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New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

The American College of Surgeons today announced a new initiative to improve outcomes for patients requiring complex wound management. ACS will release a new structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate surgical patients and their families about delivering self-care for wound conditions. [More]
Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Royal Philips today announced its participation in the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15), taking place April 12-16 in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Frost & Sullivan forecasts growth of global healthcare market

Frost & Sullivan forecasts growth of global healthcare market

The healthcare industry is entangled in a transitory phase in which therapeutics, devices, products and services are sold into traditional care settings that are unable to keep up with the requirements placed upon it by changing demographics and consumer needs. At the same time, opportunities for new services and care, such as ambulatory, mobile, and home care, lack the appropriate level of maturity to provide robust revenue streams despite having the promise to increase healthcare delivery efficiency and reduce long term costs. [More]
Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic, the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for accessing digital health data, announced today the addition of MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem. [More]
Researchers examine catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition

Researchers examine catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition

Catheter-related bloodstream infection is the most prevalent and severe complication for patients who receive parenteral nutrition therapy at home. [More]
Home care and hospice providers set to participate in NAHC's March on Washington

Home care and hospice providers set to participate in NAHC's March on Washington

This weekend, hundreds of home care and hospice providers arrive in Washington, DC, for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington taking place March 22-25, 2015. NAHC’s conference will raise awareness of key policy issues impacting providers and their ability to care for the growing number of Americans who rely on home health. [More]
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals estimated to cost EU €157 billion a year

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals estimated to cost EU €157 billion a year

A new economic analysis found exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential, according to a new series of studies published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. [More]
Philips, UC Irvine partner to explore effectiveness of spectral imaging in breast density measurement

Philips, UC Irvine partner to explore effectiveness of spectral imaging in breast density measurement

Royal Philips today announced its collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, to explore how spectral breast imaging can improve breast density measurement, potentially aiding clinicians in more accurately gauging breast cancer risks and monitoring changes over time. [More]
Valley Hospital becomes first hospital in New Jersey to use minimally-invasive approach to treat PAD

Valley Hospital becomes first hospital in New Jersey to use minimally-invasive approach to treat PAD

The Valley Hospital today announced it was the first hospital in New Jersey to use a recently approved device to offer a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common condition associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. [More]
CHOP earns Level 2 ACO accreditation

CHOP earns Level 2 ACO accreditation

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced that The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has earned accreditation as a Level 2 Accountable Care Organization. [More]
BioScrip’s total revenue increases $28.2 million to 2.5% in fourth quarter 2014

BioScrip’s total revenue increases $28.2 million to 2.5% in fourth quarter 2014

BioScrip®, Inc. today announced 2014 fourth quarter financial results. Fourth quarter revenue from continuing operations was $253.7 million and the net loss from continuing operations was $61.9 million, or $0.90 per basic and diluted share. [More]
Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

An aggressive campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics has helped cut the rate of infection with a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria at The Valley Hospital by nearly 40 percent. [More]
Governor Tom Wolf announces new initiative to improve care for seniors in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announces new initiative to improve care for seniors in Pennsylvania

Today, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a package of legislative and budgetary actions to provide choice and protections for seniors as they age. Governor Wolf, the Department of Human Services and the PA Department of Aging are committed to increasing opportunities for seniors to receive care in a home or community-based setting. [More]
Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. [More]
BayCare HomeCare receives HomeCare Elite recognition

BayCare HomeCare receives HomeCare Elite recognition

BayCare HomeCare offices in Dunedin, Fruitland Park and Tampa have been named top home care agencies in the nation based on publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. [More]
Peanut-shaped exercise ball promotes positive labor outcomes, reduces duration of delivery process

Peanut-shaped exercise ball promotes positive labor outcomes, reduces duration of delivery process

According to a new study by nurse researchers at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Phoenix hospital part of Banner Health, a peanut-shaped exercise ball can be a highly effective tool to accelerate the labor process for women with an epidural. The research shows women utilizing the peanut ball were half as likely to undergo a cesarean surgery and delivered babies faster than those who did not use the ball. [More]
Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Colgate-Palmolive Company and Family Dollar have partnered to inspire African-American families during February's Black History Month to honor their past and treasure their future with a healthy smile. [More]
Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

The Advisory Board Company's Consulting and Management division announced on Tuesday that it has recognized three top-performing health systems with national awards for innovative initiatives that improved care quality and patient experience while lowering cost. [More]
Omnicell's revenue increases 8.0% to $121.5 million in fourth quarter 2014

Omnicell's revenue increases 8.0% to $121.5 million in fourth quarter 2014

Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Free dementia workshops to be held at Houston's Alzheimer's Association

Free dementia workshops to be held at Houston's Alzheimer's Association

Since December 2003, Marsene Boldt, RN, has been providing care services for Houston area residents with her At Your Side Home Care location at 16868 Royal Crest Dr. [More]
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