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2012-04-25 10:24:53

AKRON, Ohio, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers, health care engineers and medical device experts gathered this week for the inaugural National Conference on Value-driven Engineering to Improve Medical Innovation for U.S. Global Competitiveness assembled by the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Experts from some of the nation's leading biomedical device engineering companies and research...

2012-04-20 10:22:11

AKRON, Ohio, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) is attracting leading national experts in the medical device sector to the National Conference on Value-driven Engineering to Improve Medical Innovation for U.S. Global Competitiveness. The event, taking place in Akron Monday and Tuesday, April 23-24, features leaders from industry, academia and the public and private sector discussing the future of medical device development and...

2012-03-16 06:20:49

CLEVELAND, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital is one of 34 children's hospitals in the country participating in a national effort to improve the quality of care and improve patient safety in pediatric hospitals in the form of a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The network officially launched on March 15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, at a kick-off meeting that included CEOs, individual hospital board members, clinical leaders and others from all 34...

2012-02-29 16:32:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital has begun providing Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Pre-hospital Providers (Pedi-STEPPs) to members of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) EMS. A grant from the Cullen Trust for Healthcare, as well as a community benefit donation from Texas Children's Hospital will allow this innovative training to be offered free of charge to the City for 500 firefighters over the next...

2012-02-25 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians, researchers and a nurse from the Renal Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston received prominent acclaim during the 32nd( )Annual Conference on Dialysis (ADC) held Feb. 26 through 28, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia, convened an international group of thousands of practitioners and researchers to discuss current developments in the field of renal replacement therapies. It...

2012-02-08 17:38:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital Trauma Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing lifesaving care for injured patients. "We couldn't be more thrilled to receive official approval from the Verification Review...

2012-02-08 11:17:00

Value of Accountable Care Community approach to public health promotion and disease prevention outlined in new paper released today CDC-funded initiative involves more than 60 local organizations constructing a nationally replicable community model Chronic disease management pilot program shows early impact AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new community-wide collaboration to reduce the impact of chronic disease and empower patients is generating impressive...

2012-02-06 12:24:00

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron: WHAT: Conference call explaining a new comprehensive approach to community health being developed in Akron, Ohio, with measurable impact on chronic diseases such as diabetes. The Accountable Care Community initiative involves 60 diverse organizations that emphasize integration and shared responsibility for community health, including health promotion and...

2012-01-12 12:04:00

Culture of innovation accelerates development of non-invasive device to treat spinal deformities in children AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) announced today the formation of APTO Orthopaedics, the first medical device company created out of the Institute. ABIA's Dr. Steve Fening and Akron Children's Hospital's Dr. Todd Ritzman co-founded the company to improve treatment for widespread forms of musculoskeletal...

2012-01-05 13:00:00

Explorys announced today that Akron General Health System has joined the Explorys network. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Akron General Health System will use Explorys´ DataGrid platform and the EPM: Explore application to analyze its clinical, operational, and financial data across its broad spectrum of services and delivery channels to identify patterns in outcomes and opportunities for improving delivery of care. “We recognize coming together with other systems to...