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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and their subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $10.5 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared to $10.1 billion in the second quarte...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

Lifeclinic and LearnSomething Team-Up to and Unveil the Health Communicator Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 -- Lifeclinic International, Inc. , the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, wi...

Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The differences between the House and Senate health care reform bills aren't just for wonky policy experts," say former Chief of Staff to the House Aging Committee Bob Weiner and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differ...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

Innovations in financing, delivery of care are needed to close gaps, experts say,,,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even if Congress extends health coverage to the nation's 46 million uninsured Americans, there's no guarantee that everyone will have access to care -- unless payment...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists with an electronic health record also kept the patients healthy two years ...

Marathon Health Expands Midwest Presence

Marathon Health, a leading provider of onsite employee health services and technology solutions, today announced the opening of a Chicago field office to better support its Midwest client base and facilitate the continued growth in this region. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) Au...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

The nation's sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insurers less when they are closely supported by a nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc...

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nation's 111th Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Judge Sotomayor's confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to be our nation's next Supreme Court Justice is a moment of great pride for all Americans. As a Latina and a mother, I can say to my daughter that all dreams are possible," said Dr. J...

Greg Fischer Named AvMed Health Plans' New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

MIAMI, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg Fischer has been named AvMed's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a member of AvMed's senior executive team Fischer will be responsible for leading the company's strategy as it relates to membership growth and retention in all markets ar...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screening and Discussion of the HBO Series, The Alzheimer's Project

American Health Assistance Foundation Researcher Is Featured Facilitator CLARKSBURG, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Assistance Foundation and Asbury Methodist Village are partnering to host a special community screening and discussion of the HBO S...

Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

A special four-page section in the August 2009 Harvard Health Letter focuses on the feet and their common ailments. Dr. James Ioli, chief of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor. Boston (Vocus) August 6, 2009 -- W...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

Truth-teller Wendell Potter Asks White House Officials to See Insurance Crisis First-Hand SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog: In private and public messages to federal Office of Reform chi...

Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Care to Care, a New York based Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) Company, announced today that is has been awarded Full Accreditation in Health Utilization Management by URAC, a Washington, D.C. based independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organizatio...

NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ --Today the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the United Sta...

Internists tackle key health reform issues

WASHINGTON Monographs addressing individual mandates, tax exclusion and a public plan option were released today by the American College of Physicians (ACP). The new policy papers are: Individual Mandates in Health Insurance Reform Reforming the Tax Exclusion for Health Insurance A Public...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

Report Shows That Making Americans Part of The Conversation Is Critical To Advancing Health Care Reform SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress breaks for its August recess with polls pointing to a decline in public support for health reform efforts, new research ...

Global Health Trax, Inc. Announces New Marketing Campaign for Oxygen Elements Max Product

VISTA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional supplement manufacturing and distribution company Global Health Trax, Inc. today launched a new marketing campaign touting its flagship, patented nutritional supplement product Oxygen Elements(R) Max as an ideal booster for popular e...

CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference

BOSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), a division of Advanstar Communications, is pleased to announce their full agenda which includes Dr. Paul Tang, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as the keynote spe...

Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology , the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced an innovative implementation at Kool Smiles . Kool Smiles is a rapidly-growing company whose mission is to bring quality dental servi...

Genomic Health to Present at Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today announced that Kim Popovits, Genomic Health's Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference in Boston, on Thursday, August 13 ...

CSC to Help Georgia Hospital Association Members Achieve 'Meaningful Use' of Electronic Health Records

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC ) today announced that the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) has endorsed the company as a preferred provider to help member hospitals comply with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

2009 guidance revised higher based on solid year-to-date performance and positive outlook for the remainder of the year LISLE, IL, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI , TSX: SXC), announces its financial results for the...

Stories to Promote Health and Enhance Lives

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on Chicago Access Network Television (...

U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring

Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. spending on mental illness is soaring at a faster pace than spending on any other health care category, new government data released Wednesday shows. The cost of tre...

CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement: After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

BALTIMORE, Aug 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the national health care reform debate, Maryland has taken an important step in fostering the use of interoperable technology to reduce health care costs and improve the quality of care for all Marylanders. The He...

Portable Health Care Records Now Available for Consumers

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone can now easily create a personal and portable health care record in a standardized format understood at hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. Heartwood Health, a health care management company specializing in chronic illness support, ger...

Dartmouth gets $3 million from the National Science Foundation for IT research in health care

HANOVER, NH Dartmouth has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research to develop secure and trustworthy computing systems for healthcare settings. The project, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, the national economic stimulu...

Multi-state Medicare Fraud Crackdown Focuses Attention on Recovery Payoffs to Defray Health Reform Costs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of 32 recent arrests for Medicare fraud in Houston, Boston and Miami, discussions are now focusing on how massive recoveries by the government can significantly help defray the costs of current health reform initiatives. This late...

Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Achoo! Certainly, a sneeze can be one sign that a dog has allergies. But so can incessant scratching, licking a "hot spot," recurrent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S....

VHA and AT&T Bring Innovative Communications Solutions to Health Care

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In today's challenging financial climate, the health care industry consistently seeks ways to cut costs and improve operational efficiencies while striving to provide high quality patient care. Thanks to a new agreement between VHA Inc...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) today announced that, in an effort to further implement best practices for corporate governance, the Company should have an independent, non-management dir...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Liza Solomon, Dr.P.H., a noted HIV/AIDS public policy leader and the former Director of the Maryland State AIDS Administration has joined Abt Associates as a principal associate in its Domestic Health Division. In addition to her public service, Dr. S...

The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged...

South Carolina-Based AnMed Health Selects CHS for Affiliation Agreement

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AnMed Health, based in Anderson, S.C., and Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) have executed an Affiliation Services Agreement. The announcement was made earlier today in Anderson. Executives in attendance included CHS President and...

Number of Californians with No Health Insurance is Rising says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

An increasing number of working adults are currently without or, without a change in state health policies, will soon be without health says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) August 5, 2009 -- Another 100,000 working Californians could be added to t...

UBA offers Free Webinar: NAHU Executive VP and CEO to Discuss Health Reform Bills

Presentation to Focus on Challenges Facing Employers Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) August 5, 2009 -- United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in partnership with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), is sponsoring a special free webinar at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug....

One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

Petition drive by National Center for Policy Analysis and Salem Radio Network captures 1 million signatures WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Salem Radio Network announced today the 1 millionth signature ...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has scheduled listening sessions across the state on the new Integrated Care Initiative, an effort to make it easier for older consumers to deal with Medicare and Medicaid issues. The new healt...

CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) and Inverness Medical Innovations (NYSE: IMA ), through its Alere health management business, today announced a strategic alliance which will enhance the companies' ability to deliver more...
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