HHM Global | B2B Online Platform & Magazine https://www.hhmglobal.com Hospital & Healthcare Management is a leading B2B Magazine & an Online Platform featuring global news, views, exhibitions & updates of hospital management industry. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:39:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Echo Health Ventures invest in Strive Health to Help Transform Kidney Care for Patients https://www.hhmglobal.com/knowledge-bank/industry-reports/echo-health-ventures-invest-in-strive-health-to-help-transform-kidney-care-for-patients Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:39:14 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/echo-health-ventures-invest-in-strive-health-to-help-transform-kidney-care-for-patients Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions, announced the completion of an investment in Strive Health (Strive), a new company launched to fundamentally change the lives of kidney disease patients through early engagement, comprehensive coordinated care, and expanded treatment options.

“Strive’s new integrated approach to kidney care will be transformative for millions of patients with kidney disease and we are delighted to partner with EHV in this effort,” said Chris Riopelle, CEO of Strive Health. “The experience that EHV and its Parents bring will significantly accelerate our ability to change how kidney care works in America today.”

Founded in 2018, Denver-based Strive works with innovative payers and providers to deliver a turn-key kidney care service line for health systems. Strive deploys a high touch, team-based care model powered by specialized technology and nephrology caregivers that services the entire CKD journey for patients – from primary care level prevention through end-stage renal replacement therapy.

“We’re very excited to welcome Strive into the EHV portfolio,” said Echo Health Ventures CEO, Rob Coppedge. “Strive is already seeing strong market interest in driving new advances to kidney care, and we’re looking forward to supporting the company as it continues to grow. The management team brings the extensive experience and market leadership that is required to develop innovative care delivery models in the chronic kidney disease sector, and we believe Strive is well positioned to drive better clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients.”

EHV joins a group of investors in Strive, led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Town Hall Ventures. EHV’s approach to corporate investing is focused on building a health care system centered on people and their families. By leveraging strategic relationships, talent and capital from established industry leaders and influencers, EHV is transforming the corporate venture model to build a more sustainable health care system.

Tahoe Forest migrates to Aruba Network to upgrade patient care infrastructure https://www.hhmglobal.com/knowledge-bank/news/tahoe-forest-migrates-to-aruba-network-to-upgrade-patient-care-infrastructure Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:33:40 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/tahoe-forest-migrates-to-aruba-network-to-upgrade-patient-care-infrastructure Tahoe Forest Health System has decided to migrate to Aruba Mobile-First network to modernise its patient care infrastructure and improve bottom line.

By replacing its existing Cisco network and standardising on Aruba for its two critical access hospitals and six specialty clinics, Tahoe Forest will be able to save from $750,000 to $1m of operational expenses over the next five years.

The organisation, which serves about 150,000 patients per annum, believes that the technology upgrade will enhance network performance and simplify its IT management.

Tahoe Forest chief information and innovation officer Jake Dorst said that existing Cisco network was too expensive to maintain, and the institution had to also simplify and right-size its infrastructure.

Dorst added: “We want to put every dollar we spend towards patient care.”

“We realised that if we could save on network infrastructure costs, those dollars could be put back into new construction and improving services for the community and our patients.”

In collaboration with WrightCore of Nashville, Tahoe Forest implemented Aruba Access Points and Mobility Controllers, Aruba Access Switches, AirWave for network management and ClearPass for full wireless and wired Network Access Control (NAC).

Additionally, the healthcare provider is using ArubaOS 8 and the Live Upgrade feature enables it to upgrade the entire network in real time without affecting users or medical devices.

Tahoe Forest Health System operates Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village, Nevada, and Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, California.

It also manages six specialty clinics including the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, which, in partnership with UC Davis, provides cancer treatment in a rural setting.

The new Aruba Wi-Fi network is critical for keeping Incline Village connected with Tahoe Forest’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system so doctors can access patient records and view imaging.

After performing X-ray, CT and MRI imaging at the main campus, these can be shared with other facilities over the network.

Also, the Aruba network enables doctors and nurses to access information that is vital for accurate patient diagnosis and an appropriate treatment.

Olio Launches Healthcare Communication Platform https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/olio-launches-healthcare-communication-platform Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:30:54 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/olio-launches-healthcare-communication-platform Olio, the only communication platform that digitally connects hospital and physician teams with post-acute providers around the patient’s episode type, announces the national launch of its technology platform.

