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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.

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two accomplished CEOs – one from the health care industry and the other from the pharmaceutical field – have joined forces to launch Velocity Fund Partners, a private equity fund targeting the life sciences and health care services sector within the health care industry.

OLATHE, Kan., July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hooper Holmes, Inc. (NYSE MKT:HH) today announced the addition of MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics located inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores, to its national health screening network. Also, Hooper Holmes will be adding flu shots to its onsite screening services offering.

TORONTO, July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NOVADAQ® Technologies Inc. ("NOVADAQ" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:NVDQ) (TSX:NDQ), the leading developer and provider of clinically relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures, announced today the appointment of Rick Mangat, Ph.D. as its President and CEO.

New business line offers customers expanded transformation and advisory services, asset management services, and managed department services.

CANTON, Mass., June 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EY announced that Collegium’s CEO, Michael Heffernan, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Award in the Life Sciences and Healthcare category in New England. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award program. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Copley Place on June 23, 2016.

FAIRFAX, Va. (June 28, 2016)— The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommending changes to the April 27 Quality Payment Program proposed rule. 

Beijing, China – HTA Co., Ltd. (HTA), the largest Chinese producer and distributor of radio-pharmaceuticals, and SHINE Medical Technologies (SHINE), a U.S. company dedicated to being the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic agreement for the supply of molybdenum-99 (moly-99). The supply agreement, which marks HTA’s first with a U.S. supplier of moly-99, demonstrates both companies’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that the medical imaging community has reliable and secure access to moly-99 to meet the needs of patients.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is ranked again as one of the top performing children’s hospitals in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa area on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016–2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

WARSAW, Ind. and AUSTIN, Texas, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) (SIX:ZBH) (Zimmer Biomet or the Company), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, and LDR Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:LDRH) (LDR), a global medical device company focused on designing and commercializing novel and proprietary surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders, today announced that both Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement under which Zimmer Biomet will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of LDR for $37.00 per share in cash, which implies a transaction value of approximately $1.0 billion.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.

ATLANTA--()--Chicago-based Affiliated Radiologists P.C., has selected McKesson Business Performance Services(McKesson) to help strengthen the organization’s business reporting and benchmarking. McKesson will provide the services as part of a broad range of revenue cycle management capabilities, including clinical documentation assistance, medical coding, medical claims management, denial management, business analytics and healthcare regulatory compliance.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Tampere, Finland – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Heart Hospital in Tampere, Finland, to jointly innovate in cardiac care and further reinforce Heart Hospital as a European center of excellence for heart treatment. The multi-year agreement has a value of approximately EUR 19 million, and is the first strategic partnership awarded to Philips in Finland and the third in the Nordic region.