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2014-09-17 12:26:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total health care costs follow health risks and can be mitigated over time through incentivized workplace wellness programs, according to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan. The report, "UPMC MyHealth: Managing the Health and Costs of U.S. Healthcare Workers," has been published today by the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" (AJPM). The study was designed to evaluate the impact of UPMC's health management and...

2014-09-15 23:04:51

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) to research the effects that social media, television, films, music and video games have on health and wellness. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Would celebratory music and a thousand “points” per pill encourage a patient with heart disease to take her medication? If social media friends congratulate an...

2014-09-05 08:24:14

PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today, September 5, 2014, that the University of Pittsburgh has added them as a specialty pharmacy provider for eligible faculty, staff, and dependents, effective immediately. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy is a Pittsburgh-based entity and is one of the nation's fastest growing specialty pharmacies. It will be a new option for University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to receive their specialty medications....

2014-09-02 16:25:56

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan today was posted on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website and will be implemented immediately by Highmark. The plan clearly spells out Highmark's provider network and member protections in place when UPMC terminates many of its contracts with Highmark on December 31, 2014. The plan also provides insight...

2014-08-13 23:10:27

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East (UPMC East) Receives ACE Accreditation, Approved by the Exceptions Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The exceptions committee from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced its approval of the UPMC East application to perform elective PCI without onsite open heart surgery for their cardiac catheterization lab. The decision by the Commonwealth to provide the exception was based, in part, on...

2014-08-11 23:00:16

Lisa Welker is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors Lisa Welker as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Welker is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in project management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National...

2014-07-09 23:14:12

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. The newest UV robot, nicknamed “Violet,” was recently given to UPMC Passavant by the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Since...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-06-03 08:43:14

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare just announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, an award-winning developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis. Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'