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Kerfoot K.M.,API Healthcare
Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses | Year: 2012

As leaders, we must feel a sense of moral obligation to implement evidence about end-of-life care in our practice setting. Nurse leaders can help patients and families orchestrate a beautiful experience that is an alternative to futile, expensive end-of-life care. Preparation is key in helping staff provide the best level of care. A plan built around the best care for patients can integrate with many diverse positions and people. Courageous nurse leaders are well adapted to maneuvering through political traps and advocating for patients and their families. Everyone benefits personally and financially, including our communities and nation, when courageous leaders advocate successfully for effective end-of-life care.

The Rosenmund catalyst (Pd/BaSO4) was found to efficiently catalyze debenzylation of N-benzyltetrazole derivatives with ammonium formate by catalytic transfer hydrogenation under mild conditions. The protocol has been applied to functionalized substrates to provide various angiotensin II receptor blockers in excellent yields. © Georg Thieme Verlag.

Seki M.,API Healthcare
RSC Advances | Year: 2014

A Ru-mediated highly efficient direct C-H arylation of α- heteroaromatic benzenes has been accomplished by addition of readily accessible K-bis(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate (BEHPK), which allowed facile and economical access to a wide range of functionalized biaryls including active pharmaceutical ingredients. © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

News Article | January 22, 2014
Site: venturebeat.com

General Electric just announced it has acquired API Healthcare, a company that sells software to hospitals to improve productivity. The strategic buy-up is in line with GE’s overall strategy to bolster efficiency in hospitals. In June of 2013, the industrial giant announced it would set aside $2 billion for its burgeoning health care practice. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. In April of 2011, API Healthcare walked away from a pending sale to Kronos, its largest competitor, in order to remain a private company. Both Kronos and API Healthcare provide workforce management and patient tracking software to hospitals and smaller health clinics. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, now is the optimal time for an exit. The ACA is pushing hospitals to deliver value-based rather than volume-based care. What this means is that doctors will be incentivized to keep patients healthy rather than charge for a battery of expensive procedures and tests. And GE isn’t the only firm that expects to cash in as doctors go digital. Cloud companies like Box recently delved into health care and are building software that is sufficiently secure and compliant. Likewise, venture capital firms are making bets in digital health, and investment is steadily increasing. API Healthcare works with customers to improve transparency by tracking patients at home and during their hospital stay. The tools are also used by health institutions to gain insight into scheduling and staffing, so patients can be matched with the right care provider in real time. According to a news release, API’s tools are used by over 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies in the U.S. Once the transaction closes, the API Healthcare solutions will join GE Healthcare’s existing offerings and will be branded under the Industrial Internet portfolio. “Health care productivity is more important than ever for hospitals as more patients enter the system and operational costs continue to climb,” said John Dineen, President and chief executive of GE Healthcare in a statement. “Hospitals need operational management systems to drive enterprise-wide efficiencies, reduce unnecessary costs, and enable improved patient care.”

News Article | January 21, 2014
Site: www.zdnet.com

General Electric is giving its Industrial Internet cloud platform a booster shot this week with the acquisition of API Healthcare. The Hartford, Wis.-based company develops software for healthcare employee management as well as solutions for real-time analytics designed to keep hospitals running more smoothly. The long-term goals of such solutions are to reduce wait times, improve patient care, and reduce costs overall. API Healthcare's products are already in service at more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies nationwide. GE plans to integrate API Healthcare's portfolio with its own for improving and tracking patients, workflows, and other assets over time. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The merger is expected to go through by the end of the first quarter of 2014. GE has been busy strengthening its cloud data platform since it was introduced in partnership with Amazon Web Services, Accenture, and EMC's Pivotal initiative last year. The GE Industrial Internet is touted to provide industrial operators with a common architecture for linking up smart machines, sensors and analytics. GE fine-tuned the platform with more predictive capabilities last fall , geared primarily toward the aviation, healthcare, rail, and energy industries. Along with adding a trio of tech heavy-hitters (AT&T, Intel, and Cisco) to the partner sheet, the partner and developer ecosystem is poised to get bigger soon as GE is supposed to open up the platform to third-party partners and developers for integration on new apps and services this year.

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