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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:...

2014-02-06 23:27:21

Payer Compass and The Phia Group, LLC agree to provide reference-pricing services to self-insured employers and third-party administrators. PLANO, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Payer Compass, LLC of Plano, TX and The Phia Group, LLC of Braintree, MA have entered into an agreement to provide complementary services to self-insured employers and third-party administrators engaged in Medicare and other reference-pricing programs. Payer Compass provides reimbursement technology services to...

2014-02-05 08:30:43

The launch of the CPR Silo for Hepatitis C Patients Will Provide Financial Assistance to Patients in Need HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) announced today the expansion of its Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program with the opening of the Hepatitis C disease silo. Supported through a generous donation of 5 million dollars, this CPR program silo providers financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments for insured patients who are facing...

2014-02-04 08:34:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of today's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, "Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition," health advocacy organizations from across the country jointly submitted a letter to FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, urging the Commission to give patient safety and consumer protection the important weight and priority they deserve. The Alliance for Patient...

2014-01-31 16:23:24

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The pharmaceutical industry recognizes that patient advocacy groups serve as a critical information channel for patients. Thus the function within pharma companies that interacts with patient advocacy groups has risen in importance as organizations look for effective ways to better communicate with patients. And in addition to working with external patient groups to educate consumers, the advocacy function within the pharmaceutical sector also...

2014-01-29 23:25:48

Keller brings strong niche brand experience to high science agency. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Discovery USA, a high-science marketing and communications agency and part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG), announced the appointment of Kristin M. Keller as Executive Vice President, Client Engagement. In this role, Keller is responsible for expanding Discovery’s offerings, ensuring Discovery’s clients are connected to the full range of services and expertise...

2014-01-28 23:21:02

Annual event to provide learning and networking for healthcare leaders committed to improving patient experience. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the full program for Patient Experience Conference 2014. This highly interactive conference, to be held April 7-9 at Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois, will include four keynote speakers, 42 breakout sessions and three pre-conference workshops. The annual conference is the premier event for professionals...


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