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Medical transport partnership expands

Ford Motor Company is now offering its GoRide non-emergency medical transportation service across the Detroit Medical Center network. That brings the company’s total hospital systems served to nine.  “Helping patients with mobility issues or no access to transportation make it to their medical appointments on time and in a safe and comfortable manner is a…

Harris Healthcare acquires EHR pro

Harris Computer Systems has acquired Iatric Systems, a healthcare IT firm that specializes in analytics, EHR optimization and interoperability. Iatric® Systems, Inc., will become an independent business unit within Harris, under its healthcare group. Frank Fortner, a long-term Iatric Systems senior executive has been named as Executive Vice President for Iatric Systems. “This positions Iatric…

New glove dispenser controls waste

Halyard Health has introduced a new dispenser system to reduce glove waste and contamination. The Eco Pull dispenser system, designed for acute and non-acute settings, ensures only one glove is dispensed at a time. With typical dispensers, healthcare professionals must reach deeper in to retrieve gloves as the box empties, increasing the likelihood that gloves…

Brain health advocate launches toolkit

Total Brain Health this month will launch its latest brain-health product, a toolkit that promotes social-based training for people with memory loss. TBH FLEX 1.0, a group-based cognitive stimulation program, hits the market Sept. 5. Developed by brain health expert Cynthia Green, Ph.D., TBH FLEX 1.0 translates the latest brain health research into engaging, multi-sensory…

Quality Life gets $71M for improvements

Quality Life Services, a healthcare system with more than 1,000 skilled nursing beds in western and southern regions Pennsylvania, is renovating and expanding following an influx of $71 million. SunTrust Banks served as joint lead arranger in the transaction, which finances the entire business, including 10 skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice and pharmacy services.…

Outset Medical accelerates launch of new dialysis system

Outset Medical is set to speed up production and commercial use of its Tablo Hemodialysis System, which is designed for acute and chronic care markets. The technology can reduce the cost and complexity of dialysis by integrating real-time water purification and dialysis fluid production in a single, compact system. The company refers to Tablo as…

Market research shows healthcare driving wearable device industry

A new market analysis conducted by Infiniti Research finds healthcare continues to drive the development of wearable devices, though some potential users remain wary of security issues. Digitization in the healthcare market has resulted in major innovations in the wearable healthcare technology segment, according to Infiniti. The global research firm conducted the study on behalf…
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