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VCU Medical Center already paperless

VCU Medical Center already paperless

David Larter May 21, 2009 1

VCU Medical Center has gone almost completely paperless, putting the local hospital at the fore of a federal push to digitize records

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BioTech park lands British firm

BioTech park lands British firm

Andy Taylor May 1, 2009 1

A British firm that has come up with a product to kill high-powered bacteria has become the 56th company in the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park in downtown Richmond. Biocontrol Ltd.  of London opened an

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HandCraft opens hospital linen plant

HandCraft opens hospital linen plant

Richmond BizSense December 1, 2008 0

Last week local launderer HandCraft opened a 60,000 square foot facility dedicated to hospital linen. The company poured $9.6 million into the building, which is on Cofer Road in Richmond’s South Side. Construction started

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Ferrari-driving former MCV liver surgeon performed unecessary transplants, says WSJ

Ferrari-driving former MCV liver surgeon performed unecessary transplants, says WSJ

Richmond BizSense November 21, 2008 1

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about a Ferrari-driving liver surgeon. According to the WSJ, Amadeo Marcos, who was pressured to leave the VCU School of Medicine in 2000 after a colleague

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Former Anthem exec sues health insurer

Former Anthem exec sues health insurer

Aaron Kremer September 4, 2008 0

A former medical director at Anthem has filed a lawsuit alleging the company forced him to leave in July of 2006 after he exposed a cozy relationship with a drug company. Dr. Randy Axelrod,

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Richmond doc wants to create a database for surgeries

Richmond doc wants to create a database for surgeries

Alec Depcrynski July 31, 2008 0

Dr. William Jiranek has for years tried unsuccessfully to set up a state-wide database that tracks patients who receive joint replacements. Jiranek, who works in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the VCU Medical

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A Richmond startup tries to cut health care costs

A Richmond startup tries to cut health care costs

Aaron Kremer June 10, 2008 0

A Richmond startup thinks there’s a market for treating health care more like car repairs – encouraging employees to pay out-of-pocket for routine tune-ups and letting insurance cover the accidents and emergencies. Hoping to

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Health care is area’s largest private employer

Health care is area’s largest private employer

Aaron Kremer April 22, 2008 0

Health care is now the largest private employer in the Richmond area, according to the Times-Dispatch’s Top 50 Employer story. VCU Health Systems ranked as the No. 1 private employer for the first time.

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