International Hospital Clinic Provider News

  • Sanitas Acquires The Five Valdeluz Group Care Homes In Madrid
    Sanitas Mayores, the division of Sanitas which specialises in elderly care, is expanding its care home network through the acquisition of Valdeluz, part of the Arpada Group, which manages five nursing homes in the autonomous region of Madrid. As a result Sanitas Mayores becomes the leading operator in the region in terms of number of beds, with over 2,400 units spread across 19 care homes. In addition, the company also runs two day-care centres in Madrid. The five care homes have a total of 840 beds and employ 450 people. Their employees will continue to care for the residents in…
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    Written on Friday, 10 March 2017 05:28 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Woman Posing As Apollo Hospitals' Doctor And Spreading False Rumours About Former CM's Death, Arrested
    Apollo Hospitals has confirmed that on 24.02.2017, the Hospital filed a Criminal Complaint against the woman going by the name “Ramasita” who was posing as a doctor in the Hospital and making false and fabricated statements about the Former CM’s Death. “Ramasita” had alleged during a public meeting held recently in R.K. Nagar that she was on duty at the hospital when Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was brought to the hospital, and that she was brought dead. A video recording of her speech was widely circulated on Social Media, TV channels and in News Print. This caused tremendous turmoil,…
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    Written on Monday, 06 March 2017 07:42 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Exact Sciences And Mayo Clinic Study Shows Promise Of New Blood-Based Lung Cancer Test
    A study from Exact Sciences Corp. and Mayo Clinic released today by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) shows promise for the development of a blood-based lung cancer test. Researchers conducted a multi-round study of nearly 400 patients, which demonstrated high accuracy for detecting lung cancer at all stages. "These results reveal an opportunity to detect lung cancer from a simple blood draw," said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences. "Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic is efficiently identifying biomarkers for additional cancer applications on the same technology platform as Cologuard." AACR released an abstract of the study…
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    Written on Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:45 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Rashid Hospital Doctors Successfully Treat A Filipino Woman Who Slipped Into A Nine-Month Coma
    After waking up from a nine-month coma and undergoing treatment and physiotherapy at Rashid Hospital—Perlie Almonte who is on the path of recovery— cannot wait to go back to the Philippines to see her children. The 35-year-old was first admitted to the hospital in April 2015, after she was found unconscious in the bathroom of her house. Once examined by the doctors it was found that the young mother of two had slipped into coma. Dr Zeyad Al Rais, Head of Critical Care Department at Rashid Hospital said she slipped into a coma due to intracerebral hemorrhage, a life-threatening type…
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    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Bupa Arabia Launches The FIRST Maternity Booth Through Tebtom Program
    Bupa Arabia launches for the first time its one-of-a-kind “maternity booth” in GNP Hospital in Jeddah, through its unique program Tebtom. The motive behind creating the booth was to provide breast feeding mothers with the privacy and comfort they need to breast feed their child naturally during hospital visits. Judy Jisri, Tebtom Program Manager at Bupa Arabia, stated: “We are extremely proud to launch the maternity booth; we aim to engage with mothers directly in order to educate them about the numerous benefits of breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding/formula. The booth is manned by a dedicated female Bupa Delegate that provides…
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    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:54 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Hatta Hospital Receives International Accreditation From The Joint Commission International
    International Hospital, Clinic and Healthcare News: Dubai Health Authority has announced that Hatta Hospital received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International. Hatta Hospital now joins a list of DHA facilities that received the accreditation, which include 10 Primary Health Care Centers; Nad Al Hamar, Al Badaa, Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Safa, Al Twar, Al Mizhar, Al Mankhool, Al Mamzar and Al Lissaily. JCI is an organization which works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. Along with DHA Hospitals that include…
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    Written on Monday, 30 January 2017 10:33 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • More Than 1 Million Patients Visit Dubai Health Authority Facilities In 2016
    More than 1.1 million patients visited the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hospitals and medical centres in 2016, revealed Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at DHA. Bin Kalban said that Dubai and Rashid hospitals had the highest number of visits in 2016 as Dubai Hospital received 382,106 patients while Rashid Hospital received 325,619. Meanwhile Latifa Hospital received 161,006 patients while Hatta Hospital received 124,074 patients in 2016. DHA’s specialized medical centre’s also received a notable number of patients seeking its specialized treatments. Bin Kalban said the Dubai Diabetes Centre received 44,074 patients, the Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation…
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    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Health Authority Signs Three MoUs With Private Hospitals
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Prime Hospital, ProVita International Medical Center and International Modern Hospital on Tuesday. The three MoU’s are part of the authority’s strategy to partner with the private sector to provide the public with the best medical services possible. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA signed the MoU with Dr Kishan Pakkal, CEO of International Modern Hospital, Dr Jamil Ahmad Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group and Micheal Davis, Chief Executive Officer ProVita International Medical Center. Al Qatami said that providing…
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    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:53 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Hospital Expands Nephrology Department
    The Dubai Hospital announced that it has completed its expansion of the nephrology department to increase its patient capacity from 106 to 240 patients per day. According to the hospital’s statistics, there has been a 10 to 15 per cent yearly rise in the number of patients seeking care at the nephrology department. In 2016, the nephrology department, which provides care for dialysis patients with acute and chronic kidney injuries, received 106 patients per day and 33,300 annually. This is a notable increase from 2007—when the department was first established— where the number of patients did not exceed 25,000 patients…
