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2014-02-13 23:03:57

The ICD-10 Prep Blog is packed full of helpful resources and informative articles on the ICD-10 transition. Follow the blog and you won't get left behind. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 There has been a lot of talk, a ton of delays, and an alarming number of skeptics. But after all is said and done...it is coming. It is inevitable. The ICD-10 transition is happening, and it is right around the corner. You can not be too prepared for the big change coming in October....

2014-02-12 23:01:26

Purchase MMI's basic coding training (CPC® or RMC) and you will receive their amazing online ICD-10 training at a 50% discount, and the 2014 coding books will be included. This promotion is only valid for the month of February. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Medical Management Institute (MMI) is eager to help new medical billers & coders become certified and prepared for the ICD-10 transition. For the entire month of February, if you purchase any of their basic...

2014-02-11 16:24:42

Real-time Monitoring of Hand Hygiene Activity Provides Actionable Data for Helping to Decrease Infections, Lower Readmissions and Improve Patient Safety CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (HIMSS booth #1483) - 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 bring its expansive line-up of electronic monitoring hand hygiene solutions to the...

2014-02-07 23:23:19

Care Communications, Inc.’s Julie Daube to Deliver Cardiology Presentation During Event Chicago (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The mandated October 1, 2014 deadline to implement the ICD-10 coding system includes physician practices as well as hospitals, and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association are helping the state’s physicians to prepare by sponsoring the “ICD-10 Summit: Ready. Set. Go Live!” from March 17...

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...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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