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2014-05-15 23:09:33

5th App from MDLinx, a leading healthcare brand where physicians find the most up-to-date, valuable clinical and medical information, helping them make the most informed decisions for the health of their patients. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The new innovative MDLinxCME App was created to help practitioners fulfill their continuing medical education (CME/CE) requirements and enhance their CME experience -- right on their Apple and Android devices. All CME activities are accredited...

2014-05-15 23:09:16

Electronic Health Records system from Objective Medical Systems vastly improves exchange of information. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Objective Medical Systems, LLC has today announced that its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has earned Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. This certification represents a significant step toward enabling cardiovascular practices across the nation to select an EHR...

2014-05-15 16:27:39

The Advisory Board Company honors Nashville-based Accountable Care Organization and South Carolina-based health system with national awards for successful physician partnership WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MissionPoint Health Partners and Hospital Corporation of America's South Atlantic Division were selected from more than 900 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2014 Crimson® Physician Partnership Award presented today by The Advisory Board Company at its national Crimson summit...

2014-05-15 12:33:41

Public health initiative aims to increase unacceptably low adult vaccination rates PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Physicians (ACP), CECity, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) have announced a new initiative designed to increase adult immunization rates by assisting physicians and other health care providers in strongly recommending appropriate vaccination and tracking adult immunization rates for quality measurement and improvement. The three...

2014-05-13 08:32:19

Created in collaboration with UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty, new online educational program readies experienced doctors for vacant primary care positions nationwide SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician Retraining & Reentry (PRR; http://www.prrprogram.com) today announced its online educational program designed to help solve the growing shortage of primary care physicians. Created in collaboration with UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty, PRR empowers...

2014-05-12 08:33:37

LANSING, Mich., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals a negative impact on medical costs, indemnity costs and lost time from work on workers' compensation claims when physicians, rather than pharmacies, dispense narcotic-related drugs to injured workers within the first 90 days of injury. The study, titled "The Effect of Physician Dispensed Medication on Workers' Compensation Claim Outcomes in the State of Illinois,"...

2014-05-09 20:22:26

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sampling programs have long been an important part of pharmaceutical brand management. But pharmaceutical organizations have realized the need for alternative ways to supply physicians with samples in the face of restricted access and declining sales force staffing. One approach that has gained momentum is physician E-sampling - a program that enables physicians to order and manage prescription samples online. To inform sales and...

2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday - and the two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-09 08:26:05

-- Expansion to Approximately 600 Sales Specialists Follows Initiation of National Television Advertising Campaign -- SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported that Eisai plans to add more than 200 new contract sales representatives to its Metabolic Business Unit, increasing the sales force for BELVIQ® by 50% to approximately 600, triple the size from the commercial launch of BELVIQ in June 2013. Eisai expects this expansion of the sales...

2014-05-08 23:04:01

Shareable Ink Prepare Organization for Pay for Performance Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Shareable Ink®, an enterprise cloud computing company that transforms point-of-care clinical documentation to structured data and analytics, today announced that University of Louisville Physicians Inc. has selected Shareable Ink’s Anesthesia Cloud and ShareMU for 45 of its providers across 20 operating rooms. This implementation will include interfaces to University of...


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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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