Healthcare quality Press Release
|05/21/2020 - 18:15||
Study Shines Light on COVID-19 Racial Disparities
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the U.S., evidence is mounting that racial and ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups are bearing a disproportionate burden of illness and death. Here in California, African Americans are about 6% of the California population, but make up 10.3% of COVID-19 deaths where race/ethnicity is documented.
|05/21/2020 - 10:19||
AICP Announces Updates to its COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations
NEW YORK - May 21, 2020 - Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced today that the trade association’s COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations for production and post production have been updated for a third time (marked as Version 4) since their initial launch in late April. There are new sections, including one on human resources considerations and screening, as well as revamped items based on new information being released from many private and public sources. Click here to view and download the updated guidelines.
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|05/21/2020 - 03:16||
ISPOR Holds Its First Completely Virtual Conference
Virtual ISPOR 2020 Plenaries Focused on Health Policy, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, and COVID-19
|05/20/2020 - 09:34||
Internists Call on HHS to Make a Targeted Allocation of Funds to Keep Primary Care Practices from Closing
Washington, DC (May 20, 2020) In a letter sent last night to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the American College of Physicians (ACP) called for the agency to create a targeted allocation out of COVID-19 emergency funds to keep primary care practices from closing their doors, similar to what the agency has done for rural hospitals.
|05/19/2020 - 23:31||
UWA health and medical research receives $2.7 million funding boost
Two University of Western Australia research projects looking to improve health and patient outcomes have received a combined $2.7 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
|05/19/2020 - 21:07||
Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA ?May 20, 2020? ISPOR ?The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) held its third and final Virtual ISPOR 2020 plenary session this afternoon, ?On the Road to Enhanced Cost-Effectiveness Analysis?New Directions, New Milestones.? Virtual ISPOR 2020 is the Society?s first completely virtual conference that was redesigned as an online event when the COVID-19 pandemic required a necessary cancellation of the in-person conference.
|05/19/2020 - 14:51||
Observing National Minority Health Month in the age of COVID-19
Every April, National Minority Health Month is observed. The month is dedicated to continuing to raise awareness about health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority groups. Each year, briefings highlighting the latest statistics are held, panels discussing next steps to improve underlying social determinants of health are convened and researchers, public health experts and community activists continue to sound the alarm of the harm that years of neglect to communities of color and structural racism have caused in the health outcomes of these communities.
|05/19/2020 - 13:09||
MobileSmith Health Unveils PeriOp Patient Adherence App to Support Hospitals During the Post COVID-19 Surge
MobileSmith Health (OTCBB: MOST), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, today announced the launch of the PeriOp Patient Adherence mobile app to support hospitals and health systems as they face the current surge in critical and elective surgeries.
|05/19/2020 - 09:26||
Infectious Disease Connect Combines with ILUM Health Solutions
KENILWORTH, N.J., and PITTSBURGH ? UPMC and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Infectious Disease Connect Inc.
|05/18/2020 - 19:52||
Hazelden Betty Ford Sites in Minnesota Designated Blue Distinction Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
Center City, Minn. (May 18, 2020) ? The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation today announced that its care sites have been named Blue Distinction® Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Hazelden Betty Ford's facilities in Center City, Plymouth, St.
|05/18/2020 - 19:44||
Hazelden Betty Ford Sites in California Designated Blue Distinction Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
Rancho Mirage, Calif. (May 18, 2020) ? To help patients who have substance use disorders find quality on-site and virtual treatment services, Anthem Blue Cross has recognized three Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation sites in California as Blue Distinction® Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery. Hazelden Betty Ford's facilities in Rancho Mirage, Los Angeles and San Diego?which all provide care on-site and to Californians anywhere via telehealth?are among the first to receive the new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
|05/18/2020 - 13:52||
NICE Introduces NEVA@home to Drive Immediate Impact on Service Excellence for Work at Home Employees
Hoboken, N.J., May 18 , 2020 ? NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced the launch of NEVA@home , helping organizations make it easy for their employees to provide continued service excellence even when working remotely. Additionally, NICE has made available the NEVA Starter Kit, to help organizations get up and running with NEVA on every employee desktop and realize value within days.
|05/18/2020 - 09:44||
Option Care Health turns to Wolters Kluwer to drive nationwide standardization for USP compliance in sterile and hazardous drug compounding
Wolters Kluwer, Health , a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Option Care Health, Inc.
|05/18/2020 - 09:14||
Johns Hopkins Researchers to Use Machine Learning to Predict Heart Damage in COVID-19 Victims
Increasing evidence of COVID-19?s negative impacts on the cardiovascular system highlights a great need for identifying COVID-19 patients at risk for heart problems, the researchers say. However, no such predictive capabilities currently exist.
|05/15/2020 - 05:11||
Affordable Care Act linked to better heart failure care for minorities, yet disparities persist
Heart failure patients from underserved racial or ethnic groups who live in states that have adopted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion are more likely to receive recommended medical care than if they live in states that did not adopt the ACA Medicaid Expansion.
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|05/15/2020 - 04:59||
Home health care after a heart attack may lower patients hospital readmission rates
Almost 10% of U.S. heart attack patients receive home health care after hospital discharge. Older patients, women and people with diabetes or heart failure are more likely to receive home health care. Use of home health care may be associated with lower 30-day hospital readmission rates for heart attack patients.
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|05/14/2020 - 17:58||
HHS To Award $5 Million for Health Services Research Related to COVID-19
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announced a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will award $5 million in fiscal year 2020 to support novel, high-impact studies that evaluate the responsiveness of health care delivery systems, health care professionals, and the overall U.S. health care system to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|05/14/2020 - 00:24||
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio Awarded NCQA Distinction in Multicultural Health Care
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio with its Distinction in Multicultural Health Care award for delivery of culturally appropriate and quality improvement interventions serving diverse populations.
|05/13/2020 - 16:37||
Ochsner Health Facilities Recognized with an A by Leapfrog in Spring 2020 Patient Safety Grades
Eleven Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Ochsner hospitals and partner facilities earning this honor include:
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|05/13/2020 - 14:28||
How Mobile Apps Can Help Hospitals Restart Elective Procedures
Elective surgeries comprise 60% of hospital revenues, so that’s why hospitals are looking to restart elective services—stat.
|05/13/2020 - 11:52||
WellSpan Health earns John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
Preeminent national award recognizes WellSpan’s innovative, lifesaving program to quickly detect and treat sepsis in hospital patients.
|05/13/2020 - 04:04||
CMS Issues Nursing Homes Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19
Today, under the direction of President Trump, CMS released a new toolkit developed to aid nursing homes, Governors, states, departments of health, and other agencies who provide oversight and assistance to these facilities, with additional resources to aid in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic within nursing homes.
|05/12/2020 - 18:57||
Research Aims to Help Doctors Better Understand Indigenous Patients
A University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher is investigating whether training techniques can help medical school students understand and treat indigenous patients better.
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|05/12/2020 - 16:49||
Mackinac Center Lawsuit Challenges Gov. Whitmers Executive Orders
MIDLAND, Mich. — The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, in conjunction with Miller Johnson Law Firm, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of three medical practices that are unable to provide necessary care and a patient who is unable to schedule an important surgery due to current executive orders.
|05/12/2020 - 14:11||
COVID-19 data challenge opened to accelerate research and innovation
American Heart Association, Hitachi Vantara and BurstIQ bring global COVID-19 datasets to researchers and clinicians to examine relationship with other health conditions and health disparities.
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