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Lilly Announces Continued Commitment to Transparency with Faculty Registry

INDIANAPOLIS , July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) launched an online registry detailing recent payments it has made to physicians and other health care professionals - a report known as its "faculty registry." The data are for the first q...

Clear Choice Health Plans Selects Thomson Reuters to Deliver Healthcare Cost Information to Members - and Exceed State Transparency Requirements

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Choice Health Plans, Inc. has chosen Thomson Reuters as the vendor for the Treatment Cost Calculator, an application that enables individuals to accurately estimate their out-of-pocket costs for planned healthcare services. The Treatment Co...

Anthem Blue Cross in California Provides More Members With Access to Comprehensive Transparency Tool

Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross announced today that its industry-leading transparency initiative will be available to members in the following counties in...

Vietnam Veterans of America Calls for Openness and Transparency in Addressing Contaminated Medical Equipment at VAMCs

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health of patients who received endoscopic procedures at three VA Medical Centers may have been compromised by contaminated medical equipment. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of "potentially affected" patients now tot...

Health Care Transparency Report Ranks Hospitals and Nursing Facilities on Efficiency and Productivity - Charity Care and Profits Increase

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Health Information's (VHI) 2008 Industry Report identifies the most efficient and productive hospitals, nursing facilities and other providers. VHI's 2008 Industry Report has key information for businesses and purchasers on their ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Introduces Industry Leading and Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to Colorado

Anthem Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members in Colorado's metro markets the Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures DENVER, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado announced today the launch of its industry-leading transparency initiat...

New URAC Issue Brief Answers Questions About Delegated Credentialing, Transparency in Physician Tiering Programs

Brief will be released at AHIP Institute July 18-20 WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new issue brief from URAC provides answers for health plans and health networks wrestling with market demands for physician measurement and new trends in outsourcing of credentialing services...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces Transparency Initiative in Maine

Anthem's Care Comparison Tool Gives Members the Most Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) announced today the expansion of its industry-leading transparency initiativ...

Anthem Blue Cross Introduces Industry's Most Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to California

Anthem's Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members in six California counties - Los Angeles, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, the Most Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 19 /P...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Introduces Industry's First Electronic Tool to Help Members Search In-Network Doctors and Hospitals; Transparency Tool to Enable Searches Via Web-Enabled Cell Phones or Hand-Held Devices

Connecticut members first to access comprehensive wireless provider directory NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut today announced the launch of the industry-leading Anthem Mobile Provider Finder, a new onlin...
Transparency in Medical Technology

New Safety Regulations Drive Greater Need for Resources and Expertise at Every Stage of Clinical Development

... that safety registries increasingly will be used to monitor drug safety at every stage of the clinical trial process. "The move toward greater transparency around drug safety remains a regulatory and political priority worldwide," says Nigel Burrows, Senior Principal, Management Consulting, IMS. "The phar...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

...ostics companies. "We are in favor of greater transparency regarding the relationships between healthcare com...O William C. Weldon. "We continue to believe such transparency is in the best interest of patients, payers, other...ial committee on Aging. Weldon said, "Greater transparency will enhance trust and recognition that collaborat...

PharmAthene Presents Data for Protexia(R) and Valortim(R) at 2008 BARDA Industry Conference / PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop

... to commend BARDA's new leadership for moving forward aggressively to engage with industry as a partner, and for their commitment to providing greater transparency and a long-term strategy for biodefense medical countermeasures research, development and procurement." "We are delighted to have the opportunity to...

Alabama Hospitals Compare Infection Prevention Performance Statewide With New Benchmarking Tool

...n infection prevention to be accurately identified and rapidly shared among a community of hospitals." In this first-of-its-kind effort to encourage transparency and facilitate best practice sharing, hospitals using this new tool can voluntarily allow other hospitals to see the name of their institution in the ...

SpineMark Partners With Regional Spine Leaders to Launch Its First Multisite Spine Research Organizations in Los Angeles, Denver

...s to our patients in their own backyards, without having to travel to a major clinical trial facility." "We are seeing an increased call for greater transparency in clinical research today, particularly in the spine industry. The SpineMark SRO model provides intermediary third-party oversight to ensure the high...

Industry Executives Finding Value in Shift of Scientific Publications

...red synergy between credibility of scientific rigor and increased commercial success. Other key topic areas in the research include: - Impact of transparency guidelines on publications, planning and delivery - Tactics for handling publication of neutral or negative clinical trial results - Optim...

