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2013-07-31 08:30:54

As healthcare reform approaches, Patient Fusion's online appointment site offers millions of newly-insured patients a convenient way to find a new doctor. SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Fusion, the online health platform, today launched mobile medical appointment booking. Patients can find and instantly book medical appointments on-the-go from their smartphone or tablet devices. This free feature will be available for the estimated 14 million newly-insured...

2013-07-31 08:25:42

Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types YONKERS, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery. The Ratings include an overall surgery Rating, which combines results for 27 categories of scheduled surgeries, as well as individual Ratings for five specific procedure types: back surgery, hip replacement, knee...

2013-07-26 23:21:50

The healthcare industry is changing with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and hospital reimbursement will now take patient satisfaction into account. LifeWings, a patient safety training firm, has a plan to help providers improve service delivery, patient survey scores, inclusive communication, and patient satisfaction while maintaining reimbursement objectives and ultimately saving lives. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, TN (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 In March 2010,...

2013-07-26 23:02:39

VividBoard announces the release of a unique training tool for hospitals. Looking at a day in the hospital from the patient's perspective helps show the nursing staff how utilizing the patient room board can help with overall communication. Lebanon, OH (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 VividBoard announces the release of a unique training tool for hospitals. Looking at a day in the hospital from the patient's perspective helps show the nursing staff how utilizing the patient room board can...

2013-07-26 12:17:19

Contact varies across countries, with US patients having particularly infrequent contact with physicians -The frequency and duration of patient-doctor contact during dialysis care vary appreciably across countries. -More frequent and longer contact with physicians is linked to fewer deaths and hospitalizations of dialysis patients. -Approximately 2 million patients in the world receive some sort of dialysis treatment. Both the frequency and duration of patient-doctor contact during...

2013-07-25 23:20:32

An interactive all day-conference for professionals involved in practice of patient advocacy the opportunity to learn, network with colleagues, discuss practice-related challenges and hone their advocacy skills. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 On Dec. 6th, the Professional Patient Advocate Institute, in partnership with leading healthcare media publisher Dorland Health, hosts its 3rd Annual Patient Advocate Conference at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Florida. This year, we...

2013-07-12 23:19:52

Dr. Linda Falconio, M.D. and team open new office in Tri-City area. Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Vista Medical Plaza, one of the largest outpatient health centers serving the Tri-City area, announced the opening of its newest tenant, The Doctor’s Office. As the leading board-certified physician in one of North San Diego County's top family practices, Dr. Linda Falconio, M.D., has been practicing family medicine since 1979. She and her team at The Doctor’s Office recently...

2013-07-12 12:25:43

RUSTON, La., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergy Home Care's Ruston office, a Medicare-certified home health care agency located at 2201 N. Service Road East, is pleased to report patient re-hospitalization scores that significantly beat the national averages and patient satisfaction ratings that exceed the national average in multiple categories. The office's 30-day re-hospitalization rate for patients with congestive heart failure is 10.26%, while the national average stands at...

2013-07-12 08:23:29

The industry is oriented toward a patient centric healthcare system, but is patient engagement really happening under the new ACO model? MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 LOCATION: Online, with complimentary registration SPEAKERS: Healthcare Senior Vice...

2013-07-10 08:28:36

SOUTH BEND, Ind. and BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguished surgeon, noted professor and best-selling author, Dr. Atul Gawande, will deliver a keynote address at Press Ganey Associates' 2013 National Client Conference. Among other accomplishments, Dr. Gawande's insights on controlling health care costs, while increasing efficiency and quality have transformed the national discussion on these issues. Press Ganey, the nation's leading patient experience firm, will host the...