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Date: Thursday, September 01, 2005

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IBM Systems Creates Server Solution for Byram Healthcare
Thursday, September 01, 2005
IBM POWER5 Technology Roadmap Delivers Ten Times Faster Reporting Times ... more

MichBio Expo 2005 Announces Premier, Gold and Silver Sponsors
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The MichBio Expo 2005 announced today that Pfizer Research and Development and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation are the premier sponsors for this year's 5th annual expo. ... more

NDCHealth Annual Meeting Not Scheduled Due to Per-Se Agreement
Thursday, September 01, 2005
NDCHealth Corporation (NYSE:NDC) today announced that, in light of the previously disclosed agreement to be acquired by Per-Se Technologies, Inc., the board of directors of NDCHealth has decided not to schedule an annual meeting of stockholders prior to the special meeting that will be called to act upon the acquisition. ... more

Siemens Medical Solutions Inks Three-Year Deal with Novation; Contracts Awarded for Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Siemens Medical Solutions today announced agreements with Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), whereby Siemens will provide value on a broad range of imaging solutions to meet the needs of these facilities. These three-year contracts signify continued growth in the relationship between these organizations.... more

Amgen is the Clear Leader in the Biotechnology Sector, with Sales Approaching $10bn in 2004, Compared to Second Place Genentech's Sales of $3.8bn
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The top biotechnology companies are expected to continue outpacing the overall growth of the pharmaceutical market in the next 5 years, and prospects for long-term success have never been greater. ... more

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Editor's Pick of Health Informatics Headlines
Clinical Genomics Project at Mayo Enters Next Phase
Bioscience Technology, US - Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Mayo Clinic began a partnership with IBM in 2001 to develop an information technology solution for linking clinical records with genomic and proteomic data. In the first phase of the project, a mammoth database system was built to store patient data. Mayo says it is now ready to tackle the next challenge. ...
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CareGroup Rolls Out Web-Based Electronic Health Record Built on InterSystems' Caché Post-Relational Database, US - Thursday, September 01, 2005
Boston-based CareGroup HealthCare System is an integrated delivery network that includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Deaconess-Glover Hospital and Deaconess-Nashoba Hospital, as well as 72 ambulatory care practices. With more than 13,000 employees and 2,000 medical staff, CareGroup and its members offer a broad spectrum of health services to residents of eastern Massachusetts. ...
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iSoft wins multi-million dollar deal from SingHealth
Hindu Business Line, India - Thursday, September 01, 2005
Healthcare applications solutions provider, iSoft Group Plc has won a multi-million dollar contract from SingHealth, a Singapore-based leader in advanced regional healthcare delivery, research and teaching, to provide next generation information solutions. ...
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Palm OS Getting Thumbs-Up
Health Data Management, US - Thursday, September 01, 2005
PDA users in health care lean toward the Palm operating system compared with Windows Mobile. But their information technology experience level--and how they use the hand-held computers--factor into their choices. ...
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DOD creates new health office
Government Health IT, US - Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Defense Department announced Aug. 31 that it established a new office to reform military health services. ...
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Syndicated Health Informatics News
Bioinformatics News
Novartis offers $4.5 bln to buy up Chiron
Moreover - Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:00:00 PM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG on Thursday offered $4.5 billion for the shares of U.S. drugmaker Chiron ... more

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Strike hits parts maker for Oshawa GM plants
Moreover - Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:52:00 PM
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Novartis offers $4.5B for rest of Chiron
Moreover - Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:44:00 PM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG has offered $4.5 billion to buy the remaining shares in U.S. drugs firm Chiron Corp. it does not already own, in a move which would take the Swiss drugmaker firmly into the vaccines ... more

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Stock Futures in U.S. Are Little Changed; Chiron Rallies on Novartis Offer
Moreover - Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:36:00 PM
1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures were little changed on concern soaring energy prices and costs associated with Hurricane Katrina will slow the economy. ... more

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Chiron clears an FDA hurdle
Moreover - Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:25:00 PM
Chiron Corp.'s efforts to correct manufacturing flaws that ruined its entire U.S. flu vaccine supply last year and caused a nationwide shortage have won conditional approval from the ... more

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