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New InfoLogix M24 Mobile Clinical Assistant Will Enable Hospitals to Access Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Directly at the Point of Care

HATBORO, Pa., August 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG ), a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, announced today the introduction of a new mobility offering for healthcare providers, the I...

CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store Point of Sales Devices

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements to benefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The Company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS sto...

Roche Cardiac 200 Offers Rapid Cardiac Diagnostics for the Point of Care

INDIANAPOLIS, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics announced today the introduction of the Roche Cardiac 200, a comprehensive testing solution for rapid cardiac diagnostic needs in point-of-care testing environments. The latest addition to an expanding portfolio of Roche D...

WellNet Introduces Facebook-like Point to Point Healthcare

Technology Suite Provides Employees with Market Changing Engagement Tools; Ninety-two Percent of Employers Say the System is Crucial to Limiting Health Plan Costs Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- WellNet Healthcare , a healthcare technology company that enables co...

Billy Mays Autopsy Results Point to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Second High Profile Death in a Week Highlights Need for More Public Awareness About Risk Factors and Treatment WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) said today that autopsy results released on the death of television spokesman Billy Mays p...

USC researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a key mechanism that causes chromosomes within blood cells to breakan occurrence that marks the first step in the development of human lymphoma. The study provides researchers with the clea...

Case in Point Magazine Names URAC Senior Vice President Leader in Health Care Accreditation

Christine Leyden Honored For Dedication to Health Care Management WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC, the leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today that Christine G. Leyden, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Client Serv...

Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism

These children tend to have larger amygdala, a neural center for emotion,, MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Autistic toddlers seem more likely to have an enlarged amygdala, a brain area linked with facial recognition and emotions, University of North Carolina researchers report. Th...

Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point

WHO officials say cases continue to climb, but geographic spread not wide enough for highest alert SUNDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although the number of swine flu cases continued to climb Sunday, the World Health Organization said there is no clear sign yet that the scope of the out...

Jonathan Finder, M.D., Joins Point Pleasant Pediatric Special Care's Medical Management Team as Pulmonary Consultant

ALIQUIPPA, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jonathan Finder of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will provide pulmonary consulting services for Point Pleasant pediatric special care located in Aliquippa (Hopewell township), Pa. The 70 bed pediatric community opened in February 2008 and i...

InstaMed Announces Osage Partners and Ashby Point Capital Have Joined Existing Investors in $6 Million Growth Equity Financing

Company delivers integrated healthcare payment and clearinghouse solutions via a proprietary processing platform and network PHILADELPHIA and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- InstaMed, the industry leading healthcare payments network and platform, announced Osage Partners, a Ba...

Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients

(PHILADELPHIA) Sick or injured African-American patients wait about an hour longer than patients of other races before being transferred to an inpatient hospital bed following emergency room visits, according to a new national study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine . The auth...

CAM Pharmacy Point of Sale Software Receives SIGIS Certification for IIAS Compliance

This certification allows pharmacies using the Company's POS product to comply with new IRS regulations for accepting FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards. Fountain Valley, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2009-- CAM Commerce Solutions, Inc. announced today that its CAM Pharmac...

Polymedco Introduces Point of Care Test for Recurrent Bladder Cancer Detection

BTA stat(R) Test Detects Bladder Tumor Associated Antigen in Urine CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco, Inc. is pleased to announce the direct availability of the BTA stat (R) test from our sales force -- The BTA stat (R) test is a point of care technology for the early...

Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

Broken jaws, cheekbones a hint for doctors to get help for victim, researcher says THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Distinct patterns of facial injury occur in women who suffer domestic violence, U.S. researchers report. The findings could help health-care workers identify vic...

MEDai Evidence-Based Guideline Reporting Provides Decision Support at Point of Care

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, FL, a leading healthcare solutions provider, has added a new module to its existing suite of predictive modeling solutions. The new stand-alone module monitors a population's compliance to evidence-based medicine guideli...

New Handheld Base Unit for CoaguChek XS Plus System Enables Connectivity to RALS-Plus Data Management Solution for PT/INR Testing at the Point of Care

Centralized control of anticoagulation meters and data can help healthcare providers decrease costs and improve care for patients on warfarin therapy INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for the new Handheld Base Unit for the CoaguChe...

BEING DAD DVD Offers a Sneak Peek at Pregnancy From a Guy's Point of View

Available Now! Everything a Man Wanted to Know But Was Afraid to Ask! LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 4.3 million babies born in the U.S. each year but there's not one DVD for expectant dads ... until now. BEING DAD is a revealing, entertaining and inspirational DVD that offers ...

New leukemia signal could point way to better treatment, Stanford researchers find

STANFORD, Calif. - Cancer researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a promising new chemotherapy target for a deadly form of leukemia. Their discovery hinges on a novel "double agent" role for a molecular signal that regulates cell growth. The rogue signal, glyco...

Findings on bladder-brain link may point to better treatments for problems in sleep, attention

Bladder problems may leave a mark on the brain, by changing patterns of brain activity, possibly contributing to disrupted sleep and problems with attention. For one in six Americans who have overactive bladder, the involuntary bladder contractions that often trigger more frequent urges to urinate...

