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2010-02-01 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage program for UPMC Health Plan, was the only Medicare plan in Western Pennsylvania, and one of only 22 Medicare plans nationally, to be recognized for the excellence of its website by HealthMetrix Research Inc. UPMC Health Plan and the 21 other plans were awarded MedicareWebWatch certification at the 7(th) Annual Medicare Congress, held recently in Washington, D.C. MedicareWebWatch certification recognizes Medicare...

2009-12-11 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer award-winning brain fitness software from Posit Science®, at no cost, to all UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage members. This brain training program is a new part of the UPMC Health Plan wellness services, which focus on both mind and body fitness. The brain fitness software, known as the Insight(TM) Brain Fitness Program, is a suite of five game-like computer...

2009-11-24 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan will serve as title sponsor for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. announced today. UPMC Health Plan is the third title sponsor for the annual event, joining Dick's Sporting Goods as title sponsor for the Marathon, and FedEx Ground as title sponsor for the Marathon Relay. "The Marathon is a community-based nonprofit event, and we depend on the generous support of both sponsors and runners," said Patrice...

2009-10-08 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Kitchen celebrates its 25th year of service to the Pittsburgh community this month, at a time when a new period of economic hardship means that the help the organization provides to families and individuals is needed more than ever. The 25th anniversary will be marked with a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper on Oct. 10, 2009. Scott Lammie - UPMC Health Plan's Chief Financial Officer and a man who has been recognized in western Pennsylvania...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan today announced a joint initiative with BL Healthcare to address the issues of access to quality healthcare and rising healthcare costs by using technology to provide remote care over broadband. UPMC Health Plan will leverage BL Healthcare's next generation remote monitoring platform to provide unique and innovative services to their members. This initiative will enable such services as at-home vital sign monitoring and real-time...

2009-10-02 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Backed by the philosophy that inclusion begins with a core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect, the Center for Inclusion in Health Care, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Foundation and UPMC Health Plan, has launched a community-based campaign to bring the message home. In an effort to make the message come alive across cultures, generations, faiths and all other backgrounds, the Center for Inclusion in Health Care invited a number of...

2009-06-25 09:17:00

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan One of 17 Platinum-Level Award winners PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC and UPMC Health Plan have been honored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as one of the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs that promote a healthy workplace and for helping its employees and their families to make better choices about their own health and well-being. UPMC was one of 17 employers that earned "Platinum-level" recognition from the NBGH, the...

2009-06-10 14:34:00

Improved patient care and enhanced services delivered through local radiologists TOLEDO, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Advantage LLC (imaging-advantage.com), a nationally-recognized radiology management company, today announced the successful launch of radiology services at Mercy Health Partners (MHP)'s four Metro hospitals: St. Vincent Mercy, St. Anne Mercy, St. Charles Mercy and St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital. In addition to maintaining the quality services for which...

2009-03-17 07:00:00

St. Charles Mercy Hospital, St. Anne Mercy Hospital and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center become first hospitals in the Toledo area to use a new, cutting edge diagnostic technology to fight serious infections and improve patient care and outcomes. WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that Mercy Integrated Labs in Toledo, Ohio has implemented AdvanDx's PNA FISH(R) tests to identify bloodstream pathogens 1 to 3 days earlier than conventional...

2009-03-05 07:30:00

Mobile assessment and deployment of wireless solution by InfoLogix ensures a hospital's communications system enables more efficient patient care HATBORO, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A hospital's worst nightmare is having its communications system go down. But thanks to the mobile assessment and guidance provided by InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG), Sisters of Mercy Health System has rolled out one of America's largest and most reliable wireless IP-DECT communications systems. Using...