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Dec 19, 2014, 18:36 ET

Advisory - "Herberex" sex enhancement product recalled after Health Canada tests found hidden drug ingredient

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: The sexual enhancement product "Herberex" (NPN 80041180) is being recalled nationwide after Health...

Dec 19, 2014, 18:28 ET

Government of Canada announces on-the-ground support for the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone OTTAWA, Dec....

Dec 19, 2014, 15:18 ET

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry Pans Ontario Stance on Defined Contribution Pension Plans

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian life and health insurance industry is extremely disappointed with the suggestion in the Ontario...

Dec 19, 2014, 15:01 ET

FirstCare Health Plans Names New VP of Compliance and Government Programs

 FirstCare Health Plans named Sonya Henderson as the new vice president of compliance and government programs. Henderson, a certified health...

Dec 19, 2014, 14:48 ET

FirstCare Health Plans Names New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

 FirstCare Health Plans named Mark Huntley as the new chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO), effective December 8,...

Dec 19, 2014, 10:42 ET

Minister Ambrose announces winning submissions for The Play Exchange's ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Challenge

Government of Canada's Play Exchange and Canadian Tire Corporation invest in local ideas from across Canada to help get children and youth...

Dec 19, 2014, 10:01 ET

Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System Announce Strategic Alliance

Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System today announced plans to collaborate on clinical programs, research and educational initiatives....

Dec 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

Ontario Health Innovation Council Delivers Report to Ontario

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario must create the conditions for adoption of new technologies to enhance health care services, reduce costs,...

Dec 19, 2014, 09:00 ET

CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center Awarded Coveted 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction

The Leapfrog Group has named CarePoint Health – Hoboken University Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction...

Dec 18, 2014, 16:31 ET

Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation

Baptist Health Lexington is the first facility in the United States to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS)...

Dec 18, 2014, 16:24 ET

CHADIS Joins Allscripts Developer Program To Provide Complete Online Screening Tools And Decision Support For Pediatricians

 Total Child Health, the creator of CHADIS, has joined the Allscripts Developer Program and is now offering a certified solution for Allscripts...

Dec 18, 2014, 12:18 ET

Baylor Scott & White Health Launches Alliance with America's No. 1 Heart Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

Baylor Scott & White Health today announces an alliance with Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute....

Dec 18, 2014, 12:15 ET

Bayer Appoints Cardinal Health as U.S. Based Contract Manufacturer for Xofigo® (radium Ra 223 dichloride) Injection

Bayer HealthCare and Cardinal Health today announced the signing of a 15-year agreement for the contract manufacturing of Xofigo® (radium Ra...

Dec 18, 2014, 12:06 ET
Headquartered in New York City, AMC Health is a leading provider of telehealth solutions that provide customized, scalable, cost-effective programs that assist organizations serving at-risk populations and those conducting clinical trials. A proven combination of technology and end-to-end support services enables safe, dependable monitoring at home. AMC Health's remote patient monitoring programs deliver clinically actionable information that enhances care coordination, improves patient outcomes, improves the quality and reduces the cost of clinical trials, and reduces the overall cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com

AMC Health Names Paul Argay Chief Marketing Officer, Adding to Strong Executive Management Team

 AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual patient monitoring and engagement solutions that advance monitored care in healthcare and clinical...

Dec 18, 2014, 11:59 ET
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Simply Healthcare Plans Expands Cancer and Cardiovascular Quality Management Services with New Century Health in South Florida

 Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc., (Simply) a leading coordinated care company and one of Florida's fastest growing companies, has partnered with...

Dec 18, 2014, 10:51 ET

Rainforest Alliance Sued By Seattle Non-Profit, Citing Unfair And Deceptive Marketing Practices

Water and Sanitation Health (WASH), a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, has filed a civil lawsuit against the Rainforest...

Dec 18, 2014, 10:17 ET

Oregon's Health CO-OP extends Open Enrollment for Jan 1 health coverage for individuals, families and employer groups OFF exchange

Good news for consumers who missed the December 15 cutoff for January 1 health coverage. Oregon's Health CO-OP has pushed the enrollment deadline...

Dec 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

"Outbreaks" Report Finds Gaps in Nation's Ability to Respond to Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases; 25 States Reach Half or Fewer of Key Indicators

A report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds that the Ebola outbreak exposes...

Dec 18, 2014, 09:00 ET
The real estate and construction industries stepped up for the 45th consecutive year to support National Jewish Health, the nation's leading respiratory hospital, at the Winter's Evening Dinner Dance, Saturday, December, 13, in New York. Pictured from right to left are Leonard Boxer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; Michael Salem, MD, National Jewish Health; Winter's Evening Executive Chair Wendy Siegel; Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Humanitarian Award recipient Ric Clark, Brookfield Asset Management; Jonathan Mechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP; Rich Schierburg, National Jewish Health.

Ric Clark of Brookfield Property Partners Honored at A Winter's Evening Dinner

Ric Clark, senior managing partner of Brookfield Asset Management and the global head of its real estate business, received the National Jewish...

Dec 18, 2014, 08:30 ET
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CVS Health Research Institute Data Provides First Look at Rapid Uptake of New Hepatitis C Treatments and an Expanding Population of Treated Patients

The CVS Health Research Institute today released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks...