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2014-03-13 12:24:56

LKL3 selects Salesforce1 Customer Platform to tap into the power of social, mobile and connected cloud technologies and transform the way customers sell, service, market and innovate. SEATTLE, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LKL3 today announced Zipzee(TM) is now available on the Salesforce1 Customer Platform, the new social, mobile and cloud customer platform built to transform sales, service and marketing apps. With the use of Zipzee(TM), liaisons will be more organized, more informed and...

2014-03-13 08:29:49

Premier health information connectivity and management solutions company offers providers comprehensive ICD-10 training WAYNE, Pa., and ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a leading health information connectivity and management solutions company, has partnered with Precyse/HealthStream to offer its clients a powerful and unique ICD-10 education program for the physician office/ambulatory market. Precyse and HealthStream have teamed together to offer a unique and...

2014-03-12 16:25:57

Six medical groups affiliated with EPIC Management will participate in coordinated care effort to improve quality and reduce costs SAN FRANCISCO and REDLANDS, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and EPIC Health Plan, part of EPIC Management, L.P., announced today a two-year accountable care initiative to provide integrated, cost-efficient care to Blue Shield HMO members in the Inland Empire. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) will include...

2014-03-12 12:28:40

One of the nation's leading healthcare systems moves to enhance its strategic growth initiatives FARMINGTON, Conn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evariant, a leader in leveraging big data analytics to achieve healthcare transformation, today announced that Dignity Health, one of the five largest health systems in the U.S. with more than 300 care centers, has selected Evariant's Physician Solutions Platform as its enterprise-wide solution for physician relationship management (PRM)...

2014-03-12 12:28:31

"Gold Seal" Certification Confirms Dedication to Patient Care Quality PARK CITY, Utah, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supplemental Physicians, the locum tenens recruiting division of workforce solutions provider Supplemental Health Care today reported it attained certification for the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) by the Joint Commission for healthcare staffing services. This prestigious industry award is an independent, objective confirmation of the Physician division's commitment to...

2014-03-12 08:31:32

NEW ORLEANS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Physician Life Care Planning, a healthcare information services company which provides physician-directed Life Care Plans and other high quality medical-legal services, announced today the addition of Todd D. Cowen to it's team of board certified Physician Life Care Planners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/MN80271 Dr. Cowen is the first practicing physician in Louisiana to complete formal certification as a Life Care...

2014-03-11 23:33:17

In-house physician recruiters are charged with filling physician vacancies in advance, but reaching, recruiting and retaining providers is a new challenge, given the change in our health care landscape. PracticeLink, one of the nation’s largest online physician job banks, is addressing these issues by hosting a physician career advancement workshop and job fair following the annual Carolinas Association of Physician Services Conference. Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Experts...

2014-03-11 08:31:55

Global breast cancer survey demonstrates physicians generally prefer standard of care chemotherapy as compared to newly approved targeted therapies NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OBiS releases preliminary results from its 2014 global physician breast cancer survey. The survey included treatment data and insights from over 50 countries and 500 treating physicians. Data demonstrated that despite a number of newly approved targeted therapies, most physicians treated their...

2014-03-11 08:29:30

Eastside Family Medicine Clinic joins other regional groups in adopting Physician Care Direct's Employer Health Ownership Plan(TM). Primary care-focused health plan gives small- and medium-sized employers the same control over costs as larger employers BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid news that health insurance premiums will rise for nearly two-thirds of small businesses under the Affordable Care Act, Physician Care Direct today announced that Eastside Family Medicine...

2014-03-11 08:29:27

e-MDs customer John L. Bender, MD, FAAFP, Miramont Family Medicine uses technology to bend the cost curve and drive consistent 45 percent growth AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While many independent family and primary care practices in the U.S. are struggling to survive and/or selling their practices to hospitals or large health systems, one e-MDs customer is bucking that trend in a major way. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/MM80554LOGO A recent Medical Economics...


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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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