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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...

2014-01-10 23:00:35

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) will celebrate being the first healthcare organization in the United States to be awarded Planetree Silver Merit recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care with a special award ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Ann Arbor (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) will celebrate being the first healthcare organization in the United States to be awarded Planetree Silver Merit...

2013-10-30 23:23:31

For many healthcare consumers, keeping track of medical information can be challenging unless a good system has been developed. As a member of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), Susquehanna Health (SH) is providing patients with a free, easy and innovative system for gathering, storing and managing medical information as well as a means for interacting with their SH healthcare team. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 For many healthcare consumers,...

2013-07-31 23:22:49

‘Better Health: Everyone’s Responsibility Conference’ to Join Consumers with Healthcare Providers at Educational ‘e-Patient’ Forum Wethersfield, Conn (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 “Patients perform better when they are informed better” says Dave deBronkart, an international patient engagement spokesman known as “e-Patient Dave,” and the keynote of Connecticut’s first patient engagement conference targeted for both consumers and healthcare providers. Convened by Qualidigm, the...

2013-06-27 23:02:41

Beginning June 25, inpatients at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami have touchscreen access to television, movies, patient education and the Internet at more than 230 monitors installed in all inpatient rooms. The network at the Miami VA also includes adaptive equipment allowing paralyzed patients interact with the system. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The Miami VA Healthcare System is proud to partner with GetWellNetwork to be the first VA medical center in Florida to bring...

2013-06-14 13:56:10

Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that Peruvian physicians rarely sought to involve their patients in shared decision-making regarding medical care. This was true for physicians at public and private clinics. The findings are being discussed in Lima, Peru, at ISDM 2013, an international conference on globalizing shared decision-making held from June 16-19. "Some evidence suggests involving patients in decisions decreases...

2013-05-28 15:30:23

In a research letter, Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., S.M., from Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues, "sought to investigate preferences for participation in the decision-making process among individuals hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction ([AMI] or heart attack)." The researchers combined data from two similar AMI registries (TRIUMPH and PREMIER) which resulted in 6,636 patients in the study sample who were asked about who should make decisions on treatment options....


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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