“Olio started as a consulting firm aimed at improving alignment between acute and post-acute providers,” said Ben Forrest, founder and CEO of Olio. “After saving millions and improving clinical outcomes, it was clear the market needed a lasting, scalable way to solve the communication puzzle in the episode of care.” Designed in collaboration with hundreds of healthcare providers – Olio was developed so providers could more easily manage the complex needs of their patients, thrive in value-based/ risk arrangements, and eliminate unnecessary workflows; all while communicating dynamically and securely about their patients’ condition.

Olio’s platform closes the communication gap between acute and post-acute providers, so patients receive more coordinated care, improving clinical outcomes. The platform combines features essential to the unique requirements of achieving insights into the patient condition throughout the entire episode of care:

  • Digital Connectivity: Olio provides hospitals and physician teams with visibility into patient location, condition, and clinical effectiveness of their partners across the care continuum.
  • Real-time Communication: Olio’s digital communication platform connects acute and post-acute providers, making direct, real-time communication possible.
  • Episode Specific: Episode specific progress logs and care protocols ensure both acute and post-acute providers have the essential information to provide the best care to specific patients’ needs.
  • Secure Platform: Olio is built on a HITRUST certified infrastructure that is both ISO 27001 certified, SOC 2 Type 2 audited, and has full HIPAA and GDPR/Privacy Shield compliance programs in place to ensure the security of protected health information.

“The primary goal for every physician is getting the best clinical outcome for each patient”, said R. Michael Meneghini, MD; Director, Indiana University Health Hip and Knee Center. “Patients benefit from greater collaboration and communication between the acute and post-acute care teams after a hospitalization or procedure. Olio enables this communication with a truly unique and unmatched technology platform, giving the care teams the ability to make informed decisions that provide the best care for patients.”

“We’re committed to restoring our patients to their highest potential through kind, compassionate medical care”, said Philip Heer, Regional Director of Operations TLC Management, Inc. “We are utilizing Olio to enable greater collaboration between our care team and our patients’ acute care teams. Our commitment to our patients’ health outcomes led us to use the Olio platform and we’re thrilled with the impact it’s having.”

Olio has partnered with progressive Midwest providers, who are engaged in value-based arrangements including BCPI-A, ACOs, and other risk-bearing healthcare reimbursement models. In coordination with the national launch, Olio is in the process of implementation with additional health systems, physicians, and post-acute providers committed to technology enabled solutions to improve patient care and experience across the care continuum.

About Olio

Olio closes the communication gap between physician teams and post-acute care providers, so patients receive more coordinated care. Physicians receive immediate visibility into patient care beyond the hospital. Care coordinators gain access to specialty specific progress data on patients. Hospital systems improve financial performance as a result of increased clinical effectiveness. For more information, visit www.olio.health.


SCAN Health Plan and CareMore Health Collaborate to Provide High Quality Comprehensive Care https://www.hhmglobal.com/knowledge-bank/news/scan-health-plan-and-caremore-health-collaborate-to-provide-high-quality-comprehensive-care Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:28:35 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/scan-health-plan-and-caremore-health-collaborate-to-provide-high-quality-comprehensive-care SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-forprofit Medicare Advantage health plans, has announced that CareMore Health has joined SCAN’s provider network. Members in Santa Clara County will now have access to CareMore’s nationally-known care delivery model, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

“CareMore’s dedication to a proactive and integrated approach to care fits perfectly with SCAN’s commitment to offering our members high quality, comprehensive services,” said Sherry Stanislaw, senior vice president and general manager at SCAN Health Plan. “The CareMore Care Centers are unique and a real benefit to area seniors. We’re pleased to provide access to this model as an option for our members.”

CareMore has built its model around surrounding patients with coordinated and integrated care to effectively manage their complex health and social needs. As part of the new collaboration, SCAN members will have access to three CareMore Care Centers in the Santa Clara area. Healthcare professionals at CareMore Care Centers include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral health, and other specialists who work collaboratively to address patients’ medical, physical, and social health, as well as barriers to accessing needed care.

