Health Care

13 12, 2017

Group launches medical info exchange, OneHealth New Jersey

2017-12-13T13:24:56+00:00

Electronic health records are helping fill a void of information that can increase the cost burden on the health care system at large, but a big problem among providers who invest in the expensive upgrade to the new technology is that different brands don’t communicate with each other. Smaller practices ...

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Group launches medical info exchange, OneHealth New Jersey 2017-12-13T13:24:56+00:00
13 12, 2017

Opioid crisis hurting N.J.’s health ranking, report says

2017-12-13T12:00:46+00:00

New Jersey’s inability to handle its opioid problem is among the reasons why the state slipped from 9th-healthiest state in the nation in 2015 to ranking 12th for 2016, according to UnitedHealthcare’s annual report. “For the first time, the report looked at the concentration of mental health providers and found ...

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Opioid crisis hurting N.J.’s health ranking, report says 2017-12-13T12:00:46+00:00
13 12, 2017

Sanitas deal bolsters Horizon’s Hispanic outreach

2017-12-13T10:19:14+00:00

In the latest of a long list of initiatives to capture the Hispanic health insurance market, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has signed an exclusive partnership deal that will bring three locations of a Colombia-based primary health care provider to northern New Jersey, ROI-NJ has learned. Horizon ...

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Sanitas deal bolsters Horizon’s Hispanic outreach 2017-12-13T10:19:14+00:00
12 12, 2017

Rutgers gets $1.3M for drug counselor program

2017-12-14T12:14:28+00:00

Rutgers University has been awarded $1.3 million to launch an apprenticeship program for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, filling a critical need in the health care system. Gov. Chris Christie announced the program Tuesday along with Rutgers President Robert Barchi and state Department of Labor Commissioner Aaron Fichtner. The apprenticeship, slated ...

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Rutgers gets $1.3M for drug counselor program 2017-12-14T12:14:28+00:00
12 12, 2017

Virtua reorganization results in about 50 job cuts

2017-12-12T13:08:52+00:00

Virtua has cut about 50 employees after a reorganization sparked by changes in the health care industry. “Uncertainty resulting from ongoing changes will continue to have a significant impact on health care institutions. Virtua is no exception,” spokeswoman Peggy Leone said in a statement. “In light of this environment, and ...

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Virtua reorganization results in about 50 job cuts 2017-12-12T13:08:52+00:00
12 12, 2017

Quest wraps up deal for Shiel Medical Laboratory

2017-12-12T13:04:37+00:00

Quest Diagnostics has completed its acquisition of Shiel Medical Laboratory from Fresenius Medical Care. The Secaucus-based provider of diagnostic information services will now provide services previously offered by Shiel at Quest’s clinical lab in Teterboro. Fresenius Medical Care's dialysis-related laboratory services business, Spectra Labs, was not affected by the transaction.

Quest wraps up deal for Shiel Medical Laboratory 2017-12-12T13:04:37+00:00
11 12, 2017

NJHA: N.J. hospitals are $23.4B ‘bedrock of economy’

2017-12-13T10:47:43+00:00

The New Jersey Hospital Association released an annual report that said state hospitals and health systems contributed $23.4 billion to the economy in 2016 — an increase of $700 million from the previous year. The association’s new CEO and president, former state Department of Health Commissioner Cathy Bennett, said the ...

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NJHA: N.J. hospitals are $23.4B ‘bedrock of economy’ 2017-12-13T10:47:43+00:00
7 12, 2017

Parsippany pharma firm names two C-suite execs

2017-12-07T13:07:05+00:00

Parsippany’s Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced two new leaders. Dr. Scott Braunstein will oversee the company’s commercial and medical affairs as chief operating officer, while continuing to manage strategy and corporate development. As chief scientific officer, Dr. Richard Scranton will direct the company’s clinical research while continuing to lead scientific communications, ...

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Parsippany pharma firm names two C-suite execs 2017-12-07T13:07:05+00:00
6 12, 2017

Database aims to keep research dollars in N.J.

2017-12-08T08:49:54+00:00

New Jersey is aiming to recoup research dollars that are escaping the state and elevate its research institutes with a new database initiative announced Wednesday. The inaugural meeting of the New Jersey Research Asset Database board of advisors, which is currently under development, confirmed that Amsterdam-based Elsevier has been selected ...

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Database aims to keep research dollars in N.J. 2017-12-08T08:49:54+00:00
6 12, 2017

Cranbury pharma firm names ex-Celgene exec its COO, CFO

2017-12-06T12:03:23+00:00

PMV Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a new chief operating officer. Winston Kung also will serve as chief financial officer for the Cranbury-based company. Kung was previously vice president of business development and global alliances at Celgene, and held the position of chief business officer at Celgene Cellular Therapeutics. He will help ...

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Cranbury pharma firm names ex-Celgene exec its COO, CFO 2017-12-06T12:03:23+00:00
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