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Weekly Round Up
27 October 2016
Latest Companies

Micronova - Cleaning Kits, Irradiated Tapes and Wipes

Greiner Bio-One Preanalytics - VACUETTE® Specimen Collection System

Intersurgical - Respiratory Support Products

Alliance Laundry Systems - Laundry Equipment for the Healthcare Industry

BD Diagnostic Systems Molecular - Diagnostic Platforms for Molecular Testing

Press Releases

Intersurgical to Attend World Congress of Anaesthesiologists
Intersurgical has announced its attendance of the World Congress of Anaesthesiology (WCA) in Hong Kong, Stand 803A.

Intersurgical's Tube Management Programme
Intersurgical's tube management programme is designed to ensure its breathing systems are fitted efficiently and comfortably, while providing a safe and tidy hospital environment.

Intersurgical's Paediatric and Neonatal Product Range
Intersurgical provides a wide range of paediatric and neonatal patient solutions and manufactures high-quality and innovative respiratory products.

Intersurgical to Attend Euroanaesthesia
Leading designer and manufacturer of respiratory products Intersurgical will be showcasing its respiratory product range at Euroaneasthesia.

Reduce the Pressure with Intersurgical
Intersurgical has announced that it offers two products to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers on the ear.

White Papers

Micronova’s Range of Products
Processing and cleaning controls continue to grow more stringent in biotechnology and pharmaceutical...

Emech™ Digital Control Valves
Emech, digital hardware that is faster, simple, smarter with one goal in mind, unparalleled performance in industrial...

Digital-Flo™ Instantaneous Hot Water
Armstrong blends revolutionary digital water temperature control technology with instantaneous heat exchanger design to deliver Digital-FloTM, an industry changing series of water...

What is Armstrong Intelligent Monitoring AIM®?
There are three constant challenges that plant managers and maintenance personnel face in the operation of any system; identifying a failure, evaluating the scope and measuring the impact....

Steam Quality Monitor - Steam QM-3
Until now, measuring steam quality has largely been a manual process, which is time consuming and presents inherent safety and accuracy risks....


March's top stories: HealthAlliance wins $88m, Wanda's deal with Dignity Health
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley has won an $88.8m fund under the capital restructuring financing programme award, and Wanda has signed a deal with a US hospital group Dignity Health. Hospitalmanagement.net wraps-up the key headlines from March 2016.

February's top stories: New Zealand approves outpatient centre, rapid tests for Zika virus
New Zealand government granted approval for the developed design stage of a NZ$72m ($46m) outpatient centre to be built in Canterbury, and Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital developed hospital-based rapid tests for the Zika virus. Hospitalmanagement.net wraps up the key headlines from February 2016.

January's top stories: Wanda’s $2.3bn investment, £1bn UK fund for mental health
China's Wanda to invest $2.3bn in hospital developments and UK’s £1bn investment to improve mental health services across the country. Hospitalmanagement.net wraps up key headlines from January.

2015: The year's biggest Hospital Management stories
Capital One Financial to buy General Electric Capital's healthcare-related finance business for $9bn, St Jude Children's Research Hospital opens the world's first proton therapy centre in US, while CVS Health acquires Omnicare. Hospital management.net wraps up the key headlines from 2015.

November’s top stories: Milk bank for infants, TeamHealth buys IPC for $1.6bn
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia opens a human milk bank for infants, TeamHealth acquires IPC Healthcare for $1.6bn and CPSI plans to buy Healthland and affiliates for $250m. Hospitalmanagement.net wraps up the key headlines from November 2015.


Polycom and Project ECHO: Saving Lives Throughout New Mexico
The University of New Mexico's Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO) links university healthcare specialists with rural and prison-based clinicians to improve the level of care provided to patients in underserved areas of the state. The program focuses on patients who suffer from complex, chronic diseases.

Polycom Videoconferencing at the Michigan Department of Corrections
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) manages 48 correctional facilities across an area of 58,110 square miles. The agency administers a range of functions - from medical care to parole hearings - for nearly 49,000 prisoners, 19,000 parolees and 57,000 probationers. From its headquarters in Lansing, MDOC must oversee operations and prisoners cost-effectively and safely. But with some corrections facilities located as far as 560 miles from Lansing, that difficult job is even more daunting.

Remote Stroke and Trauma Care with Polycom Telemedicine
A not-for-profit organization, the Seton Family of Hospitals is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an eleven-county population of 1.8 million. The organization operates five major medical centers, two community hospitals, two rural hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, several strategically located health facilities that provide rehabilitation and medical care for well patients, and three primary care clinics for the uninsured.

Video Network: A Model for Innovative Care Delivery at South Carolina Department of Mental Health
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) is the state's public mental health authority. It operates 17 community-based, outpatient mental health centers which serve all 46 counties in South Carolina. DMH also operates four licensed psychiatric hospitals and three nursing homes. DMH provides mental health services to between 90,000 and 100,000 patients per year, more than 30,000 of whom are children. The majority of the persons served by DMH are low-income or indigent.

Diagnostic LCDs Need Dedicated Standards
Diagnostic LCDs have grown increasingly precise since they entered the market some 15 years ago, but they are still judged by the same standards as cathode ray tubes (CRT). Dr Peter M Steven of NDSsi discusses the anachronistic thinking around radiology displays, and explains why new models need new standards.

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