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2012-06-13 02:27:32

LEWISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg moves toward opening its new Surgical and Cardiovascular Expansion in early July, much consideration was given to choosing a coordinated communication system for healthcare information technology. By selecting Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager(TM), an acute care Electronic Health Record system, Evangelical intends to save time, improve its management of clinical information, and enhance overall...

2012-05-31 10:24:11

The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Safety and Quality - June 4-6, 2012; Omni Shoreham Hotel -- Business Models Highlighted BETHESDA, Md., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A powerful business transformational strategy for health care leaders is developing sustained, meaningful partnerships with patients, residents living in long-term care communities, and families to learn directly from them about the experience of care and...

2012-05-30 18:20:31

CHICAGO, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the USA too many patients have "bad deaths" because they do not get the care they need, said the President of the International Society for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care on the first day of the Society's annual conference. The conference being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Centre, Rosemont, Chicago has attracted health professionals from around the world who specialise in end of life health care. "When doctors and nurses...

2012-05-22 02:28:08

Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence ST. PAUL, Minn., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota hospitals are committed to excellence and innovation in patient care. On Friday, May 18, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 28th annual awards ceremony. Eighteen awards were given for extraordinary...

2012-05-17 18:20:21

BETHESDA, Md., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This is a critical time to be involved in improving health care in the United States as well as in other nations around the world. These challenging times require inspired leadership, innovative solutions, and enduring partnerships to improve health care in community-based health care organizations, hospitals, and health systems. The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care will convene a three-day conference, June 4-6, to examine...

2012-05-12 14:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Some people may ask -Why is Nursing Important? Nurses were once thought of as doctor's assistants. Today however, they are a group of university educated healthcare professionals who work along side doctors as part of the patient's healthcare team. They not only command more responsibility, but more respect in their work places and communities. Nursing is considered to be one of the most trusted professions...

2012-05-10 02:32:14

BETHESDA, Md., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Now is an important time to be involved in improving health care. Demanding times require inspired leadership, innovative solutions, and enduring partnerships to bring about change. With ever-increasing economic challenges and the ongoing threat of budget cuts facing health care organizations, now is the time to invest in cost-saving, patient- and family-centered strategies that will produce measurable outcomes for your hospital, health...

2012-05-01 23:00:02

Award-winning author, patient advocate, Martine Ehrenclou has new book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care. http://www.thetakechargepatient.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become proactive, assertive, well informed...

2012-04-25 10:24:57

Frontline Caregivers Say State's Mental Health System is Already in Shambles Shortage of Beds and Lack of Funding Jeopardizes Patient Safety Proposed Closing Will Be Devastating for the State's Most Vulnerable Residents Leading to Overcrowding of Emergency Rooms, Increased Homelessness and Suicide BOSTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night the state's House of Representatives failed to adopt a strong amendment preventing the closure of Taunton State Hospital, which...

2012-04-23 02:28:37

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has tapped two outstanding professionals for its board of directors. Beverley H. Johnson, of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, will assume the consumer- engagement board seat, while Harlan Levine, MD, of WellPoint will take the payer seat. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Bethesda, Md. She has provided...