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2014-04-22 23:06:18

A year after implementing i2i Systems’ population health management solutions, the Health Federation of Philadelphia has increased care-team efficiency and successfully addressed gaps in care. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 In December 2012, 37 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) were awarded more than $18 million to expand the use of heath information technology. Now, one of those networks, the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP), is proudly sharing its progress. The...

2014-04-22 23:05:43

National Patient Safety Foundation and Society of Physician Quality Officers Collaborate on Leadership Program at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce a special educational program planned in collaboration with the Society of Physician Quality Officers (SPQO). Keeping Quality and Safety Front and Center—Managing Your Influence in the Right Direction, will be held in Orlando, Fla.,...

2014-04-22 12:31:13

Free download from ECRI Institute highlights root causes for serious patient safety events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations....

2014-04-22 12:30:57

PORTLAND, Maine, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iVantage Health Analytics today released the 2014 Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform Study. Key findings highlight that rural hospitals are delivering value in key areas: -- Rural hospitals charge 63% less than their urban counterparts. -- Spending per beneficiary for rural hospitals could save $6.8 billion if adopted by all. -- Quality, patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction are equal, while price and...

2014-04-22 08:33:36

CareFusion Technology Receives Top Marks for Quality, Ease of Use and Reliability SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that nurses have ranked the Pyxis MedStation(®)( )system as the #1 medication dispensing cabinet in a new study by KLAS, an independent research company. KLAS independently monitors health care technology performance through the active participation of thousands of health care...

2014-04-21 23:01:54

Qualidigm, in cooperation with the Connecticut Partners for Health, was the host for a Call to Action Event at the State Capitol in celebration of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2014. Congressman John Larson was the featured keynote speaker along with government representatives and a national expert on advance directives. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 In recognition of the country's seventh National Healthcare Decisions Day, Qualidigm President and CEO Tim...

2014-04-21 16:25:19

CHICAGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC has selected FFF Enterprises as its centralized distributor for the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program. Pharmaceutical companies will be able to ship their products directly to FFF Enterprises, which will then distribute the products to the academic medical centers participating in the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program. "In an industry in which time is of the essence, we welcome FFF Enterprises as our distribution solution to help participating...

2014-04-21 16:25:17

GOODYEAR, Ariz., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090612/CTCALOGO About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the...

2014-04-21 12:27:38

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has announced the appointment of Kristin Darby, CPA, MBA, as its Chief Information Officer. In addition to serving as a member of the CTCA leadership team, Darby will be the principal architect of the organization's Information Services (IS) function which includes all clinical and non-clinical hardware and software applications, data infrastructure, warehousing and security,...

2014-04-21 08:25:51

IRVING, Texas, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The I.V. Solutions shortage plagues the majority of hospitals across the United States. Based on the latest information, Novation continues to drive industry focus on the shortage of I.V. Solutions that it believes will remain a critical issue for hospitals at least through the second quarter and possibly for the foreseeable future. At the start of shortages late last year, Novation implemented an I.V. Solutions response team to help the member...