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Community Health asks for Tenet suit dismissal

April 19, 2011 2:45 pm | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said Tuesday it has asked a U.S. district court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare.Last week, rival Tenet Healthcare Corp. charged that Community Health hospitals squeezed more money out of Medicare by...

Geo-magnetic modules from STMicroelectronics extend battery life and boost accuracy in mobile compassing applications

April 19, 2011 2:36 pm | Comments

Current consumption down by 50%, magnetic sensing resolution up by 30% in ST?s newest digital-compass device.

Apple patent application reveals more projector possibilities, including a projector-equipped laptop

April 19, 2011 2:36 pm | Comments

According to an article from engadget, website, Donald Melanson, journalist, posted that they have already seen a few patent applications that suggest Apple is at least mulling over the idea of using projectors for one purpose or another, and another newly published one has now offered a...

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Springer launches new journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research

April 19, 2011 1:37 pm | Comments

(Springer) Starting in 2011, Springer will publish Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, a journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The journal will debut with a special section, "Information Technology and Evidence Implementation.

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The SpectraSan 24â„¢ Team to be the Featured Disinfection Presenter at Starline Supply Company's Customer Appreciation Day

April 19, 2011 11:37 am | Comments

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, April, 19th 2011 /- On Thursday, April 21st, 2011 BioTech Medical, Inc. will be presenting an educational session on "Safe and Effective Disinfection" at Starline Supply Company's Customer Appreciation Day in Oakland, CA. (Logo:...

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Netsmart Technologies' Insight Public Health Software Passes ARRA Certification Tests

April 19, 2011 11:37 am | Comments

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., April 19, 2011 /- Netsmart Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for health and human services organizations, today announced that its Insight 7.0 public health electronic health record (EHR) software successfully completed ARRA ONC-ATCB...

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PCC Frustrated with Payers' Lack of 5010 Readiness

April 19, 2011 11:37 am | Comments

WINOOSKI, Vt., April 19, 2011 /- Physician's Computer Company (PCC) – a Vermont pediatric software developer that is ready to begin full production of the updated 5010 transaction standard for electronic claims and claims status – is frustrated by a lack of readiness among its...

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Biogen's 'Avonex Pen' MS treatment moves toward EU approval

April 19, 2011 10:40 am | Comments

Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company best known for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatments, has announced that a European regulatory panel has given a positive recommendation to a new self-administered form of its Avonex MS drug.

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Pelvic-repair device developed by UT Southwestern surgeons enables minimally invasive trauma surgery

April 19, 2011 10:40 am | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A device developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons offers precise repair of pelvic fractures with minimal post-surgical scarring, pain and infection risk and is available for broad adoption by the nation's 200 level I trauma centers.

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Ruggieri to lead Dynasil as president

April 19, 2011 10:39 am | Comments

Dynasil Inc. has named Stene Ruggieri as president of the Watertown photonics manufacturer for instruments, optical materials, coatings and components. He takes over the position from Craig Dunham, who is retiring from the role.

Genzyme Genetics reported to lay off 169

April 19, 2011 10:39 am | Comments

Genzyme Genetics, the genetics testing business sold by Genzyme in September to Laboratory Corporation of America, has announced layoffs of 169 employees, including staff at its Westborough location, according to a Worcester Business Journal report.

FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA Acts to Reduce Opioid Abuse

April 19, 2011 10:38 am | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration says 12 brand name medications are at the root of misuse, misprescribing, abuse, overdoses, addiction, and even deaths across the U.S. Are you taking one of these powerful opioids? (Logo:...

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Sangart Announces Closing of $50 Million Series G Financing

April 19, 2011 10:38 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation. The most recent investment brings the total funding raised by the company since its inception in...

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Molina Healthcare moves higher as 1Q profit climbs

April 19, 2011 9:45 am | Comments

Shares of health insurer Molina Healthcare Inc. rose Tuesday after the company said its net income rose 64 percent in the first quarter as its premium revenue grew, and it spent a smaller portion of its revenue on medical care.Molina said its profit increased to $17.4 million, or 56 cents per...

Earnings Preview: UnitedHealth reports 1Q earnings

April 19, 2011 9:45 am | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. becomes the first major health insurer to report first-quarter earnings when it releases results Thursday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Health insurers finished strong in 2010, as a slowdown in care use helped companies beat analyst...

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