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2014-07-23 23:19:28

Patient-centered care is an innovative approach that focuses on delivering better quality outcomes, a better patient experience and lowering the cost of care. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 New study findings released today confirm that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s patient-centered program is working to improve the coordination of care and lower costs. The 2013 patient-centered study is the largest to date and includes more than 200,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members....

2014-07-23 00:21:24

- Greater patient engagement is essential to more cost-effective healthcare NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients and their caregivers should be much more involved in treatment choices, health planning and research, according to a new report from KPMG International. The report, What Works: Creating new value with patients, caregivers and communities, examines how existing models of care fail to engage patients sufficiently, which can result in over-diagnosis,...

2014-06-12 23:06:12

Horizon's innovative, lower cost plans for small group employers to be available July 1 Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is continuing its work to transform the way health care is delivered in the state by introducing two, innovative new health plans for small employers that encourage members to take advantage of the state’s largest network of patient-centered practices. The new plans will be available on July 1, 2014, and will be Horizon...

2014-05-19 12:25:40

Presents Framework to Understand and Address Patient Suffering to Improve the Patient Experience BOSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released today, Press Ganey presents a framework to deconstruct and address patient suffering as part of the mission to achieve patient-centered care. The 2014 Strategic Insights report, Reducing Suffering: The Path to Patient-Centered Care, outlines an approach to both understand and address sources of avoidable suffering across the patient...

2014-03-27 12:23:35

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of ongoing efforts to provide flooring systems that advance health, healing and wellness in the healthcare built environment, Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announced today collaborative partnerships with four leading healthcare organizations: NXT Health, Planetree, Practice Greenhealth, and The Center for Health Design (CHD). The partnerships are integral...

2014-03-25 08:27:30

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Against All Odds: How To Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care," DNP, RN and nurse educator Ruth Tarantine shares how her family learned to prevail against a broken and dangerous health care system, giving a detailed plan of action that provides power, knowledge and hope to caregivers, health care providers, patients and policy makers. As a professional with decades of experience, Tarantine expected to...

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...

2014-02-14 08:25:51

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the country's discussion about the Affordable Care Act continues, one issue that is not under debate is the desire for health care that is caring. Last night, and for the second year in a row, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 350 declaring Friday, February 14, 2014 as National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. Initiated by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Gold Humanism Honor Society...

2014-02-06 12:27:14

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers today face significant challenges exchanging unstructured patient information with other providers. Meeting security and HIPAA regulatory requirements to avoid patient information privacy breaches and fines continues to be a major pain point. Meaningful Use requirements present additional challenges. Meanwhile, acute, ambulatory, and extended care providers continue to struggle with communication gaps due to inconsistent...

2014-01-29 23:32:48

LifeLong Medical Care’s Berkeley Primary Care is recognized as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 LifeLong Medical Care’s Berkeley Primary Care health center has received recognition as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This highest level of recognition is for using evidence-based, patient-centered...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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