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Growing trend towards care in the home

Growing trend towards care in the home

Caring in the home is where an elderly or disabled individual chooses to stay at home and either care for themselves, or be cared for by a professional home-care provider. [More]
New diagnostic approach may help physicians more efficiently screen for dementia

New diagnostic approach may help physicians more efficiently screen for dementia

A tiered diagnostic approach that incorporates clinical, imaging and laboratory data may help physicians more efficiently screen for neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia, according to the consensus of a multi-disciplinary panel of experts. [More]
Health systems rely on design thinking for management and innovation

Health systems rely on design thinking for management and innovation

Current health system practices are not sufficient to address growing rates of obesity and diabetes, health and economic disparities and cost control. "A Design Thinking Framework for Healthcare Management and Innovation" argues that addressing these complex challenges will require leaders that can think, and act, more like designers. [More]
Meridian Health to debut first annual BuildingHOPE Benefit at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club

Meridian Health to debut first annual BuildingHOPE Benefit at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club

Meridian Health Foundation's first annual BuildingHOPE Benefit will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ. The event, formerly known as the Sweetheart Ball for its February timeframe, has been moved to May and will benefit oncology research through Meridian Cancer Care. [More]
Population health research on cardiovascular health finds positive results

Population health research on cardiovascular health finds positive results

In 2009, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, along with Allina Health, New Ulm Medical Center and the community of New Ulm, Minnesota, began a 10-year population health research project to learn if heart attacks and heart disease risk factors within a community could be decreased through community efforts. Results for the first five years have been released, and the initial findings are positive. [More]
Valley Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center collaborate to defeat C. difficile

Valley Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center collaborate to defeat C. difficile

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ, are collaborating to defeat a common foe: a dangerous drug-resistant bacterium called Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile. [More]
New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

To improve access to high-quality, advanced cardiac surgery services in St. Petersburg and south Pinellas County, BayCare Health System has opened a BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office at St. Anthony's Hospital. [More]
ResMed announces definitive agreement to acquire Brightree

ResMed announces definitive agreement to acquire Brightree

ResMed, the world's leading tech-driven medical device company and innovator in sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Brightree, a leader in business management and clinical software applications for the post-acute care industry. [More]
Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

The System Partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is joining forces with Rutgers Cancer Institute in offering access to a research study aimed at prostate cancer patients who are transitioning to survivorship. [More]
EarlySense Patient Monitoring System saves 332 lives in 2015

EarlySense Patient Monitoring System saves 332 lives in 2015

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free, health sensing and analytics, announced today year-end achievements for 2015, highlighted by key impact statistics. [More]
Patients trained to perform S-OPAT have lower rates of hospital readmission

Patients trained to perform S-OPAT have lower rates of hospital readmission

Patients trained to administer their own intravenous antibiotics at home (self-administered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy or S-OPAT), achieved similar or better outcomes compared to patients who received healthcare-delivered OPAT (H-OPAT) with assistance from a home-care nurse or skilled nursing facility, according to a paper published this week in PLOS Medicine. [More]
Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Greystone Home Health of Columbus d/b/a Executive Care, part of the Greystone Health Network, has earned recognition as a 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency. The home health provider earned Top Agency status in 2014, and continues to be recognized as one of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. [More]
SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

SeniorAdvisor.com honors 52 Enlivant communities with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards

Enlivant, a national provider of senior care services, is proud to announce that 52 of its communities have been honored with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. [More]

Quest Diagnostics agrees to manage laboratory operations for Barnabas Health hospitals

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Barnabas Health, New Jersey's largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system, are teaming up to enhance quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors through an agreement for Quest to manage laboratory operations for Barnabas Health hospitals. [More]
Bringing ill children from hospital to home can overwhelm family caregivers, affect children's recovery

Bringing ill children from hospital to home can overwhelm family caregivers, affect children's recovery

Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to research in the journal Pediatrics. [More]

SEIU president supports Hillary Clinton’s investment plan to improve lives of home care providers

Today, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry released the following statement in support of Hillary Clinton’s plan to address the care economy vital for America’s seniors and people with disabilities. [More]
CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion, a BD company, will be displaying new respiratory solutions that are designed to put patients first, whether ventilated or breathing on their own, at the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress being held Nov. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla. [More]
New network formed to provide area-wide care for lung cancer patients in Northern Germany

New network formed to provide area-wide care for lung cancer patients in Northern Germany

The Pius Hospital Oldenburg, the Institute of Haematopathology Hamburg and NEO New Oncology AG announced today the formation of NOWEL, the North-East-West Lung Network. [More]
Patients and staff at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital enjoy holiday fun during Halloween parade

Patients and staff at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital enjoy holiday fun during Halloween parade

Superheroes, Minions, pint-sized princesses and a cowboy invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa today. Some came on foot, others arrived in little red wagons and wheelchairs, and all were in search of Halloween goodies. [More]
Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Sniffles, stomach bugs, fever and sore throats are often associated with viruses, but rashes are common in children with viral infections as well. [More]
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