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WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 -- TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where 1,500+ leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, has announced its final speaker line up of 60+ thought leaders and performers who will be featured on the TEDMED 2013 stage.

Royal Solutions Group LLC, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to the Healthcare industry, has deployed Royal Letters™ at Scottsdale Medical Imaging in Scottsdale, AZ allowing for automated letter, email, diagnostic report and notification generation. Royal Letters™ is a service that delivers encrypted emails to patients and providers and can be plugged into almost any existing system or workflow due to its unique file reading capabilities.

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 9, 2013 -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) launched a new website for dialysis patients. The website, which can be found at www.bbraun-dialysis.com, provides information about living with dialysis. Patients will find useful tips on everyday topics, planning an overseas vacation, and be able to utilize this website to locate the addresses of over 200 dialysis centers worldwide to arrange dialysis at individual centers. The website also provides tasty recipes and dietary advice to ensure that patients on restricted diets can also enjoy balanced and varied meals. They can also access videos and other information about various kidney-related topics, as well as a useful frequently asked questions section.

DENVER, April 9, 2013 -- Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today issued a new report, "Variation in Patient Safety Outcomes and the Importance of Being Informed" that measures how well hospitals are keeping patients safe by preventing medical errors and avoidable complications. 

NEWTON, Mass., April 9, 2013 -- In an effort to help clinical trial sponsors capitalize on mobile trends and maximize recruitment dollars, BBK Worldwide (BBK) is releasing a suite of advertising tools for mobile applications – designed to increase campaign effectiveness and return on investment.

BRANFORD, Conn. and SANTA FE, N.M., April 9, 2013 -- Core Informatics, a leading provider of data management solutions to the life sciences, molecular diagnostics, and energy industries, and OpenEye Scientific Software, a leading developer of innovative molecular modeling and cheminformatics solutions for molecular discovery, announce a new partnership and the integration of OpenEye cheminformatics software into Core Informatics' web-based Laboratory Information Management System (Core LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (Core ELN).

BRISBANE, Calif., April 9, 2013 -- CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, today announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. – one of the world's largest healthcare services companies – has selected its TeamForge ALM platform to support its enterprise software development initiatives around the globe

ENGLEWOOD, Colo; April 08, 2013 – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest non-profit health providers and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have teamed on a nine-month initiative that will apply analytics to identify at-risk factors among patient populations.

Fredericksburg, VA, April 05, 2013 -- Mary Washington Healthcare, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of Tuesday, April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

Glen Rock, NJ, April 04, 2013 -- It’s the kind of war you look forward to going to: Lifepoint Informatics, a leader in health IT, will sponsor and participate in the upcoming Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management in New Orleans, April 30-May 1. The 18th annual industry conference brings together lab administrators and pathologists from around the world to share practical methods for improving the organizational performance and financial success of labs.

Park City, Utah, April 05, 2013 -- Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange. Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement arrangements.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5, 2013 -- As a health system, Saint Luke's ranks among the highest in the nation in patients' perspectives in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey of patients' hospital experiences.

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 28, 2013--City of Hope is implementing its EHR to provide the best care for its patients, and is capitalizing on the expert knowledge of its world leading clinical research to do so. COH is now using Wairever Inc.’s Plexina, a Clinical Knowledge Management automation platform, which can rapidly convert evidence and research knowledge into order sets for the EHR.

Richmond, VA April 04, 2013 -- Leaders from Diamond Healthcare Corporation and InSight Telepsychiatry, LLC have cemented a strategic partnership aimed at improving behavioral health care options in emergency departments.

CHICAGO, April 4, 2013 -- UHC announced today that its member academic medical centers achieved record supply chain savings and value of $400 million in 2012. The savings amount represents 5% of UHC members' record aggregated spend of $8.1 billion and includes cash returns as well as operational savings.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 4, 2013 -- According to the White House, the U.S. spends $2.2 trillion each year in health care, and Americans spend more on health care than on food or housing.  An upward trend in health care cost is projected over the period of 2015-2021 at an average rate of 6.2 percent annually, reflecting the net result of the aging of the population, several provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and generally improving economic conditions reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2013 -- Ninety percent of Americans don't know when the new health insurance exchanges will open, according to a new survey released today by InsuranceQuotes.com.

HENDERSON, Nev., April 4, 2013 -- The Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) has selected COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) as a Preferred Partner.  The Partnership Agreement further validates NVHCA's commitment to the association members' concentration on promoting quality health care and providing better care for post-acute residents in the state.  The specific focus of the agreement is on enhancing clinical services to the residents and achieving cost-effective financial outcomes for the NVHCA membership. 

SARASOTA, Fla., April 4, 2013 -- MedFocusCapital Partners, Inc., an innovator in the eye care industry, announces See.Hear.Live.Better!, an alliance of healthcare service providers backed by leading product manufacturers, all focused on improving the quality of life through vision, hearing and lifestyle services.

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Oncology Network/AmerisourceBergen, and the US Oncology Network, issued a joint statement on the crippling effects of sequestration cuts to cancer drugs and services which began April 1, 2013.  The organizations also sent letters to Health and Human Services (HHS), the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.  Sequestration cuts will apply not only to services physicians and others provide, but also to the fixed, pass-through costs of chemotherapy and related cancer-fighting drugs.  Community cancer care providers are struggling to survive in this unsustainable environment.

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