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2014-10-22 16:28:37

Hangs Ten-Foot Banners on LA Office Building For Yes On 45 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Insurance today declared Anthem Blue Cross's 9.8% rate increase on small business "unreasonable," but has no power to stop the hikes unless Proposition 45 passes. Proposition 45, which gives the elected insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive rates, is being opposed by $55 million from the insurance industry, including $18.7 million...

2014-10-22 12:29:40

WHITBY, ON, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has received the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award. Ontario Shores is the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the world to receive this prestigious recognition. This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for having a completely paperless health information system which advances the use of patient data to ultimately improve process and...

2014-10-22 08:33:02

Leading Bronx nursing home, Gold Crest Care Center, offers both hospice and palliative care services for seniors suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses. The center's board certified physicians explain the differences between the services. BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center, a leading nursing home in NYC, explains the differences in hospice and palliative care services and spotlights the center's hospice and palliative care service options. For...

2014-10-21 12:32:40

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, is advising all individuals to take advantage of the 2015 open enrollment period to select the form of insurance that best serves their dental needs. Patients have from November 15, 2014, until February 15, 2015, to choose their type of dental insurance and add or remove dependents from their coverage. A variety of advantages are available to patients when they choose PPO insurance for 2015. In particular,...

2014-10-21 12:32:33

Registration for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's annual Walk On! Challenge now open PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past nine years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has offered the Walk On! Challenge as a free children's health initiative to all fifth-grade students throughout the state. To commemorate the 10(th) anniversary, the program is expanding to include even more students. The Walk On! Challenge's valuable lessons will now be offered to all...

2014-10-21 12:31:49

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, a nonprofit organization assisting health care providers with the implementation of information technology systems designed to improve health care quality, announced today the confirmation of four new members to the organization's board of directors. The new directors elected to the board are: -- Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Jason Greer of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network --...

2014-10-21 08:42:04

Online private healthcare marketplace offers a complete solution, ranging from a white-label exchange for those who want to build their own branded marketplace to a national proprietary exchange ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanSource, a cloud-based provider of benefits administration, exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers, today announced the expansion of its PlanSource OneMarket Exchange, a complete exchange solution designed to revolutionize the healthcare...

2014-10-20 23:03:05

Elizabeth Rubin, Director of Healthcare Informatics Operations for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), has been named as a 2014 “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine. Newark, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Elizabeth Rubin, Director of Healthcare Informatics Operations for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), has been named as a 2014 “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine. A mother of two and an...

2014-10-20 16:27:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Abrams, a former Florida state representative, will join the Board of Directors of Hospice Foundation of America, it was announced today. Abrams is a partner with Florida-based Ballard Partners, a government affairs firm, where he serves as chair of its public policy team, concentrating on areas of health care policy and government affairs. Abrams' appointment is effective November 1. "Mike is a great addition to HFA's...

2014-10-20 08:30:18

HPNA, HPNF, and HPCC have joined forces to transform the care and culture of serious illness PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three national nursing organizations today announced a collaborative effort to transform the care and culture of serious illness in the United States. Together, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC, formerly known as NBCHPN)...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.