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May 26, 2016

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  • GHX announces winners of 16th annual GHXcellence Awards
  • Manufacturer News

  • BD launches BD FACSMelody system
  • GOJO recognized by Practice Greenhealth as a Healthcare Champion for Change
  • Medtronic, Qualcomm collaborate to improve care and outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes
  • Provider Services News

  • ZeOmega launches Jiva Consultant Certification Program
  • Hospital and IDN News

  • Randolph Hospital enters management services agreement with Cone Health
  • Kaleida Health signs LOI to affiliate with Upper Allegheny Health System
  • GPO News

  • Yankee Alliance partners with Microbiology Research Associates Inc for microbiology testing, consulting services
  • Premier teams up with NQF, CDC to help hospitals better manage antibiotic use
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    GHX announces winners of 16th annual GHXcellence Awards

    Global Healthcare Exchange LLC (GHX) (Louisville, CO) announced the GHXcellence Award winners at the 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet in Austin, Texas. The awards, which have been presented to provider and supplier organizations for the past 16 years, recognize the leaders and visionaries who are leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs, and improve patient care. This year, GHX added the new Millennium Club award for provider and supplier organizations that generate over one million automated transactions annually through the GHX Exchange. GHX also added eight new provider awards to the 2016 GHXcellence program, which blend quantitative and qualitative criteria to honor true healthcare supply chain leaders and innovation. For a list of winners, visit ghx.com/newsroomevents/news-releases/2016/canadian-healthcare-supply-chain-leaders-honored-at-16th-annual-ghxcellence-awards/.

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    Manufacturer News
    BD launches BD FACSMelody system

    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (Franklin Lakes, NJ) launched the BD FACSMelody system, its newest cell sorter. The BD FACSMelody sorter is built for benchtop use and features high sensitivity to identify and isolate target cells for up to nine colors, extending the multicolor capability compared to similar cell sorters that is essential for identification of dim or rare subpopulations. The BD FACSChorus cell sorting technology allows researchers to simultaneously isolate two cell populations into separate tubes or deposit single or multiple target cells into 96- or 384-well plates. The BD FACSMelody system enables researchers at multiple skill levels to achieve high-purity sorting. The BD FACSMelody cell sorting system is offered in six different configurations to best meet a wide array of application needs. The system includes a gel-coupled cuvette, which eliminates optical fluidic alignment, provides excellent sensitivity and resolution, and is uniquely designed to leverage the broad BD Horizon Brilliant reagent portfolio. The BD FACSChorus software precisely regulates the sorting of droplets and steering of sorted cells into collection devices.

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    GOJO recognized by Practice Greenhealth as a Healthcare Champion for Change

    GOJO (Akron, OH) was again recognized by Practice Greenhealth (Reston, VA) as a winner of this year’s Champion for Change Award. GOJO was honored for success in greening its internal operations and helping its customers and associates advance sustainable practices. GOJO was recognized for its dedication to advancing its social, environmental, and economic sustainability goals. The Champion for Change Award honors businesses supplying the healthcare sector that have taken steps to improve their own green practices and gone the extra mile to help its clients and associates expand their sustainable practices.

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    Medtronic, Qualcomm collaborate to improve care and outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes

    Medtronic plc (Dublin, Ireland) and Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, CA), through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life Inc, today announced a global, multi-year collaboration to jointly develop future generation continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems that aim to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes. The collaboration seeks to leverage Medtronic's market-leadership in diabetes management and Qualcomm Life's expertise in developing reference designs for wireless, single-use, and small integrated modules to create more affordable, easier-to-use CGM systems, including a new sensor and smaller design that can provide near real-time and retrospective glucose data. The initial focus of the collaboration will be to develop a single-use CGM system designed for broader practice by general practitioners who manage care for the vast majority of the 400 million people worldwide with Type 2 diabetes.

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    Provider Services News
    ZeOmega launches Jiva Consultant Certification Program

    ZeOmega Inc (Plano, TX) launched the Jiva Consultant Certification Program for clinical and technical consultants who wish to increase their proficiency in the implementation and use of the Jiva Population Health Management platform. The comprehensive Consultant Certification Program includes clinical and technical tracks featuring computer-based and on-site training elements. Consultants who enroll in the program will be exposed to both sequential coursework and module-specific training ending with an evaluation of the skills acquired. Certified consultants will also receive an invitation to an exclusive annual Jiva consultant event and access to a private online Jiva consultant training forum. Training dates and enrollment details for the Jiva Consultant Certification Program will be announced in the near future.

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    Hospital and IDN News
    Randolph Hospital enters management services agreement with Cone Health

    Randolph Hospital (Asheboro, NC) entered into a management services agreement with Cone Health (Greensboro, NC) effective June 1, 2016. The agreement will enable Randolph Hospital to leverage Cone Health's size, scale, best practices, and expertise. Under the agreement, Randolph Hospital will remain independently owned and governed by its current board of directors. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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    Kaleida Health signs LOI to affiliate with Upper Allegheny Health System

    Kaleida Health (Buffalo, NY) signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) (Olean, NY). Under the proposed affiliation, UAHS and its two hospitals, Bradford Regional Medical Center (Bradford, PA) and Olean General Hospital (Olean, NY), will become part of Kaleida but remaining separate legal entities. Officials say the affiliation will benefit both systems through joint physician recruitment and information technology enhancement.

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    GPO News
    Yankee Alliance partners with Microbiology Research Associates Inc for microbiology testing, consulting services

    Microbiology Research Associates Inc (MRA) (Acton, MA) partnered with Yankee Alliance (Andover, MA). Through the partnership, MRA will offer microbiology testing and consulting services to Yankee Alliance’s more than 12,800 members. MRA specializes in sterile compounding compliance, contamination control, cleanroom validation, environmental monitoring, and microbiology testing. Details of the partnership were not disclosed.

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    Premier teams up with NQF, CDC to help hospitals better manage antibiotic use

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) (Washington, DC) and the CDC, alongside a team of more than 25 experts, including Premier Inc (Charlotte, NC), convened to create the Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook. Strategies in the Playbook include team-wide, systematic approaches to: assessing when patients need antibiotics and when treatment should be adjusted; educating staff, family, and patients about appropriate antibiotic use; and, tracking and reporting antibiotic prescribing, use, and resistance.

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