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2014-02-05 23:31:23

New Technology Helps Ensure Specificity While Protecting Physician Productivity Dallas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 T-System Inc. today announced a new patent application filing for an ICD-10-CM feedback feature included with the spring software release of EV™, an emergency department information system (EDIS). The patent-pending technology involves an automated, multi-level feedback system that helps clinicians document accurately for ICD-10-CM without any interruption in workflow....

2014-02-05 12:28:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), creator of the award-winning, world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, announced today that it has signed a contract with Meadows Regional Medical Center, making the hospital the first in Georgia to implement a new electronic hand hygiene monitoring technology with the goal of reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs)....

WHO Report Warns Of Impending Global Cancer Disaster
2014-02-04 08:31:27

[ Watch the Video: World Cancer Day 2014 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) released the World Cancer Report 2014, which highlights the need for health professionals around the world to strengthen prevention efforts on a disease that is quickly becoming a global health disaster. The report maintains that the “global battle against...

2014-02-03 10:29:16

Fast food, body mass index and market deregulation Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. The study, by a team of researchers based in the United States and Ireland, is the first to look at the effects of deregulation in the economy, including the agricultural and food sectors, and the resulting increase in...

2014-02-03 08:26:50

The industry is conducting surveys to monitor the ICD-10 readiness of providers, vendors, and payers. There is a massive increase in activity among providers and payers seeking to align and test for ICD-10 transition. DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is providing free educational resources to help medical practices cope up with this transition, but is it enough? According to a recent study*, the clinical documentation of over...

China's Second H7N9 Wave Tops Infections Seen In Spring Outbreak
2014-01-31 08:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past three days the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of at least 27 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. According to CIDRAP’s Lisa Schnirring, this second wave of H7N9 infections has surpassed the spring outbreak. Since the beginning of the New Year a total of 120 lab-confirmed cases have been etched into the books, with 137 cases confirmed since the second...

2014-01-30 12:28:00

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American HealthTech (www.healthtech.net), a Jackson, Mississippi-based leader in LTPAC EHR software, is among the first to announce the launch of comprehensive ICD-10 educational and support resources available to its customer base via the company's MyHealthTech portal, which comprises over 10,000 provider members in this online post-acute healthcare community. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical...

2014-01-29 12:26:55

Nursing community invited to learn about new technology to enhance patient safety and lower spread of infection CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the award-winning, world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, will present its DebMed® GMS(TM) (Group Monitoring System) at The American Nurses Association (ANA) 2014 Quality Conference and the...

2014-01-28 23:23:40

Edifecs and Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Offer Collaborative Testing Tools and Support to Reduce Costs, Lower Risks Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Today, Edifecs, Inc., a healthcare solutions company specializing in information management and compliance technology, announced a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC). MHDC will leverage the Edifecs Collaborative Testing Solution to support its ICD-10 testing efforts for data transactions...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

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