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2011-11-30 09:50:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald Berwick, M.D., Obama's recess appointee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned rather than face a Senate confirmation hearing. He would have faced intense questioning about his affection for the British National Health Service (NHS) and its rationing methods. The American Medical Association, which has not recanted its endorsement of Obama's signature healthcare reform plan, praised the...

2011-11-29 12:05:00

FARGO, N.D., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent InSites Inc., the leading provider of enterprise RTLS software helping hospitals improve patient satisfaction and operational performance while supporting multiple RFID and RTLS technologies, will introduce Intelligent InSites Business Intelligence at the 23rd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, organized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.The Business Intelligence (BI) solution from Intelligent...

2011-10-26 12:09:00

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 8:15 - 9:45 A.M. EDT CMS Administrator Berwick Highlights Medicare Preventive Services, Extended Enrollment Period WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 27, 2011, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., will be available for live or taped radio interviews to discuss Open Enrollment - now through December 7 - and how Medicare beneficiaries can compare health plans to find better...

2011-10-24 17:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced it will sponsor an emerging leader from one of the nation's thousands of safety net health care organizations, as part of a fellowship program offered by the internationally recognized Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The sponsored fellow will receive personalized guidance to help reengage and transform their own institutions after graduation. Kaiser Permanente and IHI are both committed to the nation's...

2011-10-11 10:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, a working meeting of innovators, policy and health IT experts, health care providers, patient organizations, technology companies, and government agencies will convene in Washington to assess progress in improving transitions in care and prioritize how the increasing availability of health IT can address some of the most intractable challenges related to care transitions on a broader scale. Leaving a hospital can be...

2011-09-21 13:25:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Quality Care Institute presented its first annual Quality Excellence Achievement Awards at the 2011 IHA Leadership Summit in Lombard on September 20. Seven Illinois hospitals and health systems were honored for their innovative interventions and best practices designed to advance quality patient care. "The Illinois Hospital Association established these annual awards to acknowledge the...

2011-07-13 10:21:00

PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned quality expert Blanton Godfrey, Ph.D., board chairman of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and one of the creators of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, will be the featured speaker when TeleTracking Technologies celebrates 20 years of enhancing hospital efficiency at its annual client conference October 10-12, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Dr. Godfrey, one of the world's most knowledgeable living quality experts, will discuss ways...

2011-06-01 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will release a new report on the role of health information technology (IT) in delivery system, payment and insurance reforms this Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Health Project co-chairs and former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist will be at the event to announce the BPC's new Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT, followed by...

2011-04-07 10:04:00

ST. LOUIS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published in the journal Health Affairs documents Ascension Health, the nation's third-largest health system, has achieved remarkable results in eliminating preventable mortality, lowering birth trauma rates, reducing bed sores and keeping patients safe. In 2003, Ascension Health set a bold goal of eliminating preventable injuries and deaths. Ascension Health has seen consistent improvement over the eight years it has had an intensified...

2011-03-16 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major health care players in South Carolina have joined in a unique initiative to enhance the state's competitiveness by improving the health of the state's citizens. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Sciences South Carolina and the South Carolina Hospital Association have formed the South Carolina Partnership for Health, committed to "The Triple Aim," a concept and strategy developed by the Institute for Healthcare...