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2014-09-22 16:28:30

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the campaign supporting Proposition 46, California's patient safety ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot, criticized an opposition spokesperson for suggesting that it's more important that a physician enjoy alcohol than getting to the bottom of an adverse event. Dr. Sion Roy, a spokesperson for the insurance company-backed No on 46 campaign, said to KABC in Los Angeles yesterday. "They can call a doctor when he's...

2014-09-03 16:29:21

First Prop 46 Campaign Ad Released Featuring Senator Boxer and Children Lost to Medical Malpractice SAN FRANSISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Barbara Boxer stood with mothers who lost their children to medical negligence in calling on California voters to support for the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. The campaign supporting Prop 46 also released an ad featuring Barbara Boxer. See the Barbara Boxer ad here:...

2014-08-25 08:27:47

Surgichem a Leading Provider of Medication Adherence Packaging Solutions to UK Community Pharmacies MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Surgichem Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa Care Homes (CFG) plc. Following the recent clearance by various regulatory agencies in the UK, Surgichem will be...

2014-08-08 23:02:29

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Pharmacy Automation Systems Market by product type (Medication Dispensing Systems, Packaging and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) & by End-user (Inpatient Pharmacy Automation, Outpatient Pharmacy Automation): Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The pharmacy automation systems market research report studies and analyzes the pharmacy automation systems market by product and end...

2014-08-05 23:10:11

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) says diagnostic errors are the biggest mistake doctors make. Dr. Ira Williams says diagnostic errors are only a subset of the much larger medical problem of the estimated annual rate of needless hospital deaths that has quadrupled during the past quarter century. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Dr. Ira Williams, author of Find The Black Box, continues his series of Open Letters (http://is.gd/wdU2CM) by comparing the efforts to...

2014-07-30 16:30:15

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical malpractice insurance industry and hospitals are the biggest force bankrolling the campaign against a patient safety initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, pumping in more than two-thirds of the $41 million war chest amassed by Proposition 46 foes, according to campaign finance disclosure documents. After profiting wildly for years from unreasonably costly rates, medical malpractice insurers have contributed nearly half of...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...

2014-07-08 23:05:43

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that MERCI has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turnkey training programs that help hospitals reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, and is a...

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,...

2014-06-25 08:31:29

$500,000 Awarded for Programs Focused on Medication Safety and Efficiency SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CareFusion Foundation today awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 11 U.S. nonprofit health care institutions as part of the Foundation's second annual Clinical Excellence Grant Program. The institutions will receive grants of up to $50,000 based on programs that develop and share best practices in improving medication safety and efficiency. "The proper management of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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