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2014-04-18 23:08:07

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will hear pharmacy experts from a top-rated Medicare plan discuss key aspects and decision-making components involved in developing effective star-rating strategies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 As CMS enhances and modifies its star-ratings program each year, it raises the bar for Medicare plans to deliver ever-higher quality care. Since the pharmacy benefit is the primary objective of Prescription Drug Plans...

2014-04-17 09:45:29

Equal to 12 million people nationwide; half of errors potentially harmful, say researchers At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a "substantial patient safety risk," finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of these errors could be potentially harmful, say the authors, who add that their findings should prompt renewed efforts to monitor and curb the numbers of...

2014-04-16 23:13:48

Radion, Inc is pleased to announce a new initiative in software application to assess accreditation readiness in oncology. Radion has been chosen by large multi-site organizations to streamline and standardize their peer review because of Radion’s cloud-based collaborative platform and strong track record with some of the nation’s premiere cancer centers and hospitals. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Radion Hub® Compliance is a cloud-based solution that allows for the...

2014-04-16 23:05:30

31 DrFirst EMR Partners Also Receive Award Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 DrFirst, a pioneer of innovative healthcare software solutions and services, is pleased to announce that Rcopia®, DrFirst’s industry-leading e-prescribing software, has been awarded the 2013 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award. The Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award recognizes technology vendors who uphold the highest standards of clinical quality in e-prescribing. The 2013 award marks the...

2014-04-16 20:22:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the United States could experience an...

2014-04-16 08:32:18

Advocate Health Care senior vice president of information systems and CIO brings decades of experience in evolving care delivery MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced the appointment of Bruce D. Smith, senior vice president of information systems and CIO for Advocate Health Care, to its board of directors. With more than 25 years of health IT experience, Mr. Smith brings a unique understanding of the technology challenges facing...

2014-04-15 23:12:41

Industry Expert to Lead Operations and Join Strategic Leadership Team at Leading Big Data Company Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Thomas Chickerella has joined the Explorys Executive Team as Chief Operating Officer. As Explorys’ new COO, Tom will bring his experience in healthcare performance improvement and supply chain management to help the company ensure the highest levels of efficiency and...

2014-04-15 23:04:52

Texas-Based Health System Is Newest Member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome CHI St. Luke’s Health as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program. “Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations are leading the way in creating measurable improvements in the safety and care of patients across the country,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS,...

2014-04-15 12:30:00

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) has been awarded a three year grant from NHS National Services Scotland to implement a nationwide patient-flow initiative to improve their healthcare delivery system, and to build a sustainable platform for wide scale adoption of IHO's methodology. Over the next three years, IHO will guide NHS Scotland leaders, managers, and clinicians on technical, methodological, and change-management issues to...

2014-04-14 23:05:13

MEDHOST PatientFlow HD provides real-time visibility to patient and process status information, enabling hospitals to proactively manage the efficient flow of patients through every stage of care. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed MEDHOST PatientFlow HD, a patient flow management solution. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member...