Short takes: NightBalance, OnCourse Learning

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Netherlands-based NightBalance has received a “positive recommendation” from the Dutch National Health Care Institute to reimburse its Sleep Position Trainer for obstructive sleep apnea. The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will formally approve the device for reimbursement following this recommendation. NightBalance says the approval is based on the company’s “strong data, demonstrating clinical efficacy,” including a clinical data set of more than 80,000 nights in peer-reviewed published research. Back in 2016, NightBalance said it would use a round of financing to bankroll a U.S. launch…Brookfield, Wis.-based OnCourse Learning has acquired Wound Care Education Institute, an internationally recognized wound care education provider for healthcare professionals. WCEI, founded by two nurses, conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. Its annual Wild On Wounds conference draws wound care clinicians from around the country. OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout a number of industries, including health care, financial services and real estate.