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SynCare, LLC(TM) Awarded HealthCare USA Health Risk Assessments Contract

INDIANAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCare, LLC, today announced it was awarded a contract to conduct telephonic health risk assessments for HealthCare USA members in Missouri. HealthCare USA engaged SynCare to conduct the assessments and to assist in moving membership into appropriate case ma...

TransUnion's Enhanced Revenue Manager(SM) Improves Patient Financial Assistance, Assessments and Hospital Productivity

LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- TransUnion announced today a newly enhanced version of its patented healthcare revenue cycle workflow and financial analytics product suite -- Revenue Manager(SM) -- at the HFMA's Annual National Institute (ANI) Healthcare Financing Conference. Revenue Manage...

Carnegie Mellon researchers improve assessments of aortic aneurysms

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University's Ender Finol has received a two-year, $602,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop methodologies for accurately evaluating the risk of aneurysms rupturing in the human body's main artery, which carries more than 5,000 quarts of bloo...

First Cognitive Training to Demonstrate Immediate Generalizability Through Standardized Assessments of Memory

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary data from the IMPACT study are being presented today at the Gerontological Society of America's annual conference. The purpose of the IMPACT ("Improvement in Memory with Plasticity-based Adaptive Cognitive Training") study was to evaluate whet...

Supplier Assessments to Help Buyers Identify Reliable China Exporters

HONG KONG, Sept. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help buyers identify suppliers offering safe, high-quality products from China, Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL ) and Bureau Veritas, one of the world's largest and most-trusted certification authorities, have launched the B2B industry's mo...

IAS Teams Up with RiskWatch to Offer New Hospital Security and School Security Risk Assessments

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Ochinko, President of Ft. Lauderdale-based IAS, announced today the kick-off of a major initiative with top-rated risk assessment software developer RiskWatch, Inc. Ochinko is a retired Secret Service Special Agent and the former Corporate Director...

Better Understanding of Quality of Life Assessments

Intent on incorporating the patient’s voice into cancer research and care, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center investigators have sought out the best //practices, promising techniques and novel applications for quality of life (QOL) assessment. Their findings were published as a monograph in two issues of Cu...

Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

According to a recent survey, researchers suggests that nurses and junior doctors can both carry out pre-surgery assessments of patients to the same degree of competence. There's a shortage of junior doctors in the UK// and it's been suggested that appropriately trained nurses might be able to tak...

Avipaxin Is First Entrant in Medical Arsenal for Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Connection(C) Product and Testing Protocols

...t NeuroScience, Inc.: NeuroScience, Inc, established in 1999, is devoted to medical solutions that improve health by providing novel laboratory assessments and products in the emerging field of NeuroEndocrine Immunology (NEI). The company is research and education-focused and has a database that includes ...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

... Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, the online Ratings are based on patient surveys collected by the federal government's Hospital Consumer assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, known as HCAHPS. For the first time, the HCAHPS data will be available to consumers in a user-friendly in...
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Supportive Oncology Services Accrues One Million Cancer Patient Self-Reported Assessments

Direct Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Improves Cancer Care MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Supportive Oncology Services, Inc. (SOS), a noted leader in oncology research-based health information, announced today it has accrued over one million cancer patient self-reporte...

Navigenics'(TM) Genome Analysis Used In Research Trial on the Impact of Providing Genetic Risk Assessments

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigenics, a genetic health services company, today announced a new study of genetic predisposition analysis. The Mayo Clinic study will examine how patients understand and use information provided by a Navigenics genetic risk assessment. ...

R788 in TASKi3 Clinical Trial Does Not Meet Efficacy Endpoints in RA Patients Who Had Previously Failed Biologic Therapies - Results Incongruent

... R788 or placebo. Throughout the clinical trial period, all of the patients continued to receive their stable dose of methotrexate. Efficacy assessments for each participant were based on the American College of Rheumatology criteria, which denotes at least a 20% (ACR 20) improvement, at least a 50% (A...

Rigel's R788 Significantly Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis in Phase 2b Clinical Trial

...788 or placebo. All of the patients continued to receive their same stable dose of methotrexate throughout the clinical trial period. Efficacy assessments for each participant were based on the American College of Rheumatology criteria, which denotes at least a 20% (ACR 20) improvement, at least a 50% (A...

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Launches Asacol(R) HD (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets

...I and III studies was overall improvement at six weeks, which was determined by the Physician's Global Assessment (PGA) which encompassed the clinical assessments of rectal bleeding, stool frequency and sigmoidoscopy findings. The Patient's Functional Assessment (PFA) was also included in ASCEND II. In ASCE...

