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2010-10-01 10:10:00

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has selected Dallas-based Loopback Communications' technology-leading Readmission Reduction(TM) solution to support its efforts to reduce readmissions of discharged patients. "DMC Sinai-Grace is committed to continuous quality improvement and patient outcomes," says Katie Flannigan M. S. PA-C, an administrative director for the hospital and special assistant to the president. "We were one of the first hospitals to participate in the...

2010-09-20 12:49:00

DETROIT, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC), announced today that it was named to this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The hospital system was recognized for its implementation of an electronic surgical scheduling tool that interfaces with its inventory and accounting systems resulting in cost savings, improved workflow and patient safety. "The DMC is a strong proponent of using technology to...

2010-08-30 09:20:00

DETROIT, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) achieved significant improvements in patient safety and quality of care, while also saving more than $5 million in costs last year, thanks to efficiencies created by its system-wide Electronic Medical Record (EMR). This system manages nearly all of the DMC's patient health information via new computer-based technology. For the eight hospitals in the DMC system, it was the second year in a row in which...

2010-08-09 11:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center are requiring employees who work in patient care areas, including high-risk areas, to receive an annual flu vaccination or wear a surgical mask while working in close proximity to patients. The requirement, which takes effect with flu vaccinations this fall, represents a significant change in vaccination compliance at the three health care institutions as a patient...

2010-08-03 08:54:00

DETROIT, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's eco-friendly district energy system, Detroit Thermal, LLC, is "tying" seven downtown Detroit Wayne County buildings deep underground with an innovative approach and a new three-year contract estimated at $8 million, continuing major growth of the underground steam energy system serving Detroit from the riverfront to the New Center area. Additionally, recently completed new service connections to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM),...

2010-07-21 16:00:00

TROY, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions (www.caretech.com), an information technology (IT) and Web product and services provider for hospitals, announced today that ten of its clients have been recognized as one of the nation's 2010 Most Wired, according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine. CareTech Solutions provides IT services and/or Web products and services to the following winning client...

2010-07-19 10:31:00

DMC Outlines $500 Million Expansion at "Construction Outreach" Event DETROIT, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) launched its long-awaited new construction and expansion program Friday, July 16, 2010, during a "Construction Outreach" event that announced the creation of an estimated 5,000 local jobs for the building industry. "This is a major step forward for Detroit and Southeast Michigan," said DMC President and CEO Michael Duggan. "In a time where the City...

2010-07-07 09:56:00

New Most Wired Survey Methodology Launched CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals understand the importance of health information technology (IT) and the benefits of its widespread adoption, yet as a field still face significant barriers to implementation according to a newly released survey of America's Most Wired hospitals and health systems. This year's survey reveals continued progress for hospitals in patient safety initiatives: Fifty-one percent of medication orders...

2010-06-15 07:00:00

TROY, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions (www.caretech.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 150 hospitals nationwide, announced today the appointment of Michael Duggan, Detroit Medical Center president and CEO; and Jay Rising, Detroit Medical Center executive vice president and CFO, to the CareTech Solutions board of directors. A privately held company formed in 1998, CareTech Solutions is governed by a six-person board...

2010-06-06 14:00:00

CHICAGO, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, both in Detroit, and the Children's Hospital of Michigan/Detroit Medical Center, presented preliminary data that identified a potential link between Gilbert's Syndrome and the development of a specific subtype of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The findings were announced today at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology...


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