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2014-07-18 12:22:57

The eye-opening segment touches on the challenges in healthcare today, and how to be the best patient advocate for you or someone you love. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Healthcare can be intimidating and confusing for the patient. There is an abundance of information presented, treatments to be considered, options to ponder, and the cost of all of it. Health Briefs examines the qualities patient advocates offer such as: the question asker, researcher of...

2014-07-09 08:28:49

Patient Engagement Technology Focuses on Bolstering Care Management Programs with Tailored Health Interventions to Foster Positive Behavioral Changes NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sense Health, a New York City-based healthcare company focused on supporting underserved patients through mobile technology, has announced results from a randomized control trial that focused on engaging a high-cost Medicaid population. The study utilized Sense Health's mobile care management...

2014-06-19 23:10:30

Appointments to Foundation's Board of Directors and Board of Governors Take Effect July 1 Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced new appointments to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors, effective July 1. Newly appointed to the NPSF Board of Governors are Beth Daley Ullem, MBA, patient advocate and member of the Board of Directors of ThedaCare and of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Barbara Edson,...

2014-06-19 23:04:34

Healthcare Leaders to Convene in Boston and Seattle to Share Ideas and Build Connections Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces 2014 Patient Experience Regional Roundtables to be held in Boston and Seattle. Intended to expand the dialogue around patient experience performance, both events draw on the knowledge of the healthcare community to share actionable ideas that participants can implement in their own organizations to improve the experience of patients, their...

2014-06-17 08:29:23

SANTA BARBARA, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ActiveLife (Scientific), a medtech company developing first-in-kind technology for measurement of tissue health, today announced that internationally renowned patient advocacy leader and health policy expert Amye Leong has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118357 "Amye brings unique insights into health policy, particularly from a patient's perspective. She...

2014-06-12 23:00:30

Regina Holliday Leads Inspiring, Visual, Patient-Centered Art Movement San Diego (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 There is a purpose behind every mural Regina Holliday creates. When the acclaimed Maryland-based artist lost her husband to kidney cancer in 2009 while struggling to access his medical records, it was the beginning of Holliday’s commitment to use her brushes and paints to raise awareness of the need for patient-centered health care. On June 16 at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting at...

2014-06-05 23:01:25

Passionate patients and those who lost loved ones to disease encourage vital collaboration. Washington (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 A young father who blogs about his fight with stage 4 melanoma and a mural artist who struggled to access her cancer-stricken husband’s medical records will share their unique perspectives with the professionals responsible for the research, development and regulation of drug therapies at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting. T.J. Sharpe, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and...

2014-05-16 23:05:38

Journal added to member benefits as an official journal of the Foundation; NPSF president appointed to journal’s editorial advisory board. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced that BMJ Quality & Safety, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ, will become an official journal of NPSF, effective July 1, 2014. Members of the Foundation’s individual membership...

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...

2014-05-01 23:02:33

Customer Success Story Shows Guardian Healthcare Leverages HHCAHPS Insights for Staff Training and Improving Service Delivery Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Deyta LLC, announced today the release of a customer success story on Guardian Healthcare called, “Raising the Bar on Care Delivery with Deyta’s Comprehensive HHCAHPS Program.” The story focuses on how Guardian has optimized service delivery by leveraging Deyta’s HHCAHPS benchmarks for performance improvement. Guardian...


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