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2014-09-17 23:14:06

In honor of National Health IT Week Sept. 15-19, American Sentinel University details some of the must-have skills health IT professionals need for gaining a competitive edge in the current healthcare marketplace. American Sentinel offers specialization in healthcare, giving students a competitive advantage in the clinical IT environment and interested students can learn more about the university’s online informatics and technology programs at...

2014-09-17 23:04:05

Funding will help integrate domestic violence prevention into California’s healthcare safety net to ensure access to care & services for the state’s most vulnerable San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced more than $5 million in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to support California’s safety net providers in implementing and spreading innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop new coverage and...

2014-09-17 23:03:22

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today its grant of $50,000 to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) to support oral health services and education through NCOHF’s Orange County Oral Health Zone Program® in California. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today its grant of $50,000 to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF)...

2014-09-17 12:27:12

$5.38 MILLION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO APOLLOMED ACO, WHICH WAS ONE OF ONLY 4 MSSP ACOs IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 15 THAT ACHIEVED SHARED SAVINGS AND HAD THE 2nd HIGHEST MSSP ACO DISTRIBUTION IN THE STATE GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million will be distributed to...

2014-09-17 08:30:58

Virtual Awareness Week Takes Place September 15-19, 2014 WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, Precyse and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National...

2014-09-17 08:30:06

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today an agreement with Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization (Physician Direct ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population health platform to help their physicians in providing better care while reducing costs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146569 Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization is the ACO operating entity of Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS). The OPNS mission...

2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-16 23:15:57

The “small, rural hospital” laboratory boasts state-of-the-art capabilities, according to its bi-annual inspection. Tappahannock, Va. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 When people head to the doctor to have tests performed, it’s rare they think about what it takes to get those precise, accurate results. “The common misconception from the public is that we draw blood, put it on a machine and get an answer, when in fact, it’s much more than that,” said Angela Dove, the Senior...

2014-09-16 12:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite Pennsylvania's longstanding status as a state of "universal coverage" for all documented children, the commonwealth is home to more than 144,000 children who lack health insurance, according to the latest annual State of Children's Health Care report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. This means about 1 in 20 of Pennsylvania's children lack health insurance - a statistic that has remained relatively unchanged in...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'