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2014-01-22 12:26:01

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Alarm fatigue" - which can lead to serious and sometimes fatal consequence for patients -- is rated as a top concern by 19 out of every 20 hospitals in the U.S., according to a new national survey presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting held in Orlando Jan. 15-18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO) "Hospitals are greatly concerned about alarm fatigue because it interferes with patient...

2014-01-14 23:30:31

The Memphis inpatient treatment facility achieves accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Foundations Recovery Network, a recognized leader in the field of integrated treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, is proud to announce that La Paloma, its Memphis-based inpatient treatment center, has achieved Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission on...

2014-01-09 08:28:02

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dameron Hospital Association, a full-service hospital located in Stockton, Calif., has selected the Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise(TM) clinical product suite as its electronic health record (EHR) solution, deploying key products and services to optimize care coordination, patient engagement and patient outcomes. Dameron Hospital is a non-profit, 200+ bed community hospital providing acute and tertiary level care to San Joaquin County...

2014-01-08 08:27:21

Improving Patient Flow Critical to Meeting Increased Demand for Emergency Department Care Anticipated Under Affordable Care Act PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission will present a webinar Friday, January 10 at 11 a.m. (ET), on new hospital patient flow standards which require addressing emergency department throughput problems from an enterprise-wide perspective. Standard LD.04.03.11, "Patient Flow through the Emergency Department (ED)," directs hospital...

2014-01-07 08:31:14

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), a new hospital under construction on the island of Guam, has signed a contract with Allscripts for rapid deployment of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) suites for electronic health records solution, revenue cycle management, and overall budgeting and planning. GRMC will move forward with Allscripts Sunrise(TM) clinical product suite as its electronic health record (EHR) solution. The hospital also will deploy...

2014-01-02 23:22:15

Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC a leader in Healthcare Staffing passed The Joint Commission Certification. In addition, as a result of the certification review conducted on 11/25/2013, there are no requirements for improvement identified. Evansville, IN (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, a leader in medical staffing, celebrates a deficiency-free certification for all the services reviewed under the applicable manual for Health Care Staffing Certifications. This...

2013-12-20 23:22:43

Advanced Medical proudly announces its earning of recertification for the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission. Port Orange, FL (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Advanced Medical, a travel therapy company specializing in the placement of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists, proudly announces its earning of recertification for the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission. Advanced Medical was originally designated with certification in 2009....

2013-12-16 23:23:12

Easter Maine Medical Center partnered with LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, to achieve a standard of excellence recognized by the Joint Commission this past November - http://www.saferpatients.com. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 In 2012, LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, began an extensive program with Easter Maine Medical Center(EMMC). LifeWings Safety Coach, Alan Price, a U.S. Air Force Command pilot and retired Lt. Colonel, worked with EMMC and says, " I am...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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