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2014-09-30 08:32:27

Employers Working with Both WiserTogether and Castlight Health Now Have 'One-Stop Shop' Access to the Wiser Health Comprehensive Decision Support Solution in the Castlight Platform WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiserTogether, Inc. today announced that its personalized treatment comparison and decision support solution, Wiser Health, will be integrated into Castlight Health's (NYSE: CSLT)Enterprise Healthcare Cloud technology platform for shared employer customers....

2014-09-29 08:25:52

Xcenda conducts first health economic analysis on coffee consumption CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcenda, the strategic consulting arm of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution service companies, recently conducted the first-ever health economic analysis on coffee consumption. This research was analyzed in an economic model and found that moderate coffee consumption was associated with an increase in life years and a...

2014-09-29 04:21:39

Report by alliance of top US-based organizations urges nations to maximize impact of CHWs by defining core competencies CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that developing nations' ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common definition for community health workers, as well as a core set of skills and competencies that would help ensure they are...

2014-09-26 23:01:30

This fall, PYA’s four-part educational series will provide a straightforward, practical explanation of CMS’ physician value-based payment initiatives and will highlight what you need to do now to ensure success. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Beginning January 1, 2015, a provider’s payments from Medicare may be increased, decreased, or remain neutral depending on the provider’s scores on quality, efficiency, and outcome measures. More importantly, these scores will...

2014-09-25 16:24:47

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Asia, medical tourism has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments. Low cost and waiting time for medical treatments as compared to western countries, coupled with quality health services make the Asian countries preferred destinations for medical travelers. And with governments' support and improved medical infrastructure in these countries, the medical tourism market in Asia is anticipated to post a CAGR of around 22% during 2014 to...

2014-09-25 12:29:54

TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency awarded a total of $211 million across every state which will be used to fund evidence-based and innovative partnership approaches to improve the health of Americans. A majority of these grants are from the Prevention...

2014-09-24 08:21:21

Massachusetts Drivers Can Save 19% SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally, Americans can gain big savings (9%) on their car insurance premium by increasing their deductible from $500 to $1000, according to a new report by insuranceQuotes.com. Increasing the deductible from $500 to $2000 will bring the average US savings up to a whopping 16%. How much money an individual can save varies greatly by state. The largest increase can be found in Massachusetts, where...

2014-09-23 23:11:34

Advanced Medical Reviews Obtains URAC UM Accreditation and Passes URAC IRO Reaccreditation Audit Scoring a Perfect 100% Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Advanced Medical Reviews (“AMR”), one of the country’s leading Independent Review Organizations (“IRO”), is pleased to announce having received their Utilization Management (“UM”) accreditation from URAC. “This is a significant milestone in our continued growth as an organization”, says Vince Bianco, CEO of...

2014-09-23 16:27:51

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Receives Quality Performer Award for 11th Consecutive Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven physician organizations connected to Sutter Health received recognition today for their excellence in medical care from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California. Nearly 200 physician organizations, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 9 million patients,...

2014-09-23 16:24:38

Decision Resources Group Announces New Country Archetypes Model: A Guided Tour of Global Market Access BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that similarities in pricing and reimbursement (P&R) decision criteria and payer requirements in key pharmaceutical markets, along with expert insights into each country, allow pharma to leverage similar payer value messaging across different markets. Global market access is extremely complex, with each...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'