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2011-06-21 00:00:28

Innovative EMR Enables Physicians Who Refer Patients for In-home Care to Monitor Outcomes Online 24/7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Pentec Health Inc., today announced the launch of their proprietary, online physician portal which provides physicians and their staff secure 24/7 access to their patients' medical information that resides in Pentec Health's electronic medical record (EMR) system. The Pentec Physician Portal was developed in response to a known need for...

2011-06-02 10:55:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering a long-standing commitment to delivering high-quality health care, Kaiser Permanente has joined the federal government's Partnership for Patients program - a $1 billion patient safety initiative aimed at improving care and reducing costs. Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs is a new public-private coalition announced in April by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The program is designed to help...

2011-06-01 17:25:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widely available technology, expert training and real-time feedback helped ensure that patients treated for Hepatitis C in local communities did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center, results of a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show. The study is published in the June 2 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and in the June 9 print edition. To bring effective...

2011-06-01 12:26:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Care Benefits Network, Inc. (SCBN), a professional Patient Advocacy Program that assists disadvantaged patients obtain free or low-cost medication from Patient Assistance Programs, celebrates its 30,000th customer this week, coupled with the announcement that the company has helped patients receive over $200 million in medicine since its founding in 2002. Additionally, to better fulfill its mission to provide ongoing prescription...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority identified 652 events in Pennsylvania healthcare facilities in 2009 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority received 652 events from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities in 2009 that identified specific failed processes within radiology procedures that exposed patients to potential harm, including order and scheduling inaccuracies, patient misidentification and inaccurate procedure...

2011-05-16 09:00:00

Veteran Public Health Expert to Lead Patient-Focused Outcomes Research WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today the selection of Dr. Joe V. Selby, M.D., M.P.H., as its first executive director. PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization created to provide patients and those who care for them information they can use to evaluate prevention, diagnosis and treatment options and make more informed health...

2011-05-12 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, BRUSSELS, Belgium, and MANILA, Philippines, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Nurses Day is an opportunity to learn about the work of nurses and their contribution to improving environmental health. This year, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is proud to celebrate the fantastic work that nurses are doing around the globe. Nurses serve their communities in different ways. The most familiar one is working in a health care facility....

2011-05-10 09:55:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedQuist Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDH), a leading provider of medical transcription services and technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, to provide, among other things, clinical documentation outsourcing services projected to achieve significant cost savings and improve efficiency and quality. Following their...

2011-05-04 08:46:00

High-tech ER will offer access and convenience when seconds count CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new hospital in Crystal Lake would significantly reduce travel times for McHenry County residents in need of emergency medical treatment and provide efficient access to quality healthcare. A Crystal Lake hospital, proposed for Route 31 and Three Oaks Road, would serve four of the five most populous communities in the county - Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the...

2011-05-03 17:25:00

Finds Patient Safety Compromised by Falling Staffing Numbers BOSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts Workers Rights Board hand-delivered a report today to Tufts Medical Center CEO Ellen Zane that documents serious concerns the board has about the quality and safety of patient care at the hospital, as well as the treatment of registered nurses who are attempting to convince management to improve inadequate staffing conditions. The delegation included...


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