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2014-09-26 12:24:58

Recent study found women are more involved in the care of aging parents than men WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to elder care, the decision makers and caregivers are the daughters, according to a recent study. At MorseLife, a prominent provider of senior care, the executive team is making strides to narrow this disparity and invite everyone to participate in the care of elderly parents. According to a recent study from the American Sociological...

2014-09-25 23:11:43

Smith & Jones Publishes Free Report on the Importance of a Solid Marketing Strategy for Healthcare Organizations Troy, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Healthcare marketing agency Smith & Jones released a new issue of Protocol, titled “Proactive vs. Reactive Healthcare Marketing.” Accessible at smithandjones.com, this marketing report for c-level hospital executives and practice administrators discusses how to prevent outside factors from derailing your hospital’s marketing...

2014-09-25 23:04:37

Only glucose monitoring system FDA-cleared for use throughout all hospital settings, all professional healthcare settings, and all patient populations including critical care Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System is the first blood glucose monitoring system to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use throughout all hospital and all professional healthcare settings, including intensive care...

2014-09-25 23:03:46

New white paper shares selection methodologies to help healthcare organizations Identify and select talent to drive patient experience success Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 A new white paper released by The Beryl Institute explores the impact of talent selection methodologies on helping healthcare organizations deliver the best in overall patient experience. “The Power of Selection and the Use of Talent in Driving Exceptional Patient Experience” reports effective strategies...

2014-09-25 16:26:32

New technology-driven health plan delivers marketplace pricing and transparency, more efficient claims processing, and integrated communications between patients and providers. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brighter announces its new Brighter PRO platform, an important first step for employers to regain control of their ever increasing benefits costs by leveraging technology to substantially reduce their dental claims and administrative expenses. Brighter PRO offers...

2014-09-25 12:29:54

TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency awarded a total of $211 million across every state which will be used to fund evidence-based and innovative partnership approaches to improve the health of Americans. A majority of these grants are from the Prevention...

2014-09-25 08:28:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control Markets: Disinfection, Area, Sterilization, Device Sterilization, Testing-C.diff, Testing-MRSA, Treatments" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern. These infection may occur in a postoperative...

2014-09-25 08:28:02

Offers HITRUST CSF Services to Resellers and Managed Services Providers ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cautela Labs, a consulting firm that specializes in managed security services on premise or in the cloud, today announced it has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148198Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148199 Cautela...

2014-09-25 08:27:27

Donation program accepting new applications for police departments nationwide to receive drug collection units WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy(®) announced today that is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 27 by renewing its innovative community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148272 In collaboration with The Partnership for Drug-Free...

2014-09-24 23:09:58

Michelle M. Pandolfi, recognized leader in the long-term care industry, honored for professional excellence. Wethersfield, Conn. (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Qualidigm, the national healthcare consulting company in Wethersfield, Conn., congratulates Michelle M. Pandolfi, consulting director and recognized leader in the long-term care industry, for being named to Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list. The 40 Under Forty Award recognizes outstanding young professionals in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'