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2014-09-27 08:21:23

- Afinitor led to an unprecedented median overall survival of 44 months, which represents a clinically meaningful while not statistically significant improvement(1) EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today presented final results on overall survival (OS) from a Phase III trial of Afinitor(®) (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care (BSC) compared to placebo plus BSC in patients with well-differentiated advanced and progressive pancreatic...

2014-09-24 23:03:56

Healthcare advocates, patient navigators, healthcare providers and family caregivers will convene at the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants fifth annual conference, "Mastering the Power and Direction of Healthcare Advocacy" to be held October 30-November 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Healthcare advocates, patient navigators, healthcare providers and caregivers will meet at the National Association of Health...

2014-09-24 12:29:53

Thomas R. Lamont will counsel company on strategy, business and government affairs PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas R. Lamont, former Assistant Secretary of the Army who oversaw 1.4 million U.S. Army military and civilian employees, has become a member of the Leaf Healthcare, Inc., advisory board. Lamont, who has spent more than 35 years managing legal, public and private sector organizations involving complex, multi-billion dollar infrastructure, will...

2014-09-24 12:29:09

Georgia's largest children's hospital integrates with GaHIN's secure network to improve patient-centered care and health outcomes ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's) joins the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information. Connecting to GaHIN allows...

2014-09-23 23:13:22

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Preparing for the Annual OSHCA Conference, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Preparing for the Annual OSHCA Conference, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Santalucia is looking forward to seeing many wonderful colleagues later this week at the 2014 OSHCA Annual Fall Conference. OSHCA – The Ohio...

2014-09-23 23:11:16

“The healthcare system is broken!” is evident because every new estimate of needless hospital deaths has been significantly greater than all previous estimates – for the past quarter century. I know the reasons why, and I have a solution for the healthcare delivery problems.” Greenville, SC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Dr. Williams says, “Find The Black Box (http://is.gd/UK4Uk0) my third book on healthcare offers a three phase process that can lead to the creation of a 21st...

2014-09-23 23:07:48

Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), released the first unifying “Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research,” The Roadmap, found at...

2014-09-19 23:07:39

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's blog post, Introducing The Beryl Institute’s Patient Advocacy Community, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's blog post, Introducing The Beryl Institute’s Patient Advocacy Community, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. In August, Santalucia presented as part of The Beryl Institute’s virtual conference on patient advocacy. She kicked off the...

2014-09-17 23:00:35

In the five years to 2014, the number of patient visits in the healthcare sector has risen, and this trend has pressed healthcare providers to outsource disposal services to reduce costs, driving industry demand; moreover, rising waste generation and healthcare regulation is anticipated to create opportunities for new entrants over the next five years, driving demand growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Medical Waste Disposal Services...

2014-09-16 23:05:48

Our treatment laws are too often still outdated and ineffective, said the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Despite some progress at the state and federal levels in the year since the Navy Yard mass killing left 12 dead and 3 wounded, much more change is needed if the nation is to reduce the impacts of untreated severe mental illness on its families and communities, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. "There is no question the cascade of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'