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House Energy & Commerce Committee Accepts 'Independence at Home' Pilot Program as Amendment During Health Bill Markup

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) today applauded members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee for taking steps to coordinate care and bend the cost curve for Medicare's highest cost beneficiaries. Last ...

Children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups, pilot study confirms

NEW YORK, July 1, 2009 Since the 1970s, there has been much debate surrounding the fact that individuals with autism have difficulty in understanding speech in situations where there is background speech or noise. Today, at the annual meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (J...

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and application...

Medical Home Pilot Initiatives Continue to Expand Nationwide

Charleston , S.C. and Rochester , N.Y. Among Latest Markets with Pilot Projects Underway, According to New Reports from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that...

New Telehealth Pilot Project to Evaluate Technology Solutions for U.S. Market

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Home for Life Solutions(TM) and Tunstall Healthcare A/S announce a joint effort to design and implement the "Telehealth Pilot Project." The one-year Pilot Project will evaluate the use of wireless telehealth services based on Tunstall technology and produc...

National Medical Interpreter Certification Testing Enters Pilot Phase

BOSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters will begin the pilot phase of the performance exam that will be part of the testing for National Medical Interpreter Certification. Over the next few weeks, 300 interpreters will "test the test" designed to...

Facet Solutions Completes 1 Year Follow-up on U.S. Pilot Study

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Facet Solutions, Inc. today announced the publication of its one-year data for the ACADIA(TM) U.S. Pilot Clinical Study. The study utilized the ACADIA(TM) Facet Replacement System for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. The results showed dramatic i...

Missouri DOC Conducting Pilot of 24/7 Alcohol Anklets

Program Aims to Save Tax Dollars, Improve Community Safety JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. , April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole has launched a new alcohol monitoring Pilot Program aimed at testing the impact of 24/7, continuous alcohol ...

S.C. BlueCross and Palmetto Primary Care Physicians Launch Medical Home Pilot Project

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Palmetto Primary Care Physicians this month are initiating a year-long patient-centered medical home pilot project that could become a model for South Carolina. The patient-centered medical home, a ...

Kaiser Permanente Pilot Reduces Cardiac Deaths by 73 Percent

Success Relies on Front-line Teams Supported by Technology OAKLAND, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has substantially improved the heart attack survival rate for its members in Colorado through an innovative program that links coronary artery disease patients, and teams...

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing Receives $50,000 Grant From the Verizon Foundation for Telenursing Pilot Program

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of New Rochelle has received a two-year, $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support a "telenursing" pilot program at the college's school of nursing. The school is one of the first baccalaureate nursing schools in the nation to ...

Scorpion Offshore Inc. Pilot Project With InPlace Medical Solutions Sets New Standard for Offshore Medical Services

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- InPlace Medical Solutions recently completed the first 1,000 hours of pioneering telemedicine healthcare services for Scorpion Offshore Inc.'s ultra-premium jackup rig, Offshore Courageous. The ongoing pilot project makes Scorpion Offshore the first drilling contr...

Drug combination may be effective against deadly melanoma, pilot study shows

DURHAM, N.C. By targeting and disabling a protein frequently found in melanoma tumors, doctors may be able to make the cancer more vulnerable to chemotherapy, according to early results of a clinical study conducted by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. "In this pilot study, ...

Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies

The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has awarded 18 grants to university investigators in its third annual pilot-project grant program. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $25,000 each, will fund early studies in translational science that, if successf...

NASA Conducts Pilot Cognition Studies

CLEVELAND, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is investigating the best methods for monitoring brain activity as part of a study designed to help airplane pilots realize when they are operating under dangerous levels of stress, fatigue and distraction. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/...

Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness

PORT ORCHARD, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stayhealthy, Inc. and EF Recovery announced today that they have launched a pilot program with the Washington Fire Chief's Fire Rescue Wellness Corporation to bring revolutionary health and fitness devices to Washington area firefighters. "The h...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces International Medical Tourism Pilot Program

Global Health Care Partnership with Serigraph Inc. Reduces Costs for Members Undergoing Elective Procedures in India WEST BEND, Wis., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin (Anthem) today announced a new international medical tourism pilot product t...

[video] Charles Fust, CEO of SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc. Discusses Preliminary Test Results From In Vivo Pilot Study on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show

VENICE, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SFSH), a developer and marketer of innovative upper respiratory system therapies, today announced that the company's CEO, Charles Fust, is featured in an exclusive interview on WallSt.net's 3-Minute...

National Committee for Quality Assurance Selects U.S. Preventive Medicine for Health Promotion Pilot Project

DALLAS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention, today announced that it has completed its participation in a major pilot project with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to evaluate The Prevention Plan(TM), its groundbreaking personali...

John Hancock Joins LifePlans, Inc. and the Department of Health and Human Services to Pilot Fall Prevention Program for Seniors

BOSTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock) was selected by LifePlans, Inc. in conjunction with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pilot a Living Independently and Falls-free Together (LIFT) program to study education and a...

