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Managing Operating Expenses via a CMMS

By Eric Morgan When you hear the phrase “best practices in healthcare,” what comes to mind may not be the key areas that directly impact patient care. After all, medical standards and regulations have required healthcare organizations to uphold a businesslike mentality, rather than a patient-focused approach. One key component…
Source: 24×7
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ECRI Institute Examines Healthcare Spend of Consumables

ECRI Institute has completed a laboratory-based evaluation of surgical sutures. This is the first time the research organization has performed side-by-side testing of sutures—an action, ECRI Institute officials say, that will help hospitals make informed purchase decisions. “Two-thirds of healthcare spend every year goes to consumable supplies and physician preference items,” says…
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Sonova Announces New SWORD “Made for All” Platform; Phonak Audéo B-Direct

Phonak Audéo B-Direct Phonak, Stafa, Switzerland, announced today the introduction of Audéo™ B-Direct, a new “Made for All” hearing aid that directly connects to any cell phone with Bluetooth® 4.2 technology and most older cell phones, including Android™, iPhone®, and the other “classic” cell phones that can be popular with older adults.…
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Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification Course Available Online

Age Safe America offers the online Senior Home Safety Specialist certification course for professionals serving seniors living at home. Its goal is to teach professionals actionable ways to better educate clients, older adults and family members on home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation, and personal safety. According to Age Safe…
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Hudson Aquatics Systems LLC Announces Overseas Expansion

An exclusive partnership entered with Changzhou Qianging Rehabilitation Company Ltd, located in Shanghai, China, provides the basis for Hudson Aquatic Systems LLC‘s overseas expansion. Via this exclusive partnership, Quianjing will provide sales, installation, and service of Hudson Aquatic Systems’ human products in Mainland China, according to a media release from…
Source: PTP
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Straumann Group Acquires ClearCorrect

Straumann Group, Basel, Switzerland, has acquired ClearCorrect LLC, Round Rock, Tex, for approximately $150 million. Straumann Group specializes in tooth replacement and esthetic products. A privately held company, in operation for over 10 years, ClearCorrect, a clear aligner manufacturer, servicing doctors in North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand.…
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OrthoAccel Offers Free CE Credit Webinar on Innovative Orthodontic Technologies

OrthoAccel® Technologies Inc, Houston, will offer a free CE credit webinar on Friday, August, 18, 2017. The webinar, titled “Boost Your Clinical Efficiency & Practice Economics with Innovative Orthodontic Technologies,” will be led by Jasmine Gorton, DMD. The webinar will be streamed live via orthoaccellearning.com. During the webinar, Gorton, an…
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Roche Acquires MySugr

Roche, Basel, Switzerland, and MySugr, Vienna, Austria, have signed an agreement under which Roche acquired all shares of MySugr GmbH. Counting more than one million users globally, MySugr provides mobile diabetes management platforms and seeks to become an integral part of Roche’s new patient-centered digital health services platform in diabetes…
Source: CLP
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New England Biolabs Launches Streamlined NGS Library Preparation Kits

New England Biolabs, Ipswich, Mass, has expanded its NEBNext Ultra II NGS library preparation product portfolio to include kits for RNA. The strand-specific NEBNext Ultra II directional RNA library prep kit and the nondirectional NEBNext Ultra II RNA library prep kit are both designed for Illumina next-generation sequencing systems, and…
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AACC Meeting Sees Record-High Attendance

  Attendance at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) reached a record high at this year’s conference in San Diego. Held from July 30 to August 3, the meeting featured groundbreaking advances in diagnostic research and technology that aim to solve a broad range of…
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Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care, according to a study published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “Obesity is a growing problem for society…
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Age Safe America Offers Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification Course

The Senior Home Safety Specialist certification course for professionals serving seniors living at home is now available online from Age Safe America. Its goal is to teach professionals actionable ways to better educate clients, older adults and family members on home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation, and personal safety. According…
Source: RM
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NeuroMetrix Gets Patent for Automated Control of Quell Therapy During Sleep

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,731,126 to NeuroMetrix Inc. The patent covers novel technology whereby the Quell pain relief device automatically modulates therapeutic neurostimulation based on the user’s sleep characteristics. In addition, the patent includes claims related to providing device users with feedback about…
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Volpara Names Chief Commercial Officer

Volpara Solutions recently appointed medical imaging industry veteran Mark Koeniguer as chief commercial officer. Koeniguer is a seasoned executive with more than 27 years of experience leading companies in the medical imaging, software and medical device space. He has extensive commercial experience working with both start-up and established companies leading high…
Source: AXIS
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