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2014-04-10 08:31:02

DYER and HAMMOND, Ind., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan St. Margaret Health's Dyer and Hammond campuses recently expanded use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside their operating rooms, joining a growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety technology. Capnography measures how effectively patients are breathing and can alert medical caregivers when life-threatening respiratory depression occurs. By measuring the amount of...

2014-04-09 23:30:37

Partners in Complete Health today announced its film “Say Ahh,” the world’s first documentary on oral health, is now available to the public, including non-dental and non-medical communities. Featuring doctors, patients and a few minor miracles, “Say Ahh” takes an informative, patient-friendly approach to explaining the oral-systemic connection and its impact on the health and lives of millions of Americans. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Partners in Complete Health today...

2014-04-09 23:23:46

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) recognizes the significant health and wellbeing challenges that face the community and nation today. Because the health of our community is our number one priority, SJRMC has launched This Counts — a unique, inspirational journey designed to inspire healthy lifestyle choices through encouragement. Mishawaka, Ind (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) recognizes the significant health and wellbeing challenges that...

2014-04-09 23:04:51

Service Offers Comprehensive, Sustaining Support for IT Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 HCI Group, a leading provider of information technology strategy and enterprise consulting services to health care organizations, today launched its HCIsustain service line. The HCIsustain service line is designed to provide long-term support to hospitals and health systems that have transitioned to electronic health records and are looking to maximize efficiency and minimize total cost of...

2014-04-09 23:04:48

Cialdini will play an integral role in client care for the rapidly growing senior care company, Home Care Assistance. Whitefish Bay, WI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to welcome Jenni Cialdini as the office’s new Client Care Manager. Jenni will play an integral role in ensuring quality in-home assistance is provided to the company’s clients throughout the Metro Milwaukee area. Jenni joins Home Care...

2014-04-09 16:25:55

PASADENA, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days, compared to those who were inactive, according to a study published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic health records of 6,042 Kaiser Permanente...

2014-04-09 08:30:00

DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas employers say their biggest challenges in 2014 include engaging and empowering employees to make better health and health care decisions, evaluating health exchanges, and dealing with the lack of health care price transparency. A recent survey of 73 large- and mid-size Texas employers by the Texas Business Group on Health, an employer-sponsored health care coalition, revealed five primary concerns regarding health benefits: -- More...

2014-04-09 08:29:46

One of the nation's largest health care information networks offers providers comprehensive ICD-10 training WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Availity, one of the nation's largest health care information networks, has partnered with Precyse/HealthStream to offer its clients a powerful and unique ICD-10 education program for the physician office/ambulatory market. Precyse and HealthStream have teamed together to offer a unique and comprehensive ICD-10 education...

2014-04-09 08:28:37

Presentation will focus on forces driving changes in healthcare, the implications they bring and technologies that will help organizations adapt NEW YORK, April. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A multitude of forces is creating sweeping, disruptive changes in the way healthcare is and will be delivered, which means organizations need to re-think their strategies and the way they're using technology. That's the message that Kevin Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer...

2014-04-08 16:22:27

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new initiative of the American Academy of Actuaries points to several promising areas of focus for policymakers seeking to sustain and extend the slowdown in health cost increases that the United States has experienced in recent years. They include delivery system reform that focuses on better patient care coordination, financial incentives that reward value not volume, value-based insurance design, comparative-effectiveness...