Implantable cardiac device data could help predict hospitalization, death

[Image from Pixabay]A new study out of Manchester in the U.K. suggests that data from implantable cardiac devices could help health providers predict whether patients are at greater risk of hospitalization or death.

Out of more than 400 people with Medtronic cardiac devices, those with a high-risk score based on cardiac implantable electronic device physiological data had odds of dying that were three times higher than the never-high-risk group, according to the study published in the February issue of EP Europace.

Out of the 60 patients in the group who died, 50 had a high-risk score.

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Siemens Healthineers inks $169.7M health tech support contract in UK

Siemens Healthineers (ETR: SHL) announced today that it entered into a 15-year strategic contract worth $169.7 million (€140 million).

The partnership, inked with Manchester (UK) University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is slated to include the planning, installation and maintenance of 222 pieces of critical medical equipment, with approximately 350 planned installations over the life of the contract, according to a news release.

An on-site team will also be present to ensure the technology performs and aid with the administrative processes for MFT as a single point of contact for all technology-related matters, Siemens Healthineers said.

Additionally, the contract includes a training program for users in the imaging pathway while MFT will receive financial planning security over the contract period.

Equipment provided under the agreement is designed to improve patient care and meet the growing demand for imaging and better both staff satisfaction an…

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