What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare

Mobile technology is nearing ubiquity in America; a Pew Research report shows 64 percent of all adult Americans own a smartphone, and ownership rates among millennials reach above 80 percent. It’s clear that to stay relevant and access the next generation of patients, the healthcare industry must innovate its mobile efforts. But after a number […]
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The FDA wants to talk about medical device cybersecurity.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking the public to weigh in on the cybersecurity of medical devices and holding a conference on the subject, organized in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security. The conference — technically a workshop — will be open to the public and take place on Oct. 21-22, during National […]
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al Abbasiya Hospital and Asylum named a Historic Islamic Monument

Following a comprehensive study of the Al-Abbasiya Mental/ Neuro Hospital and Asylum, this building was officially declared a historic Islamic monument. Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny said the scientific and archaeological committee who researched the building’s authenticity is to submit its full report to the Permanent Committee of Islamic and Coptic Monuments during its next […]
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General anesthesia’s similarities with and differences from sleep and coma

Review article delineates similarities with and differences from sleep and coma The use of general anesthesia is a routine part of surgical operations at hospitals and medical facilities around the world, but the precise biological mechanisms that underlie anesthetic drugs’ effects on the brain and the body are only beginning to be understood. A review […]
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Award winning Nawaloka Hospital introduces a modern Pain Management Centre

Pain Management – one of the latest modes of medical treatment in the modern world – will be launched as a state-of-the-art medical centre at the award winning private sector hospital, Nawaloka hospitals, on the 30th of December 2010 at 3. 00 p.m. This will herald an era of great comfort for a multitude of […]
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Amygdala may contribute to rich, varied social life among humans

Scientists have discovered that the amygdala, a small almond shaped structure deep within the temporal lobe, is important to a rich and varied social life among humans. The finding was published this week in a new study in Nature Neuroscience and is similar to previous findings in other primate species, which compared the size and […]
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AHA Statement On The Center For Studying Health System Change

The newly released publication on variation in private insurer payment rates is too deeply flawed to be a usable policy tool. The publication reaches faulty conclusions based on unverified data from a handful of powerful insurance companies. Each insurer used its own methods to generate price comparisons and no effort was made to verify, validate […]
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Hospitals in Florida, New York try new ways to boost finances

News outlets report on hospitals in Florida and New York. Jackson Health System in Florida is trying to boost profitable services but faces “one overwhelming challenge: They don’t know which procedures make money,” The Miami Herald reports. “Experts say well-run hospitals — for-profit and nonprofit — have long known exact details on costs and revenue […]
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AMH to build new hospital

PLANS for a new, state-of-the-art American Mission Hospital (AMH) were revealed yesterday during an official visit by Health Minister Dr Faisal Al Hamer. AMH chief medical officer and chief executive officer Dr George Cheriyan presented the minister with plans to construct a new 100-bed hospital in the northwest of Bahrain. The project will use traditional […]
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MENA Healthcare Infrastructure Investment & Finance Summit

As healthcare becomes prime focus in the MENA region, this 2-day international event presents itself as an unprecedented business development opportunity for every company with its core business dedicated to healthcare infrastructure, hospital construction, private equity, legal, regulatory issues and latest cutting edge IT and medical equipment solutions. The Middle East healthcare business is expected […]
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Medline Expands Surgical Suite Product Portfolio With Proxy Biomedical Surgical

Medline Industries, Inc., the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today the signing of an exclusive agreement with Proxy Biomedical Limited to distribute its surgical mesh biomaterials for the repair and reinforcement of tissue. The agreement includes MotifMESH® and VitaMESH® products for the repair and reinforcement of hernia and other […]
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Al Mafraq Hospital leads the way in sustainable healthcare in ME

Dubai, UAE – 31 May, 2010: The winners for the Hospital Build Middle East Awards for 2010 have been announced. The winners for the five award categories are as follows: Best Physical Environment (Built) – The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, Egypt; Best Sustainable Hospital Project – Al Mafraq Hospital, UAE; Best Healing Environment – […]
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Abu Dhbai Corniche Hospital turns eco-friendly

The Abu Dhabi Health Services healthcare facility aims to become an Eco-Baby Hospital by focusing on saving energy, using eco-friendly materials and cutting down on waste Abu Dhabi: An eco-friendly campaign to honour Earth Day has been launched by Corniche Hospital, a 235-bed Joint Commission International-accredited health care facility, that handles more than 10,000 births […]
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