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2014-02-20 23:24:56

By leveraging a patient engagement platform healthcare organizations can solve for many of their current challenges including MU1 and MU2, (i.e. achieving 5% patient portal usage), ICD-10, to improve patient satisfaction, and to maximize the revenue cycle and lower the cost of care. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Patient Prompt®, an industry leading patient engagement platform, will once again participate in the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society...

2014-02-19 23:21:35

Organizations Share Common Goal of Education About Diagnostic Error Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to recognize CRICO, a leader in evidence-based health care risk management, as a new supporter of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Both NPSF and CRICO promote professional education exploring the underlying causes of diagnostic errors and how such errors might be...

2014-02-18 20:22:19

Additional safety improvements will help patients who are affected ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the rates of serious surgical site infections (SSIs) following outpatient surgery are low, the number of patients who develop these serious infections is substantial and warrants continued quality improvement efforts because outpatient surgery is so common, according to a new study published in the February 19 issue of the Journal of the American...

2014-02-17 23:00:40

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is working to submit this idea, the Clock A Bed, to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 It is vital that bedridden patients change position frequently in order to avoid developing bedsores. Of course, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living centers can be quite busy, and staff may forget to assist such patients, or maybe they do not get to them in time. To make sure that the best care is delivered...

2014-02-17 16:21:14

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinarians.com, the leading website for connecting consumers with veterinary hospitals, today launched its innovative Instant Booking feature to allow consumers to directly schedule an appointment with a veterinarian of their choice. As the first nationwide directory to allow instant booking for veterinary hospitals, Veterinarians.com pioneers helping consumers choose a great hospital for their pet and instantly schedule their first...

2014-02-14 23:04:32

New Program Invites Organizations from Across the Continuum of Care Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced the creation of a program to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, which evolved from the NPSF Corporate Council, currently includes 14 members representing a broad...

2014-02-13 23:20:34

Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a...

2014-02-12 23:04:45

Edelstein Cosmetic introduces Heather Hauka, RPN, to provide patient care. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Edelstein Cosmetic, a Toronto based cosmetic surgery clinic, is pleased to welcome Heather Hauka as their new patient coordinator. Hauka will be responsible for providing patient care and assessments. “We’ve experienced a dramatic increase in the number of patients we treat. To maintain the high level of service and care our patients have come to expect, it was necessary...

2014-02-05 23:26:33

Despite the numerous studies proving the effectiveness of medical checklists and protocols, many physicians and staff still resist using them calling them, “lame,” or “insulting,” After her newborn baby was mistakenly given to another mom for breast-feeding, there is one mom in Texas that wishes her hospital had used a checklist to double-check their work. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 In Richmond, Texas, Jessica Escobedo gave birth to a baby girl. The new mother...

2014-01-31 23:33:05

Social media may be a common part of our everyday life but health consumers draw a line when it comes to taking their health care social. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 InCrowd, the only provider of real time market intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, today announced results from a health consumer survey focused on patient engagement. Social media can be an important tool in the patient engagement process, providing channels to connect and communicate with other health...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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