosis Device Trial
11 April 2011 Spectranetics Corporation is planning to conduct a study to evaluate excimer laser atherectomy using its Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite products in patients with femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis....

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Treat Tremors
11 April 2011 Deep brain stimulation could allow patients to stop using medications to treat their essential tremors within a year after surgery, a study carried out at the University of South Florida, US,...

India's Apollo Hospitals Announces Expansion Plans
11 April 2011 Apollo Hospitals Enterprise is planning to invest around INR9bn-INR10bn ($201.4m-$223.7m) to add 2,500 hospital beds across India. The beds will be added through the construction of 20...

US Surgeons Perform Breakthrough Kidney Cancer Surgery
11 April 2011 Surgeons at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York state, US, have become the first in the country to use a new infrared imaging technique combined with robot-assisted surgery to...

Bed Shortages Increase Waiting Times in Australia
08 April 2011 Public hospital patients in the state of Victoria, Australia, are waiting hours to be moved from ambulance stretchers into emergency wards because of bed shortages, according to figures released...

Neuros Pain-Reduction Technology Tests Well
08 April 2011 Neuros Medical has reported positive results from a study evaluating its high-frequency electrical nerve-block technology in patients with chronic amputation pain. In the study, four out...

LHC and Helen Keller Hospital Announce Joint Venture in Alabama
08 April 2011 Louisiana-based LHC Group has entered into a joint venture with Helen Keller Hospital to provide home health and hospice services in the state of Alabama, US. The primary service area of...

UK Researchers Develop Stroke Rehabilitation Devices
08 April 2011 Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have developed devices that could be used to rehabilitate the arms and hands of people who have had a stroke. The three devices —...

New Test Could Detect Asbestos-Related Cancer
07 April 2011 A study conducted at New York University's Langone Medical Center has shown that the novel Multiplex SOMAmer Assay can accurately detect early-stage, asbestos-related pulmonary cancer, also...

Researchers Identify Genes to Predict Alzheimer's Risk
07 April 2011 A consortium of investigators from 44 US universities and research institutions has identified four genes that can increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. ...

Canadian Hospitals Need to Improve Pain Management Documentation, Study Reveals
07 April 2011 More than two-thirds of Canadian hospitals do not document pain management interventions performed on children, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association...

Hospitals in England Failing Underage Drinkers, Report Reveals
07 April 2011 NHS Hospitals in England are failing underage drinkers by not giving them enough support to tackle their problems, according to a report by charity Alcohol Concern. Every year, an...

Breast Milk Could be Used to Assess Breast Cancer Risk
06 April 2011 Examining the epithelial cells present in breast milk may help to evaluate a woman's breast cancer risk, according to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the...

Canada Breaks Ground at New Children's Hospital
06 April 2011 Canada has started construction work on the first building project on the site of the new BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2,346m² clinical support building...

Dubai Opens First Occupational Healthcare Facility
06 April 2011 Gulf Healthcare International, in collaboration with US-based Occucare International, has opened the first dedicated occupational healthcare facility in Dubai, UAE. Occupational...

New Test Could Identify Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
06 April 2011 Researchers at Celera Corporation have developed a biomarker-based serum test to identify lung cancer in people who have never smoked. To establish the biomarkers, researchers examined...

Los Angeles Hospital Unveils Expansion Plan
05 April 2011 The Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, US, has unveiled a $100m expansion and enhancement plan, which includes the redesign of key healthcare service areas and the upgrade of...

Plymouth NHS Trust Improves Safety Standards
05 April 2011 Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have reported that Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has made improvements, following original finding that it failed to meet essential standards. The...

Cardiac Biomarker Could Predict Heart Failure Risk
05 April 2011 T2, a cardiac biomarker, can help physicians to better predict the prognosis and development of cardiovascular complications such as heart failure, according to three new studies. In the...

Researchers Discover New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Survival
05 April 2011 A team of researchers at the University of California San Francisco has discovered that an immune profile based on relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumour can...

Atlantic Health and Newton Memorial Hospital Merger Approved
04 April 2011 The merger agreement between the Morristown-based Atlantic Health and the Sussex County Newton Memorial Hospital New Jersey, both in the US, has officially been approved. With the...

Diabetes Medication Errors Common in England, Report Reveals
04 April 2011 More than one third (37.1%) of diabetes patients in NHS hospitals across England experienced at least one medication error made by staff, according to a new audit published by NHS Diabetes. ...

Non-Tumour Tissue Analysis May Help to Diagnose Prostate Cancer
04 April 2011 Non-tumour tissue could be used to diagnose prostate cancer, a study published by the American Association for Cancer Research has reported. Researchers at University of California,...

Malaysian Researchers Develop Sick Leave Verification Device
04 April 2011 Malaysian researchers have developed SickVerify, a new medical device that can determine if someone is actually sick when they claim sick leave. The device, which looks similar to a USB...

Obesity and Excessive Drinking Cost Welsh NHS £140m a Year
01 April 2011 Obesity and alcohol misuse are costing the NHS in Wales more than £140m each year, according to research conducted by Swansea University. The research, commissioned by the Welsh...

US Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Blood-Glucose Detector
01 April 2011 Researchers at University of Missouri–St Louis in the US have developed a portable, inexpensive and non-invasive blood glucose detector. The device works by shining a near-infrared...

Work Begins on North Carolina Hospital Expansion
01 April 2011 The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital in North Carolina, US, has broken ground the largest expansion in its history. The $200m, six-storey North Tower will add 96 private patient rooms, which...

CT Scans for Testicular Cancer Linked to Secondary Malignancies
01 April 2011 Researchers at University of California, Davis have found that older men with early-stage testicular cancer who opt for surveillance with regular CT scans are at high risk of developing...

March 2011

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New Device Could Capture Cancer Cells
31 March 2011 A Harvard bioengineer and an MIT aeronautical engineer have developed a device that can detect individual cancer cells in blood sample, enabling doctors to identify if the cancer has spread...

US Hospital Performs Hand Transplant
31 March 2011 Surgeons at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, US, have successfully performed a hand transplant on a 21-year-old female patient. The 19-hour surgery involved several teams...

Biotronik Completes Patient Enrolment in Cardiac System Trial
31 March 2011 Biotronik has completed patient enrolment for a clinical trial evaluating the Biotronik Home Monitoring system for patients with chronic heart failure. Biotronik Home Monitoring is...

Indonesia to Improve Health Services for Poor
31 March 2011 Indonesia has invited the private sector to build more hospitals and reserve 25% of the available beds for the poor in an attempt to address a rise in chronic diseases in the nation. ...

Non-Invasive Haemoglobin Sensor Useful During Surgery
30 March 2011 A spectrophotometric haemoglobin (SpHb) sensor may be an effective way to non-invasively monitor blood haemoglobin levels during surgery, according to a study published in Anesthesia...

Chembio Develops Assays for Rapid Disease Diagnosis
30 March 2011 Chembio has developed a testing approach known as Dual Path Platform technology, which can help in the rapid diagnosis of HIV, influenza A and B, and hepatitis B and C. The point-of-care...

Alzheimer's Society: NHS Needs to Improve Dementia Screening
30 March 2011 The Alzheimer's Society has called for the NHS to routinely screen all individuals over 75 years old for signs of dementia, as it estimates that thousands miss out on treatment that slows...

US Provides Additional Funding for Public Health Improvement Programmes
30 March 2011 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced more than $34m in additional Affordable Care Act funding for public health improvement programmes in the country. ...

Connecticut Hospitals to Explore Merger
29 March 2011 Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the Hospital of Saint Raphael (HSR) in Connecticut, US, have signed a letter of intent to explore the potential integration of the two hospitals. Under...

US Researchers Identify New Colon Cancer Marker
29 March 2011 Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in the US have identified an enzyme that could be used for the early diagnosis of colon cancer. For the study, researchers studied...

UK Patients Delay Dental Treatment Due to Cost, Survey Reveals
29 March 2011 One in five patients in the UK has put off dental treatment because of the cost, according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics. The survey revealed that only 58% tried to book...

Spinal Neuromodulation Device Could Reduce Back Pain
29 March 2011 A novel spinal neuromodulation device known as the Nevro system can relieve back pain in patients who have not found relief through conventional spinal cord stimulation, according to a...

Magnetic Therapy May Not Improve Tinnitus
28 March 2011 Magnetic therapy may not improve tinnitus, a condition characterised by constant ringing in the ears, according to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in the...

Brain Stimulation Could Improve Swallowing Ability in Stroke Patients
28 March 2011 Non-invasive brain stimulation can improve swallowing ability in ischaemic stroke patients, according to a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The...

Canada to Upgrade Grace General Hospital
28 March 2011 The provincial government of Manitoba, Canada, is to invest more than $20m to expand, renovate and modernise the emergency department of Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg. The expansion...

London Hospital to Perform UK's First Face and Hand Transplant
28 March 2011 A team of surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in London has announced that they will begin to assess patients for the UK's first face and hand transplant, a procedure that has been performed...

Australia Boosts GP Training Figures
25 March 2011 A record 900 GPs have begun training in Australia in 2011, as a result of the government's national health reforms. The Australian General Practice Training programme will support 900 GPs...

Welsh Hospitals Need to Improve Nutritional Care, Report Reveals
25 March 2011 Hospital catering services have improved in Wales, UK, but more needs to be done to make sure that patients get the nutritional care they need, according to a new report by the Auditor General...

Sensitive New Test Effective for Identifying Heart Attacks
25 March 2011 A highly sensitive blood test is more effective at identifying heart attacks in patients than other available tests, according to a new study by researchers at Edinburgh University in the...

Cardiac Pacemaker Could Prevent Epileptic Falls
25 March 2011 Mayo Clinic researchers in the US have found that cardiac pacing may help epilepsy patients with seizure-related falls caused due to ictal asystole, a condition in which the heart stops...

Canadian Doctors Use Xbox Kinect for Surgery
24 March 2011 Doctors at the Sunnybrook Hospital in Canada are using the Xbox Kinect system for hands-free manipulation of images during surgery. With the Xbox Kinect, doctors are using hand gestures to...

Saint Mary's and LHP Hospital Group Announce JV Plans
24 March 2011 Saint Mary's Hospital has announced plans to form a joint venture (JV) with LHP Hospital Group (LHP) in the US. The agreement calls for an equally shared governance structure, while LHP...

Freshmedx Reports Positive Results from Lung Cancer Test Study
24 March 2011 Freshmedx has reported positive results from a clinical trial of computerised bioconductance test (CB test), a lung cancer test which is used to distinguish between benign and...

New Nanomodified Surfaces Could Seal Leg Implants
24 March 2011 Researchers at Brown University, US, have developed two nanomodified surfaces for titanium leg implants, which promote skin cell growth and seal implants to prevent bacterial infection. ...

Positive Results from Covidien Inguinal Hernia Mesh Study
23 March 2011 Covidien has reported positive interim results from a study comparing the use of its Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh for inguinal hernia repair to the traditional Lichtenstein repair. ...

Hospital Expansion Project Launches in British Columbia, Canada
23 March 2011 The provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, has launched a C$512m ($522m) expansion of a local hospital. The project to upgrade Surrey Memorial Hospital will include an...

US Hospital Performs Nation's First Full Face Transplant
23 March 2011 Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have performed the first full face transplant in the US. A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and residents worked...

Global Cardiac Pacemakers Market to Reach $5.1bn by 2015
23 March 2011 The global cardiac pacemakers market is expected to reach $5.1bn by 2015, according to a report by Research and Markets. The market is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

NHS Hospitals Asked to Publish Surgery Results
22 March 2011 All NHS hospitals could be required to publish the results of operations carried out by individual surgeons, under reforms planned by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Trusts would be...

Quincy Medical Starts Colon Cancer Device Trial
22 March 2011 Quincy Medical Center in the US has started a clinical trial to evaluate the Third Eye Retroscope, a device designed to detect colon cancer during colonoscopies. The Third Eye, developed...

US Researchers Develop Blood Test to Predict Diabetes Risk
22 March 2011 Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US have developed a blood test which can predict an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The test measures the levels of...

Ethiopia to Build 600 Hospitals in Five Years
22 March 2011 The Ethiopian Ministry of Health has announced that it will build around 600 hospitals in the next five years in an effort to improve the access to healthcare and to meet the health...

Light Therapy May Improve Cognitive Function in Brain Injury Patients
21 March 2011 The application of light therapy via LEDs on the forehead and scalp can improve cognitive function and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with a traumatic brain injury, a study published...

Computer Software Could Help Diagnose Skin Infections
21 March 2011 Technology can help prevent misdiagnoses of skin infections, according to a study published in Dermatology Online Journal. In the study, a piece of software — VisualDx — designed...

Australian Government Funds Queensland Hospital Upgrade
21 March 2011 The Australian Government has announced A$175m ($171.1m) for the redevelopment of Logan Hospital in Meadowbrook, Queensland. The money will fund a new emergency department building, 50...

Elkhart General and Memorial Plan New Regional Healthcare System
21 March 2011 Elkhart General Healthcare System and Memorial Hospital and Health System have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new regional healthcare system in the US. The agreement will set...

Researchers Develop Blood Analysis Chip
18 March 2011 Researchers at the University of California in the US, Dublin City University in Ireland and Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile have developed a blood analysis chip that could help to...

Nursing Shortage Increases Risk of Hospital Patient Mortality
18 March 2011 A study conducted at three US institutions has revealed that a patient's mortality risk rises as their exposure to understaffed nursing shifts increases. The research — carried out at...

European Bone Marrow Centres Put on Alert in Wake of Japan Crisis
18 March 2011 The European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) has alerted 500 bone marrow transplant centres and 3,000 medics to be ready to treat Japanese radiation victims if such a...

Photodynamic Device Developed to Treat Precancerous Cervical Lesions
18 March 2011 Researchers at Photocure and Sagentia are developing non-surgical, tissue-preserving device which uses photodynamic therapy to treat human papillomavirus and the precursors of cervical...

New Blood-Glucose Testing Device Could Help Diabetics
17 March 2011 Engineers at Arizona State University and clinicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, US, have developed a painless self-monitoring blood-glucose sensor for patients with diabetes. The sensor...

Elana Receives FDA Clearance for Anastomosis Device
17 March 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the excimer laser assisted non-occlusive anastamosis (ELANA) surgical kit, which allows neurosurgeons to re-route blood flow around...

CQC Demands Improvement from Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
17 March 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust to improve its services to comply with essential quality and safety standards. The trust declared that...

Chindex Launches Two Hospital Projects in China
17 March 2011 American healthcare company Chindex International has initiated two new hospital construction projects in China. The two new projects, the Tianjin United Family Hospital in Tianjin and...

Japanese Quake Could Disrupt Medical Device Sales
16 March 2011 US medical device makers could face disruptions to their sales following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, Deutsche Bank has warned. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation,...

Low-Radiation Scan Proven Effective in Ruling Out Heart Problems
16 March 2011 Prospectively gated CT scans are as effective as standard tests when it comes to ruling out heart problems, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has reported. ...

SEHA to Build Hospital in Abu Dhabi
16 March 2011 The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has started construction work on the emirate's 598m Mafraq Hospital. The hospital will be built adjacent to the existing Mafraq facility,...

Emory and Saint Joseph's Announce Merger
16 March 2011 Emory Healthcare and Saint Joseph's Hospital in Georgia, US, have entered a formal partnership, forming the largest health system in the state. The partnership aims to enhance and improve...

TDM Berhad to Build Private Hospital in Malaysia
15 March 2011 Terengganu Development Management (TDM) Berhad has plans to build a MYR120m ($39.5m) private hospital in Kuantan, Malaysia. The seven-storey hospital will be equipped with the latest...

US Researchers Develop Early Emphysema Blood Test
15 March 2011 Researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center, US, have developed a blood test which can detect emphysema well before symptoms occur. The test measures the...

Report Reveals Inadequate Care of Older Patients in Welsh Hospitals
15 March 2011 The treatment of some older people in hospitals in Wales is "shamefully inadequate", according to a report by Ruth Marks, the country's older people's commissioner. The review was carried...

American Medical Reports Positive Prolapse Repair Study Results
15 March 2011 American Medical Systems has reported positive results from a six-month, prospective and multi-centre study of the Elevate Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System. The study was...

Australian Government Funds Hospital Upgrade in New South Wales
14 March 2011 The Australian Government has committed A$96m ($96m) to the upgrade of the Port Macquarie Base Hospital in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The funding will provide a new 30-bed...

Blood Test Could Predict Inherited Ovarian Cancer Risk
14 March 2011 Researchers at University of Washington in the US are developing a new gene-based blood test which can determine a woman's risk of inheriting ovarian cancer. The test looks at 22 genes...

VHA Initiative Led to Significant Hospital Savings in US
14 March 2011 VHA, a national healthcare network in the US, has announced that 54 hospitals have reduced their costs by more than $35m following an initiative to reduce the incidence of...

New Technology Could Non-Invasively Monitor Glucose Levels
14 March 2011 Researchers at Freedom Meditech are developing devices that can non-invasively scan the eye to monitor glucose levels in people with diabetes. The devices are based optical polarimetry,...

Trauma Patients at Higher Risk of Death After Hospital Discharge
11 March 2011 Trauma patients are at higher risk of death after being discharged from hospital, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed. Researchers discovered...

New Test Effective in Identifying Common STI
11 March 2011 A new assay could provide an effective way of identifying Trichamonos vaginalis, a common sexually transmitted infection, a study carried out at Rhode Island Hospital in the US has...

Israel Opens Bomb-Proof Emergency Facility
11 March 2011 Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, has opened the largest bomb-proof emergency facility in the country, which includes a four-storey structure embedded underground. The...

US Researchers Develop Device to Capture Cancer Cells
11 March 2011 Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US have developed a device based on Velcro-like nanoscale technology to identify and capture tumour cells circulating in...

English NHS Trusts Cut Back on Surgical Procedures
10 March 2011 A study by healthcare charity the Patients Association has revealed that the number of elective procedures conducted by NHS trusts across England dropped drastically in 2010. The study...

Homeless Patients Cost More, Study Reveals
10 March 2011 Homeless patients in Canada cost about C$2,599 ($2,671) more per hospital stay than the average patient, according to a study conducted at St Michael's Hospital, Toronto. The study...

MEMS Sensor Could Detect Early-Stage Atherosclerosis
10 March 2011 Researchers at the University of Southern California in the US have developed a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) thermal sensor that can identify atherosclerosis in its early stages. ...

Toenail Test Could Predict Lung Cancer Risk
10 March 2011 A nicotine toenail test can determine the individual's risk of lung cancer, a study carried out at the University of California, San Diego has suggested. Researchers at the US university...

Multifunctional Catheter Could Simplify Heart Surgery
09 March 2011 An interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University in the US has developed a multifunctional catheter that can simplify treatment for arrhythmia and other heart diseases....

NASA Technology Used to Reduce Chemotherapy Side Effects
09 March 2011 A NASA technology has successfully reduced painful side-effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment in bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients. The technology, known...

Post-Discharge Calls Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates, Study Reveals
09 March 2011 Post-discharge calls to patients help to reduce 30-day readmissions and improve patient satisfaction, according to a one-year study conducted by patient experience services company Beryl. ...

New Children's Hospital Opens in Texas, US
09 March 2011 Texas Children's Hospital in the US has opened Texas Children's Hospital West, a suburban hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively for children. The $220m facility in Houston...

UK Allocates £775m for Health Research
08 March 2011 UK Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley has announced £775m in funding over five years for translational research to deliver benefits to NHS patients. The funding is aimed at...

UK Scientists Announce Breakthrough in Early Bowel Cancer Detection
08 March 2011 Scientists at Cancer Research UK have found that DNA methylation patterns, a key process in cell development, could accurately detect early bowel cancer. It is hoped that the discovery...

Loyola University Chicago and Trinity Health Discuss Merger
08 March 2011 Loyola University Chicago and Trinity Health have signed a letter of intent that could lead to the consolidation of Trinity Health and the Loyola University Health System, a wholly owned...

US Researchers Develop Breast Cancer Detection Device
08 March 2011 Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have developed a device that can identify breast cancer and accurately differentiate between benign and malignant tumours. The...

Ventus Receives CE Mark for Sleep Apnoea Device
07 March 2011 Ventus Medical has received European CE mark approval for its Provent sleep apnoea therapy. The nasal device fits over both nostrils and uses a proprietary MicroValve design to create...

NHS Patient Safety Incidents Rise
07 March 2011 There were 547,879 safety incidents in NHS trusts across England between 1 April 2010 and 30 September 2010, a 4% rise from the previous six months, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)...

New CPR System Improves Survival Rates
07 March 2011 A new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) method can improve long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50%, according to a five-year clinical trial led by researchers at University...

Ohio Hospital Begins Work on New Outpatient Centre
07 March 2011 Christ Hospital in Ohio, US, has broken ground on a new outpatient centre. The 68,000ft², three-storey facility will contain a full-service imaging centre, a wound-healing centre and...

Scientists Develop Test to Predict Neuropathy Risk from Bone Cancer Treatment
04 March 2011 Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK have developed a genetic test that can predict whether bone cancer treatments are likely to cause neuropathy, a dangerous nerve disorder. ...

Heart Device Studies Exclude Women, Research Reveals
04 March 2011 Many heart device studies conducted to gain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not include enough women, research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality...

West Virginia United Health System to Merge Two Hospitals
04 March 2011 St Joseph's Hospital and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, US, are to officially merge this month. West Virginia Health Care Authority has approved...

CQC Asks Lincolnshire NHS Trust to Improve Care
04 March 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to take action to improve the care of those who access its specialist mental health and...

Blood Test Could Identify Heart Failure Relapse Risk
03 March 2011 A routine blood test could predict the likelihood of congestive heart failure in patients who have a high risk of relapse and readmission after being discharged from hospital, according to a...

IBM to Provide Australia's E-Health Records
03 March 2011 Australia's National E-Health Transition Authority has selected IBM to design and build the National Authentication Service for Health (NASH), a key building block in developing...

UK Scientists Develop Prostate Cancer Test
03 March 2011 Scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have developed a test that can diagnose prostate cancer from a urine sample. The test detects Engrailed-2 (EN2), a protein made by...

Increased Hospital Spending May Not Improve Sepsis Survival
03 March 2011 Increased hospital spending at high-cost hospitals is not associated with better survival rates for sepsis patients, according to a report published in the Archives of Internal...

NHS Reforms May Endanger Patient Confidentiality, BMA Warns
02 March 2011 Urgent action is needed to prevent patient confidentiality from being endangered by NHS reforms, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The BMA has expressed its concern over...

New Children's Hospital Opens in Minnesota, US
02 March 2011 The University of Minnesota, US, has opened its new $275m Amplatz Children's Hospital. The 96-bed hospital has been designed with families in mind and has been tailored so environments...

Medtronic Reports Positive Results from Heart Valve Study
02 March 2011 Medtronic has reported that its Mosaic bioprosthetic heart valve has demonstrated positive performance results after 12 years in a study published in The Journal of Thoracic and...

Biotronik Begins Intraoperative Defibrillator Testing Study
02 March 2011 Biotronik has initiated patient enrolment in a trial to investigate the use of intraoperative defibrillation testing during implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. ...

NewCardio Reports Positive Cardiac Monitoring Device Study
01 March 2011 NewCardio has reported positive results from a clinical study evaluating CardioBip, a handheld device that provides ECG telemonitoring. The CardioBip can be carried by the patients and...

UAE Hospitals to be Linked with New Electronic System
01 March 2011 The UAE Ministry of Health, in partnership with Microsoft, has launched a new electronic system that will eventually link all hospitals across the country. The system was launched at...

Portable Device Could Help Detect Cancer
01 March 2011 Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, US, have developed a portable device analyse tissue samples to determine if a cancer is malignant. The $200 device is designed to connect to...

E.ON Helps UK Hospital to Reduce Energy Costs
01 March 2011 E.ON has begun work on a project with Newham University Hospital in London, UK, to improve the hospital's energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The project is amongst the first of...

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HbA1c Test Not Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis in Children
28 February 2011 The haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is not effective when it comes to diagnosing diabetes in children, according to a study by University of Michigan's CS Mott Children's Hospital in the US. ...

Fortis Global Acquires Singapore Hospital
28 February 2011 Fortis Global Healthcare has acquired an under-construction specialised cancer hospital in Singapore for SGD$33m ($25.8m). The group, which has a 50 hospital network in India, expects...

