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New telemedicine technology aims to disrupt eye exam business

Matt Pilon |

Some experts believe technology will continue to displace workers, particularly those in lower-skilled jobs, but one professional group that has unexpectedly found itself in the automation crosshairs...

Wheeler Clinic to handle crisis services at Bristol ER

Plainville community health center Wheeler Clinic said it has signed an agreement with Bristol Hospital to provide emergency behavioral health crisis services.

Middletown’s CHC to train fellow U.S. health centers

Using $1 million in clinical workforce development funding from the federal government, Middletown’s Community Health Center Inc. said it will help more than 1,000 health centers implement...

St. Francis among 11 chosen to participate in national study on pressure ulcers

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been chosen by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to participate in a two-year national study on ways to prevent pressure ulcers, the...

CT to receive $1M from drug marketing settlement

Connecticut will receive $1 million from a $71 million settlement between a California drug maker and 48 states, state Attorney General George Jepsen announced.

7,000 could lose Access Health coverage

The state's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, says 7 percent of its private insurance customers risk losing their Obamacare coverage and related tax credits in the next three months...

DOJ’s review of $37B Aetna-Humana deal extended

The U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust review of Hartford health insurer Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana will be extended another month, Aetna said.

Bristol Hospital chief: New nursing designation is significant

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program has granted Bristol Hospital Magnet recognition, the highest recognition for nursing care as established by the ANCC, a...

St. Francis Care names VP, chief nursing officer

St. Francis Care named Denise M. Peterson vice president, professional nursing practice and quality, chief nursing officer, effective Aug. 1.

Loon Medical Inc. in Tolland names CEO

Loon Medical Inc. in Tolland, which manufactures the CareSentinel line of caregiver support products for the home and institutional healthcare markets, announced that George Panciera joined the...

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