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2014-06-30 23:06:54

The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. In this position, Dr. Sachs is engaged in the early stages of preparing documentation for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the medical school...

2014-06-06 08:25:30

Emergency Department Charting Software Leader Brings ED Documentation and Care Management Solution to Urgent Care Providers WALTHAM, Mass., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forerun, Inc. (www.forerunsystems.com) announced today its launch of UrgiCare Manager(TM) documentation and care management solution. Forerun, a leader in delivering innovative electronic charting software for the emergency department is immediately offering its UrgiCare Manager solution to the expanding...

2014-05-09 08:26:22

BOSTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), and The Geneia Institute jointly announced their participation in a webinar on May 13(th), The ACO Playbook: Lessons Learned from Successful Early Adopters. "Massachusetts has one of the highest concentrations of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the country, and is home to five of the 32 Pioneer ACOs chosen by Medicare to lead the nation,...

2014-05-08 12:30:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dovetail Health announced the appointment of Dr. Kevin Ban as Chief Medical Officer, effective May 5, 2014. In this role, Dr. Ban will lead Dovetail's corporate clinical strategy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85471 "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Ban to the Dovetail Health team. His clinical expertise, innovative outlook and impressive track record of robust medical leadership will complement and amplify the...

2014-03-21 23:25:53

As part of its $219,000 initial multiple system atrophy research grant funding round, The MSA Coalition® has awarded $25,00 to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for research to determine whether alpha-synuclein deposits are a valid biomarker for multiple system atrophy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to carry out a pilot study to...

2014-03-21 23:01:14

Becker's Hospital Review has published its "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. With...

Critical Link Between Obesity And Diabetes Identified
2014-03-07 09:09:00

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Working via the immune system, the RBP4 molecule leads to inflammation of fat tissue and increased risk of diabetes It's by now well established that obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes. But what exactly is it about extra body fat that leads to insulin resistance and blood glucose elevation, the hallmarks of diabetes? Over the past several years, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) endocrinologist Barbara Kahn, MD, has developed...

2014-01-29 13:13:53

Genetically engineered mouse model validates the mutant IDH2 protein as candidate for targeted anticancer therapies; provides new tool for future investigations In recent years, mutations in two metabolic enzymes, isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 and 2 (IDH1 and IDH2), have been identified in approximately 20 percent of all acute myeloid leukemias (AML). As a result, mutant IDH proteins have been proposed as attractive drug targets for this common form of adult leukemia. Now a scientific team...

2013-11-18 10:55:33

Are lab tests overused? Underused? Misused? Researchers take a close look at medicine's highest volume activity Laboratory testing is health care's single highest volume activity, with over 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. Now a new study examining 15 years' worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about the humble blood test. Led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and reported on-line today in the journal PLOS ONE, the...

2013-11-14 11:36:51

Significant variation in use shown in different regions of the country; hospitals that had higher prescribing rates also had higher rates of adverse events Amid a growing climate of concern regarding the overuse of opioid pain medications, a comprehensive analysis of more than 1 million hospital admissions has found that over 50 percent of all nonsurgical patients were prescribed opioids during their hospitalizations -- often at very high doses -- and that more than half of those exposed...


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