“We are pleased to announce this partnership with SCAN Health Plan to further our mission to improve access to high-quality, integrated care,” said Sachin H. Jain, President, and CEO of CareMore Health. “We look forward to working with SCAN to provide its members with personalized care that addresses their needs and improves health outcomes in Santa Clara County.”

In Santa Clara County, SCAN offers the SCAN Classic (HMO) with a $54 monthly plan premium and $0 copays for primary care office visits and many preventive care services. Many of the most commonly used prescription drugs are available for $0 through SCAN’s mail-order pharmacy. SCAN also offers benefits beyond Medicare, including Telehealth, routine chiropractic and podiatry services, vision care and free gym membership.




Renowned womens health services showcased at Arab Health 2019 https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/renowned-womens-health-services-showcased-at-arab-health-2019 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:26:22 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/renowned-womens-health-services-showcased-at-arab-health-2019 Phoenix Hospital Group will be attending Arab Health 2019 to showcase its wide range of women’s health services available for Middle Eastern women.
Situated in the world-famous area of Harley Street, Phoenix specialises in a variety of fields including gynaecology, obstetrics, fertility and menopause care.

The hospital’s impressive outpatient consulting, imaging and diagnostic which includes MRI, CT, X-ray and DEXA scanning offers women access to leading specialists and the highest standards of care.

Phoenix can test for, diagnose and treat a number of gynaecological problems, including cancer screening, urogynaecology, diagnostic laparoscopy and colposcopy. It offers a quick and efficient service with appointments available to suit each patient, with no waiting lists.

Fertility investigations and treatments focus on finding a diagnosis and providing tailored solutions. The hospital offers a variety of services, including HyCoSy (to check whether the fallopian tubes are blocked), saline scans, semen tests including sperm DNA fragmentation and blood tests.

They also offer multiple types of pregnancy scans including ultrasound scans, dating scans, 3D scans, anomaly scans and the Harmony test.

As part of its integrated menopause care, the services offered at Phoenix include HRT and non-HRT management of symptoms including bioidentical hormones and emotional well being assessment and advice. Nutritional balance and advanced bone health assessment, monitoring and treatment options are also available.

The renowned women healthcare is part of a broader range of surgical and diagnostic services offered by Phoenix Hospital Group which includes ENT, Urology, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.

 “We are delighted to be attending Arab Health for the third time to highlight the wide range of services we offer,” said Andrew Barker, CEO, of Phoenix Hospital Group.

 Phoenix Hospital Group prides itself on offering luxury state-of-the-art facilities combined with efficient healthcare delivery at competitive pricing.  Our in-house laboratory services ensure fast turnaround times and bespoke profiles tailored to individuals’ personal needs. This has contributed to confidence and reassurance for our patients, many of whom travel to the UK from the Middle East to receive treatment.”

 Phoenix Hospital Group is located within the Harley Street Medical Area, London – an area famed for its medical excellence in treating complex and life-threatening conditions. The area, managed by long-term landlord The Howard de Walden Estate, brings together a community of world-renowned medical professionals.

The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is taking place from 28-31 January 2019 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the exhibition the Phoenix team will be located on the Harley Street Medical Area Stand on the UK Pavilion (hall 7 stand E30).

Owens & Minor Signs Multi-Year Distribution Agreement with Scripps Health, a California-based Healthcare System https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/owens-minor-signs-multi-year-distribution-agreement-with-scripps-health-a-california-based-healthcare-system Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:25:56 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/owens-minor-signs-multi-year-distribution-agreement-with-scripps-health-a-california-based-healthcare-system Owens & Minor, Inc., a global healthcare solutions company, announced that it has signed a multi-year medical and surgical supply distribution agreement with Scripps Health, a $3.2 billion private, nonprofit, integrated health system based in San Diego, California. Scripps ranks among the top health systems in the nation and treats more than 750,000 patients annually. Under terms of the five-year agreement, Owens & Minor will serve the five acute-care hospital campuses and the non-acute care, outpatient centers and clinics that comprise the Scripps system in Southern California.

“Scripps is intensely focused on providing the highest standards of excellence and care for our patients,” said Cecile Hozouri, AVP, Supply Chain Management for Scripps Health. “We sought a strategic supply chain partner who will enable us to achieve real and lasting improvement in delivering products to the point of care. We know that every element of what we do is critical to supporting our mission of excellence in patient care.”

