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August 2014

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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,...

Sparrow Clinton Hospital in US to open new emergency services facility
01 August 2014 Sparrow Clinton Hospital in Clinton County, Michigan, US, has cut the ribbon on a new 9,935ft² emergency services...

July 2014

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Interior Health receives approval to expand Penticton Regional Hospital in Canada
31 July 2014 Canada-based healthcare provider Interior Health has received approval from the provincial government to carry out an expansion project worth $325m at Penticton Regional Hospital in...

Detroit Medical Center unveils new heart hospital
30 July 2014 US-based health care provider Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has unveiled a new $78m heart...

Serco secures $22.7m contract to help US Navy support medical systems
29 July 2014 Serco, a US-based provider of professional, technology and management services, has secured a re-compete contract to support the Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) and...

University Hospitals, Premier expand partnership to improve care services
28 July 2014 US-based healthcare provider University Hospitals (UH) has expanded its partnership with Premier in a bid to improve the health of communities in north-east...

UnityPoint and UnitedHealthcare partner to improve patient care in Iowa
25 July 2014 US-based healthcare providers UnityPoint Health Partners and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to work together to improve care services for patients in...

UK developers launch new KeepUs app to monitor patients or elderly relatives
24 July 2014 A new KeepUs app has been developed in the UK to help family members and carers monitor the health and activity of their relatives or...