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2014-04-28 12:23:35

Six Hospitals Receive Awards for Excellence in Sustainability from VHA Inc. IRVING, Texas, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, today announced the presentation of its 2014 Excellence Awards for Sustainability to six member health care systems in two categories for their achievements over the course of 2013. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 27 during VHA's Navigating to Excellence Forum in Las Vegas. VHA's annual member conference brings health...

2014-04-23 08:31:46

University of Utah Health Care was the first academic medial center to post physician reviews online in Dec. 2012 and continues to advance its system. SALT LAKE CITY, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As other health care systems around the country prepare to follow in the footsteps of University of Utah Health Care --the first hospital system in the country to post online physician reviews and comments --Utah's only academic medical center is reporting new data about the...

2014-04-23 08:30:54

With technology in place, or on the way, conference will air issues aimed at overcoming barriers to wider global adoption SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) said today that its ninth annual Convergence Summit here next month will focus on achieving broader global adoption of technology-enabled health care at a time when the pace of innovation in connected health and personal health solutions is accelerating....

2014-04-21 23:01:51

Prevention-focused population health solutions are crucial in achieving health equity in minority communities. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The Population Health Alliance, the leading advocate for population health and workplace wellness, today issued the following statement in recognition of April as National Minority Health Month, an annual observance that seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities and unfavorable health outcomes that disproportionally affect African...

2014-04-21 12:25:01

Drug Prices are to Remain High in Vietnam, Due to Limited Domestic Drug Production and a Lack of Cost-Containment Measures, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Vietnam is currently one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in Southeast Asia, recording a growth rate of nearly 17 percent and exceeding $3 billion in size in 2013. Increasing affluence, a rapidly aging population and the...

2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-16 08:34:22

Mayo Clinic and Better Team-up to Make the Healthcare Experience Simpler PALO ALTO, Calif. and ROCHESTER, Minn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Better, a consumer health start-up, and Mayo Clinic today launched a new way for people to navigate the complexity of the healthcare system simply and quickly. Through a mobile device, Better provides tailored Mayo Clinic health information, 24/7 access to the clinic's experienced and highly-skilled nurses, and a Better Personal Health...

2014-04-11 23:22:46

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the seventh webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, Defining the Scope of Population Health Management: What Is Covered and What Is Not, will focus on the opportunities and challenges in population health management (PHM). New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the seventh webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session,...

2014-04-08 23:00:20

MarketOptimizer.org adds Latest Report on “CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - South Korea” to its store. Inquire before buying this report at http://www.marketoptimizer.org/contacts/inquire-before-buying?rname=6252 Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 High levels of access to healthcare insurance and reimbursement and increasing demand for healthcare services from a growing elderly population will drive the growth of the pharmaceutical market. However, an...

2014-04-07 08:30:24

Experts will advise VitalSpring on business strategy and growth opportunities MCLEAN, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VitalSpring Technologies, an enterprise cloud-based analytics firm that is unique in connecting and harnessing data from every part of the health care system, today announced that health industry luminaries Sen. Tom Daschle, Rep. Newt Gingrich and Thomas Emerick, among several other leaders, have joined the company's newly created Board of Advisors. These...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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