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2014-04-17 23:13:09

As the leading organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) applauds the Congress for including in the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act” (PAMA; H.R. 4302) provisions that will improve delivery of behavioral health services, but expresses concern regarding sections that may be used to expand involuntary treatment. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As the leading organization focused on growing and training the...

2014-04-17 23:03:46

From bombings to stabbings to mass murders, violence is sometimes a byproduct of untreated mental illness. New book, A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer, details what can happen when symptoms are ignored. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 What would possess a quiet, 16-year-old boy to launch an unprovoked knife attack on his classmates, wounding 21 of them, some critically? Why would 25-year-old Kevin Edson commit a bomb hoax at the heavily guarded Boston...

2014-04-16 16:30:19

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes. Advance care planning starts with thinking about your wishes, values and beliefs about the health care you would want if you were ever incapable of making decisions for yourself, and then talking about them with loved ones. "A medical crisis is always going to be a terrible time for a family, but having simple...

2014-04-16 12:30:14

Northwestern Medicine educates patients about the importance of advance directives CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one's, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the...

2014-04-14 23:05:13

MEDHOST PatientFlow HD provides real-time visibility to patient and process status information, enabling hospitals to proactively manage the efficient flow of patients through every stage of care. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed MEDHOST PatientFlow HD, a patient flow management solution. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member...

2014-04-12 23:00:36

Cannabis Career Institute, the nation's leading Cannabis Business education classroom seminar is coming to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to teach entrepreneurs how to build their own Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Marijuana Delivery Service, Cannabis Grow Operation or Edibles Operation. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 As the Marijuana Industry sweeps the nation, with high revenue tax bases, states are seriously considering following Colorado's footsteps with projected...

2014-04-09 23:00:56

Session will explore state-of-the-art initiative allowing patients to access their individual data. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Craig Lipset, head of clinical innovation at Pfizer Inc., will join advocates of patient data accessibility to highlight the Blue Button initiative at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Blue Button’s technology allows patients to access their medical records electronically and share those records with health care professionals. Pfizer piloted...

2014-04-09 12:30:36

CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual conference of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ("AORN"), which took place March 30 - April 2, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety ("PPAHS") presented eight key points to improve patient safety and health outcomes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO Three of the most commonly overlooked clinical points are: -- Verify hand-off or transition of care from nurse-to-nurse that...

2014-04-08 23:28:09

In few places are the consequences of non-treatment more visible than our jails and prisons, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are residing in state prisons and county jails today than in the nation’s remaining state mental hospitals, according to a new study from the Treatment Advocacy Center. “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey” found that,...

2014-04-08 08:32:27

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital administrators estimate that one-third of healthcare costs are the result of tests and treatments that aren't medically necessary and ordered to prevent lawsuits, according to a new survey by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare. Ninety-four percent of survey participants affirmed that the practice of defensive medicine drives up healthcare costs in the U.S. They also estimated an average of 57 percent of physicians practice defensive...