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Calls for AIDS Vaccine Field to Work Together to Analyze STEP Study Data and Determine Best Course to Move Forward

...ting and troubling, and raise more questions than answers for the field of AIDS vaccine. Today's discussion of the data underscores the leadership and transparency that Merck, NIAID, and HVTN continue to show in this complex and challenging time. What is clear is that the field must continue to work on this chall...

BD and PEPFAR Collaborate to Strengthen Laboratory Systems in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB

...The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief employs the most diverse prevention, treatment and care strategy in the world, with an emphasis on transparency and accountability for results. The goals of the Emergency Plan's first five years include support for treatment for two million HIV- infected people,...

Innocoll Provides a Progress Update on its Clinical Development Programs and Specialty Pharmaceutical Operations

... material with a pharmacological action that stimulates the natural wound healing process. In addition, CollaGUARD provides the barrier protection and transparency of film dressings, which allows the clinician to visually inspect and monitor the wound without removal. About Innocoll, Inc. Innocoll is a privatel...
Transparency in Medical Products

Optilene Mesh LP - Super-light and thin-walled mesh with full transparency

Description: Optilene Mesh LP is a super-light polypropylene mesh which offers an excellent biocompatibility. The foreign body reaction is reduced considerably. Optilene Mesh LP is the alternative super-light mesh for all open hernia repair procedures. It perfectly conforms to anatomical structures. Due to it...
Company:AESCULAP

BARRIER Drapes

Description:...ty and absorbency. Spunlace materials provide barrier properties, softness, conformability and patient comfort. Universal films provide low weight and transparency where needed. The procedural performance of BARRIER drapes is further enhanced by the use of incise films, adhesive edges, instrument pads, integrated...
Company:Mlnlycke Health Care

Premilene Mesh LP

Description:...n. The mesh can be used for conventional or minimally invasive procedures. Premilene Mesh LP offers extreme dimensional stability as well as excellent transparency so that the tissue underneath is visible during surgery....
Company:AESCULAP

Lyra-i Laser System

Description:...is for dermal remodeling while maximizing patient safety The remarkable depth of penetration of 1064nm is due to its low scattering and epidermal transparency allowing the effective delivery of energy to deeply seated targets, such as blue and purple vessels while safely avoiding epidermal pigment. Computer ...
Company:Laserscope (now Iridex)
Transparency in Medical Definition

Medicine

... parallel private market. The latter is described as single-payer system. transparency of information is another factor defining a delivery system. Access to info...courage greater openness. There is a perceived tension between the need for transparency on the one hand and such issues as patient confidentiality and the possible...
Transparency in Medical Dictionary

Seborrheic keratosis

...apilloma, verruca senilis Benign, pigmented, superficial epithelial tumors that clinically appear to be pasted on Georgia Health Information and transparency ... A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the ... What are seborrheic keratoses? ... A diagnosed sebor...

Retrograde ejaculation

... the bladder instead of ... Retrograde ejaculation may be caused by prior prostate or urethral surgery, ... Georgia Health Information and transparency ... Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging ... Too fast? Too slow? How to overcome premature eja...

Cloudy cornea

...rnea - Overview, A cloudy cornea is a loss of transparency of the cornea . ... Cloudy cornea . Reviewed l... All Information, A cloudy cornea is a loss of transparency of the cornea . ... Did the cornea become clou...u first ... A cloudy cornea is a loss of transparency of the cornea . ... Did the cornea become clou...

Alpha

... Alpha channel, describing transparency and opacity in computer graphics ... The alpha carbon in organic chem...alpha in Wiktionary , the free dictionary. ... Alpha channel, describing transparency and opacity in computer graphics ... Flight & Pilot Training. Fligh...
Transparency in Biological News

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

The sustainability of fisheries depends on the transparency with which coastal states incorporate scientific advice into policies, reports a study led by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and published in the journal PLoS Biology . A new study provides the first globa...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

...ied . "If our hypothesis is correct, PAF antagonists, and the lipoxins and epi-lipoxins can become effective therapeutic tools for maintaining the transparency and integrity of the cornea," notes Dr. Bazan. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, each year, more than 2.5 million eye injuries oc...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

...irector of ICLEI USA. "ICLEI's local government members follow methodologies and standards and take part in ongoing reporting that fosters the kind of transparency and rigor required of any entity addressing climate change." In terms of adaptation, the report says all 18 US cities identify risks associated wit...

Climate change threatens Lake Baikal's unique biota

... lake's fish. Moreover, the crustaceans could be affected by changes in the transparency of the ice, an expected result of shifting precipitation patterns and chang...in wind dynamics. Shortened periods of ice cover and changes in the ice's transparency may also harm the Baikal seal, the lake's top predator and the world's only...

