Healthcare quality Press Release
|12/01/2015 - 09:53||
Launch of a first Pharmacovigilance peer network - PV India
Mumbai, 1 December 2015:TAKE Solutions, today announced the launch of PVIndia, a unique pharmacovigilance peer network, organized and managed by one of TAKE’s Life Sciences division, Navitas. At the time when the pharma industry is facing business challenges and the government of India citing delayed regulatory approvals as a primary concern, it is imperative for Pharma companies to arrive at solutions to tackle these problems.
|12/01/2015 - 09:48||
Dr. Kathryn A. Phillips Named Senior Scholar in Residence at AcademyHealth
Washington, D.C. (1/12/2015) – AcademyHealth has named Kathryn A. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.A., its most recent Senior Scholar in Residence.
|12/01/2015 - 02:48||
CJ&D Releases New Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice - By The Numbers
The Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School released today its newly updated briefing book, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: BY THE NUMBERS. The book is the fifth update since CJ&D first began compiling the latest statistics and research on issues related to medical malpractice (last updated in June 2015). It is a fully-sourced volume that has expanded to 128 pages with nearly 600 footnotes linking to original sources. Principal authors are Emily Gottlieb, CJ&D’s Deputy Director for Law and Policy, and Joanne Doroshow, CJ&D Executive Director.
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|11/30/2015 - 20:29||
Detroit Designed “Model G” Licensed to Medline Industries, Inc.
DETROIT – The highly coveted Model G patient gown is one major step closer to becoming available for sale. Henry Ford Health System has signed a licensing agreement with Chicago area based Medline Industries, Inc., to manufacture, market, and distribute the hospital gowns. It’s a long-anticipated deal that will finally make the gowns available to hospital and health systems around the country.
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|11/27/2015 - 08:34||
NQF Report Recommends Rural Health Providers Participate in Medicare Quality Initiatives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV 25, 2015 CONTACT: Sofia Kosmetatos 202-478-9326 NQF Report Recommends Rural Health Providers Participate in Medicare Quality Initiatives.
|11/26/2015 - 18:41||
Two-thirds of studies on 'psychosocial' treatments fail to declare conflicts of interest
The creators of commercially sold counselling programmes increasingly profit from public health services across the world. However, a new study into the evidence basis for some of the market leaders reveals that serious conflicts of interest across the majority of the research go habitually undisclosed.
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|11/25/2015 - 21:49||
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Fairfax, VA – November 24, 2015 – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
|Inova Health System|
|11/25/2015 - 07:29||
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, is New Chair of NQF Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV 10, 2015 CONTACT: Sofia Kosmetatos 202-478-9326 Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, is New Chair of NQF Board of Directors.
|11/23/2015 - 22:16||
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Earns ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score
FALLS CHURCH, VA – November 25, 2015 – The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog, announced that Inova Fairfax Medical Campus earned an ‘A’ grade in the national patient safety ratings. Leapfrog grades hospitals based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
|Inova Health System|
|11/23/2015 - 09:03||
Infor Partners with Quality Reviews, Inc. to Improve the Patient Experience
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, and Quality Reviews, Inc., a leading builder of real-time consumer and patient feedback software, today announced a partnership to change the way hospitals collect and manage patient satisfaction data. Through this partnership, Infor is able to provide customers access to RateMyHospital®, a HIPAA-secure, cloud-based patient relationship management (PRM) tool that enables hospitals and other healthcare providers to measure, manage, and improve the patient experience.
|11/23/2015 - 05:29||
Cathy Fuhrman Joins Hyland to Lead Healthcare Growth in EMEA
Hyland, creator of OnBase, a recognized leader in the enterprise content management (ECM) industry, added Cathy Fuhrman as its Healthcare Industry Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare and IT industries, Fuhrman will help Hyland advance its healthcare initiatives in the region and advocate product, localization, and support.
|11/23/2015 - 01:17||
4 Johns Hopkins Medicine Hospitals Named ‘Top Performers’
Joint Commission honors 4 Johns Hopkins hospitals as #TopPerformer.
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|11/20/2015 - 07:19||
New financial leader joining Page Hospital in December
PAGE, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2015) – Banner Health welcomes Trevor Lewis to Page Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.
|11/19/2015 - 02:48||
Statement of CMS President Mike Volz, MD, on the certification of the...
Cultivating the Network of Care learning series - Jan.
|11/18/2015 - 23:58||
Nursing, IST students win big in mHealth Challenge with apps designed for kids
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A diagnosis of Type I diabetes can be scary and confusing for kids. But a group of Penn State nursing and IST students has an idea to lessen the fear and confusion: use stories and games to teach even the youngest kids how to manage the disease.
|11/18/2015 - 07:21||
NXP Launches New Platform to Transform Therapy Adherence
Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 18, 2015 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the launch of NHS315x, a therapy adherence improvement platform. This marks NXP’s commitment to the Smart Health sector and showcases the pivotal role technology can play in long-term patient therapy.
|11/17/2015 - 23:13||
AAFP Urges CMS to Use Accurate Data, Pragmatic Reporting Requirements and Improved Meaningful Use Requirements in Upcoming Regulations
LEAWOOD, Kan. — Use accurate and actionable data to determine physician payment, simplify reporting requirements and improve the meaningful use program. That’s the message in a recent response by the American Academy of Family Physicians to a request for information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and alternative payment models.
|11/17/2015 - 16:49||
Nemschoff Wins Best of Competition and Two Gold Nightingale Awards at Healthcare Design 2015 Conference
For the second year in a row, one of Nemschoff’s new products took home top honors in the prestigious Nightingale Awards at the annual Healthcare Design Expo and Conference. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contributions to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. At HCD 2015, held in Washington, DC. from November 14-17, Nemschoff’s Ava Recliner was named Best of Competition, and also received the Gold Award for Patient Seating.
|11/17/2015 - 15:48||
Inova Loudoun Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Leesburg, VA – November 17, 2015 – Inova Loudoun Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
|Inova Health System|
|11/17/2015 - 15:39||
New Project: Filling the Gaps in Social Care for Rare Diseases
EURORDIS will be the voice of people living with a rare disease across Europe in the new INNOVCare project.
|11/17/2015 - 12:41||
KLAS Names Omnicell as the Top Automated Medication Dispensing Unit Vendor for the 10th Consecutive Year
For the Third Year in a Row Omnicell Also Honored as the #1 Overall Pharmacy Automation Equipment VendorNovember 17, 2015Mountain View, Calif.Omnicell, Inc.
|11/16/2015 - 23:08||
CMS finalizes bundled payment initiative for hip and knee replacements
In 2014, more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries received a hip or knee replacement, costing more than $7 billion for the hospitalizations alone. Despite the high volume of these surgeries, quality and costs of care for these hip and knee replacement surgeries still vary greatly among providers. For instance, the rate of complications, like infections or implant failures, after surgery can be more than three times higher for procedures performed at some hospitals than others.
|11/16/2015 - 18:11||
Paxson ‘unpacks’ racial health disparities
President Christina Paxson and Rhode Island Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott spoke to a packed Sayles Hall about the socioeconomic underpinnings of racial health disparities in Rhode Island and nationwide.
|11/16/2015 - 00:37||
Australia’s health system is too complex for patients
Australia should improve the integration of care across the patient pathway to prepare for a rise in chronic disease and make the health system less complex for patients, according to a new OECD report.
|11/13/2015 - 19:57||
Paxson to speak on health disparities
Brown University President Christina Paxson will deliver the Paul Levinger Lecture Monday, Nov.