UK Hospitals to Lose Funding for Committing Preventable Errors
28 February 2011 The UK's Department of Health has released a list of 25 unacceptable errors in the NHS, and warned that hospitals will be stripped of funding if they are found to be at fault. After...

FDA Permits Marketing of First Preliminary Norovirus Test
28 February 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the marketing of the Ridascreen norovirus 3rd generation EIA assay, the first test for the preliminary identification of norovirus. ...

European Minimally Invasive Spinal Implant Market to Exceed €90m by 2017
25 February 2011 The European market for minimally invasive spinal (MIS) implants is estimated to exceed €90m by 2017, according to a new report by Research and Markets. Rapid growth of MIS interbody...

NICE Warns Against the Use of Alternative Food Allergy Tests
25 February 2011 GPs, practice nurses and health visitors should only use skin prick or IgE antibody blood tests to diagnose food allergies, the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)...

New Test Could Predict Infant Autism Risk
25 February 2011 Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston in the US are developing a non-invasive test that analyses electrical activity in the brain to evaluate an infant's risk of developing autism. The...

US Hospital Penalised for Privacy Violation
25 February 2011 The US Department of Health and Human Services has imposed a civil money penalty of $4.3m on Cignet Health for breaking a privacy law by denying patients access to their records. ...

Researchers Identify New Marker for Heart Disease
24 February 2011 Researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada have identified a new marker that could predict an individual's risk of developing coronary heart disease. The research found that...

UK Doctors Warned Over Immunisation Mistakes
24 February 2011 GPs and nurses in the UK have been warned to take more care in immunisations after it was reported that 108 patients had been treated incorrectly in the past five years. A survey by the...

Balloon Kyphoplasty Improves Survival Rates in Spinal Fracture Patients
24 February 2011 Patients over 65 who have had spinal fractures treated with minimally invasive surgery have higher survival rates up to four years after treatment than patients who are not operated on,...

Australia Begins Work on New Hospital
24 February 2011 Construction work has started on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, on the site of the city's rail yard. South Australian Health Minister John Hill said the...

Australian State to Fund Hospital Redevelopment Project
23 February 2011 The state government of New South Wales in Australia has announced that it will provide $245m in funding for redevelopment projects at Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital, both in Sydney....

Malaysia to Upgrade Digital Medical Records
23 February 2011 Twenty government hospitals in Malaysia are set to upgrade their digital medical records by 2015. The project will make it easier for the hospitals to access patient information and...

New Device Looks Under Skin to Detect Cancer
23 February 2011 Researchers at the University of Rochester in the US have developed an optical technology that can image under the skin's surface, enabling the doctors to determine if skin lesions are benign...

New Device Can Accurately Measure Aortic Blood Pressure
23 February 2011 Researchers at University of Leicester in the UK have developed a new device to accurately measure blood pressure. Unlike the traditional methods, the new device measures blood pressure in...

Integra and Stout Medical to Develop Expandable Interbody Device
22 February 2011 Integra LifeSciences Holdings has entered into an exclusive worldwide licence and development agreement with Stout Medical Group to develop and commercialise an expandable interbody device. ...

Study Shows Long-Term Benefit of Total Knee Replacement
22 February 2011 Total knee replacement can help patients to maintain remarkable functional capacity and activity levels even after 20 years, according to a study conducted at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery...

Malaysian Hospital Opens Cardiac Centre
22 February 2011 Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has opened its new cardiac centre. The centre will provide treatments for all forms of heart disease in adults and children, and will also offer...

Hospital Staff Shortages Could Cause Perinatal Deaths
22 February 2011 Overstretched and understaffed services in maternity units could lead to perinatal deaths, according a new study by researchers at The West Midlands Perinatal Institute (WMPI) in the UK. ...

Quality Improvement Initiative Reduces Pneumonia in US Hospitals
21 February 2011 Intensive care unit hospital staff in Michigan, US, have reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia more than 70% by using a targeted quality improvement initiative. The...

NHS Hospitals to Lay Off Staff
21 February 2011 Two London NHS hospitals are planning to cut almost 1,000 jobs, including hundreds of nursing posts. St George's Hospital in south London has announced that it would be losing 500...

Xbox Robots to Diagnose Mental Disorders In Children
21 February 2011 Researchers at the University of Minnesota, US, are developing robotic devices and computer vision algorithms that will help identify children at risk of developing mental disorders. ...

Ultrasound Fusion Imaging Helps Tumour Biopsy
21 February 2011 Biopsies using ultrasound fusion imaging to identify bone and soft tissue cancers are safe, effective and as accurate as conventional biopsy methods, according to a new study from Henry...

Hip and Thigh Implants Increase Fracture Risk in Children
18 February 2011 Children with hip and thigh implants designed to help heal a broken bone or correct other bone conditions are at high risk of subsequent fractures, according to research from Johns...

Yale University Researchers Develop Turner Syndrome Test
18 February 2011 Researchers at Yale University in the US have developed an accurate diagnostic test for Turner syndrome, a genetic defect that obstructs normal growth and leads to cardiac and renal...

Doctors Trained Abroad More Likely to be Suspended from NHS
18 February 2011 Statistics released by National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) reveal that NHS doctors who obtained their qualifications outside of the UK are more likely to be excluded or suspended from...

Czech Doctors Accept Pay Increase Proposal
18 February 2011 Thousands of doctors in the Czech Republic have retracted their resignations after the Health Ministry promised to raise their salaries. A union of about 3,800 hospital doctors, representing...

FDA Reclassifies Medical Device Data Systems
17 February 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule offering a less-burdensome path for market certain hardware and software products used in conjunction with medical...

Hawaiian Hospitals to be Paid for Quality, Not Quantity
17 February 2011 The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) and the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) have announced a new contract to improve healthcare delivery in the US state. Under the...

Hospital Readmissions Higher for African Americans
17 February 2011 African Americans are more likely to be readmitted after initial hospitalisations for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, according to a study conducted at Harvard School of Public Health. ...

Nfocus Receives CE Mark for Brain Aneurysm Device
17 February 2011 Nfocus Neuromedical has received the European CE mark for its Luna aneurysm embolisation system, which is indicated for the treatment of patients with brain aneurysms. The Luna...

FDA 510(k) Process Linked to High-Risk Device Recalls
16 February 2011 Most medical devices that have been recently recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were initially approved through the expedited 510(k) process, according to a study published...

BioSurface Initiates Bone Graft Substitute Study
16 February 2011 BioSurface Engineering Technologies has initiated a pilot clinical study in Canada to evaluate the effectiveness of Amplex, a bone graft substitute for foot and ankle fusion surgery. ...

US Hospital to Develop New Medical Centre
16 February 2011 Franciscan St Francis Health is developing a short-stay medical centre in Indiana, US, to provide a range of inpatient and outpatient services to the patients. Hospital officials have...

NHS Failing on Elderly Care
16 February 2011 The NHS is failing to treat older people with care, compassion, dignity and respect, according to a report by England's Health Service Ombudsman, Ann Abraham. The report is based on...

CQC Asks Wiltshire NHS Trust to Improve Care
15 February 2011 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Wiltshire Primary Care Trust in England to improve standards of care at the Chippenham Community Hospital. The regulator noted that the hospital...

FDA Clears First 3D Mammography Imaging System
15 February 2011 Hologic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Selenia Dimensions System, the first X-ray mammography device to provide 3D images of the breast. The...

Scientists Discover Gene Behind Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome Variant
15 February 2011 Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have identified a gene that could improve the diagnosis of a variation of congenital myasthenic syndrome, an inherited neuromuscular disorder. ...

Work Begins on Australian Cancer Centre
15 February 2011 The Government of Australia has broken ground on a A$56.5m cancer centre in Ballarat, in the state of Victoria. The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre will be built at Ballarat...

Researchers Develop Device to Simplify Cardiac Surgery
14 February 2011 Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have developed a system to simplify the technique of opening and closing a beating heart during cardiac surgery. The system is...

Managing Sick Leave Could Save NHS £290m
14 February 2011 The NHS could save £290m if it improves efficiency and manages levels of sickness absence, according to a report by the Audit Commission. According to the report, trusts in North of England...

Long and Short-Sleeve Shirts Show Similar Contamination
14 February 2011 Long and short-sleeved shirts worn by doctors show similar contamination levels after an eight-hour day, a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine has found. Researchers from...

MRI Helpful in Deciding Therapy for Stroke Patients, Study Suggests
14 February 2011 MRI scans can help to identify stroke patients who will benefit from clot-busting drugs, a study conducted at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in South Korea has found. ...

Rhode Island Hospital Breaks Ground on Construction Project
11 February 2011 Kent Hospital in Rhode Island, US, has broken ground on a $15m, 60,000ft² ambulatory surgery and medical office building. The ambulatory surgery centre will be attached to the hospital...

NHS to Cut Infection Rates Through Infrared Technology
11 February 2011 The National Institute for Health Research has awarded Irisys a two-year contract to develop a system to improve compliance with handwashing regulations in NHS hospitals. Irisys will...

Wireless Device Could Reduce Heart Failure Hospitalisations
11 February 2011 An implantable device that monitors fluid build up in the lungs of heart failure patients and alerts doctors when intervention is needed can significantly reduce hospitalisations, according to...

FDA Unveils Medical Device Innovation Initiative
11 February 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new innovation pathway to serve as a priority review programme to speed up the adoption of breakthrough medical devices. The...

Researchers Develop Device to Limit Chemotherapy Side Effects
10 February 2011 Researchers have developed a device that can limit the side effects of chemotherapy. The device uses tiny amounts of palladium to trigger reactions in cells, allowing the cancer drugs to...

Gene Test Could Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
10 February 2011 Researchers are developing a genetic test to predict prostate cancer aggressiveness, which could save men with low-risk tumours from unnecessary surgery. Researchers at Queen Mary,...

US Hospital to Begin Construction Project
10 February 2011 Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, US, has launched a $44.2m construction and expansion project. The project includes construction of the Florence A De George Pavilion, a three-storey...

Woman Receives UK's First Totally Implanted Hearing Aid
10 February 2011 A 49-year-old woman has received the UK's first totally implanted hearing aid, Otologics Carina, in a procedure performed at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. The device, designed by...

Study Shows Women Benefit More from CRT-D Device
09 February 2011 Women given cardiac resynchronisation therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D) are less likely to suffer heart failure than men, a study published in the Journal of the American College of...

MHRA Warns of Roche Blood Glucose Meter Risk
09 February 2011 The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning over professional blood-glucose meters manufactured by Roche Diagnostics, saying that the meters may give...

New Hospital Planned in New York
09 February 2011 Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center in the US are planning to build a high-end urgent, primary and outpatient centre in the state of New York. The centre will be built on a...

Up to 75% of Hospital Tests Not Followed Up After Discharge
09 February 2011 Up to 75% of hospital tests are not being followed up, a new study published in BMJ Quality and Safety has revealed. Researchers reviewed international evidence published in English...

Turkey Breaks Ground on Sudan Hospital
08 February 2011 Turkish State Minister Faruk Çelik has broken ground on a new 150-bed hospital in Nyala, capital of the state of South Darfur in Sudan. The $30m hospital will replace the existing...

Staffing Levels Cause Concern Among NHS Nurses
08 February 2011 NHS nurses are concerned over poor staffing levels, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. An RCN online survey of nearly 2,000 nurses indicated that NHS frontline staff are...

Stem Cell Spray Could Help Burn Victims Regrow Skin
08 February 2011 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh in the US have developed a device which sprays stem cells on to burned skin, allowing the healthy skin to grow again. In the procedure, the...

FDA Approves First Mobile Radiology Application
08 February 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a mobile radiology application that allows physicians to view medical images on Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. This application,...

NHS Trust Told to Make Improvements
07 February 2011 The UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to improve the quality of care at a mental health unit in Taunton. The CQC noted that improvements...

Illinois Health Systems Consider Merger
07 February 2011 Two health systems in the US state of Illinois have signed a letter of intent to explore a potential merger. The merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care would create one of...

Scientists to Develop Non-Invasive Acetone Test for Diabetes
07 February 2011 Scientists at Oxford Medical Diagnostics are developing a device that allows people with diabetes to monitor their condition without finger-prick testing. The device will measure the levels...

Cepheid and FIND Collaborate to Develop HIV Test
07 February 2011 Cepheid and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) have entered into a partnership to accelerate the development of a rapid molecular test to measure HIV viral load. The Xpert...

Illinois Launches Initiative to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
04 February 2011 An initiative to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions in Illinois, US, by 2014 has been launched. Measures to achieve this include redesigning the hospital discharge processes,...

UK Scientists Develop Blood Test for vCJD
04 February 2011 Scientists in the UK have developed a prototype blood test for variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease, which is 100,000 times more sensitive than any...

New South Wales Hospital to Undergo Expansion
04 February 2011 The Government of New South Wales, Australia, has allocated A$194.3m ($196.2m) to expand and upgrade Campbelltown Hospital. The funding, announced by New South Wales Premier Kristina...

Molecular Markers Could Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
04 February 2011 Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US have identified a signature of four molecular markers that can be used to predict if an existing prostate cancer is likely to remain dormant...

Technology Companies Help Fund US Hospital Construction
03 February 2011 Six Silicon Valley technology companies have announced that they will provide $150m towards the construction of a new $2bn hospital at Stanford Medical Center, US. Apple, eBay, HP,...

NHS Paying Too Much for Basic Supplies
03 February 2011 The NHS could save at least £500m a year if it bought basic supplies in a more collaborative way, the UK's National Audit Office has said. It's published a report that examined how...

New Laser Technology Could Lead to Pain-Free Cancer Biopsies
03 February 2011 New laser technology that could take the pain out of cancer biopsies has been developed by researchers at Michigan State University, US. The technology uses laser microscopes that...

US Researchers Develop Tumour-Tracking Technique
03 February 2011 Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center in the US have developed a robotic tumour-tracking technique that could improve cancer treatment. The 4D...

Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality Rates in Michigan Hospitals
02 February 2011 A checklist programme that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in intensive care units throughout Michigan, US, has also reduced deaths by 10%, a study has found. For the study,...

3D X-Rays in Orthodontic Diagnosis Increase Radiation Exposure
02 February 2011 The use of 3D X-rays in orthodontic cases may expose patients to unnecessary radiation that could be avoided by using 2D X-rays, a study published in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology has...

New Optical Device Could Help in Tumour Resection
02 February 2011 A newly developed optical touch pointer can be used to differentiate healthy tissues from tumours and help surgeons during the resection of malignant brain tumours, a study published in the...

US Hospital Opens Patient Tower
02 February 2011 Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona, US, has opened the first two floors of its new $538m patient tower. The two floors feature several specialised clinics, including...

Artificial Pancreas Could Help Pregnant Diabetics
01 February 2011 A wearable artificial pancreas could control type 1 diabetes during pregnancy, according to a study conducted by researchers at Cambridge University in the UK. Researchers tested the...

UK NHS Trust Asked to Improve Staffing Levels
01 February 2011 England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust to improve staffing levels at its three main hospitals. The CQC conducted the review at the John...

US Hospital to Initiate Expansion Project
01 February 2011 Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, US, is planning to begin a $150m expansion project that will add 300,000ft² to its existing campus. The contemporary North Tower building will feature...

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Could Improve Paediatric Diagnosis
01 February 2011 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can safely improve the diagnosis of a variety of medical conditions in children, according to a study by researchers at Jena University Hospital, Germany. In...

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New Filtration System Could Help to Capture Cancer Cells
31 January 2011 Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US are developing a filtration system that uses magnetic nanoparticles to capture cancer cells. The procedure requires fluids to...

US Hospital Opens Family Tower
31 January 2011 Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana, US, has opened the first three floors of the $475m Simon Family Tower. Each floor of the ten-storey building will have a different theme, and...

NICE Releases Draft Guidance to Improve NHS Autism Services
31 January 2011 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidance to improve NHS autism services for children and teenagers. The guidance recommends that...

Sonitus Receives FDA Clearance for Hearing Aid
31 January 2011 Sonitus Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the SoundBite Hearing System, a non-surgical hearing prosthetic to treat single-sided...

FDA Warns of Breast Implant Cancer Link
28 January 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported a possible link between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare type of cancer. ...

Japan to Fund Philippine Hospital Improvements
28 January 2011 The Japan International Cooperation Agency, the aid-granting arm of the Japanese Government, is to fund an upgrade of Aurora Memorial Hospital in Barangay Reserva, the Philippines. The...

Researchers Develop Paper Strips for Rapid Medical Diagnosis
28 January 2011 Researchers at Purdue University in the US have developed paper strips that can be used with electronic readers to diagnose diseases. The modified surface of the paper, which contains...

Elective Births Scheduled Too Early in US Hospitals, Study Warns
28 January 2011 Thousands of babies are electively born too early in US hospitals, hospital quality watchdog The Leapfrog Group has warned in its 2010 annual survey. Leapfrog asked 773 hospitals to...

Stroke Centres Improve Survival Rates, Study Finds
27 January 2011 Patients treated for stroke at designated stroke centres survive for longer than those treated at other hospitals, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found. ...

Taiwanese University Develops Prototype Cancer Treatment System
27 January 2011 Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have developed a prototype system to treat cancer without chemotherapy or laser surgery. The prototype includes a...

New Instrument Provides Force Feedback in Keyhole Surgery
27 January 2011 A keyhole surgery instrument that gives physical feedback based on the amount of grasp force being applied has been developed at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. ...

Abu Dhabi Launches New Standards for Healthcare Facility Design
27 January 2011 The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has published a set of design standards for healthcare facilities in the emirate. The standards outline the requirements for health facility design...

DNA Methylation Test Can Help in Earlier Melanoma Diagnosis
26 January 2011 A test for DNA methylation could allow doctors to diagnose melanoma earlier and more precisely, according to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina, US. Researchers...

US Universities to Conduct Study on Heart Device Implantation
26 January 2011 The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh have announced that they will conduct a study to evaluate the benefits of earlier implantation of left...

Rwanda Unveils New Hospital
26 January 2011 Rwandan President Paul Kagame has opened a new hospital in Burera District in the country's northern province. The hospital, constructed at a cost of RWF3.35bn ($5.5m), features modern...

NHS Not Routinely Screening for Inherited Heart Condition
26 January 2011 The NHS is not routinely screening for a heart condition known as familial hypercholesterolaemia, a report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. The audit, funded by the...

Ireland to Introduce Cystic Fibrosis Screening for Newborns
25 January 2011 Babies born in Ireland will receive a test for cystic fibrosis along with the heel prick test used to determine other disorders in infants, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has announced. ...

Everist Reports Results of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Test Study
25 January 2011 Everist Genomics has reported positive results from the external validation study of OncoDefender-CRC, its colorectal cancer recurrence test. The study, conducted by Mayo Validation...

US Hospital to Complete Expansion Project by December 2011
25 January 2011 MidMichigan Medical Center in Michigan, US, is on course to complete a $115m expansion project by December 2011. The 280,000ft² expansion will create an atrium-style entrance and lobby,...

CT Scanning Improves Abdominal Pain Diagnosis, Study Finds
25 January 2011 Using CT scanning to assess abdominal pain in the emergency departments can help physicians arrive at a diagnosis quickly and decisively, according to a study conducted at Massachusetts...

Genetic Test and fMRI May Predict Cognitive Decline
24 January 2011 Combining the APOE e4 allele genetic blood test with functional MRI (fMRI) can successfully predict cognitive decline in healthy adults, according to a study conducted at Wayne State...

FDA to Improve 510(k) Approval Process
24 January 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a plan containing 25 actions intended to improve the 510(k) process – the most common review path for medical devices – by 2011. ...

UK Launches Initiative to Improve NHS Trauma Care
24 January 2011 The UK Department of Health has announced significant investment for trauma and microbiology research. The Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence, University Hospitals Birmingham...

Quality Improvement Interventions Improve ICU Care, Says Study
24 January 2011 Quality improvement interventions such as education, reminders and feedback can improve the adoption of evidence-based practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in community hospitals, according...

PositiveID Develops Temperature Sensing Microchip
21 January 2011 PositiveID Corporation, in collaboration with RFID Solutions, has developed a temperature sensing microchip for use in humans. The microchip, which uses radio frequency...

Researchers Develop Imaging Procedure to Diagnose Alzheimer's
21 January 2011 A new type of molecular imaging procedure may be capable of detecting the presence of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary research conducted by...

UAE Launches Nationwide Immunisation Programme
21 January 2011 The UAE Ministry of Health has launched a nationwide immunisation programme to protect infants from six diseases. A single injection will be administered at two months of age and...

Most A&E Attendances in England do Not Require Treatment
21 January 2011 Almost 40% of people visiting emergency departments and minor injury units in England leave without requiring any treatment, according to report from the NHS Information Centre. The...

Michigan Hospital Expansion Project Approved
20 January 2011 The Chelsea Planning Commission has approved a 110,000ft² expansion and renovation of Chelsea Community Hospital in Michigan, US. The $60m project includes the construction of a...

Scientists Develop Technique to Examine Deep Brain Neurons
20 January 2011 Scientists at Stanford University have developed a technique that allows researchers to examine the neurons of the deep brain for months at a time. The method involves tiny glass tubes,...

NHS Short of 4,500 Midwives
20 January 2011 NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson has warned that the NHS needs 4,500 more midwives. Nicholson told a committee of MPs that government planning of midwifery services has not...

US Orthopaedic Extremity Device Market to Reach $4.6bn by 2015
20 January 2011 The US orthopaedic extremity device market is estimated to generate over $4.6bn in revenues by 2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10%, according to a report by Millennium...

Lost Ambulance Hours Cost NHS Wales £6m
19 January 2011 The ambulance service in Wales has wasted a total of 80,404 hours in the past two years while waiting to discharge patients, figures obtained by the Welsh Liberal Democrats have...

Cook Peripheral Stent Shows Sustained Primary Patency in Study
19 January 2011 Cook Medical has reported positive follow-up study results of its investigational drug-eluting stent, indicated for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease in the superficial femoral artery. ...

Legislation Over Physician-Owned Hospitals Affecting US Economy, PHA Warns
19 January 2011 The Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) has said that it is deeply concerned about the negative economic impact of Section 6001 of the Healthcare Reform, which prohibits the construction...

Ultrasound Helps to Treat Pulmonary Embolisms, Study Finds
19 January 2011 A tiny ultrasound device may be helpful in the treatment of pulmonary embolisms – blockages of blood vessels in the lungs – according to a study conducted at East Jefferson General Hospital...

Blood-Sugar Meters Found to be Inaccurate When Used During Pregnancy
18 January 2011 Readings from blood-sugar meters can vary by as much as 16% when used by pregnant women, a study has found. In the study, conducted by Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia,...

Singapore Hospital Launches New Emergency Centre
18 January 2011 The emergency department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, has opened a new centre that offers focused treatment for 18 conditions such as asthma, appendicitis and pneumonia. The...

Henry Ford Health System Launches Study to Develop Pancreatic Cancer Test
18 January 2011 The Henry Ford Health System and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have launched a clinical research study to develop a rapid and inexpensive blood test for the early diagnosis...

US Hospital to Break Ground on Expansion Project in April
18 January 2011 The Memorial Hospital in Tennessee, US, will break ground on a $380m three-phase expansion project in April 2011. The project will begin with the construction of a new central utility...

NHS Trust Asked to Make Improvements
17 January 2011 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to make improvements in several areas to meet essential standards of quality and safety. CQC...

European Abdominal Aortic Stent Graft Market to Reach $300m by 2015
17 January 2011 The abdominal aortic stent graft market in Europe is estimated to reach $300m by 2015, according to a report by the Millennium Research Group. The report says that the market will be driven...

Spectrum Health Opens $286m Children's Hospital in US
17 January 2011 Spectrum Health has opened the $286m Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan, US. The 206-bed, 14-storey hospital is designed to provide dedicated care to infants, children and...

Zoll Completes Cardiac Life-Support Pump Trial
17 January 2011 Zoll Medical Corporation has reported the successful completion of a trial evaluating AutoPulse, its non-invasive cardiac life-support pump. The trial's data safety monitoring board...

Nurses Association Reopens Hospital Beds in New South Wales
14 January 2011 The New South Wales Nurses Association (NSWNA) in Australia has re-opened nearly 600 hospital beds that were closed as a part of a campaign to introduce a 1:4 nurse-to-patient ratio. ...