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    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:48 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, Successfully Performs Cochlear Implantation On A 5 Year Old, A First Of Its Kind For Eastern India
    Young Arian Debbarma, a resident of Tripura was suffering from the effects of prenatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The five year old was unable to hear since birth, and as a result, could not speak. His parents had tried multiple options across the country, but to no avail. Finally, they turned up at Apollo Gleneagles , Kolkata, where a team of specialists carried out a series of rigorous investigations. Following the investigations, a team under the leadership of ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon Dr Abhik Ghoshundertook the implantation of a cochlear device in Arian’s brain to bestow him with the…
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    Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:33 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • HCF Releases Highest Hospital Claims Data Of 2015
    Australia’s largest not-for-profit private health insurer, HCF, has released data detailing its highest hospital benefit payments made to members during 2015. According to the fund, most Australians would be unaware of the potential high costs associated with hospital admissions, noting there were 136 benefit payments made by HCF in the last year that exceeded $50,000 in value, and for which the member was only in hospital for one night or less. HCF Managing Director, Shaun Larkin, said, “Despite the common view that health insurance doesn’t deliver as much value when you’re younger, our data clearly shows the benefit of health…
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    Written on Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:02 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Emergence Of ‘Super Specialty’ Clinics In Central London
    The Central London private hospital market is opening up to a new breed of small, highly specialised provider, according to the latest research from healthcare analyst LaingBuisson.Findings published in the updated Private Acute Medical Care in Central London show that theatre capacity in the capital’s private hospital sector is set to increase by around 10% this year as a number of small, ‘super-specialty’ clinics become operational. Although not a dramatic increase in terms of market-size, the new models of care being adopted by these operators could present a challenge to incumbent providers as they seek to build brand awareness and…
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    Written on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 07:52 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Carter Review Says Hospitals Must Standardise Procedures
    Implementing the recommendations will help end variations in quality of care and finances that cost the NHS billions, Lord Carter has advised Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in his final report. The executive summary is available and the full report will be published shortly. His review found unwarranted variation in running costs, sickness absence, infection rates and prices paid for supplies and services. As part of the review, a ‘model hospital’ has been developed which will advise NHS trusts on the most efficient allocation of resources and allows hospitals to measure performance against other trusts. Following the model hospital examples could…
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    Written on Friday, 05 February 2016 09:53 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Tenet And Aetna Sign Multi-Year National Agreement
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) and Aetna (NYSE:AET) signed a new, four-year agreement providing Aetna’s commercial, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Coventry members with in-network access to Tenet’s 87 hospitals, more than 2,130 employed physicians and 218 of the company’s outpatient centers. “We are pleased to have extended and expanded our long-standing relationship with Aetna,” said Clint Hailey, Tenet’s chief managed care officer. “It is always our goal to work collaboratively with insurance companies to bring high-quality, convenient and affordable options to its members. Aetna, our largest health plan customer, recognizes the value in having Tenet’s hospitals and other care facilities in…
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    Written on Sunday, 20 December 2015 10:52 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Indonesian Private Hospital Group Rumah Sakit Pondok Indah Gains Measurable Benefits With InterSystems TrakCare
    Indonesian private hospital group Rumah Sakit Pondok Indah (RSPI) has deployed the InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system and achieved measurable improvements in key performance indicators (KPIs), including laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and health check-up turnaround times. Users report satisfaction with how TrakCare has streamlined hospital operations. Administrators have benefited from faster access to information and better communications. Text message appointment reminders integrated with TrakCare, for example, have significantly reduced the number of no-shows to appointments. Within one year of TrakCare’s implementation, RSPI - Pondok Indah, one of RSPI’s two hospitals in Jakarta, reported double-digit growth in revenue. RSPI operates two…
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    Written on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 07:26 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • State-Of-The-Art Radiation Oncology Centre Opens In Manhattan
    NewYork-Presbyterian, with Weill Cornell Medicine, has officially opened the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center, a freestanding, state-of-the-art radiation oncology center located on 21 West Broadway in Manhattan. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center is the newest site providing cancer care available at the Stich Radiation Oncology Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is the only radiation oncology center in Lower Manhattan. “Patients in Lower Manhattan will now have access to the exact same quality of care available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, without the need to miss work or skip other obligations…
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    Written on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 07:19 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • MSH CHINA Sign Partnership With 17 Hospitals In Southeast Asia
    MSH CHINA signed strategic cooperation agreements with 17 hospitals in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand to provide a cashless, convenient & claims-free experience to MSH members. Dr Lily Sun, Senior Operations Director of MSH CHINA say,s “MSH invested significant time and resources in carefully assessing the medical capabilities available in Asia. We are very happy to sign an agreement with world class hospitals to accept our MSH member cards for direct billing access to their facility. The last thing we want our members to be worried about is whether they have enough cash for the medical treatment. Our partnership today effectively resolves…
