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2012-08-13 02:25:34

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSO Services Group, LLC, (PSO-SG) a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) AHRQ listed National Patient Safety Organization (PSO), has launched a multi-disciplinary National Medical Safety Board (NMSB(SM)), designed along the lines of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This private action is based on Recommendation number 7 of the IOM Report Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care released on...

2012-08-08 22:20:35

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The dailyRx News Network announced today enhancements to its website www.dailyRx.com, a leading publisher of consumer health news. dailyRx version 7.1 renders a superior user experience, seamlessly integrating breaking health news and videos with social media channels to spark more effective conversation between patients and providers. "We must engage in digital conversation with our patients at every touch point. Participating in social media...

2012-07-27 06:21:50

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Address Topics Related to Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform, Budget Sequestration, the Patient's Role with the FDA on Benefit/Risk Determinations, and Access to Products for Pain Management WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (REAP) council - a coalition comprised of 52 of America's leading patient advocacy organizations, co-chaired by the National Patient Advocate Foundation...

2012-07-25 06:25:30

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and UCLA Health System have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Los Angeles County. Under the agreement, UCLA Health System physicians will serve as medical directors for 11 MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Los Angeles...

2012-07-18 06:27:57

National Pharmaceutical Council Teams With AMGA, Premier to Develop Framework Published in American Journal of Managed Care WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As health care providers set up accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other value-based care programs, pharmaceuticals offer one avenue to help minimize overall costs and meet recognized standards for quality patient care. To support the delivery of value-based care, the National Pharmaceutical Council...

2012-07-15 14:21:13

SLOUGH, England, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers globally can now benefit from millions of dollars in potential savings thanks to UK-based Hospedia's acquisition of patient flow and bed management provider Extramed today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120716/543693-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120716/543693-b ) Hospedia [http://www.hospedia.co.uk ][1] - the world's leading provider of point of care...

2012-07-02 06:24:25

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new partnership between Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System will enhance home health services and facilitate better coordination of care delivery across North Texas. The two health systems have signed an agreement with Louisiana-based LHC Group to deliver home health care for regional patients. LHC Group is a national provider of post-acute care, operating more than 300 locations in 19 states. The newly...

2012-06-28 06:29:27

The Supreme Court today upholds the federal health reform law WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) offered the following perspective on today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health reform law. The PCPCC believes today's ruling recognizes a fundamental value about health care delivery: A health care system built upon a strong primary care foundation, supported by the patient-centered medical home (PCMH),...

2012-06-26 23:03:45

The MedKaz® Lifetime Medical Record System is the only system that insures a patient's complete medical record and information from all their providers will be available when and where they need them, and that they are secure and private at all times. Learn how the MedKaz works and how to get one at the crowdfunding site, RocketHub.com. Pledges will help fund completion of HRC's highly successful pilot study. Brownsville, VT (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 Health Record Corporation (HRC),...

2012-06-20 02:27:17

OTTAWA, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Seven of Canada's leading health care organizations have joined together to launch new electronic tools to help Canadians use their medications safely and appropriately. The tools are the latest innovation in the Knowledge is the Best Medicine (KiBM) program which was created by Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) in 1994 to help Canadians better manage their own health care. They include a free new iPhone and iPad app, MyMedRec,...