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WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today endorsed legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that will curb medical lawsuit abuse and help ensure continued patient access to care.

The Standard of Care Protection Act (H.R. 1473), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), is the first piece of legislation in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress to address our nation's broken liability system.  It ensures that no provisions of federal health care law may be inappropriately used to create new threats for medical liability litigation in the United States.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2013 -- Cambridge College's School of Management will host a panel discussion on the growing Health Information Technology (HIT) job market and career opportunities in health care organizations.

CAMDEN, N.J., April 10, 2013 -- In a highly innovative move, unprecedented in New Jersey, a health insurer and a hospital system -- AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care -- announce today that Cooper will acquire a 20 percent interest in AmeriHealth New Jersey. This venture intends to transform health care in the state by increasing quality and lowering costs through a more highly coordinated care model.

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will convene an April 23 roundtable discussion on how to create a national data infrastructure to support high-quality patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER).

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 -- TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where 1,500+ leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, has announced its final speaker line up of 60+ thought leaders and performers who will be featured on the TEDMED 2013 stage.

Royal Solutions Group LLC, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to the Healthcare industry, has deployed Royal Letters™ at Scottsdale Medical Imaging in Scottsdale, AZ allowing for automated letter, email, diagnostic report and notification generation. Royal Letters™ is a service that delivers encrypted emails to patients and providers and can be plugged into almost any existing system or workflow due to its unique file reading capabilities.

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 9, 2013 -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) launched a new website for dialysis patients. The website, which can be found at www.bbraun-dialysis.com, provides information about living with dialysis. Patients will find useful tips on everyday topics, planning an overseas vacation, and be able to utilize this website to locate the addresses of over 200 dialysis centers worldwide to arrange dialysis at individual centers. The website also provides tasty recipes and dietary advice to ensure that patients on restricted diets can also enjoy balanced and varied meals. They can also access videos and other information about various kidney-related topics, as well as a useful frequently asked questions section.

DENVER, April 9, 2013 -- Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, today issued a new report, "Variation in Patient Safety Outcomes and the Importance of Being Informed" that measures how well hospitals are keeping patients safe by preventing medical errors and avoidable complications. 

NEWTON, Mass., April 9, 2013 -- In an effort to help clinical trial sponsors capitalize on mobile trends and maximize recruitment dollars, BBK Worldwide (BBK) is releasing a suite of advertising tools for mobile applications – designed to increase campaign effectiveness and return on investment.

BRANFORD, Conn. and SANTA FE, N.M., April 9, 2013 -- Core Informatics, a leading provider of data management solutions to the life sciences, molecular diagnostics, and energy industries, and OpenEye Scientific Software, a leading developer of innovative molecular modeling and cheminformatics solutions for molecular discovery, announce a new partnership and the integration of OpenEye cheminformatics software into Core Informatics' web-based Laboratory Information Management System (Core LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (Core ELN).

BRISBANE, Calif., April 9, 2013 -- CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, today announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. – one of the world's largest healthcare services companies – has selected its TeamForge ALM platform to support its enterprise software development initiatives around the globe

ENGLEWOOD, Colo; April 08, 2013 – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest non-profit health providers and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have teamed on a nine-month initiative that will apply analytics to identify at-risk factors among patient populations.

Fredericksburg, VA, April 05, 2013 -- Mary Washington Healthcare, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of Tuesday, April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

Glen Rock, NJ, April 04, 2013 -- It’s the kind of war you look forward to going to: Lifepoint Informatics, a leader in health IT, will sponsor and participate in the upcoming Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management in New Orleans, April 30-May 1. The 18th annual industry conference brings together lab administrators and pathologists from around the world to share practical methods for improving the organizational performance and financial success of labs.

Park City, Utah, April 05, 2013 -- Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange. Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement arrangements.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5, 2013 -- As a health system, Saint Luke's ranks among the highest in the nation in patients' perspectives in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey of patients' hospital experiences.

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 28, 2013--City of Hope is implementing its EHR to provide the best care for its patients, and is capitalizing on the expert knowledge of its world leading clinical research to do so. COH is now using Wairever Inc.’s Plexina, a Clinical Knowledge Management automation platform, which can rapidly convert evidence and research knowledge into order sets for the EHR.

Richmond, VA April 04, 2013 -- Leaders from Diamond Healthcare Corporation and InSight Telepsychiatry, LLC have cemented a strategic partnership aimed at improving behavioral health care options in emergency departments.

CHICAGO, April 4, 2013 -- UHC announced today that its member academic medical centers achieved record supply chain savings and value of $400 million in 2012. The savings amount represents 5% of UHC members' record aggregated spend of $8.1 billion and includes cash returns as well as operational savings.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 4, 2013 -- According to the White House, the U.S. spends $2.2 trillion each year in health care, and Americans spend more on health care than on food or housing.  An upward trend in health care cost is projected over the period of 2015-2021 at an average rate of 6.2 percent annually, reflecting the net result of the aging of the population, several provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and generally improving economic conditions reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

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