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2014-09-29 12:29:41

DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a two-year succession plan, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, announced today that she will retire in December 2016 and the appointment of a new president for the health system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148925 Wright L. Lassiter, III, currently CEO at Alameda Health System in Oakland, California, will begin his new role as president of Henry Ford Health System on Dec. 15. "It is very important...

2014-09-16 16:24:50

New Report Provides Strategy to Improve America's Health Through Innovation WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States looks for solutions to improve the quality, cost and patient experience of care, a group of nine chief executives of some of the nation's largest companies and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) have come together to share best practices and make commitments to improve health and health care....

2014-09-10 23:06:07

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2014 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards in the Northeast U.S. Region. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in financial services, business solutions, health care and media/entertainment; projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information...

2014-09-05 20:20:39

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biopharmaceutical leaders that are launching new products are often faced with the dueling challenges of containing costs while producing a successful launch. To handle these twin pressures, launch leaders need to know two things: what are adequate investment levels for the various launch activities and how much should they spend on each activity at key points pre-launch and at launch. According to recent research, brands tend to allocate...

2014-08-20 23:12:49

Fertility Centers of New England Receives Prestigious Fertility Clinic Designation for 2014 Reading, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce its designation as an Aetna Institute of Excellence™ Infertility Clinic for Assisted Reproductive Technology services for the second consecutive year. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their...

2014-08-06 16:28:31

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposition 45 is projected to bring up to $1 billion per year - $612 per family - in savings to California consumers reeling from years of devastating health care premium increases, according to a new analysis released by Consumer Watchdog today. "Californians are being overcharged hundreds of millions of dollars for their health insurance because no one in California can say no to health insurance companies' excessive rate...

2014-08-05 16:27:35

ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. healthcare workers' confidence levels continue to improve, rising for the second consecutive quarter to 59.8 from 58.0, according to the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. The online study among 157 healthcare employees, which included physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators and other healthcare professionals, was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Randstad Healthcare. Alongside improvements in overall employee confidence...

2014-07-30 23:15:54

Long Island IVF has been designated an Aetna Institute of Excellence™ Infertility Clinic for Assisted Reproductive Technology services. Melville, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Long Island IVF is honored to announce that it has been designated an Aetna Institute of Excellence™ Infertility Clinic for Assisted Reproductive Technology services. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their...

2014-07-30 08:33:49

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,442.70, down 0.05%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.42% lower at 16,912.11, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,969.95, down 0.45%. The losses were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 716.38, down...

2014-07-28 08:30:32

MADISON, Wis., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, announced the hire of Brad Towle as Senior Vice President, Business and Client Development. Towle will be responsible for driving the company's sales growth, customer acquisition and program expansion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130447 "Brad's broad experience in healthcare, and specifically his past role in the development of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'