Archive December 2011

Power failure hits patients at maternity hospital [Kanpur] [Times of India]

Dec31

KANPUR: The pregnant patients admitted at Upper India Sugar Exchange ‘Jaccha Baccha’ hospital and their attendants had a difficult time as there is no power since Wednesday.The patients and their kin blamed the hospital staff and claimed that it was a ‘deliberate attempt’ to harass them. However, officials of the hospital said that power failure […]

Mental health unit staff sacked [Northern Echo (England)]

Dec31

TWO members of staff have been sacked from a psychiatric unit for troubled youngsters over the alleged psychological abuse of patients.A support worker and a senior member of staff were dismissed from the Roycroft Unit at St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle, by the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust following a disciplinary hearing.Allegations about […]

FDA approves pneumococcal 13 vaccine

Dec31

Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13 vaccine, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people age 50 and older to prevent pneumonia, officials said.Dr. Karen Midthun, director of U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said pneumococcal pneumonia, caused when the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae infects the lungs, is the […]

Care to share some hospital memories? [Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent, England)]

Dec31

MADAM, – Here are some photographs which have been loaned as part of the hospital history project, If Wards Could Talk.They feature in an exhibition which opened at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday, December 10, and runs until May.More than 100 people have contributed memories and pictures towards the project, set up […]

New clinic opens at hospital [Hull Daily Mail (England)]

Dec31

EAST YORKS: Patients with conditions affecting their spine, as well as upper and lower limbs, will be treated at a new clinic at Goole And District Hospital.The one-stop musculoskeletal clinic offers rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with soft tissue problems, joint conditions, back or neck pain and sports injuries. The service, which begins […]

OUT & IN PATIENTS ; 78% rise in sick back in hospital within a month of their release [Mirror (UK)]

Dec31

HOSPITALS have been slammed for treating patients like "parts on a production line".Health Secretary Andrew Lansley spoke out after figures released yesterday revealed that emergency readmissions had soared by 78% in a decade.In the 10 years to 2009/10, the number of patients seen back in A&E within four weeks of being sent home after treatment […]

Free medical camp in Khyber Agency held

Dec31

A three-day free medical camp was organized by Mobile Hospital Programme FATA in Khyber Agency areas of Shakas, Jamrud, Lwarha Mena, Mulaguri, Loey Shalman and Wali Muhammad Kaley.The camp was arranged under the directives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masaud Kausar, Additional Chief Secretary and Director Health FATA, Dr. Fawad Khan.Doctors and a large number […]

eDoctor, Inc. Announces Legacy Patient Data Migration Service

Dec31

Rockville, MD. (PRWEB) December 31, 2011eDoctor, Inc., an innovative provider of Healthcare IT solutions, is proud to announce their easy, convenient patient data migration service for medical practitioners adopting an electronic prescribing solution or an EMR. eDoctor’s patient data migration swiftly transitions patient data from most legacy practice management systems to an e-Prescribing service or […]

Walgreens-Express Scripts feud could affect thousands in Minnesota, Wisconsin [Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.]

Dec31

Dec. 31A dispute between two giants in the pharmacy world means thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin residents likely won’t have coverage to fill prescriptions at Walgreens stores starting Sunday.As of Friday, Walgreen Co. and the employee-benefits manager Express Scripts still had not agreed to pharmacy reimbursement rates after six months of contract negotiations.Walgreen, which operates […]

eDoctor, Inc. Announces e-Prescribing Integration Service for OpenEMR Vendors

Dec31

Rockville, MD. (PRWEB) December 31, 2011eDoctor, Inc., an innovative provider of Healthcare IT solutions, now offers Surescripts-certified Newcrop electronic prescribing for OpenEMR vendors seeking to integrate safe, easy e-Prescribing within their OpenEMR. Available through an exclusive partnership with Newcrop, eDoctor’s e-Prescribing meets and exceeds all Medicare MIPPA requirements for federal e-Prescribing incentives; through use of […]