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2010-12-02 00:00:45

Tx Xchange and PureRXO will launch an integrated telehealth and e-commerce solution to give health, wellness, and fitness providers the capability to service more of their patients' or clients' health and wellness needs. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Tx Xchange and PureRXOâ“ž¢ announced today a joint venture to develop and market integrated telehealth and e-commerce solutions for health, wellness, and fitness providers. With the web-based telehealth...

2009-08-26 07:29:00

Foundation pioneered high-quality AV decision aids for patients BOSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Barry, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been named the new president of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the non-profit organization in Boston that has pioneered the creation and use of high quality audio-visual decision aids to enhance patient involvement in their own medical decisions. Barry will replace Floyd J....

2009-03-19 14:35:00

Reform movement could break down barriers and reduce over-treatment and waste in system BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Most primary care physicians would like their patients to be better informed about their medications, the tests they undergo, the lifestyle changes that would improve their health, and the surgery options they are offered. The majority also favor shared medical decision-making, whereby doctors and patients work together to make decisions. However, they cite too little...

2006-02-03 12:19:50

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shared decision-making between patients and their doctors is frequently rated as a negative experience by patients, according to the results of a small study appearing in the Annals of Family Medicine. Proponents of shared decision-making believe that it makes medical visits more satisfying for both doctor and patient than does a one-sided decision-making style. Yet, data on the actual benefits that shared decision-making provides is limited. Dr. George W....


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.