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Electronic Forms Management Suite from Access Delivers Admissions Efficiency at Laughlin Memorial Hospital

Patient Flow System gives staff members more time with patients and speeds clinical and admissions processes by eliminating the constraints of paper forms Sulphur Springs, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2009 -- When administrators at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greeneville, Te...

Leading Health Plan Utilizes MEDai Solution to Reduce Hospital Admissions and Target Interventions

ORLANDO, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc., a leading provider of predictive analytic solutions headquartered in Orlando, FL, announced today that Geisinger Health Plan, one of its premier clients, has significantly reduced hospital admissions and found savings opportunities through its Me...

Park Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Selects PatientPlacement.com Web-based Long-Term Care Software to Automate Admissions and Boost Census Performance

Web-based Referral Management System Software Set to Facilitate and Boost Patient Admissions for Family-Owned Long-Term Healthcare Provider. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 29, 2008 -- Patient Placement Systems announced today that healthcare provider Park Avenue Nursing a...

PA Department of Health Halts Admissions at Commonwealth Medical Center in Beaver County

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today ordered a ban on all new inpatient, outpatient, emergency and non-emergency admissions to Commonwealth Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa, until further notice. The department sa...

Ondansetron reduces vomiting, hospital admissions in children with gastroenteritis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have demonstrated that a drug called ondansetron helps reduce vomiting, the need for intravenous fluids and hospital admissions in children with acute gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an infection, often caused by a virus, that causes v...

Bowel cancer screening halves emergency admissions and cuts deaths

Bowel cancer screening halves emergency admissions for the disease and significantly cuts death rates, reveal the fifth year results from one of the first UK pilot sites. The figures, published ahead of print in the journal Gut, refer to tests carried out in Coventry and Warwickshire in the Mid...

Fairview Baptist Home Selects PatientPlacement.com to Automate Referrals and Increase Patient and Resident Admissions

Web-based Referral Management System software deployed at long-term care facility to quicken admissions process and improve business intelligence Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) January 26, 2009 -- Patient Placement Systems announced today that long-term healthcare provider Fairvie...

Study: Smoking Ban Would Help Reduce Heart Attack Admissions

DETROIT, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of heart attack patients admitted to Michigan hospitals could be significantly reduced if a statewide public smoking ban were implemented, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers looked at the average number of hospital admissions fro...

Simple Case Management Cuts Pulmonary Disease Admissions

Low-intensity interventions reduce COPD hospital visits more than one-half, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Simple patient management can significantly reduce hospitalization and emergency room visits by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), accor...

Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability, nursing home admissions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Medical breakthroughs in recent decades have allowed heart attack survivors and other heart-disease patients to live longer. But as their hearts decline into congestive heart failure, an increasing number will experience disability and the need for nursing-home care. A new stu...

Medical Admissions Test Integrity Under Threat

Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) National President, Mr Rob Mitchell, today said expensive private training courses threaten to undermine the integrity of undergraduate admission testing for entry into medical school. Media reports today suggest prospective medical students ...

Gujarat High Court Quashes Admissions to K M Shah Dental College

The Gujarat High Court today quashed the admissions given to 23 students in a post-graduate course by the K M Shah Dental college for the current academic year. // "The division bench of Justice Y R Meena and Justice T A Mehta today held that the college administration had not conducted the e...

Gujarat High Court Stays PG Admissions In A Private Dental Collage

The Gujarat High Court has called the admission process by K M Shah Dental College an eye wash and has said that the institute has tried to 'sabotage' the admission //process by with a supposed entrance test held by the on 25th June which was nothing but a show for granting admissions. The co...

Eligibility Criteria for Medical Admissions Fixed At 70% in HSC

Gujarat government decided on Feb. 15 that a 70 % minimum requirement in the HSC examinations is necessary for a student to be selected for admission to medical// and dental colleges in the open category. Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that 60 % of the weightage for admission in medical and ...

Hospital Admissions Of Kids Plummet After Harry Porter Hit The Stores

In London a research by Oxford was carried on at the John Radcliffe Hospital London. It was mainly about the number of kids admitted over the summer weekends in the emergency ward suffering from musculoskeletal pains and damages due // to outdoor activities like inline skating and microscooters. <...

Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs

England's loss to Argentina in a World Cup match in 1998 ending with a penalty shootout increased heart attack rates by 27 per cent. The fact that extreme stress and emotion// can cause a heart attack in vulnerable people is known to almost everyone.However, research carried out at the the time o...

Drop in Number of Psychiatric admissions

The latest report on psychiatric units' activity from the Health Research Board (HRB) has revealed that the number of admissions to Irish psychiatric units and hospitals //continued to fall in 2005. Admissions came down from 22,400 in 2004 to 21,253 admissions in 2005, demonstrating a decrease o...

Increase in Diabetic Related Hospital Admissions

The rate of people admitted into hospitals with diabetic related issues is increasing according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.// The author of the report, Kathleen O'Brien, says that the study shows that between 2000 and 2004, hospital admissions for diabetes ...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...alth Care for the Poor and Underserved. "The thing that surprised me the most was that acuity levels -- how sick the person was -- and hospital admissions rates were similar in comparing the homeless population to people with residences," said lead author Gary Oates, M.D., a WVU emergency medicine physic...

MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings

...apital Expenditures Same facility hospital admissions in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were 6,352, do...ed with the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Adjusted admissions totaled 10,284, in line with the third quarter of ... 542 449 542 449 admissions ( e ) 6,352 7,384 (14.0)% 20,152 22,...

Recondo Technology Introduces New Software Service for Hospitals

...vides us with more complete patient benefit information in an easy-to-read format compared to other eligibility software," said Val Kraus, Director of admissions & Case Management, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado. "Recondo Technology streamlines the critical information flow between pro...

