Ortec International (New York), a company focused on advancing regenerative medicine through the development of cellular technology and advanced biomaterial products, said the company's name has been changed to Forticell Bioscience.

In connection with the new name, the company’s stock ticker symbol has been changed to FORB.

According to Ortec management, the new name was proposed because it more appropriately reflects the company's comprehensive product line, which has the leading commercial candidate of OrCel, a bilayered cellular matrix of engineered tissue to heal chronic and acute wounds, and two fibrin-derived advanced biomaterial technologies, Fibrin MicroBeads and Haptides, which were acquired in 2006.

McKesson assists in all-digital hospital

McKesson (Alpharetta, Georgia) said that Dublin Methodist Hospital, part of OhioHealth, is opening as one of the nation’s few all-digital, full-service community hospitals. McKesson worked with the new 94-bed facility as it was being constructed to implement a full electronic health records (EHR) system using the Horizon Clinicals suite, which supports more than 2 million clinicians nationwide.

McKesson incorporated its technology within the framework of the “high-tech, high-touch” approach to healthcare that Dublin Methodist Hospital is bringing to its patients. A computerized physician order entry system supports doctors as they make decisions and place patient orders. Caregivers can chart patient care at the bedside and check to see what was done on the previous shift. Using bar-code scanning technology, nurses will scan patients’ arm bracelet IDs so bar-coded medications can be scanned and compared, ensuring they get the right dose of the right medication, at the right time, following the right route.

McKesson is a healthcare services, automation and information technology company.

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