The health system was seeking a long-term supply chain partner that could provide low unit of measure, just-in-time supply distribution as well as the more complex services necessary for clinical and non-clinical areas that support patient-centered care.

“Owens & Minor earned this agreement because we will help Scripps advance their supply chain capabilities throughout their system,” said Jeff Hastings, SVP, Distribution Solutions for Owens & Minor. “Our vision and strategy are closely aligned with Scripps, as we are committed to supporting our provider customers as they deliver exceptional patient care.”

Owens & Minor will serve the Scripps system from one of its top performing distribution centers located in Ontario, California, starting in March 2019. Financial details of the agreement were not made public.

About Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor, Inc. is a global healthcare solutions company with integrated technologies, products, and services aligned to deliver significant and sustained value for healthcare providers and manufacturers across the continuum of care. With 17,000 dedicated teammates serving healthcare industry customers in 90 countries, Owens & Minor helps to reduce total costs across the supply chain by optimizing episode and point-of-care performance, freeing up capital and clinical resources, and managing contracts to optimize financial performance. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor was founded in 1882 in Richmond, Virginia, where it remains headquartered today. The company now has distribution, production, customer service and sales facilities located across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. For more information about Owens & Minor,


International medical pathway for Middle East patients launched at Arab Health 2019 https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/international-medical-pathway-for-middle-east-patients-launched-at-arab-health-2019 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:13:32 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/international-medical-pathway-for-middle-east-patients-launched-at-arab-health-2019 Edgbaston Medical Quarter is launching a new patient pathway to provide a door-to-door service to international private patients for complex healthcare treatments to Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city.

International private patients and referrers will have a choice of medical concierge options with transparent costs to access the best of UK treatments in oncology, orthopaedics, trauma, diabetes, rehabilitation, fertility and mental health.

Located in the heart of the UK, Edgbaston Medical Quarter is attracting renowned hospitals, specialist care centres and clinicians. The area is a beacon for world-class medical excellence and has become an ideal place for international patients to seek treatment. An example of this is Circle Birmingham Hospital’s new 19,000 sq m(204,514 sq ft) state-of-the-art facility, opening summer 2019,which will treat patients with a wide range of conditions.

Birminghamis a cosmopolitan city with over 40% of the population being from ethnic minorities – of which 21.8% are Muslim. Birmingham International Airport offers direct routes to over 150 worldwide destinations including Dubai and other Middle Eastern countries.

Within Edgbaston Medical Quarter there are a wide range of accommodation options to suit individual patient needs, from high end boutique hotels and4-star luxury hotels, to serviced apartments and homes to rent for family groups and longer stays.

Birmingham boasts over 570 parks– more than any other European city – totalling over 3,500 hectares (14 sq mi) of public open space. Furthermore, it is home to some of the finest shopping and entertainment in the UK, world-class leisure facilities and 6 Michelin starred restaurants.

Mark Lee, Chief Executive, Calthorpe Estates, which is home to Edgbaston Medical Quarter, said: “Patients choose Edgbaston because of its healthcare excellence,value, and access to eminent clinicians and the latest cutting-edge treatments. Edgbaston Medical Quarter’s medical facilities also sit alongside thriving leisure and lifestyle communities, which means family members and companions can enjoy award-winning places to eat and a host of arts, leisure and sports facilities. It is also a culturally diverse and welcoming city, with beautiful green open spaces which are the perfect place to relax and recover.”

“The new medical concierge services deliver a bespoke service and have been designed to guide patients through every aspect of their needs, they help to take the stress away by giving patients and referrers choice, transparency and access to world-class medical care.”

To find out more about Edgbaston’s new medical concierge package visit the Edgbaston Medical Quarter stand in the UK Pavilion, Hall 7 stand H7D50. For more information visit www.edgbastonmedicalquarter.co.uk

Calthorpe Estates home to Edgbaston Medical Quarter, is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking and progressive property investment and development companies. Family-owned, its prime focus has been to create thriving communities within its prestigious 1,600 acres Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston, in the heart of the UK.For over 300 years, Calthorpe Estates has been sustainably developing the Estate to create the best places to live and work. The Estate is home to flourishing commercial, medical, leisure and residential communities and incorporates one of the UK’s largest urban conservation areas, just a mile from Birmingham’s city centre. For more information visit www.calthorpe.co.uk

