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2013-12-17 23:01:34

Physicians can receive immediate alerts for STAT X-rays and scans directly on their mobile device with a unique ring tone, saving precious time when caring for urgent patient needs. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 DocbookMD, a physician-owned mobile health technology company based in Austin, Texas, announced it has integrated its popular mobile communication application with Austin Radiological Association (ARA), Austin’s largest independent radiological provider, to allow for...

2013-12-17 16:23:58

Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn't mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather. Snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in...

2013-12-17 11:07:57

Penn Medicine physician calls for expansion of training in high-value, cost-conscious care Despite a national consensus among policy makers and educators to train residents to be more conscious of the cost of care, less than 15 percent of internal medicine residency programs have a formal curriculum addressing it, a new research letter published today in JAMA Internal Medicine by a Penn Medicine physician found. The study, led by first author Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, a physician at the...

2013-12-16 08:26:58

Society of Actuaries Report Examined Application of Risk Adjustment within Health Episodes as a Tool for Evaluating ACO Cost Efficiency SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released today finds that risk adjustment, a statistical method used to explain differences in medical costs between patients, can be an effective tool to help evaluate how effectively Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) manage factors not related to...

2013-12-12 23:24:53

Today business law firm Garvey Schubert Barer announced the addition of five attorneys to its Healthcare Practice Group. The recent additions are Sandra T. Johnson and Jessica M. Belle, who are based in the Seattle office; Barbra Z. Nault, who is based in the Anchorage office; Maurice W. Heller, who is based in the New York City office; and Rachael A. Ream, Ph.D., who will be based in both Seattle and Portland. The latest addition to the group, Rachael A. Ream, Ph.D., was previously with...

2013-12-12 12:27:14

Hospital Vacancy Rate for Physicians, Nurses at 17% or Higher SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-eight percent of hospital executives believe there is a shortage of physicians nationwide, 66 percent believe there is a shortage of nurses, and 50 percent believe there is a shortage of advanced practitioners, according to a new survey conducted by AMN Healthcare, the innovator in workforce solutions and staffing services. The survey also indicates that the vacancy rate...

2013-12-11 23:28:55

Physicians Angels – the sole provider of Virtual Medical Scribes – has added over a dozen new healthcare groups to its growing client list. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Physicians Angels, Inc. has signed over a dozen business agreements the past two quarters to provide high-quality Virtual Medical Scribe services to large medical groups in the United States. Physicians Angels’ Virtual Medical Scribes allow healthcare providers to use their Electronic Health Records (EHR)...

2013-12-11 16:24:38

MemorialCare Medical Group & Greater Newport Physicians Named Among State's Best ORANGE and LOS ANGELES COUNTIES, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MemorialCare Health System's two physician organizations that are part of its MemorialCare Medical Foundation--MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians--have been named among the state's best medical groups by Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide not-for-profit leadership organization...

2013-12-10 23:29:39

GAFFEY Healthcare, a leading provider of next generation, cloud-based revenue cycle software solutions, has announced the latest release of its professional billing platform, GAFFEY Professional v 3.9. Plano, TX & Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Hospitals with affiliated physician practices, physician groups and other professional providers continue to lose revenue at an alarming rate. This is due to the low focus hospitals put toward 1500 billing as well as a lack of...

2013-12-10 16:25:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) issued comments on the bipartisan, bicameral legislative proposal to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reform the Medicare physician payment system. The ACS supports Congress's efforts to fix the flawed Medicare physician payment system by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Unfortunately, we oppose the current Senate Finance and House Ways...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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