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2012-11-07 12:26:28

After Posting More Than $88 Million in Profits, UMass Memorial Medical Center Has Slashed its Nursing and Support Staff in the Last Two Years and Has Gone From Being the Best Staffed Hospital in the City to the Worst, While Also Posting Among the Lowest Rankings in the State for Quality Patient Care WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of nurses who work at the Worcester-based hospital campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) will conduct...

2012-10-16 19:20:45

In the news release, Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Clinical Outreach Laboratory from UMass Memorial Medical Center; Plan to Build 'Lab of the Future' to Serve Massachusetts Health Care Community, issued 16-Oct-2012 by Quest Diagnostics over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the seventh paragraph, second sentence, should read "be neutral to earnings per share in 2013, and accretive to earnings per share in 2014," rather than "be neutral to earnings per share in 2012, and accretive...

2012-10-16 15:23:44

MADISON, N.J., and WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services, signed a definitive agreement today to purchase the clinical outreach laboratory business of UMass Memorial Medical Center, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care and the largest health care system in Central New England. The sale is the first step toward establishing a long-term relationship between the two organizations that...

2012-09-18 10:24:42

Lessons from the "Early Innovator" and Advanced Implementation States WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the most challenging aspects for states working to implement health care reform is establishing the information technology (IT) infrastructure to promote access to and enrollment in health plans through exchanges and expanded Medicaid programs authorized by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A new report released by the University of Massachusetts...

2012-08-27 13:01:20

ALS discovery points to new pathways and potential treatment strategy A team of scientists, including faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), have discovered a gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). The study, published today in Nature Medicine, describes how the loss of activity of a receptor called EphA4 substantially extends the lifespan of people with the disease. When coupled with a UMMS...

2012-07-16 10:19:02

Disruption of cytoskeleton pathways contribute to ALS pathogenesis A new genetic mutation that causes familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, has been identified by a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). Mutations to the profilin (PFN1) gene, which is essential to the growth and development of nerve cell axons, is estimated to account for one to two percent of...

2012-07-05 10:17:04

Preventing postoperative delirium may improve recovery of cognitive ability in cardiac patients Older patients undergoing cardiac surgery often experience changes in cognitive function, such as memory problems or an inability to focus, in the days immediately following their operations. While these changes are usually temporary, for unknown reasons, a significant number of cardiac patients will encounter long-term cognitive problems, lasting as long as a year after their surgeries. Now,...

2012-05-31 02:26:07

PITTSBURGH, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, is working with UMass Memorial Health Care to participate in the preparation and implementation of its enterprise-wide electronic medical record (EMR), Siemens Soarian, which went live in January. Since its consultants began working at the Worcester, MA- based UMass Memorial, Stoltenberg has placed several clinical and financial consultants there who have led or...

2012-05-10 23:14:49

Ribonucleoprotein granules exit the nucleus via a budding mechanism akin to herpes-type viruses The movement of genetic materials, such as RNA and ribosomes, from the nucleus to the cytoplasm is a critical component in a cell's ability to make the proteins necessary for essential biological functions. Until now, it was believed the nuclear pore complex was the sole pathway between the cell nucleus and cytoplasm for these materials. New evidence published in Cell by Vivian Budnik, PhD,...

2012-02-22 12:13:24

UMass Medical School iHeal project uses emerging technologies to detect drug cravings and intervene Clinical researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are combining an innovative constellation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, smartphone programming, biosensors and wireless connectivity to develop a device designed to detect physiological stressors associated with drug cravings and respond with user-tailored behavioral interventions that prevent...