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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.
LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's preeminent lung cancer research foundation, today announced that Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, has joined LUNGevity's Scientific Advisory Board, a group of 20 world-renowned scientists and researchers that guides LUNGevity's research program.
eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, has been named a 2017 Top Workplaces by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The company was also the recipient of the “Clued-In Senior Management” award based on employee’s reviews. The Top Workplaces awards are based solely on the results of an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.
HIMSS saw a spike in healthcare leaders’ interest in interoperability education at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, according to attendance data from the event. Compared to HIMSS16, attendance more than doubled at the redesigned HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, a 34,000-square-foot exhibition displaying, in real-time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today unveiled "Share the Savings," a new campaign to educate the public about the lack of rebate pass-through for commercially insured patients with high deductibles and coinsurance.
The AHA today urged Congress to provide law enforcement and other appropriate agencies with the resources to investigate cyber attacks and proactively prevent them.
An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors.
The I-PASS Study Group based out of Boston Children's Hospital has been named the recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF). The award, presented during NQF's 2017 Annual Conference in Pentagon City, Virginia, is the foremost award in the United States recognizing contributions to patient safety.
A technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey's Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is expanding participation to include hospitals and medical facilities throughout the entire eastern seaboard
VigiLanz, a digital healthcare intelligence firm, announced today that its antimicrobial stewardship platform has earned Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) certification validating its ability to collect and properly report data around antimicrobial use and resistance.
Veteran Duke physician to lead clinical quality and physician engagement for growing health system
AMGA is pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not proposing to move forward with a more aggressive use of Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data for risk adjustment as part of its Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2017 Call Letter.
The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Nebraska Medicine will integrate POC Advisor™ into clinical workflows to improve sepsis outcomes. POC Advisor uses real-time clinical surveillance and analytics to deliver highly accurate sepsis alerts and patient-specific treatment advice to clinicians at the point of care.
The Board of Trustees of Partners HealthCare voted Tuesday to name David J. Roberts, M.D., as the next president of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a five-year, $16.6 million renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University partnership to address cancer disparities among African-Americans.
Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans has named Johnson & Johnson's Timothy Trodden its new chief human resources officer.
“Critical Conversation” on Transforming Primary Care System via Enhanced Role for RNs to be Held at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on January 12
Platform Increases Efficiency in Specialist Referral Process and Lowers Cost
AMGA, an association representing medical groups and integrated systems of care, today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, beginning their tenure in January 2017. Joining the AMGA Board are the following: