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November 2014
New Drug for Treating Common Liver Disease Shows Promise in NIH Clinical Trial

An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease showed promising results and potential problems in a multicenter clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings of FLINT, or the Farnesoid X Receptor Ligand ...

October 2014
Vocera Product Enhancements Help Nurses, Others Remain In Sync With Hospital EHRs

Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, announced its enterprise-grade communication and collaboration solution now includes deep integrations to electronic health records and other ...

Long-Term Care Nurses Give Stamp of Approval to Tide Professional Laundry System

The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN) and P&G Professional™  announced the results of the "Gentle on Skin Survey," which asked long-term care nursing staff about the importance of providing a "home-like" environment ...

Penn State Hershey to Present on Avantas Strategic Labor Plan at ANA Staffing Conference

Avantas, an Omaha, Neb.-based provider of labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, announced that its client, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, was independently selected to present an overview of its strategic ...

Press Ganey Introduces Framework to Measure Patient Needs, Reduce Suffering

Press Ganey, a Boston-based patient experience firm,  has released its latest Performance Insights report, "Measuring Patient Needs to Reduce Suffering," presenting a new construct that enables providers to translate patient experience data ...

Axxess Platinum Sponsor for National Association for Home Care & Hospice Gathering

Dallas-based Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, announced it is a platinum sponsor of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 2014 Annual Meeting,  Conference & Expo to be held Oct.19-22 ...

Covidien Supports AAMI Foundation's National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety

Further demonstrating its longstanding commitment to patient safety, Covidien announced it will support a two-year campaign by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation's National Coalition for ...

Patient Experience Improvement Firm Press Ganey Names New CFO & Chief Accountant

Boston-based Press Ganey announced Matt Hallgren has been promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Kip Emenhiser has been promoted to the role of Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). In their new roles, Hallgren will oversee ...

September 2014
Kimberly-Clark Health Care Introduces AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gowns

Kimberly-Clark Health Care has announced the availability of the new AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gown. This soft, lightweight gown is four times more protective than other comparable surgical gowns while providing users with unsurpassed ...

Press Ganey Names James Merlino, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer of Strategic Consulting

Press Ganey Associates, Inc. announced that James Merlino, MD, will join Press Ganey as president and chief medical officer of the strategic consulting division. An accomplished surgeon and industry leader in improving the patient experience, Merlino ...

Medscape Teams With Duke University to Launch 'Business of Healthcare Academy'

Duke University and Medscape, the leading source of physician information, announced a newly formed partnership to launch Duke University's Business of Healthcare Academy.The Business of Healthcare Academy is designed to provide healthcare ...

August 2014
Avantas Named 'Standout Vendor' in 2014 KLAS Human Capital Management Report

Avantas, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, today announced it was identified as a standout vendor in the KLAS report titled, Human Capital Management 2014: Just Efficient is ...

Avantas' Healthcare Enterprise Labor Management Solutions Save Penn State Hershey $800k

Avantas, an Omaha, Neb.-based provider of strategic labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, announced that the Penn State Hershey Medical Group has saved more than $800,000 in one year since ...

Seventh Edition of 'Primary Care Medicine' Includes Focus on Obamacare

Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry and students of medicine, has introduced the seventh edition of "Primary Care Medicine:  Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult ...

Mediclinic International Selects Press Ganey as Global Patient Experience Partner

Mediclinic International, a private hospital group providing acute care and specialist-oriented multidisciplinary hospital services in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed a multi-year agreement with Press ...

New Catheter Improves Outcomes for Abnormal Heart Beat

A new catheter being used by cardiologists at Baptist Heart Specialists in Jacksonville, Fla. is helping patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm.The THERMOCOOL® SmartTOUCH ™ Catheter is used for ablation procedures for patients such as ...

July 2014
NIH Programs to Focus on Emerging Areas of Medical Science

Scientific areas ripe for targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health are the focus of new programs of the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. The programs include work to facilitate the study of how sugar ...

Vocera Unveils Alarm Management & Analytics Solutions to Reduce Alarm Fatigue

Vocera Communications, Inc. a provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, has unveiled Vocera Alarm Management and Vocera Alarm Analytics, two new intelligent solutions designed to increase ...

Welch Allyn Unveils Customizable Scoring App for Connex® Vital Signs Patient Monitor

Welch Allyn, a Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.-based medical diagnostic device company has brought to market a new scoring app for its Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (VSM).  The ability to score patient data on the Connex VSM multiparameter device ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Receives Two Premier Supplier Legacy Awards

Kimberly-Clark Health Care  announced it has received two Supplier Legacy Awards for operational excellence in both Nursing and Surgical Services from Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of ...

June 2014
Mount Sinai Health System Expands Press Ganey Partnership with Census-Based Surveying

The Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health system comprising the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses, has expanded its partnership with Press Ganey to capture deeper patient data through census-based ...

Lourdes Specialty Hospital Bestowed 3M Skin Safety Award at WOCN Conference

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society announced that Lourdes Specialty Hospital in Burlington County, N.J. has received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety.Lourdes Specialty Hospital is a 69-bed Long Term ...

RNspiration Marketing & Training Announces Specialized Services for Nurses Nationwide

RNspiration Marketing & Training, LLC, announced it has begun offering nurse-focused workshops and marketing communications/editorial services for the nursing profession.The workshops are available throughout the year, as well as on specific dates of ...

Kimberly-Clark Professional and Terracycle Recycle 90-Plus Tons of Garments and Gloves

Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of clean room and laboratory contamination control garments, has helped divert 137,000 pounds of disposable garments and 45,000 pounds of nitrile gloves from landfills, according to the company, through its ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Earns Practice Greenhealth Award

Kimberly-Clark Health Care  has been named a winner of the Practice Greenhealth 2014 Champion for Change Awards, recognizing the company as an exemplary member of the sustainability-minded healthcare supplier community. Kimberly-Clark Health ...

Press Ganey Acquires National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators

Press Ganey officials announced the company has acquired of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®), the leading quality improvement and nurse engagement tool developed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and ...

Norton Healthcare Hand Hygiene Pledge Video Wins APIC Film Festival

Norton Healthcare Hand Hygiene Pledge Video Wins APIC Film FestivalA video emphasizing the importance of proper hand hygiene is the winner of the fourth annual Film Festival at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care to Showcase Infection Prevention Solutions at APIC Conference

Kimberly-Clark Health Care will showcase the latest innovations in infection prevention solutions at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 41st annual conference June 7-9 in Anaheim, ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Recognized With Three National Novation Awards

Kimberly-Clark Health Care has received three national awards of excellence from Novation, a leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital ...

May 2014
NADONA/LTC to Certify Long-Term Care Content in Lippincott Advisor

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a collaboration with the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) ...

 

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