Data Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Inhibited Progression of Structural Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...ntage of reduction (20%, 50%, 70%) in certain RA symptoms and measures the number of tender and swollen joints, pain, patient's and physician's global assessments and certain laboratory markers. Contacts: Lindsay Rocco Roche Office: 973-235-2802 Cell: 862-5...

Study Demonstrating Lurasidone Is Effective in Patients With Schizophrenia Published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

...e 80 mg/day versus placebo. Lurasidone 80 mg/day produced statistically significant improvement versus placebo in both primary and secondary efficacy assessments at all study visits starting at day 3. In addition, lurasidone was generally well-tolerated and was associated with weight and metabolic changes that ...

Ironwood and Forest Present Additional Positive Phase 2b Study Results for Linaclotide in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

...roved abdominal symptoms, bowel habits, and global assessments over the 12-week treatment period. These additiona...nt in abdominal symptoms, bowel habits, and global assessments within the first week of treatment. Results were p...ollowed by a two-week post-treatment period. Daily assessments of bowel habits and symptom severity, and weekly g...

Cardiovascular Fitness Not Affected by Cancer Treatment

...dy's co-author. The data included demographics, physical activity levels and cancer treatment type, duration and time since their treatment. Fitness assessments were conducted using a three-minute step test during a clinic visit. The purpose of the study was to assess the step test as a way of determining a p...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Progression-Free Survival Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Picoplatin in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...astatic CRC, as assessed by progression-free survival (PFS) and disease control measured by tumor response rate. New data derived by three independent assessments of neurotoxicity indicated a statistically significant reduction in neurotoxicities with the use of picoplatin in FOLPI compared with oxaliplatin in F...
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Electronic Clinical Record

Features:...ou when it is time to perform an intervention and complete a progress note Agencies also have the ability to setup the frequency of specific tasks or assessments Integrates with the Anasazi Treatment Plan System to display notifications for the next intervention due to be done for each client by this particula...
Company:Anasazi Software

Clinicians Desktop

Features:... Create and monitor client records Schedule everyone Develop assessments Choose and implement treatment plans Generate status reports Documentation of services ...
Company:The Echo Group

Siemens Med Administration Check

Features:...are captured at the point of care and automatically documented in the patient's electronic health record Wireless PCs and barcode scanners enables I&O assessments and other functions to be carried out ath the bedside Enables to send messages to Pharmacy electronically in the context of the administration process...
Company:Siemens Medical IT Solutions and Consulting
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Environmental medicine

...r research into the health effects of environmental pollution. Environmental Medicine , Inc. ... perform health, safety and environmental assessments on chemical and ... The Westwood offices of Environmental Medicine , Inc. ... Online Shopping at SpotCost.com - New and used books like Current...
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AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...oduced in the ocean by microbial activity. Although more than 30 years old, assessments of the rate of methane emitted by the ocean are included in the Intergovern... inputs into climate forecasts. However, a new study finds that these older assessments might overestimate current oceanic emissions of methane. In 1998, Rhee et a...

Hormone levels contribute to stress resilience

...nti-stress effects in animals, they did not know until now whether this was also true for humans. The scientists completed psychological and hormone assessments on a group of soldiers the day before they began the month-long CDQC, and immediately after their final pass/fail exam a highly stressful, nocturnal,...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...ge or older completed a survey that included a food frequency questionnaire and cognitive assessment. Cognitive function was checked again during four assessments over 11 years using the Modified Mini-Mental State examination (3MS), which is graded on a 100 point scale. A DASH diet adherence score was created ba...

Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer

...ir in preventing carcinogenesis. The work may lead to the development of new measurement methods and reference materials for accurate and reproducible assessments of DNA damage and repair and contribute to understanding the role of oxidatively induced DNA damage and its repair in carcinogenesis. Future studies w...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

...g presented this week confirm that the Ceeker is very reliable, enabling front-line decision makers to rapidly and confidently validate initial threat assessments that can ultimately have a far-reaching impact on public safety and well-being. The National Capital Region generally receives on average one alert a...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

...he validity of the data obtained in the study. The results of this global survey showed that 7% of all coastal states carry out rigorous scientific assessments for the generation of management policies, 1.4% also have a participatory and transparent process to convert scientific recommendations into policy, a...

