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2014-03-19 23:22:36

Institute urges inclusion of patients and families in clinical activities, health care design and delivery, and policy development. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute today releases a report that advocates for patients and families to be respected partners in health care—from the exam room to the policy arena. The report argues that health care leaders, clinicians, and policy makers must enable patient and family...

2014-03-19 16:23:31

- Nationally renowned, Seattle-based Oncologist and Hematologist tapped to head nation's leading patient advocacy organizations - HAMPTON, Va., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) named F. Marc Stewart, MD as Incoming President of the organizations' Board of Directors. As President, Stewart will help both PAF and NPAF build upon their exponential growth and progress in solving health care...

2014-03-05 23:23:58

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, upcoming annual leadership conference set for Nov. 5-8. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Collaboration and leadership are critical roles for social workers who play instrumental roles in the increasingly complex realm of healthcare, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance...

2014-03-04 23:31:31

Patients, Researchers, Industry and Leading Medical Experts Join Forces to Gain Patient Population Information San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 PatientCrossroads, Lipodystrophy United and international disease experts have launched the Lipodystrophy Connect (LD Connect) patient registry program to learn more about lipodystrophy by collecting information directly from patients. The data will be made broadly available to researchers to speed the search for treatments and to raise the...

2014-03-03 12:26:39

A new partnership allows additional support for pediatric cancer patients and their familiesto overcome healthcare challenges. HAMPTON, Va., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce the receipt of a contribution from the Promise Circle of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation that will have direct and immediate impact for our nation's youth dealing with cancer. As a measure of confidence in the high-quality individualized...

2014-02-27 23:23:55

Annual Event to Celebrate Healthcare Staff Impacting Patient Experience Every Day (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers, The Beryl Institute announces Patient Experience (PX) Week to be held annually starting in April 2014. Inspired by members of the Institute community, PX Week provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, reenergize efforts and honor...

2014-02-27 23:21:10

Advocate will discuss free programs that help patients better understand and manage their disease. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Tara Bertini, R.N., B.S., an advocate for patients with Crohn’s disease and/or Colitis, will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group March 11. Bertini will discuss the free patient advocate programs provided by AbbVie, a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. The goal of the patient advocate programs, Bertini says, is to help...

2014-02-20 23:04:24

As hospitals struggle to better educate and engage patients in their own care, Allen Technologies is introducing a new interactive solution that significantly increases patient engagement and improves hospital efficiency. The comprehensive tablet system is deployed on a Panasonic Toughpad A1 and offers direct access to medical record information that is easy to read and understand by the end user – the patient. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 As hospitals struggle to better...

2014-02-19 23:24:41

Former National Coordinator for Health IT of the United States brings unparalleled Health IT experience and knowledge; sees connected healthcare as a change agent and believes in InstantPHR™ Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Farzad Mostashari, M.D., has been appointed to the Get Real Health board of directors, effective February 17, 2014. Dr. Mostashari brings unique experience, knowledge and insight into Health Information Technology in the US and around the world. He...

2014-02-11 08:28:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVE, the biopharmaceutical industry's premier publication, spoke with leaders in a resurgent patient movement about matters of life and death: compassionate use access to new drugs, clinical trial participation policy, and the individual unmet needs of patients suffering from dementia and cancer. Pleas for compassionate use access are on the increase, and Change.org is giving patients an audience. In THE ACTIVE PATIENT:...


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