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2013-07-22 23:20:29

Pacific Hospital Long Beach comments on tips for avoiding hospital readmission and continuing care at home. Long Beach, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Upon discharging a patient, the professionals at Pacific Hospital Long Beach make sure that they have the essential information necessary for continued recovery. The recovery process often extends past the hospital stay, making patient education and coordinated planning important elements. A recent article on PBS discusses strategies...

2013-07-16 23:01:48

Care Coordination Key as Healthcare Industry Shifts from Performing Procedures to Preventing Illness Abington and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Abington Health, Aria Health and Einstein Healthcare Network announced today the development of a new initiative that will enable the three health systems to work collaboratively while remaining independent as they prepare for the demands of national health reform. The three systems will work together initially to jointly manage the...

2013-07-08 08:27:31

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitals began acquiring physician's practices, many believed that integrating physicians under one roof would reduce costs by increasing efficiency and streamlining patient care. But a new online poll conducted by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) shows the move toward physician integration may be actually driving up costs. The findings echo results of a recent report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission that...

2013-06-28 12:24:35

CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation Cites Increase in Patients Steered from Community-Based Settings to Hospitals Due to Inadequate Reimbursement WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Founder and CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis testified today before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the impact cuts to Medicare Part B drugs could have on patient access to critical community-based cancer care, as well as difficulty...

2013-06-24 12:25:38

University Tapped for Outstanding Engineering, Science, Biomedical and Health Care Delivery Research PITTSBURGH, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark and Allegheny Health Network today announced the creation of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI), a multi-year initiative with an initial investment of $11 million aimed at increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of health care. The DHTI will be financially...

2013-06-20 20:22:01

Break-even year and investments pave the way for a strong FY14 ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record number of patients turned to the University of Michigan Health System in the last year for their care, and expressed record-high satisfaction with their experience -- resulting in a solid fiscal year performance achieved in a challenging environment. The forecast is for an even stronger year to come. In a presentation today to the U-M Board of Regents,...

2013-06-20 12:32:12

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today, regarding the American Hospital Association's (AHA) recent press release on the purported benefits of hospital mergers and acquisitions. AID's statement follows: On June 3, 2013, the AHA issued a press release[1] and accompanying report,[2] citing purported benefits of health care industry consolidation under hospitals. According to AHA, "[m]uch...

2013-06-18 12:30:38

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today, regarding the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Report on Medicare And The Health Care Delivery System released on June 14, 2013.[1] AID's statement follows: The MedPAC Report leads to two clear conclusions: First, high hospital charges have had a profound adverse impact on U.S. Government spending, and on costs to patients....

2013-06-13 23:15:17

Employment in home-based health services grew last month, according to the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The country´s aging booming population has created an increased demand for caregivers and in-home health care professionals, as reflected in job trends on Granted.com. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for home-based medical care is rising, with employers hiring 7,000 in-home health professionals last month. The growth...

2013-06-12 12:25:50

MARSHFIELD, Wis., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshfield Clinic today announced its plan to form Marshfield Clinic Information Services (MCIS), a new company that will build on nearly five decades of health information technology expertise. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/CG30531LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/CG30531LOGO-b) As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marshfield Clinic, MCIS will be well-positioned to increase the value of information...