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National Patient Safety Initiative Launched To Provide Free Electronic Prescribing To Every Physician In America Leading Healthcare and Technology Companies Join in Support of Initiative: Aetna, Allscripts, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Sprint Nextel, SureScripts, WellPoint, Wolters Kluwer Health Washington, DC - January 16, 2006 / PRNewswire / — A coalition of the nation's most prominent technology companies and leading healthcare organizations announced today a national initiative to provide free electronic prescribing for every physician in America. The National ePrescribing Patient Safety InitiativeSM (NEPSISM) is the first nationwide effort to improve patient safety by offering a solution to the medication errors that harm millions of people each year. Preventable medication errors injure at least 1.5 million Americans and claim more than 7,000 lives each year, according to a July 2006 study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. In an effort to reduce these errors, the IOM has called on all of the nation's physicians to adopt electronic prescribing by 2010. "While medication errors and adverse drug events can be common and serious, electronic prescribing is clearly a tool that can dramatically reduce errors and improve patient safety," said Nancy W. Dickey, currently President of the Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the Texas A&M University System and formerly President of the American Medical Association. "Yet despite the many benefits of electronic prescribing, physician adoption is still modest. The situation calls out for a solution that will overcome the barriers many physicians face in adopting this life-saving technology." The challenge, according to the eHealth Initiative, is that fewer than 1 in 5 of the nation's practicing physicians currently process prescriptions electronically. Studies indicate that most physicians have been reluctant to adopt electronic prescribing largely because of the cost of the systems, and a perception that the technology requires too much time to learn and install. NEPSI will help address those barriers by providing physicians simple, safe and secure electronic prescribing at no cost. NEPSI is led by Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, and by national sponsor Dell Computers, Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's leading computer company. Other technology companies sponsoring NEPSI are Cisco Systems Corp., Fujitsu Computers of America, Inc., Google, Inc. – the coalition's Search Sponsor – Microsoft, Corp., Sprint Nextel Corp., SureScripts, Inc., and Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. "Medication errors represent a significant challenge for our nation and we know we can and we must do better by taking action – right now," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "The National e-Prescribing Patient Safety Initiative brings together a diverse group of technology companies, payers and physicians who share a commitment to one remarkable idea – that providing free electronic prescribing for every physician will ultimately reduce errors and improve care. This initiative delivers a simple yet comprehensive solution, and represents an on-ramp to a complete Electronic Health Record." Kevin Rollins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dell, NEPSI's national sponsor, commented, "We are proud to add sponsorship of the NEPSI Coalition to the growing list of healthcare-related initiatives that Dell is helping to lead. Information technology holds great promise as a means to help upgrade our nation's healthcare system, and we look forward to working with partners such as Allscripts to help demonstrate its potential to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of healthcare in the America." In addition to Dell, a number of the largest technology companies in the world are sponsoring NEPSI including Microsoft and Intel.
21 Jan 2007
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Dream-Kip's Light from English Patient
6 Apr 2007
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Visit: www.whosp**** - Grateful US patients say words of appreciation for excellent quality of treatment and care received by them at Wockhardt hospitals. The group has set up a special division to work at actualising the tremendous business potential that India has for attracting patients for high end medical treatment from advanced countries like US, UK, Canada. Promoting healthcare services by an Indian hospital to patients from advanced markets requires meeting high level of competence, skills, capabilities, service quality and delivery commitments. To achieve these requirements Wockhardt Hospitals has pioneered a number of customer oriented initiatives like Toll Free Helplines in US, Canada and UK, internet based services to overseas patients that have made the group a Preferred Destination for complex surgical procedures. The growth of this business is encouraging and the group's initiatives have recently received international recognition by top media channels like Fox News in US, Skynews in UK and the Australian Broadcasting Network. --Sent via *******heyspread**** : Upload videos to multiple sites quickly
24 Aug 2007
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Visit: www.whosp**** - Mr John M from Wales UK speaks about his experience of getting Complex Total Hip Replacement Surgery done at Wockhardt Super specialty Hospitals, India -- Asia's most advanced super specialty hospitals. As associate hospital of Harvard Medical International (HMI), Boston, USA, this hospital is equipped with latest technology, multi-disciplinary capability, world class infrastructure and excellent patient care ambience and processes at par with the guidelines set by International Accreditation Systems. Amongst the few hospitals in Asia equipped with most advanced Computer navigation and Minimal Access Surgery facilities to perform any complex Knee, Hip and Shoulder joint replacement and Resurfacing Surgeries. Wockhardt Hospitals has a vastly experienced team of Orthopedic Surgeons who have done more than 4000 joint replacement surgeries. Wockhardt Hospitals in Bangalore India is now the first choice for non insured self paying US patients. Few hospitals even in US cannot match the Orthopedic, Cardiac, Brain