IntraPace Receives CE Mark Approval for Obesity Device
14 January 2011 IntraPace has received European CE mark approval for its abiliti system as a treatment for obesity. The implantable device looks similar to a pacemaker and is implanted in a simple...

Armenia Introduces New Programme to Improve Healthcare for Children
14 January 2011 Armenia has announced a programme that will pump more than $8.6m into the healthcare sector to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for children. The Child Health...

OrbusNeich Stent Demonstrates Good Clinical Outcomes
14 January 2011 High-risk patients who cannot be treated with drug eluting stents and accompanying dual antiplatelet therapy can be treated with OrbusNeich's Genous stent, according to a study published...

Takeda and Zinfandel to Develop Test to Identify Alzheimer's Risk
13 January 2011 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement to develop the Zinfandel TOMM40 assay, a biomarker in development to detect the risk...

Nine Russian Hospitals Digitise Medical Information
13 January 2011 Nine hospitals in Russia have switched from paper-based medical systems to a digital solution developed by IBM and Complex Medical Information Systems (C-MIS). The solution provides...

New Scanner Can Detect Live Cellular Processes
13 January 2011 Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain have designed and developed a biomedical scanner that can determine if a body organ is malfunctioning before an anatomical...

Chronic Pain Services in UK Need Improvement, Charity Warns
13 January 2011 The Government must establish a clear care pathway for chronic pain services in the NHS, according to a report from the Patients Association. The charity conducted a survey involving more...

Canadian Red Cross to Strengthen Healthcare in Haiti
12 January 2011 The Canadian Red Cross has announced a five-year integrated programme to strengthen the healthcare system in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake last year. The programme, which...

Private ICU Rooms Associated with Low Infection Risk
12 January 2011 Intensive care unit (ICU) patients placed in private rooms are at a lower risk of hospital-acquired infections than those placed in rooms with multiple beds, a study published in Archives...

Global Endoscopy Devices Market to Exceed $6.5bn by 2016
12 January 2011 The global market for endoscopy devices is estimated to exceed $6.5bn by 2016, according to a report by Research and Markets. The market, forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of...

Scientists to Develop Device to Prevent Radiotherapy Errors
12 January 2011 A device to reduce the risk of radiotherapy mistreatment is being developed by scientists at the University of Bristol, Swansea University and the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. ...

FDA Approves Automated Cardiovascular Test
11 January 2011 diaDexus has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for automated version of its proprietary PLAC Test. The cardiovascular test is used to evaluate a patient's risk...

US Researchers Develop Lab-on-a-Chip Blood Test
11 January 2011 Researchers at the University of Rhode Island, US, have developed a lab-on-a-chip blood-testing device that can provide results in less than 30 minutes. A drop of blood is placed on a...

Ireland to Restrict Doctors' Private Patient Quotas
11 January 2011 The Health Service Executive (HSE) in the Ireland is to cut funding from hospitals that fail to recoup earnings from doctors who exceed private patient quotas. HSE director of operations...

Kaiser Permanente Hospital Begins Solar Power Use
11 January 2011 Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in US has begun using solar power, becoming one of the first major medical facilities in the country to do so. The solar panels installed at...

UK Sees Rise in Seasonal Flu Levels
10 January 2011 Seasonal flu levels in England, Wales and Scotland are on the rise, according to latest figures from the UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA). However, the agency said that these figures...

US Hospital to Begin $42m Construction Project
10 January 2011 Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Indiana, US, will begin the construction of a new hospital in April 2011. The $42m project, which includes the renovation of the existing hospital,...

Haemoglobin A1c Test Can Identify Pre-Diabetes
10 January 2011 A common blood test known as haemoglobin A1c can accurately identify whether an individual is predisposed to diabetes, a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has found. ...

Gynesonics Receives CE Mark for Uterine Fibroids Device
10 January 2011 Gynesonics has received the CE mark for its VizAblate system, a transcervical device for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The VizAblate system combines ultrasound image guidance...

New Test Could Predict Efficiency of Hepatitis C Infection Treatment
07 January 2011 A prognostic test that can predict the efficacy of hepatitis C treatments has been developed by scientists at Inserm and Institut Pasteur. The test, which is based on plasma levels of...

Global Market for ECG Telemetry Devices to Reach $1.1bn by 2015
07 January 2011 The global market for ECG telemetry devices is estimated to reach $1.1bn by 2015, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts. The market will be driven by increasing cases...

Ohio University Receives $100m for Medical Centre Construction Project
07 January 2011 Ohio State University (OSU) in the US has received $100m for a construction project at OSU Medical Center. The funding will support ProjectONE, which includes the expansion of OSU...

Medtronic Provides Funding to Improve Healthcare in Haiti
07 January 2011 Medtronic has announced funding of $750,000 to support healthcare infrastructure development in Haiti. About $500,000 will be provided to Partners in Health to facilitate the completion...

ReSound Develops Technology to Improve Hearing Aid Performance
06 January 2011 A remote microphone technology that can improve the natural directivity, spatial awareness and wind-noise performance of hearing aids has been developed by ReSound. The technology uses a...

Overpaying for Health Supplies Costs NHS £1bn a Year
06 January 2011 Health service managers in the NHS are wasting more than £1bn a year by overpaying for supplies such as stationery and surgical instruments, an NHS efficiency drive has revealed. Eight...

US Researchers Develop Glaucoma Detector
06 January 2011 Researchers at the University of Arizona in the US have developed an instrument for detecting glaucoma, a disease caused by increased fluid pressure inside the eye. The device is designed...

US Hospital to Initiate Expansion Project
06 January 2011 Anna Jaques Hospital in Massachusetts, US, has announced that it will initiate a $15m upgrade and expansion project. The work will include the renovation and expansion of an existing...

Most Patients Given ICDs Fail to Meet Criteria for Use
05 January 2011 Most patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) do not meet evidence-based guidelines to receive the devices, according to a study published in the Journal of the...

Clostridium Difficile Infections Among US Hospitalised Children on Rise
05 January 2011 The number of hospitalised children in the US infected with Clostridium difficile is on the rise, according to a new study by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Researchers...

Imaging Procedures Often Expose Children to Radiation
05 January 2011 Children are frequently exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation, according to a study conducted by researchers at University of Michigan in the US. Researchers identified...

New South Wales Nurses Association to Close One in Four Hospital Beds
05 January 2011 The New South Wales Nurses Association (NSWNA) in Australia has reported that its public hospitals and community health services members will close one in four beds as a part of their campaign...

US Researchers Develop Blood Test to Detect Cancer
04 January 2011 A test that can capture cancer cells from a blood sample has been developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, US. The test uses a microchip which consists of 78,000 tiny...

Vanguard Health to Acquire Detroit Medical Center
04 January 2011 Vanguard Health Systems has agreed to takeover the Detroit Medical Center, an eight-hospital system located in Detroit, US, for $365m. The takeover by Vanguard Health Systems will transform...

UK to Provide Extra Funding for Frontline NHS services
04 January 2011 The UK Department of Health will provide an extra £162m for frontline services such as reducing hospital stays in the NHS, following a successful savings drive. The funding, which was...

Researchers Develop Test to Predict Lung Transplant Rejection
04 January 2011 Researchers at University of Michigan in the US have developed a test that can predict bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), a leading cause of death in lung transplant recipients who...

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Season's Greetings
24 December 2010 hospitalmanagement.net will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Our full daily news service will return on 4 January. Thank you for your support in 2010, and we wish you a happy...

New Teaching Hospital Planned in Montréal
24 December 2010 A new C$2.089bn ($2.05bn) teaching hospital is to be built in Montréal, Canada, under a public-private partnership. The Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal...

Australian State to Fund Hospital Expansion
24 December 2010 The South Australian Government is providing A$30m ($29m) towards a new 120-bed teaching, aged care and rehabilitation facility at Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide. The...

UK Hospital to Trial Retinal Implant
24 December 2010 King's College Hospital in the UK has reported that it will initiate clinical trials of a retinal implant for people with retinitis pigmentosa, one of the most common forms of inherited...

MRI and Cerebrospinal Fluid Testing May Predict Alzheimer's Risk
24 December 2010 A research team at University College London has discovered that combining spinal fluid testing with MRI scans could provide an early indication if an individual is at risk of...

Healthcare Trust of America Acquires Four Hospitals
23 December 2010 The Healthcare Trust of America has completed the acquisition of four long-term acute care hospitals, one in Georgia, one in Texas and two in Florida. The combined purchase of the hospitals...

Researchers to Develop Electronic Nose to Detect Ovarian Cancer
23 December 2010 Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, University of Gävle and KTH Royal Institute of Technology are developing an electronic nose that can screen blood samples to detect ovarian...

Biomet Completes Patient Enrolment for Tennis Elbow Treatment Study
23 December 2010 Biomet subsidiary Biomet Biologics has completed the required patient enrolment of 230 subjects for a clinical trial to evaluate the use of the Recover Kit for the treatment of chronic...

World Bank Grants $80m to Improve Healthcare in Congo
23 December 2010 The World Bank has approved an additional grant of $80m for the Health Sector Rehabilitation Support Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project aims to improving access...

Heavy Snowfall Puts NHS Under Pressure
22 December 2010 Snow and icy conditions are putting pressure on the NHS, resulting in staff shortages, dwindling blood supplies and record number of calls to ambulance services. The Royal College of...

Anger Over Delayed UK Blood Disaster Review
22 December 2010 The UK's Haemophilia Society has voiced its disappointment over the Department of Health's decision to postpone the publication of a review of the support made available haemophiliacs infected...

Advanced MRI Could be Used to Detect Prostate Cancer Progression
22 December 2010 An advanced type of MRI could be used instead of invasive biopsy to determine whether cancer patients under active surveillance require treatment, according to a study published in The...

Brain Imaging Could Predict Reading Improvement in Dyslexics
22 December 2010 Sophisticated brain imaging can be used to identify if teenagers with dyslexia can improve their reading skills over time with 90% accuracy, according to a study conducted by researchers at...

St Jude Medical to Take Defibrillator Cables off the Market
21 December 2010 St Jude Medical is taking a group of older defibrillator cables off the market as the insulating material used in them could cause a malfunction. The company has issued a letter to...

Cystatin C Test Can Predict Kidney Disease Complications
21 December 2010 A blood test based on Cystatin C levels can effectively identify individuals with chronic kidney disease who have a high risk of complications, according to a study published in the Journal of...

LHP and Seton to Build $100m Hospital in US
21 December 2010 LHP Hospital Group and the Seton Family of Hospitals have entered into a joint venture to construct Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in Texas, US. The $100m, 180,400ft², 83-bed...

England to Pilot New Dentistry System
21 December 2010 A new dentistry system, designed to reward quality of care and patient list size, will be piloted in England next year, in an effort to improve access to NHS services. The system will take...

Australia Funds Indigenous Health Services
20 December 2010 The Australian Government has granted A$1.7m (US$1.6m) to upgrade and extend the Galiwin'ku Aged Care Service on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory. The funding will also be used to...

MHRA Issues Warning Over Surgical Instrument Problems
20 December 2010 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), UK, has issued a warning regarding possible problems associated with surgical instruments. According to MHRA, it has received...

English and Welsh Hospitals Falling Short on Dementia Care
20 December 2010 About 95% of the hospitals in England and Wales do not provide mandatory training in dementia awareness for the staff, according to National Audit of Dementia Interim Report. The report,...

New Genetic Markers Could Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Treatment
20 December 2010 Scientists from deCODE genetics have discovered genetic markers that improve the accuracy of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for detecting prostate cancer. The scientists discovered...

Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Opens in US
17 December 2010 Kindred Healthcare has opened a long-term acute care hospital in Illinois, US. Kindred Hospital Springfield is designed to provide aggressive interdisciplinary care to medically...

SINTEF Scientists Develop Sensor Belt to Monitor Patients
17 December 2010 Scientists at SINTEF ICT have developed a sensor belt that monitors chronically ill patients and communicates the results via a mobile phone. The belt, which can be easily fitted, is...

UK Clamps Down on Mixed Sex Wards
17 December 2010 All NHS hospitals in the UK will be required to treat patients in single sex wards from April 2011, and those who do not comply will be fined. Emergency and intensive care departments...

European Commission to Develop Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Devices
17 December 2010 The European Commission will develop less invasive, less expensive, and safer devices to treat conditions such as varicose veins and abdominal aortic aneurysms under the Heart-e-Gel...

Scotland's Largest Hospital Project Given Go Ahead
16 December 2010 The Scottish Government has given final approval for the country's largest hospital project in Glasgow. The new £842m South Glasgow Hospital complex will be an integrated children's and...

Swedish Scientists Use PET Scans to Track Alzheimer's
16 December 2010 Scientists at Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have used a PET scanner to track the course of Alzheimer's disease in an individual patient from early development to death. ...

Insight Genetics and St Jude's to Develop Diagnostic Test for Cancer
16 December 2010 Insight Genetics has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with St Jude Children's Research Hospital to develop a new diagnostic test, which will enable the physicians to...

US Hospital Breaks Ground on Army Medical Centre
16 December 2010 The Balfour Beatty and McCarthy joint venture has broken ground on a new $534m Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas, US. The 947,000ft² project will replace the...

Ultrasound Shows Promise in Endometrial Cancer Detection
15 December 2010 An ultrasound scan can be used to detect endometrial (womb) cancer before any symptoms occur, according to study conducted at University College London. The researchers analysed the...

Northern Ireland Issues Swine Flu Warning to Pregnant Women
15 December 2010 The Public Health Agency (PHA) for Northern Ireland has issued a swine flu warning and has asked all pregnant women to be vaccinated for swine flu, regardless of the stage of their...

Australian State to Establish Three Local Hospital Networks
15 December 2010 The Austrailian state of Tasmania is planning to establish three local hospital networks (LHNs) under the federal government's health reforms. The LHNs will appoint their own CEOs, have...

Australian Scientists Develop Pain Management Implant
15 December 2010 Australian scientists are developing a tiny device that treats chronic pain by blocking the pain signals sent to the brain. The INS2 device, which consists of smart chips and a power...

Developing Countries Have Higher Hospital Infection Rates
14 December 2010 Developing countries have much higher hospital infection rates than the developed world, a study led by World Health Organization researchers has found. The team reviewed 220 previous...

IFC-Structured Public-Private Partnership to Establish Hospital in Mexico
14 December 2010 International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a public-private partnership between the Social Security Institute of the State of Mexico and privately...

FDA to Review Mercury Use in Dental Fillings
14 December 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to review scientific evidence that claims that mercury in dental amalgam does not cause harm to patients. In July 2009, FDA had classified...

UK Scientists to Develop Rapid STI Test
14 December 2010 Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK are developing system that can detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs) within 15 minutes. The system will use short,...

Chinese Scientists Develop Prenatal Genetic Disease Blood Test
13 December 2010 Scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a test that can identify the traits of genetic diseases in unborn children from a sample of the mother's blood. The...

South African Government Halts Launch of Circumcision Device
13 December 2010 The South African government has halted the launch of a controversial male circumcision device known as Tara Klamps. Health department spokesman Fidel Hadebe said more research into the...

RCP Census Reveals NHS is Under Severe Stress
13 December 2010 Increasing numbers of hospital admissions, fewer new consultant posts and a European law restricting the maximum hours junior doctors can work are adding stress to the NHS, according to...

Ultraviolet Device Effective in Reducing Pathogens in Hospital Rooms
13 December 2010 Automated ultraviolet devices can significantly reduce pathogens in hospital patient rooms, according study conducted at the University of North Carolina Health Care, US. Researchers used...

WHO Endorses Rapid Tuberculosis Test
10 December 2010 The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed a novel rapid test for tuberculosis. The fully automated nucleic acid amplification test incorporates modern DNA technology and can be...

World Bank Funds Nicaragua Healthcare Project
10 December 2010 The World Bank has approved funds of $21m to improve family and community healthcare in rural areas of Nicaragua. The funding will expand the Health Ministry's health service...

Scientists Identify Mechanism of Catheter-Related Bacterial Infection
10 December 2010 Scientists from the US National Institutes of Health have identified the mechanism through which catheter-related bacterial infections develop into a life-threatening condition. ...

Australian Hospital Receives Go Ahead for Redevelopment Plans
10 December 2010 The redevelopment project at Riverland Regional Hospital in South Australia has moved ahead with the approval of the concept plans. The redeveloped hospital will include two fully...

PET/CT Scans Could Predict Local Recurrence of Lung Cancer
09 December 2010 PET/CT scans can be used to predict local recurrence in lung cancer in patients treated with radiofrequency ablation, according to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. ...

Nigerian State Unveils Edo Hospital Project
09 December 2010 The state government of Edo, Nigeria, has unveiled plans to construct an ultra-modern hospital ward on the premises Edo State Specialist Hospital. Authroities have signed a contract with...

Cuba to Charge for Healthcare Service Exports
09 December 2010 The Cuban Government is planning to charge for some of the medical services it provides abroad in an effort to improve its healthcare system. Only countries that can afford to will have to...

UCLA to Conduct Study of Heart Preservation Device
09 December 2010 The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the US is conducting a Phase II clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system, which allows donor hearts...

Pantai Holdings to Build Healthcare Complex in Malaysia
08 December 2010 Pantai Holdings has announced plans to build a healthcare complex in Iskandar, Malaysia, and has purchased six hectares of land for this purpose. An agreement to construct the hospital has...

Researchers Develop Implantable Artificial Kidney
08 December 2010 Researchers at the University of California, US, have developed the world's first implantable artificial kidney, which is capable of mimicking the kidney's most important functions such...

European Investment Bank Loans Syria €130m to Improve Healthcare Services
08 December 2010 The European Investment Bank has provided the Syrian health sector with a €130m loan to fund new investments aimed at improving healthcare access and services across the country. ...

New Bio-Coating Could Improve Implant Performance
08 December 2010 Researchers at the University of Alabama (UAB) have developed a bio-coating technology that can improve the long-term performance of implantable medical devices such as heart valves and...

Czech Government Plans Closure of Redundant Hospital Wards
07 December 2010 The Czech Government is considering plans to close redundant hospital wards, transform acute care hospitals into long-term facilities and fuse small hospitals. Prime Minister Petr Necas...

Rcadia Reports Positive Study Results of Coronary CT Analyser System
07 December 2010 Rcadia has reported positive study results of its COR Analyzer System, which is designed to perform fully automatic analyses of coronary CT angiography studies to identify the presence of...

NHS Maternity Services Show Improvement
07 December 2010 NHS maternity services have improved since 2009, but further progress is still needed, a survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission has found. The survey involved 25,000 women who...

bioLytical Receives FDA Approval for HIV Test
07 December 2010 bioLytical Laboratories has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Insti, its rapid HIV antibody test. The FDA has approved Insti for the detection of...

IBD Patients with Hospital-Acquired Infections Have High Risk of Death, Says Study
06 December 2010 Hospitalised patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who develop hospital-acquired infections have high mortality rates and spend longer in hospital, according to a US study published...

UK Hospital Wins Awards for Innovation in Treating Brain Injuries
06 December 2010 The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability (RHN) in the UK has won two of the five awards from the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) for its innovation in the field of acquired...

Medical Device Registries Could Improve Patient Outcomes
06 December 2010 A standardised national registry of commonly used joint-replacement devices would improve patient outcomes, according to a research study conducted by health group Kaiser Permanente. The...

CT Scans Show Significantly Low Cancer Risk
06 December 2010 The risk of developing radiation-induced cancer from CT is significantly low, according to a study conducted at Stanford University Medical Center in the US. The researchers conducted...

US Patients Prefer Home Medical Devices, Survey Finds
03 December 2010 The majority of US patients are interested in using home medical devices to manage and improve their chronic conditions, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for San Francisco-based...

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Could Help to Diagnose Brain Trauma
03 December 2010 Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma, a study conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in...

UK Women Unaware of Heart Risks, Charity Warns
03 December 2010 Only one in ten women in the UK aged 50 and above discuss their risk of heart disease when they visit their GP, according to a survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation. The...

US Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion
03 December 2010 Children's Hospital Boston in the US has broken ground on a ten-storey building that is being built to accommodate growing numbers of patients. The new building, estimated to cost $169m,...

Blood Test Could Predict Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Patients
02 December 2010 A blood test that can predict cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease sufferers has been developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the US. The...

Researchers Develop Plug-In Interface for Microfluidic Chips
02 December 2010 A new plug-in interface for microfluidic chips that can be used in the development of compact medical devices has been unveiled by biomedical engineers from the University of California in the US....

Death Rates 'Higher Than Expected' in 19 NHS Trusts
02 December 2010 Death rates in 19 NHS trusts have been found to be higher than expected in the past year, according to a report by Dr Foster Intelligence. The report looked at 147 trusts and analysed...

Ghanaian Hospital Breaks Ground on Sickle Cell Centre
02 December 2010 The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, has broken ground on a new blood and sickle cell centre. The centre will include a sickle cell clinic, a blood transfusion unit and...

Micell Initiates Patient Enrolment for Coronary Stent Study
01 December 2010 Micell Technologies has initiated patient enrolment for a clinical trial of MiStent DES, its investigational drug-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The...

UK Scientists Use Laser to Unblock Clogged Arteries
01 December 2010 A high-powered laser that can unblock arteries clogged with cholesterol in a matter of minutes has been developed by UK scientists. The device consists of a catheter called Turbo Elite,...

CT Use in US Emergency Departments Rises
01 December 2010 The use of CT in US hospital emergency departments is on the rise, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers evaluated data collected by the National Hospital Ambulatory...

UK Heart Surgery Named Best in Europe
01 December 2010 Heart surgery in England and Wales has been named as the best in Europe, with 25% fewer deaths after operations, according to a report from Manchester University in the UK. Researchers...

November 2010

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Global Dental Implants Market to Reach $4.2bn in 2015
30 November 2010 Dental implants are estimated to have one of the highest growth rates amongst all dental device submarkets, according to a report by Sandler Research. The global dental implants market,...

Autonomy Corporation Diagnosis Tool Wins Technology Award
30 November 2010 Autonomy Corporation's Autonomy Auminence, a point-of-care analysis dashboard, has won the 2010 Healthcare IT Summit innovation award for Best New Technology. Autonomy Auminence enables...

North Carolina Hospitals Err Despite Safety Initiatives
30 November 2010 Despite the efforts to improve patient safety, medical errors and unavoidable mistakes in US hospitals have not improved over time, according to a six-year study involving ten North...

Health Board to Spend £64m to Improve Three Welsh Hospitals
30 November 2010 The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has announced plans to spend £64m to improve three hospitals in north Wales. The board will spend £16m to update facilities and reduce waiting...

Asian Development Bank to Strengthen Disease Monitoring in Three Mekong Countries
29 November 2010 The Asian Development Bank will provide $49m to strengthen surveillance response systems to prevent the spread of communicable and tropical diseases in Cambodia, the Lao People's...

New Disposal Device Reduces Needlestick Injuries by 81%
29 November 2010 A safety-enhanced disposal device could avert more than 19,000 accidental needlestick and sharps injuries to healthcare workers a year, according to a study published in the American Journal...

Catheter Ablation Can Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms
29 November 2010 Atrial fibrillation patients treated with Biosense Webster's NaviStar ThermoCool catheter have reduced symptoms and improved the quality of life compared to patients treated with...

True Whole-Body Field View PET/CT Better at Staging Cancer
29 November 2010 Using true whole-body field view during PET/CT scanning can result in more accurate cancer staging than using a limited whole-body field of view, a study published in the American Journal...

Dressing Packaging Instructions Found to Improve Nurse Accuracy
26 November 2010 Educational instructions on wound-dressing packages can improve nurses' accuracy in applying them, a study published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing has found. ...

Governments are Struggling to Pay for Healthcare, Says WHO
26 November 2010 Governments across the world are struggling to pay for healthcare due to their ageing populations, the development of expensive new treatments and an increase in the number of people with...

Ultrasound Could Help to Evaluate Focal Breast Abnormalities
26 November 2010 Targeted breast ultrasound should be the primary imaging technique to evaluate focal breast signs and symptoms in women younger than 30, according to a study published in the American Journal...

Implanted Heart Devices Pass Real-World Test
26 November 2010 Implantable devices to treat cardiac dysfunction in heart failure patients are as effective in the real world as in clinical trial settings, a study published in the Journal of the American...

