Latest Patient safety and nursing Stories

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.

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.

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 non-profit...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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