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Despite increased use of electronic medical records, fewer U.S. doctors believe it improves health outcomes, Accenture survey shows


A new survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) found that most U.S. doctors are more proficient using electronic medical records (EMR) than they were two years ago, but fewer believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions, reduced medical errors or improved health outcomes. The U.S. findings, part of a six-country survey of more than 2,600 physicians, including roughly 600 in the United States, found that healthcare IT use among doctors has averaged double-digit growth, since Accenture conducted a similar survey in 2012. However, despite doctors i... Read More »

SAP helps simplify personalized medicine to fight cancer and other illnesses


“We’re focused on improving people’s lives with simple solutions to complex problems, and we recognize that the most universally relevant challenges are in healthcare,” said Martin Kopp, vice president and head of the global healthcare industry unit, SAP. “Co-innovating with partners of all sizes on our technology platforms, we’re working across the board to improve health and make a rapid, direct impact on quality of life.” Transforming Cancer Care The American Society for Clinical Oncology recently announced that its wholly owned subsid... Read More »

Warning campaign on white heroin ended


A second reason for the decision is that in the past six weeks there have been no further incidents and no reports of white heroin being offered for sale. A third and final argument is that by definition a warning campaign is of a temporary nature and the instrument should be used as sparingly as possible to prevent it from losing its impact. Two campaigns Since September 2014, 20 tourists have become seriously ill after ‘snorting’ heroin sold to them as cocaine. In October and November, three of them died as a consequence. The Amsterdam ... Read More »

Materialise: Taylor teen becomes first patient in Michigan to benefit from 3D Printed Heart Model to treat life-threatening aneurysm


In November, 2014, Ariana’s mom Jacqueline Foster decided to have her four children undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG), a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, as a precaution since one of her sons had a heart murmur. When testing revealed Ariana, an active teen who enjoys cheerleading and volleyball, may have potential abnormalities in her aorta, she was referred to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She received a cardiac catheterization, a procedure involving a tube that is placed in her blood vessel, ... Read More »

Bristol Healthcare Services opens more branch offices in different locations – A Pioneering Effort Aimed at Helping Healthcare Providers Maximize their Revenues


Chico, CA - Bristol Healthcare Services aims to help Healthcare providers increase their cash flow by offering robust Medical Coding Services, Eligibility Verification, Medic Legal Services, Data Entries and Accounts Receivables Follow up to manage patient claims efficiently. In its continued efforts, Bristol Healthcare Services opens more branch offices in different locations to assist the healthcare providers comprehensively. Addressing the concerns of the medical service providers struggling to meet deadlines while submitting patient clai... Read More »

Truu Salon to participate in Aveda’s Appointments for Clean Water Global Hair Cut-a-Thon to support Earth Month


Fort Lauderdale, FL  - Truu Salon will participate in a 24-Hour Global Cut-A-Thon on Monday, April 13, 2015. Truu Salon encourages all to bring a guest to the event to help Aveda reach to goal of $6.5 million. Aveda stylists in salons worldwide will volunteer their time to offer haircuts and beauty services in return for a donation to Earth Month, a simple and beautiful way for their guests to actively care for the environment. Haircuts or Blowdrys will be $25 each. In addition, Truu Salon is having an Earth Month raffle with cash prizes of ... Read More »

CBS: Sickness absence rate dips to lowest level since 1996


Fewer people report ill, partly due to a change in legislation Last year, 38 in every thousand employees were absent from work due to illness. The sickness absence rate has not been this low since 1996. In 2002 - after the introduction of the Gatekeeper Improvement Act - sickness absence started to decline. Under this Act, employers are fully responsible for the monitoring of their sick employees and legally bound to work towards a speedy reintegration. Between 2002 and 2004, the rate dropped to 4.2 percent and subsequently remained all but ... Read More »

BT helps Humber NHS Foundation Trust go mobile and spend more time with patients


Staff at the Trust - which provides a range of mental health, community, learning disability, and addiction services – will now be able to access patient records, view schedules and appointments and update notes while on their rounds, using a mobile device of their choice, such as tablets or smartphones. Replacing paper records, the new mobile solution ensures that clinicians have the most up to date information at their fingertips whether in the office, on the go or at the patient’s home. It streamlines the Trust’s existing processes, reduc... Read More »

Cargolux celebrates 10 years of healthcare flights to Indianapolis


Cargolux and DB Schenker started the first Indianapolis service in 2005 with a weekly flight and added a second weekly flight the year after. Ten years later, Cargolux serves 15 destinations with healthcare flights for DB Schenker. The 36 pallets of pharmaceuticals carried on 5 March required a constant ambient temperature of 20° C throughout the aircraft, made possible by the four independently adjustable air conditioning zones in Cargolux’s 747 freighters, who are ideally suited for this and other perishable, as well as livestock, shipment... Read More »

Turning the tide in the war against AIDS


The search for an HIV vaccine begins at a very unlikely place. An amateur drag queen festival in Barcelona provides local anti-AIDS activists with an opportunity to get in touch with a community at risk. In the Spanish city, men who have sex with other men account for 81% of new HIV infections. Public campaigns bring people at risk to centres like BCN Checkpoint where they can get tested for HIV quickly and anonymously. Hundreds of regular visitors agreed to share their blood samples with researchers. For immunologists, this is an invaluable... Read More »

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