Healthbox Widens Industry Partnerships: Adds 8 Digital Health Companies to Chicago accelerator

Healthbox today announced its collaboration with HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation) and five leading hospitals and health systems—Advocate Health Care, Ascension, Community Health Network, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Ridgeview Medical Center—for its third Chicago accelerator. Eight companies have been carefully selected for the program by this collaborative group of healthcare industry organizations by demonstrating not only…


TedMed 2014 Review

The recent TEDMED conference was packed with speakers strategically chosen to educate and entertain. There were experts from across the scientific spectrum, like Carl Hart, a psychiatry and psychology professor at Columbia University, who unconventionally suggested decriminalization of all drugs in the U.S. based off of his interpretation of scientific data. Hart’s talk was part…


Two Illinois Healthcare Giants Merge To Form a Mega-system

The pace of mergers and acquisitions among healthcare giants continues, seemingly unabated, as more systems look for ways to better coordinate care. This time, it’s a merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System in Illinois, a deal that would create a $7 billion, 16 hospital so-called mega-system, spurred by the well-known shifts across the hospital and healthcare industries that…


Medline donates critical medical supplies to combat Ebola outbreak

Project C.U.R.E. is delivering urgently needed examination gloves and other critical medical supplies to West Africa to aid the Ebola outbreak. More than 330,000 exam gloves weighing over one ton will be distributed to hospitals in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The gloves were donated by Medline Industries, Inc., a leading global healthcare supply company…

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Abbott Begins Trials on Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold

Abbott announced today the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether its Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is more cost-effective and offers a higher quality of life than a best-in-class, permanent, metallic drug eluting stent. Absorb is the world’s first drug eluting BVS and functions like a metallic stent by opening up…

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