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MINNEAPOLIS--()--The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Rabin Pant, director of clinical informatics with Methodist Health System, will present a session at HIMSS16 highlighting the critical role of effective point of care clinical content management during a public health crisis. The session titled “The Value of Standardized Care in a Public Health Crisis” will demonstrate how ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support enabled the organization to lay a foundation of highly-reliable, evidence-based clinical care during the health system’s response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Dallas.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Feb. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced fourth quarter revenues of $138.4 million ($141.0 million in constant currency), an increase of 4.2% over reported revenues and 6.2% on a comparable, constant currency basis over $132.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.  Fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings were $10.8 million, or $0.24 per share, down 4.4% compared to $11.3 million, or $0.26 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.  As reported, net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $6.4 million or $0.14 per diluted share. 

Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 16, 2016 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Physio-Control International, Inc. ("Physio-Control") in an all cash transaction for $1.28 billion.  Physio-Control, which is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity, develops, manufactures and markets monitors/defibrillators, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR-assist devices along with data management and support services.

Plan brings together solutions that uniquely enable payers and providers to automate and scale complex bundled payment models.

Open platform, code_, enables third-party developers to learn, browse and build apps.

New patient services facility will support rapidly growing business line.

Endologix Treats 5,000 AAA Patients with Nellix® Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing System.

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Zotec Partners (Zotec), an industry leader in emergency medicine physician coding, billing and practice management services, is pleased to announce that it will continue its Gold level sponsorship commitment with the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) in 2016.

MACRA provides expanded opportunity for the use of Medicare and private sector claims data to drive higher quality, lower cost care.

SAN FRANCISCO--()--The Board of Directors of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today declared a regular dividend of twenty-eight cents per share on Common Stock. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2016, to stockholders of record on March 1, 2016.

Somerset, NJ – January 28, 2016 – Wellsoft Corporation has been recognized once again as the #1 Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) software vendor, with a score of 88.6, in the recently released report: 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services.

Epic and Impact Advisors receive Overall Best in KLAS awards.

Health Insurance Plans and Hospitals Can Fine-Tune Marketing to Increase Consumer Trust.

Leveraging InterSystems HealthShare Platform for Interoperability with EHRs, Pulse Infoframe Offers ‘Patient Registry in a Box’.

KEPRO (Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc.) has signed a long-term agreement to continue its use of InterQual® for utilization and quality review across its state Medicaid contracts, Medicare reviews, and other commercial lines. Specifically, KEPRO has renewed its license for all of the InterQual Level of CareBehavioral Health, and Care Planning Criteria.

Collaboration will focus on advancing drug development by combining clinical research and real-world evidence.

McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today announced that James Beer, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Leerink Partners 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in New York.

  • Advances in completeness and accuracy expected to reduce the number of claims-processing errors and appeals, improve care provider and patient experiences, avoid unnecessary costs
  • Availity will implement Optum’s Advanced Claim Editing (ACE) solution into its Availity Health Information Network; Optum will use Availity’s network to connect to commercial and government health plans nationwide

ST. LOUIS and BEST, The Netherlands, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:STXS) today announced Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing Development and Cooperation Agreement to facilitate development of a new interface between each company’s most advanced systems for electrophysiology (EP) and interventional cardiology procedures. The new interface will enable interoperability of Stereotaxis’ Niobe® ES remote magnetic navigation system with the latest version of Philips’ cardiovascular X-ray system, Allura Xper FD10*. This new interface is expected to be available in major global markets in 2016.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK and HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 26, 2016.
Leica Biosystems, a global leader in anatomic pathology solutions and workflow automation, and Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a world leader in RNA biomarker analysis for precision medicine, today announced a comprehensive partnership to develop and commercialize tissue-based diagnostic tests based on ACD's RNAscope in situ hybridization (ISH) assays on Leica Biosystems' BOND clinical advanced staining instruments. The agreement supports Leica Biosystems' development and commercialization of fully automated RNAscope-based companion diagnostic (CDx) tests in partnership with biopharmaceutical companies.

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