New online web portal makes it easier for patients to order, track and manage medications
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 2, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation today announced the launch of its new website for its Patient Assistance Program (PAP) – a program that provides Boehringer Ingelheim medicines free of charge to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients who cannot afford them. The web portal will make the PAP easier to navigate and offer new features to benefit patients and physicians alike.
Karl Blight is the general manager of GE Healthcare UK and wrote this article for the Guardian.
Innovation and GE have been synonymous ever since the company was founded by Thomas Edison who aligned several businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace. He called the resulting organisation Edison General Electric Company, which in 1892 merged with a competitor to form General Electric Company.
ACO—that’s the latest acronym to add to the growing list of health-related terms that you need to know. ACO stands for Accountable Care Organization, a payment and care delivery model that links provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for a specific population of patients. This new term is really new: it was first used in 2006 during a public meeting of MPAC—that is, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. In 2009, it was included in the PPACA—that is, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called “Obamacare.”
March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ EIN News/--Healthcare Industry Today (http://health.einnews.com), a media monitoring website published by EIN News, has added telehealth to the thousands of health topics that it covers. See:
Verizon’s New Annual Report of Financial and Corporate Responsibility Performance Outlines Progress in ‘Shared Success’ Initiatives
NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Verizon has released its 2012 annual report of financial and corporate responsibility performance, showcasing solid progress in delivering powerful answers in the areas of healthcare,
Cisco was honored by the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. for its leadership role in worldwide education. Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers received the “Global Education Award“ in recognition of Cisco’s “worldwide commitment to social responsibility, knowledge transfer, learning, and education.“
When it comes to mHealth, in many ways developing countries are ahead of the U.S., as innovative text-messaging programs bring life-saving information and supplies to remote areas and achieve remarkable results.
Take, for example, the ways SMS programs in Malawi, Zambia, and other parts of Africa are being used today: