Latest Health literacy Stories

2013-06-21 23:03:19

When millions of Americans go to purchase health insurance from the new state exchanges in the next few months, they will not only find many options - from seasoned health insurers to new start-ups - but information from and about these new health exchanges written at varying levels of clarity. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 With no federal mandate for a specific reading level for consumer health information, health exchanges and contracting providers will be able to market and...

2013-06-13 23:19:36

eReflect, parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, encourages people to embrace literacy as both a need and a source of pleasure. Upcoming literacy conferences to be held across the world are a great way to get familiar with literacy issues, the company announced. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 In a statement focused on the importance of literacy, speed reading software company eReflect, the parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, announced today that there is an need to...

2013-05-22 23:02:39

Late stage cancer patient and advocate uses navigational and educational skills acquired during her own health journey as the basis for a health literacy program which includes an introduction to health and the Affordable Care Act on the Internet. The program will launch the same day the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, October 1, 2013. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 After being diagnosed with metastatic carcinoid cancer, patient advocate Suzi Garber learned there was no cure...

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...

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