Siemens Healthineers signs technology partnership with hospital in Spain https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/siemens-healthineers-signs-technology-partnership-with-hospital-in-spain Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:13:15 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/siemens-healthineers-signs-technology-partnership-with-hospital-in-spain Siemens Healthineers and the Extremadura Health Service have signed a partnership agreement to turn the new University Hospital of Cáceres into an innovative reference center in the region. The technology partnership is intended to ensure the availability of innovative and state-of-the-art medical technology in the hospital for a period of ten years, independent of manufacturers. Siemens Healthineers is responsible for technical support and on-site service. During this time, a joint venture formed by Siemens Healthineers and Inycom will jointly manage over 20 suppliers of technological equipment.

Extremadura is a region in the southwest of Spain. The capital is Merida, a Roman city thousands of years old and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region has a high degree of self-government and is made up of the two largest regions in Spain, Badajoz and Cáceres. The client, Extremadura Health Service, is part of the regional public health service.

Siemens Healthineers will lead a team formed by cutting-edge technology companies that will equip the new University Hospital of Cáceres with state-of-the-art medical technology to focus on the creation of value for both organizations in the long-run.

“It is a long-term strategic alliance in which Siemens Healthineers ensures the availability of the equipment, technological updates and full coverage of the technical service, thus allowing the SES [Extremadura Health Service] to develop high-quality patient-focused healthcare activities”, stated João Seabra, Global Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers.

This technological alliance includes, in addition to the provision of equipment, technological updates and comprehensive maintenance throughout the ten years. All of this is guaranteed by a team of people dedicated to the project and permanently located in the new Hospital Universitario de Cáceres (Cáceres University Hospital).

Siemens Healthineers will provide the new Extremadura hospital with equipment for diagnostic imaging and electromedicine and will also lead the adaptation and set-up of infrastructure. In total, 290 units and systems will be installed for different specialties, including diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology and resuscitation, neurosurgery, traumatology, digestive system, urology, ophthalmology, surgery and otorhinolaryngology. “With this partnership, Cáceres will have the most innovative technology in the field of diagnostic imaging, with state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray, ultrasound and mammography equipment. This technology will allow high quality images to be obtained, to achieve accurate and safe diagnoses, with a minimum dose for the patient”, stated Bernardo Ubago, director of Enterprise Services and Digital Services at Siemens Healthineers Spain.

Among the technological provision, the Somatom Drive scanner stands out, as it has exclusive double-source technology from Siemens Healthineers. This technology offers faster speeds in the acquisition of images, something essential in clinical fields such as Cardiology, in which the motion of the heart makes it difficult to examine.

With the development of the concept of Value Partnerships, Siemens Healthineers is choosing to pursue flexible enduring business relationships that ensure the reduction of operational complexity through one single contact for all medical device-related topics and budgetary surety. Value Partnerships allow healthcare providers to increase enterprisewide value in order to meet their immediate and future goals and to focus on patient care.

Rush Aims to Be First Hospital in U.S. to Use Standards Based 5G https://www.hhmglobal.com/knowledge-bank/news/rush-aims-to-be-first-hospital-in-u-s-to-use-standards-based-5g Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:16:32 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/rush-aims-to-be-first-hospital-in-u-s-to-use-standards-based-5g Rush University Medical Center plans to become the first hospital to use standards-based 5G (fifth-generation) in the U.S., ultimately bringing faster broadband speeds to support the innovative information technology that Rush currently is using throughout the Rush System.

Provided by AT&T, the 5G technology will be employed in various use cases aimed at improving outcomes, increasing staff efficiency and enhancing the patient experience.

“Rush has a long history of innovation in health care. We strongly believe 5G is a game-changing technology when fully implemented that will help us support better hospital operations as well as provide the highest quality patient and staff experience,” said Dr. Shafiq Rab, senior vice president and chief information officer, Rush University Medical Center and the Rush system.

“The technology will help enhance access to care, even from long distances, while also helping to decrease costs and improve efficiency. Imagine sometime in the not too distant future, for example a doctor performing a virtual visit with a patient while downloading an entire MRI scan within seconds.

“The cutting-edge applications we’re implementing need a fast, reliable network to support them. That’s why we turned to AT&T.”

