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2014-05-02 23:01:06

Announcing a new marketing campaign conducted by MCN, Dr. Benjamin Newman of Winter Harbor will satisfy an influx of Maine patients by placing a major emphasis on individualized healthcare. Dr. Benjamin today made waves by placing a substantial spotlight on the importance of maintaining the health and wellness of our country's veterans through holistic practices. (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 While the state of Maine may be acclaimed for serving as the home of Acadia National Park, visitors...

2014-05-01 08:32:07

Industry Review Cites Impressive Client Focus, High-Caliber Counsel NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Makovsky, one of the leading independent integrated communications firms, was selected as "Healthcare Agency of the Year" by The Holmes Report. The prominent industry online publication attributes this recognition to the firm's agility in balancing "the communication of complex and highly specialized health messages with award-winning creativity" in bestowing the honor....

2014-04-30 08:29:57

The report shows decreases in Serious Event reports, wrong-site surgeries, falls and healthcare-associated infections HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2013 Annual Report showing decreases in Serious Event reports in hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities (ASFs) over the last five years, wrong-site surgeries (WSS), falls and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). "This June will mark 10 years...

2014-04-29 23:21:07

Read how one healthcare center responded in real-time to patient needs by using a patient engagement solution for joint replacement surgery that extends care and improves health outcomes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 “Patient Karen” recently underwent joint replacement surgery at Parkview Medical Center and has some concerns. She’s experiencing post-operative side effects, including constantly feeling cold and difficulty sleeping. Karen receives weekly electronic messages with...

Lessons From NASA Helps Manage Threats And Errors In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
2014-04-29 17:11:20

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting describes steps to break error cycles and improve patient safety All high-stakes industries that function at very high "6-sigma" safety levels have a pre-occupation with human error. The aviation industry epitomizes this concept; during the 1970s NASA and aviation researchers realized that humans are the least reliable resource in the cockpit. Subsequent research into >30,000 flights has confirmed that...

2014-04-23 12:30:22

MALVERN, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InteHealth, the leading patient engagement company, announced today the Company signed four new contracts in the first quarter of this year for their Patient Portal solution. The InteHealth Patient Portal recently achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR Inpatient and Ambulatory ONC Health IT Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to...

2014-04-17 23:01:55

Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. An informative companion meant for easy reading, it is the magazine’s objective to educate patients on their own healthcare...

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 23:11:44

Award acknowledges Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center for maintaining 99% patient satisfaction. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center was recently named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for 2013 by Press Ganey Associates Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare providers that consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for patient satisfaction based on data collected from May 2012 to...

2014-04-15 14:48:37

Penn Medicine first to investigate shared decision making in radiation oncology Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal Cancer. In a study of 305 patients undergoing radiation treatment, Neha Vapiwala, MD, an associate professor in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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