In the 21 worst-affected countries, close to 5% of death and disease is caused by indoor air pollution.
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USA will participate in an international effort to encourage more rapid development and worldwide adoption of standard clinical terminology for electronic health records.
The American Medical Association (AMA) commends the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and 23 of its affiliated companies for agreeing to fundamentally shift how their system conducts business with physicians.
Federal Health Minister Tony Clement joined the Canadian Lung Association to announce the development of a national action plan to improve the respiratory health of Canadians.
Health Minister Andy Burnham published new guidance to help health bodies and practitioners deliver high quality convenient care closer to people's homes.
Virtually all practicing doctors in the U.S. have some form of relationship with pharmaceutical manufacturers but the nature and extent of those relationships vary, depending on the kind of practice, medical specialty, patient mix, and professional activities.
The members of the House and Senate released a report conducted by the Government Accountability Office on Federal efforts to improve the state of the nation's public health and hospital emergency preparedness programs.
As the nation continues to grapple with severe weather conditions throughout the High Plains and into the south, the American Red Cross is asking the public to immediately prepare for the potential increase in storm activity.
People with chronic illnesses can experience great difficulties in prison, but people such as drug addicts and the homeless may find their healthcare improves
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped increase awareness of barriers faced by people with disabilities, outdated regulations too often impede access to health care coverage and assistive devices for many who need them.
Healthcare manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and group purchasing organizations join together to build and utilize single solution.
INTERMACS and its role in facilitating ongoing development of ventricular assistive devices will be the subject of presentations and discussion during the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 27th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions this week.
Hospitals that operate at or over their capacity may be at increased risk of adverse events that injure patients.
Tourtellotte Solutions and Cytel Inc. announced the integration of tcVisualize and FlexRandomizer, a combination that simulates both supply chain and flexible randomization for adaptive clinical trials.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes April 23-29, 2007 as TV Turn Off Week. In celebration of TV Turn Off Week, Floridians have the opportunity to engage family and loved ones in more physical activity and try to decrease sedentary behavior.
Greenway Medical Technologies announced that its flagship EHR solution, PrimeSuite, integrates all 74 quality measures set forth in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
AG Mednet outlined that the use of its network has significantly improved patient care and radiology services at Cottage Hospital, an early AG Mednet customer.
The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety announced the launch of a public awareness campaign on the safe use of injectable therapies.
ComEd meter readers have seen a dramatic 90 percent decrease in the number of dog bites as a result of improved safety policies and the type of training meter readers received this week from leading experts in dog bite prevention.
POLESTAR announced the launch of the Data Pro Plus, the next generation chemistry analyzer for physician office laboratories.
FDA investigators and U.S. Marshals today seized all implantable medical devices from Shelhigh, Inc., Union, N.J., after finding significant deficiencies in the company's manufacturing processes.
HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt released for display in the Federal Register the Department's new roadmap for developing and purchasing medical countermeasures against a host of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched A Healthier US Starts Here, an initiative focused on motivating seniors and others with Medicare to make the most of Medicare's preventive services.
Every hospital patient should have their own risk assessment for VTE that will improve patient safety and help save thousands of lives each year.
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