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September 2014

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High Wood Heath to construct £200m hospital in Scotland
02 September 2014 High Wood Heath, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke and Serco, has secured a contract to construct a new district general hospital for the Dumfries and Galloway region in...

Peab to construct new hospital facility in Helsingborg, Sweden
01 September 2014 Construction and civil engineering company Peab has secured a contract to construct a new nursing building in Helsingborg,...

August 2014

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Medtronic completes acquisition of NGC Medical for $350m
29 August 2014 US-based Medtronic has completed the acquisition of Italy-based NGC Medical for...

Replica 3DM deploys Stratasys 3D printers in 12 UK hospitals
28 August 2014 UK-based medical 3D printing provider Replica 3DM has deployed Stratasys 3D printers in 12 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals to support the validation of patient surgery prior to an...

Baptist Health to deploy Explorys big data analytics platform
27 August 2014 US-based Baptist Health has selected Explorys' big data analytics platform to implement value-based care initiatives and develop clinically integrated...

Manipal Hospitals plans up to $330.3m network expansion
26 August 2014 India-based Manipal Hospitals is reportedly planning to invest between INR15bn ($247.7m) and INR20bn ($330.3m) to expand its operations at home and...

SimPrints secures funds to develop fingerprint scanner for patient identification
22 August 2014 UK tech start-up SimPrints has secured funding from the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge to develop a mobile biometric scanner to maintain health...

Hackers used Heartbleed bug to breach CHS data: TrustedSec
21 August 2014 Hackers have reportedly used Heartbleed internet vulnerability to hack into the database of US-based hospitals group Community Health...

US healthcare provider to implement Lincor's patient engagement solution
20 August 2014 US-based healthcare provider CarePoint Health is set to implement PatientLINC patient engagement technology designed by Lincor across its three hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ...

HCR ManorCare unveils new health care centre in US
19 August 2014 US-based healthcare provider HCR ManorCare has opened its 47th post-acute health care centre, Heartland of Twinsburg, in the state of...

Canadian hospital selects Bondfield Construction for expansion project
18 August 2014 Canada-based Hawkesbury & District General Hospital has awarded a contract to Bondfield Construction to build and finance the hospital's expansion and redevelopment...

US healthcare provider selects Tonic Health’s solution to manage patient information
15 August 2014 US-based healthcare services provider Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has selected Tonic Health to provide an iPad- and web-based data collection platform to manage patient...

Australia’s redeveloped St John of God Geelong Hospital officially opened
14 August 2014 St John of God Geelong Hospital, a division of St John of God Health Care in Australia, has been officially opened following a $65m expansion...

Aultman Hospital to automate medication inventory management
13 August 2014 US-based Aultman Hospital is set to implement the Insyte medication logistics solution designed by pharmacy automation solutions provider Aesynt, to reduce supply chain costs associated...

US hospital upgrades CR-based rooms with Agfa HealthCare's DR systems
12 August 2014 US-based teaching hospital Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) has upgraded its computed radiography (CR) based rooms with the installation of 11 DX-D Retrofit digital radiography...

UnitingCare Health to implement Ascom's solution at Australian hospital
11 August 2014 US-based healthcare services provider UnitingCare Health has selected on-site wireless communication solutions provider Ascom to provide its Workstation on Wheels (WoW) solution for St...

US healthcare providers collaborate to improve patient care in Colorado
08 August 2014 US-based healthcare providers UnitedHealthcare, Centura Health and Colorado Health Neighborhoods have partnered to enhance patient care in...

US paediatric care provider automates coding across outpatient enterprise
07 August 2014 US-based paediatric care provider Children's National Health System has implemented the dual-code ICD-10 solution designed by MedAptus, to automate professional and technical coding across...

Rady Children's Hospital to build new institute for pediatric research
06 August 2014 Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego is set to build a new institute, the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute, for the research of childhood...

Brazilian hospital and MD Anderson partner to tackle cancer
05 August 2014 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE), a 489-bed hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has partnered with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in a bid to address the cancer burden...

Tenet Healthcare acquires Emanuel Medical Center in US
04 August 2014 US-based healthcare services provider Tenet Healthcare has, through a subsidiary, acquired the 209-bed Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) in Turlock,...