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2014-06-30 23:08:25

Two QHR client hospitals recently received an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's 2014 Hospital Safety Score including, Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland, WA) and Cary Medical Center (Caribou, ME). Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Two QHR client hospitals recently received an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's 2014 Hospital Safety Score including, Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland, WA) and Cary Medical Center (Caribou, ME). The annual Leapfrog Hospital...

2014-06-30 23:05:32

In an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, LTC Wayne B. Jonas, MD, USA (Ret.), President and CEO of Samueli Institute, and LTG Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, USA (Ret.) discuss the excessive use of opioids in the U.S. military and present a call to action to integrate medical practices that have proven to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With thousands of military personnel returning from war, the issue of chronic pain and its long-term...

2014-06-28 14:38:40

Springer Study urges improvement in physicians’ inconsistent record of ordering lab tests Why does one physician in a walk-in practice order laboratory monitoring tests for patients more often than a colleague working down the hallway? Which factors influence the use of these important tests that can help doctors ensure that high-risk drugs are prescribed safely? Clues to these questions lie in the age and general health of the patient, and whether the doctor is a specialist or not,...

2014-06-27 23:09:25

Partnership expands company's position as the single source solution for home health and hospice providers. Ozark, MO (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it has teamed up with Pinnacle Quality Insight to offer its customers Home Health and Hospice CAHPS® surveys. Pinnacle Quality Insight, one of the industry’s leading phone-based CAHPS® survey providers, and...

2014-06-27 08:25:38

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a national nonprofit organization advocating for improvements in patient safety and hospital transparency, has announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and David Hopkins, senior advisor for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), join the board effective immediately, bringing the total...

2014-06-25 16:26:29

NHPCO encourages Congress to Support Senate and House Sign-on Letters Halting Policy Implementation ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Focused advocacy by the hospice community on recent policy regarding Medicare Part D (http://hospiceactionnetwork.org/get-informed/issues/part-d/) and payment of drugs for hospice patients led to a stakeholder meeting convened by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 25. More than 30 organizations including the...

2014-06-25 12:25:10

NHPCO's Offers Guidance to Help People Make a Choice about a Hospice Provider ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (http://www.nhpco.org) recommends that people learn more about hospice (http://www.momentsoflife.org/what-hospice) as an important option before they are faced with a...

2014-06-24 23:04:43

Statewide patient safety collaborative formally launches a Connecticut public-private partnership, creates board and ratifies bylaws. North Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The Connecticut Partnership for Patient Safety (CPPS) recently marked a major advancement by formally launching a Connecticut public-private partnership, creating its board and ratifying its bylaws. Started informally five years ago as a group of concerned executives representing a wide range of extensive healthcare...

2014-06-24 08:30:39

Free Resource Helps Infection Prevention Navigate Healthcare Reform and Drive Quality Improvements ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention products and solutions, today released its Healthcare Reform Champions Kit, a digital educational tool designed to demystify key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation. The tool kit will assist infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel build the business acumen to work with hospital...

2014-06-23 23:06:25

Nearly one-half of health system and hospital executives do not feel their current senior management team has members with the experience, skill sets and talent needed to achieve strategic priorities - including leading and managing the change needed to survive the economic upheaval in reimbursements. LifeWings, a leading patient safety consulting firm, has developed strategies for hospital CEOs to survive healthcare's new value-based reimbursement model. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) June...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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