The California State University Institute for Palliative Care has created an online course to promote the ability of healthcare professionals to provide culturally competent palliative care for Latino patients.
The VA earned praise for its Caregiver Support Program, which aims to assist family caregivers of veterans and provides services to aid in caring for their loved ones. Health policy community urged to consider program “potential model” for Medicare reform.
Southern California area residents have the opportunity to attend a free community education seminar presented by Pomona, Calif-based Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Pomona Campus. The program is titled Managing Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
BioElectronics Corporation, Frederick, Md, released updated results of its “Try It and Tell Us” 7-day ActiPatch sample program. The data includes responses from 856 consumers suffering from chronic pain caused by a number of musculoskeletal conditions.
Sunnyvale, Calif-based HealthPocket Inc recently compiled the average health insurance premiums in the first year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced.
Technology company Inovalon released preliminary results of a study to better understand quality performance of dual-eligible members in Medicare Advantage plans. The study seeks to demonstrate how differences in dual-eligibles’ clinical, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics result in worse performance on a majority of the measures evaluated.
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, headquartered in Richmond, Calif, announced today that it has been awarded a P20 Exploratory Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of an exoskeleton prototype for children.
Errin Heyman, EdD, has been named dean of educational effectiveness for the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. She will focus on advancing institutional effectiveness systems and coordinate faculty development opportunities with the goals of enhancing student engagement and educational practices of faculty.
A new generation of myoelectric hands designed with four fingers and a thumb was demonstrated at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. The demonstration patient had both hands and feet amputated as the result of battling sepsis.
Time is precious in responding to stroke victims. The development of a mobile stroke treatment unit equipped to handle the specific needs of most individuals affected by stroke was hailed by Cleveland Clinic as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015.