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2014-07-25 23:03:58

CMS awards $53 million New England QIN-QIO contract to Healthcentric Advisors, in partnership with Qualidigm. Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Healthcentric Advisors, the incumbent Rhode Island Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) was recently awarded a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new QIN-QIO contracts, awarded to fourteen organizations across the United States,...

2014-07-25 23:03:41

Tool enables organizations to create networks of quality, cost-effective providers Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company and a subsidiary of West Corporation, is introducing its newest solution in an upcoming webinar called Leveraging Provider-Centered Analytics: Reduce Costs and Enhance Quality. The webinar will be held twice on Tuesday, July 29 at 11 AM ET and again at 2 PM ET. For more...

2014-07-25 23:00:49

In light of the Affordable Care Act and the rising costs of healthcare, Avant Systems Inc announces the development of its Consumer Driven Healthcare Tool, which aims to enable people and businesses to customize their healthcare plans in order to cut extraneous costs and make purchasing healthcare a more efficient and independent process. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Avant Systems, Inc, an entrepreneur-minded business in IT product development, aims to change the way healthcare plans...

2014-07-24 12:28:00

NJHA's 'Gainsharing' Pilot Achieves $113 Million in Healthcare Savings PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A consortium of 12 New Jersey hospitals achieved $113 million in healthcare savings under a pilot project that encourages hospitals and physicians to work together to provide more efficient, high-quality care, according to a profile from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (available at...

2014-07-23 23:32:12

Jonathan Bush’s 2014 NY TIMES Best Seller “Where Does It Hurt?” envisions health care to be an entrepreneur’s field of dreams. Dr. Ira Williams, author of Find The Black Box, offers an assessment of the good, bad, and ugly aspects that can be found in Bush’s vision of the health care delivery system that Bush says is rapidly transforming patient care in America. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Williams says, “Bush has joined the constantly enlarging chorus of those...

2014-07-23 23:20:59

Ascend’s new rebranding will better represent its services as well as maintain continuity of care. The Ascend family now includes Ascend Hospice, Ascend Home Health and Ascend Concierge Home Care. Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Care Alternatives, Total Care, BergenCare Home Health, BergenCare Personal Touch and Total Care of Massachusetts are pleased to announce the completion of a rebranding effort that will better communicate their services as well as maintain continuity in the...

2014-07-23 23:09:23

Low enrollment and high administrative costs could push states to raise user fees or possibly move to the federal platform, say industry observers in the July 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Low enrollment and higher-than-expected administrative costs are prompting some state-run insurance exchanges to come up with alternative means to becoming self-sustaining. Industry observers identify some of the...

2014-07-23 12:32:17

- Announcement made at sixth annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund....

2014-07-23 08:32:03

EZDoctor levels the playing field for physician referrals by eliminating doctor listing fees, increasing the integrity of its physician information. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EZDoctor (https://ezdoctor.com/), the innovative leader in online medical appointment booking, announced today it is permanently eliminating fees required from doctors to be listed on its site, greatly increasing the integrity of its online physician information while offering the...

2014-07-22 16:27:05

DETROIT, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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