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2013-12-10 23:24:40

National Trends Point to Home Care's Growing Importance Wethersfield, Conn (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Qualidigm, the national healthcare consulting company in Wethersfield, Conn., announced today that Consulting Director Kathy Roby and Project Manager Rita Grimes have earned the Consultant Certification from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). They are the first home health and hospice consultants in Connecticut to achieve this professional credential and standard of...

2013-12-10 20:21:46

Hospitals Nationwide to Aid in Effort to Curb Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced its selection as a coordinating entity for a 3-year, $7.3 million contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that has been awarded to the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in hospitals. The Armstrong Institute will lead the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety...

2013-12-09 23:26:56

All Around Home Care Service, Inc. (http://www.angelshomecareservice.com) is proud to announce it is an official drop-off location in Cumming, Georgia for the global anti-poverty organization, Soles4Souls Inc. Shoes collected at Angels All Around will help Soles4Souls direct resources toward supporting typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines. Cumming, GA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Angels All Around Home Care Service, a family owned premier private in-home care provider in the Metro...

2013-12-06 15:06:55

Study is first conducted as part of hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program How do you measure the pain of a patient who can't communicate? A Rhode Island Hospital researcher studied an observational pain scale in cardiac surgery patients, and found that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) provided an accurate measure of a patient's pain level. The study by Sandra Linde, RN, is the first study conducted in Rhode Island Hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program, in which direct...

2013-12-06 12:20:34

Change from Mileage Reimbursement Will Lower Operating Costs, Provide Competitive Advantage for Company HATTIESBURG, Miss., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Camellia Home Health and Hospice of Hattiesburg, Miss. is lowering operating costs and providing clinical team members an added benefit by providing 105 brand-new, eco-boost Ford Focus models and 20 Ford Escapes. As a result, employees will no longer have to seek reimbursement from the company for mileage driven in their personal...

2013-12-05 23:29:28

New Online Programs from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice Education Network Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new partnership is bringing the highest quality clinical palliative care education directly to professionals and organizations through online learning. This unique collaboration brings together the online learning expertise of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) and highly-rated educational programming from the 2013 Annual Assembly of the...

2013-12-05 23:22:19

Mobile applications powered with Captive Reach 3.01 aim to reduce healthcare spending, increase physician productivity and give patients the ability to manage and monitor their health from the palm of their hand. San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Parallel 6, a multi-channel mobile technology company and the creator of the mobile enterprise platform, Captive Reach, releases Captive Reach 3.01, providing a mobile solution for the healthcare industry. Captive Reach is optimized to...

2013-12-05 23:20:58

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is among the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the United States to receive the HomeCare Elite award. Winners of this award are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patent experience, and quality improvement and consistency. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Pathways Home Health & Hospice was named a 2013 HomeCare Elite Top Agency by the National...

2013-12-05 16:24:45

New Hospice Outreach Efforts Raise Awareness ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The estimated 950,000 people passing through Times Square in New York City every day will see messages affirming hospice care on the CBS Super Screen by 42(nd) Street throughout this holiday season. This is part of an outreach campaign of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to affirm the value of hospice and help people understand the many benefits hospice care...

2013-12-05 12:28:31

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Perinatal Association are pleased to announce the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in maternal patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO) These recommendations address a critical patient issue, according to Frank Federico, RPh (Executive Director at the...