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Bloomberg Law and Epstein Becker Green (EBG) announced today the publication of a new edition of Navigating the Telehealth Landscape: Legal and Regulatory Issues, a portfolio that focuses on the growing use of telehealth technologies and services and analyzes the federal and state issues impacting the utilization of telehealth services.

Amit Acharya B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., a renowned research scientist, has been named executive director of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI).

Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR), a leading medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer, today announced that Joseph W. Dziedzic has been appointed by Integer’s Board of Directors to serve as President & Chief Executive Officer, removing his interim designation.

NYC Health + Hospitals this week launched an upgraded software system to better manage business functions and support the digital transformation of the largest municipal health care system in the country. The fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system replaces paper and manual processes, eliminates reliance on obsolete technology, and will drive improvements in operational performance.

The Breast International Group (BIG), one of the largest international not-for-profit organisations for academic breast cancer research groups from around the world, is pleased to announce the election of its new Executive Board. It went into effect on 1 July 2017.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced the launch of its automated prior authorization platform, which eliminates the cost, time, and administrative burdens associated with manual authorization processes.

This year at the HFMA Annual National Institute, Deloitte will be showcasing its suite of provider margin improvement analytics services and products. This family of products for health care providers includes the ConvergeHEALTH Provider Intellect suite and LaborWise, Deloitte's workforce-focused analytics solution that identifies labor overspend.

Partners Urgent Care (http://partnersurgentcare.org) today announced the opening of its newest center located in Boston near Boston Common, inside City Place at 137 Stuart Street.

Patientco, the leading healthcare payments technology company that optimizes the payment experience for providers and patients alike, announced today enhanced integration between its dynamic patient payment platform and Epic’s market-leading EHR technology.

HealthFirst Financial, a national leader in patient financing, has earned for the second time the prestigious Peer Review by HFMA designation, keeping the company on the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Short List of “high value, high quality healthcare business solutions.”

A donation of a high performance computing (HPC) system to Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) from Milwaukee Institute, Inc., will advance health care research and innovative treatment options at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS).

 

The Board of Trustees of The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce Judith Salerno, MD, MS, as its next President, effective September 5, 2017.

Quest to acquire Lewisville, Texas-based Med Fusion and Clear Point to create a base in the southwestern United States for providing precision medicine diagnostics to aid cancer treatment and care

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the American Medical Association (AMA) have launched the Verify Health Care Portal, the clinician attestation component of VerifyHCP, a robust solution for monitoring physician information that simplifies a successful data strategy for managing a health plan network.

Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (Blue Cross) Chief Performance Measurement and Improvement Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, was recently appointed by U.S. Comptroller General and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro to serve on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Health care administration professionals, who must carefully consider how they evaluate human errors and at-risk behaviors in health care practice by those they manage, often struggle with knowing the best way to encourage transparency and accountability for those errors.

BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today that LifeWatch’s largest shareholders, including Himalaya TMT Fund, Aevis Victoria SA and Antoine Hubert, pledged support of the Company’s tender offer for all outstanding shares of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE) and have agreed to tender their shares. 

The New York Academy of Medicine welcomes to its Board of Trustees three leaders in medicine, science and business: Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, Professor & Dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group; William A. Haseltine, PhD, Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International, Inc. and founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; and Paul P. Tanico, JD, Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of CastleRock Management.

American Well, the leading telehealth company, today announced that its award-winning online care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare already serves its existing patients and communities through Intermountain Connect Care® for on-demand telehealth visits 24/7/365. Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available to patients living in Utah, and soon Idaho, for live, telehealth visits on Amwell®, the #1 most downloaded video telehealth app.

HIMSS has been active in helping the healthcare community address and mitigate the spread of the WannaCry Ransomware attack.  This is a new type of ransomware that has affected organizations around the world in just a matter of days. Unlike other forms of ransomware seen over the past year, this type does not require human intervention to spread.

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