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Walgreens Boots Alliance Expands Pharmacist Training, New Initiatives to Help Meet Growing Need for Mental Health Resources

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK.

Key Points: 
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK.
  • Mental Health First Aid, administered by the National Council for Behavioral Health, trains participants in mental health literacy, understanding risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
  • Walgreens Find Care, an expanded digital health platform, also offers mental health services through providers including BetterHelp and Sanvello.
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic creating an even greater focus on mental health and wellbeing for employers, Walgreens is building on its partnership with Mental Health America (MHA) to help support MHAs industry leading workplace mental health initiatives.

Neighborhood Revitalization Progress: Mayor Duggan And Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan CEO Daniel J. Loepp Celebrate New Dedicated Senior Medical Center Opening To Serve East Warren-Cadieux Residents

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:00pm

"Thanks to their commitment, residents in this neighborhood will have an outstanding new option for medical care close to their homes."

Key Points: 
  • "Thanks to their commitment, residents in this neighborhood will have an outstanding new option for medical care close to their homes."
  • The new East English Village center is the fourth of six Dedicated primary care practices the hyper growth company is opening in Detroit before end of the year.
  • Today's ribbon-cutting featured Mayor Duggan, Daniel J. Loepp, and ChenMed founder Jenling "James" Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Jennifer Casey, M.D., MHA, FAAFP, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Michigan, underscored the company's commitment to community service.
  • ChenMed brands include Chen Senior Medical Center, Dedicated Senior Medical Center and JenCare Senior Medical Center.

Mental Health America Releases Annual State of Mental Health in America Report, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Top The State Rankings, Based on 15 Mental Health Indicators

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:15pm

The report also found an increase over last year’s dataset in the percentage of youth that experienced a major depressive episode in the past year -- nearly one in five youth ages 12-17 experienced a major depressive episode. On top of that, the data show that over 60% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment. Even in states with the greatest access, nearly one in three are going without treatment. In Texas, the bottom-ranked state, nearly three-quarters of youth with major depression did not receive mental health treatment.

Key Points: 
  • The state with the largest fall over last years overall ranking was Texas, dropping from #27 in 2021 to #44 this year.
  • On top of that, the data show that over 60% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment.
  • In Texas, the bottom-ranked state, nearly three-quarters of youth with major depression did not receive mental health treatment.
  • Our report illuminates the continuing crisis both in the prevalence of mental health conditions and in access to mental health services, said Schroeder Stribling, President and CEO of Mental Health America.

Elation Health Chosen for Innovation Lab to Reduce Burdens for Family Physicians

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Traditional EHRs have greatly eroded health care experiences rather than enhancing them," explained Steven Waldren, MD, MS, AAFP vice president and chief medical informatics officer. "In studying promising new technologies in family medicine, we found interoperability to be key. We have worked with multiple EHR vendors, and Elation's platform provides the type of support and open architecture that meet our Innovation Lab requirements. When we discovered that Elation users were actually delighted with their EHR -- high praise about an EHR from physicians -- we knew we'd found an ideal collaborator for the next phase of our Innovation Lab efforts." 

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Elation Health , which offers a clinical-first electronic health records (EHR) platform for independent primary care, today announced it has been chosen by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to collaborate with its Innovation Lab .
  • We have worked with multiple EHR vendors, and Elation's platform provides the type of support and open architecture that meet our Innovation Lab requirements.
  • When we discovered that Elation users were actually delighted with their EHR -- high praise about an EHR from physicians -- we knew we'd found an ideal collaborator for the next phase of our Innovation Lab efforts."
  • Elation Health is empowering primary care providers to uphold the craft of medicine, while thriving in an evolving healthcare landscape.

Avelas makes senior appointments and provides update on pegloprastide Phase III clinical program

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 8:00am

Ms. Sheriff is an expert in global regulatory strategies with more than 32 years of regulatory affairs and product development experience.

Key Points: 
  • Ms. Sheriff is an expert in global regulatory strategies with more than 32 years of regulatory affairs and product development experience.
  • In addition to his role at Avelas, he is a Senior Advisor and Capital Markets Lead at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.
  • Through the benefits of Breakthrough Therapy Designation, Avelas has continued to collaborate with the FDA on the design of the Companys registrational confirmatory Phase III trial.
  • Following this constructive dialogue with the FDA, we are excited to continue the clinical development of this exciting candidate.

Neuvotion Secures over $1M in Seed Funding to Commercialize Neurostimulation Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:15pm

DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuvotion, Inc ., an early-stage medical device company developing neurostimulation products for the rehabilitation and physical therapy markets, today announced that it has received over $1M in seed funding.

