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2011-12-01 10:45:00

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Dec.1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing over 700 registered nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, is holding a rally today at Bellingham City Hall from noon to 1 p.m. to highlight issues critical to patient safety and nurse retention. Hospital management has proposed sweeping changes while ignoring nurses' input on issues that impact their work at the bedside. The rally is bringing together over one...

2011-11-22 06:10:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., today announced the deployment of its patent pending Patient Profile(TM) patient medication and adherence reporting engine across its network of 3,600 high prescribing primary care providers participating in the Company's integrated program of initial free medication therapy, adherence management and home delivery program. This new program utilizes the Company's proprietary automated ATM like sample management system...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

Veteran of academic, government and non-profit sectors will take leadership Jan. 2, 2012 WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) announced today that Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D., MPH, will take leadership on January 2, 2012, as executive director of the organization. Nielsen comes to the PCPCC from the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she serves as associate dean for health policy and was named the department of...

2011-11-14 16:00:00

Nancy Kielhofner to lead Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, which has restructured itself ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A renowned Minnesota collaborative that works to ensure the safety of patients in health-care organizations has hired its first executive director. With the addition of Nancy Kielhofner, a former Allina Hospital & Clinics executive director of quality, safety and accreditation, the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS)...

2011-11-04 20:50:00

Within the healthcare system, new technology and methodologies are constantly being introduced to provide patients with the highest possible level of care.(i) Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 Automated Security Alert is working to expand its infrastructure across Pennsylvania and serve the healthcare industry in a way that has never before been available. An integral part of this growth comes from involvement with all 52 Aging Waiver programs through the state. As a selected...

2011-11-03 14:00:00

Baptist Addresses Tomorrowâs Concerns Today with MEDSEEKâs Patient and Clinical Experience Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 MEDSEEK, the industryâs only provider of the optimal 360-degree online health care experience, today announced its engagement with the Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, An Affiliate of UAB Health System (âœBaptist Healthâ) to deliver a fully integrated patient and clinical...

2011-11-02 10:30:00

New public opinion research shows need for tools and resources to support medication adherence, more open conversations between health care professionals and patients about the health consequences of non-adherence BALTIMORE, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most Americans recognize the importance of taking prescribed medication as directed, people who skip or forget doses are less likely to understand the health consequences of medication non-adherence, according to a new...

2011-11-01 21:00:00

Rhode Island Hospital Web-based survey helps identify gaps to improve satisfaction A study from Rhode Island Hospital examined how the perception of roles among emergency department staff can impact patient satisfaction. Through a web survey with embedded interventions, the researchers were able to determine where gaps exist in key indicators of patient satisfaction, while staff reported changing or reconsidering how these factors play into their roles. The paper was published in the...

2011-10-24 17:37:00

Hospital Case Studies Can Be Found at www.CaringisourCalling.org SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pressure ulcers - also known as bed sores - are among the five most common types of healthcare-acquired conditions experienced by hospitalized patients. But efforts underway at hospitals across California are showing dramatic results in the prevention of these skin lesions. White Memorial Medical Center/Adventist Health in Los Angeles and hospitals within Northern...

2011-10-21 07:45:00

True transformation must come from within the health care delivery system, Grundy says WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) 5th Annual Summit offers an opportunity for PCPCC members and supporters to advance the value proposition of the patient centered medical home. The Summit features expert speakers from across industries in the private and public sectors from throughout the country. It also marks the release...