Malaysian Government to Expand Neurological Services
25 November 2010 The Malaysian Government is planning to expand neurological services across all state hospitals by employing at least two neurosurgeons in each. In addition, at least four neurosurgeons...

GP Training in UK Should be Extended to Cover Paediatrics, Says Report
25 November 2010 GP training in the UK should be extended from three years to five years to enable junior doctors to learn more about healthcare and management, especially in paediatrics, according to a report...

Spinal Implant Allows Paraplegics to Exercise
25 November 2010 A spinal implant to help paraplegic patients exercise their paralysed leg muscles has been created. The device, a microchip the size of a child's fingernail, is works by stimulating the...

Researchers Develop Device to Strengthen Swallowing Muscles in Parkinson's Patients
25 November 2010 Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a device to help people with Parkinson's disease keep the ability to swallow. The device strengthens the muscles, which...

Study Recommends Shockwaves to Treat Small Kidney Stones
24 November 2010 A study by surgeons at University Federico II in Italy has recommended that extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is used to remove smaller kidney stones trapped in the distal ureter. ...

Taiwanese Blood-Glucose Devices Market to Reach $86m by 2016
24 November 2010 The self-monitoring blood-glucose devices and strips market in Taiwan is estimated to be worth $86m by 2016, according to an analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The reports says that...

NHS Provides Best Access to Healthcare, Says Survey
24 November 2010 The UK is the only country in 11 industrialised nations where wealth does not influence access to healthcare, according to a survey by The Commonwealth Fund. The survey involved 19,700...

World's Largest Early Clinical Trials Unit Opens in UK
24 November 2010 The world's largest early clinical trials unit has been opened at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK. The £35m centre, which also includes the biggest chemotherapy facility in the UK,...

China Renews Focus on Hospital Bribery
23 November 2010 China's Ministry of Health has begun a crackdown on bribery in hospitals, following news of corruption among doctors in the east of the country. Doctors that are found to have received...

Cleveland Hospitals Launch Patient Outcome Improvement Campaign
23 November 2010 Eleven hospitals in Cleveland, US, are working together to improve patient outcomes across the country. The initiative aims to reduce the number of patients returning to hospital...

Retailer Fined for Selling Non-Compliant Medical Devices in UK
23 November 2010 Poundworld Retail has been fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9,000 for selling defective and non-compliant medical devices in the UK. An investigation by the Medicines and...

Researchers Develop Mobile-Phone Based Blood Pressure Monitor
23 November 2010 Researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada, have developed a mobile-phone based system to monitor blood pressure. The monitoring system automatically picks up the patient's home...

Researchers Develop Neurostimulation System for Stroke Treatment
22 November 2010 Researchers at Israel-based Brainsgate have developed a system that uses electrical stimulation to treat ischemic stroke. The system consists of miniature neurostimulator, a...

U-Systems Initiates Study of Breast Ultrasound System
22 November 2010 U-Systems has initiated patient enrolment for a study to evaluate the somov automated breast ultrasound, its 3D ultrasound imaging system, in women with dense breast tissue. The clinical...

Adverse Events Contribute to 15,000 Deaths of Every Month in US
22 November 2010 About 15,000 Medicare patients in the US die due to adverse hospital events each month, according to an analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services. Adverse events are considered...

iPhone App Allows Patients to Rate NHS Services
22 November 2010 The NHS has launched an iPhone application that will enable patients to keep track of their appointments and rate NHS services. The Wellnote app enables users to enter their medical history...

US Handheld Ultrasound Market Forecast to Exceed $1.2bn by 2016
19 November 2010 The US handheld ultrasound imaging market is forecast to surpass $1.2bn by 2016, according to a report by iData Research. Market growth is expected to be driven by the increased adoption of...

UK Hospital Uses Robotic Arm to Perform Heart Procedure
19 November 2010 The world's first remote heart procedure has taken place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK. Consultant cardiologist Dr Andre Nag used the Amigo robotic arm and the CARTO-3 3D...

Edwards Transcatheter Valve Improves Quality of Life, Study Finds
19 November 2010 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has reported that its Sapien transcatheter heart valve substantially improved the quality of life in patients with inoperable aortic stenosis in a clinical trial. ...

C. Difficile Infection Rates on Rise in Europe
19 November 2010 Drug-resistant infections involving Clostridium difficile are on the rise in Europe, according to a study conducted at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The Europe-wide...

English Hospital Issues Panic Alarms to Staff
18 November 2010 West Suffolk Hospital in England has issued panic alarms to its staff in a bid to keep them safe while visiting patients away from its premises. The alarm, which is the size of an ID card,...

Czech Hospitals Perform 600 Organ Transplants a Year
18 November 2010 Hospitals in the Czech Republic perform about 600 organ transplants a year, according to data from the Czech Transplant Society and the IKEM transplant centre in Prague. Figures from...

Implantable Devices Can Identify Stroke Risk, Says Study
18 November 2010 St Jude Medical has announced the results of a study that demonstrates the effectiveness of implantable device monitoring as a way to predict the risk of stroke in elderly patients. The...

FDA Launches External Defibrillator Improvement Programme
18 November 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a programme to facilitate the development of safer and more effective external defibrillators through improved design and...

Three Kentucky Hospitals to Merge
17 November 2010 Three hospitals in Kentucky, US, are to merge to form a statewide health services organisation, to improve the quality of care in the region. Catholic Health Initiatives, the University...

Brain Scan Could Predict Paediatric Anxiety Disorder Treatment Outcomes
17 November 2010 A functional MRI (fMRI) brain scan could be used to predict if children with paediatric anxiety disorder will respond to cognitive behavioural therapy. Neuroscientists at Georgetown...

One Quarter of Cancers in England Detected Late
17 November 2010 Nearly 25% of all cancers in England are only detected when patients are admitted to hospital in an emergency, the National Cancer Intelligence Network has said. The group analysing...

Si-Bone Receives CE Mark for Sacroiliac Joint Treatment System
17 November 2010 Si-Bone has received CE Mark approval for its iFuse Implant System, a minimally invasive device used to treat the sacroiliac joint. The system is indicated for fracture fixation of large...

Visceral Leishmaniasis Deaths in Sudan to Rise
16 November 2010 Visceral leishmaniasis has killed 260 people in southern Sudan in the past year, with deaths estimated to double in the coming months, according to World Health Organization. More than...

EU Funds Neurodegenerative Diagnostic Device Programme
16 November 2010 The EU has granted €9m for the development of a lab-on-chip to detect neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. A consortium of 18 partners will take up...

Watchdog Finds Health and Safety Breaches at Wolverhampton Hospital
16 November 2010 England's health watchdog has identified a series of quality and safety breaches at Penn Hospital in Wolverhampton. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission identified ten areas of...

Medtronic Reports Positive Cardiac Resynchronisation Device Trial
16 November 2010 Medtronic has reported positive results from a clinical trial designed to evaluate the use of its cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds) on mildly symptomatic heart...

US State Implements Flu Immunisation Policies
15 November 2010 Ninety four out of the 98 hospitals in the US state of Washington have adopted new flu immunisation policies that require healthcare workers to either be immunised or use...

NHS Spending on Temporary Doctors Doubles in Two Years
15 November 2010 NHS hospitals have spent more than £750m in the past year on hiring temporary doctors, according to data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The figures obtained by the...

Researchers Use Tracking System to Identify Faulty Medical Devices
15 November 2010 Computerised tracking systems can be used to identify faulty medical devices, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. US researchers used a...

Scientists Use Microwaves to Monitor Vital Signs
15 November 2010 Scientists in Japan have developed a technique that uses microwaves to measure a patient's vital signs. The system uses weak microwaves to irradiate and scatter off the human body. A...

South African Hospital Operator Fined Over Illegal Kidney Transplants
12 November 2010 Netcare KwaZulu, the operator St Augustine's Hospital in Durban, South Africa, has been convicted on charges relating to illegal kidney transplants. According to the South African...

Researchers Develop Heart Pump for Congenital Heart Disease Surgery in Infants
12 November 2010 A heart pump for infants that can be used during surgery has been developed by researchers at Purdue University in the US. The viscous impeller pump is designed for treating infants...

Solar-Powered Device to Measure Blood Pressure Unveiled
12 November 2010 A solar-powered device to measure blood pressure can provide affordable and reliable testing in low-income countries, according to a research published in Hypertension: Journal of the...

Saudi Arabia Launches Healthcare Technology Project
12 November 2010 Saudi Arabia has launched the largest healthcare technology project of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council, a union involving Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United...

FDA Proposes Changes to Prevent Radiation Overdoses
11 November 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to protect patients from radiation overdoses during CT scans. The move comes after the FDA carried out an investigation into...

NHS Trust to Upgrade Patient Administration System
11 November 2010 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has contracted iSOFT to upgrade its patient administration system, which will provide additional patient and clinical functionality at its...

Canada's Second Wave of H1N1 More Severe than First
11 November 2010 The second wave of the H1N1 pandemic in Canada was more severe than the first, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association's journal. Researchers compared the...

Boston Scientific Initiates Patient Enrolment for Parkinson's Disease System Trial
11 November 2010 Boston Scientific Corporation has initiated patient enrolment for the clinical trial of its Vercise deep brain stimulation system, which is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. ...

Singapore to Spend S$1bn on Two New Hospitals
10 November 2010 The Government of Singapore has announced that it will invest nearly S$1bn ($777m) to build two new hospitals in the country's Jurong constituency. The funds will be used to construct...

UK Spending Cuts are Putting NHS Staff Under Pressure, Union Says
10 November 2010 Public sector spending cuts in the UK are putting the NHS under severe pressure, a report by Unison has said. The UK's largest public service union surveyed more than 8,000 NHS staff,...

Cardio Surgery Devices Market to Reach $2.4bn in 2016
10 November 2010 The global market for cardiovascular surgery devices is estimated to reach $2.4bn in 2016, according to a report by GlobalData. The market was valued at $2bn in 2009. Growth is expected to...

Combined Imaging Technologies Could Improve Breast Cancer Detection
10 November 2010 A combination of optical and X-ray imaging can be used to distinguish malignant breast cancers from benign lesions, according to a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in the...

UK Tuberculosis Cases Reach Record High
09 November 2010 Tuberculosis cases in the UK reached 9,040 in 2009, the highest level in 30 years, according to the Health Protection Agency's annual TB report. The number of cases of the new drug-resistant...

Victorian Government Launches $1.5bn Health Package
09 November 2010 The Australian state of Victoria has pledged to employ an additional 1,700 nurses, 400 doctors and 700 other health professionals under a four-year A$1.5bn ($1.5bn) package if the state...

Low-Dose CTs Prevent More Lung Cancer Deaths than X-Rays
09 November 2010 Low-dose CT is more effective at preventing deaths from lung cancer than a chest X-ray, according to a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI's National...

CARE Fertility Test May Improve IVF Success Rates
09 November 2010 Researchers at UK-based CARE Fertility have developed a test that can increase the chances of having a baby through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). Chromosomal abnormalities are a major cause...

UK Scientists Develop Jellyfish Protein Cancer Test
08 November 2010 Scientists at The University of York, UK, have developed a new test that uses cells derived from jellyfish to detect cancers deep within the human body. The scientists isolated...

NHS Organ Transplants Reach All-Time High
08 November 2010 A record number of NHS patients in the UK underwent an organ transplant during 2009 / 10, according to the NHS Blood and Transplant's annual report. Hospitals carried out 3,706...

Non-Affiliated Hospitals as Good as University Hospitals
08 November 2010 Contrary to popular belief university-affiliated hospitals do not offer better care than non-affiliated hospitals, according to a new study by medical rankings service CareChex, which evaluated...

Atrium Completes Patient Enrolment for iCAST Stent Trial
08 November 2010 Atrium Medical Corporation has completed patient enrolment for a study of the Atrium iCAST Balloon Expandable Covered Stent for the treatment of patients with iliac artery occlusive...

Most Abu Dhabi Hospitals Fail Health Inspections
05 November 2010 The majority of hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi, UAE, failed health inspections last year, according to Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD). Last year HAAD inspectors made 1,300 visits...

Elderly Women at High Risk of Inappropriate Urinary Catheterisations
05 November 2010 Elderly women face a high risk of inappropriate urinary catheterisations in emergency departments, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. During...

San Francisco Launches EHR Project
05 November 2010 The San Francisco Department of Public Health, in California, US, has launched a two-year electronic health record (EHR) project for its physicians to help them meet ARRA meaningful...

Eye Implant Restores Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients
05 November 2010 Scientists at Retinal Implant have developed an eye implant that enables patients with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa to see shapes and objects. The device, known as...

US Launches Trial for Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis
04 November 2010 Physicians at El Camino Hospital, US, have initiated a clinical trial to evaluate a new tool for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. The trial will combine Respiragene, a new genetically...

Scottish Hospital Asked to Ensure Cleanliness
04 November 2010 Health inspectors have asked NHS Grampian to make improvements to ensure cleanliness at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Scotland, UK. The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate...

MRI May Predict Ischemic Stroke Onset
04 November 2010 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to determine the time of ischemic stroke onset, which would allow doctors to provide life-saving treatment, according to a new study published in...

Hospital Patients at High Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
04 November 2010 Approximately 81% of hospital patients are at a high risk of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study conducted by researchers at Loyola University Health System in the US. ...

Penumbra Initiates Patient Enrolment for Stroke Stent Study
03 November 2010 Penumbra has initiated patient enrolment for a clinical trial of its Pulse flow restoration device, a temporary stent for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. The clinical trial...

Australian Government to Launch Hospital Comparison Website
03 November 2010 A website that will allow Australians to compare the performance of the country's hospitals will be launched in December. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the work on the...

NHS Trust Falling Short of 11 Key Standards, CQC Warns
03 November 2010 The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is falling short of 11 of the 16 essential safety and quality standards, the UK's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said. The watchdog said it...

US Researchers Unveil Blood Test for Ectopic Pregnancies
03 November 2010 Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the US have developed a blood test to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, a complication where the foetus implants itself outside the womb. ...

EU Commission Warns of Device Reprocessing Dangers
02 November 2010 The European Commission has revealed that there are three major risks associated with the reprocessing of single-use medical devices. In a report, the commission warned of the dangers...

NHS Report Reveals Increase in Hospital Stays Among Elderly
02 November 2010 NHS hospital stays among the over 75s have risen by 66% in the past decade, according to data from the NHS Information Centre. The figures also revealed that stays for people aged 60 to...

World's Largest Proton Therapy Centre Opens in US
02 November 2010 The world's largest free-standing proton therapy centre has opened in Virginia, US. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is expected to treat about 2,000 patients with...

Researchers Initiate Trial of Vertebral Compression Fracture Device
02 November 2010 US researchers have begun a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Kiva System, which is used for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures caused...

Researchers Develop Imaging Technique for Breast Cancer
01 November 2010 Cancer Research UK scientists have developed an imaging technique that can show whether breast cancer treatment is working weeks before current methods. The scientists developed two...

US Hospital Implants Non-Blood Contacting Mechanical Heart Assist System
01 November 2010 St Paul Heart Clinic in Minnesota, US, has reported that the first patients in the state have been implanted with the world's first non-blood contacting mechanical heart assist system. ...

UK Hospital Managers Among Least Clinically Qualified, Says Report
01 November 2010 Hospital managers in the UK are among the least clinically qualified in the developed world, according to a study by management consulting firm McKinsey. The study evaluated management...

Researchers to Develop Blood Test for Cancer
01 November 2010 Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are developing a blood test to diagnose cancer using biomarkers. The test is based on the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system...

October 2010

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Passive Safety Devices Prevent Needlestick Injuries, Study Suggests
29 October 2010 Passive and fully automatic safety devices offer more protection from accidental needlestick injuries than active devices, according to a study conducted by the Groupe d'Etude sur le...

US Hospital Unveils Plans for $130m Cancer Facility
29 October 2010 The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, US, has unveiled a $130m cancer facility. The 155,000 sqft cancer facility will focus on both research...

Portable Scanner Developed to Detect Breast Cancer
29 October 2010 Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK have developed a portable scanner that uses radio frequency technology to detect breast cancer. The scanner analyses dielectric...

Hospitalisations for Medication-Related Conditions Rise in US
29 October 2010 The number of hospitalisations in the US among people aged 45 and older for medication and drug-related conditions has doubled between 1997 and 2008, research suggests. A report released by...

Australian Hospital Receives Funding for Heart-Lung Transplant Programme
28 October 2010 St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Australia, has received A$3m ($3m) from the Government of New South Wales for a heart-lung transplant programme. The funds will allow the hospital to...

EDAP Completes First Stage of Ultrasound Trial
28 October 2010 EDAP TMS said that it has successfully completed the first phase of clinical study evaluating high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology in patients with metastatic liver cancer. ...

CorMatrix Reports Positive Study Results of Pericardial Closure Implant
28 October 2010 CorMatrix Cardiovascular has reported positive study results of its extracellular matrix (ECM) technology, an implant used to reconstruct the pericardium. The study was conducted by...

Diabetes Costs NHS £1m an Hour
28 October 2010 Diabetes costs the NHS about £1m every hour, according to research by Diabetes UK. The charity, which collected figures from GP practices, has reported that one in 20 people in UK are...

Emotional Health Monitoring Smart Phone App Released
27 October 2010 The Department of Defense has released a free smart phone mobile application, T2 Mood Tracker, which will enable military service members and veterans track their emotional health...

Cholera Outbreak Kills More Than 250 in Haiti
27 October 2010 A cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed more than 250 people, though another 3,000 cases of the disease have been registered so far. The deadly infection has taken hold in Port-au-Prince,...

Israeli Researchers Develop Device to Diagnose Sleep Apnoea
27 October 2010 Israeli researchers have developed a device that can diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea at home. The WatchPAT device, developed and manufactured by Itamar Medical in Caesarea, Israel, is worn...

UK Spending Cuts Could Cause Hospital Beds Crisis
27 October 2010 Hospital beds in England may become filled with elderly and vulnerable patients due to cuts to local government care, according to NHS Confederation head Nigel Edwards. In a letter to The...

Irish Junior Doctors Top HSE Overtime Pay Rankings
26 October 2010 Junior doctors in the UK accounted for the top 30 recipients of overtime pay in Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) during the past year, according to the data obtained in response to...

Researchers Develop Synthetic Bone Material
26 October 2010 Researchers at UMass Medical School, US, have developed an inexpensive, synthetic bone material that can be used to repair complex fractures and large areas of bone loss. Researchers created...

MRSA Found to Affect More People in US than UK
26 October 2010 More people in the US acquire MRSA bloodstream infections than in the UK, according data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study analysed data from the US Centers for...

Microchip Could Separate Tumour Cells from Blood Samples
26 October 2010 Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council have developed a microchip that uses ultrasound waves to separate and extract tumour cells from a blood sample. The patented microchip,...

US Patient Monitoring Market to Reach $4bn by 2017
25 October 2010 The US patient monitoring market is estimated to reach $4bn by 2017, according to a report by iData Research. Multi-parameter vital-sign devices represented the majority of the market in 2010,...

Study Reveals Gap Between Best and Worst US Hospitals
25 October 2010 Patients treated at top-performing hospitals in the US are 72% less likely to die than patients treated at those with a low rating, according to a HealthGrades study. Researchers analysed...

Israel to Build World's Largest Underground Emergency Hospital
25 October 2010 Rambam medical centre in Israel is constructing what it claims to be the world's largest underground emergency health centre in the northern port city of Haifa. The facility is designed...

TransEnterix Receives CE Mark for Surgical System
25 October 2010 TransEnterix has received CE mark approval for its Spider surgical system, a device that enables a surgeon to operate through a patient's belly button. The system allows surgeons to operate...

Canadian Surgeons Perform World's First Robotic Surgery and Anaesthesia
22 October 2010 Surgeons at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Canada have performed the world's first completely robotic surgery and anaesthesia. The surgeons used the DaVinci surgical robot and...

Study Deems Pacemakers Reuse Safe and Effective
22 October 2010 The reuse of pacemakers is safe, effective and poses little risk of infection, according to a study conducted at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, US. The research added...

Information Sharing Linked to Surgical Benefits
22 October 2010 A group of hospitals in the US managed to reduce surgical complications by 10% after agreeing to share information on patient safety, according to a study published in the Archives of...

US Researchers Awarded Grant for Brain Monitoring Device
22 October 2010 Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, US, have received a $2.1m grant from the US Department of Defense to help them develop the next generation of brain monitors. They are working on...

US Hospital Opens Proton Therapy Unit
21 October 2010 The first proton therapy unit in the US state of Illinois has been opened at Central DuPage Hospital. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer that spares...

Masimo Reports Positive Haemoglobin Monitor Study Results
21 October 2010 Masimo has reported that a randomised controlled trial of SpHb, its non-invasive and continuous haemoglobin monitor, has shown that the device helped anaesthesiologists reduce the frequency...

NHS Needs to Learn from Complaints, Ombudsman Warns
21 October 2010 The NHS needs to listen harder and learn from complaints, according to a report from health service ombudsman Ann Abraham. The ombudsman analysed 15,579 complaints made about the NHS in...

Early Menopause Gene Discovery Could Lead to Predictive Test
21 October 2010 Scientists in the UK have identified genes related to the early onset of the menopause, opening the way for a predictive genetic test. In a study, researchers from the University of...

SNP Vows to Reduce NHS Scotland Senior Managers by a Quarter
20 October 2010 The Scottish National Party has said it will cut the number of senior NHS managers in Scotland by 25% over the next four years. Speaking at the SNP conference, Health Secretary Nicola...

Researchers to Trial Eye Device for Cancer Drug Delivery
20 October 2010 The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in the US has been offered a $1m grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct clinical trials on a cancer drug delivery device to...

First US Hospital Deploys Wayfinding Technology
20 October 2010 Lake Health in Ohio has become the first health system in the US to install a digital wayfinding system, following the opening its TriPoint Medical Center. The kiosk-based technology,...

CareFusion Infusion Pump Recall Classified as Class I
20 October 2010 CareFusion has reported that its recall of approximately 17,000 Alaris PC (model 8015) infusion pump units has been classified as Class I by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Class...

UK Hospital Upgrades Imaging Department
19 October 2010 The Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester, England, has upgraded its imaging department to provide patients with more accurate and quicker diagnoses. The hospital, part of Pennine...

US Scientists to Conduct First Robot-Assisted Prostate Cancer Trial
19 October 2010 A first-of-its-kind clinical trial is to use a robot to perform prostate brachytherapy, a procedure that involves the placement of 60-120 therapeutic radioactive seeds in the tumours of...

Oregon Hospital Group Installs EHR and PM Solutions
19 October 2010 St Charles Health System in Oregon, US, has installed electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) solutions, creating a clinically integrated health information system that...

UK Scientists to Develop Urine Test for Prostate Cancer
19 October 2010 Scientists from two cancer research organisations in the UK are developing a urine test that could identify men at risk of prostate cancer. The test is based on a protein...

New Tool Could Optimise Cardiovascular Device Design
18 October 2010 Researchers at Stony Brook University, US, have developed a device that can be used to optimise cardiovascular device design to eliminate the risk of clot formation. The device...

MRI Shows Promise in Diagnosing Brain Disorders
18 October 2010 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, US, have successfully used brain imaging to differentiate between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and paediatric...

Insurance Status and Poor Nutrition Increase Hospital Readmission Risk
18 October 2010 Race, insurance status, poor nutrition and depression are some of the risk factors responsible for hospital readmissions in the US and Australia, according to two studies published in the...

Hill International to Lead Kuwait Hospital Expansion Programme
18 October 2010 The Kuwait Ministry of Health has contracted a Hill International-led joint venture to provide project and construction management services as part of its KWD150m ($513m) nationwide...

Genomic Health Reports Positive Breast Cancer Test Trial
15 October 2010 Genomic Health has reported positive study results from a trial of its Oncotype DX breast cancer test, which it found had a significant effect on the treatment decisions made by doctors. The...

Singapore Researchers Develop Device to Predict Heart Failure
15 October 2010 Researchers at Singapore General Hospital and Nanyang Technological University have developed a device that can predict a patient's risk of heart failure. The non-invasive device measures...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Could Treat Depression
15 October 2010 A study conducted at Rush University Medical Center, US, suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation can be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. The non-invasive...

Wales to Open its First NHS Hospital with Single Rooms
15 October 2010 The first NHS hospital in Wales to offer every patient their own room is to open in December 2010. The £53m Aneurin Bevan Hospital will have 96 en-suite single rooms, offering patient's...

