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2014-04-10 10:13:27

Meta-analysis finds relationship improvement has beneficial effects similar to some common treatments A meta-analysis of studies that investigated measures designed to improve health professionals' interactions with patients confirms that such efforts can produce health effects just as beneficial as taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack. In contrast to previous such reviews, the current report from the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...

2014-03-31 12:28:46

Innovative Physician Executive Brings Breadth of Healthcare Experience LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health economics and policy authority Precision Health Economics (PHE) announced today the hiring of Ross Maclean as chief operating officer (COO). Dr. Maclean's significant and varied background spans the provider, payer, and manufacturing worlds in multiple countries, encompassing leadership skills, management talents, and a rapid career progression. His well-rounded...

2014-03-28 12:26:34

Medication Quality Performance Measurement Research to be presented at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 26th Annual Meeting and Expo BOWIE, Md., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced medication quality performance measurement research to be presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 26(th) Annual Meeting & Expo April 1-4 in Tampa,...

2014-03-25 16:25:48

Panel's Expertise Will Guide Funding Priorities and Community Engagement WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved 13 people as members of PCORI's new Advisory Panel on Rare Disease. It is one of two new advisory panels for which the Board approved members at its meeting today; the other focuses on clinical trials. The diverse group of panelists will apply their experience and...

2014-03-24 12:25:06

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies. The articles, developed by CER Collaborative members Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), describe how to assess the...

2014-03-21 12:23:42

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Affairs function plays a critical role in meeting current challenges in clinical development, market education, and regulatory compliance. Indeed, most healthcare professionals agree that the Medical Affairs function plays an enormous role in guiding the healthcare sector's ongoing transition from simply drug marketing to dealing with a wide range of stakeholders who influence market access. As the importance of Medical...

2014-03-18 12:31:26

New Position Fosters Integration of Engagement and Communication Science WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today the appointment of Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, as Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer, a new position in which she will lead PCORI's Engagement Program and growing dissemination and implementation planning efforts. She will also continue to serve as Director of PCORI's Communication...

2014-03-13 23:21:18

Christopher L. Vojta, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.C.E. to Support Risk Adjustment Activities and Oversight of Clinical Outcomes Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Pulse8 Inc., a cutting-edge big data healthcare analytics and technology company focused on risk adjustment solutions for the Commercial Health Exchanges (HIX) and Medicare Advantage markets announced today that it appointed Dr. Christopher Vojta as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Vojta will provide strategic direction and support of the...

2014-03-05 08:30:08

Kansas Bioscience Authority, Grayhawk Venture Fund II Lead Round OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Outcomes Sciences Inc. (HOS), a leading health care IT company based in Overland Park, Kan., today announced that it has completed the first close of its Series A Preferred financing round. The company has raised $5 million in the first closing and expects to raise up to an additional $2 million of capital, bringing the round to $7 million. The round, which is...

2014-02-13 08:31:46

Initiative will boost patient and stakeholder participation in comparative effectiveness research WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today launched the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, a $15.5 million initiative to forge opportunities for patients and other stakeholder communities to become more involved in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). "The inclusion of patient and stakeholder...