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New Software Makes Lawyers Accountable for Their Part in Our Healthcare Crisis

RICHMOND, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "It's time for Plaintiffs' attorneys to do their fair share in helping our healthcare crisis, and we are making that happen," says Stephen Ambrose, CIO of the SubroShare(R) data exchange. SubroShare is a startup healthcare IT company which utilizes Collab...

In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture

Physicians for Human Rights responds to the publication of a long-secret report by International Committee of the Red Cross which concludes that health professionals who participated in interrogations in CIA secret detention centers committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases...

Congress Called on to Hold Dental Mercury Polluters Accountable at U.S. House Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a U.S. House Government Oversight Subcommittee Hearing today, a mercury watchdog group called on Congress to stop dental mercury pollution by phasing out amalgam, requiring dentists to install amalgam separators, and holding manufacturers of ama...

SEIU Members to Politicians: Live Up to Your Promises or We Will Hold You Accountable

Tough Political Accountability Major Part of Unprecedented 'Justice for All' Plan to Change America Union prepared to spend more than $150 million, mobilize tens of thousands during and AFTER the election to win healthcare, big improvements for working people WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewsw...

A Cicero Woman held accountable in baby kidnapping

A Cicero woman apparently kidnapped a couple’s 26 day old baby from a Stroger Hospital clinic and took to her heels, according to authorities//. The woman is now in police custody. Aurelia Gonzalez, charged with aggravated kidnapping had appeared before Judge Raymond Myles of the criminal co...

Sen. Brown, Hacker, to Release New Paper On How Public Plan in House and Senate Bills Measure Up

...Sen. Sherrod Brown, Public Health Insurance Option Author Jacob Hacker To Brief Reporters On Where Key Elements of Reform Stand, Need To Hold Insurers accountable WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Sherrod Brown , D-Ohio, will join health care expert Jacob Hacker and Campaign for Amer...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...ur clients' interest so well," Sobol said. "This settlement also reflects the vital role private litigation plays in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable when the FDA cannot." Vytorin is the combination of prescription pills Zetia and Zocor, a statin available as a generic drug for about one-thir...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...re attributed to issues with the anesthesia team. The newly incentivized surgeons confronted the anesthesiologists peer-to-peer and began to hold them accountable for delays. "At the outset, physicians were skeptical that change would actually take place, but now they have been impressed with room turnar...

Elected Officials Voting Against Health Reform Received 65% More in Campaign Donations From Health and Insurance Interests Than Those Voting for Reform

... Public Campaign Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to comprehensive campaign finance reform and to holding elected officials accountable for the favoritism they give to their big money contributors. ...

President Obama's Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed

...of these times in a bipartisan, but responsible manner. "It's too important to ignore any longer, but even more important to address in an engaged and accountable way." About The Latino Coalition The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from ...
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Roundtable Calls President's Embryonic Stem Cell Decision: Bankrupt

...do with the President's political positions than good science or fiscal integrity. We just wish there was some way to hold politicians and researchers accountable for such unethical and fraudulent experimentation with human lives." The American Policy Roundtable, founded in 1980, is as non-partisan, indepen...

Leading Healthcare System Decreases MRSA Infection Rate by 53 Percent - Offers Protocol & Educational Materials Free of Charge to Other Organizations

...nds properly," said Wiles. "That's unacceptable. We must all create a culture that prioritizes proper hand hygiene and infection control, makes people accountable and accepts nothing less." About Novant Health Novant Health is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system that includes nine hospitals, a 1015...

Consumer Group Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Stem Cell Bill Into Law

...ll will help make the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) more responsive and accountable to the public. It asks the state's Little Hoover Commission to recommend ways to ensure public accountability and reduce conflicts of interest on the ...

Doctor Declares War on Hospital Infections, Patents MRSA-Killing Machine

...f Lumalier, believes the timing for TRU-D is perfect. "While infection rates are rising at alarming rates, expanded Medicare rules will hold hospitals accountable and liable for acquired infections, costing millions of dollars in non-reimbursed funds. The requirement to publish individual hospital infection rate...
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One of the Largest Wendy's(R) Franchisees, Tar Heel Capital, Reduces Fraud and Slashes Costs with DigitalPersona

...d Rob Ireland, director of information technology for Tar Heel Capital. "DigitalPersona's fingerprint authentication truly holds managers and cashiers accountable and gives us assurance and control where other solutions fall short." Before deploying DigitalPersona fingerprint readers on POS terminals, Tar H...

Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published

...port from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Improving the nutritional quality of the foods that schools serve their students and holding officials accountable for that quality is critically important if the country hopes to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic," said C. Tracy Orleans, senior scientist and...

News from the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ational Weight Gain Women who diet "habitually" prior to becoming pregnant tend to gain more weight during pregnancy and "regard themselves as less accountable for their weight while pregnant," according to researchers at the University of North Carolina. More than 1,200 women were studied to determine wh...

