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2014-04-29 08:36:32

Nationally Recognized Institutions Among the Poor Performers WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reveals that one in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital - it's one reason more than 1,000 people die each day from preventable medical errors. In fact, medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to newly released data, despite progress, even some premier medical institutions are falling behind when it comes to patient...

2014-04-28 16:30:06

The medical center also earns the Everest Award as one of 14 hospitals on the list for Fastest Improvement and Top Performance. LANGHORNE, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals(®) by Truven Health Analytics(TM), a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81326 St. Mary is one of only three hospitals named to the list from the...

2014-04-28 12:32:20

The IOM to tackle an issue that affects more than 12 Million Americans each year ST. JAMES, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce diagnostic error, today addressed the first meeting of a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee studying the problem. The IOM committee will examine a spectrum of issues, including definitions, epidemiology, the burden of harm and costs, and will...

2014-04-28 12:31:10

Acquisition of Patient-Reported Outcomes Company Expands Ability to Capture Patient Insights BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, today announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems (DCS), a patient-reported outcomes (PRO) services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient Voice(TM) portfolio for health care organizations with the ability to collect, measure and analyze...

2014-04-28 12:30:19

Multi-year collaboration will leverage next generation analytics, near real time insights from real world evidence and collaborative research to better understand patient outcomes and success factors in healthcare NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is announcing that Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), a leading, fully integrated, specialty pharmaceutical company, and Intermountain Healthcare have entered into a multi-year collaboration to conduct...

2014-04-28 08:32:57

HOUSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced the promotion of Rohan Hoare, Ph.D., to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Rohan will be responsible for the development, manufacturing, quality and commercial activities for the Epilepsy franchise. The company also announced that O'Neill F. D'Cruz, M.D. recently joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. "We have made significant, multi-year investments in our sales...

2014-04-25 08:27:40

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that six abstracts highlighting data analyses for FYCOMPA(TM) (perampanel) will be presented at the 66(th) annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, taking place in Philadelphia, PA from April 26( )- May 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120413/MM87168LOGO "Eisai and its epilepsy franchise are committed to expanding its knowledge of current products and developing new medications for the...

2014-04-24 08:44:33

NexJ adds point-of-care education to Connected Wellness, an innovative platform for patient activation TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), a provider of cloud-based software delivering enterprise solutions to the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced the acquisition of Liberate Ideas Inc., developer of Liberate Health, a revolutionary point-of-care patient education solution. Liberate Health is used by...

2014-04-24 08:35:45

Nationally recognized quality improvement authority brings safety and reliability expertise in pediatric critical care and risk management to leading Patient Safety Organization WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pascal Metrics, a leading Patient Safety Organization (PSO) that specializes in using real- and near real-time clinical data to improve the safety and reliability of care, today announced that Dr. David Stockwell has joined the company as vice president of clinical...

2014-04-24 08:35:20

Hospitals, ACOs and PCMHs now able to reduce costs and improve outcomes by enhancing patient engagement and providing beyond point-of-care treatment guidelines NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fitango, an innovative health care technology company launched FitangoCare(TM), a patient engagement and adherence solution for providers and payers. For providers such as hospitals, ACOs and PCMHs, FitangoCare provides an adherence improvement and readmission avoidance solution...


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