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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative announced today its partnership with blockchain healthcare innovation company Hashed Health, to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The pilot program will initially explore opportunities to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the medical credentialing process in Illinois. The concept will leverage a blockchain-based registry to streamline the sharing of medical credential data and smart contracts to automate workflow related to multistate and interstate licensure.

Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE: MLSS) a medical R&D company that designs, patents, incubates and commercializes a growing portfolio of innovative injection technologies, today announced that the first patient in the U.S was treated with the CompuFlo® Epidural Instrument at the University of Miami Hospital, following Milestone Scientific’s receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9, 2017. The CompuFlo® Epidural Instrument provides anesthesiologists and medical practitioners, for the first time, with the unique ability to objectively identify and confirm the epidural space.

The Steve Lieber Innovator Scholarship, sponsored by the HIMSS Foundation, recognizes the leadership and passion for innovation in digital health technology of its namesake, HIMSS president and CEO for more than 17 years.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, today announced a new organizational structure to drive the Company's growth and profitability goals, supporting its strategy to help deliver safer, more predictable spine surgery.

InTouch Health, the leading enterprise telehealth platform, announced today a partnership agreement with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) to provide remote medical services geared towards emergent and general cardiology expertise in acute settings, adding a fourth service line to the company's physician capacity management offering. CIS will increase breadth and depth of adoption of InTouch Health's services, and extend its cardiology expertise to InTouch Health in two critical ways: (1) addition of cardiologists to InTouch Health's physician capacity management offering, and (2) collaboration on development of workflow solutions to drive best practices and allow for standardized quality of care in telecardiology settings.

Roxwood Medical Inc., a leading provider of advanced cardiovascular specialty catheters, today announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Abbott for distribution of Roxwood products in the United States.

Technology for identifying at-risk atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients was chosen as the winner of the inaugural Alexandria LaunchLabs Scholarship Award, which recognizes excellence in health care technology, entrepreneurship and business competencies. The technology, developed by a Mount Sinai researcher and entrepreneur, Ya-El Mandel-Portnoy, PhD, was selected from entries submitted by 26 of New York City’s top academic entrepreneurs, who presented their work to investors and biopharma business executives at the 2017 NYC Life Science Innovation Showcase on June 13, 2017.

swyMed announced today that as a Glass Partner, it is deploying its industry-leading video telemedicine solution on Glass Enterprise Edition to deliver hands-free, remote evaluations of patients from anywhere in real time.

The New Jersey Innovation Institute is calling for applications to participate in the seventh cycle of the successful Health IT Connections program, set to kick off October 6, 2017.

DWK Life Sciences GmbH has launched a new web based application to make designing and printing laboratory labels quick and simple: DURAN® Label Creator web app.New DURAN® YOUTILITY labels supplied in a printer ready A4 sheet format accompany the new app.

Mount Sinai Health System has been named among “Health Care’s Most Wired®,” according to 2017 survey results released this week by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, and published in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN).

BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the world’s leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information for healthcare providers to monitor and diagnose patients accurately and cost-effectively, announces it has completed its acquisition of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE). 

Treatment.com, a Minnesota-based healthcare AI solutions company, announced the first glimpse of its game-changing MerlinTM – Enterprise Intelligence AI Platform (EIP) solution, creating a new category of healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI).

MAHWAH, N.J., June 29, 2017 – Stryker’s Foot and Ankle business unit today announced the upcoming launch of its new Hoffmann LRF Hexapod hardware and online application, featuring an advanced measurement tool that uses a mathematical algorithm to calculate solutions to correct the deformity. Hoffmann LRF Hexapod is being demonstrated during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting from July 12-14 in Seattle.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today told a meeting convened by Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Secretary Tom Price that it has long identified reducing excessive administrative tasks as an important objective. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the impact of government requirements on the clinician-patient relationship.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval to Thermo Fisher Scientific for the first next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test  that simultaneously screens tumor samples for biomarkers associated with three FDA-approved therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., with NSCLC accounting for 85 percent of all lung cancers

Upstep (https://www.upstep.com), founded by Israeli entrepreneurs, is launching a comprehensive online service to buy custom made orthotics designed by world-class podiatrists. Prices represent 35%-50% savings over the direct purchase from podiatrists.

Tobii Pro, the global leader in eye tracking research solutions, announces a new solution for conducting high-end, eye tracking research within immersive virtual environments (VR) - Tobii Pro VR Integration. The research tool, based on the HTC Vive headset integrated with Tobii eye tracking technology, comes with the Tobii Pro software development kit (SDK) for research applications. Researchers can collect and record eye tracking data from a VR environment with pinpoint accuracy and gain deeper insights on human behavior.

When detecting and diagnosing injuries in the theater of war, two critical factors are time and accuracy. In response to these needs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the United States Department of Defense purchased from Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, over one hundred RadPRO1 SOLTUS 100M Mobile Digital X-Ray Systems (also referred to as the "Portable Digital Radiography System") for use by the United States Army. Offering high-resolution images through the inclusion of Canon Digital Radiography (DR) technology, the SOLTUS 100M Systems will provide deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs military units with a system that has received cybersecurity certification for the Risk Management Framework program of the United States Department of Defense and that is small and lightweight. Additionally, the Department of Defense has placed an order for SOLTUS 100M Systems for use by the United States Marine Corps, in an effort to standardize the healthcare system to help facilitate collaboration among trainers, operators and device maintainers throughout the military.

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk"), leading manufacturer of exoskeleton systems, premiered the prototype for a soft suit exoskeleton intended to assist stroke survivors on Yahoo Finance.

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