FUJIFILM SonoSite named as official supplier to British Superbikes 2018
FUJIFILM SonoSite is pleased to be supporting the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) by supplying point-of-care ultrasound systems for clinic-based and trackside imaging. The compact and highly portable ultrasound systems will provide the BSB medical team with on-site imaging capabilities, to support the first-class care of riders and teams competing in the championship. Details on the SonoSite UK blog.
Interview and book signing with Prof Dr Liana Monica Deac
For our Romanian readers: Epidemiology and hygiene expert Prof Dr Monica Deac published her 9th book about medical prevention, titled 'Fii sănătos la trup, minte și suflet' (Be healthy in your body, mind and soul). A video of the book signing in Cluj and an interview with Prof Deac can be viewed here. Click for more information about the author and her book.
EURO-CAS Open Dialogue in The Hague
EURO-CAS will present the eHealth Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe (CASforEU) to the public during the IHE Connectathon 2018 in The Hague in the EURO-CAS Open Dialogue, a series of four 60-minutes interactive sessions on 18 and 19 April. It will be delivered as part of the Weekonnect programme, a mix of Dutch and English language educational sessions for visitors to the IHE Connectathon. More information on the programme, and link to the (free) registration, are available at http://weekonnect.nl/.
Apple to launch its own health centers
Apple will launch a group of internal health centers alongside a push to improve the health and wellness of its employees. The major consumer tech company published a webpage for the program, called AC Wellness Network. Details at HIMSS.
FDA and NRC pave way for domestic supply of medical isotope in diagnostic imaging
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging product used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases. The FDA approved the RadioGenix System, a unique system for producing Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely used radioisotope in medical imaging. The NRC is issuing guidance and will license the RadioGenix System to enable the Tc-99m it produces to be used for its medical purpose. More details at fda.gov
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to form health care company
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent company "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" to address health care for their U.S. employees, the organizations announced. Details on businesswire.com.