The 5G technology will help connect various applications, people, devices, robotics and more. The Rush collaboration with AT&T doesn’t stop with network services, either. Together, they will create opportunity to explore the use of mobile technology in technology-driven therapies, improving hospital operations and enhancing the patient experience.

The project will begin this month and provide learning opportunities throughout most of 2019.

“AT&T believes ultimately 5G’s fast speeds and ultra-low latency (delays in initiating data transfers) will transform all businesses — and Rush is leading the way in health care,” said Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business. “Imagine a hospital where rooms are intelligently scheduled, patient care is enhanced with artificial intelligence, and augmented reality is used in training medical students.

“It sounds like the future, but it’s not that far off. And we want to help make it happen.”

Rush System for Health, a clinically integrated network of health care providers and hospitals in Chicago, is poised to take full advantage of AT&T’s 5G network, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) — a cloud-based IT service environment at the edge of the network — and other advanced network related technologies as they become available. AT&T MEC services will enable Rush to manage its cellular traffic over both its local network and its wide area network. This will allow Rush to better satisfy network communications and application processing needs for its data, enhance the various use cases across its system, and help improve the patient experience.

Latest PAXMAN Scalp Cooling System to be showcased at Arab Heath 2019 https://www.hhmglobal.com/industry-updates/press-releases/latest-paxman-scalp-cooling-system-to-be-showcased-at-arab-heath-2019 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:13:53 +0000 https://www.hhmglobal.com/uncategorized/latest-paxman-scalp-cooling-system-to-be-showcased-at-arab-heath-2019 British scalp cooling expert, PAXMAN is showcasing the latest model of the PAXMAN Scalp Cooling System (PSCS) at Arab Health 2019. The British-developed pioneering treatment prevents Middle Eastern cancer patients from losing their hair and retain a feeling of normality during chemotherapy.

The improved simplicity of the new generation of PAXMAN Scalp Cooling employs an interactive user interface and touchscreen ensuring ease of use for clinical staff. Maintaining coolant levels is also simplified by a visual warning system and an easy-to-use self-drain coolant refill bag.

The new control pump manages the speed and coolant flow, improving the consistency of treatment. Manufacturing technique changes have also been introduced – the front cover of the scalp cooling machine is now injection moulded rather than RIM moulded – to improve the overall aesthetics of the system.

Following the successful launch in the US, this updated model is being rolled out across the Middle East, UK and rest of world markets. This is the first time it will be showcased at Arab Health and the company is keen to find new partners from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The PAXMAN Cooling System (also known as the ‘cold cap’) alleviates the damage caused to the hair follicle by chemotherapy. It works by reducing the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees immediately before, during and after the administration of chemotherapy.

Made from lightweight silicone, the scalp cooling cap is soft and flexible – providing a snug, yet comfortable fit during treatment, moulding to all head shapes and sizes. Liquid coolant passes through the cap, extracting heat from the young person’s scalp, ensuring it remains at an even, constant temperature to minimise hair loss.

Chemotherapy works by targeting all rapidly dividing cells in the body. Hair is the second fastest dividing cell, and this is the reason why many chemotherapy drugs cause alopecia. The hair follicles in the growth phase are attacked, resulting in hair loss approximately two weeks after the commencement of chemotherapy treatment.

Richard Paxman, CEO at PAXMAN said: “Chemotherapy-induced hair loss is consistently ranked in the top five most distressing cancer chemotherapy side effects and we are working hard to ensure that cancer patients have a choice against hair loss. We are delighted to be able to offer scalp cooling to Middle Eastern patients and are keen to find new partners from across the region.”

The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is taking place from 28th – 31st January 2019 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the exhibition the Paxman Scalp Cooler will be located on the Leeds City Region stand (H7.H51) in the UK Pavilion.

To find out more about scalp cooling visit www.paxmanscalpcooling.com

PAXMAN is the leading global expert in scalp cooling, for the prevention of hair loss during chemotherapy. Used all over the world, the PAXMAN Scalp Cooling System is available in two models, the single model provides cooling for one patient and is suitable for a small chemotherapy suite or private bed, whilst double model provides cooling for one or two patients simultaneously with each cap working independently. Backed by leading oncologists from around the world, the system has achieved global success in many hospitals and specialist cancer treatment centres.