Siemens to drop hearing aid unit sale plan: sources

German industrial conglomerate Siemens has decided to scrap plans to sell its hearing aid unit because bids were too low, two sources familiar with the matter said. The formal decision will be made in the next few days, most likely on Tuesday or Wednesday, they told Reuters on Monday, adding Siemens Healthcare chief executive Herman […]
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GE Healthcare introduces resting Edge a new picture of global health

Around the world, improving health starts with improving access to healthcare technology. To meet this need, we must create both equipment and data that travels easily—connecting the hearts of patients to the minds of physicians seamlessly. The MAC 600 enables physicians to bring advanced ECG analysis to patients they could never reach before. With leading […]
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New Research Could Lead to the Development of Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer

Building on previous findings demonstrating that breast cancer cells emit unique electromagnetic signals, engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that a single cancerous cell produces electric signals proportional to the speed at which the cell divides. Their model reveals that heightened movement of ions at the boundary of the cancerous cell produces […]
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Pfizer Canada Announces Recipients of Neuropathic Pain Research Awards Program

KIRKLAND, QC, March 31 – Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of its third Neuropathic Pain Research Awards Competition, which aims to fund and support Canadian innovation within independent neuropathic pain research in the areas of basic biomedical, clinical and health sciences. The long-term goal of the Neuropathic Pain Research Awards is to […]
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Internet, Online Tools Raise New Ethical Questions for Therapists

The growing use of Internet searches and social networking has raised new questions about how and when therapists should use the Internet when treating patients as reported by a reputed news source. Traditionally, therapists have obtained information about their patients solely from face-to-face dialogues, or with the expressed consent of the patient to use outside […]
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Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen deploys unified computing system from CISCO

Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, the largest healthcare provider in Northern Austria, has deployed a Unified Computing System from Cisco. The system will be deployed a data centre that covers two hospitals serving more than 600,000 patients. It will also act as a hosting aggregation point for the region’s existing Medical Data Exchange Solution (MDES), which provides a […]
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Clinical Decision Support Systems

CDS Clinical decision support has been defined broadly as “providing clinicians or patients with clinical knowledge  to enhance patient care.” This includes not only the familiar reactive alerts and reminders (such as alerts for drug allergies and interactions), but also many other intervention types, including structured order forms that promote correct entries, pick lists and […]
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N9NE Medical Institute opens at Dubai Healthcare City

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a member of Tecom Investments, today announced the official opening of N9NE, a unique obstetrics and gynaecology institute and a new generation medical facility that gives ample focus to clinical design. Located in Al Razi Building (No 64) at Dubai Healthcare City, the N9NE Medical Institute combines cutting-edge design with a […]
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ECRI Institute Employs New Five-Star Rating System for Evaluating Medical Products

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 30  Big changes have been implemented in the way medical devices are being rated by ECRI Institute®, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to patient care. The organization, which has been guiding hospitals and other healthcare organizations on medical devices and procedures since 1971, has revamped its rating […]
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Call to set up specialized unit for cancer-hit kids

JEDDAH: Princess Adilah bint Abdullah, chairperson of the National Home Health Care Foundation, has called for the establishment of a specialized unit for the treatment and care of children suffering from cancer. Opening a conference on children recovering from cancer, organized by King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Jeddah, she said more than 10,000 children in […]
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Center for autism opened in Riyadh

RIYADH: The first research and treatment center for autism in the Middle East was opened at King Khaled University Hospital of King Saud University (KSU) here on Tuesday. Abdullah Al-Othman, president of the university, emphasized KSU’s plans to carry out more similar projects for the welfare of society. “We want KSU to be an institution […]
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Health-care workers to be trained before coming to work in Saudi

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the Philippines have initially agreed to conduct training programs for Filipino technical health-care workers prior to their arrival in the Kingdom. “These workers will go through three to six months specialized training sessions before their arrival to the Kingdom,” said Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, following a meeting with Philippine Labor […]
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Saudi Arabia Health Care System Receives Coveted Excellence in Electronic Health Records Award

RESTON, Va. QuadraMed® Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services today announced that Saudi Arabia National Guard Health Affairs (SANG-HA), a leading healthcare provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received the prestigious Excellence in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Award at the 2010 Arab Health Awards in Dubai, UAE, with QuadraMed CPR (QCPR™). […]
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Premier signs 3 yr supply contract with Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. has signed a three-year supply contract with Premier Purchasing Partners USA. Under the agreement, Siemens Healthcare’s diagnostic systems, instruments and tests will be available to members of the Premier Inc. health-care alliance. In addition, Siemens Healthcare was awarded a similar contract for members participating in Premier’s Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor program. […]
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Qatar Diabetes Association targets schoolchildren for awareness

DOHA: The volunteer’s centre of Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) launched an awareness programme aimed at reaching the school students at the preparatory and high school level. The programme will launch a group — Friends of Diabetes — to disseminate information on the disease. The programme is in tune with QDA’s community education objectives and ensures […]
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