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Given Imaging Initiates 800-Patient Multi-Center, Pivotal Trial for PillCam® COLON 2

Results Will Supplement Existing European Data to Support FDA 510(k) Submission

Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced the initiation of and first PillCam® COLON 2 capsule procedures in a large, multi-center, pivotal PillCam® COLON 2 study, which will support the Company's planned 510(k) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Seventeen sites will enroll a total of 800 patients, aged 50-75 years, who are at average risk for colonic polyps and comprise the normal screening population. "While colonoscopy remains the most effective test for colorectal cancer screening, not everyone is willing to undergo colonoscopy.

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Heart Hospital of Austin first to bring Philips Live 3D transesophageal ultrasound to Texas capital

WHAT: Philips offers iE33 xMATRIX ultrasound system with live 3D transesophageal echo (TEE) at Heart Hospital of Austin, an award-winning, physician-led and patient-focused hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Austin, Texas.

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Philips distributes simple solution for the reduction of environmental pathogens commonly found in health care facilities

Andover, Mass. – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today an agreement with Lumalier Corporation to address the growing problem of microbial contamination in hospitals. At this year’s annual scientific meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (APIC), Lumalier will showcase Tru-D, a total-room ultraviolet (UV) disinfector, which is now available directly to customers through Philips. Tru-D is an automated, no-touch, portable UV device that helps control pathogens known to contaminate environmental surfaces.

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GE Healthcare Demonstrates the Importance of Midwives in the Pregnancy and Birthing Processes

GE Healthcare takes steps to engage midwives in the development of tools and resources that can further the midwifery practice and improve maternal and infant care around the world

Durban, SOUTH AFRICA Midwives have a substantial impact on the wellbeing of women and newborns. GE Healthcare is celebrating the role midwives play in the birthing experience at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 2011 Congress on June 19 – 23 in Durban, South Africa. To better partner with this vital community of midwives, GE Healthcare will launch a focus group to better understand the needs of midwives, and to develop technologies that will enable them to better serve their patients. At ICM, GE Healthcare will seek nominations of midwifes to be a part of this focus group to ensure their voice is captured and the true needs are understood. “GE Healthcare is focused on supporting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG), specifically MDG4: reducing child mortality and MDG5: improving maternal health.

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MEDICAID FIRST TO JOIN WASHINGTON STATE'S HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE PROJECT

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Medicaid program is the first health care payer to sign up for a new statewide Health Information Exchange that will let providers, labs, pharmacies, public health, health plans and others electronically exchange health information, the Health Care Authority announced today. The system – the OneHealthPort Health Information Exchange – was funded primarily through a cooperative agreement between the Health Care Authority and the federal National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and supported by private contributions from OneHealthPort and the Washington Healthcare Forum. The OneHealthPort Health Information Exchange will provide the technology infrastructure for health care industry organizations and their trading partners (such as insurance companies and medical providers) to exchange electronic health information efficiently without risking a loss of security.

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Shared services: free seminar for IM&T directors on 14 July

Case studies of NHS trusts which have transformed their IM&T by switching to the shared services model will lead the discussions at a free seminar for IM&T directors in London on 14 July. Leading the seminar is Eddie Olla, CIO of Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust and Director at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Informatics Service, and Alan Brown, Lead for IT Deployment and Management at healthcare information specialists, Apira.

The seminar will be run in a collaborative style, where presentations will be mixed with group discussions around the benefits and challenges of in-house IM&T versus shared and outsourced services. Each trust in attendance will have the opportunity to share their experiences, and the panel is available to advise on possible options and routes forward.

The seminar will be held at Apira’s London headquarters at Enterprise House, 1-2 Hatfields, London, SE1 9PG from noon-4.30pm on Thursday 14 July. Lunch provided. To book a free place, please call 020 7960 9626, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or book online on the Events page at www.apira.co.uk. This is the first of six seminars in the popular annual Apira Summer Series taking place through July. This year seminar topics include mobile working, RiO Release 1 and contact centres. Further information can be found on the website.

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Healthcare IT Breaking News July 8th 2011

Latest Healthcare IT and Medical Technology news updates 8 July 2011. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 09, 2011 – International Healthcare Technology (IHT): the premiere online source for breaking healthcare IT and medical technology news, presents the recent healthcare IT and medical technology news headlines hitting our desk 8th July 2011.

Visit http://www.healthcaretechnologymagazine.com to get the full story today.

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Shared services: free seminar for IM&T directors on 14 July

GE Healthcare Wins Design Excellence Awards for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MEDICAID FIRST TO JOIN WASHINGTON STATE'S HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE PROJECT

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Administration launches “Apps Against Abuse” technology challenge to help address sexual assault and dating violence

National competition will challenge developers to create software applications that empower young adults to intervene and prevent sexual violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Vice President Joe Biden, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launched the “Apps Against Abuse” technology challenge – a national competition to develop an innovative software application, or “app,” that provides young adults with tools to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence. “Just as technology is changing the way young people communicate with each other every day, it’s also changing the way young people can protect themselves and their friends from becoming victims of sexual violence,” said Vice President Biden. “This challenge is a chance to empower a new generation to take a stand against violence.”

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Prolifics Obtains IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences SVP Authorization

Marks 4th IBM SVP Authorization for Systems Integrator Specializing in IBM Technology

Prolifics, an end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, announced that as of July 12th, it has obtained the IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences SVP Authorization. Previous IBM SVP authorizations obtained were for Security, Energy & Utilities Industries, and Enterprise Content Management. The initiative is designed to meet the demands of clients who are looking to drive more value from their technology investments.

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