Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Ceremonially Signs Four Health Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality
Date:7/1/2009

Health Care Cost Containment Council, or PHC4, which is broadly acknowledged as the nation's premier agency of its kind. The work of PHC4 is critical to the Rx for PA initiatives for tracing patient safety and health care quality outcomes, as well as the cost of hospital-acquired infections and avoidable mistakes. Health care purchasers, such as businesses and labor unions, use PHC4 data for plan design and cost and quality improvements. The agency had sunset last year without legislative reauthorization and was kept in operation through an executive order by Governor Rendell.

A study in the August 2008 American Journal of Medical Quality estimated that PHC4's public reporting process prevented 1,500 deaths in one year in just six disease and treatment categories. PHC4's own findings show improvements in hospital care over the past 12 years of public reporting have saved an estimated 49,000 lives and $1.7 billion in hospital charges. Since PHC4's public reporting of heart surgeries began, the mortality rate for heart bypass surgery in Pennsylvania has dropped 51.7 percent.

PHC4's first-in-the-U.S. public report quantified the cost and associated deaths from hospital-acquired infections, and resulted in Act 52 of 2007 which addressed infection prevention and reduction. After the first year of implementation of Act 52, the infection rate in Pennsylvania hospitals dropped 7.8 percent resulting in an estimated savings of $372 million.

SB 89 was sponsored by Sen. Patricia H. Vance (R) and a similar bill, HB 173, was sponsored in the House by Majority Leader Rep. Todd A. Eachus (D).

The Governor originally signed all four bills on June 10, 2009.

More information on the new Mini COBRA bill can be found at http://www.ins.state.pa.us/ins/cwp/view.asp?a=1274&Q=550035&PM=1 and informa
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Pennsylvania Department of Health Workshops Will Help Businesses Prepare for Flu Pandemic
2. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory
3. The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
4. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Urges General Assembly to Support Childrens Health Insurance Program
5. Pennsylvania Department of Health Receives Recovery Funds for New Healthy Homes Program
6. Pennsylvania Department of Health Applauds New Federal Anti-Tobacco Law
7. Three Attorneys from Philadelphia's Galfand Berger Honored as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
8. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Hires Patient Safety Liaison (PSL) to Help Healthcare Facilities Implement Guidance
9. Pennsylvania Governor Signs Four Health-Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality
10. DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus
11. Physicians Practice and Pocono Medical Center to Improve Patient Care in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Best Cheap Hosting USA is ... The site has recently announced that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ... people from around the world. , “iPower is one ... and is providing various kinds of useful products for ... on offering excellent customer service and a number of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Although there are only 24 hours in a day, that ... trouble finding time within their busy schedules for exercise and fitness. ... time to get in shape. Here are five ways you can ... , Change Up Your Commute , Consider riding a bike or ... into your daily routine. If you must use your car to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Akeso ... solutions for the treatment of bacterial infections, microbial biofilms, ... has joined its board of directors. , ... Engineering Systems at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or ... faculty since 1968. Dr. Sinskey also holds positions as ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Two sisters in high school have developed ways ... Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body ... patterns or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior at Port ... a way to detect early lung damage in people ... Ilina recorded one breath cycle each from 16 smokers, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the ... have limited the spread of the disease there and ... Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 ... populated communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, ... those 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 percent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:HealthGuideMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Fitness 2Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2
... 2020, Food Companies Will Be Expected to Cede Control, ... 16 Today,s consumers want to have a,greater say ... year,2020, consumers around the globe expect the way they ... a recent study of consumers in five,countries., The ...
... FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 16 Between ... digestive health issue (*see reference,below). The issue may ... prebiotics and probiotics could benefit them. For this ... prebiotics and,probiotics by working with a truly innovative ...
... Americans United for Life,(AUL) today filed an amicus ... of the deadly abortion drug, RU-486., AUL President ... of ruining and even ending women,s lives. We must ... drug. Ohio,s statute is a,step in the right direction, ...
... and Rockville, Md., SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. ... fundraising events for the Coalition for Pulmonary,Fibrosis (CPF) ... the,CPF collectively raised more than a half million ... fighting pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and,directly funds research. The ...
... stories of,Louisiana women and others across the South, ... of,people living with AIDS in Louisiana are minorities, ... African American women ages 25-34 today. On,Wednesday, October ... for Life,will launch the Southern AIDS Living Quilt ...
... attend the annual meeting of the Big Sky Carbon ... in Spokane, Wash. , The meeting will address key ... carbon capture and storage (CCS). Panels of experts will ... economics of CCS, regulatory and mitigation procedures, energy policies, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Study Reveals Consumers Want Greater Say in Key Food Issues 2Health News:New Study Reveals Consumers Want Greater Say in Key Food Issues 3Health News:New Study Reveals Consumers Want Greater Say in Key Food Issues 4Health News:New Study Reveals Consumers Want Greater Say in Key Food Issues 5Health News:MyHealthGate, Inc. Joins With LiveActive Chewy Granola Bars to Raise Digestive Health Awareness 2Health News:Ohio's Regulation of RU-486 Clear and Constitutional, Should Be Upheld Argues AUL in Brief Filed Before Ohio Supreme Court 2Health News:CPF Fundraisers Bring in Landmark Half Million Dollars in Less Than Three Weeks 2Health News:CPF Fundraisers Bring in Landmark Half Million Dollars in Less Than Three Weeks 3Health News:Southern AIDS Living Quilt Project Launch to Break Down Barriers 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT: PVCT) specializes in ... drug for cancer, is designed for injection into solid ... oncology focus is on melanoma, breast cancer and cancers ... of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and ... and psoriasis. This summer, the Company ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SHANGHAI , Oct. 22, 2014 ... ) and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... Medicine,s comprehensive genomic profiling to biopharmaceutical companies conducting clinical ... Under the terms of the collaboration, Foundation Medicine ... component of Foundation Medicine,s FoundationOne® assay at the WuXi ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... ENGLEWOOD, Colo. , Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), today announced that its ... the clinical and research potential for its novel ... oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) in the body in response ... clinical value of ORP as a clinical marker ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Looks at the Asian Markets: Analyst Coverage by Small Cap Traders 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 3Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 4Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 5Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 2Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 3Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 4Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 5
... , , , , ... The Heart Failure Society of America,s (HFSA) 13th Annual ... in Boston. This three-day meeting -- a forum for heart failure specialists ... trends in research and new developments in the approach to treating patients ...
... , , , ... AMGN ) today announced the presentation of data highlighting ... reduction among women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. The data were presented at ... Research (ASBMR). , , "These data enhance our ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Heart Failure Society of America 13th Annual Scientific Meeting to Focus on a Bench-To-Bedside Approach 2Heart Failure Society of America 13th Annual Scientific Meeting to Focus on a Bench-To-Bedside Approach 3Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 2Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 3Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 4Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 5Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 6Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 7Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 8Data Show Medication Adherence is an Important Factor in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 9
Latex agglutination test for the qualitative and semiquantitative determination of rheumatoid factor in serum....
RFScan Latex Test Kit-100...
... Specialty / Drug Clinical System is ... consolidate Drugs of Abuse, TDM's and ... HbA1c and lipids in one convenient ... level of automation and flexibility previously ...
... systems are fully automated to ... turnaround of highly accurate specific ... monitoring (TDM) results. Using unique ... easy-to-use Array® 360 performs a ...
Medicine Products: