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Conference on safeguarding health information, May 18-19

Most peoples experience with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) consists of a quick glance at a photocopied document at the doctors office followed by signing a form stating that we have reviewed the information. But there is much more to the law that was enacted by Co...

AHRQ Issues Recommendations for Safeguarding Children During Public Health Emergencies

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released two new tools designed to protect and care for children who are in a hospital or a school during a public health emergency. The first tool consists of guidelines to assist pedia...

Kroll Fraud Solutions Launches "Handling Sensitive Patient Information in the Healthcare Workplace: An eLearning Course for Safeguarding Patient Data"

New resource teaches healthcare professionals how to reduce data security risks within their organization. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2008 -- Kroll Fraud Solutions today launched " Handling Sensitive Patient Information in the Healthcare Workplace ," an e...

PCMA: 'Protect Your Pharmacy Week' Should Focus on Safeguarding Part D Anti-Fraud Tools

New Survey and Ad Highlight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Problem Merritt: 'Small Pharmacies Can Be Especially Vulnerable' WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of experts responsible for detecting and preventing pharmacy fraud, waste, and abuse in Part D finds that pr...

Blunt Cites New CMS Report in Calling for Action on Safeguarding Medicare

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report released today projecting that Medicare will consume over 20 percent of national health care spending by 2017, House Republican Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) issued the following statement urging...

Providence Service Corporation Comments on U.S. Court of Appeals' Decision to Uphold Federal Injunction Blocking California's 10% Cut in Medi-Cal Payments

... in the plaintiffs' favor, "as the 10% reduction threatens access to much-needed medical care." The court added, "There is a robust public interest in safeguarding access to health care for those eligible for Medicaid, whom Congress has recognized as the most needy in the country." The attempted 10% cut ...

U.S. Unveils Stricter Food-Safety Standards

...ate safety guidelines for eggs, poultry, beef, and vegetables. The panel also is calling for better communication between the agencies responsible for safeguarding the U.S. food supply, according to published reports. The new rules follow major outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli contamination in recent months...

ICA, CDS Team Up to Offer Solution That Aggregates Patient Information

... technology initiatives, including HIEs, RHIOs and the many consortiums around the country. ICA's quality product, coupled with CDS' hosting security, safeguarding and experience, gives us a successful combination." Gary Zegiestowsky, ICA's CEO, said, "In the national discussions surrounding health care refo...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...cerbate their severity or prevalence. Monitoring the health of wildlife can illuminate the causes of cancer in animal populations; thereby, better safeguarding animals and humans against possible disease. Evaluating cancer threats in wildlife populations requires the collaborative efforts of biologists, veter...

Teamsters Call on United Way to Aid Frontline Blood Drive Workers

... for donors after donation and packing up blood and transporting it for processing and testing. "Despite the critical role these workers play in safeguarding America's blood supply, Red Cross executives appear to be pursuing a course that would worsen working conditions, push down living standards, undermin...
Safeguarding in Medical Technology

New Implantable Lenses Can Reduce the Need for Glasses After Cataract Surgery

...ic retinopathy, and other common eye problems -- how diet affects eye health -- symptoms that should send you to the ophthalmologist -- tips for safeguarding your sight. The Aging Eye: Preventing and Treating Eye Disease is available for $16 from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of H...

Lack of Medicare Part D Coverage for All Medically Necessary Prescriptions Endangers Older Americans and Those with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities

...upport for a Congressional action on this issue. MAPRx is a coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities under Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. MAPRx member organizations collaborate wi...
Safeguarding in Medical Dictionary

School Health

...rients. Iron & Anaemia ... School Health , Nutrition, HIV and AIDS ... Uniting many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school -aged children. Back to School (Mental Health America) ... School Health -- see more articles. Return to top. Organ...
Safeguarding in Biological News

Harvard scientist says we are what we eat -- and what we cook

...eone to cook for them, freeing them up for socializing and other pursuits and bolstering their social standing. Women benefited from men's protection, safeguarding their food from thieves. Homo sapiens remains the only species in which theft of food is uncommon even when it would be easy. "To this day, cooking...

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...ttered outdoors on rocks, fence posts and doorways, or indoors on the floor of a bank, the dewdrops are a completely new and cost-effective system for safeguarding and securing wide swathes of property. Prof. Yoram Shapira and his Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew upon the space-age science ...

Plants are political hot potatoes

...nomics Forum, and her co-authors suggest that it is not just a question of 'food versus fuel'. Food and energy security are major concerns, but so are safeguarding human health, tackling climate change, protecting landscapes and global biodiversity, supporting rural communities, and providing raw materials for in...