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    Written on Monday, 24 August 2015 07:41 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Cigna And Adventist Health Network Experience Early Success Improving Quality And Lowering Costs Through Collaborative Care Program
    Early results from a collaborative care program between Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Adventist Health Network, NFP show improvement in quality of care and lower medical costs. Cigna Collaborative Care is the company’s approach to accomplishing the same population health goals as accountable care organizations, or ACOs: improved health, affordability and customer experience. Cigna's collaborative care program with Adventist Health Network, NFP launched in January 2014, providing cost effective, quality care to more than 5,000 customers covered by a Cigna health plan. After just one year, the program has garnered improvements in several key areas: inpatient hospital admissions, adolescent well care…
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    Written on Friday, 21 August 2015 06:26 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • International Win For The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit At The Wellington Hospital In London
    HCA's The Wellington Hospital has beaten global competition to be named Specialist International Patient Centre of the Year. The Wellington Hospital’s Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit was recognised by medical publication The International Medical Travel Journal at their annual awards ceremony. The award was presented to Lesley Pope, Director of Rehabilitation, and recognises the facility's success in attracting and serving international patients. The Wellington Hospital triumphed against strong competition from other medical groups around the world to scoop the award. The awards took place on 15th April at a high profile ceremony in central London during the International Medical Travel Exhibition…
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    Written on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:52 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • XVIII - The Centre for Advanced Screening Opens Its Doors
    XVIII – The Centre for Advanced Screening where senior executives can undergo the most sophisticated and detailed health screening has opened in Devonshire Street, London, The brainchild of fifteen of the world’s leading doctors, the XVIII programme targets the six of the biggest killer diseases of modern times: bowel cancer, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, pelvic cancers and prostate cancer. Early detection of these conditions can save lives. XVIII goes beyond traditional well man and well women tests by combining a thorough assessment of an individual’s risk factors with the very latest diagnostic technology, all of which exists under…
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    Written on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:50 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Employers Plan To Expand Use Of Onsite Health Centers
    Nearly four in 10 (38%) large U.S. employers with onsite health facilities plan to add new centers over the next two years, according to new research by global professional services company Towers Watson (NASDAQ:TW). The Towers Watson 2015 Employer-Sponsored Health Care Centers Survey found these employers to be confident that onsite or near-site health centers improve the health and productivity of their employees. A majority of the 120 responding employers that already have onsite or near-site health facilities, or are planning to implement them, share these objectives for their centers: increase productivity (75%), reduce health care costs (74%) and improve…
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    Written on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:39 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Target and Kaiser Permanente Bring Innovation and Primary Care to Target Clinics
    Target Corp and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to launch four Target Clinics in Southern California in November and December. For the first time at Target, guests will have access to a wide array of primary health care services, as well as expanded services that are not typically available in Target Clinics or other retail clinics. Expanded health services include pediatric and adolescent care, well-woman care, family planning, and management of chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Through this collaboration, Kaiser Permanente will provide care to Kaiser Permanente members and non-members. Kaiser Permanente will staff the new clinics…
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    Written on Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Saudi German Hospital - Dubai: 1st Temos Hospital Certification in UAE
    Saudi German Hospital – Dubai (SGH-Dubai) is the first hospital in UAE that received the Temos Quality Seals “Quality in International Patient Care” and “Excellence in Medical Tourism”. A team of three assessors from Germany and Greece visited the tertiary care hospital in Dubai for four days. SGH-Dubai is one of six SGH Group hospitals and started its operation in March 2012. The hospital is one of the major tertiary care hospitals in Dubai and the hospital group itself is the biggest one in the MENA region. The hospital management and the clinic staff presented the three assessors a very…
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    Written on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Europ Assistance - GCS Opens a New Medical Center in Niger
    Since July 1st 2014, Europ Assistance - Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) provides medical care services within its new Europ Assistance Medical Center in Niamey, Niger. The Europ Assistance Medical Center in Niamey is open to corporate organizations’ employees working in Niger. The premises, entirely furnished, equipped and staffed by GCS, comprise a consultation and a dressing room, one emergency room, and two hospitalization rooms. Available medical services include general practice, preventive medicine, occupational health, standard laboratory tests, medical imaging services as well as 24/7 emergency medical care. On the opening, Dr. Françoise Monfort, Chief Medical Officer at the Europ Assistance…
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    Written on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:29 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • One-in-Two German Hospitals Unable to Invest in New Initiatives in 2012
    Due to increasing financial challenges, one-in-two German hospitals were unable to make investments in new initiatives during 2012, according to new research released at the 2014 Capital Congress in Berlin. If no action is taken, the report estimates that 13 percent of hospitals could be forced out of the market by 2020. The 10th annual German Hospital Rating Report was jointly conducted by RWI, Accenture and HCB. The report assessed the financials of more than 1,000 hospitals in Germany, including 617 financial statements from 2011 and 175 financial statements in 2012. Despite receiving government assistance through 2014, hospitals will need…
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    Written on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:56 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News