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2010-09-28 09:21:00

FDA Commissioner, CMS Administrator, CBS Evening News Anchor, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce are Featured Speakers WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AdvaMed 2010 is proud to announce its conference keynote speakers include: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick; CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric; U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg; and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. Each will address hundreds of...

2010-09-16 12:38:00

Oct. 21, 2010 Summit in Washington, DC will bring new focus on elements that improve care, reduce costs WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Policymakers and market leaders looking for ways to improve efficiency and quality in health care delivery are looking to the medical home to advance quickly and fulfill its promise. Advocates for this patient-centered model of care will converge on Washington, DC, Oct. 21, 2010 to examine the evidence and make the case for a fundamentally...

2010-08-04 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pascal Metrics is delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Conway as Principal leading its Governance and Leadership Group, effective immediately. The newly formed Governance & Leadership Group advises boards of directors and senior executive leaders in healthcare on how to execute data-driven patient safety and quality programs in order to reduce risk, lower costs, and improve clinical outcomes, service delivery and the experience of patients,...

2010-07-26 07:15:00

CARY, Ill., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral care helps critical care patients defend against ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a common, often fatal and very costly hospital-acquired infection. According to research cited by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), hospital mortality of ventilated patients who develop VAP is as high as 46 percent and each incident adds an estimated cost of $40,000 to a typical hospital admission. Recently, the IHI added daily oral care with 0.12%...

2010-07-21 12:00:00

BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation will host an interactive afternoon discussion and special evening program at its Third Annual Forum & Gala on Thursday, September 16, 2010. David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., will deliver a keynote address at the dinner, offering his perspectives on health information technology as a patient safety lever and the focus placed on its development by the Federal government. Since March of...

2010-07-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe President Thair Phillips, speaking on behalf of more than 400,000 senior-citizen supporters across America, today protested President Obama's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services. Phillips noted, "The appointment of Dr. Berwick, a man who is already being called 'Rationer-in-Chief' because of his love affair with the...

2010-07-08 07:54:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced today that Maureen A. Bisognano, IHI's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will become its President and CEO. She will succeed Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, when he is sworn in as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Berwick was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama yesterday....

2010-07-07 16:19:00

Will Be Critical to Implementing Health Care Reform, Improving the Health of Seniors WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) expresses confidence in Don Berwick's ability to protect and strengthen the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) Dr. Berwick...

2010-07-07 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Larry Minnix AAHSA president & CEO on the Appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to CMS Administrator: "The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) applauds the appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Dr Berwick is the right person for this era of health transformation based on defined quality outcomes and new ways of serving the needs...

2010-07-07 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commenting on the fact Dr. Donald Berwick will be serving as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today said it concurs with several of the health care policy objectives outlined by Berwick, and specifically cited reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and continuing to improve nursing home care quality as two key areas in which the Alliance intends to work closely...