Key Points: 
  • DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuvotion, Inc ., an early-stage medical device company developing neurostimulation products for the rehabilitation and physical therapy markets, today announced that it has received over $1M in seed funding.
  • This seed funding will be used by Neuvotion to expand its team, conduct a multi-site clinical study, and seek FDA clearance for its initial product.
  • Further, Neuvotion secured exclusive worldwide rights to transformative technology developed by its founder, Chad Bouton, who is a professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health.
  • We feel strongly that this technology can help transform lives for people with spinal cord injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions."

NCPDP Foundation Awards Grant to Point-of-Care Partners to Document Clinical, Patient Care Value in NCPDP's Formulary & Benefit Standard & Added Value of RTPB Standard

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:10pm

When the Formulary and Benefit Standard is used in conjunction with NCPDP's Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard, prescribers have a complete view of patient-specific medication options and costs to select the most clinically appropriate medication at the point of care.

Key Points: 
  • When the Formulary and Benefit Standard is used in conjunction with NCPDP's Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard, prescribers have a complete view of patient-specific medication options and costs to select the most clinically appropriate medication at the point of care.
  • The research project will produce stakeholder-specific value models of the Formulary & Benefit Standard, as well as an analysis of potential cost savings from API access to the data and the additional value and cost savings gained when combined with the RTPB Standard.
  • "NCPDP's Formulary & Benefit Standard is a foundational standard that is as important today as ever," explained NCPDP Foundation Chair Mindy D. Smith, BSPharm, R.Ph., MHA.
  • While the RTPB can be used as a stand-alone standard, use of the two standards together provides accretive value.

New Analysis Finds St. Louis County, Missouri Had Highest Percentage of Population Screen At-Risk for PTSD of All Large Counties in 2020 and Early 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:51pm

PTSD is a mental health condition characterized by ongoing distress that can occur as a response to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

Key Points: 
  • PTSD is a mental health condition characterized by ongoing distress that can occur as a response to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.
  • Across the US in 2020 and 2021, 93% scored at-risk when taking a PTSD screen.
  • Our 2020 and 2021 data reflected a significant increase in the rate of those scoring at-risk for PTSD compared to 2019 (84%).
  • Counties: Among large counties, St. Louis County, Missouri (0.029%), had the highest percentage of the population scoring at-risk for PTSD, followed by Franklin County, Ohio (0.026%) and Salt Lake County, Utah (0.026%).

Atlantic Health System Selects Syft Synergy Platform For Enterprise-Wide Supply Chain Management

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Syft ,a leading provider of AI-enhanced inventory control and end-to-end hospital supply chain management software and services, has announced today that the organization has been selected by Atlantic Health System for its ability to provide unparalleled supply chain visibility across the entire Atlantic Health System enterprise and to help the health system with its transition to Oracle SCM Cloud.

Key Points: 
  • TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Syft ,a leading provider of AI-enhanced inventory control and end-to-end hospital supply chain management software and services, has announced today that the organization has been selected by Atlantic Health System for its ability to provide unparalleled supply chain visibility across the entire Atlantic Health System enterprise and to help the health system with its transition to Oracle SCM Cloud.
  • The Syft Synergy platform , seamlessly integrated with Oracle SCM Cloud , provides hospitals with complete traceability, visibility and accuracy into supplies and resources.
  • "We know Syft will provide our health system with a competitive advantage by helping us to reduce waste and achieve supply chain-related cost savings."
  • Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area.

VitalHub Subsidiary S12 Solutions Reports Two Significant Contracts in September 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:30pm

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VitalHub Corp. (the Company or VitalHub) (TSX: VHI) is pleased to report that newly acquired subsidiary, S12 Solutions (S12), continues to achieved significant market penetration with two new S12 Solutions contracts signed in September 2021; Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust(the Trust or Oxford) and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Derbyshire, together, the Trusts).

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VitalHub Corp. (the Company or VitalHub) (TSX: VHI) is pleased to report that newly acquired subsidiary, S12 Solutions (S12), continues to achieved significant market penetration with two new S12 Solutions contracts signed in September 2021; Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust(the Trust or Oxford) and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Derbyshire, together, the Trusts).
  • Both Trusts will utilize the S12 Solution Mental Health Act (MHA) assessment team organization and electronic claims platform.
  • S12 Solutions is a UK-based company, which helps mental health professionals efficiently complete Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) processes.
  • S12 Solutions is a digital platform with approved section 12 (s.12) doctors for MHA assessments in England, which connects Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs).