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2010-08-25 08:15:21

Emergency room waiting times could be cut by over one third and patients' length of stay by almost two-thirds, thanks to a new approach to the triage process of sorting patients for further assessment and treatment, according to research published in the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage this month. Nabeel Mandahawi of The Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan and colleagues have turned to a design strategy known as Six Sigma commonly used by engineers and...

2010-08-16 23:27:00

JERUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, August 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), creator of the Smart Capnography(TM) family of algorithm-based solutions, today announced that it will present the results of a new study involving its flagship Smart Capnography technology - Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) (IPI) - at the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Causality Care Conference (ATACCC). "Pilot Evaluation of the Integrated Pulmonary Index...

2010-07-30 08:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients who are not proficient in English and provided with professionally trained, in-person interpreters in the emergency department report higher satisfaction with their communication in the ER, as do the physicians treating them, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial released this week online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Examining Effectiveness of Medical Interpreters in Emergency Departments for Spanish-Speaking...

2010-07-21 23:01:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at U.S. hospitals are experiencing the longest wait times in emergency departments since reports were first made available in 2002, according to Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of quality improvement solutions. From the moment patients walk into a hospital emergency room until the time they are discharged from the emergency department, the average time spent was four hours and seven minutes in...

2010-06-23 18:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from HealthGrades analyzes mortality data from the records of Medicare patients who were admitted in hospitals across the United States, but is not a measure of emergency care, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "Efforts to gather data on emergency medicine are critical, especially as the nation embarks on health care reform," said Dr. Angela Gardner, president of ACEP. "This new report makes...

2010-06-16 11:38:00

BOSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a meeting with industry analysts today IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled a new research project that studies mobile device user behaviors to create a new application for managing mobile e-mail. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/made-in-ibm-labs-new-email-triage-technology-helps-manage-urgent-issues-on-mobile-devices-96479314.html (Logo:...

2010-06-14 09:20:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward Plainfield ER 24/7 is ranked number one in the nation for Emergency Department patient satisfaction according to a recent independent Press Ganey survey. Edward Plainfield had the highest overall score of more than 1,000 hospital ERs in the Press Ganey database for the survey conducted between January 1 - March 31, 2010. Press Ganey is recognized as the nation's leading source of patient satisfaction information for the healthcare...

2010-06-13 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with Medicare or Medicaid, the uninsured, the elderly and the critically ill are the heaviest users of ambulances for transport to the emergency department, making them most vulnerable during periods of ambulance diversion. The results of a study of more than 30,000 patients taken to emergency departments by ambulance were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("At-Risk Populations and the Critically Ill Rely...

2010-06-08 10:34:00

ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad's new online medical image cloud computing service, today announced that Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization, will implement the SeeMyRadiology.com diagnostic image sharing technology platform to exchange diagnostic imaging information during trauma transfers from referral facilities and for imaging exchange throughout Orlando Health's eight hospitals and care centers. Orlando Health is the first tertiary...

2010-05-10 12:55:40

Widespread use of the Canadian C-spine rule by triage nurses in emergency departments would ease discomfort of trauma patients and improve patient flow in overcrowded emergency departments in Canada and abroad, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). A clinical decision rule called the Canadian C-spine rule, which helps clinicians with diagnostic or therapeutic decisions, was previously developed for c-spine evaluation. It was designed to help physicians "clear"...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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