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Newly Formed Health Informatics Partnership Is Working to Expand Informatics Work Force, Improve Health Globally

Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP) has actively gained the support and participation of numerous international health-related organizations as it seeds and grows a collaborative learning community focused on the creation of a collaborative network and clearinghouse of information for global health informatics.

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Pharmacists’ Role in Health Care Sure to Expand with Reforms

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School of Pharmacy professor Bruce Stuart says good medication management procedures--a key to effective care coordination—will allow pharmacists to play a major role in health care reform.

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Breast, Breast Cancer, Mammography, Breast Diseases, Breast Biopsies, Accredited, Cancer

Porter Adventist Hospital Breast Program Approved by NAPB

The Porter Breast Center and Porter Comprehensive Breast Care have received the “gold standard” in accreditation for breast centers nationally. After a recent survey, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which is administered by the American College of Surgeons, granted three-year full accreditation designation to Porter’s Breast program.

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Society for Vascular Surgery Launches New Vascular Quality Inititiative

New quality initiative to improve the care of patients with vascular disease.

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Orphan Diseases, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Tarantula Venom Peptide, Tarantulas, Clinical Trial, Orphan Drugs, GsMTx4, Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship

UB Wins Orphan Designation for Drug from Spider Venom

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As Rose Pharmaceuticals marks its first anniversary this month, the stockbroker and University at Buffalo researchers who founded the company are celebrating a year of accomplishments.

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medical advances, desktop medicine, Medical Education

“Desktop Medicine” Will Transform the Practice of Medicine

Gone are the days when a doctor’s only way of helping patients is by treating the disease after symptoms have started. Instead, a new approach to medicine, called “Desktop Medicine” is emerging, in which the emphasis shifts from diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms to identifying risk-factors for medical conditions such as hypertension and osteoporosis, and intervening before they develop. The commentary appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Text4baby Announces Plans to Reach One Million Moms

Commitment from Johnson & Johnson Enables Growth of Nation’s Largest Mobile Health Initiative.

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Dana-Farber Turns to iPads to Help Cancer Patients Through Treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough enough, but many times cancer patients have to endure hours of chemotherapy to treat the disease. A new program at a cancer hospital in Boston may just be what the doctor ordered to help patients pass the time.

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Researchers to Explore Why There is a High Risk of Second Stroke

Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center are part of a multicenter, National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to determine the levels of stroke risk and stroke recurrence in patients with narrowed brain arteries.

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Informatics Association Brings Needed Expertise to NQF National Priorities Partnership

AMIA, the association for informatics professionals, has been selected to serve as a partner for one year in the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), beginning Sept. 21, 2010. The NPP works to target ways to eliminate harm, waste, and disparities in health care delivery.







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