9 Oct 2007
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experience of getting Hip Resurfacing Surgery done at Wockhardt Hip resurfacing Center - a state of the art facility at South Asia's First Internationally Accredited Superspecialty Hospital at Mumbai. As associate hospital of Harvard Medical International (HMI), Boston, USA, this hospital is equipped with latest technology, multi-disciplinarycapability, world class infrastructure and excellent patient care ambience and processes. Hip resurfacing or surface replacement arthroplasty is a bone-conserving alternative to conventional total hip replacement (THR). Unlike THR, hip resurfacing does not involve the removal of the femoral head and neck; hence the head, neck and femur bone is preserved in an effort to facilitate future surgery to enable the patient to take advantage of newer technology or treatments in the future. The current generation of hip resurfacing devices utilizes a metal-metal bearing. Metal-metal bearings have demonstrated a much higher level of wear resistance as well as reduced bone loss and inflammatory tissue reaction about the hip joint as compared to metal-polyethylene bearings. Hip resurfacing is anatomically and biomechanical more similar to the natural hip joint resulting in increased stability, flexibility and range of motion. Further, the dislocation risk is virtually eliminated. Higher activity levels are typically achieved with less risk. These benefits are realized because the head diameter that results from resurfacing is very similar to the patient's normal head diameter and these larger head sizes are typically much larger than the femoral balls utilized in conventional THR. This surgery is less invasive and rehabilitation after the operation is quicker. Patients are encouraged to be active after surgery as this improves the bone stockHip resurfacing is better than THR (total hip replacement) because generally after THR, one cannot sit on the floor, squat, or lead a very active, hectic life or play sport. THR can also dislocate. Hip Resurfacings hardly ever dislocate and activity levels are excellent after resurfacing. For more details visit www.whosp****
9 Oct 2007
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The incident happened on 27 September 2007. On this day, the ICU consultant had asked the patient to undergo some tests, including radiography. It was here that he was taken to the Radiology Department. Yet, when he was about to be taken back, the elevator stalled, and the bed bound patient had to be taken all the way back to the ICU through the streets outside the hospital buildings.
18 Oct 2007
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All patient rooms are private and designed for maximum comfort and care.
20 Nov 2007
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Hillary Clinton suggests Barack Obama's Universal Health Care Plan might shut out Cancer Patients.
15 Dec 2007
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Post core dental therapy is usually recommended when there is inadequate support for a crown. The post will act like an anchor for the placement of your crown. Dental surgery centers of bangalore in India are now providing dental post-core surgery in India at a less price to international patients, One can also enjoy an exciting holiday tour package along with the dental surgery in India, Fill up your case details now at *******www.indianhealthguru****
17 Dec 2007
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Dental porcelain teeth are artificial teeth but they diaplay a natural look and this is their chief benefit, Patients are now coming to the cities of bangalore and mumbai in India to get a dental porcelain surgery at a low cost you too can.... Submit your queries at *******www.indianhealthguru****
17 Dec 2007
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Dental empress surgery is now being given to international patients at a less cost, it helps you to set your teeth in a uniform row, Submit your case details at *******www.indianhealthguru****
17 Dec 2007
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Scars whether formed due to an accident, wound or even a surgery are simply unwanted marks on the skin and could be easily removed with a scar revision surgery, international patients from all parts of the world are now turning their faces to the surgeons of india,simply because they can now get a good quality cosmetic surgery at a less and affordable price in India, Fill your case details at Tour2india4health to know more about a scar revision surgery and the surgery facilities available in India.
19 Dec 2007
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Liposuction has now become very popular as one of the best fat eliminating procedure to get a fit and fine look, cosmetic surgery centers at mumbai in India are now providing liposuction surgery with sophisticated techniques within the budget of a patient. Know more about it by visiting Tour2india4health
19 Dec 2007
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Gynecomastia can correct the growth of abnormal breasts in men which are generally due to hormonal imbalance, low cost surgery packages are being offered to international patients in India for correction of gynecomastia, utilise this offer by filling your case details at Tour2india4health.
19 Dec 2007
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A study of patients suffering from sickle cell anemia found that patients were worse off than was previously believed. The study found that daily pain is far more prevalent and severe than previous large studies have indicated.
15 Jan 2008
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