Hackensack University Medical Center AIDS Outreach Program Sponsors World AIDS Day Conference (hackensackUMC.org) High school students from Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties will be accompanied by their teachers, school nurses and guidance counselors as they attend the entertaining, yet sobering program, which focuses on ways young people can be proactive in ending the AIDS epidemic. The students attending the program will gain insight to the disease and transmission, which will prepare them for peer education about HIV/AIDS prevention.
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Changes to Primary Care Could Help Chronically Ill Follow Prescriptions (njspotlight.com) Improved compliance cited by healthcare analysts as key to reducing healthcare costs. One of the chief factors behind ballooning healthcare costs in New Jersey and elsewhere is the rising number of patients with by chronic diseases like diabetes. And while there are medications available to treat many of these diseases, getting patients to follow the prescription is a major challenge.
New Jersey’s Kennedy Health System Selects eClinicalWorks for DSRIP Program (businesswire.com) eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that New Jersey’s Kennedy Health System has selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR) for population health management and the eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX®) interoperability platform. These technologies will aid Kennedy Health System in addressing the objectives of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, along with achieving measurable, incremental clinical outcome results demonstrating the initiative’s impact on improving healthcare delivery in the state.
Health care M&A leads global deal surge (yahoo.com) In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions.
AmeriHealth New Jersey Names 2 Hospitals to Offering (insurancenet.com AmeriHealth New Jersey recently expanded its co-branded product offering with Cooper University Health Care to include Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center. AmeriHealth reported that the addition of Shore and Cape has expanded the product's reach to also include Atlantic and Cape May counties hence "Community Advantage," the plan's new name.