Ecological Society of America criticizes administration's overhaul of the Endangered Species Act

...d present a conflict of interest, erasing the distinction between scientific review and politics. But proponents argue that the agencies would be held accountable and would suffer strict repercussions if their work negatively affected endangered species or their habitats. Power says, however, that this logic wou...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

...tional, regional and local scales, fostering truly integrated coastal zone management, and rigorously holding national and local governments accountable for their management failures. Many government agencies, meanwhile, need major structural and procedural changes, including realigning responsibi...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

...tional, regional and local scales, fostering truly integrated coastal zone management, and rigorously holding national and local governments accountable for their management failures. Many government agencies, meanwhile, need major structural and procedural changes, including realigning responsibi...

A pilot program for harvesting Kodiak rockfish

...hery could help achieve important conservation goals. Strict bycatch standards were imposed by the participants; individual fishermen could be held accountable for unacceptable rates and that prompted them to innovate, Bonney said. The result was an almost 50% increase in the catch of rockfish taken by pelagi...

200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development

...found packaging multiple interventions provided very large reductions in child mortality. "We also recommend that governments and aid agencies be held accountable for how much they improve environmental MDGs among the poor," he added. Ezzati also notes the importance of taking into account the economic statu...

Temperament linked to onset of cancer and early death in female rats

...prague-Dawley rat pups. The breed is prone to development of breast and pituitary tumors. In order to minimize the differences in temperament that are accountable to differences between rat families, the researchers compared behavior among sisters. The rats were tested at 20 days and 11 months of age in a ca...

Tigers get a business plan

...specific numbers over a specific time period, is a new concept for conservationists. "We're putting our reputations on the line and holding ourselves accountable that we can grow tiger numbers," said Rabinowitz. "At the same time, we have the knowledge, expertise and track record to accomplish this goal." ...
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Spectral announces 2008 financial results

...ubled to $660,000, compared to $296,000 in the prior year. The distribution agreements signed in Japan, Italy, and Germany late in 2007 were primarily accountable for this revenue growth. Spectral expects further sales improvement from these existing arrangements and new sales from distribution agreements in Rus...

ECBC's Environmental BioMonitoring Laboratory Focuses on the Future

...hat is slated for completion in early 2009. "This [accreditation] will increase confidence levels in analytical results and holds the laboratory accountable to internationally-recognized standards for testing and calibration, which is crucial to our continued success," Fruchey said. Evolving as a broa...

Biotechnology Value Fund Delivers Letter to Board of Directors of Avigen, Inc.

...eir fiduciary duties as directors of the Company. To that end, please be advised that we intend to hold each member of the Board and management fully accountable for any continued erosion of value from the current liquidation value of the Company. Sincerely, Mark Lampert ...

Kaiser Permanente CEO Calls for 'Connected' Health Care

...nfrastructure that contains all of the data about all of the patients, all of the time. That functionality is needed to fuel medical advances. Fully accountable data about care can transform the way that it is delivered and improve not only the health of individuals, but of entire populations." A healt...

AstraZeneca Appoints Graham Baker Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for North America

...of finance experience, including 13 at AstraZeneca, most recently as Regional Finance Director, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. In this role, he was accountable for Finance, Information Services and Sourcing across the Asia Pacific Region and the delivery of sales, costs and profits in this key growth region f...

New USP 797 Regulations May Create New Hazards for Compounding Pharmacy Directors

...most vulnerable to non-compliance issues," Wieczorek said. "Under the regulations, the pharmacy director holds quality control responsibility and is accountable for the facility's compliance performance. We believe that embracing best practices to create a plan that meets the pharmacy's specific environment wi...

Valley Baptist Health System Selects Concuity's ClearContracts to More Accurately Calculate Payments from Managed Care and Government Payers

...aged care and government payers; more easily negotiate contract terms and analyze and track the results of managed care agreements; better hold payers accountable to the terms of agreements; and appeal and collect underpaid and denied claims. Valley Baptist Health System is one of the largest not-for-profit he...

Alkemists Sets The Bar, Becoming a 'Green' Analytical Laboratory

...ab Manager of Alkemists Pharmaceuticals. "As a contributing factor in the various environmental issues I feel that it is our responsibility to be accountable in some way. Going carbon neutral is a great and incredibly simple way to move forward in a meaningful attempt to undo the harmful byproducts of opera...

EH&E Launches Interactive Discussion Forum for Healthcare Environment of Care Professionals

...forum will act as a central resource for the exchange of ideas and issues central to the mounting, and increasingly complex, responsibilities of those accountable for a healthcare organization's Environment of Care," said Kevin Coghlan, M.S., C.I.H, Director of EH&S Compliance & Strategic Support at EH&E. "Our g...

HealthEast Care System Selects Concuity's ClearContracts to Increase Contract Analysis and Negotiation Capabilities and Improve Revenue Cycle Management

...ealthEast Care System. "With ClearContracts, we'll have a tool that will help us better analyze the results of managed care agreements and hold payers accountable to the terms of those agreements." The specialized collection workflow technology of ClearContracts combined with our Revenue Recovery Services enab...
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