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2013-12-17 12:25:52

Of the reported medication events 337 reached the patient but most did not result in patient harm, however three percent or 18 patients were harmed HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority analysts identified 501 reports involving breakdowns in the medication reconciliation process with a majority of the events occurring during admission medication reconciliation, according to an article in the December Pennsylvania Patient Safety...

2013-12-17 11:21:32

'It is as illogical to discredit the LCP because of errant clinicians as it is to ban the Highway Code because of bad drivers.' Claud Regnard, FRCP, a palliative care consultant, has called the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway a "tragedy" and compared it to banning the Highway Code because of bad drivers in a paper for the journal Age and Ageing, published online today (Tuesday). After a series of media stories about the palliative care system causing malnutrition, dehydration, and...

2013-12-16 23:21:29

“I subscribed to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service because we badly needed this information” says Khalifan Ramadan, who is one of the 300,000 Tanzanian registrants the service counts after its first year. The implementing mHealth Tanzania Partnership team states that partnerships are key for an effective mHealth initiative. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Khalifan benefits from the well working integrated partnership model that is at the core...

Magnetic Device To Treat Painful Migraines Gets FDA Approval
2013-12-16 13:29:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it would allow the marketing of a magnetic device aimed at relieving migraine headache pain for the first time. The FDA is green lighting eNeura to start marketing its Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS) as the first device to relieve pain caused by migraine headaches which are preceded by a visual, sensory or motor disturbance. This type of migraine headache...

2013-12-16 12:25:15

Pioneering approach to eliminating or reducing brain seizures offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic and treatment options for epilepsy patients in Michigan and Midwest. DETROIT, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jacob Erpenbeck, a 31-year-old automotive engineer who lives in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights, says he'll never forget the moment when the epilepsy he didn't know he had struck its first terrifying blow. It happened on a steamy-hot summer afternoon in...

2013-12-16 12:24:46

Older, Generic Mainstays Will Remain at the Core of Epilepsy Treatment, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the market for epilepsy pharmacotherapies will expand at a rate of 2 percent annually through 2022, peaking at more than $4.1 billion in 2020. Market growth will be fueled primarily by...

2013-12-13 23:02:24

Leading Healthcare Survey Organizations Share Perspectives and Insights in New White Paper Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Reinforcing its commitment to be a central hub for critical dialogue on patient experience improvement, The Beryl Institute releases its latest white paper, “Voices of Measurement in Improving Patient Experience.” The paper shares perspectives of seven healthcare survey organizations, often viewed as competitors in the market, but in this instance brought...

2013-12-13 23:01:04

Agency also joins movement to educate public on hiring agencies providing caregivers versus employing them. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The entire staff at Reliable Caregivers shares in the world’s mourning of the horrific effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The community of caregivers at Reliable includes many people of Filipino descent, so this tragedy has touched the company in very personal ways. Reliable Caregivers recently made a sizable donation to the...

2013-12-12 23:00:52

Aventyn’s Vitalbeat™ platform with Vital Connect’s HealthPatch™ MD biosensor enables personalized mobile health monitoring platform for chronic disease which improves clinical outcomes and long-term health. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 mHealthSummit 2013 – Washington DC – Dec 9, 2013 – Vital Connect and Aventyn Inc. announced a collaboration today to commercialize the combination of the Vitalbeat mobile remote monitoring platform and Vital Connect HealthPatch MD biosensor for...

2013-12-12 12:27:12

Survey of Specialists Stirs Safety Concerns of "Any Willing Specialty Pharmacy" Mandates WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) finds physicians are highly satisfied with their specialty pharmacies, but are skeptical that most drugstores have the "expertise and capability" to provide the same medications to patients. Only 5 percent believe "all" drugstores are qualified to do so,...