Latest Patient advocacy Stories

2013-06-12 23:21:40

The Take-Charge Patient, by patient advocate and award-winning author, Martine Ehrenclou, has won 16 book awards. The most recent is gold winner of The Benjamin Franklin Awards sponsored by the IBPA. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care by patient advocate and award-winning author, Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., is a gold winner in The Benjamin Franklin Awards for best reference book in 2013. It has also won finalist in the self-help...

2013-05-30 23:30:40

It's not how care providers keep patient records that matters; it's how easily they can access a patient's complete record from all their providers at the point of care. MedKaz is the only system that makes them accessible anytime, anywhere. Brownsville, VT (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 In February, the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments stopped trying to develop a single electronic medical record system that would serve all branches of the military and the VA. After spending five years and...

2013-05-24 23:35:04

Founding Registry Partners voice strong support for the shared, open-access registry able to collect data on any disease San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 PatientCrossroads today announced that the CONNECT open-access patient registry is now available for patient communities and disease organizations — including patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies and medical researchers — to join. Founding Registry Partner organizations, which collectively represent 70 diseases,...

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...

2013-05-15 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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'