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UMass Medical School, Georgia company to partner in clinical study

Emily Micucci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester will partner with Atlanta-based medical device firm LumaMed in a joint clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of an imaging platform...

Fallon Health signs on to N.Y. joint venture

Rick Saia |

Fallon Health of Worcester will provide services to a group of senior citizens in Western New York through a new joint venture with a residential community in that area.

Mass. officials: Ebola causing ’spike’ in equipment demand

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

State officials have heard concerns about "supply chain shortages" for personal protective equipment and are monitoring the situation as the U.S. prepares for potential Ebola cases.

Health care’s roller-coaster ride into the future

Progress can be frustratingly slow in the health care industry. It is a huge, unwieldy behemoth, and the often confounding combination of rapidly changing market pressures and increased...

Mergers, staffing ratios nudge nurses toward union

LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Massachusetts Nurses Association has been on the move in Central Massachusetts in recent months. In July, registered nurses at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer voted to join the union. Two...

UMass Medical School gets $7.5M to fight Ebola

Emily Micucci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has received a $7.5 million grant to help fight Ebola in Liberia, the school announced Thursday.

Doc: Info systems may have helped slow Ebola outbreak

GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Health information technology would have helped stem the Ebola outbreak in a place like Guinea, one of the African nations hit with the deadly disease, according to a top Massachusetts health...

Central Mass. hospitals receive HPC investments

John Agoglia |

Several Central Mass. organizations were among the 28 community hospitals to receive awards totaling $60 million from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), it announced on Wednesday.

Global worker shortages loom in health tech sector

State House News Service |

A global shortage of software developers, on top of shortages of nurses and midwives in England, is creating challenges for the health technology industry, the head of a mobile software company...

Harrington nears opening of new ER in Webster

Sam Bonacci |

Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) has begun a renovation and expansion of its emergency department at its Webster campus that it expects will be finished in December.

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