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Deal Struck Between Orion Health and Microsoft

Deal Struck Between Orion Health and MicrosoftIt has been recently revealed that a new deal has been struck between Orion Health Company from New Zealand and Microsoft. The former has purchased assets from the latter for a sum that hasn’t been made public. They have bought healthcare software asset from Microsoft, which is supposed to come handy in their day to day operations.

Trivitron Eyes Minor Stake in Kiran Medical

Trivitron Eyes Minor Stake in Kiran MedicalIn a strategic step, medical device and technology provider Trivitron Healthcare has shown interest in Kiran Medical Systems. Though the business proposition involves a minor stake, the acquirer is quite positive about the venture.

Prior to this, Trivitron has had business collaboration with Hitachi Aloka Medical, which has a strong built up in ultrasound and colour Doppler technologies.

Southern Cross may dump 180 care homes to keep bankruptcy at bay

Southern Cross may dump 180 care homes to keep bankruptcy at baySouthern Cross, the largest care home operator in Britain, has reportedly plans to ditch as many as 180 homes to keep bankruptcy

Rising Cost Causes Distress in the Healthcare Industry

Rising Cost Causes Distress in the Healthcare IndustryThe results of 2010 OMAC Actuaries & Consultants Healthcare Survey reveal that the rising cost of healthcare is the major concern in the healthcare industry. The main factor responsible for the rising healthcare expenses is the overall cost of Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs). These PMBs are a set of 270 medical conditions and 26 serious chronic diseases that medical schemes must cover under their offerings.

Peak time for hospital deaths --- Overnights and weekends!

A review of statistics pertaining to deaths in intensive care wards (ICUs) across 41 Australian hospitals have revealed the ‘peak time’ for hospital deaths --- Over-nights and weekends!

According to the data, pertaining to an 8-year period up to 2008, the mortality rate for patients who were admitted to hospitals’ ICU during the day was 14 percent; while that for patients admitted after regular working hours was 17 percent.

Health law set to gain public support

Health law set to gain public supportOn its one-year anniversary, Obama’s health-care overhaul next week will try to get support from public for the law.
 
It has however been stated by lawmakers that selling the overhaul will not be easy this time and not many changes that are consumer oriented will kick-in between the forthcoming presidential election that is scheduled next year and now.
 

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