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A New Paradigm for Health Care Architecture

Press Release

January 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The new Mercy Health - West Hospital, a new 250-bed, 625,000-square-foot facility, opened to offer expanded medical services to Cincinnati’s west side at its location along the I-74 corridor.

Office Renovations: The Intersection Between Safety and Sustainability

Article

Working toward AECOM’s overarching goal of reducing the environmental impact of its operations, the company's Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) team played a major role in implementing SH&E procedures during office renovations in Asia.

Visit AECOM's 2013 SH&E report to learn how his work resulted in a gold certificate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Verizon Partner Honored for Pioneering Work in Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)

Blog

Verizon is proud to congratulate a pioneering partner, Dr. Richard Garfein and his team, at the Division of Global Public Health, Dept. of Medicine at the University of California San Diego.  They were honored this December by  Connected World Magazine as one of ten machine to machine (M2M) pioneers for their work in the treatment of Tuberculosis (TB), using Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT). 

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

Article

By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

Telemedicine Brings Parkinson’s Care to “Anyone, Anywhere”

Press Release

December 4, 2013 /3BL Media/- A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease.  For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these “virtual house calls” could allow them to live independently while effectively managing the symptoms of the disease.

Domestic Violence Victims Get New Option For Connecting To Help

Verizon donates $250,000 to help launch online chat service
Press Release

Austin, Texas,  Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced today that visitors to TheHotline.org looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLine program. The organization also learned that it has the opportunity to receive an additional $250,000 in matching funds through a national wireless phone drive.

Recently Released 2014 Star Ratings Highlight Opportunities for Improvement

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Medicare recently released Star ratings for 2014 Part C and Part D for more than 650 Medicare Advantage Part D (MAPD), Medicare Advantage Only (MA-only) and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) contracts, an increase of nearly 100 contracts over 2013. While more plans are participating, achieving the coveted 5 Star rating remains a challenge.

Verizon Advances Patient Care With Launch of Mobile Health Software Solution

Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the immediate availability of  Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients’ health in between doctor visits.

Health Insurance Marketplaces: What's Next?

Blog

On Tuesday, October 1st, a major component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was realized with the launch of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Websites and phone lines were overloaded due to the high volume of interest as some individuals tried to enroll and others were simply interested in learning the options and prices. The launch was a culmination of years of preparation by government, providers, social workers and insurers.

Three Reasons Why Law Firms Should Outsource Medical Record Retrieval

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Hiring an experienced record retrieval service allows law firms and legal entities to focus on what they do best: thoroughly examining cases and preparing information needed for litigation or settlement.

To benefit from the same level of retrieval efficiency and provider relationships that professional services provide, agencies and firms would have to dedicate an excessive amount of resources which could only be implemented at a substantial cost.

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