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2014-05-20 10:46:25

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Simulations find improved outcomes but suggest less frequent screening may be as beneficial One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...

2014-05-20 08:34:42

Actor Announces Investment in Crowdsourced Medical Diagnosis Platform SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdMed, an online crowdsourced medical diagnosis platform that helps solve even the world's most difficult medical cases, today announced that actor Patrick Dempsey has made an investment in the company. Almost one in 10 Americans - and 350 million people globally - are affected by the approximately 7,000 different types of rare or difficult-to-diagnose medical...

2014-05-19 23:11:13

Perth Based technology entrepreneur, Nathan Buzza today announced that he had joined the board of Alcidion Pty Ltd, a leading edge health informatics company specializing in Clinical Decision Support. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Buzza was well known for his CommtechWireless business, which developed clinical middleware solutions that were deployed globally. In 2008, Buzza divested CommtechWireless to Amcom Software, which was acquired by USA Mobility for $USD163.8m. Most recently, Buzza had...

2014-05-19 23:06:25

The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare organizations, surveyed hospital CEOs to learn how they were planning to adapt their organizations to the new healthcare environment. LifeWings Partners understands the need to be fully prepared for these changes and are already developing new processes and tools which are saving hospitals millions of dollars. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare...

2014-05-19 09:59:29

Duke University Medical Center When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better, according to new research from Duke Medicine. In a direct comparison of shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy – the two predominant methods of removing kidney stones – researchers found that ureteroscopy resulted in fewer repeat treatments. The findings were published May 16, 2014, in the journal JAMA Surgery, coinciding with presentation at the annual meeting of the...

2014-05-16 12:27:07

TIANJIN, China, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (hereinafter referred to as "TEDA") successfully performed the cryoballoon ablation surgery of atrial fibrillation (AF) on two AF patients. It is reported that extremely few hospitals in China can make such operation and it is also the first time in Tianjin. The 61-year-old Granny Zhang, a paroxysmal AF patient who lives in the Tanggu district of Tianjin, has received the surgery....

2014-05-15 23:02:28

John Q. Sherman Awards recognize excellence in patient engagement. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Today, winners of the inaugural John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement were honored in award ceremonies at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, was recognized with the individual award of excellence. The OpenNotes Collaborative won the award for institutional...

2014-05-15 16:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to two national reports issued today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Three-quarters of hospital quality measures showed significant improvement, compared with 60 percent for home health and nursing home care, and about half for ambulatory settings. The U.S....

2014-05-15 12:33:17

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce its participation and engagement with the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety to improve the practice of managing alarms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO On April 25 and 26, 2014, AAMI Foundation's Healthcare Technology Safety Institute brought key stakeholders to meet and discuss what can be done to meet The Joint Commission's...

2014-05-15 08:32:44

Clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major regional health systems to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. The collaborating health systems include Hartford HealthCare in Connecticut; Memorial Health in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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