Live webcasting of global engineering summit

...ainable way of life. They represent problems requiring a combination of science, technology and policy to solve, such as producing alternative energy, safeguarding the environment, providing clean water and improving healthcare. In addition to the scientific sessions, the results of a national survey on the pu...

Duke forum to address global engineering problems

...ainable way of life. They represent problems requiring a combination of science, technology and policy to solve, such as producing alternative energy, safeguarding the environment, providing clean water and improving healthcare. "Although the NAE led this effort, addressing such complex, and sometimes conflict...

WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition

...cials said they are searching for real-world fishing solutions that allow fishermen to fish 'smarter' able to better target their intended catch while safeguarding the dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life often caught unintentionally. "Smart Gear represents a unique collaboration among conservationists...

Facebook flack regarding breastfeeding mothers

...o important is breastfeeding for the well-being of infants, mothers, and society at large that no less than forty four states have enacted legislation safeguarding the right of a mother to breastfeed in public. The Surgeon General's Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding encourages "images of breastfeeding as the ...

Lockheed Martin Team Wins Role on Key Department of Defense Biometrics Contract Vehicle

...am is designed to give military field operations greater access to reliable, secure biometrics tools and services, empowering U.S. military forces and safeguarding the nation. BOSS-U has a potential program cap of up to $497 million over a total of five years, with a three year base period and two one-year optio...

New national park protects world's rarest gorilla

...great ape: the Cross River gorilla. The park now forms part of an important trans-boundary protected area with Nigeria's Cross River National Park, safeguarding an estimated 115 gorillasa third of the Cross River gorilla populationalong with other rare species. Trans-boundary protected areas allow species to r...

Energy-saving bacteria resist antibiotics

...his, antibiotics cannot bind and stop it from working, so the bacteria become resistant to treatment. "Our findings suggest that MurI has a role in safeguarding DNA gyrase from attack by antibiotics," said Professor Nagaraja. "The moonlighting activity of MurI seems to have evolved more recently to protect and...
Safeguarding in Biological Technology

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...ttered outdoors on rocks, fence posts and doorways, or indoors on the floor of a bank, the dewdrops are a completely new and cost-effective system for safeguarding and securing wide swathes of property. Prof. Yoram Shapira and his Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew upon the space-age science ...

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...ttered outdoors on rocks, fence posts and doorways, or indoors on the floor of a bank, the dewdrops are a completely new and cost-effective system for safeguarding and securing wide swathes of property. Prof. Yoram Shapira and his Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew upon the space-age science ...

Independent Data Monitoring Committee Supports Continuation of Picoplatin Phase 3 SPEAR Registration Trial in Small Cell Lung Cancer

...y, have experience in the management of patients with SCLC and in the conduct and monitoring of randomized clinical trials. The DMC is responsible for safeguarding the interests of the SPEAR trial participants, assessing the safety and efficacy of the interventions during the trial, and for monitoring the overall...

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...ttered outdoors on rocks, fence posts and doorways, or indoors on the floor of a bank, the dewdrops are a completely new and cost-effective system for safeguarding and securing wide swathes of property. Prof. Yoram Shapira and his Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew upon the space-age science ...

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services

... About Patient Advocate Foundation Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) was established in 1996 as a national 501(c)3 organization with a mission of safeguarding patients with chronic, life threatening, and/or debilitating illnesses assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their fi...

Cephalon Launches National Consumer Awareness Initiative on Appropriate Use of Prescription Opioid Medications

...ay, October 21, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, and will focus on safeguarding medications in the home. "This program is consistent with Cephalon's comm...ram is to heighten patient and public awareness of, and responsibility for, safeguarding the use of these important medications." About When Good Medicines Become...

Arpida Provides Update on Progress of New Drug Application for Intravenous Iclaprim

...mplete the project within the February timeline. Rushing through the final processing procedure could jeopardise the quality. We strongly believe that safeguarding a high quality level at this crucial stage of iclaprim's development process is in the best interest of our stakeholders in the longer term. Based on ...

Biosafety and Biosecurity International Conference 2007 to be held in Abu Dhabi from November 12 to 14

...ational Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS), a non-profit, membership-based organization, is dedicated to enhancing biological safety and security by safeguarding advances in the life sciences and facilitating partnerships between governments, international inter-governmental organizations and the life sciences ...

Fresh water could be a deep economic wellspring for Wisconsin

...based research, and has been so for years. The Milwaukee Waterworks and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District are viewed as national leaders in safeguarding fresh water. Institutions such as Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee and MCW are pushing the envelope through projects such as the Great Lakes Researc...

Total RNA from Whole Blood for Expression Profiling

... commercial methods. The preservation benefits of RNA later are expected to be particularly valuable in safeguarding blood expression profiles when sample transport is required. Scientific Contributor...
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