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Narconon of Georgia Saves Lives of Orphaned Children in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon of Georgia drug rehabilitation and education program has many outreach activities, but none may be more special than their dedication to saving lives of orphaned children addicted to glue in Honduras. *(PHOTO 7...

WellPoint Recovers and Saves $75 Million Through Anti-Fraud Programs and Investigations in 2008

84 cases referred to law enforcement; 21 criminal convictions secured INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ --WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ) announced today that its Fraud and Abuse department, working with its affiliated health plans, recovered and saved almost $75 million in 2008 as a result ...

CHRISTUS Health New Mexico Region Focuses on Cost Management; Saves $1.8 Million

Region recognizes immediate, significant savings through executive leadership and team effort Dallas (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico, through teamwork, focused efforts ...

CEL-SCI Scientist Invited to Discuss Plans to Launch Unique Manufacturing Process That Saves Cost While Enhancing the Shelf Life of Drugs at 5th Annual Aseptic Processing of Sterile Drug Products Conference

VIENNA, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE Amex: CVM ) announced today that Eyal Talor, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Research and Manufacturing at CEL-SCI, has accepted an invitation to be a featured speaker at the 5th Annual Aseptic Processing of Sterile Dru...

Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives

Waltham, MA Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and a major driver of medical and economic costs, especially among older adults. It has long been established that cardiac rehabilitation improves survival, at least in middle-aged, low- and moderate-risk white men. N...

Coordinated Health/Care(TM) Saves Participating Employers $1000+ per Employee in 2008

New Business Model Lowers Claims Costs by Reducing Utilization COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation continues to search for solutions to runaway healthcare costs, Quantum Health, Inc. announced that its Coordinated Health/Care(TM) program saved employers an average of $1,092 p...

Photo: Wisconsin Artist Wins Purex Saves Green Tote Bag Design Contest

Celebrity Tote Bag Auction Raises Funds for Earth Day Network PHOENIX, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop-surrealist artist Jeff Sadowski has won the PurexSavesGreen tote bag design contest, Purex announced today. His environmentally-friendly "Smart and Green Purex-hilaration" slogan and funky...

Improved Care for Kidney Patients Reduces Medicare Costs and Saves Taxpayers Money

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cost to Medicare for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high; however, IPRO is urging health care providers in New York to work together to both improve patient care and reduce costly complications from the disease. (Logo: ht...

University of Tennessee Medical Center Saves 60 Percent on IT Costs With Unified Email Management by Mimecast

Pure-play SaaS solution allows visionary healthcare organization to effectively manage Electronic Protected Health Information stored in email NEWTON, Mass., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mimecast, offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity and security, today announced University of Tennesse...

Starting HIV Therapy Earlier Saves Lives

Study casts doubt on notion that antiretrovirals can be postponed till later in infection WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Initiating HIV treatment before the patient's immune system is too badly compromised can dramatically improve survival, a new study finds. The finding may...

Public Housing for Homeless Alcoholics Saves Money

Removing sobriety requirements cut expenditures in half, study found TUESDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Providing housing to homeless alcoholics, regardless of their sobriety status, reduces health-care use and costs, U.S. researchers report. They evaluated a type of program call...

Northeast Ohio's Center for Orthopedics Saves Patients Time with Online Next-Day Appointment Scheduling for its Open Cast Room

The Center for Orthopedics in Sheffield Village, Ohio, has an Open Cast Room to provide next-day treatment for emergency room patients with a broken bone or injury. Now, the practice's web site lets patients greatly shorten their wait time by booking an appointment online. ...

Domino/Aronberg Prescription Drug Validation Plan Saves Lives, Protects Privacy, Costs Less

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's failure to adopt an effective prescription drug validation system has resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. But bipartisan legislation pending in the Legislature would bury Florida's costly crisis of rampant prescription drug fraud and do...

New Vitamin Treatment Saves Patients (Including a U.S. Olympic Athlete) from Blinding Eye Disease Without Surgery

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD, a world-renowned eye surgeon and the director of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, California, announced today that he has developed a new procedure that uses vitamin applications to treat Keratoconus, an often...

Michigan Collaboration Saves Lives, Improves Outcomes for Heart Surgery Patients

DETROIT, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration among the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS), Michigan hospitals and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is facilitating improved outcomes in cardiac surgery and decreasing complications and costs in Michigan...

CHPA, Nielsen: OTC Heartburn Therapy Saves Nearly $800 Million Annually, Vast Majority of OTC Heartburn Consumers Satisfied

New Research Illustrates Strong Health and Economic Benefits of OTC Heartburn Remedies WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and The Nielsen Company indicates 94 percent patient satisfaction with available over-the...

Surgeon's Checklist Saves Lives

List is being adopted in the U.S. and around the world, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A simple checklist that ensures everyone in the operating room is on the same page reduces complications and saves lives, researchers report. The need for improving safety ...

Early Detection Saves Pets

Tips on When to Bring Pets to Animal ER Tampa, Fla. (Vocus) January 6, 2009 -- Whether you commit to your new year's resolutions or not, veterinarians are urging you to commit to your pets this year by bringing them in for regular check ups. Regular check ups can resu...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

PORTLAND, Ore. Can a patient-centered, care management program utilizing nurse care managers and interdisciplinary teams, supported by electronic tracking and care coordination systems reduce the rate of deaths and hospitalizations among chronically ill older adults? The answer based on a three...

Screening for Colorectal Cancer Saves Lives

Italian study once again proves the value of testing WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The use of fecal occult blood testing to screen for colorectal cancer reduces the number of deaths caused by the disease, according to an Italian study. Researchers at the Institute for the S...

