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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...

2014-05-01 08:32:07

Industry Review Cites Impressive Client Focus, High-Caliber Counsel NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Makovsky, one of the leading independent integrated communications firms, was selected as "Healthcare Agency of the Year" by The Holmes Report. The prominent industry online publication attributes this recognition to the firm's agility in balancing "the communication of complex and highly specialized health messages with award-winning creativity" in bestowing the honor....

2014-04-30 23:07:24

Company makes donation to American Cancer Society on behalf of its team of nurses. Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 In recognition of National Nurses Week, Health Advocate, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, will honor its expert staff of nurses with a donation to the American Cancer Society, a nationwide organization dedicated to saving lives from cancer. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 9 at the company’s Plymouth...

2014-04-29 12:33:32

Second oldest co-pay assistance program in America has provided patients with over $200 million in direct financial assistance. HAMPTON, Va., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2004, the leaders at Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) launched a revolutionary new division that would help patients afford the copayment costs required by their insurance plans before they could access their needed medications. "We saw a trend in our data that showed that more and...

2014-04-09 23:00:56

Session will explore state-of-the-art initiative allowing patients to access their individual data. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Craig Lipset, head of clinical innovation at Pfizer Inc., will join advocates of patient data accessibility to highlight the Blue Button initiative at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Blue Button’s technology allows patients to access their medical records electronically and share those records with health care professionals. Pfizer piloted...

2014-04-04 23:04:23

Updated Resource Serves as Guide for Healthcare Patient Advocates Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the release of the fifth edition of 'In the Name of the Patient', a comprehensive resource for healthcare Patient Advocates addressing the needs of patients and families. The book reinforces that patient advocacy is a foundational component in the history and actions of the patient experience movement. Authored by current and past Patient Advocates, the...

2014-04-04 12:27:44

NORD to Present Awards at "Portraits of Courage" Celebration on May 8th in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rare disease patient advocates, two members of Congress and companies that have brought novel new therapies to patients will be honored at the "Portraits of Courage Celebration" of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on Thursday, May 8, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC....


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