Tag: "service" at medical news
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
17 FEBRUARY-For her countless roles in service
to science and its potential for improving human w...ied 1 August 2004, following more than 60 years of service
to science and society. Singer's selection by the AAAS Board of Directors as the twentieth recipient...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... entirely new level of excellence." Customer service
Since last April, patient satisfaction scores in cardiology have been among the highest seen at the hospital, for example exceeding 98 percent in the cath lab and electrophysiology. "I think these remarkable patient satisfaction scores reflect the ...
Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...nging for other family members, friends, or formal service
providers to perform respite care," wrote the researchers. While other studies on caregiving have typically interviewed only one person in the relationship, the Pitt researchers spoke with both caregivers and care recipients, minimizing potential bia...
Early supported discharge services can reduce long term dependency for stroke patients
...nvestigators found that those who received the ESD service
had statistically fewer deaths and reduced depende...coordinated ESD team can offer a further effective service
option for a selected group of stroke patients and should be considered, in addition to organised in...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...of stroke. One example is the two-year-old public service
campaign by the American Stroke Association and the Ad Council that uses television ads, featuring celebrities, to alert viewers to the symptoms and damage caused by stroke. The drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a clot buster used for ische...
More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
...nic located in one of San Diego's largest homeless service
agencies. According to the UCSD researchers, homelessness was most frequently associated with people who were diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, who were substance abusers, and who had no public-funded health care. Men were also more...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...o have jointly developed a seismic-quality mapping service
as part of an ESA Earth Observation Market Development (EOMD) project. EOMD is a programme aimed at strengthening the European and Canadian capacity to provide geoinformation services based mainly on Earth Observation data, with a particular emphasis...
Telemedicine is healthcare's new frontier
...ould guarantee access, availability and quality of service
in the required locations. Satellite communication...m industry, healthcare organisations and potential service
providers, leading to a constellation of small and medium-sized exploratory projects. Through such p...
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Blackwell Publishing announce partnership
...members, AANP is the oldest, largest and only full service
professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Through its various membership categories, AANP provides representation for over 90,000 in the U.S. and worldwide. Its premier publication, the Journal of the Academy of Nu...
Transparent orthodontic brackets by microinjection
...aboratory Tekniker MicroMachining (T.M.M.). at the service
of the project. The product is currently in the trials stage with patients, after which it will be launched on to the market by EuroOrtodoncia, possibly in the second half of 2005....
Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK
...unpublished data on UK asthma frequency and health service
use, between January 1981 and March 2002. The in...ful study. Underlying this paradox might be health service
organisational factors such as different ethnic groups' responses to institutional deficiencies in p...
Pharmacist review does not keep older people out of hospital
...ay the authors. The recommendation of the national service
framework for older people and the NHS plan that this should be widely introduced in primary care seems to lack a clear evidence base, they conclude....
Post election 2004: What's in store for health policy
...n Monday, February 7, by kaisernetwork.org, a free service
of the Kaiser Family Foundation at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/healthcast/nhpc/02feb05...
Lifestyle changes especially effective at preventing type 2 diabetes in adults aged 60 and older
...Diabetes" campaign includes radio and print public service
advertisements, tip sheets, and posters. Materials are also available on the NDEP website at www.ndep.nih.gov . "The YMCA of Florida's First Coast is proud to be hosting the national launch of this important public health campaign," said Thomas "Tri...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...rences, treatment efficiency, diagnostic bias, and service
delivery." Intelligence, Race, and Genetics. Authors Robert J. Sternberg, PhD (Yale University), Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD (Yale University), and Kenneth K. Kidd, PhD (Yale University), submit that research that attempts to link genetics and race with...
Innovative WSU graduate program deals with mental health, deafness
...esulted in hospitals, county government and social service
providers hiring those who complete this program. Basil said agencies that work with SOPP in this program include the Dayton Community Services for the Deaf, the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, CSD ...
New rights to access, but for most transparency is still as clear as mud
...as a central aspect of modern democracy and public service
reform. Open access to information and doing away with secrecy is seen as key to preventing corruption and promoting public accountability. "A host of benefits are assumed to flow from it, including certainty, predictability and fairness, as well as ...
Heart patients treated by non-cardiologists less likely to receive medications
... A. Fotis, B.S. Pharm, manager of drug information service
at Northwestern Memorial Hospital....
Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care
... care provided, increase the cost effectiveness of service
delivery, facilitate the identification and adopti...ractices, and enhance the public accountability of service
providers. These changes are occurring at a rapid pace, often in the absence of clear evidence regar...
RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online
...ders will be the first to roll out the RelayHealth service
to their patients. The group has secured access to the full suite of RelayHealth services, including the webVisit consultation service, the eScript® prescribing and renewal service, online appointment requests, lab and test result reporting, and ...
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