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2013-05-23 16:25:49

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proud to launch the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness of HIPAA rights and benefits among HIV-positive Black men who have sex with men (MSM). The launch will coincide with the official start of Black Pride in Washington, DC and is co-hosted by partner organization Whitman-Walker Health. Invited speakers include...

2013-05-22 23:17:32

New White Paper Highlights Importance of Including Patient Voices in Healthcare Improvement Efforts Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 The Beryl Institute releases its latest white paper, Voices of Patients and Families: Partners in Improving Patient Experience, in an effort to highlight the importance of including patient input and listening to and acting on patient feedback when planning and evaluating patient experience efforts. The paper shares insights on patient experience gained in...

2013-05-22 23:02:39

Late stage cancer patient and advocate uses navigational and educational skills acquired during her own health journey as the basis for a health literacy program which includes an introduction to health and the Affordable Care Act on the Internet. The program will launch the same day the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, October 1, 2013. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 After being diagnosed with metastatic carcinoid cancer, patient advocate Suzi Garber learned there was no cure...

2013-05-20 23:04:57

Dorland Health, a division of Access Intelligence, announced the winners of the fourth annual Case In Point Platinum Awards, recognizing outstanding case management professionals and organizations committed to ensuring the system is patient- and family-centric, safe and effective. The Awards Program highlighted the innovative and creative work across the healthcare system that is improving access, promoting wellness and ensuring safe transitions of care through effective care coordination...

2013-05-16 20:22:45

NPAF Urges N.C. Senate to Protect Patients from High Out of Pocket Costs RALEIGH, N.C., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Patient Advocate Foundation acknowledges that the North Carolina House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would prohibit insurers who offer coverage for chemotherapy from charging patients higher out-of-pocket fees for newer, more expensive oral anti-cancer drugs than for IV formularies, many of which have more severe...

2013-05-15 23:22:53

Angus was recognized at the fourth annual Case In Point Platinum Awards for her remarkable work in assisting injured workers in reaching their maximum potential and returning to gainful employment. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, ScripNet and Procura Management, today announced that Patricia Angus, RN, BSN, MS, CRC, medical case manager, received the Case In Point Platinum Award from Dorland Health in the workers´ compensation...

2013-05-13 16:27:00

-- One-on-one support available to help victims with health and financial issues -- HARTFORD, Conn. and HAMPTON, Va., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aetna Foundation has given $100,000 to the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in West, Texas, access the health care and practical support services they need to recover. PAF, one of the nation's leading nonprofit patient assistance programs, will direct...

2013-05-08 12:29:50

Congressional Staff Discuss Legislative Proposals to Eliminate and Reduce the High Cost of Specialty Tiers WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the patient perspective on specialty tier prescription medicines and the barriers to their access for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases. The medicines are...

2013-05-08 12:27:12

Uninsured now represent the largest number of Patient Advocate Foundation patients (34.4%). HAMPTON, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The oldest national non-profit organization providing patients with chronic, debilitating and/or life-threatening diseases with one-on-one case management addressing insurance obstacles, medical debt crisis and other barriers to health care today released its annual Patient Data Analysis Report (PDAR). The report issued by Patient Advocate...

2013-05-06 23:21:30

Panel discussion will include a speaker from the University of California, Irvine; RD/CHES CEUs available Clark, NJ (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Students, recent graduates, and healthcare professionals interested in learning about nontraditional career opportunities in healthcare are invited to register for a free webinar hosted by SurroundHealth, an online learning community for healthcare extenders. The event, “Entrepreneurial Careers in Healthcare,” is planned for Tuesday, May 14,...