Focus 2012

January 9, 2012

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Greetings to you and I hope the New Year is treating you well. I can’t believe I haven’t posted  since November. Sorry about that, but things have been quite hectic here these past few weeks and this seems as good a time as any to share our good news. As you may remember, last fall […]

Posted in: Project PEAK

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011

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USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]

CA: Kaiser’s Commitment to Mental Health

November 14, 2011

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CALIFORNIA: Wow, this one’s a zinger that’ll have Kaiser’s PR team hustling through the end of the year. This new report filed by Alexander Eichler for HuffPo, cites an astonishing lack of mental health services and  staff pushed to the breaking point while the Blunt End rakes in billions in profit. Q: How do you paint this ugly […]

USA: Quoted In Fierce HealthCare

November 1, 2011

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USA: HealthCare PSI was mentioned in today’s Fierce HealthCare story about the lack of hospital reporting in the case of never events. Patient advocates know this is a regular occurance. But this bit of knowledge is a shock to the system and sensabilities of reporters and the general public, too. Remember, hospitals are supposed to […]

USA: Chronicle Broadcasts Our Warning to Charities

October 28, 2011

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USA: Update on the fraudlent donation we received two weeks ago today. The Chronicle of Philanthropy took note of our press release and followed up with their own warning to public charities. Reporter Holly Hall phoned Dana Burchfield, Assistant Controller at Purvin & Gertz in Houston, Texas, and learned that the unathorized checks are still […]

Posted in: HealthCare PSI News

HealthCare PSI Receives Fraudulent Donation

October 25, 2011

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MISSOURI: Last week we had a very unusual occurance. Our patient advocacy organization received a fraudulent $1950 donation, apparently in a campaign meant to harm a Houston, Texas  based energy industry consulting firm. We didn’t need the disruption in our efforts to launch a new childhood asthma program – but criminals don’t really care who they […]

Posted in: HealthCare PSI News

USA: Good News and Bad About Antibiotic Resistance and Hospitals

October 24, 2011

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USA: MedlinePlus published this report today about our nation’s hospital efforts to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics, which is aimed at curbing the escalating problem of antibiotic resistant infections. The good news: the programs are working in participating hospitals! The bad news: only 1/3 of the nation’s hospitals are participating in these efforts. The excuse for […]

Posted in: HAIs, USA