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2014-01-15 23:28:52

Career Step is now enrolling physicians in its ICD-10 Physician Education and Training programs, which provide physicians an overview of the coming ICD-10 changes and information on how documentation practices need to change for the new code set. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is now enrolling physicians in its ICD-10 Physician Education and Training programs. Announced at the American Health...

2014-01-14 08:30:03

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The implementation of ICD-10 on October 1 presents a challenge for private practices, especially those who have still not made preparations for the changeover. Technical difficulties could result in undue financial stress and glitches similar to those that hamstrung the rollout of HealthCare.gov. Health care consulting firm Creative Practice Solutions has monitored the long development of ICD-10 and has offered some actionable suggestions for...

Multiple New Cases Of H7N9 Have Been Confirmed In The Last Week
2014-01-14 07:51:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported that several new cases of human infection with H7N9 had been confirmed since the New Year began. In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports from two Chinese health agencies confirming 13 new cases of H7N9 bird flu. JANUARY 10 The WHO released the first report on January 10, 2014, stating that China’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP), based in Hong Kong SAR,...

India Looks For WHO To Recognize Asian Country As Being Polio-Free
2014-01-13 09:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India, which had once been the polio capital of the world, has now been free of the debilitating disease for three years. The Asian country will now look forward to being officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March. The WHO will still investigate India’s claims, making a sweep for any sign of possible undetected cases before making an official declaration. In 2012, the Centers for Disease...

2014-01-10 23:04:09

Pfizer Global Health Fellows and Accordia Global Health Foundation recognize 10 years of improving healthcare in Africa. (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Accordia Global Health Foundation and Pfizer Inc. have collaborated for the past decade to advance the activities and impact of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Accordia’s flagship center of excellence in Uganda. Among their most effective alliances is the Pfizer Global Health Fellows program (GHF). Pfizer’s signature corporate...

At Least Eight New Cases Of H7N9 Bird Flu Reported Since January 1
2014-01-10 08:13:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a report released yesterday, January 9, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus were reported by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC). Those cases followed a report on Jan 7, also from the WHO, of another laboratory-confirmed case of human infection from H7N9, reported by Taipei Centers...

2014-01-06 23:25:20

Flash Code Solutions, LLC, a major supplier of sophisticated electronic coding and compliance solutions to the health care industry, has released Flash Code Next Generation Featuring ICD-10 Smart Search. Flash Code with ICD-10 Smart Search makes the transition to ICD-10 easy for health care providers and payers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Under HIPAA regulations, every health care provider must use the ICD-10 coding system for all medical services and procedures performed on...

2014-01-06 12:27:35

Health System to Automate Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring with DebMed GMS CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," today announced a collaborative partnership with Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. The 325-bed health system, which serves more than five counties across Illinois, has implemented...

2013-12-30 12:20:50

- THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and THE BIG BANG THEORY are the most-watched TV series this year - - Football reigns as Canada's most popular sport as SUPER BOWL XLVII and the 101(st) GREY CUP are among the top television events of the year - - Boston marathon bombings, Remembrance Day, and Pope Francis are most-watched news events - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1c4aNQg TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - As 2013 comes to an end, full-year data from BBM Canada provides a snapshot...

MERS On The Rise, Kidney Failure Link Found, Camel Link Confirmed
2013-12-27 08:18:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is hard to tell if human cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are slowing down or speeding up. A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) since Dec. 17, 2013. The last cases prior to these were reported two weeks earlier on Dec. 2, 2013. A total of 14 cases were reported to the WHO between Nov. 4 and Dec....


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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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