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2011-10-20 16:03:00

System Improves Patient Care Coordination and Enables Proactive Care Management for Better Health Outcomes CHICAGO and WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, have teamed with Pronger Smith Medical Care (Tinley Park/Blue Island) to create an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for Pronger Smith patients as part of their patient-centered...

2011-10-18 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, the patient check-in company, today announced that SOAPware, a leading developer of electronic health records (EHR) software and solutions, has been named a Phreesia Certified Integration Partner. Through this partnership, medical practices nationwide that use both SOAPware and Phreesia will be able to achieve a seamless patient check-in experience. The automated interface between the two systems electronically populates clinical and...

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...

2011-10-06 13:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.celsyalife.com) Celsya, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Celsya(TM) website (www.celsyalife.com), a comprehensive online and mobile health platform and community, during the Alzheimer's Association's "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Celsya(TM) empowers patients, families, and caretakers, including those affected by Alzheimer's, to live better, healthier, and be safer. "Our goal is to empower...

2011-10-06 12:00:00

Care coordination report features insights from thought leaders and clinicians; resource guide provides information on medical home support organizations WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two publications to be released Oct. 21 at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) 5th Annual Summit will provide guidance to providers as they move forward with the patient centered medical home concept. Core value, community connections: Care coordination in the...

2011-10-06 09:37:00

TV Commercial, Website and Social Media Efforts Seek to Educate, Empower Patients SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access to safe, high quality care for all patients is the mission of California's community hospitals. Through focused hospital-based initiatives and regional and statewide patient safety collaboratives, hospitals are leading the way into a new era in patient safety. To showcase these efforts, the California Hospital Association (CHA) today launched...

2011-10-05 08:05:00

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers, and the public, the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced its 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111005/CG80435LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110817/CG53348LOGO) Patient Safety Awareness Week will take place March 4-10, 2012. NPSF is the...

2011-10-03 09:13:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-in-three hospital patients is accidentally harmed or killed in U.S. hospitals every year - even in the best hospitals, even during the simplest procedures. Continuing its efforts to educate, inform and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT is hosting a 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," focused on hospital safety. The program will air on Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. on...

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...