Latest Patient safety and nursing Stories

2011-10-12 10:13:06

The Hastings Center is exploring the ethical challenges that clinicians and organizations face when providing medical care to undocumented immigrants in the United States. The project is supported by a grant from the Overbrook Foundation Domestic Human Rights Program. Most of the estimated 11 million undocumented residents of the U.S. have no health insurance and are ineligible for public insurance programs. They are prohibited from obtaining insurance under the 2010 Patient Protection and...

2011-09-26 09:00:00

90% of physicians appreciate the Vivacare patient education service as a supplement to their practice Websites and over 90% seek detailed medication information from pharmaceutical firms, including medication rebate coupons. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Vivacareâ˜s patient education service is praised by physicians as a benefit for patients and their practices, according to a recent online survey. Participating physicians also expressed value in delivering...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

New system will help physicians and patients make better-informed health care decisions. San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Parity Computing, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant of $150,000 by the National Institutes of Health for development of a software system to automate identification of clinical trial results that are relevant to individual patients. Parityâs Dr. Chris Rosin will serve as principal...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.