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ISS Solutions Expands -
ISS Solutions Expands Clinical Engineering Footprint in the Mid-West Through the Acquisition of Medical Integrated Services, Inc. (Article on 3/28 quotes Peter Brooks.)

ISS Solutions: ISS Solutions has acquired the Strategic Asset Services
(STAT Services) Division of XRI. (Articles June 2011)

Geisinger Careworks After-Hours Urgent Care – The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice
Geisinger set to open urgent care clinic in Dallas (Article on 7/1 reports on the 7/5 opening of the new Geisinger Careworks After-Hours Care in Dallas. Quotes Steve Christensen.)

Precyse Innovative Workflow Solution - The Pittsburgh Business Times
May 26, 2011 - Geisinger Health System Achieves Positive Results with Precyse's Innovative Workflow Solution (Article on 5/25 reports Geisinger is among the first health systems in the nation to use advanced technology that combines a computer assisted coding application with national language comprehension to improve clinical documentation and coding accuracy.

Cernostics, Geisinger to partner on personalized healthcare
June 21, 2010 - Cernostics Inc., a biotechnology firm specializing in advanced cancer diagnostics, and Geisinger Health System, a $2.1 billion integrated health services organization, today announced a partnership in personalized healthcare.

Geisinger Ventures names Mike Hoerres as Principal
Feb. 4, 2010 – Geisinger Ventures recently announced that Mike Hoerres has joined the organization as a Principal. Ventures is Geisinger Health System’s for-profit venture arm focused on translating clinical and operational innovation into practical use and promoting the reinvestment of capital into the system.

Geisinger and TGen announce strategic partnership to shape future of personalized medicine
Feb. 3, 2010 - Geisinger Health System and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced the signing of a strategic research agreement that provides a focused look at the gaps in clinical medicine where biomedical research can make a difference. Read more

Geisinger to provide patients access to physicians' notes
Oct. 8, 2009 - Patients across the country are voicing a growing interest in becoming more involved – and having more control – over their own medical care. A new study, in which Geisinger is a participant, will examine the impact of adding a new layer of openness to a traditionally one-sided element of the doctor-patient relationship – the notes from patients’ doctors’ visits. 

Information in Electronic Medical Records to be Health Industry's Most Valuable Asset in Five Years, Finds Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Oct. 1, 2009 - The Tampa Bay (FL) Business Journal's article on electronic health records includes Geisinger.

Health Care Innovation Booming in Rural Pa.
Aug. 25, 2009 - Compared with the swath of health-care businesses spread out on either side of Interstate 95 from New York to Washington, tiny Danville and Riverside, Pa., at first glance don't seem to have much to offer that industry. But the two hamlets, across the Susquehanna River from each other about 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia, are homes to organizations trying to spark a boom in health-care innovation in rural Pennsylvania.

Geisinger Careworks retail clinic featured in New York Times
May 18, 2009 - Geisinger’s Careworks Convenient Healthcare™ retail clinics were featured in a recent New York Times article entitled, 'Hospitals Begin to Move Into Supermarkets'.

Geisinger receives $150K grant to advance genomics research
April 29, 2009 – Geisinger’s Institute for Genomic Medicine recently recruited a top level genomic medicine researcher and purchased related equipment as a result of receiving a $150,000 Keystone Innovation Starter Kit program grant.

Geisinger featured on Jim Leherer News Hour
March 30, 2009 - PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer featured Drs. Steele, Casale and Paulus, and other members of Geisinger staff in a story on our electronic health record capabilities, ProvenCare and Medical Home - and how they relate to healthcare reform.

Geisinger's MyCode project: the link to personalized medicine
March 2, 2009 - We know that genes determine these differences.  Now, we also are learning that genes affect how our bodies respond to disease.

Geisinger employee pair address humanization of healthcare
March 1, 2009 - A new medical modesty garment under development through Geisinger Ventures will help alleviate patients' concerns and fears about disrobing for surgical, imaging or other relevant procedures

Innovation Chief to Speak at World Healthcare Congress
Jan. 19, 2009 - Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA, Geisinger's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer will address the nation's healthcare CEOs at the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, to be held April 14-15, 2009, in Washington, DC.

Grant to support Bucknell, Geisinger joint medical technology research, development
Nov. 5, 2008 - A $71,000 matching grant will be shared by Bucknell University and a Geisinger Health System enterprise to foster collaborative medical technology research and development efforts.

Senior healthcare executive joins Geisinger Ventures
Nov. 4, 2008 - Anthony LaMacchia has joined Geisinger Ventures as an executive in residence, where he will provide management support to Ventures' four portfolio companies and assist with the startup of newly acquired or internally developed companies.

Interleukin Genetics and Geisinger to Collaborate on Genetic Tests to Predict Weight Loss Success
Sept. 23, 2008 – Interleukin Genetics, Inc. and Geisinger Health System, announced a research collaboration to explore the role of genetics in obesity.

Geisinger named a 'most wired' hospital
Aug. 11, 2008 - Geisinger Health System has again been listed among the nation's "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems."

Life Geisinger Executive Director named Practice Change Fellow
June 17, 2008 - Amy Minnich, RN BSN, Executive Director of LIFE Geisinger, has been named a Practice Change Fellow by the Hartford Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies. 

Ripple Reaches Healthcare (Scranton Times Tribune)
June 6, 2008 - The economic downturn is making it tougher for people to afford health care, sparking more emergency room visits, unpaid hospital bills and greater demand for state assistance, experts say.

If You Can Get a Warranty for a Refrigerator, Why Not for Bypass Surgery?
June 1, 2008 - One of the last things we expect to come with warranties are health-care services, especially for procedures as risky as coronary artery bypass surgery. But the folks at Geisinger Health System, a hospital group in Central Pennsylvania, are defying expectations with their new "ProvenCare" program.

Geisinger and Celera to collaborate on liver disease test
Feb. 19, 2007 - Geisinger Health System and Celera (NYSE:CRA), an Applera Corporation business, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration with the aim of developing a diagnostic assay for the increased risk of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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