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2014-10-23 08:32:03

Appointment reinforces organization's commitment to the development of a sustainable, open health data ecosystem WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Data Consortium (HDC) announced today the appointment of Christopher Boone, Ph.D., as its new executive director effective November 3. Dr. Boone is a recognized expert in health systems design, health informatics, health IT policy, and the use of health data to improve health outcomes. Throughout his career, he has applied...

2014-10-22 16:28:55

Wellforce represents high quality, lower cost alternative model focused on supporting clinicians and their connections to patients BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced that they had finalized their agreement to establish a new health care system. The new system, which has been approved by the Department of Public Health and reviewed by the Health Policy Commission, will be known as Wellforce. Wellforce...

2014-10-22 12:30:43

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Linda A. Walsh, MD, a family physician at Jarrettsville Family Care in Jarrettsville, Maryland, was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP members, both within and beyond the borders of the United States. Walsh is the medical director and chair of the Steering Committee for the...

2014-10-22 12:30:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary contributions to the health of the American public. Jarris is the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a former...

2014-10-22 12:29:23

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Connected Health today announced a co-development agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to create a mobile app to serve as a coaching platform for patients with atrial fibrillation who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy. The goal of this mobile app will be to support patients living with atrial fibrillation by helping improve patient adherence and compliance to medication, as well as fostering feedback loops...

2014-10-22 08:31:54

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres releases paper on home and community care TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) is calling for changes to improve patient care and make greater use of CCACs' proven ability to increase patient access, provide safe, high-quality care and deliver better value for public dollars. The OACCAC, whose members provided home and community care to 700,000 patients in 2013/2014, makes the...

2014-10-21 23:08:46

Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, and CDH Solutions participate in significant way Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 CareSync, a pioneer in patient-centered care coordination, announced today it has secured $4.25 million in Series A financing led by Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions, and CareSync Founder & CEO, Travis Bond. CareSync’s consumer-centric platform has seen impressive expansion to date, and this financing allows the company to continue to...

2014-10-21 23:07:09

Service offers 24/7 medical provider visits via smartphone, tablet and computer - with no appointment needed Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Patients can now take advantage of medical care that’s as accessible and convenient as clicking a button – available right where they are, with no appointment needed. Carolinas HealthCare System now offers Virtual Visit, which provides live, immediate access to a medical provider via a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer 24 hours...

2014-10-21 23:06:58

Chastity Edwards, R.N., B.S.N., is One of Three Finalists in the Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation/Geriatrics Award category. Awards announced Nov. 7 at black-tie event at the Intercontinental Hotel. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified post-acute senior health care services, is proud to announce that Chastity Edwards, R.N., B.S.N., has been named a finalist for the March of Dimes Nurse of the...

2014-10-21 20:24:10

Parrish Medical Center Named Recipient of 2014 LEAP Award CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Decision Technology (Strata Decision) today announced the start of the 2014 Strata Decision Summit, hosting over 400 attendees from the Company's client base of 170 healthcare delivery systems and 1,000 hospitals across the U.S. Strata Decision provides a cloud-based financial analytics and performance platform that is leveraged for financial planning, decision support and continuous cost...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.