Latest Robert Wood Stories

2010-09-08 09:42:00

PARAMUS, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS) is pleased to announce that it has been named as a finalist vendor by the Central Jersey Health Information Exchange Project (CJHIEP). The core purposes of CJHIEP are to promote the rollout of Electronic Medical Record technology into physician practices and, as an HIE, to provide for the exchange and sharing of clinical data between the practitioners, hospitals, and other healthcare stakeholders with their...

2010-06-29 06:35:00

Relying on origami techniques, researchers show programmable matter folding into a boat- or plane-shape "More than meets the eye" may soon become more than just a tagline for a line of popular robotic toys. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have reshaped the landscape of programmable matter by devising self-folding sheets that rely on the ancient art of origami. Called programmable matter by folding, the team demonstrated how a single thin sheet composed of interconnected triangular sections...

2010-03-19 10:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, a New Jersey-based hospital, has agreed to pay $6.35 million to settle allegations that the hospital defrauded Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. Two lawsuits filed against the Hamilton, N.J., facility alleged that the hospital fraudulently inflated its charges to Medicare patients to obtain larger reimbursements from the federal health care program. In addition to its...

2009-10-20 10:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) today announced the launch of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers. HIAs are a flexible, data-driven approach that identify the health consequences of new policies and develop practical strategies to enhance their health benefits and minimize...

2009-08-17 09:21:00

Letter signed by leaders of six major foundations says prevention measures must be "scaled up" NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of six of the nation's top health foundations today made an unprecedented joint call for prevention measures to be central to the reform of our national health systems. In a letter released today, leaders at The California Endowment, The Kresge Foundation, Nemours, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente,...

2009-05-28 09:00:00

Innovative Public/Private Partnership Launches at State Legislative Hearing TRENTON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avert a severe nursing shortage that could cause grave harm to patient care in the state, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced a major new initiative designed to ensure that New Jersey will have the nursing workforce it needs to meet its future health care demands. Launched at a hearing before the...

2009-04-20 15:53:45

The US State Department said on Monday that executives from top US technology giants, including Google, Twitter and YouTube, are visiting Iraq to help the nation find tech-savvy ways to rebuild. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said that the companies will meet with the Iraqi government and private groups to see how technology can help in fighting corruption and improving education and governance. The State Department is assisting the executives, he said, who are on a first-of-a-kind...

2008-11-13 00:00:17

The United States says verification of North Korea's earlier nuclear activities must include samples taken from its nuclear sites. U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Communist country must permit international inspectors to take such samples, CNN reported. "We want to do what we can with our other six-party allies to make sure that the North adheres to what it agreed to do," Wood was quoted as saying. Besides and the United States and North Korea, others nations...

2008-11-12 21:00:06

The United States is concerned about reported missile tests by Iran, saying they violate U.N. resolutions, the State Department said Wednesday. Besides violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, the reported test-firings "certainly are not in accordance with (Iran's) international obligations," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said during a news briefing. "It's very much a concern of ours," Wood said. "And so we will talk with our allies, see that we can bring broad international...

2008-11-03 09:45:00

Hopkins Children's oral immunotherapy study shows promise, but do not try this at home. Giving children with milk allergies increasingly higher doses of milk over time may ease, and even help them completely overcome, their allergic reactions, according to the results of a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and conducted jointly with Duke University. Despite the small number of patients in the trial "“ 19 "“ the findings are illuminating and encouraging,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'