Stanford and Varian Scientists Partner to Develop New Imaging Technology
14 October 2010 Scientists from Stanford University and Varian Medical Systems are working on a new imaging technology to improve the quality of CT images from patients with metal objects in their bodies such...

Researchers Warn of Lack of Intensive Care Beds in UK
14 October 2010 A report in medical journal The Lancet has warned that UK hospitals have a relatively low number of intensive care beds, indicating that they are poorly prepared in case of major disasters. ...

Irish HSE Asked to Address Patient Safety at Mallow Hospital
14 October 2010 The Irish Health Safety Executive (HSE) has been warned that it needs to address the safety of patients requiring emergency surgery at Mallow General Hospital while its permanent and...

Study Suggests MRI Could Help Diagnose Autism
14 October 2010 A study conducted at the University of Utah, US, has suggested that MRI could be used to help diagnose autism. Researchers enrolled 90 people, 53 of whom had autism, and used MRI to compare...

WHO Releases Guidelines to Improve Mental Health Care
13 October 2010 The World Health Organization (WHO) has released simplified diagnosis and treatment guidelines for the management of depression, epilepsy, alcohol use disorders and other common mental disorders...

Carotid Artery Stenting Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
13 October 2010 Carotid artery stenting causes a greater risk of adverse outcomes compared with surgical treatment by carotid endarterectomy, according to a study from the New York University School of...

HHS Announces $727m for Community Health Centres
13 October 2010 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced funding of $727m for 143 community health centres across the country. The awards, the first of $11bn set aside by...

Chinese Cardiovascular Market to Reach $1.6bn by 2016
13 October 2010 The cardiovascular market in China is estimated to reach $1.6bn by 2016, according to a report by GlobalData. Large numbers of people in China are at risk of cardiovascular diseases due to...

UK Watchdog Raises Concern Over Yorkshire Hospitals
12 October 2010 The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has identified a series of breaches of safety and standards at two hospitals in Yorkshire and ordered the local NHS Trust to take immediate action. ...

Ultrasound Device Could Speed Up Fracture Healing
12 October 2010 Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) can speed up the healing of fractures, a German study has discovered. Researchers from the University Hospital Marburg and the University of Ulm...

Researchers Develop Potential Pre-Screening Test for Lung Cancer
12 October 2010 US researchers have developed an optical technique that can be used to detect the early signs of lung cancer. Partial wave spectroscopic microscopy works on the principle of field effect –...

UK Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Face Blood Donation Ban
12 October 2010 Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome will be banned from donating blood in the UK, under the new safety guidelines that come into effect on 1 November. The ban will apply across all four...

NHS to Report on More Infections
11 October 2010 The NHS will report figures on two more infections from 2011 as part of efforts to help patients make an informed choice about where to seek treatment. Hospitals will have to report the...

MRI and CT Scan Use Triples in US
11 October 2010 The use of MRI and CT scans in US emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, according to a study carried out at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers found that patients...

UK Nurses Struggle to Spot Depression in Patients
11 October 2010 Nurses find it difficult to identify when patients are suffering depression or are distressed, according to two studies conducted by researchers at the University of Leicester, UK. The...

Artificial Pancreatic Tissue Offers Hope for Diabetics
11 October 2010 Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital, US, have developed a bio-artificial matrix that could serve as a scaffold for pancreatic islets and supportive stem cells. The researchers found...

FDA Awards Information Hub Development Contract
08 October 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) $904,000 to develop an information hub for medical products, regulatory processes and systems...

US Pledges $4bn to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis
08 October 2010 The US Government has pledged $4bn of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria between 2011 and 2013. The pledge's three goals are to save more lives through...

Webcam Used for Vital Signs Monitoring
08 October 2010 Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that can measure a patient's vital signs using a low-resolution webcam. The system works by measuring the...

African-Americans Warned of Increased Hypertension Risks
08 October 2010 African-Americans should be treated for blood pressure at lower threshold levels than the general population, according to a study by the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks. ...

Medcath Concludes Hospital Sales
07 October 2010 Medcath Corporation has completed the sale of two US hospitals to Vanguard Health Systems. Under the terms of transaction, Vanguard Health Systems has paid approximately $32m for certain...

NovaBone Receives FDA Approval for Bone Graft Delivery System
07 October 2010 NovaBone Products has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its NovaBone Putty MIS delivery system, which improves the delivery of bone grafting material in minimally...

NHS Receives £70m to Fund Post-Hospital Care
07 October 2010 UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced an extra £70m ($110m) to help the NHS improve care for patients after they leave hospital. The move is designed to reduce the number of...

Varian and IMRIS to Develop MR-Guided Radiation Therapy System
07 October 2010 Varian Medical Systems and IMRIS have agreed to co-develop an MR-guided radiation therapy system to treat cancer. The companies will develop the new system by combining IMRIS' MRI technology...

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Be Used to Treat OCD
06 October 2010 Deep brain stimulation could help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, according to research conducted at Amsterdam University's Academic Medical Center. Sixteen patients with...

Italian Boy Becomes First Child to Receive an Artificial Heart
06 October 2010 A 15-year-old boy has become the first child to receive an artificial heart, following a ten-hour operation at Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome. Artificial hearts are usually...

First-Time Mothers "Disappointed" with NHS Postnatal Care
06 October 2010 First-time mothers are disappointed with the postnatal care they receive from the UK's NHS, according to a new survey by the National Childbirth Trust. The parenting charity conducted an...

Diagnostic X-Rays Found to Increase Childhood Leukaemia Risk
06 October 2010 Exposure to diagnostic X-rays can increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Researchers enrolled...

NHS Shake-Up May Affect Long-Term Stability
05 October 2010 A radical shake-up of the NHS in England could affect its stability and long-term future, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The UK Government is planning to give GPs control...

Michigan Hospital Launches Medical Helicopter
05 October 2010 Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, US, has brought a new helicopter into service to transport critically ill and trauma patients to the hospital. The helicopter, designated Air Med 1,...

US Inspectors Reopen Investigation into FDA-Approved Medical Scanners
05 October 2010 Federal inspectors in the US have reopened an investigation into claims that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists were pressurised to approve certain medical scanners by their...

New Laser Technique Could Reduce Surgery Scars
05 October 2010 Researchers at the University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, have developed a laser technique that can reduce scarring after surgery. The Picosecond IR Laser (PIRL)...

St Jude Spinal Cord Stimulation System Approved in Japan
04 October 2010 St Jude Medical has received regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for Eon Mini, its spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic pain. ...

Dual-Platform Technique Improves Circulating Tumour Cell Detection
04 October 2010 Researchers at On-Q-ity have developed a dual-platform technology that improves the detection circulating tumour cells (CTC) in breast cancer patients. The On-Q-ity Circulating Cancer Capture...

South Africa to Upgrade Major Public Hospitals
04 October 2010 South Africa is to spend billions of rand on the modernisation of its five major public hospitals, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Teams have already been deployed to plan...

Japan Faced With Medical Professionals Shortage
04 October 2010 Japan needs around 24,000 more doctors to make up for its serious shortage of medical professionals and reduce the workload on current staff, according to a study by health authorities. ...

Kindred Healthcare Completes Nursing Centre Acquisitions
01 October 2010 US-based Kindred Healthcare has completed the $38m acquisition of three nursing and rehabilitation centres in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The centres have about 405 beds and generate...

Microelectronic Device Could Reverse Brain Damage
01 October 2010 Researchers are developing a microelectronic device that could help trauma victims regain movement by promoting the growth of damaged neurons in the brain. The device works on the principle...

UAE Hospital Opens Mammography Unit
01 October 2010 Al Rahba Hospital in the UAE has opened a new digital mammography unit for breast cancer detection as a part of its Women's Health Programme. The unit is equipped with all the...

Researchers Develop Blood Test for Colon Cancer
01 October 2010 Researchers from Danish biotech company Exiqon have developed a blood test for colon cancer that could be used as an initial screening tool prior to colonoscopy. The test works by measuring...

September 2010

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NHS Watchdog Warns Hospitals over Laparoscopic Surgery Complications
30 September 2010 The UK's National Patient Safety Agency has issued a warning to the NHS after a series of laparoscopic operations led to severe complications and deaths. Between April 2005 and April...

Microfluidic Device Developed to Identify Aggressive Breast Cancers
30 September 2010 Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a disposable device that can identify aggressive breast cancers. Patients with aggressive breast cancers have abnormal levels...

Experts Predict Mortality Risk for Hospitalised Stroke Patients
30 September 2010 Researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, have developed an assessment tool that can predict a stroke patient's risk of death after being hospitalised. The team...

CT Scans Could Predict Future Cardiovascular Risk
30 September 2010 Incidental findings from routine CT scans can be helpful in identifying a patient's cardiovascular risk, according to a study from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. ...

Study Warns of Imaging Risks in Child Cancer Patients
29 September 2010 The medical imaging tests used children's cancer treatment can expose them to worrying levels of radiation, according to a study conducted at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto,...

NHS Scotland to Launch Swine Flu Vaccination Programme
29 September 2010 NHS Scotland is to begin a swine flu vaccination programme in response to concerns that the virus will return in a more virulent form this winter. The NHS seasonal vaccination programme...

Brazilian Defibrillator Programme Contract Awarded to Zoll
29 September 2010 The Brazilian Ministry of Health has awarded Zoll Corporation a contract to supply 5,000 Zoll AED Plus units for its early defibrillation programme. Brazil will standardise Zoll AED Plus...

Laser-Based Devices Could Replace X-Rays in Disease Diagnosis
29 September 2010 Portable devices that use laser beams may soon replace X-rays in the diagnosis of breast cancer, tooth decay and bone diseases. These devices work on the principle of Raman spectroscopy, where...

Care Improves in US Hospitals
28 September 2010 Accredited hospitals in the US are providing higher quality care for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical patients, according to a report by The Joint Commission. The annual report,...

Insulin Pump Improves Diabetes Control, Says Study
28 September 2010 A blood-sugar sensor and insulin pump can help patients with type I diabetes control their condition more effectively than multiple daily insulin injections, according to a study published in...

German Patients Suffer Unnecessary Pain in Hospital
28 September 2010 In a pain study conducted by researchers at Bochum University Hospital, 56% of patients in German hospitals said that they experienced unbearable pain. The researchers conducted a survey of...

Chronic Sinusitis Can be Safely Treated in Clinics, Study Finds
28 September 2010 Balloon dilation for chronic sinusitis (CRS) can be safely performed in a clinic, according to a study by Entellus Medical. The study enrolled 71 patients, where 19 patients underwent...

Medical Electrodes Market to Reach $976bn by 2015
27 September 2010 The global market for medical device electrodes is estimated to reach $976bn by 2015, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts. The US and Europe will account for more than 70% of...

Blood Test Could Predict Transplant Organ Rejection
27 September 2010 Researchers at Stanford University in the US have developed a simple and inexpensive blood test that can detect whether the body will reject a transplanted organ. The researchers evaluated...

Staff Shortage Forces London Hospital to Close Emergency Department
27 September 2010 Queen Mary's Hospital in London, UK, is to temporarily close its emergency and maternity departments due to staff shortages. Hospital managers said that the closures are necessary to...

Australian Hospital Closes Beds Following Norovirus Outbreak
27 September 2010 Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, Australia, has closed 15 beds following a norovirus outbreak. The highly infectious virus causes stomach cramps, vomiting and intestinal...

MRIs Could Be Used for Endovascular Stent Surveillance
24 September 2010 MRI scans can be used for the routine surveillance of great vessel stents, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Endovascular stents can imaged using...

Researchers to Develop Emergency Care Device for Astronauts
24 September 2010 Engineers have begun work on a system that can provide medical care to astronauts while in space, using funds from the US National Space Biomedical Research Institute. The system will combine...

Bedsores Linked to Hundreds of Deaths in Scotland
24 September 2010 Bedsores have been linked to hundreds of deaths in Scotland in the last five years, according to Scottish Government statistics. They were directly linked to 78 deaths in between 2005 and...

Canadian Province Unveils New Hospital Funding System
24 September 2010 Officials in the Canadian province of British Columbia have launched a performance-based hospital funding scheme. Patient-focused system aims to reward hospitals for treating more people...

King's College Hospital Trust Joins Serco Joint Venture
23 September 2010 Serco Group has added King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to its pathology joint venture with Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Under the ten-year contract, estimated to...

Zynex to Develop Central Blood Volume Monitoring Device
23 September 2010 Zynex has announced that it is developing a device to monitor central blood volume. The device, currently in engineering and prototyping phase, is intended for use in operating and...

UAE Sees Rise in Cancer Deaths
23 September 2010 Cancer is the third leading cause of death in United Arab Emirates (UAE) following heart disease and accidents, a study has found. The research, based on UAE reports and statistics on...

Scientists Develop New Breast Cancer Marker
23 September 2010 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new material that could help surgeons to locate breast cancers, reducing the need for second surgeries. The...

Scientists Develop Blood Test for Fatty Liver Disease
22 September 2010 Scientists from the Basque Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE) and OWL Genomics have developed a blood test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Non-alcoholic...

Corindus Coronary Intervention System Performs Well in Trials
22 September 2010 Corindus Vascular Robotics has revealed positive study results for their CorPath 200 System, which is used to deliver and manipulate coronary guidewires and stent / balloon systems in...

Mental Health Services in Sussex to Undergo Major Changes
22 September 2010 Two mental health wards in Sussex, UK, are to close as a part of major changes to mental health services in the region. The mental health wards in The Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards...

Florida Hospital Installs Ultrasound Systems
22 September 2010 Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in the US has installed four Xario XG ultrasound systems to improve its diagnosis and treatment capabilities. Toshiba's Xario XG is a portable ultrasound...

Scientists Test Body-Powered Fuel Cell
21 September 2010 A fuel cell battery that could potentially be powered by natural body processes has been developed by scientists from the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. The implantable...

GE Begins Hospital Pilot
21 September 2010 GE Healthcare has begun a pilot of its Smart Patient Room solution at Bassett Medical Center in New York, US. The solution, designed to reduce medical errors and improve patient...

Neurostimulation Shows Promise for Migraine Treatment
21 September 2010 Medtronic has revealed positive results from a trial to test occipital nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic migraines. The randomised and blinded trial was conducted across nine...

French Doctors Remove Patient's Kidney Through Vagina
21 September 2010 Doctors have removed the infected kidney of a morbidly obese patient through her vagina, the first surgery of its kind, according to health authorities in Lyon. The 117kg-patient's kidney...

HPA Develops Bacterial Meningitis Test
20 September 2010 A tool that can rapidly identify bacterial meningitis has been developed by researchers at the UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA). Researchers analysed 385 confirmed cases of meningitis over...

South Carolina Hospital Installs Patient Safety System
20 September 2010 Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in South Carolina, US, has become the first hospital in the state to install a remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system. The...

Robotic Heart Catheter Could Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
20 September 2010 Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a computerised robotic catheter that could make atrial fibrillation treatment faster, cheaper and more effective. ...

Artificial Ovary Could Help Infertile Women
20 September 2010 Scientists have created the first artificial ovary, offering hope to women who have become infertile through chemotherapy. Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University...

Scientists Unveil One-Hour TB Test
17 September 2010 UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) scientists have developed a test that can identify positive tuberculosis cases within one hour. The single DNA molecule identification test uses the...

New Hospital Inaugurated in Jordan
17 September 2010 Prince Al Hussein Ben Abdullah II Hospital in Ain Al Basha, Jordan, has been inaugurated. The JD18m ($25m) hospital will provide healthcare services to 30,000 people residing in Ain Al...

Scottish Patients Could be Charged for Doctor Visits
17 September 2010 A senior advisor to the Scottish Parliament has said that patients should pay up to £20 each time they visit their GP or stay in hospital. Professor David Bell has advised MPs that the...

Neuroimaging Could Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's
17 September 2010 Neuroimaging techniques can be used to predict if people with REM sleep disorder will develop neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in Lancet...

Studying Calcium Deposits Can Reveal Breast Cancer
16 September 2010 A study published in the British Journal of Cancer has found a direct link between the composition of calcium deposits in breasts and the malignancy of breast cancer tumours. Researchers...

Synergy Health to Provide Decontamination Services for Two NHS Trusts
16 September 2010 Synergy Health has been granted two 15-year contracts to provide hospital decontamination services to NHS trusts in Leicester and Sheffield. The firm is also building sterile...

Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Device Manufacturer Payments
16 September 2010 More than half of the payments made by orthopaedic device companies to surgeons in the US were not disclosed in journal articles, according to a study published in Archives of Internal...

Shape Memory Alloys Proven to be Biocompatible
16 September 2010 The shape memory alloys (SMAs) used in medical devices and implants are biocompatible and should not cause medical problems, according to a study from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. ...

Two Canadian Hospitals Receive Redevelopment Funding
15 September 2010 Two hospitals in Vancouver, Canada, have been given C$90.5m ($87m) by the British Columbia provincial government for the first phase of a redevelopment plan. The redevelopment of The...

Hospital Distrust Deters African Americans from Blood Donation
15 September 2010 A lack of trust in US hospitals is behind the low rate of blood donation among the African-American community, according study published in Transfusion. Researchers surveyed attendees at...

Fibre Optic Link Could Offer New Hope for Amputees
15 September 2010 A research team led by engineers from Southern Methodist University is developing a fibre optic link to allow communication between prosthetic limbs and the brain, providing new hope for amputees....

Researchers to Develop Blood Test for Pre-Eclampsia
15 September 2010 Researchers are developing a new blood test that can predict a woman's risk of pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy. An international team of scientists...

California Law Could Protect Patients from Medical Radiation
14 September 2010 A proposed bill in California, US, could protect patients from dangerous levels of radiation from imaging devices such as CT scanners. The bill, which is awaiting the governor's signature,...

Unnecessary Hospital Transfers Add to US Healthcare Costs
14 September 2010 Unnecessarily transferring patients between hospitals is increasing healthcare costs, according to a study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Researchers...

Routine Re-Siting of Peripheral IVDs May Not Cut Complications
14 September 2010 Routine re-siting of a peripheral intravenous device (IVD) may not reduce complications, according to a study published in journal BioMed Central. Current recommendations are that peripheral...

For-Profit Californian Hospitals Perform More Caesareans
14 September 2010 For-profit hospitals in California, US, are performing more caesarean sections than their non-profit counterparts, according to a California Watch analysis. Birthing records across...

Stanford Hospital Partners with Accenture to Improve Care
13 September 2010 Stanford Hospital & Clinics of California, US, has partnered with Accenture for a seven-year, connected health technology initiative. Through the initiative, the hospital hopes to...

New Rules Will Force Chinese Medical Device Manufacturers to Report Faults
13 September 2010 Medical equipment manufacturers in China will have to report any faults associated with their products, according to draft regulations issued by the Chinese Government. The new monitoring...

UK Junior Doctors Spend More Time on Admin Than Specialty Training
13 September 2010 Junior doctors working in their chosen hospital specialty area for the first time are spending 14% of their time in administrative work and only 13% of their time learning their...

AtheroMed Initiates Atherectomy Catheter Trial
13 September 2010 AtheroMed has started to enrol patients for a clinical trial of its Phoenix atherectomy catheter, a device to treat peripheral arterial disease in the legs. The FDA-approved...

US Ranking Methods May Undervalue Some Physicians
10 September 2010 Physician ranking programmes in the US that do not consider the patient's socioeconomic status and insurance coverage may undervalue the work of the physicians, a study has suggested. ...

New Algorithm Could Improve Breast Cancer Imaging
10 September 2010 Researchers at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, have found a way to improve the image quality of X-ray mammography, which could help to reduce false results when screening for breast cancer. ...

UK Hospital is First to Adopt Slinky Coil for Angioplasty
10 September 2010 Cardiologists at Southampton General Hospital in the UK have become the first in Europe to use a new "slinky" coil during an angioplasty procedure. The Resolute Integrity Stent System is...

WHO Warns of Major Medical Device Gaps in the Developing World
10 September 2010 Developing countries have limited access to medical devices despite the quantity and variety available worldwide, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) study. The findings indicate...

Researchers Use Electrical Stimulation to Treat Depression
09 September 2010 Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles in the US have developed a technique known as trigeminal nerve stimulation, which applies electrical stimulation to a major nerve...

Researchers Develop Blood Test for Respiratory Viral Infections
09 September 2010 A blood test that can accurately and rapidly diagnose respiratory viral infections has been developed by a research team from Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and Duke...

Non-Specialist Colonoscopy Associated with Greater Risk of Repeats
09 September 2010 Older adults who are given a colonoscopy by a family doctor, general surgeon or internist are more likely to require a repeat colonoscopy within one year than those who are given the exam by...

Cut US Emergency Visits to Save Costs, Says Study
09 September 2010 Around 17% of all emergency department visits in the US could be treated at retail medical clinics or urgent care centres, saving $4.4bn a year, according to a study by RAND Corporation. ...

Scientists Develop Handheld MRSA and Breast Cancer Test
08 September 2010 Scientists have developed a handheld device that can rapidly detect diseases such as breast cancer and MRSA. The device, known as CliniHub, has four ports that contain a chemical assay...

Ascension's Total Shoulder System Receives FDA Approval
08 September 2010 Ascension Orthopaedics has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its TITAN Modular Total Shoulder System, an implant system that offers multiple surgical options...

England Slow to Implement Electronic Health Records
08 September 2010 The implementation of electronic health records in England is likely to be a long, iterative and complex process, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. The...

Uncontrolled Asthma Increases Hospitalisations in US and Japan
08 September 2010 Patients with uncontrolled asthma in the US and Japan have significantly worse physical and mental quality of life and require far more healthcare than patients with controlled asthma, according...

France's CLB Installs Europe's First CyberKnife VSI
07 September 2010 Leon-Berard Cancer Multidisciplinary Center (CLB) in Lyon, France, has become Europe's first hospital to install the CyberKnife VSI System for the treatment of cancer. The CyberKnife...

US Health Information Exchange Group Receives Federal Grant
07 September 2010 HealthBridge, a non-profit health information exchange organisation in Cincinnati, US, has received $13.8m in federal funding to help Cincinnati health providers to better use...

Japan's Plate and Screw Market to Exceed $170m by 2014
07 September 2010 The Japanese medical plate and screw market, driven by surgeon acceptance, is forecast to grow to over $170m by 2014, according to a report from Millennium Research Group (MRG). The...

UCSF Researchers Develop First Implantable Artificial Kidney
07 September 2010 The first implantable artificial kidney has been developed by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who hope the device may eliminate the need for dialysis in...

Miniature Pump Developed to Improve Microneedle Drug Delivery
06 September 2010 Researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, US, have developed a miniature pump to be used with microneedle drug-delivery patches, which will improve the delivery of medication into the...

BRIC Medical Devices Market Exceeds $10bn
06 September 2010 The medical devices market in Brazil, Russia, India and China is worth about $10.8bn, according to a marketresearch.com report. The report, 'The Market for Medical Devices in Brazil,...

Saint Barnabas Installs Automated Chest Compression Device
06 September 2010 Saint Barnabas Medical Center of New Jersey, US, has installed the AutoPulse Non-Invasive Cardiac Support Pump to provide resuscitation capabilities for its emergency department. The...

Sugar Does Not Relieve Baby Pain
06 September 2010 Feeding sugar to newborn babies during painful hospital procedures may not relieve pain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of London, UK. Babies in hospitals...

Prometheus Introduces Crohn's Prognostic Test
03 September 2010 Prometheus Laboratories has launched the first serogenetic test that can predict a patient's risk of developing Crohn's disease complications. Prometheus's Crohn's prognostic test uses...

LifePoint Hospitals Acquires SRHS
03 September 2010 LifePoint Hospitals in Tennessee, US, has announced the acquisition of Sumner Regional Health Systems (SRHS) for $145m plus working capital. SRHS, which will be renamed HighPoint Health...

New Device Helps Bilateral Hearing
03 September 2010 An electronic device that requires one implant to improve bilateral hearing has been used in an operation at the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC) in the UK. To have...

Atrial Fibrillation Hospital Admissions Rise by 75% in Australia
03 September 2010 Hospital admissions in Australia related to atrial fibrillation increased by almost 75% in ten years, according to a study by cardiology researchers. Atrial fibrillation is a heart...

Researchers Develop MRI Technique to Record Moving Joints and Organs
02 September 2010 Max Plank researchers from Göttingen have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that can capture live recordings of moving joints and organs. To develop the technique,...

