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An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors.

The I-PASS Study Group based out of Boston Children's Hospital has been named the recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF). The award, presented during NQF's 2017 Annual Conference in Pentagon City, Virginia, is the foremost award in the United States recognizing contributions to patient safety.

A technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey's Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is expanding participation to include hospitals and medical facilities throughout the entire eastern seaboard

VigiLanz, a digital healthcare intelligence firm, announced today that its antimicrobial stewardship platform has earned Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) certification validating its ability to collect and properly report data around antimicrobial use and resistance.

Veteran Duke physician to lead clinical quality and physician engagement for growing health system

AMGA is pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not proposing to move forward with a more aggressive use of Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data for risk adjustment as part of its Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2017 Call Letter.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Nebraska Medicine will integrate POC Advisor™ into clinical workflows to improve sepsis outcomes. POC Advisor uses real-time clinical surveillance and analytics to deliver highly accurate sepsis alerts and patient-specific treatment advice to clinicians at the point of care.

The Board of Trustees of Partners HealthCare voted Tuesday to name David J. Roberts, M.D., as the next president of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a five-year, $16.6 million renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University partnership to address cancer disparities among African-Americans.

Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans has named Johnson & Johnson's Timothy Trodden its new chief human resources officer. 

“Critical Conversation” on Transforming Primary Care System via Enhanced Role for RNs to be Held at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on January 12

Platform Increases Efficiency in Specialist Referral Process and Lowers Cost

AMGA, an association representing medical groups and integrated systems of care, today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, beginning their tenure in January 2017. Joining the AMGA Board are the following:

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 15, 2016 — DuPont Industrial Biosciences today announced receipt of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a new area of research. The research project, which commences immediately, aims to create new production systems to enable affordable, protein-based biologic medications, such as antibodies.

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a Request for Information on whether to propose a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings. The agency has also scheduled a public meeting on Jan. 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies for reducing incidents of violence in these workplaces.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in the United Kingdom to go live with Fysicon DataLinQ®. With this unique solution, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital has a complete data collection, management and reporting system for the registration and monitoring of pacemaker and ICD patients.

INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2016) Zotec Partners (Zotec), an industry leader in physician billing and practice management services for health systems and hospital-based physician groups, announces an exclusive revenue cycle management (RCM) agreement with Arizona-based Banner Urgent Care (BUC). BUC is comprised of 32 urgent care facilities within Banner Health, one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country managing 29 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, and also including skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services.

DUBLIN and CLEVELAND – Nov. 29, 2016 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced the signing of its first Integrated Health Solutions agreement in the United States with University Hospitals (UH), one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, designed to improve delivery of care and patient experience.  Together the organizations will implement innovative operational models that will optimize workflow and redefine operational efficiency for catheterization (cath) and electrophysiology (EP) laboratories at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.  Medtronic brings its international expertise from managing cath labs and operating rooms for over 100 hospital systems around the globe to manage clinical support operations in UH select labs. The agreement signals the expansion of Medtronic’s managed services offering to U.S. health systems.

ATLANTA and CHICAGO - Addressing the increasing expectation on health plans to present patients with accurate directories of available health care professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA) and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced a collaboration to offer a solution that simplifies a successful strategy for constantly maintaining high-quality data for use in network directories.