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Americans Spent $33.9 Billion Out-of-Pocket on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BETHESDA, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous 12 months, according to a 2007 government survey(1). CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and p...

Transforming Care Together Initiative at Charleston Area Medical Center Increases Time Spent on Patient Care at the Bedside

BALTIMORE, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An efficiency initiative at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) is increasing the time nurses spend caring for patients and directly contributing to better overall patient care, reduced costs and decreased hospital-created illness. The ...

Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report

Authoritative Report on Emergency Department Experiences Released Today, Available at www.ImproveMyER.com South Bend, Ind. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of quality improvement solutions, today releas...

Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report

Authoritative Report on Emergency Department Experiences Released Today, Available at www.ImproveMyER.com SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of quality improvement solutions, today released the 2009 Emergency ...

Billions spent on health IT stimulus could lead to major boom... or bust

Boston, Mass. The more than $19 billion dollars of funding provided for health care information technology (IT) in President Obama's economic stimulus package offers a unique opportunity to deliver on the promise of computerized health care, say researchers from Children's Hospital Boston in a Pe...

Complimentary White Paper: Where Senior Care Suppliers Spent Marketing and PR Dollars in 2007 and 2008

How prevalent are the use of blogs, podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools by suppliers in the senior care marketplace? Are print advertising budgets being reduced? Will senior care vendors attend fewer tradeshows? These questions are answered in our latest “Trends in Senior Care Marketing" ...

$45 billion a year is spent by public on health costs for full-time workers and families

May 2, 2008, New York, NYHealth insurance coverage and unpaid health care for full-time workers and their family members without employer coverage costs the U.S. public $45 billion a year, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund released today. This includes $33 billion in the cost of pub...

Quality Function Excellence: Is Your Money Spent Where It Matters Most?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies spend millions on their quality organizations, but money is wasted if the right processes and structures aren't in place to meet and exceed customers' high standards for product quality and product delivery. A benchmarking report by Best P...

Nurses Present Palin Clothing Line Website ... and Other Ways the Money Could Have Been Spent

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What else could you do with $150,000? That's the sum the Republican National Committee famously spent on wardrobe and makeup for Gov. Sarah Palin. Contrast that with a registered nurse who can be outfitted in scrubs for just $10 for a hospital shift. ...

Expanded food and nutrition program shows $10 benefit for each $1 spent

Philadelphia, 13 May 2008 A program to teach low-income adults about healthy food choices is a good bargain in terms of the health and economic benefits achieved, reports a cost-effectiveness study in the May/June issue of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior ( http://www.jneb.org/ ). L...

Money Spent On Cancer worth Every Penny

Cancer is on the rise across the world and concerns over funding and the availability of new drugs are the major issues that rack the minds of the health officials//. Cancer occurs in people when normal cells begin to grow in an uncontrolled way. There are more than 200 different types of cance...

NHS Billions Spent on High Cost Computer Scheme

Four years ago Tony Blair had lauded the initiation of a high profile, high-tech - and £6.2billion computer scheme that would link GPs and hospitals with the Britain’s 50 million patients//. Today however this grand scheme is yet to prove its worth. According to the first set grandiose plans...

Rs 749 Crore To Be Spent On Rural Health Mission In Haryana

A sum of Rs 749 crore would be spent in Haryana for implementation of National Rural Health Mission upto the year 2010 in order to reduce infant mortality rate// in the state, Chief Minister Bhupinder SIngh Hooda said today. Addressing a Nav Nirman Rally organised by President of All India Khet...

Mentally Ill Man Spent Two Decades in Chains

55-year-old Mansharam has spent the last two decades in chains in a small village called Baoli village of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh//. His family said that Mansharam did not move at all and spent all the time sitting quietly. His brother Bhogchand says that Mansharam was chained to a p...

Cleveland Joins Navvis & Company

...d consulting positions with St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX; VHA Consulting Services, Irving, TX; Performance Logic, New York, NY; and APM, New York, and spent five years in clinical operations with Columbia/HCA. Cleveland holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in business administration, bot...

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

...aged Care , found that in the first eight months of a randomized controlled trial, patients in a primary care enhancement program called "Guided Care" spent less time in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and had fewer emergency room visits and home health episodes. "Guided Care patients cost hea...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

...saw the implementation of Ensign's internal controls over financial reporting. Prior to joining Ensign she was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, where she spent ten years providing audit services for public companies in the technology, transportation and quick serve restaurant industries. Ms. Snapper is a cert...

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

...ustive national search to find a candidate that brings the depth and experience that Greg brings," said Ed Hannum, AvMed's President and COO. "He has spent many years in health insurance and health plan operations, sales and marketing, and finance, and we are thrilled to have him bring that knowledge to o...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... Therapeutics, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Biopharma. Jay Hagan as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Jay has spent the bulk of his career at Amgen, including as head of Corporate Development and founder and Managing Director of Amgen Ventures. C...

NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Bell Ambulance

...," said Steve Caulfield, Bell Ambulance network administrator. "NetMotion's software enables our IT staff to reduce the number of administrative hours spent on device management and security issues. It also allows us to limit what the end users are able to connect to and view via the Internet. With fewer d...

Does Facebook usage contribute to jealousy in relationships?