IBM to Standardise Patient Records in China
02 September 2010 IBM will deploy its data management technology in a group of hospitals in southern Guangdong province in China, to standardise patient records and perform statistical analyses of...

Catholic Healthcare West Announces Successful Sepsis Prevention Initiative
02 September 2010 Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) in the US has announced that its three-year "severe sepsis prevention initiative" has saved about 991 lives and reduced the inpatient mortality rate due to sepsis...

Scientists Develop Rapid Neutrophils Isolating Device
02 September 2010 Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new microfluidic device that can rapidly and accurately isolate neutrophils, an innovation that can help in...

Scientists Use Biosynthetic Corneas to Restore Eyesight
01 September 2010 Scientists from Canada and Sweden have successfully used biosynthetic corneas to restore patients' eyesight in a human trial. The biosynthetic implants were developed using recombinant...

Researchers Develop Plastic Microneedles That Could Help Diagnose Cancer
01 September 2010 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed plastic microneedles that can deliver nanoscale dyes known as quantum dots into the skin, an innovation that could help in...

US Hospitals Slow to Adopt Electronic Health Records
01 September 2010 The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in US hospitals is growing at a very slow rate, according to a study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. Researchers found...

NHS Stomach Reduction Ops Rise Ten-Fold
01 September 2010 The number of patients in NHS hospitals undergoing stomach reduction surgery for obesity has increased ten-fold since 2000, according to new research. The British Medical Journal reports...

August 2010

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Nuclear-Based Breast Imaging Exams Increase Cancer Risk
31 August 2010 Nuclear-based breast imaging exams such as single breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) or positron emission mammography (PEM) may increase a woman's risk of developing radiation-induced...

NHS Complaints Rise by Record Rate
31 August 2010 NHS hospitals and community services in England received more than 100,000 complaints during 2009 and 2010. The data collected by the NHS Information Centre shows a 13.4% increase from...

US Hospital Performs World's First Sensor-Assisted Knee Surgery
31 August 2010 Surgeons at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, US, have performed the world's first sensor-assisted knee surgery, in collaboration with OrthoSensor. The new technology...

Taiwanese Researchers Develop Pen-Sized Sterilisation Device
31 August 2010 Researchers from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, have developed a pen-sized device that can sterilise medical instruments and wounds. The device works on the principle of...

Researchers Develop LED-Based Diagnostic Device
27 August 2010 Arizona State University researchers have developed a diagnostic device that uses LEDs and microelectronic amplifiers to detect diseases. Integrascope can analyse patient fluid samples...

Kindred Healthcare to Buy Five US Hospitals
27 August 2010 US-based Kindred Healthcare has announced that its subsidiaries have made a definitive agreement to acquire five long-term acute care hospitals in California and three nursing and...

Maryland Hospital Installs First Medication Tracker in US
27 August 2010 The first automated tracking and "chain-of-custody" system for medications has been installed in the US at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Aethon's MedEx System acts as...

ConvaTec's Continence Control Device Receives EU Approval
27 August 2010 ConvaTec's Vitala continence control device has been granted the CE mark for 12-hour daily use with a convex skin barrier. Vitala is a pouchless and non-invasive device that provides...

Researchers Develop Construct That Prolongs the Life of Implants
26 August 2010 Researchers from the University of Louisville / Jewish Hospital Cardiovascular Innovation Institute have developed a microvascular construct that can prolong the life of implanted...

US Hospital Announces Full Hand Transplant Programme
26 August 2010 Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, US, has announced plans to offer full hand transplants as part of an experimental programme. Patients facing dominant of double hand amputation will...

Sirtex's Colorectal Cancer Microspheres Prove Effective
26 August 2010 Sirtex has announced that its radioactive yttrium-90-labelled resin microspheres appear to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases who have...

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Told to Improve Patient Safety
26 August 2010 United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been asked to make improvements in several areas, including protecting patients from abuse. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), an...

CTC Effective at Detecting Extracolonic Lesions
25 August 2010 Computed tomography colonography (CTC) doubles the detection rate of lesions outside of the colon, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. CTC is an emerging...

Turner Awarded Contract to Upgrade US Children's Hospital
25 August 2010 Turner Construction Company has been awarded a $72m contract to modernise St Mary's Hospital for Children in New York, US. The project will include a five-storey, 90,000ft² expansion...

Genetic Test Could Herald TB Breakthrough
25 August 2010 Scientists are getting closer to developing a genetic blood test that could determine whether a patient carrying latent form tuberculosis (TB) will develop full-blown TB. Researchers compared...

South African Strike Affects Emergency Medical Services
25 August 2010 A strike by one million civil servants in South Africa that began on 18 August has affected emergency medical services. Armed security forces have been deployed outside 37 hospitals in...

OJ-Bio to Develop Rapid Chlamydia Detection Device
24 August 2010 Researchers at OJ-Bio are developing a portable wireless device that can rapidly detect sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia. The handheld device will identify the protein markers...

Researchers Develop Protein Coating That Improves Implant Adhesion
24 August 2010 Researchers from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology in the US have developed a coating that can strengthen the bond between titanium joint replacement implants and a patient's bone. The...

Beijing Goodwill and IBM Partner to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Detection
24 August 2010 Beijing Goodwill and IBM have announced the launch of an all-in-one electronic cardiogram management system in China, which will help doctors to detect and manage cardiovascular diseases. ...

Canadian Children's Hospital Granted C$995m for Expansion
24 August 2010 Sainte-Justine children's hospital in Montreal, Canada, is to receive C$995m to upgrade and expand its facilities. About C$925m will be invested by the Quebec Government and C$70m will...

Only Half of English Hospital Trusts Have a Chaperone Policy
23 August 2010 Only half of acute hospital trusts in England have a formal chaperone policy despite the recommendations of a public inquiry, according to research published in Postgraduate Medical...

Catheter Removal Reminders Could Halve Urinary Tract Infections
23 August 2010 Reminding hospital staff to remove catheters could reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 52%, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers. ...

Scientists to Develop Foetal Surveillance System
23 August 2010 Scientists from the University of Ulster, Queen's University Hospital and the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital are developing a foetal surveillance system to alert doctors if a baby is at risk...

Gender-Specific Knee Implants No Better Than Standard Prostheses
23 August 2010 Gender-specific total knee prostheses do not offer women any clinical benefits when compared with standard prostheses, according to a recent study in Bone and Joint Surgery. The study analysed...

Researchers Develop One-Hour Meningitis Test
20 August 2010 Researchers in Northern Ireland have developed a groundbreaking test for meningococcal meningitis that can detect the disease in one hour. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), uses...

Operation Cancellations on the Rise in Ireland
20 August 2010 Almost 18,000 hospital operations were cancelled in Ireland in 2009, a 10% increase from the previous year, according to Fine Gael health spokesman Dr James Reilly. The Health Service...

Brain Cooling System Could Reduce Brain Damage
20 August 2010 A portable system that cools the brain via the nasal cavity could increase the survival rate of people who have had a heart attack, according to a study. The RhinoChill Intra-Nasal Cooling...

Eight Die While Doctors Strike in Flood-Hit Pakistan
20 August 2010 Eight people have died in Pakistan's flood-affected Muzaffargarh district, after hospital doctors went on strike on 18 August. Doctors and paramedics at the district headquarters hospital...

Southampton Nears Single-Sex Accommodation Target
19 August 2010 Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (SUHT) in England has announced that 99% of its hospital beds are on single-sex wards. SUHT manages Southampton General Hospital, Princess...

Balloon Implant Could Prevent Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects
19 August 2010 Scientists have developed a balloon implant that can prevent incontinence, impotence and loss of libido associated with prostate cancer treatment. Prostate cancer treatment, which...

US Hospitals Spend $83bn on Diabetic Patients in One Year
19 August 2010 US hospitals spent $83bn caring for diabetic patients in 2008, according to an analysis by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The amount accounts for 23% of total...

Laser Discovery Could Lead to New Pacemakers
19 August 2010 Scientists have found that pulsed light from a laser can be used to pace contractions in an avian embryonic heart, a discovery that could lead to a new generation of pacemakers. Pulsed...

Harvard Researchers Develop New Cell-Probing Device
18 August 2010 Chemists and engineers at Harvard University have designed a new type of V-shaped transistor, called nanoFETs, which can be used to sensitively probe cell interiors. Existing probes are bulky...

Emergency Visit Rates Skyrocket in US
18 August 2010 Emergency visit rates increased at twice the rate of population growth in the US between 1997 and 2007, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

Mixed-Sex Wards to be Eliminated in English Hospitals
18 August 2010 UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is planning to announce the end of mixed-sex wards in English hospitals. Only accident and emergency and intensive care units will be allowed to...

Researchers Develop Implantable Silk Metamaterials
18 August 2010 Researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering and Boston University have developed metamaterial structures patterned on implantable silk substrates, which could be helpful in...

International Project to Develop Inexpensive Blood Test
17 August 2010 Dublin City University is coordinating a €3m international project to develop a new type of blood test. The device will be disposable, and only need a pin-prick blood sample to...

Zimmer Announces First Periprosthetic Implantation
17 August 2010 Zimmer has announced the first implantation of the Zimmer Non-Contact Bridging (NCB) Periprosthetic Plating System, which is designed for femoral fractures that occur around a hip or knee implant....

$800m Hospital to be Built in Texas
17 August 2010 Plans for an $800m hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have been approved. The facility will replace the existing St Paul's hospital, which has become...

Doctors Perform Stomach Reduction Through Patient's Mouth
17 August 2010 Doctors at the University of California, San Diego, have performed a weight-loss surgery where 80% of the patient's stomach was removed through the mouth. The surgeons said this may be...

New Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infection Reported in UK Hospitals
16 August 2010 A new type of antibiotic-resistant superbug has entered UK hospitals via patients who have had cosmetic surgery in countries such as India and Pakistan, according to a paper in The...

MRSA Infections Decline in US Hospitals
16 August 2010 MRSA infections in US hospitals have declined, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospital-onset MRSA infections fell by 28% between 2005 and 2008. ...

Researchers Develop Breath-Based Cancer Detection Device
16 August 2010 Researchers in Israel have developed a device that can detect cancer by analysing a patient's breath. The device uses sensors involving gold nanoparticles to detect chemicals that are released...

Nanodiamond Coating Could Prolong Life of Joint Replacement Devices
16 August 2010 Researchers at a US university have developed a nanodiamond coating that can prolong the life of joint replacement devices. Knee and hip replacements usually last around ten years, requiring...

UK Researchers Develop Brain Scan That Can Detect Autism
13 August 2010 Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, UK, have developed a brain scan that can detect autism with 90% accuracy. The technique was tested in a study involving...

Irish Hospital Ordered to Stop All Keyhole Surgery
13 August 2010 Our Lady's Hospital in Navan, Ireland, has been asked to stop all keyhole surgery with immediate effect after an internal audit by the Health Service Executive (HSE). All laparoscopic...

First Skin Cancer Screening Clinic Opens in San Diego
13 August 2010 The University of California, San Diego, has opened a clinic dedicated to mapping and monitoring pre-cancerous moles. The clinic, the first of its kind, aims to provide a high level...

MIT Makes Progress on Light-Based Blood-Glucose Monitor
13 August 2010 Researchers at MIT's Spectroscopy Laboratory are developing a light-based device that can help people with type I diabetes to measure their blood-glucose levels without skin pricking. The...

FDA Warns Against Extended Use of Retrievable IVC Filters
12 August 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that clinicians remove retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters as soon as the risk of blood clots has subsided. IVC filters...

MAPIM Proposes Paediatric Hospital for Gaza
12 August 2010 The Malaysian Islamic Organisations Consultative Council (MAPIM) has proposed to build a $34.6m paediatric hospital in Gaza. Azmi Abdul Hamid, who heads the MAPIM-led humanitarian mission...

NICE Issues Guidelines on Detecting Food Allergies in Children
12 August 2010 The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance on spotting the signs of food allergies in children. The guidance informs GPs about when...

BioVentrix Announces Milestone for PliCath HF System
12 August 2010 BioVentrix has announced a first-in-man milestone for its PliCath HF System following the completion of an epicardial catheter-based ventricular reconstruction in a 52-year-old male heart...

Implantable Defibrillator May Prevent Heart Attacks
11 August 2010 Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona, US, is testing an implantable device that could prevent cardiac arrests by using electrical impulses to interrupt fatal heart rhythms and restore normal...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Alzheimer's Progression
11 August 2010 Deep brain stimulation could help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The Phase I trial saw electrodes implanted into the hippocampus region of the...

New Zealand Hospital Security Staff Given Stab-Proof Vests
11 August 2010 Security officers at two hospitals in New Zealand are being provided with stab-proof vests to protect them from violent patients. The vests, intended to protect against punches, kicks...

UK Doctors Develop Surgical Pain Relief Technique
11 August 2010 A team at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, UK, has developed a pain relief technique that will help patients undergoing surgery. The technique, currently used for hand and arm operations, could...

Researchers Develop Cancer Detecting Laser
10 August 2010 Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a laser probe that can identify early-stage oral cancer and locate tumour edges during surgery. The probe stimulates...

Permission Granted for €160m Women and Children's Hospital in Ireland
10 August 2010 Beacon Medical Group has received permission to build a €160m women and children's hospital in South Dublin, Ireland. The 126-bed hospital will be privately operated but open to...

Partnership to Use Genomic Analysis in Lymphocytic Leukaemia Study
10 August 2010 Life Technologies Corporation and Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have come together to use SOLiD 4 genomic analysis to study chronic lymphocytic...

Hospitals in Gaza Declare Emergency Due to Power Cuts
10 August 2010 A state of emergency has been declared in hospitals in Gaza due to power cuts caused by a lack of industrial diesel fuel for the region's main power plant. The cuts have severely...

New South Wales to Establish Hospital Networks
09 August 2010 The state government of New South Wales, Australia, is planning to abolish eight area health services and set up 17 hospital networks in their place. According to the plans released by...

Genetic Testing Companies to Face Restrictions
09 August 2010 Companies that offer genetic tests for certain diseases are to face restrictions to stop them from providing inaccurate information. Genetic testing companies calculate the risk of disease...

Australian Doctors Perform Gamma Knife Treatment
09 August 2010 The first gamma knife treatment in Australia has been carried out at Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney. The gamma knife uses low-intensity radiation from cobalt-60 sources to treat...

Scotland Spends £1.85m on Beds for the Obese
09 August 2010 Scottish health boards have spent £1.85m on 873 bariatric beds to accommodate obese individuals in the past five years, according to STV. The TV channel collected the data from 13 of the...

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Calls for Bids
06 August 2010 Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has called for bids for its £150m, privately financed hospital. The 290-bed hospital will be built on an eight-acre plot at the Cambridge...

NHS Legal Claims Could Soar to £15bn
06 August 2010 The cost of legal claims against the NHS in the UK could rise to £15bn in the next ten to 15 years, according to the NHS Litigation Authority. The cost of claims already made and expected to...

EnteroMedics to Trial Hunger Blocking Device
06 August 2010 EnteroMedics is planning a trial of its VBLOC vagal blocking therapy, after the device received a conditional investigational device exemption from the US Food and Drug Administration. ...

GE and Intel to Form New Healthcare Company
06 August 2010 GE and Intel are planning to create a company that focuses on assistive technologies, disease management and independent living. The 50/50 joint venture will develop and market...

NHS Waiting Times Rise Following Cut to Doctors' Hours
05 August 2010 NHS waiting times have risen following the implementation of EU rules that limit junior doctors to a 48-hour week, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons. The research...

Wright Medical Group Unveils Medial-Pivot Knee
05 August 2010 Wright Medical Group has launched the Evolution Medial-Pivot Knee System, which is designed to replicate the stability and function of a human knee. The Evolution system has a...

FDA Proposes Changes to 510(k) Approval Process
05 August 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes to the 510(k) approval process in an attempt to tighten the regulation of medical devices. Under the plans, the FDA would create...

UAE Hospital Launches Urogynaecology Programme
05 August 2010 Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi has begun a new surgery programme for women with pelvic floor disorders. The Corniche Urogynaecology and Reconstructive Surgery Programme provide...

Forth Valley Royal Hospital Opens to Patients
04 August 2010 The £300m Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, UK, has opened to patients following the completion of the first phase of a three-phase plan. People with diabetes, respiratory disease...

Bluetooth Device Helps Doctors to Monitor Patients' Hearts
04 August 2010 Doctors have begun using a Bluetooth device to monitor patients' heart function remotely. The FDA-approved implant transmits data to doctors from a patient's home, and issues alerts if...

Australian Hospitals to Use iPads
04 August 2010 Hospitals in Victoria, Australia, will receive 500 iPads as part of a A$500,000 pilot programme, Victorian Health Minister Daniel Andrews has said. Doctors and nurses will use the iPads to...

Medtronic to Study Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Heart Therapy
04 August 2010 Medtronic has launched a clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility of using spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to improve the clinical signs and symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure...

FDA and FCC Join Forces on Wireless Medical Devices Regulation
03 August 2010 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to create an efficient regulatory process...

Bioengineers Develop Long-Term Implantable Glucose Sensor
03 August 2010 An implantable glucose sensor that continuously monitors tissue glucose and transmits data wirelessly has been developed by GlySens and the University of California, San Diego. The...

UK Hospital Will Put Robots to Work on Wards
03 August 2010 A fleet of robots will be responsible for day-to-day tasks on the wards of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Stirlingshire, UK. The £300m hospital, expected to open by the end of...

US Hospital Opens Advanced Hybrid Robotic Operating Room
03 August 2010 An advanced hybrid robotic operating room has opened at Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Texas, US, offering cardiovascular patients less invasive and safer surgical...

US Hospital Installs Lifenet System to Cut Heart Attack Treatment Time
02 August 2010 El Camino Hospital in California, US, has deployed Medtronic's Lifenet System to improve treatment time for heart attack victims. Lifenet is used with local emergency personnel to...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Leaves Hospital
02 August 2010 The recipient of the world's first full face transplant has been discharged from hospital. The 31-year-old man, identified only as Oscar, received the transplant in a 24-hour operation at...

First Da Vinci Robotic Hand Surgery Performed in US
02 August 2010 A revolutionary robotic hand surgery has been performed at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland, using the Da Vinci Surgical System. The Da Vinci Surgical System has been previously...

MODS Proves Best for Tuberculosis Detection
02 August 2010 A microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) technique that uses gastric aspirate specimens is the best test for high-risk children suffering with tuberculosis, an international team...

July 2010

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Glucose Monitoring Market to Exceed $16bn by 2014
30 July 2010 The glucose monitoring devices market is expected to increase to more than $16bn worldwide by 2014, according to a report by Renub Research. The report forecasts that the European...

Waiting Times Rise in US Emergency Departments
30 July 2010 Emergency department patients in the US waited four hours and seven minutes on average before being seen by a physician in 2009, a four-minute rise from 2008. This constitutes a increase...

UK Government to Axe Health Agencies to Save Costs
30 July 2010 The UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA) and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) are among the arms-length bodies to be closed by the UK Government. These bodies will be...

Nasal Mask Helps Disabled to Control Electronics
30 July 2010 A nasal mask that allows severely disabled people to drive wheelchairs and write text messages by sniffing has been developed by Israeli scientists. The "sniff controller" measures changes...

US Cancer Institute Installs Focused Cancer System
29 July 2010 Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in the US has installed the new Calypso monitoring system, which allows physicians to precisely target radiation at prostate...

Scottish Patients to be Separated to Prevent Superbug Infections
29 July 2010 The Scottish Government will provide a single room for every patient in hospital to prevent the spread of superbug infections such as MRSA and C difficile, according to its chief medical...

Australian Nano-Patch Could Replace Syringes
29 July 2010 A dissolving and needle-free nano-patch that can be mailed out to households during a plague has been developed by Australian researchers. According to Australian Institute for...

Medical Devices Injure 70,000 Children in US Annually
29 July 2010 More than 70,000 children attend emergency rooms each year due to injuries from medical devices, according to researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Contact lenses...

Hepatitis Viruses Transmitted Through Anaesthesia
28 July 2010 The deadly hepatitis B and C viruses are being transmitted through contaminated anaesthesia, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American...

Baylor Heart Hospital Reports Lowest Readmission Rate in US
28 July 2010 Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in the US has the lowest readmission rate for heart failure patients in the country for the second year in a row, according to the US Centers for Medicare...

Vanderbilt Surgeons Replace Heart Valve Without Open Surgery
28 July 2010 A technique called transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement, which replaces heart valves without open surgery, has been performed for the first time at the Vanderbilt Paediatric Heart Institute. ...

GE Healthcare Subsidiary to Develop Improved MRI Techniques for Children
28 July 2010 A subsidiary of GE Healthcare is teaming up with clinicians and researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ohio State University to find better ways to take magnetic...

Report Shows Concern Over Cardiac Device Software
27 July 2010 Software defects in life-sustaining medical devices such as pacemakers and infusion pumps could be risking public health, a report by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has warned. ...

Manchester Hospital Records Lowest Stillbirth Rate
27 July 2010 The chances of an expectant mother giving birth to a stillborn baby at Tameside Hospital are lower than elsewhere in England, a Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries report has found. ...

US University Students Develop Early Labour Detector
27 July 2010 Graduate students at Johns Hopkins University in the US have developed a device that can detect the early signs that indicate a woman is going into labour. The CervoCheck device consists of...

Study Shows Urgent Need for Sepsis Screening
27 July 2010 Sepsis is ten times more common and more lethal than any other surgical complications, including heart attacks and blood clots, according to research from the Methodist Hospital in...

CircleBath Hospital Opts for Filmless and Paperless Imaging
26 July 2010 Circle has entered into a strategic partnership with McKesson UK to install a medical imaging system at its new CircleBath Hospital in Bath, UK. McKesson's picture archiving and...

Chickasaw Nation to Open New Medical Centre
26 July 2010 A $145m medical centre with expanded patient services is set to open in the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, US. The new hospital will replace the 52-bed Carl Albert Indian Health Facility,...

Respiratory Devices Market Will Nearly Double by 2016
26 July 2010 The global respiratory devices market is expected to reach $8.2bn by 2016, almost double the $4.2bn recorded in 2009. According to the GlobalData report, market is expected to grow at a...

Study Finds Speech Screening Effective at Diagnosing Autism
26 July 2010 Infoture has developed a device that can screen children for autism based on how they talk, according to researchers in the US. A small recorder, fitted into a child's pocket, analyses what...

Flexible Robotics Could Reduce Trauma in Vascular Surgery
23 July 2010 Using robotics reduces blood vessel trauma during minimally invasive procedures to repair diseased arteries, research has found. According to surgeons from the Methodist DeBakey Heart...

UAE Hospital Introduces NAVA Technology
23 July 2010 The UAE's Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, has become the first hospital in the country to introduce Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) technology...

Sanuwave Granted European Patent for Shock Wave Generating Device
23 July 2010 Sanuwave Health has been awarded a European patent for its shock wave generating device, giving the company exclusive rights to use piezoelectric fibres to produce acoustic energy in human...

ICON Opens Hospital-Based Translational Medicine Unit in Manchester
23 July 2010 ICON has officially opened a purpose-built clinical pharmacology unit within the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Manchester campus. The two-floor...

MRSA and C difficile Fall in England and Wales
22 July 2010 Cases of MRSA bloodstream infection fell by 35% across England and Wales between April 2009 and March 2010, according to new figures. Health Protection Agency (HPA) data also recorded a 29%...

WHO Sends Medical Equipment to Pakistan
22 July 2010 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sent medical equipment worth $1.5m to Pakistan to strengthen the healthcare system in its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The grant will support and...

Vaccine Patch Could Replace Needles
22 July 2010 A vaccine-delivery system that uses 100 tiny, dissolvable needles embedded in a plaster–like patch has been developed by the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The patch,...

Congress Urged to Overturn Home Medical Equipment Bidding Bill
22 July 2010 The American Association for Homecare (AAH) has requested that Congress pass HR 3790, a bill to repeal the Medicare competitive bidding programme for durable medical equipment in a budget...

HLL Spacer Balloon Could Lessen Cervical Cancer Treatment Pain
21 July 2010 A spacer balloon that could reduce the pain and discomfort cervical cancer patients experience during treatment by lowering the dose of radiation required by 30% has been developed by HLL...

