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2014-06-30 08:31:10

With 79% of people newly diagnosed with a disease or medical condition turning to the Internet for answers to their questions, NeedMe anonymously connects those information seekers with successful past patients for honest advice. RED BANK, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeedMe Inc. has developed a new healthcare social network which takes the concept of doctor-rating sites to the next level. Instead of basing the website on the doctors, NeedMe centers itself on the patient and...

2014-06-30 08:30:39

Leading pediatric medical center builds upon relationship and will leverage Allscripts solutions to create a single patient record CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that Birmingham-based Children's of Alabama has extended its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise(TM) electronic health record (EHR) through 2023 and will leverage a suite of Allscripts open platform solutions to support its efforts to meet regulatory requirements, manage...

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,...

2014-06-27 23:09:15

Prevent Child Injury announces week to promote injury prevention. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Unintentional injury accounts for 40% of the child deaths in the United States. That’s more than cancer, heart disease, and asthma combined. But childhood injuries are predictable, preventable, and personal – everyone has the ability to help reduce the number of these injuries right now. Prevent Child Injury, a national group of injury prevention organizations and professionals around the United...

2014-06-27 15:21:13

Kaiser Permanente Innovative approach targets issues such as conflicting medications or the need for follow-up tests and may be adapted by other organizations An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs. The Kaiser Permanente Southern California...

2014-06-27 08:25:38

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a national nonprofit organization advocating for improvements in patient safety and hospital transparency, has announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and David Hopkins, senior advisor for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), join the board effective immediately, bringing the total...

2014-06-26 16:25:19

Improves Clinical Outcomes in Persons with Slow and Irregular Gait, Builds on Clinically Validated Physical Activity Sensor StepWatch(TM) WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new healthcare technology company, modus health, has been launched to provide accurate, actionable physical activity data and analytics that will improve care efficiency and enhance clinical outcomes in patients with slow and irregular gait. modus measures what matters using its unique, clinically validated...

2014-06-25 23:15:33

Evive Health's personalized, data-driven healthcare communications will be featured in the National Business Group on Health's (NBGH) Leadership Summit on Workforce Wellbeing as part of a session highlighting companies that embrace fresh, pioneering approaches to wellness communications. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Representatives of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church (GBPHB) will demonstrate how Evive Health's innovative engagement...

2014-06-25 23:15:10

Rain Nation has added a patient-directed app to its patient engagement suite. The new platform, known as nSynch, can be quickly implemented to enhance quality, improve the patient experience and drive incremental profits. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Rain Nation’s patent-pending nSynch platform is now available for hospitals, clinics and home health organizations. Developed to identify patient sentiments and capture service requests in real-time, care teams are alerted to...

2014-06-25 12:42:54

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute Pediatric emergency medicine researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) together with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) today launch the first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines. "There have been recommendations and policies on concussion available in the past, but they tend to have focused on sports-related injury and not on children and youth," said Dr. Roger Zemek, project leader,...


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