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2014-02-18 08:32:22

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The TMJ Center of Los Angeles offers treatment for TMJ disorders to patients throughout the Los Angeles area. The experts in TMJ treatments in Los Angeles at this center has special training in the field of TMJ disorders and can provide patients with the personalized care they need to achieve improved jaw health and a more comfortable bite. Many people have TMJ symptoms and are unaware of their options. Symptoms of TMJ disorders can include...

2014-02-18 08:31:51

Full suite of Wellcentive products and services will support participation in current and emerging value-based reimbursement programs ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ColumbiaDoctors, the multi-specialty clinical practice of New York's Columbia University Medical Center, will deploy Wellcentive's full suite of products and services to support current and future population health management initiatives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/MM66622LOGO)...

2014-02-18 08:31:28

Infusion pump interoperability collaboration with CareFusion and Cerner wins award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety SAN DIEGO and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and IntelligentHospital.org today announced that Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has received a 2014 Intelligent Hospital Award for "Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety" for its infusion pump interoperability solution...

2014-02-18 08:30:23

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apama Medical, a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed's medical incubator, today announced receipt of a Chinese notice of allowance for claims covering their low profile electrode assembly that enables the attachment of flexible electrodes to an ablation balloon for energy delivery and monitoring. The Chinese patent will complement an existing patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,295,902) giving Apama broad claim coverage for...

2014-02-17 12:23:44

Findings also show opportunity for enhanced patient safety by reducing unnecessary radiation exposure BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through HEALTHeLINK's health information exchange (HIE), participating providers have instant access to patient health information, including diagnostic tests that may have been conducted in a clinical setting. Along these lines, HEALTHeLINK recently conducted an analysis of the number of multiple computed tomography (CT) scans ordered for the same...

2014-02-14 23:04:32

New Program Invites Organizations from Across the Continuum of Care Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced the creation of a program to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, which evolved from the NPSF Corporate Council, currently includes 14 members representing a broad...

2014-02-14 04:22:53

MIT's H@cking Medicine Program Will Deliver Technology Platform for Global Genes(TM) to Provide Novel Tools to Help Physicians Speed Diagnosis of Rare Disease Patients CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnosis is one of the most challenging problems faced by rare disease patients and caregivers. The Shire Rare Disease Impact Report found that it takes an average of 7.6 years for rare disease patients in the US to receive a proper diagnosis, with 2-3 misdiagnoses...

2014-02-13 23:20:34

Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a...

Well-Child Doctor Visits Lead To Higher Risk Of Illness: Study
2014-02-13 09:42:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa presents parents with an interesting dilemma – bringing a healthy child in for a check-up or vaccination might be the right thing to do for their health, but it could expose them to a higher risk of illness. According to the study, which was published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, “well child” visits to the doctor could be causing more than...

2014-02-13 08:28:27

Research identifies five features of VBID plans associated with the greatest impact on medication adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I.,, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research conducted by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital published online today in Health Affairs, identifies five key features of popular Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) plans that are associated with the greatest impact on medication adherence. The study, which will also appear in the journal's March...