...rge Desmarais, PhD, from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), surveyed young adults involved in romantic relationships and found that those who spent time on social networking sites such as Facebook may be exposed to information about their partners that makes them jealous, leading them to spend mor...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

... prescribing orders, doctors can get alerts about potential harmful interactions, drug allergies and dosing issues. E-prescribing also may reduce time spent by pharmacy staff to make callbacks to doctors' offices, and it avoids paper waste. More than 1 million prescriptions have been handled by the...

Detroit Physician Among 10 Finalists for J.H. Kanter Prize

...geographic location limits access to medical care. Has accepted bushels of vegetables in lieu of payment. An Ivy-League educated physician who spent nights as a "street physician" beneath Boston's bridges and subways, offering care targeted to address unique issues of our homeless and providing ele...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...t can be exhausting, especially for elderly owners or those who work full-time. But Kenneth Koch of Modesto, Calif., doesn't regret the three years he spent caring for his cat, Midnight. Adopted by Koch nearly two decades earlier, the black domestic shorthair had chronic renal failure, among other illne...

Stereotaxis Names Daniel Johnston as Chief Financial Officer

...s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solae Company, a food science and ingredient manufacturer. Before joining Solae in 2006, Mr. Johnston spent 11 years, including eight as CFO, at United Industries, a manufacturer of diversified consumer packaged goods. Mr. Johnston has a B.S. degree from th...

Richard Slack joins Navvis & Company

...r health systems, hospitals and physician groups. Slack was one of the founding members of Navvis Consulting in the early 1990s. He subsequently spent three years as the senior vice president for strategy and business development for Catholic Healthcare West's St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

...ment, and cost of post-hospital discharge care. Factors affecting costs included additional nursing care required during cooling treatment, extra time spent in the intensive care unit and post-discharge care required. They found that hypothermia has a cost of less than $100,000 per quality-adjusted life ye...

CareFirst Joins Partnership of Blues Plans as Owner of NASCO

...cial resources through NASCO is a significant advantage in an industry facing considerable change and a necessity to maximize the value of each dollar spent on the delivery of care." NASCO has been providing health care claims and membership solutions for several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans...

4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support

...all states have room to improve outcomes and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While too much money is still spent isolating people in large institutions and waiting lists for services are increasing overall, real and notable progress has been made in just one year...

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

... that, with the Federal government's strengthened efforts to fight Medicare fraud in particular, the system has received a $15 return for every dollar spent on investigations and prosecution. As Congress wrangles over the cost of President Obama's health reform proposals, the beneficial financial im...

South Carolina-Based AnMed Health Selects CHS for Affiliation Agreement

... future changes and improve patient access to quality healthcare." William Kibler, chairman of AnMed Health's Board of Trustees, said the board spent many months evaluating the idea of affiliation and then working to select the best partner. The review process, he said, included visits to several C...

Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

...anels and 25 subject-matter experts in nutrition, exercise, psychology and medicine. An internet-based validation survey to assess importance and time spent for each item was subsequently completed by 238 physicians from internal medicine, pediatrics and family practice. The Steering Committee is now begin...

Go Healthy's Marquis Product Cholesterade(R) at Your Fingertips on Google

...pansion goals," states Charlie Caudle, CEO of Go Healthy. Mr. Caudle continues by saying, "We have come a long way from our inception, having spent the past two years laying the ground work necessary for rapid expansion of the marketing, manufacturing, bottling and distribution of Cholesterade(R) ...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

...ket on their medical bills. Among PPO members who were seriously ill, 69% paid $1,000 or more on bills, while only 47% of seriously ill people in HMOs spent that much. In the past, HMO members who were seriously ill had more trouble getting access to care, but this time there was little difference: ...

Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

...heir parents reported how much time the youngsters spent watching TV, playing video games, painting, sittin...and blood pressure. TV time was defined as time spent watching TV, videotapes or DVDs. Screen time was d...average of 1.5 hours of screen time each day. Boys spent more time using computers than girls, but they...

Larry Schreiber Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

...ral Region president who oversees five Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in the Midwest. "We believe health care is local, and because Larry has spent a significant part of his career in Wisconsin, he has a deep understanding of the local health care landscape." A long-time resident of Wiscon...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...xisting staff. Compirion provided the diligence and kept everyone on task. They helped keep the focus on the project." The first few weeks were spent in observation of the processes and procedures in the OR, and baselines were set. About mid-project, as part of an outreach process, one-on-one interv...

Courage Center Names Dianne Miron Its Director of Physician Services

...ctice manager for Behavior Health Services, as well as managing the International Travel and Infectious Disease clinics since 2005. Prior to that she spent many years at Regions Hospital as manager of Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation. The White Bear Lake resident has a Masters degree in Non-profit a...

"Jesse's Story" to Open The 10th Annual Malibu Film Festival

...ltimately Jesse's return to surfing. Veteran Director Mark Jacobs, who has spent more then twenty years in the film and television industry, spent over eight years working on this film, a true labor of love. "Within ...

NutraCea Announces Additions to Management Team; Chief Operating Officer Extends Employment Contract

...a." NutraCea also announced the appointment of Eliseu Batista as Executive Vice President - Latin America, effective August 3, 2009. Batista spent over 20 years with Revlon in various roles including Vice President of Operations - Latin America/Western Hemisphere, overseeing manufacturing and dis...
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