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NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ramp Corporation today announced that its CarePoint suite of technologies was selected as the electronic prescribing solution for Covenant Medical Management, Inc., a primary member organization of Covenant Health. Ramp, through its wholly- owned HealthRamp subsidiary, markets CarePoint, a comprehensive solution for healthcare professionals that allows the physician and their staff to easily place orders for drugs and refill prescriptions while interfacing to the physician's practice management system from a wireless handheld PDA or desktop Internet web browser. "CMM Inc.'s adoption of CarePoint meets their stringent patient privacy requirements, while at the same time providing a real-time, integrated interface with an electronic medical records system. CarePoint's scalability, combined with its extreme flexibility, shou... (more)

ActiveStrategy Demonstrates First Enterprise Performance Management Application for iPhone at Client Conference

ActiveStrategy demonstrated the first enterprise performance management application for the iPhone, ActiveStrategy Pulse™ (PHOTO: http://www.activestrategy.com/software_solutions/iphone.aspx) at the company’s annual international client conference this week in Philadelphia (http://www.activestrategy.com/events_and_news/conferences/index.aspx ). ActiveStrategy Pulse for iPhone is the first ActiveStrategy product optimized to run natively on a mobile device. ActiveStrategy Enterprise software allows business users to keep in close touch with the strategic performance of their business, making it an ideal enterprise application for the iPhone. Jeffrey Bunting, Founder and CTO of ActiveStrategy, explained why the company chose to develop its enterprise application for the iPhone. “We jumped on the opportunity to develop ActiveStrategy for the iPhone p... (more)

GlutenFreeTravelSite Adds “Gluten Free Restaurant Menus” Section to Popular Website

GlutenFreeTravelSite (http://www.glutenfreetravelsite.com) has added a major new section called “Gluten Free Restaurant Menus” to its website (http://www.glutenfreetravelsite.com/restaurants). Designed to help people on gluten-free diets find national and regional restaurants that offer gluten-free items on their menu, this new part of the website also benefits restaurants who have taken the time to accommodate the fast-growing Celiac community. People with Celiac and others following gluten-free diets have limited options when it comes to dining out and traveling, and they are always on a quest to discover new places to safely dine. Fortunately, there have been many more restaurants that have, over the past few years, recognized the needs of this group and have done a great job developing an extensive range of gluten-free items on their menus. “This is a huge gro... (more)

Photo: Nancy O'Dell and Yoplait Pair Up to Educate Families on the Basics of Better Bone Health

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy O'Dell, co-anchor of Access Hollywood, celebrity mom and author of the new parenting book Full of Life / Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant, recognizes the importance of building and maintaining strong, healthy bones through a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Along with milk and cheese, enjoying a creamy cup of yogurt such as Yoplait(R) - the only leading brand of yogurt containing calcium and vitamin D in every serving - is a good way to help children and adults get the recommended amount of these two important bone nutrients. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/yoplait/39966/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/NY71386 ) "After my recent knee injury I recognize the importance of a proper diet and exercise to help me get back on my ... (more)

Florida Learning Disabilities Experts at International Dyslexia Conference in Lake Buena Vista

BALTIMORE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning disability experts from Florida, the U.S. and world will host 160 workshops and seminars at the 4-day International Dyslexia Association Conference, at the Swan/Dolphin beginning November 11. George Batsche, Co-Director of the University of South Florida, Institute For School Reform, and Barbara Ehren, Director of the University of Central Florida's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, will host an all day symposium "Implementation of Response To Intervention". The session will be chaired by Kathleen Whitmire, Director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Guidelines for school assessments and interventions and specific steps for implementation of RTI programs in schools will be presented. The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University will present research fi... (more)

Landmark Study Shows Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Can Help Hospitals Dramatically Decrease Rescue Events and ICU Transfers, and ICU Days

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, jointly announced the peer-reviewed publication of an in-depth, 21-month clinical study on the impact of the Masimo Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system. The study, featured in the February 2010 issue of Anesthesiology, is the first published report to demonstrate that continuous pulse oximetry monitoring and clinician notification in post-surgical patients on the general floor leads to a "significant drop" in key clinical outcome measures, including 65% fewer rescue events, 48% fewer ICU transfers, and reduced annualized ICU time by 135 days.(1) In the study, Dr. Andreas Taenzer and a team of clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitc... (more)

Europaeiske Rejseforsikring A/S, Division of Munich Re, Selects MDLiveCare to Provide Travelers With 24/7 on Demand Access to U.S. Physicians

SUNRISE, FL and MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/11 -- MDLiveCare, the worldwide leader in providing affordable, 24/7 healthcare consultations by web-cam, phone or email, today announced a multi-year contract with Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S, Denmark's largest and oldest travel insurance company, to provide physician telehealth consultations for business travelers and ex-pats visiting the United States. Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S was the first provider of travel insurance in Denmark and has maintained the leading position in the travel insurance market. "When our members travel to the U.S., they enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have unlimited, immediate access to physicians and other healthcare services," says Dan Kjolhede Laursen, vice president of Europæiske's Corporate Department. "Based upon a highly successful pilot program conducted in 201... (more)

Vitera Healthcare Solutions to Exhibit at HIMSS12, booth 445, Feb 20 - 24, 2012, in Las Vegas NV, US

Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/HIMSS12/ViteraHealthcare/ Company:     Vitera Healthcare Solutions Booth/Stand: 445   HIMSS12 Event: Feb 20 - 24, 2012 Las Vegas, NV, US Web: http://www.viterahealthcare.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ViteraHealthcare Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ViteraHealth YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ViteraHealthcare?blend=1&ob=0 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2455201 About Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Healthcare Solutions, formerly Sage Healthcare, provides end-to-end clinical and financial technology solutions to more than 400,000 healthcare professionals including 80,000 physicians. Vitera Healthcare Solutions provides electronic health records and practice management systems, processes 33 million transactions and 1.8 million e-prescriptions monthly, and serves several s... (more)

For Youth Sexting: Public Supports Education, Not Criminal Charges

New National Poll on Children's Health report measures public opinion about legislation addressing teens who send sexually explicit text messages ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sexting – sending sexually explicit, nude, or semi-nude photos by cell phone – has become a national concern, especially when it involves children and teens. A new poll shows that the vast majority of adults do not support legal consequences for teens who sext. Seventeen states have already enacted laws to address youth sexting and another 13 states have pending legislation in 2012 that focuses on sexting.   The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health recently asked adults across the United States for their opinions about youth sexting and sexting legislation. The poll found that the vast majority, 81 percent, of ... (more)

Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights Cardiology, Patient Safety, Pediatrics and Ultrasound

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 450 studies during Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, on October 8th and 9th in Denver, Colorado.  Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Research Forum will be held in Mile High Ballroom 1 of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in Denver on October 8th from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and October 9th from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) Researcher physicians will present their latest findings in emergency medicine research, focusing on topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, including toxicology, pain, injury prevention and public health. To search Research Forum by topic, presenter, title and time, visit: http:... (more)

Medical Specialty Societies Identify 90 Tests and Treatments to Question

Choosing Wisely® campaign releases an additional 18 lists of tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary — sometimes harmful — care provided in the United States   WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen leading medical specialty societies have identified specific tests, procedures or medication therapies they say are commonly ordered, but which are not always necessary—and could cause undue harm. To date, more than 130 tests and procedures to question have been released as part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign, which aims to spark conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.  Each specialty society participating in Choosing Wisely identified five specific tests or procedures that are commonly done in their profession, but whose use should be questioned. In April... (more)