Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme
Trial testimony established that every patient
who went to the clinics was paid a cash kickback ... and never received medication at the clinics. One patient
testified that he used his payments from the clinics to support his cocaine addiction. Another patient
testified that he did not even have HIV, ...
Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors
... some tests may not be ready for weeks after the patient
leaves the hospital. Most patients are unaware ... doctor was responsible for following up with the patient
Since the researchers looked ... after discharge called for a change in the patient
treatment plan or management.
"We found that ...
Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives
... solutions for drug and disease reference, patient
education, and consumer health information as ... medication use. Micromedex reference data and patient
education monographs are readily accessible to ... Chopper is very committed to positively affecting patient
outcomes," said Price Chopper pharmacist Alisha ...
Midwest Medical Aesthetics Helps Defy Nature and Wrinkles with Artefill
... approximately fifteen minutes to complete. A patient
is injected with Artefill similar to other dermal ... four (4) weeks ahead of time, to ensure a patient
is not allergic to the collagen or anesthetic in ... to administer the product.
John, a patient
of Midwest Medical Aesthetics, said, "I had ...
CIBER Completes Commercial Software Redesign; Awarded New Contract From TeleTracking Technologies
... of new products for TeleTracking Technologies' patient
Flow 2.0 rollout.
(Logo: ... Technologies, Inc. is a world leader in patient
flow automation solutions and continues to lead ... leadership and world class software solutions and patient
flow redesign services. The general release of ...
Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions
... staff who work together for the benefit of each patient
Perform a comprehensive assessment at ... care guide and action plan
Monitor and coach the patient
Coordinate the efforts of all the ... transition between sites of care
Educate and support family ...
The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance
... daily Medicare rate increased by 9.4% to $542 per patient
day, an increase of $46 per patient
day, as the company's overall patient
base continued shifting to a higher acuity mix;
Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
... shareholder value. The first was the sale of patient
flow assets to TeleTracking. The second was the ... quarter we rolled out our most advanced med-surg patient
support system, VersaCare with the new P-500 ... services for the health care industry, including patient
support systems, safe mobility and handling ...
Air Methods Reports 2Q2009 Results and 3Q2009 Update
... or 49% during the quarter, while fuel costs per patient
transport decreased 42% to $241 compared with the ... from $11.2 million. Total community-based patient
transports were 10,414, as compared with 11,638 in the prior-year quarter. Community-based patient
transports for bases open greater than one year ...
IPC The Hospitalist Company Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
... same-market area net revenue growth of 20%
encounters increased 21% to 796,000
Income ... same-market area net revenue growth of 20%
encounters increased 20% to 1,606,000
Second Quarter 2009
encounters for the three months ended June 30, ...
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession
... Assistance (PPA) bus tour is raising awareness of patient
assistance programs among state residents who ... a single point of access to more than 475 patient
assistance programs that help those who are ... who qualify for help from the PPA's participating patient
assistance programs have access to more than ...
Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions
... According to the National Psoriasis Foundation patient
Nearly 70 percent of people with ... Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board. "Like any patient
with a chronic disease, people with psoriasis ... Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit patient
advocacy organization, and the voice for millions ...
NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Bell Ambulance
... ambulances and utilizes software to complete patient
care reports which are then synchronized with ... EMTs and paramedics easy and secure access to patient
information and, at the same time, to allow the staff to focus on their primary job, which is patient
care," said Steve Caulfield, Bell Ambulance ...
Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system
... leakage that might occur in the circuit or past a patient
interface device in the clinical setting.
... contribute to significant asynchrony between a patient
and the ventilator, which in turn might impede weaning and increase the time that the patient
is ventilator-dependent," said Roger S. Mecca, ...
OBP Medical Inc. to Raise the Bar in Patient Care and Satisfaction
... introduces Under Johnnies(TM): a cost effective, patient
friendly, line of disposable underwear for ... overall hospital experience. The last concern a patient
should have during a hospital stay is the feeling ... designed with one intention, to raise the bar in patient
privacy, comfort, and overall satisfaction. ...
Patient Safety Technologies Reports Second Quarter Results
... Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- patient
Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... stated Steven H. Kane, Chief Executive Officer of patient
Safety Technologies. "An increasing number of ... help hospitals face the challenges of improving patient
safety, while at the same time increasing ...
California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology
... to the patient, this treatment will also increase patient
In addition to radiation ... Cancer Center was really designed with the patient
in mind," said Dr. Mark McNamara, an oncologist ... care with access to clinical trials in a patient
About California ...
US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results
... growth in our network of physicians, increases in patient
volumes in medical oncology and radiation, ... to the same period in 2008 as we continue to grow patient
volumes and our network of physicians. At June ... our Lean Six Sigma program aimed at improving the patient
experience while enhancing the efficiency of the ...
Decision Resources' Updated Rheumatoid Arthritis Report Now Includes Forecast for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' Fostamatinib Disodium
... Rheumatoid Arthritis report which now includes patient
share and sales forecasts through 2018 for Rigel ... forecasts that fostamatinib disodium's patient
share will reach up to 1.8 percent and it will ... million in 2018.
"Fostamatinib disodium's patient
share and sales will be considerably lower than ...
Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results
... for use in the middle of the night at the time a patient
awakens and has difficulty returning to sleep. ... decrease in Latency to Sleep Onset, a subjective patient
reported endpoint. The most common adverse event ... for use in the middle of the night at the time a patient
awakens and has difficulty returning to sleep. ...
