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2014-03-12 23:22:35

North Shore-LIJ Expands Relationship with SkillSurvey to Further Improve Hiring Processes Wayne, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 SkillSurvey®, the inventor of Pre-Hire 360® performance assessments used by more than 800 hospitals worldwide, today announced that North Shore-LIJ Health System (North Shore-LIJ) will begin using SkillSurvey’s new Credential360™ online solution to automate the peer referencing portion of the credentialing process for physicians and advanced practice...

2014-03-12 12:29:03

Qudexy(TM) XR Offers Newest Option for Managing Certain Seizure Disorders and Marks the Company's Entrance into the Epilepsy Therapeutic Area MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced it received approval on March 11, 2014 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth...

2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2014-03-11 23:04:21

Nation's leading independent radiology practice network not alone in expressing frustration over misleading findings. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 In response to the recent media coverage surrounding an article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) questioning the value of screening mammography by revisiting data from the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Study (CNBSS), Strategic Radiology (SR) fully aligns itself with organizations such as American Congress of Obstetricians and...

2014-03-11 08:29:07

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented today at the World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, finds that a unique generic medication sampling program, the MedVantx MedStart(TM) Connect program, implemented in the primary care physicians' office, led to significantly increased patient initiation of new prescriptions (primary adherence) as well as continued use...

2014-03-10 23:26:43

UbiCare published a new white paper last week that examines how today’s value-based healthcare system requires hospitals to be leaders in true patient engagement. The white paper asserts that extending patient care beyond medical appointments and hospital stays engages patients, improves health outcomes and reduces unnecessary costs of care by up to 30%. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Extending patient care beyond medical appointments and hospital stays engages patients, improves...

2014-03-10 23:03:04

The new version of TxM provides time saving enhancements and increase accuracy to aid oncology practices in improving the quality of care. Burlington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 An AmerisourceBergen company, IntrinsiQ, LLC, today announced key enhancements to IntelliDose TxM that will improve patient safety and increase practice efficiency. TxM, the Web-based version of IntrinsiQ’s proprietary chemotherapy management tool IntelliDose, provides chemotherapy order management,...

2014-03-07 16:22:59

PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician leaders of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) are calling for evidence-based interdisciplinary care as the gold standard to treat chronic pain and want insurance payers to step up to provide adequate coverage. In a position paper released today, AAPM asked all tiers of the health-care delivery system to recognize comprehensive, interdisciplinary modalities of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),...

2014-03-06 23:32:15

Healthcare Facility Increases Nurse-to-Physician Communication and Improves Workflow Sarasota, Fla (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced that Hardin Memorial Hospital, an acute healthcare facility that serves nearly 300,000 patients each year, improved clinical response time by integrating telemetry alarms with smartphones via middleware. The smartphones also improved nurse-to-physician communication with the use of secure text...

2014-03-06 23:31:34

Vonlay, LLC, a full service healthcare consulting firm with extensive Epic experience, announced today the company has concluded a successful engagement for Aspirus, a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, WI. Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Vonlay, LLC, a full service healthcare consulting firm with extensive Epic experience, announced today the company has concluded a successful engagement for Aspirus, a non-profit, community-directed health system based in...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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