Almost Family Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ions located in Florida normally experience higher admissions during the first quarter and lower admissions during the third quarter than in the other quarter... 58 19 32.8% All payors: admissions 12,994 9,400 3,...

HCA Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...r's second quarter. Same facility equivalent admissions increased 4.4 percent, while same facility admissions increased 1.9 percent in the second quarter compar...in uninsured admissions. Same facility uninsured admissions increased 10.4 percent in the second quarter of 20...

Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Significant Increases In 2009 Second Quarter and Six-Month Earnings, Raises Full Year Guidance

...ng both periods ("same facility basis"), inpatient admissions increased 1.5% while patient days decreased 0.8% d...June 30, 2009, on a same facility basis, inpatient admissions to our acute care facilities increased 0.1% while ...re facilities, on a same facility basis, inpatient admissions increased 1.5% and patient days increased 1.0% dur...

University of the Rockies Introduces Military Tuition Grant

...ed through University of the Rockies' textbook partner, will be covered Prospective, eligible students are encouraged to contact an admissions representative at University of the Rockies to learn more, or to apply by visiting http://www.rockies.edu or calling 866-621-0124. About Un...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

...ter Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, seen by physicians and accounts for about one-third of hospital admissions for cardiac rhythm disturbances. Hospitalization associated with AF has increased dramatically (two-to-three fold) in recent years in the U.S. Atrial ...

Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

...reated at Seton Healthcare Network in Austin, Texas, established an express admissions team to do most of the admissions process in the ED, cutting admission times from 180 minutes to 30 minutes. ...

Louisiana Tells Congress: Stop Healthcare Discrimination

...and psychiatric care by 5% to 21%. As access to primary care decreases, expensive emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and nursing home admissions increase. Decreasing healthcare access for our most expensive and fastest growing Medicare population is financially reckless. The Balanced B...

Physician Hospitals (PHA) Responds to TIME Magazine Article: Filled With 'Incorrect Assumption and Innuendo'

...s, especially in the past 10 years, have been buying medical groups and clinics. They have insisted on referrals to "loyal" physicians and restricted admissions to their own facilities." Physician Hospitals of America (PHA), the national trade association representing physician owned and operated hosp...

National Trauma Institute Announces 15th Annual Trauma Symposium in San Antonio, August 31-September 1

...nd violent acts -- as one comprehensive category. Each year, trauma accounts for 37 million emergency department visits and 2.6 million hospital admissions across the nation. More than 170,000 of these trauma victims die each year, making it the leading cause of death for Americans under age 44 -- not eve...

University of Phoenix Expands Advanced Degree Programs; Adds Ph.D. in Nursing and Educational Specialist Degrees

...l system rather than potentially taking their experience to another career field," added Edwards. The Educational Specialist program has the same admissions requirements as that of the University's doctoral degree in Education in that it requires applicants to have already earned their master's degree, hav...

Specialty Hospitals of Washington Adds Additional Skilled Nursing Facility Beds at United Medical Center in South East DC

...cility like this where people know they can come for quality healthcare if they ever need it." For more information on admission, please call our admissions office at (202) 574-6979. About Specialty Hospitals of America and the SHW Skilled Nursing Facility at United Medical Center SHA op...

Hospital Care for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Patients Varies Across Nation

...ng 30-day death and readmission rates, based on nearly 600,000 heart attack admissions and more than 1 million heart failure admissions at almost 5,000 hospitals nationwide, they found: The avera...

New Day Pharmacy Receives $10.2 Million in Growth Capital

...se. In short, it is on the 'right side of change' in health care." Its "in-house pharmacy" features a virtual information data bank, a paperless admissions process, a time-sequenced packaging system, long-distance delivery of medications, and on-site medication dispensing units. New Day Pharmacy is l...

Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries

...res intrinsic hand muscles, which allow humans to play a piano or perform any task that requires dexterity and precision. "Twenty percent of all ER admissions are hand-related," Xu said. "Neuromuscular disorders like spinal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis -- all these diseases affec...

Montana Meth Project Statement Regarding Billings Gazette Story

... 42% decline in Meth-related treatment admissions among patients 20 years old and younger, and a 24%... In this period (2005-2007) Meth-related treatment admissions decreased, while overall treatment admissions remained virtually unchanged. 53% decr...

Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

...as associated with an increased number of hospital admissions for stroke, and the number progressively increased...ho drank 22 or more units a week had more hospital admissions for respiratory illness but had the lowest admissi... Those who drank 22 or more units a week had more admissions for mental health problems, but non-drinkers had h...

CalRHIO Selects RAND-USC to Evaluate Savings Resulting from Use of Statewide Health Information Exchange

...tes, our assessment of how the HIE affects the use of services and hospital admissions will make a significant contribution towards demonstrating the extent to wh... medical history is expected to help physicians avoid unnecessary tests and admissions and more efficiently prescribe medications. To determine savings, the RAND/...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

...ropriate investment in Medicaid represents smart health care policy," Graves continued. "Doing so can both reduce the number and frequency of hospital admissions by improving resident health, and increase the capability of nursing facilities themselves to successfully treat more complex medical conditions and i...

AlphaRx and Gaia BioPharma Report Positive Efficacy Results in a Pre-Clinical Trial of GAI-122 Injectable Nano-emulsion for Post-operative Delirium

...ty, physical morbidity, length of hospital stay, institutionalization of patients and increased cost to healthcare providers. Ten to thirty percent of admissions of patients over 65 years of age to a general hospitals develop delirium after surgery and the incidence rate can be as high as 50% in patients who un...
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