Texas Children's Hospital Performs First Triple-Organ Transplant
21 July 2010 The Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, US, has announced that it has performed its first triple-organ transplant. Surgeons replaced the heart, lungs and liver of a paediatric patient,...

UK Hospital Trials TomoTherapy Treatment System
21 July 2010 The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, has begun treating cancer patients with the TomoTherapy Hi-Art treatment system, which delivers state-of-the-art CT image-guided...

Community Cancer Clinic Closures Cause Concern
21 July 2010 The Community Oncology Alliance in the US has said it is concerned about a rise in the number community cancer clinics being closed and reductions in staff, services and facilities, a result...

Health Group Commends US Preventative Care Rules
20 July 2010 The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has praised new rules on preventive care released as part of the Affordable Care Act in the US. The organisation said the rules represent a new era...

UK Researchers Develop Acoustic Device to Spot Knee Osteoarthritis
20 July 2010 A prototype that can spot the onset of osteoarthritis in the knees is being developed by researchers at the Universities of Lancaster and Central Lancashire. The acoustic device scans the...

Research Shows More Should be Done for Dementia Care
20 July 2010 Early detection, diagnosis and care management for people with cognitive impairment and dementia could reduce outpatient costs by almost 30%, research has found. According to the report,...

US Hospital Consolidates Data with New IT System
19 July 2010 St Joseph Health System (SJHS) in California, US, has deployed Picis perioperative and anaesthesia information management solutions in 13 facilities and an estimated 81 operating rooms. ...

Expanded Emergency Department Opens in Kentucky
19 July 2010 The only Level 1 trauma centre in Central and Eastern Kentucky (US) has opened as part of the new emergency department at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The facility is double...

Havel's Unveils Four New Ultrasound Needles
19 July 2010 Havel's has unveiled a new line of needles with micro laser etching (MLE) near the tip. The new MLE echogenic feature allows users to pass wires or catheters through the cannula...

FDA Gets Tough on Baxter Infusion Pump Recall
19 July 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Baxter Healthcare to provide a transition guide for patients following the April recall of its colleague volumetric infusion pumps...

Study Offers Hope to Cancer Patients
16 July 2010 Radiation administered using the Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI) can control the rate of cancer and could reduce complications caused by alternative types of brachytherapy, a two-year...

DiaTech MiCK Assay Shown to Predict Best Chemo Therapy
16 July 2010 The Microculture Kinetic (MiCK) in-vitro assay for apoptosis can be used to predict the best chemotherapy response for endometrial cancer patients, a study has found. The test uses a panel...

Alzheimer's Found to Increase Risk of Anaemia and Seizures
16 July 2010 Alzheimer's disease could increase the risk of other potentially disabling health conditions, such as seizures and anaemia, according to research presented at the Alzheimer's...

Speed of Heart Attack Care Improves in US Hospitals
16 July 2010 The quality and speed of emergency care for heart attack patients in US hospitals has improved, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The...

Swedish Clinic Selects IBA for New Particle Therapy Centre
15 July 2010 Skandion Clinic in Sweden is setting up a new particle therapy facility to treat cancer with the help of IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA). IBA will install the particle therapy facility,...

European Commission Slams NHS for Nurse Tests
15 July 2010 Nurses from the EU will be allowed to treat NHS patients without having safety checks first, it has been announced. The UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council has been asked to stop...

FDA Urged to Embrace ID System for Medical Devices
15 July 2010 Hospitals, medical societies and group purchasing organisations in the US have urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to come up with a unique device identification (UDI) system to...

Guideline Suggests MRIs Are Best for Stroke Detection
15 July 2010 The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines that say MRIs are more effective at diagnosing strokes than CT scans. The academy said MRI scans detected 83% of strokes, compared...

Avid's Brain Dye Gets Positive Results for Alzheimer's Detection
14 July 2010 Brain scans using a radioactive dye developed by Philadelphia-based Avid Radiopharmaceuticals can detect Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. The dye, called florbetapir, is in the final...

Histogenics Corp Trials Knee Surgery Device
14 July 2010 Histogenics Corporation has launched a Phase III study to evaluate the effectiveness of NeoCart, an autologous tissue implant for repairing knee cartilage injuries. The study will evaluate...

East Yorkshire NHS Staff Asked to Consider Redundancy
14 July 2010 Staff at the UK's NHS East Riding of Yorkshire primary care trust have been asked to consider voluntary redundancy to help cut costs. More than 200 NHS workers were sent letters asking them...

Canadian Hospital Opens High-Tech Emergency Department
14 July 2010 St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, has opened an advanced emergency department to reduce waiting times and hospital admissions. The new emergency department is part of a $14.7m...

Hospital Association Criticises Australian Health Reforms
13 July 2010 The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has criticised the Australian federal Government's plans for healthcare reform in the country. The AHHA attacked the "unrealistic"...

UK Charity: One Million Adults Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
13 July 2010 Health charity Diabetes UK has estimated that twice as many UK citizens have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes than previously thought. The charity said it believed that more than one million adults...

US Hospital to Break Ground for Expansion
13 July 2010 Chestnut Hill Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, has announced it will break ground on a $40m expansion project to reconstruct its emergency department and intensive care unit later this month. ...

Taiwanese Researchers Develop Epilepsy Suppression System
13 July 2010 A team of researchers from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan have developed a system that could detect and suppress absence seizures and drug-induced epilepsy. The...

US Hospitals See Drop in Heart Attack Death Rates
12 July 2010 Heart attack death rates in US hospitals have declined significantly in the past year, according to a research report. The report, based on Medicare data, reveals that the death rate among...

National Hepatitis Strategy Launched in Jordan
12 July 2010 A national strategy has been launched in Jordan to unify treatment protocols and prevention efforts for viral hepatitis. The strategy recommends that the efficiency of Jordan's...

Bioengineers Develop Non-Contact Heart Sensors
12 July 2010 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have devised a new heart sensor that can record ECG and EEG data without touching the skin. According to bioengineers Gert Cauwenberghs...

ECRI Expands Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System
12 July 2010 ECRI Institute has announced an expansion of recognised terms for its Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System (UMDNS). UMDNS is a standard international nomenclature and coding system...

Birth-Simulating Device Developed to Train Birth Attendants
09 July 2010 Norwegian medical device manufacturer Laerdal Medical has unveiled a new birth-simulating device to help train birth attendants in developing countries. The "MamaNatalie" can be worn like...

Sri Lankan Hospital Group Receives IFC Funding
09 July 2010 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a loan of $20m to Asiri Group of Hospitals to improve healthcare in Sri Lanka. The ten-year loan will be used to expand and...

Physio-Control Defibrillators Recalled
09 July 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled Physio-Control's LifePak 20 and 20e defibrillators due to a battery problem. Physio-Control, a subsidiary of Medtronic, had already issued...

Minnesota Nurses Agree Three-Year Contract
09 July 2010 The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) in the US has endorsed a new three-year contract with Twin Cities Hospitals, avoiding a nursing strike at 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St Paul...

Canadian Children Affected by Superbugs
08 July 2010 Canadian children are being hospitalised by serious drug-resistant superbug infections that are often unsuspected by doctors, a study has found. The research from the Canadian...

UK Patient Receives Motion-Sensing Pain Relief Implant
08 July 2010 A pain relief implant that uses motion-sensing technology has been used in the UK for the first time. The device – called a neurostimulator – has a motion sensor that uses the force and...

Rising NHS Emergency Hospital Admissions "Unsustainable"
08 July 2010 The increased number of hospital emergency admissions in the UK is "overheating" the system and cannot be sustained, a think-tank analysis has said. According to the Nuffield Trust, there are...

FDA Approves Implantable Miniature Telescope
08 July 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT), a tiny device that can restore vision in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration....

Scottish Labour Party Criticises NHS Communications Budget
07 July 2010 The money NHS Scotland spends on communications would be better used to hire more nurses, the Scottish Labour Party has said. The party added that the £4m currently spent on around 120 press...

Breathing System Filters Transmit Bacteria When Wet, Study Warns
07 July 2010 The breathing system filters used in anaesthesia and intensive care units transmit harmful bacteria and yeast when they become wet, new research has revealed. The study, published in the...

Study Reveals Lack of Operating Theatres in South Asia
07 July 2010 A study by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that there are only 1.3 operating theatres per 100,000 people in South Asia. The research, published in the Lancet, found that...

Study Calls for Guideline Revision on Sprint Fidelis Extraction
07 July 2010 A study has revealed that surgery to remove Medtronic's faulty heart defibrillator wire may be safer than originally announced. The Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead was recalled in 2007...

Fortis Launches $3.1bn Offer for Parkway Shares
06 July 2010 Fortis Healthcare has launched a S$4.3bn ($3.1bn) bid to acquire a majority stake in Singapore hospital operator Parkway Holdings. The Indian healthcare chain's move follows a $835m partial...

Elekta's Fifth-Gen Gamma Knife Brings New Treatment Options
06 July 2010 Elekta has said that the latest version of its Gamma Knife is "radically changing" the way US physicians are treating brain metastases and other brain disorders. The company reported an...

UK Hospital Introduces Electronic Link for Patient Information
06 July 2010 University Hospital Aintree in Merseyside, UK, has launched an IT system that enables hospital staff to access the patient records kept by GPs instantly. The project, a collaboration between...

Europe's Longest Stent-Graft Gets CE Mark
06 July 2010 W. L. Gore & Associates has received CE Mark approval for its 25cm stent-graft, the longest available in Europe. The Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Propaten Bioactive Surface is...

Medtronic MRI Pacing System Receives CE Mark
05 July 2010 A pacing system that allows physicians to conduct full body scans in an MRI scanner without positioning restrictions has been given the CE Mark. Medtronic's Ensura MRI SureScan pacing...

Vitrolife Needle Reduces Pain During Egg Collection
05 July 2010 The Swemed Sense follicle aspiration needle causes less pain and bleeding than a conventional needle when used for oocyte aspiration, according to a multicentre study conducted in Sweden. ...

Hoag Breast Care Center Installs Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System
05 July 2010 Hoag Breast Care Center in California, US, has installed Xoft's Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System to support the launch of its intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) programme. The...

UK Government Sets New Standards for the NHS
05 July 2010 UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has launched new NHS standards in three areas – stroke, dementia and blood clots. The UK Government will also publish new quality measures for 150 areas of...

Researchers Design New Cochlear Implant to Combat Deafness
02 July 2010 A new cochlear implant designed for children and adults with profound deafness has been developed by a research team from the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology. ...

NHS Trust Introduces Home Monitoring for Chronically Ill Patients
02 July 2010 NHS Central Lancashire in the UK is piloting a remote patient care management device to help the chronically ill manage their conditions at home. The Intel Health Guide allows patients to...

Indian Hospital Group to Create 3,000 Beds
02 July 2010 Apollo Hospitals in India is planning to invest INR15bn ($323m) in its next phase of expansion between 2012 and 2014, creating 3,000 new beds. The hospital group will open new facilities...

US Hospital Implements Advanced Revenue Management System
02 July 2010 Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Ohio, US, has implemented the newest version of QuadraMed's Affinity Revenue Management system to increase productivity and improve cash flow. The...

Shrink and Lydall to Collaborate on New Diagnostic Platform
01 July 2010 Shrink Nanotechnologies and device manufacturer Lydall will work together to develop single-molecule detection sensors. The two companies have entered into a technology integration...

Southern Ohio Medical Center to Use ProVation Order Sets
01 July 2010 Southern Ohio Medical Center has chosen Wolters Kluwer Health's ProVation Order Sets as its electronic order set solution. The tool, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, provides...

First Wound Care Unit Opens in High Desert, California
01 July 2010 The first dedicated wound care unit in the High Desert region of California, US, has opened at the St Mary Medical Center. The outpatient unit will treat chronic and hard-to-heal wounds. It...

MSC and Hutchinson Announce Healthcare Training Partnership
01 July 2010 Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has partnered with Hutchinson Technology to develop and deliver a simulation to teach US medical staff how to use Hutchinson's InSpectra StO2 Tissue...

June 2010

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Blood Test Could Predict Menopause
30 June 2010 A blood test that measures ovarian hormone levels can predict when women will reach the menopause, Iranian scientists have said. The test was able to predict the age at which women reached...

Miami's Mercy Hospital to Become Part of HCA
30 June 2010 Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has signed a letter of intent to buy Mercy Hospital in Miami, US. Mercy's board of directors have agreed to sell the 473-bed facility, which provides...

Danish Researchers Develop New Bladder Cancer Test
30 June 2010 Researchers in Denmark have developed a new assay to test for the tumour markers that point to bladder cancer. The Danish Cancer Society and the Herlev University Hospital of Copenhagen teamed...

Netherlands Tops Commonwealth Fund Healthcare Survey
30 June 2010 The Netherlands has been ranked first among the health services of seven developed countries, according to a Commonwealth Fund study. The UK scored highest for access and efficiency and...

FDA Approves 20-Minute Hep C Test
29 June 2010 The first point-of-care test for detecting hepatitis C antibodies in unmodified blood samples has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OraSure Technologies'...

Medtronic Signs Up First Patient for Insulin Device Study
29 June 2010 Medtronic has enrolled its first patient on the ASPIRE study of its MiniMed Paradigm x54 System, which aims to identify the clinical data needed for US Food and Drug Administration approval. ...

Canadian Hospital Announces Plans to Put Patients First
29 June 2010 Kingston General Hospital in Canada is taking steps to become more patient-friendly as part of its five-year strategic plan. The changes include giving staff name-tags and putting whiteboards...

Wireless Internet to be Installed in All US Veterans Affairs Hospitals
29 June 2010 Wireless internet networks will be installed in all Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities, according to US officials. The US Department of Veterans Affairs has pledged to install the networks...

Australian State to Spend A$13.9m on More Hospital Beds
28 June 2010 Hospitals in Victoria, Australia, are to receive A$13.9m to open another 102 sub-acute beds across the state. The funding is part of the state government's winter strategy, which will allow...

European Researchers Developing Intelligent Medical Sensors
28 June 2010 European researchers are developing intelligent sensors to monitor patients' symptoms and alert doctors if medical intervention is needed as part of the CHIRON project. CHIRON (Cyclic...

Readmission Fines May Cost UK Hospitals £1.5bn a Year
28 June 2010 UK hospitals could lose up to £1.5bn of NHS funding each year in readmission fines, according to health analyst Dr Foster Intelligence. The fines, which will be payable when a patient...

FDA Approves EverOn Touch System
28 June 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EarlySense's new system to help hospitals comply with patient-turn protocols. The EverOn Touch System includes an online display that...

Vascular Robot has Potential to Standardise Catheter Navigation
25 June 2010 A vascular robot developed by Hansen Medical could help surgeons reduce vessel trauma during catheter manipulation, trial data suggests. The pre-clinical, in-vivo study also found the robot...

Riverain's Lung Cancer Detecting System Wins FDA Approval
25 June 2010 An updated version of OnGuard, Riverain's computer-aided lung cancer detection device, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OnGuard Chest X-ray Computer-Aided...

NHS Operating Framework Revised
25 June 2010 The NHS will make efficiency savings by cutting management costs, UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said. The revision to the 2010/11 NHS Operating Framework represents a change in the...

Fertility Drugs Pose Premature Birth Danger
25 June 2010 Experts in the US have warned that the extensive use of fertility drugs is causing premature births. Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation drugs, used to increase egg production and speed up...

New Guidelines for Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Published
24 June 2010 The Society of Nuclear Medicine Procedure Guidelines Committee has issued guidance on using breast-specific gamma cameras to carry out breast scintigraphies. The guidance aims to establish...

Global Hospital Information Systems Market to Exceed $18bn in 2016
24 June 2010 The global hospital information systems (HIS) market will exceed $18bn in 2016, rising from $7.8bn in 2009, a Global Data report has predicted. Global Data expects the market to grow from...

New Wing Opens at New York Hospital
24 June 2010 New York Hospital Queens (US) has opened a new seven-floor, 80-bed wing on its main campus, increasing access to high-demand care services. The $210m expansion, completed in just under three...

First Total Artificial Heart Patients Leave Hospital
24 June 2010 The first three recipients of SynCardia Systems' temporary Total Artificial Heart have been discharged from hospital, after being given the company's Freedom portable driver. The driver weighs...

Philadelphia Hospital Begins Using Non-Surgical Heart Valve Implants
23 June 2010 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the US has become the first hospital in its region to implant transcatheter pulmonary heart valves in children with heart defects. The...

Robotic Devices Help New York Stroke Survivors
23 June 2010 A New York hospital is pioneering the use of robotic devices in stroke rehabilitation as part of ongoing clinical research trials. The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University...

US State Aims to Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure
23 June 2010 The New Jersey Hospital Association's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety has launched a one-year collaboration to reduce hospital readmissions due to heart failure and improve the quality...

US to Expand Primary Healthcare Workforce
23 June 2010 The US Department of Health and Human Services will invest $250m to strengthen and expand the primary healthcare workforce, according to a statement issued by House of Representatives speaker...

First Patients Transferred to Birmingham's New Hospital
22 June 2010 The £545m ($810m) Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, UK, has opened its doors. The 1,213-bed hospital replaces the nearby Selly Oak and old Queen Elizabeth hospitals. It incorporates...

New Brain Imaging Technology Could Speed Up Research
22 June 2010 Clinical research company Kendle has announced that it is now offering Brain Network Activation (BNA) imaging. BNA imaging technology, developed by Israeli medical technology company...

Anatomically Designed Catheters Reduce PVI Time by 35%
22 June 2010 Anatomically designed ablation catheters achieve pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) 35% faster than traditional point-by-point focal ablation procedures, a Medtronic study has found. According...

NAO Report Praises UK PFI Hospitals
22 June 2010 Most private finance initiative (PFI) hospitals in the UK are well-managed and are currently achieving the value for money expected when their contracts were signed, a National Audit Office...

US Cancer Survivors Skip Treatment Due to Cost Concerns
21 June 2010 An increasing number of cancer survivors in the US are delaying or skipping critical medical care due to the cost of treatment, a new study has found. The report published in Cancer, an...

North Shore-LIJ Partners with MSC for Training Tools
21 June 2010 Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has entered an agreement to provide New York-based hospital group North Shore-LIJ Health System with training equipment and services. North Shore-LIJ...

Kuwait Plans Hospital Capacity Expansion
21 June 2010 Authorities in Kuwait are planning to build nine towers that will be annexed to hospitals, increasing the number of beds in the city by 2,000. The $160m project will also increase the...

Philadelphia Hospital Wins Award for Promoting Employee Health
21 June 2010 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the US has won an award for promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. The National...

New Children's Hospital Opens in Memphis, US
18 June 2010 Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, US, has opened its new $340 million facility, bringing technologically advanced medical care to children in the region. The new 255-bed hospital...

UK Plans to Fine Hospitals for Re-Admitting Patients
18 June 2010 The UK Government has said that it plans to fine hospitals if patients have to be re-admitted as an emergency within a month of discharge. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said that...

UK e-health Projects Move Ahead, But Not Without Trouble
18 June 2010 The summary care record (SCR) and HealthSpace system introduced by the UK's National Health Service have only brought modest benefits, according an independent evaluation. The report...

EU Approves CorMatrix Cardiac Tissue Repair Device
18 June 2010 The CorMatrix ECM for Cardiac Tissue Repair has been awarded the CE Mark. The device can be used to repair heart tissue during open heart surgery without leaving permanent synthetic or...

Injectable Bone Provides a New Hope for Stem Cell Delivery
17 June 2010 Researchers in the UK have developed a new class of "injectable bone" materials, which could be used in stem cell delivery. The materials, developed at the University of Nottingham, can...

Adherus Spinal Sealant Awarded CE Mark
17 June 2010 HyperBranch Medical Technology's Adherus Spinal Sealant has been given the CE Mark. The sealant can be used during spinal surgery that requires a watertight seal to prevent cerebrospinal...

Halt Receives FDA Approval for its Electrosurgical System
17 June 2010 The Halt 2000GI Electrosurgical System for soft tissue ablation using radiofrequency energy has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Halt says its system provides an...

US Hospitals Could Save $3.6tn by Trimming Financial Waste
16 June 2010 The US healthcare industry could make huge savings if it focuses on reducing financial waste, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters. The firm's recommendations include providing...

Birmingham NHS Trust Fails to Meet Improvement Targets
16 June 2010 Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has failed to meet half of the improvement targets set by health inspectors in 2009. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that...

EverOn Patient Monitoring System is a Success, Study Suggests
16 June 2010 A multicentre study conducted at several hospitals in the US and Israel has found that the EverOn patient supervision system can accurately detect a patient's deterioration. The system,...

UK Patients are More Likely to Die in Small NHS Hospitals, Says Investigation
16 June 2010 Patients in the UK are more likely to die after surgery if they have been admitted to a smaller hospital, according to research collected by UK newspaper The Guardian. The investigation found...

Device to Assess Peristomal Skin Lesions Launches
15 June 2010 A new instrument to track the incidence and prevalence of peristomal skin lesions has been launched by ConvaTec. The evidence-based SACS Instrument assesses and classifies peristomal lesions...

Cook Medical Submits Zilver PTX Stent for Pre-Market Approval
15 June 2010 The polymer-free Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pre-market approval. Zilver PTX, developed by Cook Medical,...

Epilepsy Treatment Linked to Birth Defects
15 June 2010 A drug used to treat epilepsy could triple the risk of birth defects, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Ulster in the UK found that taking valproic acid in the first...

Strict Regulations are Discouraging Blood Donors, Expert Warns
15 June 2010 A decrease in the number of people donating blood in Saudi Arabia is putting patients at risk, a specialist has warned. Hind Al-Humaidan, director of the blood bank at Riyadh's King...

Sysmex America and Premier Enter Three-Year Hematology Agreement
14 June 2010 Sysmex America will provide its services to Premier member-hospitals and healthcare sites after signing a three-year contract with Premier Purchasing Partners. The contract, which will...

US Cancer Hospital Gets LEED Certification
14 June 2010 Shands Cancer Hospital in the US has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the US Green Building Council for its environmentally friendly...

Curexo's Next-Generation ROBODOC Supports First Surgery
14 June 2010 Curexo Technology Corporation's next-generation ROBODOC Surgical System has been used in the US for the first time, assisting in a hip replacement operation. Dr William Bargar, the surgeon...

Study Reveals New Development In Prostate Cancer Treatment
14 June 2010 Hormone treatments for prostate cancer are more effective when combined with radiation therapy, according to researchers in the UK. A study involving 150 patients found that 74% of...

Wright Launches Split-Thickness Skin Grafting System
11 June 2010 Wright Medical Group has commercially launched its system for split-thickness skin grafting via a minimised donor site. The XPANSION Micrografting System is a single-use disposable instrument...

Another US Hospital Opts for GE's MRI
11 June 2010 A second hospital in the Eastern US has installed the advanced GE Discovery 450 1.5T MRI. Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia built a new wing to house the machine. GE's MRI is...

Physician Shortage Causes ER Chaos in Estevan
11 June 2010 Residents in Estevan, Canada are being asked to avoid the St. Joseph's Hospital emergency room (ER) unless absolutely necessary due to staff shortages. The city only has seven physicians...

SGS Develops Medical Device Packaging Test
11 June 2010 SGS Consumer Testing Services has announced that it will offer package integrity testing for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. The new service measures the protection...

Uni Students Develop Breathing Aid for Infants
10 June 2010 A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for infants has been developed by four students from Rice University in Texas, US. The Baby Bubbler helps children with acute...

New Hope for Spotting Breast Cancer Early
10 June 2010 A 3D imaging process that can detect breast cancer in its early stages has been developed by Hologic. Breast tomosynthesis allows radiologists to see multiple slices of a breast, improving...

GOSH Consultants Call for Chief Executive to Resign
10 June 2010 Consultants at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in the UK are calling for chief executive Jane Collins to resign. The demand comes after more than 40 consultants signed a letter of...

KMI Receives US Grant to Deliver Home-Based Stroke Therapy
10 June 2010 Robotic neurotherapy specialist Kinetic Muscles Inc (KMI) has received a $2.8 million grant to support delivery of its teletherapy for rural stroke survivors. KMI’s Hand Mentor is suitable...

Device Maker and Two US Hospitals Pay $4m After False Claims Allegation
09 June 2010 A heart device manufacturer and two hospitals have paid the US nearly $4m to resolve false claim allegations, the US Justice Department reports. It has been alleged that St. Jude Medical,...

