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Health Robotics (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) reported an exclusive agreement with Can-Med (Republic of Turkey), an IV solution provider and medical device company, in order to safely, accurately and cost-effectively automate the preparation of life-critical patient-specific oncology IV admixtures with Health Robotics' CytoCare.

With its CytoCare Robot, Health Robotics has developed a totally automated system for safe preparation of patient-specific oncology IV doses in Europe, U.S., Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

In other agreements/contracts news:

Ascom (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) said that it has been selected as the VoWiFi wireless handset and messaging middleware vendor of choice for Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS; Charlotte, North Carolina). CHS and its flagship hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, are using Ascom's FreeNET VoWiFi standards-based system to provide quicker response and improved communication for clinical caregivers. When complete in late 2008, it is expected that CHS will have one of the largest, most expansive healthcare industry deployments of VoWiFi wireless handsets in the country.

U.S. Preventive Medicine (Jacksonville, Florida) reported that the State of Arkansas Department of Human Services has extended its contract for the BirthWait obstetrical and infant health management program for one year.

Under the BirthWait program, which began in June 2007, U.S. Preventive Medicine, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, U.S. Care Management, provides health management services to assist in improving birth outcomes and reducing costs associated with complicated pregnancies, pre-term births and high-risk infants among Medicaid participants in Crittenden, Phillips and St. Francis Counties, Arkansas.

Strategic Resource Company (SRC; Hartford, Connecticut) said that it has entered into an agreement with The Boon Group (Austin, Texas) to provide specialized products to government contractors, as well as direct billing and hour banking capabilities for all customers. Boon is a third party administrator that provides non-traditional, full-service employee health products and services.

SRC is a provider of limited benefits insurance plans.

As part of its commitment to supporting continuing education opportunities and membership in professional associations for its therapists, RehabCare (St. Louis) has become a National Partner of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA; Bethesda, Maryland). Through this partnership, RehabCare's 1,300 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants will receive discounted memberships in AOTA, and deep discounts on educational materials, conference fees and other AOTA resources.

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