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Medical firms sweep Venture Forum contest

Sam Bonacci |

Medical companies swept The Venture Forum's Five-Minute Pitch Contest Tuesday night, with the producer of a “smart pancreas” taking home $3,500 in prizes.

State helps bring behavioral health online

Emily Micucci |

The use of paper charts in the doctor's office is by now a quaint practice reserved mostly for small providers, as health care practices have migrated to more efficient electronic health records...

Boston Scientific finds new Chinese partner

Boston Scientific has aligned itself with a Chinese company that will help the Marlborough-based medical device manufacturer reach out to more doctors in that country who remove stones from...

Hanover’s Chaucer unit to exit UK motor business

Hanover Insurance Group is transferring its United Kingdom motor business to Markerstudy Group, the Worcester-headquartered company announced Monday.

It's all about efficiency, cost savings


In recent years, health care providers throughout Massachusetts have been forced to become fiscally creative as they maneuver through the maze of decreasing government payments and...

Hospitals go green to help meet energy demand

Emily Micucci |

With one Midwestern hospital now operating off the grid, energy independence appears within reach for hospitals. Find out about the local push for renewables in our April 13 print article.

Central Mass. behavioral health providers win grants

Three behavioral health providers in Central Massachusetts have received state grants to improve their information technology systems.

DPH overhauling medical marijuana licensing


Saying the past process of licensing marijuana dispensaries was dysfunctional, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel announced Wednesday it would be "aggressively revamped."

UMass Memorial to open urgent care sites

Emily Micucci |

UMass Memorial Health Care will open several urgent care centers in Central Massachusetts this year, which will help ease pressure on the health care system's emergency rooms.

UMass Memorial reveals plans to enter urgent care market

Emily Micucci |

As a Quincy-based urgent care center business prepares to enter Worcester, UMass Memorial Health Care has announced its own plans to open multiple urgent care centers in the city and the surrounding...

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