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2014-03-27 16:24:55

Role will oversee Kaiser Permanente's national quality program and advocate for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry OAKLAND, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today named Patrick Courneya, MD, as executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In this role, he will oversee Kaiser...

2013-12-02 04:21:05

SHELTON, Connecticut and BREMERTON, Washington, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest ImageShare, now installed and running at 42 locations throughout the Kitsap Peninsula, is fulfilling its initial goals of better patient care and shorter wait-times spent in the emergency department. The program is designed on a cloud-based regional PACS from international medical imaging IT company, Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ] (STO: SECT B), managed by Harrison Medical...

2013-05-28 12:27:17

MINNEAPOLIS, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the promotion of Dave Overman to president and chief operating officer. Overman adds president to his title after serving in the role of chief operating officer since 2008. Prior president Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, will continue to serve as Children's chief executive officer with a focus on long-term strategy, philanthropy, government relations and board relationships. Overman has been with...

2013-04-03 12:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced today that it has promoted Ellyn Hosch to chief information officer (CIO). "Ellyn's industry experience, combined with her knowledge of Prime and clear vision for our future, will support the company's significant growth," said Eric Elliott, president and CEO at Prime Therapeutics. Hosch joined Prime in 2008 as vice president of application development and support....

2013-03-11 08:27:45

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The introduction of health insurance exchanges is generating interest among health plan members who purchase insurance directly, as well as those who have high deductibles and/or lower levels of overall satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Member Health Plan Study(SM) released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) Now in its seventh year, the study measures satisfaction among...

2013-01-17 16:23:57

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raise it for Health coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, praised Representative Anne Lenczewski (D-Bloomington) today for proposing new legislation aimed at keeping kids from smoking and helping addicted adults kick the habit. "We would like to thank Representative Lenczewski for answering the public's call to raise the tobacco tax," said Matt Schafer, State Government Relations Director for the American...

2013-01-15 16:23:24

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- StayWell Health Management announced today the appointment of health care industry leaders to its newly formed advisory panel, which will work with the executive team on strategic planning and product direction. StayWell will leverage the advisors' industry knowledge and clinical experience to advance its behavior change portfolio and ensure the company maintains market-leading population health management solutions. The panel includes highly...

2012-11-21 12:23:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today, along with HealthPartners, broke ground on a new shared clinic in Hugo. The clinic is one way the two organizations are working together to improve the health of children in Minnesota. The facility will house a HealthPartners clinic for patients of all ages, a night and weekend urgent care, and will also be the new home of Northeast Pediatric Clinic, currently located in Vadnais Heights and part...

2012-10-17 11:24:09

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- StayWell Health Management, a recognized leader in population health management programs and research on behavior change, today announced that it has appointed David Gregg, M.D., to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gregg has been acting in a chief medical advisory role for StayWell since the beginning of 2012. Dr. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of...

2012-10-17 07:27:09

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research collaboration led by Kaiser Permanente has received a prestigious designation from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to serve of as one of the nation's 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs). The EPCs produce evidence reviews on behalf of programs such as AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program (EHC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The new...