Stem cell research from an ethical point of view

Stem cell research and the potential use of human embryonic stem cells in clinical therapy is a controversial issue which splits both scientific and public opinion. The current conflict over embryonic stem cells throughout the world deals particularly with the ethical implications of this promisin...

Karen Haney Joins The Turning Point Group as Partner and Vice President of Client Services - Healthcare

HOUSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Turning Point Group, LP announces the appointment of Karen Haney as Partner and Vice President of Client Services Healthcare Division. As Vice President of Client Services, Haney will focus on leading client services for the national client base of The Turn...

U of Minnesota researcher discovers the starting point of sun-induced skin cancer

According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, the earliest event in the development of sun-induced skin cancer may have been identified. The researchers found that the point of entry for skin cancer in response to sun exposure is in receptor molecules, molecular "hooks" on the outer s...

Cedar Point to Host 17th Annual Red Cross Miniature Golf Event

SANDUSKY, Ohio, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 7, Cedar Point amusement park/resort will host the 17th annual American Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge. Proceeds from this special event will benefit the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross. The tournament will take place...

Tragedies Point to Need for Pregnancy Centers, Care Net Says

LANSDOWNE, Va., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde spoke out Thursday about the recent tragedies involving two Houston-area 14-year-old pregnant teens. "How tragic that these two young girls felt that secretly disposing of life was their only option!"...

STMicroelectronics and Veredus Laboratories Launch Market's First Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Molecular Flu Detection at Point of Need

Joint ST/Veredus lab set up in Singapore to develop future lab-on-chip applications GENEVA and SINGAPORE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the success of the evaluation trials conducted at the prestigious National University Hospital of Singapore, Vere...

7-Eleven, Inc.'s Upgrade of Point of Sale Equipment Praised by Blind Community

Tactile Devices Will Protect Financial Privacy WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several organizations representing the blind community today commended 7-Eleven, Inc. for installing tactile point of sale (POS) devices that will protect the privacy and security of 7-Eleven sho...

HSP90: New point of view on melanoma of the eye, at the MUHC

Montreal, 19 February, 2008 - Ocular melanoma is rarely detected before it has grown large enough to impair vision or to metastasize. This makes it a particularly challenging disease to fight, especially since chemotherapy is not very effective. Now, the PhD research project led by Dr. Dana Fain...

DARA BioSciences, Inc. and Point Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Consummation of Merger

RALEIGH, N.C. and WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DARA BioSciences, Inc. ("DARA") and Point Therapeutics, Inc. ("Point") (Nasdaq: POTP) announced the consummation of their merger transaction, effective as of the close of business on February 12, 2008. The merger was completed...

Middle Age a Low Point for Most

Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People around the globe hit the height of their misery and depression in middle age, a new international study suggests. The finding by British and American researcher...

Findings point to molecular 'Achilles heel' for half of breast cancer tumors

Washington, D.C. − Researchers at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown why a protein known as cyclin D1 may be the Achilles heel for breast tumors that are estrogen receptor positive (ER+) − which is the most common type of breast canc...

Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees

If index finger is shorter than ring finger you might be in trouble, study suggests FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are at greater risk of osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers report. In fact, having a shorter index finger may d...

New Book Looks at Clinical Research from the Patient's Point of View

DEDHAM, Mass., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical research volunteer John Cleland has run four marathons, but the race he is proudest to have won was against testicular cancer. Diagnosed with the disease as a college undergraduate, Cleland underwent surgical removal of his testicle and 53 lymph ...

Sponsor a Spring Point Project Pig for the Holidays

Within two years, cells from pigs may be used in clinical trials on a path to finally cure diabetes MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the season of giving upon us, are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a loved one? If so, ponder this: You could improve t...

New Data From Shared Health, Inc., Proves Effectiveness of Health Information Exchange for Improving Patient Outcomes at the Point of Care

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee-based Shared Health, Inc., the largest public/private health information exchange (HIE) in the nation, announced today the results of a new study that shows a 17% improvement in efficiencies following implementation of its HIE. ...

Genetic differences point to ethnic and racial disparities in colorectal cancer risk

ATLANTA Risk of developing colorectal cancer is known to differ across ethnic and racial groups, and now an analysis of 26 studies, involving over 25,000 participants shows that some of these disparities might be explained by distinct patterns of genetic inheritance. A team of researchers, led by...

Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers

Presence of the protein albumin suggests worsening coronary artery disease, study finds TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Even a small amount of a protein called albumin in the urine of patients with stable coronary artery disease increases their risk of cardiovascular death, say U.S. researc...

The Menninger Clinic Unveils Plans for Mental Health Epicenter; Exceeds Halfway Point in $125 Million Capital Campaign

HOUSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Menninger Clinic, the international specialty psychiatric hospital in Houston, today unveiled plans for The Menninger Mental Health Epicenter -- that include The Clinic's new campus and an international center for mental health research, treatment...

Case in Point Magazine Releases 2007 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey

Detailed charts and analysis reveal how salaries measure up across the nation. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Case in Point Magazine announced the release of its 2007 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey. Presenting professional demographics from more...

Brain Activity Might Point to Early Alzheimer's

In future, quick diagnoses should mean better treatment, experts say TUESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A specific pattern of brain activity could be a sign of early Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers report. They noted that as new treatments for Alzheimer's become available, spotting t...
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