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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.

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.