Electronic Prescribing Saves Patients Money

It steers doctors toward lower-cost drugs, study finds MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- An electronic prescribing system that tells doctors which drugs are the least expensive can save millions a year, a new study finds. "One of the challenges physicians face is that they don't kn...

SumoBrain Adds Bulk PDF Downloading : Free Service Saves Money and Time for Attorneys, Inventors and Corporate IP Professionals

SumoBrain ( www.sumobrain.com ), launched in the summer of 2008 as a free alternative to fee-based patent searching services, has rolled out a powerful new feature: Bulk PDF downloading. BALTIMORE (Business Wire EON) November 24, 2008 -- SumoBrain is free to users; on...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Saves Nearly a Half-Million Dollars with a Microsoft Partner Compensation Management Solution

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT), Vermont's largest private health carrier, has saved nearly a half-million dollars with a Microsoft partner compensation management system. Implemented to overhaul ...

Quitting Smoking Saves Lives and Money: New American Lung Association Report Finds Most States Failing to Adequately Protect Residents and Their Bottom Line

-Treatments and Services Provided by Each State to Help Smokers Quit Now Available at http://www.lungusa.org - WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you smoke, quitting can save you money as well as your life. However, where you live can help or hurt your ability to quit. Accord...

Infohrm Member Client Saves Millions of Dollars Through Workforce Analytics

WellPoint, Inc. identifies potential savings of $6 million in early tenure turnover costs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 10, 2008 -- Infohrm , the global leader in workforce planning, reporting and analytics solutions, today released a case study highlighting the tre...

Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study

Kidney patients also experienced better blood pressure control FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis for eight hours a night, three times a week, reduced the risk of death for kidney patients by nearly 80 percent, compared to conventional, four-hour dialysis three times a week, ...

assisTek's ePRO Biotech Clinical Trial Data Collection Saves Client $1.6 Million Over Paper Questionnaires

Five years ago, a large biotech company began collecting ePRO (electronic patient reported outcomes) data using .assisTek's proven tablet system in clinical trials around the world. Recently, assistek's financial team calculated the costs of using the assisTek system compared to what it would hav...

Geisinger saves millions in medical dollars through better supply management

DANVILLE, PA A new approach to ordering supplies has helped Geisinger cut $30 million in unnecessary spending in the last three years, made it easier to recall medications in the event of pharmaceutical recalls and eliminated the duplication of many products. Geisinger's Supply Chain Service...

Hip replacement improves function, saves money, at any age

(DURHAM, NC) Seniors with osteoarthritis who undergo total hip replacement are twice as likely as those who do not to show improvements in physical functioning and increased ability to care for themselves, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. The study, which is the la...

New Latent TB Drug Saves Lives, Money

Rifampin improved compliance, reduced side effects, saved $10,000 per patient TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Using the drug Rifampin to treat people with latent tuberculosis saves time, money and lives, new research shows. "We found that using a therapy of four months of Rifa...

Rifampin: Latent TB treatment saves time money and lives

ATS 2008, TORONTOA new way to treat patients with latent tuberculosis (TB), who are infected with TB but without symptoms, can effectively treat it in less than half the time and at a lower cost than the current standard treatment, according to researchers who conducted a multi-center, randomized ...

Association of Public Health Laboratories Applauds Signing of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) congratulates Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY), along with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) on the president ...

New Surgical Device Saves Lives and Limbs on Iraq's Front Lines

Canica Inc.'s ABRA(R) Dynamic Wound Closure System earns high marks from combat surgeons BAGHDAD, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an independent clinical study conducted by U.S. Army combat support surgeons in Baghdad show that a new medical device used to close a t...

Disinfecting Water Saves Lives in Rwanda

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the relaunch of Sur'Eau, a safe-water solution that reduces the risk of diarrhea. Sur'Eau is a water purification solution that prevents waterborne diseases. Th...

American College of Medical Genetics Commends the Signing of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

BETHESDA, Md., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) applauds the signing into law of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act (S.1858) sponsored by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and 21 co-sponsors including ACMG's Maryland Senators, Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) an...

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Jim Kelly Urges Congress to Approve the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

Legislation to Improve Screening of Newborns Vulnerable for Rare Metabolic Conditions WASHINGTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Kelly, former Buffalo Bills quarterback who led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, to me...

Wal-Mart Saves Customers More Than $1 Billion On Prescription Drugs

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address to the Council of Teaching Hospitals in New Orleans later today, Wal-Mart's senior vice president and president of health and wellness, Dr. John Agwunobi will confirm a major milestone for the company's $4 prescription program...

Following Heart Disease Guidelines Saves Lives, According to a Kaiser Permanente Abstract Presented at AHA Scientific Sessions

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Consistent implementation of proven Heart Disease guidelines can save lives, according to a Kaiser Permanente (KP) abstract, published this week at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. The researchers followed 598 pati...

Fetal Surgery Saves Baby After Early 'Water Break'

Protective membranes ruptured in week 20 of pregnancy, German team reports MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-a-kind surgery in the womb saved the life of an unborn baby after premature rupture of the fetal membranes ("water breaks"), German doctors report. When the mother's fetal...

iPlan(R) Automatic Segmentation Saves 25 Minutes of Treatment Planning Time for Each Prostate Cancer Patient at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

BrainLAB iPlan RT Treatment Planning Software Drives Greater Efficiency and Treatment Consistency CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- iPlan RT treatment planning software is helping the University of Nebraska Medical Center to save more than 83 percent in planning time, whil...
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