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Montreal, Canada – November 15, 2016 – Intelerad Medical Systems™, the leader in enterprise workflows, specializing in diagnostic viewing, reporting, and collaboration solutions for hospitals, imaging centers and reading groups, have received high scores for product quality and support in two recent KLAS reports, including the Global PACS 2016 Report*.

Humana Medicare Advantage members, affiliated with providers in value-based reimbursement agreements, on average, receive more preventive care screenings with healthier outcomes.

Greenwood Village, CO—November 3, 2016Recondo Technology, the market leader in cloud-based single-platform revenue cycle management solutions, announced today that it closed an additional $16 million in debt and capital funding to support and accelerate the company’s future growth curve. Lehmi Ventures led the round, with Bridge Capital serving as the debt partner.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – AMGA Foundation announced its Together 2 Goal® National Day of Action for diabetes management, in conjunction with American Diabetes Month in November.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, today announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately $55 million in an all-cash transaction. Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Extension Healthcare is a leading provider of clinical, event-driven communication and workflow collaboration software for the hospital environment.

NORWALK, CT – October 27, 2016 – Health care merger and acquisition activity slipped in the third quarter of 2016. Compared with the second quarter of 2016, deal volume fell 11%, to 369 transactions. Deal volume was also lower than in Q3:15, down 10% from the 411 transactions announced then. Combined spending in the third quarter totaled $48.0 billion, a decrease of 46% compared with the approximately $88.3 billion spent in the previous quarter, according to HealthCareMandA.com.

WALTHAM, MA - October 13, 2016 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced the appointment of Suzette Jaskie as Vice President Global Medical Affairs.

DUBLIN AND SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA - Oct. 13, 2016 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today unveiled new health economic analysis data from the FIRE AND ICE trial that favor cryoballoon catheter ablation over radiofrequency (RF) ablation related to trial period cost savings as a result of fewer cardiovascular (CV) rehospitalizations and repeat ablations. The data were presented at a late-breaking clinical trial session at the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society's Scientific Sessions in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

With physicians facing the most notable changes in Medicare in a generation, the American Medical Association (AMA) today unveiled several online tools to help physicians through pending Medicare payment and delivery changes and to improve their opportunity for success under the new program that will go into effect in 2017.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—In its newest analysis of patient safety errors, ECRI Institute PSO today releases a Deep Dive review of reported events involving patient identification. 

LOS ANGELES– Concern is growing about Pomona Valley Hospital CEO Richard Yochum’s refusal to recognize workers’ vote to improve patient care by joining a union, as three Pomona City Councilmembers in recent weeks have urged the hospital to stop stalling and begin negotiating a contract with 1,100 employees.

CHICAGO – Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes influential women physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month. To showcase the accomplishments of these leaders, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) and the AMA Foundation (AMAF) today announced the winners of the 2016 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grants.

Bethesda, MD – Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 3 percent to $18,412 this year, a modest increase at a time when workers’ wages (2.5%) and inflation (1.1%) also grew modestly, according to the benchmark Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today. Workers on average contribute $5,277 annually toward their family premiums.

Rochester, N.Y., September 14, 2016 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, announced today that University of Virginia (UVA) Health System has expanded the eHealth Connect® Intelligent Health Record Aggregation platform services to help deliver timely clinically-organized out-of-network patient records for the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center.

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area and partner, EmblemHealth, announced today the appointment of Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. to the position of its President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and health improvement activities for the practice.

Tampa, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DAS Health, a leading provider of health IT and management solutions nationwide, has added Chronic Care Management (CCM) to their service offerings in partnership with Tampa-based LinkedMD. DAS Health will offer LinkedMD’s comprehensive CCM program to their clients including physician practices, medical groups, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations.

Lima, Peru – Christopher L. White, senior executive vice president and general counsel of AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association), issued a statement following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Ethics for Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Forum.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS), in collaboration with the California PRIME Project (1115 MediCal waiver), has expanded its relationship with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement its population health management platform,HealtheIntentSM. LACDHS is Cerner’s 100th HealtheIntent client.

Alexandria, VA –AMGA today submitted written comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule and the CY 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 9 — Carestream Health reduced energy consumption and enhanced recycling at its facilities in Oregon and Colorado as part of an ongoing effort to trim its environmental footprint.

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