New Glucose Monitoring System Launched
09 June 2010 Medtronic has launched its fourth-generation continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system in 49 countries. The iPro2 Professional CGM detects the high and low glucose fluctuations that can lead...

Veolia Energy to Provide Energy for Six Boston Hospitals
09 June 2010 Veolia Energy North America will manage energy for six Boston hospitals, after being given final regulatory approval to operate and maintain the Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) assets...

Ultrasound Angioplasty Technique Safe for Office Use, Says Study
09 June 2010 Duplex-guided dialysis access angioplasty is safe and effective in office settings, a study has found. The ultrasound procedure allows a physician to directly measure the diameter of...

Portable Medical Kiosk Allows Remote Health Screenings
08 June 2010 A portable telemonitoring reference system that allows patients and physicians to conduct health screenings at home or remotely has been developed by Freescale Semiconductor. The...

NHS to Cut Millions of Procedures to Save £20bn by 2014
08 June 2010 The NHS in the UK is planning to cut treatments to save £20bn ($28.8bn) by 2014. As part of NHS plans, health trusts are targeting treatments such as hernias, joint replacements, ear and...

Children's Hospital Boston Ranked Top in US
08 June 2010 Children's Hospital Boston in the US ranks first in more specialties than any other children's hospital in the country, according to the Best Children's Hospitals study to be published in...

WHO Criticised for Declaring Swine Flu 'Pandemic'
08 June 2010 A new report has criticised the World Health Organisation (WHO) for declaring the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) a pandemic without sufficient evidence. The report, written by...

Hospital Bug Reports Could Close UK Wards
07 June 2010 Hospital wards in the UK may be closed following the release of more detailed reports on deadly hospital bugs such as MRSA and C difficile, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has...

NHS Scotland to Reduce Consultant Appointments
07 June 2010 To meet waiting time targets, patients in Scotland will be assessed by nurses instead of consultants and spend less time in hospital, according to a government briefing to local health...

NHS Installs its First Robotic Radiosurgery System
07 June 2010 Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in the UK has become the first NHS hospital to install a robotic radiosurgery system. The CyberKnife, developed by Accuray Inc, uses high-doses of radiation to...

Wright Medical Launches Ankle Fusion Device in US
07 June 2010 The US-based Wright Medical Group has launched a surgical device to fuse ankle joints. The VALOR Hindfoot Fusion Nail System can be used to treat skeletal deformities, late-stage arthritis,...

FDA Approves Optical Imaging Agent to Detect Papillary Bladder Cancer
04 June 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GE Healthcare's Cysview to detect non-muscle-invasive papillary bladder cancer in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. ...

GE Healthcare Reveals New Breast Cancer Imaging Technology
04 June 2010 GE Healthcare has introduced a new technology that aids in breast cancer diagnosis. SenoBright Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) reduces ambiguity in mammography results and...

Quitting Smoking After Surgery Helps Recovery, Finds Study
04 June 2010 Smokers who avoid smoking during the six-week period following emergency fracture surgery heal more quickly and develop fewer postoperative complications than patients who continue...

UK Study Begins on New Knee Replacement Equipment
04 June 2010 A clinical study is to be carried out on a new surgical device that has the potential to save the NHS money and change the way knee joint replacements are conducted in the UK. The study...

FDA Clears VAC Therapy for Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
03 June 2010 The Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy System, developed by Kinetic Concepts for the treatment of venous insufficiency ulcers, also known as venous leg ulcers (VLUs), has received...

US Includes 'Bubble Boy Disease' in Newborn Screening
03 June 2010 The national US newborn screening guidelines now include the 'Bubble boy disease' that is affecting newborns in the US. The disease, formally known as severe combined immunodeficiency...

New Tool Accurately Diagnoses Kidney Tumours
03 June 2010 Cook Medical has developed a tool that helps urologists diagnose tumours in patients with suspicious urethral or kidney lesions. The BIGopsy Backloading Biopsy Forceps is used to obtain renal...

Australian Hospital Completes Final Designs
03 June 2010 The final design for the A$2n Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia has been completed, the state government has said. The 783-bed hospital will provide acute medical and surgical...

Advanced Balloon Catheter Technology Launched
02 June 2010 Abbott Laboratories has launched its new balloon catheter in Europe to assist in the treatment of coronary artery disease. The TREK Coronary Dilatation Catheter gives physicians the option...

Australian Hospital Hit by Infectious Bug
02 June 2010 Melbourne's Epworth Hospital in Australia has been affected by a hospital bug that has killed thousands of people worldwide. While the normal strain Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...

Cancer Greater Cause of Lincolnshire Deaths than Heart Disease
02 June 2010 More people in Lincolnshire, UK, are dying of cancer than coronary heart disease, despite NHS statements that heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, a new report has found. The report by...

AMS Launches GreenLight XPS for Prostate Treatment
02 June 2010 American Medical Systems (AMS) has launched the new GreenLight Xcelerated Performance System (XPS) for the laser treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, at...

UK Hospital Faces £27m Cuts
01 June 2010 Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, UK, is facing cuts and budget restrictions in order to meet a government savings target of £27m ($39m) due to the economic downturn, a report has said. ...

Study Demonstrates MitraClip System's Benefits for Heart Valve Repair
01 June 2010 Abbott's new MitraClip system is safe and provides clinical benefits for the two causes of mitral regurgitation (MR), a new study has found. The MitraClip system contains a...

Study Promotes New Steps to Reduce Overcrowding in US Children's Hospitals
01 June 2010 Paediatric hospitals in the US fail to implement the latest techniques to lessen overcrowding and improve patient safety, a new report has found. The study, carried out by the...

First Coronary Stent Implanted on Drug-Eluting Balloon
01 June 2010 Blue Medical has started the PIONEER trial to evaluate a new stent-drug combination in improving the quality of life of patients with cardiovascular disease. The trial, part of Blue...

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VisEn Launches Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agents
28 May 2010 Two new imaging agents, the ProSense 750 FAST and Neutrophil Elastase 680 FAST, developed by VisEn Medical, were launched at the European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. ...

NHS Wales Plans to Go Eco-Friendly
28 May 2010 NHS Wales in the UK plans to launch a new low-carbon strategy to move its public sector operations towards a more environmentally friendly approach. Before completing a strategy, NHS Wales...

Bioresorbable Technology Treats Coronary Artery Disease
28 May 2010 Abbott has announced positive six-month data from its ABSORB trial, which showed its bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) showed very low rates of adverse cardiac events (4.4%) and no blood...

British Scientist Infected with Computer Virus
28 May 2010 A British scientist has become the first person to be infected with a computer virus. Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading has a sophisticated version of an ID chip, used to tag...

UAE Hospital Launches 2010 Nursing Education Programme
27 May 2010 Mafraq Hospital in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a new 2010 nursing education programme to update their nurses' skills, and improve the delivery and standard of patient care. The...

New Device Developed to Predict Wound Healing
27 May 2010 Researchers at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems have developed a breakthrough device that can predict how a wound might heal. The...

UK Releases 2009 Abortion Statistics for England and Wales
27 May 2010 The NHS funded 94% of abortions in England and Wales in 2009, out of which 60% took place in the independent sector under NHS contract, according to the national abortion statistics for England...

Microphage Launches Rapid Antibiotic and Bacterial Test
27 May 2010 A new antibiotic and bacterial diagnostic platform, known as the MicroPhage MRSA/MSSA Blood Culture Test, has been developed in the US to test samples in just five hours or less compared with up...

FDA Clears First 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus Test
26 May 2010 The first test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus in patients with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, known as the Simplexa Influenza A H1N1 (2009), has received clearance from the US...

Shire Launches First iPhone App for Type 1 Gaucher Patients
26 May 2010 The release of the first and only Apple iPhone application developed for Type 1 Gaucher disease patients has been announced in the US. The OnePath Gaucher App (I-Gau), introduced by Shire,...

Nanotech Breath Sensor Detects Diabetes
26 May 2010 A nanotechnology breath sensor, developed by Pratsinis' team, is capable of detecting diabetes and can immediately tell if someone has Type I diabetes, a new report has found. According to...

US Issues National Standard for Newborn Screening
26 May 2010 The US Government has issued new national standards to assist states in supporting their newborn screening programmes with "the most up-to-date research, technology, laboratory and public...

Kimball and Avantis Partner for Disposable Catheter-Based Camera
25 May 2010 Kimball Electronics Group, a subsidiary of Kimball International, has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Avantis Medical Systems to produce a revolutionary catheter-based camera...

SiMoA Technology Proves More Sensitive for Prostate Cancer Detection
25 May 2010 Single molecule array (SiMoA) technology, developed by Quanterix Corporation, has proven to be 1,700 times more sensitive than standard hospital tests when measuring a biomarker for prostate...

FDA Clears First Herpes Simplex Virus PCR Test
25 May 2010 A molecular test for the herpes simplex virus, known as the MultiCode-RTx HSV 1&2 kit, developed by EraGen Biosciences, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration...

WakeMed Builds New Medical Facility
25 May 2010 WakeMed in the US is developing a new $99m four-story medical facility that will include Raleigh's first children's hospital at its main Raleigh campus. The new building also includes 41...

First Fully Automated Blood Test for "Kissing Bug" Gets FDA Approval
24 May 2010 A fully automated blood-screening assay called the PRISM Chagas test, developed by Abbott, has received biologic license application (BLA) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...

St Jude Medical Acquires LightLab
24 May 2010 St. Jude Medical has entered into a definitive agreement with LightLab Imaging to acquire LightLab, a subsidiary of Goodman, for approximately $90m. The acquisition also includes...

NHS Trust Establishes Energy Group to Reduce Carbon Footprint
24 May 2010 West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by establishing an energy group to help it become greener and save money. The trust has introduced...

Nigeria to Build World-Class Hospital for Niger Delta
24 May 2010 The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Nigeria has started negotiations with foreign partners to build a state-of-the-art hospital in the Niger Delta region to serve about 150...

Alair System Safe for Bronchial Thermoplasty on Asthma Patients
21 May 2010 Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) with the Alair System is safe for patients with moderate to severe asthma, a new study has found. According to the five-year Asthma Intervention Research...

Wire to Treat Vessel Disease Receives US Approval
21 May 2010 Volcano Corporation's PrimeWire PRESTIGE Pressure Guide Wire has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval. The PrimeWire PRESTIGE is...

UK Hospitals Revise Bed Closure Plan
21 May 2010 Two hospitals in Gloucestershire, UK, have revised their money-saving plans to close up to 200 beds. The first phase of the closure, due to begin on 1 April, was delayed after criticism...

US Hospitals to Pay $9.4m after False Claims Allegation
21 May 2010 Nine hospitals in Alabama, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, New York and Minnesota have agreed to pay the US Government more than $9.4m for submitting false claims to Medicare. ...

Stem Cell Treatment Used to Cure MS Patient
20 May 2010 An experimental new stem cell treatment has been used in Australia on a patient with rapid onset multiple sclerosis (MS). The treatment procedure is similar to rebooting the patient's...

Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for Genesys HTA System
20 May 2010 The Genesys HTA System developed by Boston Scientific Corporation to treat menorrhagia has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Genesys HTA System is...

US Consortium to Eliminate Medical Errors and Preventable Infections
20 May 2010 University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in the US has initiated an Imperatives for Quality (IQ) programme to eliminate medical errors and reduce hospital-acquired conditions such...

Communications Team to Deliver Wireless Sleep Apnea Solution
20 May 2010 KORE Telematics has joined Australia's Mach Communications and ResMed to provide a global communications platform for the S9 Series, the company's new range of respiratory medical devices,...

FDA Clears GliderXtreme PTA Balloon Catheter
19 May 2010 An expanded matrix of sizes for the GliderXtreme PTA balloon catheter has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GliderXtreme, developed by TriReme Medical,...

ViroPharma Introduces Cinryze Device
19 May 2010 A new simple-to-use reconstitution device for C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Human] (Cinryze) has been introduced by ViroPharma. The reconstitution system combines Cinryze and West...

PFI Hospitals are the UK's Cleanest
19 May 2010 Private Finance Initiative (PFI)-funded hospitals in the UK are cleaner than hospitals built with public sector financing, a new report has found. Hospitals operating under PFI have...

Porter Health to Construct Indiana Hospital
19 May 2010 Porter County Plan Commission in the US has approved Community Health Systems' developmental plan to build a $225m Porter Health hospital in Porter County, US. Construction of...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific Lead Delivery System
18 May 2010 The new Acuity Break-Away Lead Delivery System, developed by Boston Scientific, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Acuity Break-Away is used with...

St Jude Medical Introduces EnSite Derexi Module
18 May 2010 St Jude Medical has unveiled its EnSite Derexi module, which provides an interface between the EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System and the EP-Workmate Recording System. The EnSite...

UK Hospital Unit Closed After Failing Safety Tests
18 May 2010 The inpatient unit of Victoria Infirmary Northwich (VIN), Cheshire, UK, has closed following an electrical test failure. The 103-year-old wards, Binney and Verdin, will require...

London Hospital Breaches NHS Organ Transplants Rule
18 May 2010 King's College Hospital in London, UK, has carried out a liver transplant on a fee-paying patient even after a regulation was passed banning the transplant of NHS donor organs into...

AHAA, MedicAlert Foundation Launch Emergency Information Service
17 May 2010 The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA) and MedicAlert Foundation have partnered to provide a MedicAlert membership to Arkansans living with chronic conditions, allergies or...

Redesigned Hospitals Can Reduce Energy Use by 60%
17 May 2010 Redesigning the way the hospitals use energy can achieve a 60% reduction in energy usage, a new study carried out in Washington, US, has found. The study, called 'Targeting 100!...

WWHI and GE Accelerate Wireless Health Solutions
17 May 2010 West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and GE Healthcare have collaborated on a variety of research, technology and educational initiatives focusing on accelerating wireless health...

FDA Clears Biotronik Pacemaker
17 May 2010 The Evia pacemaker, developed by Biotronik, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Evia, which has integrated wireless remote monitoring, offers advanced...

NHPCO Backs Palliative Sedation Therapy for Terminally Ill
14 May 2010 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in the US has clarified its stance on palliative sedation in a position statement entitled "Use of Palliative Sedation in...

US Children's Hospital Launches New Stem Cell Website
14 May 2010 Doctors and researchers at the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston, US, have launched a new website, stemcell.childrenshospital.org. The Stem Cell Program plans to engage the...

Stereotaxis Improves Remote Navigation for Diagnostic Devices
14 May 2010 A new technology that facilitates the remote manipulation of diagnostic devices used during electrophysiology (EP) procedures has been introduced by Stereotaxis. The device, Vdrive, is...

European Approval for TAXUS Element Stent System
14 May 2010 The TAXUS Element Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System for use on diabetic patients being treated for coronary artery disease has received CE Mark approval in the European Union. ...

St Jude Medical Launches Quadripolar Pacing System
13 May 2010 The medical device industry's first quadripolar pacing system, Promote Quadra cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), has been launched in Europe by St Jude Medical. The...

Activists Call for MRSA to Be Recognised as Epidemic
13 May 2010 Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) activists are appealing to the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Surgeon General, the...

Stockholm Agrees PPP Deal to Build New Hospital
13 May 2010 The Stockholm County Council Assembly in Sweden has awarded a public-private partnership (PPP) contract to Swedish construction company Skanska and British investment fund Innisfree to build...

Australia Opens First Walk-In Nurses Clinic
13 May 2010 The Australian Government has opened its first walk-in nurses centre at the Canberra Hospital in Canberra, Australia. The A$10m centre, intended to treat patients with minor ailments,...

AngioDynamics Launches Improved Haemodialysis Catheter
12 May 2010 A newly redesigned Centros self-centring, chronic haemodialysis access catheter has been launched by AngioDynamics. The Centros catheter features a Curved Tip catheter technology, which...

Lancashire Trusts to Implement High-Speed Internet Network
12 May 2010 Eight healthcare trusts in Lancashire, UK, have chosen Virgin Media Business’s new high-speed network to allow medical staff to collaborate more effectively. According to plans for the...

New Cellular Device Connects Patients and Clinics
12 May 2010 A new M-Link cellular accessory to connect patients and clinics has been launched by Medtronic for its CareLink Network. The M-Link cellular accessory allows cardiac device patients to...

UK Teaching Hospital to Upgrade its Hot Water System
12 May 2010 King's College Hospital Trust in the UK will equip its heating and hot water system with Thermal Energy's FLU-ACE heat recovery solution. The move will help the teaching hospital reduce...

US Cancer Costs Have Doubled Over Past Two Decades, Says Study
12 May 2010 The cost of treating cancer in the US has nearly doubled over the past two decades, mainly driven by the increasing number of cancer patients, a new study has found. Cancer treatment costs...

FDA Clears Distalock System
11 May 2010 The Distalock Titanium Femoral Intramedullary Nail system, developed by DGIMed Ortho, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The system includes...

Medtronic Starts US RestoreSensor Neurostimulator Trials
11 May 2010 Medtronic has announced the start of a US clinical trial for the RestoreSensor neurostimulator, which is designed to adapt therapy to the changing needs of chronic-pain patients. ...

LLMDA Detects Bacteria, Viruses Within 24 Hours
11 May 2010 A new device known as the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) allows the detection of any virus or bacteria that has been sequenced and included among the array's probes within...

NHS Trust to Pay for Rowland Botched Operations
11 May 2010 The Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust in the UK could end up paying about £20m in compensation for allowing consultant George Rowland to continue performing bladder operations to...

US Hospital to Break Ground on New $320m Building in November
10 May 2010 Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California, said it will break ground on a new $320m building in November, about a month after the hospital’s new cancer centre is set to be completed. ...

Christie Medical Launches New VeinViewer Vision
10 May 2010 Christie Medical Holdings has launched the third generation of VeinViewer Vision technology to provide clinicians with a non-invasive adjunct technology for various clinical treatments...

Victoria Hospitals Get A$2.3bn Financial Booster
10 May 2010 The Australian Government has granted a total of A$2.3bn to build public hospitals and upgrade existing facilities in Victoria. Most of the funding is for projects that have already...

Saliva-Based Heart-Attack Test Undergoing Trials
10 May 2010 A diagnostic tool to detect heart attacks using a person's saliva is being tested at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)...

Better Patient Safety Leads to Drop in Medical Lawsuits
07 May 2010 A drop in malpractice claims in California, US, is a direct result of a reduction in preventable patient injuries, a new study has found. The drop in medical liability lawsuits from 2001...

Australian Call to Prevent Needlestick Injuries
07 May 2010 The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) said nurses who are injured from contaminated syringes are at a great risk of contracting hepatitis B or C or HIV / AIDS. According to the ANF, more...

UK Alert for Faulty Blood Glucose Meters
07 May 2010 The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a medical device alert for five-second Contour blood glucose meters made by Bayer Diabetes Care. The...

PillCam Endoscopy May Improve Rapid Diagnostics
07 May 2010 A PillCam endoscopy, including PillCam SB and PillCam ESO, administered in an urgent or emergency room setting could increase diagnostic yield (W1588), stratify high-risk patients (S1423) and...

Quality Improvement Can Reduce Bloodstream Infections
06 May 2010 Quality improvement efforts can reduce bloodstream infections associated with catheters, which may lead to better health outcomes, decreased hospital stays and related costs, a new study has...

US Hospital to Offer New Bronchial Thermoplasty Procedure
06 May 2010 Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia, USA, has said it will be the first hospital in the country to perform a new procedure, the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System, to be conducted on...

Uttar Pradesh Hospitals Enter PPP Model
06 May 2010 The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will enter into a public-private partnership (PPP) model to improve healthcare services in the state. As part of the move, the Government has decided to...

UK Plans to Cut NHS Trainee Jobs after Election
06 May 2010 National Health Service (NHS) authorities in the UK are planning to cut thousands of trainee jobs for doctors and nurses after the 2010 general election, according to reports. As part...

Hansen Medical and Siemens to Develop Irregular Heartbeat Treatment
05 May 2010 Hansen Medical has entered into joint development and cooperation agreements with Siemens Healthcare to co-develop integrated products to advance treatment of irregular heartbeats. ...

Australia Gives A$5bn Tobacco Tax Rise to Hospitals
05 May 2010 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said an extra A$5bn to be raised from an increase in tobacco excise will be directly invested in hospitals over the next four years. Rudd stated...

FDA Clears Wireless Amicus Separator
05 May 2010 A new blood separator device, the Amicus separator developed by Fenwal, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Fenwal Amicus separator is used...

Genetic Tests May Predict Newborn Readmissions
05 May 2010 Genetic testing could be used to predict which newborns may require readmission to hospital shortly after birth, according to two new studies being carried out at Children's Mercy Hospitals...

NHS Urged to Close Hospital Units to Save $30bn
04 May 2010 Leading medical professionals in the UK have issued an open letter to the main political parties saying that many hospitals will have to close their A&E units, children's departments...

UK Hospital to Perform World's First Remote Heart Operation Using Robotic Arm
04 May 2010 Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, has stated it will be the first in the world to perform remote heart surgery using a robotic arm. The remote catheter manipulation system (RCMS), developed...

US Sleep Apnea Devices Market Remains Resilient
04 May 2010 The US market for sleep apnea diagnostic and therapeutic devices is growing fast and has remained resilient with revenues expected to increase in the next few years after growth becomes stable,...

Neurology Device Market to Hit $5bn by 2016
04 May 2010 The global neurology devices market is estimated to go beyond $5bn by 2016 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% from 2009-2016, a new report has found. According to GBI...

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CareFusion, Cerner Merge Technologies
30 April 2010 CareFusion and Cerner Corporation have entered into an agreement to integrate their technologies to close the current communication gap between healthcare devices and information technology. ...

El Camino to Open Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Centres
30 April 2010 El Camino Hospital, in San Jose, California, USA, said it will open its new centre for advanced radiotherapy and CyberKnife radiosurgery on 3 May 2010. The new centre will form a...

Cape Town Prepares World Cup Emergency Centre
30 April 2010 Cape Town's Somerset Hospital has started renovating its Emergency Centre in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Government has invested R25m ($3m) to renovate the old emergency...

Burton Medical Launches Versatile Light Source
30 April 2010 Burton Medical has launched a Y-shaped AIM-200 compact, versatile and high performance light to improve a physician's vision during minor surgery. The AIM-200 features a 360-degree,...

Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty Receives FDA Approval
29 April 2010 The first medical device that uses radiofrequency energy known as the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System to help adults suffering with asthma has received approval from US Food &...

Personal Healthcare Can Cut Medical Errors
29 April 2010 Personalised healthcare can cut medical errors but financial, technical and regulatory problems are blocking the way, a new survey by the Karolinska Institute in association with Science...

Clampless Aortic Surgery Reduces Stroke Rate
29 April 2010 Perioperative strokes can be minimised in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients by using a clampless technique, a new study by Maquet Cardiovascular has found. The clampless...

SMS for Life Project Saves Tanzania Malaria Patients
29 April 2010 Rural health facilities in Tanzania have successfully used mobile and electronic mapping technology to track and manage the delivery and stock levels of antimalarial drugs and ensure...

US Grants Funds to Monitor Astronaut Health
28 April 2010 NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston, Texas, USA, said they will grant $10m for 11 proposals to help investigate questions...

HeartWare Begins Partial Recall of Controllers
28 April 2010 HeartWare International has announced it has initiated repairs and a partial recall of specific HeartWare controllers that manage its HVAD heart pump to fix the volume level. The...

ISHLT Introduces Heart Transplantation Guidelines
28 April 2010 The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has unveiled new guidelines to standardise care for heart transplant patients worldwide. The guidelines, which will...

Medtronic Launches PoleStar MRI System in USA
28 April 2010 Medtronic has launched its PoleStar N30 Surgical MRI system in the USA as a device to help optimise tumour procedures during neurosurgery after getting US Food & Drug Administration...

Computers Better at Diagnosing Childhood Disease
27 April 2010 A computer can diagnose severe fever in children more accurately than doctors using clinical judgment, Australian researchers have discovered. A computerised diagnostic model has been found...

UK Has Night-Time Doctors Shortage
27 April 2010 One doctor is responsible for looking after every 400 patients in the UK hospitals at night, a new study has found. According to the European Working Time Directive (EWTD), since...

Scientists Developing Inflight Deep Vein Thrombosis Test
27 April 2010 A new test to monitor airline passengers at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is being developed by researchers from eight European countries. The new DIY test is a...

FDA Issues Guidance