The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health

... challenging than those related to technical feasibility, including constraints imposed by health risks," says Thomas McKone, an expert on health risk assessments who holds a joint appointment with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division and the University of California Berkeley's School of Pub...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...e to improve the accuracy of West African soil moisture. The group produced assessments of current soil moisture conditions, or "nowcasts," and improved estimates ...States, Bolten's team tracked West African rainfall, temperature, and model assessments of soil moisture with and without the AMSR-E satellite sensor observations....

Simulating pharmaceutical and personal care product transport

...macropores. The model MACRO is one of the models used in environmental risk assessments for pesticides and may have potential as an environmental risk assessment t... considered in solute transport models that are used for environmental risk assessments for such compounds". The identification of key model processes, such as ...

Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population

...1990s. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists leatherback turtles as critically endangered globally, but detailed population assessments in much of the Atlantic, especially Africa, are lacking. The research was led by the University of Exeter working in collaboration with the Wildlif...
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RediClinic, BIOSAFE Labs and Glycemion to Provide Free Diabetes Risk Assessments to Richmond, Va. School Children

RICHMOND, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is teaming up with BIOSAFE Laboratories, Inc. and Glycemion, Inc. to provide free diabetes screenings to school age children in the greater Richmond, Va. area to help identify diabetic and pre-diabetic children and ...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

...platin with similar anti-tumor activity as assessed by PFS and disease control measured by tumor response rate. New data derived by three independent assessments indicated a statistically significant reduction in neurotoxicities with the use of picoplatin in the FOLPI regimen compared with oxaliplatin in the FO...

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Study of CD-NP for the Treatment of Acute Heart Failure

...fused for up to 72 hours in patients with acute heart failure and mild to moderate renal insufficiency. Additional exploratory endpoints will include assessments of CD-NP's ability to relieve symptoms of acute heart failure and its effects on biomarkers of heart failure and renal function. The study is expecte...

AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx, Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial with Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

...ontrolled), as well as for perifosine in combination with bortezomib +/- dexamethasone in relapsed and refractory myeloma. About Special Protocol assessments The Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process is a procedure by which the FDA provides official evaluation and written guidance on the design and...

IIVS Announces Initiation by EPA of a Pilot Program to Evaluate Non-Animal Eye-Irritation Methods

... and the Cytosensor Microphysiometer assay (the electronic measurement of the metabolic rate of cell populations to evaluate potential cell toxicity). assessments have been made of the usefulness of these methods, both individually and as part of a testing strategy, to ensure that antimicrobial cleaning products...

Atherotech Taps Canyons Medical Center Director, Lipidologist as Chief Medical Officer

...esting and treatments need further research and focus. The VAP lipid test has been a powerful tool in our clinic and thousands of others for both risk assessments and treatments complementing valuable patient care." Cobble is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and a board member as we...

Elagolix Successful in Six Month Lilac Petal Study; Safety and Efficacy Confirmed in Patients With Endometriosis

...of endometriosis-related pain and its impact on daily function for both doses of elagolix. The symptom improvement demonstrated by all of the efficacy assessments was maintained over the entire study duration and consistent with results across the entire Phase II program. Dr. O'Brien also commented, "The ...

Study Published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Demonstrated Once-Daily Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Provided Significant Improvement of ADHD Symptoms for Children at 13 Hours After Administration

...sured. Further, Vyvanse treatment was associated with significant efficacy as measured by both subjective (SKAMP-D and SKAMP-A) and objective (PERMP) assessments from the first time point (1.5 hours) through the last time point (13 hours) assessed during the classroom day, and at all time points in between (2.5...

Evidence for a New Genetic Link to Therapeutic Efficacy for Alzheimer's Disease

...he Alzheimer's Association. During this study, patients received daily administration of either AC-1202 or placebo for 90 days, with efficacy assessments performed at Baseline (Day 0), Day 45, Day 90 and after a two week washout from their assigned product on Day 104. In addition, analyses of a number ...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

...g presented this week confirm that the Ceeker is very reliable, enabling front-line decision makers to rapidly and confidently validate initial threat assessments that can ultimately have a far-reaching impact on public safety and well-being. The National Capital Region generally receives on average one alert a...
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GeneSpring Workgroup from Agilent Technologies

Description:...edures, and secure data administration. GeneSpring Workgroup can reduce the cost of bringing drugs to market by providing better predictive toxicology assessments and more thorough analysis techniques for biomarker discovery....
Company:Agilent Technologies
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