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WEDI Appoints Four New Security and Privacy Workgroup Co-chairs
10/24/2014 5:17:37 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, announces its appointment of four new co-chairs to the organization’s Security and Privacy Workgroup. The workgroup leaders include: Peter Dumont, Senior Director – Privacy Office, Optum …
Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma
10/24/2014 10:27:35 AM
Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists. The study will appear in the November 6 edition of the scientific journal Cell Reports . The treatment paired …
CHE Trinity Health Partners with Sharecare To Accelerate Consumer and Patient Engagement
10/24/2014 10:02:33 AM
CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, and Sharecare , the health and wellness engagement platform, announced at the CHE Trinity Health Clinical Summit that they are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states of the CHE Trinity Health system. The partnership between CHE …

Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
10/23/2014 5:19:43 PM
Last month, a student at Mohawk Trail Regional School in Massachusetts was reported to have been infected with MRSA, also known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.   Additional media reports from September also stated a student at Ligonier Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania was diagnosed with MRSA as was someone from an elementary school in Saginaw, …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At "Gut Brain" Seminar
10/23/2014 2:09:12 PM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, educated with Lisa E. Goehler, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing Research, Neuroimmunology and Behavior at the University of Virginia during an Institute for Brain Potential seminar presented in Athens, Georgia on October 2, 2014. About the Gut Brain Seminar: Dr. Goehler began by explaining …
Jefferson Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers Raise Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
10/23/2014 11:37:53 AM
Jefferson Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers, a member of the Healogics network, are participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign Oct. 27 to 31. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the week to providing education to local physician offices to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity. …
Moov, The Most Successful Crowdfunded Fitness Device of All-Time, Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding From Banyan Capital to Bring Coaching to Your Wrist
10/22/2014 4:34:41 PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - October 22, 2014: Moov , the most successful crowdfunded fitness device of all-time, has secured $3 million in funding. Moov shattered crowdfunding records earlier this year by raising $1 million in just two weeks. Now just seven months after its launch, Moov has closed an additional $3 million in Series A financing led by Banyan Capital . This …
Arthritis, Back Ache and Bone Disease Seminar Attended by Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant
10/22/2014 4:08:58 PM
Atlanta, Georgia -- James M. Coggin, MD of the Institute of Natural Resources taught a seminar on “Arthritis, Back Ache and Bone Disease” in Athens, Georgia on September 24, 2014. Liz Buddenhagen, RN and Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant attended. “We always keep up with continuing education, current medical issues and how they relate to our ongoing cases,” said …
Novant Health hires Johnson & Wales University Charlotte campus president
10/22/2014 1:18:14 PM
Novant Health has hired Arthur J. Gallagher as the new vice president of Novant Health Foundation Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health community engagement. Gallagher joins Novant Health from Johnson & Wales University where he has served as Charlotte campus president since 2003. In this newly created position, Gallagher will be responsible for leading the …
Scott Campbell Agency Inaugurates Charity Program in the Waukesha, WI Area, and Debuts With Campaign to Raise Funds for a Local Hero Battling ALS
10/22/2014 1:15:54 PM
Waukesha, WI – Scott Campbell Agency in Waukesha, WI announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by bringing …
The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care
10/22/2014 12:57:59 PM
The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation which is dedicated to distribute health information technology innovation to transform quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery worldwide, announced the release of six key Guiding Principles of Patient-Centered Care during two sessions at WEDI-Con 2014. These Guiding Principles are an extension of the …
JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
10/22/2014 12:54:04 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) - two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the …
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
10/22/2014 12:32:29 PM
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, for safety and its ability to generate an immune system …
Specialist Blows Malibu’s Cosmetic Surgery Market Wide Open; Opens Door to Surgeons in Surrounding Cities
10/22/2014 10:04:53 AM
MALIBU, Calif. -- Jeremiah Onciu, a specialist in cosmetic surgery marketing and public relations, has released something today that he says will blow the Malibu cosmetic Surgery Market wide open. He says that he can instantly hand any cosmetic surgeon Malibu’s top positions on Google’s Page #1, as well as on America’s other two largest search platforms, for the major …
Behind The Smile Launch Brand New App
Behind The Smile Launch Brand New App
10/22/2014 5:34:24 AM
Ever sat in a dentist chair and been told you might need a filling/dentures/crown? Well at the touch of a button you can have all the information you need about many types of cosmetic dentistry procedures including the risks benefits and average costs. Completely free and easy to use, just download the app and you have all the information you need to make the right choice at …
Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair
10/21/2014 2:17:59 PM
Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) Cardiovascular Institute is offering a new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues to beat. The MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular, is designed to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart’s …
Tasmanian Aged Provider Care Assess Launches a New Website
10/21/2014 9:25:37 AM
When staying in your own home is a priority, then leading Tasmanian Aged Care Provider , Care Assess, can help.   “We’re very excited to announce the release of our new website,” a company spokesman for Care Assess said, before adding, “The website’s focus is on ‘w ellness model of care’ a nd the ‘wellness model of nursing.’”   The spokesman went on to explain that Care …
New IDC Health Insights Report Outlines Best Practices in Payer Health Management Programs
10/20/2014 2:25:45 PM
IDC Health Insights today announced a new report, “ Best Practices in Payer Health Management Programs: The Evolution of Quality and Payment Models ,” ( Document#HI251745 ) which provides an overview and discussion of the background, underlying challenges, and current best practices being implemented by health management programs in the U.S healthcare payer market segment. …
Tennessee Primary Care Association Selects i2i Systems to help meet quality care initiatives and thrive in the face of payment reform
Tennessee Primary Care Association Selects i2i Systems to help meet quality care initiatives and thrive in the face of payment reform
10/20/2014 12:18:19 PM
i2i Systems today announced it has been selected by Tennessee Primary Care Association to provide Population Health Management and Analytics for several of the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers. Fourteen FQHCs, representing 130 clinics throughout Tennessee, will implement i2i System’s tools to improve their capacity to generate reports that can be used to inform …
Allergies or a Common Cold – Indoor Allergen Testing May Provide the Answer
Allergies or a Common Cold – Indoor Allergen Testing May Provide the Answer
10/20/2014 9:58:11 AM
Most years, the cold and flu season starts in late fall and runs through mid-spring.  Although a person can catch a common at any time of the year, the winter months are when medical professionals generally see the peak in the number of people coming down with a cold.   However, that runny nose, sneezing and congestion could also be due to allergies instead of the common …