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MIT forum in Santa Barbara focuses on remote healthcare technology

By   /  Thursday, May 21st, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on MIT forum in Santa Barbara focuses on remote healthcare technology

A white, rolling 5-foot robot mounted with an LCD screen roamed around the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion Wednesday night. While it’s not a typical sight at the pavilion, it’s a growing presence in the healthcare industry. Yulun Wang, the founder and CEO of Goleta-based telehealth firm InTouch Health, used the robot, called RP-VITA, to demonstrate how Read More →

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Surgery centers at issue in health care merger

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Surgery centers at issue in health care merger

The FTC would not comment on the merger, but officials at the two companies say the agency has questioned at length the merger of the only inpatient hospital on the South Coast with the large physician practice.

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Cancer foundation launches fund, enlists Amgen

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cancer foundation launches fund, enlists Amgen

The roots of the Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation in San Luis Obispo go back more than a decade ago to a diagnosis that changed the life of Frank Kalman, the organization’s founder.

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New funding models will test South Coast housing market

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on New funding models will test South Coast housing market

Even though it took nearly a decade to complete, Cottage Health System’s Bella Riviera still one of the few examples of employer-developed housing on the South Coast. And it’s a model that’s helped clear a path for others trying to fill a gap in one of the nation’s least affordable housing markets.

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FDA approves Amgen heart drug

By   /  Wednesday, April 15th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on FDA approves Amgen heart drug

The drug is the first chronic heart failure medication approved by the FDA in nearly a decade.

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Cottage looks to sell surgery center, Sansum merger delayed six months

By   /  Monday, April 13th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cottage looks to sell surgery center, Sansum merger delayed six months

The possible sale is an effort to smooth out any wrinkles with the Federal Trade Commission over the proposed merger with Sansum Clinic.

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Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

Known as ATX-101, the facial injection for the treatment of double chins has been recommended for approval by an FDA advisory committee.

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