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2014-10-22 12:30:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual meeting. The board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. -- Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP, is president of the board. Wergin is a family physician in...

2014-10-22 12:30:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Wergin was chosen president-elect in September 2013 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. As...

2014-10-22 12:30:07

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To expand its expertise in care management and population health, xG Health Solutions(TM) is adding two former Geisinger executive leaders to its team - Duane Davis, M.D., FACP, FACR; and Steven Pierdon, M.D. xG Health was developed by Geisinger Health System - one of the nation's largest rural health services organizations - as an independently operated for-profit company financially backed by Oak Investment Partners. The...

2014-10-22 12:29:35

Company Committed to Delivering Clinical Workflow Efficiencies and Improving Patient Care Through Smart Pharmacy Solutions SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PipelineRx, a leading medication management services company focused on clinical telepharmacy, today announced the availability of its TPIS platform offering to further address the needs of today's efficient pharmacy. Since being announced last year, 31 hospitals are currently using the TPIS SaaS platform to bring...

2014-10-22 12:29:23

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Connected Health today announced a co-development agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to create a mobile app to serve as a coaching platform for patients with atrial fibrillation who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy. The goal of this mobile app will be to support patients living with atrial fibrillation by helping improve patient adherence and compliance to medication, as well as fostering feedback loops...

2014-10-22 12:29:14

Unique Longitudinal Study Offers Multiple Insights for Marketers, Including a Glimpse into the Power Children Wield In Making Family Health Decisions BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adheris Health, an inVentiv Health Company and the nation's largest provider of medication adherence programs, announced today the start of the next phase of a groundbreaking ethnographic study into how Americans make healthcare decisions and the role of American culture in influencing...

2014-10-22 08:33:34

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthEngine, the leading provider of wealth intelligence, prospect research and marketing services for nonprofits, healthcare, education, luxury goods and financial services, and the Gobel Group, the leading healthcare philanthropy consulting firm that educates and engages clinicians in the philanthropic process, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to support hospitals and healthcare organizations. As partners, the companies...

2014-10-22 08:31:54

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres releases paper on home and community care TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) is calling for changes to improve patient care and make greater use of CCACs' proven ability to increase patient access, provide safe, high-quality care and deliver better value for public dollars. The OACCAC, whose members provided home and community care to 700,000 patients in 2013/2014, makes the...

2014-10-22 08:30:39

Acquisition expands physician-practice footprint into seventh state with one of Colorado's largest and most respected physician practices DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of population health and kidney care services, today announced that HealthCare Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire Colorado Springs Health Partners (CSHP), a multi-specialty medical group with more than 100 physicians at 11 locations...

2014-10-22 08:27:56

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations in important disease areas in academic settings that could be the future of IVD products. Kalorama details the new approaches its biennial survey of the IVD industry, The...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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