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2011-08-17 11:39:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Healthcare today announced that it will implement a suite of state-of-the-art healthcare information technology solutions that will enable the organization to securely share patient information in real-time across its network of medical centers, improving patient safety and empowering medical staff to provide superior care. After evaluating several technology solution options, Evergreen selected Cerner Corporation to establish a...

2011-08-04 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today celebrates the next generation of nurses with a recognition event honoring 20 student nurse interns who participated in IBC's Nurse Internship Program this summer. Now in its seventh year, the program offers two nontraditional opportunities to undergraduate nursing students: a behind-the-scenes look at the managed health care industry through hands-on experience at IBC and first-hand clinical experience at...

2011-07-20 14:00:00

PCORI's first structured solicitation of feedback will inform future research WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today the initiation of a process to receive public feedback on the working definition of "patient-centered outcomes research," the unique type of research that is the focus of PCORI's work. This is the first structured solicitation of public input by PCORI, which was created by Congress...

2011-07-20 08:00:00

Free, Personalized Websites Connect Cancer Patients to Family, Friends HAMPTON, Va., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases, today announced a new partnership with MyLifeLine.org, a...

2011-07-19 15:38:45

Patient safety researchers are calling for the expanded use of electronic health records (EHRs) to address the disquieting number of medical errors in the healthcare system that can lead to readmissions and even death. Their commentary is in the July 6 issue of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association . "Leading healthcare organizations are using electronic health records to address patient safety issues," said Dean Sittig, Ph.D., co-author and professor at The University of...

2011-07-18 12:35:00

Searchable data available at www.mnhealthscores.org MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the last four years, more than 3,500 additional Minnesotans with heart disease or vascular disease have received 'optimal care' from their doctors and met evidence-based goals that will help them stay healthy, such as controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This is due at least in part to work Minnesota physicians have been doing with the nonprofit organization MN...

2011-07-15 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A key component of health care reform involves the improvement of quality, access and value when delivering health services, particularly for patients admitted to a hospital. To help meet these needs, the University of California established the Center for Health Quality and Innovation, which provides financial support for health quality initiatives across the UC health system. The center has now awarded nine grants totaling $3.4...

2011-07-13 23:55:46

For many reasons -- including the rising cost of health care and aging of the U.S. population -- health care is increasingly moving from formal medical facilities into patients' homes. A wide range of procedures and therapies are now carried out far from any hospital or clinic, often with no health care professional on site. HEALTH CARE COMES HOME: THE HUMAN FACTORS, a new report from the National Research Council, recommends steps the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies and...

2011-06-30 01:29:32

Every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report. The committee called for coordinated, national efforts of public and private organizations to create a cultural transformation in how the nation understands and approaches pain management...

2011-06-28 13:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who has recently visited a hospital emergency room knows that there is often a wait before non-urgent patients can be seen by a physician. Patients with life-threatening conditions must be treated first, of course, but in Los Angeles County, the closure of so many ERs has left the remaining facilities overburdened with patients. The recession has also left many community residents out of work and without health insurance, so patients are...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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