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2009-09-09 09:07:00

Rally Against Obamacare WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors for Patient Care is a grassroots organization comprised of committed doctors working for a healthcare system that ensures the highest quality and affordable care for patients. The organization will be rallying like-minded doctors from across the nation for this event and press conference. What: Doctors for Patient Care Rally Against Obamacare When: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM Where:...

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2009-08-15 12:26:43

When it comes to the newly proposed US healthcare reform, one can not help but hear someone negatively compare it to Britain's state-funded National Health Service. On Friday, British leaders came together to defend the success of their healthcare system. Both Prime Minister Gordon Brown and opposition Conservative leader David Cameron took part in a campaign on the micro-blogging website Twitter supporting the NHS. "I think people will be shocked by the attacks being launched on the NHS in...

2009-07-16 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. needs to go beyond simply digitizing health records and create integrated, interoperable enterprises if it hopes to truly transform the nation's healthcare system, Harris Corporation's Jim Traficant told a Capitol Hill steering committee yesterday. Traficant, vice president of Healthcare Solutions for Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), told members of the Institute for e-Health Policy's Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare...

2009-07-03 14:44:00

OTTAWA, Ill., July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Sutton, healthy eating expert, urges Congress and President Obama to focus more on prevention in the pending healthcare reform to battle skyrocketing obesity rates which put strain on our ailing healthcare system and will continue to further stretch the broken system unless the problem is addressed now. The newly issued report F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 has spurred Sutton's continued interest in...

2009-06-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans feel that today's healthcare system is failing them. Increased costs resulting in higher insurance premiums have made it more difficult to afford health insurance. The pivotal issue not being addressed, says renowned pain resolution expert and physical therapist Mitchell Yass, is whether the costs being incurred are efficacious and necessary -- Yass staunchly believes they are not -- and what healthcare segment seems to be driving this rise in...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

Coalition Works to Ensure Access, Quality Healthcare for All Americans WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Patients' Rights(TM) announced that it has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to support the utilization of a broad spectrum of health professions as the Administration works to reform the nation's healthcare system. In its correspondence to the White House, the Coalition reiterated its position that healthcare professionals - who are not...

2009-05-22 19:02:25

Public health interventions and an enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit children and lower healthcare costs, Canadian researchers say. Dr. Anna Banerji, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said respiratory infections are the leading cause for admission, medical evacuation and expenditure for Inuit children in the healthcare system and can result in serious health complications for those affected. Infants of Inuit race were...

2009-04-20 09:00:00

Modern Healthcare's list features 18 newcomers with the power and influence to improve the healthcare system CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Key players in the movement to reform the nation's healthcare system dominate Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2009. Among those making the list are Kathleen Sebelius, secretary-designate of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department; Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the newly created White House Office of Health Reform;...

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2009-03-16 16:15:00

Within five years, it is estimated that as many as 75 percent of doctors in the U.S. will be writing electronic prescriptions, as a product of new federal spending to promote e-prescribing, Reuters reported on Monday.  An approximate $19 billion economic stimulus bill to endorse information technology in the healthcare system was signed by President Barack Obama last month.  E-prescribing was among these suggestions.  Pharmaceutical Care Management Association President and...

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2009-03-06 08:45:00

President Barack Obama hosted a White House summit on healthcare Thursday, pledging to overcome the political gridlock that has stalled meaningful reform and pass a comprehensive plan later this year to address the nation's healthcare problems. "Americans cannot afford to delay an overhaul of the healthcare system," President Obama said, telling roughly 120 experts that the inefficient and costly system was weighing down the struggling U.S. economy. "Health care reform is no longer just a...


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