InfoLogix Selected by Hilo Medical Center for Multi-Year Engagement to Deliver 'Wireless as a Service'
... in the ICU and Emergency departments, to all patient
rooms, mobile devices and PDAs -- and secure access to patient
information accessible to all caregivers, whether ... able to electronically access privacy-protected patient
records anywhere, anytime, while InfoLogix ...
Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
... dental charts. The system helps them chart patient
care, file treatment plans, and manage ... clients, even if a thin-client device was stolen, patient
confidentiality would not be affected.
... Records enable clinical leadership to review patient
charts for monitoring and training. A live second ...
Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery
... continually-updated resource can help elevate patient
care, improve medication safety, and reduce ... features allow clinicians to thoroughly review patient
medication regimens to ensure safe treatment ... to clinical modules covering drug identification, patient
care/education, and medical and dental ...
US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board
... through evidence-based treatment protocols and patient
support services. Dr. Everson said, "I have ... and deliver innovative services that enhance patient
access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology ... to Medicare coverage, other changes in the manner patient
care is reimbursed or administered, the impact of ...
Stories to Promote Health and Enhance Lives
... everyday people the confidence to enact their patient
rights, so that they can effectively manage their ... encounters.
All the efforts of SAVE THE patient
promote positive and productive interactions ... to make sound health care decisions, SAVE THE patient
provides information and education ...
MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings
A 6.1% increase in patient
visits, including inpatient and outpatient cases, ... expense, equaled 9.3% of hospital division net patient
revenue before the deduction for charity care in ... the beds are
actually available for patient
( d ) Staffed and available beds ...
$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange
... know we have to create a more efficient system. patient
controlled, privacy protected HIE is an excellent ... cost and boost outcomes, it should boost the patient
experience as well."
In 2008, the Maryland ... and secure health information exchange where the patient
controls the flow of their information. During ...
Recondo Technology Introduces New Software Service for Hospitals
... (SaaS) that offers the most complete view of patient
insurance benefits in the industry.
(Logo: ... problems, such as delayed payment, rework, low patient
satisfaction, billing errors, denials, and bad ... inaccurate eligibility determination, result in patient
dissatisfaction and missed financial ...
Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients
... industry between employee satisfaction and patient
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 5 ... between Employee Satisfaction and Hospital patient
Experiences," is based on extensive research ... satisfied employees leads to higher quality of patient
care and overall ...
London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients
... rotations of the treatment machine around the patient
and makes it possible to deliver image-guided ... greater precision, since there is less chance of patient
or tumor movement during treatment delivery and, ... on the treatment couch, also allow for greater patient
Dr. MacDougall says Barts is ...
Lilly Broadens Income Eligibility for Patient Assistance Programs
... the income eligibility for its most widely used patient
assistance programs to allow enrollment of ... limit for all Lilly owned or supported patient
assistance programs is set at, or above, 300 ... By relaxing the income guidelines for Lilly's patient
assistance programs, more patients will qualify ...
100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death
... by UCSF of an RN who blew the whistle on unsafe patient
care involving swine flu at their facility, as ... a timely manner when they have been exposed to a patient
with swine flu.
RNs at Tenet Healthcare's ... which will require additional capacity in patient
treatment space, and the acquisition and ...
ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride
... that these new guidelines could jeopardize patient
"We're appreciative that the ... do not mimic the in vivo environment of the CDI patient
and the qualitative and quantitative sameness ... guidelines is precedent setting and patient
safety must be a primary concern.
Mobile Surgery International Assembles Team of Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Surgeons
... . In so doing, MSI delivered the treatment the patient
chose and cut his cost by more than 50%.
... with minimal regard to geography. Whether the patient
comes to the surgeon, the surgeon goes to the patient, or patient
and surgeon meet at a mutually convenient ...
AccuVein Vein Illuminator Receives European CE Mark
The AccuVein AV300 helps advance patient
care in a variety of settings by assisting ... an ongoing commitment to invest in improving patient
care and patient
For more information on the ...
CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients
... For example, if an Alere nurse identifies a patient
with heart disease who is not taking medications ... or MinuteClinic nurse practitioner, when the patient
is scheduled to pick up a prescription or needs a test or screening at a clinic. The patient
will be counseled to take action to improve their ...
RecoverCare and MedaSTAT USA Complete Transaction
... for care of obese patients, specialty beds and patient
transfer equipment for safe patient
handling and negative pressure wound therapy ... to deliver cost efficient, clinically effective patient
outcomes. The company also manufactures ...
Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer
... stable disease, and of these four patients, one patient
had objective tumor regression during 449 days of ... medication for a total of 600 days. A second patient
who discontinued Bezielle treatment with stable ... not started any new anticancer treatment. A third patient
who discontinued with stable disease was stable ...
Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals
... the first time, Consumer Reports will provide patient
satisfaction Ratings for more than 3,400 ... of care across the U.S., including a link between patient
satisfaction and intensity of care. It may come ... infections.
Intensity of Care and patient
Published by the Consumer ...
Scott & White Leadership Invited to National Forum on High Quality, Low-Cost Health Care
"We presented how our model of providing patient
care at Scott & White plays into the current ... ahead in continuing to improve quality and the patient
experience, while reducing costs."
... to redesign care processes to benefit the patient
and reduce waste.
Electronic health ...