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2013-05-06 23:25:31

Award ceremony will be held on May 10 in Irvine, Calif. La Habra, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) will present four awards on Friday, May 10, for outstanding achievements in health literacy. The awards will be presented at its Twelfth Annual Health Literacy Conference, “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy,” May 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. The conference will be attended by over 300 professionals working in...

2013-05-05 23:03:25

In 2013, government regulators will penalize 1,427 U.S. hospitals because too many of their patients are re-admitted to the hospital for follow-on care. To avoid these penalties, hospitals are taking lessons from LifeWings, an aviation-based patient safety training company, on how to improve doctor-patient communications to prevent mistakes leading to unnecessary readmissions. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 In 2013, government regulators will penalize 1,427 U.S. hospitals because too...

2013-03-25 16:24:47

OAKLAND, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult patients with diabetes who don't understand basic health information are significantly less likely to take newly prescribed antidepressant medication, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study in The Journal of General Internal Medicine. In this study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of Washington School of Medicine, 72 percent of the 1,366 study participants had limited health literacy and had...

2013-01-18 08:23:47

CLARK, N.J., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthEd, a healthcare solutions company rooted in education, won a first-place award for its entry in the national Health Design Challenge. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130118/PH44607 ) The entry, Health Summary, was created by a collaborative team of digital designers, health educators, and user experience strategists. The design provides a holistic view of the patient's current health. It provides a health score based on...

2012-11-27 12:28:38

Apply online for Institute for Healthcare Advancement program at www.iha4health.org/educationalgrants LA HABRA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) will now offer an Educational Grant Book Program that's designed for K-12 schools, adult literacy programs and other educational organizations that are looking to use the "What To Do For Health" book series as a teaching tool. IHA will subsidize the cost of the books for these...

2012-10-26 15:21:26

PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Health Literacy Month, and Solstice--a South Florida-based dental, vision and life insurance benefits company--is committed to making its dental health information easily understandable and transparent. From its dental benefit guides to its online tools, consumer-facing health information is presented in a clear, concise way. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health...

2012-08-30 06:25:59

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine needing health care but being unable to understand the information you're given by a doctor. For 90 million people in the U.S., it's a reality with a long-lasting impact on health and finances. Health literacy - defined as the ability to read, understand and act on health information - is vital to achieving the best possible health care results for each individual patient. It is being able to read an appointment card, follow a health care...

2012-07-18 23:00:25

Want to compete in the Health Literacy Innovator Award Contest? Please visit http://HealthLiteracyInnovations.com/award. Deadline for Submission is August 31st 2012 Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today announced the launch of its 3rd annual National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to reward...

2012-04-30 14:21:13

Award ceremony will be held on May 10 in Irvine, Calif. LA HABRA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) will present three awards on Thursday, May 10, for outstanding achievements in health literacy. The awards will be presented at its Eleventh Annual Health Literacy Conference, "Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy," May 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. The conference will be attended by over 300...

2012-03-16 09:39:04

Research: Association between low functional health literacy and mortality in older adults: Longitudinal cohort study One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The findings have important implications given rising levels of long term conditions and the UK government's plans for patients to become responsible and active partners in their care....