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Walgreens WellTransitions to Help Reduce Readmissions

Walgreens pharmacists are on the frontlines of a new transition of care program, WellTransitions, which brings hospitals and health systems together with Walgreens in a coordinated care model designed to reduce readmission rates and overall health care costs, while improving patient health outcomes and medication adherence.

First Databank Releases Enhanced Drug Knowledge to Support Interoperable Medication Management

First Databank (FDB), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that helps improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, announces the release of a broad range of cross references within the FDB Interoperability Module.

EPMG Assists Families Experiencing Unexpected Death or Outcomes

Emergency Physicians Medical Group's (EPMG) Next Step Program has been nationally recognized as an innovation designed to reach out to patients and their family members in a very unique way.

Medical Protection Technologies' Hip Protectors Help Prevent Fractures

Medical Protection Technologies has introduced the Fall-Safe® Hip Protector into the U.S. healthcare market, featuring pads made from D3O®—a unique shock-absorbing material that is soft and flexible in its natural state but instantly rigid when struck suddenly by an outside force.

Aditazz Patient Mobility Platform to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Aditazz announced a strategic partnership with inventor Roger Leib to jointly develop and market the Patient Mobility Platform, a suite of mobility products conceived and designed by Leib, founder of Develop, LLC. 

Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium to Track, Monitor Blood Products

The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium announced that S3Edge Inc., the software partner for the consortium has been selected to exclusively commercialize the RFID and barcode based Blood Product Tracking suite of applications designed and built under a private, academic, and public initiative funded by the NIH.

NovaSom Announces Sleep Apnea Testing Program for Anesthesiologists

NovaSom, Inc., the leader in home sleep testing and cost-saving solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) management, has announced the launch of AccuSom Safe Recovery™. The full-service testing program is designed to enable anesthesiologists to quickly and efficiently diagnose OSA pre-operatively

Tools Available to Improve Safety of Patients with Limited English Proficiency

The new TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module and accompanying guide, “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide,” are now available.

ThedaCare Selects Phytel to Strengthen Its Patient Engagement Process

ThedaCare Physicians, the clinic division of the ThedaCare healthcare system, has agreed to use Phytel to help the organization manage population health and secure National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition of its patient-centered medical homes. NCQA provides automatic credit to providers who deploy Phytel to meet certain elements of the medical home requirements.

CIVCO Offers Infection Control for Portable Ultrasound Equipment

CIVCO Medical Solutions expands its line of infection-prevention products with the new latex-free hand-carried system drape.

Emergency Department Pearls Focus on Risk Management

The updated Risk Management Pearls for the Emergency Department from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is packed with practical tips on how to minimize liability exposures inherit in this high-risk environment.

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