Stem cell therapy makes cloudy corneas clear, according to Pitt researchers

... PITTSBURGH, April 9 Stem cells collected from human corneas restore transparency and don't trigger a rejection response when injected into eyes that are sca...can-deficient mouse eyes were injected with human adult corneal stem cells, transparency was restored. The cornea and its stromal stem cells themselves appear t...

Harmonizing biobank research: An achievable world-wide goal

...ds of knowledge transfer and sharing. Its main objective consists in the creation of an open, public and accessible knowledge database. The motto is transparency and collaboration. BBMRI BBMRI is a project funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. Its mission is to prepare for the ...

Entrust Announces Financial Results for Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2008

...These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons to the operating results of the company's competitors and provide investors with greater transparency with respect to the supplemental information used by management in its operational and financial decision making. The non-GAAP measures are in...

Novel technique changes lymph node biopsy, reduces radiation exposure

...ook deep into tissues at high resolution because light scatters. The useful photons run out of juice within 1mm," Wang explained. "PAT improves tissue transparency by 2-3 orders of magnitude because sound scatters less than light. This allows us to see through the tissue by listening to the sound." Exogenous...

Novel technique changes lymph node biopsy, reduces radiaiton exposure

...ook deep into tissues at high resolution because light scatters. The useful photons run out of juice within 1mm," Wang explained. "PAT improves tissue transparency by 2-3 orders of magnitude because sound scatters less than light. This allows us to see through the tissue by listening to the sound." Exogenous...

The International Society for Stem Cell Research releases new guidelines

...oversight, a thorough informed consent process to provide patients with essential information on the unique aspects of stem cell-based treatments, and transparency in reporting of clinical trial results. " Our guidelines will arm patients and their doctors with the information they need to make decisions about w...
Transparency in Biological Technology

AstraZeneca Supports Transparency Legislation on Payments to Health Care Providers

WILMINGTON, Del., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that it supports the revised Physician Payment Sunshine Act as part of the company's latest step to provide the public with more information about the way it does business. Sponsored by Sens. Charles G...

Limited transparency in federal nanotech research may hamper development

Washington, DC Without clear leadership and more transparency in federal risk research investment, the emergence of safe nanotechnologies will be a happy accident, rather than a foregone conclusion, says Dr. Andrew Maynard, the Chief Science Advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (P...

Financial transparency is good; performance transparency is better

It's barely spring but the temperature is already getting hot in CEO suites throughout the corporate world. Thanks to the creative accounting shenanigans cooked up by the End Runs and World Cons (a.k.a. Enron and Worldcom) of the world, companies are now required to be far more transparent in the...

NxStage Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... operational cash usage. The Company believes the non-GAAP financial measure provides useful and supplementary information allowing investors greater transparency to one measure used by management. The non-GAAP financial measure is meant to supplement, and to be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measur...

Cynosure Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...rmance and our competitors' operating results. Cynosure believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Reconciliation of GAAP Income...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

...even though the nontransparent copper-gold electrodes on top of the Javey group's test device cut its efficiency by 50 percent. In future, top contact transparency can easily be improved. Other factors that greatly affect the efficiency of a 3-D nanopillar-array solar cell include its density and the exposed ...

NxStage Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... operational cash usage. The Company believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful and supplementary information allowing investors greater transparency to one measure used by management. The non-GAAP financial measure is meant to supplement, and to be viewed in conjunction with, GAAP financial measure...

Intrasphere Technologies Releases Version 1.5 of Its PharmaCM Clinical Trial Registration Solution Powered by Microsoft

...uditable manner. The solution replaces traditional manual and repetitive processes with an automated and secure management system that ensures greater transparency and accountability of accurate clinical trial information to the public." "We are excited to have been chosen by both of the companies as their c...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Provides Shareholders with Update Regarding Recent Developments

...ails on the slate of highly qualified and experienced individuals we nominated to serve on your Board. My fellow Board members and I are committed to transparency and principled corporate governance, and will maintain steady communications with you, our shareholders, in the weeks leading up to our 2009 annual me...

Siemens Focuses on Role-Based, Context-Sensitive, and Knowledge-Driven Solutions at HIMSS 2009

...l designed for administrative reporting of key performance indicators, such as resource utilization and physician productivity, will allow for greater transparency and therefore support proactive department management. In addition, with a new scheduling option, users will be able to better manage resources in cat...
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