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Results from WEDI’s ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey Released
9/25/2014 10:48:01 AM
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) , the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of its findings from its August 2014 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey. The latest survey results are based on responses from 514 respondents, consisting of 324 providers, 87 …
WellCare Sponsors No-Cost After-School Care for Hazard-Perry County, Ky., Families
9/25/2014 10:23:40 AM
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is partnering with Hazard-Perry County Community Ministries and its Star Land Academy to provide 3,000 hours of free after-school care to area families. The program, sponsored with an $18,000 grant from WellCare of Kentucky, offers free care for all children, including those with disabilities, ages 7 – 14, weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., …
World Heart Day 2014: salt reduction saves lives
9/25/2014 9:29:00 AM
On World Heart Day, held 29 September, WHO is calling on countries to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives. Target: 30% salt reduction by 2025 Noncommunicable diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes …
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
9/25/2014 9:12:01 AM
Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families. …
Cancer May Link to Meat Consumption, Recent Study Reveals
Cancer May Link to Meat Consumption, Recent Study Reveals
9/24/2014 12:41:00 PM
Various studies suggest the existence of a link between excessive consumption of red meat and an increased risk of developing of breast cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer. The risk for colorectal cancer is also increased by high consumption of meat and cold cuts, precooked or cured meat (such as  sausages or meat loaves) which are sliced and served …
Music Therapy and Autism Connect Will Premiere at Imagine Short Film Festival
Music Therapy and Autism Connect Will Premiere at Imagine Short Film Festival
9/24/2014 12:00:59 PM
On Saturday September 27th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM Imagine Supported Living Services will host its 3rd annual disability short film festival and fundraiser at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA.  The mission of the film festival is to celebrate members of the community who are living with developmental disabilities.   “Music Therapy and Autism Connect”, …
Explorys Wins 2014 NorTech Innovation Award
Explorys Wins 2014 NorTech Innovation Award
9/24/2014 9:50:38 AM
  Explorys , the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that it has been recognized with a 2014 NorTech Innovation Award in the “Most Innovative Use of a National Trend” category for Big Data. The award was presented to Explorys at the Innovation Awards gala at the Cleveland Convention Center on September 23rd. “We are honored to be …
Cigna and HSA Bank Team Up to Deliver an Exceptional Consumer-Directed Health Care Experience
9/23/2014 4:15:44 PM
Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) will be teaming with HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A., to administer Cigna Choice Fund® health savings accounts (HSA). Cigna’s health savings account funds have been administered by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., which has agreed to sell its HSA administration business to HSA Bank for an undisclosed amount. The transaction …
Bizagi BPMS and PSMMC to showcase mobile care management solution
Bizagi BPMS and PSMMC to showcase mobile care management solution
9/23/2014 3:57:12 PM
PSMMC, the leading Saudi hospital, is to demonstrate how Bizagi reduced errors by 80% and increased staff productivity by 60% at its 2,400-capacity healthcare institution. Dr Adnan Al-Tunisi, CIO at Prince Sultan Military Medical City, will take the hot seat at this year’s BPM Open House to explain how its mobile BPM platform significantly improved efficiency and reduced …
World Bank Supports Performance-Based Financing Pilot in Primary Health Care
World Bank Supports Performance-Based Financing Pilot in Primary Health Care
9/23/2014 3:42:00 PM
Innovative financing approaches for primary health care (PHC) to improve service delivery were the topic of discussion today at a forum in Dushanbe that was co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan and the World Bank. The Minister of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan, Salimzoda Nusratullo Faizullo, and the World Bank Country Manager, …
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and Sharecare Launch UltimateMe to Help Military Families Get Healthier
9/23/2014 2:18:37 PM
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) is working with the Sharecare team to support the launch of UltimateMe, a secure, personalized online wellness platform to help members of the military community assess, manage and improve their health and performance. The new platform expands the access to wellness programs and resources for service members …
New Melbourne Business Makes Giving Back to Community Top Priority
9/23/2014 1:35:06 PM
Melbourne, Fla.  -- Many new businesses have a goal of eventually giving back to their community when they are profitable; few make it a priority from day one. Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation, a Downtown Melbourne based boutique medical spa is that rarity.   Since it opened July 1st, Millefiori has supported more than 10 non-profit community organizations located …
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
9/23/2014 12:21:09 PM
Motorbike riders are some of the most vulnerable users of our roads. They are roughly 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than occupants of a car, per mile ridden. In 2012, a total of 238 motorcyclists were killed and a further 5,000 were seriously injured in a road accident in the UK. Junctions pose a particular threat to motorcyclists, statistics …
FDA food safety challenge to spur new technologies for fighting foodborne illness
9/23/2014 11:36:29 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which grants all federal agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions to spur innovation, …
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Alter Cancer Cells To Stop Them From Metastasizing
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Alter Cancer Cells To Stop Them From Metastasizing
9/23/2014 10:25:31 AM
Carnegie Mellon University engineers have demonstrated that they can prevent cancer cells from metastasizing by altering the cells’ mechanical behavior. In a collaborative project with researchers from Pennsylvania State University, a protein that is associated with normal and premature aging was introduced into melanoma cells. This caused the cells’ nuclei to artificially …
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Purchases Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Purchases Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory
9/23/2014 10:25:27 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory located in Pennsauken, NJ.  The extraordinary reputation Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory has earned over the past 20 years was the key factor influencing Aerobiology Laboratory’s decision to acquire the company. As a company that puts the needs of its …
Brain Wave May Be Used to Detect What People Have Seen, Recognize
Brain Wave May Be Used to Detect What People Have Seen, Recognize
9/23/2014 10:14:23 AM
Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows. The findings , published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , suggest that a particular brain wave, known as P300, could …
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
9/22/2014 3:22:40 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, celebrates its San Diego, California laboratory’s 12th anniversary. For more than a decade, EMLab P&K has been serving the community throughout San Diego County with mold and asbestos analysis. In the past twelve years, the San Diego laboratory has …
WEDI Announces Survey Results from Unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Industry Poll
9/22/2014 12:21:19 PM
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) , the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced findings from its recent industry survey on the use of the unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and …
Environmental Professionals in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease
Environmental Professionals in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease
9/22/2014 9:37:52 AM
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year.  However, it is believed that many infections are not diagnosed or reported, so this number is likely much higher.   People can develop this potentially fatal disease by breathing in a mist or vapor …