First Ever National Biovigilance Network in the U.S. Reaches $1 Million in Funding, Prepares for Fall Pilot Launch

Network Data and Analysis Will Greatly Enhance Patient Safety and Reduce Healthcare Costs BETHESDA, Md., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Biovigilance Network, the nation's first and only nationwide data collection program for the transfusion and biological therapy communities, ...

Regence Pilot Shows Affordability of Electronic Medical Records

On-line method spans barriers, reveals opportunities PORTLAND, Ore., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of health care visited LaGrande, Ore., courtesy of a pilot program funded by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, winning over some fans in the medical community. "We can't im...

Phyhealth Enters Agreement with Merrill Lynch to Manage Capital Surplus Funds for Phyhealth Pilot HMO

MIAMI, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Merrill Lynch's Lloyd Lapointe Gr...

Phyhealth Signs Agreement with Argus Dental to Provide Dental Services for Pilot HMO

MIAMI, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today announced that Phyhealth Plan Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phyhealth, h...

Phyhealth Signs Agreement with Advantica EyeCare to Provide Vision Services for Pilot HMO

MIAMI, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today announced that Phyhealth Plan Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phyhealth...

Lake Hospital System Selected as Pilot Site for Health Information Literacy Research Project

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication is essential for the effective delivery of health care. Unfortunately, there is often a disparity between what a doctor says and a patient's level of understanding. In fact, evidence shows that patients often misinterpret or do not unde...

NovoCure presents results from breast cancer pilot study

New York, NY April 14, 2008 NovoCure announced today that it presented the results from a single-arm pilot trial evaluating the Novo-TTF, a non-invasive portable medical device, combined with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Tumor volum...

Researchers pilot new electronic system for infectious illness

BOSTON, Mass. (April 10, 2008)Researchers at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Atrius Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have created and tested a set of computer programs that use electronic medical records to help clinicians detect contagious illness and...

VA to Pilot Innovative Remote Benefits Delivery Program

Pilot Program Serving Rural Vets to Start in Montana FORT HARRISON, Mont., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural Montana veterans will now have easier access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits information and assistance through an innovative, first-of-its-kind, remote bene...

Phyhealth Concludes $1.5 Million Financing for Launch of Its Pilot Community-Based HMO

MIAMI, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today announced the completion of a $1.5 million financing, which will enable Phyhealth ...

GHI and HIP Launch Pilot Medical Home Network Project with Support from Commonwealth Fund

Program is first of its kind in New York. Expected results include higher quality care, increased efficiency, and better patient outcomes NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and Health Plan of New York (HIP) will launch a Medical Home High Value Network project, ...

Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds pilot studies

The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Eight Rockefeller researchers will each receive $25,000 from the center to fund early studies in translational science that, if successful, might lead to c...

GDAHC Save Lives Save Dollars Initiative Launches Pilot Program for Diabetes Care Management

DETROIT, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Detroit Area Health Council's (GDAHC) Save Lives Save Dollars (SLSD) initiative, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, sanofi-aventis, and the Detroit Regional Chamber, recently launched a pilot program to help people with diabetes ...

Internet2 Congratulates FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program Grant Awardees

Organization Applauds FCC Program to Facilitate Creation of National Health Network and Enable Connections to the Internet2 Network WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2 applauds the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) and Chairman Martin's action in announcing the grant rec...

The Humana Foundation and Libraries for the Future Launch Health Literacy Pilot in Atlanta

Wellness Information Zone Project Helps with Access to Reliable Health Care Information ATLANTA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To address the growing problem of low health literacy levels and to help consumers access usable health information, The Humana Foundat...

Mayo Clinic to Pilot Collexis' Expert Profiling

Mayo Clinic joins the ranks of Johns Hopkins, University of California San Francisco, University of South Carolina and Others in Expert Profiling COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Collexis (OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS.OB), leading developer of knowledge management (KM) and disco...

VA Announces Expansion of Disability Evaluation System Pilot

All Military Services Now Taking Part WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded service members leaving the military will have easier, quicker access to their veterans benefits due to the expansion of a pilot program that will offer streamlined disability evaluations that will re...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study for Chronic Angina

St. Jude Medical, Inc. today announced the first patient implant in a pilot study that will preliminarily evaluate if stimulating nerves near the spinal cord will control// chronic chest pain caused by angina. A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman is the first person to receive this investigation...

School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been chosen by GE Healthcare as the nation’s first medical school to test an ultrasound device that could revolutionize diagnostic medicine. // University of South Carolina medical students are testing GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ E ultrasound equipm...

Villagers in Tamil Nadu Take Part in Diabetes Pilot Project

As many as 2,300 people in a Tamil Nadu village and over 60 doctors are taking part in a research project to study diabetes complications.// A medical technology company, DyAnsys India, has begun the study in association with the Tirunelveli Medical College at the Ariyanayakipuram village, nea...
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