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2014-10-29 08:34:20

Obamacare premium increases accompanied by elimination of rate-ups and application rejections as well as subsidies for some consumers SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health insurance markets were examined for...

2014-10-28 12:31:36

Measure Gaps, Solutions Topic of White Paper and October 30 Conference WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measuring the quality and cost of health care is an integral part of accountable care, but new research from the National Pharmaceutical Council and Discern Health sheds light on gaps in measurement and missed opportunities to promote improvement in patient care and health systems. The research also offers solutions for addressing measure gaps, particularly for specialty...

2014-10-22 23:14:06

HHS selects BloodHub to provide infrastructure and technical capabilities for real time, end-to-end blood inventory visibility. Goals include demonstrating the feasibility of real time blood inventory on a regional basis for disaster preparedness and response. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently selected BloodHub to develop the infrastructure needed to capture, calculate, and communicate real time blood and blood...

2014-10-21 23:12:42

MIDEGO, a global health consultancy that partners with governments and world leaders to implement self-reliant and sustainable health systems announces their official name change to Realizing Global Heath (RGH). Let's get it done and make it possible to deliver quality healthcare to everyone, everywhere, every day. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Global impact consulting firm, MIDEGO, Inc. has today officially announced that they have changed their name to Realizing Global Health...

2014-10-07 23:06:11

Hayes resources now available to government purchasers. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc. (http://www.hayesinc.com), a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5-year contract to make available its products to General Services Administration (GSA) purchasers via GSA Advantage, the federal government’s online purchasing service. Through this portal, federal agencies, including...

2014-10-07 08:30:48

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade, an innovative consumer engagement company dedicated to helping individuals and families get the right care the first time, has added three new members to its Medical Advisory Board. These newest members are: -- Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Horn is renowned for her expertise in health disparities, as well as the role of...

2014-10-06 23:00:12

Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor of health management and policy, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Pechacek has been deputy director for research translation in the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2012. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor...

2014-10-02 04:22:10

GENEVA, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JTI (Japan Tobacco International) today published an Opinion from leading international law expert Sir Franklin Berman QC[1], about the WHO's lack of transparency in tobacco-related meetings. The report was commissioned after the public, including the media, was prevented from observing the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). (Logo:...

2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...

2014-10-01 08:33:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today released this statement to congratulate the recipients of the 2014 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, which recognizes population health promotion and improvement programs. "The C. Everett Koop National Health Awards is an opportunity to honor companies who understand the critical correlation between employee health and company performance. This...


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